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Beaver Lake is a private, man made lake of approximately 152 acres located in the western portion of Ware, MA. The lake is currently owned and managed by Beaver Lake Trust Inc.  Beaver Lake Club Corporation is a non-profit organization of eligible property owners whose mission is to work together with Beaver Lake Trust Inc. to preserve and protect the lake for future generations.

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BLCC Social Activities and Outboard Motor For Sale

Beaver Bytes

August 16, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

BLCC SOCIAL ACTIVITIES REMINDERS

Labor Day Picnic, August 31, West Beach, 12:00 PM

 RSVP to Lorrie Willette, lorwil@aol.com or Sherry Pasternak, s.pasternack@verizon.net

BLCC  Community Tag Sale, Sept. 27 & 28 

BLCC will provide signs and publicize , contact Lorrie Willette, lorwil@aol.com


 

4.5 HP Mercury Outboard Motor For Sale

20+ years old, but stored in basement for last 20 years

Less that 100 hours total use, like new

$325 or best offer

Must see to appreciate condition

Call Joe Ferrantino at 967-5460 (home), or 413 531-6540 (cell) after Oct. 1


 

Pontoon Boat Winter Storage Tarp and Frame - Free!



 
  • Frame fits my 18' Sweetwater pontoon boat - should fit similar 18' pontoons.
  • Frame breaks down into five pieces to allow for easy installation and storage.
  • Tarp is in good condition and easily covers an 18' boat - may even cover a 24' boat
  • Must take both frame and tarp - need room in my shed!
  • Contact Walt Wilke @ wjwilke@gmail.com or 967-7094
  • Free!  Come and get it.  Know your boat is well protected when it rains or snows this fall and winter.

Brief Summary Of The Status Of The Beaver Lake Spillway Repair Process

           

Beaver Lake Dam News

2019 Volume 1 - August 8

Beaver Lake Dam News is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current news and developments related to the Beaver Lake Dam Renovation Project


BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE STATUS OF THE BEAVER LAKE SPILLWAY REPAIR PROCESS

As most of you know, in 2013, an inspection of the approximately 80 year old Beaver Lake Dam by the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety (ODS) revealed significant structural problems with the spillway, and Beaver Lake Trust, Inc (BLTI) was ordered by the state to make appropriate repairs or, alternatively, breach the dam, thus putting an end to Beaver Lake, as we know it.  BLTI, in tandem with the Beaver Lake Club Corporation (BLCC) immediately began to address this situation, vetting and hiring an engineering firm, assessing the plans generated and then vetting and reviewing bids from construction companies, all the while, both working with the Mass ODS, and local officials, pursuing options for financing the project and, most importantly of all, continuing to enjoy the wholehearted and generous support of the Beaver Lake community in many forms, not the least of which has been the ongoing and very successful efforts to raise the funds necessary to cover the rather large costs of this project.  The community, since 2013, in view of the necessity of this project in terms of the preservation of our lake, has continued its faithful support of the efforts of both BLTI and BLCC, for which these two entities remain ever grateful.  This is a community-wide effort.

As you also likely know, we were ready to begin on the actual construction process at about this time last year, but a series of minor delays and then the totally unexpected closure of the Old Belchertown Rd bridge placed undue stress on the proposed schedule of repairs, and the contractor had to hold off on moving forward in 2018.  Since then, the necessary extensions of permits and loan guarantees have been successfully pursued, and we are ready to go once again…this time with things looking like we are on target.

SO…..NEWS FLASH (again, something we hope most folks already know):  THE PROJECT TO REPAIR THE BEAVER LAKE DAM SPILLWAY WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019. 

On that day, T Ford (the construction company) will start to remove the stoplogs that control the level of the lake. This process will continue in a stepwise manner over the next week or so until all the stoplogs have been removed.  As a result, the level of Beaver Lake will drop over that week or so, by three to four feet.  This level will be maintained by a temporary coffer dam and pumping system while work on the spillway proceeds to completion—expected sometime in December 2019, at which point the new stoplog apparatus will be in place, the coffer dam will be removed, and the lake will be allowed to resume filling back up to the usual seasonal levels.

During “work hours” from September 3 until completion of the project, the bridge over the spillway area (Beaver Lake RD/Old Babcock Tavern RD) will be closed to through traffic, except for the rare event when emergency vehicles will need access over that bridge. A police officer will be stationed at the work site during these hours.  Generally, “work hours” will be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 – 5 pm.  Work might also be done on an occasional Saturday, depending on the stage of the project.  Overnight, Sundays and most Saturdays, the bridge will be open.  Both the Ware and Pathfinder school systems have been notified and are planning for alternative bus routes to accommodate the two-three months necessary for this project to be completed.

Bottom line for now:  Please be advised that BLCC and BLTI recommend that all lake users make arrangements to remove their boats, floats and docks from the lake no later than September 3, 2019 to avoid them being stranded off-shore as the lake level falls. Though that will curtail lake use for some, as we all know, we have no alternative now but to correct the defects in the spillway and then, starting next spring, begin to enjoy our lake again with confidence that it will remain the beautiful, amazing and unique place we have all grown to love, for many, many years to come.

Periodic updates on the progress of this project via Beaverlakecc.com, Beaver  Lake Dam News, Beaver Lake Life Facebook page, and community signboards, will be issued as we move forward.  Any more immediate concerns and questions can be addressed to BLCC President, Ken Willette, kennethrwillette@gmail.com, 617-750-0111, or David Poppel (pops349@yahoo.com).


Beaver Lake Navigation Bouys

In preparation for the dam renovation lake draw down, the orange navigation bouys will be removed from the lake on Tuesday August 27.  If you are boating over the Labor Day weekend, plan to stay clear of areas with heavy lilly pad coverage and you should not encounter any problems.  Be especially careful of the lilly pads to the left of the dam (looking at the dam from the water side) as the water quickly shoals from 11' to 1'.  Give the lilly pads there a wide berth to be safe.

Beaver Lake July 4th Boat Parade

Beaver Bytes

June 16, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

July 4th Boat Parade

Calling all residents of Beaver Lake…including family, friends and pets…join in gathering at East Beach on Thursday, July 4th at noon to celebrate our freedom! Bring whatever watercraft you choose…pontoon boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard…to parade around the lake. Last year we saw a great turnout that included the Wack The Beaver Boat, a Pink Flamingo Flotilla, Noah’s Ark and a Canoe Colony of Beavers! Decorate your boat if you desire, but the focus is on celebrating together! There might even be a patriotic sing-a-long when we approach West Beach! There will be ribbons awarded for Most Patriotic, Sports Theme, Lake Theme, Funniest and Most Creative…

Don’t have a boat but want to be in the parade? Let Lorrie or Ken Willette know . They’ll connect you to an entry and you cruise the lake practicing your royal wave to those watching from shore.

Please sign up by Friday, June 28th,  by calling Lorrie Willette at 413-237-3943, lorwil@aol.com or Ken Willette at 617-750-0111.


 Here’s to a great 4th on the lake!

Beaver Lake Beer Club For Men

Beaver Bytes

June 9, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

Beer Club For Men

Here is a new opportunity for lake guys to gather, socialize, and learn about beer!  First meeting is Thursday, June 20 at 4 PM in the waters off West Beach.  Learn about a local craft beer, discuss its bouquet, and relax!  Boat pooling is encouraged!

RSVP/questions to Ken Willette, kennethrwillette@gmail.com .

Summer Greetings From The BLCC Board and Floating Swim Dock - FREE!

Beaver Bytes

May 29, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

Summer Greetings From The BLCC Board Of Directors

Hello everyone; the start of the 2019 lake season is here, and what a beautiful Memorial Day weekend it was!

Your Board members and volunteers have been busy getting things ready for you and your family to take full advantage of the lake and our great community! The three beaches (East, West, and South) all were spruced up during our annual clean up day and have been groomed. There are kayak racks on all three beaches for folks to store kayaks on a first come first served basis, along with picnic tables and porta-potties at East and West Beaches. When using any of these facilities, remember this is your community and we ask your help in respecting them as if they were your own (which they are), pulling weeds or vegetation growing on the beaches and picking up after yourself.  Please notify our Security or Beach and Boats Committee if you see something amiss or in need of attention (Claudia Messier - 413-427-8434 - clo7760@comcast.net).

BLCC has again received a permit from the Town of Ware for our beaches and swimming areas and volunteers perform monthly water quality checks which are sent to a lab and the town.

The lake is a resource for Club members whose dues and assessment pay 100% of the operating costs, including beach maintenance, vegetation control for the lake, and property taxes on the lake. No funding is received from any federal, state or local agency. We are a private lake and access, including fishing and boating,  is available only to folks who live in the deeded area and are BLCC members in good standing. Members can receive one day passes to share with guests (family or friends); reach out to Judie Aversa (413-967-4207 - judiebobaversa@comcast.net)if you need one.

You should have received your 2019 watercraft, motor, and car stickers by now. Please display these ASAP as the 2018 stickers expire May 31st.

The BLCC Board wishes you and your families a safe and wonderful summer season! If you are not a BLCC member but want to join, please contact me or Judie Aversa.

Ken Willette

President BLCC

617-750-0111

Kennethrwillette@gmail .com


 

Floating Swim Dock - FREE!


Item Description:  Floating Dock (outlined in red above)

Item Location:  Duck Pond Cove - Beaver Lake

Item Price:  Free!

Seller Name:  Paul Bates

Seller E-mail Address:  pnbates@earthlink.net

Other Information:  You want it ?  Come and get it.  Will have to be towed into the lake to wherever it is going.


 

For Sale - 2004 19' Odyssey Cottage Series Pontoon Boat

Beaver Bytes

April 30, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

-  2004 19' Odyssey Cottage Series Pontoon Boat

-  With Elk Trailer

-  Mint Condition With Table

-  MinnKota Trolling Motor With Foot Pedal

-  9.9 Mercury Bigfoot Motor

    -  4 Years Old

    - Runs Great

-  Playpen Cover and Custom Seat Covers (2 Years Old)

-  Can be seen at 103 Shoreline Drive

-  Seller Name:  Gary and Shelly Davis

- Contact: 413-222-0234 or gnsdavis21@comcast.net

- Price: $9,000

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