Dear Members,

I hope all our members, their families and guests are enjoying this summer at Lake Cable.  It’s been a near perfect summer and July was no exception.  The water is clear and at its proper level.  It’s been a good month for boating, fishing or going to the beach.

From every account I’ve heard, the July 3 fireworks were the best we’ve ever had.  And the extra fireworks around the lake were quire spectacular as well.  The glowing safety buoys and the boat lights made for a beautiful picture on the lake.  Most importantly it was a safe night, with so many boats headed back to their docks after the show.  Thanks Tom, great job!


After a nail biting morning of rain on Saturday, July 22 the clouds parted by evening but alas the Lake Cable Beach Dance moved indoors.  The night turned out to be beautiful but the decision was made early in the day.  Everyone still had a great time.  Many people went all out with their costumes.  Congratulations and thanks to the planners and volunteers for their efforts.

This is a short report.  We’ve had a great summer, but it’s too short as well.  Most schools start back up August, so many of our lifeguards will be unavailable on weekdays in mid to late August.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Phil Kirkbride





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Board Meeting – July 18, 2017

President Phil Kirkbride called the meeting to order at: 7:01 pm

Board Members Present:  President Mr. Phil Kirkbride, Vice-President Mrs. Cindy Waikem, Treasurer

Mr. Bob Wynkoop, Trustee Mr. Ted Scheetz, Secretary Mr. Ken Roush and General Manager, Mr. Tom Gibbins.

Association Members Present:    Patrolman, Mr. Bob Preece.

1.  Approval of the Minutes from June 20, 2017 board meeting. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Mrs. Cindy Waikem and seconded by Mr. Ted Scheetz.  Motion passed.

2.  Approval of the Financial Statement ending June 30, 2017. A motion was made by Mr. Ken Roush       to accept the financial statement as presented. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Cindy Waikem.      Motion passed.

YTD comparison June 2017 vs. June 2016 YTD

                                                                   2017                             2016                       % Change

LCRA Income……………………….            $  554,944.31              $  531,364.62                       4.4%

LCRA Expenses……………………..           $  414,226.77              $  404,029.57                       2.5%

LCRA Net income…………………..            $  140,717.54              $  127,335.05                      10.5%

Shopping Center Income…………. $    85,635.00                $   79,535.00                         7.7%

Shopping Center Expense………….$    55,496.05               $   64,818.66                      -14.4%

Shopping Center Net Income…… $    30,138.95      $   14,716.34                      104.8%

3.  Communications & Correspondence:   None this past month.

4. Hearing from the Membership:  Patrolman, Mr. Bob Preece. Bob reported to the board that he received numerous compliments for the great fireworks we enjoyed this year. Most members thought they were the best we have had. Bob also stated that our annual boat sticker program is complete. Only a couple remains to be installed due to unforeseen circumstances. Thanks Bob for your update.

5.  Managers Report:  Tom reported to the board that all is going well at the beach. This season seems to be a very busy year with all the beach activities and the new playground equipment. In order to obtain a little more security around the association property, all of the padlocks we currently use at numerous locations around the lake, have be rekeyed. Master keys will be issued to only those employees who need them.

On Thursday, July 27th at 5:30pm, Tom reported that there will be a Jackson Twp. Board of Appeals meeting at the Jackson Twp. Hall. A motion was made by Mr. Bob Wynkoop, and seconded by Mr. Ken Roush, to have a couple of our board members attend this meeting. The motion passed and at least two board members will attend along with Tom. A letter was previously sent to the Zoning board from our association that reads: “The Board of Trustees of Lake Cable Recreation, Inc. are committed, upon acceptance of our request for a zoning variance and the acceptance of the project by our members, to take the necessary steps to combine parcel numbers 1601111, 1625465 and 1625463 into one parcel.”

This action will aid the L.R.P.C. in their efforts to continue future planning.

Tom is still watching for any weed problems and handling them as they arise. He reported that our maintenance boat is not aging well and soon may have to be replaced. The remodeling work has started at Apt. #5 at the shopping center. Work to repair some plumbing and cracked walls is progressing. Fresh paint and new carpet will follow. Tom is in hopes of completing this work by Aug. 1st. Thanks Tom for all your updates. See more of Tom’s report elsewhere in the newsletter.

6.  Old Business:

A.  Shopping Center Projects – The cement work planned for the area behind the shopping center

has been completed. Also, Apt. #5, at the shopping center, is in the process of repair as

needed. Completion date hopefully will be by Aug. 1st.

B.  Fireworks – All went off well with the fireworks presentation this year. We had no problems

and have had many members comment on the great show.

C.  Boat Stickers – The annual boat sticker installation program has been completed for this year

and was a great success. All but a couple boats have their stickers installed. Please remember

that your annual stickers are to be installed by May 1st. of every year to avoid a penalty fee.

D.  Photo Contest – Time is running out for the spring/summer category of our photo contest.

Remember to take those pictures and get them turned in to the clubhouse. Also, don’t forget

about the “Light House” category this year! It should be fun to see all the photos of our great

light house.

E.  Clubhouse Main Entrance Doors – A quote has now been obtained for replacing our main

entrance door unit. A motion was made by Mrs. Cindy Waikem and seconded by Mr. Bob

Wynkoop to proceed with the installation of the entrance doors at a cost of $8,000.00. The

motion passed. The cost includes the removal and resizing of the entranceway and the cost

and installation of the new door system.

7.  New Business:

A.  Boat trailer fee – After much discussion by the board, it was decided that there is a need to

increase the fee for our boat trailer rental. The new fee will be $30.00 starting on Jan 1st, 2018.

We must maintain the trailers for safe use. Our maintenance cost have been rising each year

and are almost matching our rental fee income. As always, a trailer rental must be scheduled

ahead of time at the clubhouse office.

B.  Shopping Center Apartments – It has been determined that our apartment hallway area of the

shopping center is in need of a sprucing up. It has been years since any updates have been

done. In order to maintain a nice warm and pleasant atmosphere for our residents, a make-

over is being planned. The paneled hallways will be painted to a lighter color and new

overhead lighting will be installed. In addition, the very old red carpet will be replaced with a

durable long lasting carpet. This should brighten up all the hallways for our tenants.

C.  2018 Polar Bear Plunge – It is time to start thinking about the second annual polar bear plunge.

Tom and the board are having discussions as to the plans for this upcoming winter event. The

Jackson Schools Foundation would like for us to enlarge the area where the swimmers enter

the water. Plans are being discussed on how to accomplish this and more details will

come later on.

D.  Pine Trees – The board has begun looking into the possibility of replacing all the old pine trees

across the front of the clubhouse property. The trees are very old and not looking very well.

More discussions will be held in the future to determine a cost and the best time to possibly do

this project.

8.  A motion was made by Mr. Ken Roush to go into executive session to discuss future L.R.P.C. plans.

The motion was seconded by Mr. Bob Wynkoop. Motion passed and the board went into executive

session at 7:36pm.

9.  The board returned from executive session at 8:22pm.

10.  A motion was made by Mrs. Cindy Waikem to adjourn the meeting. A second was heard by Mr. Ted

Scheetz. The motion passed and Mr. Phil Kirkbride adjourned the meeting at: 8:26 pm.

Submitted by Board Secretary – Mr. Ken Roush   




Dear Friends,

Everything is going well on the beach.  I’ve heard many people comment that the guards are doing a very good job.  We’ve had a couple of “saves” during which the guards performed their job quickly and professionally.  Fortunately, these “saves” are children that thought they were better swimmers then they were.  In addition, we had one near altercation between a teenage girl and her ex-boyfriend that elevated to a shouting match with the term “gun” used.  The guards called 911 immediately which prompted the boy to leave.  The police came shortly after and questioned the girl.  The ex-boyfriend threatened to harm the girls’ sister at her residence and the police went to that location and promised to talk to the ex-boyfriend about his action; and in particular the use of the work “gun”.  We want to acknowledge that the guards did an excellent job.   We are drafting a new policy for similar situations in the future.

Since we are into August all area schools are back full time on or shortly after August 21.  Please check with the office or watch the web site for details on when we will be open after August 20.

With the frequent rains we are experiencing, the grass continues to grow and everything looks great.  By now most or all of the concrete work at the shopping center is complete and came out very nicely.  A couple of drains were installed to remove water from past problem areas.  Steve removed some of the short fence behind the shopping center and will remove the balance of that in the near future.  There is no need for the fence, as it does not offer security.  Removing it will add to the aesthetics.

I am still doing a little treating of some spots of an invasive weed called Eurasian Water Milfoil.  Being the end of July, first of August I am only treating small spots at a time.  Part of this reason for the short treating is the need to pump the boat out as it leaks.  We are considering options for a new boat next year.

Our new tenant Paper Twigs is up and running please stop in and welcome them to our family of shopping center tenants.

I guess by the comments everyone enjoyed the fireworks this year.  Thanks to the Board for throwing another $1,000 at the project.  We actually spend a little more than we collect but the Board does not feel it necessary to raise the fireworks expense at this time.

Coming up is the Movie on the beach on August 18 at dusk.  Movie to be announced.

Where did the summer go?

Have a great month!