Lake Zoar Authority | 2019 — 11-05
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 — 11-05

2019 — 11-05

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 Tuesday November 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson St, Newtown, CT, 06470



Commissioners Present:

Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman

Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer

Gary Fillion, Chairman

Frank Cavallo

Jeff Thomas

Lesley Pires

Dick Speer

Bill May



John Downs

Mark Saksa

Herbert Garber


Gary Fillion, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm.


Secretary’s Report:

A motion to accept the minutes as read from the October 1, 2019 meeting was made by Dick Speer, seconded by Bill May; the motion was passed unanimously.


Public Comments:



Correspondence and News Clippings:

The Candlewood Lake monthly meeting minutes were distributed


Treasurer’s Report:

Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer, presented account balances. A motion to accept the Treasurers Report was made by Frank Cavallo, seconded by Bill May; the motion was passed unanimously


Marine Patrol Report:



Publicity/ Public Awareness:

Lesley Pires has been monitoring how many people have been visiting the LZA Facebook website.


Updates and meeting information has been posted there as well as the LZA website in efforts to reach a broader public audience.


Water Quality Report:

Chairman Gary Fillion presented the 2019 Post Weed Treatment Survey. Treatment of eurasian milfoil was considered successful but there has been an increase of curly pondweed.


The annual lake drawdown was completed and the lake returned to its normal level.


All buoys have been removed for the winter months.


We were informed the State of CT is planning an upcoming construction project on the RT 84 bridge and there may be times when navigation of the lake will be altered and marked accordingly.



Boats and Motors Report:

The patrol boats are winterized and in storage.


The radios have been removed for the winter storage period.





Unfinished Business:



New Business

Treasurer Bob Mouchantat presented a draft annual budget for fiscal year 2021.


The budget will be revised and presented for voting during the December meeting.



A motion to adjourn was made by  Dick Speer, seconded by Ed Kusinski, the motion was passed unanimously. Chairman Gary Fillion adjourned the meeting at 8:28 pm



Respectfully submitted,

Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman


Click here to read the proposed agenda for the 12-03-2019 LZA meeting


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