September DLWID Board Meeting Report

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District held its September board meeting in the District offices on Thursday, September 1st, 2011.  Seven interested parties attended the meeting. We were able to attend the meeting but obligations prevented attendance to the meetings completion; this report is a combination of observation and the manager’s report.

Public Comment: There were no public comments.

Vegetation Management:  There was a brief discussion on the details of the draft RFP for the outside consultant on the grass carp project.

Devils Lake Revival: The Devils Lake Revival occurred at Regatta Park on August 27th.  Details of the event were discussed.  During the event, DLWID staff was very visible, food, music, a regatta, boat trips on the lake, were all part of the event.  The drawing for the Kayak and other prizes captured a large number of emails to expand the Districts communication reach.  The Board was generally pleased with the results and decided to attempt the festival in 2012. Continue reading

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Golf Course Closer to Using Lake Water

The Lincoln City Council took another step toward the eventual use of water from Devils Lake for watering the Golf Course when they approved an agreement contemplated in May 2010 between the City and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.  With the approval in the Aug 22, 2011 meeting the parties entered into an agreement for the City to lease part of its senior water rights on Rock Creek for use on the golf course. For more information on the transaction see City and Siletz Tribe Answer Citizens Questions.

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Devils Lake Revival

Carp diem!

This is a terrific article on the Devils Lake Revival and the history that it is trying to recreate. Visit our photo gallery on the Devils Lake Revival for photos of the event.

Devils Lake seizes on its history
By Niki Price • Oregon Coast TODAY

One might be surprised to see the word “devil” and “revival” on the same poster. The fellow with the horns and the tail isn’t usually invited to the old-time church meetings beneath the big tent. But these posters are referring a different kind of devil: the monsters that, according to Native American legend, once lived in Lincoln City’s freshwater lake. The Devils Lake Revival, then, is the resurrection of the annual summer party that was once held on its shores.

That community celebration, a day full of aquatic fun for the whole family, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 27, at Regatta Grounds Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., lake lovers can ride sailboats, take pontoon boat tours, learn to kayak and stand-up paddleboard, and listen to music by the Schooner Creek String Band. Those who add their addresses to the Devils Lake Water Improvement District’s e-mail list will be eligible for a raft of prizes including hotel stays, restaurant meals and even your very own, fully-equipped kayak. A dozen local agencies will be staffing booths, offering information on conservation activities throughout the region.

All the activities at the Devils Lake Revival will be free, except for the food. The Business for Excellence in Youth committee will be there, selling snacks and lunches to benefit the Backpack Program. Prize sponsors include the ‘D’ Sands Condominium Motel, the Historic Anchor Inn and Mo’ Continue reading

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Board Meets September 1st, 2011 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday September 1st at 6:00pm.   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.  The District has taken some extra samples for Ecoli along the Thompson Creek canal this past month; results will be discussed.  The Devils Lake Revival occurred at Regatta Park on August 27th a report of this activity is anticipated.  Several other topics will be discussed, please follow the links below to access the latest agenda, staff reports and meeting minutes:

Agenda

Staff Reports

Minutes

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Attend The Devils Lake Revival

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Yet Another Great Potluck

A Beautiful Day and a Great Time

We topped our attendance this year with some seventy odd residents of Devils Lake who came out Saturday, August 6th for the Third Annual Potluck on the Point.

Attendees spent the evening visiting with their neighbors while enjoying great food.  It was really fun especially the ability to socialize with those you already knew as well as having the chance to make new acquaintances.   Every shore of the lake was represented!

Mother Nature provided us a wonderful batch of sunny weather.  Visit our photo album to get a little taste of the event.    We plan to continue the Potluck; we have selected the first Saturday in August every year. So mark your calendar for August 4th, 2012 and plan on a fun evening.

We’re still trying to locate the owner of a few serving utensils so take a look at this photo and email me if you’re the owner of anything shown. If you have any ideas on more ways we can get our community together to enjoy our mutual company let us know and we’ll do what we can to promote it.

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August DLWID Board Meeting Report

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District held its July board meeting in the District offices on Thursday, August 4th, 2011.  Four interested parties attended the meeting.

Public Comment: There was one comment asking the District to review its position related to the City Managers recent comments that the lake is polluted.

Vegetation Management: The District continues to work toward obtaining a permit to re-introduce grass carp into Devils Lake.  As part of its work plan the District has made contact with the appropriate ODFW staff.  Representatives of the Board and the DLWID manager meet with ODFW staff prior to this board meeting and they reported that ODFW suggested the District seek a rule change specific to Devils Lake. The primary sticking point relates to rules restricting grass carp placement on bodies of water which have public access. The goal is to establish an avenue to permit continued vegetation contol through the use of grass carp. The District is seeking the assistance of an expert to assist with the process of appealing their grass carp application. There was a discussion of the providers available to the District for this work and the District will draft a RFP for the project.

Devils Lake Revival: The Devils Lake Revival has been scheduled by DLWID to be held at Regatta Park on August 27th from 10am to 2pm.  Details of this fun event will include booths manned by DLWID staff, food, music provided by Schooner Creek String Band, a regatta, boat trips on the lake, and safety presentations and other yet to be announced activities.  Plan to attend this unique event. Continue reading

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Board Meets August 4, 2011 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday July 4th at 6:00pm.   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.  The District continues to work toward obtaining a permit to re-introduce grass carp into Devils Lake.  As part of its work plan the District has made contact with the appropriate ODFW staff.  Representatives of the Board and the DLWID manager will meet with ODFW staff prior to this board meeting and results from the meeting will be reported to those present. The District is seeking the assistance of an expert to assist with the process of appealing their grass carp application; there will be a discussion of the providers available to the District for this work.

The Devils Lake Revival has been scheduled by DLWID to be held at Regatta Park on August 27th from 10am to 2pm.  Details of this fun event will be reviewed at the meeting.  Additionally, the District will discuss testing of E. coli using DNA markers on the lake.  Several other topics will be discussed, please follow the links below to access the latest agenda, staff reports and meeting minutes:

Agenda

Staff Reports

Minutes

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City To Discuss Future Of Water Service

City Manager Recommends Curtailing
New Water Hook-ups

City Manager, David Hawker released a memo to City Council about water service in which he recommended that Council consider a policy that refuses any new service in the UGB outside the City. As justification for the recommendation he states that on Devils Lake,

“Over many years, including before Lincoln City was incorporated, this policy allowed about 700 homes to develop in the Devil’s Lake watershed without sewer service or any plan for it. Most of this development occured outside the City (though some of it has been annexed). The result is substantial pollution of the lake, and no provision to replace with sewer, no end in sight.”

He does not provide any proof or eleaborate in any way in support of his claim that the provision of water to homes on Devils Lake has substantially polluted the lake.  He continues to discuss issues in providing water to Schooner Creek and Drift Creek areas.

Hawker closed the memo by stating that he is “not urging any immediate change, only to initiate a discussion. There are many issues, and
any policy change needs to examine them carefully.”

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Join Us For Open Water Swim

Fifth Annual Wet Wednesday Swim

The Fifth Annual Wet Wednesday Swim will be held this year on a Tuesday, that’s August 9th at 9:00am.  Interested in an early morning swim join us at 2929 NE Loop Drive.  Each year a group of swimmers negotiated the 4 mile course from Sand Point to the D-River and back.

For pictures of the event check this Wet Wednesday Link.

Swim all or part of the Devils Lake course.  Swimmers usually report a great experience when they climbed out upon their return to Sand Point.  This annual swim is open to all who wish to participate.

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