WANTED - LSPOA Directors
As the new year arrives the LSPOA Board of Directors is without Directors for four (4) subdivisions. If you own a Lake Sherwood lot and are, or are willing to become, a LSPOA Member you qualify to become a LSPOA Director. Please check out the LSPOA Director page on the website to learn what it is that a Director does for LSPOA. If you are interested in becoming a Director please contact the LSPOA Office at 715-325-5400 or email@example.com. Your assistance in the efforts of LSPOA are greatly needed!
2021 Lake Sherwood Ice Fisheree – Saturday, January 16, 2020
The 2021 Lake Sherwood Ice Fisheree will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fun event provides a family friendly outdoor winter activity and will raise money for the LSPOA Conservation/Fish Stocking Fund and the LSPOA Fisheree Fund to assure the event continues in the future.
Registration begins at the Lake Sherwood Lodge at 7:30 a.m. - $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years of age and under. $5 of each adult registration fee supports LSPOA Fish Conservation/Stocking and Fisheree funds. $10 of each adult registration establishes funds for fish cash payouts - $100 for the largest northern, bass, and walleye and the remaining for the largest fish which is excluded from the $100 largest northern, bass and walleye payouts. Children registrants (12 and under) compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for pan fish caught based on fish length. Door prizes will be given to all registrants. The raffle drawing, cash payouts, and trophy presentation will be held at the 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony in the tent on the ice.
50-50 raffles will be held throughout the event and Lake Sherwood Ice Fisheree Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Profits from the raffles go to the LSPOA Fish Conservation and Fisheree funds. Food and drink can be found at the Lake Sherwood Lodge throughout the day.
LSPOA Ice Fisheree raffle tickets may also be purchased prior to the event at the Lake Sherwood Lodge. Prizes are as follows:
1st Savage Axis XP Rifle 6.5 Creedmore with scope 5th $100 Lake Sherwood Lodge gift card
2nd Ruger 10/22 Rimfire 22LR Rifle 6th Aaron Rogers 2011 Superbowl MVP print
3rd Frabill 3-Man Ice Shelter 7th Vince Biegel signed WI Badgers print
4th Case of steaks
Ownership of prizes reverts to LSPOA if not claimed after 90 days. Profits are dedicated to LSPOA Fish conservation and Fisheree Funds. Sorting good prizes supported by Ace Hardware, Wisconsin Rapids. Winner picks up rifle prizes at Ace Hardware, Wisconsin Rapids.
We need your help for this event! You can help in four ways:
Donate raffle and/or door prizes for the event. Your donated items can be brought to the Sherwood Lodge.
Volunteer a little of your time to help out the day of the event. Volunteers can phone or email their interest in volunteering for the event to (715)325-4066, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the Volunteer List needs on the following link: Volunteer List
Buy Fisheree Raffle tickets. You can obtain the tickets at the Sherwood Lodge.
Attend the event!
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
See you at the Fisheree!!!
Save the Date - LSPOA 4th of July Celebration - Saturday July 3, 2021
Put the date on your calendar! Fun, food and drink, crafts, ski show, band, fireworks and more.
Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the following recipients of a $1,000 Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association Scholarship for the 2020/2021 School Year:
Through these individuals' hard work and determination they have proven to be students that LSPOA wants to recognize.
LSPOA Covenants and Protective Restrictions Rescinded
In November, 2018 an owner of a Westwood Shores lot began a quest to build a commercial storage facility. The lot was governed by LSPOA Covenants and Protective Restrictions which restricted lot use to single family residential purposes. LSPOA took actions to enforce this covenant restriction. On June 10, 2020 LSPOA received a Notice and Demand letter from the owner’s attorney that provided information and citations to law raising serious doubt regarding LSPOA’s ability to adopt, record and enforce Lake Sherwood covenants and restrictions and threats of legal actions against LSPOA. Primarily the letter alleged that because the original covenants and restrictions established by the Lake Sherwood developer, N.E. Issacson, did not contain a clause explaining how restrictions could be continued after they expired on July 1, 1999, by law the restrictions replacing them must have been approved by 100% of the Lake Sherwood and Westwood Shores lot owners. They were not.
LSPOA worked with its attorney on the situation. The attorney recommended that we settle with the lot owner because he felt LSPOA would not win a case in court. The court battle would have been very costly considering legal fees and financial awards to the owner should the owner win the case, which was likely.
Settlement documents in response to the Notice and Demand Letter were developed and accepted by the LSPOA Board of Directors and the LSPOA Members in a manner required by the LSPOA By-laws. These settlement documents released LSPOA of any liability and required recession of the Lake Sherwood Covenants and Protective Restrictions. Therefore, Lake Sherwood lots are no longer governed by any LSPOA covenants and protective restrictions. The Town of Rome, Adams County, and the State of Wisconsin have various regulations that continue to assist LSPOA to meet its purpose. This purpose is: Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association, Inc. is an organization formed to represent property owners in the subdivisions (additions) of Lake Sherwood. The By-laws governing this organization are written to insure the Association conducts business and undertakings of the Association in a proper and orderly manner and to assure that all Members of the Association are adequately represented and receive fair and equal treatment in these undertakings. The purposes of the business and undertakings of this Association are to preserve, maintain and improve amenities of the Association, the value of Lake Sherwood property, the water quality of Lake Sherwood and the ability of Members to enjoy their property.
LSPOA is a very active organization in pursuit of this purpose. It diligently works to:
Represent Lake Sherwood lot owners through a volunteer LSPOA Board of Directors composed of Directors from all subdivisions that meet monthly, continually engage in LSPOA activities, and are resources to lot owners on amenities and lifestyle on Lake Sherwood.
Operate the Lake Sherwood Lodge and maintain the LSPOA amenities for the pleasure and enjoyment of property owners and the community.
Communicate important information to lot owners through newsletters, a website, emails, and letters.
Be a steward of Lake Sherwood and its surrounding properties by engaging in environmental, conservation and fish habitat programs including DNR Healthy Lakes, Fish Sticks, and Firewise USA Grant projects; as well as water testing for algae and e-coli.
Be a voice for Lake Sherwood lot owner interests in Town of Rome, Adams County, Tri-Lakes Management and other governmental influences.
Provide recreational opportunities for lot owners such as the LSPOA Fisheree and 4th of July Celebration and the many opportunities provided atthe Lake Sherwood Lodge.
Actively participate in community needs, activities and endeavors as a responsible community member.
Assist in educational endeavors of Member families through annual scholarships.
Your continued support of LSPOA and its endeavors is imperative and appreciated by all who benefit.
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