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The Alameda West Lagoon Home Owners Association is a private membership organization with a Section 501(c)(7) Federal tax exemption. This website’s public access information shall not be construed as an invitation to the general public. Sections of the website require AWLHOA Membership and a website account.

Monthly BOD Meeting Change

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Alameda West Lagoon HOA By-Laws, Section 6.3 Meeting Types, outlines the types and conditions under which the Board conducts meetings. The AWLHOA By-laws currently state that Regular Meetings may be held at such time as fixed by the Board.

2016 Annual Lagoon Cleanup

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On 5 July all the lagoons will be lowered for the annual cleanup and to accommodate the City for two (2) projects. The one on the North side of lagoon 2 is to work on a new sewer system to replace the pipe on the lagoon 2 wall and to repair several seawalls in lagoons 1 and 2. The other is at Park and Otis affecting lagoon 3.

The sequence will be as follows:

  • July 5 start lowering all lagoons;
  • August 15 start refilling all lagoons.
  • September 6 start lowering all lagoons again;
  • October 14 start refilling all lagoons.  If the work at Park and Otis proceeds on schedule lagoons 3, 4, and 5 may be refilled sooner than October 14th.

While the lagoons are down, we ask that all residents clean around their docks. Please rake up all debris and plant matter up to the water’s edge in the area between your fences, and under your dock. Remove any barnacles on your dock supports and push sand under the sea wall, if it is eroded.

Place all refuse in sturdy garbage bags curbside, and Public Works will provide pickup randomly, as needed.

New FEMA Flood Maps Target AWLHOA

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An informational meeting on the proposed FEMA flood maps will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in the Poppy Room of the Harbor Bay Community Center, 2195 Mecartney Road, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Alameda West Lagoon home owners are encouraged to attend.

For more information, maps, informational flyers and additional related links, visit the city of Alameda’s website. You can also view paper maps and informational flyers at City Hall, City Hall West, or the Alameda Main Library.

Current FEMA map for Alameda West Lagoons.

Update: Lagoon 5 Back to Normal

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The City treated Lagoon 5 with GreenClean (algaecide/bactericide) following the sewage main spill. A follow-up test was performed seven days later to monitor the results of the treatment on the spill. The latest results indicated that all lagoon levels have returned back to normal.

Notice: Incident on Lagoon 5

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On July 1st at 4:30 PM, an incident occurred near the cross streets of Otis drive and Court Street. The city had a force main that failed and discharged sewage to the storm drain that drains to lagoon 5. Water quality samples were taken and results will be posted. Lagoon 5 has been posted with warning signs.

The City of Alameda’s Response to Plume & Mystery Goo Claims.

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The City of Alameda investigated the observations and conclusions reported by Monty Heying. Based on their investigation involving the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, NOAA, Public Works Maintenance, and Clean Lakes and Lagoon Maintenance, the following conclusions were reached pertaining to our lagoon system.

  • The observed plume did not come from the Alameda Lagoon system.
  • The Mystery Goo did not come from the Alameda Lagoon system.

Read the entire summary of observations and conclusions by Monty Heying, along with the City of Alameda’s response which supports alternative conclusions.

Changes to your 2015 Board of Directors

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The Board welcomes our newest Director to the 2015 Board of Directors.

Director: Steve Case

Board meetings usually are being held the third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, #360. You are welcome to attend, but please call a Board member in advance to confirm meeting date and time since it may change.

Lagoon Lowering Date Extended for 2015 Maintenance

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The date for refilling the lagoons has been extended until the next high tide which will next occur on June 2, 2015. Until that time, the lagoons will remain at their present levels allowing homeowners additional time for cleaning up their water front.

Lagoon Lowering for 2015 Maintenance Dates Set

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The water will be lowered in the Alameda West Lagoons commencing on Monday 20 April and will begin refilling on Thursday 14 May. This annual process will again provide members the opportunity to remove excess debris, grasses and coral from the lagoon bottom and sea walls. Place the debris in containers at the curb in front of your house and City trucks will remove it.
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Dock found floating in Lagoon 5

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A loose dock was recently found floating in Lagoon 5. The dock is visible from the east side of Broadway, located in the South East corner of the lagoon. Continue reading