Last night representatives of 7 lakes in Lewisboro along with Jim Nordgren, Mike Meyer (NYC DEP), and Gina D’Agrosa (Westchester County) met at the Lake Katonah Clubhouse to discuss use of the “East of Hudson” (EOH) Stormwater/Water Quality grant that Lewisboro is eligible to receive up to $312,500 from.
Any grant money received by Lewisboro must be matched dollar for dollar by the town either in dollars or services provided (e.g. highway department, engineering, or other trackable services).
Representatives attended from Timber Lake,Â Three LakesÂ (Waccabuc, Oscaleta, Rippowam), Lake Kitchawan, Lake Katonah, andÂ Lake Truesdale.
The main topics were what projects are eligible for grant money. Guidelines are in the information available at the meeting. A general rule is capital projects are favored.
Each lake presented projects they would like grant money for and Mike Meyer of DEP said the town and each lake must prioritize the projects since the grant and matching funds clearly would not cover the entire scope of everyone’s wish list.
The Lake Truesdale representatives (Robert Cummings and David Sachs) agreed to publish their application on this site. Watch the websiteÂ newsÂ for further details. Participants agreed to have this material ready by December 5th, 2005 and get it to Mike Meyer at DEP as well as Jim Nordgren for review.
The same group will get back together for a meeting onÂ December 6th (tuesday) at 7:30pmÂ to review again and answer questions that come up.
Final application for the grant money is due to the county before December 31, 2005. The final application must come from the Town of Lewisboro who then must sign an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) by June 30, 2006 to get the money.
If anyone is interested in coming to the next meeting, let me (Rob Cummings) know at 763-0881.Â We can carpool over.
Some other information on the site that might be helpful to other lake associations:
Truesdale Lake Report Downloads
Video of one of our proposed project areas (taken during a storm)
Lake Preservation Article (adapted from multiple sources)
Sterile Carp Article
Green Lawns, Blue Waters website excerpt and link
Aquascaping: Plants That Help The Lake
NYC DEP Filtration Avoidance Press Release
[PleaseÂ let me knowÂ if I have misspelled anyone’s name or gotten any facts wrong.]