Once again, I
wish to keep you informed about a variety of happenings in the
neighborhood. I assure you as a group of volunteers, we are working many
hours to help keep and improve our neighborhood as one of the best in the
area. The following are some situations I wanted to let you know about.
Please feel free to call or email me seeking further information or to
provide suggestions. I advise you to like us on Facebook as well to gain
You may have seen the signs posted at the golf course in
Lake Country stating that the Lake Country Church has purchased the
property. LCPOA will continue to seek out information regarding the
future plans Lake Country Church has for the property, but at this time
we have no specific details for the future. When we have specific plans
that can be shared, we will send communication to the neighborhood.
I am pleased to announce that the Boat Ramp in Lake Country will
undergo major improvements in the coming weeks. The Board has approved
funding to take out the lower portion of the ramp and pour new concrete
that will extend the ramp beyond the end of the boat docks. The new ramp
will provide a consistent entry into the lake when launching boats.
Unfortunately, the boat ramp will have to be closed for several weeks in
September. Construction is planned to begin on Monday, September 15.
Signs will be posted at the boat ramp as a reminder. I apologize in
advance for any inconvenience the closing of the ramp will place on you,
but this will dramatically improve the ease of using the ramp. We chose
to do this project now because the lake is the lowest it has been this
summer and hope to beat any fall rain that might bring the lake level up.
In the end, the boat ramp will be in much better shape and I believe
having the facility closed for several weeks to perform these
improvements will be worth it.
Over the summer, volunteers of the LCPOA repainted the yellow bollards at
the boat ramp and all the parks signs in the neighborhood. All the trees
and bushes at the Waterfront Park were trimmed by volunteers as well.
Volunteers always pick up trash left behind by others. The area looks
quite nice because of volunteers in the neighborhood.
The installation of additional lighting and security at the Waterfront
Park and Boat Ramp is complete. The combination of increased lighting and
active monitoring of the area has diminished the undesirable traffic
tremendously. The area has a much more safe feeling.
The idea of parking permits for the Waterfront Park is still
being discussed so that vehicles can be more identifiable in determining
whether or not they are from the neighborhood. Please view this as a
safety improvement rather than a hindrance to use the facility.
There is some mischief happening in the neighborhood like stolen flower
pots and stealing of possessions from cars. It is important we are all
aware of our surroundings and never hesitate to let the police know if we
see something that does not seem right.
We have had several inquiries about the amount of mosquitos in the
neighborhood and a concern of them carrying West Nile. LCPOA has
contacted the city and is currently asking for a trap to be set up in the
neighborhood so that the mosquitos in our area are tested for West Nile.
The city will not spray unless a mosquito is found to be positive with
Illegal Dumping and Trash
A consistent battle in Lake Country is the illegal dumping of trash
(mainly building materials) in the open property north of Lake Country
Drive, close to the intersection with Glen Hollow Dr. We have
consistently contacted the City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Office
about illegal dumping and they have been out several times to clean the
area. If you see vehicles dumping trash or brush at the property please
contact police or code compliance at (817) 392-1234 with descriptions of
the vehicle and a license plate if possible. The illegal dumping of trash
in our neighborhood does detract from the beauty of our neighborhood.
There are several Board Members and residents of Lake
Country that have spent countless hours walking the streets to pick up
trash people throw on the sides of the road in our neighborhood. I would
encourage you to do the same. I assure you "We Do Care" as
evident in the time spent volunteering time.
Tall Grass and Broken Fences
Speaking of "We Do Care". I have received a couple of letters
sent to me signed "Those Who Care". The letters have referenced
the property at Lake Country Drive and Trailridge Dr There are concerns
about the high grass, high weeds, and broken fence. The property does
not belong to LCPOA but I assure you many hours have been spent
working to get the property in respectable shape. We have consistently
contacted the utility companies, city of Fort Worth, and the property
owner about mowing and fixing the fence. In reality, it takes time to get
people to take care of these situations. After the last letter received
for an anonymous resident, I took my son and another Board Member to
personally fix the fence. I don't know if this pleased the resident that
sent the anonymous letter but please know we continue to try and get them
to mow the area and maintain their property.
In closing, I want to again thank our members and volunteers
of the LCPOA that put in a tremendous amount of time to help make Lake Country
great. They spend many hours outside the work day away from their
families in trying to preserve and improve Lake Country. Without them, I
believe Lake Country would deteriorate greatly because there would not be
enough people to maintain our great neighborhood. If you would like to
get involved, please let me know by calling me at (817) 566-2963 x715 or click here to send a message.