The Town of Doty held it’s monthly meeting and the Slow No Wake ordinance was on the agenda to review per the ordinance.
There was input from several citizens and the board had discussion. The level of the lake was 1313’7” on Nov. 9th. The Town Chairman stated that if the water would’ve came up another 2” above the highest point he would’ve closed the boat landing due to flooding and safety concerns at the landing. The Board had discussion that if they do nothing the Slow No Wake will expire 1/1/2021 which they decided to do. Their plan is to reevaluate the lake in May after touring the shoreline. The process to create a lake ordinance takes several months so if they decide to amend the ordinance it wouldn’t be in place for the 2021 season.
The lake should be a full recreation lake this summer.
Just a reminder that the slow no wake ordinance review by the Town of Doty will take place Nov. 10th after the 6:00 Budget meeting. It is unknown how long the budget meeting will take so the start time of the actual town meeting is unknown but according to the Town Chairman should be about 6:30. Check the Town web site for more information.
The election results are in with 38 people casting votes which is 86% of eligible voters which is a great turn out and a majority needed for a valid election.
No Write in's were cast.
The Board has accepted these results.
The Board has also appointed Gordon Brushwyler to the Board for the remainder of Dale Poquette's term due to his resignation. We thank Dale for his input and service.
Thank you everyone for your participation.
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.10/27/2020
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Our current list of board members, their phone numbers & email addresses.