Lake Boon Commission meets on October 28

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 28 on Zoom. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Note: The agenda now includes a new item: #7 Budget – Discussion/Decisions


  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  3. Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  4. 2020 Drawdown Activities – Update
  5. New Drawdown NOI Status
  6. Boat Maintenance & Winterizing – Discussion/Decision
  7. Budget – Discussion/Decisions
  8. MVP Update
  9. Old Business
  10. New Business
  11. Date of Next Meeting
  12. Adjourn

Public participation is encouraged. Go to this page on the town of Stow official website to download the meeting agenda, available by clicking a link in the “Agendas” box at the lower right. The agenda contains a link to join on Zoom, as well as directions to call in if you prefer to join by phone.

Lake Boon Drawdown will begin October 19

The fall Lake Boon drawdown, done each year, will begin with the removal of the first board at the Barton Road dam on about October 19, depending on weather. Lake residents should take this into consideration when scheduling removal of boats and/or shoreline repairs or clean-up.

The level will go down slowly over the subsequent few weeks, lowering 14 inches by mid-November. This is in accord with the Conservation Commission Superseding Order of Conditions.  

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Dan Barstow ( of the Lake Boon Commission.

We know that some residents prefer the boards to come out sooner (to work on docks and retaining walls) and some prefer later (to enjoy fall weather in your boats). Please join us at the virtual LBC meeting, this Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm, to discuss the optimal date for future years, for the new permit currently in review.

We look forward to hearing from you.

1.    Public Comment
2.    Announcement re MVP Grant
3.    Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
4.    Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
5.    2020 Drawdown Activities – Discussion/Decision
6.    New Drawdown NOI Status
7.    Buoys & Boat Removal/Storage
8.    Amended Hudson FY21 LBC Budget – Status
9.    Old Business
10.    New Business
11.    Date of Next Meeting
12.    Adjourn

To join the meeting, go to: Meeting ID: 933 430 9600     Password: LBC From your phone (audio only) you can also call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID (933 430 9600) followed by the # sign and password (486543)

Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday, October 7

The Lake Boon Commission will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Check back Tuesday evening for a link and phone number to participate in the meeting online or on the phone.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Announcement re MVP Grant
  3. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  4. Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  5. 2020 Drawdown Activities – Discussion/Decision
  6. New Drawdown NOI Status
  7. Buoys & Boat Removal/Storage
  8. Amended Hudson FY21 LBC Budget – Status
  9. Old Business
  10. New Business
  11. Date of Next Meeting
  12. Adjourn

Learn more about the history of Lake Boon and Hudson

For those with a yen or curiosity about local history, these resources should be of interest, especially going into fall and winter during these isolating times.

Two new books on the History of Hudson: Historical Tour of Downtown Hudson and Hudson History and Recollections by our own Professor Richard Gelpke and available through the Hudson Historical Society. See this flyer for details.

Also, the three-part presentations by Dr. Gelpke on the history of Lake Boon are available on YouTube:
Lake Boon History: Part 1. Early glaciers, lakes, and dam

Murder, Merriment & Monahan’s: Life at Lake Boon 1850-1950

Life on Lake Boon: Then and Now

LBA History Walk to take place Saturday, October 17

This year’s Lake Boon Association History Walk takes place on Saturday, October 17, stepping off from the Stow Pine Bluffs Town/Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starts at noon. Bring neighbors and friends to enjoy crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake.

The tour includes 20 historical posters with old photos and fascinating background of various sites of interest around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. Additional signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5.00 donation and wearing of face masks at least at the start are requested.

Lake Boon shirts and bags will be available for purchase at the start to wear or for holiday gifts.

Put on your comfortable walking shoes, wear bright clothing for safety and come on down!

Sign up now for fall LBA septic pumping program

The Lake Boon Association is proud to be sponsoring a discount septic pumping program again this fall. The deadline for sign up is Monday, October 19th. The pumping will begin the week of November 2nd.

To register please email Dave Siewierski at or call 978-562-2203 with your home address and best phone number to reach you.

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 holding 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.

Lake Boon Association