Lake Pewaukee Regulations: Elm Street public access

Municipal Code – Chapter 21 – Sec. 21.04. – Elm Street public access.

It shall be unlawful for any person, organization or corporation to use the public right-of-way to Pewaukee Lake located on Elm Street in the City of Pewaukee before the hours of 7:00 a.m. and after the hours of 10:00 p.m. It shall be further unlawful for any person, organization, or corporation to launch watercrafts at this public right-of-way.

(Ord. No. 2010-09, § 1, 4-7-2010)

Lake Pewaukee Regulations: Oak Street restriction

Municipal Code – Chapter 21 – Sec. 21.05. – Oak Street restriction.

(a) Unlawful to fish, wade or swim. It shall be unlawful to fish, wade, or swim from, on, or along Oak Street between Chicago Avenue and Woodland Drive within the City of Pewaukee unless such activity is conducted on private property in the vicinity of said location and the city clerk has received notification from the owner of said private property that such activity may be conducted and that such activity is allowed under the Code and Ordinances of the City of Pewaukee.

(b) Signage. The mayor shall direct that an appropriate sign(s) which stipulates the content of the warning, the municipal code number, and that there is a penalty for violation of the Code, be prepared, erected and maintained at the locations as set forth in subsection (a) above.

(Ord. No. 2010-09, § 1, 4-7-2010)

Lake Pewaukee Regulations: Lakeview Boulevard watercraft launch fees

Municipal Code – Chapter 21 – Sec. 21.06. – Lakeview Boulevard watercraft launch fees.

(a) Fees. Every person who uses the Lakeview Boulevard watercraft launch in the City of Pewaukee shall pay a fee in an amount to be determined, from time to time, by separate resolution of the common council. The common council shall establish a daily launch fee and a fee for a seasonal launch permit; the seasonal permit shall be issued by the clerk of the City of Pewaukee.

(b) Mooring and docking of watercrafts at public accesses. Pursuant to the authority granted in subsection 21.01(9)(c), no person, firm or corporation shall park, leave standing, tie, moor or dock any watercraft, canoe, launch, skiff, raft, pontoon boat or any vessel used on navigable waters at or adjacent to any public dock or pier between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. without permission of the chief of police.

(c) Penalty. Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be fined $40.00 for each occurrence. Upon default in payment of such fine, such person shall be imprisoned in the county jail until full payment is made but not exceeding 60 days.

(Ord. No. 2010-09, § 1, 4-7-2010)

LPSD Near Shore Policy

The Sanitary District tries to cut as close to the end of the piers as possible when harvesting. We do not cut between piers in the near-shore areas. We do provide clean-up services (orange machines) in accessible shore areas. These machines do not have the ability to cut plants. They only remove floating material or that which has been stacked up by the home-owner. We also provide pile pick-up for those people that clean their own area and stack material where it is accessible to our transport barges. This service is provided on Mondays and Fridays.

The District encourages homeowners that wish to maintain their near shore areas to use non-chemical maintenance techniques. Manual removal of both native and non-native plant species by a riparian owner is allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (see NR 109) for up to 30 feet of shoreline without a permit. Non-native invasive species, such as Eurasian water milfoil and curly leaf pondweed, may be removed beyond the 30 foot limit. All plant material that is cut must be removed from the lake.

The Tools

The tools we are showing are the ones that seem to be the most popular and are not an endorsement of any particular brand or type. A web search for aquatic plant removal tools will provide multiple sites with equipment for sale. We do list some of the local suppliers of tools in our area on this site.

Figure 1.

Figure 1

The V cutter shown in Figure 1 is very popular with our lake residents. It is razor sharp and needs to be stored and used with caution. It will cut about 4 feet wide and may be thrown out about 25 feet.

Figure 2.

Figure 2

The floating weed rake shown in Figure 2 is used to remove the floating plant material after the use of the weed cutter. It is also useful after a weekend of heavy boat traffic to remove the material cut by props. The one shown is homemade and will clear about 4 feet in a pass. As with the cutter there are various models available commercially.

Figure 3.

Figure 3

The rake shown in Figure 3 is used to clean up light weight floating material. It is also very effective for cleaning material from beach areas and between stones. This model is lightweight with flexible tines and is extremely durable. Our shore crews use this model.

Figure 4.

Figure 4

The final tools are the old standby pitch fork (not shown) and the metal garden type rake. Both tools are used to stack up weeds on the shore. The rake shown in Figure 4 has a ten foot length of ¾-inch conduit welded on for a handle. This length makes it very useful for pulling out growing plants next to the pier.

How to Use the Tools





Before and After Pictures