Annual Meeting Feb. 18

The 2016 Dunlap Lake Annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 18 at the Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road. The doors and a cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. There are a number of big decisions ahead of us this year and your input is valued. Three areas that might be of special interest are:

  • Dredging. The silt committee will have a report of progress from the past year and recommendations for how to proceed in 2016. They have engineering reports from Horner Shifrin, preliminary recommendations, and will hopefully have some cost estimates for improvements to the silt basin at the South End and dredging. 
  • Commons Repairs – Two big projects were done last summer and the commons committee is compiling a list of areas that might be in need of repairs for 2016.
  • Board Member elections – The nominating committee will present candidates for 6 board positions and nominations will be taken from the floor.

January 2015 Board Meeting Summary

The Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association board of directors met January 25, 2016 at 840 East Lake Drive. Business not covered elsewhere in this newsletter includes:

  • The end of year financial position is looking good. The income is ahead of budget and the expenses are under by about $3,000. The reserve account is being moved from City and Village Tax Office to the Bank of Edwardsville where it will be FDIC insured.
  • The nominating committee presented a list of volunteers for open board positions.
  • The engineers do not have the aggregate price estimates for dredging but are trying to get that before the annual meeting. The officers will continue to explore funding options but can only explain concept, not specific breakdowns, until those numbers are available.
  • Options and permitting are being explored for spraying unwanted plant life early in the spring.
In a closed session at the end of the meeting, the Association Management contract with C. Green & Associates was renewed.

Know Your Neighbor


Jennifer Russi
How long have you lived at Dunlap Lake? 8 Years
What’s your favorite thing about living here? Boating, quiet neighborhood, friendly neighbors.
What brought you here? The lake! We moved here from Dallas, TX, to be near my family.
What do you want people to know about? My husband and I enjoy watching college football, especially the Oklahoma Sooners.
If you could have dinner with any two people (living or dead), who would they be? My two grandmothers. They both passed away before my son was born. The would have loved him and vice versa.
Any hobbies, sports or other activities that bring joy and contentment to life? Travel, family trips, watching soccer, cross country, and the Suzuki Cello Program with our son.
Family? Spouse, Deitrick and 11-year-old son, Alex.
Best memory of the lake or your work here? I have learned a lot while serving and supporting the board. Going to events and meeting people! Summer boating tied up with friends and kids swimming and watching fireworks with family. 

The DLPOA Board extends special thanks to Jenny for her service as the association’s first financial administrator. Her talents have been appreciated and we hope she will be able to continue to lend her expertise to the financial committee! Jenny currently serves as Director of Finance and Planning for Ameren Illinois. 

Boat Stickers

All boats and inflatables on Dunlap Lake must have a lake sticker. If you do not have a sticker on your boat please use the form available here
The fee for a sticker is now $20. 

Fines can be assessed to owners of boats who do not have stickers and abandoned boats will be removed

Frequently Asked Questons

Question: What does the City of Edwardsville require residents to do about snow removal now that we have sidewalks along East Lake Drive?

Answer: Snow should not remain on any sidewalk along any lot, house or building within the city for over a period of 24 hours.  During major snow storms officials will be lenient regarding enforcement of the snow removal ordinance and sidewalks should be cleared as soon as possible (Sec. 74-114).

Listed below are other ordinances regarding snow removal:

  • Sec. 74-117 – Snow Deposits
  • Sec. 74-118 – Failure to remove snow or ice
  • Sec. 74-119 – Exemptions
These ordinances can be found on the City of Edwardsville website under the Ordinances tab.


Holiday Social Survey Results

The results are in from the Dunlap Lake Holiday Social Survey. The Wildey was an overwhelming success! The dessert bake-off and ease of registration earned the highest marks. Respondents also enjoyed the entertainment provided by Ted McCready. Many respondents thanked the social committee for their continued hard work and a great evening.

November 30 Board Meeting Summary

The Board of Directors of the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association met Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at 840 East Lake Drive. Highlights not already included in this newsletter:

  • Folding tables and chairs were purchased to replace the meeting furniture owned by the City at 840 East Lake Drive.
  • The engineers at Horner & Shifrin, Inc. are working on a dredging proposal to present to the membership .
  • A request was made by a neighboring property owner to consider accepting new properties into the Association. No action was taken on the request.
  • 4th of July is on a Monday. We will try to schedule the fireworks display on the dam for Saturday July 2 with Sunday as a rainout option. 

Help Wanted

f6aaa02b-36b0-4c80-b61e-6bbea8e73e71At least three new board members are needed for 2016. Board members are responsible for seeing that the organization is well managed and remains fiscally sound. They oversee the organization’s operations and maintain the legal and ethical accountability of its staff and volunteers. If you would like to be a board member contact Alan Ortbals at

Help Wanted: Finance Support Staff:

A bookkeeper is needed to provide support services to the Dunlap Lake Treasurer. Job Duties Include:

  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for board meetings
  • Present financial statements during monthly board meetings regarding revenues and expenses, comparison to budget and net ending balances
  • Assist with reconciliation of monthly bank statements
  • Assist with the annual budget preparation
$100 per month has been included in the budget for this position. Fore more information email