Runoff Muddies A Lake's Future

Runoff Muddies A Lake's Future

There are 8 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 23, 2007, titled Runoff Muddies A Lake's Future. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

This town isn't known for industry. It doesn't have shopping or a thriving historic hub.

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Catch A Bruiser

East Hampton, CT

#1 Apr 23, 2007
I remember going fishing there in the early sixties with my father. Beautiful lake. In the middle 70's the sprawl hit the lake and the big mansions stated to go up and the old seasonal cottages disapeared as the real estate values skyrocketed. Then the state lease ended on the boat launch and the fishermen were locked out after years of state stocking. Why spend or grant another penny to this private pond? Let the property owners and tax payers of the town foot the whole bill. Incorporate a view or lawn tax if you live near the lake with your rolling green lawn. Get rid of the geese that deficate in the water. Use organic fertilizers.That is a start. The jewel is private and not allowed to be enjoyed by all the taxpayers of the state.
Just For Money

Prospect, CT

#2 Apr 23, 2007
They are STILL building Plazas like huge CVS with large parking lot on WETLANDS is being built..Everthing will drain right into the lake...Shaws was bad enough.
right on

Rocky Hill, CT

#3 Apr 23, 2007
Catch A Bruiser wrote:
I remember going fishing there in the early sixties with my father. Beautiful lake. In the middle 70's the sprawl hit the lake and the big mansions stated to go up and the old seasonal cottages disapeared as the real estate values skyrocketed. Then the state lease ended on the boat launch and the fishermen were locked out after years of state stocking. Why spend or grant another penny to this private pond? Let the property owners and tax payers of the town foot the whole bill. Incorporate a view or lawn tax if you live near the lake with your rolling green lawn. Get rid of the geese that deficate in the water. Use organic fertilizers.That is a start. The jewel is private and not allowed to be enjoyed by all the taxpayers of the state.
You're absolutely right, why should OUR tax dollars go to fix their problems when we can't even enjoy the lake!!!!
his sister

Greenfield, MA

#4 Apr 23, 2007
>>>You're absolutely right, why should OUR tax dollars go to fix their problems when we can't even enjoy the lake!!!!<<<

They also expect you to pay five times whats reasonable, to educate their kids.

One last thing: no one who is clueless enough to live in a 4000 sq. foot home in a rural town is going to give a darn about the runoff from their property. Now get out of the way- a ford expedition is coming thru.
Juice

Greenfield, MA

#5 Apr 23, 2007
I believe that the Town's tax spending should be looked at, but don't complain about your tax dollars going to lake and that you can't fish there. The state funding is available to all towns with watersheds, and not just East Hampton. There are a lot of other areas of State tax spending that cost us a lot more, and I highly doubt that you read articles about welfare or the casino tax income, and post comments about them. If the lake was made open to the general public, the number of boats that would be on the lake would be unsafe, uncontrollable and would only make the environmental problems worse due to gasoline and oil emissions. I think that we are taking the appropriate steps at this time with the recently established commission, and we will be able to continue the enjoyed use of OUR lake without negligent and disrespectful outsiders.
JJJ

Middletown, CT

#6 Apr 23, 2007
Juice wrote:
I believe that the Town's tax spending should be looked at, but don't complain about your tax dollars going to lake and that you can't fish there. The state funding is available to all towns with watersheds, and not just East Hampton. There are a lot of other areas of State tax spending that cost us a lot more, and I highly doubt that you read articles about welfare or the casino tax income, and post comments about them. If the lake was made open to the general public, the number of boats that would be on the lake would be unsafe, uncontrollable and would only make the environmental problems worse due to gasoline and oil emissions. I think that we are taking the appropriate steps at this time with the recently established commission, and we will be able to continue the enjoyed use of OUR lake without negligent and disrespectful outsiders.
Problem is, not every town has a nice body of water to use, and those that do should at least allow a quota of visitors (even if that does not include motor boats). Otherwise, we may have to close our OUR roads off to non-residents.
Sean McKinney

Adelaide, Australia

#7 Apr 24, 2007
Good evening, Australia has the technology to remmediate your lake, please ask Bob Hart to view www.phoslock.com.au We have only just finished solving similar issues in Adelaide Sth Australia and plan to commence work in New Zealand in 2008. Our American licensee is Cetco and the contact in Chicago is Jim Miller.
I hope we can assist
Regards
Sean McKinney
Sthn Region Manager
[email protected]
Sean McKinney

Adelaide, Australia

#8 Apr 24, 2007
Phoslock is your answer, see www.phoslock.com.au
Regards
Sean McKinney

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