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Pay Your Sylvia Lake Association Dues

Your dues provide funds for lake management projects, support for community social activities, this website, an online store, newsletter mailings, contests, and awards. 

 

This is an all-volunteer organization.

Please pay your $25.00 dues to support our community.

OR Mail $25.00 dues to:

Cindy Shaw, SLA Treasurer
9810 Mixer Road
Adams, NY 13605

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Paddlepalooza - C. Sprague
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Heaven - P. MacKelvey
Heaven - P. MacKelvey

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Sunset - J. LaPierre
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In mid-October 2022, the Sylvia Lake Association Board sent out a “Milfoil Survey - Request for Input.” This Information and Action Survey was sent to 170 property owners at their tax map address (~150 different people/ Trusts/ LLCs/ Partnerships.) Surveys were sent via Certified Mail, with a stamped return address envelope, one ballot per lake property 911 address. Board members hand-delivered about 20.

SLA BOARD NEWS

(posted Dec. 28, 2022) ​

RESPONSE

 

100 surveys were returned. Six additional mail pieces were returned because recipient refused to sign for the Certified Mail. The Town of Fowler responded that they would not be voting for their properties, saying that lakers should make these decisions. Survey response rate, after considering these 8 non-participants, is 100/162, rounds to 62%. 

 

The Survey asked participants to use a ranked-choice vote, to indicate their preference for four options, ranking the four options in order of what they wanted us to do. Of the countable ballots,  one person voted for “option 5 - do more research.”

RESULTS 

 

Of the remaining 99 ballots first choices: 

68 = Option 4  (move forward with application & permit to use ProcellaCor)

13 = Option 2  (provide information/education for individuals to manage their own shorefront)

10 = Option 1  (do nothing)

  8 = Option 3  (continue contracted hand-harvesting)

 

68% chose Option 4 as their first choice. 

Of the 31 who  chose other options first,  8 said that Option 4 was their second choice  

76% of respondents  chose Option 4 as their first or second choice. 

 

NEXT STEPS

We appreciate everyone who participated in this survey. The document indicated that, "If you do not return your ballot by December 1, we will assume you agree with the majority." 

 

Since 76%  of respondents indicated interest in utilizing ProCellaCor, the Board will move forward to determine who can/should request permits. In addition, the Board will work on partnerships for permitting and funding a targeted, limited utilization of ProcellaCor, to address the milfoil infestation on the South shore of Sylvia Lake.

 

Any questions about this survey can be directed to SLA Board members -  email links are HERE.  For questions about participant mailing addresses or returns, contact the  Secretary at jmdodds@aol.com
 
We will update this space as we proceed with any actions going forward. 

Sylvia's Neighborhoods
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  1. Wintergreen Bay

  2. Old Beach

  3. North Shore

  4. Hotel Bay

  5. West Shore

  6. Mansion Grounds

  7. Langevin Lane

  8. South Shore

  9. Pumphouse

  10. Indian Head Trail/&N

  11. East Shore

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Watch for Ice Out '23 - Beginning March 1st

Sylvia Lake Stories & News

The website has collected stories and documented summer events since 2003.
Select a year to see the stories from that year... or search for an event or person.

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

Milfoil Management Resource

Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and Adirondack Lakes Alliance (ALA) for this installment of ALA's 2020 "Love Your Lake" Education Series.

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

Happy Halloween from Sylvia

Women in Hats... A confirmed flotilla of witches gathered on Sylvia on Sunday, October 23, to celebrate Halloween. Thank you to Alicia Porter for organizing the event!

Since 2003, the website has collected stories and documented summer events. "More Stories" is a collection of many of these stories, organized into years. Select a year to see the stories from that year.

Light Up Our Boats & Docks '22

This long-standing event marks the end of Summer at Sylvia Lake. In the long past, Ferg would pass out road flares, to be lit all together for the spectacle.

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