Just wanted to let you know the water level of the lake will start slowly dropping again. If weather permits, repairs on the spillway could begin as soon as Tuesday. It shouldn’t take more than a few days if it stays dry enough to pour concrete.
The regular Association board meeting will be at 7 pm Monday at 840 East Lake Drive. Download Agenda Here.
I just wanted to let you know the engineers checked out the spillway today and reviewed the drawings of the original structure built in 1963 and the updates made in 1972.
The 1972 fix has lasted for 43 years but a little bit of water is getting around it on the far side, up by the North Shore boat ramp. Hurst-Rosche Engineering, the firm that inspects the dam each year for the State, will make a recommendation on the best way to deal with the water.
Mike Watts is expecting to have to keep the lake down 18-24 inches for several days while the repairs are being made. At this point he does not known when the work will start.
Thank you for your patience,
Fishing in the cold (top) and winners (below).
Thanks to all those who helped out and attend the 2015 Dunlap Lake Association Bonfire
The annual Dunlap Lake Bonfire and Hot Dog Roast is at 7 pm this Saturday, October 17th at 840 East Lake Drive. For the first time, the event will feature a large bonfire perfect for warming up on a cool fall evening.
The Association will provide hot dogs, s’mores, plates and utensils along with a small fire pit for safely roasting them. Everyone is asked to please bring lawn chairs and a favorite side dish or dessert to share. A bathroom is available in the Fogle house and tables and extension cords will be available on the porch for crock-pots and warm drinks.
You are welcome to bring family, friends and neighbors, but please email email@example.com to let us know how many people will be eating with us.
The Board of Directors of the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association met Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 840 East Lake Drive. Highlights not already included in this newsletter:
- Grass carp are being ordered along with stripers and channel catfish for this fall’s fish stock
- Phosphates from lawn chemical are a problem for both the fish and the plant life in the lake. Fish and Wildlife chair Walt Heck asked people to reconsider their use of lawn chemicals.
- City and Village sent letters to property owners not paying assessments last month. They have prepared liens to file against any property
- Michael Watts, dam maintenance chair, will be overseeing the sealing of some cracks and any other concrete work needed on the spillway before winter.
- 7 building permits were submitted in Sept.