Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting – June 25, 2015

The next Joint Meeting of the LMAC and RMAC will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The meeting location is hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council at the Conservation Center at 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord. The meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Materials:

2015.04.13 DRAFT LMAC Minutes
2015.04.13 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes

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LMAC Meeting – April 13, 2015

The next LMAC meeting will be held Monday, April 13, 2015, and will include a joint meeting with the RMAC as well as a regular LMAC meeting. The meeting will be held at the NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. All three meetings are open to the public.

Schedule:

RMAC: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
LMAC: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Joint Meeting: 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

We expect to have a working lunch during the Joint Meeting with pizza available for those who prefer not to bring their own lunch.

NEW! Post-Meeting Documents:

LMAC Meeting:
Decline of Loons on Squam Lake – Presentation by Tiffany Grade, Loon Preservation Committee

Joint Meeting:
Stream Order Mapping – Presentation by Neil Olson, NH Geological Survey
NH River Order – Excerpt of Presentation by David Rosengarten, NHDES

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.04.13 LMAC Agenda

2015.02.18 Draft LMAC Minutes
2015.02.18 Draft JOINT Minutes

Squam Lake Loon Initiative – We will have a presentation from Tiffany Grade about this study. Click the link for more information!

SLR 2015-003 a-d MeredithVote Required
Renew leases of 4 waterfront parcels, 58′ – 1351′, on Lakes Winnipesaukee and Waukewan in Meredith for dock and mooring field access.
SLR 2015-005 a-h LaconiaVote Required (added 4/9/15)
Renew leases of 8 waterfront railroad parcels to abutters for use and maintenance of pedestrian crossings, docks and waterfront access.

JOINT Meeting Documents:

2015.04.13 JOINT Meeting Agenda

RMAC & LMAC 02.18.2015 DRAFT Strawman regarding SPA (reposted with minor revision)
SAC Ad-Hoc Subcommittee 11.10.2014 Summary and Conclusions regarding SPA (reposted)
Future of the Rivers and Lakes Programs- 2015.02.18 Discussion Notes
Future of the Rivers and Lakes Program- 2015.02.18 Slides

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LMAC Meeting – February 18, 2015

The next LMAC meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and will include a joint meeting, beginning at 11:35 AM, with the RMAC as well as a regular LMAC meeting. The meeting will be held at the NH Fish & Game Offices, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. All three meetings are open to the public, and LMAC members are welcome to attend the RMAC meeting as well.

Schedule:

RMAC: 9:00 – 11:20 AM
Joint Meeting: 11:35 AM – 1:30 PM
LMAC: 1:45 – 3:45 PM

Lunch will be BYO, or you may order pizza ahead of time. See meeting email sent on 2/12 for more information.

Post-Meeting Documents:

Lake Trophic Survey Program Presentation

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.02.18 Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Agenda

RMAC & LMAC 02.18.2015 DRAFT Strawman regarding SPA
SAC Ad-Hoc Subcommittee 11.10.2014 Summary and Conclusions regarding SPA

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.02.18 LMAC Agenda

2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Minutes

The current 2015 Legislation Tracking Spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page of the LMAC blog. The committee will be determining which 2015 bills the LMAC should track, and for which bills the committee should submit letters of testimony.

2013 PWAAB Annual Report (requested by LMAC members at the July meeting)

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Surplus Land Review – Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith

The surplus land review (SLR) described in the document below has been proposed for categorical exclusion status by the LMAC Chair and Vice Chair based on the de minimus impact that this lease is expected to have on Lake Winnipesaukee. According to LMAC procedures for categorical exclusions, LMAC members have the opportunity to review and comment on the SLR for one week. If no dissenting comments are received, LMAC staff will, on behalf of the committee, respond to CORD that the LMAC has no objection to the proposed SLR.

Please provide comments by COB November 4, 2014. Comments may be sent to Jacquie or Tracie.

DOT proposes to lease up to 300 (minimum 50) linear feet of railroad land in Meredith to the Needle Eye Association to permit construction and maintenance of pedestrian crossing over the railroad track for waterfront access and to repair and maintain an existing dock to Lake Winnipesaukee per RSA 228:57-a.  The Association has an existing 50’ Right-of-Way providing access to the waterfront from Needle Eye Road and according to the approved subdivision plan, a “proposed community beach area” along 300’ of lake frontage.  According to DOT, association owners have encroached on the railroad property since the 1980’s.  At some point, a rectangular dock (approximately 25’ x 10’) was built parallel to the shore that extends from the railroad property into the lake.  For access and maintenance of the deck and use of the waterfront, the Association needs to secure legal access across the DOT railroad.  DOT is willing to lease a limited area at the edge of the railroad corridor, provided that the lessee construct and maintain a crossing facility in the railroad corridor and install appropriate signs to alert pedestrians.  The lease will include a termination clause in the event the area is needed in the future for railroad operations.

SLR 14-024 MEREDITH

SLR 14-024 Site Plan

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LMAC Meeting – July 17, 2014

An LMAC meeting was held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Pawtuckaway State Park on Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham, New Hampshire. The business portion of the meeting was held at the Group Picnic Shelter Pavilion, and the boat tour of the lake left from the boat corral, which is within walking distance of the Pavilion.

The State Park address (for use with GPS units, etc.) is 40 Pawtuckaway Road, Nottingham, NH 03290. The State Park campground map with our meeting location highlighted can be downloaded here.

RSVPs are mandatory by noon on Tuesday, July 15th in order to arrange free park admittance and ensure that there is enough space in the boats for all attendees. Park staff at the gate will have a list of attendees who will be allowed into the park for the meeting without needing to pay.

  • Dress appropriately for the lake.
  • Bring your lunch! We will bring chips and cookies.
  • Sunscreen and a hat are recommended.

Schedule:

9:30 – 11:00 am LMAC Business Meeting
11:00 – 11:10 am Instream Flow Program and Pawtuckaway Lake Introduction
11:10 – 11:20 am Walk to boats
11:20 am – 1:00 pm Pawtuckaway Lake Tour and Lunch on the Boats

Post-Meeting Documents:

2012 Public Waters Access Advisory Board Report

Meeting Documents:

2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Agenda

2014.03.31 DRAFT LMAC Minutes v2

Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT

Link to information about the Water Quality Standards Advisory Committee.

Pawtuckaway Lake Map
PawPrints Article – Article about DES’ work with the Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association on Pawtuckaway Lake.

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