DL Committee & Board Updates
Come back often. Watch for updates on a regular basis.
August 4, 2022, the DL Board sent a survey to members, asking if they would like the board to pursue an ordinance similar to other area lake associations/districts. Taking into account any duplications, 44 households responded to the survey. 38 voted YES, 4 voted NO, and 2 voted NEUTRAL. See the Fall Newsletter 2022 for more information.
September 14, 2022, Bob Jacobel, Scott Johnson, and Raye Lahti met with the Grand View Town Board (GVTB) to present our case for a need of an ordinance. The board was receptive and understood the situation. They had a few questions that they are currently pursuing with the DNR and other town boards before proceeding. Stay tuned. We will be sending our Diamond Lakers a copy of a DRAFT ordinance, polling our members, and asking for comments. The entire process towards GVTB approval to proceed, DNR review, public hearing and vote by the Town Board will take several months.
GRANTS AND OTHER BOARD UPDATES following its July 27 &Sept. 7, 2022 board meetings:
Shoreline Assessment Education—The Board approved tentative plans for shoreline assessment education in July, 2023 in which the entire shoreline of Diamond Lake will be evaluated according to defined footage (not by parcels). This will be the preface to future, long-term efforts toward improvements to the water quality and ecosystems of Diamond Lake which is the core of our strategic plan.
Wash Station – An area has been examined near the boat launch that should serve as an adequate place for a self-service cleaning area. A pre-application grant letter will be sent to the DNR in mid-September.
Loon Platform— Raye Lahti and Mark Wilhelm have reviewed designs and are pricing out materials.
It is amazing how excited the new board of directors were to attend their first board meeting on July 27, 2022. They came via kayak, bicycle, foot and car. They are off to a good start. (Not pictured: Tom Kraker and Dave James.)
Raye Lahti and Mark Wilhelm