Lake Doster Living

 

 

Lake Doster is a private lake and golf course community that was developed in the 1960s and today includes over 400 homes. The development includes over 260 single family homes that either have private lake frontage or lake access with full lake rights. Another 150 homes and townhomes are laid out on and around the championship caliber, 18 hole Lake Doster Golf Course. The community also includes tennis courts that are owned by the homeowners. 

There are two very important associations at Lake Doster. In 2006, the 260+ homeowners that had any form of access to Lake Doster formed a non-profit entity called the Lake Doster Lake Association (LDLA). The purpose of this organization was to purchase the lake and it's surrounding shoreline, parks and boat launch from the original developers and their family. It is the LDLA that owns Lake Doster and it is from the LDLA that the homeowners are granted all lake and docking rights. This is an important distinction that defines a 'private lake.' Each member of the Lake Association is a co-owner of the lake, it's shoreline, the boat launch and the various parks around the lake.

The LDLA also enforces plat restrictions, manages the lake (weed control, boat launch, beach maintenance, etc.) and operates a Building Control Committee (BCC). The cost for membership in the LDLA is currently $350 per year. This number has not changed since the association was formed. Much more information about Lake Doster Lake Association, including it's by-laws, lake rules, committee descriptions, and other important functions can be found at the Lake Doster Lake Association website: lakedosterlakeassoc.org   

The other functioning association at Lake Doster has been in place for over 30 years. The Lake Doster Homeowners Association (LDHA) is essentially a social organization that is responsible for acclimating new residents to the community, and keeping the existing residents engaged and involved in the community. The LDHA is directed by a seven-person board of directors who are strictly volunteers looking to continually improve the community experience at Lake Doster.

While resident membership in the LDHA is voluntary, it is also highly recommended. The LDHA throws multiple parties for the residents each year. These include two summer parties at the beach (4th of July and the End of Summer Party at Labor Day), a Newcomer's Party at the Golf Clubhouse in November, and Christmas and Easter parties that are geared more for kids and a fishing contest designed for kids and adults in July. The LDHA also produces a monthly newsletter and an annual directory for all of its members. Cost to join the LDHA is only $30 per year, and this hasn't changed in over 20 years! 

Ed Giffels, REALTOR®
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