Any person owning lands bordering on Little Silver Lake, Rainbow Lake, Little Silver Lake Road, Silvery Lane and Rainbow Lane in the county of Lanark may become a member upon paying the fees approved by the Association. It should be noted that only members in good standing are eligible to vote and to run for election to the Board. Fees need to be paid by May 31st to be in good standing for the following July AGM; an exemption is made for property owners who purchase their property after May 31 and before the AGM.
How Membership Fees Are Used
There are some administrative expenses associated with General Meetings and dissemination of information. Although there has been a considerable saving on the costs associated with communication as a result of sending information electronically to those property owners who have provided e-mail addresses, some distribution by Canada Post is still needed so that all are included.
Our Lake Stewards have been able to arrange for the Association to participate in various programs for water testing (that of Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, for example) but it is important that we have the funds to purchase additional testing should it be required for any reason.
It is customary for the Association, in turn, to pay dues or give a donation to organizations with similar objectives, FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations), RVCA ( Rideau Valley Conservation Authority), for example.
The costs of maintaining the three access roads do not come out of the Association fees as the roads are managed by separate road committees.
At each AGM, the Treasurer provides a report to members.
Cost of Membership and optional new payment process
The current annual fee is $15.00. For convenience, membership fees may be made for more than one year at a time. In addition, the Treasurer has now set up a process for fees to be made by Interac-e-Transfer. Residents who wish to use this method are requested to add to their online banking the new Contact name: LSRLPOA and Contact email: email@example.com . Adding the optional information of their address ( PIN Access Road) is helpful as it will clarify the sender. Upon receipt, the Treasurer will inform the Area Representative that the fees have been made. If anyone has questions or concerns, please contact the Treasurer.