BOOSTER CLUB UPDATE

Hello Booster Club Members,

     It has been awhile since you have heard from us and I apologize for that.  The Booster Club Officers had a meeting on August 15th. As of August 4th Beverly Campbell has stepped aside, our special thanks for stepping up when it was needed. Lynn Eberle has stepped aside, as she needs to focus on her health, thank you for all you have done for the club and our community. Prayers to both.

     Hello my name is Nancy Windorff, I feel very honored to be a Booster Club Officer. I went to college to be a CPA. I have been very active in the community, making masks, working on the online auction and I run Indian Hills game room on Facebook. My goal is to keep us going forward in these trying times. Can’t wait to meet you all.

      Hi my name is Ronda Emmons, I am excited about becoming the Vice President intern. I am retired and live at the lake full time. I was a child nutritionist at Rockwood School District. I also managed and owned a Hair Salon. Looking forward to a good year.

     Even with the currant situation of Covid19 the Booster Club is still active and helping the community. We would like to thank all of you that supported our 2020 efforts through membership donations as well as your generous participation in the auction, supporting of the merchandising website and would like to especially acknowledge the generous donation for the sale of wine bags from Mary Beth Huffman and her family.

     The Booster Club is sponsoring the upcoming events Movie night and the First Responders BBQ.

     We are currently striving to hold an outside meeting on September 19th at 9am at the Community Center patio, hope to see you there.

     Meeting minutes to follow at a later date.

     Save the date:

      September 5th Movie Night at 7:30 Double feature-Moana and Ford vs Ferrari

      September 12th First Responders BBQ and Parade (Hope you will come and show your appreciation to all our First Responders.

Thank you,

The Booster Club

Nancy Windorff President

Any questions or concerns please contact me at nwindorff@yahoo.com or 262-309-0508

Update on Cove 9 Bridge

August 2020

COVID-19 has not stopped ILPOA Bridge Committee from meeting remotely and moving forward with plans to build a new bridge over Brush Creek on Cove 9, replacing the existing rapidly deteriorating bridge. This announcement reflects the intended timeframe needed to build a new bridge and alerts Members to the current bridge access being closed. 

New Bridge Design and Bid Process

The Bridge Committee continues to work with Cochran  Engineering, the engineering firm retained to assess our needs and develop the construction bid package.  The design of the bridge was based upon input from Member surveys as to what was important to them to include.  The bid package calls for a new one-lane bridge substantially longer than the current bridge.  This is to allow for more water to pass under the bridge when high amounts of storm waters occur.  Construction of the new bridge will be independently overseen and monitored by Cochran Engineering as well.

Bid packages are being sent to MODOT approved bridge contractors known in the area.  If any member wants to be sure that a contractor they would recommend receives notification of the bid request, please email the name of the contactor and their contact details to the ILPOA Bridge Committee at bridgecommittee@ILPOA.org.  Bids will be due in September.  The Bridge Committee will review the bids and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of ILPOA.  It is anticipated the bid will be awarded by late September.

Lake Being Lowered October 1, 2020

In order for construction to take place, the lake water level will need to be dropped the maximum amount allowed, about 6’-8’ lower than normal summer pools.    Lowering the lake to this level was routine and took place every four years in the past.  It allows members access to their shorelines to make improvements.   We anticipate starting to lower the lake on October 1, 2020. Although the lake valves will be open in early October, rain could slow the lowering process. With limited or no rain, we anticipate the lake to lower a couple inches each day.     Many boat owners will need to remove their boats from the lake for winter storage before this date to avoid problems getting their boats off their lifts or to an access ramp to remove from the lake.    Therefore, it is highly recommended for those who want to remove their boats for the winter should do so by October 1, 2020.

Although we realize the lowering is earlier than normal, starting in October will ensure completion of the new bridge before spring.   Of course this completion date is subject to weather conditions during the construction project.

Access Far Side of Lake Over Dam and Spillway  During Construction

We anticipate the existing bridge will be closed to traffic after the contractor has been vetted and chosen. At that time the contractor would begin removing the existing bridge and construction of the new bridge, weather permitting.  This will cause all traffic to be routed over the spillway and dam in order to access the west side of the lake while the new bridge is being built.  Temporary ramps will be constructed to reduce the road grade at each side of the spillway, allowing safe passage of all vehicles.   By lowering the lake as noted,  we also reduce the chances of having the dam closed due to heavy rainfall.  

Updates

The Bridge Committee will keep all Members informed as this project progresses.  Please share this information with your friends and neighbors to help ensure everyone is aware of the timing of these events.

If you believe that you may have issues removing your boat by the October 1 date, please contact us at bridgecommittee@ilpoa.org.

Bridge Committee

Brian Nisbet

John Oeltjen

Gary Weber

Mike Dean

Mary Beth Huffman

Response to Social Media Posts Re: Member Status and Gate Access

ILPOA Members

There have been comments posted on social media regarding the impact of being a Member Not In Good Standing and access to the community.  To protect the privacy of our members we do not publicly address an individual’s specific situation that may impact a member to no longer be a Member in Good Standing.  Below are the facts so all members can clearly understand what is spelled out in our governing documents and our ILPOA Gate Policy.

ILPOA SECURITY GATE ACCESS – As a member, we are required to give you 24×7 access to your property.  Each member is provided a gate access card at no charge to all members listed on the property deed.  The privilege of being able to remotely open the gate for your guests is ONLY available to Members in Good Standing.  

ILPOA MEMBER APPROVED BY-LAWS

ARTICLE II MEMBERS / SECTION 1, CLASSES OF MEMBERS

Members in good standing are those Members who are not suspended for violations of the Warranty Deed, By-Laws and/or Rules and Regulations and have paid all dues, fees or any other sum owed to ILPOA. Members in good standing, their families and guests shall be entitled to use various community areas, beaches and other ILPOA facilities.

If you are Not a Member in Good Standing your name and phone number will be removed from the Guest Directory System.  If you have an RFID tag and you’ve been removed from the Guest Directory it may be best to swap out your tag for a proximity card to make it easier to open the gate for guests when your drive up to the gate.  You can visit the ILPOA Office if this applies to you.

I know everyone wants to help people out but I urge everyone to not allow anyone that you have not personally invited into the community.  Once you’ve let someone into the community you become responsible for them while they are in the community.  We trace people entering the community by who they called, who remotely opened the gate for them and video.  If there is a problem we will provide gate logs and video to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department as part of their investigation.

In addition to the increase in random calls being made from the gate directory to gain entry into the community, we are also seeing an upswing in people piggybacking behind members.  If possible please stop after you pass the gate arms allowing the gate arms to close so the person piggybacking cannot enter.  We would appreciate your assistance.

 I would encourage any member to first seek out a Board Member with their question versus asking for input from our members on social media.  Your questions can be sent to the ILPOA Office via email (Indianlake@ilpoa.org) and Michelle will quickly get the appropriate Board Member to address your questions.

Your ILPOA Board