June 10, 2018 Minutes


Lake Carey Welfare Association

June 10, 2018


President, Ed Hetzel called meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. There were 31 in attendance.


Minutes from May 2018 meeting were read and approved.


Treasurer’s Report: Deb Tierney:


Checking:           $14,890.52


Dam Checking   $11,064.48


Savings               $22,658.10


Total                   $48,613.10


Paid Memberships: 51 to date, including 12 new members. Annual Dam Fee of $1,500 will be paid this month.




Old Business:


Lake Carey Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018.


Wendy White shared ideas for LCD, including:


Lantern Release (Biodegradable lanterns will be sold for $5 each in memory or honor of a loved one, if desired. Lanterns will be released in unison at a designated time.


Apparel: Ginny Tinna will order new items, as well as tee shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Ginny also brought items not sold last year to the meeting and offered them for sale.


Bake Sale: Donations of baked goods are needed to be sold LCD morning at firehouse.


Paddle Boat Race: De Switzer will coordinate.


Dance: Deb Switzer suggested that the dance that used to be held on the evening of LCD be revived. She offered her band, The Classics, for the evening.


Sewer Update:  Completion of the sewer installation is scheduled for May 2020. Construction will begin in May of 2019. Costs associated with electricity and plumbing from the house to the grinder is the responsibility of the homeowner. Homeowners may hire their own contractors for this portion of the project. A list of contractors will be available. Costs from grinder to sewer line (up to 50 feet) are included in initial sewer fees. Ed is working on having that distance extended to 100 feet.


Hookup to the sewer line is mandatory. Low income grants may be available to homeowners who meet income guidelines.


Grinders will be placed six feet underground and will not be heard. Existing septic tanks will need to be pumped out and filled with gravel after sewers are activated.


Dam:  A payment to Dr. Givler for $6,400 was made, as approved at the May meeting.


Weeds: Hetty Baiz, David Rinehimer, Ed Hetzel and Liz Russell met to discuss options for treating the weeds in the lake. The options are as follows:


Chemical Treatment cost $15,000


Carp: Eight to 30 an acre are needed. Each fish costs $21.00


Blankets: Covers and kills the weeds. A 10X40ft. blanket costs $250.00


Dredging: Cost is 1.4 to 5 million


Harvester: $15,000 to $20,000


It was suggested to have a Community Day to pull weeds. Boats and help are needed. Date was set for Saturday, June 16.


David Rinehimer will update the website and post the minutes.


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.


 Submitted by Gladys Bernet, secretary


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