The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting was on Thursday October 6th at 6:00pm and was held in its new permanent location in the City Hall Council Chambers located on the third floor of City Hall. With the move the District Board meetings will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times.
Public Comment: There were 4 interested parties in attendance. One public comment was made suggesting the District review the structure of its agenda to be potentially more compatable with being on cable access given that attendees will no longer be able chime into the discussions. Appreciation was expressed for the move to the Council chambers and cable access. Continue reading
Meeting Moves to City Hall and Cable Channel 4
The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be moving to City Hall Council Chambers which are located on the third floor of City Hall. Please click here for a map. This month’s meeting will occur on Thursday October 6th at 6:00pm. With the move the District Board meetings will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.
There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. The primary topic for the night will the a presentation on the Devils Lake Plan and an update on the current status of the District’s top five goals and other current projects. It is anticipated that the board will provide direction on which projects they would like to focus on in the upcoming months.
On Saturday, September 17, the Devils Lake Water Improvement District will be hosting a discussion on landscaping (or lakescaping) practices that you can do that will improve Devils Lake water quality.
RSVP is not necessary but encouraged. 541-994-5330.
A Native Planting Guide is also available for Devils Lake. The guide is available for free download on the DLWID website. Materials are free to use for everyone, including landscapers, nurseries, homeowners, and watershed councils. Follow this link for a free download.
The Devils Lake Water Improvement District held its September board meeting in the District offices on Thursday, September 1st, 2011. Seven interested parties attended the meeting. We were able to attend the meeting but obligations prevented attendance to the meetings completion; this report is a combination of observation and the manager’s report.
Public Comment: There were no public comments.
Vegetation Management: There was a brief discussion on the details of the draft RFP for the outside consultant on the grass carp project.
Devils Lake Revival: The Devils Lake Revival occurred at Regatta Park on August 27th. Details of the event were discussed. During the event, DLWID staff was very visible, food, music, a regatta, boat trips on the lake, were all part of the event. The drawing for the Kayak and other prizes captured a large number of emails to expand the Districts communication reach. The Board was generally pleased with the results and decided to attempt the festival in 2012. Continue reading
The Lincoln City Council took another step toward the eventual use of water from Devils Lake for watering the Golf Course when they approved an agreement contemplated in May 2010 between the City and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. With the approval in the Aug 22, 2011 meeting the parties entered into an agreement for the City to lease part of its senior water rights on Rock Creek for use on the golf course. For more information on the transaction see City and Siletz Tribe Answer Citizens Questions.
This is a terrific article on the Devils Lake Revival and the history that it is trying to recreate. Visit our photo gallery on the Devils Lake Revival for photos of the event.
Devils Lake seizes on its history
By Niki Price • Oregon Coast TODAY
One might be surprised to see the word “devil” and “revival” on the same poster. The fellow with the horns and the tail isn’t usually invited to the old-time church meetings beneath the big tent. But these posters are referring a different kind of devil: the monsters that, according to Native American legend, once lived in Lincoln City’s freshwater lake. The Devils Lake Revival, then, is the resurrection of the annual summer party that was once held on its shores.
That community celebration, a day full of aquatic fun for the whole family, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 27, at Regatta Grounds Park. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., lake lovers can ride sailboats, take pontoon boat tours, learn to kayak and stand-up paddleboard, and listen to music by the Schooner Creek String Band. Those who add their addresses to the Devils Lake Water Improvement District’s e-mail list will be eligible for a raft of prizes including hotel stays, restaurant meals and even your very own, fully-equipped kayak. A dozen local agencies will be staffing booths, offering information on conservation activities throughout the region.
All the activities at the Devils Lake Revival will be free, except for the food. The Business for Excellence in Youth committee will be there, selling snacks and lunches to benefit the Backpack Program. Prize sponsors include the ‘D’ Sands Condominium Motel, the Historic Anchor Inn and Mo’ Continue reading
The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday September 1st at 6:00pm. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.
There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. The District has taken some extra samples for Ecoli along the Thompson Creek canal this past month; results will be discussed. The Devils Lake Revival occurred at Regatta Park on August 27th a report of this activity is anticipated. Several other topics will be discussed, please follow the links below to access the latest agenda, staff reports and meeting minutes: