Fireworks will be around 9:20 pm on Saturday, July 2. The lake in front of the dam will be roped off at 8 pm.
The rain date has been set on the following Saturday on July 9.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
No one will be allowed on the dam except for those involved in the display. It is important that all boaters stay back at least 500 feet from the dam. This area will be roped off for the protection of spectators at 8 pm. Make sure to watch for and obey this roped off area.
And, with the heavy traffic on the lake, it is very important that all boaters obey boating safety regulations. All boats, especially kayaks and canoes, need to have working running lights; make sure they are in good operating order and that they are turned on; travel in a counterclockwise direction around the lake, etc.
• Boats will not be allowed within 500 feet of the dam. This line will be marked. Do not cross it.
• Only the Fireworks Crew and Fire & Police personnel will be allowed on the dam.
• By Illinois law every watercraft must have appropriate lights to operate between sunset and sunrise. This includes kayaks and inflatables. Operators of these smaller boats should ALSO consider wearing lighted necklaces or other gear that would make them more visible in the heavy traffic.
• Traffic should always move counter-clockwise around the lake.
Boats used on the lake are limited to a 7.5 horsepower outboard motor except pontoon boats which are limited to a 9.9 horsepower motor. Electric motors used as the main propulsion source shall meet the same power limitations. No more than one outboard motor per boat will be allowed. Inboard and inboard/outboard motors are not permitted on the lake. It is not the intent of this requirement to restrict the mounting and use of a 12 volt electric trolling motor in addition to one outboard motor.
Thanks to everyone who attended the June 22, 2016 meeting of the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association at the Moose Lodge. We had a great turnout.
There were 266 properties, which is right at 75% of the Association’s membership that participated.
With 532 votes cast (2 per property represented), 288 voters (54%) supported the creation of a Special Service Area by the City of Edwardsville to finance the Dunlap Lake dredging and silt control project.
A survey is being designed so you can share your feedback next week.
Mud coming into the lake
It has been proposed that the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association ask the City of Edwardsville to create a Special Service Area (SSA) as a mechanism for funding the dredging of Dunlap Lake.
Residents will be asked to vote on whether or not they want to do this at a membership meeting to be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 22 at the Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road.
The vote is being taken at a meeting because it is important that everyone understand this unique proposition. If you cannot attend the meeting you can designate a proxy. Reply to this e-mail to get a proxy designation form. Click here for proxy instructions and more on the voting process.
Your $500 annual assessment bill should have come from a company named Community Property Management (CPM) this year. CPM is part of an association of property managers that can give us slightly better interest rates, an online member portals and other benefits we could not provide for members on our own.
In changing to the new financial manager, CPM was unaware of the $1 annual parkway lease fee. If you live on the lake please include this in your check as always.
Please join us on the dam at 6 pm June 29 for a quick clean up. It’s a great opportunity to see the dam up close. Bring gardening or work gloves and a trash bag if you can.
The aquatic weed eater has arrived! Mike Watts gave it a test run this past weekend. IT WORKS!
Clean up of the loose algae is going to be a lot of work. Volunteers who signed up will be getting notices of work days soon. Let Carolyn or Mike know if you are interested in joining the fun.
If you are using chemicals to treat areas along your property or around your dock, Cutrine-plus is recommended as the safest alternative for fish and wildlife.
Please remember to get stickers for inflatables. An very nice raft with paddles has been found and there is no way to get it back to the owners.