Lake Wildwood Association
A private, gated community located in Varna, Illinois.
Board of Directors Candidates
Four petitioners filed for three openings on the Lake Wildwood Association Board of Directors. In order of filing, the candidates are:
Anton (Tony) Bommersbach
Marcella (Marcie) Myers
For more information about the candidates, please click on their name.
Proposed By-Law Change
Current By-Law reads:
The Board of Directors may, if in their opinion it shall be reasonably necessary and advisable, create various committees and appoint members thereto from the membership of the Association. Such committees may be standing committees or temporary committees. The Board of Directors may assign to such committees various duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be appropriate. Such committees may be designated or created, shall be advisory in nature.
Proposed By-Law change:
The Board of Directors may, if in their opinion it shall be reasonably necessary and advisable, create various committees and appoint members thereto from the membership of the Association. Such committees may be standing committees or temporary committees. The Board of Directors may assign to such committees various duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be appropriate. Such committees may be designated or created, shall be advisory in nature. Lake Wildwood employees and/or members of the Board of Directors may attend and participate on a committee but cannot be an officer or voting member of that committee.
Member's reasoning for the change:
“Creates a definite conflict of interest in both cases but especially if a Board Member votes for or against a committee project and can vote again for or against on the Board.”
Attorney's legal opinion:
“Neither the Not-For-Profit Act or the Common Interest Community Association Act address this issue but neither Act prohibits its restriction as outlined above. However, the definition currently provided for in the By-Laws specifically states that “such committees…shall be advisory in nature.” Advisory committees do not have voting capacity. A committee provides their opinion to the board which has the ultimate voting power. Even if a board member advises against something at a committee level, then votes against something at the board level, I see no conflict. I assume the committee has members other than the board member providing the advisory opinion.”
Board of Director's recommendation:
The Board of Directors recommends members vote against this proposal (a "NO" vote).
Election Dates to Remember
October 13th - Return ballots must be postmarked by October 13, 2014.
October 17th - Return ballots must be received at the Varna Post Office no later than October 17, 2014.
November 1st - Annual Meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the lodge.
2015 Dues & Fees
Membership dues for 2015 are $641.00
(2014) → (2015)
Annual Dues: $566 → $641
Lot Mowing: $52 → $75
Marina Rental Slip: $325 → $350
Lost Back Gate Key: $25 → $40
Summer Seasonal Campground: $500 → $525
Same Site Camping: $700 → $725
Member Daily Electric Camping: $10 → $15
Guest Daily Electric Camping: $25 → $30
Guest Daily Primitive Camping: $20 → $25
Lodge (daily) Rental: $325 + $100 → $525 + $200
Lodge (hourly) Rental: $25 + $100 → $40 + $200
Marina Gas Keys (ChipKey)
All marina gas keys need to be reprogrammed before use -- please call the office to have your key reprogrammed. The office number is 309-463-2047, ext. 1. Thank you!
Removal of Watercraft from Marina Slips
All watercraft must be removed from the rentals slips by October 15th, 2014.
Sunbeam Photo Contest Winners
Check out the winners of the 2014 Sunbeam Photo Contest!
Activities & Events
October 25th - 'Trunk' or Treat
October 25th - Halloween Bash
Check out more upcoming events at Lake Wildwood Association!
Lacon Recycling Suspended
Recycling of electronics is no longer accepted at Lacon. The premise is being monitored for violators and hefty fines are being issued to anyone caught dumping electronics.