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Lake District Update

Lake District Update

Lake District, News
At yesterday’s Lake Agency Meeting the survey results report was presented to the committee by the Planning Department. The committee decided to keep the process moving forward towards the formation of a district. They expect to convene in a month or so when the staff has further recommendations to report. VIEW SURVEY SUMMARY Article below courtesy of The Post-Journal - April 21, 2021 Survey Results Show Support For Lake District by Jay Youngjyoung@post-journal.com Board members of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency were optimistic Tuesday after reviewing the results of a survey which gathered community input on a potential Chautauqua Lake District. Matthew Bourke, junior planner with the Chautauqua County department of planning and development, presented the survey responses to the board, which were collected by Highland Planning from…
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CLA’s Watercraft Steward Program Sees An Increase In Regional Lake Activity in 2020

CLA’s Watercraft Steward Program Sees An Increase In Regional Lake Activity in 2020

Employment, News, Watercraft Steward
Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association’s Watercraft Steward AIS Spread Prevention Program Reports show that there was a significant increase across the board in total surveys, interactions, and boats monitored by Stewards in 2020. The full reports are available to the public and can be downloaded here. From May through September of 2020, Stewards were active Friday through Monday at public launches on Chautauqua Lake, Cassadaga Lake, and at two Lake Erie harbors. There were 19,650 boats and 39,528 people seen by stewards in 2020, an increase of 9,753 boats and 19,727 people from 2019. Long Point was the busiest Chautauqua Lake launch in 2020 with 2,822 boats. Bemus and Mayville followed close behind with 2,390 and 2,385 boats respectively. The report shows that 85 percent of boaters took…
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CHQ Lake Ice Pick Winners Announced

CHQ Lake Ice Pick Winners Announced

Fundraising, News
(Lakewood, NY) The CHQ Lake Ice Pick officially fell on March 20th, 2021 at 2:52:16 pm We had almost 250 guesses and 19 of those predictions were for March 20th! The last ( ... and only ) time the pick fell through on this day was in 2010. This year, Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick was placed on the ice on February 4 and the polls opened on February 5. Typically, the pick falls in the first week of April ... we are almost 2 weeks early this year!! We would like to thank everyone who participated in the CLA’s Winter FUNdraiser. We appreciate your support! And ... the WINNERS are:1st place – Lynne Kruse, $250 guess was 2 minutes from exact time 2nd place – Robert Trembath, $50guess was 21…
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Lake District Talking Points Recommendations

Lake District Talking Points Recommendations

Lake District, News
In December of 2017 the Chautauqua County Legislature passed Resolution #315-17 which established a Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency.  Agency Board Membership was designated as 2 county legislators, 3 Town elected officials, 2 Village elected officials, 1 lake area property owner and 1 representative from Chautauqua Institution.  The Agency was “tasked with making recommendations to the County Legislature regarding the formation of lake district(s) and other pertinent issues.”  The Agency Board has met periodically since then and has been staffed by the County Planning Department.  The Agency will be making a recommendation to the County Legislature about whether the Legislature should create a Lake District and if so how to configure and impower the District. The below/attached survey has been developed at the Agency’s request to solicit public input…
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The Chautauqua Lake Association is a Year-Round Operation

The Chautauqua Lake Association is a Year-Round Operation

Lake Maintenance, News, Shop Work, Working at CLA
Lakewood, NY — Throughout the summer, the presence of the Chautauqua Lake Association is highly visible around the Lake. From the brightly colored vessels on the water to the dump trucks running on the road, the CLA crews and the work they do is well known among lake residents. But what happens in the off-season? Chautauqua Lake management is a year-round operation and the work is never done. Late September through mid-May is shop time, according to Douglas Conroe, CLA executive director. It is during this time that every piece of equipment is overhauled, seasonal data is reviewed, and preparations for the next year begin. In the Shop At the end of each summer, the full-time maintenance crew is tasked with pulling the machines from the water and preparing them…
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