Copyright 2018. Northwood Lake Homeowners Association. All Rights Reserved.

Dear Northwood Lake Homeowner,

The Northwood Lake Homeowners Association board members would like to take this time to write to you as a

way of updating our neighbors as to what is going on in our Northwood Lake community. As you already know, it takes energy and money to keep up your homes and properties. Our community is no exception. The board members of the NWLHOA, who volunteer their time and efforts, are diligently working hard to keep Northwood Lake as beautiful as it was intended when it was established in 1962.

To do this effectively, it also takes money to keep up the grounds and lake by collecting assessments each year. With approximately 850 homes in
NWL, it is unfortunate to report that only 30% of the homeowners pay their yearly assessment. Because of this the NWLHOA board members of 2003 passed an amendment to the By-Laws making assessment mandatory for all homeowners that “acquired their property subsequent January 1, 2004”. This amendment can be found on pages 19 and 20 of the “Incorporation Documents” on the NWL website ( Even though some of you who are reading this letter may have acquired your property prior to January 1, 2004, we are asking you to consider participating in this assessment voluntarily to financially help support your community revitalize Northwood Lake. This small level of participation will go a long way in this effort as well as increase your personal property value.

As an example, we spent just over $30,000 last year to
resurface the pool. This was long overdue as we had to wait to make this much needed improvement until there were sufficient funds in place. I know some of you may be saying “I don’t use the pool”. Please think of it this way, the fact that we have a community pool only adds value to your property to those who may be wanting to purchase a home in our neighborhood. Lake management, weekly grass cutting of the common grounds, and playground maintenance are just a few more expenses that are paid out with the assessment collected. As another example, the board has granted permission to spend up to $25,000 on improving our lake this year by dredging and managing the overgrowth of vegetation around the fingers. This has been neglected for the past 2 years because of lack of funds as well.

Northwood Lake Homeowners Association President, Dave Bayer

April, 2018