Skip is keeping ahold of the overall lead for total points and has taken over the per race average lead. Jonathan is #2 overall in race average and is in the hunt for first overall. Rob, Kevin, Ira, Paul, Eric, and new racer Elizabeth round out the 8 active sailors so far in 2020.
Only the best 10 races count towards season scoring. Once we start dropping races next week things will get more interesting. This is especially true if the later races have more sailors which makes the races have point potential and higher stakes.
All sailors are welcome! Beginners get a 2 minute head start. Course direction and length is determined on Sunday by wind conditions and prevailing direction. 90% of the time the wind is out of the North but that can vary even during the races.
They will not apply any herbicide so there are no water usage or irrigation restrictions.
Treatment will be focusing on the coves and shallower areas but they expect to treat broadly where needed.
It may take a few days to see the effects of the treatment and treated algae may collect in the coves depending on wind and currents.
As the weather and the lake temperature gets warmer, the conditions are ideal for algae growth.
Algae clumps on the surface of the lake are actually beneficial to the health of the ecosystem. They absorb phosphorus and oxygenate the water. While the floating algae is a nuisance, it helps to prevent a more serious (blue green) algae accumulation in the water column depleting oxygen in the water which can cause harm to the fish and wildlife.
As with weeds, we want to manage the growth of beneficial algae to avoid a more significant problem and maintain a healthy environment for all of us to enjoy our lake.
On Tuesday August 4th at 7 p.m., join long-time Lake Truesdale resident, professional artist, and photographer Jeff Vreeland as he presents “Reflecting on Reflections… a diverse collection of photographs using solely the power of clear refracted surfaces to represent the increasing complexity of our emerging contemporary culture.”
The Truesdale Estates Association is comprised of members and officers from the TEA deeded lake rights area. (See map at link or in full post for details.)
Board members serve two year terms and have no term limits.
Officers have two year terms and cannot serve back-to-back terms in the same office. Officers can serve as officers in a different role than the one previously held. (i.e. no one can be President, Treasurer, VP, etc. for more than 2 years at a time).
The maps also show (in blue) where the proposed towers could be seen from.
The Recycling Center location clearly has much more visual impact throughout the lake neighborhood than the Salt Dome location.
Homeland Towers contracted with Saratoga Associates to perform a Visual Resource Assessment of the two locations including photos and mockups of what the towers would look like from various spots in the neighborhood.
Click the link above or below to download the original full visual assessment document. I have excerpted selected pages above and below in this post that best show the lake neighborhood views and impact.
For context here is a map showing the locations of the two closest cell towers currently installed and the two proposed tower locations near Truesdale Lake neighborhood.
The conclusion at the end of the Saratoga Associates visual study letter reads as follows:
Conclusion – In our professional opinion, locating the tower at the DPW [recycling center] site will result in a greater visual impact on local residences; particularly within the hamlet of South Salem hamlet. Whereas construction of the tower at the Salt Dome Site would have little to no visual impact on residences and recreational use of Truesdale Lake, a tower sited at the DPW Site would be directly visible from a large portion of the lake. Based on viewshed analysis and photo simulation the tower would be less visible in its currently proposed Salt Dome Site than the alternative DPW Site.
Pond and Lake Connection will treat the lake with Se-Clear for algae on Thursday, July 16 (www.sepro.com/aquatics/seclear). They will not apply any herbicide so there are no water usage or irrigation restrictions.
Treatment will be focusing on the coves and shallower areas but they expect to treat broadly where needed. It may take a few days to see the effects of the treatment and treated algae may collect in the coves depending on wind and currents.
Our lake is in great shape for this time of year and it’s nice to see all the swimmers, kayakers and paddle boarders out enjoying the gorgeous conditions.
Thanks – Lara.
July 15, 2020
by rob Comments Off on TLPOA Governing Board Nominations July 2020
Note: this went out via email to the TLPOA email list. Posting here for reference and wider access.
The following slate of Truesdale Lake Property Owners Association (TLPOA) Governing Board nominations are proposed by the TLPOA Nominating Committee consisting of Lara Gorton, Melissa Goble, and Bob Persichette as stipulated by the TLPOA bylaws Article VII Section 4.
Nominees were selected from TLPOA members who volunteered to join the board. They were interviewed by the current board members and the Nominating Committee where roles were discussed and agreed upon by all parties.
You must be a member in good standing in TLPOA to be nominated for the board and to register your vote. If you are not sure of your status, please contact Ted Bloch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting for the Governing Board can be done via proxy at the following link https://forms.gle/H1CyxaCjAoWSG8kD6. It may be difficult to vote via the virtual meeting so please send a proxy to ensure your vote is counted. If you have already voted and want to change your vote, we will register your most recent vote.
Pond & Lake Connection will be treating the lake for algae on Wednesday, July 1 as a preventative measure ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend.
The lake is looking very clear for this time of year with a nearly 4 foot clarity reading. The weather has been good for lake health so far this year but as the water warms up, there is a risk of algae blooms both in the water column and floating on the surface. It is recommended to treat ahead of any indication of algae growth.
Therefore, we plan a light treatment of SeClear on Wednesday. SeClear is a copper sulfate based algaecide and has been used at the lake with good results for the past few years.
We continue to minimize the use of chemicals in the lake and strive for a more natural and balanced ecosystem. The lake draw down last winter has shown great success at reducing weed growth around the shoreline and seems to have helped keep the lake healthy this spring.
Enjoy our beautiful lake and your 4th of July holiday!