Whether an Iowa native or transplant, we understand that joining a new community can be rather daunting, leaving our new property owners with a host of unknown questions relating to utility services, amenities and governing rules related to property ownership. We hope to clear up the basics for you here on our website and encourage you to share any ideas with us, so that we can continue to add onto this section.

Dues shall be paid by mailing payment to LLPOA, P.O. Box 8, Bernard, IA 52032. As an alternative, dues may be paid in person from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the Fall General Membership Meeting.

Maquoketa Valley REC (800) 927-6068: Offers electrical service and internet.

Bernard Telephone (563) 879-3203: Offers Internet, landline, and television service.

ECIA (800) 942-4648: Septic utilities are paid to ECIA. This can be paid by automatic draft, or payment with check or money order. Every grinder has a monthly fee.

Accepted Items

Household trash only— average of three (3) 35-gallon bags per week. No unbagged recyclables (i.e. cardboard boxes or large plastic items). 

Unaccepted Items

All items not considered as normal household trash and must be take to Jackson County Transfer Station at 25146 184th St., Maquoketa, IA. Non-compliance subject to assessment or illegal dumping charge. Unaccepted items include (but are not limited) to:

  • Pesticide and Chemical Containers
  • Syringes
  • Waste Oil
  • Batteries
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Tires
  • Building Materials
  • Yard Waste
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Animals or Animal Waste
  • Fish or Fish Organs Waste
  • Paint Cans
  • Recyclables (cardboard & plastics)

Recyclables are no longer accepted in the LLPOA dumpsters and must be taken to the Otter Creek recycling dumpsters on 183rd Avenue (First right past St. Lawrence Church before reaching HWY 61).

Road Maintenance including grading, paving and graveling is managed by a committee of volunteers. LLPOA is responsible for the community roads and common area parking only.

Plowing will begin when snow reaches a depth of 3”. Only the community roads will be treated and or cleared. If there is an ice event, the roads will be treated with gravel and calcium chloride as needed. If you have any concerns please contact the Board President.

Beach, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Gaga Ball, Playground, Pavilions, Kitchen, Shower/Bath Houses. Our road structure is private property, so owners can drive ATVs, Golf Carts, Scooters, and other small engine sport vehicles.

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