4/13/15: FYI – Cass County Waste Collection 5/16/15 at the fairgrounds. click for details.
4/10/15: With regret and sadness we report that Roy Olsen, cottage 155, passed away earlier this week. No service information is available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
2015 Garbage pickups:
May 11 and 26 (Tues. after Memorial Day)
All Mondays in June, July and August
Sept. 8 (Tues. after Labor Day), Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2
Diamond Island members: Winter is still upon us, but Spring is in the air! Mark your calendars we have a date set to get the barge back online. The 2015 barge opening is scheduled for Friday, April 17 at noon. The SPRING and FALL hours of operation have changed. We have added 2 additional hours on Tuesday and Thursday only. The complete listing of barge hours is on the 3rd page of this letter. Remember Tuesday & Thursday hours don’t start until MAY. Your Island Summer meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 AM. We encourage everyone to join us at the Koranda’s cottage #7 bring a lawn chair. The financial condition of the Association remains strong. This allowed us to make some necessary repairs to the island gate. The work was completed in the Spring of 2014 with minimal inconvenience to the homeowners. The cost was just over $13,000. Our major fixed costs for fuel, trash removal, insurance and payroll have not increased significantly. As a result we are able to keep dues the same as 2014. Your 2015 Diamond Island Association Membership dues are $550. This includes garbage pickup along with 1 car sticker. Additional car stickers can be purchased at the cost of $50 each. If you own a second home, that is not being used as “rental property” the 2nd home membership cost is $250 which does not include a car sticker. Car passes for visitors, workers etc. can be purchased at $5.00 each. The cost of temporary passes will be $8.00 each. This increase is to help “offset” administrative cost of a temporary pass. Members are not permitted to operate the barge without attending a proper training session. Contact a board member if you wish to be trained to operate the barge. Did you enjoy the 4th of July fireworks? How about a summer of minimal amount of geese? See what Diamond Lake Association has to offer. You can become a member or if you want to make a donation visit their website at: www.dlacassopolis.org Phil Bottger, president of the Diamond Island Land Corp. (center of the island), requested that we include a DIL-2015Letter about the center island to all homeowners. DIL is a separate entity from Diamond Island Association. Links:
- 2014 4th of July Parade Photos
- Diamond Lake Association
- Cass County
- Cass County Sheriff’s Office
- Michigan Boating Laws
- Michigan DNR
- Michigan DEQ
- Penn Township
- facebook users: there is both a Diamond Lake Michigan and a Diamond Island Michigan group on facebook – neither are affiliated with their respective associations, but both are fun!