Silt Basin #6 has been repaired and we’ve been pumping silt into it for the last few weeks. It has come to our attention that there has been some playful activity in and around the pond. Unfortunately, some lumber that was left in the pond (I’ve been told that it was used to launch a PWC) plugged up the overflow pipe and caused flooding in some members’ yards in V-Block. This entire property has been posted “No Trespassing.” Video surveillance has been installed and anyone caught will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We’ve had another report of a missing trailer from the trailer storage lot. Cameras will probably be going up there as well. It’s too bad because this is such a nice benefit for the members to be able to get their trailers off their property without having to spend $100 month (or more.) Please lock your trailers carefully. Sounds like we should have put money in the budget for an Association Police Squad. If your Lake home is a part-time residence or you’re spending the winter months someplace a little warmer, don’t forget to prepare for it. Every year we hear stories about broken pipes and flooded homes because the members forgot to turn off the water. Use plumber’s antifreeze in the toilets and disconnect your hoses from the outdoor faucets. Put lights on timers and ask your neighbors to check on things occasionally. The Operations Crew will be out with the leaf vacuum cleaning the ditches for the next couple of weeks. Greg has the dead trees marked on the parkway and the tree crew will be out dropping them soon. Since it is getting dark earlier, I’d like to remind everyone that there is still quite a bit of activity on the roads. Kids will still be out playing, and folks will be walking their dogs after work. Please drive carefully on your way home. If you are out walking (or playing) on the roads, wear some light-colored clothing or reflective clothing to help keep you safe. The Association Office will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday and Saturday. The Board of Directors, Office Staff and Operations Crew would like to wish every one of our members a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Submitted by: Jan T. Olson – Executive Director If you need to reach me for anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 816-578-4272.
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