This will be my final newsletter message for our Lake Association as your Ballston Lake Improvement Association President. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Ballston Lake in this capacity for more than 25 years, However, it is time to step down and allow someone else to assume the duties.
As time has passed, more and more friends and neighbors have understood the changes that are taking place on and in the lake environment. The BLIA has grown substantially over the past twenty five years to address these changes. It is amazing for me to see the effort our members are making to serve the Lake in so many different ways. There is, however, an ever increasing need for your support to keep Ballston Lake the beautiful gem we all can enjoy.
The spirit of BLIA is excellent, the future is bright, but will depend on the continued efforts of this Lake community. I will miss working with the great folks that make up this group, both past and present. It is a special team of concerned and hard working members.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
Sincerely, Pete Herman
Boat Inspections- While BLIA will not be scheduling boat inspections on Ballston Lake this summer with the Mohawk Hudson Sail and Power Squadron, there is still an opportunity to have your boat inspected to see if it meets the NYS requirements – free of charge. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary maintains a “Vessel Safety Check” website http://cgaux.org/vsc/ . There is a link on this page to find an examiner that will visit you, at no charge and with no consequence if you don’t pass. (Remember, there IS a fine if you are stopped
by the Saratoga County Sheriff on the water and don’t meet the inspection requirements). There are several examiners in our area and you will be contacted once the request has been submitted through their website.
A reminder… if you are an early morning boater, fisherman or jet skier, please be courteous to the many kayakers and canoeists who are out then, AND be on the watch for the increasing number of long distance swimmers that train on our lake at that hour.
Please mark your calendar for the Ballston Lake Improvement Association Annual Meeting.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 7 PM
Location Ballston Lake Fire House
Town of Ballston Supervisor Tim Szczepaniak and Councilman Bill Goslin have been invited to speak on the current status of the Ballston Lake Sewer District Project. The project is extremely important to the lake community. A Business Meeting will follow the Sewer presentation. The agenda will include the presentation of a slate of officers and directors as follows:
Slate of Officers Slate of Directors and Terms
Dave Pierce, VP Lake Management Marissa Goddard, Director 2019-2022
Greg Adams, VP Newsletter Ron Lind, Director 2019-2022
Pete Voss, VP Clifton Park Tim Sorrentino, Director 2019-2022
Drew Hamelink, VP Sewer Bob Wilson,Director 2019-2022
Nick Trotta, VP Membership
Joanne DeVoe, Secretary Current Directors and Terms
Larry Hausheer, Treasurer Bill Bashant Through 2021
Pete Herman, Immediate Past President Wes Devoe Through 2020
Joanne Frame Through 2019
Ann Pierce Through 2020
Gini Whetten Through 2020
Members in good standing may vote. Nominations may be accepted from the floor.
Members attending the annual meeting will be eligible for one of four door prizes. Four separate MEMBERS drawings will be held to award $25 Gift Certificates to Carneys, Villago, Lakeside and Fo’Castle.
You must be present to win. Haven’t joined BLIA for 2019? No problem, you can join at the Annual Meeting. Hope to see you there.
Kids of all ages are invited to join the fun on BLIA’s “Pirate Boat Float” in the Thursday, June 13, BH-BL BPA Community Flag Day Parade! We had so much fun as pirates last year that we’re doing that theme again. The DeVoe’s, who have had fun
sending the float off for the last several years, will be out of town on June 13. Suzanne Bishop has stepped up to volunteer for this fun task. For details about where and when we muster our scallywags, be in touch with Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
518 469-6062 or Joanne DeVoe email@example.com; 518 573-0773! All welcome!