A LID is a special-purpose district formed around a lake in accordance with Minnesota Statutes. It is a local unit of government established by resolution for the implementation of defined lake management projects and for the assessment of the costs. Property owners elect the governing board of the LID and pay an annual assessment fee to pay for projects that the LID chooses for Lake Shamineau. Citizens benefit from greater local involvement in the management of their own lake. The Shamineau Lake Improvement District will empower property owners to decide on what is best for their lake with less government involvement.