Dear Residents of Pretty Lake:
We have heard concerns vocalized by a number of Pretty Lake residents about
Noble County proposed rezoning to allow a confined Hog farm just over the
border from LaGrange County south of Big Long Lake. Our President participated
in a conference call with a number of other Lake representatives concerning
this issue. Attached for everyone’s information are the results of the call
and information in the attachment that can be used in letters / emails to
public officials, namely the Noble County Planning commission, Noble County
Commissioners, Senator Glick and Congressman Denny Zent.
Ron Kantorak sent an email to each official and stated that he is a concerned
citizen, resident of Pretty Lake and the President of the Pretty Lake
We are sending this information to you as members of the Pretty Lake
Conservation Club and or Property owners around Pretty Lake so you can be
informed. You can take any action you deem appropriate in contacting the
officials making or influencing this decision and share your thoughts with
The PLCC Board is not making any financial contribution nor are we making any
recommendations – we are just providing information regarding this proposed
hog farm operation and potential zoning changes. When the information becomes
available as to where to send individual contributions, if you wish, that
information will be posted on our web site and emailed out.
This is a beautiful recreational area of Big Long Lake, Pretty Lake, Big
Turkey Lake, McClish Lake and Lake of the Woods that we would hate to see it
potentially ruined by a near by Hog Farm.
Please contact the following if you wish to share your thoughts.
1. Email, Noble County Planning Commission email@example.com, regarding
2. A separate bank account will be set up to handle donations for a legal
defense fund, Information as to how to contribute will follow.
3. The Noble County Commissioners are:
Gary Leatherman 260-636-1290 x 1151
Justin Stump 260-636-1290 x 1152
Anita Hess 260-636-1290 x 115
4. A petition form has been distributed and is now hanging on the door knob of
the Pretty Lake Clubhouse for any Residents of Pretty Lake to sign. Each Lake
made their own decision as to how they would safely obtain signatures.
5. You will then be responsible for alerting your neighbors for signatures,
reminder, only those that are property owners for the areas that are affected
6. Attached is the letter that was written by Steve that is being sent to
every resident of Lake of the Woods and McClish. Please feel free to use it
for your residents notification.
7. Meeting next Tuesday, May 5 @ 3:00pm
Additional contact information.
Senator Sue Glick
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Congressman Denny Zent
200 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Thanks for your attention to this important topic,
Ron Kantorak, President
Pretty Lake Conservation Club
And all the PLCC Board Members.
Pretty Lake Conservation Club BOD
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the State of Indiana’s restrictions on events and the PLCC Board’s concern for the safety of our membership, the Board has voted to cancel the May events at the clubhouse this year. They include the following
Bingo and Root Beer Floats on May 23rd at 7:00 PM
Memorial Day Breakfast on May 25th at 8:00 – 11:00 AM
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any additional schedule changes as deemed necessary.
Please stay safe and follow the guidelines for your protection and the protection of all others.
Please review the document at the following link. We receive this notice from the Republic Trash Service regarding the Corona virus.
The LaGrange County Commissioners met this morning and voted on the proposed zoning changes to L-1 regarding auxiliary buildings on back lots. They voted unanimously to reject the proposed changes. Thank you to all the citizens that participated in this government process
As previously mentioned the LaGrange County Planning Commission recently met regarding zoning ordinances they want to change that will greatly restrict what can be built or remodeled on the backlots of the L-1 zones (Lake areas). At that meeting, the Plan Commission approved this against overwhelming opposition of citizens present and letters received. There was no one present in support of the change and still they passed it and sent it to the LaGrange County Commissioners for a vote. If these changes are approved by the LaGrange County Commissioners and become law, the value of the backlots will be negatively affected. The County Commissioners are meeting in the Annex Building at 8:30AM on Monday 12/30/2019 to vote on the zoning ordinance changes. For those opposed, it would be helpful to have a good turnout in attendance at 8:30AM on 12/30/2019
Detective Faust at the LaGrange County Sheriff’s office contacted the PLCC by phone today.
There have been multiple break ins around Pretty Lake and the surrounding area, including Michigan, Ohio, LaGrange County, Noble County and Allen County. There are multiple active investigations on going. There are 13 to 14 agencies involved in the investigation of these crimes. These thefts are being performed by a large ring of thieves. As soon as they get caught they bond out and are back stealing again. They did catch the thieves last night but they will soon bond out and be back on the street. Last night they stole a trailer and two four wheelers from Bob Burns on the North Shore.
Detective Faust said the suspects are white, travel in a group of 2 to 4 males. Their plates and vehicles vary all over the map. They are basically stealing everything and anything that is not secured. He recommends forming a community watch. Lock your cars, garages and homes and leave no keys in vehicles of any kind. The thefts are taking place under the cover of darkness between the hours of 8PM to 6AM. He said that he needs community help and that if anyone sees anything suspicious that they should call the sheriff’s office immediately and they will send someone out to investigate.
This is much bigger than we first thought and it does not appear to be over yet.
The LaGrange County Plan Commission has reset the public hearing on the proposed zoning changes regarding height and plumbing fixtures to December 16, 2019 at 4PM in the County Annex building directly across from the north side of the court house.
|IMPORTANT PROPOSED LAKE RESIDENTIAL (L-1) ZONING NOTICE TO MEMBERS
The LaGrange County Plan Commission has introduced and scheduled for a public hearing changes to the zoning ordinance that would affect L-1 (Lake residentially zoned) homes and lots.
There are two significant proposed changes. The first change is to prohibit sinks, toilets and other residential plumbing facilities in auxiliary buildings (such as back garages, carriage houses, man-caves and the like). The second change is to restrict auxiliary buildings to one-story.
The public hearing is scheduled for Monday November 25, 2019 at 7PM at the LaGrange County Annex Building. If you have thoughts or opinions on these changes, please feel free to attend and make comment during the public hearing. Alternatively, you could email the Planning Administrator, Robbie Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org , provide your comments, and ask that they be submitted and considered as a part of the public comments.
Some of the reasons offered for these new proposed restrictions are to prevent lake congestion and the off and/or off season rental of back rentals buildings as a home. The association is unaware that this is a problem on Big Long Lake. Some of our members already have these types of buildings.
Click here to download the actual wording of the proposed zoning changes.
Vince Heiny from Oliver Lake has volunteered to collect written objection and asked that we share in case any of you want to get signatures. Feel free to edit/modify that proposed written objection as you deem appropriate. If anyone gets these signed, you could email them back to Vince and he will see they are presented to the Plan Commission if you do not attend in person. Vince Heiny 260 348 6721 or email to: email@example.com
At the present time the lake association has not taken a position on these proposed changes, but since they may affect your rights and restrict your future use of your lots, the association wanted to be sure you are made aware of this and are afforded the opportunity to be heard.