Committee Minutes

Davidson Lake Association
Board of Directors’ Meeting
November 12, 2020
Arnie Wilkins
Claude Tremblay
Ken Donald
Aunden Rae
Tina Peddle
Don Veysey
Andy Morton
Mike Gardiner
Roger Schwartz
Janet Morton
Dan Debow
Derek Ogden
A Davidson Lake Association (DLA) Board of Directors’ Meeting was held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Dumfries Fire Hall while practicing social distancing and everyone wearing masks.  There were two new prospective members attending.
Approval of Minutes
Motion:  Roger moved that the minutes of the September 10, 2020 Board of Directors’ meeting be adopted as circulated.  Arnie seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
Water Quality
Arnie reported that he had attended a meeting of the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA) by Zoom. 
He said that both Yoho and Harvey Lakes had experienced algae blooms this year.
The Invasive Plant Patrol Program is a big focus for next year.  Arnie has requested a 4’x8’ Clean, Drain & Dry sign to replace the small sign at the end of the Davidson Lake Rd. 
“Plant Patrol” training videos are being prepared for distribution to a few families.  Arnie said he thought it would be a good activity for families to go out on the water to look for the various plant species.
In addition to the $75,000 Environmental Trust Fund grant, NBALA has received $12,000 from Oceans & Fisheries to assist in the purchase of a mobile boat wash station and trailer, which will be used by any of the NBALA member lakes during water activities such as bass tournaments.  
A bathymetry study has been completed in conjunction with the NBALA on both Davidson and Yoho Lakes at no cost to either of these lakes.  The study includes a detailed mapping of the lake floor as part of a baseline for future ongoing preservation of the lake.
A water test was completed later in the season as there had been a problem with the testing equipment.  Dan Debow will take over testing next year.
All serving officers of the NBALA were re-elected.
Financial Report
Claude provided the group with a copy of the DLA Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2020 (copy attached).  It was pointed out that north roads (Carlin) has a much lesser amount than the south roads (Sandy Cove) as more work was carried out on the north side which included excavator ditching several hundred meters, removal of material and replacement of two culverts.  Sandy Cove side will need a culvert replaced in the not too distant future.
Neighbourhood Watch
During the past week there was some criminal activity which took place involving the theft of some tools from a shed at the lake and a home invasion on the Davidson Lake road.  Don stressed the importance of notifying either the RCMP or Crime Stoppers of any unusual activity.
Ken will send the Directors sections of the Directory which pertain to their zone to see if they are any updates.
Garbage/Recycle Sheds
Ken reported that the fellow collecting the recycle has been throwing out material that he doesn’t take.  Ken will get clarification on this.   
Following the successes we had this year, Ken announced that 2 more large item pickups are planned for next year. 
Crownland Protected Natural Area (PNA)
Andy will contact the Minister’s office to see if there has been any action on this file.
Fall Projects
Roger has had a look at the roof on the garbage shed and believes it is good for another 2-3 years.  No immediate need for replacement. 
Arnie mentioned that Megan is interested in interviewing some of the older residents to gather some historical information / stories pertaining to the lake. 
Ken talked to Marco Boonstoppel about getting signs for Gillis, Loon, Clark and Scott Lanes.  Marco talked to Bliss Hayward, Chair of the Local Service District for Dumfries. 
New Business
Arnie reported that NBALA is looking at liability insurance for marker buoys.
Next Meeting
The next DLA Bd. of Directors’ Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with attendance either in person or by Zoom.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
Janet Morton

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  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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