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DLNA Board Testifies Before DLWID

The following testimony was provided by the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) to the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) on March 13, 2014.

My name is Mitchell Moore and I live at 2929 NE Loop Drive. On behalf of the overwhelming majority of residents living in the boundaries of the Association I offer the following written comments in support of the verbal testimony provided at the same meeting.

Request:

To begin, we repeat our request that the DLWID add lake level on the March agenda, and resolve to exercise the maximum impoundment right of 9.53’ beginning April 15th through October 15th.

Furthermore, given the extreme conditions that exists in the lake today, the members of DLNA request that the District begin the water monitoring season immediately. The purpose of this action would be to identify health hazards as soon as they exist and document current conditions for future study.

Comments:

Over the past few years the District has suggested that there is a lot of mis-information out in the community which cause problems between the public and the District.  Several statements from unknown origins, were made during the February board meeting by board members and staff that seemed on the surface to be repeats of some of this mis-information.  We spent some time researching these statements and our findings suggest they were either incorrect or misleading.

HABS Phenomena

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Leisure Bay – October 2013

The first statement made by a couple of board members last month suggested that the increased level of algae bloom in 2013 was part of unusual Statewide HABS phenomena.   This inferred that an increase in all lakes reasonably explained our experience at Devils Lake.  (See image from Leisure Bay October 11, 2013)

 

Our Fact Check indicates that on a Statewide basis this was not really an unusual year. Each year the Oregon Health Authority publishes a report on Harmful Algal Blooms. Continue reading

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DLWID 2013-2014 Budget Meeting Report

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Budget meeting was on Friday May 10th at 10:00am and was held in the City Hall Council Chambers located on the third floor of City Hall.

Budget Presentation: The Lake Manager started the meeting presenting the budget to the budget committee. It described the five priorities that have been set by the DLWID Board in previous meetings. These priorities include:

  1. Improve and maintain the water quality in Devils Lake.
  2. Improve the environment for fish, wildlife, and humans in Devils Lake and its watershed.
  3. Improve recreational opportunities in and on Devils Lake.
  4. Improve and maintain safe and efficient navigation through Devils Lake.
  5. Increase public access to Devils Lake.
  6. Improve the economy of north Lincoln County through the restoration and maintenanceof Devils Lake.
  7. Increase public awareness and public education of Devils Lake.

He then continued on to describe a list of other additional programs and activities the District maintains are presented. There is more detail on each area at http://www.dlwid.org/Projects.html. The categories include Continue reading

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Attend The March DLWID Meeting

March 14, 2013 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. This month the District invites you to spend Valentine’s Day with them at City Hall. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday March 14th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  During the meeting will be a discussion related to next steps the Grass Carp request recently submitted to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Our hopes are that a plan will be disclosed to enlist the public in support of the application.

Other topic of discussion this month includes the Septic Tank Revitalization Program and the plan for the upcoming intergovernmental meeting on the topic.  The District will present the initial plans for the Devils Lake Revival held in Regatta Park.  This year’s Lake Steward will be selected to follow Don Sell the 2012 recipient.  Several other items will be discussed as outlined in the Staff Report. The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. You may also now watch the meeting streamed lived, see the related article above. The best way to stay informed is for all lakefront homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

Agenda
Staff Reports
February 14 Minutes
February 14 Video

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Attend The February DLWID Meeting

February 14, 2013 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. This month the District invites you to spend Valentine’s Day with them at City Hall. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday February 14th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  The meeting will begin with a special presentation on the Mid-Coast TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and the Agricultural Water Quality Plan and Rules by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Other topic of discussion this month includes the Septic Tank Revitalization Program and the potential of an upcoming public meeting on the topic.  The District will present the results of the annual financial review and provide updates on the Voyage Local Improvement District for the provision of sewers and paving near Regatta Park.  Several other items will be discussed as outlined in the Staff Report. The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. You may also now watch the meeting streamed lived, see the related article above. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

 Agenda
Staff Reports
January 10 Minutes
January 10 Video

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Attend The January DLWID Meeting

January 10, 2013 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday January 10th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  This board will prioritize the District’s goals which were discussed at the December board meeting, based on public survey responses, public comments, and the Board’s discussion at their planning session.

Other topic of discussion this month include the Septic Tank Revitalization Program, and what has become known as the Voyage Local Improvement District for the provision of sewers and paving near Regatta Park.  Several other items will be discussed as outlined in the Staff Report. The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. You may also now watch the meeting streamed lived, see the related article above. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

 Agenda
Staff Reports
December 31 Meeting Minutes
October 13, Goal Setting Minutes

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DLWID Meetings Now Streamed Live!

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District recently announced that their regularly scheduled Board meetings will now be available for viewing live over the internet.  The City has been streaming Counsel and Planning Commission meetings for many months and has made the technology available to the District.

To view this month’s meeting online,  visit LincolnCity.org or follow this link, on Thursday January 10th at 6:00pm. The video of the meeting will be available at the same link, for on demand viewing at anytime in the future.

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Attend The December DLWID Meeting

December 13, 2012 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday December 13th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  This month staff will make a presentation on two studies that occurred this summer.  The first study performed by DLWID staff was designed to assess the impacts of lower lake levels during the 2012 summer season.  The second study was performed by Center for Lakes and Reservoirs at Portland State University and was related to aquatic plants as surveyed during two 2012 sampling events using hydroacoustics,  grab samples, and observations.

Other topic of discussion this month include the Septic Tank Revitalization Program , a petition to change DEQ Rules, updates on the grass carp application and the 15th street sewer project.  A review of this summer’s water use by the golf course will also be presented.

The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.  This month the board will be finalizing the goals that were discussed in the October special meeting.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

Agenda
Staff Reports
October 31 Special Meeting Minutes
October 13, Goal Setting Minutes
October 11 Meeting Minutes

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Attend The October DLWID Meeting

October 11, 2012 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday October 11th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  This month a representative from DEQ will make a presentation on changes in their rules related to septic systems which have been drafted to comply with the Coastal Zone Act Amendments.  The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

Agenda

Staff Reports

September 13, Minutes

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Attend The August DLWID Meeting

August 09, 2012 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District now holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday August 9th at 6:00pm, contains several important topics.  This month an update on the District’s efforts to obtain permission to stock grass carp in the future will be provided.  There will also be a discussion regarding the District’s efforts to monitor the impacts of this year’s lake level decision.  The Water District makes several other important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

This month’s agenda is not yet published. Please check the the District’s Meeting Page as that is where links to documents related to this month’s meeting will eventually  Please check the links to the District’s documents to review the other topics on the agenda for this month’s meeting.

Agenda

Staff Reports

July 12, Minutes

July 12, Audio

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Attend The July DLWID Meeting

Note New Date July 12, 2012 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District in its May meeting decided to move its regularly scheduled Board meetings to the second Thursday of every month beginning with the July meeting. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday July 12th at 6:00pm, has not yet been published.  Due to the Districts consideration of lake level last month the meetings were very well attended.  The Water District makes important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

This month’s agenda is not yet published. Please check the the District’s Meeting Page as that is where links to documents related to this month’s meeting will eventually  be posted.

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