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Lakewood is a Self-Governed Community Based on its Adopted Governing Documents

The Lakewood Property Owners Association (LPOA) is a deed restricted community. When you purchase a home within the LPOA, you are legally and contractually bound by its governing documents. Some documents may only be changed by a vote of membership, and some may be changed by the Board of Directors only after a notification to membership.

Our Governing Documents

Who should read about Governing Documents?

    • Staff and Board must use these to ensure they are creating and enforcing policy in accordance with our own guidelines.
    • Residents must read these to ensure they are complying with existing policies in order to avoid the issuance of citations and points, which may lead to suspension of amenity privileges.

LPOA Mission Statement

The goal of the Lakewood Property Owners Association (LPOA) is to maintain and enhance the property values of its members and promote the development of a desirable residential community through projects, programs and services.

Governing Documents

Documents that Provide Structure for Board and Staff

Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCC&Rs)

In 1973, the original developers of Lakewood recorded the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCC&Rs) with Jackson County. This is your master governing document and takes precedence over all others. This document contains information such as member classifications and rights, voting rights, and method and purpose of annual assessments. This document has never been amended. Amending this document would require ⅔ affirmative vote of every record owner in the association.

ARTICLE
I Definitions
II Annexation of Additional Properties
III Membership
IV Voting Rights
V Property Rights
VI Covenant for Maintenance Assessments
VII Architectural Control
VIII General Use Restrictions
IX General Provisions


DCC&Rs of Parcels

Each Parcel has a Supplemental DCC&R, which contains information specific to each parcel with regards to maintenance assessments, architectural control, etc. Please retain a copy of your Supplemental DCC&R’s for reference, found on the Parcels page, underneath their specific parcel.

Articles of Incorporation

On or about the same date in 1973, LPOA’s Articles of Incorporations were filed with the State of Missouri. This document established the LPOA as a Missouri Not for Profit Corporation. The articles contain information regarding mergers and consolidations, liabilities, and dissolution. This document was amended in 1985 when the LPOA merged with the East Lake Association, and the LPOA became the surviving corporation.

ARTICLE
I Name
II Registered Office and Agent
III Duration
IV Purpose and Powers of the Association
V Membership
VI Voting Rights
VII Board of Directors
IIX Liabilities
IX Annexation of Additional Properties
X Mergers and Consolidations
XI Authority to Dedicate
XII Dissolution
XIII Amendments


By-Laws

The first LPOA Board of Directors in 1973 adopted its By-laws. LPOA’s By-laws require a ⅔ vote of the Board of Directors for amendments. This document has been amended many times since 1973. The By-laws contain information such as terms, meetings, and powers and duties of your elected Board of Directors and Committees, and expands on areas listed in your DCC&R’s to better define Officers, Assessments and imposing sanctions for violations.

ARTICLE
I Name and Location
II Definitions
III Membership
IV Property Rights: Rights of Enjoyment
V Board of Directors: Selection: Term of Office
VI Meeting of Directors
VII Powers and Duties of the Board of Directors
VIII Committees
IX Meetings of Members
X Officers and Their Duties
XI Assessments
XII Books and Records
XIII Corporate Seal
XIV Amendments
XV Making and Enforcing Rules and Regulations
XVI Miscellaneous


Use Restrictions

LPOA’s Use Restrictions are an expansion and more detailed explanation of those listed in the original DCC&R’s.

1. Land Use
2. Height Limitation
3. Minimum Size Requirements
4. Building Lines
5. Uncompleted Structures
6. Garage
7. Lot Area and Width
8. Easements
9. Nuisances
10. Temporary Structures
11. Signs
12. Livestock
13. Garbage and Refuse
14. Parking of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Trailers
15. Antennas and Towers
16. Utilities
17. New Construction
18. No Commercial Activities
19. Commencement of Construction
20. Outbuildings Prohibited
21. Awnings


Documents that Clarify Fines, Points, and Non-Compliance

Architectural Review Board/Alterations Review Committee (ARB/ARC) Guidelines

LPOA’s Architectural Review Board/Alterations Review Committee (ARB/ARC) Guidelines contain the Property Maintenance Codes, process for applying for any improvements, generally acceptable building materials and projects, and enforcement for non compliance. This document evolves and is amended as necessary by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

SECTION I – PURPOSE, REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL
Part A: General Policy
Part B: Application Requirement for all Improvements
Part C: LPOA Property Maintenance Code
Part D: Enforcement of Guidelines
Part E: Lack of Construction after Approval

SECTION II – MAJOR ADDITIONS TO A HOME or DEMOLITION and RE-BUILDING OF A HOME

SECTION III – LANDSCAPING
Part A: Application for Landscape Improvements
Part B: Landscaping Planting & Borders
Part C: Lawn Ornaments
Part D: Retaining Walls
Part E: Shoreline Erosion Control
Part F: Composting
Part G: Dead or Storm Damaged Trees on Private Property
Part H: Irrigation Systems
Part I: LPOA Common Ground
Part J: Rain Barrels

SECTION IV – FENCING
Part A: Fences & Screens
Part B: Dog Pens

SECTION V – HOME EXTERIOR
Part A: Exterior Materials, Painting of home & Colors
Part B: Doors/Windows/Skylights

SECTION VI – ROOFS

SECTION VII – DECKS, SUNCOVERS and AWNINGS
Part A: Decks/Suncovers
Part B. Awnings

SECTION VIII – WALKS, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS AND PORCHES

SECTION IX – MINOR EXTERIOR ITEMS
Part A: Satellite Dishes/Exterior Antennas
Part B: Play Equipment
Part C: Flag Poles
Part D: Goose Deterrents
Part E: Basketball Goals & Basketball Courts
Part F: Miscellaneous

SECTION X – MAJOR EXTERIOR ITEMS
Part A: Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs & Jacuzzis
Part B: Tennis Courts

SECTION XI – GUIDELINES FOR GREEN IMPROVEMENTS
(TO BE ADDED LATER)
Solar Panels
Wind
Emergency Generators

SECTION XII – LPOA ENFORCEMENT and FINES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE
Part A: After-the-Fact Fines for Un-approved Alterations
Part B: Appeal of Fines

APPENDIX A – ORGANIZATION & OPERATION OF ARB/ARC COMMITTEE

APPENDIX B – LPOA COLOR PALETE

APPENDIX C – FORMS FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE ARB/ARC

APPENDIX D – LIST OF MAJOR ARTERIAL ROADWAYS APPROVED FOR SIX FOOT (6’) FENCING


Rules and Regulations

LPOA’s Rules and Regulations contain the rules of the lakes, common areas, and facilities of the association, as well as use of residential lots to include parking, signage and enforcement procedures. This document evolves and is amended as necessary by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE
I Purpose, Scope & Authority
II The Lakes – Boats, Watercraft, Boat Slips, and Boat Racks
III Regulation of Vehicles
IV Use of Common Area and Other Amenities
V Migratory Waterfowl
VI ARB/ARC Guidelines & Rules
VII Use of Residential Lots
VIII Nuisance – Criminal Activity
IX (Reserved for Future Use)
X Enforcement of LPOA Rules and Regulations


Policies (Governing Policies for Staff Use)

Policies are directed to staff so they can determine how to manage and operate the association. Board can change policy at any time, and there are notification requirements to members.

Policy #2 – Account Delinquency
Policy #3 – Committees
Policy #5 – Boat Slips
Policy #6 – LPOA Financial Management
Policy #7 – Boat Racks
Policy #8 – Lakewood Bay Garages
Policy #9 – LPOA Bid Policy
Policy #11 – Parcel Procedures
Policy #12 – Storage Lot
Policy #14 – LPOA Common Ground
Policy #15 – Pontoon Boat Rental
Policy #18 – Lakewood Voices Letters to the Editor
Policy #19 – Signage
Policy #21 – Election and Balloting Procedures
Policy #22 – Invasive Species
Policy #23 – Firearms on LPOA Property
Policy #24 – Addition Closed Records
Policy #26 – Memorials
Policy #27 – Election Communication


For information regarding the Lakewood Holding Company (LHC) (aka Golf Course) please go to the Investments page of the website (coming soon).

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