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On May 23, 2023 Town Council passed By-law 2023-059 to regulate Short Term Rentals within the Town of Amherstburg. The Town of Amherstburg now requires all Short-Term Rentals Accommodations (STRs) to be licensed and inspected. For further details, please refer to the Town of Amherstburg Applications Licensing and Permits page.
Lake Erie Country Club Limited (LECC) was created by Letters Patent in 1918. All of the land encompassed by Registered Plan 1038 for The Town of Amherstburg (formerly the Township of Malden), County of Essex, was originally owned by our parent company Lake Erie Fish Company Ltd. LEFC Ltd. then went on to subdivide the area into two main areas, the private property along Lakeside Drive and the common area known as Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. Only owners of property are members in LECC Ltd. and the relationship of the property on the south of Lakeside Drive and LECC Ltd. was spelled out in those original documents and restrictive covenant. There is a “Restrictive Covenant” on all properties along Lakeside Drive. The object of the corporation was to promote, organize, conduct, and manage a Golf, Country, and Social Club and to lay out golf links, tennis courts, ball grounds, and parks, and to erect a clubhouse and other necessary buildings thereon. Residential lots within these lands were sold to various owners and continue to be sold to subsequent owners on the basis that they are buying a lot in a desirable and regulated local community. A private road (Lake Erie Country Club Drive) services each lot within the Lake Erie Country Club Subdivision. This road has at all times, since its inception, been maintained by Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. Since 1918 all owners of the lots within Lake Erie Country Club have been required to contribute to the cost of maintaining the club’s private access road and common area. Court action by Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. in May 2001 reaffirmed this requirement. As a result of that action, Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. is now operating under the terms of the newly updated guidelines spelled out in the new Restrictive Covenant.
- All property owners of land in Plan 1038 of the Town of Amherstburg are members of Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. and as such are required to contribute to the upkeep of the common area owned by LECC Ltd. These areas include but are not limited to the road, lighting, ball diamond, clubhouse, volleyball court, tennis court, basketball court, playground, boat ramp, marsh and forest, over 180 acres in total. All members have non-exclusive use of the facilities. All original property owners were obligated to purchase shares in Lake Erie Country Club Ltd. at a cost of $200.00 per share. One share was allocated per 20 feet of front footage on Lakeside Dr. Only current property owners may own shares in LECC Ltd., therefore new owners are deemed to receive shares in LECC Ltd. upon transfer of the title.
- Annual common area fees, which include maintenance of the road (Lake Erie Country Club Drive), lighting, club properties and structures, taxes, insurance, etc., vary from year to year and are directly reflective of the expenses that occurred in the previous year. The cost for the 2020/2021 fiscal year is about $600.00 depending on the size of the property. The common area assessment is a direct reflection of the expenses incurred in each fiscal year and can vary from year to year. Please contact the listing agent to get an exact amount for a specific property.
- LECC, at its unfettered discretion, may grant Members in good standing who own lots #35 to #106, both inclusive (#229 – 607 Lakeside Drive) the ability to rent some of the property on the north side of the road from LECC Ltd. on a year to year basis for their own use or for the construction of a building. Owners are responsible for the upkeep, insurance, and taxes of private buildings located on LECC Ltd. property. Building on or alteration of the property north of the road is strictly prohibited without the express written permission from Lake Erie Country Club Limited, Essex Region Conservation Area (ERCA), and the Town of Amherstburg. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in legal action. Property north of lots #1 to #34, both inclusive, (#75 – #225 Lakeside Drive) is set aside for the common area and is designated a “no-build zone” and may not be leased or altered.
- Social participation in club functions is not required, but new members are encouraged to participate and enjoy the functions held at LECC Ltd. Some of the events planned for this year include a Pancake breakfast, Corn roast, Chili Cook Off, Race Day, Baseball games, Euchre Night, Wine Night, etc. See the Events page for all the scheduled activities.
- The Town of Amherstburg provides garbage & blue box pickup, snow plowing, and water. The Big Creek Waste treatment plant provides sewage treatment for LECC and the Holiday Beach Conservation Area. There are no septic systems here to worry about. School buses from various boards pick up students at the LECC Bus Kiosk.
- LECC Ltd. is completely surrounded by the Holiday Beach Conservation Area on three sides and by Lake Erie on the fourth. This assures residents of privacy and a certain quality of life that comes with living in a secluded area. Holiday Beach Conservation Area has long been recognized as one of the premier raptor viewing areas in all of North America. The Essex Region Conservation Authority, in partnership with the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory, has been able to have this extraordinary area designated as a globally “Important Bird Area”. You can learn more about the Festival of Hawks at www.hbmo.ca
- The Lake Erie Country Club Hunt Club uses the marsh during hunting season and those members that are so inclined may join. There is a separate fee for this event, which is not included in the regular common area fee.