Arms / Security Gate Being Reengaged – Within the next 24 hours we will be putting the Gate
Arms and Security Gate back into service.
Gate Security Reminders
- Make sure you have your Gate Card with you
so you can get into the community.
- Let your guests and contractors know that the
Gate Directory position has moved closer to the office inside the new
- This is a great time to remind your
guests/contractors to use your 4-digit code when calling you to remotely
open the gate. This method takes less
than 20 seconds to complete if you are available to answer the call from the
- If you have forgotten your 4-digit code please
call the office (573-885-3630) during office hours and they will be happy to
provide you with that information.
- Depending on your phone service you may only
have to press “9” once to remotely open the gate but some members will need
to press “9” multiple times in order to open the gate.
- Wait You Turn – The Gate Arms allow only
one car at a time to enter the community before the Gate Arm drops. Wait for the car ahead of you to go
through and the arm to drop down completely before you swipe your member Gate
Card or move up with your RFID Card.
- Please obey signage and warnings as the
association will not be responsible for any damage.
- If you experience any damage you will need to
submit a claim with your insurance agency to contest the damage. The association will not work directly with
the insured on any claims. ILPOA will
submit video recordings in all cases where a claim is made.
Entrance / Exit Road
Improvement Update – The Entrance/Exit Road Project is now in the final
stages and I am so proud of the way the first impression to our community looks
now that the roads have been repaired, parking lot reconfigured and the new
- Entrance / Exit Road – Old road was torn
out and new base installed and then finished with concrete.
- Improved Parking for ILPOA Office – With
the reconfiguring of the parking lot we have been able to provide better
defined parking for our members who come to the ILPOA Office.
- New Location for Member Directory – In
order to improve traffic flow during high traffic weekends we have moved the
Member Directory closer toward the office in order to provide a turn-out
lane. Please let your guests/contractors
know that if you are unable to reach you to use the turn-out lane so they can
allow cars behind you to access the directory.
Your guest/contractor can than exit out and then return through the
- What You Can’t See
- Better Access to Septic Tank – Previously
the septic tank access was below the surface of the road which required the
road to be cut-out to access. Now a
man-hole was installed to provide easy access so the tank can be serviced.
- Propane Tank Moved – The tank we had was
moved from the front of entrance to a more esthetically pleasing location out
- New Wiring Conduit – Many times wiring
was just buried below the asphalt and in most cases not deep enough which impacted
the reliability of the wiring. Below the
surface of the concreate all the wiring is now safely pulled through conduit.
- Greenspace Area – The area between the
rear parking area and the new turn-out lane will now be greenspace.
- What Still to Come – We are already
working with our ILPOA Clubs to develop a landscaping plan for the entrance
area, greenspace and specifically around the security gates to make the
entrance even more pleasing to the eye.
For those of you who have not been down to the lake recently
here are a few pictures of the completed work.
None of this could have happened without great planning and
leadership by Pat Leahy (outgoing Board member). In addition to the planning and supervision
by Pat we have to thank John Richmond and our Maintenance team (Matt Eaton, Kevin and Jim),
Walt Koyn, our Security Team (Bobby Stump and Bob Ziegelmeyer) for helping with
traffic flow and detours, Don Kalista assisting with all the conduit laid and wire
runs and the great partner/contractor Bouse Contracting LLC.
Everyone should be proud of the first impression we created
for the community. It also shows what we
could do if we get behind our initiatives to improve our critical
infrastructure: Cove 9 Bridge Replacement (voting now), Lake Restoration
(presenting solutions to membership) and Roads (member committee working to
identify options for membership to consider).
Hope you join us and “Love the Lake” like we do!