POSEY LAKE MICHIGAN
**WEEDS UPDATE**

The lake survey was completed and we rec'd the bids for weed control and elimination in early October. We are now working with the various townships to get the most efficient funding mechanism in place. At this point letters the best funding mechanism appears to be a 3 or 4 year special tax assessment similar to what was done for the Seely Drain program. The process will not allow us to get the weeds under control this summer however we will be able to tackle them in the summer of 2017. The process starts with petitions being signed by at least 51% of the homeowners around the lake. We are in the process of getting the paper work completed correctly for the petitions and hope to have a mailing out to all the lake homeowners later this winter. That letter will detail anticipated costs for the lake and homeowner along with instructions on how to sign the petition and an envelope to send it back to the PLHA. This petition starts the process for open hearings to discuss the problem and potential solutions. We will do this in an open and completely transparent environment so that all voices  can be heard and a options discussed. We need help on this project and if your are interested in being on this committee or chairing this important work for the lake please send an e-mail to President@poseylake.org.




Fireworks 2016


WE NEED A CHAIRMAN FOR THIS 

COMMITTEE along with volunteers to help. Please send an e-mail to

president@poseylake.org



          From the Hudson Township Trustee's:

The county is offering free radon test kits to all Lenawee County Residents for the month of January. 



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.


Thanks






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