POSEY LAKE MICHIGAN

2017

8/29/2017

Letters have gone out to every person on the tax rolls for the notice of public hearing on the weed program for 2018. 
Please plan on attending. 
The meeting will be at 10 am on Saturday September 23rd at the Hudson Elementary School Gym. The address is 746 Cottage Grove in Hudson.

The link for the program info is:

http://www.lenawee.mi.us/818/Lake-improvement-Board


8/23/17

There was a very serious accident on the lake today. Please keep the young man injured in your prayers and thoughts.






The Lenawee County Drain Commission Report for the WeedSurvey can be accessed and read by going to the following website:

http://www.lenawee.mi.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2451







JULY 4th

Thanks to all those families that took

 part in the festivities around the lake

 on Saturday. Special thanks to the

 following for their help and

 leadership:




Lori Apling and her bevy of volunteers

 on another successful RunPOSEY.


April McCaskey and her crew for the boat parade. Congrats to the winning float!

Finally to Craig Blasiman and his intrepid view to put the fireworks on a barge. GREAT IDEA!!!!

The Board

WE ARE STILL TAKING DONATIONS FOR THE FIREWORKS. LOOK FOR A THANK YOU PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO DONATED THIS YEAR!!












4/30/2017

WEED CONTROL

We have had many messages from people on the lake not being able to get in touch with Adrian Lawn and Landascape to get a quote for weed control.This is the busiest time of the year for his company. After meeting with him on Friday the easiest thing to do is get consensus from as many homeowners on both sides of someome or a large group of people interested in getting the weeds controled. For an example Charles lane had concensus from the inlet near the dam all the way down to Armstrongs. One person is leading this effort.  Tim to make arrangements to meet him for the measuring process. Many, many people have contacted him individually around  the lake and there is not enough  time in the day to run his business and get all the quoting done. On Friday he and I walked all of Rolling Meadows, all of the houses on Posey Lake Highway and Hazel. This combined with the work on Charles took care of 30 phone calls into him and took a little over 2 hours to get the info he needed to put the quotes for close to 50 houses. Follow this procedure and it will work more quickly.

Mike Monaghan







3/30/2017

See weed tab for announcement


NEED VOLUNTEERS

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.


GRASS/WEED FERTILIZERS

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.


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