Winter Access 2010 – 2011
For a number of years now, a group of cottagers has provided winter access for Star Lake Woods Road, Morningside Drive and Hill Top Lane.
The road is plowed approximately 25 times each winter at a total cost of $4300.00 for all the main roads. To operate equipment like the one in the picture above it costs $80.00 per hour and it takes approximately 2.15 hrs. for each plow.
Here’s the math:
$80.00 per hr. X 2.15 hrs. X 25 times = $4300.00
We have in the recent past established two groups of cottagers who pay to cover these costs.
Group A: Cottagers who stay at their cottage overnight during the winter. (in 2009/10 there were 15 cottagers)
Group B: Cottagers who do not stay overnight but they may come to check the cottage, shovel the roof, or have someone else do work for them. Everyone benefits from having the road plowed for example: emergency access, fuel delivery, Insurance purposes, earlier use of your cottage in the spring. In recent years cottagers in this group have been asked to contribute $50.00 to help with plowing costs. The Director’s, at the May, 2010 meeting agreed to increase this amount to $75.00.
Note: The Winter Access Committee included in its report sections on “Benefits of Winter Access to All Cottagers” and “What other Associations have Done”.
You are encouraged to view this material at The Star Lake Woods Website under the Winter Cottaging Heading
The process established to determine payments and the collections of funds follows:
1. Group A cottagers have been contacted individually to confirm that they will use their cottage in the Winter of 2010/11 and to determine whether or not they need to have their driveway plowed. If you want to be a Group A cottager, but have not been contacted, please contact Karen Gillies at email@example.com
2. Group B cottagers are asked to make their $75.00 contribution immediately.
3. The total of the $75.00 contributions from Group B is subtracted from the plowing cost of $4300.00 and the amount left to pay is divided equally among the cottagers in Group A (the over nighters).
Requests for payments from Group A for road plowing and driveways will be sent in mid November.
Our Contractor Mr. Jacklin has asked Karen Gillies to act as his secretary to send out information and to collect payments.
Please forward your payment to:
Mrs. Karen Gillies
P.O. Box 358
115 Star Lake Woods Road
Rosseau, Ontario P0C 1J0
Please make your cheque payable to: Everett Jacklin
Please note that we need the $75.00 contributions immediately to get the process started.
Winter Access Committee