Lake Zoar Authority | 2019 — 05-07
The Lake Zoar Authority is a multi-town organization consisting of representatives from the four towns that border the lake - Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, and Southbury. The Lake Zoar Authority is tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.
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2019 — 05-07

2019 — 05-07

P.O. Box 931
Southbury, CT 06488

Member Towns

The regular meeting of the Lake Zoar Authority was held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street, Southbury, CT 06488

Commissioners Present:                                                                  Absent:

Gary Fillion, Chairman                                                                     Jeffrey Thomas
Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer                                                             Dick Speer
Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman/Secretary
Frank Cavallo
John Downs
Herbert Garber
Bill May
Mark Saksa


Gary Fillion, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary’s Report:
A motion to accept the minutes as read from the April 2, 2019 meeting was made by Bill May, seconded by Frank Cavallo; the motion was passed unanimously.

Public Comments:

  • Six public attendees were present.
  • A large branch or tree was reported as being lodged in the ground in the area near Eichler’s Cove.


Correspondence and News Clippings:

The April 2019 Candlewood Lake Authority meeting minutes were distributed.


Treasurer’s Report:

Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer, presented account balances. A motion to accept the Treasures Report was made by Mark Saksa, seconded by Bill May; the motion was passed unanimously.


Marine Patrol Report:

  • The buoy line restricting access in front of the Stevenson Dam is to be installed May 8th.
  • The possibility of adding a third boat driver was discussed.
  • The Safety Patrol Guidelines and Patrol Schedule were distributed.


Publicity/ Public Awareness:

  • Suggestions were made to add dates and locations for upcoming local Boaters Safety Courses to the website.
  • Printed maps of Lake Zoar were distributed to the Commissioners for distribution to the public.


Water Quality:

  • Gary Fillion, Chairman, indicated First Light has replaced the warning sign restricting access below the Shepaug Dam.
  • The warning buoys have been installed on the lake for the upcoming boating season.
  • Permit applications for the annual chemical weed treatment have been submitted.

Boats and Motors Report:

  • The boats are currently being commissioned for seasonal use and will be in the water very soon depending on weather conditions.
  • Patrols will begin in May.
  • The possibility of adding LED strobe lights to the boats was discussed. Further assessments will be made once the boats are in the water.


Coast Guard Auxiliary Report:

No report was available.



Gary Fillion, Chairman, confirmed a grant application for $15,000.00 was submitted to First Light.


Unfinished Business:



New Business

The Lake Zoar Slalom Club submitted a Course Permit Application to be signed. The permit application will allow them to renew the current permit held for the slalom waterski buoys that are already in place.  A motion to accept and sign the application was made by Bob Mouchantat, seconded by Bill May; the motion was passed unanimously.



A motion to adjourn was made by Frank Cavallo, seconded by Ed Kusinski; the motion was passed unanimously. Gary Fillion, Chairman, adjourned the meeting at 7:42 pm



Respectfully submitted,

Ed Kusinski – Vice Chairman / Secretary


The minutes are not considered official until approved at the next regular meeting of the Lake Zoar Authority to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT  06468

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