September 2, 2017 Minutes


Lake Carey Welfare Association

September 2, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 11:05 A.M. by President, Ed Hetzel. Twenty eight members attended.

The minutes of the August 14, 2017 meeting were read and approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was by Treasurer, Deb Tierney.

As of August 31, 2017 the funds are as follows:

Checking:                          $ 18,135.77

Checking (Dam):             $   9,920.30

Savings:                            $ 22,624.24

Total:                                 $ 50,680.31


Membership so far  this year is 87.  We had two renewing memberships and one new member joining. Last year’s total was 97.

Old Business

Lake Carey Day

Lake Carey Day was a success. We made a profit of $3,365.11; this was the second highest profit since we have been having Lake Carey Day.

Deb Tierney shared some suggestions that were made for next year’s Lake Carey Day. They included: Offering lanyards with LCWA logo and fleece jackets for sale. Also, to mark the anniversary of the tornado, sell lanterns to be released in unison.

Gladys Bernet shared that the Union Chapel would like to create an event for the Saturday evening of Lake Carey Day at the chapel.

Dam: (Ed Hetzel)

A drilling company was here and drilled down to bedrock – about 20 feet. The cost for this was $ 1,036.

Charge from Dr. Givler for preliminary work on design for the new dam was $1,400. Ed will ask what the total cost for design will be.

The dam was rebuilt in 1983. We need to design the dam to withstand a 36 inch rain fall in six hours. That amount would add five feet of water on top of the dam. We are showing good faith in our cooperation with the state on this project. Total costs for construction could run several hundred thousand dollars.



Sewer Update: Ed Hetzel)

Engineers will be doing surveying work this fall. Construction will begin in about two years. To date, there has been no land purchased for the treatment plant.

Storm Drains

David Rinehimer again expressed the need for storm drains at the foot of First Street and Hillbilly Road. Ed feels these will not remedy the problem.  Those roads are also in very poor shape, but because they are private roads, the residents of the roads must address the issue.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:33 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Gladys G. Bernet, secretary



Lake Carey Welfare Association, P O Box 637, Tunkhannock, PA 18657