Spring Septic Pump sign-up deadline is June 1

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this spring. The program will run beginning the week of June 6th-10th. Deadline for sign up is Wednesday June 1st.

Hudson has enacted a $10.00 fee for the pump reports that are required by the State to be sent in. Therefore, Hudson residents will have an extra single $10.00 fee per address.

Due to the growing popularity of the program this pumping will be available only to the first 40 residents to respond.

To register please email Brenda Mascari at lbaseptic@gmail.com with your name, address and phone number, or call Dave Siewierski at 978-562-2203.

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

Since its inception of this program hundreds of tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and groundwater quality and helping reduce 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.

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 17: Lake Boon Commission boat safety enforcement with Stow and Environmental Police

Attention, all Lake Boon residents concerned with local rule and state law enforcement related to power boat operation–there will be an important informational meeting tomorrow night as part of the Lake Boon Commission meeting, Tuesday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m. in the Hale School Auditorium.

The Hale School is on Hartley Road, two blocks north of the Route 177 (Great Road) and Route 62 (Gleasondale Road) traffic light in Stow.

This public forum features discussion and presentations with representatives of the Stow Police Department and the state Environmental Police concerning Lake Boon boat safety enforcement regulations pursuant to GL C. 90B and 323 CMR 2

Power boaters on the lake for many years understood enforcement of laws and rules pertaining to water skiing, tubing, jet-skiing, etc., particularly relating to the distance required from shore, docks, swimmers for the above activities. However, recently there have been questions raised concerning the validity of these regulations. As a result, legitimate confusion has been expressed.

This meeting, convened by the Lake Boon Commission, will provide pertinent and authoritative facts presented by representatives of the Environmental Police and the Stow Police Department regarding these issues. Ample time will be allowed for those in attendance to ask relevant questions of these Public Safety representatives.

PLEASE attend and take the opportunity to understand fully what laws/rules on power boating will be enforced on the waters of Lake Boon in the 2016 boating season.

Also on the agenda for this meeting: Lake level update and review of drawdown and refilling of the lake, and information on the first weed treatment and ongoing plans for follow up treatments.

Upcoming: Springfest, Lake Boon Commission and Lake Boon Association meetings

The date for the Lake Boon Association annual meeting has been set for Sunday June 5th at the Visitor’s Center at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (same place as last year!). More details below!

And there are other important events coming up this month:

Stow Springfest

  • May 13, 6:30-8:30 pm – Ice Cream Social to benefit the Trooper Clardy Children’s Fund, at St. Isidore’s Church on Route 117
  • May 13, 7:00-8:30 pm – Silent movie “The Gold Rush” staring Charlie Chaplin, with outstanding silent movie pianist Richard Hughes. Free admission and free popcorn! Sponsored by the Stow Lions Club. Don’t be late for the ice cream and you can support the Clardy family and experience the movies the way your grandparents (great-grandparents?) did!
  • May 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Springfest community organization booths, food and more at Center School on Route 117
  • May 15, 4:00 pm – Sounds of Stow Chorus concert highlighting arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker plus instrumental works, at the First Parish Church at 117/62 intersection

Lake Boon Commission Meeting

Tuesday May 17, 2016,  7:00 PM at Hale School (2 blocks north of the route 117/62 traffic light in Stow)

  • Lake level update: A review of draw down and refilling of the lake
  • Weed treatment status: Info on the first weed treatment and ongoing plans for follow up treatments
  • Public Forum: Discussions/presentations with representatives of Stow Police and state Environmental Police concerning Lake Boon boat safety enforcement regulations pursuant to GL C. 90B and 323 CMR 2

Annual Lake Boon Association Meeting
Sunday June 5th at 7:00 pm at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury. 

Come greet your neighbors and defend yourselves after they see photos taken at last year’s water carnival! The agenda will include review of the State and Lake Boon boating rule discussion from the LBC meeting, plans for this season’s activities and association finances.

Stow Springfest event benefits Trooper Clardy children

As part of Stow Springfest next weekend, there will be an Ice Cream Social to benefit the Trooper Clardy Children’s Fund. The social takes place on Friday, May 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Isidore’s Church, 429 Great Road (Route 117), Stow.

Trooper Thomas Clardy is the Hudson state trooper who was killed on the job in March when his cruiser was struck by a motorist. He leaves a wife and six children.

Additional volunteers would be helpful to serve the ice cream. Contact Don Hawkes at 978- 562-6630 for more information or if you would like to assist.

Herbicide treatment scheduled for May 11

TO: Property Owners / Abutters to – Lake Boon, Stow/Hudson, MA
FROM: Solitude Lake Management
DATE: April 29, 2016

RE: Management of Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Boon

Please be advised that Solitude Lake Management will be conducting an herbicide treatment to the aquatic vegetation in Lake Boon in Stow/Hudson, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The use of the lake’s water in some areas of the lake will be restricted as follows:

  • Swimming, Fishing, Boating – Until May 12, 2016
  • Livestock watering – Until May 13, 2016
  • Direct Drinking – Until May 15, 2016
  • Irrigation – Until May 17, 2016. In other areas of the lake, restriction for irrigation will be until further notice.

For specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map posted here. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Solitude Lake Management at (508) 885-0101.