Smoke Signals – News

April 9, 2021

Grass Carp Update

CALL TO ACTION: HELP US REMOVE THE GRASS CARP FROM THE LAKE In the summer of 2018, we had an issue in the lake with pond weed in several of our coves. Part of our solution at that time was to drop 400 grass carp into the lake in August […]
April 9, 2021

ILPOA Buoy Policy

Lake Buoy Policy – 2021 Update To date we have received several emails from members regarding buoy placement around the lake. This communication is to clarify the Board’s position on buoys as we all look forward to 2021 lake season. The Board is committed to placing buoys where required according […]
April 8, 2021

Improvements to Cove 1

Have you seen Cove #1 lately?  If you haven’t, take a ride around, it’s looking awesome! We had a member that was doing some extensive dock/sea wall work.  But in addition to their personal work at their house, they replaced some old Association culverts and have upgraded all the ground […]
April 6, 2021

ILPOA Quarterly Member Meeting on 4/10

This Saturday, April 10th at 9 a.m. we will be hosting our Quarterly Member Meeting. We will have limited seating at the Community Hall in order to have socially distanced seating (masks required). We would like as many people as possible to be able to view this meeting so we […]
March 28, 2021

Maintenance Update (March)

The following Maintenance Report was provided by Mary Beth Huffman (ILPOA Maintenance Chair). If you have any questions regarding Maintenance you can email Mary Beth at We were good with the weather – up until February.  Luckily, the bridge was complete when the cold, snowy, icy weather hit.  Un-luckily, […]
March 28, 2021

ILPOA Presidents Update (March)

Over the span of the next few weeks, I will be hosting two separate, but equally important meetings that I hope interest you. The first meeting will be the initial 2021 Neighborhood Forum ( March 27th ) while the second will be the quarterly Member Meeting ( April 10th ). […]
March 28, 2021

Security Update (March)

The Security Update was provided by Mary Beth Huffman, ILPOA Security Chair. If you have any questions regarding Security you can email Mary Beth at We are sorry to report that we received a resignation from our security guard Bob Emling.  Bob has been a fabulous asset to security […]
March 28, 2021

ILPOA Long Term Planning Committee (March)

Our new Long Term Planning Committee consists of three board members ( Joe Mischik, Mary Beth Huffman, and myself ) and four ILPOA members at large ( Tom Orelup, Sue Garrow, Dave May, and Barry Alick ).  Our goal is to accumulate input from Association Members concerning the desired future […]