YOUR BENEFITS AS A
MEMBER OF THE LGA
As individual taxpayers disbursed over two
states and five counties, the influence we each have on local issues is diluted
because of our geography. It is further diluted because of our high percentage
of non-resident property owners unable to vote.
Politicians do, however, recognize the strength of our collective interests
through the LGA. The LGA is the
single body that represents the interests of property owners from all five
counties and both states who contribute a significant amount to the county
revenue. It is our membership base that results in our recognition and allows
us to influence the decision makers.
YOUR INTERESTS ARE
are invited to bring individual concerns to the attention of the Association by
contacting either the Chairperson for the Committee covering your issue, or one
of your county Directors. Board Meetings are held monthly on
the first Wednesday and are open to all members and visitors. Our Directors and
Committee Chairs invite your phone calls and welcome your email or letters.
WE BRING LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO YOU!
Our monthly member meetings generally feature a brief presentation and question
and answer period by Guest Speakers from local county governments and other
LGA Directors reside full time in Lake Gaston and have daily access to news and
issues concerning the Lake. Your Board is actively and heavily involved in the
community, attends county meetings, serves on Boards of other organizations
(i.e. the LG Weed Control Council, FERC Relicensing Committee, etc.), and reacts
on behalf of our Members, to events that have an impact on our property values
Your Board of Directors consists of individuals with a remarkable amount of
knowledge, expertise and talent, drawn from years of experience in industry and
public service. The majority also volunteer their time with other civic
organizations to improve the quality of life on Lake Gaston.
(Phone & Email)
When emergency weather conditions or lake levels (high or low)
become potentially hazardous to property owners, boaters, swimmers, etc., the
LGA activates its "LGAlert" program, upon which the LGA Directors immediately
implement a "telephone tree" process by phoning designated contacts of
Homeowner Associations to alert them of the current or potentially hazardous
situations that may warrant immediate attention. We
also send an email to members with the Alert information.
When the conditions are not as potentially
critical (and particularly helpful to non-resident property owners, or those
without boat lifts), members of the LGA
(who have provided an email address) are also sent an
to warn members that lake level conditions may warrant special attention.
Members of the LGA stay informed by receiving bi-monthly
addressing Lake issues and newsworthy events (via mail or email).
The LGA website is updated regularly with current news and
information, board meeting minutes, and links to other websites of interest.
The LGA organizes and sponsors forums for the public on such
issues as Neighborhood Crime Watch, Candidates for Public Office, Special
Service Tax Districts, etc.
COST SAVING BENEFITS
Discount Boaters Insurance
Telpage, a lake-wide Internet Service Provider, has been
providing discounted ISP rates to active LGA members. In addition, Telpage
agreed to offer our members a Seasonal, Fast-Activation Dialup account for those
part-time property owners who only need Internet access a few days at a time.
For details, click here:
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