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A couple of important items:

 
Dredging

This is an update for the community with The Borough’s status on the dredging operation for the Northern area of the Lake by the stumps. We had originally planned to start the dredging process the first week of November. A long arm excavator had been reserved and  we were going to dredge the channel leading back to Calendars Run and the two sediment ponds behind the area of the stumps. Our staff had been communicating with the proper authorities to determine if a permit, or similar, would be required to do the work. In mid-October we did finally receive direction that an Erosion and Soil Plan (E&S Plan) would need to be submitted to DEP prior to any dredging work. This plan does not have to do with the physical dredging as much as it has to do with the placement of the materials removed.  Based on the requirements we decided to cancel the excavator until we were able to address the E&S Plan. We then took action and had CME Engineering complete the Plan for us and submitted it on November 5th. Based on the feedback from our DEP representative they should be able to review and update us within 30 days of their agreement with the Plan. This being the case we should be able to start work in early December and complete our initial plan before any hard freeze takes place. Council, along with the Service Corporation, will continue the discussions and planning on doing additional dredging in the future.

- Scott Hollern
Importance of House and Lot Numbers 

When an emergency happens, every second counts.  Emergency responders rely on your house or lakefront being easily located based off the address provided, you can help make their jobs easier by properly displaying your house or lot number where it can be easily seen from both the road and water.  Keep in mind, emergencies can occur on the lake as well, having your lot number displayed on your dock or at your lakefront is also important.  Please see the link below for ’10 Steps to Properly Display your 911 Address.’

- Kirsten
Properly Display your 911 Address
Interested in joining the Planning Commission?  

There is a current vacancy in the Planning Commission.
So what is the Planning Commission and what does it do?  In a word, it plans.  The commission assists in the development of a vision for Indian Lake and seeks ways to implement that vision.  If you are interested and a resident of Indian Lake, you can play a central role in ensuring future generations continue to enjoy the uniqueness of this community.  The Planning Commission plans for land-use and development, while considering the natural resources and character of this community. As a member of the planning commission you can have an active role in shaping your community.  For further information on joining the Planning Commission or to express interest in ideas for the Commission, please reach out to pam@indianlakepa.us.  Look forward to hearing your ideas.

- Pam Tadken
eMail Pam - Planning

Interested in joining the Recreation and Parks Committee?

In a recent survey, residents expressed their interest in expanding community resources for hiking or biking trails, a public court for basketball, tennis, pickle ball, etc., or a playground.  Based on this survey the Council recommended reinstating the Parks and Recreation Committee to further explore options.  If interested in participating in this committee, or if you have ideas you would like the committee to consider, please send an email to pam@indianlakepa.us.

- Pam Tadken
eMail Pam - Parks & Rec
2021 Elections

The Election results are in, but with a few unknowns remaining based on write-ins and how they are (or not) recorded in the new system.  ...And they have yet to be certified...  

Click on the link button below for the latest published County results, currently unofficial.  These differ from the previous election night tally/print-out, in some cases meaningfully, due to the atypically large number of mail-in ballots cast.

New elected Mayor and Council members will be sworn in and begin serving during the Borough reorganization meeting to be held on January 3rd. 

- Ed
Results
Election Archives Page
Thank You, Jason

Those of us kids of all ages who attended this year's Trunk-or-Treat nestled in the spacious, warm and dry Lodge at Indian Lake Resort would like to thank Jason and his crew, as well as Chief Jerry Bellak and Officer Kyle Patterson, for a fun Halloween event and meaningful safety discussion.  The weather was nasty, but the costumes were ... down-right awesome.

-Ed
Winter Warning Signage

I would like to remind people that they need to stay off the lake/ ice this winter for safety reasons. Due to the draw down we cannot finely control the lake's level.  Fluctuation causes cracking, and potentially there can be air gaps/layers created  between the water and ice when it occurs. The Borough's crew is currently installing the "Lake-Closed" signs to let people know about this.

Also, they are installing the “No-Hunting” signs at entrances to remind people that hunting is prohibited on Borough owned property, and also the "Road-Closed" signage closing Pow Wow Court from the Lodge down to Kickapoo Court for vehicular (car/truck) traffic.

- Dean
Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 9 at 5:00 P.M. at the Borough Office on Joseph and Catherine Incardona’s application for a variance from maximum roof height requirement contained in the Indian Lake Borough Zoning Ordinance No. 144, Article 13, Supplemental Provisions. Those interested should arrange to be present.

- Kirsten
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