2012-04-05 / News

Indian Lake Property Owners Association reinstates dues

The Indian Lake Property Owners Association is in the process of mailing out dues notices for 2012.

Due to a lack of projects, the association did not assess dues in 2011, but the group reinstated dues for this year to facilitate current plans, which include continued efforts to control the cormorant population on Indian Lake and the association’s fish-planting goals for the lake.

With the assistance of the Department of Natural Resources, the association purchased and planted 1,500 four to six inch walleye last October. They were also given permission to operate a rearing pond for additional planting this spring.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with the DNR to restock the lake,” said association president Rick Demers. “That, along with our cormorant control effort, is paying dividends in regards to the quality of the fisheries on Indian Lake.”

Additionally, the association again discussed the need to change the name of the group to attract additional interest from people who use the lake for recreation but do not live on or near it.

“It’s been an ongoing issue,” Demers said. “The name implies you need to live on the lake to be part of the association, but that is not the case. Anyone can join. Our efforts benefit everyone who enjoys the lake, and we encourage them to support the association.”

If you have an interest in supporting the association, dues are $25. Checks can be made out to Indian Lake Property Owners Association and mailed to 9550W East Drive, Manistique, MI 49854.

If you are interested in assisting the fight to harass cormorants, there is meeting set for Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m., at the Hiawatha Township Hall. In order to be involved in the program, you must attend the meeting.

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