The Board of Directors held the November Board Meeting on November 12th, which is earlier than normal, to comply with the Bylaws requiring a Board Meeting within two weeks of a General Membership Meeting. This "earlier than normal" meeting was communicated at least 10 days in advance on this web page. This was the November Board Meeting, and no other meeting is scheduled for November.
The practice of the Board of Directors is to not hold a Board Meeting in December, and for December 2020 the Board has agreed to continue that practice. The next scheduled Board Meeting is January 28th at 7:00pm at the center building on the south end of Palmer Lake.
Board meetings are open for member attendance as observers, and we welcome our members! It's a great way to share concerns and ask questions.
11-12-20: TPCHD (Tacoma Pierce County Health Department) notified us that the lake closure has been lifted, but a Caution Advisory remains. TPCHD will continue to monitor the lake. You can learn more about "Caution Advisory" advice on the TPCHD website. Lake water quality was a discussion topic in the general member meeting on Saturday, 10-31-20, and a committee has been formed to look at the issue and propose corrective actions. If you have interest in this matter, please reach out to PLBC via email.
TPCHD routinely tests Palmer Lake, and advises us of the results, which we post to this page.
According to TPCHD, toxic algae routinely occurs in Washington lakes, and it "blooms" from time to time. TPCHD notes that there is a lack of scientific agreement if the chemical treatment we apply annually (which we applied this spring) really has an impact on algae. It can reduce the nutrients that algae feed on, but is questioned as to if it "kills" algae.
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