New Tree Pit location for remainder of Summer 2018

GOOD NEWS – NEW TREE PIT
Members of the Rec Board, Lake Board, and our land Renter met this morning and determined a new tree disposal area in the south pasture. Get the word out, follow these rules, and directions.
Rules.
1. ONLY TREES, take your building material elsewhere or burn.
2. The old tree pit is CLOSED and off limits.
3. There are white flags that show the route to the pit. Stay within the marked areas. Do not drive all over the pasture.
4. The pit boundary is marked by orange cones, keep piles within them. Try to cut into manageable size in case they have to be moved again.
5. Start dumping on the south side, and work west and north.
6. You can back in from the west. Bring someone with you, there are some large rocks you will want to avoid.
7. The north side has a large rise, only dump from the rise after the pit is getting full. We want the piles as close together to provide as much room as possible.
8. The area will be open until the end of August. Don’t wait until fall to clean up.
Direction.
The area is south of the pavilion road, west of the highway, and north of the dry slough. The gate is directly across from the road to the public beach entering the pasture that is to the south. Follow the little white flags to the orange cones. Please stay within the flags, there is room down there to turn around.

Mercer-Turtle Lake Rodeo Club’s 11th Annual Bull Riding

Mercer-Turtle Lake Rodeo Club’s 11th Annual Bull Riding, September 2nd starting at 4pm. Adding broncs this year, will also have Steer riding and mutton busting. Those who are interested in riding steers and riding sheep call Karen at 701-447-2242 in the evenings.

Please pre-register by August 31, 2017 by 7:30 pm. Mutton Busting will be the first event so get there early to sign the release forms and have your kids being the chutes by 3:50 pm.

Click here for more information.

Bull Riding

Fall Meeting- Brush Lake Cabin Owners Association

September 2nd, 10-11 am

The Shore, Brush Lake

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Tentative Agenda:

– open board positions

– winterizing Pavillion

– boat storage

– Land rent and lease

– grounds upkeep and storage/shed

If there is something that you would like the board to review please contact board president Anne Green by Thursday, August 31st.

New Restaurant ‘The Shore’ Takes Residence in the Pavilion

The Shore Bar and Grill has set up shop in the Brush Lake Pavilion, taking the place of B.L. Boondocks as the Pavillion vendor in the summertime. Serving similar food and drink, The Shore offers burgers & beer as well as steaks and other delicious food itemsthe-shore. Opened in May, The Shore is the Pavilion’s new restaurant, bringing the party back to Brush. More info as it reaches us!

 

Email me at darienpolk@gmail.com with anything you would like on this site.

 

 

Writing for the Brush Lake Site,

DJ Polk

The Brush Lake Recreation District has posted an update on the Brush Lake Sewer Project.

Here’s the latest on the Brush Lake Sewer Project:

 

JUNE 17 2015

TO BRUSH LAKE CABIN OWNERS

 

At the annual meeting of the Brush Lake Recreational Service District held on June 6

at Brush Lake, a motion was seconded to allow Ulteig Engineering to do a study of all

cabins on the lake of their existing sewers. This is the first step that needs to be done before a lake

sewer system would be installed. There is a possibility that if we did go ahead we could tie into the

Mercer lagoon, but that has not been discussed yet. This might be an option.

They will report back to us at the annual cabin owners meeting on Labor Day weekend of their results

and any recommendations for the lake as a whole. No further action will be taken without vote of all

cabin owners whether to proceed or not.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Recreation Service District

Waste Management Garbage Do’s and Dont’s

Cannot take these items
  • Oil of any kind
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Freon Appliances – must be tagged as freon removed by certified company
  • Propane Bottles
  • Lawn mowers or engines with oil or gasoline
  • Lumber
  • Tree branches cut in 4 ft lengths bundled
Extra Charge Items
  • Tires will be taken but there is a charge
  • Small – passenger tire no rim
$5.00
  • Small – passenger tire w/rim
$15.00
  • Large/truck tire no rim
$20.00
  • Large/truck tire w/rim
$30.00
  • Mattress
$5.00
  • Sofa
$5.00
No Take
  • Electronic items – extra charge city of Bismarck
  • Washers/dryers  – extra charge city of Bismarck
  • Dish washers – extra charge city of Bismarck
  • Appliances – extra charge city of Bismarck
Allowed in inert roll off box
  • Tree branches
  • Wood
  • Construction materials
  • Metal
  • No plastic
  • No styrofoam
  • No food items
  • Inert items, no household trash/lunch bags items

WasteManagement

 

 

 

Rural water hookup services

Need your water service hooked up to your cabin?  Here’s a few options.  Call now – schedules are filling up!

  • Beutler Excavating: 701-462-8395 or 701-460-1201
  • Mike Erickson: (701) 390-8002

Rec District Sewer Project

The City Council of Mercer is creating an Improvement District during their March 19th meeting to start the process of repairing and replacing their city sewer system.  The Brush Lake Recreational District had indicated to the Council that they were interested in getting sanitary sewer service to Brush Lake property owners.  As a result, the City is considering adding all properties adjacent to Brush Lake in the Improvement Districts planning, project and special assessment process.

I’ve included a scan of the letter sent by Ulteig Engineering in this message for your review here: BRN30055C095BC0_000846

If you have questions about this process or its impact on you as a cabin owner, please direct them to Errol Behm, Brush Lake Recreation District, PO Box 251, Bismarck ND 58502, 701-223-2331 or lindaerrolbehm@yahoo.com.

I’ll invite the Rec District to speak at our next meeting.

Water Project Update

Hi folks, this is Dan again with another water project update.  I got a chance to speak with AE2S a few weeks ago and they were happy with how things are progressing.  They said the contractors doing the work are trying to keep things moving through the winter as the weather allows, so you may see them on-and-off through the snowy months.

The main line installation is almost complete, no serious problems were encountered.

The project is still on track to be complete early in the 2015 season.  They’re shooting for June to have the yard equipment finished and have water testing done on a cabin-by-cabin basis.  They need to see a certain amount of chlorine in the water or it’s not considered safe to drink.   Most cabin owners at some point should hear from AE2S as soon as the ground thaws and yard equipment starts going in again to wrap up planning.  They have your contact information from the cabin owners list.

The engineers on the project suggest getting in contact with plumbers now if you plan on having water lines run from the yard equipment to your cabin.  They also suggested that until a plumbing contractor can get to you, feel free to use the yard hydrant to connect water to your cabin using a drinking-water (RV) hose.