General Manger’s Report, September 2021

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Written by Mike Goodwin

On September 23, 2021

Miscellaneous Updates:

Beach II

Site development at Beach II was delayed by a couple weeks while the bonding and permitting were finalized.  Pine Knoll has now obtained the necessary permit and intends to mobilize here sometime next week and will begin work there as soon as possible thereafter. They (like many local companies) are dealing with the impacts of locally rising Covid case numbers which may impact labor availability and scheduling. 

The LHCC maintenance team has prepared the site for Pine Knoll’s arrival by removing the canoe racks (those which were to be relocated as a part of the project), removing the grills and their mounting pads, salvaging the decorative stone from the beach area for use elsewhere, and relocating the dock and securing it offshore where it will not interfere with the planned site development. 

Marina

Lakeside Docks is expected to begin the reconfiguration of the marina docks the week of October 4th. It is anticipated that the bulk of the reconfiguration work will only take 3 to 5 days, with some additional work such as adding new safety cables, shore anchor points, etc., being completed shortly thereafter.  The Association has requested that boat slip holders remove their boats prior to October 4th in preparation for the work.  Once the reconfiguration has been completed, the docks will be reopened for use while the remainder of the land works are undertaken. As soon as the docks are reopened and available for use, staff will notify the community via email.

Keystone Builders will be constructing mounting pads for the gangplanks later this week and next. Access to the docks may be more difficult during the construction of the pads but we will make every attempt to maintain access throughout the process.

During the time while Lakeside is actively reconfiguring the docks, delivering the new dock sections, etc., there will be times when the ramp area is obstructed, and the boat ramp may be inaccessible for some periods of time.  Lakeside will attempt to minimize such disruptions to the greatest extent possible.  If it does become necessary to close the ramp for any extended period, we will notify the community as soon as we are made aware of the details.  We ask anyone who may be inconvenienced by the work to please have patience, and we apologize in advance for any inconveniences that may be experienced.  Thank you for your understanding.

Tennis and Basketball Court Refinishing

Wilson’s Asphalt Maintenance is tentatively scheduled to refinish the tennis courts, the basketball court, and to overlay a pickleball court on one tennis court sometime in October.  Product lines and colors have changed since the courts were last refinished and may result in slightly different colors as compared to what is there now.  Bruce Wilson did not believe the color brochures on hand would give an accurate impression of the colors, so with that in mind, Bruce has ordered large color chip samples for the available products so that we may compare/view them against the current colors.  We anticipate nailing down the color selections next week and once that has been done, materials will be ordered.  Once a start date has been solidified, staff will update the community via email.

2021 Dam Inspection Report

Mark Viola, of Viola Engineering, has finalized the 2021 Dam Inspection report and has submitted it to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on behalf of Lake Holiday.  The report was highly favorable and found the dam and spillway to be in excellent condition and well maintained. A condensed version of the report follows this report (roughly 20 pages of color photos have been removed).

Submitted September 22, 2021, by:

Mike Goodwin, LHCC GM

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