Letter from the President
Welcome to another season with CCAPOA! I still get excited each spring as our beaches come alive with families enjoying our beaches and parks along Crystal Lake. As you know, our Association is unique in that we have a voluntary membership unlike every other homeowner’s association. Each year hundreds of families renew their membership to CCAPOA and some who don’t live here might ask, why? Well in my mind, its simple; it’s the friendships, the beaches and parks on beautiful Crystal Lake and the value of belonging! The access rights afforded by CCAPOA adds value to all our homes in this area. Where else can you live and experience multiple fresh water beaches, enjoy beautiful parks, and family friendly boating and water sports for a small membership fee?
While the Board of Directors always strive to keep membership fees reasonable, we do find ourselves needing to make modest increases to bring our membership income in line with the expenses to address much needed capital improvements and you will see these increases as you renew your membership. At the top of our list is the need to erect seawalls along each of our beaches. Each year we lose more of our precious park land and it can no longer be ignored. As you might suspect, this is not an easy project to implement and does require planning, permits, and funding.
To accommodate the sea wall and related capital improvements, the Board has approved a $20 membership increase effective this year and a 5% incremental increase for each of the next 5 years. Our goal is to get this project underway as soon as we have sufficient funds, perhaps as early as 2019. Keep an eye on our website for periodic updates. Membership increases are never taken lightly but the Board and I fully believe that all our members will wholly support a dues increase that goes directly to such important capital improvements, especially those which will preserve our parks and beaches for years to come. I look forward to seeing you at the beach soon and wish you and your family a wonderful summer season ahead!
Its exclusive, it matters, and it’s fun!
Our members receive a number of benefits such as access to some of the best social events in the area, use of four private beaches, and ability to use the boat launch and docks we maintain. Most importantly, becoming a member continues a tradition of quiet lifestyle that began in the 1920’s for CCAPOA members and speaks to your commitment to our neighborhood and maintaining the property value that this exclusive membership protects.
Questions? Contact the Membership Committee directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org