Mosquito spray dates for 2023:
- May 31
- June 14
- June 21
- June 28
- July 12
- July 26
- August 9
- August 23
Is your street light out?
Please do not contact the utility company personally regarding the streetlights. Please either fill out this form or call one of the board members and they will report the problem to the utility company.
Sheriff Tadman reported the following golf cart rules at the 2021 Annual Meeting:
- Golf carts must have slow moving signs
- Golf carts must be insured
- Golf carts must have rearview mirrors
- Drivers of golf carts Must Have a Driver's License
Click Here to see the Polk County Ordinance regulating the use of ATVs and golf carts on county roads.
Boat and Water Structure Permit Guidelines
The permit application for temporary structures not extending from shore are available for download here.
Re-register for weather alert at the Polk County website or call the Sheriff’s office.
To sign up for alerts, please click here.
According to Minnesota Personal Watercraft Laws:
- You Must... Wear a USCG approved life jacket.
- Travel at slow-no wake speed (5 mph or less) within 150 feet of: non-motorized boats, shore (unless launching or landing skiers directly to open water), docks, swim rafts, swimmers or any moored or anchored boat.
- Operate only from 9:30 a.m. to 1 hour before sunset.
- Use the cutoff lanyard properly.
- Obey operator age/permit laws for those younger than 18 years old.
- All personal watercraft in Minnesota are required to display a rules decal (provided at no charge by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources).
For more information, visit www.mndnr.gov/boating.
Aquatic hitchhikers can spread in many ways such as on aquatic plants, on recreational equipment, and in water. Fortunately, there are a few simple actions you can take to prevent them from spreading.
In many states and provinces it is illegal to transport aquatic invasive species, so taking the following actions may also help avoid a citation.
INSPECT your boat, trailer, and equipment and REMOVE visible aquatic plants, animals, and mud before leaving the water access.
It is important to carefully remove all plant fragments before you leave the access area to ensure you are not transporting an invasive plant species.
Penalties of up to $1,000 can be cited to those in violation of these regulations.
For more information, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives.
Aquatic Invasive Species: A Minnesota Handbook
A good booklet about AIS was put together with information from the University of MN Extension, MN DNR and MN Sea Grant resources called “Aquatic Invasive Species: A Minnesota Handbook”. Click here for a link to that Handbook.
Vern Whitten Photography has aerial photos of Maple Lake available for sale. There are two photos to choose from:
Click above to see the photos and the contact information for Vern Whitten Photography if you would like to order one of these pictures.
Click here to visit Vern Whitten Photography site.
Here's a historical reference of when the ice went out on Maple Lake, dating all the way back to 1975! Incidentally, 2012 marks the earliest ice-out since 1975! The latest date on record? May 5 back in 1996.
- 2023: 5/5
- 2022: 5/3
- 2021: 3/29
- 2020: 4/28
- 2019: 4/25
- 2018: 4/29
- 2017: 4/5
- 2016: 3/26
- 2015: 4/25
- 2014: 4/27
- 2013: 5/8
- 2012: 3/22
- 2011: 4/25
- 2010: 4/02
- 2009: 4/21
- 2008: 4/24
- 2007: 4/22
- 2006: 4/12
- 2005: 4/11
- 2004: 4/15
- 2003: 4/13
- 2002: 4/17
- 2001: 4/27
- 2000: 4/06
- 1999: 4/15
- 1998: 4/06
- 1997: 4/28
- 1996: 5/05
- 1995: 4/21
- 1994: 4/17
- 1993: 4/17
- 1992: 4/14
- 1991: 4/09
- 1990: 4/22
- 1989: 4/26
- 1988: 4/13
- 1987: 4/10
- 1986: 4/12
- 1985: 4/19
- 1984: 4/12
- 1983: 4/13
- 1982: 4/20
- 1981: 4/04
- 1980: 4/18
- 1979: 5/02
- 1978: 4/27
- 1977: 4/18
- 1976: 4/13
- 1975: 4/24