Land Management Coordinator
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It’s hard to believe, but the summer season is right around the corner. As always, I encourage you to have a fun and safe recreation season and enjoy Lake Maloney to the fullest. You all should have recently received in the mail a packet of information from me. If you haven’t received it yet, it’ll be to you shortly. We have updated our Rules and Regulations as well as our Construction Policy and Construction Application for all tenants at Lake Maloney. Your packet includes these documents. The biggest change you will see deals with personally owned and used buoys. Any buoy put on Lake Maloney now requires an approved construction permit from NPPD prior to being placed. Any buoy placed on Lake Maloney without an approval will be removed. The rules for buoy placement are included in the new Construction Policy that was mailed to you. If you want to place any type of buoy
along your shoreline, or if you have any questions about this new policy, please contact me so that we can meet and discuss it.
As a reminder, any work that you are planning on your lot that is exterior of your home requires a construction permit. If you are planning a project, please contact me and we will discuss your plans.
Have a great spring and summer!
New Buoy Regulation
Brian reported that the summer of 2020 will mean new regulations for buoys. He began by explaining what a regulatory buoy is. Please see the NPPD report in this newsletter from Brian Hope on the new regulations. It was asked by the group on why there are new regulations and it isn’t because of any problems that have been on Lake Maloney, but there are have been problems at other lakes and the Nebraska Games and Parks have developed new regulation for all Nebraska lakes.
Don’t forget that if any home owners is planning on any construction projects, they must be approved by NPPD. You can log on to Nebraska Public Power to obtain a construction permit or contact Brian Hope at email@example.com or 535-5323.
NPPD Report at Annual Meeting
Brian reported that the FERC inspection will be in the fall of 2021. This is when sea wall work should be planned. South Beach improvements have been done this summer that included a new picnic shelter. He also reported that NPPD is still working on the sandbur problem and plan to plan grass closer to the shoreline to help with blowing sand problem. Jim and Brian showed the group pictures along the trail to look at areas that might be unseen by one’s vehicle. Brian explained about the NPPD rock pile being moved to the end of Buffalo Bill Rd. The reason that it is being moved is that it is very difficult for the NPPD trucks to maneuver their tractors at the current concrete pile by the canal so it was necessary to find a different location where their trucks can turn around easier. This pile is open to the public, but it must be used only for concrete. Cameras will be installed to make sure that is what it is being used for and if people are dumping anything else, they will be cited. It was suggested by the group that it might not be the prettiest thing to look at and thought maybe some cedars to block the view be planted to help with that situation.
The last item discussed at the meeting was about the NPPD funds. As mentioned above, the LMPOA Board gets money from NPPD as long as the Board spends money. When the dues were $500 per year, the LMPOA board received $5000 per year, but since dues are going up, so does the NPPD reimbursement. It has been pretty easy to spend that money in the last few years because of the trail, however, the trail has been completed (even though there are expenses that will surely go along with the trail), but other project ideas are needed in order to spend the money. This year, the Board will plan to spend at least $13,000. So Jim asked the group if they had any ideas. If you have any ideas, please let a board member know.
Dan Wesslund brought up that there is a Russian Olive tree that has gotten bigger and becoming a safety hazard near Kansas Point. (The tree has already been removed.) (Thanks Dan for the suggestion.) Patti Harkreader reminded people that if you plan to be gone for an extended period of time to let the Lincoln County Sherriff’s Department know and they will make sure to keep an eye out on the property.