The Annual Meeting of Shareholders is coming up on May 21st. By now shareholders should have received an email announcing the meeting with links to the board candidate information page and to your online proxy. You should receive hard copies of these documents in the next couple of days. We hope to see you at the meeting. We would also request that you vote and submit your proxy soon so that we can be sure to have a quorum. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the process.
Each year I am impressed and humbled by the skills and life experiences possessed by those who step forward from the lake community to volunteer their time. This year was no exception. I am glad that I am a non-voting member of the Nominating Committee because they had a difficult task in front of them. The good news is that all of those interviewed stated their willingness to serve on various committee in which their experiences will be valuable, regardless of whether they were selected by the committee. Our hope is that they will still be interested in serving when more board positions open next year.
As Mark mentions in his post, the lake is in the clearwater phase right now. I think you will find his article explaining this phenomenon interesting reading if you take the time. When the water becomes this clear, we can often see blooms of pillow-like filamentous algae growing on the bottom. As the lake becomes less clear these usually die off as they don’t grow on the surface. We will continue to utilize the information we gather from our testing to inform our water quality efforts.
Speaking of water quality, as we start spending more time on the shoreline, you may notice some floating debris (branches, foliage and unfortunately trash) from the winter months around your dock. If you pull these out, we can pick them up. Let us know if you see something large that may pose a hazard and we will send a crew out to secure it.
As you may be aware, the Lake Oswego Corporation is a founding member of the Oswego Lake Watershed Council. They are a non-regulatory stewardship organization established to improve the conditions and health of the Oswego Lake watershed and its stream network. They send out regular communications with information about the watershed and their continuing work. You can read their latest communication here. To sign up for their newsletter, follow this link:
We are looking forward to another great boating season. Please contact me if there is anything I can do for you.