The Hamilton Lake Associations annual meeting will take place at the Town Hall on Saturday, June 22, with registration at 8:30 and the meeting at nine. This meeting gives all HLA members the opportunity to hear reports on the lake and lake activities, to ask questions and to express concerns or complaints.
In the meantime, what follows is a summary of the May meeting, which took place on the 14th.
It was reported that as of the 14th of May there were 456 paid members out of over 1,000 mailed invoices. Business letters were mailed during the week of May 6.
Sixteen goose nests with 30 eggs were treated this spring and it has been noted that there are approximately 40 swans on the lake. Clearly, methods will have to be emplyed to control this population.
It was reported by Board member Jim Wagenknecht that the Black Creek area looks "great," bass fishermen have boated up the creek and residents of the area are very pleased.
Ron Abraham has taken over the board position formerly held by Jack Thompson and board member Jim Honiotes has expressed an interest in stepping down after many years of service to the Association. The board is interested in suggestions for Jim's replacement.
Discussion took place regarding an email from Melissa Clark of Indiana University concerning a volunteer needed to monitor Hamilton Lake water testing. Additional discussion concerned Conservancy District fact-finding, the 3rd annual Poker run scheduled for the last Saturday in July and additional fund-raising. It was also noted that the Chamber of Commerce Summer Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 24. The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
Note: Please refer to our page "Lake News" for an update on weed spray.
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.
In addition to checking on the dredging project at the “
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Check Lake News page for a summary of the February Steuben County Lakes Council meeting