Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 2012 Newsletter

Association Meeting
The next general meeting of the Lakeshores Community Association is schedule for April 23, 2012 at the Avalon Missionary Church (on Premiere Dr). Topics of discussion will include:

Broadview Dirt and Flower Program
Some changes are anticipated in the way this popular program works, so come to the meeting to learn what those changes will be. Also, remember that this great program is only available to dues-paying residents of the Association.

Guest Speaker
A representative of Waste Management will be talking to us about the single-bin recycling program.

2012 Association Dues
The Association dues for 2012 are $25 and were due in January. If you have not yet paid your 2012 dues, please do so as soon as possible. A form has been provided at the end of this newsletter.

Tree Removal & Replacement
Although the city has completed the current round of tree removal and replanting, the stump removal is still underway. After the stumps are removed they will be filled with dirt and grass seed will be planted.

The young trees that have been planted will require care on the part of the residents after the growing season begins. Each tree needs to be watered twice per week with five gallons of water each time. If one of the newly planted trees dies, please notify the association. They are guaranteed for one year and will be replaced if the city receives timely notification.

Police Patrols
Officer Joshua Franciscy, Police liaison for the Lake Shores Community Association, recently talked with Association President, Walt Halley. Franciscy stated that the police are routinely patrolling our neighborhood, both day and night. He also said that, while there have been no recent break-ins reported in Lake Shores, other neighborhoods are reporting thefts from unlocked vehicles. Lake Shores' residents, whose cars are parked on our streets or in the driveways, are encouraged to keep their vehicles locked.

The Lake Shore Community Blog
We have set up a blog to provide Lake Shores Residents with up-to-date news and information about the Lake  Shores’ community. The blog can be found on the internet at:

If you do not have a computer, you can access the blog using the computers available, free of charge; at the Waynedale Library or any of the other branches of the Allen County Public Library. Don’t be shy! Ask one of the librarians to help you. The blog also offers you the opportunity to post comments or questions. We will try to bring new information to you as soon as it is available so that you are not dependent on just the newsletter or word-of-mouth.

New Residents and Empty Houses
If someone new moves into the neighborhood please make sure to notify the Welcome Committee (Veda Klug 747-4457).

Also, notify any board member if you become aware of houses that become vacant.

Holiday Decorations
The winners of the Holiday Decoration Contest are:

East Side:
  • 1st Place to Jason and Audra Sartain at 934 Ardis
  • 2nd Place t Ralph and Sandy Tuttle at 1036 Aylesford
  • 3rd Place to Thomas and Michele Howe at 1035 Crestway

West Side:
  • 1st Place to Herman and Patty Berghoff at 7002 Corline
  • 2nd Place to Gary and Betty Markley at 6735 Hiltonia
  • 3rd Place to Bruce and Deb Hall at 1704 Lakewood

Thanks to all Good Neighbors
Just a reminder that good neighbors look out for one another so if you haven’t seen a neighbor in a while, check in on them to make certain they are okay.  A special thank you to those of you who shovel their sidewalks and driveways and especially to those who lend a hand to neighbors who need it. Also, remember that good neighbors take proper care of their pets.

According to the Ordinances of the City of Fort Wayne, “all dogs and cats must be under the physical control of the owner when off the owner’s property. Their excrement must be removed immediately. . . .

With respect to barking dogs, the Ordinance reads: “No person shall allow an animal to bark, yelp, whine, howl, . . . continuously for 15 minutes or for a total of 20 minutes in a one hour period.


Lake Shores 2012 Calendar

Bi-annual General Association Meeting                                   April 23rd

Spring Garage Sale                                                                April 27th & 28th
Flower & Dirt – Broadview                                                    May, 2012

Yard of the Month                                                                 Jun, Jul & Aug

Fall Garage Sale                                                                    Sep 28th & 29th

Bi-Annual General Association Meeting                                  Nov 12th

Holiday Decorating Contest                                                    Dec 16th thru 22nd

Newsletters                                                                           Four time per yr
                                                                                         (Exceptions as needed)

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