12/12/2018 – Association News

We’ve been talking for a long time about the Association taking credit and debit cards as a form of payment.  I am happy to announce that we are very close to making that happen.  All the details haven’t been worked out yet, but I think it is safe to say that at some point in early 2019 it will be available as an option.  There will probably have to be a “convenience fee” added to any payments by credit or debit cards that will offset the fee that the bank charges, but it should make paying easier for those members that prefer to pay that way.  More details will be coming soon.

Another upgrade that we’re excited about is the brand spanking new sign that was installed at the Association office this week.  Frankly our old sign had seen much better days and we were seriously in need of a new one.  We are planning on doing a little landscaping around it next spring if I can find someone who knows about such things.  Many thanks to Don Leven and his Sign Committee for their hard work in classing up the joint.

Keep us in mind if you’re looking for last minute gift ideas.  We’ve got a great selection of Lake Lotawana apparel, Lake Rat license plate holders, sweat shirts and pants (at reduced prices) and a variety of summer and winter head wear.  Social Butterflies note cards, Lake Lotawana coasters, koozies and boat key chains make great stocking stuffers.  Come check out the new 2019 calendars featuring beautiful photos taken around our community.  Proceeds for all merchandise sold go to help the great clubs and organizations around the Lake continue to do good work.

Finally, this is the time of year to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  At last night’s Lake Improvement Board meeting, it was resolved that we would no longer be accepting permit applications that have improper, incomplete or “not to scale” drawings.  There are guidelines attached to the permit application as well as a sample on what we want the drawing to look like in the office.  All distances and dimensions must be clearly be marked as well as lot and block and registration plate numbers for any docks within 50 ft. of the improvement.  Shoreline contours must be indicated accurately.  Not only will staff insist on good drawings, should one be taken that the board is not satisfied with, your application will be denied or continued to the next month’s meeting.

Submitted by:  Jan T. Olson – Executive Director

If you need to reach me for anything, please email me at janolson@lakelotawana.net or call the office at 578-4272.