• Now thru Spring 2022: Raise $180,000 to cover the initial phase/WCID Formation

    • $120,000 for Comprehensive Engineering Study (Freese & Nichols)

    • $20,000 for the Property Survey (company TBD)

    • $30,000 in legal efforts to establish the WCID (McGinnis Lochridge)

    • $10,000 to engage professional grant writing services (company TBD)

    • $162K has been raised, allowing us to proceed with the Engineering study and Survey

  • If funded, move forward immediately with the Engineering Study and the initial steps to establish the WCID

    • In November 2021, the Seguin City Council unanimously approved a resolution to partner with MLNDA to execute the engineering study for the repair and rehabilitation of Nolte Dam. MLNDA has fully funded the study and we expect the results of the study to be complete sometime in late May 2022.

    • In December 2021, GBRA Board of Directors Authorizes Development of MOU with Meadow Lake Nolte Dam Association (MLNDA). Per GBRA, "The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors authorized the negotiation and execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between GBRA and the Meadow Lake Nolte Dam Association (MLNDA) on December 15, 2021. The purpose of the MOU is to indicate both parties intentions to continue discussions regarding the long-term sustainability of Meadow Lake. Continuing discussions may include additional engineering studies of Nolte Dam, the establishment of a Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) and the possible transfer of ownership."

  • September 2020 (Date TBD): Annual Membership Meeting @ GBRA Annex

  • TBD Date 2022:  WCID - District Creation through petition

    • We have fully funded the Engineering Study but need to raise the additional amount needed to fund creation of the WCID

  • November 2022:  Election - voters registered in Guadalupe County will vote

PLEASE HELP US MEET THIS TIMELINE AND PRESERVE OUR PRECIOUS MEADOW LAKE!

TALK WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS & FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY – ENCOURAGE THEIR SUPPORT

Each lake community has to develop the solution that is right for them. Meadow Lake faces unique challenges that other, more developed lakes do not. That’s why we needed to develop an approach that was realistic and actionable, including looking for ways to value-engineer a cost-effective solution. We won’t fully know costs until we complete this critical study, but we believe our approach will result in a solution that we can afford.

 

  • What are the costs for this initial phase and WCID creation?  We need $180,000 to get the point that we can return to membership with exact facts on the technical requirements and financial obligations that property owners would incur through taxes.  This includes the following Professional Services:

    • $120,000 for the Comprehensive Engineering Study – MLNDA has been in continual communication with Freese & Nichols (FNI), which will be conducting the study.  This is a very reasonable amount for the extensive information that we will receive.

    • $20,000 for the Property Survey – this will “set the boundaries” and detail exactly which properties will be included in the District.

    • $30,000 in legal efforts to establish the WCID.  McGinnis Lochridge specializes in District formation and has been retained by MLNDA.

    • $10,000 to engage professional grant writing services to assist with accessing and applying for relevant state and federal funding with the potential to have a substantial impact on the final tax rate to the District.

 

  • How will we get the funding for the $180,000 “initial phase – pre WCID creation period”?

    • We are asking our members, for donations.  As property owners it’s important that WE have “skin in the game”.  

    • We will request monetary offerings from the City of Seguin and GBRA.

    • We will reach out to local businesses and others because the preservation of Meadow Lake is crucial to health and economy of our community (e.g. Realtors, Banks, Manufacturers, Principal Gift Givers, etc.)

 

  • How much of a donation is expected from members for their contributions?

    • No amount is required.  A suggested “guideline” is in the area of $300 for every $100,000 in property value.  For example, a property valued at $400,000 would equal a $1,200 donation ($300 x 4).  If every single property owner on Meadow were to participate in this donation effort, we would immediately raise the $180,000 required to move forward.

    • We know that some of you may not be able to donate this much, while others will have the capability of offering a higher amount.

    • Donations are tax-deductible as MLNDA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

    • You can send your donations to our Treasurer, Roxanne Henricksen 40 E Hampton Dr, Seguin 78155.  Checks should be made out to "MLNDA". For further info: roxxy1031@gmail.com. PayPal/Credit Card payment is also available through this website using the link below.