Long Meadow Lake Management Committee
Meadow Lake Committee was established as a town agency in 1951. At
that time the lake was a very different body of water from what it is
today. Probably the most visible and audible difference was that
back then powerboats were allowed. A set of ordinances was
established that set the speed limit at 15 mph, limited the use of motors
to certain hours, and prohibited water skiing. The committee’s
most important responsibility then was to manage the public beach, build
and maintain old wooden docks and bathhouse, hire a lifeguard, etc. We would also purchase and apply weed killer to areas around the town
beach and Kasson Grove beach.
With increased state supervision of environmental issues it became
problematic for the committee to continue the weed control. New
regulations and permit applications made it necessary to retain a
commercial applicator. The old wooden docks and floats were
replaced with aluminum products. This reduced much of the
maintenance and made the annual installation and removal much easier.
The most meaningful change for the committee occurred in 1999 when the
responsibility of the beach area and the lifeguard were turned over to
the Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Commission. This is when we
“morphed” into the Long Meadow Lake Management Committee with our
major goal and responsibility being the long-term health of the lake. We changed from being focused on what was happening on the
lake to what was happening in the lake.
Phone: (203) 266-7510 - Please leave a message
|We encourage you to contact us with any
questions or concerns. We meet in the Bethlehem
Public Library every first Thursday
of the month, at 7:00 p.m. (from April through October). Our
meetings are open to the public and you are welcome and encouraged to
voice your ideas. We thank you for your
interest and look forward to a cleaner and healthier lake.