Minutes of the 8th Meeting of
The Patterson Lake Association
483 Porcupine Way.
June 5, 2005
Present: Lorne Bowerman, Dave MacCrimmon, Howard Stanley, Rhodena Bell, Kathleen
Sullivan, Bill Brooks
In Attendance: Mike Stanley
- Lorne opened the meeting at 2:00 PM and welcomed Kathleen Sullivan, the new
representative from Parsons Way/Lane. Dave moved seconded by Bill that the agenda be
accepted. Carried. Howard moved seconded by Bill that the minutes of the last meeting be
accepted. Carried. Some errors to names and addresses need correcting.(Below).
- Lake Level
Dave reported that the beavers had been very active and quite a bit of work has been
done to keep the culverts clear. Thanks were expressed to Tom Hill and Lionel Pauzé for
their hard work. The lake level is about 15″. Dave passed around the official forms from
MNR to request a control device for the lake. Dave will start the process of filling or getting
the forms filled out. Lorne discussed a device called a “beaver baffler” which had been used
successfully in many areas, including Gatineau Park. The beaver baffler is a pipe laid on the
bottom through the dam. Dave will check out the possibility of its use.
- Meanwhile the meeting unanimously agreed to set up a roster for clearing of the
culverts during the summer down to the agreed level of 8″-10″. Like the cleaning in the fall,
each lake road association will take a two week shift. At the conclusion of a shift, the next
road association will be contacted to give the current state of the culverts. Anyone wishing
to help should contact their respective representatives. The shifts and road associations are:
- 11 June to 24 June – Kathleen (Parsons Way/Lane)
- 25 June to 8 July – Bill (Porcupine Way)
- 9 July to 22 July – Dave (Hardwood Ridge Rd)
- 23 July to 5 August – Lorne (White Pine Lane/Lakeside Rd)
- 6 August – 19 August – Howard (Fairs Lane/Way)
- Marker Buoys
Lorne reported that the main marker buoys had been refurbished and put out marking
the shoal rocks off Mary’s Island. Other markers have been put out by Dave and Doug Love.
The meeting agreed again that there were many dangerous rocks in the lake and the ones
marked were considered the major hazards. Boaters have to watch to avoid rocks.
Rhodena reported that the first part of the history has been written. Lorne suggested
that it could be put up on the web as the cheapest means of publishing. Rhodena also
mentioned the Larry McDermott had completed his thesis on Early Patterson Lake History
and a copy will be requested to put up on our site. A McDonalds Corners & Area Historical
Society has been established and Rhodena is serving as Secretary. We all look forward to
reading the interesting stories of our lake and area.
- Association Structure
A good round table discussion was held on the nature and function of our
organization. As a coordinating association with no income, the meeting felt that there was
no need for an annual meeting. Each representative would report on our activities to their
respective road association meetings. Lorne pointed out that the main advantage of our lake
association is that we are in existence so we can react to any situation quickly. We can also
represent lake interests to the wider community and political levels. Lorne will re-write the
draft constitution to reflect these thoughts.
- Other Business
Kathleen will contact our local councillor, Leonard Echlin, to make sure he knows
that we are interested in any discussions that affect Patterson Lake or it adjacent properties.
- Lorne will ask our Lake Steward, Terry Wilkie, if he has any information on control
of lake weeds.
- Next Meetings
The next meetings are August 14 at Howard’s (632 Fairs Lane) and October 16 at
Lorne’s (151 Lakeside Rd).
- Adjournment and Post Adjournment
Bill moved seconded by Howard that the meeting adjourn at 3:30. Carried. The meeting
agreed to meet again in one-half hour at the culverts to do some hands on work. (The
members cleaned the culverts and re-piled sticks. A rake and straw fork are the most useful
tools; it also helps to have Howard and his son Mike wade into the water and pull out
branches. It was hot work with the temperature about 30°.)
In the listing below, “(H)” means “home” and “(L)” means “Lake”. Emails are left
as text to block web crawlers from picking them up.
Rhodena Bell, Box 32, McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 (H)267-5291 (L)278-2562 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Brooks, 483 Porcupine Way, Box 61, McDonalds Corner, ON K0G 1M0 278-2705
Lorne Bowerman, (L) 151 Lakeside Road, (H) 6 Lipstan Ave, Nepean, ON K2E 5Z3 (H)225-7904 (L)278-2813 email@example.com
Dave MacCrimmon, 399 Hardwood Ridge Road, RR3, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 278-0184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parsons Way/Lane – Kathleen Sullivan, 178 Parsons Way, RR3, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 278-0931 email@example.com
Howard Stanley, (L)632 Fair’s Lane (H) 313 Hinchey Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1M1 (H)722-6846 firstname.lastname@example.org