LAKE WINNEBAGO IS A FRIENDLY, ENGAGED, AND COHESIVE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY THAT ENJOYS ACTIVE LAKE LIFE, DESIRABLE AMENITIES, AND NATURAL BEAUTY.
This is the Lake Winnebago Community Vision developed and adopted by the Planning Committee and HOA Board of Directors for the Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was approved by the HOA Board on May 10 and is the culmination of work begun by the Planning Committee using Town Hall meetings, enlisting an outside consulting firm (Shockey Consulting) and distributing five community surveys.
The Strategic Plan will help provide guidance to the Board and its committees for future decision making and budgeting and is now available on the HOA website which you can access via this link: Strategic Plan
All of the survey results were posted on the HOA website in early March and are still available for review via this link: Survey Results
Thank you to all who participated in the surveys and thank you to the Planning Committee members for their dedication and hard work in driving the Strategic Plan process.
Tennis Courts - The courts will be reserved on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7pm for the Tennis Club.
New Amenity Announcement
The Amenities Committee, along with Randy Spalding and the HOA, are pleased to present further plans for Lake Winnebago’s new amenities property. The 5.2 acre amenity area is located on the south side where Wild Horse Parkway meets South Shore Drive. This land was designated as amenities area per the Development Agreement (DA).
The voting members of the Amenities Committee include Bill Hancock, Alicia Holecek, and Amy Kirkpatrick, Randy Spalding, Marc Cook, and James Asher. This committee, per the DA, is tasked with making a recommendation for development of the amenity area. After much consideration, and multiple community surveys, the committee is presenting plans for a pool and community building. Westport Pools has been selected for construction of the swimming pool and to oversee the construction of the adjacent community building. We are proud to present the plan to the community on February 26 at the Annual HOA Board Meeting. Ryan Casserly from Westport Pools will formally present the drawings and plans. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Community Building is a gorgeous 2,000+ sq. ft. lower-level building with open and covered decking overlooking the cove and pool. Community bathrooms on the upper level will be available to the entire amenities area. On the lower/pool level there will be a community room, restrooms, pool equipment room and office. This community room will open up to the pool side as well as a lakeside patio and gas fireplace with an amazing view of the cove. This community room will be available to the community to reserve for small gatherings year round.
The resort style swimming pool boasts nearly 5600 sq. ft. of water with a zero ("beach") entry with bubblers, two tanning ledges with loungers, in-water bench seating, entry steps and two swim lanes. Ample pool decking surrounds the pool and will offer lounge chairs and several shaded areas to enjoy.
In addition to the pool and building, there are other features to the property, and room for future development. A boat ramp with security gate and parking have already been completed. Additionally, a launch dock will be added where the boat ramp meets the water to help residents while launching their boats. Further into the cove, below the pool area, there will be a "day use" dock with 10 boat slips to serve as temporary parking to enjoy the amenities area by boat. Sidewalks and stairs will lead you to the community building and pool area. Funds are also allocated for grading, retaining walls, landscaping and shoreline stabilization.
When the Development Agreement was initiated, there was a total of $1.6 million allotted for the amenities area: $600,000 from LW HOA and $1 million from Randy Spalding. After extensive pool and community building research, it was apparent additional funds would be needed to complete this project. In November 2021, the community voted to approve adding $750,000 into the 2022 budget, and Randy Spalding agreed to match that addition for a total project budget of $3.1 million. As pictured, the budget for the pool and community building is $3.9 million. Randy Spalding has agreed to cover the overages beyond the funded $3.1 million for the completion of the project as depicted. After presenting to the community, the HOA Board will vote on March 8, 2022 on the recommendation from the Amenities Committee. If approved, total HOA contributions to the construction of the project will be capped at $1,350,000 and the facility would be scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend 2023.
All members are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting (Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. at the AYC) and/or the March Board (Tuesday, March 8, 6:45 p.m. at the HOA Board room) to hear more about this exciting project. Questions may also be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to contact any Board member or member of the Amenity Committee with any questions.