Association Meetings

Board meetings are held at Concordia Lutheran 2300 Wilshire from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

October - Annual members meeting & Officer Elections from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

No meetings are held in November or December.


FY 2018 Overview

Business Affairs

The Association website was updated with community news and a community calendar was added.

An option to pay Association dues online was added to the website.

The Association message phone is back up and running. Members can leave a message and a board member will return their call within 48 hours.

The 2017 501C-4 not for profit Federal 990 form was completed.

The 2018 Cooperation/LLC certification annual report was submitted to the Secretary of State.

The Board and Association Members attended the County Zoning meeting about Laketown Lanes building.

The Board has been in direct contact with the owner of the old Laketown Lanes bowling alley.

Membership

A newsletter was mailed to every home in Laketown to share community news and ask residents to renew their current membership or join if a non-member.

Welcome wagon volunteers visited 18 homes. A welcome flyer and a small plant were hand delivered or if the resident was not home, they hung the gift on the front door handle.

A membership table was set up during the National Night Out event to tell Laketown residents about the Association and invite non-members to join.

Safety and Public Awareness

Woodside Township Road Commissioner Brad Miller came to the March neighborhood meeting to discuss the Laketown area and address resident’s questions and/or concerns.

Ken Elmore and Brad Miller (Woodside) did a drive around Laketown together and discussed several areas that need attention this summer. Mr. Miller made a list of projects for his crew.

Woodside – Brad Miller has spoken to our Sangamon County Representative about the problem getting Public Health to enforce ordinances. This is an ongoing problem and they are working on a resolution.

Woodside Township mailed the Association Board their Ordinance Index and 2018 Appropriated Ordinances.

CWLP was contacted about tree limbs obstructing street lights.

Direct contact with the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department about area crimes so posts can be made on Nextdoor.

Beautification

June -Curb Appeal Contest

Residents were asked to nominate their neighbors’ homes whom they felt had an outstanding appearance. There were nominations made and the final winners were:

1st Place - Jeff Pankey 1801 Hood

2nd Place- Mari Whitfield 2024 E. Grant

3rd Place - Joanie Darnelle 3483 Sheridan

July -Team Clean

Board and Association members joined efforts to complete cleanup projects in Laketown.

They cleaned up the empty lot on West Lake Drive on Saturday, April 28th.

Along Stevenson Drive on Saturday, May 5th at 1:00 pm.

There is trash and various items in front of 13 Circle Drive. Ken Elmore will make a home visit to ask them to clean it up.

1556 Westlake Drive has overgrown ornamental grass. Ken Elmore will try to locate the property owners to ask for it to be trimmed down.

There is a mattress in front of a home on Saxony. The resident was asked to remove from premises if it wasn’t pick up during the junk pick-up.

Woodside Township asked that we contact them with the homes that are in violation of the Tall Grass ordinance. The office will mail a notice to the homeowner giving 15 days to resolve the issue. If not resolved Woodside will cut the grass and charge the homeowner a fine (labor cost).

Community Events

December 2017 -Holiday Light Contest

It was another great holiday season full of beautiful lights in Laketown. There were many cars found driving in our neighborhood checking out the light displays.

Tyler Spain – 1st place $100

Chris Miller – 2nd place $50

Bruce Wilde – 3rd place $25

All contest winners donated their winnings to the family on Butler Street who lost their home to a fire.

June and September -Area Wide Garage Sales

There were 2 area wide garage sales this year signs were put around the perimeter of Laketown and an ad was put in the SJ-R.

July -Ice Cream Social

Franklin Park and Laketown Neighborhood Associations collaborated to have an ice cream social and bags tournament in their park on July 19th from 6:00 to 9:00.

The ice cream and cookies were donated by Hy-Vee and bottled water was provided by the Laketown Association.

The bags tournament was Franklin Park vs. Laketown with Laketown being victorious.

August - National Night Out

Laketown Association, Franklin Park Association and Firefighters-Postal Club collaborated for this 2nd annual event.

There were 100+ people in attendance.

All food and prize drawings are donations given to the cause.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department did a canine demonstration.

Organizations, Churches, Schools and Company Vendors gave demonstrations and/or had family games.

September -Confidential Document Shred Event and Food Drive

Shred it Onsite coordinated with our Association for this outreach effort and charitable fundraising event that was held on September 22nd in the Magro’s Meat parking lot.

There were over 150 cars that came to the event.

Nonperishable food and money donations were collected and given to the Concordia Lutheran food pantry and Kumlar Outreach Ministries.

Thank you to Laketown resident Bill Parfait for helping us organize this event and volunteering his time on the day of the event.