Lakeside’s Infrastructure News & Updates
Improving Lakeside’s infrastructure – the deterioration, drainage issues, runoff, and safety of Lakeside’s streets and sidewalks – is vital to the future of Lakeside. Many community members, homeowners and third-party professionals have expressed these concerns.
Street & Drainage Task Force
The Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force will include Lakeside staff, Lakeside Association Board of Directors, Lakeside Property Owners Association representatives, and community members with professional expertise in construction, engineering, law, finance, and Lakeside’s needs. The Task Force worked in 2022 and into 2023 meeting via zoom and half day work sessions on Lakeside’s grounds.
- Street & Drainage Task Force Presentation to LPOA & Board (May 2023)
- March Presidential Communication
- December Presidential Communication
- November Presidential Communication
- October Presidential Communication
- September Presidential Communication
- Financial Transparency Porch Talks August 2022
- Audited Financial Statements
- Preliminary Engineering Overview for MKSK
2023 Community Forum Gatherings
- Saturday, May 13, 2023
- Saturday, July 1, 2023
- Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
Many community members, homeowners, and third-party professionals have expressed significant concerns over the past years about the need to fix the streets, drainage issues, and key roadways and intersections, as well as the safety of sidewalks and streets due to lack of repair. Lakeside engaged the engineering/planning firm MKSK to prepare a preliminary engineering report identifying potential scope of work for this project. That full report has been submitted to the Lakeside Executive Staff and the Lakeside Association Board of Directors, and not surprisingly, the estimated cost range for the project is substantial.
- Aerial survey of Lakeside (entire site – 210 acres)
- Topographical survey of a 3-street corridor (32 acres) involving multiple street types (residential, downtown, program areas, etc.)
- Video inspection of sewers
- Geotechnical engineering
- Preliminary engineering (streets, stormwater, etc.)
- Traffic study
- Plan & profile sheets
- Public & private utilities disposition, including relocation and/or burial
- Lighting layouts & fixture selections
- Typical street sections & materials
- Typical intersection plans
- On-street parking configurations, curbs & crosswalks
- Major & typical traffic sign locations
- Phased construction recommendations including estimated budget costs
At the August 2019 Association Board meeting, the Board of Directors formally approved the Infrastructure Preliminary Engineering Project and a funding plan for the initial work.
After hearing from the community that homeowners shouldn’t bear the entire burden of the preliminary engineering study, the Board agreed to split the funding, with $85,000 of the funding designated to come from sources other than the assessment.
The Board also agreed that the assessment portion of the funding would be spread over six quarters instead of four, reducing the quarterly increase that homeowners would be billed.
The assessment temporarily went from 3.08 mils to 4.38 mils, to be billed for the six quarters beginning with the July-Sept. 2019 quarter, billed in Oct. 2019 and ending with the Oct.-Dec. 2020 quarter, billed in Jan. 2021. At the end of the six quarters, the homeowner assessment reverted back to 3.08 mils.
- To use the additional assessment money collected to date to replace pavement and make curb and sidewalk repairs;
- To present the infrastructure proposal, estimated costs, and funding needs at the August 13 Lakeside Property Owners Association (LPOA) meeting,
- For the Lakeside Leadership Team to solicit construction bids for the infrastructure project; and
- For the Finance Committee to develop a final recommendation to the Board for financing the infrastructure project.
The Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force will include Lakeside staff, Lakeside Association Board of Directors, Lakeside Property Owners Association representatives, and community members with professional expertise in construction, engineering, law, finance, and Lakeside’s needs. Task Force members include the following community members:
- David Blank (Co-Chair)
- Jim Shelley (Co-Chair)
- Joseph Ballmer
- Robb Beckstedt
- Jim Edwards
- Mitch Grindley
- Brenda Haas
- Ron Janke
- Meredith Meyer
- Milt Lewis
- Bill Smith
- Jane Anderson, Board Member
- Terry Tomlinson, Board Member
- Kip Greenhill, CEO
- Charles Allen, COO
- Jim Switzer, Director of Municipal Services & Design Review
Guest experts may be invited to attend and present at Task Force meetings from time to time.
Through the Streets and Infrastructure discussions, community members were identified with professional expertise and experience. Lakeside is fortunate to have people with such talent step forward to examine matters within the scope of the Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force, propose recommendations to the Board, and serve as a resource to Lakeside staff in areas where specific expertise is requested by staff or the Board.
The first meeting of the Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force will be on November 30, 2022. The Task Force will meet with such frequency as it may determine, with the expectation that the work will be complete in 6-8 months.