Van Vliet Lake Association News

Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes are now available from our annual meeting.  Thank you to all who attended.

Ed and LaVergne Brodsky had an unexpected visitor on their deck!  Also check out the beautiful seed pod photo from Ed that is now front and center in our plants gallery.

Annual Meeting July 17, 2021

Our meeting will be held at the Pipke Park pavilion starting at 10 a.m.  We plan to let everyone socialize until 10:30 when the business meeting will start.

Did you spend time on a hobby during the pandemic?  As an icebreaker, we ask you to consider bringing an item to display for our “Covid Craft Corner”.  Let’s see how creative a group we are!

The Board has created a Welcome packet for new owners with a letter and several brochures.  We are in the process of reaching out to meet new neighbors.  We also hope that owners who rent their property will keep a folder available for their guests.  We will have these available at the meeting.

Our business meeting will include election of officers and discussion of some of the items of concern that members have contacted us about over the past year.

After the meeting, plan to stay for lunch.  Instead of our usual potluck, we are asking everyone to bring their own picnic lunch.  The VVLA will supply cold beverages.

Please support our efforts by attending!

2021 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is set for Saturday, July 17 starting at 10 a.m. at Pipke Park.  The building there has garage doors that open on both sides to provide an open air environment.  We will have a short business meeting followed by a social hour  and picnic lunch.

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The Discovery Center has been coordinating a project to create an accurate record of lake levels since 2009.  Van Vliet Lake has been at relatively high levels the last few years.  This spring we are starting out with lower water so it will be interesting to see what happens this summer.

Lake Level Graph

Slow-No-Wake Rules

 

The Town of Presque Isle has an ordinance that prohibits any motorboat from operating faster than slow-no-wake speed within 200 feet of any lake shoreline.  Click the link below to read the details.

Several years ago, the VVLA posted this map at our landing to give people a visual image of what that means on our lake.  Take a moment to look at the map and get a sense of where the 200 foot line is along the shoreline.

Code of Ordinances: Chapter 500, Subchapter 501 – Motorboats

 

Shoreline Lighting

Our annual meeting by email has concluded and minutes are posted.  There was a question raised about the rules for shoreline lighting.

Many of us enjoy  the opportunity to live in an area where the stars can be viewed and lights from neighboring homes are kept to a minimum.  Presque Isle has an ordinance describing what is allowed for outdoor lighting.  Please review the document and consider whether you are in compliance with the town rules.

 Code of Ordinances, Subchapter 404, Lighting Ordinance

 

 

2020 Annual Meeting changed to Virtual Meeting

            

Two happy events that occurred on the lake this summer!  Read agenda for details.

 

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the VVLA Board has made the decision to change this year’s annual meeting from an in person event to a report via either email or paper mail.  Open the agenda below to review what would have been covered at the meeting.  Members need to return their ballot by August 15, 2020 marking their votes on approving reports and election of officers.  Comments on the agenda items are welcome and will be considered for inclusion in the meeting minutes.

Van Vliet Lake Association 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda

VVLA treasurer’s report 2020

Van Vliet Lake 2019 Summary