To the Community
With many of the projects we have to work on and have been working on for the last few years, the Board has found it necessary to raise the dues this year by a $100 without putting the Community in further debt.
Some of these projects have been completed and others are in progress.
In total for all electric up grades it is $9.6m throughout the park. We have approx 1100 lots to complete. Each area’s cost comes to over a half million dollars.
The remaining water meters and pits will cost $1.4m. We have 6 years left to complete this project. These were mandated by the DRBC after we had gotten our loan or it could have been incorporated into that loan.
These are to detect and pin point leaks for immediate repair.
Here, as it is across the country, water has become a major issue.
Recoating of the tanks at STP is $15,000. This has never been done. The tanks are almost 40 years old.
The lift station #5 has an $600k price tag.
Our water tank had a $1.2m price tag.
All of these projects also come with high engineering costs as well as permit costs which can run into the thousands.
This is all in addition to the other infrastructure projects in maintaining the Community. This includes roads, buildings, pool, grounds, culverts, lake, tennis courts, keeping up with emergency water, sewer and electrical repairs.
Everything that makes us the great community we have become.
We have also discontinued the discounts on second lots and discounts will only be received if payments are made in full by check, cash or money order. The discount amount is $100.00.
These methods of payment will save approx $70k for LACA.
Going in house with our Security we will not have to pay the profit margin to Legion.
We have taken steps to add our own card reader system. It is an expandable system which can be added to all of our buildings. This will save on the rental costs we have been paying.
Also below you will see the total list of capital projects and the cost so far for each. These figures do not include any improvements spent on previous 4.5 million loan. This is in addition to what was already spent.
Please before you start any projects on your trailer/property check with office to see if permit is required
Many permits are minimal in cost and will save costly removal or fines
Thanks - 10/14/14
CLICK ON THE DATA LINE BELOW FOR A COPY OF THE LOAN DISBURSEMENTS AFTER WE ACQUIRED THE 9 MIL LOAN AFTER PAYING OFF THE 4.5 MIL, AND A COPY OF THE BUDGET FOR 15/16. 10-13-14
OPEN BUDGET MEETING - SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH @ 11:30AM IN THE PAVILION BY THE OFFICE.
Tuesday & Wednesday of next week (October 14th & 15th) the Water System will be flushed throughout the park. Remember to turn your hydrant off when you leave.
During this flushing, there will be low water pressure and sediment in the water. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Ray Fitzgerald - Community Manager
The Board of Directors has changed the Rental Dates in LACA to read: No rentals from November 1st thru March 31st.
Lots can be rented April 1st thru October 31st.
We were very saddened today to hear a long time member of our community and board secretary James Leopold has passed away.
Our sympathy and prayers are with the family .
9/11/14 - MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
There have been many rumors going around community about security.
The BOD has taken steps to save the community money and still provide coverage to the park.
We have decided to go in house with security.
We will have trained personnel to cover all shifts as we do now.
We have purchased a security vehicle for patrols and all the necessary equipment to operate.
This will co inside with the new gate card system being installed.
Security personnel will not be property owners.
The security division of LACA will be under the control of our property manager as it is now.
The BOD feels we will be able to provide better coverage for less cost.
Everything is quiet at the Lake as the Budget Committee gets to work on next years Budget! Tickets are being sold for Octoberfest by sending in check to the Office. More info on the Rec page.
Maintenance is gearing up for the winter months, and closing down some comfort stations, mini golf, etc.
Lateral work is being done by JS Wright along with meters and leaking hydrant work continuing.
October 18th is the Open Budget Meeting in the Clubhouse @ 1pm for anyone interested in attending to see what the committee and Board have come up with to keep LACA afloat.
Next are the Halloween festivities for all ages!
Lunch with Santa follows!
Happy New Year!
Last night’s talent show was a huge success for all of the contestants. The beaming parents, grandparents and smiles from all who attended make memories that last a life time.
Thanks to our resident stage manager Miss Helen for setting up the practice and coordination of this family event and the community for their support.
8/21/14 - WATER BOIL HAS BEEN LIFTED.
8/15/14 WATER BOIL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.
8/9/14 CONGRATULATIONS to the LA DOLPHINS for bringing home the GOLD!!!!!!!!
As always the sun gods were in our corner..
From an over cast morning to a beautiful sun filled afternoon with activities and music for everyone climaxing with spectacular fireworks.
LACA DAY was a huge success.
This is not by accident....
Without the dedicated people who voluntarily donate their time and energy; to the LACA staff who work long hours to make this event the high light of the summer, it could never have become a reality.
WE THANK YOU!!!
And as always many of these committees that are in place need volunteers to continue these functions for our families and generations to come.
The Social, Security, Architecture, Memorial, Beautification, all need volunteers.
Today while looking over the many new faces I saw many familiar faces..Faces of the children of years gone by who now have families of their own. Who still call the LAKE their second home. Who still connect to one another as they did decades ago. Knowing that feeling of acceptance and belonging, the feeling of family.
I'm asking you to please follow in the footsteps of past LACA families that have made this community great.
Think about service to the community as a valuable resource to your neighbor’s family and community.
Let’s keep LACA great for our children and all future generations.
BE A LACA SUPPORTER...VOLUNTEER