Property owners hold luncheon
BALDWIN — The 52nd annual Lake County Riverside Property Owners Association luncheon meeting was held on Saturday at the AMVETS Post 1988 in Baldwin.
More than 70 members and guests attended the meeting to hear guest speaker Lake County Undersheriff Dennis Robinson explain the 911 system and seasonal ownership. Three years ago, the LCRPOA developed the “Property Identification Form” which provides additional information to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office when an officer responds to a 911 call. The undersheriff explained how that information is downloaded into the 911 system and is used by the responding officer when the location is gated and contains several seasonal homes. Undersherrif Robinson also emphasized the importance of posting the green 911 address signs and encouraged members to call the 911 dispatch during non-peak times to verify their location’s address and to post 911 address markers.
The group then listened to David Fry, the nation’s leading expert in cottage succession planning and author of the book “Saving the Family Cottage” present the challenges involved when owners are planning how to pass on their seasonal homes to the next generation. He covered the available legal approaches, current Michigan real estate law and the complications that arise when the planning is not done.
The group then enjoyed lunch served by Donnie Sue’s Catering.