The Lake Zoar Authority meets Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Monroe Town Hall under a new rotation for the monthly meetings that alternates the venue among the fourcommunities with shoreline on the lake—Monroe, Newtown, Oxford and Southbury.
A segment of the meeting is set aside for public participation.
Ray Hoesten of Newtown, the chairman of the authority, said: “We’re hopeful our new rotating format will stimulate more widespread interest in the lake as a marvelous asset and recreational resource.”
The schedule calls for three meetings a year in each community. Up to this year, all meetings were held at the Southbury Town Hall.
Civic appointees from the four communities oversee the administration of the LZA with a commitment to improving the water quality and promoting safety in boating and swimming.
Seasonally the water is patrolled by two LZA-owned boats staffed by drivers and police officers from the four towns.
The LZA representatives also work actively to minimize the growth of weeds and curb a recently-developed onset of zebra mussels, an bivalve invasive that clogs boat engines and electricity-generating equipment and presents a threat to swimmers and bathers.
More information about the work of the LZA is available online at www.lakezoarauthority.org.