The KLC is once again pleased to announce a NYS Boater Safety Course this fall. This is designed as a comprehensive boating course, teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation. It is an 8-hour class and anyone over the age of 10 can attend at no cost.

The course will be taught on Sunday, October 26th, at the KLIA Hall, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please bring a bag lunch. Hot dogs may be available for purchase.

If you are interested in attending, please call 518-784-2011Pre-registration is required.

A copy of the latest edition of the “New York Safe Boating Textbook: A Course on the Safe Operation of Boats and Personal Watercraft” can be downloaded to your computer, phone, or tablet by going to http://nysparks.com/recreation/boating/education.aspx. Hard copy textbooks will be available at the class for those who would like one.

In light of last years legislation requiring all individuals born after May 1, 1996 to successfully complete the NYS Boater Safety Course, this course is critical for anyone under 18 years old who wishes to operate motor powered watercraft. 10-17 year olds will receive a NYS Safe Boater Certificate for free; those 18 or older can receive a certificate if they wish for a $10 fee to NYS.

The Annual KLC Meeting was held at the KLIA Hall on Saturday, August 24th, at 10:00 am. About 15 member families were present in addition to the Board of Directors. Lively discussions took place regarding several issues.

  1. Members reelected three existing Board members to new 3 year terms: Bill Cleary, Dan Langer and Fran Sindlinger. Steve Sigler was also elected by the members for a 3 year term to replace Mike Weldon who recently resigned from the Board.
  2. Board member Bernie Kelleher reported that the latest repairs to the dam (repairs to the sluice gate and relining the sluice pipe) were completed for a little over $26,000, well below the original estimates. The savings were partially due to the contractor’s ability to dewater the area in front of the sluice gate using coffer steel already in place from previous repair projects. Bernie also explained that the bridge over the dam is in need of replacement, and that the contractor who completed the sluice gate repairs has donated steel beams and other materials needed to reconstruct the bridge. In addition, DEC has asked that repairs be made to the downside face of the dam in the near future; doing so would prevent future deterioration of the face of the dam. It was also noted by the Board that Bernie has been doing a wonderful job maintaining a consistent water level over the summer.
  3. Board Member Rick Theriault reported that the 2014 KLC BBQ and Fund Raiser was again very successful. All 300 meals were sold and the KLC raised approximately $3000, a record since the event started several years ago. Treasurer Fran Sindlinger noted that the Chinese auction was highly successful in raising funds. Rick noted that since this is the only fund raising event the KLC sponsors, it will continue in the future.
  4. President Paul Winslow reported that the Board is strongly considering placing a locked gate at the Rose Street launch, similar to the gate at the Rt. 28 boat launch. The purpose of the gate would be to better control the use of the lake by non-KLC members, hopefully increase KLC membership, aid in reducing the spread of invasive species and maintaining our stocked fish population for KLC members. Paul asked all those in attendance to cast a vote for pursuing the locked gate at Rose Street and a motion was carried unanimously by the membership.
  5. Member Bill Johnston presented the Board with tax maps from around the lake. On the maps, Bill highlighted all riparian KLC members. He noted that out of approximately 337 riparian properties, only 116 were KLC members. While the 337 riparian properties may not accurately represent the actual number of owners, since some people own more than one property, it does show that far less than 50% of riparian owners are KLC members. Bill urged the Board to pursue options for increasing membership by riparian owners based on his findings, and offered to assist in any way possible.
  6. It was noted that Board Member Drew Nelson would be teaching the NYS Boater Safety Course at the KLIA Hall on Sunday, October 26th and that anyone born after August 1996 must take this course to operate any type of a power boat. Further information will be provided on the KLC website when available.
  7. Following questions from several members, it was agreed that the Meeting Minutes of the previous year’s Annual Member’s Meeting will be published on the KLC website in advance of the Annual Meeting. This will allow members adequate time to review the past meeting minutes prior to the upcoming meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am, and many members stayed for further conversation, coffee and donuts, and to purchase KLC logo merchandise.

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Sunday evening, August 24th

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

Annual KLC Public Meeting – Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00am at the KLIA Hall

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Sunday evening, August 10th

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

Independence Day events took place on July 4th and 5th this year.
Thanks to all those who ventured out in the rain and congrats to the following winners:

Kayak Rally
Justin Richards – $100
Lexi Reilly – $50
Nate Dyer – $25 + BBQ ticket
Tyler Lownsbury – BBQ ticket
Boat Parade
Chuck Ebel – Funniest
Jacob Slovak – Most Original
Jeff Trossbach – Most Patriotic
White Perch Derby
Logan Haller – $100
Brian Chobin – $50
Alex Van Schoten – $25

 

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Sunday evening, July 13th

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

Our Fourth annual KLC BBQ and Fundraiser is just around the corner, and this is our annual opportunity to raise money for dam repairs, water quality, fish stocking, and general lake upkeep. This year we will be holding a Chinese Auction. In addition to raffling off wonderful prizes from local businesses, we are asking for everyone’s help to make this event even more successful.  

We are trying to collect as many items as possible that would typically be raffled off as part of a Chinese Auction. The KLC is asking members and residents to contribute items that can either be raffled off as a single prize or an item that can be combined with other’s donations in a larger basket. If you would like to donate a basket, or a single item (such as wine, gift cards, etc.), please contact Lisa Rich via e:mail at lisarich1@optonline.net before July 25th. She will coordinate your donation.

Thanks in advance for your auction donation. We are looking forward to a successful Chinese Auction!!

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Sunday evening, June 29th

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

Saturday, August 2, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Kinderhook Elks Lodge on Rt. 9H

Enjoy a chicken BBQ with your Kinderhook Lake family and friends

 Drinks, music, and many raffle and door prizes

Tickets are $12 in advance, $13 at the door

Tickets can be purchased by contacting any Board Member (see DIRECTORS Page for contact info)
Only 300 meals will be served this year, so get your tickets early before they sell out