Question Raised about Runoff from New Building Site across the Pond
Steve Sanborn, Hiram's code enforcement officer, contacted Harold Gillman about a complaint regarding runoff from the building site across the pond. The person lodging the complaint with Mr. Sanborn indicated they were calling from the Clemons Pond Association. At this point, no one has offered the name of the person who placed the complaint. NOTE: No one - neither members nor non-members of the Clemons Pond Association - should act as a representative of the CPA without consent from the CPA president, Doug Bradley.
In case anyone is concerned about runoff from the Day residence building site, here is Steve Sanborn's communication to Harold:
I had a call from the Clemons Pond Association complaining about the exposed sand around the new Day residence on the backside of the pond. I checked everything out and there isn’t any problem with the conservation mix or anything else for that matter. The sand around the house is over the one hundred foot setback and is fine the way it is, as a matter of fact it is better open than covered while they are building because it will absorb the water rather than making it runoff over loam.
2014 Clemons Pond Association Picnic
The 2014 CPA Picnic was enjoyed by everyone who attended on Saturday, July 19th, at the Saurmans' camp. Good weather, delicious food, fun conversations, and camaraderie added up to good times for all. Many thanks to Charlie and Ava for hosting and also to the volunteers who worked the grill and helped with set-up and tear-down.
More pictures will be posted to the Gallery soon!
Hazen Family Celebration - Home Rental(s) Desired
The Hazen family is gathering for a celebration at their Clemons Pond home the weekend of August 2nd. Anyone not using their home that weekend and who would be interested in renting it out to the Hazen family can contact Stephanie Hazen in Florida at 754-422-0810 or email@example.com.
Based on our own experience this year, and reinforced by feedback from our vet, this is shaping up to be a potentially dangerous tick season.
We found the helpful information below from Oneida Lake Campgrounds on Facebook. Please keep yourselves and your pets safe this season!
This could be the most important thing that you see us post! Its an epidemic this year, and these things are as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong senerio! Please not only read it, but share it! Make sure we get the word out about these ticks and the disease they carry!
It's summer! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution!
Repellent for your pets:
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.
For you and your family:
In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.
Update: Land for Sale on the Other Side of the Pond
We recently found a link to a real estate listing for 24 acres on the other side of the pond. Included along with the listing is the following video tour. Click here to view the listing details.
Inland Fisheries Decision - Watercraft Horsepower on Clemons Pond
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued its decision on the request to limit horsepower on Clemons Pond. The Commissioner, after considering all testimony, public comments and materials presented to him, decided not to impose a horsepower restriction at this time. (Click here to read the Commissioner's letter.)
On behalf of the majority of members of the Association, I would like to thank all who offered their services and wrote letters to Inland Fisheries in our attempt to limit the horsepower rating on our pond.
Special thanks to Bill Tate and Harold Gillman for all of their hard work.