Public Meeting Sept. 19, 2013

Dear Members and Friends:

The following Press Release has been issued by the Vermont Lake Shoreland Protection Commission. Please plan to attend this important meeting Thursday Sept. 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Middlebury American Legion Post 27 located on Boardman Street (behind G Stone Motors). Your participation and input is needed as the information gathered at the meeting may well become part of future legislation that will affect all lakeshore property.

  An agenda for the meeting is attached.

PRESS RELEASE

General Assembly – 133 State Street – Montpelier, VT 05602 – 802-828-2228 – Fax: 802-828-2424

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 13, 2013

Contact: Gabrielle Malina

Phone: 802 828 2231

Fax: 802 828 2424

E-mail: gmalina@leg.state.vt.us

Lake Shoreland Protection Commission—Middlebury Meeting

American Legion Hall, Middlebury, Vermont–The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury, Vermont. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission in Section E.126.1 of Act 50 of 2013 in order to:

§ Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report;

§ Inform the public regarding the regulation of State waters, including requirements the State may need to meet in implementing the cleanup plan for Lake Champlain;

§ Summarize for the public the status of efforts to address and improve the quality of all State waters, and how regulation of shoreland activity impacts water quality; and

§ Take public input regarding the regulation of disturbance, clearing, and creation of impervious surfaces in the shorelands of lakes.

At the meeting, the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) will provide an overview of the health, value and regulation of lake shorelands in Vermont. After the ANR presentation, the public will be invited to provide input during a moderated question and answer period. Public participants may be asked to limit their statements or questions in order to allow participation by all interested persons.

An agenda for the meeting and is attached. Additional information and documents can be accessed on the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission website at: https://leg2.vermont.gov/sites/legislature/LSP/default.aspx

Agenda_Sept_19.pdf

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