Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Nov. 28

The Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting will be 7 pm Monday, Nov. 28 at 840 East Lake Drive.

1. Roll call-
2. Approval of minutes – November 7, 2016
3. Guest comments
4. Financial Report
a. 2017 Budget
5. Old Business
6. Committee Reports
a. Safety – Mark
b. Silt & Erosion – Craig
c. Web Page – Todd
d. Building – Andy
e. Common Areas – Lee
f. Dam Maintenance – Mike
g. Fireworks-Mike
h. Fish and Wildlife – Walt
i. Legal – Al
j. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim
k. Restrictions – Roy
7. Manager’s Report
8. New Business –
a. Next meeting: January 30
b. Annual Meeting
9. Adjournment

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Dec. 3 Holiday Social at Wildey

5740bf83-4ace-4116-867d-91ed5211d696Event expected to sell out again this year

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Dinner and Bake-off at 7 p.m.

Jack Tweston will be performing quiet dinner music followed by more lively tunes later in the evening. Dinner will be set up different than in past years. A new caterer, ‘A Catered Affair’ owned by Kelly Cobb of Culver’s fame, will serve heavy appetizers and dinner options. There will be high top tables as well as banquet tables so guests have the choice between moving around to socialize as they eat or sitting down at traditional round tables.

Virginia McDole will be coordinating door prizes, please let us know if you plan to bring items.

Tickets will be $25.
RSVP today before we sale out!

Questions call Jim Seubert 779-1284. RSVP carolyn@dunlaplake.org.

Mail Payment to DLPOA, PO Box 5, Edwardsville IL 62025

Dredging Update

Following our August vote to approve the dredging plan with a cost not to exceed $4.5 million and to seek support from the city to fund it through the creation of a Special Service Area (SSA), officers of the board of directors met with city officials to report the findings and explore the way forward. While 61% of the DLPOA membership voted in favor, some lake residents have expressed their opposition to the mayor and aldermen and it is clear that we will need a minimum of two-thirds majority  before the city council will commence the SSA process.
The Board is reviewing the vote and will make a renewed effort to build a stronger consensus for a dredging and funding plan. It has been suggested that a flat fee would get more support than an assessment based on property value.
Brian Polinske, a resident, is circulating a petition to finance dredging using a flat fee. If you would like to sign the petition or help collect names contact him at polinske@sbcglobal.net. If the idea is well supported a ballot will be mailed so all residents have the opportunity to vote.

Spillway Dissipator

While the lake is down the Association will be doing concrete work on the area at bottom of the spillway called the dissipator. This concrete wall slows down the water before it moves on.

No Leaves in Lake

Please do not blow or rake leaves into the lake. If you don’t do your lawn yourself, find out where your provider is putting your leaves. Several individuals have been blowing them into the lake. Silt is piling up fast enough without help.

Nov. 7 Board Meeting Summary

The October board meeting was postponed until November 7 since it fell on Halloween. Important topics not covered elsewhere in this newsletter include:

  • Spending has been very conservative, DLPOA is close to $120,000 under budget at this point.
  • A early draft of next year’s budget was handed out for board member and committee committees review.
  • Residents of the 100 and 200 blocks of Thomas Terrace presented a petition to request their properties be removed from the Association. The Executive Committee was asked to look into the matter.
  • Carolyn has gotten the surveys of all the commons areas into pdf format for easy access.

The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m on the last Monday of the month, November 28.



Raking Pond Weeds

While a hard freeze with the water is down might help clean out some of the unwanted plant life, weeding and raking while the water is down can be an option too. Check out these links to learn more about the aquatic plants in our lake.

The best plant we have:

  • Southern naiad – the favored food for fish and ducks (grass carp unfortunately eat this first before starting on problem plants).

The stuff you probably don’t like:

  • Coontail – turns the water into a nasty mess that interferes with fish habitats and limits boating.
  • Filamentous algae – The surface scum that gets bad when there is too much phosphorus (lawn chemicals or fertilizer) in the water.
  • Creeping water primrose – bright yellow flowers with runners that can go up to 16 feet up the shore.

2016 Holiday Social Is Dec. 3

5606a5a8-5375-445f-b87b-85043db8bacb6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Wildey Theater on Main Street. We will be in the large party room on the 3rd floor again (elevator access)

At 7 p.m. dinner will be provided by A Catered Affair and a cash bar with beer, wine, and spirits will be available. Jack Twesten, will provide dinner music and party music later.

Back by popular demand is the Dessert Bake-Off! Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. More details will be up soon on this website. It’s never too early to start testing out new recipes!

Tickets will be $25.
RSVP by Nov. 20 last year we sold out.

Questions call Jim Seubert 779-1284. RSVP carolyn@dunlaplake.org.

Mail Payment to DLPOA, PO Box 5, Edwardsville IL 62025