Newsletter – November 2007

Woodard’s Crestlake Homeowners’ Association

Dear Neighbor:

At the last full meeting of the Woodard’s Crestlake Homeowners’ Association in May, an interim Board of Directors of nine of your neighbors were elected to serve until the December annual meeting. We have been working hard ever since to get the Association on good legal and financial footing. We would like to strongly encourage your attendance at the Woodard’s Crestlake Homeowners’ Association annual meeting from 3:00 PM to approximately 5:00 PM on December 9, 2007 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 802 E. Douglas in St. Joseph.


At that time we will:

  • Report to the membership the Board’s activities since being elected in May
  • Report the financial condition of the Association
  • Present a long range financial budget
  • Present the proposal for managing the retention ponds and common areas
  • Forecast potential future issues for the Association
  • Report on the initial efforts at organizing neighborhood events
  • Elect a new permanent Board of Directors

The interim Board of Directors are:

  • Jim Brock – Sergeant at Arms
  • Rick Edwards
  • Cindy Ferry
  • Angie Foster – Vice-President
  • Jaimie Kofoot – Secretary
  • Jim Page – President
  • Steve Quick
  • Sandi Schopp – Treasurer
  • Phyllis Williams

To-date, the interim Board has (all these things will be discussed at the annual meeting):

  • Met six times
  • Adopted an updated set of By-Laws
  • Re-established our not-for-profit corporate status
  • Obtained $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage
  • Retained legal representation and hired an accounting firm for bookkeeping and taxes
  • Developed an excellent web page at
  • Established a PO Box (#325) and an Association telephone number – 217-353-LAKE (5253)
  • Collected the 2007 assessments from 85% of the membership to date
  • Hired an engineering firm (Berns, Clancy & Associates) to advise the Association on drainage, pond management and to assist the Association with working with the Village of St. Joseph’s drainage plans
  • Promulgated a multi-year budget proposal
  • Adopted common area rules and policies
  • Sponsored a Halloween Parade for the children in the neighborhood that was attended by nearly 175 people

As you can see, the Board has been very busy. We want to emphasize how important it is to have as much participation as possible. The Association is critical to our property values and quality of life in the neighborhood. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any Board member and please visit the website and any of the Board of Directors meetings!

The Woodard’s Crestlake Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors