If you haven’t already received your boat registration forms in the mail, you will soon. Stickers should be on your trailers (in the storage lot), boats, and golf carts by May 1st. As we will be registering over 3,000 boats, there a few things that you can do to help speed up the process. We must have current proof of insurance on file before we can issue the new bright red stickers for your boats. Please anticipate this and have your insurance on file with us or have it with you when you come in. Boat insurance typically renews annually and although your carrier and your policy has not changed, we do need a declaration page that shows that your insurance has not expired. We now accept most forms of debit or credit cards, however there is a courtesy fee that we charge of 3% – 5% depending on if we can swipe your card or not. In order to avoid the courtesy fee, you may still pay by check or cash. New boats must be inspected by Greg or Ron before we can register them. Neither one of them keep regular “office hours” so please call them to arrange a time for the inspection. Also, all assessments must be paid for every property that you own before we can register your boats. New members and members who had lake suspensions last season will be required to take the written water safety test.
The designated voters in the even-numbered districts should have received a ballot in the mail to cast a vote for the director from your district. Every two years, one-half of the Board of Directors for Lake Lotawana Association is elected by their neighbors. Your ballot will have on it all the owners’ names in your district. Mark the person’s name who you want to represent you and place the ballot in the provided envelope and complete the information on the outside. Your ballot must be signed (on the front of the envelope) for it to be counted. Ballots must be returned to the Association office by mail or in person on or before noon on Saturday, March 9th. Even though the ballots are counted and results are announced at the March 12th meeting, they are NOT collected at the meeting. If you are not familiar with the names listed on your ballot and don’t know who to vote for, call your current director. We can provide his or her name at the office. Your current director may be willing to continue in a new term of two years or he/she may be able to tell you about another neighbor who would like to have the job. If you’re interested in becoming a director feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the responsibilities of a director.
Finally, a gentle reminder that your assessments are due by the end of this month. Any unpaid balances after February 28th will be charged interest going back to January 1st.
Submitted by: Jan T. Olson – Executive Director
If you need to reach me for anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 578-4272.