This lake management project provides lake improvement to North Lake by controlling invasive and nuisance aquatic weeds and maintaining the lake level control structure and other items, subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works, that will provide enhanced recreational opportunities for lake properties.
Aquatic plants are an important part of any lake or pond. They provide food and protection for fish, waterfowl, insects, mammals and microscopic animals. These plants also help replenish oxygen to the aquatic environment, critical for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms.
However, aquatic plants can also become a nuisance. Invasive plants that are not native to Michigan can grow rapidly out of control, choking out other plants and organisms and reducing recreational options in the lake.
Starry stonewort is one example of an invasive plant seen in Michigan waters. Click here to learn more about starry stonewort from the Huron River Watershed Council.
The weeds are controlled by the application of special chemicals to the lake, followed by additional spot applications as necessary.
The North Lake improvement project began in 2008. The current lake management project is for a five year period (2017 to 2021).
The special assessment district for the North Lake Improvement Project is situated within Dexter and Lyndon Townships, Washtenaw County. View more information about North Lake.
Special Assessment District Information
- Notice of 2nd Public Hearing (PDF): Official notice of September 7, 2017 hearing, special assessment information, map, frequently asked questions
- Notice of 1st Public Hearing(PDF): Official notice of July 10, 2017 hearing, special assessment information, map, frequently asked questions
- Notice of Second Public Hearing (PDF): Official notice of September 17, 2012 hearing
- Notice of First Public Hearing (PDF): Official notice of August 13, 2012 hearing
- View the complete Special Assessment District (PDF) by property tax identification number. Listing includes the amount assessed against property each year over five years.
View the North Lake Financial Reports.
View the North Lake Annual Reports.
View The Laker Newsletters.
Other Reports & Publications
- 2017 North Lake Improvement Project Q and A with C. Douglas Pullman, Ph.D (PDF)
- 2012 Field Report (PDF)
- 2011 North Lake Management Opinion (PDF)
- 2010 North Lake DNR Fish Study (PDF)
- Plant Control Amendment Request (PDF)
- 2009 North Lake Management Opinion (PDF)
- 2008 North Lake DNR Fish Study (PDF)
- 2008 North Lake Management Opinion (PDF)