We have had lots of activity for the past ten months and while we are making progress, there have been issues that affect
levels of service. Overall, I have never seen this amount of activity in Crystal Lakes. The demand for various services impacts our staff significantly, for instance: plugged sewer lines,
broken sewer lines, electrical supply issues, phone contractor changes, not enough road base, equipment repairs, various violations, repairs, remodeling outdated facilities, demands from renters
which are not the association's responsibility to serve and also impact increased road use, illegal ATVs, and fishing violations, easement ongoing issues, foreclosures for properties that have not
paid their dues, and a significant amount of time and effort to separate the two associations. All this has been done with reduce staffing levels and reduced funding.
We have reduced expenses as far as we can; unfortunately, without a dues increase; Crystal Lakes will have to reduce
services further. The average that we pay for all of the services we enjoy in Crystal Lakes - fishing, road maintenance, snow removal, trash service, and community facilities is about $40 per
month, which is the average monthly trash collection bill in town.
Please keep in mind that dues are the primary revenue source for Crystal Lakes. We
have not started the budget process yet for the next fiscal year but we will in
the next 30 days. In the near future, we will know how much of an increase is needed.
Board of Director Positions
There will be open position(s) on the Board of Directors the next fiscal year, please look for the application
information at the end of January.
The mitigation grantor has finished what he can do, there have been significant access
problems along with rock formations and very steep terrain which has limited the acreage that could be done. Contractors will be restoring additional access and landing areas prior to closing
out the grant.