Lake Zoar Authority | 2019 — 07-01
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 — 07-01

2019 — 07-01

Lake Zoar Authority
P.O. Box 931
Southbury, CT 06488
Email: [email protected]

Member Towns

The regular meeting of the Lake Zoar Authority was held Monday July 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Newtown Senior Center.

Commissioners Present:
Frank Cavallo
Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer
Lesley Pires
Bill May
Dick Speer
Gary Fillion, Chairman
Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman
John Downs
Mark Saksa
Herbert Garber
Jeff Thomas

Gary Fillion, chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
Secretary’s Report:
A motion to accept the minutes as read from the June 4, 2019 meeting was made by Bill May, seconded by
Frank Cavallo; the motion was passed unanimously.
Public Comments:
Monroe couple was in attendance to confirm weed treatment plan in the area of Eichler’s Cove.
Newtown residents expressed concerns about wakeboard boat surfing in residential areas in the thinner
sections of the river. The extreme wakes are creating excessive wear and tear and direct damage to docks,
has caused several boats to break off dock/moorings with potential damage against the seawalls. The
problem is escalating and they are looking for assistance from the LZA.
Also discussed was the increased speed of “jet ski” operation (common/obvious operation at over 45mph
daytime and nowhere close to the 25mph night speed limit) and significant evening “jet ski” operation well
after sunset.
Correspondence and News Clippings:
A Solitude Lake Management newsletter was circulated on the topic of algae – this will get posted to the
LZA website. Candlewood Lake Authority minutes were made available for review.
Treasurer’s Report:
Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer, presented account balances. A motion to accept the Treasurers Report was
made by Bill May, seconded by Dick Speer; the motion was passed unanimously
Marine Patrol Report:
No report.
Publicity/ Public Awareness:
Bill May advised website has been updated. He again encouraged LZA commissioners to submit more
content and he will be working with Lesley Pires to revised the general info already on the site.
Water Quality / Grants Report:
There has been a delay in obtaining weed treatment permits; Gary Fillion advised that he is hopeful
treatment will be the week of July 8th. (the plan had been the 3rd or 4th week of June).

Gary advised that the First Light grant for $15,000 toward water quality has been approved. Gary also
advised that the buoy which had been removed by some underage swimmers has been reinstalled.
Boats and Motors Report:
Dick Speer reported boats are in good shape.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Report:
Dick Speer will be working on 2019 First Light Grant.
Unfinished Business:
New Business:
A motion to adjourn was made by Bill May, seconded by Frank Cavallo, the motion was passed
unanimously. Gary Fillion adjourned the meeting at 7:52 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Bob Mouchantat, treasurer
The minutes are not considered official until approved at the next regular meeting of the Lake Zoar
Authority to be held on MONDAY, August 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Oxford Town Hall.

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