Bass Lake

Improvement Association

News & Notes


During the Spring meeting we had discussion about the possibilities about getting a septic pumping company to provide a discount if we all scheduled pumping at the same time. I talked with 2 of the providers in the area and neither are interested in group rate so everyone is on their own. You don't always have to have the tank pumped, depending on the condition of the system an inspection is all that's required by the county which is considerable less expensive than a full pumping.


The Spring Bass Lake Association meeting will be held on Saturday May 28th at 9:00 am at the Bass Lake Beach. It will be nice to see everyone after a long winter and cold spring. You might want to bring a lawn chair and a mug of refreshment. There is highway construction (bridge is closed) on Hwy 32 between Suring and Breed. The DMV detour goes on Hwy M over to Hwy 55 then north to Langlade but there is a back road route around it and here are the instructions.

Highway 32 Detour going north
From Hwy 32 just before the bridge that is out turn right on Willow road and go until it comes to a T.
Turn left on River road and go until it comes to a T.
Turn left on Hill / Brickyard road which will take you back to Hwy 32.

Highway 32 Detour going south
From Hwy 32 before the bridge turn left on Hill / Brickyard road and go until the first right turn.
Turn right on River road and go until the first right turn.
Turn right on Willow road which will take you back to Hwy 32.

Here's the agenda for the meeting.

Call to order
Treasurer report 
Any new members present
Membership report, as of Fall 2021 there were 50 members 60% of property owners
Any damage or break ins over the winter
Quarterly newsletter Keith Uhlenbrauck
Fish stocking last fall
Clean boats clean waters program, please sign up
Loon nesting, has anyone seen them on a nest
Many Foxes in the area
Opening of Lettered Highways in Oconto county to UTV / ATV traffic
Well testing July 4th weekend, need a minimum of 25 to qualify for group discount.
Testing for ecoli, coliform bacteria, arsenic and nitrates

• Normal price $95
• Group discount price $57
• Potential cost share by the Association
• Must be collected July 4th
Fireworks cleanup, be sure to cleanup any leftovers
4th of July boat parade, which day and what time?
Labor day duck hunt
Donations to Mountain and Townsend Ambulance, Doty and Townsend fire departments

Any Other discussion


Hope to see everyone there.



APRIL 5, 2022

Spring is upon us, as I write there is snow on the ground, but hopefully it melts quick and the grass turns green. Normally the ice goes out about mid April, depending on the ice, it may be a bit later.

Water will be up I would think with the melted snow and run off, but it will go down if we have limited rain fall in May. I think we are all ready to enjoy the water. The water levels have been down compared to the last 3 years.

Our Spring meeting will be at the Beach at 9:00 on May 28 Saturday weather permitting. You can come by boat or car, what ever works. The meeting will only be an hour. If you have new neighbors, please invited them.

The fish stocking took place last fall September 17, 2021. they stocked 1,419 Walleye. They normally stock every two years.

The Bass Lake Association will again monitor the boat landing for clean boats this year starting Memorial weekend and going through the summer to Labor Day Weekend. We need every member to help monitor which is 2 hours on a Saturday and 2 hours on a Sunday. We have one of the few clean lakes in the area and want to keep it that way. We will have a sign up sheet at the Spring Meeting. Please take a day to monitor.

If you had any break-ins this winter, please let us know by email or bring up at Spring meeting.

If you are planning on selling your cottage, let us know and we can publish on the web site.

Keith Uhlenbrauck
Bass Lake Association.



The final Bass Lake Management Plan prepared by the DNR, County, Townships, UW Stevens Point and citizens has been loaded into the links section of the web site. it was delayed almost a year due to Covid. The plan contains detailed information and lays out a plan for future management.

In an effort to help reduce our lake shore erosion we’ve put together a list of different grants that are available to help with the cost, planning and implementation of shoreline retention.

1. Oconto County cost share program.
2. State of Wisconsin DNR Lake management program

Both of these programs start with a meeting with Ken Dolata from Oconto county, he can be reached at (920) 834-7152, Dale Wery has been in contact with them regarding these programs and they are planning a visit to Bass Lake in December. They would like to meet with all property owners on that day to do site visits and start the grant process which starts with obtaining a permit. Ken will also be able to provide a list of approved landscapers. The deadline is February for applying for these grants.
The Association is starting a list of interested owners if you’d like to be included in the grant process or get some ideas about can be done please let me know and I’ll start a list.

3. DNR Surface Water Grant

The DNR has a surface water grant program which has deadline of Feb. 1. This program has 5 simple inexpensive best practices, with grants of up to $1,000 per practice installed. I don’t know much about this program but there is an attachment that describes it. There are 2 links on the web site for this program, DNR Surface Water description, Surface Water Application process

Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these programs and we’ll assist in any way possible.


Board Members

Our current list of board members, their phone numbers & email addresses.

Wayne Wyngaard

Keith Uhlenbrauck
Vice President

Jane Wilz
Secretary Treasurer

Ron Karfonta

Steve Hamann

Rick Mielke

Russ Ryczkowski
(920) 609-4920

Gordon Brushwyler

Todd Sabourin


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