Lake Bloomington Association Collection


Processed by

Jeff Raines
Spring 2009



Table of Contents
Aerial view of Lake Bloomington in the 1930s taken from The Pantagraph's airplane, The Scoop.  

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One box
Collection Dates:
1950s-2009
Restrictions:
None
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History
Alternative Formats: None
Other Finding Aids: None
Location:
Archives
Notes: Newsletter Collection: The Lake Breeze; Photograph Collection: Lake Bloomington

 

Thousands of trees were felled in order to construct Lake Bloomington in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

 

The Pump House at Lake Bloomington designed by Lundeen, Hooton, Roozen, & Schaeffer.

 

The East Bay Camp Boating Area at Lake Bloomington.

 

Historical Sketch

    The drinking water in Bloomington was a poor quality and quantity in the 1920s. After a drought and the typhoid fever scare in 1920, the City of Bloomington decided to create Lake Bloomington by damming Money Creek, a tributary of the Mackinaw River. Lake Bloomington was created to solve the problem of hard well water for drinking and cooking. In order to create the lake 40,000-50,000 trees were felled and cement and dynamite were shipped in to Central Illinois.

   Lake Bloomington has since become a recreational and residential area. Cabins and cottages were built to be summer homes, but are now occupied year round. Camping, fishing, boating, and swimming have always been popular activities at Lake Bloomington.

   The Lake Bloomington Association formed to improve the Lake Bloomington Area and the surrounding areas. The Lake Bloomington Association has raised funds for public access areas including camping facilities, picnic areas, and swimming spots. The Association has also provided effective communication between the City of Bloomington and the property owners or lessees.

 

Scope and Contents Note
  This collection contains general information about Lake Bloomington, history of the Lake Bloomington Association, maps, brochures, flyers, posters, memos, and correspondence.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1:
General Information and History
1.1
Welcome/Information Brochure, 4-fold, typed on Lake Bloomington. Includes a brief history, Hinthorn & Baumgart Chapels, Davis Lodge, Pumping Plant, LBA History Committee, Hubbard Gate, The Lake Bloomington Association (LBA), and The Pylon. (3 copies) no date n.a.
1.2
Excerpts from "Rules & Regulations for Lake Bloomington," no date
1.3
Brochure, contains "Public Use Area Rules & Regulations" and "Map of Lake Bloomington"
1.4
Pamphlet, "Lake Bloomington Courtesy Guidelines to Fishing Lake Bloomington," no date, 1 page
1.5
Xeroxed copy, "Design Guide for Accessible Outdoor Recreation," August 25, 1992 (?), Interagency Guidelines Task Group for Accessible Outdoor Recreation, 13 pages
1.6
Xeroxed copy, "Parks Around the Lake" map, no date
1.7
Small poster, "Lake Bloomington - 50 years," Rev. Frank L. Breen, contains information about areas around the lake, includes 2 photos of lake and map, no date (2 copies)
1.8
"Lake Bloomington - Past and Present," poster, Lake Bloomington Association, contains information about Lake areas, map, and did you know?, 2008
1.9
Booklet, "The Story of East Bay Camp," no date, 12 pages
1.10
Flyer, Lake Bloomington Association about joining the association. 3 slightly different informational pages, starred one on right was the correct one, no date
1.11
Oral History, Nick, Jane and Kathy Mohar interview, interviewed and transcribed by Anne Colloton, includes transcript and release form, no date
1.12
An Ordinance Requiring Licenses for Boats Operating on Lake Bloomington and Setting Forth Rules and Regulation for the Operation Thereof, 1955
1.13
Memo from the Committee to Study Recreational Financing to the Lake Bloomington Association Members concerning parking permits to raise funds, no date
1.14
Letter to Liz Weir from Ted Frapwell concerning the Lake Bloomington Sailing Club, January 5, 1966
1.15
Bylaws of the Lake Bloomington Sailing Club, 1966
1.16
"Protecting Our Watersheds- Evergreen Lake and Lake Bloomington" brochure
1.17
"Welcome to Lake Bloomington" brochure with boating, skiing, and fishing rules. (2 copies)

 

Folder 2:
Maps & Pictures
2.1
Map, "The City of Bloomington Water Treatment Plant," proposed additions/changes, no date
2.2
Xeroxed copy, Map of Boat Dock Proposal, no date
2.3
Xeroxed copy, unidentified map, boat ramp (?), no date
2.4
Xeroxed copy, unidentified map, Lake Bloomington, no date
2.5
Xeroxed copy, Map of Lake Bloomington, camps, no date
2.6
Proposed layout maps of the Davis Lodge, Francois Associates Architects, 3 pages, no date
2.7
Xeroxed copy, possibly from newspaper, Picture of "site of park," Iroquois Area, with caption, June 2003(?)
2.8
Map of Lake Bloomington, surrounding streets labeled, December 3, 2001
2.9
Flood Insurance Rate Map of Lake Bloomington, includes key, note to users, and labeled zones, February 9, 2001, Federal Emergency Agency (2 copies)
2.10
Map of Parks Around the Lake, no date
2.11
Maps of Hudson area, assorted in amount of detail but same grid throughout, August 1, 2002, David P. Brown, land surveyor. (5 items)
2.12
Maps of Lake Bloomington concerning the fishing ordinance, see Folders 8 and 10 for more information, no date (2 copies)
2.13
map titled "Park Area at Boat Ramp" 6-4-1989 (2 copies)
2.14
Sketches of boat ramp 8-11-97
2.15
Map of marina proprety in Hudson Township

 

Folder 3:
Lake Bloomington Association
3.1
Lake Bloomington Long Range Plan, Major Goal Categories and Sub-sections listed, January 21 1989, 3 pages
3.2
Lake Bloomington Association Constitution, August 24, 1982
3.3
Lake Bloomington Association Constitution, amended August 24, 1989, 7 pages (2 copies)
3.4
Lake Bloomington Association Long Range Planning Committee, March 24,1991, 6 pages
3.5
Minutes of the Lake Bloomington Association February 26, 1990
3.6
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for March 26,1991, 2 pages
3.7
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for September 30,1991, Arnie Sepke, 4 pages
3.8
October 21, 1999 LBA Long Range Plan Committee meeting minutes
3.9
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for October 28,1991, Arnie Sepke, 4 pages
3.10
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for November 25, 1991, Arnie Sepke, 3 pages
3.11
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for January 28,1992, Arnie Sepke, 4 pages
3.12
LBA long range planning committee meeting notes February 20, 1992
3.13
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for February 25, 1992, Arnie Sepke, 3 pages
3.14
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for March 24,1992, Arnie Sepke, 4 pages
3.15
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for April 28,1992, Arnie Sepke, 4 pages
3.16
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for May 26, 1992, Arnie Sepke, 3 pages
3.17
4 pg. Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for June 30 1992. Arnie Sepke
3.18
Lake Bloomington Association Long Range Planning Committee, July 23, 1992, 2 pages
3.19
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for July 28, 1992, Arnie Sepke, 3 pages
3.20
Lake Bloomington Association Long Range Planning Committee, October 8, 1992, 2 page
3.21
Lake Bloomington Association Meeting, June 29, 1993, Dixie MacGirl, 1 pages
3.22
Lake Bloomington Association Meeting, April 27, 1993, Dixie MacGirl, 2 pages
3.23
"Summary of Tom Hamilton's Presentation to Lake Bloomington Association May 21, 1996"
3.24
Summary of Long Range Planning Committee meeting August 25, 1997
3.25
Letter to LBA long range planning committee regarding report on a plant disease known as "Oak Wilt." Report can be found in folder 12, items 7.
3.26
Minutes from LBA Long Range Planning Committee, October 21, 1999, Nancy Froelich, 1 page, 2 copies
3.27
LBA Long Range Plan Committee meeting minutes December 2, 1999
3.28
Letter from Phares regarding missing the Dec 2 meeting. Summary attached.
3.29
Xeroxed copy, Lake Bloomington Association Long Range Planning Committee, 5 pages January 15, 1994
3.30
Minutes of Lake Bloomington Association Board Meeting for April 24, 2003,Carol Browning, 1 page
3.31
Blank stationary with Lake Bloomington Association emblem, (5 items)
3.32
Minutes from LBA Concerning Bloomington Council Meeting in 1928-29, 1930 (attached), 10 pages
3.33
LBA Long Range Planning Committee meeting minutes 25 July 2001 (2)
3.34
LBA Long Range Planning Committee meeting minutes November 7, 2001
3.35
LBA Long Range Planning Committee meeting minutes May 29, 2002
3.36
E-mail regarding may 29 2002 meeting
3.37
LBA Meeting Minutes November 13, 2008 (2)
3.38
Long Range Planning Committee outline

 

Folder 4:
Lake Bloomington Association Signs
4.1
Xeroxed copy of the design for the park entrance sign with measurements,originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke
4.2
Xeroxed copy of the design for the park entrance sign with measurements, (see 4.8), originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke
4.3
Xeroxed copy of the design for the park entrance sign with measurements,
4.4
Xeroxed copy of the design for the park entrance sign with measurements,"Welcome to Lake Bloomington," originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke
4.5
Design for the park entrance sign with measurements, "Welcome to Lake Bloomington," originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke (blue-gray colored paper)
4.6
Design for the park entrance sign with measurements, "Welcome to Lake Bloomington," originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke (tan/beige colored paper)
4.7
Design for the park entrance sign with measurements (this version: sign has orange trim & slightly different colors); "Welcome to Lake Bloomington," originally dated July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke (blue/gray colored paper)
4.8
Original copy of park entrance sign with measurements, July 14, 1990, Arnie Sepke
4.9
Xeroxed copy of the design of the park entrance sign with measurements; Lake Bloomington, March 25, 1991, Arnie Sepke
4.10
Small cutout of Lake Bloomington in font for park entrance design, in color, no date
4.11
Small cutout of Lake Bloomington in font for park entrance design, no color, (paper clipped to 4.10 and 4.12, to prevent loss of cutouts), no date
4.12
Xeroxed copy of Lake Bloomington sign, no measurements, no writing, illustration different, no date
4.13
Original copy of Lake Bloomington sign, no measurements, no writing, variations in design, no date
4.14
Xeroxed copy of Lake Bloomington sign (copy of 4.13), no measurements, no writing, no date
4.15
Xeroxed copy of an earlier design version of Lake Bloomington sign, shown in difference of where the posts of the sign are located, no date
4.16
Xeroxed copy of an earlier design version of Lake Bloomington sign, same as 4.15, slightly enlarged, no date
4.17
Original copy of Lake Bloomington sign, in color (gray/black), no date
4.18
Original copy of 4 alternative designs for Lake Bloomington sign,no measurements, no date, 2 pages
4.19
Original coy of 11 alternative designs for Lake Bloomington sign, sketched in pen, no date, 4 pages
4.20
Xeroxed copy of Lake Bloomington sign, "Lake Bloomington" cut out and written on sign, no date
4.21
Xeroxed copy of font used for words "Lake Bloomington" on 4.20
4.22
Xeroxed copy of Lake Bloomington sign (4.20)
4.23
Lake Bloomington sign, measurements included, no date
4.24
Xeroxed copy of colored Lake Bloomington sign, no date
4.25
Original copy of Lake Bloomington sign, partially colored, no date
4.26
Original copy of Lake Bloomington sign, color (shades of gray), trees behind sign, no date
4.27
Original copy of Lake Bloomington sign, color (shades of gray), colors have swapped places compared to 4.26, green behind sign, no date
4.28
Xeroxed copies of Lake Bloomington sign, color, no date, 5 pages
4.29
Xeroxed copy of Lake Bloomington sign, black and white, no date
4.30
Original copy of font choices for Lake Bloomington sign. 2 different fonts. No color, no date
4.31
Original copy of a font choice for Lake Bloomington sign, no date
4.32
Original copy of basic design structure of Lake Bloomington sign, pencil, no date
4.33
Original copy of a font choice for Lake Bloomington sign, drawn in blue pen, no date
4.34
Xeroxed copy of "The Lake Breeze" logo, no date
4.35
Original copy of a design for the Membership Directory 1999, Lake Bloomington Association, no date
4.36
Xeroxed copy of 4.35, no date
4.37
Original copy of an alternative design for the Membership Directory 1999, no date, Lake Bloomington Association
4.38
Xeroxed copy of 4.37, no date
4.39
Xeroxed copies of 3 similar designs for the Membership Directory 1999, no date

 

Folder 5:
Membership
5.1
Lake Bloomington Directory 1956, 6 pages (2 copies)
5.2
Lake Bloomington Directory 1962, 18 pages
5.3
Lake Bloomington Directory 1965, includes fold out map, 15 pages
5.4
Lake Bloomington Directory 1968, includes fold out map, 19 pages
5.5
Lake Bloomington Directory 1972, 6 pages (2 copies)
5.6
Lake Bloomington Directory 1974, 6 pages
5.7
Lake Bloomington Directory 1986, 10 pages (2 copies)
5.8
Lake Bloomington Directory 1990, 14 pages
5.9
Lake Bloomington Directory 1994-95, 18 pages
5.10
Lake Bloomington Directory 1999, 19 pages

 

Folder 6:
Questionnaires
6.1
Typed copy of confidential questionnaire sent to every member of the Lake Bloomington Association, 1989, 3 pages
6.2
Results from confidential questionnaire, handwritten tally
6.3
Typed copy of the results from 6.1. August 24, 1989, 5 pages; 128 surveys concerning the use of automotive vehicles, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, etc. around Lake Bloomington to be sent Arnie Sepke by March 10,
6.4
Public Meeting questionnaire, August 16, 1994, 1 page

 

Folder 7:
Articles
7.1
"Lake Village Plans Mapped," April 14, 1930, Pantagraph
7.2
"25 Home Sites at Lake Sold," June 1, 1930, Pantagraph
7.3
"Lake Cottage Work Pushed," July 25, 1930, Pantagraph
7.4
"Lake Roadway is Completed," no date, Pantagraph
7.5
"Lake Bloomignton Lodge Finished; Informal Dedication to Be Held," June 29, 1932, Pantagraph
7.6
"Two Women Hurt in Lake Boat Mishap," July 18 1952 (written in pencil, not confirmed date)
7.7
"Rev. Breen, East Bay Camp Founder, Dies," after November 15 (?) 1967
7.8
"To Begin Lake Series," picture of The Baumgarts' house on Lake Bloomington, with caption, January 3, 1969
7.9
"Year 'Round Lake Living, Baumgarts' life living on the Lake," February 2, 1969
7.10
"Century-Old Church," May 31, 1969
7.11
"Culkins enjoying the 'rest of their lives,'" May 15, 1987, Pantagraph
7.12
"Residents want city to conduct lake cleanup," July 9, 1989, Pantagraph
7.13
"Water plan on line improve quality," October 27, 1989, Pantagraph
7.14
"City defends proposed pumping pool," October 29, 1989,
7.15
"City reveals lake management strategy," November 13, 1989, Pantagraph
7.16
"Bloomington ends water restrictions," February 24, 1990, Pantagraph
7.17
Hook, Line and Sinker, "You name it, lot of crappie waiting for you," April 27, 1990, Pantagraph
7.18
"Lake Bloomington condominium plan in council's court," March 6, 1991, Pantagraph (second copy with notes)
7.19
"Condo-marina project to proceed with caution," March 26, 1991
7.20
"Lake condos meet strong opposition," May 27, 1991, Pantagraph
7.21
"Developer reworking lake condo plan," May 30, 1991, Pantagraph (2 copies, 1 with notes)
7.22
"Dumping Grounds" (photo), "Woman fights to stop dumping near lake," January 24, 1992, Pantagraph
7.23
"Lake plan changes location of marina, adds six houses," May 13,1992, Pantagraph
7.24
"Project on lake passes first test in public hearing," May 15 1992, Pantagraph
7.25
Fish and Game Finder Magazine, July 1992, multiple authors, no date, 60 pages
7.26
Waste Water Worth Drinking, Study Suggests, September 3, 1992 Pantagraph
7.27
Hook, Line and Sinker, "New fish, wildlife, area set dedication Friday," June 17, 1993, Pantagraph
7.28
"Flooding soaks up funding for sediment solution at lake,"January 12, 1994, Pantagraph (2 copies)
7.29
"in other business..." December 28, 1994
7.30
"The last Resort," September 3, 1995, Pantagraph
7.31
Lake Bloomington Update, November 10, 1996, Pantagraph
7.32
Letter to the editor, "Lake Bloomington residents don't have rights they claim" December 2, 1996, Dave Jobs, Normal
7.33
"Council reels in lake compromise," December 10, 1996, Pantagraph
7.34
Hook, Line and Sinker, "Policing new ordinance will take cooperation," December 12, 1996, Pantagraph
7.35
"Green Gables to close," February 22, 1997, Pantagraph
7.36
"Gables regulars say their farewells," March 1, 1997, Pantagraph
7.37
"New lodge proposed for lake," December 9, 2000, Pantagraph
7.38
"City to raze Davis Lodge, build a new cabin at lake," 2000, Pantagraph
7.39
"Mayor: It's time for regional water plan," October 28, 2001, Pantagraph
7.40
Prime, August 8, 2007, 24 pages
7.41
"Logging cleared way for Lake Bloomington," March 16, 2008, Pantagraph
7.42
"Lake Bloomington condo project back at City Hall for another swim," no date, Pantagraph
7.43
Hook, Line and Sinker "Shore Wars," Lake Bloomington update, no date, Pantagraph
7.44
"Lake Bloomington revisited" describing new info. About the 'Shore Wars' of Lake Bloomington, no date
7.45
Hook, Line and Sinker, "Ex-Gibson City woman casting Wilder's message," no
7.46
Hook, Line and Sinker, "Compromise will be proposed for Lake Bloomington," no date, Pantagraph
7.47
"City worker charged with misconduct," no date
7.48
"Ex-city employee pleads guilty," no date, Pantagraph
7.49
"City filling up schedule at rebuilt lodge," no date, Pantagraph
7.50
Hewitt Roll-A-Dock, Sectional Dock, & Accessories Catalog, 8 pages
7.51
"Money Creek Basin Rich in McLean County Lore of Picturesque History, no date
7.52
"Lake Casualty Inquiry in Order," "Six Local Fishermen Plan Air Trip to Canada Fishing Camp," and "Morton Women of 1859 Stopped Sale of Liquor"
7.53
"Group organizing against perceived threat of Bloomington's well-drilling" no date
7.54
Hook, Line & Sinker: Residents, Fishermen clash in shore wars & accompanying letter to the editor responding

 

Folder 8:
Water & Lake Reports & Information
8.1
"Reasons Advanced for the System," July 29, 1928
8.2
"Draft of Preliminary Investigation Report Lake Bloomington Watershed," November 1989, 18 pages
8.3
"Water Resource Availability," December 1, 1989, 18 pages
8.4
"Lake Periodic Report; Period of Report: Jan. 1987-Dec.1989," February 9, 1990, Gary Lutterbie, 16 pages
8.5
"Fish Stocking Program for Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake," 1990, 2 pages
8.6
"Application for Financial Support; Commencement Date: Spring 1991," 1990, 3 pages
8.7
Xeroxed copy of check & Agreement between the City of Bloomington and the
8.8
1992 version of Agreement between the City of Bloomington and the FishAmerica Foundation (similar to 8.5, 8.6), 1992, 9 pages
8.9
27 January 1995 letter to participants of Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake Fish Stocking Program from Tom Hamilton regarding success and future of the program
8.10
Report from Gary Lutterbie, sent to participants of lake Bloomington and evergreen lake fish stocking program from Tom Hamilton, City Manager. 1993
8.11
Correspondence between Arnie Sepke and Gary Lutterbie about the fish in Lake Bloomington, March 1, 1995, 2 pages
8.12
28 March 1995 letter to Bill Wasson, Arnie Septke, and LBA members from Tom Hamilton regarding bass stocking times.
8.13
17 may 1995 letter to Mr. Arnie Sepke from City of Bloomington regarding cost for fish stocking
8.14
"Lake Periodic Report; Period of Report: Jan. 1997-Dec. 1998," January 28 1999, Gary Lutterbie, 7 pages (2 copies)
8.15
Correspondence between Tom Hamilton and Gary Lutterbie about the fish in Lake Bloomington, January 21, 1998
8.16
Correspondence between Tom Hamilton and Arnie Sepke about 8.10, January 22, 1998
8.17
"Evergreen Lake & Lake Bloomington Species Frequency," June 1998, (Evergreen Lake) and October 1998 (Lake Bloomington)
8.18
Graphs & table about Largemouth Bass Stocking History to Arnie Sepke,from Gary Lutterbie, January 26, 1999
8.19
Supplemental Survey, Date of Inspection October 15 & 19 1998, Gary Lutterbie,
8.20
Letter from Arnie Sepke to Tom Hamilton, March 4, 2000
8.21
Email from Terry Irvin to the members of the LBA Long Range Planning Committee, June 14, 2000
8.22
Report on trip to study waste treatment alternatives, September 7, 2000, 3 pages
8.23
Document, May 23, 2001
8.24
Long Range Planning Committee Report to the LBA, June 26, 2001
8.25
Letter to Lake Bloomington Residents from Craig M. Cummings, July 19, 2005
8.26
July 29 2005 Letter to Arnie from Craig Cummings regarding lake Bloomington water levels and odor.
8.27
27 September 2005 Letter from Arnold Sepke to Lake Bloomington residents.
8.28
Xeroxed notice of public meeting, July 18, 2006
8.29
3 January 2007 letter to Lake Bloomington Potential Watershed Planning committee from McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District and Natural Resource Conservation Service regarding informational meeting for watershed plan
8.30
Document from meeting with Judy Markowitz and Tom Hamilton, May 25, (unknown year)
8.31
Roundtable Discussion on Sewage Maintenance, no date
8.32
Lake Specifications, no date
8.33
Water Conservation, no date
8.34
Owner's Instruction Manual for Model AP-500, from Hydro-Action Inc., no date, 10 pages
8.35
Notes concerning fishing ordinance, includes a letter to retain ordinance (from Jeff Hall, Nick Mohar, Kenneth & Lillian Johnson, and John & Betty McKnight), 11 pages
8.36
Notice of public meeting, Davis Lodge April 16, 1991
8.37
Survey for Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Fisheries- survey of fish, using electrofishing boat. 1999
8.38
Bloomington Water Supply Update September 19, 2005
8.39
Bloomington Water Supply Update January 9, 2006
8.40
Bloomington Water Supply Update January 17, 2006
8.41
"Pipeline Road Water Main Replacement Project Continues in Late Winter"
8.42
"Drilling Temporarily Suspended"

 

Folder 9:
Lease & Lot Listings
9.1
Letter from the City of Bloomington to Lake Bloomington Lessees concerning subleasing properties, August 25, 1983
9.2
Notice of Lease of Property owned by the City of Bloomington and Invitation to Bid Thereon, September 9, 1988
9.3
Document on the leasing of multiple lots, April 23, 1990
9.4
Xeroxed copy of the lease of Edward and Carol Pegg, with memo to Mayor Jesse Smart, October 14, 1991, 6 pages
9.5
Documents about New Leases, includes a questionnaire (2 copies), graphs, letters from Tom Hamilton, August 16, 1994, 10 pages
9.6
Letter from Tracey Covert to Arnie Sepke, concerning List of Lot Listings for December 2, 1994.
9.7
Letter concerning lease expirations, graphs (same as ones in 9.5), December 20, 1994
9.8
Letter from Tom Hamilton to Mayor and City Council, concerning lease expirations, December 27, 1994
9.9
Blank copy of lease agreement, no date
9.10
Blank copy of new lease agreement, includes questionnaire at end about the new leases,1995
9.11
Memo to Mayor and City Council, October 9, 1995
9.12
LBA Presentation to Bloomington City Council, October 9, 1995, Phares G. O'Daffer, President of LBA
9.13
Article and memo concerning Tim Maurer's lease request
9.14
Memo from Hannah Eisner to Art Adams and Arnie Sepke, concerning Lake Bloomington lease, revisited, includes proposed draft, September 3, 1997
9.15
List of Lot Listings for October 30, 1997
9.16
Memo from Hannah Eisner & Tom Hamilton to the Mayor of Bloomington, October 31, 1997
9.17
Document to Arnie Sepke from Terry Irvin with post-it note attachment, concerning Lake Bloomington Ordinances, November 6, 1997
9.18
Letter to Lake Lease Holder from Tracey Covert, December 9, 1997
9.19
Letter (with attachment) to Arnie Sepke from Tracey Covert, December 10, 1997
9.20
Blank Lake Bloomington Lease, no date
9.21
Reminder, no date
9.22
Long Range Planning Committee of the LBA, concerning lease expirations & extensions, no date; plus 1 page copy sent (in letter form) to Arnie Sepke
9.23
Document Regarding Lake Leases, no date
9.24
New Lease- Final Chapter, no date
9.25
Lake Bloomington Shores, Marina & Condominiums design, Wally Furrow & Larry Sohn, Meeting Date: April 16
9.26
Graph titled "Lease Income Generation"
9.27
"A Proposal from the LBA to the City of Bloomington for Extending Our Current Leases"
9.28
Letter to Mayor and Members of City Council of Bloomington from Staff regarding Creation of a lease at LB for Mr. Tim Maurer
9.29
Letter to mayor Jesse Smart from Arnie Sepke regarding lease for Mr. Tim Maurer
9.30
City Council Agenda including lease for Tim Maurer
9.31
Letter for Bloomington city council regarding proposal from LBA to extend leases
9.32
Letter to Bill Lawrence from Bill Froelich, Craig Hart, and Edgar E. Lundeen, Jr. regarding residential leases, 12 August 1997
9.33
Letter to Hannah Eisner from Lawrence Law Firm regarding leases, 12 August 1997

 

Folder 10A:
Letters, Memos, & Agreements
10.1
Letter to Mrs. Baumgart from Thelma Breen, Thanksgiving Day 1967
10.2
Letter to Lake Breeze editor from Lois Lipscomb (previous editor), no date
10.3
Letters and memos concerning sewerage issues at Lake Bloomington, 1975 and 1982
10.4
Letter to Lake Bloomington Leaseholders from City of Bloomington concerning garbage collection, April 12, 1983
10.5
Letter to Members of Camp Iroquois Addition Water Association from B. McLean Arnold concerning annual meeting, September 6, 1983
10.6
Letter to Lake Bloomington Homeowner from R. Bill Sopper & Steven R. Thompson, November 27, 1988
10.7
Arnie to Keith Rich regarding projects at Lake Bloomington
10.8
Draft to Tom Hamilton from the LBA, Lake Management Plan, January 12, 1990, 10 page
10.9
Memo to Governing Board members of LBA regarding lake management plan draft,8 pages
10.10
Memo to Mayor Jesse Smart from The LBA Governing Board, Water Disaster Planning Philosophy, January 16, 1990, 2 pages
10.11
Letter to Mayor Jesse Smart from Terrence E. Irvin, concerning the condominiums, March 11, 1990, 2 pages
10.12
January 18, 1991 letter to Tom from Arnie regarding items to discuss at meeting
10.13
Letter to Mayor Jesse Smart from Frank Miles, concerning the condominiums, March 14, 1991, 2 pages
10.14
Letter to LBA members from LBA board regarding advisory survey of LBA members on Condo/Marina plan
10.15
Letter to Lake Association Governing Board from the Fundraising/Fireworks Committee about the 1990 Fireworks Display
10.16
Letter to the Zoning Board members from Terrence E. Irvin, May 22, 1991
10.17
Letter to Lake Bloomington Association Members from Terrence (Terry) E. Irvin
10.18
Memo to the Mayor of Bloomington and the City Council from Tom Hamilton, concerning grant approval from the Fish America Foundation, December 9, 1991
10.19
Chapter 23, Lake Bloomington, Article I, In General, multiple dates (depending on page) Date on 1st page: March 9 1992, 19 pages
10.20
Information on Ch. 23 (search engine web search), no date
10.21
Letter about Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement, Mayor Jesse R. Smart, May 26, 1992
10.22
Letter of Resolution authorizing City of Bloomington to sponsor the July 4, 1992 fireworks display at Lake Bloomington, Approved by Mayor Jesse R. Smart and Adopted June 8, 1992
10.23
Letter to Mayor Jesse Smart from Robert H. Walsh, President of LBA, July 17, 1992
10.24
Xeroxed copy of a Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Bloomington and the Kaisner Corporation, made on August 24, 1992, 8 pages
10.25
Memo to the Lake Bloomington Long Range Planning Committee from Ray M. Carmichael, concerning Marina Gas Supply Investigation, October 8, 1992
10.26
Permit to Process and Display Fireworks to Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc., permit date: June 28, 1993, in envelope dated July 4, 1993
10.27
Letter (in envelope) to Terry Irvin from Elizabeth Weir, containing newspaper clipping of a letter to the editor from Lawrence Irvin (Terry's father?),
10.28
Letter to Tom Hamilton from Arnie Sepke, October 26, 1994
10.29
Letter to Tom from Arnie December 31, 1994
10.30
Letter to Mayor Smart from Arnie December 31 1994
10.31
Letter to Arnie Sepke from Tom Hamilton, February 1, 1995
10.32
Various sections of Lake Bloomington rules, May 8, 1995
10.33
Summary of Tom Hamilton's Presentation to LBA on May 21, 1996 summarized by Phares O'Daffer, LBA President
10.34
Letter to Tom Hamilton from Mike Blake, September 11, 1996
10.35
Letter to Mayor Jesse Smart from Terry Irvin, September 23, 1996
10.36
Memo to Terry Irvin from Arnie Sepke, September 30, 1996 (2 versions)

 

Folder 10B:
Letters, Memos, & Agreements
10.37
Letter to Arnie Sepke from William (Bill) B. Lawrence, October 7, 1996, 5 pages
10.38
Letter to Tom Hamilton from Terry Irvin, October 7, 1996
10.39
Memo to City Council from Terry Irvin, October 7, 1996.
10.40
Memo to Terry Irvin from Arnie Sepke, October 11, 1996
10.41
Memo to Lake Bloomington Lease Holders from Terry Irvin, October 16, 1996
10.42
Letter to Terry Irvin from Kenneth & Lillian Johnson, October 28, 1996
10.43
Letter to Terry Irvin from John & Betty McKnight, October 30, 1996
10.44
Letter to The LBA Long Range Planning Committee from Terry Irvin, concerning the Fishing Survey, November 4,1996
10.45
Letter to Jesse Smart from Edward L. Colloton, November 14, 1996
10.46
Fax to Terry and Lynn Irvin from Finn R. Amble, November 14, 1996
10.47
Draft of a letter from Terry Irvin to Arnie Sepke, Letter's proposed recipient is unclear, November 15, 1996
10.48
Letter from Terry Irvin to City Council regarding fishing ordinance
10.49
Memo to Judy Markowitz from Terry Irvin, concerning fishing ordinance. November 21, 1996
10.50
Memo to George Kroutil from Terry Irvin, concerning fishing ordinance. November 21, 1996
10.51
Memo to Terry Irvin from Arnie Sepke, December 6, 1996
10.52
Memo to Mayor Jesse Smart and the City Council from Tom Hamilton, December 9, 1996
10.53
Letter to Arnie Sepke from Mayor Judy Markowitz, July 10, 1997
10.54
Letter to Arnie Sepke from Tom Hamilton attached report to the City Council, January 15, 1998
10.55
Letter to Arnie Sepke from Elmer L. Schaefer, May 19, 1998
10.56
Letter to Tom Hamilton from Gary Lutterbie
10.57
Memo to Art Adams, Phil Baumgart, Terry Irvin, Bill Lawrence, Jim Malay, Arnie Sepke, & Betty McMahan (members of the Long Range Planning Committee). May 26, 1999
10.58
October 19, 1999. Letter to Arnie Sepke from Judy regarding Davis Lodge
10.59
March 4, 2000 letter to Tom Hamilton from Mayor Judy Markowitz regarding level of lake
10.60
Memo to the Mayor and the City Council from Tom Hamilton, concerning The Davis Lodge Renovation, May 30, 2000 (2)
10.61
Memo to the Long Range Planning Committee from Terry Irvin, June 14, 2000
10.62
Memo to the Long Range Planning Committee from Terry Irvin, June 15, 2000
10.63
Email from Nancy Froelich to Phil Baumgart, Jim Malay, Phares O'Daffer, Art Adams, Arnie Speke, Terry Irvin, and Edgar Lundeen
10.64
Memo from Terry Irvin to the Long Range Planning Committee, July 18, 2000
10.65
Letter from William B. Lawrence to Jim Malay, July 24, 2000
10.66
Memo to the Long Range Planning Committee from Terry Irvin, July 27, 2000
10.67
Memo to the Long Range Planning Committee from Terry Irvin, August 22, 2000
10.68
Draft email for Members of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the LBA, from Art Adams to Arnie Sepke and Nancy Froelich, email from Art Adams to Arnie Sepke, email between Sepke and Froelich, November 23, 2000. November 28, 2000
10.69
Email regarding lake planning from Nancy Froelich April 11 2001
10.70
Email from Arnie Sepke, Eureka & Electrolux to "thamilton" January 9, 2001 regarding lake sewer
10.71
Email from Nancy Froelich to Art Adams, Phil Baumgart, Jim Malay, "tirvin," Phares ODaffer, and "wlawr3011" regarding lake sewer, January 17, 2001
10.72
Letter to Arnie Sepke from Tom Hamilton, June 10, 2002 (2 copies)
10.73
Memo to Arnie Sepke from Donald Adams, concerning flood insurance January 15, 2003
10.74
Letter to George Drye from Arnie Sepke, April 9, 2003 (2)
10.75
Emails between Arnie Sepke and Tom Hamilton, dates spans from January 10, 2005 to January 19, 2005
10.76
July 11 2005 Letter from Tom Hamilton to Arnie regarding lake level
10.77
August 27 2007 Letter from Brian Brakebill to Ken Browning and Arnie regarding resources about lake and environmental issues
10.78
"Just the Facts, Please" a letter to the editor concerning the Pantagraph article "Shore Wars," no date, also includes a photocopy of clipping of article revisiting "Shore Wars" and "Just the Facts, Please" (in between copies) (also see last items in Articles folder)
10.79
Memo to the Board (LBA?) from David L. Golwitzer, concerning the Fireworks Proposal, no date
10.80
Letter to Lake Association Members from Bob Walsh, no date
10.81
Letter to all Lake Association members about fireworks money, from your friends and neighbors of the Lake Association, no date
10.82
Appendix A, unknown source, no date (2 copies)
10.83
Letter to Terry Irvin from Jeff Hall, concerning the fishing ordinance, no date
10.84
Announcement on fishing ordinance, no date
10.85
Revised Code Zoning Ordinance 40.43, no date
10.86
Letter to Jesse Smart from LBA presidents Art and Anne Adams, no date
10.87
Letter from Jim Malay to Tom Hamilton regarding constructing shelter at Association Park (no date)

 

Folder 11:
Events
11.1
Poster, Timothy P. and The Rural Route Three, July 1 (concert date)
11.2
Information on the Annual Fishing Tournament, June 6 (date of tournament) (2 copies)
11.3
Information on the Annual L.B.A. Weiner Roast & Bingo, October 11, 1998
11.4
Information on the Fourth of July events at Lake Bloomington, June 16, 1999
11.5
Activities in Lake Bloomington- Spring Clean-up, Spring dinner & entertainment, Fishin for Fun II, Flea Market, Play in the Park, etc.

 

Folder 12:
Miscellaneous
12.1
Christmas card
12.2
"November Sunset," by Evy Reis, 1971
12.3
"View from Sunset Lane," by Terry Irvin
12.4
"Whopper of a Fish Story," for submission to the Lake Breeze
12.5
Memorial for Frank Linn Breen, 1886-1967
12.6
Newsletter "Upfront" from the Illinois Department of Conservation, concerning zebra mussels, 1991
12.7
"Report on Plant Disease," from Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, concerning oak wilt and its control, 1997
12.8
Plans for Marina Project
12.9
Correspondence from the Farnsworth Group concerning flood insurance, 2003
12.10
Information regarding the outdoor, early warning system at Lake Bloomington
12.11
2002 Landscaping Proposal from Sunburst Nursery and Penn Landscaping, plans, and ordering information
12.12
Plans for parking area and boat ramp, 1989
12.13
Plans Lake Bloomington Boat Dock Area, 1989
12.14
"Report of Lake Bloomington Plan Commission"
12.15
"Summary of Lake Bloomington Management Program," 1999
12.16
"Summary of Lake Bloomington Management Program" 1990-1996
12.17
Information concerning the 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Bloomington, 1995
12.18
Drawing of Lake Bloomington, 1997
12.19
"Tri-Lock Erosion Control System, Specifications," photocopy
12.20
Information regarding the "100 foot buffer zone" and a letter to the editor of the
12.21
Lake Bloomington Association letterhead- "Picturesque Lake Bloomington-Where Beauty Abounds"
12.22
LBA Nominations 2006-7

 

Folder 13 and 14:
The Lake Breeze
13.1
November 1965, Warren Spahr
13.2
August 1977
13.3
October 1980
13.4
February 1981
13.5
March 1982
13.6
August 1982
13.7
March 1983
13.8
June 1983
13.9
August 1983
13.10
October 1983
13.11
March 1984
13.12
June 1984
13.13
August 1984
13.14
February 1985
13.15
March 1985
13.16
August 1985
13.17
February 1986
13.18
April 1986
13.19
August 1986
13.20
June 1988
13.21
August 1988
13.22
January 1989
13.23
May 1989
13.24
July 1989
13.25
Fall 1989
13.26
January 1990
13.27
April 1990
13.28
Fall 1990
13.29
January 1991
13.30
October 1991
13.31
February 1992
13.32
May 1992
13.33
November 1992
13.34
May 1993
13.35
August 1993
13.36
November 1993
13.37
February 1994
13.38
June 1994
13.39
October 1994
13.40
May 1995
13.41
July 1995
13.42
Fall 1995
13.43
Spring 1996
13.44
Summer 1996
13.45
August 1996
13.46
Winter 1996
13.47
Spring 1997
13.48
Summer 1997
13.49
November 1997
13.50
February 1998
13.51
May 1998
13.52
August 1998
13.53
November 1998
13.54
February 1999
13.55
May 1999
13.56
August 1999
13.57
November 1999
13.58
Article for February 2000
13.59
February 2000
13.60
May 2000
13.61
August 2000
13.62
November 2000
13.63
February 2001
13.64
May 2001
13.65
August 2001
13.66
November 2001
13.67
February 2002
13.68
May 2002
13.69
August 2002
13.70
November 2002
13.71
March 2003
13.72
June 2003
13.73
September 2003
13.74
Holiday Edition 2003
13.75
March 2004
13.76
June 2004
13.77
Fall 2004
13.78
Winter 2004
13.79
Spring 2005
13.80
Summer 2005
13.81
Fall 2005
13.82
Winter 2005
13.83
Spring 2006
13.84
Summer 2006
13.85
Fall 2006
13.86
Winter 2006
13.87
Spring 2007
13.88
Summer 2007
13.89
Fall 2007
13.90
Winter 2007
13.91
Spring 2008
13.92
Summer 2008
13.93
Fall 2008
13.94
Winter 2008
13.95
Spring 2009
13.96
Summer 2009
13.97
Summer 2010
13.98
Fall 2010
13.99
Winter 2010
13.100
Spring 2011

 

 

Loose Items

Bound Report
"Report on Long Range Plans for Wastewater Collection and Reclamation Services in the Bloomington & Normal Metropolitan Area" submitted to the Bloomington & Normal Water Reclamation District by Farnsworth and Wiley, March 1990, 53 pages

 

Bound Report
"Lake Bloomington Watershed; Watershed Plan, Environmental Assessment," from the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, December 1991; contains maps, statistics, correspondence, and plan for soil conservation

 

Bound Report
"Lake Management Plan for Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake," contains the plan for implementation of project to control sedimentation, shoreline erosion, thermal stratification, excessive nutrient levels in the lakes, and to provide parks and recreation areas around lakes, circa 1989

 

Binder
Presidents' Binder containing information about fireworks, membership, annual budget, financial reports, agendas, the newsletter, and the City of Bloomington, 1985 -1990

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research