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Curly Leaf Pondweed Treatment

posted May 16, 2021, 8:29 PM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated May 16, 2021, 8:31 PM ]

Notice to Lake Byllesby shoreline property owners in Dakota and Goodhue Counties.

Lake Byllesby Improvement Association has received a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to treat 38.62 acres of Lake Byllesby with a DNR-approved aquatic herbicide Diquat to control the invasive Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP). This early-season treatment targets only early-emerging CLP and is safe to fish and other aquatic life.

The proposed treatment would occur between May 24th and May 31st 2021. However, if you do not wish to have this treatment applied within 150ft of your summer-pool property shoreline, please let us know by May 24th 2021. Contact information. Mail to: LBIA PO Box 102 Cannon Falls MN 55009. Email to LBIA.email@gmail.com

Weed Problem Information

posted Apr 19, 2021, 9:57 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Apr 19, 2021, 10:09 AM ]

Please check the attached Byllesboard Newsletter for information on the weed problem on Lake Byllesby.

Dock and Lift Installation Information

posted Mar 12, 2021, 10:53 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

Lake Byllesby Residents 

                                                                     

The Cannon Falls Football Booster Club will be offering this spring “Community Service Projects” in the Cannon Falls area.

We will be installing docks and lifts on Saturday April 10th and using Saturday April 17th as a makeup date should we have bad weather. 

The fee for this service is a suggested financial donation to the Cannon Falls Football Booster Club (501c3 corporation) with a minimum suggested donation of $150.00. Of course, donations in excess of the minimum are encouraged and welcomed. Donations may be tax deductible and a receipt can be provided upon request.

All proceeds from these projects will go directly back into the football program in Cannon Falls.  All donations will be used for football equipment, weight room equipment, scholarships, etc. Services will be scheduled with efficiency in mind. Please email, call or text to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bomber Football Program.

Luke Swanson 

Cannon Falls Football Booster Club

swansonluke@yahoo.com

507-298-7553


Fall Dock Removal

posted Sep 3, 2020, 6:26 PM by ByllesbyAssociation

LAKE BYLLESBY RESIDENTS

Fall 2020

The Cannon Falls Football Booster Club (CFFBC) will again this fall be offering "Community Service Projects" in the Cannon Falls area.

The Football Booster Club will be removing docks and lifts on Saturday Oct. 10th. Starting at 9:00 am we will split into two groups and work our way around the lake. Should we have inclement weather we will use Oct. 17th as a makeup date.

The fee for this service will be a financial donation to the Cannon Falls Football Booster Club (501 C3 Corporation) with a minimum suggested donation of $150.00. Of course, donations in excess of this minimum are encouraged and welcomed. Donations may be tax deductible and a receipt can be provided as requested.

All proceeds from these projects will go directly back into the football program at Cannon Falls. All donations will be used for football equipment, weight room equipment, scholarships, etc. Please call or email to set up your appointment.

Thank you for your continued support of the Cannon Falls Football program!

Luke Swanson Email me at swansonluke@yahoo.com Text or Call-507-298-7553

Too many weeds? Check this out...

posted Jul 22, 2020, 10:33 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Jul 22, 2020, 10:35 AM ]


June 2020 Byllboard Newsletter

posted Jun 29, 2020, 5:29 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Jun 29, 2020, 5:35 AM ]

The June 2020 Byllboard Newsletter is now available!  Members should have had it emailed to them.  All can access under the left menu NEWS, theN BYLLBOARD NEWSLETTERS.

There is also a copy of the letter right below this post!

Lakeshore Stewardship from the LBIA Board

posted Jun 20, 2020, 7:48 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

To All,

Here is a short video guide to lakeshore stewardship through the Minnesota Clean Water Council. Hope you can all find time to view it.

LBIA Board


Message from Don Dinesen, Randolph TWP Chair

posted Jun 15, 2020, 12:25 PM by ByllesbyAssociation

Dakota County is working to improve County 88 by upgrading it to state standards for state assistance funding. This is similar to such roads as County 47, County 86, and County 46. It is a step up from the roads current status where the road is not eligible for state assistance.  This requires the road to have a width of 110 feet, including ditches. The county has attempted to minimize problems with existing residences and the present plan does not affect any houses. There is a lot of discussion surrounding the incorporation of a bike trail in the plan. This should be labeled for what it is - the plan allows for a bike path to eventually become constructed within the new roadway, but it will not be constructed as part of this project, and Dakota County is not going to pay for it. The state DNR has authority over the construction of the bike path, and funding for the bike path project has to come through the DNR's legislative process (i.e. some future bonding bill). This does not have anything to do with the width of the new roadway. Also, people have asked if the bike trail could use Gerlach Avenue instead of the proposal along part of County 88. Gerlach Avenue is a township road that is already substandard, even by Township standards, and has no shoulders. Putting groups of bicyclists on that road would be very dangerous. I personally believe that very few support this idea. 

So, in conclusion,  the roadway needs to be 110 feet in width to meet state standards, and has nothing to do with a proposed bike trail. The bike trail is the responsibilty of the state DNR and will only happen sometime in the future if the DNR gets the legislature to bond for it. The bike trail location is still somewhat fluid, especially between Felton Avenue and State Highway 56. Dakota County has attempted to minimize impacts to many properties along County 88, while improving a fifty year old roadway that needs rebuilding. As always, comments are welcome and Randolph Township's monthly meeting is next Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:00 pm, Randolph City Hall. 

Don Dinesen 
Chairman
Randolph Township

Harmful algal blooms

posted Jun 13, 2020, 6:03 AM by ByllesbyAssociation   [ updated Jun 13, 2020, 6:06 AM ]

Helpful information from Minnesota Department of Health.

DNR to phase reopening of its campgrounds in June

posted Jun 13, 2020, 5:50 AM by ByllesbyAssociation

May 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1. Gov. Tim Walz announced that public and private campgrounds may reopen beginning June 1, if they create a Preparedness Plan and follow State of Minnesota campground guidelines PDF.

“We look forward to welcoming overnight visitors back to DNR-managed camping and lodging facilities in June,” said DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen. “Our staff are already out conducting assessments of campsite conditions and preparing to receive visitors. We will open as much as we can on June 1, but this will be a phased process based on staffing and safety considerations.”

State parks and recreation areas are like small cities that need to have all of their infrastructure restarted in order to reopen. This includes water, sewer, power, roads, trails and buildings. During the Stay at Home Order, the DNR limited its on-site parks and trails workforce to only those employees most critical to support day-use activities, to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and allow time for critical public health preparations across Minnesota. While this was necessary to protect public health, as a result, the DNR now has a lot of work left to do to ready campgrounds and lodging for overnight visitors.

While more details will be available in the coming weeks, the DNR generally plans to open sites as soon as they are ready. Dispersed camping in state forests is already allowed, and we anticipate the following general timeline going forward:
May 22: The DNR will open 75 remote campsites in state parks for use on Memorial Day weekend, most of which had existing reservations. Another 80 remote sites are expected to be ready by May 29.
June 1: The DNR anticipates having about 20-30 of its campgrounds within state parks, recreation areas and forest campgrounds ready to open, with limited services. Some lodging options, such as camper cabins and yurts, will also open on June 1. In general, visitors can expect that water systems will be turned on, grounds will be maintained, and vault toilets/porta-toilets will be available. However, some value-added services may not be ready or available at that point, such as showers and contact/ranger stations.
June 8: The DNR will reopen another 20-30 campgrounds and lodging facilities, the rest of its remote campsites, and many of its contact/ranger stations.
June 15: The DNR plans to have the rest of the campgrounds open and most areas with full services. The Mary Gibbs Café at Itasca State Park, some nature stores, and ancillary buildings, such as fish cleaning facilities and picnic shelters with reduced capacities, will be reopened where possible.

Campers should come prepared with their own hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, paper towels, toilet paper and other supplies for use at their campsites and available bathrooms.

The DNR will leave the following facilities and amenities closed until further notice: beaches, pond-pools, housekeeping cabins, visitor centers, group centers, fire towers, large-group facilities (such as amphitheaters), group tours and other scheduled interpretive programs.

Minnesotans are encouraged to use the following guidelines to minimize potential points of virus transmission:
Travel as directly to destination as possible, and minimize stops along the way.
Attempt to bring all needed supplies with you.
If you do need to stop for gas or supplies, wear a cloth face covering.
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching common surfaces (gas pumps, door handles, shared bathrooms, etc.).
Do not travel if sick.

Visitors are advised to check the DNR’s COVID-19 website for the latest information about facility status and reopening timelines.

Information directly from https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/news/2020/05/21/dnr-phase-reopening-its-campgrounds-june

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