SEPTEMBER HOA BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, September 14 at 6:45 p.m.
To be held in the Board Room, 12 Winnebago Drive
GREENWOOD MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS (MMM) QUARRY EXPANSION
In March of this year, after members of the Lakes & Dam Committee participated in a conference call with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), MMM, and a group of citizens opposed to the quarry expansion, and then the subsequent approval by the MDNR Land Reclamation Division to approve the quarry expansion from a land reclamation perspective, the HOA Board approved the hiring of Intertek/PSI to study the possible impacts of the expanded quarry operations on the new dam and spillway. Intertek/PSI is the firm that designed the new dam and spillway, and they are the engineer of record for the dam. The Intertek/PSI report, dated June 8, 2021, is posted on the HOA web page. The final paragraph of the report reads as follows.
“Based on the USBM RI 8507 Safe Blasting levels at a frequency of 20 to 30 Hertz (a common natural frequency of mass soils), this represents a safe blast level and around an order of magnitude below recorded reading supplied by Martin Marietta’s monitoring company, Vibra-Tech. Therefore, we believe the currently proposed quarry limits will not result in damaging blast vibrations at the concrete spillway for the Winnebago Dam so long as the load per delay is in the range defined above.”
A full explanation of Intertek/PSI’s review, terms, calculations, and assumptions is included in the report.
Congratulations to the following newly elected HOA and AYC Board members!
If you would like to volunteer for a committee, please click on the Documents tab, select the 2021 Lake Winnebago Committee Sign Up Sheet tab for a printable. Feel free to email the form back to us or drop it by the HOA office/drop box located next to the Community Docks on the East end of the Community Center Building. Also, please do not hesitate to call the HOA office, and we'll put you in touch with the Chair of the committee you are interested in. Thank you! Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for the 2021 Annual Meeting Packet and Proxy.
2021 HOA and LW Holdings Budgets Approved
Ballots cast for the 2021 HOA and LW Holdings annual budgets were counted on Friday, November 20. A total of 126 ballots were cast for each. The HOA budget received 117 YES votes and 9 NO votes. The LW Holdings budget received 121 YES votes and 5 NO votes. The HOA and LW Holdings Boards appreciate the effort of residents who cast their ballots.
Dear HOA Member,
Below you will find the links to the 2021 HOA and LW Holdings Budget packet, which includes a cover letter from Steve Phillips and the proposed 2021 budgets with explanation pages.
Due to the Corona Virus, the budget approval will have to be done differently than in previous years. The HOA will be holding a budget informational, Q&A, and ballot collection meeting on Saturday, 14 November 2020, between 9:00 am, and 11:30 am, at the AYC. We ask that you call the office to reserve a time for you to come inside and ask your questions or any concerns you might have on the 2021 budget. You may drop off your ballot inside the AYC at that time if you wish to do so. The HOA will also have a drive-by drop off in the AYC parking lot. A proper face mask protocol will be followed.
If you are not able to attend the Saturday November 14 Budget meeting, or drop off your ballot at that time, you can drop off your ballot at the HOA office during normal HOA office business hours (do not drop off your ballot/proxy in the drop box located outside the HOA office). Please deliver your proxy or ballot to the HOA by close of business Wednesday, 18 November 2020. If you will be submitting a proxy, assign your proxy by name to a member in good standing. There are also ballots and proxy sheets available at the HOA office.
If you have concerns due to the Corona Virus, the HOA will have a drive-by drop off at the HOA parking lot during normal HOA office business hours. You may call the office from the HOA parking lot, and an HOA employee or board member will pick it up from you while you stay in your car. A proper face mask protocol will be followed.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions for ways to make this process even better. Thank you.
Julio Torres, HOA Administrator
Lake Winnebago Home Owners Association
Reminders on PWC usage on the Lake from the Boat Committee.
There have been quite a few violations issued this year for PWC usage. Boat Patrol has been asked to place particular significance on PWCs this season and going forward. A few important reminders are provided here for everyone’s safety and as a reminder of several core restrictions regarding PWCs on the lake.
PWCs are not allowed on the lake, at any speed, between sunset and sunrise. This means any PWC on the water at those times is subject to violations per the Watercraft Regulations. In other words, when Boat Patrol begins their nightly no-wake laps, PWCs must go in.
PWCs are not allowed to tow any devices at any time, with the exception of towing a stranded boat for emergency purposes (ie., helping a broken down boat back to the dock).
PWCs are subject to all standard regulations on distance from shore and other watercraft, safety, speed, no-wake areas, and all the other general protocols as any other watercraft. This includes distance from each other when riding in tandem, just like every other watercraft.
PWCs are effectively at the bottom of the pecking order for right of way. In short, they must maintain appropriate distance and give way to all other watercraft.
Following in the wake of other boats and crisscrossing waves for jumping etc is prohibited where appropriate distances are not maintained.
PWCs are not allowed to weave through other watercraft traffic other than at idle speed.
An operator must be 14 and have a valid MO Boaters’ ID to operate a PWC, unless the operator was born before January 1, 1984. This includes guests.
Guests using a resident’s PWC are subject to all these same rules; violations by guests count against the resident per the Watercraft Regulations.
You may view all the Watercraft Regulations and specific rules as they apply to watercraft and PWCs at LakeWinnebago.org, under the Boats Tab.
From the Lake Winnebago Boat Committee:
Lake season is here and it’s great to see everyone getting on the water and enjoying all the great sports activities Lake Winnebago has to offer. Water sports is what makes Lake Winnebago unique and fun for everyone. Just a few reminders to ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable season:
· Boat Patrol is working hard to ensure everyone stays safe. Please be patient with them if they pull you over—they are just doing their job and trying to respect the concerns of everyone.
· Please take time to review the Boat Regulations (which can be found on the HOA website, under the Boats tab), and the safety presentation created by the Boat Committee at https://youtube/PnP45KkZQZ8. You can also obtain an copy of the safety class power point from the HOA.
· Just a few reminders of core rules that are critical to the safe use and enjoyment for everyone:
o All traffic on the Lake is counterclockwise. That means no watercraft should be operating in a clockwise fashion anywhere on the Lake on the wake side of the buoys. Boat Patrol has been asked specifically to look for this going forward as this season has brought a lot of traffic not following the correct pattern.
o All traffic in coves, inside the orange buoys, and after dusk anywhere on the lake, is no wake.
o The speed limit is 37 mph for any watercraft.
o Navigation lights are required after dusk. Dock lights should not be used unless you are actually pulling into your dock.
o Plowing is almost always unnecessary as it causes needless waves and bottlenecking of traffic. No wake or on plane is ideal.
o Please be respectful of the City’s late night nuisance ordinances—ie., loud music into the night on the boat.
o Try to avoid coving out in the middle of the lake—that just congests traffic for everyone else. Find a spot out of the way and have fun.
o Be respectful to skiers and others being pulled. Keep a safe distance.
o PWCs are not allowed to jump waves within 150’ of other boaters, are not allowed to weave in and out of traffic, and must be at idle speed within 50’ of other watercraft. PWCs are also at the bottom of the right-of-way rules. So basically, PWCs must give way to any other watercraft on the Lake at all times.
o Non-motorized activities are best inside the buoys, such as kayakes, paddle boards, and so on.
o Please avoid bottlenecking the Lake with tubers and pwcs doing circles in the tighter areas, such as West of the AYC. There is plenty of open water and less clogged spots towards the East to do that.
o The Regulations set forth right-of-way priority for oncoming boats, etc, but, at the end of the day, simply giving way and slowing down when approaching others is the safest outcome for all.
o All ramp gates must be closed and locked after you put your boat in, each time you use them. This helps ensure only those with permission to use our Lake do so. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the HOA.