Lake Washington Improvement Association (LWIA) Membership
Association membership shall include owners of property abutting Lake Washington or leases of said property. Others may become Association members upon application and acceptance by the Association Board of Directors.
Association members are entitled to vote at the annual meeting if dues are current and if present at time of voting. Association members in good standing shall meet annually in either June, July or August to conduct association business. Notice of said meeting shall be mailed to Association members at least (2) weeks prior to the meeting.
Annual dues shall be set by the board of directors at the annual meeting. The dues shall cover the period from January 1 to December 31.
Association business shall be administered by a board representing seven areas of the lake. The board shall also include one Director at Large who does not live on the lake. Each area shall have two representatives as Board Directors, (herein after called the Board.) Areas will be created such that all sections shall have potentially equal or near equal membership. Those persons interested in running for the At Large board position should attend a board meeting and make their interest know.
Election of Board members will normally occur at the Annual Meeting. One year the Board members from the odd numbered areas will be elected and the following year the Board members from the even numbered areas will be elected.
No fewer that eight (8) Board members shall conduct business at any board meeting. In all votes eight board members shall constitute a quorum.
Meetings of the board shall be held monthly at Westwood Marina, on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 7 PM. All members are welcome to attend the meetings.
Members who have paid their dues will receive a copy, of the lake directory containing the names and addresses of all lake residents. Directories are normally printed every other year.
Over the last year the Association has accomplished many things that your dues help to support. Some of the accomplishments are listed below;
- Weed Control
- Dumpsters at the public landing during ice fishing season
- Storm siren was installed
- Land was leased for a watershed pond to improve water quality flowing into the lake
- Clean Water Partnership
- Education to our property owners
Your dues are an important revenue source for the LWIA, generating approximately 40% of our total revenues for the coming year. Please help the LWIA continue to do work of improving the water quality of Lake Washington and improving the property value of every homeowner on the lake.
Thanks to many of you who gave additional contributions to the LWIA last year. This is also an important revenue source for us. Please feel free to add an additional $10, $20, or $30 more to help the Association.
Membership dues are $35 per year..
Address your check to:
P. O. Box 3162
Mankato, MN 56002-3162