Greetings from Basswood
This morning, it is beautiful sunny, crispy and white,
following a large winter storm that deposited a foot of snow on the
foot that we already had – not a lot
based on earlier years.
If you like
winter, this is the best time to enjoy it.
The Lake froze completely on the 29th of January
this year. It was
January 27th in 2006, January 17th in 2005,
January 9th in 2004.
The average winter temp. has been about -10C (12F).
have enclosed a copy of the minutes of the 7th Annual
General Meeting (AGM) for your perusal.
Discussions on any points will be entertained at our 8th
note the Annual General Meeting will be:
July 15th, 2007 (3rd Sunday in July)
(Day and Bright Community & Historical Centre)
as last year)
mark your calendar to attend or send a family member!
This is your pristine lake- help us to keep it that way.
WATER CLARITY, FISHERY
& INVASIVE SPECIES
Running reports that the secchi disc reading has averaged 11 metres,
which is considered excellent and confirms that clarity has been
holding steady over the years.
is still no evidence of invasive species in the lake.
up the good work, by inspecting your equipment, wash and clean
before transferring your boat from another body of water to
We hope to ramp up the
Physical Inspections of septic systems in conjunction with the
Algoma Health Unit this summer.
Please note the location
of the recycle bins at Little Rapids, for the West enders and at
Sowerby Hall. Ontario will now pay $
.20 / bottle for empty liquor or wine bottles and may be returned
with your empty beer bottles.
FOCA ( Federation of
Ontario Cottages Association) and WRAFT (Waterfront Ratepayers After
Fair Taxation) both groups which we are affiliated, are continually
lobbying the Government on our behalf to get some relief on our
It should be noted that
Ontario is having a Provincial Election in October.
The leader of the Opposition Progressive Conservatives –
John Tory announced this month, that the cornerstone of the PC
platform is to limit yearly assessment (not taxes) increase to a
maximum of 5% (your taxes are based on your assessment).
This is consistent with FOCA and WRAFT’s recommendations to
Ontario’s Finance Minister.
Press your candidates
about their take on property taxes and what reforms they have in
Dan Kachur is working
diligently to obtain high speed internet for our area.
It’s a slow process, but not too far away.
It is available now in Iron Bridge and a radius of 5-7 kms.
Please use bio-degradable
products whenever you can! See
attached list of locally available products.
How is your Septic
Enclosed is an addressed
envelope for you to return your dues - $25.00 / per family cottage
Looking forward to seeing
you on the Lake! Drive
carefully – Basswood will be here when you arrive.
John D. Jody
Basswood Web site