Lake Restoration Committee Update #4

The following information was prepared by the ILPOA Lake Restoration Committee. Any questions you have can be emailed to

Fellow members,

By now, hopefully, you have had the opportunity to review the two previous informational videos explaining the situation we are facing with our lake’s health.

The video link below provides information on what needs to be considered when selecting a company to provide a solution. The Lake Restoration Committee has thoroughly investigated various options and carefully screened companies that can meet the needs to improve the health of our lake.  There are two companies that fit our requirements and have the capabilities to perform the necessary work to restore our lake to a much healthier state. 

The Lake Restoration Committee will soon select and present our recommendation to the board.  Price, past performance, and reference checks are among the top evaluation criterion and our final selection for recommendation will be made as soon as all the references have been thoroughly completed.

Please take the time to review the information included in the link and – if necessary – go back to the 2 previous releases to get additional information. As always, if you have a challenge or some constructive input, please feel free to reach out to us at

Understand what to demand when specifying or assessing a proposed solution

Booster Club Coronavirus Update

know that the last few months have been difficult for most everyone in many different ways and challenges.  We have not had a Booster Club Meeting since February.  I have been listening to all the health updates and concerns for all of us to start coming out of such strict quarantine protocols.  Although some protocols are being lifted, I feel because of the age of the majority of our members it is better to error on the side of caution.  Therefore, I am canceling May and June booster club meetings and the Family Reunion fundraiser in June. 

I will continue to stay updated on all communications regarding this pandemic and make any changes that I feel are appropriate to keep everyone healthy and safe.  As I sit here writing, I am in the hopes that our Family Reunion fundraiser can still be scheduled into this years’ summer fun.  Everyone has still been working hard on this event and I know that it would be a fun way to end this quarantine and catch up with friends and families.

In closing, I would like to give you an update regarding our Booster Club Membership Drive, which is the biggest fundraiser for the Booster Club.  We are doing well and almost in line with last year’s goals.  That being said I would like to remind anyone still wishing to commit to doing so soon.  As you know we support a lot of projects around the community that the association budget cannot manage each year.  Please understand that I do not wish to impose any hardships on anyone with this reminder.  The last few months and those to follow have and will continue to be very different than we all expected to move into 2020.  I am just asking as a friendly reminder.  In order to help with the expected lower fundraising dollars, it has been decided not to purchase gifts for the different levels of donations this year.  This decision will be revisited next year before membership letters go out. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this update, please do not hesitate to connect me.  My prayer for you and your families is that you continue to be safe and healthy through 2020.  Please be diligent with keeping yourselves healthy as we move into the next stage, ‘RECOVERY’ from this pandemic.

Love the Lake

Bev Campbell

Booster Club President

Ladies Spring Luncheon, Roaring Twenties

it is with a sad heart that I am writing this today. With all the unknowns we hear from day to day regarding the coronavirus it has been decided to postpone the Ladies Spring Luncheon into April of the next year 2021. It was a difficult decision to make because so many are looking forward to being able to have fun again with socializing, but a good friend told me if one life can be saved with this decision it is worth it. How true Laurie. Thank you for putting it into perspective for me. We will still do the roaring twenties theme, so hang on to your costumes. Now with that being said, those that already have tickets please disregard them. We will issue new tickets next year at the same price of $20.00.

If you need a refund for your ticket this year, please private message me and I will make that happen. Those that can leave it in the Ladies club funds as a donation, that would be gratefully appreciated. As you can imagine with the lack of fundraising events this spring and summer the ladies’ funds will be a little tight this year. Please encourage friends to buy tickets for next year. We will be adding more fun things to the luncheon as we have another year to plan. In closing, I want to wish you continued safety and health.

You are all in my prayers daily. May God Bless you All.

Thank You


P.S. stay tuned in February for tickets and additional plans for 2021 Spring Luncheon.

ILPOA Club Meetings & Events

Because of the continued guidance regarding Stay at Home and Social Distancing all ILPOA Club Meetings and Events will be cancelled for May. We will provide any updates we receive for June when we received from club leadership.

In the meantime stay safe and follow COVID-19 guidelines so that we can soon enjoy one another’s company.

Lake, Dam & Spillway Update: May 2020

The following Lake, Dam & Spillway update was provided by Dale Brunts, ILPOA Chair. If you have any questions regarding Lake, Dam & Spillway you can send an email to Dale at

This past month has been unlike any other as we are all trying to find a new normal. I’ve only had a few assignments that have been easily resolved. I’m sure ideas and improvements will ramp up as soon as our season starts.

At the Cove 1 Boat Ramp drop off a pole has been placed in the water to serve as a marker for boat entry and exit. A member will be placing a flag at the end of their dock for additional visual help in maneuvering at the boat ramp.

The buoys in Cove 6 will be moved to their proper places within the next few weeks.

Our Community Cares

The legacy of our former ILPOA President, Mark McLean was making a difference in people’s lives no matter the place or time. From time to time we will highlight members of our community who embraces the same passion and drive as Mark McLean.

“Our Community Care” Member: Nancy Windorff

Nancy Windorff and her husband Tim have been a member of our community since January 2018. Nancy has already made her mark in our community with two projects she leading.

  • The Indian Hills Game Room: started for the sole purpose of making people smile and laugh, and who doesn’t like to win prizes! Look for Nancy’s postings on social media on upcoming Game Room dates and let us support her.
  • DIY Masks: Rather than sitting still Nancy decided to take matters into her own hands and start making masks to help protect people during this COVID-19 pandemic. Nancy has made more than 65 masks and gives them away free to friends and members. All Nancy asks is if you can make a small donation she can purchase supplies so she can keep making more masks.

What drives Nancy? Nancy was diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago and was given 5 years to live, but she proved doctors wrong. She received so much love and support during that time in her life, and since then, looking for ways to pay it forward. She believes God gave her more time to help and give to others. 

Nancy and her husband Tim have 8 children and 7 grandchildren that they enjoy visiting frequently. Nancy loves being a part of the wonderful groups in the community, like the Booster Club and Ladies Club, that can give to the community as well. If you see Nancy around the community make sure you say Hi and thank her for what she does for our community.

If you know someone who makes a difference like Nancy let us know by emailing us at

Our Community Cares!

President’s Update – May 2020

The following update was provided by Mary Beth Huffman, ILPOA President. If you need to reach Mary Beth you can email her at

We are well into the quarantine, and it is affecting every one of our lives.  Hoping that this finds all of our members healthy.  And once again, if anybody requires any help with shopping, etc, please reach out – we have many generous members wanting to help.  The school district has made Indian Hills a stop bringing meals to our young members.  Thank you Koren McGinnis and your coworkers for putting this together.  All of the club meetings and events have been canceled for May.  We wish that you and your families stay safe! 

Our board meeting in April was held solely by teleconference.  It is wonderful to have the technology to be able to conduct our business even in these times.   Although I certainly missed everyone’s faces, hopefully, we’ll be able to sit in a room together soon. 

  • Cochran has completed the drawings for the bridge.  They have submitted and we have received all the permits required for the project.  We soon will be prequalifying construction firms for the project.  If you are aware of a contractor that would be a good fit for our project, please let me know. 

REMINDER:  Every member listed on a deed has been issued proximity cards to use as their access to their property.  Remember to carry those cards with you or in your car when you leave the community.  Entrance through the gate and entrance for your guests is EVERY MEMBER’S responsibility via the cards given to you.  Roving patrol, maintenance, or the office employees are not authorized to let you or your guests in the gate.  This reminder applies especially to members, not in good standing who do not have access to the directory, your card is your entrance into the private community.  If you have lost your card, contact the office to arrange to buy a replacement card. 

We have been publishing most of the boating rules and regulations.  Please make sure you are aware of the rules before putting your boat on the lake.  They are listed under the documents of this website.

Mary Beth Huffman

President – ILPOA

Roads & Maintenance Update: May 2020

The following update was provided by Gary Campbell, ILPOA Chair Roads & Maintenance. You can reach Gary at

Another month has gone by. This past month has been crazier than a roller coaster gone off the rails. I pray everyone continues to be safe and no-one has had to endure the loss of a friend or loved one.

The maintenance dept has once again been very busy. Before COVID-19 hit, the focus was trying to get things done prior to the return of seasonal traffic. Well, needless to say, our game plan has changed. We will be working more toward maintaining the common grounds, potholes, etc and maybe being able to work in a few other odd jobs (Such as re-cabling the rails along the dam, fixing the tennis courts, developing a pickleball court, etc).

In addition, we lost Matt to medical complications, so we are operating a short one. Joe Modray and Walt Koyn are coordinating things. Walt has already been out trying to keep up with grass cutting in our common areas and the guys have dressed up the beach and the dam ready for the warm weather. It really looks nice. I’d tell you to give them a pat on the back, but don’t forget social distancing. You will just have to do it virtually.

The boards were installed at the dam to raise levels and repairs have been made to many of the docks. If we missed any spots, let us know via a work request.  You can get that form on the website at

The guys have also been busy on a number of projects over the past month including:

  • Equipment repairs and maintenance
  • The ongoing battle with potholes, people crashing the gate, etc
  • Pouring concrete for buoy anchors
  • Getting the donated speed boat ready for the summer season
  • Rerouted the venting and moved the griddles at the community center to improve efficiencies.
  • Installed posts and cabling to inhibit access to 4-wheelers trying to access the back of the dam. 4-wheeling and hill-climbing on the back of the dam is specifically prohibited!!
  • Installed 3 new culverts (Have a large number that is rusting out and are in need of replacement.
  • Cleaned association culverts. A reminder to check your culverts and clean out as needed!
  • Cleaned the grate at the Dam
  • Adjusted cameras at the gate

Pending projects include:

  • Potholes
  • Culvert replacement as weather, finances and normal summer maintenance requirements allow.
  • Tennis court repair and conversion of one court to a pickleball court.
  • Install buoys, again, when the weather warms up a bit

I know most of us are practicing this thing called social-distancing, but even when we get by this COVID-19 issue I am asking your help in not approaching the guys and engaging in conversation.  They have been told this is not an authorized activity while on the clock. With limited manpower and financial resources, we can’t afford that luxury.

Thanks for your continued support. Stay safe!!

We’re Getting Ready for You!

Roads and Maintenance Update: April 2020

Our Maintenance Team has been hard at work getting the community for the summer season. Check out the pictures below that show how they are maintaining the backside of the dam and cleaning up the beach by the Community Center.

We appreciate the leadership provided by Gary Campbell (Roads & Maintenance Chair) and Joe Modry along with Walt, Kevin & Jim who work with a tight budget but continue to patch potholes, cut grass, repair equipment, clear the roads, etc.

We appreciate that they are busy so we can enjoy our time at the lake. Looking forward to the day when the “Stay at Home” order is lifted and we can once again gather together and enjoy all that Indian Lake has to offer.

Boating Reminders

Section 2.B.  Registration and Length Limits.  Each member together with co-owners, if any, shall be allowed to register a maximum combined total of three (3) motor-driven watercraft subject to the choices listed below.”

  • OWNER RESPONSIBILITY: You must register your boats at the office.  You must produce a title of the craft and that title must be in the name of the owner listed on the deed of your property.  A member cannot register a non-member’s boat. 
    • You cannot receive your watercraft stickers unless you have registered it with the office.
    • No more than three (3) total-speed, ski, runabout, fishing boat, (maximum length twenty-two (22) feet), or pontoon or deck boat (maximum length twenty-five (25) feet).
    • No more than one (1) personal watercraft, maximum length twelve and one half (12 1/2) feet. For the purpose of this section, “PWC” is defined as, but not limited to, wave runners or jet skis.

Section 2.E.Boat Registration.  All boats being launched, operated, docked at private or ILPOA docks or on lifts in the lake water of Indian Hills Subdivision are required to be registered with the Association Office and to display current ILPOA boat stickers purchased at a total cost of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) which will be affixed on the left and right side near the back/rear of the boat, above the waterline.  Lot numbers will be affixed next to the ILPOA boat sticker which will be no less than three (3”) high on the right and left side of watercraft.

    • Only “Members in Good Standing” can request and receive watercraft stickers.
    • You cannot launch a watercraft or operate the watercraft on the lake without the required stickers.
    • If you do not have your watercraft stickers (the rear of the watercraft on each side of the watercraft) and Lot #s displayed on your watercraft you will be subject to a citation for each violation.
    • Watercraft Stickers & Lot #s must be above the waterline and be visible when operating the watercraft.

Section 3.B. Speed Limit.  The boating speed limit of forty miles per hour (40 mph) will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday proceeding Memorial Day.  Other times, the speed limit shall be a maximum of five miles per hour (5 mph) with minimum wake.“

Section 6. B. Littering.  Members are not to dispose of anything in the lake.  This includes lawn and garden waste, rubbish, litter from storms, soil, rock or any kind of matter.

  • We have been pulling out major sized logs that a member witnessed another member throwing back into the lake after they had washed up onto their property.
  • This is a MAJOR safety issue for boaters, jet skis, etc. because those logs are not entirely visible from the surface.  Do not dump anything into the lake.
  • Violators, at a minimum, will be subject to receiving a citation.

OTHER RULES REMINDERS: Complete set of Rules & Regulations are available at

  • Boats must proceed at no-wake speed when within 100 ‘ of docks. 
  • Boats operating after dark must have navigation lights
  • All coves are a NO WAKE ZONES
  • All watercraft, except sailboats, must travel counter-clockwise at all times. 
  • No one under 14 shall operate any motorized watercraft. 
  • You are ALWAYS responsible for your guests – YOU will receive a citation for your guests breaking the rules. Make sure you go over the rules with them.