The Devils Lake Water Improvement District announced Friday that the June 4th Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack at 6:00pm and released their agenda. We are asking all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend this important meeting. In a letter dated May 27th nosolarbees.com has formally asked the Board to abandon the SolarBees® Project. The Board needs to hear this request repeated by each and everyone attending the next board meeting. The goal…put this issue to rest at Thursday night’s meeting. To accomplish this we need you to make an extra effort and find your way to the meeting. It will be crowded and that’s just fine, we’ll make sure a list is circulated and that each person in attendance gets a chance to address the board.
The June 4th meeting agenda contains three items that provide an avenue to speak toward the SolarBees® issue.
2009 – 2010 Budget
If you are financially inclined you may wish to discuss some of the issues concerning SolarBees® in the proposed budget. Many of these issues have been described in our Report From The Budget Meeting. You may also wish to discuss the trouble the District is having funding this project as recent outlined in the Managers Report published for this meeting.
The Devils Lake Plan – Native Vegetation
This promising program championed by DLWID Board Member Jack Strayer begins a process of cooperatively working with lake stakeholders to reintroduce native plants to the lake shore, nearby wetlands and eventually to the lake itself. This program has the goal of restoring a natural balance to the lake without the use of solar powered machines. Unfortunately, all of DLWID’s financial resources are devoted to the SolarBees® proposal. Therefore this promising project has been abandoned. Please encourage the board to embrace this project and abandon SolarBees®.
The Devils Lake Plan – Whole Lake Circulation: SolarBees
This website has provided a great deal of information indicating the presence of twenty SolarBees® on the lake present a major impediment to navigation, safety, and public recreational use of the lake. Furthermore, this places an unnecessary financial burden on the Devil’s Lake Water Improvement District. Pick your favorite point and make your position known to the board. Ask the board to pass a resolution during this current meeting stating they no longer support the placement of SolarBees® on Devils Lake.