The conditions and appearance of the lakes is a direct contributor to increased property values. The Lakes Committee consists of anyone who wants to dedicate their time and effort to maintain the lakes, improve fishing and organize community fishing events. To support various projects and maintenance of the lakes, the committee prepares and manages to an annual budget.
- Test and maintain the appropriate nutrient and chemical content of lake water.
- Manage the application of algaecides and herbicides for all lakes to control weeds and algae. The lake committee chair is responsible for keeping records of applications and maintaining all MSDS safety requirements.
- Manage water level control for Berg Pond and Chardonnay Lake, including pump installation and removal before winter.
- Chardonnay Lake – Pump will be turned on if the water level is 12" below the spillway, and will remain on until the water level reaches 3" from top of the spillway. This recommendation does not apply if the water level on Hickory Lake drops 12" below primary spillway.
- Berg Pond - Pump will be turned on if water level is 8" below the spillway and will be turned off when the water rises to a level of 3" below spillway.
Dams & Spillways
- Maintain integrity of the dams by keeping them clear of weeds, trees and burrowing animals.
- Inspect spillways
- Keep the emergency overflow clear of any debris and weeds.
- Review DNR inspection report with Board and complete all requests, as needed
- Prevent silt from entering lake either from new construction or natural water shed by monitoring areas of new construction to make sure silt fences are working and report any violation to the Board.
- Trees along shoreline - Lot owners are responsible for dead or injured trees on their property and the lake committee will report to the Board any potential dangers that could cause injury. Lake Committee will remove trees from common grounds that could be considered dangerous or may drop trees that could be used to promote fish habitat.
Boat Ramp, Parking area, Boat Storage & Docks
- Maintain boat ramp, parking area and boat storage area for Hickory Lake and add rock when needed.
- Maintain Hickory Lake boat storage area.
- Boats may be stored at the Hickory Lake storage area. Storage of boats are not allowed on the other lakes.
- All boats kept at Hickory Lake must display the owner’s lot number and all accessories must be removed.
- Maintain docks in safe condition
- Limits - All Bass 16” and larger along with all Bluegill should be released. Keep and remove all Bass shorter than 16” in length, all Crappie and Green Sunfish, as this helps promote a healthy fish population.
- Build fish habitat and create estuaries for smaller fish.
Coordinate Community Activities
- Kid's Fishing Derby - Held in spring
- Adult Fishing Derby - Held in the fall
More Process Details Here: Lake Procedures