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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: November 3, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes November 3, 2016 Meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Bonnie Starks at 6:30 PM. Members Present: Ginny Boyer, Becky Lortz, Steve Siereveld, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: None. Board Liaison Present: Bill Minnery (Lot 2323). Guests Present: Tom Carrell (Lot 1948) … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: October 6, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes October 6, 2016 Meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Bonnie Starks at 6:05 PM. Bonnie announced that our Chairman Larry Rohling officially resigned from the Safety, Security and Elections Committee as of October 3, 2016. As Vice Chairman Bonnie will lead the committee … Read more

Safety, Security & Elections Committee Minutes: February 4, 2016

Hidden Valley Lake Safety, Security and Elections Committee Meeting Minutes February 4, 2016 Meeting was called to order by Chairman Larry Rohling at 7:00 PM. Members Present: Ginny Boyer, Becky Lortz, Vella Reiman, Larry Rohling, Steve Siereveld, Bonnie Starks and Pat Sutton. Members Absent: None. Board Liaison Present: Bill Minnery (Lot 2323). Guests Present: Pat … Read more