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Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: October 3, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections  Committee Meeting Minutes October 3, 2017 Meeting was called to order by Chair Bonnie Starks at 6:30 PM. Members Present: Ginny Boyer, Tom Carrell, Becky Lortz, Don Norris, Steve Siereveld and Bonnie Starks. Members Absent: Pat Sutton. Board Liaison Present: None. Guests Present:  HVL Community Manager Bruce Keller. … Read more

Clean Water and MS4 Regulations

Regardless of your political position on EPA clean water regulations, we should all agree that keeping our lake free of sediment, chemicals, and excessive algae growth is a goal that we can all support. This is important for the health of our swimmers and boaters, good for the environment and our property values, and key … Read more

Proper Fall Yard Maintenance

Consider leaving part of your yard messy this winter! Yes, ignore any lingering  tendencies that you have to pick up every leaf or plow under spent flowers during your fall cleaning frenzy. While we used to promote major cleanup efforts to reduce the impact of fungal diseases that can linger in overwintered debris, we now … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: October 26, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting October 26, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Robert Starks, Bill Minnery and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the October 26, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order … Read more

Did You Know About SMART 911?

Over 70% of 911 calls today come from mobile phones. In this case, the 911 operator receives very little information – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location. If you are calling to report a life-threatening medical emergency or a fire, when seconds count, this can be a serious hindrance. … Read more

Land Use Plan Task Force Minutes: September 21, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Land Use Plan Task Force Meeting Minutes September 21, 2017 Meeting called to order by: Jennifer Donelson at 7:05 p.m. Members Present: Jennifer Donelson, Janis Messer, Dave Patterson, Nelson Brett, David Ryberg, Randy Isom, Ken Horn Members Absent: George Lortz, Michael Paul, Tim Halperin, James Hasselbeck, Robert Starks, Michael Boyce, Jim Buchanan … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association  Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7 p.m. | POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance: Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report:Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report:  Robert Starks Secretary’s Report: Donna Yetzer Approval of September Minutes Community Managers Report: Bruce Keller Request approval for the following Winter Board … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: October 11, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes & Parks Committee Meeting Minutes – October 11, 2017 Meeting called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Tom Derrick, Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker, Gerald Young Members Absent:  Dan Beckman, Eric Fox Community Manager:  Bruce Keller – Present Board Liaison: Pat Hawkins – … Read more

Proper Disposal of Yard Waste

Just a reminder that the HVL bylaws prohibit the deposit of natural debris (yard waste) on private property and in green spaces. As you are doing your winter prep this year, please bag up leaf debris (preferably in biodegradable bags) and leave it for your regular weekly garbage collection. Brush and tree debris can be … Read more

Proper Disposal of Hazardous Household Waste

Good news! The Dearborn County Recycling Center on Prospect Lane in Aurora has expanded weekly collection hours of hazardous household waste (HHW). You may drop off labeled unwanted (and unknown) chemical products from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday, with extended Wednesday hours to 6 p.m. HHW includes any unusable product that can … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: September 6, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Minutes Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Approved Called to Order by: Bruce Keller Members Present: Jeff Mueller, Phil Heitz, Dave Hafner, Debra Spaulding Members Absent: Matt Haarmeyer, Alan Kohlhaas, Mike Chenault, Tracy Hallahan Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller, Gina Keller Residents in Attendance: None Guest: … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: September 28, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting September 28, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Tom Hamilton, Patricia Hawkins, Robert Starks, Bill Minnery and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the September 28, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7 … Read more

Land Use Plan Task Force Minutes: August 17, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Land Use Plan Task Force Meeting Minutes August 17, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 7:10 p.m. Members Present: Jennifer Donelson, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Michael Paul, Nelson Brett, Robert Starks, Jim Buchanan, Janis Messer, Mike Boyce Members Absent: Tim Halperin, James Hasselbeck, David Ryberg Board Liaison Present: N/A POA Office Staff … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: September 28, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 p.m. – Community Center, Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance: Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report:  Robert Starks Secretary’s Report: Donna Yetzer Approval of August Minutes. Community Managers Report: Bruce Keller In June of this year the … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: August 15, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2017 Members Present: Linda Hartmann, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, Bonnie Starks, John Reiniger Members Absent: Kyle Packer Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests:   Bruce Keller Approval of the June Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Jennifer Reuter Second by: Bonnie Starks Voting record: all in favor Review … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: July 10, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes July 10, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:31 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Members Absent: Michael Paul, Gary Ewald, Jennifer Donelson Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: Tom Plogsted – Lot #2418 … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: June, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes June 12, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:38 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, Gary Ewald, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson Members Absent: Michael Paul, Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: None. Current/Active Business: Update on … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: April 4, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes April 10, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:35 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson Members Absent: Michael Paul, Gary Ewald Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: None. Current/Active Business: Community Master … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: August 24, 2017

Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting August 24, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Tom Hamilton, Robert Starks, and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: Bill Minnery Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the August 24, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7 p.m. The meeting began with … Read more

Meet the Asian Longhorn Beetle

If you thought the Emerald Ash Borer was bad…… The Indiana DNR has reissued a watch for the Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB), a 1 ½ inch long beetle that looks like it escaped from a science fiction movie. Sporting random white spots on its black body and antennae, this invasive threat previously quarantined in areas … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: August 1, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes August 1, 2017 Meeting was called to order by Chair Bonnie Starks at 6:35 p.m. Members Present: Tom Carrell, Becky Lortz, Don Norris, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: Ginny Boyer and Steve Siereveld. Board Liaison Present: Bill Minnery. Guests Present: HVL Community Manager … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: August 24, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7 p.m. – POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance: Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report: Robert Starks Secretary’s Report: Donna Yetzer Approval of July Minutes. Community Managers Report: Bruce Keller Linda Giglio has requested permission to block off … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: June 20, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes June 20, 2017 Members Present: Linda Hartmann, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, Bonnie Starks Members Absent: John Reiniger, Kyle Packer Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the April Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Mary Anna Taylor Second by: Bonnie Starks Voting record: all in favor Review … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: July 27, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting July 27, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors Absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the July 27, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7 … Read more

Emergency Preparedness Exercise Tests Hazmat Response Plans

Residents near the HVL pool experienced blocked roads and the alarming presence of fire trucks, ambulances, and hazmat vehicles on the morning of Saturday, July 22. All the activity was part of a coordinated full-scale exercise (FSE) that simulated an accident involving a chlorine tanker truck. Over 70 professionals from 14 organizations in SE Indiana … Read more

Disaster Preparedness Videos Can Be Fun

Meet Disaster & Preparedness When the sun is shining and everything is calm, people are not thinking about being prepared for emergencies. Emergency preparedness is a serious topic and can be somewhat tedious, but who says you can’t have some fun with it? Disaster & Preparedness are two characters that take a fun, lighthearted approach to a serious subject. They star … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: July 5, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes July 5, 2017 Called to Order by Bruce Keller, 3:30 p.m. Members Present: Dan Tester, Phil Heitz, Alan Kohlhaas, Dave Hafner, Mike Chenault Members Absent: Mat Haarmeyer Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager and Staff Present: Bruce Keller, Gina Keller Residents/Guest Present: All guests listed are residents … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: July 27, 2017

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 p.m. — POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order:  Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance:  Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report:   Robert Starks Secretary’s Report:  Donna Yetzer Approval of June Minutes. Community Manager’s Report:  Bruce Keller Request permission for … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: July 12, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes & Parks Committee Meeting Minutes July 12, 2017 Meeting called to order in the lower level by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Bill Cox, Dan Beckman, Eric Fox, Alan Kohlhaas, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker, Gerald Young Members Absent: Tom Derrick, Jill King Community Manager: Bruce Keller – … Read more

Smart911 & Rave Alert

Dearborn County Enhances 9-1-1 Services, Emergency Notification Smart911and Rave Alert is now available to all individuals and families. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an … Read more

Water Quality & YOU

It has been a while since I have challenged your knowledge of water quality issues, so see how well you do on this short quiz. The biggest threat to water quality in HVL is? Wild animals defecating in the water Oil and gas spills from boats Sedimentation Fertilizer Runoff Trash blocking water channels If you … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: June 6, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security & Elections Committee Meeting Minutes June 6, 2017 Chair Bonnie Starks called meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Members Present: Tom Carrell, Becky Lortz, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: Ginny Boyer, Don Norris and Steve Siereveld. Board Liaison Present: None. Guests Present: HVL Community Manager Bruce Keller and … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: June 22, 2017

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7 p.m. – POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: William Minnery (Vice) Pledge of Allegiance: William Minnery (Vice) President’s Report: William Minnery (Vice) Treasurer’s report: Robert Starks Secretary’s Report: Donna Yetzer Approval of May Minutes Community Manager’s Report: Bruce Keller … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: June 14, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes June 14, 2017 Meeting called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker, Gerald Young Members Absent: Dan Beckman, Jill King Community Manager: Bruce Keller – Present Board … Read more

Please Be Responsible!

The Hidden Valley Lake recreational season is in full swing. We are seeing record crowds at the beach, at the pool, and on the lake. Unfortunately, we have already had multiple complaints about the behavior of certain property owners and their guests. I would like to take a few minutes of your time to remind … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: June 7, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes June 7, 2017 Called to Order by Mike Parks at 3:35 p.m. Members Present: Dan Tester, Phil Heitz, Mike Parks Members Absent: Mat Haarmeyer, Alan Kohlhaas, Dave Hafner, Mike Chenault Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer, not present Community Manager and Staff Present: Bruce Keller, Gina Keller Guest Present: … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: May 25, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting May 25, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the May 25, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: April 18, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes April 18, 2017 Members Present: John Reiniger, Linda Hartmann, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, Kyle Packer and Bonnie Starks Members Absent: none Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the March Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Bonnie Starks Second by: Mary Anna Taylor Voting record: Ayes: Mary … Read more

How Storm Water Impacts Our Lakes

What you can do to help Many of us experienced leaky roofs and water in our basements during all of those big May storms, but did you know that those storms also had a major impact on our lakes? Woody debris from dead trees and private dumping in ravines clogged several of the outflows from … Read more

Help First Responders Find Your Home

House Numbers Work At various times HVL deputies have alerted us to the problem of inadequate identification of homes in the community. The Safety, Security and Elections Committee (SS&E) urges Hidden Valley Lake residents to clearly mark the address on your mailbox, as well as on your home. Having house numbers easily seen from the … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: May 25, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. – POA Lower Level AGENDA   Call To Order:  Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance:  Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report:   Robert Starks Secretary’s Report:  Donna Yetzer Community Managers Report:  Bruce Keller Golf Course Managers Report:  Pat Sullivan … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes, Annual Meeting: April 27, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Annual Meeting Minutes April 27, 2017 at Hidden Valley Golf Club Clubhouse Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors Absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller President Pat Hawkins called the April 27, 2017 Board of Directors Annual … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: May 3, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes May 3, 2017 Unapproved Called to Order by Architecture Committee at 1:30 p.m. Members Present: Dave Hafner, Phil Heitz, Mike Chenault Members Absent: Matt Haarmeyer, Alan Kohlhaus Board Liaison Present: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Residents in Attendance: None Guests: Dan Tester Dale Kemper, Lot # 2063, … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: April 4, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes April 10, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:35 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson Members Absent: Michael Paul, Gary Ewald Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: None. Current/Active Business: Community Master … Read more

Bamboo – Just Don’t Plant It!

Recently, I have investigated two complaints from residents who are concerned that bamboo planted by a neighbor is spreading into their yard or HVL greenspaces. Unfortunately, there is no HVL rule prohibiting the planting of bamboo, but as your Natural Resources Coordinator, I strongly discourage it. Much of the bamboo sold at local nurseries and … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: April 4, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes April 4, 2017 Meeting was called to order by Chair Bonnie Starks at 6:30 p.m. Members Present: Tom Carrell, Becky Lortz, Don Norris and Bonnie Starks. Members Absent: Ginny Boyer, Steve Siereveld and Pat Sutton. Board Liaison Present: None. Guests Present: HVL Community Manager Bruce … Read more

What To Do With Hazardous Household Waste

Special collection event for hazardous waste — Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. You sorted out all of the stuff in your garage to find treasures for the rummage sale, so now what do you do with all the old electronics and half-used cans that no one snatched up? What you should NOT … Read more

Ash Trees: EAB Update

Is it Too Late to Save Your Ash Trees? By now you have probably heard of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and the devastation this tiny pest can cause to ash trees. Few things in life are guaranteed, but 100% of untreated ash trees WILL die! Dead ash trees become brittle and are dangerous when left … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: April 27, 2017

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION Annual Meeting  Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 p.m. Golf Course Club House Enjoy finger foods from 6 to 7 p.m. All HVL residents are welcome. Call to order – Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance – Patricia Hawkins Introduction of Board Members – Patricia Hawkins President’s report – Patricia Hawkins Secretary’s report – Donna Yetzer Motion to approve … Read more

Weather Radios

Be Prepared – Stay Safe For the Safety, Security, and Elections Committee article this month, I choose to cover weather radios. Not only because it is that time of year, but also because I volunteer for the Dearborn County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service (NWS) as a trained weather spotter. As such, … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: April 12, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes & Parks Committee Meeting Minutes April 12, 2017 Meeting called to order in the lower level by Dave Patterson at 7:31 pm. Members Present: Dan Beckman, Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Jill King, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg Members Absent: Alan Kohlhaas, Joe Stocker, Gerald Young Community Manager: Bruce Keller – … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: March 21, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes March 21, 2017 Members Present: John Reiniger, Linda Hartmann, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, and Bonnie Starks Members Absent: Kyle Packer Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller, Pat Hawkins, Bill Donlin Review of 2016 Draft Audit Report HVL outside auditor Bill Donlin reviewed the draft of the 2016-2015 … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: April 5, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes April 5, 2017 Unapproved Called to Order by Alan Kohlhaus at 7 p.m. Members Present: Dave Hafner, Phil Heitz, Alan Kohlhaus, Mike Chenault Members Absent: Matt Haarmeyer, Mike Parks Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Residents in Attendance: None  Guests: Larry Hereth, Lot # … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: March 13, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes March 13, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:35 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson, Gary Ewald Members Absent: Michael Paul. Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: None. Current/Active Business: Community Master … Read more

Don’t “P” in the Lake

Keep Our Lakes Healthy It looks like we may have another hot summer that increases the possibility of an algae bloom on our lake. Such blooms are natural, but can be accelerated if there is an excess amount of phosphate in the water. This can occur in spring when the surface water temperatures warm bringing … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: February 7, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes February 7, 2017 Meeting was called to order by Chair Bonnie Starks at 6:30 p.m. Members Present: Becky Lortz, Steve Siereveld, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: Ginny Boyer and Tom Carrell. Board Liaison Present: Bill Minnery (Lot 2323). Guests Present: HVL Community Manager … Read more

Prepare Your Emergency Plan

Be Aware — Be Prepared — Stay Safe Our last article covered the warning signs of an approaching tornado. But what can you do to prepare and protect your family in the event of earthquake, tornado, severe storm, flooding, or other disaster? Specific planning and practice of emergency procedures may save your life. Stay informed … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: March 23, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting March 23, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, and Robert Starks Board of Directors absent: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the March 23, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7 … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: March 8, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes & Parks Committee Meeting Minutes March 8, 2017 Meeting called to order in the lower level by Dave Patterson at 7:37 pm. Members Present: Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker, Gerald Young Members Absent: Dan Beckman Community Manager: Bruce Keller – … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: March 23, 2017

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 p.m. – POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance: Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report:   Robert Starks Please note that our financial audit for 2016 has been completed. Beginning Cash on January 1, … Read more

Our Choice Can Save Lives

2016 Motor Vehicle Deaths Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years The #1 killer of teens is sitting right in your driveway. Get the #FatalFacts  Vehicle Fatalities are on the Rise. For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in … Read more

Prepare for Tornado Season

Although tornados can develop in any month, tornado season in our area is usually March through June. The National Weather Service issues two types of tornado statements: Tornado Watch – weather conditions indicate an increased risk for severe weather that may produce a tornado. Tornado Warning – a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Dearborn County only … Read more

What Is Neighborhood Watch?

Before defining the what, we need to define the why. Does Hidden Valley have a crime or vandalism problem? No, but do we want to provide the bad guys that opportunity? Do we have law enforcement in place? Yes, but their area of responsibility is very large. Those who would seek to do damage know … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: March 1, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes March 1, 2017 Unapproved Called to Order by Chairmen Matt Haarmeyer at 7:00 pm Members Present: Phil Heitz, Mike Parks, Alan Kohlhaus, Mike Chenault, Dave Hafner Members Absent: None Board Liaison Present: Absent Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Residents in Attendance: None Guests: Michael Sundbye, Lot # 658-659, … Read more

Winter Driving Tips

Hidden Valley Lake is fortunate to have a maintenance crew doing a great job keeping our roads clear in winter. But for the times we have to venture abroad in slick conditions, here are a few tips for safe winter driving: Clear off snow and ice: Don’t forget all of the windows and the roof. … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA President’s Annual Report: March 5, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake POA President’s Annual Report “The State of the Valley” March 5, 2017 The “State of the Valley” continues to be strong… …because of its committees and the Judicial Panel: Architecture – They work with property owners in a courteous and timely manner and help ensure that new structures, or improvements to existing … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: February 13, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning Committee Meeting Minutes February 13, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:35 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson Members Absent: Michael Paul, Gary Ewald. Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: None. Current/Active Business: POA Communications … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: February 8, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes February 8, 2017 Meeting called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Gerald Young Members Absent: Dan Beckman, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker Community Manager: Bruce Keller – Present Board Liaison: … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: February 23, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting February 23, 2017 Unapproved Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, and Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the February 23, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting to order at … Read more

Why warm winters are bad for the environment

Whether or not you agree with the interpretation of worldwide weather data that indicates a climatic warming trend, you have probably seen something locally that indicates that things are changing. For me, that change is the earlier bloom times in buckeye trees over the 28 years that I have lived in HVL. Why have I … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: Feb. 23, 2017

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 PM – POA Lower Level AGENDA Call To Order: Patricia Hawkins Pledge of Allegiance: Patricia Hawkins Presidents Report: Patricia Hawkins Treasurers report: Robert Starks Secretary’s Report: Donna Yetzer Request approval of the December 8, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes.  Community Managers … Read more

Future Planning Committee Minutes: Jan. 9, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning & Political Action Committee Meeting Minutes January 9, 2017 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:39 p.m. Members Present: Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz, Jennifer Donelson (by phone). Members Absent: Michael Paul, Gary Ewald. Board Liaison Present: Tom Hamilton. POA Office Staff Present: Bruce Keller. Guests Present: … Read more

Keeping Hidden Valley Lake Clean

How regulations help keep our lake clean and chemical free – We are lucky that there are no sewage plants, agricultural lots, or industries discharging pollutants upstream of our lake. If fact, most sources of point water pollution in the United States have been eliminated through the efforts of (and regulations initiated by) the Environmental … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: Feb. 2, 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes February 2, 2017 Called to Order by Chairmen Matt Haarmeyer at 7 p.m. Members Present: Phil Heitz, Mike Parks, Alan Kohlhaus, Mike Chenault Members Absent: Dave Hafner Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Residents in Attendance: None Guests: Steven & Cathy Etter, Lot# 1791/1792, … Read more

Don’t Dump Yard Waste

Reminder – do not dump yard waste in HVL green spaces or lakes! When I was at the marina the other day waiting for the swans to pose for a picture, I noticed a bundle of cut branches floating around the docks. It was easy to identify as American Beautyberry by the small purple berries. … Read more

Why is the bark falling off your ash trees?

The next phase of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation – One of my neighbors recently asked me what was causing the bark to fall off of his ash trees even though it did not have dead limbs at the top. I have to admit to some initial uncertainty about the cause. After all, by now … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: December 1, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security & Elections Committee Meeting Minutes Dec. 1, 2016 Meeting was called to order by Chair Bonnie Starks at 6:30 PM.  Bonnie welcomed Tom Carrell to our committee as a new member. Members Present: Ginny Boyer, Tom Carrell, Becky Lortz, Steve Siereveld, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: None. Board … Read more

Future Planning & Political Action Committee Minutes: November 14, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Future Planning and Political Action Committee Meeting Minutes November 14, 2016 Meeting called to order by: George Lortz at 6:30 p.m. Members Present: Gary Ewald, Kathy Wirth, Pat Sutton, George Lortz. Members Absent: Jennifer Donelson, Michael Paul. Board Liaison Present: None. POA Office Staff Present: None. Guests Present: None. Minutes presented by: … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: December 20, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes December 20, 2016 Members Present: John Reiniger, Kyle Packer, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, and Bonnie Starks Members Absent: Linda Hartmann Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the October Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Kyle Packer Second by: Mary Anna Taylor Voting record: All in … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: December 8, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting December 8, 2016 UNAPPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the December 8, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: October 18, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes October 18, 2016 Members Present: John Reiniger, Mary Anna Taylor, Kyle Packer, Jenifer Reuter, and Linda Hartmann Members Absent: Bonnie Starks Board Liaison: absent Guests: Bruce Keller, Pat Hawkins, Donna Yeltzer Approval of the September Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Jennifer Reuter Second by: Kyle Packer Voting record: All … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: November 2, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes November 2, 2016 Called to Order by  Chairman Mike Parks  at 7:00 pm Members Present: Alan Kohlhaas,  Jim Ulrich  Matt Haarmeyer, , Mike Parks,   Philip Heitz  David Hafner Members Absent: Mike Chenault,  Don Yetzer Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer, not present Community Manager Present:  Residents in Attendance:   Guests:  Jeff Trivett, … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: November 9, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes November 9, 2016 Meeting called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Dan Beckman, Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker Members Absent: Jill King, Gerald Young Community Manager: Bruce Keller – Present Board Liaison: … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: September 20, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes September 20, 2016 Members Present: John Reiniger, Bonnie Starks, Kyle Packer, Jenifer Reuter, and Linda Hartmann Members Absent: Mary Anna Taylor Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the August Finance Committee Minutes  Motion by: Jennifer Reuter (subject to correction of next meeting date) Second by:   Bonnie … Read more

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: October 12, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes October 12, 2016 Meeting called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:30 p.m. Members Present: Bill Cox, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker Members Absent: Dan Beckman, Gerald Young Community Manager: Bruce Keller – Present Board Liaison: … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: October 27, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting October 27, 2016 UNAPPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present:Bruce Keller Guests:  None President Pat Hawkins called the October 27, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  The … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: September 22, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting September 22, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent:  None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests:  None President Pat Hawkins called the September 22, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: August 25, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting August 25, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent: None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the August 25, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: July 28, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting July 28, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors absent:  None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller  Guests:  None President Pat Hawkins called the July 28, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: June 23, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting June 23, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors Absent:  None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests:  None President Pat Hawkins called the June 23, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: May 26, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting May 26, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors Absent:  None  Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests:  President Pat Hawkins called the May 26, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: April 28, 2016

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION Annual Meeting Minutes Golf Course Club House UNAPPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer Board of Directors Absent: Bill Minnery Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller President Pat Hawkins called the April 28, 2016 Board of Directors Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. … Read more

Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Minutes: March 24, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting March 24, 2016 APPROVED Board of Directors Present: Pat Hawkins, Tom Hamilton, Bill Minnery, Robert Starks, Donna Yetzer  Board of Directors Absent:  None Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Guests: None President Pat Hawkins called the March 24, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting to order at 7:00 … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: August 15, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2016 Members Present:  John Reiniger, Bonnie Starks, Mary Anna Taylor, Jenifer Reuter, and Linda Hartmann Members Absent: Kyle Packer Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the July Finance Committee Minutes Motion by: Jennifer Reuter (subject to correction of Second by name) Second by: Bonnie Starks … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: July 19, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes July, 19, 2016 Members Present: John Reiniger, Bonnie Starks, Mary Anna Taylor, Jenifer Reuter, Kyle Packer and Linda Hartmann Members Absent: Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller and Donna Yetzer Approval of the May Finance Committee Minutes   Motion by: Jennifer Reuter Second by: Bonnie Carter Voting record: All in favor … Read more

Finance Committee Minutes: July 2, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Finance Committee Meeting Minutes July 2, 2016 Members Present: John Reiniger, Bonnie Starks, Kyle Packer, Jenifer Reuter, and Linda Hartmann Members Absent: Mary Anna Taylor Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests: Bruce Keller Approval of the August Finance Committee Minutes   Motion by: Jennifer Reuter (subject to correction of next meeting date) Second by: Bonnie … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: October 19, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes October 19, 2016 Called to Order by Chairmen Mike Parks at 7:00 pm Members Present: Alan Kohlhaas, Jim Ulrich Matt Haarmeyer, Don Yetzer, Mike Parks, David Hafner, Philip Heitz Members Absent: Mike Chenault Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Residents in Attendance: George Lukas lot1587 117 Monterary … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes: October 5, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes October 5, 2016 Called to Order by Chairmen Mike Parks at 6:59 pm Members Present: Alan Kohlhaas, Jim Ulrich Matt Haarmeyer, Don Yetzer, Mike Parks, David Hafner, Members Absent: Mike Chenault, Philip Heitz Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Residents in Attendance: George Lukas lot1587 117 Monteray … Read more

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