We’re Looking For A Few Volunteers
If you have been following the lake you may be aware that the Lincoln City Cultural Center and the City Parks Department have been working toward the construction of the Regatta Grounds Stage, which will be a new venue for outdoor performances at Lincoln City’s Regatta Grounds Park.
To date a concrete base has been laid for the Regatta Grounds Stage, the concrete work was done by Ray Clarke, who has donated much of the labor, materials, tint and decorative surface work for the project. Engineering design work was contributed by E. Cole Olsen. The lumber has been ordered and paid for, and Jim Whisler, from Whisler Construction, has volunteered to handle the final construction, weather and schedule permitting.
The success of this project is tied to the spirit of volunteerism that exists in our community. The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association would like to join the team that takes this project to completion. We are putting out the call to neighbors who may want to help with this great project this spring. If you have construction skills, can swing a hammer or can provide general labor we need your help. If you are interested in bringing this great neighborhood resource to completion, please contact Mitchell Moore at 503-381-4818 or [email protected].
We 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 [email protected] 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
Tickets $75 per person (plus one bottle of wine donated per couple)
The By-Laws of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association provide for the number of board members to be between three and twelve with the initial Board set to five. During its May Board meeting the board was expanded by two seats. The board appointed a nominating committee to identify and forward qualified candidates for the new positions. The committee has forwarded Steve Brown and Tom Rice with a recommendation that they be elected to the Board of Directors. This addition would provided at least one Director in each quadrant of the neighborhood. Our By-Laws allow for electronic voting which can commence upon receipt of this email until 9:00am October 18th the day of our next General Membership Meeting. An email will be forwarded with a direct link to the Ballot.
Steve Brown and his wife Nancy has been a full time resident of Lincoln City and Devils Lake since 2006, he is the President of Liquor Outlet Lincoln City and Salem, Oregon. Prior work experience include Director for Fred Meyer Stores 26 years, Vice President Hangars Unlimited a developer of general aviation T hangars in Washington State. Steve has served as President of Associated Liquor Stores of Oregon which represents all Liquor Stores in Oregon and still serves as a board member. Steve keeps aware of current issues that affect the people of Lincoln City by following City Council, Planning Commission, DLWID and the DLNA. He was active in this past election of the new Board of DLWID, in an active participant and homeowner in the new Voyager Sewer LID and has supported the fundraising for the fireworks and election committee of Save Devils Lake. Steve and Nancy have four kids and four grand kids.
Tom Rice has had an active interest in Devils Lake since his family purchased their lakeside cabin in the Neotsu area in 1970. His parents, Al and Fran Rice, were permanent residents there from 1983 until Al’s death in 2011, at which time Tom and his family inherited their lake house. Tom and his wife Cheri have a strong interest in the health and future of the lake, and have been active participants of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association, DLWID Board meetings, and Lincoln City events and activities in general. They feel the DLNA provides a great opportunity to insure the best possible future for Devils Lake. Tom is an automotive dealership operations consultant and he and his wife currently reside in Newberg.
DLNA DIRECTOR ELECTION BALLOT
(To Vote Simply Click on the ballot below)
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.
- Click your name in the top right corner of the page.
- Select Settings.
- 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.”
The City of Lincoln City has been working on planning to bring sewer service to the East side of Devils Lake. The city has shared the first draft of the Devils Lake Sewer System Pre-Design Report with the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association. The DLNA is looking for interested members who are interested in working with the City and the Devils Lake Water Improvement District on this important project; let us know if you would like to be involved. This report is step one of the project and the City is providing us the opportunity for input, day one. The report contains a great deal of valuable information, we encourage all to download and review the material. Let us know your thoughts and comments and we’ll pass it along, or feel free to contact the City directly. While we don’t know much at this point about the possible timelines we do know from the report that it will take in excess of $7 million to construct the system.
According to the report…
The project entails the extension of sewerage to the currently un-sewered area located north and east of Devils Lake in the City of Lincoln City, Lincoln County, Oregon. Within this area, the City provides water to 442 predominantly single family residential accounts. Each of these accounts is associated with an on-site wastewater system (typically a septic tank and drain field). Each of these systems will be eliminated once the connection is made to the new sewer. The new collection system will connect to the City’s wastewater collection system where there is adequate capacity to convey, treat, and dispose of wastewater from the project area.
The selected type of collection system is a low-pressure sewer also known as a grinder pump system. A house’s building sewer is connected to a buried tank that houses the grinder pump which reduces the size of any solids present and pumps the wastewater through a relatively small diameter service line to the mainline sewer in the public right-of-way. The collective operation of the individual pumps pressurizes the mainline system and conveys flow to the City’s existing West Devils Lake Road & 101 Pump Station and from there to the City’s existing gravity sewer system. Since the grinder system is pressurized, the mains can be smaller and shallower than typical gravity sewer construction thereby minimizing the construction effort and impact and reducing associated costs.
The City selected the low-pressure sewer alternative after consideration of other systems and their suitability for the area and compatibility with the City’s existing system and overall objectives.
Announcing the Second Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association 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 [email protected] 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.
Raise Your Patriotic Spirit Prior to the Fireworks
In the past a few lake residents have attempted to get the community in the mood for the upcoming July 4th weekend celebrations a small group of determined boaters took a lap around the lake sporting patriotic decor. Long time residents on the lake remember 4th of July boat parades drawing large numbers. We’ve decided to make this a formal annual tradition, so please join us for this fun neighborhood event!
Date: Friday July 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM
To make the weekend complete the DLNA will be leading a Boat parade on the 3rd of July beginning in front of Regatta Park at 7pm. Deck you boat with patriotic fare and gather at Regatta Park and take a lap around the lake to celebrate this great country.