PLA BOARD GIVES OPINION ON KAYAK BUSINESS PROPOSAL

For those who may not be aware there is a proposal going before the Wakefield Planning Board for a commercial venture (Kayak Rental Business) on lakefront property on Bonnyman Road. Below is the PLA Board of Directors response to this proposal.

The PLA board of directors are concerned about any new activity, including the Site Plan Application for Lots 34 & 40 on Bonnyman Rd (the Silver Hill area), that impacts the lakeshore and could result in increased erosion and water quality degradation. Province Lake is currently on the NH Department of Environment Services list of impaired lakes, any development and increased traffic, automobile and boat, would have a negative impact on the lake. The Town of Wakefield has recognized the need to protect this important resource through their continued support of our Lake Host Program.

The Wakefield Planning Board will be reviewing this application on July 19 at 7 pm. Wakefield and Province Lake property owners can express their concerns at the Wakefield Planning Board meeting or through their email Landusecodedept@wakefieldnh.com 

Board of Directors

Province Lake Association

THE LOONS ARE NESTING

The adult loons have been spending the past several days on and around the nest we have in the lake.  As such, we are asking boaters, fishermen, etc. to stay clear.  PLEASE give them plenty of room.  We have put out signs warning of the area and they look like the picture below:

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AWWA Water Talks Presentation – June 20

When Good Lakes Go Bad, and What We Can Do About It”
We hope you’ll join us for our next “Water Talk” on Wednesday, June 20, 2 PM, at the Acton Town Hall (35 H Road at Route 109). Don Kretchmer, a Certified Lake Manager at DK Water Resource Consulting, will present “What Makes Good Lakes Go Bad and What We Can Do About It”. Learn more about the impact we have on the health of our lakes, and how we can become better lake stewards.

If you live on or near a lake you won’t want to miss this talk. Don will share interesting information about how lakes function and the easy things you can do to help keep them healthy.

“Water Talks”, a free series of presentations by experts in their fields, is a collaboration between the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, the Gafney Library in Sanbornville, NH and the Acton Public Library in Acton, ME.

Updated Bylaws Available for Review

Per the existing Bylaws of the Association, any changes must be voted on at the annual meeting.  The updates must also be made available for review at least 14 days prior to the annual meeting.  As you are aware, the annual meeting will be July 21, 2018. The updated bylaws are below.  They are in marked form, so it is easy to see what is proposed to be changed.  Please review them and come to the annual meeting should you have any questions or comments.

PLA ByLaws July 2018 Proposed

Cyanobacteria Blooms

Sadly we are once again starting to experience cyanobacteria blooms on the lake.  The photo below is from this morning on Point Road.  We also had a bloom a few weeks ago that was more widely spread.  Should you see anything like this, you should avoid going in it and especially keep your young kids and pets out of it.

As a reminder, cyanobacteria is in every fresh water body in the world.  Blooms however happen depending on a multiple of conditions such as temperature, phosphorus levels, rain fall, etc. etc. etc..  The blooms can come quick and then disappear quickly or they can stay around for a while.  As stated above .. just avoid them.

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LOON BANDING THURSDAY JULY 20, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, a single loon chic was hatched to the adult pair that nested on Province Lake during June.  The chic has been growing under the watchful eyes and constant companionship of the adults.

On Thursday evening, July 20, the State certified biologist team from the Loon Preservation Center in Moultonborough will be on our lake to band the adult(s).  You may see a boat with a bright light on it between 8:30 and 10pm.  The LPC has been banding loons for decades and the team has extensive experience in the process.  They assure us that the procedure is safe and will involve as little stress as possible.  Please do not attempt to join the activity.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Province Lake Island Up for Auction – August 5th 2017

So you and your family have always been attracted to the only island on the lake.  Well, guess what?  You can own it.  The town of Wakefield now owns it due to back taxes and they are going to auction it off on August 5, 2017 to the highest bidder.  See documents below and you can contact the Town’s Law office through Karen Rines at:

Karen I. Rines

Real Estate Paralegal  

Sager & Smith, PLLC   

5 Courthouse Square 

P.O. Box 385   

Ossipee, New Hampshire 03864

Tel. 603.539.8188 ext 105

Fax 603.539.7891

e-mail: Karen@SagerSmith.com

Bidder’s Packet for Email REV

5 – Assessing Card – Map

5 Lot 33 5 – Map 2 – TM 5-33

STOLEN BOAT MOTOR, BE VIGILANT!

Sadly, someone stole a 9 hp boat motor and fuel tank from a boat parked at the beach along Rte 153 near Butler Field.  They were locked to the boat and the locks were cut.  A police report was filed.  We thought you should be aware and you should watch your boats etc. and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.