By Steve Sestak, President, Quivira, Inc. Board of Directors
Construction is a regular occurrence at Lake Quivira. Last year, there were more than twenty major home and dock site projects completed. It is still too early to tell whether 2017 will eclipse these numbers. Residents making investments in our community is a good thing, but can also be a nuisance to the neighbors and put stress on our roads, our staff, and our infrastructure.
If you are considering a major home or dock site project this year, please start by carefully reviewing the procedures. Most major projects require steps be taken with either the Restrictions Committee (homes) or Lake & Residential Committee (dock sites), as well as with the City of Lake Quivira. The Board is also considering an Impact Fee to help offset the cost of road and infrastructure damage. We all want construction to be a positive experience, so please ask and don’t assume.
Our new General Manager, Geary Goss, started several weeks ago, and I hope that many of you have had the chance to meet him and his wife, Susan. We are very fortunate to have his talents and experiences at Lake Quivira. I am already impressed with his attention to details, his focus on member experience and his strategic perspective. It will take some time for Geary to learn everything about Lake Quivira, but I am confident he will be a real asset to our community.
The Strategic Planning Committee will soon be issuing a survey to determine the level of member support of each option. It does not matter whether you are a Foundation or Associate Member, whether you have lived here your entire life or are new to the community, or whether you regularly use our facilities or not. Every opinion matters. As Quivirans, we all share a common bond in our love for Lake Quivira and the responsibility to serve as stewards to this amazing community. We must all take this responsibility very seriously in order to leave Lake Quivira better than we found it for future generations to enjoy. Please make it a priority to share your opinions by completing this very important survey.
On the business side, we continue to be right on our financial plan, but are struggling with our membership numbers. The summer months will bring many visitors to our community. Every visitor is a prospective member, and every new member can be a prospective homebuyer. Please do your part to promote our wonderful community this summer. More members are good for everyone.