ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
The 7th Annual
Meeting of the Big Basswood Lake Association was held Sun July16th,
2006, 10:30 a.m. at the Sowerby Hall.
50 – 60 members were in attendance.
Jody called the meeting
to order, welcomed all in attendance and introduced the present
Board of Directors.
Minutes of the 6th Annual Meeting were sent out in
the newsletter and are on the Basswood Lake web page. Minutes were adopted by Jack Hodgson, 2nd by
Phyliss Coosaia. There
were no questions on the minutes.
Chairman’s Report: Jody gave a brief run down on
WRAFT (Waterfront Ratepayers After Fair Taxation)
that enviromentally; we are not a policing group. Our
interest is the same as yours..
to keep our water and property in prime condition.
We have gone to
council and are now receiving a little road money
the Annual FOCA meeting in Toronto Fall’05
We now have
McClarty is looking for stories of the families on the lake.
Treasures Report: was given by Barb Lajoie with a balance of
$2755.30 Adopted by Vicki Shaw
2nd by Scott Lawrence.
Jody thanked Barb for such an excellent job of handleing our
treasurer’s books were also audited this year.
Membership Report: We have 73 paid members to date.
Road Report: Jim Thomson explained there are 5 road committees
on the Lake with each receiving $1000 - $1500 from the Municipality.
Fishery & Water Quality: Fish Sampling was done in May 2005.
60 nets were set, 43 lake trout were caught. The last netting was done in 2001. Big Basswood runs average with other trout lakes low
with an average of .72 fish per net.
At present, Big Basswood is not contaminated with invasive
species but 5 area lakes have zebra mussels.
There are 8 Invasive Species signs available for those who
wish to display them in their area.
Bob also reported the Sechi Disc reading have an average 11m
over the last 5 years.
Shoreline Report: Marilyn Kellum gave a repot on how to foliate
your shoreline and had many informative pamphlets on the subject.
Septic Systems: Jim Thomson explained the inspection system
started on Basswood Lake. He
also handed out a survey on recycling in the area.
Guest Speaker: this year was Beth Woods a Public Health
Inspector. She gave a
very interesting and informative slide show on septic systems.
There are 130 documented sewage applications on file for
Basswood Lake. 10 –
outhouses, 89 – septic systems with 24 without final inspections,
30 – holding tanks and 1 – arobis (new type)
All sewage systems must be 15 m (50 ft) from high water
level. Jody thanked
Beth for the presentation.
Newsletter: It was
voted to send the newsletter by snail mail and put on the web page.
Jody thanked Doug &
Margie Conley for distributing the notice of the Annual Meeting.
He also thanked his wife Mary and Algoma Mutual for the
printing of the agenda.
New Business: Paul Robuck has problems with boaters hitting
power lines under the water by the sand bar.
Henry Thelland is a new owner on Big Basswood and is
interested in air quality
Charlie Wyman asked about the
quality of water at the Sowerby Hall.
The last 2 – 3 tests, the water has bee 0/0 so it should be lifted soon.
Vicki Shaw asked Beth Wood if
dye bottles were available to test you own septic systems.
Beth’s reply was if you wanted to be pro-active, just call
the AHU and request a testing
It was stated that regular
boating is not allowed 30 m from shore, so if you have an item in
the water beyond that, you are liable.
The FOCA website has information on regulations on
height/distance etc on items left in the water.
It was also stated that everyone is at their camp for its
respect your neighbour whether it is about dust control, ATV use,
noise control, dogs etc. We
all want to enjoy our time here year round!
Jack Hodgson thanked the Board for all the work done on the
Bob Ackert moved the
meeting be adjourned, 2nd by Larry Jago