Farewell to Summer and welcome Fall! The past years have galloped by and it is not without sadness that I pass the reins after serving on the Lake Holiday Board of Directors for five years, four of which were as your President. This Board has accomplished much. Financial security is no longer an issue. We have paid attention to the lake, our prized possession, with fish restocking and constant testing and research on water quality and stability. We have added many amenities—disc golf, horseshoe pits, bocce ball court, walking trails, a dog park, and an updated the Fitness Center, to name a few. A well-developed financial program ensures common area amenities are well-funded for replacement or repair without special assessments that are common in other POAs.
I recognize and extend my thanks to all the talented committee volunteers who assist the Board. It’s their commitment in planning and execution of so many programs that turn ideas into reality. Also, many thanks to our dedicated General Manager, office staff and maintenance team, all of whom are a valuable asset to the greater community.
I especially want to express deep appreciation for the support I have received from the Board members and LH residents. Maintaining your trust and confidence was a high priority. It was truly an honor serving as President of this wonderful community and now I will put my faith in the new Board that they will serve the entire community with the same commitment, respect, and dignity as past Boards.
Despite the challenges with the pandemic and the unrelenting changes in regulations, business continues here at beautiful Lake Holiday. Planned site development has started on Beach II but will be delayed briefly as the crew from Pine Knoll Company recovers from Covid. In advance, the LH Maintenance Team has removed the wooden erosion barriers, the dock, and the kayak racks.
The marina updates are underway. Keystone Builders is widening the walkways and improving the entrance to the docks. Reconfiguration by Lakeside Docks is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. The project will add 16 new slips and secure the docking system against high winds and storms.
The lower-level bathrooms at the Clubhouse will soon close for the season. The two portables will be removed at the end of October.
GM Mike Goodwin and a local painter have resolved the issue of matching the colors of the tennis court stripes. Lines will also be painted for adding a pickle ball court.
On Saturday, September 25, approximately 40 residents attended the Candidates Forum. The event was also streamed to the community utilizing newly acquired audio-visual equipment. Six candidates running for five available seats on the LH Board of Directors gave their position statements and answered questions submitted by attendees. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on October 23. The four candidates receiving the most votes will each serve a three-year term and the fifth candidate will serve one year, completing the term of a Director who resigned.
Investigative work has begun on a LH forestry program headed by the Master Planning Committee. More information will follow.
Residents using the Dog Park are reminded to pick up after their pets. Litter bags are provided and should be used.