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.
It’s that time when our thoughts turn to warmer days, opening camps, launching boats, and summer fun. Here’s some information to get us going, keeping you safe and informed.
News from the Lake:
• Loons have already been spotted on Deering Lake, a sure sign of spring, and Ice Out was official on March 29th. The winner of our Ice Out Contest was Cheryl Guiney, who guessed the very day. Our thanks to Jenn Battistello, who was the monitor for Ice Out.
• There is more work going on at the dam as the state hooks up some sort of piping to their new building on the earthen dam, and also is replacing railings along the spillway. The boards are in, so with this past week’s rain, the lake should fill up. As of this writing, (4/18) water is still a bit low.
• The Loons will soon be nesting. Please be sure to give the nests a wide margin when boating. They often nest close to the waterline and a large wake could swamp a nest. Large wakes are also harmful to the lakeshore in general, causing loss of soil and disturbance of plants and animals growing there. So, please observe the No Wake margins around the lakeshore and islands. THANK YOU!
News from Lake Folks:
• You can get your FIRE PERMIT on Saturday, May 29th at the firehouse on Route 149, 10-noon.
The firemen are holding a special time for us that day. If you can’t make it then, you can get your permit online for a small fee, or call the fire chief and arrange a time to go to the firehouse and get one in person. Chief LeBlanc can be reached at 603-831-2844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Our first ROADSIDE CLEANUP of Rte. 149 will be held on Saturday, May 1, leaving at 9am from the town hall. Plan to arrive early to get a vest, and sign in with Glenn. The Deering Conservation Committee sponsors these cleanups 3 times a year. We (the DLIA) do about 2 miles of road, total, and usually take less than 90 minutes. And it’s fun!! See you there.
• There are many great webinars on a variety of topics available at NHLakes.org. Coming up on June 2nd, 7-8pm, they have one on Boating Safety. We are all anxious to get out on the water, many of us in motorized vessels, but please be considerate of others on the water and be aware that personal watercraft must adhere to regulations for motor boats and that jet skis (less than 13 ft in length and carrying only 1-2 passengers), are not permitted on Deering Lake. In short, have fun, and operate safely.
• We are sorry to inform you that Al Glauner passed away on January 25th. Al and his wife Barbara are long time Deering residents, enjoyed boating on the lake, and were generous and involved members of the community, including town government, and the DLIA. Our condolences to Barbara and the family.
• I have been asked to remind everyone that Deering does have a noise ordinance. Specifically, loud noises, such as music, fireworks, etc. are not permitted between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Let’s all be considerate of our neighbors, as I am sure you wish them to be considerate of you. I encourage us all to be good neighbors, both by keeping the noise down late at night, but ALSO by giving your neighbors a pass when there is a special occasion to celebrate.
• The good folks at the Deering Community Church want you to know that they will again be having their Summer Faire on Saturday, August 14th. The fair is a cooperative effort of the church and other people from town and the community, offering crafts, baked goods, their famous homemade jams, and lots more. It’s always a fun time and you never know what you might find. More info will be coming later.
News from the DLIA:
• Our first meeting, on Saturday, May 29th, will be a Zoom meeting, at 9am. You will get an email with Zoom information at the appropriate time. Though many of us are vaccinated, not all are, and we do not know the status of the town hall meeting space.
• We are hoping to get back to in person meetings by the end of summer. The July meeting will be different this year, as we plan to hold it a week later than you may be used to. I know the tradition is to hold the meeting on July 4 weekend, for maximum participation, but many people responded on their survey that they would rather keep that weekend free for visiting family and celebrations. Since we are likely to be on Zoom this year, meaning you need not be at the lake to participate, it seemed an ideal time to try something different. If you, the members, want to go back to July 4 weekend for 2022, that can certainly happen. This year the date for our summer meeting is July 10th.
• Last, but not least: 2021 dues are due in May. Dues are $20/year. Our primary expenses are donations to organizations that help support clean lakes and healthy wildlife, such as the NH LAKES, the Loon Preservation Committee, and Piscataquog Land Trust.
Checks can be mailed to DLIA, PO Box 691, Hillsborough, NH 03244
I hope to see all of you around the lake very soon!
Roadside Cleanup, 8:45am at Town Hall
DLIA Board meets, 7pm
DLIA General Member Zoom meeting, 9am
Fire Permits available at the firehouse, 10-12noon
DLIA meeting, 9am, time and place TBD
DLIA meeting, 9am
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PO Box 691
Deering, NH 03244
Deering, New Hampshire 03244, United States
P.O. Box 691, Hillsboro, NH 03244