Committee Minutes



Davidson Lake Association
Board of Directors’ Meeting
January 9, 2020
Dumfries, NB



John Prime
Lyle Saunders
Greg Gallagher
Ken Donald
Don Veysey

Andy Morton
Arnie Wilkins
Mike Gardiner
Roger Schwartz
Janet Morton

A Davidson Lake Association (DLA) Board of Directors’ Meeting was held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7 the Dumfries Fire Hall. Due to inclement weather meetings which were scheduled for October and November were cancelled.

Approval of Minutes

Motion: Mike moved that the minutes of the September 19, 2019 Board of Directors’ meeting be adopted as circulated. Roger seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Lake Association News

In November Arnie attended a conference put on by the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA) and he reported on topics that were covered at the conference which included Climate Change, Protected Land in New Brunswick, Eurasian Watermilfoil in the Saint John River, Septic Systems and Health.

Arnie reported that the NBALA has applied for another Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) grant for next year to continue the lake monitoring program by purchasing additional equipment and for the startup of the Invasive Species Program including having cards printed identifying invasive species.

Water Quality

Ken reported that a 6” piece of log has been removed from the lake leveler, allowing more water to flow from the lake. He believes we should continue to use meter sticks to measure the level of the water. In order to ensure good lake health, water levels will be closely monitored.

Ken has had discussions the Dumfries Volunteer Fire Department, about getting a spill kit to absorb petroleum products and they are looking into it.


Ken requested the Directors to please pass into him any changes to the directory that they may have.

Garbage/Recycle Sheds

Ken has spoken with Bliss Hayward, Chair of the Local Service District (LSD), who advised that he has a plan for new garbage shed. Hayward would like to have representatives from the DLA attend a LSD meeting to be held in February.

DLA has a trail camera to install at the sheds later on, along with appropriate signage.

Crownland Protected Natural Area (PNA)

A discussion took place about follow up to the correspondence between the DLA and the Dept. of Energy & Resource Development. It was decided to wait until spring to see if further action needs to be taken.

Trail Projects

The trail has several trees down which will need to be cleared in the spring.

Another picnic table kit may be purchased to be installed on the trail in addition to the existing one. This will be discussed at a later meeting.

Road Committees

Ken stated that a fall grading was done but ditching did not get completed.

Snow plowing and sanding are being carried out.

New Business

New President – Ken is looking for someone to take over as President.

Monthly Meeting – Ken suggested that instead of holding meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month, that be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. All were in agreement.

Plowing Sandy Cove Lane – Ken stated that Gary Long, Director of the Sandy Cove Bible Camp, sent a letter to MLA Carl Urquhart re the road. He has received confirmation that the road will be kept open.

AGM Follow-up Meeting – It was agreed to have a follow-up meeting to the AGM before our September meeting. The meeting will take place the 2nd Thursday in August (Aug. 13, 2020).

DLA Meetings – It was moved by Mike, seconded by Andy that the September meeting be deleted and the August meeting be added. Motion carried. Meetings will now be held in January, March, April, May, June, July, August and November.

Greg Gallagher – Greg announced that he will be stepping down as Director.

Next Meeting

The next DLA Bd. of Directors’ Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dumfries Fire Hall.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Janet Morton


One thought on “Committee Minutes

  1. Fred Hughes

    What ever happened to Bill & Iris at the canteen? I remember walking over there along the lake to watch the most crummy movies on planet earth! But we loved it. The french fries. Oh they were so good. Cup after little cup of them, soaked with vinegar. And the walk back to the cove stumbling along, giggling and just being stupid little kids. Our flashlight going dim with each step until we arrived back at camp. My Nana would always be there waiting for me with a fresh batch of pop corn. With melted butter. What a beautiful little lake. I was probably 12-14 years old. Little did I know that in four or five years I would be in Vietnam spending many nights longing for that little lake. And those french fries!

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