Randy Stowe, lakemanager@gmail.com

Agenda Item V.E. - January 8th, 2015

1. The SDF was dewatered for the winter. This will help consolidate the sediment already present in Cell # 1; allow the MPOA to make any necessary inspections; and will allow for any minor maintenance that may be required in the spring, before dredging resumes.

2. An inspection of the SDF site was conducted by the IEPA and McHenry-Lake Soil & Water Conservation District on November 24th, 2014 to determine compliance with the IEPA NPDES permit issued to the MPOA. The resulting IEPA report concluded: “The facility appeared to be in compliance with their operating permit and no permit violations were noted.”

3. All winter lake user’s are again reminded of the presence of the rip-rap island protection around O’Brien Shoals and Wickline Island, as well as the dredging equipment and pipeline in the West Bay, and as always, are urged to use caution in these areas of the lake.

4. The Illinois Lake Management Association annual conference will be held February 19 - 21, 2015 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. MPOA Directors and Members are strongly encouraged to attend, as a wide variety of lake topics are covered. Information can be found at www.ilma-lakes.org.