President’s Report, September 2021

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Written by Board President

On September 23, 2021

Looking at the thermometer, it’s hard to believe that Fall is just three weeks away. With the change of season, also comes changes at Lake Holiday.

My term on the Board of Directors will end in October and I will not be eligible for another full three-year term position. At the upcoming annual organizational meeting, residents will be voting to fill five vacancies on the eleven-member Board. The Nominating Committee held meetings for perspective candidates with little response. Help is needed from the community to fill these important positions. The Committee is working to change voting options to include electronic voting and also reducing the number of Directors on the Board to nine members.

Peggy McClurken, publisher of the LH newsletter, will retire from that role in October. Peggy has produced the monthly newsletter for a number of years and it has been such a professional, important communication tool for our community. Her skill in producing the newsletter will be missed and I thank her for her time and talent.

Planned changes to Beach II will start September 7 and will take approximately ten weeks to complete. A notice to residents will be sent out when use of that area will be suspended. Kayak racks and other equipment in the area will be relocated. Also, the work on the new dock configuration at the marina will start in October. Residents with boats docked there will be notified when their boat must be pulled.

Director Ed Noble, LH treasurer, attended the Frederick County Board of Supervisors August meeting where the Sanitary District bond paydown time frame was approved. The change will save the community membership approximately $500k over the life of the bond paid to the County and subsequent bond holders. Plans are to retire the bond several years ahead of the maturity date of 2031 to somewhere around 2025 thus eliminating the yearly sanitary district tax.

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.

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