Let the Games Begin! I want to thank Alex Perka, Buildings & Grounds Chairman, and all the Board members who were able to attend the official ribbon cutting celebration of Country Club Park on May 11th, 2019 to help kick off the opening of the outdoor activity area. About 85 community members attended.
Thanks also go to Terri Ward, who submitted the winning name for the area, and to the game demonstrators: Dr. James Coates, Terry Hardgrave, and Jerry Adame, whose expertise of game procedures and rules was so instructive.
Members of the Ladies Coffee volunteered to distribute tickets, prizes, the rules, and score card packets, and attend to the food and drink table.
Thanks also to Jill Whitacre and the office staff who coordinated details and prepared the game packets, and to Dennis and the maintenance staff, who set up and directed parking.
The winners of the drawings for door prizes were:
- Michelle Hobbs – Horseshoe Set
- George Imber – Bocce Ball Set
- Roger Hendenberg – Disc Golf Set
- Cecilia Meola – Kickball
With continual rainy days and the bush-hog machine breaking down, a number of complaints were received that several of the disc golf holes needed mowing. The Board authorized our General Manager, Mike Goodwin, to purchase new equipment since repair costs and the age of the current unit exceeded what was reasonable. The new unit has arrived and has been put into service.
The Lake Boat Patrol officially started working Friday, May 24th, 2019. Maintenance put out the buoys the week before the Memorial Day weekend. As a reminder to beach goers and due to issues in past years, consuming alcohol is not permitted on the beaches. Boaters, too, need to be mindful of the lake rules and regulations so everyone can enjoy the summer safely.
The Snack Shop is now open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The shop will be open daily after June 6th, 2019.
GM Goodwin and maintenance staff have refurbished Beach I and Beach II for this season. The cost of sand replacement was $10,300. Hopefully, Greenway Engineering can reduce this cost in the coming year with a runoff abatement program.
A permanent maintenance member has been hired, bringing the full time maintenance crew up to five. GM Goodwin is looking for one more summer relief person with some experience in maintenance and to help with the mowing of the additional area of the Disc Golf Course.
Lake water sampling has started and takes place every Wednesday. If the results are normal, they will no longer be posted. If the readings are dangerously high, Jill will notify the community by means of email blasts.
The stump grinder contractor arrived the week of May 28th and worked for a week to grind up logs and stumps from the yard waste dump site across the dam. It may have been noisy for residents in that area for a few days, but we appreciated the patience and understanding while that important work was completed.
The right barricade arm at the front gate is sagging. Replacement parts are hard to find and costly for this outdated, continually used equipment. GM Goodwin will be looking at a replacement gate, but it’s not on the replacement reserve schedule for several years. More information will come when prices are obtained. The TechComm Committee is working to find and make alternative recommendations for improvement to gate access and more.
Some of the community’s back dirt roads are still in rough condition from winter storms. Maintenance is using the new chipper to clear fallen trees and branches and then will grade the dirt roads for travel.
The Memorial Day Event at the Clubhouse was a big success again this year and was well attended. The beach was crowded, the food was great, and the band played on. A brief passing downpour dampened things for a short period, but the sun came out and it turned out to be a great day.
The next Activities Committee event will be a 4th of July Celebration. Fireworks will be set off on Beach III on July 3 at approximately 9:15 p.m. There will also be a DJ from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. as well as food vendors in and around the Clubhouse area. The July 4th Annual Boat Parade will start at 11:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required! Contact the Activities Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org