Amelia-Villard-Leven Lakes Association
P.O. Box 121
Villard, MN 56385
Hours of Operation
The AVL Lakes Association is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation comprised of volunteers who through their collective effort work to safeguard and improve all conditions on Lake Amelia, Lake Villard and Lake Leven.
- To preserve and improve the natural resources and public infrastructure that surrounds the AVL three-lake community.
- To convey relative information to its members about best environmental practices, current state/local laws and recreational activities.
- To collaborate with DNR, local government units, service organizations, local businesses and churches to provide amenities that enhance the quality of life for our community and lake(s) residents.
Board of Directors
Ronald V. Cin
Rae Ann Trattles
Updates from The Amelia-Villard-Leven Lake Association
- Its Official! Runestone Telecom was awarded the federal "Grant" to continue, as well as expand fiber optic high speed broadband installation throughout the Villard exchange. This includes all of Lake Amelia, Lake Villard, Lake Leven, and the rural surrounding areas. The completion date is uncertain, however Kent Hedstrom ( CEO) of Runestone Telecom hopes to have the project completed by late 2021. The AVL as well as Runestone Telecom would like to thank all who wrote letters of support for the high speed internet. The letters actually provided leverage in the state's decision of who would get the Grant money. Runestone Telecom will be in contact with all home owners to best determine boring or trenching procedures to make the connection. Watch for further communications from Runestone Telecom in the mail.
- Learn more here
- By now, homeowners should have received information from Runestone Telecom. It quotes the cost of fiber optic internet based on your preferred download speed. It also tells of the cost for television service as well as telephone service. The information also states that the fiber optic project will take 2 years to complete. Kent Hedstrom of Runestone Telecom did state that the high speed internet will certainly be routed throughout the Villard exchange which includes all 3 lakes, as a priority. The information packet also strongly suggests that households should at the very least get wired for the fiber optic cable even if their preference is not to activate Runestone's service at this time. Runestone claims that homes that are high speed broadband "ready" show an overall value increase of 3%. Future fiber optic installation's would incur costs for the homeowner. To become part of the installation project please return the Runestone questionnaire as soon as possible. If you did not receive the questionnaire or need another copy, please call Runestone Telecom at 320-986-2013.
- The AVL Lake Association has been meeting on a regular basis via Zoom virtual meetings. Please check back from time to time for updates about the AVL annual meeting, topics of interest and concern, and upcoming events. As always we thank all of our AVL members for their support through their membership dues and overall participation.