Membership 2022 Fee Structure

In recent years, the Lake Lashaway environmental needs have increased significantly.  The introduction and growth of invasive weed species have required us to consider and introduce herbicides to reduce infestation.  This treatment is costly and is a long-term commitment by the Association to keep our lake clean and safe for all residents and users.  To this end, the LLCA established a Lake Management Fund to address and support all aspects of protecting our lake, our scenic pleasure and our investment.

In order to address the LLCA’s increased financial needs associated with the continued weed program maintenance and other improvements, the Board has devised a new Membership Program and Fee structure.  It is important to note that the main form of revenue for the LLCA is the Membership Program.  We are extremely grateful for the significant increase in 2021 membership and most thankful for the generosity of many of our members in contributing to the lake fund; however, the Association does not have a predictable income stream by which to manage.  Ideally, a homeowners association approach would work best.  Unfortunately, such a structure would require statutory changes and the Towns’ assistance, which may be a future consideration.  In the interim, a commonsense approach is for Lake Lashaway homeowners to voluntarily pay their share of annual maintenance costs.

The new Membership Program establishes the following criteria:

  1. The annual fees are divided into two categories: the general membership fee (fixed amount) and the lake management fund fee (variable amount).
  2. The lake management fund fee will be calculated annually and assessed based on the projected budget expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year (the greater the membership the lower per household cost).

Let’s all stand together as a lake community.

Drawdown

The drawdown of the lake has occurred.  As you have been asked in the past, please plan to remove your docks, pull floating docks onto shore, and clean up debris at your site if possible.

Can you help a neighbor who may have a difficult time with these tasks?  That’s how to show community support, and to be a good steward of the lake!  Thank you.

A BIG Thank You to ALL of our Corporate Sponsors!

The wonderful lake community is stepping up! We now have 6 (!) Corporate Sponsors who have generously supported our Lake Management Fund.

  • We are please to announce our newest BRONZE SPONSOR:  LAMOUREUX FORD ! 

Lamoureux Ford is located at 366 East Main Street in East Brookfield.  They offer a no-pressure, stress-free environment when browsing their showroom for a new or used car.  Please mention your appreciation whenever you visit this establishment and support them with your patronage.

  • Please express your thanks to two new BRONZE SPONSORS:  TIMBERYARD BREWING COMPANY  and  BROOKFIELD ORCHARDS.  Each of these local businesses has recently given their support to our lake management efforts.  Please be sure to mention your appreciation whenever you visit these establishments, and support them with your patronage:

TImberyard Brewing Company, located at 555 East Main St in East Brookfield, strives to brew outstanding beer using the freshest ingredients & to create a family-friendly place for people to enjoy it.  

Brookfield Orchards, located at 12 Lincoln Rd in North Brookfield, has been family-owned and operated since 1918, and continues to be a destination which provides families with everlasting memories  and supplies fresh quality fruit to our community.

  • A huge thank you to our  GOLD SPONSOR –  308 LAKESIDE Restaurant.  The partners of 308 Lakeside Restaurant have joined the growing ranks of local businesses that support our Lake Management Fund by participating in our Corporate Sponsor program.  You’ll recall that the 308 Lakeside Association also gifted us with proceeds from their annual golf tournament in August, and again with proceeds from the “Dine for a Cause” fundraiser held late September.  We are very grateful for their continued support and generosity, so please also support their business with your patronage for lakeside dining.

  • A huge thank you to our inaugural GOLD SPONSOR – HOWE LUMBER CO., INC.  Howe has shown their support for our efforts, so please  show that WE also support THEM! They are located at 225 West Main Street in East Brookfield, MA 01515. Their knowledgeable owners and staff can assist you with your home building and renovation needs.

  • And another huge thank you to our initial BRONZE SPONSOR – CROWLEY FUEL who kindly offered their support to the efforts of the Lake Lashaway Community Association’s lake management fund.
    Please check out their oil and propane services. We can support this local company to show our gratitude to them.
    Crowley Fuel Co. is located at 8 Mill Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535. Their phone number is 508.867.6740.

Dine for a Cause @308 Lakeside to benefit the LLCA Lake Management Fund-Wed Sept 22

         308 Lakeside is supporting LLCA with a “Dine for a Cause” fundraiser on Wednesday, September 22.  It’s easy and a great opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors.

Simply have dinner at 308 Lakeside on September 22 and present the “coupon” below to your server.  308 Lakeside will donate 20% of the food bill total to the LLCA Lake Management Fund.  It is not limited to LLCA members so copy the coupon and give it to friends and family.  Let’s try to fill up the restaurant!

Please note that currently 308 is requiring reservations and take out is not eligible for the donation.

Hope to see you on September 22 !

Click HERE to download the LLCA Dine for a Cause 09-22-2021 COUPON

IMPORTANT: No Wake Zone Has Been Lifted

Thank you for following the NO WAKE protocols.  The water level has receded, so we are now happy to announce that the NO WAKE has been lifted.
 
Enjoy boating on the lake once again. Please, still be aware of any floating escaped docks or debris.

 

 

Thank You 308 Lakeside Restaurant!

The LLCA board would like to thank 308 Lakeside for their generous donation of $2,500 from profits of their annual golf tournament, held in August.   This donation will augment our Lake Management Fund.  Their philanthropic gesture is very much appreciated!

Save the Date – Thursday Sept 2nd 6:30pm

Please save the date and time for our annual Lake Lashaway Community Association meeting:
 
THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
6:30 PM
VIA ZOOM 
 
The agenda and pertinent log-in information will be emailed to LLCA members soon 

Golf Tourney Aug 2nd to benefit Lake Lashaway Mgmt Fund

The 308 Team is excited to be sponsoring their 7th Annual Golf Tournament on August 2nd, with this year’s proceeds going to support the Lake Lashaway Community Association’s efforts to maintain Lake Lashaway as the beautiful lake it is, enjoyed by so many! Sign up by July 25th at 308 Lakeside.

Details: Monday August 2, 2021

7:30 am Checkin

8:00 am Shotgun

Cost:  $100 per person / $400 per team

includes Golf Cart Buffet at 308 Lakeside and Prizes

Cost for Buffet ONLY $25 includes donation

Must signup and pay by July 25th at 308 Lakeside

IMPORTANT Lake Management Information

The Pond and Lake Connection has been contracted by the Lake Lashaway Community Association for the 2021 season to begin managing the invasive Milfoil, Fanwort and Naiad within the lake. Management activities will include periodic pond inspections and targeted weed treatments.

The first treatment is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday June 30, 2021, with follow-up inspections & treatment on July 26, 2021 & August 9, 2021. It is suggested that you periodically visit this website for any changes as a result of weather condition.

 Please note the following water use restrictions following treatment;

1 Day Swimming, Boating & Fishing Restriction

1 Day Livestock Watering Restriction (Agricultural)

2 Day Direct Drinking Restriction

5 Day Irrigation Restriction 

 

(LLCA) is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization.

Donate to the Lake Fund and or Pay Dues

Address

Lake Lashaway Community Association, LLC
P.O. Box 72
East Brookfield, MA 01515

lakelashaway@gmail.com