Lake Improvement Districts
Management of our lake is critical to all of us who own property on the lake. We enjoy some of the cleanest/clearest waters in Minnesota and we are committed to doing everything we can to keep it that way. As the mission statement of our Association says, "The mission of the Lake Belle Taine Association is to protect and enhance Lake Belle Taine….. for current and future generations."
As the board has researched how best to manage our valuable Lake Belle Taine, now and into the future, the board has become increasingly interested in exploring and recommending the establishment of a Lake Improvement District "LID" for Lake Belle Taine. This tool has been used on a number of lakes within Minnesota and provides an opportunity for owners to have greater control over the management of the lake and in particular lake quality.
If you'd like to learn more about what a LID is and how it works, here are some resources:
The Minnesota DNR website about LIDs: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/shoreland/lake-improvement-districts.html
A website with links to the State statutes and rules around LIDs: https://lakeadmin.org/lakeimprovementdistricts/
You can click on the PDF below for a helpful four page Q & A document.
There's also a one page flowchart in the 2nd PDF that lays out the various steps in the process.
You can contact John Maczko (612) 202-6207.