Did you know that there is a rule at Lake Pointe which prohibits political and many other signs? There is!
Recently the board received a question from one of the owners asking if they could put up a sign. This prompted the board to check the rules. As it turns out, the rule on this clearly states:
"Signs of any size or type are not permitted
except signs placed upon the Lot promoting the sale of the Lot or contractor’s
signs posted during the term of construction...."
Many Lake Pointe owners wish to support a cause or a candidate from time to time or even put up a rummage sale sign on occasion. So the board has therefore decided to request a change to the Lake Pointe Declaration document.
The process to change the rules requires that more than 65% of the owners approve by signing a petition to make the change. Volunteers will be circulating the petition in the next few days. If you agree that signs should be allowed under specific circumstances please sign the petition when asked to.
Coyote sightings in Franklin neighborhoods are common and not a cause for concern.However there are steps you can take to discourage them from visiting us at Lake Pointe. Take a moment to view the video above for helpful tips on "Hazing a Coyote". Please remember that it is always important to keep a close eye on pets when outside and to not feed urban wildlife in general. Milwaukee County Parks and the DNR is interested in any coyote sightings in order to monitor activity and behavior. They ask that you report any coyote observations to the “Milwaukee County Coyote Watch” project at iwww.iNaturalist.org
There has been a lot happening in and around the pond this season Longtime residents have commented that the pond has not looked this good in ten years or more Whether it is the contracted pond treatments, amount of rainfall or the planting initiative that has prevented yard chemicals from seeping into the pond is definitively hard to determine. Whatever the causes the result has been a good looking - and smelling pond, an increase in the amount of fish spawning and fewer geese due to the shoreline plantings which prevents them from entering the pond. Nothing comes without cost however. Increased rainfall has necessitated more grass cuttings. More shoreline and flowerbed growth required more maintenance and the paths leading to the pond had to be resurfaced. Looking ahead a number of trees and shrubs surrounding the pond have died or have overgrown their support systems and have to be removed. The annual Spring Clean-up effort while effective, in the short term does not offer a continuous and long – term solution so additional services have had to been contracted.
Adult Homeowners are reminded that they can reduce their Association fees by volunteering for pond projects throughout the year. See: Service Hours Hold Dues Down For All below
The pond at Lake Pointe is a wonderful asset supported by our annual dues. In addition to serving as an important part of the subdivisions storm-water control system, It is also a fishing and recreational benefit enjoyed by the resident of Lake Pointe Estates. The pond was stocked years ago with Blue Gill and Bass and is supported by occasional stocking of feeder minnows. Catching these fish is source of enjoyment by our residents young and old. It is also a tempting spot for non-residents to fish here as well. Our pond has even been featured on websites highlighting local fishing hot spots encouraging those who don't live here to check it out; another definite case of useful technology being put to dubious use.
We attempt to discourage all non-dues paying trespassers so that we don't have to restock the fish – at our expense - and to keep our grounds clean. It is difficult however, to determine who is a dues paying member and who is not. Therefore the board is offering a simple, low-tech way of identifying members. We are asking that you carry a Lake Pointe "bobber" with you when fishing down by the pond, (see sample image on the left) The bobbers are about 2 1/2 " in diameter can be attached to your tackle box or belt loop or where ever it is visible or leave it on the dashbord of your car if parking near the path.. Carrying the bobber is completely voluntary but it is our hope that it will avoid having to confront members who are rightfully enjoying the pond.
The Lake Pointe Estates restrictions and covenants require that your lamp post be lit from dusk to dawn. Additionally it is well known that a well lighted neighborhood reduces crime. If your light is not working you can either replace it with a similar size, color and quality fixture or you can have it rebuilt. Either way you must return your light to working order. As a service, Association member Don Dorsan can rebuild your existing light fixture including paint, a new LED light bulb and a new photo eye for $60.00 contact Don at [email protected]
Lake Pointe Estates Homeowners Associations restrictions and covenants require that we all install the same approved mailbox pictured above
A recent look around the subdivision shows a few of our mailboxes are in need of replacement or are in non conformance with the approved standard and should be replaced. We have shopped this around and found the best deal for this mailbox is by ordering on line at Menards for $29.99. The Model Number is CC1R000 Click here for details. Menards also carries the Post
You can have a complete mailbox, post and newspaper box like the one pictured here installed for just $185.00.
These mailboxes are:
Order now for installation before winter
Contact [email protected] or call 414-333-5716 for more information.
Now you can pay for your mailbox via Visa or Master card via Paypal. Click on the Buy Now button below
This offer made independent of the Lake Pointe Estates Homeowners Association. The Association makes no warranties or has any liability
Looking for ways to reduce your annual due payment? Consider helping out the Association and your neighbors by working on one of this year's service hour tasks. For each hour you spend performing one of these tasks you may deduct $10 off of your annual dues up to the total amount of your annual dues. Last year projects such as painting the benches and compressor enclosure, spreading much and maintaining flower beds were accomplished as service hour projects. Service hours are a win- win for everyone. The Association saves money over the cost of hiring out these various tasks thereby reducing everyone's dues and the member saves on their own annual dues for next year. Of course several of our members also simply volunteer their time without claiming service hours or do a combination of service hours or volunteering. The Association thanks you for doing so. The choice is yours.
All service hours must be pre-approved and are recorded by the Association. Simply contact any board member for pre-approval or e-mail [email protected] Once approved let the Association know how many hours you wish to claim and or donate.
Here are the tasks that need to be done this coming year. If you have other ideas please let us know.
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Lake Pointe Estates offers voluntary membership to those who wish to use the pond for fishing. Voluntary members pay the same dues as residents which are $190 per year. You can become a member by mailing a check to the association along with your name and address to:
Lake Pointe Estates
PO Box 320214
Franklin WI 53132
Note voluntary member in the check memo. You can also pay by credit card. a 3% processing fee is added for a total of $195.70 . To pay by credit card click on the link below.
Pay your Lake Pointe Dues via Credit Card
PayPal charges 2.9% +.30 for this transaction. 2020 Dues are $205, Payment via PayPal including fees charged by PayPal bringing your total to $211.25. To accept these charges and pay via credit card, Click on the Buy Now button below to proceed i
The pond will soon be freezing over. In early winter, due to freezing and thawing it is particularly dangerous.
Never go out on the ice alone and never allow children on the ice with our an adult
We love dogs but not what they leave behind! Please be considerate of your neighbors and pick up your dogs droppings. Besides being the right thing to do it is an ordinance in the city of Franklin.
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