To: BLA Members
What a beautiful fall we are experiencing this year! I am looking out my window at the lake which looks like a mirror reflecting the beauty of the colorful trees across the lake.
Ours is one of the few lakes in our area that is free of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
One of the ways we hope to keep it that way is to have inspectors at the public access to make sure boat owners understand the importance of thorough cleaning of boats brought in and out of the water.
I want to thank John Carlson for volunteering to be our Vice President for the next two years - and a big thank you to Catherine McGoldrick for serving as president the past two years and for the work she and her husband, Michael, do in testing the water of our lake. Martha Steele manages our web site and stays current regarding the status of AIS inspections and Nancy Geiger keeps our finances current, all of which makes my life as president very easy.
Now I need to go out and rake before I'm completely buried in leaves!
By-Laws (Adopted 2010; Amended 2014)
Annual Membership meeting held the Saturday before Labor Day.
Membership dues are $20.00 payable by May 15th of each
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Out and About
Recycling is now available at Mission Township Hall.
The Mission Township Transfer Station is open from 10:00-2:00 every Saturday. Opened April 6th until the end of October. The Transfer Station is located on East Horseshoe Lake Road.
There is an aluminum can recycling bin at the town hall that benefits the Mission Township Park. Please separate your aluminum cans next time you recycle!
BLA Officers: Marilyn Bloom
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
The Association's Board has been meeting to firm up plans for 2016. As part of the Crow Wing County AIS Plan, Bass Lake will receive 200 hours of AIS Inspection coverage. As inspection has been proven to be effective in containing the spread of invasive species, it was decided increase hours of inspection time with BLA funds. A schedule was created so that every weekend from May 14 (Fishing Opener) through the weekend after Labor Day would have an inspector with approximately 270 hours. The additional coverage would cost in the neighborhood of $1000. The majority of the weekends will be scheduled with 5 hour shifts with a few 8 hour shifts on expected high traffic weekends.
In addition, as part of the county AIS Plan, money is available for education. The Board decided to apply for funds to distribute the information packet created by Crow Wing County Land Services to all residents with additional information on the decontamination units located in the area.
As always, input from all members is welcomed and encouraged!
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