What a Great Night We Had
A great group came out Saturday, August 4th for the Fourth Annual Potluck on the Point.
Attendees spent the evening visiting with their neighbors while enjoying great food. It was really fun especially the ability to socialize with those you already knew as well as having the chance to make new acquaintances.
Mother Nature provided us perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Visit our photo album to get a little taste of the event. We plan to continue the Potluck; we have selected the first Saturday in August every year. So mark your calendar for August 3rd, 2013 and plan on a fun evening.
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Including a Two-Ton Creature
The Devils Lake Revival took place Saturday August 4th from 10-2pm at Regatta Grounds. The event included: educational booths, a variety of kids activities, pontoon boat tours, stand up paddle board lessons/demos, kayak demos/tours, live music, food, veggie and seafood options available, prizes, including a kayak, in water rescue demonstration, and a beach safety presentation.
Also part of this year’s event was the unveiling of a two-ton, 13-foot-high sculpture of a lake creature. Sculptors Heidi Erickson and Doug Kroger spent more than two years crafting the towering metal sculpture. It is eighteen feet long, and made from more than 90 percent recycled metal and rubber retread material. Take a moment and visit the creature, it’s quite a sight.
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The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting was on Thursday July 12th at 6:00pm and was held in the City Hall Council Chambers located on the third floor of City Hall.
Public Comment: There were 15 interested parties in attendance. Several comments were made as a follow up to the past two Board meetings in particular the lake level public hearings. There were several corrections to the minutes suggested. One person came forward to express support on the lake level decision in that he felt it was a reasonable process, and further stated that his three parcels were not negatively impacted. The District was asked if they had made any specific plans to study the impact of the new lake level on erosion, Coho salmon runs, lake temperatures, blue green algae, and septic water tables during the summer season. A request was made for the District to develop a specific plan to actively determine the source of high e.Coli levels on Thompson Creek. A comment was made that the District should not donate toward the repairs on East Devils Lake Drive, that is solely the County’s responsibility. He also said he had been in contact with Jet Ski Associations that would like to have a race on the lake. He volunteered to organize the event but wanted the Board to discuss the possibility of this type of event on the lake. Continue reading
Please hold Saturday August 4th at 6:00 pm open to come join us for our Fourth 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. Watch your email for more details and be sure to mark your calendar today!
Grant Application Deadline is June 30
The residents of Roads End are developing their own water system that once complete will serve over 800 people in Roads End. You can help and it won’t cost anything but a few minutes of your time. The Roads End Water District (REWD) has signed up for a $250,000 small business grant from Chase Bank. It needs at least 250 people to sign in though Facebook and show support for REWD in order to qualify. All you need is a Facebook account. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote and they have managed to get quite a few votes. The deadline is Friday, June 30. Whether they get the grant or not, its a great way for one part of our community to help another.
Here are the instructions:
3. Use your Facebook name and password to log in.
6. Select City = Lincoln City
7. Click on VOTE (for Roads End Water District)
8. Log out – That’s all there is to it.
These instructions are also available on their website (. Using Facebook is the only method for voting and each Facebook account in your family can vote! Please don’t wait! Vote today.
Note New Date July 12, 2012 6:00pm
The Devils Lake Water Improvement District in its May meeting decided to move its regularly scheduled Board meetings to the second Thursday of every month beginning with the July meeting. The agenda for this month’s meeting on Thursday July 12th at 6:00pm, has not yet been published. Due to the Districts consideration of lake level last month the meetings were very well attended. The Water District makes important decisions regarding the lake every month and you are encouraged to attend.
If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it 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.
This month’s agenda is not yet published. Please check the the District’s Meeting Page as that is where links to documents related to this month’s meeting will eventually be posted.
People interested in the decisions made by our local government now have a new tool to help them stay informed. The City began using a new system in its June 25 Counsel meeting that streams the feed seen on Charter Channel 4 over the internet. During the meeting the stream is live and can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. Once the meeting has concluded the material is available on an on-demand basis. City Manager David Hawker indicated that each meeting will be available for months. In addition to the City Council, the Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Agency meetings will be available. No word on whether the DLWID will be allowed to upgrade their broadcasts to the new system. To view footage from the meetings, go to www.lincolncity.org and follow the link on the left side of the page for Council and Planning Commission Video.