2015 Marks the fifth and final year of the LID. Our goal is to get the LID renewed for five more years. To get the LID renewed the year-end report for 2015 needs to include a summary of the last five years of LID. We will work closely with Mitch Brinks from Crow Wing County and the lower lake (Lower South Long Lake had their LID renewed last year). The LID board has already begun to work on the expanded 2015 report.
In 2010, the Crow Wing County Commissioners approved the petitioned request by Upper South Long Lake lakeshore owners to form a Lake Improvement District (LID).
The purpose of the LID is to monitor and improve the quality of water in Upper South Long Lake and to educate adjoining landowners in good stewardship of its watershed. The LID has an elected Board of Directors numbering from 5 - 9 in any given year. Each board member serves a two-year term. Key initiatives include:
An annual LID Report to the Crow Wing County Commissioners due by November 1st of each year.
- Securing insurance mandated by Crow Wing County Commissioners.
- Certifying the LID membership each year to Crow Wing County for the purpose of tax assessments.
- Monitoring and controlling aquatic invasive species in Upper South Long Lake.
- Monitoring water quality at the various inlets to Upper South Long Lake and at the deepest portion of the lake.