The weatherman had this week forecast almost perfectly a number of days ago. tuesday was gray, cold and nasty. Afternoon high temperature was barely above the freezing mark. Snow flurries fell on and off all day. Wednesday is starting out with a fresh layer of white and it is still snowing. It looks like most of the storm is staying south of here, but still enough to make it look like early March, not late April. Wednesday night is forecast to be fairly cold with an overnight low around 20F. Hopefully the warmer lake water keeps it warm enough close to the lake that exposed water pipes do not freeze.
The municipal council passed a by-law on Monday and I do not believe they realized what they were doing. They enacted "site plan control" for all waterfront and commercial properties. What that means is that if any water front owner wants to do anything, including get a simple building permit, they will have to prepare a formal site plan. That is pretty much impossible for an amateur to do, so incurs professional engineering fees. Then, that plan goes before the Planning Committee, which in this municipality has no formally educated planners on it. The decision to issue your building permit becomes an emotional, political decision. Site Plan Control is for use in urban centers where there are professional planners to review and make recommendations. We have no professional planners. PLEASE follow the links on this website to the municipal website, follow the links to the council and contact your favorite (or all) of the councilors to recommend this be rescinded until it can be publicly reviewed. Your $300 building permit just became $8000 with a by-law that I do not believe they understood.
Half load limits on the local roads are in effect. Please do not plan for deliveries by truck until after May 1. The barge is finally free from its wintertime project in the boathouse and is available to rent.
The latest government shutdown rules are as clear as mud. For now the store will be open weekends. Friday 1 to 5, Saturday 8 to 5 and Sunday 9 to 5. No accommodations or camping allowed until May 20. We are taking reservations for the summer season starting with opening the housekeeping cabins on May 21. Reservations are available by phone or e-mail only. Staff will be following the 2020 policy of leaving a day in between reservations to allow for thorough cleaning. We have instituted the necessary guidelines to achieve "Safe Travels," "Post Promise," and "Stay Safe" designations.
A little bit of basic math reveals that this is Limerick Lake Lodge and Marinas 75th anniversary in business. The first thing we are doing is collecting memorabilia of the 75 years. There will be a number of poster boards on display in the boat house near the launch ramp with bits of history about the resort. Other events (like the annual August licensed event) to celebrate are currently being developed.
Lake trout season is open through September 30. Trout between 16 and 21 inches long need to be returned to the lake. The next 2 weeks will be the best time to trout fish this year. Bass season opens Saturday, June 26. Check the zone 15 regulations for more info.