06. September 2022 · Comments Off on Notes from 2022 Annual Members’ Meeting · Categories: General Information, Meeting, Membership

For those KLC members who were not able to attend the annual membership meeting on Saturday, August 27, here is a very brief review of committee reports and member discussions.

  • The Treasurer presented and explained the Statement of Activity by Class for 2022 through July 31, along with total available cash in savings and checking accounts.
  • The Membership Committee reported on a total of 326 paid KLC members through July 31, 2022, falling slightly short of 2021 memberships but ahead of 2020 memberships, and that only about 55% of lakeshore owners are KLC members.
  • The Fish Committee reported on the potential to stock largemouth bass next spring in various weedy locations around the lake.
  • The Weed Committee reported on last year’s success in eradicating Eurasian Milfoil and what weed species are now present in the lake. Live samples of eight different weed species found in the lake this summer were available in water-filled containers for members to view.
  • The Water Quality Committee reported on the copper sulfate treatments to control the growth of blue-green algae and the ability to keep the water clarity at a 4.5- to 5.0-foot depth for most of the summer, a preferred depth to help reduce an overabundance of weed growth. A final copper sulfate treatment is tentatively scheduled at the end of Labor Day weekend, on the final day treatments are permitted by our DEC permit.
  • The Merchandise Committee reported on total merchandise sales and profit to date.
  • The Fundraising Committee reported on another successful Community Lake Day at One Tree Island. Raffle prize winners were recognized and total profit from the day was reported.
  • The Ad Hoc Committee assembled to review the Town of Chatham Comprehensive Plan reported on the Position Paper presented to the Town at the end of 2021. The Paper discussed how and why water quality issues could be affected by development within the Kinderhook Lake watershed, requested that land within the watershed be designated as an environmental district, and asked that the KLC be designated as an interested party in potential development within the watershed.

General discussions before the meeting was adjourned included information about the differences between the KLC and KLIA, ways to increase lakeshore owner membership, why the KLC cannot require lakeshore owner memberships, a request for more KLC public events, and more.

Thorough minutes of the annual meeting will be available to KLC members in August of next year.

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