We have removed the signup for notices due to the fact that 
Google has limited how many e-mails we can send out.

If you want to be put on the distribution list for Announcement updates 
send an e-mail to requesting that you be added.
Please indicate your name and WLA lot number or address in the e-mail.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shedd Free Library Land Acquisition Fundraising Campaign

posted May 8, 2021, 3:44 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated May 8, 2021, 3:45 PM ]

The Library Land Acquisition Fundraising Campaign is still on and has raised over $35,000! Due to the delayed Town Meeting pledges will be accepted through the end of the May.  If you have not already pledged please consider doing so as this property will provide the town with so many benefits.  And town residents, please remember to vote yes on the article at the Town Meeting on June 8th!

Please open the attached file "Shedd Free Library Appeal Letter" for more information and a pledge card.

Thank you.

Town Notices

posted May 3, 2021, 7:02 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated May 3, 2021, 7:02 AM ]

It appears the town has rescinded the No Outside Burning mandate. 

Fire Permits are required for all outside burning (NH RSA 227:17). Any new burn permits must be inspected and all brush burning will need an inspection. 

Below is a current list of Fire Wardens that are available to issue fire permits or answer any questions that you may have regarding outdoor burning:

Fire Warden:
   Brian Moser - (603) 495-3720 
Deputy Wardens:
   Robert Crane - (603) 478-0530
   Jed Schwartz - (603) 495-3125
   John Corrigan - (603) 495-5365
   Shawn Atkins - (603) 495-6170
   Ryan Murdough - (603) 495-3294
   Mark Dressel - (603) 495-3294
   Dale Havunen - (603) 495-5399
   David DeFosse – 603-495-0494

Boating Season Has Arrived

posted Apr 30, 2021, 2:01 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Apr 30, 2021, 2:02 PM ]

Here are a few links to State of New Hampshire resources on boating in New Hampshire. 

Town Notices

posted Apr 24, 2021, 6:06 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Apr 25, 2021, 7:24 AM ]

The Town has Issued a No Outside Burn notice 

The Town of Washington has issued a No Outside Burn notice. (see the April 22nd Selectmen minutes).

After the No Burn rule is lifted they ask that a permit is obtained before you burn outside. 
See the News section of the Town of Washington's website. To go directly to the town's notice click here:

New Transfer Station / Beach stickers 

The Town is transitioning to new Transfer Station / Beach stickers this year. Please visit the Town Hall M-T-W-F 9 to 3:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 to 7:00 pm to obtain your stickers. (At this time there will be two stickers per household. Please bring proof of ownership of your property. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The current stickers are still valid until change over.

Future dates will be announced to pick up stickers at the Transfer Station. 

Granite State change regarding phone dialing 

Granite State Communications issued a notice that as of April 24, 2021, you must dial 10 digits (area code-telephone number) for all local calls. If you forget and dial just 7 digits, your call will be completed.

October 24, 2021, you MUST dial 10-digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7-digits may not be completed.  

Permits required for all construction 

The Town of Washington requires that a Land Use Compliance Permit for Construction (aka Building Permit) be submitted to the town for all construction projects. Please see section 501 of Washington's Land Use Ordinance (link to LUO). 

You can contact the town for further information.

Hazardous Waste Collection Days Schedule for 2021

Date            Location
May 1          Lebanon High School
June 5          Newport Highway Garage 
July 16         Lebanon High School 
August 7      Sunapee Highway Garage 
October 2     Lebanon High School (Free to Washington Residents) 

Town News

posted Jan 9, 2021, 9:44 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 9:46 AM ]

The Town of Washington and the Shedd Free Library Trustees have a unique opportunity to acquire the lot adjacent to the north facade of our library.  This purchase, contingent on approval at Town Meeting, would benefit all of us in so many ways.  First and foremost it would allow for parking and handicap access to the library on the same side of the road: no more worrying about who is coming around the bend as you cross!  Add to that a new location for the community garden, access for maintenance and room for expansion of the SFL, and preservation and enhancement of our historic town center.  While funding for this purchase will come in part from a financial commitment from the SFL Trustees, any donation you can pledge now will offset any funds needed through taxation.   Your commitment will significantly help us reach our goal and will be deeply appreciated.  Thank you!

Please see the attached Appeal Letter for more info about supporting this effort. 


posted Dec 10, 2020, 6:28 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 10, 2020, 6:28 AM ]

There was a report by a WLA homeowner of an attempted break in. It appears that there was no actual entry but we just wanted to make sure owners were aware and ensure their doors and windows are secure.   

This past weekend there was a power outage that lasted from approximately 10 PM Saturday to 7 PM Sunday.  Don't drink the milk that was in the fridge when you come back up, it may be a bit lumpy. There also were some high winds associated with the weather event, some trees on your properties may be down or just about to fall, take a look around when you arrive. 

Snow is on the ground and the lake is still ice free. Winter is here.

House for Sale

posted Dec 2, 2020, 6:16 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 2, 2020, 6:17 AM ]

If you or someone you know is interested in owning a home on Island Pond please visit the WLA Classifieds for the listing of 653 Washington Drive.

Resource Center Issues

posted Nov 14, 2020, 4:43 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2020, 4:52 PM ]

It has come to my attention while testing that one can no longer view a file in the Resource Center, at least I cannot. 

To get around this issue you can download the file and then view it on your system. I know this is somewhat inconvenient. 

If you are signed into Google before going to the WLA website you should be able to view the file. 

I am looking into this issue and have sent a note to Google. 

If you wnat you can e-mail me with your experiences if they differ from above.

Thank you for your patience. 

  I have also asked Senators Hassan and Shaheen to ask the Google guys about this the next time they are being quizzed by the Senate. 

Town of Washington: Outside burning notice

posted Oct 25, 2020, 9:07 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 25, 2020, 9:07 AM ]

The red flag has been removed from the Transfer Station fire sign but the following was posted in the Selectmen's Minutes from the Oct 24th Selectmen's meeting:

Notice from the Town Fire Warden No outside burning until significant rain.

 Call 495-3030 to see if burning is allowed.

Please call before burning. 

Thank you.

WLA Member Package and LakeSmart booklet

posted Sep 7, 2020, 4:46 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 7, 2020, 4:46 PM ]

We have just updated the WLA Member Package formally known as the New Member Package.  It contains new information that everyone should read and become familiar with. The WLA Member Package is located in the Resource Center under Info for WLA Members and others as WLA Member Package 2020.pdf.  Click here for a direct link.  

The NH Lakes organization has released a booklet on lake friendly living titled LAKESMART. Bob Graham, chair of the Weed Watchers group, recommends reading this informative booklet. We are hosting a copy in the Info for WLA Members and others section of the Resource Center. Click here for a direct link to the booklet.  We have a limited number of the hardcopy version of LakeSmart. Contact Bob Graham or Mike Kluk if you would like one.  

More information about the NH Lakes organization and information on living with a lake please go to the NH Lakes Org website.

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