Don’t forget to mark 7:30 pm on your 2018 calendars for Tuesday, March 13th. That’s the night we come together for the Annual Lake Lotawana Association Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Colbern Road Restoration Branch inside Gate 2. At this meeting, we will present the past year’s progress by the various committees and their goals for 2018. We will discuss the financial position of the Association. It is also the night that we elect the District Directors for the odd-numbered Districts. Ballots will be mailed in early February. Please note: ballots will not be taken at the meeting. The bylaws require that your signed ballots must be at the office by noon on Saturday, March 10th. There is a spot on the outside of the envelope where your signature goes. Every year we receive unsigned ballots that cannot be counted and, some members try and kill two birds with one stone by enclosing their dues payments in with the ballots. Since the ballots cannot be opened before the meeting, any payments that are enclosed with your ballots will be late, and interest will be charged from January 1st.
I get a few questions about what are the wet lines in the road that show up occasionally. These lines are what our salt brine pre-treatment spray make. We spray the lake roads prior to forecasted winter weather events. A treatment lasts up to 72 hours. Its purpose is to create sort of a thermal barrier to allow the plows to push snow clean off the asphalt and not leave that thin layer which keeps the roads slick. We haven’t had much snow up to this point. But it is inevitable. It’s important to remind everyone to help the crew keep the road clear by not parking on the street. Please give the guys that are plowing plenty of room to do their jobs.
The Board of Directors voted at the last meeting to place a moratorium on ice eaters on the lake. We will not be giving permits for ice eaters until the Rules Committee has a chance to revisit the issue. Any permits given in the past have been rescinded. At this point they are not allowed. There have been some opportunities for those folks hardy enough to play on the ice this season. We posted a video on the Association Facebook page that gives some pointers on how to survive a fall through the ice. Safety First!
Submitted by: Jan T. Olson – Executive Director
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