The Annual Bass Lake Property Owners Association (BLPOA) Meeting and election of officers will be Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 9:00AM at the BLPOA Community Center.MEMBER DUES MUST BE PAID BY JULY 1, 2015 IN ORDER TO VOTE. Membership cards will not be available at the Annual Meeting.
The regularly scheduled BLPOA meetings will be held at 9:00 AM on the following
Saturdays: May 9, June 6, and August 22. In addition to these meetings, the Board meets regularly throughout the year on the first Saturday of each month (except July, August, September and January), unless scheduling conflicts necessitate moving to a different Saturday. All meetings are held in the BLPOA Community Center.
THE BASS LAKE FESTIVAL will be held again during the last full weekend in July–July 24, 25, 26, 2015. The committee is dedicated to the Mission of the festival: To showcase the beauty and diversity of the lake, promote local businesses, provide family entertainment and build community spirit within and outside Starke County. Check the festival website regularly to stay updated with the latest news and information. Also included on the website are entry forms for the various events and activities to be held which may be downloaded and mailed in to
¨ Bass Lake Festival Association, Inc., P.O. Box 455, Knox, IN 46534.
Volunteers are always needed, and the committee can use your help no matter how large or small.
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY is being planned for Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the BLPOA Community Center. For additional information, contact Mary Topelian at 361-290-2457.
For the past 15 years, the BLPOA has produced an annual Christmas ornament, depicting places/activities that have historic significance to the Bass Lake Community. These are available for purchase throughout the year and at major Bass Lake sponsored events or by contacting either Linda Vendl or Diane Nowaczyk. The cost is $5.00 and although some ornaments have sold out, most ornaments are still available.
Linda Vendl – 574-772-2580 –firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Nowaczyk – 574-806-8826 –LFDEMS@aol.com
THE ADOPT-A-BUOY PROGRAM
THE ADOPT-A-BUOY_PROGRAM was set up to add buoys to areas of the lake to give our members more shoreline protection, but it needs your cooperation to be successful. If you are an adopt-a-buoy volunteer, please make sure you place the buoy out approximately 350 feet from YOUR shoreline. At the end of summer take it out of the water and store it for the season. Remember - if you adopt a buoy, ‘you put it in, you take it out.’ Please contact Rick Anderson (574-772-6208 / email@example.com) of any changes so he can enter it on our records. If you no longer want your buoy, please let Rick know as we have a waiting list of volunteers that are interested in being “caretakers.”
NOTE: The DNR does not control the shoreline buoys, but will assist us whenever possible. Any persons using the lake for recreational purposes should be aware they can be ticketed whenever or wherever the Officer believes they are disobeying the law and rules of the lake, no matter where the buoys are placed. Copies of the Rules of the Waters are available at the Bass Lake Marina or on line at the DNR website.
The Neighborhood Watch is a small group of property owners who volunteer to assist the local law enforcement agencies in keeping your property safe. We are always in need of additional drivers to make these weekly patrols and interested persons may attend our monthly meetings. These meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM at the BLPOA Community Center – March through December. See the BLPOA calendar for the actual meeting dates. For questions or concerns, please contact Ron Vendl, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, at 574-772-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bass Lake Conservancy District (BLCD) owns and operates the lake pump and the sanitary sewer system that provides sewer service to your home. The BLCD meets the third Monday of the month at 6:00 PM in the BLPOA Community Center. Visit their website at basslakeconservancydistrict.com.
The BLCD’S sanitary system use ordinance PROHIBITS sump pumps and other clear water sources from being connected to the sanitary sewer system. Homeowners who are found to have these illegal connections can be fined $1,500 per day. Therefore, in order to protect the integrity of the BLCD sanitary sewer system, individual sewer connection inspections can be conducted by the BLCD at any time without any notice.
In the past, Conservancy District have had problems with homeowners flushing items such as diapers, depends, cleaning wipes, and heavy toweling material down toilets. The lift stations are unable to pump these items to the treatment plant. As a result, pumps are clogged and damaged. Please DO NOT put any of these items down the toilet. In some cases it is possible to discover where these items come from. PLEASE FLUSH ONLY TOILET PAPER AND HUMAN WASTE. A home owner will be held responsible for any damage/repairs to the pumping system as a result of negligence.
If you have any questions regarding the sanitary sewer system please call the Bass Lake Conservancy District at 574-772-2974. For emergencies only, call