Our Community The Wilderness Valley development is a private, residential community featuring attractive combinations of well-designed homes and large wooded, multiple-acre lots, shared-access facilities, and plenty of scenic state land nearby. The development is managed, operated, and maintained by the homeowners and property owners who have chosen to become members* of the Wilderness Valley Property Owners Association, Inc. (‘Association’), or WVPOA for short. The WVPOA is a private, non-profit organization, in which all property owners must be allowed to be members.
Our Board of Directors The WVPOA is represented and governed by an annually elected, non-compensated, volunteer group of up to nine resident property owners, known as the Board of Directors. These Board members appoint four members out of this group of nine to serve on the Board as officers. The four officer positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Each officer has certain duties and responsibilities they must fulfill in accordance with the Association’s by-laws. By-laws are the rules voted in effect by the majority of the Association members.
The Board’s main goal is to protect property valuations within the development and preserve the overall beauty and numerous amenities the development has to offer. This is accomplished by the implementation and enforcement of the deed restrictions, building standards, forestry management guidelines and other policies in effect applicable to the development.
The Board also provides and oversees a low-cost rubbish collection facility, snow removal services, private road maintenance, and common recreational areas for the enjoyment and use of all its members. These services and facilities are offered at a rate far below what the individual home or property owner would have to pay normally, since all the members in the Association and community share a small portion of the total overall cost.
The WVPOA Board has other duties and responsibilities such as setting up an effective communication system among members through annual meetings, email "e-blast" messages, and this Association website. The Board must also establish sound financial and record keeping practices, practical budgets and assessments, and collect assessments and dues from all members and property owners.
Our Rights and Obligations Each property owner in the development has certain rights and obligations regarding their property. One of those rights - and the most important - is the right to be heard and have a voice when it comes to voting on inevitable changes that affect his/her investment in the development.
You, as a Wilderness Valley homeowner or property owner, are invited and encouraged to take an active role in the governing of your community by participating where you will be most effective, even if that means just paying your annual Association membership dues and assessments (private road use and maintenance, dumpster services) on time and by attending the WVPOA annual meetings. You may also take a more active role by sharing and utilizing your talents and skills by volunteering to serve on the Board or on a committee. Both the WVPOA and you will benefit.
For more information, please refer to the most current Wilderness Valley Property Owners Association, Inc. Information Guide and Handbook posted on the Rules & Guidelines tab of this website.
*Membership is open to all homeowners and property owners within Wilderness Valley through the payment of annual Association membership dues.
Wilderness Valley Property Owners Association P.O.Box 871 Gaylord, Michigan 49734