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. 
  • REMINDER:
    • 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.

  • REMINDER:
    • 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 www.ilpoa.org.

  • 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.

Legal Update – April 2020

The information below was prepared by Chris Pinaire, ILPOA Legal Chair. If you have any questions please reach out to Chris via email at bod.cpinaire@ilpoa.org.


Life is certainly changing all around us this spring with the threat of Covid-19.  Our everyday lives have changed drastically.  We hope and pray that everyone remains safe. 

Like many gatherings in public places, our upcoming trial (Brunts, O’Fallon, Wideman, & Williams vs. ILPOA) set for 4/14 -4/15 has been rescheduled.  At this time, the trial has been rescheduled for May 29th, 2020.  This could change depending on the spread of Covid-19.  As new updates are available, we will inform the community.

However, I did want to share that in 2019, the association spent nearly $22,000 on legal fees.  As we move forward, we hope and pray for quick decisions so that we may move on from the lawsuits of the last two years and move forward together, as a community.  We will need everyone’s support, together, as we look to continue to improve the current infrastructure.

Stay safe.  See you all around soon!

Chris Pinaire

ILPOA Legal Update

The information below was provided by Chris Pinaire, ILPOA Security Chair [bod.cpinaire@ilpoa.org]

  • Brunts, Wideman, O’Fallon, Williams (Plaintiffs) Lawsuit against Indian Lake Property Owners Association (ILPOA)
    • Trial date set for April 14th and 15th on first three counts
  • Trail Road Case
    • Upcoming court date on February 19, 2020 to hear motion by Mr. Brand’s attorney and Mr. Bayless’ counter claim.
    • Case set to go to trial on 9/17/20 at 9 a.m. (CST)
  • ILPOA Lawsuit against All-Type Fence
    • Plaintiff (ILPOA) depositions were conducted on 2/7
  • Other Items:
    • There is approximately $72,000 in past dues, fees, etc. for 24 properties. Several liens have been filed.
    • We have two guests of members that have caused approximately $1,075 in gate damages. We are consulting the association attorney to determine next steps.

Lawsuit Update

Dear ILPOA members,

Please see the update below on the current lawsuit by Brunts, O’Fallon, Wideman, and Williams vs Indian Lake Property Owner’s Association (ILPOA).  The plaintiffs’ petition was recently amended and refiled, as many of you may have heard or viewed online.  During a court hearing on 10/22/19, Judge Kelly Parker granted a stay to answer the filing until he rules on the motion of plaintiffs’ and determines if the new pleading is allowed.  The judge has indicated he will rule prior to the next court date, 12/10/19.

Because it may be hard to follow the details through Missouri Case.net, I wanted to clarify some of the details on the proposed new filing.

  • DAMAGES – Damages are still being sought after in the lawsuit.  Specifically, the amended petition requests damages within the Fraud and Merchandising Practices (MMPA) Count. 
  • LEGAL FEES – Also, in this MMPA, the plaintiffs request all damages allowed by the statute, which could arguably include attorney fees. 
  • INTERPRETATION of the BUR – If the plaintiffs were only seeking clarification on the interpretation of the BUR, they would have only left the declaratory judgement count of the BUR interpretation and the injunction (which would prohibit assessments including boat stickers, etc.) count in the amended petition.
  • CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST – In the most recent filing, the plaintiffs have dropped the constructive trust count and request that all monies (damages) collected be returned to the four named plaintiffs only (Brunts, O’Fallon, Wideman, and Williams), not the entire community, as was the case in the original petition.

If you have any questions please email bod.cpinaire@ilpoa.org and we try to get you an answer.  I also would caution you regarding posting questions on social media because of the complexity of the pleadings.  Many times, you will not get the facts but rather opinions or their interpretation.  The only feedback that matters is the Judge and anything beyond that is purely speculation.

Chris Pinaire, ILPOA Legal Chair