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, 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.
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
|Hydro One Power Outages
|Well Water Test Bottles / Drops
BB Lorraines Pharmacy
|Invasive Species Contact
|(Toxic) Blue Green Algae Alert||KAPOA
Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0
DUES PAYMENT OPTIONS
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE COLLECTING MEMBERSHIP DUES WHILE THIS CORONAVIRUS REMAINS. WE WILL HONOUR ALL 2019 MEMBERSHIPS IN 2020. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A NEW MEMBER PLEASE SEE BELOW.
KAPOA dues have been $20 per year since most people can remember and this amount can still be paid by cheque or cash or you can e-transfer your $20.00 to email@example.com. (Note: the answer to your e-transfer security question should be kapoacares.) Dues have been typically paid at various KAPOA events such as the Regatta, AGM, Poker Run, Bay Day; and Director’s Meetings, however, in an attempt to be more efficient, we would ask that memberships be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer prior to May of each year.
Mail a $20 cheque, payable to KAPOA, to:
KAPOA, Box 297, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0
The cottage owner name, street address and email address should be clearly recorded on the back of the cheque.
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.