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NOTICE:  If you are interested in attending a Small Group Info Session regarding the proposed LVA Amendments to the Articles and Bylaws, please notify the Office @ 515-287-1804; or send an email to lakewoodoffice@yahoo.  
* There is no such thing as 100% safe ice.
* New ice is usually stronger than than old ice.
* Avoid off-colored snow or ice. It is usually a sign of weakness.
* There could be pockets of thin ice or places where ice recently formed, so check ice thickness as you go out. This is especially true with the currents in Lake Colchester. (Throwing a large rock to test ice IS NOT A VALID METHOD FOR CHECKING ICE THICKNESS.)
* Never go on the ice alone. If the worst should happen, someone would be there to call for help or rescue.
AVOID LATE FEES.  SAVE MONEY.  Pay by Saturday, February 1, 2020
Association Dues are $210 for 2020. These are due and payable in full not later than January 31, 2020. An invoice will be mailed by January 2, 2020. If you  have not received an invoice within five (5) days, please notify the Office @ 515-287-1804 and another invoice will be mailed.  Please note, however, that failure to receive the invoice does not alter the due date, or relieve the responsibility of on-time payment. Late fees will be billed on February 1, 2020. 
Notice to Lakewood Village Association Homeowners:
As a matter of best business practices, the LVA has been reviewing all organizational and business documents, including Covenants, By Laws and Articles of Incorporation with their attorneys and consultants over the past year.  Some housekeeping updates and changes are needed to bring those up-to-date and current with the current century. Some of the items have been identified are no longer realistic, viable or safe ways to conduct business for our Association or for you as homeowners.  
You will be notified soon of upcoming Informational Meetings, documents and notices so that you will be given ample time to examine the proposed updates and housekeeping changes. You will be given the opportunity to then vote on these necessary housekeeping updates. Over the next three months,  please look for these notices here, on social media and in your mailbox.  
Annual LVA Homeowner Assessments for 2020 will be invoiced on January 2, 2020 in the amount of $210. Assessments will be due and payable not later than January 31, 2020. Late fees assessed on February 1, 2020.
Non-Resident Memberships for 2020 will cost $495 for physical year, January 1 through December 31, 2020.
You are also reminded to be considerate of the Lakewood Noise Nuisance Ordinance. Please be mindful of courteous respect for all residents, respecting their rights for peaceful enjoyment of the lake and Common Properties.
Boat and Watercraft Registration for 2019-2020.  All watercraft on Lake Colchester need to be registered with new stickers for the upcoming two-year period to be on Lake Colchester.  If you already registered in 2019, your registered watercraft sticker is good through Dec. 31, 2020.  If you have never registered, or have new watercraft, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR WATERCRAFT immediately.
KEY FOBS A new electronic access system has been installed to enhance the privacy and security of our marina and lake.  Key Fobs have been issued and are User Specific  programed and coded for tracking purposes. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM loaning out your Key Fob to anyone!  Key Fob replacements cost $25.
2020 NON RESIDENT Memberships - $495 per calendar year. No pro-rations for partial year memberships. No Exceptions. 
2020 - MARINA RENTALS -  $250 per slip for the Season  (April 10 - November 1).
Agreements must be re-signed.  Marina Rentals for 2020 begin February 1, 2o20. All 2019 Renters have first rights to re- rent through March 31, 2020. Unrented slips will open to wait listers on April 1, 2020. 
Everyone knows that drinking or ingesting lake water is not a good idea. This is a reminder that there are many organisms, bacteria, little creatures and other chemicals (beyond our control) that populate any lake; and care should be taken to avoid drinking or swallowing the water should you choose to be in the water. If you or the family experience illness after swimming in the lake, you should immediately contact your health care provider and get checked out. It was recently brought to our attention that a resident suspects they became ill through inadvertently swallowing lake water. This emphasizes the need to both be careful, and contact your health care provider if you are not feeling well.
Road Contractor's, Inc. announces that the 350-acre North Shore planned community project will be ready for developing to break ground in 2015 after the City of Norwalk has reviewed and approved the project's plans.
North Shore will be located on Lake Colchester adjacent to the interchange of Highway 5 and Highway 28 in Norwalk, Iowa.
Primarily a lakeside residential project, North Shore will include some commercial sites along Highway 28 and will feature over 500 lakeside home sites, about 500 townhome units, and a limited number of lake view apartments.
It is estimated that the total taxable value of the project will increase Norwalk's tax base by over $300,000,000.
North Shore will be sold directly to a developer for its improvement of vacant land for sale of developed lots and sites to individuals.
FAQ:   Will the North Shore Development be a part of the Lakewood Village Association, Inc.
Answer:  Yes, the area has been established and   is governed by the LVA Homeowner's (association) Incorporation Documents, By-Laws, and the Covenants for that addition & by the established taxing entity, Lakewood Benefited Recreational Lake District.
PLEASE NOTE:   Lake Colchester is a private lake amenity built for the enjoyment of Lakewood residents. Trespassing charges will be filed against individuals accessing any of the Common Properties, including the lake,  without membership. Members should be able to provide identification and proof of residence or a Non-Resident Membership card when requested by police or patrol officers. Patrols are in affect at this time and will be requesting identification. A member must be present with a guest at all times.