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Lake Iroquois Association Shoreline Policy


The silting of the main lake and the fishing lake has become such a major problem and expense for dredging the LIA Board of Directors has installed a permanent shoreline committee to address these problems and make recommendations for corrective actions to be taken and to set standards and guidelines for erosion control for "A" lot owners on the main lake and the fishing lake in accordance with LIA By-Laws and covenants under Article XVI. Section 4 Shoreline:


"Lot owner shall not permit erosion upon his lot or lots, or shoreline immediately adjacent to his lot or lots, and in event any lot owner shall fail to take steps necessary to prevent erosion of the soil of his lot or lots, or shoreline, association shall have the authority to take such steps as deemed necessary,including fines or assessments, and to collect the cost thereof from the owner or owners of such lots or lots".


Any "A" lot owner of record who receives a written notice from the Shoreline Committee that improvements are needed to their shoreline shall make the improvements recommended by the shoreline committee within the prescribed time limit that is set by the Shoreline Committee. Failure to make the required improvements in a timely manner will result in the LIA Board of Directors taking further action as stated in Article XVI Section 4; Shorelines of the By-Laws and Covenants and Restrictions of LIA.,


Upon receiving a written notification said "A" lot owner shall submit a Plan of Action to the Shoreline Committee. This Plan of Action must be submitted to the Shoreline Committee for review no later than 30 days prior to the date work is to begin. The Plan of Action should state the expected start and finish dates, type of materials to be used, and the name and phone number of the person who is to be contracted for the landscape project (if lot owner is not dong the project himself). "A" lot owners who wish to reclaim lost land must have their lot surveyed by a Registered Land Surveyor, and must demonstrate to the Shoreline Committee a boundary marker indicating the maximum point of their property line that is presently under water.


Due to the various landscaping grades of "A" lots the Shoreline Committee will be flexible in requirements for materials used and depth of coverage of these materials for shoreline protection. Examples of suitable materials:


  • Large rocks or concrete slabs for base material below water line.

  • Concrete wall, poured or block; timber wall, or metal retaining wall type.

  • If broken cement slabs or cement blocks are to be used for base smaller stone may be required to cover these materials above the waterline.

  • Brush must be cleared from the rocking edge to the waterline to prevent roots loosening soil and aiding further erosion over the rocked area. Large trees must have adequate protection from the base of the tree into the water to prevent the roots from loosening the rock and soil (standard rule is "36 inches).

  • "A" Lots with high banks may be required to consider grading their lots to the waterline level sufficient enough to prevent over-the-top erosion.


Upon receipt of the Action Plan the Shoreline Committee will review the plan and will give its approval or denial in a timely manner. If the action plan is denied by the Shoreline Committee, the Shoreline Committee will give reasonable recommendations to the Lot Owner on how best to comply with this policy.


If a Lot Owner is unsure of what type of materials to use, or method to prevent erosion from his property the Shoreline Committee shall provide suggestions and photos of existing methods being used that are acceptable to the Shoreline Committee.

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