Lake Surf Pool 2021
As WLCCC ownership legal issues continue, a small pool committee is moving forward to organize for the 2021 season (COVID permitting by the governor). Please understand that our community has the pool (private property) via an agreement with Allison Holdings X. We would love for the pool to transition to new ownership and a possible honest “country club” type management company, but do not believe that time permits for this coming season.
The pool is a community effort. Volunteers have managed the pool for two seasons with very reasonable rates and have kept true to our commitment of clean water, safety, and security. Our monetary expenditures are sound and transparent: https://www.restorewoodlake.com/lake-surf-pool-2020/2020-pool-information/financials/. Yes, we have a “maintenance punchout list” to be worked (water main, roof leak, pool painting, etc.). Know that this pool is an “old gal” with an age of 37 years – she still looks good for a “senior citizen” and her emergency “Medicare” funds are always in the budget.
No one is compensated less contractors (e.g., our trusted pool service). Dedicated support from many have sustained the pool – and volunteers will be required in 2021. We require at least three new volunteers to be qualified as Certified Pool Operators (CPOs) for daily morning checks (raise your hand if you are available – email Lou Mason - email@example.com), people willing to offer time for landscaping and maintenance issues, and understanding that pool monitors may have to be contracted and indeed might require additional funds (pool volunteer monitors checking the entrance being the most pressing issue for operations and a better solution needs to exist).
Our primary security issues have been teenagers from families who were not members or were banned (even via ownership, the sheriff and/or the court system and will remained banned in 2021) from WLCCC properties. The effort to police these problems (vandalism to WLCCC property & trespassing) has been consuming and not fair to membership. This issue will not be tolerated and reported immediately to the sheriff. Please note that being a friend of a teenage dependent member, and residing in Woodlake, does not make him/her a bonified guest.
Current pool leadership is needing to transfer key tasks and willing to assist replacements. First, we need a Lou Mason replacement ASAP – leadership to make 2021 a reality as well as move the operation in a forward direction (one always takes a leadership position with the goal of making the organization better) and this person should have a second in command. The pool is like a small business: utilities, maintenance, chemicals, badging, security, and our pool contractors are the major budget items. It requires time, dedication, and availability, as well as managing the members’ money with integrity. Second, we need the 3 new CPOs and the pool pays for that training (see above). Third, and very important - if we cannot find a reliable/reasonable contractual situation to monitor the pool during opening hours, and must rely on volunteers, then the pool will be closed for hours where coverage is either vacant or the relief person cancels/fails to show. This issue may require members to attest when enrolling that they understand this possibility.
Truly want to thank all the volunteers during the past two years. So many gave more than ever expected.
Be patient. Our community needs to mend and chart a new direction. All lot owners have suffered as a result of years of mismanagement. A new day is coming.