We’re excited to announce that we can now accept payments via Zelle if that is more convenient for you than writing a check. Zelle is available via many of your banking apps and all you need to do is use this email address to send money – email@example.com. If it is not available through your bank you can use Zelle stand alone (‘how it works’ link below) or simply send a check as you have in the past. If you send via Zelle, please indicate your property address in the notes section of your payment to simplify the accounting process.
The official date for Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct 8th. We will have live music, world famous Sylvan Lake beer brats (patent pending), a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, kid’s games, adult games, hayrides, bonfire, and the infamous Garden Club bake sale. Live music, bonfire at dusk, and a portable restroom on site.
The Annual Meeting of the Sylvan Lake Improvement Association will be held on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00pm, with a rain date of Sunday, September 25 at 2:00pm. The meeting will be held outside at Schwerman Park on the basketball court. Please bring your own lawn chairs. If the weather is not cooperating, further scheduling changes will be communicated on our slia.net website and email.
Agenda: -Call to order and welcome -Approval of 2021 Annual Meeting minutes -Opening Remarks from the President (Dan Trahan) -Vice President’s Report (Cliff Gartner)
Department Updates -Parks/Easements/Environment (Sarah Owen/Kim Del Bene) -Beach (Peter Lind) -Lake (Tom Truffer) -Recreation (Laurie MacKay) -Garden Club (Tammie Trahan) -Shoreline Newsletter (Andrew and Melissa Kitzmiller)
Our lake treatment provider, Scientific Aquatics, periodically assesses our lake throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. When they arrive, they inspect the conditions and make a decision whether or not a treatment application is necessary.
We do not get advance notice of their visits or applications so we can’t send advance notice out via email. However, the treatments used specifically target the algae and are completely safe for people and pets. It’s a naturally occurring biological agent that specifically targets the algae’s ability to absorb nitrogen and phosphate. These treatments keep algae under control and help our overall water quality.
We followed up with Fremont Township regarding federal funding for our dam project and the latest update is that the FY22 Appropriation vote may not happen until March. We’ve been told the dam project will most likely get postponed until 2023, even if funds were to be approved this spring since there’s been a delay. This might be best, considering the work being done on Gilmer, Midlothian, and Sylvan Dr South next year.
We’ll continue to provide updates as we get them, but as of right now it looks like we’ll have a lake this year.
Alicia Dodd had a pre-construction meeting for the Gilmer/Midlothian widening that is finally happening! It was bid out and some preliminary work will be started this fall. This fall, utility locations will be modified, storm sewer will be added along Gilmer/S Sylvan, and a temporary entrance will be created at South Sylvan. South Sylvan/Gilmer will be closed for approx. two weeks this fall, and Midlothian/South Sylvan will be closed for three weeks next summer. Some tree removal in right of way will likely start this fall.
Lake County will have a website and an email list to keep residents informed. They will send out postcards with website info.
The official date for Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct 9th. We will have live music, world famous Sylvan Lake beer brats (patent pending), a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, kid’s games, adult games, hayrides, bonfire, and the infamous Garden Club bake sale. Live music performed by The Band Crossroads at 6pm. Bonfire at dusk, and a portable restroom on site.