General Membership Meeting - May 28, 2022
We invite and encourage you to attend the LSPOA General Membership Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, in the lower level of the Sherwood Lodge or via Zoom. The Zoom log on link is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87168742539?pwd=ZkRSb2JyM254anZxV0dtYWtyZDdkdz09 and phone access is at 1-312-626-6799. The Meeting ID is 871 6874 2539 and the Passcode is 569963.
Below are links to the meeting agenda and minutes of the last General Membership Meeting on Labor Day Weekend, 2021.
We hope to see you at the meeting on May 28.
Burning on Lake Sherwood
The Town of Rome Transfer Site likely accepts any items you wish to burn. If after reviewing the information on their website you still desire to burn it is likely you will need a permit. The link below provides information on how to acquire information on burning. Additional Firewise information on burning is available on the Conservation Pages.
4th of July Celebration SAVE THE DATE
(posted on 11/13/2021)
Save the Date! The 2022 LSPOA 4th of July Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Wisconsin DNR Protection Plans for Lake Sherwood Beach Clubs
(posted on 11/20/2021)
The Adams County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) received a grant from the Wisconsin DNR to survey and create a shoreline protection plan for each beach club located on the Tri Lakes. These beach clubs make up 11% of all waterfront property/shorelines on the lakes. It is the intent of Adams County LWCD that property owners on Lake Sherwood will adopt these plans and conservation practices to protect the shoreline and the lakes. Conservation practices are used to protect upland vegetation and slow shoreline erosion to increase the strength and longevity of shorelines. A healthy shoreline that utilizes conservation practices helps increase the water quality and overall health of the lake. The grant received by Adams County LWCD only funded the planning of these projects, so there is currently no implementation funding available. However with the plans set, it is much more likely for a beach club to receive shoreline protection grant funding in the future.
The beach club recommendations can be found on the Adams Co. LWCD website at https://www.co.adams.wi.us/departments/land-water-conservation/beach-club-recommendations . If you have any questions, or would like to know ways in which you can protect the shoreline of your beach club, please call the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Department at (608) 339-4268.
WANTED - LSPOA Directors
Not all subdivisions currently have representation on the LSPOA Board of Directors and not all subdivision have candidates for the 2022 Board of Director election. To be a LSPOA Board of Director you must live in the subdivision you represent and are or are willing to become a dues paying member of LSPOA. In addition, if all subdivisions do not have representation by individuals living in the subdivision, Directors at large may be appointed to represent subdivisions. If you are interested in becoming a 2022 Board of Director and/or have questions about becoming a Director, email LSPOA at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at 715-325-4066. Be active in your LSPOA organization by becoming a Director! Thank you!
LSPOA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the following recipients of a $1,000 Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association Scholarship for the 2021/2022 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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