Lake Boon Commission meets 12/3

Lake Boon Commission Meeting
The Lake Boon Commission will meet on December 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road, Stow.


1.    Public Comment
2.    Meeting Minutes Review/Approval – from 10/23 meeting
3.    Pay Bills
4.    Discussion/Vote re: Town Budget Submissions – Itemization of expected expenses (Operating & Town Warrant)
5.    New Business
6.    Date of Next Meeting
7.    Adjourn

Interested in HeatSmart? Sign up for an assessment by Nov. 30

verticallogosIf you are interested in participating in the HeatSmart home energy program, Friday, November 30 is the deadline to sign up for a free home energy assessment. You can sign up at

HeatSmart Hudson-Stow is a community-led green energy initiative promoting economical, environmentally-friendly heat pumps for heating, cooling, and hot water, to Hudson and Stow residents. Hudson Light and Power, Green Hudson, and Sustainable Stow are collaborating with our towns, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state Department of Energy Resources on this program. You may be eligible for 0% financing and other incentives for air- or ground-source heat pumps for heating and cooling your home, as well as heat-pump hot water.

For more information, email

Drawdown update

We have now reached the full drawdown level of Lake Boon for winter, at 14” below norm. Drawdown began on October 10, and it has now stabilized, with a steady outflow that matches inflow from rain, aquifers and streams.  Last week, ice began appearing in the shallower basins. Sharpen your skates. Winter is coming!

For any questions on the drawdown, contact Dan Barstow, Lake Boon Commission, 978-235-3300,

Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday, Nov. 20

The Lake Boon Commission will meet Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), in Stow.

1.    Public Comment
2.    Meeting Minutes – from 10/23 meeting
3.    Pay Bills
4.    Discussion/Vote re: Town Budget Submissions – Itemization of expected expenses
5.    Update & Discussion re: Fall 2019 Drawdown & Total Lake Management
6.    Discussion re:  LBC Recognition Program
7.    Acknowledgement:  Receipt of Dan Barstow’s Recusal related to proposed lake path & dock on his property
8.    New Business
9.    Date of Next Meeting
10.    Adjourn