While it was the last SLA meeting of the season, the duties continue. A winter newsletter is being prepared, files are being organized and the 2020 SLA Directory will be put together. Don’t forget to send in your awesome photos of all the fun on Silver Lake this past year. After taking a small break for the holidays, we begin to prepare for next year. Thanks to all for your continued support, dedication, and to our volunteers for their time spent for the good of our great Lake Community. Pictured is the final group attendance of the 2019 season! A short summary of this years activities, projects, and Guest Speakers is also attached. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020 and for your continued support. Have a wonderful fall and winter season.
Editorial from the SLA President… (please take the time to read) The SLA FB page and website are good resources to communicate to lake residents that have an interest in the activities and Water Quality information that affect all of us that use Silver Lake in one way or another. Our monthly meeting is the best way for a two way conversation and getting information first hand. The SLA 2019 Annual meeting took the time to share “The Year in Review” of WQ projects, events, and future goals of Silver Lake. Your membership and support is at work to benefit our lake and properties. ***SLA and C.L.E.A.N. partnering with; Perry High School students and Todd Shuskey Perry CSD Science Teacher, SUNY Geneseo, DEC, PAgES partnered with SUNY Buffalo, Wy Co Soil & Water, & local farmers all work together to continue the 58 year tradition of caring for Silver Lake. ***New, “away from the lake” and “near lake” planting projects that are supplemented by the money raised by the WQ Golf Tournament are being approved and implemented. ***SLA & C.L.E.A.N. are working together along with the local municipalities, Wy. Co. and the DEC, to move forward to approve the dredging project of the outlet and north end of Silver Lake. This is VERY important for the health of our lake. ***The Perry Public Beach and Silver Lake Trail projects are in progress. ***New equipment is being purchased to enhance our data collecting capabilities for studies and information. All of these subjects will be discussed at the Saturday, September 14th, 2019 meeting with elected officials, business representatives, and involved organizations. Come be part of this very important informational meeting that affects the whole Silver Lake District. The meeting is held at The Club at Silver Lake Restaurant (upstairs meeting rm.) 9 AM. All are encouraged to attend. Ask your neighbors and friends that may not have the opportunity to use FB and the SLA Website to attend and be involved. TY
What a busy July it has been and it is only half over! Our July 13th meeting shared information with the 32 in attendance from the 2 guest speakers, Joseph Kirisits, Boat Steward at the State Public Launch on Silver Lake, and Bob Blauers, Remax Reality. Joseph explained his duties that help benefit Silver Lake by watching, inspecting, and educating boaters using the state launch, on the transfer of water invasive species that can be transported from other bodies of water to our lake. Bob talked about the comparisons of Silver Lake to other lakes in the region. He commented on how fortunate we are to have such a active Water Quality Committee and our quality of life on this lake proves that. He also gave a very informative talk on this years assessments. The SLA Committees than gave their reports. The water Quality report can be found on the SLA website. Our Boat Parade went on as planned. Though the rain dampened the ride, it did not dampen the spirits of the entries of the parade. The fireworks on the 3rd were amazing and the tradition of the Ring of Fire was awesome. The SLA Water Quality Golf Tournament will be held at the SL Golf Course July 27th. A few team openings are still available. Our committee is still looking for basket donations for our raffle. All are welcome to by tickets the day of the tournament. Winners do not need to be present to win! Our August 10th meeting is open to all and we encourage lakers to come and be informed! Open to All!
On a beautiful Saturday morning there were 41 in attendance at the SLA June meeting. Everyone came to see PHS Teacher Todd Shuskey and 3 of his students give a presentation on the Water Quality testing they do in Silver Lake and show the equipment they use. Ron N. filling in for Frank B. while he was busy supervising the divers at Silverlaken, updated us on the new projects the SLA/C.L.E.A.N. will be involved with this year. The SLA committees did their reports, Bob C. distributed the flares and at the end everyone was off to enjoy the beautiful day. Thanks to all who attended the June meeting… Directors, Committee Chairs, guests and especially our Guest Speakers!
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 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/
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!
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