First of all, we want to welcome our new neighbors who purchased a home this past year around our "Gem of
Glocester" Keech Pond.
It is that time of year again when we have to pull our toys out of the water, including docks. To you new waterfront property
purchasers, you cannot imagine the force of floating ice and the damage it can cause to your dock when the ice begins to melt in the spring. If you don't take precautions now, those melting ice floes
will cause serious damage to anything remaining in the water.
Also, we will be lowering water level of the lake (known as "drawdown") in a little less than 2 weeks, the 24th of
this month. Our road signs will have postings, as well. Again, to you new members, you will notice the water level significantly drop for the fall and winter season. NO WORRIES!
This "drawdown" is intentional because it exposes vegetation along the shoreline to the frost, thereby killing it
before the growth gets out of hand next spring and summer. This is the natural and environmentally safe way to keep the vegetation growth in check.
Have a safe and warm fall and winter season. I am reluctant to say, but I hope the winter is cold enough so that you die-hard
fishermen/fisherwomen can do some ice fishing this year.
We look forward to seeing you around the lake or at the next General Membership meeting to be held in May 2017.
One last note: we have a few vacancies on our Board and welcome new members so we can have fresh ideas. If you would like to
learn more, wonder how much time we ask of our Board members, or have some comments, please feel free to drop us a line or speak with a Board member in your neighborhood.
The Property Owners' Association of Keech Pond, Inc.
October 10, 2016
The mission of The Property Owners' Association of Keech Pond, Inc., founded in 1971, is to:
- Maintain, protect and preserve our precious natural resources — Keech Pond and Keech Dam.
- Monitor and maintain fiscally sound policies to ensure strong and healthy financial resources.
- Promote safety and neighborly co-existence, and demonstrate pride of ownership in order to maximize property values.