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Mystery Wine Auction

Kozzi-red_wine_and_grapes-3264x4896-200x300We have had a very busy year on the lake running a successful political campaign which changed the dynamics of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District.  We also won our lawsuit against the District saving our irreplaceable water right for generations to come.  These victories came at quite a cost and we still need to raise $8,000 to cover the final legal costs. Help us balance our accounts and participate in our fun Wine Auction Extravaganza.

Visit with your Devils Lake neighbors while enjoying beer, wine and hearty hors d’oeuvre. During the evening will you will be offered a chance to bid on mystery bottles of wine plus participate in our silent auction.  Best of all you can enjoy great conversations with your friends and neighbors both old an new.

Contact Dana Moore at 971 235-5668 or justdanamoore@gmail.com to reserve your tickets. Event will be limited to 60 guests.

October 17, 2015
7p.m. Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
8p.m. Auction Begins

2941 NE Loop Dr
Otis, OR

Tickets $75 per person (plus one bottle of wine donated per couple)

Additional Donations
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What is Nextdoor?

The DLNA has been working hard at bringing you our neighbors important information. We have done this primarily by publishing articles on our website the Devils Lake Navigator, by forwarding you informative emails, by posting on facebook and by scheduling neighborhood meetings. These methods are somewhat limited with the exception of our meetings, as they do not permit much interaction between neighbors.  With the goal of increasing neighbor to neighbor communication we have invited you to participate in a three year old service called Nextdoor.

Nextdoor is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and we hop make all of your lives better in the real world. As of this writing 78 neighbors in our neighborhood and 175 in nearby neighborhood are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Get the latest on the weather when your not there
  • Updates on accidents, power outages, emergencies
  • Organize a Neighborhood Interest Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Announce an event that others may be interested in
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Give it a Spin

We recommend that you take a few moments to take a tour of Nextdoor. Then you should be able to browse through the site.  Take a look at the newsfeed and look at nearby neighborhoods to see how they are using the site.  There are five neighborhoods in Lincoln City using the site, Devils Lake, Roads End, Highland Estates, Wecoma Beach, and Harbor Fleet.  Remember we’re just getting started so let’s give it some time.

Too much email?

In the beginning we have all received a number of emails as new neighbors join the site.  We have now settled into earily use of the system.  We what you to know you have the ability to control the way you are notified by Nextdoor.  Use the instructions below control the number and frequency of email you receive.  Got a smartphone you can turn email off all together and use the Nextdoor iPhone or Android app to stay in touch.

Nextdoor gives you granular control over your email settings, so you can choose the types of posts you want to be notified about, and how often you receive those email notifications. For each type of notification Nextdoor sends, you can choose whether you’d like immediate updates (recommended for activity within your neighborhood), a daily digest email (recommended for activity from your nearby neighborhoods), or no email.

​To access your email settings on a web browser:
Sign into your Nextdoor account.

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select your desired email notification settings:
    • Selecting Immediate Updatesmeans that you’ll receive an email as soon as that type of message is posted by one of your neighbors. You’ll receive an email for every individual post.
    • Selecting Daily Digestmeans that you’ll receive all messages and Nextdoor activity in a single summary email.
    • ClickingNo email means that you won’t receive an email about that type of activity — you’ll have to visit the website or the app to read messages from your neighbors.

Any change you make to your email settings will update automatically. After you change an email preference, you will see a yellow bar at the top of the page that says “Your settings have been updated.”

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Sixth Annual Potluck on the Point

2014-08-02 19.40.53Please join us Saturday August 1st at 6:00 pm for our Sixth Annual Potluck on the Point.  Last year was a great success with over seventy residents of Devils Lake in attendance. Come share some great food and fun with your lakeside neighbors.  The get together will be hosted by Mitch and Dana Moore at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.

Plan to bring your favorite dish, appetizer, main dish or casserole and join us, with your neighbor and friends for an afternoon of fun. Be sure to mark your calendar today!

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DLNA Sues Water District

On April 9th, 2015, the DLWID Board voted 4-1 to abandon one third of the volume (147 million gallons) and 2 months of the duration of the District’s valuable water right. The Board also voted 4-1 to begin the permitting process for the removal of the D-River dam that is used to exercise that water right. In response to this action the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association filed a Petition for Judicial Review and Complaint for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Lincoln County court.  The goal of this action was to reverse the board’s action and we are very pleased that we were able to reach a settlement, with DLWID that accomplished our goal. The lawsuit has now been dismissed and our water right has been preserved.  While necessary to protect your interest, this legal action was also expensive with costs in excess of $20,000 which we are currently seeking donations.  You can help by clicking the donate button or mailing a check to DLNA, 2941 NE Loop Drive, Otis, OR 97368

The details of the lawsuit were as follows.

The case was titled, Devils Lake Neighborhood Association & Mitchell Moore vs Devils Lake Water Improvement District, Kip Ward, Randy Weldon, Brian Green, Kent Norris etal which was filed May 13, 2015 as Case 15CV12185.

The case existed because of the actions of the DLWID Board on April 9, 2015, specifically their Board Resolution  (Return of Water Right) which read,

“I move that we modify all of our existing water rights and water right certificates and permits so that we are. . . ah . . . entitled to impound to an elevation of 9.0 feet above mean sea level which . . . I. . . ah . . . equates to approximately 998.5 acre feet of storage and impounding water no earlier than June first, and then only if the lake level is below 9.0 msl on June first, otherwise to begin  impoundment by June fifteenth, and impounding water only through October fifteenth at the latest with accommodation of water drawdown in August and September as required by the . . . uh . . . water rights.”

In the lawsuit the DLNA and Mitchell Moore seek the judicial examination and judgment of the court as to the regularity and legality of the District’s actions and to declare one or more of the following. That,

  1. The District failed to publish proper notice of its intent to voluntarily abandon is water rights;
  2.  The District’s resolution to abandon its water rights is a part of its engineering plan as defined in ORS 552.013(4) as part of the continued plan to replace the impoundment structure and the District failed to give this 20 days’ notice as required by ORS 552.418(2).
  3. The District lacked the authority to pass the April 9, 2015 resolution to abandon its water rights;
  4.  The District breached its fiduciary duty to maintain the water rights of the District for the benefit of the Plaintiffs as District landowners; and
  5. The District’s April 9, 2015 resolution to abandon its water rights is void.

In an effort to resolve the lawsuit without going to the courtroom our strategy was to present a settlement proposal which we felt after the May election would be viewed favorably by the new Board of Directors.  This did occur in the May meeting when the DLWID Board passed the following resolution.

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that:

  1. The motion made and passed on April 9, 2015 to modify the District’s water right Certificates 89980 and 69267 and Permit S-52672 is hereby rescinded and made null and void effective immediately;
  2.  The District has a facility capable of handling the entire rate and duty authorized under certificates 9980 and 69267 and Permit S-52672;
  3. The District is otherwise ready, willing, and able to make full use of the rights under Certificates 89980 and 69267 and Permit S-52672; and
  4. The District will transmit a copy of this signed resolution by certified mail, return receipt requested to the Oregon Water Resour

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DNLA 3rd of July – Spectacular!

Announcing the Second Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display.

Fireworks Display
Date: Friday July 3rd
Time: 9:30 PM

The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the Second Annual DLNA fireworks display. The Association is working with Western Fireworks who will come to Devils Lake just prior to the Fort Vancouver fireworks display on the 4th.  Our show will kick off the holiday weekend and be held on Friday July 3rd beginning at 9:30pm last 20-30 minutes and include some very special displays.

This spectacular show will be launched off a barge centrally located on the lake near Brown Bear Park, and will be clearly visible from D River Wayside, Regatta Park and Sand Point Park.

We are gathering donations for this spectacular fireworks show and are looking for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors. (Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Bronze $250)  Please contact Max Hanson at maxh@siskiyouins.net or with your interest in donating at the sponsor level, or follow this donation link or the button in the sidebar to contribute any other amount for this wonderful show.

 

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Has It Been A Whole Year?

Indeed it has been just over a year since a group of local residents formed a new Oregon 501(c)3 non-profit corporation called the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) with the intention of serving as a voice for the community, surrounding Devils Lake.

Wow! What a year it has been. Just weeks after our formation the lake erupted in what has since been called the worst blue green algae bloom in our lake’s history. During this past year, the DLNA board has had a representative in attendance at every DLWID board meeting, testifying at most. We have reached out to the City of Lincoln City’s staff, management, Council, and Mayor. Meetings have also occurred between the DLNA and our County Commission and State Representatives. Then of course, there was a very important election; the DLNA as per its bylaws removed itself from what turned out to be quite a contentious battle. Now that it is over we look forward to working with the new board to be seated in early July. Finally, in perhaps our most serious action the DLNA has filed a lawsuit against the DLWID in Lincoln County Circuit Court in hopes of halting the return of the District’s water right approved by the DLWID board in their April meeting.

Just in case you missed the basics, the non-profit DLNA is open to all residents and businesses within its boundaries which are generally defined as all properties bounded by East and West Devils Lake Roads and Highway 101 on each end. (See Area Map). The initial Board of Directors was established in the non-profits formative meeting last year including Joe Barnes (President), Nathan Knott (Vice President), Mitchell Moore (Secretary / Treasurer), Tina French (Director) and Mark Christie (Director).

The primary purpose of the DLNA is to promote communication and education within the neighborhood relating to environmental, social and economic issues which may have an impact upon the life and character of the community. The DLNA will assist its members by providing reasoned input to the City Council, County Commission and associated committees, as well as Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID). We will help residents take more initiative in preserving the integrity and quality of the neighborhood as the DLNA plans, implements, and maintains projects in the Devils Lake neighborhood. The social aspects of the neighborhood will be addressed by organizing block parties, activities, festivals and special events.
We believe that the City, County, DLWID and residents all benefit from increased participation as the effectiveness of government is only measured by the extent that the citizens participate.

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DLWID: Board sees one incumbent, two newcomers elected

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:21 pm | Updated: 11:23 pm, Tue May 19, 2015.
By Paul Christiansen – The News Guard

With 99 percent of the votes counted for the May 19 special election, three candidates running for positions on the Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board — and running under the “Save Devils Lake” slogan — look to have won in a landslide.

For DLWID Board Position 1, incumbent Kent Norris had secured a total of 1,115 votes as of 11:23 p.m., beating out the 671 votes for Susan Russo.

DLWID Board Position 2 will now be filled by Tina French, who as of 11:23 p.m. had a tallied 1,116 votes over incumbent Randy Weldon’s 696.

Bill Sexton, the only DLWID candidate to run in an uncontested race, secured 1,373 votes as of 11:23 p.m.

The three “Save Devils Lake” candidates all said they’re looking forward to coming together with sitting board members Brian Green and David Skirvin and DLWID Lake Manager Paul Robertson to make some positive change for the lake’s future.

“I think that the board in general, as well as the new elected candidates, have the same goals in mind to make sure the lake is at its best,” Norris said. “It’s just that we all have a different approach to things. I hope to move forward with those different approaches and engage the board in a way we can all cooperate to do some positive things for the lake and its people.”

Sexton said his “first and foremost” goal is to establish a positive direction for the lake’s future.

“In the past we have had some difficulty seeing that positive direction, but hopefully with this new addition to the board we can accomplish that relatively easily with the community’s support,” Sexton said. “It’ll be interesting to see where this will take us from here.”

Ultimately, the new elections to the board — with commanding vote differentials — show that the public is making their voices heard, French said.

It’s now time for the elected officials to listen to their constituents, she said.

“We want to listen to the people, but I feel like the current board wants to exclude the homeowners on Devils Lake from that discussion,” French said. “They should have a voice, and it does need to be considered with the environmental, recreational and economical factors.

“That’s what we all love about Devils Lake,” she said. “It’s a great environmental body of water that provides recreational opportunities and millions of dollars to the community. We have to proceed from here by taking all those things into considerations before we make any decisions.”

All the elected candidates said they plan to get to work cleaning up the algae blooms and sludge from Devils Lake when they take office July 1.

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