The 2016 block party is July 23rd at 2:00 pm so save the date. A food truck will be rented and the party will be kid focused.
Pumping commenced on 12-05-15 and continued through 12-20-15 this after multiple 1″ or more rain showers in the previous weeks to saturate the fields. Creek level prior to pumping was moderate, MK 10 on the stake, 20″ deep
The 4″ trash pump ran for 13 day’s, was off for one day due to lak of flow in the creek, it ran at 1200 RPM for 12 hours once the creek caught up some
We turned it up to 1500RPM after 1.75″ rain, plenty of flow.
The thought was we were not benefiting from having the pump run at full throttle (1800 RPM ) due to the limited capacity of the 4″ Hose.
It was tough to get accurate lake elevation numbers daily due to it being very breezy. But it is my thought that the lake went up 3/4″ while the pump was at full throttle, and only 1/2″ or slightly less at 1500 RPM.
Overall, during the 14 day span, the lake came up about 10″ on 1.75″ of rain. Lake level at -12. Followed by another 1″ on 12-21 to bring the lake to -10.5
Total expense 1601.10 for two weeks of pumping.
952.37 Pump Rental ( includes 115.64 for Rental Protection )
61.00 Fuel & Oil Filters ( service completed by Ben Schwinn, moral support by Keith ) pump picked up by Ben & and returned by Mike Straub.
Fuel Cost 587.73. Fill up by Ben, Keith, and Mark Kline.
Fuel was $2.40 per gallon
HOA Email Action on 12/9/15-12/10/15
Discussions were had around forming a pumping committee and the percentage split between the HOA and the Ski Club. There is currently $4,000 already budgeted for lake pumping in the HOA budget. A motion was made by Keith to form a committee of Ben Schwinn, Keith Erchinger, Brad Lanka, Matt Dumsdorff, and Mike Mass for the purpose of managing the lake level via pumping from the creek to the west within the budgets established. Cost of the pumping operations should be split between the HOA and the Skiclub on a 50% / 50% basis. Motion was seconded by Jim Herman. The motion passed with votes as follows:
Ski Club is coordinating cat tail spraying. Please leave areas that have been sprayed for 2-3 week so that the chemicals can kill the roots.
Note: Roundup type herbicides are used at low concentrations to spray the leaf out of the water only. No chemicals are added to the water.
Several people volunteered to help with cutting and removing.
Machine to cut weeds below the water level to remove large stands of cattails.
Contact some other consultants who may be able to help to provide additional options.
Contact someone Tom Hugunin knows who can provide information on leaks
Scheduled algea and weed treatments are expected on a 3 week cycle
Investigate the cost and availability of water from the village –