Our Community Cares!

Emily McLean made us aware of a need to take care of the leaves at their lakehouse, which Mark had planned to do this weekend. Emily just asked if there was someone who they could call to take care of the job.

But rather than just forward a name and phone number, the request went out to the community and specifically the Indian Hills Fishing Club. Quickly a team of people from the club and others from the community showed up this morning (Saturday) and made quick work of the job. Knowing Mark, who giving back to the community was part of who is was, would have been proud of our community who responded so quickly to take the burden off of their family.

It is times like this that makes us even more committed to honoring Mark’s legacy by completing his vision / plans for our community. Mark, you will forever be in our prayers and always the example of what it means to be a part of a community!

Pictures provided by Mary Beth Huffman

Office Closed on Monday, December 9th

The ILPOA Office will be closed on Monday, December 9th so our office staff can attend the funeral for Mark McLean.

We encourage all of our members if they are able to pay their respects to the McLean family at the visitation on Sunday ( 3:00 to 8:00 at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd 63122) and/or the funeral on Monday ( 10 AM, The Journey Church, 625 Meramec Station Rd, Manchester MO 63021).

Our prayers go out to Emily, Gavin, Maisie and the McLean family during this difficult time. Your lake community will always be here to support your family any way we can.

Funeral Arrangements for Mark McLean

Visitation is Sunday, Dec 8th  3:00 to 8:00 at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd   63122

Services Monday December 9th  10 AM, The Journey Church, 625 Meramec Station Rd,  Manchester MO  63021

Sad Day for ILPOA

Two of the things we love the most about our community are our owners and how we come together as a community when we are faced with a big challenge.  Unfortunately, today we need to share with you some news that will once again cause us to come together as a community.

This morning, we were informed that Mark McLean, our association President, passed away suddenly. 

Mark was a friend to everyone and if you were having a problem, Mark would find his way to you to offer his help or to offer the tools needed to help. When someone had an issue with what was going on the lake Mark would make one of his “Cup of Coffee” visits.   With his Thermos full of coffee, Mark would sit with you face to face to listen to your concerns.

Please remember to take time to pray for Mark’s family in their time of grief and we will be sure to send out to you any arrangements that we receive from the family.

ILPOA Board

Booster Club Thanksgiving Event (November 2019)

The Booster Club’s Thanksgiving Event was a tremendous success! With over 120 folks, the Community Hall was overflowing with neighbors, food and LOVE! Thank you to every person and family that participated. Special thanks to Bev and Gary Campbell, Nancy Windorf, Dave Kraft and Carla Addison for setting up the hall. The buffet line was incredible – absolutely scrumptious dishes from all! Bev had a wonderful table full of attendance prizes. But best of all was visiting (and meeting new) neighbors! We all are very thankful for our neighbors and friends at Indian Hills. We heard from many, many folks that this needs to become an ANNUAL event. We learned a few things to improve on next year (access buffet line on BOTH sides, etc) – would love to hear any comments below.

Thanks to ALL!!!
Mary Beth, President-Booster Club

Booster Club Update (11/21/19)

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are hosting the Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday at 3:00 at the Community Center.  Please join us and please make sure that your neighbors are aware of the event.  Booster Club will be providing turkey, water, iced tea.  Bring a dish to share with the community if you can-but not necessary.  Some attendance prizes.  What a great way to connect and celebrate with our neighbors-hope to see you there, it is sure to be quite a FEAST! 

Following right behind is the Holiday Light Contest.  On Saturday, December 14, we will meet at the Community Center at 6:30 and view the community decorations from 7-8.  Return to the Community Center for Holiday Cheer, a visit with Santa, and awards at 8:30.  There are four categories:  Most Traditional, Best Griswold (whimsical), Best Blow Ups and Best Doorway.  Please RSVP to IHLBoosterClub@gmail.com of how many children you will have as Santa will have a very special treat for the kids.  Also, if you will decorate, please email to IHLBoosterClub@gmail.com by December 12 with your address so that we can get your house on the ballot (not required to be present that evening).  There are some donated decorations at the Marina if you would like to use them.

We have had a very generous offer from some very smart gals and guys to help our members install and use social media.  If you bring your laptops, phones, tablets to the January 18 meeting at Community Center at 9:00 am they will sit with you and help you with the Indian Hills Next Door or Facebook pages!  Please take advantage of this opportunity.

The golf committee has chosen a date for the FIRST ANNUAL INDIAN HILLS golf tourney!  Save the date for September 19 at Cuba Lakes Golf and Country Club.   Please contact me if you’d like to be a part of the planning committee.  There will be a full, fun day of golf and an evening dinner/auction/entertainment to include the non-golfers as well! 

Please join us for the Booster Club meetings.  This is a WONDERFUL group of folks who work hard and play hard to make this community better.  The meetings are on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 at the Community Center, although December will be an exception:  December 14 at 9:00.  We are already talking about 2020 activities, exciting stuff.  If you would like to be put on the email list for the Booster Club, please let me know.

Mary Beth Huffman

President – Indian Hills Booster Club

IHLBoosterClub@gmail.com

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2019 Annual Election Results

The election committee chaired by Marsha Schramm and Kathy Kamper along with the following committee members completed the counting of ballots on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Jackie Koyn                    Walter Koyn                              Gary Kamper                    Barry Alick

Lana Santacruz             Henry Santacruz                       Tom Weithop                   Sandy Weithop

Bob Gray                        Francine Heitzman                  Shar Clark                        Pat Volz

Petie Modray               Dana Murray

This is a huge undertaking that this group has tackled with the utmost attention to detail and thoroughness. On behalf of the board and the membership thank you for giving up your entire day to ensure the results.  The ballots counted and details below were for the following; election of new Board of Directors (3), proposed Rules and Regulation changes (4), proposed Bylaw changes/addition (2).

  • This year we mailed out 964 ballots to our members.
  • We had 520 ballots (54% Return Rate) in the P.O. Box when they were picked up on 11/13
  • As of 11/13 we had one 1 ballot that was returned because it was undeliverable
  • As of 11/13 we had one ballot that was not sent to the P.O. box as indicated on the ballots and on the return envelope.

BOARD OF DIRECTION (BOD) ELECTIONS
The following are the results of BOD elections.  The top three (3) candidates who received the three highest number of votes will be sworn onto the ILPOA BOD Board at the December BOD Meeting.

  1. Don Kalista (334 Votes)
  2. Mary Beth Huffman (303 Votes)
  3. Bill Brumitt (267 Votes)
  4. Gary Campbell (244 Votes)
  5. Dale Brunts (137 Votes)
  6. Jim O’Fallon   (78 Votes)

  NOTE: There were 12 write in names.  1 had 3 votes, 3 had 2 votes, and 8 each had 1 vote.

By-Law Results: 

ARTICLE VIII BUDGET- SECTION 7, LIMITATIONS ON SPENDING 

PASSED.  503 Votes.  349 YES, 154 No.  69% Yes
A.2 – Phase 2-Cove 9 Bridge- Construction Assessment.  The Board of Directors shall be authorized to levy a one-time special assessment of $362,821 for the phase 2 construction of the Cove 9 bridge by each Member who owns a developed (lot with a dwelling) and/or an undeveloped lot (lot without a dwelling on it) within the subdivision.

  • Each member in Indian Hills Subdivision who owns a developed lot (lot with a dwelling) and/or an undeveloped lot (lot without a dwelling on it) shall be subjected to a one-time special assessment of $376.00.
    • Members will be given the option to make two equal payments totaling $376.00 if they so choose. Due no later than March 1st 2020 and August 1st 2020.
  • All special assessment funds collected for the Bridge Construction will be held in a Restricted Special Assessment fund and all funds not used will go toward road work within Indian Hills subdivision.

ARTICLE IV. MEETING OF MEMBERS, SECTION 3

FAILED.  512 Total Votes.  334 YES, 178 No.  65% Yes
PLACE OF MEETINGS

Proposed Change:
Any organized or scheduled meeting of the Members shall take place at the Indian Hills Community Hall (hereinafter referred to as Community Hall). In addition to any physical or electronic location deemed appropriate by the ILPOA board. Content of each meeting shall be similar in scope and content.

Rules & Regulation Results:

Ballot Item # 1:  PASSED   511 Total Votes.  389 YES, 122 No.   76% Yes
SECTION 2. BOATS. PARAGRAPH E. BOAT REGISTRATION; SUBPARAGRAPH 1
Proposed Change:
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 ($25.00) which will be affixed on the left and right side near the back/rear 1/3 of the boat, above the water line. Lot numbers will be affixed next to the ILPOA boat sticker no less than 3” tall on the right and left side of the watercraft.

Ballot Item #2: FAILED  501 Total Votes.  206 YES.  295 No.  41% Yes
SECTION 3. LAKE RULES, PARAGRAPH B. SPEED LIMIT
Proposed Change:
Boating speed limit of forty miles per hour (40 mph) will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday preceding Memorial Day. Other times, the speed shall be a maximum of five miles per hour (5 mph) with minimum wake.
SECTION 4. SKI, TUBE AND WAKEBOARD SAFETY, PARAGRAPH A.
Proposed Change:
Watersports (i.e. skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding) are allowed from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday preceding Memorial Day. Boating speed limit of forty miles per hour (40 mph) will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday preceding Memorial Day.

Ballot Item #3 FAILED  503 Total Votes.  229 YES, 274 No.  46% Yes
SECTION 4. SKI, TUBE AND WAKEBOARD SAFETY; PARAGRAPH L.
Proposed Change:
Wake surfing is permitted by V-drive and direct drive watercraft in the middle of the lake during weekdays only.  Wake surfing is prohibited on weekends.
NOTE: If this Ballot item passes then SECTION 4. SKI, TUBE AND WAKEBOARD SAFETY, Paragraph M. “All tow ropes must be at least 50’ long” will be overturned.  

Ballot Item #4 PASSED.  503 Total Votes.  391 YES, 112 no.  78% Yes
SECTION 25. LOWERING OF THE LAKE
Proposed Change
The ILPOA Board of Directors will lower the lake every four (4) years (Presidential/leap year) starting in 2020 to allow for repairs on docks/seawalls.

NOTE: Ballot envelopes were picked up on Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 9:00 AM. The USPS employee confirm that all mail from ILPOA PO Box included mail available through 11/13/19 (Tuesday)

Mark McLean

President-ILPOA



Election Results Coming Soon!

As soon as we receive the details regarding the ILPOA Annual Election/Ballots this evening we will be posting the information on the ILPOA Website with a link to the article on social media. Tomorrow morning we will send the same information out via email.

To those of you who took the time to vote we want to thank you for letting your voice be heard.

Lake Restoration Committee Update

     “As a follow up to our recommendation to the ILPOA BOD and website update in September, we have received member feedback and followed up with more investigations around the potential effectiveness of the suggested solutions by seeking input from governmental agencies. 

     After sending the SIS.bio data and report to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, they referred us to a more appropriate governmental agency, the Missouri Department of Conservation. We have been in touch with a Fisheries Management Biologist there and have facilitated numerous communication exchanges between them and the CEO of SIS.bio and his team. The input from the Biologist was that they had not had exposure to much “Bio-Dredging” in Missouri but certainly confirmed that the lack of dissolved oxygen was a large problem. The MDC confirmed that the process of re-oxygenating ponds and lakes is not a new one, and in fact there were various studies in the 1990’s that documented very positive results. One of these studies is now published in “The Lake and Reservoir Restoration Guidance Manual” as a recommended best practice. At the time of those studies, the oxygenation process was not coupled with any enzyme or other additives to accelerate the process so the MDC could not comment on our specific proposed solution. Scientific studies and appropriate documentation are underway and SIS.bio has communicated their results for review and are working with MDC to conduct “peer reviews” necessary for a full MDC endorsement. The SIS.bio claim of “bigger and healthier fish” could not be supported by the Fisheries Management Biologist without supporting evidence, but 2 of the 3 SIS.bio customer references supported that claim. Peer Reviews are a lengthy process and not likely to be completed in time for our 2020 proposed start.

In the months to come, we will be posting various informative videos outlining various aspects of lake deterioration and how we propose to reverse it. Beginning in January we will be holding Q&A sessions at various locations and welcome your input to address this ongoing problem.

For further information or to offer input, please contact us at “LakeRestore@ILPOA.net

Your Lake Restoration Committee

Security Gates and Gate Arms are Operational Again

Now that the Entrance/Exit Roads are back open the security gate and gate arms are back in operation. Please remember to have your security gate card with you when you leave the community.

Also, remind your guests that the Member Directory location has moved as part of the new configuration. We’ve seen a number of people drive by it thinking the Member Directory is still located by Guard Shack.

If you forget your gate card and you have your cellphone number in the directory you can always use the Member Directory to call you and you will be able to press “9” and remotely open the gate. Also, in order to speed up the guest process please give your guests your 4-digit code instead of using the long process to look up names. Remind them if they do not reach you to use the new “turn-out” lane to re-enter the community so the person behind them can use the Member Directory. If you do not know your 4-digit code please call the ILPOA Office at 573-885-3630. The office can also confirm the two contact numbers that are in the Member Directory.

Please observe the signage around the gate. Gates are set to allow only one vehicle at a time before the gate arm drop downs. If there is a car in front of you, wait at the stop sign and allow the gate arm to drop down before you proceed to swipe your gate card or move up for the RFID reader to read your RFID tag.

Thanks again for your patience as we all get used to the Security Gates being in operation again now that construction is complete.