A Message from the Devils Lake Water Improvement folks…
A lot has been happening at your Devils Lake Water Improvement District lately so I thought I’d send out a short update to keep everyone up to speed. First, we have hired Tom Wood as Interim Lake Manager. Tom started on May 16th and can generally be found Monday through Thursday in our offices on the Oregon Coast Community College Campus. Tom comes with outstanding credentials where he has provided management and leadership in facilities construction and natural resource management. His career included positions with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as Tetra Tech Engineering.
Second, several of the District’s committees have begun to meet. Each has been planning strategies to move projects and activities forward. In fact the SOS & Water Quality Committee has already begun their weekly testing for e.coli and HABS. In addition, the Special Projects Committee is planning a lake wide clean-up in conjunction with SOLVE for July 4th following the fireworks display held by the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association on July 3rd. If you are at all interested in being involved in what is happening with the District the Communication & Events as well as Septic Inspection committees still have openings available.
Thirdly, at last months board meeting the directors gave Dr. Alex Horne and HBH Engineering the green light to begin design of an aeration system for our lake to help control the growth of algae blooms. While this is taking place the lake manager will be installing a dissolved oxygen and temperature monitor for the summer to give them needed information to complete their Phase II design.
As you can see, there are a lot of exciting things happening in and around the lake. I hope you can find the time to join us in our efforts to make Lincoln City and Devils Lake one of the best places to live and spend time in Oregon.
Thanks for supporting Devils Lake Water Improvement District.
Kent C. Norris
DLWID Board Chair