LMAC Meeting & Lake Visit – July 23, 2015

The LMAC will be meeting on July 23, 2015 at Ossipee Lake. The business meeting will be held at Lynnski’s Restaurant in Center Ossipee, NH from 9:30 – 11:10 AM. The lake tour will start and end at the Totem Pole Campground in Freedom, NH from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Addresses and directions are below.



Business Meeting: Lynnski’s Restaurant, 530 Route 25 East, Center Ossipee, NH

Since we are all coming from different locations, please put the address into your GPS or phone to determine your preferred route.

Lake Tour: Totem Pole Campground, 251 Pequawket Trail, Freedom, NH

  • From the restaurant, travel east on Route 25 for 2.4 miles
  • Turn left (at blinking yellow light) onto Route 153 North, travel 1.2 miles
  • Turn left onto Ossipee Lake Road, travel 4.8 miles
  • Turn left onto Pequawket Trail, travel south for approximately 1.2 miles and turn right into Totem Pole Campground.
  • Stop at the Entry Station to check-in (they will ask for your name) and get a pass for your vehicle.

Meeting Documents:

2015.07.23 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2015.06.25 JOINT Meeting Minutes DRAFT

Ossipee Lake Map (B&W copies will be provided at the meeting)

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Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting – June 25, 2015

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

Meeting Materials:

2015.06.25 JOINT Meeting Agenda

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

Future of the Rivers & Lakes Programs Approaches – June 25, 2015
Future of the Rivers & Lakes Programs Questions – June 25, 2015

RMPP-LMPP Statute Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of the Rivers (RSA 483) and Lakes (RSA 483-B) Programs statutes.

Statutory Responsibilities of the Shoreland Advisory Committee

EPA’s a-i Watershed-based Plans – Summary of Nine Required Elements – This is provided as background information for our discussion about ways to fund the creation and implementation of lake and river management plans.

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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.


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.


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 Site Plan

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