Committees

Updated September 19, 2022

Standing Committees


LAKE MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE
Chair: Lynn Wilbur
Includes Harvesting, Herbicide, Spillway and Water Chestnut Removal Committees
Oversee development, implementation and review of the yearly Cossayuna Lake
Management and Watershed Management Plan. Contract with the towns of Argyle and
Greenwich. Work to solicit funds from other county and state sources. Identify and
pursue grants when possible.


HARVESTING
Committee Chair: Gene Henry/Tim Hopkins
Maintain the harvester to ensure optimal use. Solicit donations from individual
property owners who wish to have their dock are harvested. Ensure properties are
properly numbered/identified. Implement the harvesting program as outlined in the
Lake Management Plan. Oversee and maintain timesheets on harvester driver and truck driver.


HERBICIDE
Committee Chair: Sheila Rappazzo
Use data to determine herbicide needs. With Board approval, hire an aquatic applicator,
and solicit donations to support the treatment plan. Ensure that the herbicide is applied
according to the permit. Report results to the Board.


SPILLWAY
Committee Chair: Gene Henry
Monitor the dam as needed to maintain the water at the top of the six-inch board in the
spillway since that has been identified as the agreed upon lake level. Implement the
Water Level Management Plan.


WATER CHESTNUT REMOVAL
Committee Chair: Gene Henry
Coordinate water chestnut picking events.


NOMINATING
Chair: JoAnne Bonacker
Solicit candidates for office prior to the General Membership meeting. Prepare the ballot and process absentee ballots.


BYLAWS
Chair: Anne Marie Marrone Caliendo
Answer bylaw questions at any meeting. Recommend changes as needed. Maintain the
official bylaws and provide copies as needed.


FINANCE
Chair: Rick Ryan
Review accounts yearly. Provide a projected budget yearly. Provide a one-page financial
summary for distribution in the newsletter for the election meeting.


Ad-Hoc Committees
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Chair: Tom LeCours
Coordinate the maintenance of the building and grounds. Provide a list of projects for the truck driver. Recommend capital projects for improvement to the Board.


COMMUNICATIONS
Chair: John Felicetti
Newsletter development and ensuring the newsletters are mailed (postal and email)
according to the schedule approved by the Board. Solicit advertisers and manage terms for the newsletter and website advertising program. Create and distribute flyers as
needed/requested. Website management and updates as needed. Facebook page to be
managed by Lynn LeCours. Email blast communications managed by the Social and
Fundraising Committee.


CSLAP DATA COLLECTION
Chair: Lynn Wilbur
Oversee bi-weekly data collection, processing and submission.
DATA MANAGEMENT
Chair: John Felicetti, Peggy Pahoulis, Bob Reilly, Karen Ryan, Rick Ryan and Cheryl
Stanford-Smith
Data:
• Input and retrieve data as needed.
• Maintain up-to-date property records, including property identification numbers,
based on transaction changes.
• Maintain membership/harvesting/lake management information from applications.
Provide updated counts as required/requested.
• Maintain Board of Directors contact listing and share as required/requested.
• Maintain membership directory and share as required/requested.
• Maintain email blast listing and send out emails as required/requested.
• Provide appropriate chairpersons with current listings in a timely manner:
o Notify Membership Chairperson of new owners.
o Provide the Harvesting Committee with current listing of properties and
updates such that they can be harvested in a timely manner.
Newsletter:
• Prepare and provide mailing labels for all newsletter mailings.
• Coordinate the physical newsletter documentation and mailing with the Salem post
office.
• Resolve issues with returned newsletters.
Mail:
• Pick up mail from Cossayuna Post Office and distribute accordingly in a timely
fashion.
• Deposit and record funds received in a timely manner.
• Create statements showing where deposited money is to be recorded and share this
information in a timely manner with Treasurer.
Miscellaneous:
• Assist the Membership Chairperson at the General and Election Meetings.


EDUCATION
Chair: Lynn Wilbur
Coordinate events and activities to provide education related to lake ecology and safety
including Boaters Safety Course and other topics of interest. Write or acquire an
educational article for each newsletter.


INSURANCE
Chair: Ed Costello
Review policies. Recommend policy modifications as needed.


MEMBERSHIP
Chair: Bob Reilly
Provide membership updates at each board meeting. Coordinate Neighborhood Leaders to disseminate and collect information and encourage membership. Maintain/update information packets for new home or property buyers on the lake. Provide an article for each newsletter.


PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS/MERCHANDISE
Chair: Tom LeCours
Select promotional merchandise. Oversee orders and delivery.


SIGNAGE
Chair: Joe/Joanne Bonacker, Marie Dumas, and John Felicetti
Maintain three road signs around the lake for CLIA events and meetings (Marie and John). Maintain the sign at the CLIA property by the roadway (Joe and Joanne).


SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISING
Chairs: JoAnne Bonacker, Marie Dumas, Lynn Jackson and Karen Ryan
Coordinate, plan and/or host social events, some which serve as fundraisers for the CLIA. These events could include: ice cream social, dances, trivia nights, chili cook-offs, chicken BBQ and raffle, kayak poker run, boat parade, etc. Coordinate food truck events. Coordinate building rental calendar. Provide information to social media point person to advertise events and send email blasts as requested/needed.