The Quivira Marketplace – January 2017

FSBO – 575 LAKESHORE DRIVE EAST: Updated mid-century modern, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Call Mike, 913-284-6044. 2/17
GW INVADER: This boat started out at Lake Quivira and wants to come home. $2500 or make offer. 913-707-7805. 3/17
HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENCE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16
NEED TO RENT A DOCK: Call Lance, 913-238-1578. 2/17
WILL DELIVER FLYERS to Ouivira black boxes $40. Cooper Seglem. Please call or text 913-980-1887 or 913-980-4581.

In light of failed ballot items, member addresses importance of maintaining golf course – Letter to the Editor

To my fellow Quivirans:
After attending the November 21 Special Membership Meeting of Quivira and subsequently learning of the ballet results, I must admit I am disappointed in myself for not speaking up for two ballot items that were not approved and are very important to me, disappointed in the community for not realizing how important these two items are to the success of the community, and the Board for not taking more time to explain the true importance of these two ballot items to the community. I am talking about ballot items 6 and 7, both of which pertain to the golf course.
During the meeting, the importance of the preserving the lake to the condition it is today going forward was discussed at length. It is a prime factor in attracting new Foundation members to the community. Another prime factor in keeping and attracting new “Foundation” and specifically Country Club members is our golf course. The superintendent, Jeff Eldridge, addressed the meeting attendees and explained ballot #7, the immediate need to renovate #8 green and the reasons why. The green was unplayable for some time this year due to improper conditions to maintain proper root and grass growth and will continue to be an issue going forward. By not passing this ballot item and addressing the situation now, this green will constantly be a time and money drain to try and keep it “playable” going forward. In addition, normal maintenance and upkeep of our golf course is necessary to keep it in the wonderful condition it is now. Ballot #6 addressed this situation directly in upkeep of cart paths, tee boxes, fairway contouring, roof repair to the restroom on hole #13, additional irrigation and pond rehabilitation. Without maintaining what we have, deterioration will occur and again end up costing us more in the future. The end result by not approving these ballot items will be a golf course that does not measure up to the rest of the courses and clubs in the city.
So what does this mean? By not approving the expenditures necessary to fix and maintain the golf course to the condition it has been brought to in recent years, we are making a serious mistake. We are not only jeopardizing our ability to recruit new members (for which we hired a “Marketing Manager”), but also jeopardizing our ability to retain the members we have today. Can we afford to lose the monthly dues and clubhouse revenue these Country Club members provide? Will our home values be maintained if the course conditions deteriorate? What are we saying to our current Superintendent and Golf Pro staff—would you want to continue to work for, or apply for an open position at a community that will not support the maintenance and upkeep of the golf course?
I do not know how we fix this situation, but will be asking a lot of questions in the near future to find some answers. I would ask each member to do the same. We must do everything possible to increase the value of our investment in Lake Quivira, which in my mind is maintain/improve the golf course and maintain/improve the lake. At this point, only the lake is being preserved.
~Thad Millard

Quivira Marketplace – December 2016

FALL IS HERE! Call Gabe for gree estimates to clean flower beds, rake, blow and pick up leaves. Also winterization irrigation systems. Call 913-217-5408. LQ references. 12/16
GW INVADER: This boat started out at Lake Quivira and wants to come home. $2500 or make offer. 913-707-7805. 3/17
HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENSE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16
WANTED: PEACE ON EARTH. . . good will toward men.
WILL DELIVER FLYERS to Ouivira black boxes $40. Cooper Seglem. Please Text 913-980-1887 or 913-980-4581.

In the upcoming election, this LQ resident and attorney argues against blanket disapproval of Kansas Supreme Court Justices

Each Kansas Supreme Court Justice has been appointed through a process that involves an interview by a nine-member nominating commission, which recommends three candidates to the Governor for appointment. The Commission includes four non-attorneys (one from each Congressional District), who are appointed by the Governor; four attorneys selected by attorneys from across the state; and the chair of the Commission, who is an attorney elected by attorneys in a statewide vote.
After reviewing lengthy written applications from each attorney who wants to be considered to serve on the court, the Commission interviews each applicant. The Commission then selects three nominees from the applicant pool and sends their names to the Governor. The Governor interviews the three nominees and makes the appointment. The Justices then stand for retention shortly after the initial appointment and every six years thereafter.
The current Supreme Court includes Justices who were appointed by both Republican and Democrat governors. All of the Justices are extremely smart, have distinguish themselves as outstanding lawyers and work very hard. The entire slate of Justices (including one who was appointed by Governor Brownback) on the ballot for retention has been endorsed by former Governors Graves, Hayden, Sebelius and Carlin (two Republicans and two Democrats).
There will always be decisions by the Supreme Court we agree with and some we don’t agree with. Blind votes against all Justices who have ruled on all sides of controversial issues are votes against the process of judicial selection, not votes against the Justices.
~Mary Beth Blake, J.D.
Mary Beth was admitted to practice in Kansas in 1977 and has experienced this process as an applicant.

The Quivira Marketplace

FALL IS HERE! Call Gabe for free estimates to clean flower beds, rake, blow and pick up leaves. Also winterization irrigation systems. Call 913-217-5408. LQ references. 12/16

HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENCE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16

LOST & FOUND: Help! I inadvertently left my Dodge Ram Tailgate Extender at the tree limb/rubbish drop off. When I returned for it the next day it was gone.  Would appreciate its return if someone innocently took as trash.  Please call Leo at 913-268-9576 or drop off at maintenance.

WILL DELIVER FLYERS to Ouivira black boxes $40. Cooper Seglem. Please Text 913-980-1887 or 913-980-4581.

Quivira Marketplace – October 2016

2007 FORD TAURUS SE: 97k miles. Runs great, excellent mechanical & physical condition. Well maintained company car. $5,945.  913-948-7403
BOAT COVERS, BIMINIS, UPHOLSTERY AND MORE – KEILMAN KUSTOM CANVAS: 816-694-6254. Visit my website Keilmankustomcanvas.com. Call for free estimates. 10/16
FOR SALE – 1978 BOSTON WHALER: 02 25 HP Tohatsu motor, well maintained, runs good. View on dock 253. $3,000. Call/ text 913-710-4743 10/16. 10/16
GRAND CAYMAN FEBRUARY 4-11: Oceanfront condo, 1 B/R, full kitchen, great deck. Snorkeling from beach, dive shop on site, tennis, restaurant, infinity pool, more. Call for photos and info. $1500.Jenny Ashby, 631 4414 jashby3@gmail.com.
HOME FOR SALE/LEASE: 590 W Lakeshore, 3BR/3BA home on large 150’x150’ lot surrounded by acres of Greenspace. Make offer. 913-948-7403.
HOME FOR SALE: Nicely updated 4br 3ba 3200 sqft home for sale. 530 Hillcrest East. $762,500. Contact Mlborchardt@yahoo.com, 913-912-9880.
HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENSE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16
KAYAK: Sit on top. Dock 200. $75, paddles included. Call Marta, 913-248-8355.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years experience. Insured and bonded. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495. 10/16

Resident believes without ‘strict measure or goals,’ deer culling at Lake Quivira should take a rest

I addressed the Board of Directors at the July meeting to inquire about Lake and Residential committee’s recent recommendation to continue to cull deer from within our city.
As would be expected in any community, there are divergent views on the subject. Likely in many LQ households there are dissimilar opinions.
Allow to me to clarify that while my personal view is that Lake Quivira’s natural assets are best left for nature to manage, I sought information from the Board of Directors on how the decision was made each year. I do not dispute that culling can be a form of conservation. Years ago when the local deer population was very large, it stood to reason that a culling of the herd here at LQ could be beneficial, the most notable precedent being the size of the herd within Shawnee Mission Park and the study and decision to manage the herd there.
Fast forward to the present, and my question to the Board was what measures do we have to provide for the most informed decision whether to continue with a hunting season each year. The answers I received are that it is not possible to know how large the herd is presently. And that the Lake and Residential committee continues to receive complaints. Some foundation members are concerned with their gardens, others with role deer may fill in proliferation of Lyme disease and others an encounter between a deer and car during deer rut season. There are also residents who wish to not have any hunting in our woods for concern of safety or are generally opposed to hunting. Others citing interest in LQ Trails believe it would be prudent to take a season off and assess.
The decision to cull deer was never for a perpetual program. It was said at the July board meeting there is a concern within the Lake and Residential committee that to not have a season one year could make it difficult to reach a decision to hunt another year. That alone would seem a poor reason to continue the program.
My statement to the Board was, it is unwarranted to continue with the annual culling of deer in absence of strict measure or goals. If there cannot be measures or goals, then it is incumbent upon the Board to rest the program at this time, and each year the L&R committee can discuss any need to have a hunting season based upon significant expansion of the herd or biological evidence of disease.
I attended the L&R August meeting this past week to listen to committee deliberation. The action from the meeting in July was to have another committee member speak with Johnson County and Kansas Wildlife officers. The takeaway from that is there was little will by any committee member to not go along this year for another hunt. This past week at the recommendation of L&R chairman, the BOD voted in favor, with one director objecting and another abstaining.
I maintain with the decision to continue to cull deer for the seventh consecutive year, that next year it should be expected an equivalent inquiry will be needed. Any decision should not be made in response to the loudest complaint toward wildlife or in the interest of Country Club members who wish to hunt within our private city of Lake Quivira. I acknowledge that with development surrounding LQ, there are pressures on wildlife that were not present twenty years ago. That said, recognize there are corridors on which wildlife travel to and from LQ, and absent factual data amounting to health concerns, the hunting within LQ should not continue. Let’s not have hunting within LQ turn into another club amenity or private club.
I encourage every Foundation member who has an interest in LQ wildlife to ask a director why they supported the motion on 8/23.
Respectfully,
~Stuart White

Unable to attend a Member Input Session, resident voices opinions in a letter

Dear Tom [Hall],
Thanks for your call this morning. Barry and I are in Montana and will not return until late September. However, we wanted to respond to the questions and hope you will share our thoughts at your meeting. I will also share them directly with Pat Pribyl, as I don’t know what the “next steps” are supposed to be.
What made you decide to move to LQ? We moved to LQ in 1997. Our primary reasons were that it offered a serene, secure, beautiful and understated oasis, with protected green space. We loved the diversity of the architecture, the sense of relaxation and peace, and the feeling that it was not important to “keep up with the Joneses” which seemed a rather prevalent attitude in much of Johnson County. We chose LQ specifically because it was unique and it wasn’t like the other upscale communities in this area. Frankly, we only joined the Country Club because it was a requirement of residency. Perhaps that makes us as unique as LQ was when we discovered it and moved here.
What features would improve our residential community? We were satisfied with LQ when we moved here or we wouldn’t have moved here in the first place. We are less satisfied today, not because of the facilities/amenities, but because of the seemingly endless efforts over the past couple of years to effect changes. The clamor for “improvements” appears to us to be driven by a vocal minority of residents who now want to change the place they chose to live – and place the cost of subsidizing their desires on their neighbors.
What new and expanded amenities would improve our country club? We would suggest a more objective way of asking this question would be “Are there new and expanded amenities, etc?” In our opinion, the country club is more than adequate when viewed in conjunction with the associated fees required to maintain it.
What funding options should be considered? Given that we are satisfied with the existing amenities, our answer is “none.”
Should additional residential development be considered? If so, what types of housing/locations are preferred?  Our answer is NO. And we feel this question has been pursued and answered several times in the past two years. The only possible new element is including consideration of the property across Quivira Lane. That would represent the only acceptable option to us and only if additional development is absolutely unnecessary.
Should we strive to add more associate members/should more amenities be added to attract them? Our first objective should be to meet the needs of our existing members. Satisfying current membership is probably the best way to get positive press and to attract people who value the terrific things LQ has to offer that the rest of our “competitors” don’t. LQ is unique and should be marketed on its singularity, not by adding some “me too” amenities. Selling a unique community is analogous to selling a unique home. Not all buyers will like it, but the right buyers will love it.
What other topics, issues, concerns would you like to see addressed in the strategic plan? Basically, our concerns for the LQ community are as follows:
Buying into the fallacy that LQ must change is frightening. Adding amenities just to be like other communities detracts from everything that makes LQ special in its own way. Specifically, we love the green space and the diversity in architecture. Adding patio homes and townhomes would be an eyesore in our opinion and sacrificing current green space is absolutely unacceptable.
Establish a deadline on further discussions of strategic planning. We feel that the conversation is being driven by a minority of members. However, the “silent majority” is required to be repeatedly involved in conversations/surveys/votes, basically rehashing past conversations/surveys/votes. Until a majority of ALL Foundation members – not just those who respond to flawed surveys and/or show up to vote -support strategic planning, we think we should have a respite from constant discussion of it.
And while this may be a little off the subject, it does involve the character of the community: Let’s stop creating new rules and regulations and enforce the ones we have. This is a pet peeve of ours. As an example, if an underage child is found driving a golf cart, deal with the specific situation fairly and consistently. Another instance involves the Q tags. Deal with the abuses on an individual basis rather than punishing those who did not abuse the privilege. The same holds true with the speed limit and traffic signs. Either enforce the rules or quit wasting money on the signs. We have enough security to enforce reasonable rules within our community.
Tom, thanks for following up with us. I had almost forgotten and I appreciate the reminder. I wish we could be there to share our own thoughts, but I hope you will do so in our absence. Thanks for holding the meeting!
~Vicki Fullen

The Quivira Marketplace

1984 18’ HOBIE CAT: fiberglass hull. Has a mast float, sail and a trailer. Asking $1100. Call Paul at 816-728-6000. 9/16
2006 BOSTON WHALER 130 SPORT: 25HP Mercury Engine, Trailer, Bimini Top, Padded Seat Package, Boat Cover, Custom Ski Towing Pole, Two Sets of Skis and Ropes, Regular Maintenance, Excellent Condition. Asking $7,950. Call 913-488-3202. 9/16
BOAT COVERS, BIMINIS, UPHOLSTERY AND MORE – KEILMAN KUSTOM CANVAS: 816-694-6254. Visit my website Keilmankustomcanvas.com. Call for free estimates. 10/16
BOSTON WHALER : Looks and runs great, w/ seat cushions, skis, rope and tube.  $3,900.  913-948-7403. 9/16
FOR SALE: LAKE QUIVIRA DOCK. Would consider trade. 816-215-4453. 9/16
HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENSE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16
MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTOR: 25 HP 4-stroke with controls and cables.  Excellent condition.   $3,500.  913-948-7403. 9/16
PIANO TUNING: Call Bob Lee, 913-488-5807.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years experience. Insured and bonded. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495. 10/16

Marketplace – August 2018

2000 MARADER-EXCELLENT: 25HP oil injected NIssan, stereo/CD/se flashdrive, speedometer, custom vinyl graphics, bilge pump, always garaged, new skis/ropes,trailer, very fast, $4,250. Mark, 913-522-5550. 8/16
2006 BOSTON WHALER 130 SPORT: 25HP Mercury Engine, Trailer, Bimini Top, Padded Seat Package, Boat Cover, Custom Ski Towing Pole, Two Sets of Skis and Ropes, Regular Maintenance, Excellent Condition. Asking $7,950. Call 913-488-3202. 9/16
2008 SUNCRUISER 20 FOOT:  Slightly used, $12850.  913-669-6465. 8/16
BBQ SPICE:  Did you enjoy your free sample of RixRubs? Order more today (877) 266-5187 or RixRubs.com. Free Delivery to Lake Quivira Residents! 8/16
BOAT COVERS, BIMINIS, UPHOLSTERY AND MORE – KEILMAN KUSTOM CANVAS: 816-694-6254. Visit my website Keilmankustomcanvas.com. Call for free estimates. 10/16
GOLF CART FOR SALE: 1994 EZ Go Golf Cart. Asking $400. Call 913-268-8901. 8/16
GW INVADER FOR SALE: 2006 GW Invader, fast and strong Suzuki 25HP, runs well, regular maintenance. Skis included, Trailer included, Dock #256. Asking $4,900. Call 913-268-8901. 8/16
HOUSE CLEANING, ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENCE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 12/16
PIANO TUNING: Call Bob Lee, 913-488-5807.
PONTOON BOAT FOR SALE: 1998 Suntracker Party Barge, Mercury Party Barge, Mercury 25HP, runs well, regular maintenance. Dock #256. Asking $4,500 Call 913-268-8901.8/16
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years experience. Insured and bonded. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495. 10/16
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WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING: Best price, quality work, inside & out. References. Call Edgar, 620-617-2058. 8/16