by Richard Traczyk
As we advance into spring, the vaccine rollout has offered renewed hope amid so much uncertainty and our upside-down lives. Here at Lake Holiday, the Fitness Center is now open, the Dog Park is ready for both small and large dog breeds, food trucks have returned on weekends and the opening of the Munchie Duck Café on the lower Clubhouse
level is expected by Memorial Day.
The Clubhouse bathrooms on the lower level will reopen Memorial Day weekend. They will be locked in the evenings to avoid the extreme vandalism that occurred in past years and required extensive cleaning on a regular basis. For the summer season, two portable restrooms are in place on the grounds behind the Clubhouse.
Director Darrell Melcher, LH Safety Advisory Committee Chairman, is working on
placement locations for a new speed camera. Speeding vehicles within the community
have been a problem, so money was allotted in this year’s budget to purchase the camera
as an effort to ensure safety and curtail accidents. The camera will take a picture of license
plates, record the speed, and ultimately summons will be issued for violations.
The Sheriff’s Department has also started to patrol the roadways of Lake Holiday. Deputies
will be present on unspecified days and times. The new speed camera and sheriff patrols
are efforts to improve the safety of our community. Vandalism of cars, thefts, speeding, and
break-ins in the past were the concerns that initiated the law enforcement efforts.
Beach II improvement cost proposals have been submitted by local contractors and are
being reviewed by staff. The plan for the Beach II area will allow for adequate parking,
improved drainage, and erosion control. Plans for a pavilion and improvement to the
camping area are also included in the future. Work will start in the fall.
The Lake Holiday Dog Park officially opened Saturday, April 24, under sunny skies at
Country Club Park with a short ribbon cutting ceremony. See the full article and photos
on pages 1 and 2 of the May newsletter.