Upcoming Meetings To Attend

DLWID January Board Meeting

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday January 7th at 6:00pm. The best way stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several interesting items on the agenda including a summary of Metro’s recently released report related to the performance of SolarBees on Blue including the appointment of a new Board member.   Reports will be given on recent activities related to the Septic Tank Revitalization Program, see the Manager’s Report for details.  According to the Manager’s Report, the district has abandoned the Request for Proposal for the development of a lake nutrient budget which could have determined the extent septic systems are contributing nutrients to the lake.

Follow this link to download the Meeting Agenda and Manager’s Report.

DLWID Annual Board Planning Session

The DLWID Board will be participating in its annual Goal Planning session on Saturday, January 9th from 10am to 1pm, which is open to the public.  Note this is an hour earlier than previously reported based on the latest email from the District Manager.  The District has not published an agenda for this meeting and it is unclear whether there will be an opportunity for public comment.  It will however be a good chance to experience the District’s planning process.

Lincoln City Council Meeting

The Manager’s Report states “The intention of this memo is to go through the history of the Septic Tank Revitalization Program as it pertains to Devils Lake Water Improvement District and then discuss the “preliminary position paper on a possible program to regulate septic tanks tributary to Devils Lake,” that will be presented at the January 11, City Council Meeting.” I spoke to the City Recorder today (January 4th) and she verified that the proposed septic ordinance will be on the January 11th agenda as a discussion item.


Filed under DLWID, Meeting Announcements

2 responses to “Upcoming Meetings To Attend

  1. Carol Stenzel

    Thank you for the info on the January 7 meeting and planning session on the 9th. Does anyone have any advice on which would be the best forum to attend? Only one of us could attend the 1/7 meeting, but we can both attend the 1/9 session. It also sounds like there may no be an opportunity for public input at the planning session.

    I strongly oppose what sound like unreasonable demands on lake property owners, and would like to see less of a frontal attack and more of a partnership with DLWID to strive for improvements over a period of time, to enhance a lake environment that everyone enjoys.

    A special thank you to Mitchell for the letters and website.

    • nosolarbees

      It is hard to say what format the planning session will follow. We can’t tell from reading the minutes from past years as these sessions have not been attended by the public. There was some apprehension by the DLWID Manager when the Communication Committee asked make a presentation at the planning session. I still think it may be worth attending but the board meeting may be your best opportunity to be heard.

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