Lake Buel District Board Meeting
December 1, 2020
Monterey Fire Department Pavilion, 411 Main Road, Monterey
Members present: Peter Hagen, Kyle Pierce, Chris Hassett, Mark Amstead, & Wayne Dolby.
Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Mr. Hagen at 6PM.
A motion was made, seconded and so voted to approve the July 16th minutes as prepared.
A motion was made, seconded and so voted to approve September 1th minutes as prepared.
Harvester – potential maintenance issues/expenses:
Mr. Amstead mentioned that he has spoken with Mr. Ziegler regarding the maintenance to the harvester and Mr. Ziegler would like to install new teeth on the harvester machine for cutting the weeds. Mr. Amstead also mentioned that there is a leak in the fuel oil system and he will research which company to purchase the part that is needy for replacement. Mr. Amstead stated that there’s currently one storage bin on the harvester but would like to purchase another one. A motion was made, seconded and so voted to purchase one storage bin. It was noted that the Board will purchase a gift certificate in the amount of $200.00 from John Andrews Restaurant for Mr. Ziegler.
It was noted that the Board all agreed that Mr. Zeigler had done a great job this year and the two extra weeks was a help.
Mr. Hagen mentioned that all the Board members have seen the report Ms. Shannon Poulin submitted. Mr. Hagen also had a report on the phosphorus testing that Microbac had completed.
Mr. Hagen mentioned that Mr. Chris Bloom has agreed to work with the District since Mr. Ives has left. Mr. Hagen stated that Mr. Bloom began work in late October and the first item was the three inch drawn down of the lake. Mr. Hassett will travel through the area on his canoe to see how things are progressing.
Mr. Hagen mentioned that he has been having conversion with the New Marlborough Planning Board regarding zoning, Mr. Hagen is hopeful that the Planning Board will established zoning for the District.
Mr. Hagen mentioned he has located a study report done in 2001 Phosphorus Operating. The Board briefly discussed that they would like Ms. Poulin to research and teach the Board on Phosphorus.
Next meeting is scheduled for January 2, 2021 at Monterey Community Center at 6PM.
A motion was made, seconded and so voted to adjourn at 6:36PM.
Kathy Chretien, District Clerk
I am President of the Hebert’s Cove Homeowners Association and I am concerned about the potential for flooding given the extraordinary amount of rain we’ve been having recently. Several of us in our association have previously experienced the damage and disruption caused by previous flooding, including a major fire that required a new home to be built. The potential for personal injury was also present as a result of the fire although we were fortunate that no one was hurt.
We would appreciate it if you could let us know what has been done, at this point, or what you are planning to do in order to avert the potential for flooding once again. I would truly appreciate hearing from you so that I could report back to our homeowners. Thank you