Lake Boon Commission meets May 23

The Lake Boon Commission will meet Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117) in Stow.

1.    Public Comment
2.    Approval of minutes – previous meeting
3.    Stow Recreation – request for annual boat rental authorization – Laura Greenough
4.    Payment of bills
5.    Next Steps for By Law Revision Work – Conray Draft
6.    Weed control – survey
7.    Inventory and plans for buoys – Conray
8.    DEP letter re: MGL Chapter 91 (Licensing docks, etc.)
9.    New business – next agenda
10.  Date of next meeting
11.  Adjourn

Lost dock

There is a lost dock section adrift in Lake Boon: it’s approximately 4′ wide by 12′ long, using Follansbee Dock Systems parts. It is supported by 3 black float drums and has a sagging white dock guard on the side. It has loose, old pressure treated tread boards on it. If found, please call Hank Tarbi at 978-568-1595 or 978-944-0828.

Herbicide treatment scheduled for May 29

SOLitude Lake Management has sent the following memo, for all property owners and abutters on 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 May 29, 2018.

The use of the lake’s water in some areas of the lake will be restricted as follows:
Swimming, boating, and fishing –Until May 30, 2018
Livestock watering –Until May 30, 2018
Direct drinking –Until June 1, 2018
Irrigation – Until June 3, 2018

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

Do not irrigate lawns or gardens with water from Basin #2 from May 29 to June 3. It will contain herbicides.

Please the link for a map of the treatment area: BoonLk18_restriction map-ilovepdf-compressed

Lost and found

Lost: One of the white barrels with green top is missing from Kathy Myles’ dock. If seen please contact her at 562-6109.bekadnekgghdkhec

Found: A section of a floating dock with brackets at both ends has drifted against the dam and is now being used for fishing! Please retrieve before it blocks the outfall and becomes more difficult to remove. Let us know if help is needed.


Discount septic pumping, sign up by May 27

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this  spring . The program will run beginning the week of June 4th. Deadline for sign up is Sunday May 27th.

Casaceli Trucking will be doing the pumping once again and pricing Price will be $.19 per gallon with a 1000 gallon minimum, resulting in a savings of approximately 27%. 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.

To register please email name, address and phone number to Dave at 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 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.