Pontoon Boat – Winter Storage Alternative

Yesterday, a neighbor was discussing getting a new pontoon boat, and suggested something that potentially could be a great idea!

Recognizing the annual hassle of having to retrieve your boat at Lake draw down time, only to relaunch it again in the spring, here are a few ideas and website locations where some potentially helpful alternatives can be found.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/attwood–pontoon-storage-blocks-4-pack–15911506

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=79657

http://www.pontoonstuff.com/products/pontoon-boat-storage-blocks

The idea would focus on when our Lake is lowered for the fall and winter seasons. At that time we might be able to use a set of these devices as an alternative to pulling our boat out, and placing it in storage. This approach could be applied by using some simple attachment method to strap around the bottom (front and back) of each pontoon and storage block (see below) to hold it in place.

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Now ready to nest squarely on the new storage blocks, just let your boat settle to the bottom for its winter hibernation, but with little worry about damage from bouncing caused by potential water height fluctuations, or otherwise hidden lake bottom protrusions

 

                Why didn’t I think that?

Call for Neighorhood Artists

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Lynne Johnson <lynne.n.mike@gmail.com>

Call for Neighorhood Artists

A Call for Neighborhood Artists!

You are invited to be a part of Art in the Park, organized by members of Interlachen Inc. and Fairview Lake Property Owners Association. (FLOPA). The show features art and crafts of artists around our lakes. Artists may sell their work or just show it.  We will have live music, a kids’ art project and refreshments.

Art in the Park
Welsh Park (off Interlachen Lane)
Saturday, August 8, 2015                        11:00am- 3:00pm (Set up at 9:00am)
Interested?  There are just a few simple steps…

Between now and July 15, email Laurie Martin-Cohn at lmartcohn@gmail.com with:

·         Your Name

·         What sort of art will you show?

·         Your email
·         Any equipment you cannot provide.  (The committee will try to help out.)
In the meantime, create:

·         Your art
·         A sign for your table. (identify yourself and your work)
·         A short biography for your table
At 9:00am on August 8, bring:
·         Your artwork
·         A chair and a table with a cover
·         Display equipment, biography and sign
·         A canopy or umbrella (optional)
Check in with Laurie Martin-Cohn at the Gazebo
·         Share your artistry with your neighbors!

FLPOA-Saturday Floating Social!!!

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Lynne Johnson <lynne.n.mike@gmail.com>

Saturday Floating Social

The warm weather is nearly here! Beginning May 23, come out and enjoy getting together with lake neighbors every Saturday at 6:00 pm. Meet in the middle of the lake and tie up the boats for a floating party. Bring your beverage and a snack to share. Hope to see you!

Riparian Zone CodeUpdate in Fairview

bob dolphin <bob_dolphin@msn.com>

Riparian Zone CodeUpdate  in Fairview

The FLPOA board sent the following letter to the City of Fairview:

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The Fairview Lake Property Owners Association requests that the City of Fairview amend the existing codes regarding riparian buffer adjacent to Fairview Lake. The existing code fails to consistently address the issues of a riparian buffer in an urban housing environment. Currently depending on when the development was platted and jurisdiction, the riparian buffer varies from zero to fifty feet adjacent to the same 105 acre lake.
Based on our research and discussions over the past months, FLPOA recommends a thirty-five foot riparian buffer. This would be consistent with the riparian buffer deed restriction on the majority of platted developments within the City of Fairview. Allowable uses/activities within the riparian buffer would be defined in two zones based on a 10/25 ft split. No permanent structures would be allowed in either zone with the ten feet adjacent to the lake dominated in native plants. Additional zone details will be defined during the code update process.
Fairview Lake is a tremendous asset for the City of Fairview including FLPOA members and needs to be protected to ensure future generations enjoy it’s rich treasures. We recommend the policy is designed to prevent erosion, support wildlife, encourage education, and allow mitigation in extreme circumstances while permitting enjoyment of this resource by property owners. We are fortunate the City of Fairview had the foresight to set aside three areas adjacent to the lake and we recommend these be maintained as natural areas. These include Lakeshore Park, Pelfrey Wetlands, and Blue Heron Shores II wetlands.
We look forward to working with you during this code update.
Sincerely

Bob Dolphin