The purpose of the DLIA shall be:
(A) To stimulate the interest that is common to all property owners on Deering Lake;
(B) To disseminate information regarding and/or of interest to the Association;
(C) To be the official representative of matters concerning Deering Lake with regards to the Town of Deering, the County of Hillsborough and the State of New Hampshire that will affect the members of this Association.
• The DLIA board met on June 17th via Zoom. Work on the revision of the bylaws is ongoing.
If you are interested in helping, or have a comment, please email Betsy Holmes. If you do not have a copy of the Bylaws, you can find them on our website, under Membership.
• Due to circumstances of a personal nature, Steve Avery is not able to move into the Presidents slot this September. We discussed options if we cannot find someone to fill that job.
• At the July 4 meeting, the minutes from last August were approved, the Treasurers report was approved. Many THANKS to those who have paid their dues. If you have not paid yet, please see Bob Monahan or mail your dues check to: DLIA, PO Box 691, Hillsboro, NH 03244. Dues are $20.
• Nancy Huckins, Weed Watch coordinator, is seeking 1 or 2 more volunteers to help with this important task of patrolling a short section of shoreline, by kayak or canoe, 3 times each summer, and looking for invasive water plants. We have two new weed watchers, Amanda Mailloux and Mike Thomas. We are also looking for someone to take on Nancy’s role as coordinator. She would like to step down from her leadership role, but continue as a Weed Watcher. Contact Nancy for more info if you are interested. Thank you, Nancy, for your diligent stewardship!
• Glenn Clark, Henry Bozek and Bob Compton did the VLAP water tests in June. The most recent report from the State came in this week and is posted below to download (2019-deeringVLAP.pdf). The high conductivity may have been due to low water at the time of testing, but it could also be due to runoff. If you see any green algae in the lake, please rake it out if you can. It is harmless, but a nuisance to swimmers.
• Our next roadside clean up is July 25th, 9am.
• We had two loon pairs nest again this year. The north end pair only hatched one egg, and the south end pair has two chicks. All three appear to be doing well. Please be mindful when boating around the loons and chicks. They can be very hard to see, particularly at night. A small adult loon was found in Frog Cove, dead, and turned over to the Loon Preservation Committee for necropsy. The annual Loon census will be done on July 18th.
• Please, please, please slow down and observe the No Wake zones near shore, islands, other boats, loons and paddlers. Your wake may look inconsequential from your boat, but seems much bigger when it gets to shore or a swimmer. The waves contribute to erosion of the shoreline.
• The town beach by the dam is still closed but the beach parking is open. The beach may reopen, but please do be aware that you must have a sticker from Town Hall or pay to park there.
• Lake Host is manning the boat launch 7am – 5pm Friday- Sunday and holidays. They are being augmented by volunteers to cover all hours. Due to COVID-19, we expect much more boat traffic on the lake this season.
• We will need someone who is on the Lake full time, or very frequently, to do the ICE OUT observations next spring. Contact any board member to volunteer.
• We will hold our election of officers at the next meeting. The board consists of the four officers, plus the immediate past president and four directors.
- President: Open
- Vice president: Betsy Holmes
- Treasurer: Scott Adams
- Secretary: Beth Bauer
Directors: Choose TWO
- Ben Barkhouse
- Lillian Carter
- Charles Hambrick-Stowe
Deb Degan, President firstname.lastname@example.org - 603-554-6832
Beth Bauer, Secretary email@example.com
Bob Monahan, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Huckins, Weed Watchers email@example.com
Glenn Clark (concerns about loons, Lake Hosts) 603-660-1686
Betsy Holmes (Lake Smart) firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Labor Day” meeting will be on August 29th, due to the town hall being prepared for a primary election on Labor Day weekend. We will let you know details when we have them.
Many thanks to our hard-working board.
We held a Zoom member meeting on July 4th, and this newsletter is a recap of that meeting. If you missed the meeting, please read, as we have important information to share. There were about 30 households signed on and we consider that a success.
Welcome new members Jessica and Andrew Morris at 2 Zoski Road.
We have put together new member packets. If you know of a new neighbor, please let Deb know! Also, packets for rental properties. If you rent your camp or home, please let us know so we can provide you with helpful information about the lake to share with your renters.
We regret to inform you of the death of Bruce Melton, on June 19th.
There was some discussion about fireworks at the meeting. Perhaps we can do one night for the whole lake in future. It is something we will look into more at another meeting. Many (most) of us enjoy them, but there can be too much of a good thing when they go on til late at night or many days in a row. Deering Town Noise Ordinance bans loud noise after 10pm. Please consider your neighbors, as well as those who do not tolerate fireworks well, such as small children, pets and those with PTSD.
There are DLIA decals and tee shirts available. If you are interested, contact Deb Degan.
PJ Patierno reports they have a blue paddle board on their beach.
The blue paddle board is at 38 Zoski Road in a small cove, across from blueberry island.
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PO Box 691
Deering, NH 03244
Deering, New Hampshire 03244, United States
P.O. Box 691, Hillsboro, NH