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Sewer Project and Right-of-Way

If you haven’t signed and returned the Right-of-Way and Easement Agreement sent to you this spring from the EADS Group on behalf of the Stonycreek Township Supervisors, please do so.

Call the Township Supervisors office at 814-267-3213 if you still have questions, if you need clarification on anything, if you want to change where the proposed right-of-way is placed on your lot or if you want help deciding where your grinder pump should be placed.

This project has been discussed and anticipated for several years and we need to do our part to keep it moving along.  So locate your paperwork and mail it in soon.

Weed Cutters

After many torturous and inexcusable manufacturing delays, our new weed cutters and conveyor are finally complete. Of course it’s too late to have any impact this year and that’s unfortunate and has been increasingly frustrating. The Board ( a group of elected volunteers who work for the good of the lake) is negotiating a free extended warranty as compensation for the many delays. We have high hopes that the drawdown and anticipated freeze out will have a significant impact on the weeds which will give us a head start going into the 2015 summer season. We’ll attack the weeds next year with an increased cutting capacity managed by a local gentleman who will hire, train and supervise a cutting crew. We appreciate your patience as we work to get back on top of our weed situation.

Also, as discussed at the last Shareholders’ meeting in May, we are still exploring how we can get the lake dredged back to its original depth. We hope to have a dredging plan to present at the 2015 Shareholders’ meeting.

Well wishes to all as we settle into a colorful fall and characteristically cold, but hopefully uneventful, PA winter.

It’s time to prepare for the lake drawdown

As was discussed at the 2014 Shareholder meeting, in order to try to kill/reduce the lake weeds, the lake water level will be lowered for the winter to try to freeze out the weeds.  Indian Lake has had some success with reducing weeds by doing this in the past.

Lowering the lake also allows for shoreline work, dock and retaining wall repair, sediment removal and/or rip rap of the shoreline.  Now is the time to prepare for work to be done.  It is also the time to consider how to insulate your dock area for the winter.  You are advised to protect docks and seawalls not normally exposed to weather with hay bales or some sort of insulation as frost heave may put your construction at risk.

Repairs of existing docks do not need board approval as long as the dock is not changing or going out any further into the lake.  If you are building a new dock where there wasn’t one, if you are adding to an existing dock or changing your dock you do need board approval prior to any work being done.  A sketch and description can be given to any board member or sent via the CONTACT US page from the link on the header of this website.

There is no date when the lake water level will be raised in the spring.  This will depend on the ice on the lake and how quickly it melts in the spring.  The approximate date to begin raising the water level will be announced when it is determined in the spring.

A reminder that no fishing will be allowed on the lake while it is lowered.  This includes ice fishing this winter.

2014 2nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby Results

There were 31 participants in this year’s Kids Fishing Derby and 374 fish caught. Dr. Devries checked in all of the fisherman and helped Sean Isgan award the prizes. The first place winners each took home a trophy and a fishing rod. Second place winners received a tackle box. The children’s check-in numbers were put into a random drawing and each participant went home with prizes for their hard work.

The First Place Winners were: 3 – 5 year olds, Mason Wear; 6 – 8 years olds, Jordan Young; 9 – 10 year olds, Nick Rininger; 11 – 14 year olds, Angel Oxtero and the Lunker Award (biggest fish) went to Charley Aber.

There were hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone. It was a fun morning and a great chance to visit with your neighbors on the lake. Thanks to our generous sponsors who helped make this a fun and successful event.

It was announced that the Derby will be held again on Labor Day weekend next year.

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