Indian Lake
Government Lake Board

Lake Board


Chairman - Jeff VanBelle (Cass Co Drain Comm.)

Treasurer - Jim Rubino (Pokagon Twp Rep)

Secretary - Ryan Laylin (Cass Co Comm.)

Silver Creek Twp Rep - Mick Braman (trustee)

Indian Lake Rep - Angelo Ippolito


SAD's can formed for many purposes: roads, lights, etc. But lakes are alive and so only lakes can have a Government Lake Board. Government Lake Boards are great!(NR-EPA Public Act 451) They offer a lake association member (riparian landowner) a seat a the table and a vote; expertise from local water management professionals (ie: drain commissioner) and a board dedicated solely to the health and treatment of your lake!

The lake board can retain their own attorney and every meeting is about your lake, it's needs and services. GLB members can be paid to attend meetings, but often their interest and concern for the lake is enough for them. Lake boards do not replace the need or role of the lake association, in replaces the township board with members with more expertise, allowing better discussion with the sole focus of every meeting on the health of the lake!

GLB minutes are on posted on the Cass County Michigan website under links of interest/Miscellaneous

For a summary of Weed District/SAD process, click here

Indian Lake Improvement Association

board members as of 9/1/21


Click here to view the Indian Lake Improvement Association Website.


Public Notices

MSDS Information

Renovate OTF

Clipper Herbicide

Mann drain:

                  Fall 2018 article on Indian Lake (health)

                  chronological history of mann drain

                  application denied  


                  order to restore to prior status 

                  removal compliance with DEQ/EGLE

Oct 2020 RLS letter - ending services 1/31/21 


Profit/loss for 2017-2021

Profit/loss for 2015-2019

2020 contract with RLS

2019 contract with RLS

2018 contract with RLS



IL South Basin Aeration Rpt

IL Field notes

IL Trace project 20E086

IL Trace project 20G0986

IL Trace project 2010485

IL North Basin Aeration Rpt

IL North field notes

IL Trace project 19G0650

IL Trace project 19J05852

IL Trace Project T19E342

Indian Lake Aquatic Herbicide Treatment History

2020 Aquatic Vegetation Control Plan, click  here

2018 Aquatic Vegetation Control Plan, click  here

2016 Indian Lake Weed Control Plan: Where we are and What's Next presentation, click here

South Basin - Pre and Post Aeration Data 2015 - Click here

Other Information

​Trends in the Efficacy of Inversion Oxygenation Aeration and Bioaugmentation as a Treatment for Aquatic Vegetation Growth - Click here to view.

​​How to save a lake: Aeration system installed to clear up Highland waters - Click here