Lighting the lake for Covid-19 heroes

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It has been suggested that Boonies may wish to join the symbolic international support of the heroes in this pandemic:  the doctors, nurses, EMTs and additional medical staff who serve us with very long, hard hours while risking their own health and that of their families. It would also be in appreciation for those working to keep our essential food and other supplies and services available, who are also at risk, and for our community where folks are performing acts of courage and kindness.

Our symbolic support could take the form of “lighting of the lake” on Friday evenings starting at 8:00 pm until bedtime, beginning today, April 10th as we are able, going on at least through May 1st.   For those who wish to participate, window candles and/or small holiday lights would seem appropriate, without overpowering flood or spot lights.

Those wanting to be in sync with other areas clapping in appreciation of our Covid-19 heroes should do so at 7 pm. However, the sun is setting around 7:20 pm these days so lighting around the lake won’t be visible until closer to 8 pm.

Lake Boon Commission to meet May 26

The Lake Boon Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 via Zoom. The agenda is below, as is dial-in info and the Zoom participation link.

1.    2020 Stow Warrant Article re Boating Regulations – Finalize/Approve
2.    MVP [Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness regarding climate change] Grant Proposal (due June 11) – Discuss/Develop
3.    Date of Next Meeting – June 3
4.    Adjourn

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s Orders imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the LAKE BOON COMMISSION will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found below. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Towns of Hudson & Stow websites an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Meeting will be held via a Zoom Meeting (Internet)
Public Participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged
Zoom Online Meeting Only (details below)

This meeting will be held online via the Zoom Web Conferencing service. To join the meeting, go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83390859395?pwd=dzZtV3F4SW5jZ3dLdDA2SjNieVladz09

Meeting ID: 833 9085 9395, Password: 218201
From your phone (audio only) you can also call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID (833 9085 9395) followed by the # sign and password (218201)

Public hearing on Lake Boon boating rules

You may recall that parts of the Lake Boon boating rules were found to be in conflict with Massachusetts state boating regulations, which take precedence over local ordinance.

The Lake Boon Commission has revised the rules to eliminate the conflicts and clarify other parts of the rules. Because the Lake Boon rules are a part of Stow town by-laws (but not Hudson’s), they must go to a public hearing and then go to Stow town meeting for a vote.  This was attempted at a previous town meeting but technical issues with the warrant prevented the vote.

The hearing will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. 

For supporting documentation on the rules change, text of the legal notice, more information, and the link to participate in the meeting online, see this page on the Stow town website.

 

Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday

The Lake Boon Commission will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s Orders imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the LAKE BOON COMMISSION will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found below. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Towns of Hudson & Stow websites an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Meeting will be held via a Zoom Meeting (Internet)
Public Participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged
Zoom Online Meeting Only (details below)

AGENDA
1.    Public Comment
2.    Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
3.    Pay Bills
4.    Recreation Commission Letter/Request – Response
5.    2020 Stow Warrant Article(s) – Status & 5/20/20 Town Hearing
6.    New Notice of Intent/Order of Conditions Applications – Update
7.    LBC Boat, Buoys/Lights, Trailer & Boat Registrations – Update
8.    MVP grant proposal (due June 11) – discuss plan and consider applying
9.    New Business
10.   Date of Next Meeting
11.   Adjourn

This meeting will be held online via the Zoom Web Conferencing service. To join the meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82120517093  and enter password 269462
(Meeting ID: 821 2051 7093, Password: 269462)
From your phone (audio only) you can also call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID (821 2051 7093) followed by the # sign and password (269462).

Time to sign up for Lake Boon septic pumping program

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this Spring. The program will run beginning the week of June 1st. Deadline for sign up is Saturday May 16th.

To register please email David Siewierski at lbaseptic@gmail.com or call 978-562-2203.

The program is open to anyone living within the Lake Boon watershed or within a mile of the lake.

Since the inception of this program many tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and helping reduce nutrients and weed growth in the lake.

The more frequently a system is pumped (recommendation every 1 – 2 years depending on family size), the longer it will last and work well. The LBA sponsors this program spring and fall each year, and so far Rich Casaceli continues to give us a lower price than other area companies for an excellent job!

Please spread the word to your neighbors on Lake Boon so we can continue to do everything we can to clean up the lake and keep our septic systems running well.