Current News & Upcoming Events:

Crooked Lake Texas township Facebook page - We wanted everyone to know about the Crooked Lake Facebook page.  It is set up to allow you to view the site with out logging into Facebook.   Clicking herewill take you to the Facebook home page.  The Facebook page has a section for photos form the 2016 boat parade, the annual summer fun day and other photos from around the lake.

This is the Web Site of the Homeowner's Association for the residents of the South West Michigan community of Texas Township, who own homes around Crooked Lake. This site contains information about our lake and Association Activities.

Crooked Lake Texas Association

Texas Township, Michigan

Washing your Boat to prevent Invasive Species from entering the Lake - Anytime you use your boat on another lake it should be thoroughly cleaned before putting it back into Crooked Lake. Many lakes have been negatively impacted by invasive species such as zebra muscles. We all need to do everything possible to prevent invasive species from getting establish in our lake.

Boat Safety - It is critically important that everyone who operates a boat on Crooked Lake have a working knowledge of Michigan Boating laws and how they apply to our lake. This is a link to the Michigan Boating Rules and Regulations Handbook. We have also included below a link to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Web site which includes additional details on boating rules and regulations.

Those rules include:

- You should travel in a counter clockwise direction when circling the lake.

- The area of the lake connecting the cove to the main area of the lake is a "NO WAKE ZONE". The Association marks that area with buoys in the Spring / Summer. It is important to remember this area is a "NO WAKE ZONE" at all times not only when the buoys are present.


Note - a second home page has been added to display all of the current news and upcoming events.  You will see the link to the second page when you hover over the word home in the menu at the top of each page. 

Laminar Flow Aeration -  The system was installed in the fall of 2014 and has been operating through out the Spring and Summer since 2015. Our DEQ permit requires us to perform specific tests of lake quality. In addition, the Lake Board has established a testing regiment to assess the performance of the system. We have contracted with Restorative Lake Sciences to conduct the required tests. 


Crooked Lake Residents,
This is the latest information we have regarding the legal lake level. As well, we are working on privatizing East Crooked Lake Drive; see second set of bullet points.
Legal Lake Level Highlights
 

  • Legal Lake Level is required for a Permanent Solution with 2/3 approval required through petition signatures.
  • Legal Lake Level determined by survey.  Current lake level of 30+ years will play a part in determining the level.  We will have the ability to challenge the level set if not optimal with these long term established levels.
  • Original goal was to have petition signatures by October 31, so delays in receiving signatures will delay the permanent solution timeline. We need all signatures by Dec 2nd to keep the project on track.
  • We continue to experience heavier than normal rainfall, showing need for permanent solution.
  • County will not engage in a solution without both lakes involved - Crooked Lake and Eagle Lake.
  • Proposed solution is an underground gravity flow drain system (see Legal-Lake-Level-Town-Hall Page 13-16) using pipes from short term solution and using horizontal wells eliminating the need for filters.
  • Total cost estimated at $1.7M, of which Texas Township pays 15%, the county will pay 20% and Special Assessment District 65%.  The Project Cost will be spread over 5 to 10 years.
  • Annual Maintenance is limited to $10,000 per year paid at the same ratios.
  • Eagle Lake will be assessed for their portion of the cost and Crooked Lake for their portion.  Eagle Lake’s costs expected to be much higher than Crooked Lake.
  • Project expected to be complete August 2021 (original plan).
  • Please send in your signed petition to avoid further delays.  Mail to Russ Walters at 7414 Field Bay Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.


The Crooked Lake and Eagle Lake Association task force has sent a letter with enclosures/supporting documents to Governor Whitmer and 34 others to draw attention to the high water levels on both lakes and to ask for help.  The links below will take to you a copy of the letter and the enclosures.  Please take the time to read the documents.


















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Crooked Lake Ramp 

The Crooked Lake Texas Association (CLTA) has purchased the former site of the Crooked lake Market to assure control of the boat ramp. Use of the Ramp will be restricted to those members who participate in the Ramp Capital Program. Many residents of the Lake have made the commitment to participate and paid the required fees based on the specific payment schedule they choose. Please contact anyone on the lake Board if you need information regarding your participation in the program.

Documents related to the program are listed below for your information:

CLTA Capital Commitment Form - Preserve our Current Lake Status and Boat Landing

Summary:
The Crooked Lake Texas Lake Association (CLTA) has contracted to purchase the Crooked Lake Market property, excluding business assets, for $350,000 to secure our current lake status and boat landing access. CLTA will own the property and will secure a mortgage on the balance remaining after this capital campaign.

This link to the CLTA Capital Commitment Form takes you to a printable PDF form that explains why residents should contribute, financial commitment clarification, etc.  We are strongly suggesting that you print two copies, one copy needs to be sent to the CLTA treasurer and the other form is for your records.

Option for payment - Amortization tables

TheOption for Payment - Amortization tableslink takes you to a printable PDF that shows the two options either the 5 year or the 10 year plan, payment dates, interest payed etc.

Ramp Access Agreement

The Ramp Access Agreement link takes you to a printable PDF that discusses the who what and when of accessing Crooked Lake.  We are strongly suggesting that you print two copies, one copy needs to be sent to the CLTA treasurer and the other form is for your records.

  - All signed contracts will be signed by the CLTA representative and a copy returned to you.  CLTA will retain the original.