Bass Lake

Improvement Association

News & Notes

The Town has put together several people to answer questions about the lake, permitting and land conservation. This is a question and answer session not a town board meeting. Questions about cost of permits and what the process is, along with any grants that are available.

The town chairman has received confirmation from the county water conservation people, recreation deputy and the DNR boating ordinance guy to hold this information session.  He is still waiting on a response from DNR water conservation to confirm.

The meeting is Tuesday February 11th at 6:00 at the town hall.

If you've got questions for these people this is the time to ask.

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.


The lake surveys have been returned and counted.

Please remember that any action taken is the decision of the Town of Doty Board, it is NOT made by the lake association board or it's members. This information has been provided to the Town of Doty Board. it is on the agenda for Nov 12 at 7:00 pm.

Here are the survey results.

There were 88 surveys mailed covering 91 properties. We received 77 responses for 80 properties for an 88% return rate which is excellent.

Question 1. Are you in favor of the Temporary No Wake on the Lake?      67.5 % Yes, 32.5% No.
Question 2. Are you in favor of the Town Board and Association establishing a “water level height” mark that will trigger a Temporary No Wake?      54% Yes, 44 % No
Question 3. If water levels are as high in the summer of 2020 as they are now, are you in favor of having a Temporary No Wake in place for 1 year (2020), which will allow property owners time to investigate and determine the best way to curb their shore line erosion.                 59% Yes, 40% No
Question 4. Would you be willing to assist (physically not financially) property owners that are trying to repair/protect their shorelines?      49% Yes, 45%  No.

Some of the numbers don’t add up exactly because some responses had both yes and no checked and a few other non conforming answers.


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