LAKEWOOD - The John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust donated $10,000 to the Chautauqua Lakes Association toward the 2013 mandated FCC radio upgrade. This upgrade ensures that the CLA is in compliance with the new federal ruling.
Being in constant contact with the crews is vital for the general manager; summer storms can approach quickly on the lake. Instant communication is also needed in case of an emergency. Each piece of equipment has a radio. These radios are helpful for operational efficiency, making it very easy for harvesters and barges to communicate with transporters and dump sites. The CLA currently has six harvesters, three transports and three barges working 10 hours a day, five days a week in three areas of the lake - Mayville, Bemus Point and Lakewood.
For more information about CLA, visit its website at www.chautauqualakeassociation.org or call 763-8602.
Pictured are Paul W. Swanson, general manager of the Chautauqua Lake Association and Carole Sellstorm, executive director of the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust. The trust donated $10,000 to the CLA toward the 2013 mandated FCC radio upgrade.
The CLA's mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the "stewards of the lake," the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of the Chautauqua Lake ecosystem.