Category Archives: Association News

Posts about Clary Lake Association stuff.

16 November 2018: Shooting Gunite Videos

Here are a couple of short videos of Rick Pease of PCS Specialty Contracting “shooting” gunite into the Clary Lake dam yesterday:

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16 November 2018: Shooting Gunite!

Yesterday was a landmark day at the Clary Lake dam for several reasons, not just because the underground storage tank was removed but also because PCS “shot gunite” to seal the upstream face of the dam! What an exciting (and … Continue reading

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15 November 2018: Underground Storage Tank Successfully Removed

Today was a landmark day at the the Clary Lake dam. First thing this morning, McGee Construction arrived on site and got to work. First they finished pumping out the contents of the underground storage tank, a process actually started … Continue reading

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12 November 2018: Clary Lake Dam Repairs Day 5

Day 5 of Clary Lake dam repairs: cleaning old mortar out of the seams on the upstream face of the dam in preparation to sealing them against leaking with gunite.

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11 November 2018: More Clary Lake Dam Repair Pictures

I’ve added another dozen or so pictures of day 4 of repairs to the Clary Lake dam. On Friday PCS finally finished demolition of the deteriorating concrete plug which was blocking the original log weir in the middle of the … Continue reading

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07 November 2018: More Dam Repair Pictures

Today was day 2 of repairs on the Clary Lake dam and I’ve taken more pictures (see the Fall 2018 Gallery) to show the work in progress. They’ve started demolishing the old concrete plug in preparation for pouring new concrete and … Continue reading

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06 November 2018: Repairs Started at Clary Lake Dam

A little over 3 weeks ago we closed on the Clary Lake dam property and finally, yesterday, Monday November 5th, after over 7 years of nearly constant non-stop effort, repair work on the dam was finally started! I can’t even … Continue reading

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18 October 2018: Clary Lake Dam Site Cleanup

We’ve only owned the Clary Lake dam for 5 days, and the clean up site work is done, thanks mostly to CLA Vice President Dave Knight and Member Tim Chase. They literally did 99% of the work! A few other … Continue reading

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17 October 2018 Lincoln County News: Clary Lake Association Closes on Dam, Plans Repairs

There is a follow up article in the Lincoln County News in this week’s paper by staff writer Jessica Clifford. The only factual inaccuracy that jumps out at me is the article states “The association received the deed to the dam … Continue reading

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13 October 2018: We Own The Dam!

We Own The Dam! I’ve been waiting to say that for more than 7 years. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! In particular, I’d like to thank the Clary Lake Association Board who has worked tirelessly with … Continue reading

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12 October 2018: Fundraising Update

One week ago today the Board mailed out yet another fundraising letter to our Membership, other Clary Lake shore owners, and friends of Clary Lake in the surrounding community. I had hoped to post a fundraising update before sending that … Continue reading

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06 October 2018: Dam Purchase Update

Now that we own the dam (or will, in a few days) we’ve got a lot to do! One of the first on the list of things to do is starting up the process of transferring the Clary Lake Water … Continue reading

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28 September 2018 Central Maine Papers: Federal judge OKs Whitefield dam sale

Well that didn’t take long: yet another fine article in the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel by Staff Writer Jessica Lowell. Federal judge OKs Whitefield dam sale I find this comment amusing: Paul Kelley said Friday after the ruling was … Continue reading

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28 September 2018: Bankruptcy Judge Approves FREE and CLEAR Sale of Dam!

At a short hearing held today at 10 AM in Bangor at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Judge Michael Fagone granted the Trustee’s motion to sale the Clary Lake dam to the Clary Lake Association free and clear of the restrictive … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

So who’s planning on attending the hearing in Bangor this Friday? Who’s thinking of it? I think it would be great for a contingent of Clary Lake people put in an appearance. This is the hearing when the Judge will … Continue reading

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17 September 2018: Bankruptcy Judge to Issue Ruling in Open Court

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting a decision from the Bankruptcy Court on the Clary Lake Association’s efforts to purchase the Clary Lake dam from Paul Kelley’s bankruptcy estate. This morning Judge Fagone announced his intention of issuing an Oral Ruling … Continue reading

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13 August 2018: The CLA Annual Meeting Happened

The 2018 Clary Lake Association Annual Membership Meeting was held Saturday afternoon at the old MacDonald farm in Jefferson over looking Clary Lake, now the home of Jessie Spector and Logan Higger and the site of Sowbelly Butchery While  attendance was … Continue reading

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Annual Membership Meeting Reminder This Saturday!

A quick reminder that our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting is this coming Saturday, August 11th at 2:00 PM at Derby Oak Farm in Jefferson (the old John Robert MacDonald farm). Here’s a Google Map showing where it is. If you haven’t already … Continue reading

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Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake

We really need an invasive plant patrol program here on Clary Lake. Breaking News From Maine Department of Environmental Protection Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake Rapid response aims to keep plants in check AUGUSTA, August 7, 2018 – Maine … Continue reading

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27 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Audio, No Ruling Yet

Oral arguments of the Final Sale Motion hearing took place today before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Fagone. Trustee Jeffrey Piampiano was represented by attorney Kaitlyn Husar, the Clary Lake Association [CLA] was ably represented by attorney Randy Creswell, and Richard Smith and Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] were represented by attorney Louis Carrillo. Continue reading

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