Story by A.J. Arias
Commissioner Eric Hastings, of the Greenwood Lake Commission, brought up the idea of creating a lost and found for Greenwood Lake at their last meeting. The idea of putting up a posting board for lost items was discussed. The Board would provide a place where citizens can post items that they have lost or found. The Commissioners offered up several different potential locations for the posting board. These included social media websites like Facebook or the Commission’s own website.
The Commission believes that the lost and found could be a great tool for people to easily communicate when mysterious things such as docks, kayaks, canoes, or other various items wash up on the shores of homeowners or marinas. Commissioner Micki Lees noted the latest high winds have picked up various things and washed them up on the shore of her property. Additionally, she mentioned a neighbor whose kayak had flown into the water and had to resort to paper flyers in order to notify the community of her lost item.
The Commission will continue to look into setting up an online board and determining the best location for it.
Lake Wide Cleanup Gets Tentative Date
Commissioner Lees noted at the last meeting the several factors that have made it difficult to set up and implement a lake wide cleanup event. Two previous dates for the cleanup had to be postponed due to rain and cold temperatures.
The event is currently scheduled for a tentative date of Sat., Jun. 23. Lees said she would look into possible conflicts with other events going on around the lake before advertising the date as permanent.
The lake wide cleanup will consist of picking up garbage and debris in the lake as well as the picking of water chestnuts. Several Commissioners made remarks about the water chestnuts germination period, which would end in mid-July, meaning the chestnuts would need to be picked out before then.
Commission Discusses Where to Tow a Floating Log
Commission co-chair Floyd DeAngelo brought to the attention of the Commission the issue a neighbor was having with a large floating log. The log, which was blocking the neighbor’s dock, was too heavy to be removed by hand and required the services of a towing company.
Commissioner Hastings offered his services to remove the log but required a place to bring the log once it was removed from the neighbor’s property. The issue brought up a greater discussion about combing areas for natural debris and where towing companies on the lake can and should bring things once they have removed them from problematic areas.
Commissioner Hastings will work with Commissioner Lees to solve the issue and the removal of the log in this particular case. The greater issue of helping constituents with the inconveniences of large floating debris as well as the proper way to remove the debris will be further discussed by the Commission.
The Greenwood Lake Commission hold their next meeting on Wed., Jun. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Lake Senior Center, located at 132 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake.