12/8/21 – Association News

I trust everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday time with family and friends. I had the joy of having my immediate family over to our place for Thanksgiving dinner, including my mother who is 94 years young and still lives by herself in south Kansas City. It is so gratifying to watch her face and listen to her laughter as she enjoys her family. But let us not kid ourselves, it is the grandchildren and great-grandchildren she really cherishes. It provides us all time for a reality check when we take time off to enjoy the Holidays. It is certainly a good time for us to put into perspective our routine daily lives with all of their successes and hurdles.

The next few months will be packed with planning meetings with the teams, as well as the office being busy preparing the annual billings and other 2022 renewal forms. The operations crew will focus on maintenance of the dredge and other equipment, as well as be ready to snow-plow the roads should the conditions warrant the same. We are also working on new signage for each of the lake road entrances.

As many of you have noticed the old fuel tank and base have been removed at the marina and the new fueling station is in operation. The Board of Directors has authorized the installation of a new retaining wall and sidewalk on the north side of the block building to complete that rehabilitation project. Weather permitting, we are hoping this project is completed within the next 60 days.

Brad Barnhart and his committee completed the delivery and release of the annual restocking of fish in the lake. The types of fish are selected based upon a shock study that was performed many months ago. Brad and his committee work hand-in-hand with State Fishery Officials to make prudent decisions for the health of the fish environment. Many thanks to that committee for their tireless efforts to maintain a wonderful fish(ing) environment.

The Association is looking to hire several employees to bolster its workforce. We have openings for several general laborers, as well as someone who possesses the skill and knowledge to operate heavy equipment. If you know anyone who might be interested, please have her or him contact the office for more details.

We are available at 816.578.4272 if we can help answer any questions, concerns or perhaps resolve a problem. Please also feel free to call me directly with any concerns or comments at 913.305.7181 or email me at haroldmitts@lakelotawana.net. Continue to be safe! Harold