12/16/20 – Association News

On behalf of all of the office staff and operations crew we wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas, Hanukkah and otherwise Happy Holidays! We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks for the support and patience you have shown us during this very unique year.

For those of you that put the time and effort into having a real tree in their homes for the Holidays, if you would kindly discard the tree after you are finished with it at the turn-around located at the spillway (east of road and just south of the marina). Just throw the tree over the guardrail. The fishery and wildlife committee will then use the trees for crappy beds, etc. Please make sure the tree is clean of all decorations before dropping it off.

The Board is considering several options for an upgrade to the fueling station at the marina that will bring the dispensing facility up to date.

There are a couple of other reoccurring issues that have surfaced lately that are in need of your understanding and cooperation. First, as it relates to our roads, please do not place large rocks, decorative posts or any other materials in close proximity to the road. That area is likely Association property and thus nothing should be placed there. More importantly, it presents a hazard for the public, traffic flow and the plowing of the streets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Second, it has come to our attention that members are installing fences that are contrary to the deed of restrictions and rules. If you are considering any fence, please contact the office to complete a construction permit and understand the restrictions regarding its installation.

2020 will definitely be a year we remember – the pandemic, restrictions, loss of life, loss of employment, separation from family and friends, and the list goes on and on. One way to react to all of this uncertainty is to become angry, depressed or otherwise cynical. But that is not the character of Lake Lotawana members. We look at the other side of the equation and are grateful for many things. The many hours of floating in the waters of our lake, whether it be on a lily pad, at Goat Hill in boats chained together, or on the dock sipping our favorite beverage with our children, grandchildren and friends. We also remember the wonderful 4th of July fireworks celebration on the lake, the delicious Marina 27 food and the blessing that no one was seriously hurt on the lake despite record breaking crowds and boat traffic. It is that positive spirit and drive that makes us so unique and is partially responsible for the at least 125 real estate sales on the lake. Thanks to each one of you for your individual contribution to this wonderful lake environment!

Please call us at 816.578.4272 if you have any questions or we can otherwise be of any assistance. As always, you are welcome to call me at 913.305.7181 or email me at haroldmitts@lakelotawana.net.

Goodbye 2020 and a welcomed hello to 2021. The coming year will be what we make of it, so let’s get to work and make it one that is filled with fun, friendship, and great memories. We will make it that kind of a year to remember! Happy New Year and be safe! Harold