Please complete the following:
· Name _______________________________________________
· Lake Address _______________________________________________
· Mailing Address if different from Lake Address _____________________
· If you own more than one lot and or home, please list addresses here:
PLEASE FILL IN TOTALS YOU ARE PAYING IN THE SPACES BELOW
#1 Lakefront Footage _________@ $2.35 per lakefront foot __________
#2 Weed Spray for Deeded Lake Access $50.00 (minimum) __________
Flag available with payment of weed spray $10.00 _________________
Donation to Hamilton Lake Assoc._______________________________
(see newsletter for explanation) Total Paid ___________________
· If you received this invoice and paid weed spray thru an Association (i.e. condominium, mobile home park or other), please e-mail the HLA this information listing your lake address and mailing address for our records. Thank you.
Please return the completed invoice with payment to:
Hamilton Lake Association
P.O. Box 515
Hamilton, IN 46742
If you received this billing in error, i.e. no longer own the property, please call and/or e-mail the HLA to correct this information. Thank you for your assistance in keeping the HLA records up to date.Ginny DeBrunner 260-488-2394
The Hamilton Lake Association is a 501.C3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
April, 2015 HLA Board Minutes
HAMILTON LAKE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Board of Directors
April 14, 2015
Janet Albright called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. on April 14, 2015 with the following board members present: Jim Wagenknecht, Linda Skelly, Valerie Fetters, Ron Abraham, Dennis Germann, Clint Nester, and Tom Blood. Jan Biddle was also in attendance. Scott Banfield of Aquatic Enhancement was present to give a report.
Minutes of the October, 2014 meeting were approved. A motion was made by Jim Wagenknecht and seconded by Valerie Fetters. Minutes of the September, 2014 meeting were approved as well, because that was not noted in the October minutes. A motion was made by Ron Abraham and seconded by Tom Blood.
Weed Control: Clint Nester reported that the application was submitted for LARE Grant Funds ($10,000.00 for plan, $4,000.00 - $5,000.00 for weed patrol). He received an e-mail from the DNR confirming receipt.
Scott Banfield Report: Fluridone used last year. Two main weeds were controlled effectively. Curlyleaf Pondweed was gone. Eurasian Milfoil was gone by end of season. Based on past history, virtually lake will be milfoil free this year 2015 (1st year). May need to treat up to 5 acres. Year 2 & 3 will find more milfoil (10/20 acres, 40/50 acres respectively). Curlyleaf will be back this year. It does not get the long effect as milfoil. Don’t know how many acres. Scott will check the lake every 1 – 2 weeks and see what we have. He will do a plant survey and spot check. Will treat high level areas only. Hamilton Lake Association did not apply for grant to treat Curlyleaf because we would be required to treat all Curlyleaf. The price to treat is $300.00/acre. HLA is 100% responsible for cost. The plant survey document will be submitted to HLA and Indiana DNR.
Treasurer Report: Dennis reviewed the financial report as of 3/31/15. Copy attached. Insurance is up this year compared to last because of the added “Errors and Omissions” Policy. Current bank balance is $149,180.00. A motion to approve the financial report was made by Valerie Fetters and seconded by Jim Wagenknecht. Motion carried.
Additional Weed Report: Clint said it is required by the State to get bids out for weed control.
Membership and Communication: Goals are to make awareness of what we do, get businesses to participate, and work with the Chamber. More to come, at the May meeting. Janet talked with Tina Bosse of the Hamilton News. The newspaper will print information we submit. Website is Hamilton News.net. It was suggested to put the membership form in the newspaper and on the website (one that can be downloaded), and work on getting a link on the Chamber site. Jan’s daughter, Amy would like to volunteer to work with Bill Dillon on the website.
Wildlife Control: No report. There was some discussion regarding the swans.
Grievance and General Welfare: Buoys: Will be placed 1st part of May. Approximately 100 buoys. Volunteers are: Dennis Germann, Bill Martins, Paul Hayden, and Dan Dubbs. Dennis would like to place a “No Wake” buoy at the narrows entering into the main lake area. A motion was made by Clint Nester and seconded by Jim Wagenknecht to place the “No Wake” buoy. Motion carried.
Legislative and Council Coordination:
Ø Steuben County Lakes Council: Report by Tom Blood. 1) Upcoming meetings regarding CAFO near State Road 20 are May 6 & May 11. Airport filed an official report with opposition. Any letters regarding opinion must be new to 2nd filing of zoning. 2) DNR Officers down to 3 in the County. Very short handed. 3) Free Fishing: May 16, June 6, and June 7. 4) This Fall, will be allowed to trap otter. Dennis received a $30.00 membership renewal notice for the SCLC. A motion to approve payment was made by Janet Albright and seconded by Jim Wagenknecht. Motion carried.
Ø Chamber: Jim can attend May meeting.
Ø Winter Committee Meetings: Janet is thrilled with the participation.
Ø March Meeting Summary: Discussion included: reverse raffle, flag distribution, April board meeting agenda, Clarke Aquatic, and Chamber website.
1) Annual Meeting: June 20, 2015. Janet will reserve Town Hall. Janet will e-mail DNR regarding guest speaker. Would like to have Scott Banfield as guest speaker.
2) Jim Price, DNR will be presenting seminar “Pier Building & Regulation”.
3) Fifth Annual Boat Poker Run: Report by Jan Biddle. Saturday, July 25, 2015. Ticket sales start July 4th.
4) Received $365.00 Donation. Proceeds from “HL” decals.
5) Fundraising Ideas:
Ø Reverse Raffle: Report by Jan Biddle. Jan met with Fire Chief Chris Manahan. He is willing to mentor Jan through the process of conducting a successful raffle.
Ø Raffle for Patio Furniture: Tabled until next meeting.
6) Newsletter: Good idea to continue.
7) D-Link DCS-5009L Cameras: (Reference Bill Dillon’s e-mail.) Cameras will produce much better pictures, use Wi-Fi, can adjust remotely from a computer or mobile phone. Cost $80.00. Rick Eckert can help install after April 11. A motion to approve purchase was made by Dennis Germann and seconded by Ron Abraham. Motion carried.
8) Computer: Ask Jenny to get quote on computer, software, and accessories.
A motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Germann and seconded by Jim Wagenknecht. Motion approved and meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
Four free fishing days have been set by the Indiana DNR for 2015. These allow Hoosier fishermen and women to fish without a license or trout stamp. Typically, only youths under 17 and a few other qualified anglers are exempt.
The dates are: April 18, May 16, and June 6 and 7.
Get out there on Hamilton Lake and fish for free, Hamiltonians!!!
Check the DNR website for all license fees for Hunting, Fishing and Trapping at the DNR page on WWW. IN.GOV./DNR.
Look for more information from your Hamilton Lake Association as we FINALLY get into another Indiana spring and , of course, we will need your help to make 2016 another great year at our lake.
Best wishes to all our lakers from the Hamilton Lake Association!!!
Donations to HLA can be mailed to P.O. 515, Hamilton, IN 46742
Four hundred feet of fieldstone was added to the outer banks of Black Creek by Bill Martins, Bob Snare, Al Byers, Dennis Germann and Steve Wood, with help from Reese Excavating. Cost of this last project will run between $4500 and $5000. As ALWAYS, donations are greatly appreciated by the Hamilton Lake Association.
The top pictures here show the dredging pump at work at the mouth of Black Creek. The bottom two show the holding facility for sediment immediately north of the Cold Springs Golf Course.
In addition to checking on the dredging project at the “
Northern Pike Sampling
Check the video at http://vimeo.com/channels/clearlakeindiana