We had a meeting on Friday Feb17th with the DEQ on the algae issues with the lake. We need volunteers around the lake( Valentine Lane, Plank Road near the diverter) to monitor the water coming off fields and into ditches. Please contact president@poseylake.org to help us out. 

Three members of the Board who have donated lots of time and energy for the association have decided to step down from their duty's at the end of their terms at the annual meeting. We will be looking for candidates for PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT and TREASURE. Send a note to president@poseylake.org if you are interested in running for an office. This is a great organization and the time commitments now that the weed petition is completed is not very much. We need new blood to run the organization.

Updates on the weed issues are under the weed tab above.


As we work on the weeds this summer we would like to ask everyone who either fertilizers on their own or has a lawn care company that does it for them to please refrain from using any fertilizer that has PHOSPHOROUS in the ingredients. Phosphorous is the material that promotes algae growth. We are meeting with the Michigan DEQ in the next couple of weeks over the algae issues in the lake. This is one suggestion that they strongly suggest. We will keep you posted.(2/1/17)


Water levels and no wake zones

We would like to remind the lake that when there are heavy rains and the water gets high as it has done several times this summer that Michigan law calls for no wake zones until water returns to normal lake levels. We have had several owners complaining about damage to their yards when boats are producing wakes when the water is high. Please respect your neighbors property as much as yours.


NEW Zoning Ordinance is now in effect

The almost 30 month process for a review of zoning and building codes for properties on and around the lake has been completed and voted in by the township supervisors and is now  the legal document for the township. The Township supervisor are going to enforce the new codes and have strongly suggested that any remodeling or rebuild work have proper permits and that if you have any questions regarding what you plan to do that your talk with them in advance of your starting to do work. 

A sad commentary

Please read the below letter from a lake homeowner on dumping in the lake:

On Monday June 30, 2014 we watched from the northeast shore of Posey Lake as a pontoon boat from Shady Lane stopped approx 200 yards from the north and east shorelines.The pontoon had hanging from its front end two bundles of cut weeds each approx 3 feet in diameter. We watched in disbelief as the bundles contents were dumped into the water.The pontoon then returned to a dock on Shady Lane.This scene was witnessed by several neighbors. We discussed why a Posey Lake neighbor would do such a thing. Were they thinking the cut weeds would provide shelter for fish? Or were they thinking the weeds would sink to the bottom never to be seen again?

Regardless of their thinking, approx 4 hours later I removed from my shore two wheel barrows full of freshly cut lake weeds. If my neighbor was just trying to save themselves some labor, they were successful in that the labor was transferred to a 72 year old neighbor with a bad back, bad knee, and chronic tendinitis in the right shoulder.

Mike, due to health and attending three recent funerals I was delayed in getting this info to you sooner so the topic could be put on the meeting agenda so that neighbors could all be informed that cut lake weeds eventually drift to shore as decided by the prevailing winds and water movement. They do not sink harmlessly to the bottom. Perhaps you could post this info on the Posey Lake website to increase the knowledge of all our Posey Lake community. 
Thank you.  
John Stier 

 We would like to remind cottage owners that they are responsible for the actions of family members and all guests while on Posey Lake. Responsible behavior is courtesy to your neighbors and others while boating and jet skiing. We would also remind everyone that they should review all the applicable boating laws for inland lakes and streams on a yearly basis to make sure they know the current laws and regulation. The overall riding issue here is water safety and courtesy to all on the lake. Please help us keep Posey Lake a safe lake