Fall 2008 Meeting of LACA
Nov 15, 2007
Barbaralee Diamonstein and Carl Spielvogel graciously hosted the fall meeting of the Association at their home in NYC.
The evening was a great success and over $30,000 was raised. Our partners from the Peconic Land Trust helped us organize the meeting and create a tax-exempt fund for Lake Agawam. $20,550 of the money raised is pledged to help fund the comprehensive ecological study of the lake. The remainder of the funds are in the bank for future projects. Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, along with Southampton Village Trustees Nancy McGann, Paul Robinson and Bill Bates and many friends and supporters of LACA were in attendance.
We thought that the attendance of the Mayor and Trustees was a great sign of support for our cause and we very much appreciate the Mayor’s continued support for our efforts.
Mayor Epley presented a comprehensive overview of the work that has been done to date. There was much discussion about the specific challenges facing the lake and the various areas that will be addressed by the comprehensive plan. Chuck Scarborough also presented a conceptual drawing of one option for improving the ecology, aesthetics and pedestrian safety at the south end of the lake.