Rick Welle (and Lola)

DLPOA Board member since March 2014

How long have you lived in Dunlap Lake? One year.

What’s your favorite thing about living here? The wooded setting, set off by the calming view of the lake.

What inspired you to live here in the first place? Love the neighborhood and setting.

What’s something about you that people may not know? I walk my dog, Lola, twice a day for several miles, but not by choice!

Is there something you want people to know? I’ve been a firefighter/medic for 33 years (first 29 in Collinsville) and fire chief in Edwardsville for the last four years; my wife, Kim, has worked for Washington University in various capacities for more than 20 years; we have three grown children (Matt, Jill and Ben) and one granddaughter (Adelaide Gray Welle). Also, I’m one of 13 children born to Robert and Lois Welle.

Who would play you in a movie about your life? Tom Hanks?

If you could have dinner with any two people (living or dead), who would they be? Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth (to see if I could help hammer out their differences).

Hobbies, sports or anything that brings joy and contentment to life? I love to do woodworking when I get the opportunity; also enjoy home remodeling, anything that involves working with my hands

Anything we’ve missed? Smoke detectors save lives!


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the $1.00 parkway fee on my bill?

The parkway is the land between the lot line and the lake shoreline. While residents do have to maintain the shoreline, the Dunlap Lake Association is actually responsible to the Corps of Engineers for what happens on that property. If you have a bill for a $1.00 fee you are renting the parkway land along the lake.

An aerial map with your property lines is available for $4.00 at the Maps & Plats office in Room 229 of the Madison County Court House. You will need to take your lot number which is on your deed or Carolyn has it in the Association’s database.

Board Meeting Summary- Nov. 24

Eleven board members, the administrative assistant, and one visitor were present at the November 24 board meeting. The treasurer’s report that was approved is attached and minutes that were approved from the last meeting will be posted on the website. Expenses are below budget and income is over budget.

There was not a lot of committee news. Jim Seubert encouraged everyone to attend the holiday social. Live music by local professional performers Lanny Langston and Julie Patton will be a special highlight this year. Commons Chair Nick Head reported there will be some additional work, hopefully before the end of the year.
In the absence of other volunteers the executive committee will serve as the nominating committee again this year. Five board member’s terms will be expiring. They are Larry Ahrens, Mark Hicks, Andy Leek, Craig Louer and Roy Wehling. Anyone interested in serving on the board can reply to this e-mail or notify Alan Ortbals.
The meeting went into closed session at 7:35 for discussion of 2015 personnel needs and possible property acquisition.

NEXT MEETING – Monday,  Jan 19 (MLK Day) – committees need to turn in budget requests now so the 2015 budget draft that goes out to the membership can be reviewed at the next meeting. Important note:  There is no meeting in December and the January meeting is being held on the third Monday, not the last Monday of the month.