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Please use the links below to view the agendas for the finance and council meetings for August 10, 2022.

Finance Meeting

Council Meeting

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This is a Public Notice for Indian Lake Borough. The North Shore Road trailhead to the McIntyre Hiking and Biking Trail will be closed until further notice. The Borough work crew is doing some remediation work on the trailhead. The trail is still open and can be accessed from the Buckstown Road trailhead.

 

Thank You,

Dean Snyder

Road Supervisor

The Short Term Rental Committee will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Borough Office and via Zoom.  Please use the link below to view the agenda.

Short Term Rental Committee Agenda

Zoom

Due to a number of individuals testing positive and being exposed to COVID, tonight’s Short Term Rental Committee meeting will be cancelled.  We will notify the community once the meeting has been rescheduled.

The Short Term Rental Committee will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 PM at the Borough Office and via Zoom.  Please use the link below to view the agenda.

Short Term Rental Public Meeting-July 21

Zoom

Please use the links below to view the July Finance and Council meeting agendas.

Finance Agenda-July '22

Council Agenda-July '22

Use the link below to view the Boat Safety Video created by our Boating Committee.

Indian Lake Boat Safety Video

Please see the link below for the most recent Indian Lake Borough Fee Schedule.

2021 Fee Schedule

New Boating regulations, in Ordinance 191, were enacted in 2021.  Check them out.  Click Here 

Snowmobiles and ATVs; Sharing the Road

Council enacted Ordinance 187 permitting joint use of Borough roadways for properly registered and operated and insured snowmobiles and ATVs. This Ordinance is permitted by recent changes in state laws and is viewed as important legislation for recreational and recreation-friendly communities such as ours.

The Ordinance is available by clicking the link below. There are many important provisions, restrictions, limitations and nuance in the Ordinance and, more importantly, the underlying state laws.

Golf Carts are specifically excluded from PA's ATV, Snowmobile or NEV regulations and provisions, and are thus NOT permitted under these ordinances.

Ordinance 187

Chapter 77 of the Motor Vehicle Code

Indian Lake Borough is increasing yearly water rates this year to $480 per year to pay for the new DEP-mandated Treatment Plant and Tank.  The major contract was awarded to Hickes Associates of Alexandria, PA (Huntington County), with the electrical work to Westmoreland Electric from Tarrs, PA (Westmoreland County). Award was contingent on obtaining a PENNVEST loan for ~ $1.5M and funding ~$700K  from cash reserves and immediate rate increases. Construction activity started in the summer of 2021 and should be done by July-August 2022.  Debt will be repaid over 15 years.


For questions you can e-mail Dean@indianlakepa.us or Paul@indianlakepa.us

 

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Weeds

At our Town Meetings, Bill Kirkpatrick talks about our weeds.  Not all weeds are bad.  The weeds we deal with show we have a healthy, balanced Lake.  The 3 major weed types are covered in the links below:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=elodea&go=&qs=bs&form=QBRE

http://www.bing.com/search?q=pondweed&go=&qs=bs&form=QBRE

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Vallisneria&go=&qs=bs&form=QBRE

Remember that different Lakes and bodies of water have vastly different environments.  Moving your boat/trailer between locations can be our biggest vulnerability to Indian Lake.  The following steps can greatly reduce the risk...

  • Dry your boat/trailer at least 7-10 days
  • Use a Chlorine/Bleach solution to rinse
  • Pressure Wash before launching in Indian Lake
  • Run Engine with boot/fresh water intake


     

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