Lake Zoar Authority | 2020 — 01-07
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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2020 — 01-07

2020 — 01-07

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 January 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Southbury Town Hall.



Commissioners Present:

Frank Cavallo

Bob Mouchantat, Treasurer

Lesley Pires

Bill May

Dick Speer

Gary Fillion, Chairman

John Downs

Herbert Garber

Jeff Thomas



Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman

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 December 3, 2019 meeting was made by Bill May, seconded by Dick Speer; the motion was passed unanimously.


Public Comments:



Correspondence and News Clippings:

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 Dick Speer, seconded by Bill May; the motion was passed unanimously


Marine Patrol Report:

No report.


Publicity/ Public Awareness:

Lesley Pires advised website has been updated with additional information.  The Facebook page is also current.  All commissioners are encouraged to solicit information/content.


Water Quality / Grants Report:

Gary Fillion advised the Annual Shoreline Management Plan meeting is scheduled for February; Gary will attending and possibly others. First Light has issued a Zebra Mussels report as well as invasive species.


Boats and Motors Report:

Dick Speer reported boats are stored for winter.


Coast Guard Auxiliary Report:




There may be some state grant monies available – Dick Speers and Gary Fillion to investigate.


Unfinished Business:

Election of officers was done for the 3 expiring positions:

  • Bob Mouchantat nominated Gary Fillion for Chairman; seconded by Bill May, elected unanimously
  • Gary Fillion nominated Bob Mouchantat for Treasurer; seconded by John Downs, elected unanimously
  • Bill May nominated Leslie Pires for Secretary; seconded by Bill May, elected unanimously
  • Ed Kusinski continues as vice-chairman (term expires January 2021


New Business

The commission adjourned into Executive Session at 8:40 to discuss management of the lake patrol and returned to meeting at 8:50.




A motion to adjourn was made by Dick Speer, seconded by Herbert Garber, the motion was passed unanimously. Gary Fillion adjourned the meeting at 7:57 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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Monroe Town Hall.


Click here to download 01-07-20 Minutes


Click here to read the proposed agenda for the 02-04-2020 LZA meeting

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