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Upcoming Meetings To Attend

DLWID January Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday January 7th at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a summary of Metro’s recently released report related to the performance of SolarBees on Blue including the appointment of a new Board member.   Reports will be given on recent activities related to the Septic Tank Revitalization Program, see the Manager’s Report for details.  According to the Manager’s Report, the district has abandoned the Request for Proposal for the development of a lake nutrient budget which could have determined the extent septic systems are contributing nutrients to the lake.

Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.

DLWID Annual Board Planning Session

The DLWID Board will be participating in its annual Goal Planning session on Saturday, January 9th from 10am to 1pm, which is open to the public.  Note this is an hour earlier than previously reported based on the latest email from the District Manager.  The District has not published an agenda for this meeting and it is unclear whether there will be an opportunity for public comment.  It will however be a good chance to experience the District’s planning process.

Lincoln City Council Meeting

The Manager’s Report states “The intention of this memo is to go through the history of the Septic Tank Revitalization Program as it pertains to Devils Lake Water Improvement District and then discuss the “preliminary position paper on a possible program to regulate septic tanks tributary to Devils Lake,” that will be presented at the January 11, City Council Meeting.” I spoke to the City Recorder today (January 4th) and she verified that the proposed septic ordinance will be on the January 11th agenda as a discussion item.

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Attend the December DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday December 3rd at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a summary of Metro’s recently released report related to the performance of SolarBees on Blue Lake.   Several excepts from this report are in the Managers Report.  Reports will be given on the progress made on the Septic Tank Revitalization Program and Save or Shoreline Campaign.  The district is compiling an Request for Proposal for the development of a lake nutrient budget which will be reviewed by the board during the meeting.

Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.  Highlights for the balance of the meeting  include;

  • Boat House/Docks
  • Land-use Complaints
  • Lake Level
  • The Devils Lake Plan
  • DEQ 319 Grant
  • Native Vegetation
  • Whole Lake Circulation
  • Septic Tank Revitalization Program
  • Save our Shoreline Campaign
  • Financial Oversight Committee Report
  • Communications Committee Report
  • Safety Report
  • Nutrient Budget RFP
  • Listserve
  • Devils Lake Low Power Radio
  • SDAO Best Practices and Self Assessment
  • SDAO Board Training Workshop
  • Board Applicant Interviews
  • PADL’s Next Steps
  • Hydroplane Racing Letter to OMB
  • Webspace
  • Technology Needs

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Attend the November DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday November 5th at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a discussion about the board appointment process.  DLWID now has a opening on their board, interested parties should visit www.dlwid.org for details. Interviews for this board opening will occur at the December board meeting.  Based on recommendations from the Communications Committe the district is investigating the use of various email list services which will be reviewed at the meeting.  Earlier in the year DLWID was solicited by Oregon Sea Grant about hosting a low powered radio station for invasive species information dissemination which will be discussed.  Paul Robertson attend the North American Lake Management Society meeting in Hartford CT and will provide a report to the board.

Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.  Highlights for the balance of the meeting  include;

  • Boat House/Docks
  • Land-use Complaints
  • Lake Level
  • The Devils Lake Plan
  • DEQ 319 Grant
  • Native Vegetation
  • Whole Lake Circulation
  • Septic Tank Revitalization Program
  • Save our Shoreline Campaign
  • Financial Oversight Committee Report
  • Communications Committee Report
  • Safety Report
  • Water Quality Update
  • Nutrient Budget RFP
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Report From October Board Meeting

Did you attend the October Board meeting?  Unfortianately I was unable to attend and have not received a report on the meeting to share.  If you attended this meeting please post a comment giving your assessment for all to read.  DLWID does not post minutes of their meetings until they have been approved by the board.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Attend the October DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday October 1st at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a discussion of the recent resignation of board member Otis Winchester. A summary of the University of Oregon’s RARE program an acronym for Resource Assistance for Rural Environments will be given. The intern has already begun his 11 months with DLWID and will be project manager for the Septic Tank Revitalization Program and the Save our Shoreline Campaign. Time permitting an informative presentation will be made covering 25 years of lake management on Devils Lake.  This presentation was developed for the Oregon Lakes Association meeting held in Lincoln City.

Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.  Highlights include

  

  • Lake Level
  • The Devils Lake Plan
    • DEQ 319 Grant
    • Native Vegetation
    • Whole Lake Circulation
  • RARE program
  • Financial Oversight Committee Report
  • Communications Committee Report
  • Safety Report
  • Water Quality Update
  • Nutrient Budget RFP
  • Septic Tank Revitalization Program
  • Save our Shoreline Campaign

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Attend the September DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday September 3rd at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a discussion about the draft request for proposal authorized at the August meeting. The purpose of the RFP is to locate a contractor to develop a lake nutrient source assessment and total lake nutrient budget for Devils Lake.  Time permitting an informative presentation will be made covering 25 years of lake management on Devils Lake.  This presentation has been developed for the upcoming Oregon Lakes Association meeting to be held in Lincoln City September 11th and 12th. Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.  Highlights include

  

 

  • Lake Level
  • The Devils Lake Plan
    • DEQ 319 Grant
    • Native Vegetation
    • Whole Lake Circulation
  • DLWID Internship, Hannah Nicholls
  • RARE program
  • Financial Oversight Committee Report
  • Communications Committee Report
  • Safety Report
  • Water Quality Update
  • Nutrient Budget RFP
  • New Education Committee
  • Chinook Winds Golf — water right applications

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Attend The August DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday August 6thh at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including the election of officers and placement on a new board member to the seat vacated by Smokey Aschenbrenner. Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.  Highlights include

  • DEQ 319 Grant
  • Board Swearing In
  • Lake Level
  • Native Vegetation
  • Lake Intern Repor
  • Water Quality

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Attend the July DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday July 2nd at 6:00pm. We are asking all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend this important meeting.

In it’s last meeting the DLWID Board deferred the SolarBees Project.  However, in a recent News Guard article Brian Green DLWID Chair said,  “everyone should keep an open mind about all the concerns that have been raised and allow firm data to drive the conversation. A lot of this has the feel of people having a pre-ordained conclusion that they don’t want SolarBees on the lake and coming up with arguments against them,” he said, adding: “I would urge everyone to draw back, take a deep breath and let’s just do some more investigation.”

In last months meeting, John Morris stated that “there is no amount of additional information that would justify putting 20 devices on a recreational lake.” He would like to object to the Board considering the liability and has a difficult time understanding why the Board would even consider it.

Obviously, these two viewpoints are not aligned!  Please come to this important meeting to help us re-enforce the message sent to the DLWID board at the June meeting.

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Attend DLWID Board Meeting

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. 

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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. 

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Please Comment on the DLWID Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District meeting was tonight. Please leave your thoughts and comments on this post so those who could not attend will know what was said.

Thanks!

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