Kids (and adults too) dig out those costumes!Adults stock up on treats, park your lawn chairs at the road side of your cabins and socialize with your lake community!Balloons will be available at the Shore this weekend and next to hang roadside to mark your cabin as participating or decorate your cabin for Halloween.Trick or Treaters (and parents), make your way around the lake carefully. There may be lots of kids capitalizing on free candy
Kids, join us for some rock painting fun at the Pavilion this Saturday morning! All supplies will be provided except the rocks. If you are having trouble finding rocks I’m sure your friends on the north side of the lake can help you out 🙂 (Adults are welcome too!!)
Please note that in accordance with the request from the Association, the MBLCA spring meeting will now be on June 5th. The Rec Board meeting will start at 10am with the MBLCA meeting starting shortly thereafter.
Due to scheduling conflicts, moving out boats stored in the Pavilion will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 24th at 10am. If your boat is stored at the Pavilion and this change does not work for your schedule please message me. Thank you!
McLean County Sheriff’s Department would like to warn the Brush Lake community that there has been confirmed theft in the area. The items of interest have been catalytic converters from vehicles, snowmobiles, and tools. There is a potential that some of these items may have been retrieved through forced entry into buildings. Please check on your property and belongings as you are able and keep an eye out for your neighbors as well. If you have evidence regarding potential or confirmed theft on your property or any property in this area to please contact Lieutenant Krohmer or Detective Matties at 701-462-8103.
Below are the compiled responses provided to at the spring MBLCA meeting on June 6th. For more information on the survey please contact Stacey Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Responses: 47
Of those surveyed:
93% are MBLCA members
98% are Brush Lake Cabin Owners, 2% are community members
Overall Weaknesses, primary recommendations for each (in order of responses):
Lack of Liquid funds- Increase dues, Increase Fundraisers, Sell Association land
Lack of Volunteers- Utilize talents from existing members before hiring help, Stress the need for volunteers more on Facebook and explain the roles better
Lack of Board Member Communication- Facebook needs to be utilized more to communicate, post Board Minutes on Facebook page
Overall Threats/Risk, primary recommendations for each (in order of responses):
Lack of Water Quality- Need for all cabins to have a proper working septic system and/or holding tank
Lake Overcrowding- Multi Cabin Dwellings, placing boat size restrictions
Lake Safety primary recommendations (in order of responses):
Ask Game and Fish to monitor our lake more closely
Make sure we are all doing our part to inform users of our lake to abide by the safety laws
Provide safety classes for children and young adults
Long-term opportunities (in order of responses):
Increased fundraising efforts- More events/raffles, more fundraising apparel
Additional income possibilities- Increase Dues, Sell Pavilion Land, Rent out camping spots
2019 Projects (in order of importance):
Signage at Public Dock
Replaced Water Damage Ceiling Tiles
Biggest Improvements/Concerns needed (in order of importance):
Land property Improvements- Improve road conditions, Improve Pavilion (bathroom and outdoor seating, septic System)
Safety- young kids driving buggy’s and golf carts irresponsibility, more speed limit signs, stopping inexperienced waverunners
Board Actions &Follow-up to Survey
Lack of Liquid funds/fundraising/volunteers
MBLCA is utilizing volunteers to coordinate Friday night Bingo- 50% of the proceeds from Bingo nights throughout the summer will come to MBCLA, other 50% to Butte Church who is covering Saturday nights
Utilizing Sign-up app to coordinate volunteers needed for MBLCA events.
Apparel and Towel Sales- The board will be fundraising in many ways throughout the 2020 summer including:
Towel, bags and mug Sales- Bags and Mugs are here today, towels will be here on Wednesday
Fundraising online Apparel site- a variety of apparel will be online for purchase with a variety of designs to choose from. (Also support Kathy Skaley as she provide proceeds to the MBLCA for her sales!)
The board will look at the possibility of increasing dues if needed
Lack of Board Communication
The board has been attempting to increase posts on Facebook by creating events on the Brush Lake Cabin Owners page
Some recommendations request email and/or mail options as a means for communication. Email would require a email deploy software (which would cost money) and mail can be cost-prohibitive. As a reminder, the Brush Lake Site is brushlakend.com. All events and primary information is posted on this site.
MBLCA have partnered with ND Game and Fish to provide a Life Jacket Loaner station at the public dock
ND Game and Fish will be hosting an OHV (off road ATV’s/side by sides) certification course. (Originally scheduled for June 12, now rescheduled for July.) This course is full and cannot increase in size due CV19 restrictions. If we have interest from a minimum of an additional 6 students we can/will schedule another certification.