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									                                   JULY / AUGUST 2000 NEWSLETTER

                                             Plan to attend the
                      WEST LAKE 3rd ANNUAL PICNIC
                              Saturday, August 5…3:00 to 7:00 PM
                                         LET'S PARTY!

Yes, that's right!! The Behm's, Guichelaar's & VanderMay's are going to host a third annual West Lake Picnic.
We have had great turn-outs the past two years and everyone had a great time. So, MARK YOUR
CALENDARS OR PUT THIS NOTICE ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR! Certainly, you do not want to miss
this fun event of fellowship and a chance to meet your lake neighbors…Play volleyball and bocce ball--Win a
door prize!
KIDS ARE WELCOME.

Hot dogs, buns & the appropriate "fixins" will be provided, along with tableware. BRING: Lawn chairs, a
snack to share (chips, dip, salsa, cheese/crackers, shrimp, pickled herring, caviar, whatever) and your own
beverages (pop, juice, water, beer)…The "dogs" will be served at 5:00.

Come by water and beach your boat at one of the first three houses in the channel (Guichelaar, VanderMay,
Behm). If you come by land, park on Barberry or Melody and walk through at 706, 716 or 734 Barberry.

           Food, portapotty (a real "Hilton" this year) & miscellaneous expenses will be paid by the

                        WEST LAKE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION.

For more information, call:

Harley & Mary Ellen Behm                     Phil & Alyce Guichelaar

Bill & Joyce VanderMay                       Chuck & Becky Williams

                                 Rain date - None     SEE YOU THERE!
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ANNUAL MEETING: We had an exceptional turn-out for our Annual Meeting this past May. It was very
refreshing to the Board to see everyone's support and enthusiasm! It is good to know that our work for you is
appreciated. Special thanks to Ed Waterhouse and Juanita Everett for their many years of service on the
Board--It was a pleasure to be associated and work with such fine representatives that are truly dedicated to the
WLIA. I know that they will continue to "help us out" as needed. Please welcome our newest Directors who
joined the Board: Tim Bennett & Thom Phillips! Again, we had twice as many nominees as needed to fill the
Board's vacancies--Thanks to those candidates who showed interest in joining the Board but were not
successful. Enthusiasm is contagious…Please share with your neighbors the importance of the Association--
Have them join us so we can continue to be a strong, unified group, interested in improving the quality of West
Lake living.

TOTE BAGS: As an added bonus this year, WLIA Tote Bags (WLIA logo on one-side, sunset on the other)
will be given to our 2000 WLIA members! (One Tote bag per membership). A board member will be around in
the next week or so, to touch base with you and provide members with a tote bag who joined without receiving
one at the Annual Meeting. The Tote Bags will be available at the West Lake Picnic on Saturday, August 5th.
Additional Tote Bags will be available for purchase at a minimal charge of $8.00 each.

LAKE QUALITY REPORT: At the Annual Meeting the "plan" for this year was to have a spot-treatment in
early June for the exotic weeds and then to follow-up with a Sonar treatment in late fall. However, our "Lake
Doctors" recommended that we forego the spring spot-treatment since they felt it would affect our ability to
obtain a fall Sonar permit. They were out twice on our lake in late May and early June and determined that with
the minimal exotic weed growth we were experiencing, it was not worth the "gamble" of foregoing a very
important fall Sonar treatment. We are just now starting to see Eurasian Milfoil approaching the surface in
some areas. However, we are hopeful that they will not hinder your enjoyment of the lake. As they say, the
"pain will be worth the gain"…Why? With a fall Sonar treatment, we will be able to apply at a higher
concentration level than if we utilized Sonar in the spring. Also, the Sonar will continue to work during the
winter and will not allow weed growth via the sunlight through the ice. Overall, we will be able to attain a
"higher quality" treatment with a fall application. Next year we will reap the benefits…No exotic weed growth
means that we will not have to have any applications next spring. This in turn means we will not experience the
two-week fishing "lull" that we sometimes experience with a spring treatment during this "prime" fishing
period. Secondly, we will not have the dead exotic weeds washing up on our shorelines and we will minimize
the sediment pollution caused from the dead weeds decomposing to the lake bottom. For 2001, we are hopeful
to follow-up with yet another fall Sonar treatment to completely eradicate our Eurasian milfoil and Curly-Leaf
exotic weed problems. Therefore, we do not expect to make any treatments whatsoever in 2002. Completely
eradicate these nuisance weeds? Yes, Sonar will accomplish this. But, Sugar-loaf drain, Austin drain, boaters
(on props, in bilges), etc. re-introduce these exotics back into West lake.

WEST LAKER ADS:
Need someone to take out your dock this Fall? (Average cost is $75.00). Please make an appointment now --
All docks will be removed the 1st weekend in November only! Sorry, no more late November or December
removals. Are you in need of a new dock, need an additional dock section or in need of dock repair? Call
Chuck at 329-2544.
If you would like to place an “ad”, have something to submit, or have a request for our newsletter and
are a member of the Association, please contact any Director.
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JOIN US: Attached you will find the 2000 YTD members who joined the WLIA. The first sentence of the
Association’s bylaws states: “An organization to preserve and protect the beauty of West Lake, through
conservation and water quality control and to protect land value of property owners”. Therefore it makes sense
for all of us to join—Plus, receive your 2000 WLIA Tote-bag! Our goal this year is to obtain a 90%
membership ratio—One of our Association Representatives will be calling on all riparians this year…even long
standing supporters. We want to touch base with all of our neighbors! the trouble of calling on you in person
and send in the form! Please talk to your neighbors about joining the association. For together we are a strong
unified group and our strength is solely dependent on your support…THANKS TO ALL 2000 MEMBERS FOR
YOUR SUPPORT!

THIS 'N' THAT: GOOSE DROPPINGS: When you clean up your dock or lawn from the "dirty critters",
please do not dump the droppings in the lake! The feces are high in bacteria and phosphorous--Remember,
every bit helps!
LAWN WATERING: We are very fortunate that we have had a very "wet" spring/summer to maintain the lake
level we had in early spring. Yes, it is still low, but it has not dropped like it usually does in the summer
months. However, with the lake level still being low, we still have experienced several calls concerning the
high utilization of lake water for sprinkler systems. Did you know that watering your lawn once, or worse yet,
twice a day, is bad for your grass? The grass never "wants" to develop a solid root system making it susceptible
to disease and will need that much more water to keep it green. The professionals recommend watering your
lawn no more than once (with a good soaking) every three days (based on need). Furthermore, the best time to
water is early afternoon when the water will relieve the grass from the hot sun. Water is a valuable resource and
should be used accordingly. The overall lake level will probably not be affected from any individual lake
sprinkling system. But overall, high usage will affect the lake's level. Therefore, we all should conserve water
use whenever we can--It just makes sense to do so!

WELCOME PACKET: Thanks to a lot of hard work by Janet Spencer, new riparians continued to be
welcomed to our lake with a small care package. The packet includes information on WLIA and numerous
"goodies" from our neighborly businesses. The WLIA extends a special thanks to: Polderman's, Movie Stars,
H&B, Sherman TV, Fishing Memories, West Lake Drugs, Daanes, Old Kent, L&J Hobbies, Erbelli's Pizza,
Nickels Bakery, Professional Hair Care and Quinn's Gifts for their contributions to the WLIA packet. It is great
to be associated with such good neighboring businesses!
NOTE: If a new neighbor moves in next to you, please call Janet at 324-0099 to help her out.

                                 WEST LAKE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
                                   2000 MEMBERSHIP AS OF JULY 16TH
VANDERMAY       JACK & BETTY                  LANG           GUSTAVE & BEVERLY

 STUUT          DAVID & MARYETTE              WATERHOUSE     EDWARD & H M

 MURPHY         GARNET & VELMA                CAPORAL        MARYLOUISE

 RUDGE          VIRGINIA L                    STASIW         CHRISTINE D

 DEHAAN         GREGORY A & G E               WOLF           BRUCE & CAROL

 HOBBS          GEORGE W & J                  LINCOLN        ROBERT C & R M
STILLMAN      LAWRENCE & MARY      VANDYKE      MARVIN & JELENE

CUTLER        WAYNE K              FORRESTER    ALAN & MARY

TER BERG      WAYNE L & J          UFKES        ROBERT & DOROTHY

MEYLE         MELVIN LLOYD & M     VANNESS      TIMM E & JANE

KAMINSKI      LINDA A              CLAPP        RAYMOND J & E S

MEYLE         DAVID & GERI         CEKOLA       DOLORES (DEE)

THOMPSON      BRAD & SUSAN         NELSON       NORMAN & CAROL

PATERNOSTER   JIM & ANNICE         CAMP         BILL & SANDY

MARKS         WILLIAM J            WYLIE        JACKIE

HARRISON      CHARLES D            NELSON /     CHARLES / JAMES
                                  WEESSIES
DAVENPORT     BARBARA & NANCY      HARRIS       JUDITH M

HUNT          FRED W               DOORNBOS     RAY & VIRGINIA

WHEATLEY      TOM & THERESA        EMANUEL      JANE M

HALL          ANDREW L & EVELYN    BRENNER      BOYD & LAURA

ROBERTSON     KEITH & ARDITH       JONES        GERALD & SHARON

SPENCER       DOUG & JANET         GARTHE       DONALD & MARGARET

ZEHNER        PAT & TOM            HARTGERINK   JAY & RUTH

VANWALBECK    CRAIG & PATTI        HARVEY       DAVID D & G L

VANDERMAY     MARY & RANDY         GRANCHI      MIKE & DENISE

WOODS         THOMAS R & S K       TEMPLE       DON & JEAN

KROPF         ROB & JEAN           SIMONTON     JULIA E

KLINGELE      JEROME & DOROTHY     WAHL         BILL & ELAINE

CROSS         HEDDY & THOMAS       HERTIG       JAMES & LORRAINE

DOW           DONALD M & HILDA     SCOTT        TOM & GAY

POCHYLA       GERALD & INEZ        BARKHOLZ     CHARLES & DIANE

MORRISON      CONSTANCE A &        MARSHBURN    MICHAEL & JANET
              CHRISTOPHER J
PHILLIPS      THOM & LANE          SALMINEN     EARL & JOYCE

LINN          DAVID & KAROLYN      BEEBE        LORRAINE

FLYNN         MARGRETE             HANCHAR      ALEXANDER

REMYNSE       BOB & LEE            GETTLE       LOWELL & MARY BETH

CLANCY        MICHEAL C & J A      KAEMPF       CLAUDIO R

ENSFIELD      ROBERT C & KAY       BEUKER       STEVEN K & P S
DEHAAN         JONATHAN J                   ATKIN          DOUGLAS C & C M

TAYLOR         DAN & BETH                   JACKEL         JONATHAN P

GROSSER        GERALD R & NELLIE            KIKER          KAREN M

LAPORTE        LAWRENCE & JUDITH            BENNETT        TIM & BETSY

LAPOINTE       JUDY                         PELC           RONALD & DIANE

STICKLAND      TIMOTHY R                    WARNER         CAROL

ELDRED         GRANT & JANET                VANDERHORST    TOM & JANIE

ELDRED         GRANT & JANET                BROCKIE        WILLIAM W

WILLIAMS       CHUCK & BECKY                ZULL           JOHN & ARLENE

EVERETT        JUANITA & DICK               MALZ           DONALD & DIANE

YOUNGBERG      RENAE & JOYCE SMITH          NUYEN          ERIC & SANDY

OSBORNE        CHARLES L & M A              DUNCAN         ROBT E & JOAN

BOGATSCHOW     HELEN L                      SMITH          ORVILLE & LINDA

BLOSTEIN       PAUL A                       JARIWALA       SHARAD & ADELFA

BOTTENFIELD    HUBERT & MARY                HUGHSON        BOB & BEV

BARTON         MICHAEL F & A                COLBURN        JOHN T & N A

TAYLOR         KYLE & JOY                   FOSS           ENOS & TERESA

COONFER        DEBRA L                      BEHM           HARLEY D & M E

COLWELL        RALPH & PAT                  GUICHELAAR     PHILIP & ALICE




                                  2000 WLIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
                    President        Chuck Williams
                    Vice-President Mike Granchi
                    Secretary        Phil Guichelaar
                    Treasurer        Diane Barkholz
                    Directors        Tim Bennett
                                     Ralph Colwell
                                     Thom Phillips
                                     Janet Spencer
                                     Bill Watson
                                     Tom Wheatley
                                     Tom Zehner
            Please feel free to contact any one of us with any of your questions / concerns, etc.

								
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