Miner Lake Improvement Board – Project Renewal

The Miner Lake Improvement Board was chartered in 2000, to execute on projects that monitored and improved the overall water quality of Miner Lake. Lake residents were charged an assessment in years, 2000-2003 (approx. total $420/ per parcel). The improvement board is a function of Allegan Township and has the following defined positions:

– Representative from the Allegan Township Board (Jane Waanders)
– Representative from the Allegan County Commissioners (Max Thiele)
– Allegan County Drain Commissioner (Denise Medemar)
– Representative from the Miner Lake Property Owners Association (Bruce Carns)
– Representative from Allegan Township at-large (Sam Martin)

The board has executed on the improvement plan in Partnership with Tony Groves from ProgressiveAE. Funds have been applied to conduct water quality monitoring as well as for projects to control weeds, monitor invasive species and limit sediment run-off from the drains.

The funds from the original project are running out, and we need to determine if there is interest in renewing or redefining the improvement project. Doing so would result in a new multi-year assessment. At the Spring meeting, there was general support from the audience to proceed forward with defining a new project.

To do that, the improvement board will need to schedule at least 2 public meetings to review and comment on a renewed or revised improvement project.

The improvement board is meeting on Tuesday June 3 (7pm) to begin the process and schedule the public meetings. This planning meeting is open to the public, but is intended as a working session to define the public meeting to follow this summer. All told, the project needs to be defined by early November 2014, to allow assessment to be placed on the tax roll.

Here are a couple slides that were presented at the Spring Meeting regarding this topic.

As always, stay tuned for the dates of the public meetings and use the comments section below to participate in the discussion.

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