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

Join in the fun at the 2021 July 4th Boat Parade beginning at 1:00 p.m. in front of Guy Vance’s house on Mink Lake!


The Association of Mink Somers (TAMS) was formed in the early 1960s . TAMS is a volunteer organization. Since the beginning, our association has had an active membership, but we could always use more help! TAMS provides name signs and activities for the lake community using funds from membership dues. TAMS is registered 501(c) 3 organization.

The Mink Somers Lake Improvement District (MSLID) was formed in 2007 to handle funding for lake improvement issues TAMS is unable to support financially. A LID is a local governmental unit and 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.