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LakeAnnaLifeTimesAugustSeptember2015 17 540.894.0215 Auto Glass Specialist fun to At the end of a great lake day what else is see do in Louisa TM MOWINGTRIMMING SPRING FALL AERATION MULCHING FERTILIZING LANDSCAPING LEAF REMOVAL POWER WASHING DOCKS DECK STAINING FREE ESTIMATES INSURED AND BONDED 540.894.0706 804.402.0263 LKALAWNCAREGMAIL.COM POWER WASHING EXPERTS Your Hometown Glass Specialist - Mineral VA Auto Glass Repairs TableTops Mirrors Windows Virginia Glassman GV 540 894.8500 Mobile Service 1904 Davis Hwy. Mineral HydrillaPilotProgramcontinued The Lake Anna Advisory Committee is a panel consisting of Supervisors from Orange Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties along with a representative from Dominion and up to two appoint- ed representatives of each county. It currently consists of Spotsylvania Supervisor Ann Heidig Chairman Spotsylvania County representative Gary Bullis Orange County Supervi- sor Orange County Supervisor Jim White and Orange County represen- tative V. Rae Jones Louisa County Supervisor Stephanie Koren Louisa County representative C.C. McCot- ter author and Vice Chair. County Administrators from all three counties What Is The Lake Anna Advisory Committee are ex-officio members. Meetings are held every two months rotating from county to county. Citizen members are appointed for a four-year term. The meetings are open to the public. The group was formed in 1994 af- ter the hydrilla controversy revealed a need for a body to monitor and advise county supervisors of lake-related is- sues. The purpose of the LAAC is to address matters of join interests pertaining to Lake Anna the adjacent shorelands governed by the sur- rounding counties. - Section 2 LAAC Bylaws recommendation the Lake Anna Hyd- rilla Control Pilot Program and brought it to the LAAC for a vote. After long and careful consideration the subcommittees recommendation was to treat the lake us- ing aquatic herbicides. On March 25 that pilot program was accepted 6-1 by the LAAC. In early August those volunteers sur- veyed the lake and found a total of 8.4 acres of hydrilla five acres in the Cool- ing Lagoons and 3.4 acres on the main lake. This represents less than 1 of the lakes approximate 13000 acres. There were 23 sites on the hot side and 16 on the main lake identified having hydrilla growing in them. August also saw the review of licensed aquatic herbicide applicator bids by a three-person panel including Zemke and Smith. Two contractors were carefully graded and a John Kauffman was chosen for the job. Kauffman was with the VDGIF and administered to Lake Anna until his retirement. At the August 12 LAAC meeting a small purchase order was approved unanimously by the members to spend up to 10000 on hydrilla treatment with Kauffman. At the time of the discussion before the vote Louisa County Supervi- sor Stephanie Koren and LAAC member noted she had arranged for Dominion to contribute 5000 for hydrilla treatment in the Cooling Lagoons. On August 25 Kauffman treated the hy- drilla on the hot side of the lake using Diaquat and Cutrine Plus. He treated the main lake on August 27 using the same chemicals. He sprayed the herbicide di- rectly onto selected weed beds. The LAAC hydrilla subcommittee noti- fied homeowners around the treated ar- eas by email noting they should refrain from irrigating their lawns for three days after the treatment. According to the con- tractor and the printed information on the herbicides swimming was safe soon after treatment. Pets and livestock should not be permitted to drink water from treated areas for 24 hours. Also according to the contractor the concentration of chemicals used was not high enough to adversely affect phytoplankton or aquatic macro in- vertebrates or fish. The results of the pilot programaquatic herbicide treatment will be known approx- imately two weeks afterward. The hydrilla subcommittee will monitor the weedbeds and determine if a follow-up September treatment is necessary. Hydrilla growing in Cooling Lagoon 3 back in 1991.