LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FOR LONG LAKE (2014)
Long Lake has been suffering for years with significant
water quality issues that have promoted the growth of invasive aquatic
plants and toxic algae blooms. These issues come from past land use
practices on shoreline and upland lots, surrounding soil conditions and
natural lake processes. These have been addressed in the past through
state-funded management activities to reduce the accessibility of
phosphorous and other nutrients within Long Lake.
To fund future management activities, private funding
will be necessary. To this end, the community and Kitsap County is
proposing a lake management district for properties surrounding the Lake.
Through annual assessments, properties within the proposed District boundary
may fund lake management activities shown in the attached scope of work.
Approval of such a District first requires a public
hearing noticed to all property owners within the boundary and then a mail
election of these same property owners. Only after majority approval at such
an election can a District be formed to fund these improvements.
Ballots were mailed on November
14th to all residents within the proposed lake management
district boundary. All ballots must be
returned to the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division Street,
4th Floor, Port Orchard) by 5:00 PM on December 11, 2014.
Any property owner within the proposed boundary who has not received their
ballot by Thursday November 20, 2014, please contact Eric Baker at
Please include your name and property address and a second ballot will be
mailed to you. Each property is only allowed one ballot so please do not
mail in both (it would be caught during ballot tabulation).
Ballots tabulation will be open to
the public for viewing and will begin at 10:00 AM on December 16th
at the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division Street, 4th
Floor, Port Orchard). The protocol for ballot tabulations is attached below.
Ballot Tabulation Protocol
Details on the proposed district boundary, the results of
past lake management successes and proposed future maintenance actions are
Lake Management District Election Resolution
Lake Management District Election Presentation
Long Lake Fact Sheet
Resolution of Intention to From Lake Management District No. 3
Lake Management District Boundary
Final Report on Long Lake Water Quality (2006-2010)
Proposed Long Lake Integrated/Adaptive Management Plan
Lake Management District for Long Lake - Presentation