Bass Lake

Improvement Association

News & Notes

The Bass Lake Association Fall meeting has been canceled due to the continued Pandemic. Our by-laws state that we must hold the election of Board members which I. mentioned in the previous email and there are 3 positions open. After we have the nominations a survey will be sent to everyone where they can vote for the nominated people. Shortly after the survey closes we'll send out the results to everyone and post them on the web site.

If you're going to nominate yourself it must be done by Friday August 28th at 5:00 pm.

The Board of Directors met on August 16th and decided to cancel our fall "in person" meeting due to the Pandemic. It is very unfortunate that we needed to do this but wanted to keep everyone on the lake as safe as possible. According to the By-Laws the election of Board Members must be done so we've decided to hold the election electronically. There are 3 positions available, if you're interested in nominating yourself please respond to this e-mail and provide a short bio that we can pass along to the members before voting. Due to not holding an in person meeting this year we will accept nominations from members who have paid dues in 2020 or 2019.

Thank you to everyone that has paid their dues in 2020. To be able to vote, 2020 dues need to be paid according to the By-Laws.

If you'd like to pay your dues so you can vote please send the $20 per property or $10 per person (maximum of 2) to:

Jane Wilz
9 Meadowbrook Lane
Appleton, Wi 54914

If you've got any questions please contact me.

The nomination process closes August 30th so contact me before that if interested.


There is a floating picnic table in the south bay if anyone is missing one.
Watch out for it when boating.

The South end of the lake is having problems with a large bear. it's there almost every day including during the day when people are around the campfire. The DNR has been contacted and they said they've had numerous complaints about him and it will get worse as mating season approaches. They suggested that everyone on the lake remove all bird feeders for 2 weeks to discourage him, they can smell food from a mile away.

Please help the situation by removing your feeders for 2 weeks.

A number of you expressed interest in having the County and DNR representatives review your shoreline in early May, that meeting was canceled due to the Pandemic. We are in the process of trying to setup another meeting but according to the County and DNR the state is still restricting travel. The Association is still trying to get them here but can't get a date set.

We will keep you updated.

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

Dale Poquette

Todd Sabourin


Otters on the lake 2014
Dolfin's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Uhlenbrauck's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Uhlenbrauck's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Uhlenbrauck's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Wyngaard's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Wyngaard's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Wyngaard's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019
Wyngaard's Storm Damage From June 19, 2019