Status Report


HUDSON LAKE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

2016 Annual Membership Dues 


May 20, 2016
 

Hello Everyone, 

            Our HLCA Annual Membership Fees of only $25 per household per year have become critical over the last several years.   We obtain a grant from our Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources (IDNR) each year to keep our lake healthy. 

            Healthy means clean of contaminants, clear of algae and murky substances and entirely oxygenated for our fish & wildlife.   Maintaining our lake’s health also provides us with all our recreational fun and games, as well as one of the finest and most beautiful lakes in our State of Indiana. 

            Unfortunately, we have to pay 20% of the grant funds.   Our 2016 grant total comes to about $30,000, making our 20% portion about $6,000.   That is why every member in our Hudson Lake Community should be a member of our HLCA and pay their $25 Annual Membership Fee. 

            This spring we did hold a Spring Fling fundraiser.   The funds raised was $4,800 and, including our 2016 membership fees, we will be able to keep from going under.   However, to be safe, we do need everyone to join our Hudson Lake Association and to keep their membership active by paying the $25 fee per household each year. 

            Our fiscal year starts on June 1 each year and ends on May 31 of the next year.   We are about to end our 2015 fiscal year,  June 1, 2015  –  May 31, 2016,  and begin our 2016 fiscal year, in 2 weeks.   So, please write your $25 check out to:  Hudson Lake Conservation Assoc.   Mail it to my address below.   It would be greatly appreciated if you could do it right now. 

            If you already paid your upcoming fee, due this May 31st, thank you very much for being an active supporter for maintaining the health of our lake.   Also, all members who have become inactive, please re-activate your membership by paying your 2016 fee.

            Our Hudson Lake Community will continue our mission, as long as we have the funds to obtain our IDNR grants. 

Thank you everyone for your HLCA ongoing support!

Bill

William A. Companik, President
Hudson Lake Conservation Association
7365 E. Hudson Pointe Lane
New Carlisle,  IN  46552
billc@core.com





Hudson Lake Relief Drain Meeting


 
May 4, 2016

Dear Hudson Lake Community:

A public meeting is scheduled for May 9th at 2:00 PM at the La Porte County Complex, to re-address the opening and closing of our Hudson Lake relief drain.

As many of you know, this year's water level has been returned to its customary spring levels as a result of a Drainage Board Policy decision last July.   That policy provides for an approximate 9-12 inch surplus in the spring that carries a reasonable water level through the fall, and maintains the recreational usefulness of the lake for everyone.

This traditional spring surplus does not impair the roads, septic systems, or other structures that were built according to our lake's legal level of 763.09 feet above sea level, as authorized by our State Of Indiana.
 
Our Hudson Lake Conservation Association (HLCA) has been informed that the same complaining party that built a structure and subsequently installed a basement adjacent to the lake itself (on county property) is again insisting on opening the outlet to drain our precious spring surplus.
 
The HLCA strongly opposes such a self-serving complaint and encourages all of our concerned lake community members to attend the meeting in order to protect our most valuable resource, the entire lake.   The board is heavily influenced by strong community attendance support.   This will help us to counter-balance the influence of legal counsel that the complaining party has hired to argue against our greater community's preferences and established policy.

 Please share this information with as many interested people you know, and join us at the 2:00 PM meeting on May 9th at the La Porte County Complex, the building behind the County Court House.

 
Bill

William A. Companik, President
Hudson Lake Conservation Association
7365 E. Hudson Pointe Lane
New Carlisle, IN 46552
574-654-3066
billc@core.com
 















HUDSON LAKE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Annual Status Meeting - Please Join Us on October 3, 2015


Dear Members of our Lake Association, 

Our annual meeting to review the current conditions of our lake will be held on October 3, 2015, (Saturday) in the New Carlisle Library at 12:00 Noon  E.T.  /  11:00 AM  C.T.   Jim Donahoe, Owner of Aquatic Weed Control, will be presenting the most up-to-date conditions of Hudson Lake.    

This is a prime opportunity for each of us to fully appreciate the quality of our lake.   We do take good care of it   As a result, our lake is clear, clean and well oxygenated for its fish and wildlife, plus for our own recreational use.   We have one of the best and most beautiful lakes in the State of Indiana.   Let us continue take care of it. 

You may, of course, ask any questions or offer any comments.   Plan on the meeting lasting 1 ½ hours.   Hope to see you there. 

Reminder:  Our current fiscal year’s (2015/2016) membership fee, of only $25, was due on June 1st.    If you have not paid and wish to do so, please send your check to my  address below.     

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.

 Bill

 William A. Companik, President
Hudson Lake Conservation Association
7365 E. Hudson Pointe Lane
New Carlisle, IN 46552

574-654-3066
billc@core.com


 

 












Season 2016-2017

Annual Membership fees $25

Due date: On or before May 31, 2016


Make  payment payable to;

HUDSON LAKE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION


Mail to;

Bill Companik, HLCA President

7365 E. Hudson Point Lane

New Carlisle, IN  46552


Questions:

billc@core.com

or call 574-654-3066


MISSION:  Promote and Strive to continually upgrade the quality of conservation and creation of Hudson Lake, Indiana.


PURPOSE:  This Nonprofit Corporation is formed for the betterment and preservation of Hudson Lake. This commitment is to include but not be limited to upgrade: its water quality and level, its shoreline, its bottom (sediment, algae, aquatic macrophytes), and other conservation and recreational needs of Hudson Lake. All of which will be done with the proper and required permitting from the United States Army (Corp of Engineers), State of Indiana and County of LaPorte required agencies.


Established January 2005

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