Read the By-Laws
The Lamoka Waneta Lakes’ Association was founded in 1938 and incorporated in 1965. The purpose of the Association as set forth in the by-laws are:
1) To diligently work toward the environmental protection, enhancement and enrichment of the Lamoka and Waneta Lakes’ ecosystem.
2) To work toward developing environmentally beneficial land uses and land controls in the Lamoka and Waneta Watershed region.
3) To promote, encourage, and enhance the quality and variety of recreational opportunities in the Lamoka and Waneta Lakes region.
4) To contribute to the economic viability of the region through greater recreational opportunities.
5) To advocate for support from public and private bodies for assistance in the advancement of the above stated goals and other goals.
6) To foster cooperation among various entities, including towns, counties, and residents & property owners, in order to advance the above
There are four Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer who are elected yearly. The Board of Directors consists of 10 to 20 persons who serve two year terms. Currently the Board is complete at 20, with 10 members from each lake. Elections take place at the Annual Meeting, which is held the third Saturday in August. Another informational meeting is held on the weekend after the July 4th holiday. Board of Directors meetings is held on the second Saturday during the months of April through November.
A newsletter is published several times throughout the "season" and mailed to ALL Lake Residents. It is also sent to other interested parties, such as, former residents who remain Association members and public officials.
The Association is a member of the Federation of Lakes Association (FOLA) and the Coalition of Lakes against Milfoil (COLAM).
There are approximately 1000 property owners with about 400 on Lamoka Lake and 600 on Waneta Lake. Waneta Lake is further subdivided into two counties (Steuben & Schuyler): 300 of the total are in Steuben County, 200 of which are in the Sylvan Beach area of Waneta Lake. The majority of the Sylvan Beach owners have a "right-of-way" to, rather than ownership of lakefront property. Sylvan Beach also has an association.
Membership in the Association is usually about 500 families. Dues are $10 per family with the fiscal year beginning September 1st.
Membership can be achieved by mailing your check to the address above with your name and mailing address.
In addition to working on the Lake Management Plan, the Association is involved in other activities: sponsorship of Flare Night on Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, a season long fishing contest, working with NYSE&G on monitoring lake level, at times assisting in obtaining water samples and doing water quality tests, bringing in speakers on environmental topics, membership on the County Water Quality Committees, monitoring developments in weed control techniques, maintaining a library of literature related to the lakes and lake concerns.