This is the Official Website of the SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION

Silver Lake Association Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Silver Lake Association shall be to protect and improve the environmental quality of Silver Lake and its watershed, and the quality of life around the lake (recreational, commercial, industrial, and social).

Events and News Around Silver Lake

Firework Display at Silver Lake

FYI to all Silver Lakers and those who watch the Silver Lake Fireworks display on July 3rd. Donations are now being accepted to help finance this Silver Lake tradition the past 20 years! The show’s costs went from about $3000 20 years ago to approximately $7500 today. If you love this show coupled with the SLA “Ring of Fire”, please donate what you can. This is much appreciated every year! Send donation to: SL Fireworks Fund, 7851 State Route 39, Perry NY 14530. Lorraine’s letter is attached.

Updated information May 2019

The SLA has added the April 2019 Minute Summary to the website. Also, if anyone is interested in SLA or Silver Lake Embroidered merchandise you can click on the link on the top post to order yours items today. The order form will only be available until June 17th. The opportunity to purchase items again will not be available until May 2020.


The SLA May meeting was attended by 32 members and guests. Derek and April Orf promoted their new Lake Life Management Company on Silver Lake. Bert Gallmon gave the final details of the Silver Serpent Triathlon slated for June 2nd (volunteers and spectators encouraged!). Matt Jensen (VOP Administrator) updated the group on the renovations of Perry Public Beach and Silver Lake Trail. We welcomed the new SLA Secretary Brian Kinsman. The SLA WQ Chair Frank Bright gave another interesting presentation full of important information. The Committees of; Membership, Boat Parade Home Owners of Distinction, SL Sailing Club, Lake Wide Garage Sale, and our new SLA Merchandise line, all gave their reports. Our next SLA Meeting is June 8th. All are welcome to attend.

SLA/Silver Lake logo Merchandise

SLA is working with Martin Acres Embroidery to make available merchandise with the SLA and Silver Lake logos. Attached is their website to order your items now! Silver Lake Association Members/residents will get a special Discount and 5% of the total purchase will be donated by the company to the SLA Water Quality Committee for lake projects.

Go to this website to order: https://www.companycasuals.com/SilverLakeAssociation/

Solar Farm coming to Castile, NY

Information that was shared by a couple of SL Residents. TY for sharing.

Today’s Batavia Daily News reports:

CASTILE — A planned 24.99 megawatt solar facility is among 20 renewable energy projects set to receive $1.5 billion in state funding.
Silver Lake Solar is a project by Geronimo Energy of Minneapolis, Minn. It will produce 24.99 megawatts of electricity and encompass about 175 acres on the Faryna farm property off Route 39 south of the village of Perry, according to state and county officials.
“We’re supportive of it,” said Town Supervisor Keith Granger on Wednesday. “It should bring some benefits to the town.”
The funding was announced by the The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in the aftermath of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State Address. State officials said the projects will generate $4 billion in direct investment in the clean energy sector and will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Geronimo has been working with local community members, said company spokeswoman Lindsay T. Smith in an emailed response to questions. It’s estimated construction and operations will start in 2021.
The electricity generated would go into the general grid.
“The project plans to interconnect into an adjacent utility substation, and similar to any home or business, will require installation of some additional electrical equipment to safely inject the power generated into the grid,” Smith said. “The final electrical design will be dependent upon an interconnection study that is currently underway.”
Besides generating electricity, the project will also pose benefits for the town and Wyoming County.
A Payment In Lieu of Taxes plan will be developed with the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency, said Director William Daly of the county’s Planning and Development department. The resulting funds will benefit the town, county and surrounding school district.
Geronimo Energy renewable energy development company whose satellite offices include a location in New York.
The firm has developed more than 2,200 megawatts of wind and solar projects that are either in operation or currently under construction. Silver Lake Solar marks the third NYSERDA REC contract awarded to Geronimo, totaling nearly 65 MW to date, Smith said.
Additionally, Geronimo’s New York renewable energy development portfolio of over 300 MW is poised to provide millions of dollars of investment and tax revenue to the state.
A key part of Geronimo’s development philosophy is the notion of “farmer-friendly”, which means that Geronimo develops projects that are not only community-driven, but also economic drivers for local host communities, Smith said.

Why is this the first we have heard about this? “The installation of some additional electric equipment “ that may be required is very vague. While solar is generally less intrusive on the landscape than wind power and can allow for preservation of open space, it would seem that there should be some input by residents in this process. What does the SLA know?

2019 SLA Directory

Time is running out to get your pictures and articles in, to Conolly Printing, for the 2019 SLA directory. Contact the SLA or your tract director for contact information. Have a fun and safe winter, see you in Spring!

Ice Fishing on Silver Lake

The past few days the ice fishing on Silver Lake, Perry NY is on. With the cold temps this weekend I am sure we can say it’s a go. Good luck, have fun and be safe!

C.L.E.A.N.

Now you can support C.L.E.A.N. with tax deductible donations.

Silver Lake Public Beach Project Approved

Dear Friends,
You may know the good news but if not – I wanted to share that the village has been awarded $300,000 through the EPF grant program to support the Village Beach project.  I write both to share the news and also my gratitude for your support of the application. We had such broad-based support – over 25 letters written! The project’s support by our county leaders, our lake leaders and neighbors, our school, town and village leaders, by local families, by arts organizations and advocates, small businesses, and economic development partners all played a crucial role in conveying the importance of this project. 
Our state representatives did everything in their power, and Senator Gallivan’s endorsement of the regional significance of this free public access to Silver Lake through his recommendation of the $150,000 SAM grant we were awarded last year, helped to bring home the point.
You sent a strong signal about the local and the regional significance of this project and you took time out on short notice – always the way with grants – to learn about the vision and provide your support.
Even while we’ve been waiting, we haven’t been waiting! The Village hired a design firm this summer who have been working with a fabulous steering committee that has broad representation and knowledge. The team just finished schematic design for the beach. If you didn’t see it at the open house last month, the village will soon be posting it at our website.
So now we can fine tune it based on final funding (we had requested $500,000) and move efficiently into construction drawings this spring.
Thanks again – the time you took and the results it has brought is one more proof that Perry is a YES community!

____________________________Rick Hauser, MayorVillage of Perry

Graphical Interface for SL Temperature

The SLA with the help from Karl Hanafin created a nice graphical interface for the temperature sensor at Silver Lake.  Click on the URL.

http://karl.hanafins.com/silver-lake-thermocline-data—station-1

The SLA’s New Invasive Species Disposal Station is now available

disposal stations 009 (640x360)Roland Beck, from the State Park’s Office at Letchworth, and the SLA WQ Committee worked together to make available this very important disposal station.   This will help alleviate the possibility of invasive species being transported into Silver Lake or from Silver Lake to another body of water.    The Invasive Disposal Station is installed at the State Public Launch at the South west end of Silver Lake.  Let us all do our part and use this valuable tool.

Welcome to Silver Lake, Wyoming County New York

Welcome to the Silver Lake Association Website.  Silver Lake is located in Western New York, one hour Southeast of Buffalo NY, or one hour South of Rochester NY.  Our 3 mile long lake is great for fishing and boating around the 7 mile stretch of it’s shorelines and watershed.  On our website you will find events happening on and around Silver Lake, in our towns and villages of Perry and Castile, places of interest (ex. Letchworth State Park – 10 minutes away) and contact information. As our mission statement says, our organization of dedicated and passionate volunteers are here to keep Silver Lake Clean, safe, and beautiful for the present and for generations to come.  Thank you for stopping in and hope you come and visit… if you don’t live or vacation here already! 

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