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.
The Lake Chaffee Improvement Association, Inc. (LCIA) is a corporation formed under special act of the Connecticut legislature. Membership is limited to owners of property located within the boundaries of the Lake Chaffee Inc. plot plan filed in May 1950.
The LCIA holds three public meetings per year, one each in June, July and August (to best accomodate seasonal members) at which officers and directors are elected, annual budgets adopted, and other issues submitted by members are addressed.
The LCIA holds monthly board meetings to ensure that the needs of the membership are met throughout the year without interruption.
The LCIA is responsible for, among other matters: