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NEWS BRIEF SHORTS WATER CLARITY REPORT: The first Secchi disc reading taken this year was just after ice out (May 3). You could see 19’ down into the water. Dave Scott reported a big improvement on June 7 — 26’ of water clarity. FREE Electronics Recycling June 16 - Aitkin Co Recycling Center 10-2 p.m. . County residents only

Aitkin Rivers & Lakes Fair is Saturday from 9-2

Fun events, thanks & Issues start season — Steve Frazier, LLPOA president Hi Lone Lakers, We have a lot going on in June on Lone Lake and the LLPOA wants to bring you up-to-date on a few items of common interest to all members. At the Board of Directors meeting in May, Marty Cook resigned his secretarial board position, because he will be commuting to Philadelphia for the next year or two on a special work project. After discussing how to fill the position, board member Linda Szymanski volunteered and the board unanimously approved her appointment as secretary. We thank Marty for his dedication and great service to our association as secretary and team leader of the Fish and Wildlife Team. We also thank the 21 members that came out for the Spring Road Clean-up on Saturday, May 12. This is a great way to meet lake neighbors and to keep the environment around the lake clean. If you missed the event this spring, come out on September 8 for the fall clean-up. A developing story on Lone is the application of Mark Ritter to mine and crush gravel at the pit over on Ditch Bank Road (Co. Rd. 28) with a hearing set for June 18th. Our Land Use and Zoning Team Leader David Wilke is looking into the provision of the Conditional Use Permit Application so that the LLPOA Board can formulate a plan. Our efforts in the past have not been successful to prevent (Continued on next page)

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the use so the Board will most likely seek accommodation on the hours and overall duration of the mine and crush operation. As we get more specific information, we will let members know more details and hopefully have a good turnout for the hearing. If you’d like to weigh in, feel free to call me. On a more positive note the Rivers and Lakes Fair will be held at Aitkin High School on Sat., June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. LLPOA is a proud $200 sponsor of this great family event and we urge members to take advantage of Last fall LLPOA conducted a survey of our members to get your the workshops and familythoughts and ideas about ongoing LLPOA events and programs. friendly displays. Over 65 membership households responded with answers and

Lone Lake Survey results posted

If you have not seen our new website - check it out – Bev Napurski has done a great job with it and the aerial view is fantastic. The site allows members to pay for their dues and make donations through the website by clicking on the Donation tab with transactions going through Pay Pal. Membership callers will also be out to visit you during June to receive your membership dues and donations and also chat about what is happening on the lake this summer. Thank you for your support of the Lake Association and please let us know of any news, concerns or needs that the association may be of some help. We’ll see you on the water! —Steve Frazier, president

thoughtful comments. The feedback will guide the organization as we consider priorities, changes to date and times of events, and how to engage more people as volunteers. The complete survey results have been emailed as a separate document along with this newsletter. If you receive your Lone Lake newsletter by mail, please call Jennifer O’Neill at 218-839-6825 to request a copy of the survey results. A few highlights: • 53% of respondents said Aitkin County should do all boat inspections, if funds are available. • 48% told us to keep the day/time of the annual meeting as is; 35% said we could change it to a breakfast time • Results were mixed on changing the date and time of the Fall and Spring Road Clean-Up events. We may experiment with some new days. Stay tuned. • Two-thirds of respondents said they would not be interested in purchasing a reprint of the Lone Lake history book, although 72% said they’d purchased a second version, if one were created. However, a majority of people would not likely volunteer to work on it.

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Our mission is to enhance, protect and preserve the beauty of Lone Lake

2018 Program Calendar

The Lone Lake Property Owners Association invites you to take part in all of the activities planned for the summer of 2018. The association is also seeking member participation to help with our programs, projects and teams. Together we can preserve and protect our beautiful lake and also have fun as a lake community. Listed below are this year’s events: May 11-13th

Opening of Fishing Inspections DNR AIS Inspectors at the Public Access.

May 12th

Spring Road Cleanup – Coffee and Rolls on Saturday, May 12th at 9:00 at the Swimming Beach.

May 25-28th

Memorial Weekend Inspections DNR AIS Inspectors at the Public Access.

May 28th

2018 LLPOA Membership Drive begins with Memorial Day Weekend


DNR Boat Inspection Training and Certification.

June 16th

Rivers & Lakes Fair – Aitkin High School on Saturday, June 16th 9am to 2pm.

July 4th

Independence Weekend Inspections DNR AIS Inspectors at the Public Access.

July 7th

Annual Boat Parade – Meet on Saturday, July 7 at 12:00 noon at the Public Access Bay for the parade of pontoons, runabouts and dock contests. – Post your Lot # on the front of your boat and/or dock.

July 4th

Lone Lake Triathlon – Wednes, July 4th with a starting time of 8:30 am at the Swimming Beach. No prior registration required. Teams of 1, 2 & 3 are welcome.

July 21st

Annual Picnic and Meeting – Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 at the Preiner Storage Shed at 30353 Oak Avenue. Look for the LLPOA Sign!

Aug. 31-Sept 3th Labor Day Weekend Boat Inspections at Public Access Sept. 8th

Fall Road Cleanup – Meet on Saturday, September 8th at 9AM for Coffee and Rolls at the Swimming Beach. Visit our Website at or on at Lone Lake POA Contact us at

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LLPOA 2018 MEMBERSHIP FORM Please fill out this form completely so that we can verify our records and include it with a $25 check, payable to the LLPOA. The membership form and dues may be given to the membership volunteer, at the Annual Meeting or mailed to the LLPOA, P.O. Box 10, Aitkin, MN 56431. Your check will serve as your receipt. Dues run from January 1st to December 31st. Thank you.

Print Name(s)_____________________________________________Lot(s) ______ Address:_____________________________________________________________ City ________________________________ State ____________Zip ___________ Lake Address_____________________________________ Aitkin, MN 56431

Home Phone______________ Lake Phone ______________ Cell _____________________

Phone(s)______________ Email Address_______________________________________ I am/ we are making an additional Tax Deductible donation of ___________ to be used for the Aquatic Invasive Species Education, Prevention and Treatment Fund. ___________I am donating $45 to cover the cost of a 3-hour shift of a county AIS inspector. I/we would like to get more involved in the LLPOA. Please check areas of interest: ___ Serve on LLPOA Board ___ Lake Monitoring Team (10 Hours) ___Inasive Species Team (5 Hours) ___ Land Use & Zoning Team (5 Hours) ___ Birdhouse Kit Team (3 Hours) ___ Culvert Monitoring (5 Hours) ___ Wildlife Management Team (5 Hours) ___ Short Term Special Project/Event (3 Hours) ___ Fall Road Cleanup (2 Hours) Other_______________________

___ Water Quality Team (5 Hours) ___ Water Surface Use Team (5 Hours) ___ Public Access Team (5 Hours) ___ Aquatic Vegetation Team (5 Hours) ___ Loon Nest Team (5 Hours) ___ History Team (5 Hours) ___ Membership Drive Team

Share your ideas, suggestions and concerns with any member of the LLPOA board by writing to or by contacting Steve Frazier, LLPOA president at or 612-618-4345.

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LLPOA news brief June 18  

Newsletter for Lone Lake owners and friends

LLPOA news brief June 18  

Newsletter for Lone Lake owners and friends