Monday, November 30, 2020

Lake Update - Southeastern Corner Beautification Project

Over the past several months, the Lake Tibet Advisory Committee has worked closely with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regarding our lake beautification project (at the eastern intersection of Tibet Drive and Pudding Street). An approved permit for the project was recently granted from the NYSDEC. You may see some activity in this area in the coming weeks and months (e.g., topsoil grading, landscape plantings, and the installation of a new bench). Once the project is completed, we hope that our residents will sit and enjoy the improved landscaping. We thank you all of your patience while we work on the project!

Thank you, 

Lake Tibet Advisory Committee

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Meeting Notes

Thank you to all who attended last month’s meeting – it was great to see you all and catch up! If you were unable to attend, here is a brief recap of what was discussed:

Local Updates:

The Town Supervisor, Maureen Fleming, has informed us that our community is not a formal Property Owners Association but instead a Special Park District. The regulations governing our park district can be found here.

If you have any comments, complaints, or recommendations for our community (e.g., potholes to be filled), please submit your emails to the Kent Town Clerk, Lana Cappelli, at lcappelli@townofkentny.gov. These emails will be maintained in a formal Lake Tibet file and issues will be addressed by the Town of Kent, if appropriate. You can also include the Lake Tibet Advisory Committee on your emails if you’d like (laketibetny@gmail.com).


 Lake Assessment Activities:

Our subcontractor, Northeast Aquatic Research, has performed water quality sampling and a drone survey to generate a more-detailed map of the aquatic vegetation. We anticipate receiving NEAR’s 2020 report in the coming months.

In the summer of 2020, volunteers from the Lake Tibet Advisory Committee participated in the NYS Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program. This involvement included robust training sessions and the collection of multiple rounds of water quality sampling. The water samples were submitted to a NYS-certified laboratory for analysis for the evaluation of water quality in Lake Tibet.

These lake assessment activities will help us make more informed decisions regarding lake management going forward.


Lake Management Activities:

The Lake Tibet Advisory Committee has submitted a permit application to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for hydro-raking. The permit review process appears to be going smoothly and we anticipate receiving the approved permit in the next few weeks. If approved by the NYSDEC, we will look to perform the hydro-raking in 2021.

The intent of the hydro-raking is to remove the root masses of the lily pads to prevent further growth. Our hydro-raking activities will be focused on keeping the southeastern portion of the lake clear of aquatic vegetation so that we can preserve some recreational uses and the aesthetics of the deeper portion of the lake and improve water quality.


Southeastern Corner Beautification Project:

The Lake Tibet Advisory Committee is working closely with the NYSDEC to complete a beautification project on the southeastern corner of Lake Tibet (at the eastern intersection of Tibet Drive and Pudding Street). This project will include the plantings of shrubs and grass seed and a new bench to be installed so that our residents can sit and enjoy the beauty of the lake.


2021 Budget:

The budget for 2021 is set at $15,000. The Town of Kent collects the funding for the lake as part of the Town taxes. More information regarding past budgets can be found here.


Community Cleanup Day – October 17:

Please join us on Saturday, October 17th at the Lake Tibet Beach at 10:00 to participate in the community clean up day. Come, meet your neighbors, catch up with friends, and help to keep our community beautiful. Rain date is set for October 18th. Hope to see you there!


·        Open Discussion:

A resident recommended the installation of a community kiosk-type board that would allow residents to post updates on community events. The Lake Tibet Advisory Committee will discuss and evaluate this potential project and will provide an update at the next community meeting.

 

If you would like lake updates emailed directly to you, please subscribe by adding your email to the “Follow by Email” section of this webpage. And as always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email the Advisory Committee at laketibetny@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Lake Tibet - Community Clean Up Day

Please join us on Saturday, October 17, 2020 for the Lake Tibet Community Cleanup Day. We will meet at the Lake Tibet beach at 10:00. Please bring gloves, rakes, etc. if you'd like! We do ask that all participants follow current COVID-19 best practices. 

Come, meet your neighbors, and help out our community! If you have any questions, please email the Advisory Committee at laketibetny@gmail.com.

Hope to see you on Saturday! 



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Kent Biodiversity Inventory

The Town of Kent, with the support of the Town's Conservation Advisory Committee, signed the NYS Climate Smart Resolution earlier in 2020. As part of the Climate Smart Certification process, municipalities must have a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI). 

As part of the NRI, a biodiversity inventory is being completed throughout Kent. You may have seen some folks on our lake this morning (September 16, 2020). This team is comprised of local naturalists who are conducting a biodiversity study on Lake Tibet. 

Lake Tibet is proud to be included in this biodiversity assessment and eagerly looks forward to the completion of the NRI. 

If you have any questions, please email laketibetny@gmail.com. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Community Meeting

The Fall 2020 community meeting will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the Lake Tibet Beach (Sunset Beach) at 10:00 AM (rain date: September 27th). The meeting agenda is as follows: 

  • Review of the 2021 Budget; 
  • Property Owners Association Status Update; 
  • Ongoing Project Updates: 
    • Southeastern Corner Beautification Project
    • Lake Management Update - Hydro-Raking Permit Application Status
    • NY Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) Involvement
    • Lake Assessment Activities 
    • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Open Discussion.
We ask that all attendees follow current COVID-19 best practices at the meeting. 

We hope to see you there! 


Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 2020 Vegetation Survey

On Monday, September 14th, a representative from Northeast Aquatic Research will be conducting a vegetation survey of Lake Tibet via drone. The purpose of the survey is to accurately map the extent of aquatic vegetation and will assist in our abilities to target areas for future vegetation removal. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Advisory Committee at laketibetny@gmail.com. 

We hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer! 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lake News - May 2020

In these unprecedented times, we hope that our residents are staying safe, enjoying the warmer weather, and taking advantage of the lake, whether that's bird watching, fishing, or just taking a walk around it! 

A few lake updates: 
  • All community meetings and events have been postponed until further notice. 
  • The Advisory Committee has submitted an application to the NYSDEC for hydro-raking targeted areas of the lake. The permit is under review and will hopefully be approved in a timely manner. If the permit is approved, we will move forward with hydro-raking in 2020 and will communicate with any residents who would like to have their waterfronts hydro-raked this year. 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to laketibetny@gmail.com. 

Thank you, 
Lake Tibet Property Owners Association - Advisory Committee