To: Six Mile Lake Residents and property owners
On Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Echo Township Board held its monthly meeting at the Echo Township Hall. The Six Mile Lake Association Board requested and was included on the agenda to discuss the proposed special assessment that is needed to provide funding for treatment of invasive noxious weeds such as Eurasian Milfoil in the next few years.
The summary of the meeting results is as follows:
Approximately 50 residents/owners from Echo and South Arm Townships attended the meeting.
Terry Kupovits made a general presentation which described the current conditions of the lake and the recent actions of Six Mile Lake Association Board and members to achieve a majority agreement from the property owners regarding their approval to implement a “special assessment” of $200 per year for 5 years.
Board Supervisor Bill Derenzy stated that he had issued an official notice in May of 2012 that the board did not approve of using a special assessment of the Six Mile Lake Property owners.
The Six Mile Lake Board delivered copies of signed petitions with accompanying lists of addresses to the Clerk on or around September 20, 2012 but the Township Board has not reviewed the signed petitions for authenticity and accuracy.
The Township Board will not make any decision regarding approval or disapproval pending review of the petitions and having a clear understanding of what the impact would be to manage funds and how they would be distributed.
The Township Board asked if we (Six Mile Lake Association) had met with South Arm Township and what their feedback was. We stated that we submitted the same information as it pertains to South Arm Township and that we would attend their monthly meeting next Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
The Six Mile Lake Association Board has retained attorney Kevin Lavelle for legal counsel. He has made many attempts to contact Echo and South Arm Township attorney Bryan Graham with no success. Further attempts will be made by other means.
It is very doubtful the special assessment will be included on this winter tax bill.
Our plans include PLM attending the South Arm Township meeting next week and we can use additional support from any of you by attending as well.
Six Mile Lake Association Board