WIGGINS LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
The Wiggins Lake Property Owners Association (aka Wiggins Lake POA), a Michigan non-profit corporation, is a voluntary property owners association which has served the residents of the lake for over 50 years. It is managed by a nine member Board of Directors, who serve staggered three year terms. Dues are currently $25.00 per year.
The POA is responsible for the following functions which are vital to the lake:
Historically, the POA has been involved in efforts to improve the lake for its residents. It was instrumental in getting the first weed control program established on the lake. In the late 1990s, one of its directors self-funded a 5 year controlled experiment in using aeration and bacteria in an effort to determine whether such a program would be feasible for adoption for the lake. Sadly, the results were not promising as there was no detectible reduction in mud and sediment in the treated area.
In the early 2000s, it conducted a thorough lake water and watershed analysis, which in part led to the decision to get professional advice for the weed control program.
In 2003, when the drain commissioner decreed that she wanted to build a new dam for $5,000,000, the POA hired experts who determined that all that was needed was repairs costing under $1,000,000 and a regular maintenance program, the members decided to litigate and the POA became a named party in the litigation, which resulted in 2009 in the decision to make the repairs we suggested in the first place. Unfortunately, the drain commissioner decided not to pursue the regular maintenance.
President: David Haupt
Secretary: Mark Fedewa
Treasurer/ Mike Hermann