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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The candidate meeting

Tuesday evening the candidates meeting was held for the board members to get to know those wishing to fill the newly empty board seat of Gary Kurpeski. We were fortunate to have five property owners step forward indicating an interest. The responsibilities of the seat as well as the views of the candidates were discussed with each. There were strong candidates with good ideas. The board will vote at the next meeting regarding the individual selected. Candlewick will remain in good hands.

Ken Dillenburg

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Here come the INC ballots

The date has been set for the survey counting. July 12 at 1p.m. is the date and time. The counting process will be similar to the method used for the board ballot count with teams counting then verifying the count. The double count eliminates any question of error.

I am told there were a little over 1300 surveys received for counting so the return is over 50%. That is quite a few returns but it took three costly mailings to get that number. The process is open to observation by the public and it will be held in the rec center.

Ken Dillenburg

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The road plans progress

We all know we are in a tough economic time. Everything is being done to investigate different methods of road resurfacing and reconstruction so things are not moving quickly. I posted of the trip some made last week to observe the FDR process and get more answers to our questions.

As is normally the case, answers bring more questions. This is a continuing process including the possibility of different methods for roads that are lower traffic. We will eventually make a decision whether we want Cadillac roads, Chevy roads, or a combination of the two. My personal opinion? As long as the roads are durable and have acceptable appearance I don’t believe we need to emulate the Miracle Mile. I am only one participant and I know there are differing opinions. We will keep you posted as things develop.

Ken Dillenburg

In case you missed the CWL email

Candlewick Lake July 4th 2011 Celebration

Will be on Saturday, July 2nd.

CWL Parade begins at 11:00a.m. starting

at Savannah Oaks Golf Course and ending

at CWL Rec Center.

Family Games: including water balloon toss, Limbo and More starting at 5:00p.m.

Adult Bags Tournament: 2 person teams with $10.00 entry fee, 100% payout games begin at 5:00P.M.

Live Music: starting at 6:00p.m. with "Day Break" and "Audio Drive" performing at 7:30p.m.


The west gate hours for Saturday will be from 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A weighty problem…interested?

Since I retired a couple years ago I have been putting on weight and I don’t seem to have the will power to control it by pushing away from the table earlier. I know I am not alone in this. I also know it takes motivation to handle this type problem and I am not going to accomplish this alone.

Are any of you interested in starting a weight loss group that meets weekly for a weigh-in and some encouragement from others? If you have an interest I would propose a public posting of results each week. For me shame is a great motivator. Possibly this is true for more of you. Can we help each other in this process? This is another area that has nothing to do with differing views of Candlewick issues, all are welcome. If this sounds like something you want to try drop an email to me at lakefolks2@gmail.com. We’ll need at least five to make this workable so think about it but no snacking while you are pondering!

Ken Dillenburg

Testing...it's "for the birds"

Today I spoke with the Boone County health department regarding the dead birds found at CWL. You're going to love this. They say the bird can not be dead more than 24 hours so we should watch for sick birds and wait for them to die. It gets better. I also was told they have to have died on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday because the lab they send them to that does the testing for West Nile is closed the rest of the week.

Next I asked for mosquito traps to check mosquitoes to see if they are carriers. Nope, they could not get a grant and they can't afford it.

I guess all we can do is be sure to use plenty of mosquito repellant and hope there is not a problem. Odds are it is nothing anyway but it is good to be careful always. As Paul Harvey says...."Now you know the rest of the story."

Ken Dillenburg

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Your Sunday Smile....

A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it.
"Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me."
She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams and so on it goes.
The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette are you?"
She says, "No, I'm really a blonde."
"I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."

Nervously posted by Ken

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another one

I was picking up sticks and found another dead bird, this time in my yard. I have attempted to contact the health department but they are closed all weekend. I have asked for a return call from them Monday. I am not keeping the dead bird that long but just for your information. Ken

Could mean nothing, could need checking out…

A couple weeks ago a neighbor mentioned finding a dead bird in the yard. There had been a storm so I thought nothing of it. Yesterday she mentioned picking up another dead bird. This time the first thing that came to mind was West Nile Virus. You don’t find dead birds often and to find two in two weeks is unusual.

West Nile is very serious and it has been found in northern Illinois this year. Please, if you find dead birds or even one dead bird in your yard contact the Boone County health department at 815-544-2951 , The Pride through our email address, or call the CWL office so we can have the health department check this out. Please do not dispose of the bird. All you can do if this is West Nile is protect yourself from mosquitos as far as I know but we need to find out if it is here.

Again, this probably is nothing but coincidence but I would rather see us careful than not knowing. Thank you, and I hope there are no reports coming in so we can forget this.

Ken Dillenburg