President’s Report, September 2018


Written by Richard Traczyk

On September 25, 2018

Lake Holiday’s Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, October 27th, 2018.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend and to vote in the election for the open positions on the Lake Holiday Board of Directors.  Five candidates have submitted resumes for the upcoming election and they are Betka Hardgrave, Dr. James Coates, Richard Traczyk, Jarret Tomalesky, and Robert Middleton.  Packets with candidate information and absentee ballots have been mailed out.  You may vote for as many or as few candidates as you choose.

The lake boat patrol ended its services on Labor Day.  Haines Security contract will be up this year and bid proposals were sent out to interested security organizations.  Bids from four contractors have been submitted to the office and will be evaluated by a work group consisting of Board members, the General Manager, and the Security Committee.

Lake water sampling will be discontinued until next spring at the end of September and resume again in the spring of 2019.

The 2019 budget has been approved by the Lake Holiday Board of Directors. There will be a three percent reduction in assessments for the forthcoming year.

Staff has placed a newspaper ad for a full-time maintenance employee with a requirement for the capability of handling heavy equipment. Anyone interested in working for Lake Holiday should contact the office for details.

September Board Meeting Highlights:

  • The Board approved the latest version of the Lake Management Plan for 2018-2019 covering management of the lake long- and short-term.
  • The Board approved the Marina Reuse Policy. Currently some slip owners pay the rental fee, but do not use the slip for various reasons such as health problems, military service, boat problems, etc., leaving the slip empty for the season. Since there are a number of property owners waiting for a boat slip, the new rule would allow the renter to sublet the slip for a minimum period of no less than one month and still retain his/her position in the marina.  Details will be mailed out with billing next year and further information is available from the office.
  • The Personnel Handbook is being updated.  Many issues were discussed including the employee benefit package and drug testing requirements.
  • The gate entry rules were updated as presented by the Safety Committee.  Vehicles such as Lake Holiday vehicles, law enforcement, emergency vehicles, UPS and FedEx will not be challenged at the gate in the left lane.  Other commercial and service vehicles, real estate appraisers, and similar businesses will be permitted to enter without pre-arranged authorization after stopping at the gate, showing a driver’s license and business ID, and leaving the guard with addresses being visited.  The guard may scan the license as well.
  • The Frisbee Golf presentation from Mastering Planning was postponed until October. Work has not started.
  • As a reminder, part of the rules in the Deeds of Dedication, posted political lawn signs are not allowed in Lake Holiday.  Also as a courtesy, if balloons are tied to street signs within the community, they should be removed no later than the day after the event.
    • The Board will conduct two meetings in October: the regular October 23rd meeting and the Annual Meeting October 27th.  As the December Board meeting falls on Christmas day, it has tentatively been rescheduled to December 18th.  Ultimately, the newly seated Board of Directors will decide to meet on that date, change it, or cancel it altogether. We wanted to at least address the schedule far enough in advance as possible so that the membership and board may plan accordingly.

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