Neighbor Helping Neighbor

SOS LogoIf you have been following the lake you may be aware that one of our neighbors, and DLWID Board member has been planning an extensive waterfront revitalization project.  The project has been carefully planned and review by several State and Federal agencies.  Special care has been taken to try to make some of the concepts used in the bank stabilization project portable to other properties.  Now that the project is approved and scheduled we are putting out the call to neighbors who may want to help with this pilot project.  In doing so you can engage with others, help Kent, and learn about some important techniques that may help you on your property; best of all you’ll be helping to improve Devils Lake .Help needed includes placement of rock and plants in water and along shoreline to stabilize and re-vegetate lakeshore as well as fence out grass carp.

Waterfront revitalization project at
3279 NE East Devils Lake Rd.
October 1st & 2nd from 8 to 5
Contact Kent Norris (503) 375-2577

Thanks for any help that you can provide.

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Mystery Wine Auction

Kozzi-red_wine_and_grapes-3264x4896-200x300We 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
Otis, OR

Tickets $75 per person (plus one bottle of wine donated per couple)

Additional Donations

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New DLNA Director Election

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

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

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.


(To Vote Simply Click on the ballot below)


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Attend DLNA General Meeting

General-Meeting-10182015We have scheduled a General Meeting of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) which will be held at 1:30pm, on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367.

Come join us and your neighbors for the following purposes:

A brief presentation on the formation of the DLNA.

  1. Open forum to allow neighbors to set the agenda for the DLNA.
  2. Presentation on Draft Sewer Plan
  3. Conclude DLNA Director elections
  4. Mix it up with your neighbors

Please mark your calendar and attend this important meeting. It is a great chance to meet your neighbors and shape the neighborhood’s future. Check our website at for more details.

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What is Nextdoor?

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.

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. 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.”

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Devils Lake Sewer – Step One

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.

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Severe Event Training Scheduled

Taft Fire Station – October 10, 2015, 10 a.m.


Devil’s Lake residents and surrounding neighbors: A Severe Event Training (SET) has been scheduled for October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. at the Taft Fire Station. Jim Kusz, District Captain of North Lincoln Fire and Rescue will present an in-depth 60-90 minute presentation to assist us in planning for what mother nature may have in store for us in our future.

SET was developed to assist the general public in case of severe events such as storms, wild fires, floods, earthquakes or tsunamis. Join your lakefront and surrounding area neighbors on October 10th. Begin to address the issue by starting the conversation and organizing a neighborhood plan to survive one of these major events.

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