Here is a picture of our kids with two friends, swimming in Lake Minnetonka. Now that it is the beginning of Spring, I am getting impatient for warm Summer days, drifting on a float, day dreaming, and splashing in the water. I think this picture was taken when we rented a cabin on Big Island on Lake Minnetonka.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District held a meeting last week to listen to lakeshore owners comments concerning the potential restricting of docks. From the dozens of people I have talked to about this issue, one of the strongest reactions was, “How on earth can they expect people to share docks? I must say, as a realtor, I know that if that happens, those property values will certainly go down! The recent article in the Star Tribune is a most read. If you want some entertainment, read the comments also. Although I could not attend the meeting on Wednesday, I understand the overall opinion from the lakeshore owners was to leave the docks the way they currently are.
This is good summary of the history of the D.N.R.’s regulations.
The following reports by the D.N.R. explain the role of the D.N.R. in regulating docks throughout the state, and, discusses the public meetings held in several cities within the last few years.
An environmental committee under the L.M.C.D. was appointed to review and determine issues surrounding dock ordinances. This is the findings of the technical review committee.
Now you know more than most people about the potential flora and fauna problems under the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Raising the Bar in Real Estate
Everyone is anxious for the ice to be off the lake. We live in an area where we get cabin fever at this time of the year and we just can’t wait for one of the first signs of spring; the ice totally melting off the lake.
Many people try to predict the exact date, people have “Ice Off” parties, and the winter blaas just seem to melt away along with the ice!