DIA Information meeting is Saturday, June 15, 10AM at Koranda's, #7.
Garbage pickups are still on Mondays this year, every week thru Labor Day,
then every other weekend until season end.
The American Legion charity fund drive dinners are again on Thursdays, Irv
Eby's bluegrass band will be performing on July 4!
Diamond Island Independence Day Parade is on uly 6, 1:00 PM EDT, rain date
July 7. starting
at Hardmanís, # 49
In celebration of the 40th
anniversary (yep, first parade was in 1973!), there will be a clown and
childrenís face painting. The 2013 theme is a Salute to the Military.
Diamond Island members:
As we post this the lake is still iced over, meaning winter is still in
control, but as always, spring will follow.
The 2013 barge
opening is scheduled for Friday, April 19 at noon. The hours of operation have
not changed. Remember the Tuesday / Thursday hours donít start until May. The
info meeting is scheduled for June 8, the general meeting on August 24.
condition of the Association remains strong despite several major capital
expenditures over the past few years, such as the new generator and rebuilding
of the mainland
major fixed costs for fuel, insurance and payroll have not increased
significantly, largely due to low inflation.
As a result we
are able to keep our dues and fees pretty much the same as last year. The
board has decided, however, to tweak the dues for second homes that are not
rented. The rationale is to better align dues with ferry usage while covering
our fixed costs. The dues for a second home shall only pay $250 per year
instead of the current $550. This includes garbage pickup but not a window
sticker, which may still be purchased at the current rate of $50 each.
Car passes for
visitors, workers etc. will remain at $5, however, the cost of temporary
passes will be increased from $7 to $8 each. There has been a significant
increase in the number of temporary passes which is an administrative hassle
so we are hoping this increase will discourage their use. Please purchase your
passes in advance.
There is still
a limited number of D.I.A. Glasses and coffee cups available. Contact
not permitted to operate the barge without attending a proper training
session. Contact a board member if you wish to be trained to operate the
president of the Diamond Island Land Corp. (center of the island), requested
that we include a letter from the DIL Corp about the
center island to our members. DIL is a separate entity from Diamond Island
Assoc., but if you do wish to respond to his request, you may include it in
your mailing to us; weíll get it to Phil and the DIL.
There are no changes to the barge schedule in 2013.
Can't remember what time you can legally ride your PWC?
Curious about other
Michigan Boating Laws?
users: there is both a
Diamond Lake Michigan and a
Diamond Island Michigan group on facebook - neither are affiliated with
their respective associations, but both are fun!