Lake Manager’s Report – April 2015
Randy Stowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Jean Wesolek is owed a big round of applause for her efforts in helping to keep the MPOA office running over the last month.
2. Because of changes in MPOA office staffing, and to accommodate the scheduled availability of new workers for the decal sales, the MPOA office hours have been changed. The new Summer hours for the MPOA office will be from Tuesday through Friday from the hours of 10 am to 2 pm. Saturday hours will be from 8 am to 1 pm.
3. As we will be having new office staff handling the decal transactions, in advance we ask for your patience and cooperation, and offer the following suggestions:
• Whenever you come in, please make sure you have all the required, up-to-date paperwork (Registration, Proof of Insurance, etc.) with you. If your paperwork is not complete when you come into the office, there will be delays in processing your decal(s).
• If at all possible, please try to avoid the usual Saturday morning crowds, and come into the MPOA office on Tuesday – Friday.
• If you do need to come in on a Saturday morning, please be patient, as there will be a line of people.
• If you have all of your registration documents in order, you may mail them to the MPOA office, along with the appropriate fee in the form of a check made out to the MPOA, and your 2015 decal(s) will be mailed back to you.
4. The MPOA is temporarily suspending the sale of IDNR “Paddle Passes” (for kayaks, canoes, etc.) and IDNR fishing licenses. We hope to resume this function soon.
5. The MPOA has received the “Aquatic Invaders” signs to be posted at all WL boat ramps. The Wonder Lake Sportsman’s Club (WLSC) has agreed to the install the signs as part of their Spring 2015 annual lake cleanup. The signs will be installed on “T” posts or existing fences near each boat ramps. If any subdivision does NOT want the sign installed, contact the MPOA office.
6. The WLSC Spring Clean-up will be scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. Volunteers are always welcome.
7. An inspection of the SDF was conducted with the dredging consultant on April 1st to identify any required maintenance needs. Some minor grading work will be done on the interior slopes of the SDF to address some minor erosion issues, and to ensure compliance with our regulatory permits.
8. The dredging contractor is still planning to re-mobilize around the middle of April. They are proposing to first work on Lookout Point and then the White Oaks Bay coves, tentatively completing that work by the first or second week of May.
9. The “Preliminary Dredging Sequence and Timeline” will be available to boat decal purchaser’s, and was posted on the MPOA website. It is fully recognized that the sequence and timeline will likely shift once dredging resumes, based on equipment issues, flood events, and other unforeseen circumstances. As updates become available, information will be posted to the MPOA website.
10. No matter how the contractor proposes to schedule the work, there will be those who feel they are being unduly inconvenienced. All we can do is ask for folks to look at the big picture (a clearer, deeper lake), and be patient.