Membership

KAPOA Membership Handout

Kamaniskeg Area Property Owners Association ( KAPOA ) www.KAPOA.ca

Please join KAPOA in our efforts to improve both your own and your neighbours’ experience in the beautiful areas surrounding the Lake Kamaniskeg waterway.

KAPOA, is a not-for-profit, limited liability (soon) association, originally started in 1971 with a regatta. It is our mission to help property owners with their concerns and preserve and protect our waterways and surrounding lands, wildlife and ecosystem.

KAPOA’s area is estimated to include 500 plus properties on waterways ranging from the Bark Lake dam, feeding Kamaniskeg, from Barry’s Bay past Blackfish Bay to Combermere and then Nageek Lake to Palmer Rapids.

Your $20 annual membership fee has avoided inflation, far better than municipal taxes, an issue of concern to all property owners.

KAPOA monitors issues important to all members and stakeholders in our area and remains alert to new concerns. Through this vigilance, KAPOA communicates on behalf of its members these alarms to municipalities and/or other authorities as your voice of self preservation.

How do you benefit as a member? A group of dedicated volunteers monitor various special interest areas, as listed in the chart below. Newsletters are emailed to your computer plus news bulletins or alerts are occasionally sent as required.

Recent efforts include working with the proposed new HH vegetative buffer by-law to ostensibly stave off potential clear cutting to the shoreline; and promoting water quality by participating in lake water testing. Other issues investigated are cold water releases from Bark Lake affecting MKC and other paddlers using the rapids and river; the Algonquin Land Claims of the Ski Island complex and a parcel to be named at Nageek Lake; the Barry’s Bay proposition to charge individual rural well & septic users for unused town water services only available to urban users.

Your KAPOA membership helps keep you informed about issues important to you while adding to our influence to help solve our common problems and promote our interests. Member education regarding septic systems; well water testing; municipal tax issues and analysis are other KAPOA benefits.

Please welcome the KAPOA Area Membership Rep canvassing your area and ensure that we have your current email address.

Future or ongoing projects include water hazards marking & signage; KAPOA/SFVH Foundation/The Valley Gazette Charity Poker Run; KAPOA Regatta, KAPOA Appetizer Party and KAPOA Corn Roast.

KAPOA Issues & Activities

Regatta Water Quality Water Flows & Levels Forestry Corn Roast & Appetizer Party Municipal Issues & Taxes
KAPOA/SFVH Foundation/Valley Gazette Charity Poker Run Roads & Dumps Septic & Septage Systems Drinking Water Quality Checking Water Hazard Marking & Signage Annual General Meeting

Handy Contact Numbers

Emergency
911
Hydro One Power Outages
800-434-1235
Well Water Test Bottles / Drops
BB Lorraines Pharmacy
Invasive Species Contact
800-563-7711
(Toxic) Blue Green Algae Alert KAPOA
Box 297
Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0

Dues Payment Options

KAPOA dues have been $20 per year since most people can remember and this amount can still be paid by cheque or cash. Dues have been typically paid to an Area Membership Rep, or at various KAPOA events such as the Regatta, AGM, Poker Run, Bay Day; and Director’s Meetings. In an attempt to be more efficient, we would ask that the memberships be paid by cash or cheque prior to May of each year.

Mail a $20 cheque, payable to KAPOA, to KAPOA, Box 297, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0 ; along with your cottage owner name and street address and email address clearly recorded on the back of the cheque for cross reference.

Many thanks in advance for your continued support. Please be sure to display your 911 KAPOA membership stickers to ensure everyone appreciates your endorsement and support.