Hidden Lake Association
The next meeting of the Board of Governors will be held on Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00 PM at the Scott Sherman residence, 37 East Shore Drive.
The septic pumping list for the year July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 is now available on the Septic Pumping page. Each homeowner is required by ordinance to have their tank pumped once every four years on the schedule determined by the Association. This scheduled pumping is paid for by the Association. Homeowners due to have their tanks pumped this year will receive a postcard in July notifying them to contact Cahill Septic Service to make arrangements. Failure to comply could result in a fine of $25 per day after June 30, 2017. Just a reminder that the Association does not pay for septic tank pumping required for any reason between Association-required pumpings.
The Annual Meeting of the Hidden Lake Association was held on Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 pm at the Town Hall Annex (next to the old jailhouse), Turkey Hill Road, Haddam. Election results and the approved 2016-17 budget are available on the Annual Meeting page. Minutes of the meeting will not be published until 5/2017 after they are approved.
News from the meeting:
Solitude Lake Management will be treating the lilly pads sometime by the end of July.
The lake will be lowered this year in the fall. It is anticipated that minor repairs and maintenance to the dam will be accomplished at this time.
An audit was completed of the Association's books, including the treasurer and financial secretary (tax collector). Everything was found to be in order.
Association members are invited to attend Board of Governor's meetings. Times and dates are published on this page, and minutes are available under the minutes tab.
There was a discussion about the amount of Town taxes and services relating to the Hidden Lake area. Volunteers would be needed to look into this and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors. Anyone interested can contact us through the mail link at the bottom of this web page.
Drainage work on West Shore and East Shore drives is essentialy complete, with some minor work remaining at East Shore. Future drainage work is contemplated for Shore Drive. Many thanks to Mary Shea for all the work that she has done over the years on these projects, and for the many other projects, small and large, that she has completed for the association. She has been invaluable.
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Reminder: Motorized recreational vehicles, including snowmobiles, jetskis, or boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. with any kind of motor (ex: gas and electric) are not permitted on the lake. The lake itself is owned by the Hidden Lake Association, Inc., and use of the lake by members of the association is subject to the bylaws. Please read below:
Motors. A friendly reminder
that use of any motors on boats, canoes, jetskis, or other recreational vehicles such as
snowmobiles in the winter, is prohibited.
A reminder that dogs and other pets are not permitted on the beach at any time, per our bylaws.
There have been reported incidents of non-members accessing the lake with kayaks, canoes, and boats brought in by car or truck. Besides the fact that these people are tresspassing on our lake, these incidents increase the risk of our lake becoming contaminated with invasive weeds such as Eurasian milfoil. Invasive weeds can take over a lake in a short period of time and are difficult and expensive to eradicate. If you witness an occurrence, try to obtain the registration number, vehicle description, and location, and notify the State Police that there are tresspassers on the lake (the lake is posted against tresspassing). We advise against confronting the violators yourself, based upon past experiences of some lake members. We would appreciate it if you would also notify the Association via the email link at the bottom of this page. Thanks for your help.
The Meeting Minutes and Annual Meeting pages are now password protected. If you would like a username and password to access these pages, please email the webmaster at the link shown near the bottom of this page. In your email, please include the property owner name, property address, and your name and address. Upon verification that you are a HLA member, we will send you the username and password to access these pages.
The Hidden Lake Association Board of Governors Meets monthly on the last Wednesday (except November and May) of the month at Burr Elementary School at 7:00 pm during the school year. The BOG does not normally meet during the month of December. Meetings are subject to cancellation or date changes depending upon BOG members' availability to meet a quorum. Meetings during the summer are usually held at BOG members' homes. BOG meetings are open to HLA members. If you would like to bring a matter before a meeting, or are interested in the time and date of a meeting, email us below.
Welcome to the website of the Hidden Lake Association. This site was created to help share information of interest to the residents and taxpayers who reside within the limits of the Hidden Lake Association boundaries.
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