Lake Chaffe

Lake Chaffee was formed from a small pond and surrounding swamp when an earthen dam/levee was installed sometime prior to 1934. The community is comprised of about 700 lots and presently fewer than 260 Lake Chaffee property owners.

CONTACT INFO
  • The best kept secret in Connecticut
    WELCOME TO LAKE CHAFFEE
    A private lake community.
  • 54 Acres and 8,400 feet of shoreline
    856 feet above sea level
    A mean depth of 6 feet.

Latest News

August 2022 Election Results

Officers 2022 - 2023 Year Elected Expires
Marty Connors - President 2022 2023
Tom Martin - Vice President 2022 2023
Chris Fyler - Secretary 2022 2023
Phil Silverstein - Treasurer 2022 2023
Board 2022 - 2023 Remaining Term Expires
Linda Roy 3 2025
Carol Natitus 3 2025
Gerry Dufresne 2 2024
Seth Kaufman 2 2024
Kari Olsen 1 2023
Bob Corriveau 1 2023
Alternates
Lynn Fontaine 1 2023
Irwin Kreiger 1 2023
Mike Panek 1 2023
Appointments
Chair Roads Committee Mark Fontaine
Chair Beach Committee Diana Ridley
Chair Fundraising Committee To Be Determined
Hall Committee Lynn Fontaine

State of the Lake

Summer is in full bloom!
The Geese
The USDA has made several visits to the Lake, they have reduced the geese population significantly, with more to come.
Weeds
Research / Discussions are ongoing with Solitude Lake Management regarding available options to manage the weed population discovered in last summer’s CAES study. These are not insignificant items as such the research will continue until a proper balance can be found. Options range from a total drain and dredge (only $100 million dollars) to chemical applications which could cost $20,000 to $30,000.
New lake study
No update from the sate yet.
The state of CT has chosen Lake Chaffee to undergo soil testing of the lake bottom. The state does annual random lake samplings and Lake Chaffee was chosen for 2022. More details will be shared once we better understand the testing.

Monthly LCIA Meetings

The monthly meetings are being held in person at Chaffee hall, however if Covid resurfaces as a threat they may be held virtually via conference calls. For information on how to participate in these meetings click here. If you have topics to discuss please do let the board know ahead and also check the hall bulletin board for information regarding where/how the meeting will be held each month. We do want to hear from you!

Up Coming Things to Do at the Lake

6/29/22 - Paint and Mingle Night – see flyer for details.
7/4/22 – July 4th Boat Parade – meet at noon at the Boat launch.
7/23/22 - Annual Poker Run \10AM to 1PM; $10 per hand.

ANNUAL Membership Meetings – Please join us at the hall
· June Sunday June 26th @ 11am
· July Sunday July 17th @ 11am
· August Sunday August 21st @ 11am

Messages from the Board


Repairs to drainage and parking area at Mothers beach have been completed

Roads

The roads are being post winter patched. If your road needs additional attention contact your road chairman (Mike) who remains diligent in addressing any immediate safety needs.

Enjoy the Summer!

Recurring News of Interest

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