The evacuation order for the Berry Creek area has been
lifted but remains in effect for the Forbestown area.
The air quality at Lake Madrone is very good at this point,
however, wind changes may alter the conditions at any time.
Saturday potluck and dance are CANCELLED, however, the
community cocktail gathering will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 5:30pm , at
Kiddie Beach. Please bring an appetizer to share and bring your own beverage.
This event is also a celebration for Sheila Raymond’s retirement.
Day weekend: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
6:30-7:45pm: Potluck dinner
at the Ski Beach picnic area.
Lake Madrone has some fantastic cooks and this is the opportunity to
show off your specialties! Please be sure to bring enough food to
serve the number of people in your party: In this way we will have
enough food for all those attending.
Please have your food
contribution at the picnic area by 6:30 so we can begin serving.
There will be
complimentary sodas/lemonade/water available as long as supplies
last. We encourage you to BYOB or other drinks. Plates/plastic
ware/napkins/cups will be provided.
with DJ “P-Ox”
Event: Special thanks to all
those who worked to make our Independence Day celebration such a
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.
Board has assigned a committee to work on the job description and
list of tasks for the position of “maintenance technician” and
will soon be interviewing candidates for the position.
Positions available for 2018.
Board positions will be coming available for 2018. If needed, an
election will be held in November. If you are interested in serving
as a Board member please contact the office of Paul Minasian and ask
to speak to Secretary Vicki Hoggins, or contact current Board
President, Jess Vickery to obtain an application.
CLEANOUT: FEMA/CalOES Funding: The
Board applied for and has been awarded emergency funding for
“restoration” of the Lake inlets and coves, following the
damaging January 2017 storm events. A contractor has been selected
and approved by both agencies. The method of silt removal WILL
NOT REQUIRE THAT THE LAKE WATER LEVEL BE LOWERED! FEMA/CalOES
agencies do not offer the money “up front” so it is necessary for
the district to take out a loan so that contractors can be paid in a
timely manner. A Board member is working on this financing.
very large project will require all beaches and lakeside areas to be
cleared of watercraft, beach chairs, paddleboards, canopies and
floats, toys, and any personal items: We ask that these
items be removed to your property as soon as possible after Labor Day
if you will not be at the lake frequently enough to remove your items
when equipment begins arriving, which may be as early as in
mid-September! Thanks to all who remove their personal items to their
property as requested!
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
Please label your
water craft with your family name so that you can be contacted if
there is a problem
Dangerous Wildlife:There have been two sightings of a full
grown mountain lion within the boundaries of Lake Madrone. We had a
bear at our cabin deck twice this summer, and most recently a 24”
rattlesnake in the middle of the road at 380 Lakeside Way. Several
rattlesnakes have also been killed on Old Mill Road. Please discuss
these wildlife encounters with your family members and review
avoidance techniques. Be sure to monitor small children and pets
closely: especially after dark!
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 was changed
on July 1, 2017. Those
who are up-to-date on payment received notice of the new combination.
Bins 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 methods.
Next LMWD Meeting:
Saturday, August 26, 2017; at 9:30 am at the Ski Beach Picnic area.
Galen Creek Association Meeting,
Saturday, Sept 23rd at 2pm: 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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