Announcements

  

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 washingtonlakeassociation@gmail.com requesting that you be added.
Please indicate your name and WLA lot number or address in the e-mail.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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. washingtonlakeassociation@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience. 

PS: 
  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.


Mr. Bear says

posted Oct 17, 2020, 5:26 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 17, 2020, 5:26 AM ]

  

snow already?  Just the other day it was sunny and 70.  I guess it is time to collect my food and go hibernate.

Dam board removals

posted Oct 2, 2020, 7:13 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 7:13 AM ]

The planned schedule for the removal of the top two dam boards is as follows:

Board 1: Oct 24th
Board 2: Oct 31st

The drought has brought the water level down below the top board even before any board removals. 

Please plan accordingly for boat removals and dock work. 

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.


Hunting season ramps up

posted Aug 31, 2020, 5:38 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 31, 2020, 5:38 AM ]

Hunting season is ramping up in NH. Please be aware of your surroundings when hiking, biking, etc. in the woods and open fields. 

Wear bright colors. Orange is highly visible and recognized by hunters. Bells are also a good thing to carry when in the deep woods or on your bikes. 

Stay safe. 

They're back

posted Aug 31, 2020, 5:28 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 31, 2020, 5:28 AM ]


and looking for your bird feeders. Please take care and do not approach them if they are feeding on your deck, they will leave. 

Please pick up after your dog..

posted Aug 12, 2020, 5:46 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 12, 2020, 5:55 PM ]

The WLA board has received complaints about dog excrement being seen along the side of the road and at the beach. 

A reminder to pet owners:
    1)  Please pick up after your pets 
    2)  Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the beach. 

Thank you,
WLA Board

Home and Property Projects

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:31 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:32 PM ]

With the Summer upon us and nowhere else to go many of us are taking on projects around our Island Pond properties. Please be aware there are permits that may be required for any building or shoreline projects that you are contemplating. 

Attached is a poster (got-permits.pdf below) from the N.H. Department of Environmental Services that provides an overview of when permits from DES may be required for construction projects.  This is not an all inclusive list of permits required by the state or town. 

Please review this list and also contact the Town of Washington before any work is started to avoid issues later on. 

       Link to N.H. DES website: https://www.des.nh.gov/index.htm

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The Town of Washington has a permit process for building, changes, decks, etc. Please contact the town selectmen for their requirements: 
        Phone:  (603) 495-3661
        website:  https://www.washingtonnh.org/selectmen    (has e-mail link)

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Deed restrictions exist for all properties within the Washington Lake Estates subdivision. See the document titled WLA Covenants in the Resource Center on the left. If you have any questions please contact a WLA board member. 

Beach Area Rules

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:16 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:19 PM ]

It has come to our attention that these rules are not always being observed. Please read and notify any of your guests or renters who may not be aware.

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Please be mindful when using the beach area. Here are a few rules that we would appreciate beach users to follow:

1) Please remove all of your items and trash when you leave. We do not have trash pickup. This includes cigarette/cigar butts.

2) All boats, kayaks, canoes, sail boats, wind surfers, etc should be brought onshore at the boat ramp. 

3) For swimmers safety we do not allow any boating of any kind (powered, paddled, or sailed) in the swimming area or boats (see list in item 2) being pulled up on the beach. Picking up or dropping off people at the swim float is also not allowed. 

4) No fishing from the beach area or from the swim float.

5) The small trash containers in the bath house are ONLY for hygiene products and baby wipes. Do not flush anything down the toilets except toilet paper.

Thank you.

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