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A Suggestion From A Supporter

Lawrence A. Brown Says:

April 27, 2009 at 8:05 pm

We need to get a huge lawn sign campaign going. I’m talking about all around the lake and around the city. I’ll agree to pledge up to $1000 if I can get another 9 people to match my pledge.

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New Site Feature

map-thumbnailsSolarBee Locations

The approximate locations of each of the proposed SolarBees® are identified on our Interactive Google map. Visit the map page to check your location compared to a new SolarBee.

Just added, click on any of the SolarBees® and you will see thumbnails of images of a simulated SolarBee at that very location. Click on the thumnail and view a full size version of each simulated SolarBee.

Follow the link at the bottom of the map to open a full sized window for easier navigation.

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Board Meeting – June 5, 2008

Board Meeting  – June 5, 2008

Agenda: Native Re-Vegetation, Bacteria Signage Devils Lake Plan.
Visitors: Raylene Erickson PADL Recording Secretary, Randy Weldon
Minutes: Mentions in Devils Lake Plan discussion that our lake is not a high priority for several years
Links: Complete Agenda, Complete Minutes

Agency Contacts

He listed contacts he has sent letters to seeking input and participation.

Septic tank revitalization. Part of the plan would be to provide for a septic tank program with inspections to identify failed systems and potentially obtain support to revitalize them with a revolving, low-income DEQ grant that individuals could apply for. He stated that about 30 to 50 percent of homes on the lake still have septic tanks. Discussion continued regarding the method of obtaining permission for inspections and other issues. Septic Tank Revitalization should remain in the plan, it was determined; however, the entity under whose auspices the monitoring and  administering would be is an issue.

Total Maximum Daily Load Process.

In speaking with the DEQ, Robertson confirmed that Devils Lake is not on their immediate priority list; however, it could be in two or three years. They are currently involved in other coastal lakes. In order for the process to be easy, Robertson recommended following existing protocol. The plan would identify sources of nutrients and then create a management plan to reduce them. Model what was done previously, and then attempt to improve the process. This might include modeling software, finding septic tanks and basically analyzing the lake.

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Board Meeting – May 1, 2008

Board Meeting  – May 1, 2008

Agenda: Devils Lake Plan, Budget

Visitors : Bill Sexton, Raylene Erickson PADL Recording Secretary, Tom Moore

Budget Committee: Mitchell Moore, Doug Pirie

Minutes: Budget committee discussion a couple of brief comments on SolarBees.

Links: Complete Agenda, Complete Minutes

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Board Meeting – April 3, 2008

Board Meeting  – April 3, 2008

 

Agenda:          Native Re-Vegetation,  Cynobacteria Monitoring Program

                       

Visitors:          Ursula Sperry from DSL, Raylene Erickson-PADL Recording Secretary,  Kerry Richards, Property Owner

 

Minutes:         Discussion about the Devils Lake Plan suggest that it needs to cover more than just SolarBees. A board members suggests that they would need to determine after the SolarBee installation if they had any impact on controlling vegetation.

 

Links:             Complete Agenda, Complete Minutes

 

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Board Meeting – March 6, 2008

Board Meeting  – March 6, 2008

 

Agenda:          Native Re-Vegetation

 

Visitors:          Doug Pirie, Don Sell, Ursula Sperry from DSL, Kevin Erickson

 

Minutes:         In the discussion related to Native Re-Vegetation Jack Strayer said the Board might want to consider the fact that SolarBees might not control the weeds, unless the SolarBee people can produce a study to that effect. They might be more beneficial for controlling cyanobacteria.

 

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Special Meeting – February 17, 2008

Special Meeting – February 17, 2007

 

Agenda:          No Agenda is available Titled Goal Setting Workshop

 

Visitors :         None

 

Minutes:         A goal setting meeting that includes items such as; Write press releases for the local newspapers that will lay the groundwork for the  public to accept the need for the District to do something about the cyanobacteria and the weed control, i.e., SolarBees. Request a SolarBees brochure from Mr. Eilers that will enable the District to “sell” the idea of their purchase and installation to the public, then all other entities who need to approve the installation.  Considerable discussion about SolarBees, minutes are a transcript and make interesting reading.

 

Links:             Complete Agenda, Complete Minutes

 

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