President’s Report – February 2022

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Written by Judy

On February 22, 2022

By Pat Majewski

February 22, 2022

February has been a very cold and snowy month for Lake Holiday.  However, the snow-covered grounds have led to some beautiful winter photographs and multiple sightings of our resident bald eagles and other interesting birds and waterfowl.

The maintenance crew, even with one less fulltime worker, has done a great job clearing snow and keeping streets clear.  They have put in 300 man hours so far this winter. They have used 12 tons of Magnesium and calcium chloride to treat the roads with chemicals and have put down 45 tons of gravel down.  Unfortunately, when ice covers the road surfaces, it is difficult to remove and our windy, hilly roads can be treacherous.  You must use extreme caution when navigating on Lake Holiday roads.  These are private roads and only our maintenance people work on them.

The General Manager has hired an additional part-time administrative assistant, Judy Schumer, to handle a variety of Lake Holiday tasks.  The Board created the position and approved the funding for it, but the general manager determined what the job description would include.  Judy is a member of the Lake Holiday community.  Judy will be updating and adding content to the Lake Holiday website, sending out communication email blasts to the community, setting up and operating the AV equipment to stream Board meetings to the membership, assisting in compliance processing, posting notices of association events at mail stations and on the website, scheduling, placement and advertising of food trucks, and inspecting the clubhouse before and after events among other assigned duties.

Munchie Duck, the clubhouse snack shop/café, is permanently closed.  We are looking for a new operator for the snack shop and have received some interest.  The General Manager has sent out several requests for proposals.  The proposals are due back by February 28.  We hope to have a new operator in place in late spring.

We have a full schedule of food trucks with varied menus already lined up to come to Lake Holiday Fridays through Sundays when the weather improves.

Community Stream walk volunteers are needed in early spring to identify drainage pathways that exhibit signs of accelerated erosion.  Volunteers will take photos of high erosion areas and can perform the walk on their own schedule.  If interested send your name to Chris Anderson, chair of Lake Committee at chairlc@lakeholidaycc.org.  There will be a meeting on March 5th for the volunteers.

At the February Board meeting, Chris Willey, a homeowner at Lake Holiday, who has 40 years of professional food services experience, having worked for several large companies in an executive capacity, gave a presentation to the Board and a large audience.  His purpose was to educate the board about all the details that would need to be considered in order to bring a restaurant to Lake Holiday.  Those details involve considering all the modifications required to the clubhouse, if it should be part of the clubhouse, and the need for Frederick County, the Health Inspector, and the Virginia Alcohol Board to sign off on the project.  He also discussed the significant financial investment required in building a bar and grille at Lake Holiday.  An outline of his presentation will be posted as an attachment to the February Board minutes which will be available on the website for the March Board meeting agenda. If you would like to read his presentation prior to that, contact the President at Boardpres@lakeholidaycc.org.  There also should be a streaming video of the board meeting on the Lake Holiday website. The board approved the dissolution of the Restaurant Subcommittee and created a working group consisting of two board members, two former subcommittee members and the general manager.  Mr.  Willey will be a consultant to the group.  This working group will write a Request for Information to discover if there are vendors interested in bringing a bar and grille into Lake Holiday, considering any possible locations within the community.  Any other members with specialized skills in writing RFIs or in food service management who would like to consult with this working group should contact the President of the Board at Boardpres@lakeholidaycc.org

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