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GDA Winter Dinner
Mark your calendars for the annual GDA Winter Dinner!
Date:  February 17, 2018 
Time:  5:00 Cash Bar 
6:00 Dinner
Location: The Mill Supper Club
Cost:    $30.00/person

The following dinner entree options are available.  
All entrees include a baked potato, salad, rolls, dessert. a beverage (including coffee) and gratuity. 

P
rime Rib (12-14oz)
Chicken smothered with onions, mushrooms and green peppers served over wild rice
Baked Whitefish

Please click here to RSVP and select your entree choice by February 8th.  After you have completed the RSVP form, please send your payment check to:
GDA
PO Box 261 
Sturgeon Bay WI  54235




Phragmites Update
Several property owners were notified of the identification of Phragmites on their property. A contract has been signed with Jason Wilke for the treatment of these stands. The cost will shared between the township and the property owner. The property owner pays the first $50.00 and the remainder is split 50-50 between the property owner and the township. The county is also beginning the process of treating along the roads.  Hopefully we will see some evidence of their work on the stands along TT and T.  
To see the activities and the most recent newsletter of the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) click here


Natural Gas Project on Glidden Drive
UPDATE:  09/01/17
In a conversation with the project engineer from WPS, the decision has been made to “cancel" the project. The decision was based on the amount of bedrock just under the surface and lack of right away in which to trench. Best to remain friendly with your propane delivery guys for the foreseeable future.

ORIGINAL POST:
Thanks to Jerry Schomburg who contacted our supervisor Dan Woelfel for information on the WPS natural gas project on Glidden. Below is what Dan sent to Jerry:

After I had received numerous emails and calls, regarding the WPS contractors working in our area I contacted WPS. I was able to connect with the Natural gas project manager who gave me information on the potential extension of natural gas to our area.

As for natural gas, there is a project in the works. The contractors are doing the groundwork for an assessment as to the feasibility. Eventually their work could result in the installation of natural gas pipeline in our entire area. The scope would include Glidden Dr. to So. Cave Point Rd. Currently, there is not a defined timeline; WPS still has to make the final project decision. Potentially this project could start in 2018.

In the next two weeks, the affected homeowners in our area will receive a postcard from WPS giving them greater information. When the project gets final approval, you will hear directly from WSP regarding details on connecting.

From what I have heard, regarding a similar project that took place on Bayshore Dr. the homeowners got an allowance for installation of the service to their home. I do not know what that allowance was. It appears to be something in the range of the first XXX number of feet at no charge and then the remaining distance has an installation cost. We will have to wait for more information.

So, do not sell your generator and be kind to the propane delivery guy...he will be around for a while.       Dan Woelfel


Membership Renewal
Just a reminder that the annual GDA membership ends on May 31, 2017. In order to facilitate the propane contract renewal, it is very helpful to have everyone renew as soon as possible. Renewing early ensures that you will be part of the propane contract for the very competitive price of gas. To do so, click HERE to fill our the electronic membership renewal form.  Complete the form and mail in your $25 and you are set. Also, please fill out the form COMPLETELY to ensure that all your information appears in the directory. Any questions, contact us at our email address at gdanews2015@gmail.com. 


Whitefish Dunes Summer Event Schedule
Click here for the Whitefish Dunes Summer Event Schedule.  


Shivering Sands Master Plan
The DNR has written a Draft copy of how they see the Shivering Sands SNA managed for the next 20 years. If anyone wants input into the process, they need to email, write, or call Thomas Meyer at the DNR and make comments. The deadline for comments is March 10th, so people need to respond quickly.
Draft Master Plan: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/masterplanning/documents/MP-NA-CavePoint-ShiveringSandsUnit-2017.pdf

Email Comments to: thomas.meyer@wisconsin.gov or call Thomas Meyer at 608-266-0394. You may also mail him:
Thomas Meyer
Wisconsin DNR, NHC/6
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707


Maintenance Committee
At long last, the missing Arrowhead Lane sign has been replaced. Jim Huhta made the new sign. He and Jim Bornhoffen installed it. I did what I do best -- watched. The committee will be doing an assessment of the drive in Spring. Please let us know of any issues near your property. Paul Kasriel, GDA Maintenance Liaison


Nature Conservancy Activities
Our neighbors, the Nature Conservancy, have highlighted their activities for the year.  Click here to see the full article.


Fire Safety
As we hopefully anticipate the warm summer months, please remember to practice fire safety.  Small beach fires are legal without a permit, but PLEASE use caution!  For complete details review the Guidelines For Guests and Renters (applies to us homeowners, too!!) under the Bylaws tab.


Aging in Door County
Join our Glidden Drive conversation to share your ideas about growing older with the Door County Community Foundation. They will be using our feedback along with others’ from similar meetings to develop a future vision of growing older in Door County. They hope to provide momentum for many local organizations and citizen groups to realize parts of this future vision. Click here for more information.


Noxious Weeds
Please click here for updated information on dealing with invasive Phragmites and to view the full Power Point presentation given at the July GDA meeting.











 
       













FREE CROSSROADS WINTER SPORTS PROGRAM - (Nancy G. 01/08/18)
For those who are into Silent winter sports, Crossroads has a wonderful FREE program on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-3:30pm. They have cross-country skis and snowshoes available for use. The equipment is new or newer, great quality and the trails are nicely groomed. Check out their website:www.crossroadsatbigcreek.com

WPS NATURAL GAS PROJECT UPDATE
- (09/01/17 Jerry S.)
In a conversation with the project engineer from WPS, the decision has been made to “cancel" the project. The decision was based on the amount of bedrock just under the surface and lack of right away in which to trench. Best to remain friendly with your propane delivery guys for the foreseeable future.

PROPANE UPDATE (Jerry S. 06/30/17)  
Contract negotiations are still ongoing due to internal Lakes Gas administrative issues. But the following partial quote from our negotiators is provided:
"The existing contract will be extended until October 1, 2017. Lakes Gas will use their best efforts to keep the tank full going into the heating season. On October 1, 2017, Lakes Gas will send out a new contract with a price based on the January cost of gas. This will remain in effect until the end of the contract period, May 31, 2018.” Update will be provided at a later date


Womens Luncheon
The Women's Luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please call Barb Mallien at 743-2003 or email her at bmallien@gmail.com for location and to provide her with a number count.



Men's Coffee and Gab

Join some of your neighbors each Wednesday from 9-10am at the Happy Hour in Valmy. For $4, you get a bottomless cup of coffee, a donut and lots of camaraderie. Conversation includes news from the neighborhood, Packers, book recommendations and guy talk.




We Need Your Help!
We have an operational Maintenance committee headed by Paul Kasriel. They request your help in identifying signs on the drive or the lanes in need of repair. Please contact GDA at: GDAnews2015@gmail.  The messages will be forwarded to Paul. Thanks for your help in keeping Glidden Drive in order. We are bothered by petty vandalism at times. If you notice these acts as they are occurring, please notify the Door County sheriff. 


Meet The New Member
Click here to for an article about our newest members.








Membership Directory
The new edition of the GDA directory was mailed out in early October 2016.