Survey results

Residents have been continuing to review the options presented back at Thanksgiving and survey responses have trickled in through most of January. With 176 residents responding, the results are very polarized. Libby Brown has put together two slides to summarize the what you think would be the best way to finance lake maintenance.

This Month in History

January 2002

In 2002 Keller Construction was awarded a contract to develop Glick Park. The City of Edwardsville sent the Association a letter with the news and expressed excitement about the project which dubbed the park “the best new park in the community.”

Also in January of 2002, the Dunlap Lake Website celebrated its first birthday and in the newsletter the Fish and Wildlife Committee provided special instructions on preventing the spread of zebra muscles.

January Board Meeting Overview

The Dunlap Lake Board of Directors met at 7 pm January 22, 2018 at the Association meeting room at 840 East Lake Drive. Topics not already included in the newsletter include:

  • The 2018-19 Draft Budget was reviewed. A final budget will be voted on at the March meeting.
  • 1 building permit was issued in December and 1 in Jan.
  • Fireworks will be Sat. July 7.Sunday will be the rain date.
  • There are currently no plans for dropping the lake. Research is being done to see if the December freeze could be adequate without exposing the plant life in the shallows.
  • Residents who have not paid assessments have been referred to a credit agency.
  • Houses continue to sell well, 4 new purchases were recorded in December.

Annual Meeting February 15

Residents are encouraged to attend the Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15 at the Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Rd. in Edwardsville.

A recommendation is being made for beginning to build the infrastructure for a south end silt retention basin. Details will be presented along with a long-range maintenance plan.

Since the membership was polarized on funding options, a compromise plan has been developed. We hope you can attend to learn more. A link to the survey results will be included below.

At the Annual Meeting, there will also be an election for 5 of the 15 board positions, presentation of the 2018 budget and committee reports.

Dunlap Lake Association Board Meeting Jan. 22

The Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at 840 East Lake drive.

AGENDA:

1. Roll call-

2. Approval of minutes – November 21, 2017

3. Guest comments

4. Old Business

a. Nominating Committee
b. Annual Meeting Date

5. Financial Report

a. 2018 Budget Draft

6. Committee Reports

a. Silt & Erosion – Craig

b. Web Page – Todd

c. Building – Andy

d. Common Areas – Lee

e. Dam Maintenance – Mike

f. Fireworks-Mike

g. Fish and Wildlife – Jim T.

h. Legal – Al

i. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim S.

j. Restrictions – Roy

k. Safety – Mark

7. Manager’s Report

8. New Business –

a. Contract with C. Green & Associates

b. Next meeting – March 26, 2018???

9. Adjournment

Dunlap Lake Association Announcements

Sunshine and ice skaters, what a beautiful time to celebrate and reflect on what brings this community together.

Dunlap Lake is a planned community which, per the bylaws, exists to:

  • Promote the Dunlap Lake Community as a desirable single-family residential area
  • Enforce restrictions, provide for the maintenance of common areas, and collect and manage the related expenses
  • Assist property owners in the enjoyment of outdoor recreation

Board Members and Volunteers Needed
As we begin the new year, your help is once again needed to identify qualified leaders and workers to make this an enjoyable community for outdoor recreation. If you know someone with skills that would be beneficial or would be interested in serving yourself, please email carolyn@dunlaplake.org.

Board Committees include:

  • Building: reviews plans, issues permits
  • Commons: provides for the upkeep of commons areas, including grass cutting, docks and shoreline protection.
  • Dam Maintenance: monitors and maintains the dam, including mowing, riprap, dam integrity, and raised and drops the lake. Works with the safety engineer and US Corps of Engineers.
  • Fish and Wildlife: monitors the fish population, stocking and problem wildlife.
  • Meetings, Elections, and Social: manages meeting logistics, social events and the annual election of board members.
  • Restrictions: enforces subdivision restrictions
  • Safety: manages access to the lake, boat stickers, and annual water testing.
  • Silt and Erosion: responsible for the formulation and implementation of a plan to remove silt from the lake.
  • Web Page and Communications: maintains website & Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who did volunteer work for the lake in 2017. A special shout-out to the Meetings Elections and Social Committee for the fabulous holiday social at the Wildey Theatre!!

Best wishes for the New Year.

Our mailing address is:
Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association
PO Box 5
Edwardsville, IL 62025