Community News

Community Updates - September 24, 2020  
  • The Hot Tub is on schedule to open later this afternoon, please follow COVID 19 protocols.
  • The Recycling Centre is open.
  • The Kiddie Pool is closed.
BEAR ALERT
It is that time of year! there have been bear scat sightings in our Lakeview Meadows Community. Take extra precaution when using roads and pathways (make some noise) and remember all dogs must be on a leash. 
 
Please manage all potential bear attractants including:
  • Garbage - Keep garbage in the house, shed, garage, or deposit in our wildlife resistant garbage dumpsters with lids closed.  Alternatively, take it to the Columbia Valley Land­fill.  DO NOT LEAVE GARBAGE ON YOUR DECK. BEARS CAN CLIMB.                                                          
  • Bird Feeders - Bears eat seed and drink sugar water. Replace birdfeeders with bird baths, and bird houses.
  • Barbeque - Burn off the grill after each use. Store covered and in a secure area.                                        
  • Pet Food – Store pet food indoors.
DRIVEWAY LIGHTS
The days are getting shorter and if you have been out in the evenings or early mornings you can appreciate how dark it can get in our community. Our driveway lights add to the safety and security of residents within the community and for access by emergency vehicles and personnel on a timely basis in case of an emergency.  We do our best to let homeowners know when their light is not functioning, giving residents an opportunity to replace the light bulb or sensor.
 
PETS
Please remember, and pass along to your guests and family as well, only non-aggressive dogs, cats and other small pets are permitted in Lakeview Meadows and must not be allowed to run at large.  In addition:
  • Pets must always be leashed outside the confines of your property except for the designated off leash area located southeast of the tennis court.
  • Please respect others and the community and clean up any messes left behind by your pets. (This one is critical and a special request that owners pick up after their dog(s) at Lakeview Meadows Point).
  • No pets are allowed in the Recreation Centre, on the playgrounds or playing fields.
  • No pets are permitted to stay on the dock, the beach or picnic areas.

Community Reminders
We want to remind you that Lakeview Meadows is a smoke-free community. This applies to all Lakeview Meadows common areas including the beach, pathways, and grounds. We are seeing an increase with people smoking cannabis at the beach and are asking that you remind guests and family members of our policies.
 
The developer of Antler Ridge has expressed his concern that their community is basically a construction site and they are concerned with the unsafe operation of golf carts, bikes, and scooters on their roads by Lakeview members. No one wants to see anyone get hurt. Please remember golf carts are not legal to drive on public roads and you risk having your golf cart towed, as well as fines. We have had several golf carts towed this year.
 
As a community we are fortunate to have waste bins for garbage, in many of the valley communities’ homeowners must take their waste to the dump. There is only one garbage bin at the Recreation Centre, and it fills quickly, likely because people use the recycling centre and take their garbage at the same time. Please use garbage bins closest to your home and if the garbage bin is full please use the nearby bins such as Holland Creek Ridge Road or Lakehill Road where there is typically more room.
 
Our recycling centre is well used, and most people sort their bottles and cans. Recycling in our Invermere facility may be different than other areas so please pay attention to the directions noting that glass food jars (jam, pickles, baby food, etc.) are not accepted at the facility. Putting dirty food jars in the recycling centre creates waste and problems for our staff. 

COVID 19 and the Community
The news from both BC and Alberta is warning us to continue the protocols required to limit the spread of COVID 19. LMCA is asking that you follow our self-governing guidelines posted in the recreation centre and throughout our outdoor amenities. You may not agree with these authorities, but it is important when you are Using our pathways, recreation areas, beach and docks that you respect the physical distancing requirements of keeping 6 feet apart as best as possible.  We are being cautioned by governing authorities to keep practicing physical distancing, keep our social groups small and keep following good hygiene practices. 
 
Members must decide to use our amenities based on their personal comfort levels. Our facilities and playgrounds are available to members unsupervised; however, we do have staff, security people and cameras to monitor our ability to maintain standards. We are all responsible for limiting the spread of COVID-19. Please ask your family members and guests to support our efforts to follow the rules set by authorities. 

 
We may feel like we are isolated from the pandemic in our safe little community, but please respect the messages from BC’s Dr. Bonnie Henry and continue with safe practices.  Most people are following guidelines for self–governing in the Rec Centre, but some are not. Please remember:
  • If you are feeling ill in any way, stay home.
  • Please sign in when you enter the facility to use any of the amenities. This is to provide a contact reference for Interior Health if the need arises.  PLEASE GYM USERS – this request is mandatory and applies to EVERYONE.
  • Occupancy limits have been set for each area, so we ask that you do not visit in large groups in order to accommodate all members.
  • Maintain physical distancing in all areas of the facility.
  • Be Patient, wait your turn and give people ample space.
  • Practice good hygiene – wash your hands or use sanitizer.
Members must decide to use our amenities based on their own personal comfort levels. Our facilities and playgrounds are available to members unsupervised; however, we do have staff, security people and cameras to monitor our ability to maintain standards.  We are all responsible for limiting the spread of COVID-19. Please ask your family members and guests to support our efforts to follow the rules set by authorities. PLEASE MONITOR CHILDREN in the lobby and the lounge.
 
Moving our community safely forward. Together.

Some of the pool rules for your consideration: 
  • NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY TIME
  • No diving.
  • PLEASE RETURN CHAIRS TO 6 FEET APART WHEN YOU LEAVE
  • Private Pool Rules - Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult.  (defined as being a minimum of 19 years of age in BC.)

Please keep your website profile updated with a current email address to maintain our society membership listing. We use your email to keep you informed of LMCA news, send annual membership invoices, provide notice of the Annual General Meeting and to update you on urgent or emergency events.  To best serve the 292 homes that make up our Lakeview Meadows Community, please email info@lakeviewmeadows.ca with any requests, updates and/or ideas. It assists our team to identify the homeowner and ensures that all members are receiving fair and equitable responses. Thank you!