A Lake Improvement Board is a Michigan statutory public agency established under Part 309 of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Public Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended). Part 309 is a project-oriented statute that authorizes (either through petition of lake front property owners or resolution from a local unit of government) the creation of a lake improvement board to carry out projects for improvement of an inland lake. Such improvements include projects designed to improve or develop recreational and conservation benefits; to eliminate pollution or water conditions that jeopardize the public health and safety; and to increase the value or use of lands and property arising from an improvement to an inland lake (from Oakland County’s Lake Improvement Board Manual)
LAKE IMPROVEMENT BOARDS ARE NOT PART OF NOR RUN BY EITHER CITY OR OAKLAND COUNTY. The Lake Board is a separate statutory public agency that is charged with the responsibility of carrying out desired improvements for a specific lake as governed by Public Act 451 of 1994, Part 309, as amended.
Members of a Lake Improvement Board are designated by law.
David Galloway, Riparian Owner Representative (Chairperson);
Darcy Rechtien, City of Novi Representative (Secretary / Treasurer);
Casey Ambrose, City of Walled Lake Representative;
Karen Warren, P.E.; Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner’s Representative;
Hugh Crawford - Oakland County Board of Commissioner’s Representative
Paradise Lake Weevil Information
Additional information about lake improvement boards can be found on the Oakland County website.
The State Law that governs lake improvement boards can be found by clicking here.
Resolution No. 4
– Resolution Confirming Assessment Roll 2015
Resolution No. 3 - Resolution Confirming Assessment Roll 2010
Resolution No. 2 - Resolution approving projects and properties to be included in the district
Resolution No. 1 - (Schedule a Public Hearing Date to Review the Engineering and Economic Reports and to Determine the Practicability of the Project)
MSU Cooperative Extension Pamphlet on Biological Control of Eurasian Milfoil
Army Corps of Engineers Study of Houghton Lake (9/2002)
Michigan DNRE Frequently Asked Questions about Aquatic Nuisance Control (11/2009)
September 16, 2009
Draft Lake Improvement Study for Walled Lake - Part 1 (all but Appendices) - (5.2 MB)
Draft Lake Improvement Study for Walled Lake - Part 2 (Appendices) (4.6 MB)
October 27, 2009
Revised Recommendations and Budget (57 KB)
Walled Lake Improvement Board Professional Engineering Services Agreement - Spalding DeDecker Associates
Spalding DeDecker Proposal for Engineering Study (5.5 MB)
1999 Walled Lake Study (5.0 MB)
City of Novi's Resolution to Establish a Lake Board (1/12/09)
City of Walled Lake's Resolution to Establish a Lake Board (11/18/08)
Resolution to Amend a Public Hearing Date Regarding the Lake Improvement Board for Walled Laked (12/5/13)
Past Meeting Agendas / Packets / Minutes
(S) = Special Meeting
Meeting minutes are posted here once approved by the Board. Draft minutes are posted in the packet for the next meeting or can be obtained by contacting the Board Secretary