Ms. Annabi was sitting in for Bob-O, who doesn’t seem to care much about LP unless he is having his party, or spending our money. So he didn’t show. And on the subject of blue-green algae in Lake Peekskill, he has been oddly silent.
Ms. Annabi amended the agenda to put the Princeton Hydro report near the beginning of the meeting. She skimmed it and made some inaccurate statements about it. It is available on hard copy at Town Hall. I can email it to you. There is a summary of it on the Lake Peekskill facebook page. And you can request the full report on email from the District Clerk, Judy Travis. If you have questions about what it means, ask. I can explain it. Sam Davis can. Agnes and Candace Powe. And Judy Travis. On the Save Lake Peekskill page, Jack Mosel can explain it.
It is a limnologist’s report, and worth reading, but still it is a test from 7/22/14. No further updates were provided.
As of today, the lake has green scum floating, so it doesn’t look like there has been improvement.
But back to the town board meeting, as part of that discussion, a resident, Andrea O’Brien, expressed concern over the lack of prompt notification, and also about drinking water concerns, and septic concerns. Then the meeting proceeded.
When they got to the subject of Lake Peekskill, they talked about speed bumps, and told us once again that we cannot have them. Tim Barnes talked about the kind of experiences he has had on Northway. Gordon Murray talked about his experiences on Tanglewylde. Ms. Annabi wants to increase signage. She reiterated that there is only one Deputy handling the area, and that he cannot only patrol Lake Peekskill.
An aside on enforcement, not covered at the meeting, there have been several recent break-ins, one of them near me. Yesterday, there was an arrest.
Larry Cobb, our Highway Superintendent, and a Lake Peekskill resident, suggested that we lower the speed limit.
Then we got to the agenda item on the water quality discussion. Ms. Annabi was going to keep going, feeling that her summary of the report and Ms. O’Brien’s comment were adequate. I said, “That’s it?” A discussion followed of communication and solutions. Ms. Annabi believed that they had done all they could to communicate about the situation. I disagreed. I don’t expect that to get better anytime soon.
Ms. Annabi feels that she can’t discuss possible solutions with us. She doesn’t think aeration is the solution. She mentioned some kind of tablets that she wants to put in the lake.
It is time to FOIL for correspondence from the DEC and BOH. The official town response was less than reassuring.
The entire discussion may be viewed on the website as soon as posted, today or tomorrow.
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