Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
What do you see from your area? (you can either post pictures on the LMPO FB page or send them directly to email@example.com) Let's see how many people join us! Several of you have added to our 'fun'. Keep those pictures coming.
Music on Manitou is a go!
We have decided to do Wednesday's from 6:30-8pm. This accomplishes several goals 1) It is around dinner time so you can bring a picnic dinner, 2) it is still light 3) you can bring the kids and still have time to get them to bed at a reasonable hour.
Obviously weather will play a role so stay tuned for rain dates. The location will be on the southwestern side of Gitche Manitou Island (the one with the waterfall). The artists will perform on a dock we have on that end of the island. Come by boat, anchor and enjoy. The dock faces southwest down the southern branch of the lake. It doesn't face any shoreline except the extreme south western edge. Several uninhabited islands are in the way so I am hopeful those who aren't interested in a little musical entertainment will not be impacted. We will see. Aug 3rd Old #7 Aug 10th Brody Rosten https://youtu.be/NJAN7JvByi0
Rotate Your Ceiling Fans CorrectlyChanging the rotation of your ceiling fan can save you heating and cooling costs. Fans should turn clockwise, at a low speed, during the winter to pull the warm air up and around the room. During the summer, set them to counterclockwise to push the cold air down. While a fan won’t actually change the temperature of the room, the warm or cool air on your skin will make you feel warmer or colder and you’ll be more likely to give your thermostat a break. Note: Most fans have a switch that can be flipped to change direction, while newer models offer the option on the wall panel.
Looking for something to do? Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.
If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
The Michigamme Township Board has passed a Short Term Rental Ordinance to minimize impact to our beautiful lake and to protect nearby property owners. All who intend to rent their vacation home on a short-term basis must apply for a rental permit from the Township Office by October 31, 2019. The application fee is $10.00. If a permit is granted, an additional $40.00 will be collected. Those who do short-term rentals without a permit will be subject to fines, or may be denied a permit in the future.
CLICK HERE for the entire story of how this slot machine 'returned home'
75 owners gathered. Good turnout.
Happy 4th of July!
Thanks to the many people who helped gather these pictures!
Click on below image for complete information on REAL IDs
Have you paid your LMPO dues? Only $25 per property. So what does that money go towards?
1. BUOYS - Take them out each fall, clean, repair, replace as needed and again put them out each summer. (Also the insurance and upkeep of the LMPO pontoon boat used.) 2. DAM - We pay taxes, maintenance and inspection (inspection was $1400 this year) for the dam property. 3. MAPS - We purchase lake maps for the membership every 5 years, and we distribute complimentary copies of the lake directory to dues paying members. 4. LAKE QUALITY - We also test multiple sites around the lake for coliform bacteria, and we pay for of the dam. We have funds earmarked for fish cribs, but progress has been limited by the DNR’s restrictive permitting. 5. SPECIAL PROJECTS - We also support special projects that benefit the community. We purchased the dock for the Michigamme Township Park and this year we donated $1400 toward a modern sound system for the Township Hall’s gymnasium. We regularly donate to the July 4th Committee and the museum’s annual fundraisers. 6. MICHIGAMME MESSENGER - This is the yearly newsletter that was given out at the annual meeting. We unfortunately have had difficulty resurrecting the Michigamme Messenger. Any Volunteers? 7. ANNUAL MEETING- Last, but certainly important. The donuts, hot dogs and chicken for the meeting.
Museum still needs YOUR help!
Talk about coming home! The construction has now started on the Museum building! Although the outside is really showing improvement, there is MUCH to do on the inside. Support the museum in any way possible. Let's get the inside electric and other finishes done soon. If you can't make the regular soup or salad dinners, you can always help by sending a donation to: PO 220 Michigamme, MI 49861 (make checks payable to Michigamme Museum)
You can always check out the LMPO facebook page that is kept up to date by our LMPO president, Karen Johnson.
Missing part of your dock? Check 'Lost and Found'
Thanks so much!
With such a willing crew, we had our Adopt-a-Highway two mile stretch of road cleaned up in under an hour! Pictured: Jessica, Ava, and Jim Gustitis, Al Dausman, Bruce and Kathy Kurzhals, Dixon Holmgren, Jim Penrose, and Nancy Bergin. Not Pictured: Bob DellAngelo and Karen Johnson
Helping us is Helping you!
The Michigamme-Spurr Fire Department is in the early stages of fundraising for a rescue boat! We are hoping to raise about $25,000 for a Whaly 500 Pro. It is a composite, foam filled boat that is unsinkable. Its front folds down like a landing craft making it easier to enter from shore and easier to pull people into from the lake. With increased activity on all of our lakes in the past few years, comes the increasing need for this. Currently we use our own boats or wait 30 - 40 minutes for a rescue boat to come from Negaunee or L’Anse. We will also be able to use this boat to haul portable pumps, to supply water and fight fires. We are in the process of brainstorming for fundraisers. We are also accepting donations. Any donations can be dropped off at Michigamme or Spurr township Halls, marked “rescue boat”. (Or sent in care of Michigamme Township at PO Box 220 Michigamme, MI 49861) I will keep everyone posted as we move forward. Thank you!
CELEBRATE 150 years!
Do you know we had 15 stars and 15 stripes on our flag?
Starting in August, we can now recycle our glass again. Glass can be taken to the Ishpeming Town Hall on the 1st Wednesday of each month 1pm-6pm. Bin is located behind the building. (new building on 41. between 906 Dental and Bartanen)
Too many geese 'loving' your lawn?
SCARE DEVICES:Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property. There are many commercial companies that sell the scare devices listed below:
Motion detector accessories
Electronic noise systems
There are also visual stimuli techniques used to scare geese: