Road Committee Updates
April 2023 Update
On April 15th 2023, the Road Committee shared background, project scope, cost estimates, and financing with the community. While we had some difficulties livestreaming the event, we have the majority of the presentation available on YouTube at the following link: 2023 ILPOA Roads Forum (1) - YouTube
Road Committee Overview
One of the board and the community’s main priorities for the past several years has been road infrastructure, and there has been a great deal of background work completed by prior boards on the roads. In 2016, the board commissioned a road study with BFA to evaluate the condition of our roads, and develop a cost estimate for repairing the road infrastructure. After the failure of a community vote in 2016 for several projects, subsequent boards made a decision to prioritize the Cove 9 bridge and the Lake Restoration effort. The Indian Hills community has taken substantial steps forward with the success of these two major projects over the last 5 years. These projects also have provided a blueprint for successful projects in our community:
1) Use professionals (engineers) to provide the community with an independent assessment of what is needed for our community (and not the opinion of board members or committee volunteers who may not be experts)
2) Involve volunteers outside of the board of directors to make recommendations and chart a path forward.
3) Engage with Members, be clear with project goals, and provide forums to solicit feedback from the community
The Cove 9 bridge project was successful due to the use of Cochran engineering, and most importantly an army of volunteers that provided their support for the project by leading information sessions and driving the design and construction phases. Lake Restoration’s success can be attributed to Ed Weston and Mike Schwartze’s truly remarkable efforts, the support of our partners at SIS Bio and Lake Restorative Services, and the widespread support across our community with volunteers pitching in across all facets of the project. The hallmark of these projects is that they were not “board led” – they were led by members of our community who had a vested interest in making sure that our community is moving forward.
Throughout 2022, the current board has held several discussions regarding what our path forward should be to address the road infrastructure. The board decided in April 2022 that we needed to update the 2016 engineering study, and invest in a more thorough ditch and culvert study to help determine what investments were needed to improve the road infrastructure. The board requested bids and selected Cochran Engineering to provide the studies. These studies are posted below.
As of the first quarter of 2023, the Road Committee has reviewed the road study, engaged with contractors, and is going to be presenting the latest recommendation to the community over the next several weeks. Additional information regarding community meetings and Q&A sessions will be shared as soon as those are finalized.
If you have any immediate questions, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and the committee will respond as quickly as we can.
Road Initiative Updates
- September 12, 2023
The ILPOA has recently renewed its road repair agreement with CSWR/CR. Confluence Rivers has also prepared a letter to the community that is available below highlighting their commitment to our community. The ILPOA board has worked very closely with the water company over the last few years to improve communications […]
- July 12, 2023
The election committee has completed tallying votes, and the ILPOA board would like to share that the Road Assessment Vote has Failed. The final result was 56% For and 44% Against with vote tallies of 356 For and 280 Against with 636 Members submitting a ballot. I’d like to acknowledge all […]
- May 16, 2023
The Road Committee has provided a project update for May 2023 and is pleased to share details in the communication below. Please email any questions to email@example.com. The Road Committee is working through a proposal with the board to commence voting on the project in late June and conclude the vote […]
- April 16, 2023
On April 15th, the ILPOA Road Committee presented their plan to address the road infrastructure to the community. While we were hoping to livestream the event, we encountered some issues however we were able to recover and post the majority of the presentation on YouTube available at the following link: […]
- April 6, 2023
After many months of meetings, evaluation, and healthy debate, the ILPOA Road Committee is excited to present to the community their plan to address the road infrastructure in Indian Hills. Immediately following the Quarterly Members meeting on Saturday April 15th, the Road Committee will present an overview of the scope of […]