MissionThe mission of the Big Moose Property Owners' Association is to enhance the quality of life for all persons in the immediate vicinity of Big Moose Lake. To do so, BMPOA develops and facilitates programs that promote informed stewardship of our environment, appreciation for and preservation of our natural and cultural legacy within the Adirondack Park, water safety for children and adults, and enjoyable social interaction among individuals, families and all members of the community-at-large.
We invite all who are interested in Big Moose Lake to become members of the BMPOA. The membership supports the work of the Association, including operation of an outstanding summer recreation program for our children, monitoring and testing of water quality, maintenance of navigation buoys on Big Moose Lake, the Russian Lake Dock and the Property Owners' Dock, and a number of social activities throughout the summer. In addition, the Association advocates for the interests of Big Moose residents with the Town of Webb and New York State, where appropriate.
Full members ($100/year) are those families who own real property within three miles of Big Moose Lake. Associate Members ($60/year) are those individuals and families who, although not owners of real property near Big Moose Lake, are interested in supporting the goals of the Association and being kept informed of activities of interest to the friends of Big Moose.
If you are not a member, or are a member who has not yet paid dues for this year, please link to the Membership application form, complete it and return it as indicated on the form. We also have a brochure which you can download and learn more about the organization (and join). It is important that we all do our part to support the many programs of the association which preserve and enhance the quality of life around the lake and our propertly values.
GovernanceThe BMPOA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors, four of whom are elected each year for three year terms. The Board elects a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer annually. Officers may be, but are not required to be, directors. A committee composed of sitting board members and other Association members nominates Full Members for seats on the Board. Nominations are also solicited from the floor at the Annual Meeting of the Association. A complete copy of the By-laws is available here.
Members are welcome to attend any Board Meetings, and minutes of all meetings are posted for viewing by the membership. The business of the association is run through a set of Standing Committees.
Current members of the Board and chairs of the Standing committees may be found here.
PropertiesThe Association owns and maintains property and facilities for the benefit of Members and the greater Big Moose Community as follows:
- The Association Center, where Annual Meetings are held, and many Recreation Program and Social and Educational events are held. The Center sits next adjacent to a multipurpose field, used for softball games, Recreation Program activites, and outdoor community events.
- The Strack House, the home of the Recreation Director and his/her family during the Recreation Program, sits adjacent to the Association Center.
- The Big Moose Property Owners' Association Dock, used by residents of the North Shore of Big Moose for camp access, and by others as a launch and termination point for recreation on Big Moose and surrouding environs.
- Billy's Bald Spot Lean-to, atop the historic Billy's Bald Spot. Although the trail to Billy's is on private property, the lean-to and a very small amount of land surrounding the lean-to is owned and maintaned by the BMPOA, for the benefit of all area hikers.