mink somers lake sign
Mink/Somers homeowner signs are updated!  If you don’t see your name, let us know.

2019 mink somers fourth
Fun was had by all at the 2019 TAMS Summer Lake Community Picnic.


The Association of Mink Somers (TAMS) was formed in the early 1960s . From the beginning our association has had a very active membership. TAMS is a volunteer organization. TAMS dealt with all lake issues using funds from membership dues. TAMS was registered as a 501C3 and TAMS members formed the Mink Somers Lake Improvement District (MSLID) in 2007 to be able to insure funding for significant lake issues TAMS was unable to support.

A LID is a local governmental unit, a political subdivision. A LID allows for greater local involvement in lake management activities. Projects and activities undertaken by a LID must comply with all local, state and federal regulations. A LID does not have any taxing authority of its own. Rather, the county board specifies the funding arrangement when it establishes the LID.

All riparian (properties with lakeshore) property owners are by default a part of the LID. The MSLID now funds the major projects that help our lakes continue to improve in water quality, fisheries, and other aspects that make our environment enjoyable to all.