COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEES
The Lake Committee is responsible for maintaining Maple Lake as a recreational resource for Town residents.
The many tasks associated with keeping the lake clean, healthy, and safe are managed by the dedicated members of this all-volunteer committee.
The Lake Committee is active year-round. In winter, if the lake freezes, the committee issues recommendations on whether it is safe for skating. Starting in January, the committee arranges for control and management of the Canada geese, algae & pondweed. The process begins to hire the life guards & swim instructors.
In Spring, the committee arranges for any repairs to be made to the dock, the shed, fencing and gates, the security system, the bridge to the island, and any other items that need upkeep.
In April, the committee stages a “Lake Clean-Up” day where Town residents gather with rakes and wheelbarrows to clean any trash and dead leaves from the partially-drained lake, and to spread sand on the beach if a new delivery has been made. The committee member responsible for life guards creates the schedule and conducts training. A roster of “Lake Volunteers” who will open and close the lake gate daily is set up, and a person is identified to take responsibility for issuing party permits.
When the lake opens, the committee arranges to put up the diving board, monitor the water quality, monitor and manage life guards, and any security items that come up. The committee also helps manage the swim lessons during July.
At the end of the season, the commitee has a party, and put away the diving board, beach toys and clean up for the winter.
Joan Mahaffey (co-Chair)
Patrice Klein (co-Chair)
Vacant Homes Task Force
Meredith Horan, Supervisor of Elections
Margo Cavenagh (Observer)
LAKE COMMITTEE NEWS
The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21. Please meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Lake parking lot to join a work team. We will do clean-up and maintenance at Maple Lake and clean up and non-chemical invasive...
Next meeting: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Swimming Lessons Summer is coming fast! Free swimming lessons at Maple Lake will be held every weekday in July from 12-3pm! If you’re interested, please email...
Lake Committee Meetings Third Thursday of each month starting March 15th at 7:30 at the Town Hall. We need to plan for swim lessons, life guards, and making the lake even better for this summer. New members welcome and encouraged! Call John Hutchinson if you have any...
Life Guards: Try to rehire same Life Guards for Next Year Swim Lessons Try to rehire Lainey for Next Year. Security: Planning for security after Life Guards leave (Labor Day.) Planning for security next spring. (Hire patrol officers?) Exploring possibility of using...
The Town is devastated by the tragic event at Maple Lake. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family of the victim. Town authorities are continuing to cooperate with the investigators of this incident. I must send out gratitude to our life guards Haley McClelland,...