• Now thru Summer 2021: 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)

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

    • Engineering Study will need to be complete before annual meeting if we are to vote on establishing a WCID at that meeting

  • September 18, 2021: Annual Membership Meeting @ GBRA Annex

    • All information in above steps will be presented

    • Members will vote on whether to approve WCID creation (if Engineering Study has been completed)

    • No further outlay of funds will be made without member approval/vote - crucial that members attend this meeting!  

  • November 2021:  WCID - District Creation through petition

  • May 2022:  Election - voters registered in the District will vote

  • Following a “FOR” vote, work on the Dam begins and is set to be completed by May 2023

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.

WE ARE CONFIDENT IN OUR PLANS, but we cannot do anything further without the Engineering Study and District Formation so this local lake community can proudly own Nolte Dam.

 

Things are moving swiftly. If we delay, then our timetable for preserving Meadow Lake is unknown; if we move forward now, then we are in control of our own destiny. 

WITHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FUND THE STUDY, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ACCURATELY KNOW THE TOTAL COST IT WILL TAKE TO RESTORE NOLTE DAM.

 

WITHOUT KNOWING THE COST, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION REGARDING THE WCID FORMATION.

 

IF YOU WANT TO PRESERVE MEADOW LAKE, PLEASE JOIN US NOW IN MAKING THIS STUDY HAPPEN!