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September 15, 2022

Attendees:

Megan Wilkins, Jeanne Sayre, Claude Tremblay, Arnie Wilkins, John Prime, Mike Gardiner, Aunden Rae and Ken Donald

Absent:

Dan Debow, Chelsea Whidden, Tina Hagerman-Peddle and Derek Odgen,

Davidson Lake Association (DLA) Board of Directors’ Zoom Virtual Meeting was held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. chaired by President, Megan Wilkins.  

Motion:  Motion to approve the agenda as presented by exception.  Agenda accepted.

Motion:  Minutes of the August Board of Director’s meeting were provided prior to the meeting. Motion to approve the minutes as presented by exception. Minutes approved.

Financial Update – Claude Tremblay

We received more funds in fundraising/donations this year, however the road expenses were also higher by about $800 due to increase in cost of gas, etc. 

At our last meeting, we discussed paying a portion of the excavator bill to tow Fred Graham’s truck when he went off the road, however he has declined our offer.

Water Committee – Dan Debow

No update

NBALA  Update– Arnie Wilkins

A virtual Fall conference is being planned on the topic of Lake Shore management. Once the dates have been finalized Arnie will share the invite with the board.

Skiff Lake is experiencing some issues with the addition of 2 new wake boats. These boats disturb the water down as far as 30 meters bringing the bottom to the surface. This may contribute to algae blooms. As a result, the President of the NBALA is conducting research on these types of boats. They are not lake friendly however there is no current legislation to ban them.

Action Item: Arnie will provide a video to share with the board.

Emily Kenny attended the Invasive species training at Yoho lake in August. She organized a paddle around the cove by Scott Lane in search of different species.

Suggestion was made to plan nature activities in advance for next summer and include it in the “Welcome to summer” pamphlet. It would be great to have additional people part of this sub-committee to ensure we have coverage of leaders each weekend.

Action Item: Table this to a Winter meeting and bring Emily in to discuss our options. 

Road/Trail Committee Update – Ken Donald

Work is underway to install a large culvert on the Sandy Cove Rd side.

Action Item: Ken to advise the residents via Facebook when the road will be closed as this work will close the road for approximately 3 hours.

Ken was informed that the new protected ground requires permission to maintain the existing trails.

Action Item: Ken to make contact to ensure we are good.

Debbie Thorburn has agreed to make trail signs. John has 6 directional arrows ready to place.  Suggestion made to create a sign to indicate parking should be at the Bible Camp rather than in Ken’s driveway.

Action Item: Megan to set up a trail day to mark and clear.

Directory – Megan Wilkins

Karen Anne Morton has come forward to look after updating the directory.

Action Item: Claude to send Karen the files and she will distribute to the board members for any known updates.

Action Item: Ken to assist with the advertising portion

Garbage/Recycling Sheds – Megan Wilkins

A new garbage dumpster arrived the week of August 15 th and seems to be successful. A load of gravel needs to be added around the dumpster for easy access. The Province will cover the cost until the end of October and then the new municipality of Nackawick/Millville will need to add it to their budget. Depending on the budget, this could continue throughout the winter. Discussion took place on adding a dumpster to replace the current garbage shed on the Carlin Lane side so it is part of the budget as well. 

Action Item: Megan to connect with new town committee to lobby to cover the cost in the future.

Website Update

Action Item carried forward: Jeanne, Chelsea, Derek and Tina to send photo to Megan to upload to the website.

Action Item carried forward: Megan to show Jeanne how to upload the minutes to the website

Clothing orders – Megan Wilkins

Orders have arrived and been distributed. Lake members have asked for another opportunity to order t-shirts and hoodies this Fall.  Option to add different types of items will wait until the Spring. Idea to survey the members to get a better idea if what items could be added.

Action Item: Megan to post order details on Facebook. 

Corn Boil Debrief

There was a good turn out, great food and music, door prizes and a 50-50 draw. Megan invited Diane Upshal to be a member on the board representing Curtis Lane and she has agreed. Motion: Megan made a motion to create a social committee with a set budget that Diane would lead and organize future social events. Claude seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Motion approved.

Davidson Lake Sign

Discussions took place on obtaining quotes to update the existing sign on Davidson Lake Road.

Action Item: Aunden to reach out to a friend for a quote.

Potluck

It was decided to table the board potluck until the Spring.

Round Table:

The big ball broke loose and Ken purchased some new chain and replaced the ball. We will need to replace the buoy for next year.

Action Item: Ken to gets prices

Next Meeting

The next DLA Bd. of Directors’ Meeting via Zoom is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m

Motion made by Megan to adjourn.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m.

Jeanne Sayre, Secretary

1 Comment

  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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