Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2020

Forest Lake Association Board Meeting
February 11, 2020
Cumberland Fire Dept. Community Room

Public Meeting


Call to order at 6:34 PM by Janene

Present: Janene, John, Ellie, Greg, Jan, Antonia, Brianna, Debbie (virtually)  and Cathy Whorf (a member of the public)

Secretary Report: Paula

Paula read the minutes from the prior meeting. No changes were made. Greg made a motion to accept; Jan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer Report: Ellie

Reconciled bank balance at 12/31/19 = $15,992.58

  • FLA funds =  $11, 786.15
  • Watershed Survey = $4,206.43
  • Detailed expenses available from Ellie.
  • We did gross $380 for the Halloween fundraiser but still need to factor expenses

John made a motion to accept; Greg seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Old Business:

Halloween fundraiser report

  • Everyone worked hard. There was a good turnout for a first event.
  •  Jan suggested possibly gearing toward teenagers next year.
  • Things against us this year included: parking, field events/games,  it was a gorgeous day
  • Greg noted that people who went had a great time.
  • Ellie said there is need to get the word out sooner.
  • Antonio reminded us that It takes time to get people involved
  • It was agreed that we will do it again.

Lakeside Drive road repairs

  • $14,000 was paid out
  • Four high impact sites needed to be fixed and now are.
  • There are still two sites at the end of James Way and Cypress that still need attention and will be priority for next year.
  • There is the $4200 left from the watershed and it’s a matching grant still available
  • Ellie still needS to see the $14,000 invoices.

DEP grant update, NEED volunteers for Watershed Planning committee

  • Did receive money, about $32,000, which will be used for the Gray high impact sites.
  • So far the volunteers are Greg, Ted, and Janene. Could use more.
  • Need to sit down with Heather in the spring to see oversight.

Civic Affairs Committee: Brianna 

Brianna provided an update by reporting that the committee is continuing to monitor ongoing and future developments.

New Business:

Lake Monitoring update, volunteer needed

  • Jan and John are certified monitors and Paula is for Secchi only. Dissolved Oxygen classes are held in Auburn.
  • We need more volunteers.
  • Janene did a plant paddle with Lake Stewards of Maine.

Lake Stewards of Maine / new invasive millfoil infestation

  • It is a privately funded organization that collects data.
  • A large lake in northern Maine found this new invasive milfoil infestation and will monitor this summer up there.


Friends of Forest Lake Facebook

  • It is more geared toward the civic affair committee,
  • Discussed its need and potential merge in the future.
  • One is a page and one is a group.
  • Briana made a motion to hold off on merging the pages, Greg seconded.     The motion passed unanimously.

Dues structure:

  • Janene and Jan mentioned that nearby lakes have different structures.
  •  Greg made a motion to table the discussion. Paula seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.


  • It is all set up and working. Debbie will be added.

Adjournment: Jan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Antonio seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting date: April 14, 2020

Respectfully submitted,
Paula Curcio


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