[Posted on behalf of Pat Mielke]
LBD Prudential Committee Meeting
LBD Prudential Committee Meeting Home of Kyle Pierce , 28 Seven Arts RD, Monterey
Tuesday August 29, 2017 7pm
AGENDA: Financial Update
Tax Title Update
Lake Outlet Maintenance
update Status of Harvester
Five Year Plan
Any other business
Next meeting schedule Pat Mielke LBD Clerk
June Thomas provided me with a YouTube video of Lake Buel. Jonathan Daks’ son Jeffrey took it using a drone, and I’ve loaded it on the “Photo’s” page of this site. You may also view it by clicking this link: Aerial view of Lake Buel
The annual Labor Day weekend Lake Buel Fireworks display is set for this upcoming Saturday (Sept 3)! Get ready for what is always a beautiful display once the sun sets sufficiently and the sky darkens.
Frank Ashen, a Monterey resident and former member of the Lake Buel District Board, recently passed away. He was an active contributor and supporter of the District, and will be missed by many.
New York Times obituary
As in years past, Saturday evening of Labor Day weekend brings the annual Lake Buel Fireworks show! Set to begin once it is sufficiently dark, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular fireworks launched from the lake shore. Heavy rain however would force postponement and the rain date is the next day, Sunday.
Just a reminder the annual meeting will be held May 23rd at 10:00 AM in the UCC Meeting House in Monterey on Main Road (across from the Monterey General Store). Participation by district proprietors is requested as no business may be conducted without a quorum. You may provide a proxy if you can not attend in person as outlined in the meeting materials mail to you.
Please bring your meeting packet with you to the meeting.
With quiet fanfare, Sprint announced last month that their customers using newer cell phones (iPhone 5c and up, and certain Android phones) would be able to use their phones for WiFi calling. What this means is that if you are a Sprint customer in a Wi-Fi zone, you can initiate and receive calls EVEN IF THERE IS NO SPRINT SIGNAL!!! Designed primarily to address dead zones in buildings and basements, for us Lake Buel residents it suddenly means additional cell service along Lake Buel provided you have WiFi in your home.
I tested it out yesterday and it worked well. For the telecom geeks out there, my home internet is via an AT&T mobile MiFi unit tapping into the new Monterey cell tower along route 23. AT&T runs on the GSM mobile technology; Sprint and Verizon run on the competing CDMA technology. So the call I made on an ‘incompatible’ CDMA Sprint iPhone 6 went out through an AT&T GSM tower! Pretty cool (for some people at least!)
Verizon doesn’t not currently allow WiFi calling, and has indicated no immediate plans to offer it. If you’re a Sprint customer though, full details on how to enable it are available on the Sprint site. Also of note is WiFi calls do not count against any minute caps on the Sprint plans.