Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting Sept. 25

The 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 840 East Lake drive.

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agenda
1. Roll call-

2. Approval of minutes – August 28, 2017

3. Guest comments

4. Old Business

a. Wolfe Family Trust Hearing

5. Financial Report

6. Committee Reports

a. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim S.

b. Restrictions – Roy

c. Safety – Mark

d. Silt & Erosion – Craig

e. Web Page – Todd

f. Building – Andy

g. Common Areas – Lee

h. Dam Maintenance – Mike

i. Fireworks-Mike

j. Fish and Wildlife – Jim T.

k. Legal – Al

7. Manager’s Report

8. New Business –

a. Next meeting – October 30

9. Adjournment

Neighbor Memorials

This note is a special “Know Your Neighbor” tribute to Gerald McDougal whose funeral is tomorrow, Sept. 12, and Salvatore Paolucci who passed away in May.

We recently received an anonymous letter requesting that we share the stories of long-time Dunlap Lake residents as well as new neighbors in the Dunlap Days E-newsletter. That’s a great idea! If you know of someone who would make a good Know Your Neighbor column please send the story to carolyn@dunlaplake.org

Gerald McDougal

Gerald “Jerry” McDougal, 85, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, September 7th. Jerry lived on Circle Drive and was one of the few residents that walked the dry ground of the lake bed and remembered the houses that were here before the dam was built and the valley flooded

Jerry married Sylvia M. Giardina on June 28, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Park Street in Edwardsville. He worked at the Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years, at Shell Oil for 13 years, and the Olin Corporation for four years.

Jerry loved living on Dunlap Lake, watching the birds and wildlife. He enjoyed fishing from his pontoon boat and visiting and helping neighbors. We have lost an important link to our history. Jerry was not only quick to notice any change in fish or water quality, he always knew the last time it had happened and what was done to fix it.


Salvatore Paolucci

Salvatore “Sam” Paolucci, 83, passed away on May 27th, 2017. Sam proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He married his wife, Carol Ann Reinhold on July 14, 1962. They were married for 54 years and resided here at Dunlap Lake for 50 years. They would have celebrated their 55 wedding anniversary this year.

Sam attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. Sam retired from teaching 5th and 6th grade in 1994 after a 27-year career in education. He loved teaching and encouraging students to love learning.

In addition to teaching, Sam also enjoyed fixing things. He could fix anything and enjoyed taking things that were thrown away and refurbishing them so they could be used again. He was always willing to help anyone and saw value in everyone. He will be missed at Dunlap Lake.

Kid’s Fishing Derby Sept. 2, 2017

Saturday — Sept. 2
Kid’s Fishing Derby

Fishing starts at 8 am
You must register before starting to fish
Pre-registration encouraged
Weigh-in at 11 am, followed by lunch
Prizes will be awarded by 11:30 am at the activity lot by the underwater bridge
Across from 113 West Lake if you drive
  
All residents and guests who participate with a resident are welcome
Hot dogs, Brats, chips and cookies will be served 
Pre-register at carolyn@dunlaplake.org
 

1 TO 6 YEARS – PANFISH DIVISION
7 TO 12 YEARS – GAMEFISH DIVISION
13 TO 18 YEARS – LUNKER DIVISION

PRIZES AWARDED FOR 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE IN EACH DIVISION AND FOR BIGGEST FISH OVERALL

 
PLEASE RSVP

Please register or pre-register to fish. All family members and all residents are invited to lunch and the awards. RSVP to carolyn@dunlaplake.org

 
FISHING DERBY RULES

(1 to 6 YEARS) PANFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL, GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3 LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

(7 TO 12 YEARS) GAMEFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL, GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3 LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

(13 TO 18 YEARS) LUNKER DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 6 FISH (LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

***ALL BASS & CATFISH MUST BE AT LEAST 14 INCHES IN LENGTH***     ***Muskies must be immediately released in all divisions*** 

All fish must be caught in Dunlap Lake between 8 and 11 am on this day

ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT BY PARTICIPANTS 
Panfish division may get assistance from an adult but child must reel in the fish

Catch and Release recommended after weigh-in
BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

Important Dates

Holiday Social is tentatively scheduled for 6-10 pm Sat. December 16 at the Wildey Theater. Please note – this is not our usual weekend, you may need to update your calendar.

Sept. Board meeting 7 pm Mon. Sept. 25 at 840 East Lake Drive (usually the last Monday of the month)

Big Trash Pick Up runs two weeks starting Nov. 6. See the City’s Website for details.

Trespassers and Restriction Violations

In June, a confrontation between people on a pontoon boat and fishermen using a jon boat at night without lights escalated to the point where someone was seriously injured. If you see improper behavior on the lake, please do not confront the individuals. Get the boat sticker number and report it to Carolyn, Manager@DunlapLake.org; 618-791-1398 so that proper steps can be taken to rectify the issue.

IMPORTANT – Boats must have up to date stickers.
Residents operating boats without stickers, or without a sticker in their name, will be fined $500. The police will be called to deal with anyone operating a non-stickered boat who is not a resident.

Know Your Neighbors: Tim and Libby Brown

One of our newest board members, Tim Brown has been a resident of Dunlap Lake since Sept. 2016 when he, his wife Libby, and their two sons Will and Benny moved from Troy, IL to North Shore.

Tim and Libby both went to SIUE, and they have always loved Dunlap Lake. They like the proximity to the MCT bike trails and Edwardsville’s strong school district. He says it’s exciting for him to live in a neighborhood where people take active roles in the community through volunteering to make Edwardsville a better place.

Tim’s hobbies align with the sports and activities his sons are involved in. He is also looking forward to getting back into jogging and biking on the MCT trails.
 
If Tim could have dinner with any two people, he would choose Al Pacino and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and in a movie about his life, he would choose Harrison Ford to play himself. He jokes that his wife might choose Zack Galifianakis. 

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Aug. 28

The 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 840 East Lake drive.

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agenda

1. Roll call

2. Approval of minutes – July 31, 2017

3. Guest comments

4. Old Business

i. Wolfe Sibling Trust request for hearing

5. Financial Report – Rick

6. Committee Reports

a. Legal – Al

b. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim S

c. Restrictions – Roy

d. Safety – Mark

e. Silt & Erosion – Craig

f. Web Page – Todd

g. Building – Andy

h. Common Areas – Lee

i. Dam Maintenance – Mike

j. Fireworks-Mike

k. Fish and Wildlife – Jim

7. Manager’s Report – Carolyn

8. New Business –

a. Next meeting – September 25

9. Adjournment

SOLitude Lake Management Offers Tips to Prevent Toxic Algae Blooms

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Aug 21, 2017

Lakes, ponds and reservoirs can provide drinking water, irrigation and space for year-round recreation, but it’s common for these waterbodies to develop algae blooms, especially during the heat of the summer. While many species of pond algae are harmless, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are becoming more prevalent as a result of increased nutrient runoff from commercial developments, industrial parks, livestock farms and agricultural facilities. 

When directly exposed to toxic algae species like cyanobacteria, which is often referred to as blue-green algae, humans and animals can experience liver and kidney toxicity, skin rashes, nervous system problems, respiratory complications and even death. Toxic algae blooms are also known to cause undesirable tastes and odors in drinking water from affected waterbodies. 

“Harmful Algal Blooms can be a detriment not only to human and animal life, but also to the ecosystem itself,” said David Ellison, Aquatic Biologist and Regional Director at SOLitude. “HABs often indicate that the affected lake, pond or reservoir is suffering from some kind of imbalance.”

To limit the growth of HABs in your waterbody, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake, pond, reservoir and wetland management, fisheries management, and related environmental services for the United States, recommends the following ecologically-sustainable measures to homeowners, ranch and land owners, golf courses and municipalities:

Improve your knowledge of HABs 
The ability to distinguish between a Harmful Algal Bloom and non-toxic green algae is critical for the wellbeing of the aquatic ecosystem and those who enjoy it. If you suspect your lake or pond has a toxic bloom, look for soupy or oily scum on the surface of the water. Depending on the waterbody, the bloom may manifest in parallel streaks or clumped dots. Other blooms may look like spilled blue, green or white paint or turn the water a bright “pea soup” green. If you’re unsure of the algae species in your water, contact a lake management professional. 

Conduct regular water quality tests 
Lake and pond owners and municipal water service leaders often wait until after a toxic algae bloom appears to conduct water quality tests, but a proactive testing program can help identify water quality impairments related to dissolved oxygen, pH or nutrient levels before they get out of hand. Over time, water quality data can be used to predict the onset of a bloom and prevent its impact without closing the waterbody or interfering with irrigation or drinking water services. 

Establish a beneficial buffer 
Toxic algae blooms typically occur in lakes, ponds and reservoirs containing excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous. Fertilizers, sewage, animal waste and organic sediment are all sources of these nutrients. To limit nutrient-rich runoff from entering your waterbody, consider cultivating a beneficial vegetative buffer 3-5 feet around the shoreline. An ideal buffer will contain sedges, rushes and perennial plants that are native to your region. 

Limit the impact of existing nutrients 
Waterbodies already suffering from high nutrient levels should consider biological augmentation or the introduction of phosphorous-locking technologies. These strategies can help render excess nutrients inactive, meaning they will become permanently unfit to fuel nuisance algae growth.

Introduce an aeration system 
When paired with other nutrient-limiting strategies, floating fountains and submersed diffused aerators can help consistently circulate warm stagnant water and facilitate the conversion of phosphorous and nitrogen to nutrient forms that do not sustain toxic algae as food. Lake and pond aeration also helps improve other water quality parameters that support the growth of healthy green phytoplankton. 

Consider a proactive management plan
In order to sustainably restore a lake, pond or reservoir with a toxic algae bloom, immediate action must take place, followed by continued water monitoring and maintenance. A proactive plan that includes professional water quality testing, buffer management, aeration, nutrient remediation and sediment removal can help prevent further developments of toxic algae blooms while improving the natural balance, beauty and lifespan of the aquatic environment. 

If you suspect that your lake, pond or drinking water reservoir is experiencing a toxic algae bloom, immediately reach out to an experienced lake and pond management company in your area or call 888-480-LAKE for a professional referral.

For more information go to http://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/blog/solitude-lake-management-offers-tips-prevent-toxic-algae-blooms

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting July 31

The 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 840 East Lake drive.
Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agenda
July 31, 2017
AGENDA
1. Roll call-
2. Approval of minutes – June 5, 2017
3. Guest comments
4. Old Business
a. Enforcing and Amending the DLPOA Covenants and Restrictions
i. Edwardsville Police Department
ii. Todd Billy, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
5. Financial Report
6. Committee Reports
a. Fish and Wildlife – Jim
b. Legal – Al
c. Meetings, Elections & Social – Genie
d. Restrictions – Roy
e. Safety – Mark
f. Silt & Erosion – Craig
g. Web Page – Todd
h. Building – Andy
i. Common Areas – Lee
j. Dam Maintenance – Mike
k. Fireworks-Mike
7. Manager’s Report
8. New Business –
a. Next meeting – ?
9. Adjournment