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GDA Picnic
The Annual GDA picnic will be held August 25 starting at 12 noon at the Sevastopol Pavilion. Details will be on the website soon including the menu, which will be similar to last year's. Jane Hensge and Scaturo's received rave reviews on that menu! Jane and Danny Mantynband have worked hard to top the entertainment from last year. Hope many can come. Bring any household guests. Cost per person is $15.00. Children under 5 are free.  CLICK HERE to RSVP electronically and then send your payment to the GDA, PO Box 261, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. We look forward to seeing as many folks as possible for a fun time!! We will need final numbers several days before the event.

Membership Renewal Update
About 50 households have not renewed their membership from last year. If this is an oversight, please CLICK HERE to fill out the Membership Renewal Form. Also, please submit your annual $25 dues ASAP. It is important that you both fill out the on-line membership form AND send in your dues.  If you are uncertain if you have paid, please email gdanews2015@gmail.com and we will get back to you. We are compiling the directory and don't want anyone to get deleted unavoidably.

Lane Sign Replacement
The lane signs will be replaced sometime this year. We are awaiting the final cost from our carpenter. Potential changes - to have one sign with the Lane name on both sides (presently there are two signs on one post) or to have the lane sign on one side with the sign facing the road (presently, the sign faces traffic). Of course, these changes impact the cost. If you have strong feelings about this issue, please respond to this email sent out with your suggestion and preference. We want your input before a final decision is made. Stay tuned for details.

2019 Membership Dues Increase
The board voted to raise the annual membership dues to $30.00/household beginning in 2019. The dues have not been raised for about 5 years Before that, it had been many, many years. In the meantime, we have several initiatives to increase our connectivity with each other. They have met with membership approval, but come at a cost.

Lake Superior Water Levels and the Effect on Lake Michigan
Click HERE for an article on how the control of the water flow from Lake Superior contributes to Lake Michigan's rising lake levels.

Sharing the Road with Bicycles
At our recent GDA Annual Meeting, there was some discussion about sharing the road with bicycles. CLICK HERE to see the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Rules for Riding Bicycles on the Road.  These rules are helpful to know.


Don't Forget to Vote!
Mark your calendar and remember to vote on these dates:
August 14, 2018
November 6, 2018
For more information about the elections, candidates and absentee ballots, go to www.myvote.wi.gov.



Maintenance Committee
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. 


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.














 
       













PROPANE UPDATE (Jerry S. 06/4/18)  
1.    Contracts should be mailed out in June from Lakes Gas to the GDA membership for the upcoming heating season.  Be sure your membership is paid up so you are included.
2.    The GDA is one of ten organizations belonding to a network designed to monitor and negotiate current and future propane service.  The network currently totals 693 properties/propane users.  That large number gives us good negotiating leverage.
3.    The price for next season will be increasing - probably to around $1.35 per gallon.  Why?  Our pricing is pegged to the January 2019 futures, which has increased considerably!  This is due, in part, to projected supply and demand concerns, some of which have resulted from the lessons of the bitter cold winter of the past 2017-2018 season.
4.    This incresed price is very competitive when compared to some checking of the spot market, which currently ranges from $1.67 to $1.71 locally, and could get worse with political/economic tensions.
5.    Let's all hope for a mild winter.  Stay warm out there!

RED CROSS SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM (Nancy G. 04-05-18)
Red Cross looking for Volunteers for a free smoke alarm program!!! The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to walk a designated neighborhood in Sturgeon Bay on May 26th to pass out door hangers to inform residents of the program and then assist with some documentation during the installation on June 2nd. If interested please contact Red Cross Volunteer Ron Maloney at 920-559-6386. No experience is required

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.


 

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.




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