Big Moose Property Owners' Association

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updated 06/05/2017 8:07pm

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Summer 2017 Letter

The following mailing was sent to all members.  Follow the hyperlinks in BOLD Blue to the referenced documents.


June 6, 2017

Hello BMPOA Members,

Welcome to 2017 summer activities.  Included with this mailing are documents related to the Recreation Program: a Cover Letter from our Parent Chair, Sara Carr, the Schedule in calendar and detailed format, and the Release Form required for participation. Thanks to Kurt Pardue, Program Director, and Sara for their terrific effort.

Invasive species are in many nearby lakes, which escalates concern about protecting our water. The Lake is carefully inspected in August each year, and so far we appear to be clean. The potential problem is significant and very, very expensive to remediate. It is incumbent upon all of us to make sure we and our guests inspect canoes, kayaks and boats before launching from private docks. Questionable material should be removed and bagged, not left where it might wash into the lake. Dunn’s Boat Service is doing a great job of inspecting and washing powerboats before they are permitted to enter the lake.

Higby Road Garbage Collection: Mondays and Thursdays 9-10AM. Please remember to check the trash and recycling regulations posted on

Metal (junk) Collection Day on July 22, 8AM-4PM. (Corner of Higby and Big Moose Road)

BMPOA Picnic is Saturday July 1st at 6PM.  All the food and drink will be provided by Shane and Valerie Kovacs ($15 per person).  Fireworks will be provided by the Kilgallen/Legere family.  You can help defer the fireworks costs by sending a donation to our Treasurer, Richard Widdicombe (1711 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501).

Paint Night fundraiser to benefit the Rec Program is scheduled for July 10th at the Glenmore with Ingrid Van Slyke at 7pm.  Please pre-register with Carol Canne ( or 357-5995).

Lake Swim is scheduled for Saturday July 29th.  Hope the lake temperature warms up before then.

On August 19, the Mastroianni and Williams families will present a concert on the Williamses’ dock… drinks/appetizers at 4PM, concert at 5PM. Children are welcome. The performer is The Burns Sisters.

Please note: the AED in the Association Center will be available from May 27–October 9. As the Association Center is unlocked during that period, access is available at all times.

BMPOA Annual Meeting is July 22 at 9AM (coffee and donuts at 8:30), followed by the Chicken BBQ Fundraiser. Details on BMPOA and other activities are available at Please contact me if you have any questions. See you soon. 


John Burrows
BMPOA President,

315 357-5106


Boating Safety Information

updated 08/07/2016 9:39pm

The New York State Office of Parks and Recreation publishes information about safe boating and certificate requirements for New York boaters at their web site here.  Please not that a new law took effect on May 1, 2014 which requires all individuals born on or after 5/1/96 to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadrons. Individuals less than 10 years of age may not take this course of instruction. Certain allowances to this law have been made for visitors to New York, persons renting a boat and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time. You can find a Boating Safety Course by clicking on that link.

Support the Big Moose Ambulance Company through your purchases at no cost to you!

updated 05/19/2014 8:48am

Big Moose Friends and Family:
Please consider helping to support the Big Moose Ambulance Co. by participating in: AmazonSmile.
Your purchases can earn credits to our ambulance account.
Here's how it works:

What is AmazonSmile? 
  • AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
  • When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
  • No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers
Simply go to and register!

Please consider Big Moose Ambulance Company Inc. for your donation.  This could be a wonderful help for our volunteer operation.
Thank you for your consideration,

Sarah Dew
Big Moose Ambulance Company Inc.

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Loyal to the Lake

updated 05/31/2015 5:00pm

The love of a lake is a curious thing.  It never alters.  The lake may be a very small one, with broad shallows and little depth, but it is his lake, to which all other lakes, great and small, are compared--and always unfavorably...For years the man who loves a lake has watched it lying quiet as gold leaf under a July moon, has seen it toss in an August wind like a child in a tantrum, has seen it catch the blue of the September sky and deepen it.  Everything about the lake may be familiar, yet he knows that whenever he takes his boat out, to go round and round once more, he will note something unnoticed before...No wonder that when a man loves one lake, his lake is always alive.


--William Chapman White
Just About Everything in the Adirondacks, 1960


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