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This is "ILA NEWS" March 11, 2021

Updated: Apr 24, 2021

ILA Website gets New Face Lift

The ILA, with much help and thanks to Joel D'Souza, is getting a new facelift. Much easier to get around with all the ILA News in one spot. Please feel free to sign up and stay up to date with all that's going on with the Residents, Bass Club, Women's Club, and all the Social events. It's not 100 % yet, but John Mikalik, Communications Chairman, says that it will be a great resource to the Vilbig Residents by mid-summer. Even the ILA Newsletter will be published on the new site, so sign up if you want the ILA News.

A Lake Vilbig Rule is Being Broken

It's been brought to the surface that this article is being broken by a few residents and needs to be stopped. If you run across a resident breaking this rule, please provide an address to the ILA Board with the date, time, and infraction.

Article Vl Lot Owners

Section 5 Restrictions of Use:

(d) No Fishing apparatuses such as trout lines, " Yoyos," or nets, other than dip nets shall ever be allowed within the Lake Area. No unattended fishing apparatus shall be allowed.

The Officers for the 2021 Vilbig Bass Club President - Rick Huffman Vice President - Pierce Johnston Secretary - Julie Grigby Treasurer - Mark Grigsby Tournament Director - Tim downs The Next Tournament this Saturday March 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick Weigh-In - 12:00pm - Grigsby's Dock

Board of Directors March Meeting Minutes Monday, March 2, 2021 – 6:00 pm Call to order: 6:10 pm. Attendees: Matt Shelley, Jennifer D’Souza, Hanna Beauchamp, Sandy White, Ann Chittatil Open to visitors: None Items for discussion: New Business:

  1. Bills to Pay:

    1. MS Office 365

    2. General Liability Insurance – watch for information.

    3. Sandy is still working on Fidelity accounts.

    4. PO Box payment - $146.00. Sandy has made the payment for the year.

  2. Financial update.

    1. Delinquent accounts, balance sheet, P&L.

      1. I will review delinquent accounts next month.

      2. Sandy will bring the balance sheet & P&L statement in April.

    2. Upcoming expenses/2021 budget.

      1. Sandy will schedule a Finance Committee meeting in March.

  3. 2020 Federal Tax Return – Greg’s Email

    1. Sandy has information from Greg.

  4. Boat Stickers

    1. I need a new owner for this record keeping.

      1. Should be someone from the board since money is involved

      2. Matt will own boat stickers.

    2. Update to the ILA SOP for Boat and Trailer Numbering

      1. Sandy will talk to Linda Mikalik (Rule's chairperson)

  5. ILA Park – New Chairperson is Kevin Stiegler

    1. Update to the ILA SOP for Park Use

      1. Sandy will talk to Linda Mikalik (Rule's chairperson)

  6. Review Changes to ILA Website

    1. Email Joel to update the email addresses for board members.

    2. URL:

  7. Sandy & Matt Prefer Text Message Instead of Email for Urgent Communication.

  8. Matt got a call from someone out fishing on the lake:

    1. Found three dead blue herons.

    2. Be watchful – we may want to communicate that much of the lake's wildlife are protected species.

    3. Mention to Chad – our lake biologist.

    4. The Bass Club would like a space on the Lake Vilbig website.

      1. ILA Board agrees; we can post a link to the Bass Club website and provide space for other information and announcements

Old Business:

  1. Committee Updates:

    1. Rules Committee. (Linda Mikalik Chair)

    2. Social Committee. (John Mikalik Chair)

    3. Environmental Committee. (John Murazak Chair)

    4. Bass Club (Rick Huffman President)

    5. Park Committee. (John Mikalik Chair)

    6. Communications (John Mikalik Chair)

    7. Elections Committee (Iris Dillon Chair)

    8. Finance Committee (TBD Chair)

    9. Woman’s Club (Joanne Hoffmann Chair)

Adjourned: 6:59 pm Next Board Meeting: When: April 5, 2021 – 6:00 pm Where: 1323 Lakeshore Drive

Anyone wishing to Place an Ad in the ILA News for 2021, contact John Mikalik -

Biologist Report

February 28, 2021

Irving Lake Association

Irving Lake Association, Inc., President P.O. Box 171111 Irving, TX 75017-1111

Greetings, Lake Vilbig residents!

This letter is to discuss our February management efforts. I came out once in February, On February 25th, to continue our management efforts for the year. It was a cool day on the 25th. I took some lake parameters around the north end. Looking for signs of bird and/or otters or any other potential problem. The temp was 49 F. I only thought temps had bottomed out for the year. But a week of outside temps, which were below freezing, well, that changes things. It appears everything faired well during the snowmageddon event of mid-February. That’s great. Gregg sent me some pictures of the lake is frozen over. At least the fishbowl. From talking to Rick, it sounds like the canal area made it through okay. A lot of this was due to lake depth. It’s harder for deep water to freeze. Let me explain the frozen lakes a little. Lake water is most dense at 38 F. This means it is the heaviest at this temperature. When the water reaches 38, it starts sinking. Pushing warmer water to the surface. Due to air temps being frigid, this warmer water supercools and freezes more rapidly. Lake actually starts freezing at 38 F. Instead of 32 F. The areas where ice was less visible or non-existent are areas where natural spring water is pushing up to the surface. That spring water is generally in the 50s or 60s. Being much warmer, it creates pockets of slushy ice. Alkalinity was 120, which is right around where it normally is. pH was 7.4. Visibility was 50 inches. This is normal as well. Plankton has died off because it is winter. I wouldn’t call the water clear, more stained, but you can definitely see a good distance into the water.

Still several bird species around the lake. These migratory birds should start returning to their summer homes soon. At this point, the article air might have pushed them south for a short period of time. We may see them reappear before they eventually head north again. Spring migration is about to happen. I will be back to start bi-monthly visits in March.

Thanks, Vilbig Residents!

Chad Fikes Fisheries Biologist

Lake Test Results by Jerry Skotak

Test results for 2/27/2021 at 4:50 PM at 1321 Lakeshore Dr: Air temperature: 68 ℉ under clear skies. Sample depth: 12 inches Algae cover: none Watercolor: green/brown Water clarity: clear Water surface: small debris present Water conditions: calm Water odor: slightly fishy Water temperature: 53℉ Conductivity: 660 µS/cm (good) Dissolved Oxygen: 9.3 mg/L (very good) pH: 8.3 (normal) Water transparency: 2 ft 1 inch Lake observations: Overcast skies, calm wind, with intermittent sprinkles and fog earlier in the morning. Small debris on the lake surface, but otherwise, the water was clear. The previous week the lake was completely frozen over. The lake water was warmer than I thought it would be.

Throw Back June 6, 1975 2021 ILA Events

March 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick April 5 - ILA Board Meeting April 8 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm April 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Draw - (Marty Tackett Memorial) April 24 - Lake Cleanup - 8:00am - 12:00pm May 3 - ILA Board MeetingMay 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm May 15 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick May 22 - Vilbig Bass Club Couples Tournament June 7 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive June 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm June 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Draw - (David Kern Memorial) July 3 - The Blake Casbeer Kids Classic July 5 - A Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive July 8 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm July 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick August 2 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive August 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm August 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Draw - Bill (Bill Grigsby Memorial) September 6 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive September 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm September 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick September 18 - Lake Cleanup - 8:00am - 12:00pm September 25 - Vilbig Bass Club Couples Tournament October 4 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive October 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm October 16 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Doubles Draw October 23 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - The Classic November 1 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive November 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting 7:30 pm November 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick December 6 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00 pm - 1323 Lakeshore Drive December 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting & Christmas Party December 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Draw - (Marcus Boudreaux Memorial)

Prayers Request

Greg Hoffmann

Bob Joyner

Jim Young



3/3 Becca Panya 3/4 Barney Barnett 3/6 Mary Spears 3/10 George Walker 3/13 Lawan Panya 3/13 Hilda Gonzaba 3/16 Charles Franklin 3/21 Makayla White 3/22 Charlie Jones 3/25 Olivia McAbee 3/25 Pierce Johnston 3/26 Shane McCurley 3/27 Michael Panya

If you would like to add someone to the prayer request or have a Birthday, you wish to recognize, send an email to John Mikalik - to be added.


Residents Encouraged to Register for COVID-19 VaccineThe Irving/Grand Prairie COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Theatre at Grand Prairie reopened March 10 to administer 2,000 first dose and 1,000 second dose vaccinations. People who received the first dose at the Theatre at Grand Prairie site on Feb. 10 should return March 10, with the CDC card for the second dose. Dallas County is managing registration and appointment confirmations for the COVID-19 vaccine. People who meet Phase 1A or 1B criteria are encouraged to register. Daylight

Saving Time March 14: Change Your Clock, Change Your BatteryDaylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, and clocks will advance one hour. The Irving Fire Department encourages residents to replace smoke detector batteries in its “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!” campaign.

Public Hearings Scheduled to Discuss Land Use TablesThe City's Planning and Zoning Commission will hold two public hearings to discuss proposed Residential and Nonresidential Land Use Tables. The hearings are scheduled for March 1 and March 25. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Review the draft ordinance with proposed tables and the presentation that describes the changes.


Email Addresses:

ILA President:

ILA Secretary:

ILA Treasurer:

Mailing Address:


P.O. Box - 171111

Irving, TX 75017-1111Websites:



Police/Fire - 911

Police non-emergency number - 972-273-1010

City of Irving emergency number - 972-721-2411

Animal Shelter - 972-721-2256 (Barking Dog Complaint)

Code Enforcement - 972-721-4929 -

Pothole Hotline - 972-721-7303

Airport Noise Complaint Hotline - 972-574-2538

ILA ADS If you find any problems with those that are advertising on this Newsletter, let it be known and they will be removed. I am hearing that some don't return calls. You may place your ad here. Send email to

ILA Boat Stickers You may get your Boat Sticker by contacting any ILA Board Member or email with the following information: Name address phone number number of stickers

Cypress Cove Park Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers 1800 Diamond Dr Plenty of room for games, family reunions, and Weddings Grills, Picnic tables, T- Dock for fishing or swimming Contact any ILA Board Member *You must be a Lake Vilbig Member, and it's free, a refundable deposit to make sure you leave the park as you found it.

Long's Fencing of North Texas Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Repair or New 972-294-4087 or 940-566-2819

Grand Prairie Feed Store Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Fish Food - Organic Fertilizer 1229 E. Main St 972-263-6522

Linda & Ray's Scrapping Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Don't pay to have your washer, dryer, refrigerator hauled off, I will do it for free. Same-day pickup Ray - 972-765-2097

Drains Hernandez Services Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers French drains with gravel Sump pump installations, roof water control, and downspout exhausts. Standing yard water control, surface drains, garden dreins concrete drains, channel drains, Irrigation repairs. Free estimates Alberto Hernandez 214-463-3646

Termite Inspection Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Termite inspections and treatment. Kevin Kasky - 972-762-0899

The Handy Man Vilbig Resident Serving all your construction needs Tom Young - 972-849-6200

Windows and Doors Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Window Replacement & New Construction We Manufacture and Install Lifetime Warranty - Transferable to New Homeowner 214-630-5885

Window Cleaning Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers White Hill Cleaning Victor Bianchi 214-854-0115

Air Conditioning and Heating Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers

Antonio’s A/C & Heating Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Antonio Contreras Grand Prairie, TX Cell - 972-768-8097

Veterans Garage Doors Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Garage door repair and installation (972) 885-2982 Grand Prairie, Tx

Pulido Cocreate Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Retaining Walls, Side Walks, Drive Ways, & Slabs Alex Pulido 972-375-4069

Unique Stone Masonry Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Seawalls & Complete Stonework Your complete Landscaping Company Jon Walters 214-603-6866

Knight Erosion Control ​ Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers R-Rap - Seawalls - Retaining Walls - Wall Repair 817-640-4442

Olvera Waterfront Construction​ Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customer Retaining walls, docks, piers, and more. 903 - 263-9764 496 FM 3019 Winnsboro, TX 75494

TC Landscape The Best of the Best Call or Text - 214-524-4079 "Keep Irving Beautiful"

Tree Service Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Tree Topping - Tree Work 817-217-3790

Yard Maintenance Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Shrub/tree trimming, cleans up along the banks, packing leaves, debris, and cut branches, etc. Rebuilding stone walls and does a thorough job cleaning up afterward into large plastic bags for disposal. Juan - 214 607 6533

Rent a Husband Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Handyman - The go-to guy Robert Williamson 972-513-4918

House Repairs Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Julio Alvarado 214-998-6974

Plumber Satisfied Lake Vilbig Customers Replaces Hot water Tanks and will handle all of your plumbing needs David Dees 972-318-9081

Texas Sable Palm Trees - Cold Hardy Contact - Romero - 817-204-4629 Will plant for $150.00

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