March 30, 2015
We are off to a great start in 2015! Thank you to the members that have joined LCPOA this year. Without your dues we could not be effective in sustaining and improving the quality of life in Lake Country. If you have not joined in 2015, it is easy to do. You can join by printing out the paper application or online by clicking here. I thought it would be good to send an update of what has been happening the past couple months as well as let you know of some upcoming events in Lake Country.
We had a successful Annual Meeting in February. It was great to see neighbors gathering to reminisce about Lake Country with each other. We revisited all the accomplishments of LCPOA in 2014 and discussed a few of the plans for 2015. Presentations were given by Councilman Dennis Shingleton, Neighborhood Specialist Barry Cram, and representatives from Lake Country Church.
Councilman Shingleton informed us of many developments and happenings in our area. Probably the most significant
development will be that Kroger Grocery is anchoring a
development at the corner of Bailey Boswell and Old Decatur Rd. If you would like more information on this please click here. A design for the development titled Boswell Marketplace is located to the right.We thank Councilman Shingleton for attending the meeting and wish him the best outcome in his bid for re-election to the City Council in May.
The representatives from Lake Country Church informed us that their future plan for Eagle Mountain Golf Course is currently in the discussion stage. Attendees at the Annual Meeting voiced their frustrations with vehicle and ATV traffic on the golf course. LCC has assured the neighborhood that they are working to prevent undesirable traffic on the golf course. The representatives from Lake Country Church also assured the attendees at the meeting that they are committed to mowing and performing needed maintenance
to the property.
The Easter Egg Hunt was held on Sunday, March 29th. The weather was amazing and the excitement of the kids hunting for eggs was spectacular. There will be many more events organized throughout the year by LCPOA as listed below. We have a great team of volunteers this year committed to putting on these events as well as looking into adding other events. Below are the tentative dates set for the events in 2015. More communications will be sent throughout the year as each event gets closer.
Spring Garage Sale April 17 - 18
Family Night in the Park May 16
Kid's Fishing Tournament June 6
Independence Day Parade July 4
Fall Garage Sale October
Visit with Santa December
The LCPOA Boat Ramp is currently open for use to members with current boat permits. Whether or not you can use it right now is determined by the type of boat you have. There have been several residents who launched their boats in March. There is plenty of water at the end of the ramp because of the improvements LCPOA made in 2014. The challenge comes in the channel to the main part of the lake. The channel is currently around 4.5 feet deep. The map below helps show where the deepest parts of the channel are at full level. The positive is that after several months of maintenance, TRWD began pumping water into Eagle Mountain Lake on March 20, 2015, which is resulting in approximately a 3/4 inch rise per day to the water level of the lake. Any additional rains we receive will also help improve the water level.
There is an important election in May regarding Board Members of the TRWD. I encourage you to educate yourself on the candidates running for office to serve on the TRWD Board of Directors. There was an informative news article in the Star Telegram recently that can be accessed by clicking here. The future plans for water supply in our area that TRWD has put in motion, are vital to Eagle Mountain Lake. I think it is important for us all to be well informed and participate in this election since so many of us enjoy Eagle Mountain Lake.
We have had numerous complaints recently from residents of Lake Country about boats, trailers, and lack of good frontage. Please remember that the Deed Restrictions are not voluntary and are a part of living in Lake Country. They were written to ensure that the quality of life and property values are sustained in Lake Country. It is never fun to enforce the Deed Restrictions, yet LCPOA has tried to enforce the Deed Restrictions with equity as they are written. Please consider your neighborhood and whether or not you are abiding by the Deed Restrictions before storing something on or commencing construction on your property. The Deed Restrictions Committee is quick in working with residents to get construction (including change in color) projects approved and to make sure they are in compliance with the Deed Restrictions. If you ever have a question please contact us.
The Main Entrances Committee has been meeting and discussing the updates and improvements to the landscapes at each of the three main entrances. The Committee is focusing on improving the Golf Club Entrance first. We are looking to improve the beauty of the entrance and reduce the cost of maintenance at the same time. We hope to begin in the coming months.
Once again, thank you to the members and volunteers of LCPOA who always support our efforts. If you have not joined in 2015, it is easy to do. You can join by printing out the paper application or online by clicking here. Remember, the dues pay for the maintenance of our neighborhood. The maintenance of greenbelts, playground, tennis/basketball courts, front entrances, waterfront park, boat ramp, main entrances, security, enforcement of deed restrictions, and organizing events are a few of the tasks that LCPOA performs annually, which helps sustain property values. Please consider becoming a member if you enjoy what Lake Country has to offer and want to see it get even better. Thank you for your support. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.