General Manager’s Report
Project Status Updates:
Dam Monitor Wiring Replacement
The rewiring of the Lake Holiday Dam Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system approved by the Board at the June 27 meeting has been scheduled for the second week of August. Once this work has been completed, I will be scheduling the required VA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) professional engineer’s inspection of the dam.
The fifteen new benches approved for purchase by the Board in May have been purchased and delivered. These are scheduled to be installed after the recreational season. However, during times of inclement weather the crew will begin to assemble the benches and seek to install them as time allows thereafter.
Clubhouse Kitchen Appliances
The replacement kitchen appliances for the Clubhouse approved for purchase by the Board in May are scheduled for delivery and installation by Spichers Appliance on July 25th.
Country Club Drive Speed Humps
The two new speed humps on Country Club Drive approved by the Board at its May meeting have been installed. Appropriate warning signage for those humps has just arrived and will be installed in the coming days as soon as scheduling allows.
Speed Camera Installation
The two new speed cameras purchased by the association are scheduled for installation by the end of July and are expected to be in operation the beginning of August.
Ben Cook of Keystone Builders is currently constructing the ½ mile connecting section of the walking trails which runs parallel to a portion of Fairway Circle and will connect the section coming from the community bus stop to the existing loop by the large pond on West Master Drive. This will result in a completed trail system going from the bus stop all the way to the Clubhouse. This is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.
Maintenance Department Updates
The maintenance department crew continues to focus on routine summer maintenance duties such as trash removal from common areas, mowing grass and watering landscape plantings. In addition, the crew is going back through the neighborhood addressing several culvert leaf blockages resulting from leaves being washed down from adjoining areas during recent rains. The crew will be installing mounting poles for the new speed cameras as well as installing the new speed hump signage in the coming week.
We have experienced several equipment issues in the past few weeks with both Woods brand rotary mowers and two zero turn mowers having mechanical failures. One rotary mower and one zero turn with minor issues have now been repaired and put back into service. The second rotary mower should be returned to service next week while the other zero turn may be several weeks in the repair shop as it has an internal engine issue. These equipment issues have placed a strain on the ability of the crew to keep up with grass maintenance and may result in some areas of higher-than-normal grass until the crew is able to catch up over the next week or so. Please rest assured that they are working hard to keep the common areas looking good.
Independence Day Parking Observations
The newly instituted parking placards and the associated parking rules along with the use of shuttle buses during the July 3rd celebration have proven to be highly effective at reducing parking lot congestion at the Clubhouse. On July 3rd, there were still parking spaces available as late as 5:00 pm which has been unheard of in past years when traffic was already lining Lakeview by that time of day and cars were parked in every available spot around the Clubhouse property. These drastic improvements in parking availability were made possible by the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers on the parking lot working group and by the Board of Directors. Excellent job done and a thank you to all who were involved!
Common Area Reminders
There have been several reports and incidents of rule violations in common areas recently and as such I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members and residents of the following rules:
- Dogs are not allowed on Beach 1, Beach 2, in the picnic areas, or on the playgrounds. Dog feces have been noted in all these areas and members with dogs have been reported on both beaches. This results in unsanitary conditions and is not allowed. Security has been asked to strictly enforce these prohibitions. We ask that all members do their part to be upright citizens and obey the rules without being specifically asked to do so.
- Paddle boards, canoes, boats, and kayaks are not allowed on the sandy beach areas of beach I or beach II, or between those areas and the buoys offshore near those areas.
- Individuals under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult 21 or older in the Clubhouse and in the Fitness room. Unaccompanied minors have been discovered in the downstairs room on multiple occasions without an accompanying adult. At times, these minors have been witnessed throwing ping pong paddles across the room, leaving trash on the floors, throwing wet paper towels on the carpet, etc. When possible, staff notifies the parents of such behavior. Such behavior may result in inactivation of the entry access fobs being utilized for entry if it continues.
Submitted July 19, 2023
Mike Goodwin, LHCC GM