Dear Glen Lake Protective Association Members and Residents,
In response to some feedback we have received from lake residents I thought it was a good time to remind all of us of the need for proper care in the use of bubblers / ice eaters to protect docks. I am including a link to a Chronicle Newspaper story about a tragic accident on a neighboring lake for the specific purpose of trying to make sure something like that doesn’t happen on Glen Lake. We are a particularly close community of friends and neighbors and we wouldn’t want to have an incident like that tear at the fabric of our community.
When you use a bubbler to protect your dock you should also be thinking of protecting your neighbors and other lake residents who enjoy accessing the lake during the winter. Walking on the ice in the wintertime is one of life’s great experiences. Do not allow your bubbler to make it a dangerous experience. Safety and courtesy requires you to use your bubbler to do the minimum necessary to protect your dock only and to protect others who use the lake. That is not mutually exclusive. Buy a timer to regulate your bubbler. They are inexpensive and work wonderfully.
Besides protecting your dock you also need to think of the courtesy you owe your neighbor not only for their safety but for their ability to enjoy their access to the lake. It is unfair to deny them access to the like by over bubbling and opening up the water in front of their frontage. It is not neighborly, any more than if in some manner they blocked your access to your dock in the summer.
Please work on your “ precision bubbling “. It is easy to do with a little bit of practice. Opening up more water than is necessary to protect your dock is unsafe for lake residents and unfair to your neighbors.
We hope this information will help all of us to keep our lake safe for winter activities for every lake resident. If you have any questions please contact me at 518-791-6779 or at Paul McPhillips firstname.lastname@example.org. Respectfully, Paul McPhillips, President GLPA.
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