Special Meeting

The Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board will have a Special Meeting at 7 pm Monday, March 6 at 840 East Lake Drive.

1. Roll call-
2. Discussion of Mayor’s proposal to partner with the DLPOA on dredging
a. Schedule issues
3. Discussion of potential changes to DLPOA boundaries
4. Discussion of ballot language regarding vote on Mayor’s proposal
5. Vote to put dredge project up for a vote of the membership
6. Adjournment

Mayor Patton suggests regional approach to storm water management

At the February 16, 2017, Annual Meeting, Mayor Hal Patton asked the membership of the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association to consider being part of the City’s regional system to manage storm water. The City will be partnering with the Madison County Storm Water Management Commission and applying for grants and Mayor Patton would like the Association to be part of that effort. 

He is encouraging residents to re-consider asking the City to create an SSA to fund dredging and is willing to ask the City Council to commit some engineering support, funding, and grant partnership to help in the project. Since some residents do not like an SSA because it spreads the payments out for 20 years, he proposed a lump-sum buyout option be used for anyone preferring to pay up front. The buyout could create hundreds of thousands dollars in interest-free funding up front for the project.

The Mayor’s PowerPoint slides and an outline from the association’s business meeting can be downloaded by clicking this link. Discussion Points February 2017

A written summary of his comments will be mailed out with the budget in the next couple weeks.

Election Results

In an extremely closely contested race, six new board members were elected at the February 16 annual meeting. The 2016-17 board members are Tim Brown, North Shore; Greg Brumitt, East Lake Drive; Genie Manterfield, Thomas Terrace; Donna Polinske, North Shore; Jim Taylor, Lotus; Rick Welle, East Lake Drive.

Many thanks go out to retiring board members Walter Heck, Patrick Hill and Jim Seubert. We appreciate their efforts and their willingness to continue working with their respective committees. Any other residents who want to be part of a committee this year can e-mail Carolyn@dunlaplake.org to get involved.

The first meeting of the new board will be Monday, March 27. The proposed budget will be mailed to all residents for member comment prior to that meeting.

Annual Meeting Feb. 16

Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

at the Moose Lodge

New Board Members to be elected

Mayor Hal Patton will be presenting a modification to the proposed establishment of a Speical Service Area to finance the dredging project. City Administrator Tim Harr, City Attorney Jeff Berkbigler and Public Works Director Eric Williams will be present as well. The doors open at 6:30 for social time and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

All homeowners are encouraged to attend. During the meeting, we will be voting to fill 6 open board seats. Currently, there are 7 candidates for those openings:

  • Tim Brown, 11 North Shore Dr.
  • Greg Brumitt, 537 East Lake Dr.
  • Genie Manterfield, 313 Thomas Terrace
  • Donna Polinske, 16 North Shore Dr.
  • Jim Seubert, 113 West Lake Dr.
  • Jim Taylor, 133 Lotus Dr.
  • Rick Welle, 843 East Lake Dr

Committee reports will be given and the proposed 2017-18 budget will be presented. The new board will approve a new budget at their March meeting.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Special Presentation: Mayor Hal Patton
    1. Petition to exit the DLPOA
    2. Requests to join DLPOA
  3. Board Introductions
  4. New Candidate Introductions
  5. Board Election
  6. 2016 Financial Report
  7. Proposed FY 2017 Budget
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Building Committee
    2. Commons Committee
    3. Dam Committee
    4. Fireworks Committee
    5. Fish & Wildlife Committee
    6. Meetings, Elections & Social Committee
    7. Restrictions Committee
    8. Safety Committee
  1. Election Results
  2. New Business
  3. Adjournment

Common Area Beautification

    Thanks to the City of Edwardsville E.N.E.R.G.I beautification grants, new commons area signs are being printed and will be installed this spring. A large message board will be put at the Association’s official notification site at 840 East Lake Drive.
     For now, meeting notices and agendas are posted in a white information box there by the sidewalk at least 48 hours before a board or full membership meeting. 

Dock Requests for 2017

   If you live off-lake and want commons space assigned to be able to build a dock during the summer of 2017 please reply to this newsletter or call Carolyn Green at 791-1398 by the end of February. 
   Please contact Carolyn at carolyn@dunlaplake.org to get on this year’s list even if you have put in a request in previous years.