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   and  property  owners from the Village of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
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Current Events

Newsletters and emails are issued as lake issues develop . here are some samples of past activity

 

LARA NEWSFLASH VOL. 2  NO. 2.1 FOLLOW-UP TO 2008 ANNUAL MEETINGS
 
THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY OF COMMENTS FROM THE TWO WEEKEND MEETINGS WAS DELIVERED TO THE VILLAGE OFFICE ON MONDAY, JULY 27th at about 3PM WITH A PETITON TO FIND WAYS TO OPEN THE LAKES.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INPUT AND SUPPORT!

View the PDF summary here



LARA NEWSFLASH No1. Vol. 2
 
Record rain levels and flooding in Southeastern Wisconsin in June and July 2008 create problems for property owners.  "Slow No Wake" regulations on many Southeastern Wisconsin lakes take their toll on the patience of local businesses and lake users. Share your ideas on how to mitigate the situation at the Annual LARA Meeting of Members( 9:00 PM, Friday, July 25th at Nikos)  and Annual Lake District Meeting( Saturday, July 26th, 9AM at Wilmot High School) noted below.
 
LARA NEWSFLASH No1. Vol. 2

LARA ANNUAL MEETING

9:00 p.m. Friday, July 25

Niko’s in Twin Lakes (in the banquet room)

 

(THE EVENING BEFORE THE ANNUAL LAKE DISTRICT ANNUAL MEETING)

 

All property owners are invited to attend the annual meeting of LARA.

 

Come and hear what is happening with our lakes, and enjoy some time with your neighbors!

 

If you are interested in joining LARA, annual dues are $20. You can also give us your email information to be copied for our email communications throughout the year.

 

The purpose of the annual LARA meeting is to elect a director for the open position, and discuss any issues regarding the lakes that you would like to be communicated to the Village Board of Trustees, which may include:

–   Lake level guidelines

–   Clarification of current lake level management

–   Water quality issues

 

We also encourage everyone to attend the annual Lake District meeting on Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 a.m. at Wilmot Union High School, 1112 308th Avenue, Wilmot, Wisconsin. These meetings are critical to keeping the quality of our lakes and to elect the volunteers for the lake committees. Come to vote and show your support!

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NOTICE of Twin Lakes

Lake District Annual Lake District Meeting

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ AND PLAN ON ATTENDING

 

2008 Annual Lake District Meeting
Why You Need to Attend & Vote

The Last three annual meetings have been less than one hour.

 

Item “12” on the agenda is for elector comments, at which point you will be able to raise issues and questions about lake levels, “no wake” rules or any other concerns you may have.


Each year scores of volunteers work tirelessly to improve the quality of Lakes Elizabeth and Mary while protecting your rights for continued use and enjoyment of the Lakes.


You are asked once a year to attend the Annual Lake District Meeting for Lakes Elizabeth and Mary to vote on the Lake budget, projects and Leaders for the Lake District. The last three annual meetings have taken less than one hour.

 

Each of the following projects directly effects quality of the Lake.

 

Project under consideration for 2008:

 

Esch Road Drain as seen from Lake Elizabeth

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Project under Consideration: Bay View Channel, Lake Mary

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  • These meetings are critical to keeping the quality of our Lakes and to elect people who volunteer on the Lake Committees that move these projects forward. Thousands of hours are contributed by these volunteers and they need your vote to continue on.
  • Your vote will direct the future of the Lakes and will help to protect your investment and interests.
  • Come and vote to show your support and direct the future of the lakes.

                                                      

     REMINDER        

THE MEETING WILL BE AT WILMOT HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM            

         (SEE MAP PROVIDED BELOW)

  • Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008
  • Time: – 9AM (Doors open at 8AM)
  • Place: Wilmot Union High School, 1112 308th Avenue, Wilmot, Wisconsin

   REMIND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND ASK THEM TO ATTEND

Map to follow:

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This information is brought to you by: LARA, Lakes and Recreation Association of

Twin Lakes: LARA is an independent volunteer based non- profit organization with the mission to protect our lakes and our ability to use the lakes for all recreational uses. Visit our web site at: www.LaraofTwinLakes.org for periodic updates and links to other sources. A formal agenda for the Annual Lake Dist District Meeting which is conducted by a separate governmental and taxing agency has been sent to all registered residents. This reminder and supplemental announcement is provided as a public service by LARA.

  • Come and learn more about your lakes, the impact of the record rainfall and vote to show your support and direct the future of the lakes.
  • LARA, brings you year round information via e-mail and print about important Lake issues.
  • Speak with a LARA volunteer at their booth at the Annual Lake District Meeting.
  • LARA will supply donuts, bagels and coffee at the Annual Lake District Meeting.
  • Help LARA to continue bringing you important Lake information by showing your support. You can send your annual membership fee of $20.00 to:
    LARA, Lakes and Recreation Association of Twin Lakes
    P.O. Box #: 75
    Twin Lakes, WI 53181
    Please contact us with comments or questions at: LARAOFTL@aol.com

 

LARA Bulletin NO 6, July ---2005

 

Welcome to the LARA mailing list: (please forward to other lake users) IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the Village Board meeting Monday, July 18th at 7pm and/or the Annual Lake Committee meeting at 9am, Saturday, July 23 at Lakewood School you may want to send an email to the Village Board in care of David Cox, Village Manager: viloftwinlakes@charterinternet.com Express your concerns on low water levels and need to return no wake hours to sunset. NEWSFLASH UPDATE NOTE: the Village board will vote on returning the NO WAKE hours from 8pm to Sunset, Monday night, July 18th,  at 7pm at the Village Hall !!! Be there !! LARA Bulletin No. 6 July 14, 2005

LARA BringING our neighborhoods together

YOU HAVE A VOICE : Please join us at the July 23rd ANNUAL LAKE DISTRICT MEETING.

You are invited to attend 8:30 am to Noon , Saturday, July 23rd, at the Lakewood School . This is an importa n t meeting that will impact your future lake and property rights. The official meeting notice has been sent under separate cover by the Twin Lakes Restoration and Preservation District. LARA is a not- for-p rofit citizen action group that has been formed to help protect your lake rights. To lean more about LARA and/or volunteer go to:http://www.laraoftwinlakes.org/join_lara.htm

WHY ATTEND THE JULY 23rd ANNUAL MEETING?
Electors will be voting on:

- An amendment to the bylaw s that will make permanent the committee structure we voted on last year .
- Lake District commit t ee members
- The Annual Lake District budget
- Elements of a Recreational P lan

These issues have and will impact your lake rights in the future. Your opinions are important. Residents of Twin Lakes as well as p roperty owners have a vote.   

Commit t ee Reports Will Update You on Key Lake Issues
Learn about Lake Committee findings and priorities. Elector commit t ees include: 
- Boating Safety and User Conflicts
- Stormwater Protection & Non-Point Pollution
- Lake Habitat, Water Quality, Fish & Fishing (Lake Levels)
- Shoreline Protection & Rehabilitation (Lake Levels)
- Aquatic Plants, Natural Invasive Species (Weed Control)
- Communication, Education, & Youth (Website)

Comprehensive Recreational Plan is Being Developed
The Village Board and Lake Commissioners have received a 20-page Comprehensive Plan. Phase One of the plan calls for:
- Returning the "NO WAKE" time from 8PM to Sunset - Managing water levels of the lakes a t historic levels - Establishing a Courtesy Code for boaters on the lakes - Involving committees in a ongoing pla n ning process - A nd more.
... Attend the July 23rd meeting to learn how you can help

SPECIAL "SHORELINE EASEMENT" Session at 11AM
Learn about proposed plans to create a shoreline easement that will impact your property. You have a voice and ability to comment on this very restrictive potential ordinance. Plan to stay for this session and have your voice heard.

LARA TAX REDUCTION INITIATIVE IS LONG TERM
We need more volunteers to work on property tax reduction. It is a long term struggle but we can make a difference.  Sign up at:

http://www.laraoftwinlakes.org/join_lara.htm

ANY QUESTIONS?
W
e will answer your questions in the next newsletter:Address questions to: wrukas@charter.net

LARA is Moving to a NEW Newsletter System--If you want to receive this new newsletter , sign up at:
http://www.laraoftwinlakes.org/join_lara.htm

To learn more about LARA and our s ponsors go to: http://www.laraoftwinlakes.org/index.htm


LARA Mission Statement

To Protect the lakes located in the Village of Twin Lakes and lake rights of all the property owners through information, communication and publication of an email newsletter and maintaining a web site on current issues while providing continuing support to the Lake District Committees. LARA is a not for-profit member and volunteer organization incorporated under the laws of Wisconsin but independent of local governmental agencies and the Wisconsin Open Meetings Act.

 


 

LARA Bulletin: February 28 th ,2005

Attend MARCH 5 th New Candidate Forum

.Learn what's happening in Twin Lakes at 6-9pm Nikos

LARA of Twin Lakes . Bringing Neighborhoods Together

Spring is here. Your lake community needs your help!

( LARA ) would like you and your friends, neighbors and new candidate supporters to attend the LARA NEW Candidate Forum at Nikos on Saturday, March 5th from 6 to 9pm .

Saturday, March 5th is quickly approaching and so are village elections of APRIL 5th. 

"New Candidates" for the Twin Lakes Village Board have been invited to attend the March 5th 6pm-9pm LARA Candidate Forum at Nikos.

This will be a sharing and working session. As such, we suggest you invite 4 to 10 of potentially loyal campaign supporters for the New Candidates. We will try to get a few more helpers and individual contributions for the campaigns from the LARA leaders that will be invited. You will have one or two tables designated for new candidate supporters and your area.  Pizza will be served. Donation is $10 and we will try to get some local merchants as sponsors.

LARA has negotiated a Pizza deal with Nikos with and cash bar for the back room. We will also talk about a Fall fundraiser for LARA..

The Proposed Agenda; Saturday, March 5th NEW CANDIDATE FORUM (& Pizza PARTY)

6:00 - 6:30 pm Informal networking and introductions and Nikos Pizza

6:30 - 7:15 New Candidate comments (about 15 minutes each)

7:15 - 8:00 Questions and comments from the audience on LOCAL ISSUES 

8:00 - 8:30 Discussion: Ideas and ways LARA may help

8:30 - 9:00 LARA committees and November Fundraiser

9:00pm- until ?? Informal networking  and working sessions for individual candidates.