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Address all correspondence to Melissa Clark, Educational Specialist, #445, 1315 East 10th Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
Email mlaney@Indiana.edu; phone 812-855-6905
Tom Hazelett, President of the Steuben County Lakes Council, has informed the lakes communities that the proposed hog farm CAFO hearing will be on the agenda for the Steuben County Plan Commission on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The meeting is to take place at 7:00 pm at the Steuben County Community Center (the old high school building in Angola). The proposed hog farm CAFO is also scheduled to be on the BZA meeting schedule set for Monday, March 17, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the Steuben County Community Center. These meetings are of significant importance to property owners in Steuben County.
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 twshow the holding facility for sediment immediately north of the Cold Springs Golf Course.
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What to do about the large and increasing number of mute swans on Hamilton Lake.....
Tanya Peters and her committee simply outdid themselves with the 2013 edition of the Hamilton Lake Poker Run. Despite poor weather, dark and cloudy at the beginning of the day, the Run was organized so well and handled so convivially that the weather was inconsequential until it cleared and became really delightful by the afternoon. All of the hosts around the lake were friendly and accommodating and the event went off without a hitch. Prize announcements and door prizes made for a fun ending to the day and many thanks to the folks at Margarita Beach for use of their facilities and audio equipment which made the event even better.
As far as results were concerned, 640 tickets were sold, the 50/50 brought in $2408, the first place hand won $2200, second was $1100, third, $500, fourth, $250 and fifth, $125. The winning hand was a straight flush and the big winner, of course, was the Hamilton Lake Association and, of course, the Hamilton Lake community with a total of $12,620 presented to the HLA for future expenses in keeping our lake beautiful. Congrats, Tonya and committee members. We are already anxious for the 2014 version.