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Petitioned Quiet Water Area (Harrisons Bay and West Arm)

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) held a public hearing on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to gather testimony on the receipt of a petition for the establishment of a Quiet Water Area (QWA) from the north Seton Channel area to the east end of Deering Island.  This area covers parts of Harrisons Bay and West Arm (see proposed area map within).  In follow-up to that meeting, the LMCD received a revision to this request (reducing the width of the proposed QWA and limiting it to weekends and holidays).  The Board considered both requests at their December 10th meeting.  At that time, the Board: 1) denied the petition and 2) referred a 430 foot wide section of the area (between Deering Island and Shadywood Point) to the LMCD Public Safety Committee to study possible safety issues.  The LMCD Board of Directors appreciated all comments received from the Lake Minnetonka stakeholders.

The LMCD considers petitions for the establishment of a QWA via an approved policy.  On August 5, 2014, the LMCD received the initial petition (with attachments that provided background of their request) for the establishment of a QWA from Robert and Gloria Rich, Randy Bickmann, Norina Dove, and Gene and Wendy Shavlik.

Documentation offered to date on this request is provided below.  Cable subscribers in the Mediacom area can view recorded LMCD meetings on the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission’s Government Channel 20, as well as Video on Demand via their website,  All questions can be directed to LMCD Executive Director Greg Nybeck  at 952-745-0789 or


Posted on: October 28th, 2014