Life Is Better At The Lake
The original development was dotted with cabins and camp sites. What began as a St. Louis weekend retreat in Jefferson County has evolved into a thriving development of full-time residents while maintaining that “in-the-woods” feeling with a deep sense of community.
LWI Chairman Update
I hope all of you were able to enjoy your 4th of July Holiday. Yesterday was just the beginning! The big day will be this Saturday at the beach. There will be music, games, raffles and much more. Fireworks begin around dark.
On that note, fireworks Donations are running behind our historical trend. These fireworks have been paid by private money as the Lake does not financially support this event. Please make a donations to Brad Riggs at 25 Arrow Point Drive. The fireworks crew spends countless hours preparing for this event, let's not leave them holding the bag financially. Please Donate.
By now, all Property Owners should have received a letter from me informing you of the upcoming assessment increase vote on July 28, 2018. The vote will take place at the community center from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. I am hearing there is some confusion about this. The vote is for PROPERTY OWNERS and has nothing to do with whether you own stock or not.
There were 4 public meetings last year and two so far this year to inform all Property Owners of the financial condition of our community and our historic deficit spending. We have one more meeting scheduled for July 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the marina. Please try to attend this meeting if you have questions or concerns about lake finances. This meeting will involve a financial presentation concluding with questions and answers about finances/assessment increase. At the conclusion of the assessment increase portion we will open the floor to other areas of concern, ideas, questions you may have about the lake in general. If you have any questions, please call me.
In closing, let's enjoy the upcoming weekend and all its activities, stay safe and have fun. Please take a minute to think about the freedoms we have in this great country and give thanks to our young warriors who are stationed all over the world who make this weekend possible. Freedom is not Free.
Happy Fourth of July
Mike Paillou, Chairman
The Fireworks team is still accepting donations for this years display next Saturday. We’re told that donations are down significantly this year than from years past. Please remember the display is put on entirely from donations from the good folks here at the lake.
If we are to keep this tradition going, we need to be sure to donate. If you can contribute, please send your donation to Brad Riggs, 25 Arrow Point, Hillsboro OR you can drop it off at his home. All funds received will be used on purchasing fireworks for this years event.
We're looking forward to all our friends and neighbors at show and thank you for your donation.
Independence Day Celebration
Be sure to attend the 2018 Independence Day Picnic which is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th. The picnic is open to all property owners and their guests. There are activities planned for everyone to enjoy! The day will begin at 11am with the Boat parade, sponsored by the Riding Club. Be creative and decorate your boat, meet out at the floating dock, and join the parade around the lake. Ribbons will given to the participants!
Beach activities will also kick into gear around 11am. The grassy areas near the beach and marina will be roped off for vehicle parking (stickers not required on July 7 ONLY). The parking lot at the beach will be reserved for picnic volunteers and emergency personnel only. Be sure to tune your boat, car, or portable stereo to 96.9 FM to hear music and announcements broadcast from the beach throughout the day! It’s Lake Wauwanoka Radio!
Raffle tickets will go on sale at 11am, $1.00 each or six chances for a $5.00. There will be raffle items for the kids and lots of awesome general raffle items, plus raffles for the Color of Beverages and 50/50! Cash and checks only. Ticket sales for the kids’ raffle items will stop at 4:30pm and the winning tickets will be drawn at that time. Ticket sales for all other raffles will stop at 5pm, and those winning numbers will be drawn and announced. Please note that winners MUST BE present for ALL raffles this year.
Lake Wauwanoka Merch will be available to purchase from 11am - 5pm and will include koozies, tank tops, ball caps, tees, sweatshirts and much more. Cash and checks only. Pick up some Great Lake gear.
The good folks from the Sammich Shack will be selling barbecue from 11am - 6pm. Enjoy pork steaks, ribs, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and more. Don’t worry about cooking, bring your appetites to the beach.
A Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Tournament will start at noon with a $5.00 per person entry fee. Free Kids’ Games will start at 1:00pm.
The Fireworks Display, coordinated and executed by a group of volunteers, will begin at dark (around 9:30pm). The beach must be cleared by 7pm to allow for the fireworks setup. Our thanks to the fireworks committee!
ONLY emergency vehicles can park on the beach for the fireworks, but vehicles can remain parked in the roped-off parking areas. For safety reasons, NO FIREWORKS will be permitted at the marina or in the parking areas during the display. Tune in to 96.9 FM to hear the fireworks soundtrack and enjoy the show from your boat, dock, or in the marina! Use caution when leaving the marina area after the show, as there will be people on foot as well as in cars leaving the area. We ask that you allow the emergency vehicles to exit the beach lot first before you head out. Please share these details with your guests.
This event is sponsored by the Rod & Gun Club.
Updated Marina Seawall Parking
The Marina Seawall has boat parking assigment. There currently are (4) public loading/unloading spots that are first come first serve. These are labeled on the concrete blocks as M1 & M2 (two spots closest to the boat in/out ramp and M9 & M10 (second to last two spots closest to the bridge. Do not park in any other spots unless you have beeen assigned that spot.
ABSOLUTELY NO overnight parking in these public spots.
Also, a reminder that all boats need lake stickers and Block & Lot #'s affixed."
Lake Wauwanoka Public Finance Meeting (3 / 3)
Saturday, July 21 at 11 AM - 12 PM
at the Lake Wauwanoka Basketball Court
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the lake finances and the upcoming 2018 assessment increase effort. Please bring any questions you may have about the current lake finances. The meeting will be held at the LW Marina/Basketball court area.
This meeting is to keep you, as a property owner, informed.
Please try to attend one of the scheduled meetings so you can understand the upcoming lake assessment need. This meeting is open to all property owners and their families.
Rain location will be inside the Lake Wauwanoka Community Center.
Parkway Tree Removal
The LWI Board updated the policy for 2018 concerning trees on the Parkway. It now reads as follows "Any owner wishing to cut down live or dead tree(s) fronting their property on the Lake Wauwanoka Parkway is required to request and receive Board approval before proceeding with any removal."
It is the intent this will allow the removal of dead or dying trees on the Parkway by the property owner.
Upcoming Community Events
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