Government Lake Board
Government Lake Board
GOVERNMENT LAKE BOARDS ARE GREAT!
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 (NR-EPA Public Act 451) are great!
They offer a lake association member (riparian landowner) a seat a the table and a vote! The other board members have expertise in local water management (ie: drain commissioner) and this board dedicated solely to the health and treatment of your lake! Every meeting is about your lake, it's needs and services.
Lake boards do not replace the need or role of the lake association, it replaces the township board with members that have more expertise and a singular focus, your lake! GLB meetings are efficient and open to everyone!
Most GLB members are not paid to attend meetings, but they can be. The GLB should retain an attorney to stay current with legal requirements, guidelines and deadlines.
GOVERNMENT LAKE BOARD MEMBERS
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)
Lake Rep - Angelo Ippolito (ILIA)
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
MI-Eat Safe Fish 2022 (Cass County List )
notice for: Dowagiac River & Indian Lake
1/11/22 letter to ILIA re: bills submitted but not eligible for payment through SAD
R21-13 Lake Board for Indian Lake
Letter to Lake board members June 11, 2021
Fall 2018 article on Indian Lake (health)
chronological history of mann drain
order to restore to prior status
removal compliance with DEQ/EGLE
Oct 2020 RLS letter - ending services 1/31/21
Indian Lake Improvement Association
Click here to view the Indian Lake Improvement Association Website.
Overall Trends in the Efficacy of Inversion Oxygenation Aeration and Bioaugmentation as a Treatment for Aquatic Vegetation Growth, Organic Matter Accumulation, Nuisance Algae, and Water Quality in the North Basin of Indian Lake, Cass County, Michigan 2012-2018 - Click here to view.
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