June 27, 2009

Mirror Lake, NH — The Annual Meeting for the Mirror Lake Protective Association was held today at the Mirror Lake Community Church. Click the link for a copy of the presentation made by MLPA President Dusty Davies. MLPA Annual Meeting – PowerPoint (9.3 MB)

After the presentation and discussion, the members voted to hire Steve Truchon, an independent environmental consultant, to prepare the RFP and to assist in grant writing, for a fee not exceeding $5,000.

Other figures disclosed were the fact that the request for the initial grant for fact finding and risk assessment would probably be in the range of $100,000 to $140,000. It was also noted that while the full extent of the lake problem is unclear, containment, remediation and restoration in other lakes have cost in the range of $500,000.

Other items discussed included :

      Request for membership and donations (MLPA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization):

      P.O. Box 311
      Mirror Lake, NH 03853

      Request for volunteer assistance:

      For the Lake Host Program – Volunteering at the Route 109 launch to check for milfoil and invasive weeds on boats: contact Beth Urda

      For the Weed Watchers Program – Volunteering to circle the lake, once, one week during the summer, to look for invasive weeds: contact Alison Jones

      For water testing: contact Nancy Byrd

      The Annual Meeting minutes can be found here

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