Posted May 12, 2016

The CLPOA has been actively involved in the County’s efforts to update their land use code for several years.  We are pleased to see that the process is nearly complete. 

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on March 17, 2016 and forwarded their draft of the revised code to the Board of County Commissioners.  The Board of County Commissioners conducted a public hearing on April 28, 2016.  On May 12, they deliberated on additional changes they will be considering at their next (and likely final) public hearing, which is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016. 

In its current form, the proposed code is 395 pages long and it addresses all land use and development issues in the unincorporated part of the County.  The CLPOA limited its review and commentary on the code to the chapter on site disturbance and waterfront issues. These provisions are vastly improved over the current requirements.  The new code allows much greater flexibility for waterfront owners to manage their waterfront, repair and replace existing improvements, and enhance their property.  Accordingly, the CLPOA is supportive of the adoption of the changes.  



CLPOA Mission      Board of Directors
What is now know as the Coeur d'Alene Lakeshore Property Owners Association was incorporated as the Coeur d'Alene Lake Property Owners and Taxpayers Protective Association, Inc. in Idaho in November of 1964.

1964 Purpose:

To form an association of owners of property in the waters and lands of Coeur d'Alene Lake drainage area in Idaho and to promote sound and progressive development of the waters of said lake, its tributaries and lakeshore property.

To encourage development of lake-shore property, installation of navigational aids and all other development that will improve the lake and enhance proprety values of contiguous property.

To promote all forms of water safety, safety education, safety rules and regualtions and the enforcement thereof.

To oppose descriminatory treatment of lake-shore or Coeur d'Alene Lake drainage area property owners by taxing or other public authority. Generally to take any and all action neemed advisable by the corporation to represent the common interests of the owners of property on Lake Coeur d'Alene and its drainages. 

In 2007 the following mission statement was publicized:

CLPOA is committed to preserving and promoting the environmental and recreational benefits for the use and enjoyment of Lake Coeur d'Alene. 


    Executive Director
    Rand Wichman

     President of the Board
     Greg Delavan

     Vice President
     Bruce Cyr - Stevens Point

     Jim Riley

     Rick Carr - Silver Beach

     Peg Carver - St. Joe River
     Robert Hagen
    Joa Harrison - Wolfe Lodge Bay
     Jim Head - Turner Bay
    John Magnuson - Kidd Island Bay
     John MacPhee

     Skip Murphy - Casco Bay
     Roy Newton - Everwell Bay

     Rusty Sheppard - SRA Director
     Spokane River Association
    John Thomas

     Mark Wagner - Harrison
     Jerry Krellwitz