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5/23/15 Saturday   Board Meeting, Ski Beach, 9:30am.

  • You are urged to attend the meeting where long range planning and district finances will be discussed.   Input from property owners is vitally important to the LMWD board members in shaping decisions and policies the board members must consider.

5/24/15 Sunday.  Community workday: 9am, until approximately noon.    

  • Please meet at the Ski Beach:  Bring gloves and wear protective clothing. Bodil will assign work crews.
  • 12 noon:   A hotdog luncheon will be provided by the Cookout Crew for those who    worked on behalf of the community.

JULY 4TH WEEKEND: The community will celebrate on Saturday, the 4th, with activities and a dance.

  • 8:30am-9:45 am: Community Breakfast at Ski Beach area. Pancakes, ham and eggs, juice and coffee will be provided.  Price TBA
  • 10:00am Flag Salute and sing with Parade to Kiddie Beach to follow.  Children’s Games will be at the Kiddie beach. Patriotic dress and decoration of scooters, wagons, strollers, and etcetera are encouraged.
  • 10:30   Horseshoe Tournament at Ski Beach: Signups at breakfast.
  • 3pm: Sand Castle event At Kiddie Beach.  Everyone gets a prize! All ages encouraged to play.
  • 6pm-7:45pm: Tri-tip Dinner:  Catered by the Happy Viking Restaurant owned and operated by Sabrina and Joey Federico, in Yuba City. Price TBA
  • 8pm-11:00: Dance:  with DJ Lenny.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND Potluck Dinner/Dance (SATURDAY, September 5th at Ski Beach.)

  • 6:30pm-7:45pm Community Potluck 
  • Each family is asked to bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share with the community. Each family is asked to bring enough food to serve your entire group:  In this way we will have enough food for all the attendees.  Drinks are not provided so please bring drinks for your family. Water, cups, plastic ware and paper plates/napkins will be provided.
  • 8pm-11pm:  Dance with DJ Lenny.


Current Board Members for 2015:  Mike Sanford (President), Jim Smith (Vice-President), Dennis Nay (Treasurer), and Roger Williams (Member).  Teresa Singleton has resigned.  Tim Beers applied to fill the vacancy and the LMWD Board voted, unanimously, to accept Tim’s offer to serve.  We thank Teresa for her service.                      

Pipe Repair at the Dam:  This major project was completed before winter weather set in and all has gone well since its completion.  We will now begin to rebuild our finances after this costly but necessary repair.  Special thanks to John Raymond and Dennis Nay who spent tremendous amounts of time and effort bringing the project to completion!

                John Raymond is continuing to work with Scott Owens investigating the possibility that we can obtain a government grant (Prop 84) to cover some of the costs of the mandatory pipe repair.   

Drought and Water Conservation:  The drought is affecting Lake Madrone ground water to some extent.  Ground water levels in our wells are slowly dropping.  This is a “trend” not a “disaster” however, we are all being asked to REDUCE our water use as much as possible and minimize yard watering. Please repair any leaking water lines or faucets ASAP. Please voluntarily conserve water wherever you can. We achieved a measureable reduction in water usage last year.  Thanks to all residents for you efforts:  Keep it up!

Aquatic Weed Suppression:   Weed treatments will be applied as needed. Dennis Nay continues to work with our aquatic weed consultant to find a solution to the recurrent algae problem.

Annual Inlet Cleanout:  Berry Creek and Galen Creek inlets are dredged annually to prevent silt from filling up in the center of our lake.  The Board plans to do this each fall if the amount of silt present in the inlets warrants removal.

Fire Prevention: The FREE Chipper Program is available to Lake Madrone and Berry Creek residents this spring.  Ron Sanford is the coordinator for Lake Madrone services.  He expects the chipper to be at the Lake during the last week of March. Ron will explain how to prepare your brush for chipping when you speak with him to arrange chipping for your property. Please contact Ron to coordinate the chipper visit to your property: Phone 589-1034. 



Landscaping Committee.  The History Wall and Cookout Facilities. The history wall is completed.

 The Cookout Committee is beginning plans to further develop cookout facilities (Ski Beach area) at the end of the wall in the area behind the basketball hoop. Mike Dahl is coordinating this project.

No Bear Garbage Club.  Our community garbage service has been awarded to Recology by the county.  This means it is likely that there will be a price increase.  Ron Sanford, the club Pres., is negotiating garbage and recycling services with Recology and will keep us informed regarding changes.  If you have questions about seasonal vs. year around service or joining our group please calls Ron at 589-1034.



David (Dave) Hines:  Our neighbor Dave passed away unexpectedly in January at his home in Fair Oaks.  He and his wife, Lisa and sons, have a cabin on Cedar Path.  He loved Lake Madrone very much.  Dave and Lisa have been very active in many of our community events including annual resurfacing of the picnic tables and fire pit benches at the Lake. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lisa and to Dave’s sons for their loss.  We Lake Madroners who were lucky enough to have known him will miss visiting with Dave, his gentle and congenial personality, and his concern and love for the Lake.

Webmaster:  Mark Singleton:  lakemadrone@lakemadrone.com

Lake Madrone Bark Newsletter:  Kathy Burlington-Nay (530) 891-1574; 589-3289.

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