Four Lakes Committees

Roads

Roads Chair is Dave Spencer
Committee members are: Ben Ayers, Kevin Bray, Tom Norton, Keith Renfrew,

 

The committee is responsible for the infrastructure supporting ingress and egress to the Community.
All work is prioritized using the following levels:

  1. Issues impacting safety within the Community
  2. Road maintenance including potholes, roadbed failures, graveling shoulders, etc.
  3. Ditching and weed/brush clearing
  4. Major road iimprovement projects

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Chairman Dave Spenser presented accomplishments for 2020 and plans for 2021.

Click HERE to see the presentation

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

The new chairman Dave Spenser presented accomplishments for 2019 and plans for 2020.

Click HERE to see the presentation

 

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Tom was out of town and had asked Keith to make the presentation. Sadly Keith had laringitus and was unable to talk! Rod filled in.

Click HERE to see the presentation

 

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Tom discussed verbally what was done in 2017 and what is planned in 2018. No foils available

 

 

Presentation for 2017 Annual meeting

Tom discussed what was done in 2016 and what is planned in 2017. Click HERE for the tentative plans and their costs.

 

Presentation for 2013 Annual meeting

Mark filling in for Terry first discussed what was done in 2012 and what is planned in 2013. Report

He next showed a map of pothole and shoulder work. Map

Several members took the floor to thank the committee for their work on the potholes.

 

Activites in 2010:

There are a number of planned activities for 2007 including:

A great deal of work was accomplished in 2006 including:

 

 

Water

Water Co-Chairs are Mark Somnis & Pat Gai
Committee members are: Tom Norton, Ashley Saunders. Advisors are Rod Case, Terry Deschenes, Evan Lurton, Keith Renfrew.
DoH Licensed Operator is Ellen Winningham, EMCNW

The committee is responsible for the infrastructure supporting the delivery of water to all eligible residents of the
Community. This includes pumping water into a reservoir, periodic testing of the water, monitoring the flow of
water within the system, and shutoff vaults at each property served by the system.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Mark and Pat discussed the work done in 2020. Our longtime chair Evan Lurton has stepped aside and most of the effort for 2020 was spent on formulatiing a new committee. That effort is well underway with the new committee learning the ins and outs of taking care of this critical service. Click HERE to see the presentation

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

Rod Case filled in for Evan who was not feeling well. He discussed the work done in 2019 highlighted by the completion of our 12 year project to upgrade all service boxes as required by the state. He also discussed projects for 2020 including serveral leak repairs and distribution valve replacements. Click HERE to see the presentation

 

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Evan discussed the work done in 2018, projects for work in 2019 including completion of the 10 year plan to upgrade all service boxes, test results and showed interesting pictures. Click HERE to see his presentation

The 2019 confidence report from the Dept. of Health for 2019 is also available. Click HERE to see the report.

 

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Evan discussed the work done in 2017, plans for work in 2018, test results and showed interesting pictures. Click HERE to see his presentation

 

 

Presentation for 2017 Annual meeting

Evan discussed the work done in 2016, plans for work in 2017, test results and showed interesting pictures. Click HERE to see his presentation (big file takes a few minutes to load - be patient)

 

 

Presentation for 2013 Annual meeting

Evan discussed the work done in 2012 and showed interesting pictures. Presentation (big file takes a few minutes to load - be patient)

 

Highlights of presentation made at 2011 annual meeting:

For more information and to view the entire presentation made at the annual meeting Click here

Highlights of presentation made at 2008 annual meeting:

For more information and to view the entire presentation made at the 2011 annual meeting Click here

Planned activities for 2007 include:

Highlights of events involving the Water system in 2006 include:

 

 

Community Property

Community Property Chair is Vivienne Gevers
Committee members are: New members are needed

The committee is responsible for the maintenance and new development of the property commonly owned by the Association.
This includes the gazebo, large play field and parking lot, access areas to some lakes.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Vivienne once again gave a verbal report out talking about possible maintenance and upgrade work that is being considered. She needs more community members to be a part of her committee. They also need feedback from the community as to what enhancements they feel are important to do.

 

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

Vivienne gave a verbal report out talking about possible maintenance and upgrade work that is being considered.

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Janelle discussed work done in 2018. She then presented a first draft of a very progressive plan to improve the area over the coming years.
Click HERE for the presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Matt and Janelle were introduced as the new committee chairs. They discussed some changes done in 2017 in addition to normal mowing, mole control work and a sani-can made available for the summer months.
Click HERE for their presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2017 Annual meeting

Lacie discussed some major plans for 2017 in addition to normal mowing, mole control work done and a sani-can made available for the summer months. Click HERE for Lacie's presentation.

Dave Prochazka discussed his efforts to investigate the feasibility of installing a sports court as a part of our community property. In the past there has been significant interest from community members for such an addition. Click HERE for Dave's presentation showing estimated costs. In addition click HERE for a picture of an example court. And HERE for a second picture.

 

 

Presentation for 2013 Annual meeting

Marty said maintenance was done on the gazebo in 2012. There was also normal mowing, mole control work done and a sani-can made available for the summer months.

 

Activities for 2010 included:

Highlights of activities during 2006:

 

 

Lakes

Lakes Co-Chairs are Bob Liebling & Dave Prochazka
Committee members are: Volunteers needed

The committee is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of all lakes.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Bob reported on the general condition of our lakes and ongoing plans to improve them. Click HERE to view his entire presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

Bob reported on the general condition of our lakes and ongoing plans to improve them. Click HERE to view his entire presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Steve reported on the general condition of our lakes. Click HERE to view his entire presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Steve reported on the general condition of our lakes. Click HERE to view his entire presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2017 Annual meeting

Steve reported on the general condition of our lakes. Click HERE to view his entire presentation.

 

Presentation for 2013 Annual meeting

Bob reported great success in removing weeds from our lakes. Although this will be an ongoing process the results of the chemical treatments is obvious. To emphasize the point he provided both a Before picture and an After picture.

He next discussed ongoing efforts to thwart the efforts of our friendly beavers. Mainly the committee tries to keep the culverts clear of brush and mud that the beavers bring in.

Another weapon being used to keep the lakes clean and a great resource is to hire a company to bring in fish which will eat some of the weeds and grasses as well as provide our residents with fishing opportunities.

 

Activities for 2010 included:

For more information and to view the presentation made at the 2011 annual meeting Click here

 

 

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of people clearing, literally on a daily basis, the waterways on the small lake to the North of our main entrance and the lake that Dave and others live on

Fall 2009

 

The rainy season is upon us and with it comes some challenges for the community:

 

         The water transfer between our lakes catches the eyes and ears of our beaver friend.  Mark Achzenick has repaired and replaced the outflow pipes from the large lake and it seems to be working as designed again.  Steve Scott and others are working on the beaver deceiver apparatus housed on the lake which he resides.  The beaver has again moved onto the smaller lake just to the North of the Fourlakes main entrance road.  Without an immediate beaver deceiver solution in place, that area requires continual cleaning to clear the beaver�s work.  There are several people throughout the community that have taken up that torch (and it is much appreciated). Over the past few weeks there have been a number of people clearing, literally on a daily basis, the waterways on the small lake to the North of our main entrance and the lake that Dave and others live on.  Our friendly neighborhood beaver has time on his hands and simply fills them back in each night.  The main concern is that the water in those lakes in being diverted onto neighbors yards and along the side of the dike, presenting a possible erosion problem. The beaver has also been working on and/or toppled a couple of sizable trees along those lakes.  Not unlike the two larger lakes in our system, I�m sure.  I have not been able to come up with any solutions to this growing issue.  We can certainly put wire around the tree trunks, but not sure how we build a beaver deceiver on these two lakes.  Has anybody been working on a solution?The other option would be to trap and move our friend.  I realize that another one would simply move in, but is it worth the expense to move the existing one as he is very well entrenched and comfortable in our neighborhood?  Is it worth it so that a new neighbor would take awhile to get moved in and working?  This is a solution we used nearly 10 years ago and simply a thought to ponder with our current resident.

 

 

 

And lastly is the committee itself.  It was so exciting to see a number of new faces and enthusiasm join the committee in 2009.  That is so important as the time I had to devote to the committee became less and less as the year wore on.  I don�t see that changing in 2010.  If at all possible, I would like to be able to pass the torch of chairing this committee onto the next neighbor.  The main task of the committee chair (as far as my role has been) is to coordinate the efforts of the committee:

 

 

I am more than happy to coordinate work parties to continue our weed eradication efforts.  Mark has a personal battle with the beaver, I have the weeds.  We have a tremendous process in place and I truly think we can rid the large lake of weeds by the end of June.  Not without a lot of hard work, but it can be done.  We can then move onto the other lakes with the same passion.  I just can�t coordinate the entire committee going into 2010.

 

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Planned activities for 2007 include:

Highlights of activities during 2006:

 

 

Communications

Communications Chair is Callie Chestnut
Committee members are: Sharon Ayers, Rod Case, Terry Deschenes

The committee is responsible for the sending out notices to association members, creating newsletters, and our website.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Callie discussed several ways she distributes communications to our association. Click HERE for Callie's presentation.

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

Janelle discussed work done in 2020 as she transitioned into the role. She discussed some possible projects and asked for feedback from the people.
Click HERE for the presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Janelle discussed several ways she distributes communications to our association. Click HERE for Janelle's presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Janelle discussed several ways she distributes communications to our association. Click HERE for Janelle's presentation.

 

 

Presentation for 2017 Annual meeting

Janelle discussed some new ways of communication with association members as well as receiving feed back from them. Click HERE for Janelle's presentation.

 

 

Events

Entertainment Chair is Nina Hufford
Committee members are: John Ricchio

The committee plans and conducts group events for Association members throughout the year.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Once again Nina was not able to attend this years meeting. With the Covid pandemic restrictions continuing most activity of this committee was curtailed in 2020. There may be a Easter Egg distribution event but most other activity will probably not happen.

 

 

Presentation for 2020 Annual meeting

Nina was not able to attend this years meeting and with the Covid pandemic most activity of this committee will curtailed in 2020 and will probably be in 2021 also.

 

 

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Nina discussed events held in 2018 and stated that plans for 2019 are similar. No presentation foils were used.

 

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Nina discussed events held in 2017 and plans for 2018. Click HERE for Nina's presentation. Large file may take couple minutes

Activities in 2012 included:

Activities in 2010 included:

Planned activities for 2007 include:

Highlights of activities during 2006:

 

 

Hospitality

Hospitality Chairs are Sharon Ayers & Nina Hufford

This committee formed in 2006. Its purpose is to welcome new Association members to our community. During
the welcoming process we also provide them with basic information about the community, its processes, and encourage
them to become actively involved.
In 2018 a new responsibility was added. In the unfortunate instances when a community
member passes away, or there is a serious illness in a family this committee will send flowers and a card.

 

Presentation for 2021 Annual meeting

Sharon discussed the visits conducted with new residents during 2020. No foils were used.

Presentation for 2019 Annual meeting

Sharon discussed the visits conducted with new residents during 2018. No foils were used.

Presentation for 2018 Annual meeting

Sharon discussed major enhancements she has made to the process including a comprehensive Welcome letter with key information and a checklist to insure all information is distributed and gathered.
Click HERE to see the welcome letter.
Click HERE to see the checklist.

Activities in 2012 included: