The Chickamauga Lake Property Owners’ Association was organized in 1996 when TVA came out with their Shoreline Management Initiative (SMI) which among other things proposed requiring lake front property owners to maintain a buffer zone of vegetation on the marginal strip of TVA’S land between our property line and the water, as well as a one-time $1,000 deposit and $100 annual fee on new docks and boathouses. We were instrumental in bringing these concerns to the attention of the homeowners, and we worked with our State Representative and Congress and fought to keep TVA from implementing these changes. We organized to give lake front property owners a voice in decisions made by TVA which affect the property values and enjoyment of our property. We are non-profit, chartered and registered with The State of Tennessee.
The purpose of our organization is “to
maintain, support and protect the rights of lake property owners and lake users
while encouraging and promoting good and practical stewardship of Chickamauga
Lake, including its ecology, water quality, resource management and aesthetics.”
For several years we had no issues
brought forward but now we have a problem with aquatic weeds and according to
Brett Hartis, Ph.D., with TVA, this problem does not appear to be going away
anytime soon. However, we are able to
work with two companies for treatment of the aquatic weeds; Estate Management Services, Inc. and Aqua Services, Inc. Each of
these companies give a discount for CLPOA members and base their discounts upon
the number of members that sign up with them.
We offer two types of Membership. Annual dues for Individual Membership are
$25.00 and Commercial/Corporate Membership for marinas, campgrounds, club
properties, etc. are $125.00.
We only meet to discuss and vote on issues important to you.
As we all know there is strength in numbers! We strive to continue to grow and develop our membership base so when an event presents itself concerning the purpose of the Chickamauga Lake Property Owners' Association as stated above, we are ready to stand with our members and be a voice of many.