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July 14, 2012 – Official Statement of The Lake Association Board Regarding Control of Eurasian Milfoil

To: All Six Mile Lake Association Members and Property Owners

We as Board Members of Six Mile Lake Association are making the following official response to all statements or comments previous or current regarding preventative measures planned or currently used to control Eurasian Milfoil infestation of the Lake:

The Board with membership approval assigned a committee the responsibility to research, investigate, study and make recommendations of appropriate actions to be taken regarding the control and minimization of Eurasian Water Milfoil infestation in Six Mile Lake.

The committee has to date used EnviroScience Services as its primary resource to determine what actions needed to be implemented to control the infestation.  Original studies concluded that we could use special weevils which would attack the noxious Eurasian Water Milfoil without affecting any of the native water plants that exist in the Lake.  This decision was recommended and approved by board members with the understanding it would take approximately 3 or more years to determine the effectiveness of the weevil method.

Now 3 years later, the Eurasian Water Milfoil is populating at a faster rate than the weevils can control.  The Board Members realize the need to re-evaluate and re-assess current control methods.  We unanimously agree that different approaches for treatment and control of the Eurasian Water Milfoil must and will be implemented to maximize our efforts.

Therefore, we the Six Mile Lake Association Board with support of the Milfoil Committee, Six Mile Lake Association Members and Six Mile Lake property owners are committed to protecting our Lake from being overtaken by the Eurasian Water Milfoil.   Any person or company that can provide the necessary resources whether it be weevils, herbicides or other methods such as harvesting will be strongly considered as a viable asset in treating this noxious weed.

Because we have already made a significant investment for weevil plantings we agree to maintain and monitor those sites as planned and not treat them with herbicides or other means until the weevils have had a chance to check the growth of the milfoil.

Any other statement from any person is not considered as the official policy and direction from the Six Mile Lake Association Board.

Board Members:

Gary Batka President

Ken Shaner Vice President

Carol Kupovits Secretary

Colleen DeGrande Treasurer

Cherie Hogan

Sally Dieck

Dave Daniels

Jerry Barger

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