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TAKE NOTICE that the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), will hold an online public hearing, January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

How to attend the Online Meeting:
To attend the online public hearing register at https://bit.ly/33z7uVe. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not have internet access and would like to join by PHONE ONLY please use the following phone number: 636-651-3142, and use conference code 374288. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. Individuals interested in participating can click the link above at the start of the event (6:00 p.m.).

The purpose of this hearing is to secure the views of interested persons concerning the following application for permit:
Application for site 40-Cunningham Rd-Coldsprings Twp (submission number HPC-3AGV-AKBTV) under Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA), by applicant Bryce Metcalfe of Forest Recreation LLC. The applicant proposes to construct one 370’ x 6’ boardwalk to provide access to an upland portion of Parcel 40-005-027-008-55; one 1350’ x 6’ “L”-shaped boardwalk to access Manistee Lake on Parcel 40-005-022-019-00; and two 20’ x 20’ platforms near the shore of Manistee Lake on Parcel 40-005-022-019-00 to picnic on and to store items. The project is located in T28N, R06W, Section 22, Coldsprings Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan.

The application is available for review on EGLE’s Web site, MiWaters: https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us/miwaters/external/publicnotice/searchThe public hearing record will remain open for ten days after the public hearing date. Any written comments to be submitted for the public hearing record must be received before the close of the record.

To submit comments, access the Public Notice search in MiWaters at: https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us/miwaters/external/publicnotice/search. You do not need an account to add a comment to the Public Hearing comments. Use the search tool On the Public Hearing Search to find the public hearing announcement. It is most easily searched using the submission number. Once you find the submission using the search engine at the above link, you can review related documents to the application and click the “Add Comment” tab to enter your comment. You will have the option to either type your comment or upload it as an attachment.

The hearing will be held pursuant to Section 324.30307 of Part 303 of the NREPA. The hearing will not be a legal proceeding, witnesses will not be sworn, and there will be no cross examination. Public hearings are primarily informational and are held to encourage the expression of views and presentation of facts.
A copy of the decision on this application can be reviewed on MiWaters, using MiWaters Site Explorer, once a decision has been made.

Water Resources Division
Date: January 3, 2022
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It is time again to renew your membership in the Manistee Lake Association. Open the membership form by clicking on MLA Membership Form under the public menu. You can print the form from there, fill it out and mail it with your check. MLA depends on its members to get things done. We can't do anything without YOU so please renew your membership and donate to the Lake Improvement Fund if you are willing.

Mark Tonello, Regional Fisheries Biologist

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Cadillac Michigan

Dear Mark

This summarizes the sucker removal project for Manistee Lake for 2021. Nets were set on April 10 and removed on May 1. The locations were the same two locations we have used in the past. One at 4805 East Shore Dr. and the other at the location known as Mazzakelli,s also on East Shore.

During the three week period we netted and removed 189 suckers. They ranged in size from 14 to 22 inches. Most were removed in the first week.
During the three week period we also netted 43 walleyes. Almost all of these were legal size up to 24 inches long and all fish were healthy. These were released with all other incidental species Including a small number of bass, pike, rock bass, and bluegill.

Of particular note were a large number of spot tail shiners. This was significantly more then we have seen in the past and hopefully indicates an improvement in minnow populations. If you require any additional report please let us know. Thanks again Mark for your continuing support of our efforts at Manistee Lake.

Keith Gancer,Vice president MLA
Gary Salisbury President MLA

Manistee Lake

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