Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday

Here’s the agenda, time and location:

Lake Boon Commission Agenda
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7PM
Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road, Stow

  • Public Comment
  •  Meeting Minutes
  • Pay Bills
  • Discussion: Rules Revision Procedures and member comments; vote on timetable
  • Drawdown Status
  • End of Season Tasks (boat, buoys, other?); SOLITUDE report; 2016 drawdown report
  • New Business – next Agenda
  • Date of next meeting
  • Adjourn
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Walkathon this Saturday

The annual Lake Boon Walkathon will take place Saturday, Oct 14 starting at the Stow Pine Bluffs Town Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 am with step off at noon. The Lake Boon Association invites you to join your neighbors and invite friends to enjoy this 30th annual event featuring crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake.

We have new enhanced historical signs that include photos of what used to be at various sites around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. Additional new signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5.00 donation is requested.

Lake Boon shirts will be available for purchase at the start and finish. Put on your comfortable walking shoes and come on down!

Fall Pump-out: register by October 28

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this fall. The program will run beginning the week of November 13. Deadline for sign up is Saturday, October 28.

Casaceli Trucking will be doing the pumping once again this year. 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 in addition to the 18 cents per gallon charge.

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 David 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 the inception of this program hundreds of tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and and helping reduce nutrient loading 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 groundwater healthy and septic systems running well.

Historic preservation forum Oct. 11; Walkathon Oct. 14

Here are two upcoming events you may be interested in:

Historic Preservation Forum
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, 7-9 pm at the Pompositticut Community Center,
509 Great Road (Route 117), Stow

Are you interested in learning how to preserve the character of our historic neighborhoods? If so, please come to this forum, sponsored by the Town of Stow and the Gleasondale Neighborhood Area Subcommittee. It is open to all residents of Stow, as well as residents of other towns who want to learn about options for preserving the asset that make our communities special.

Chris Skelly of the Massachusetts Historical Commission will lead an introductory discussion of tools and strategies for historic preservation and for preserving neighborhood character. Questions will be taken throughout the discussion.

RSVPs are encouraged but definitely not required. To RSVP or for more information please contact Rosemary Monahan (rosemonahan@comcast.net)

Lake Boon Walkathon
cjckkgamchgffadlSaturday, Oct 14th starting at the Stow Pine Bluffs Town Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 am with step off at noon.

The Lake Boon Association invites you to join your neighbors and invite friends to enjoy this 30th annual event featuring crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake.

We have new enhanced historical signs that include photos of what used to be at various sites around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. Additional new signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5.00 donation is requested.

Lake Boon shirts will be available for purchase at the start and finish. Put on your comfortable walking shoes and come on down!