Municipal Incorporation

Municipal Incorporation Organizing Committee

Committee Chair

Rick Brace,

Meetings held the first Saturday of every month, at 9am in the LLA Office.

Documents and maps used by the MIOC in its investigations are available on the MIOC’s Facebook page at:

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Hear from a Board Member

James Schultz is a member of the Board of Directors and he is weighing in on Incorporation. Read more!

Top Reasons To Incorporate:

– Without Incorporation, HoA dues may increase by 24% to meet the required Reserve.

– Up to 1/3 of our HoA dues becomes tax deductible.

– About 1 Million dollars a year will be County funded to maintain our roads.

– Private Lake and trails stay Private!

– Community will have more direct input in managing town functions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas would be included in the town limits?
The municipal limits would be identical to the original Lake Linganore At Eaglehead PUD boundaries.

Will the ameneties will remain private?
Yes. The HOA would still exist and be responsible for the amenities of the neighborhood that would not be open to the public- The pools, trails, and lakes would
remain private amenities that only owners and residents have access to.

Will we pay HOA dues AND local taxes?
Yes, but your HOA dues would be reduced to cover the amenities only. The numbers show 60% of your HOA dues cover what would become town services (roads, snow removal, trash, etc.). That 60% becomes tax deductible when you itemize on your personal Federal Tax return.

What do we gain by incorporating into a town?
We gain control of nearly $1.1 million in State income taxes and County Tax Equity funds that we can then use for issues WE feel are important to OUR community as opposed to relying on County and State officials for these decisions.

Won’t we end up paying more if a new layer of government is added?
Both internal and independent financial analysis shows that the LLA already operates like a municipality and performs the functions of a town, including having a paid staff. When the LLA budget is split out into what would remain in the LLA HOA (all amenities and community land) and what would be transferred to municipal responsibility (primarily road maintenance and snow/trash removal) the fiscal analysis of these two budgets combined shows that overall out-of-pocket costs to LLA residents would be the same as we currently pay in LLA dues. The organization of staff would change and some administrative jobs would be split between the HOA and the town. It would probably be necessary to hire a town planner – probably part time, but this expense would be more than offset by the $1.1 million the town would receive in State taxes and County Tax Equity (see above)

How will the municipal government be restricted from raising taxes and costing us more over time?
The Town Charter is the place to institute safeguards against this. It can (and should) be drafted to clearly restrict the amount that taxes can be raised annually and at what point a general referendum on raising revenue would kick in. There is also the opportunity to specify what (if any) new services would be put in place. In essence, the residents of the proposed town must write the charter they will vote on and that is how control is put in place.