Independence Day Weekend Activities! July1st (Saturday)
Cookout Crew provides ham, pancakes, and omelets plus coffee and
(Gin fizzes available
10:00-10:30: Flag Salute and sing,
followed by the Patriots Parade
lead by Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam to the Kiddie Beach and games.
at Kiddie Beach!
10-12pm:Horse shoe signups.
The Nielsen Family is organizing this year’s games.
12 pm:Horseshoe games begin.
3pm:Sand Castle Contest
at Kiddie Beach: All ages encouraged to participate.
salad, mac and cheese, will be provided by Joey and Sabrina Federico
and Family of the Happy Viking Restaurant and Sports Bar in Yuba
City, in conjunction with the Cookout Crew.
P-Ox (Patsy Oxford) as our DJ! She did a
fantastic job last year and we are lucky to have her volunteer again.
Patsy will be collecting your music requests prior the July
Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 2nd 2017
6:30-7:45pm: Potluck dinner
at the Ski Beach picnic area.
Dance with DJ
BITS FROM THE BOARD:
LMWD Officers for
2017: President, Jess Vickery;
Vice-Chair, Tim Beers; Secretary, Mike Sanford; Roger Williams
Treasurer; and Tim Casillas as Member.
Nay has resigned from the Board and is temporarily filling the
maintenance position due to Bodil’s passing. The Board has begun
to assess the type of position and job description for a future
maintenance technician and will use the next few months to bring
ideas into focus while completing a few very large projects. Dennis
Nay is coordinating the projects at the lake and is helping to
identify what the District’s needs might be as we move forward
following Bodil’s passing.
for job opening:
The Board has approved an application form for those interested in
working for the district. Applications can be obtained from any
Board member or Dennis Nay.
ROUGH WINTER AT THE
slump: Road repair was completed on the
south side of the Lake. This project was done ahead of schedule and
well under budget! Thank you Fairbanks Paving Company!
downed: 12 large trees fell under wet
and very windy conditions. Most have been removed; however, one tree
remains down in the center part of the Lake. A contractor will be
removing the tree and several large stumps ASAP. An attempt is being
made to get a logger to take the long logs left from winter damage.
removal: Channel cleanouts on Berry
Creek and Galen Creek will be extensive this year due to the large
amount of sediment washed down during heavy winter rains. The Board
is working this into the overall sediment removal plan.
in Galen Creek took place; however water flows were too high to work
on Berry Creek via excavator, so a new suction removal technique was
tried. Sand removed by the suction technique is stacked on the north
side of Berry Creek inlet, across from the Kiddie Beach area.
Ongoing sand removal by truck will continue during the summer.
Funding: The Board applied for some of
the emergency funding made available by the federal and state
government agencies for “restoration” following the “disastrous”
and damaging winter storm events. The agencies met with Jess Vickery,
Ron Sanford, and Dennis Nay at the Lake. They reviewed the pictorial
and financial evidence of our attempts to keep up with the annual
sediment. The agencies verbally awarded us a large amount of funding
for silt removal. The award has built-in deadlines for completion of
the project. Mid-August is the first deadline. The Board will have
to move with haste to get the project started. This
means our summer with water in the Lake may be shorter than usual. We
cannot predict the date at which the written award will be given, the
contract bids handed in and contractors selected. De-watering of the
Lake will take place ASAP when all the necessary steps have been
completed. Replacement of Water
Tanks/ Water Conservation: The two
aging redwood water tanks at our well site on Star Road were replaced
with two 20,000 Gal steel tanks. This replacement of smaller tanks
sits beside our 100,000 gal tank already in existence in that area.
Hopefully the new tanks will be online before July1st weekend.
Bravo to the Board for this huge achievement!
continue to conserve water and limit outdoor watering to no more than
2-3 times per week: Please note that any yard watering uses our
drinking water! Grant Status for
Repairs to Dam Outlet Pipe: Lake Madrone
Water District was awarded grant funds to reimburse expenses incurred
in 2015 during the mandatory repair of the outlet pipe at the dam.
The Board has not yet received the funds from
Speed Limit Change:
The speed limit on all Lake Madrone roads has been reduced
to 10mph as a result of residents’
input. New signage is posted. Expect to be flagged down by your
neighbors if you are driving too fast!
Please label your water craft with your family name so that you can
be contacted if there is a problem with your craft.
the chipper program was closed, temporarily, due to lack of funding!
Ron and Dennis have made every effort to haul and burn the extra
material collected by residents for the Chipper Program. Thanks to
all residents for their patience.
No Bear Club:
Ron Sanford is our local “Garbage Guru”. If you would like to
participate in this local service you can contact him at:
(530)589-1034. The combination to the garbage club bin will be
changed on July 1, 2017. Those
who are up-to-date on payment will receive notice of the new
are to be used for disposal of HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY:
NOT CONTRUCTION MATERIALS, FURNITURE, or STOVE PIPE MATERIALS! No
Electronics, TV’s, vacuum cleaners, garage chemicals or paint are
allowed: Haul these non-household items through your own means.
Passed away in May. Kathleen was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter
and sibling. She grew up spending summers at the family cabin,
(Tolanda), on Cedar Path and made several visits every year since
then to reconnect with family and friends. Kathleen is remembered
for her positive and accepting attitude and also her warm smile. She
deeply loved every single member of her large family, all animals,
and especially her dogs. Kathleen’s gentle, caring and loving
spirit will be missed by all who are lucky enough to have known her
Next LMWD Meeting:
Saturday, June 24th, 2017; at 9:30 am at the Ski Beach Picnic area.
Lake Madrone Bark: Kathy
Burlington-Nay, (530) 570-1299.
To receive an electronic copy of the
Lake Madrone Bark please email Teresa Singleton at
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