Welcome to the Long Lake at Vergas Lake Association webpage.

It is our intent to make this page as informative as possible.  We will make every attempt to post up-to-date minutes from Association meetings, as well as news releases and information pertinent to those owning lake property.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LAKE ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD ON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014, AT 10:00 A.M.

AT THE NEW HOBART TOWNSHIP HALL

49046 370TH AVENUE, FRAZEE

We have a number of memberships that have not been paid for the 2013 year.  If you have not done so, we would appreciate it if you would do so before the meeting to expedite the seating of our membership.  Payment by check should be made payable to Long Lake at Vergas Lake Association [or simply LLVLA] and mailed to LLVLA, P.O. Box 43, Vergas, MN, 56587.  We will also collect dues at the door.

A light breakfast, consisting of a breakfast bake, fruit, muffins, coffee and juice will be served.  The breakfast is complementary for two people per membership, if the dues have been paid.  Any guests will have the opportunity to purchase a breakfast for $10.00.  Meal tickets will be provided with each paid dues at check-in.

The meeting agenda will consist of electing new officers, soliciting beach captains for the open areas around the lake, identifying safety concerns that have been reported around the lake, updating the "high water" issue and resolution that is being considered, discussing the need to be a member of COLA, and soliciting information to identify future goals of the Association.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please notify Association President Rich McCrady by email at richmccrady@comcast.net as soon as possible.  If you have items you would like added to the agenda, please email this information also.

We look forward to seeing each of you at the meeting and ask that you contact your neighbors on the lake to make sure that they received information about the meeting, and invite them to join the Association if they have not done so.

 

"No wake zones" have been ordered for all lakes in Otter Tail County.  Information about this order can be found at http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=35  Take time to familiarize yourself with this information.

 

The Minnesota DNR has issued numerous bulletins regarding items of concern to all lake property owners and sportsmen.  We encourage you to visit their website frequently to keep up-to-date on current issues.  A link to their website, as well as links to other informative websites is available on the "Links to External Sites".

 

A PAST MESSAGE FROM ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RICH MCCRADY:

At a Hobart Township meeting, Julie Lamers, City Clerk for Vergas, outlined a emergency response notification system that is being provided through the Otter Tail County Emergency and Safety liaison.  This system would be made available to parties in both Vergas and Hobart Township that would provide immediate notification of various subjects  through which ever contact venue one would like, such as; cell phone, home phone, text, work phone, email or fax.   The following link gives somewhat of an overall application of the broadcast process and the cost. 

http://www.longlakeatvergas.com/files/file/OTC%2520MIR3%2520Fact%2520Sheet.pdf


PAST NEWS OF INTEREST

We have a new DNR contact person at the Fergus Falls DNR office who will help in identifying suspicious plants or creatures that you're concerned about being an AIS.  He is Mark Ranweiler, and his number is 218-739-7576,  Ext. 254.   If you bag your item in water, they tell us this allows you to transport possible AIS's to his office.  Keep scouting for these bad boys!  

Several changes to the Otter Tail County Shoreland Management Ordinances were proposed last spring.  Changes can be found at:

http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/land/shoreland/noticeofchange.php


The most recent lake assessments information specific to Long Lake can be found on the following links:

A one page summary of findings:

 http://www.longlakeatvergas.com/files/file/Water%2520Quality/Long%2520Lake_1%2520Pg%2520Summary.pdf

An in-depth summary of findings:

http://www.longlakeatvergas.com/files/file/Water%2520Quality/Long%2520Lake%2520Water%2520Quality%2520Summary.pdf

Maps of Long Lake showing water run-off threat analyses:

http://www.longlakeatvergas.com/files/file/Water%2520Quality/Long%2520Lake%2520Maps.pdf

Water quality findings for other lakes in Otter Tail County:

http://www.longlakeatvergas.com/files/file/Water%2520Quality/Otter%2520Tail%2520County%2520Lakes%2520Summary.pdf


We welcome suggestions and contributions.

 Contact Kris Whalen at kwhalen47@hotmail.com with your comments and suggestions for the page.





Lake Area (acres): 1,273.00
Littoral Area (acres): 529.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 128.00
Water Clarity (ft): N/A
Dominant Bottom Substrate: N/A
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: N/A
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): N/A