Architecture Meeting Minutes – July 6, 2022

Architecture Committee Meeting Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Committee 5:30PM Guest 6:00p Unapproved Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes Called to Order by:   Tom Cross                   5:30 PM Members Present:  Tom Cross, Bob Maudlin, Phil Heitz, Jerry Goodrich, Alan Kohlhaas Members Absent:  None POA Office Staff Present:  Gina Keller … Read more

Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes May 4, 2022

 Architecture Committee Meeting Agenda          Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Committee 5:30PM Guest 6:00pm    Unapproved Minutes Called to Order by:   Bob Maudlin         5:15 PM Members Present:  Bob Maudlin, Frank Goodrich, Alan Kohlhaas, Phil Heitz Members Absent:   Tom Cross POA Office Staff Present:  Gina Keller Property Maintenance … Read more

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 24, 2022

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, March 24, 2022  UNAPPROVED MINUTES Board of Directors Members Present:  Scott Giska, Dave Hafner, Patricia Hawkins and Steve Siereveld Board Members Absent:  Jeff Fuell Community Manager Present:  Dave Wismann March 24, 2022 Motions: Approval of February 2022 Minutes—Board Secretary Approval of Performance Bonds for … Read more

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Architecture Meeting Minutes 9/1/21

 Architecture Committee Meeting           Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Committee 5:30 PM Guest 6:00 PM     Approved Minutes Called to Order by:  Tom Cross     5:30 PM Members Present:  Jerry Goodrich, Phil Heitz, Tom Cross, Bob Maudlin Members Absent:  Alan Kohlhaas POA Office Staff Present:  Gina Keller Property Maintenance Compliance Officer … Read more

Board Agenda, 8/26/21

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm – POA Lower Level Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, employees, and a limited number of residents who have requested to attend. August 26, 2021 Motions: Approval of July 2021 Minutes — Board Secretary Approval of Performance Bonds … Read more

2021 Board Annual Meeting Video – April 22, 2021 (full youtube video 1hr:59m

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2021 Annual Meeting April 22, 2021

Updated Board Meeting Agenda, April 22, 7PM (Hybrid Zoom meeting scheduled)

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGANNUAL MEETINGThursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. – Willie’s Banquet Hall  UPDATED AGENDA 4/20/21  Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, employees, and a limited number of residents who have requested to attend.  April 22, 2021 Motions:  Approval of March 2021 Minutes – Board SecretaryApproval of … Read more

Final Board Meeting Agenda, March 25th, 7PM RSVP Only (Hybrid Zoom meeting scheduled)

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. – POA Lower Level UNAPPROVED AGENDA Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, employees, and a limited number of residents who have requested to attend. March 25, 2021 Motions: Approval of February 2021 Minutes — Board Secretary Approval of … Read more

Board Meeting Agenda 9/24/20 RSVP Only

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM – POA Lower Level AGENDA Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, employees, and a limited number of residents who have requested to attend. September 24, 2020 Motions: Approval of August 2020 Minutes — Board Secretary Approval of Variances—Architecture Committee … Read more

Board Meeting Agenda July 23rd 7:00pm POA Lower Level

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:00 PM – POA Lower Level AGENDA Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, and employees only. July 23, 2020 Motions: Approval of June 2020 Minutes — Board Secretary Approval of Bond Returns—Architecture Committee Approval of Lot split—Architecture Committee Approval for Civic … Read more

Architecture Committee Meeting Minutes 2/12/2020

 Architecture Committee Meeting Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:30PM Approved Meeting Minutes Called to Order by: Tom Cross, 5:27 PM Members Present: Alan Kohlhaas, Dan Tester, Tom Cross, Phil Heitz, Bob Maudlin Members Absent: Jeff Mueller Board Liaison Present: None present.  Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller Residents in Attendance: Devin Steele, Randy & Jean Rademacher, Lindsey & Parker Schultz-Jones, Mike & Mary Russell, … Read more

Board of Directors Mtg. Agenda 6/25/20 Limited Space RSVP Only

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:00 PM – POA Lower Level AGENDA Board Members, Committee Chairs, Club Representatives, and employees only. June 25, 2020 Motions: Approval of March 2020 Minutes — Board Secretary —Architecture Committee Call To Order:   Pledge of Allegiance:  President’s Report:  Treasurer’s Report:    Secretary’s … Read more

Blue-Green Algae Advisory – Kathy Lake 8/15

The HVL Natural Resources Department collected and tested water samples from Kathy Lake on August 14, 2019. One of those samples tested positive for a high level of a microcystin toxin associated with cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) blooms. Do not swim in or drink water from that lake. Do not let your dogs swim in or … Read more

Lake Condition Updates

Update as of 6/27/19 – Please check this location for further updates.   As always, for current, hour by hour updates,  you can check the status lights that are in front of Willies (can be seen from beach parking lot) or the status lights over the pavilion at the beach.

Finance Committee Minutes – April 17, 2019

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes April 17, 2019   Members Present:  Linda Hartmann, Jennifer Reuter, Mary Anna Taylor, Kyle Packer, Bonnie Starks, Lee Steczynski Members Absent: none Board Liaison: Bob Starks Guests:   Bruce Keller, Marla Ratliff (introduced to committee)     Approval of the March Finance Committee Meeting Minutes  Motion by: Mary Anna Taylor Second by:  … Read more

Board of Directors Annual Meeting, April 25, 2009

Board Meeting Audio, February 28, 2019

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Lakes and Parks Committee Minutes – February 13, 2019

Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes February 13, 2019 Meeting was called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:34 pm in the lower level due to the number of people. Members Present: Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Gerald Young Members Absent:  Dan Beckman, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Dave Ryberg, Joe Stocker Community … Read more

January Echoes, 2019

Echoes full January

Lakes & Parks Committee Minutes: November 14, 2018

Lakes and Parks Committee Meeting Minutes November 14, 2018 Meeting was called to order by Dave Patterson at 7:28 pm. Members Present: Dan Beckman, Jim Conner, Tom Derrick, Eric Fox, Jill King, Alan Kohlhaas, George Lortz, Dave Patterson, Dave Ryberg, Gerald Young Members Absent:  Joe Stocker Community Manager:  Bruce Keller – Present Board Liaison: Pat … Read more

Architecture Committee Minutes. September 5, 2018. 4:30PM

Architecture Committee Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, 4:30PM Unapproved Minutes Called to Order by: Dave Hafner at 4:30 Members Present: Dave Hafner, Dan Tester, Phil Heitz Members Absent: Mike Chenault, Debra Spaulding, Alan Kohlhaas, Jeff Mueller Board Liaison Present: Donna Yetzer Community Manager Present: Bruce Keller, Gina Keller Residents in Attendance: Daniel Bihn, Michael Sundbye, … Read more

Board Meeting Audio, August 23rd, 2018

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Hidden Valley Lake POA Board Agenda: Thursday, August 23rd,

Community Master Plan, 2018

Community Master Plan Approved Update – 4/26/18 Vision: Hidden Valley Lake (HVL) is a premier, private, residential community that offers abundant recreational amenities in a beautiful, natural setting. Mission: The Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association (HVL POA) will continue to be responsible stewards of our resources, both natural and financial, and strive to maintain … Read more

Taco Bar

Friday, April 13 at Hidden Valley Golf Club Join us from 5-7pm for all your Mexican favorites.  

Board Nominee Answers to Questions

  The final series of questions and answers are those questions received prior to April 4th. Round 3 is the final round. Thank you to everyone who participated in this Q & A process.  We hope by reviewing the answers, you will have a better understanding of each candidate’s experience and viewpoints. Answers are listed … Read more

Trivia Night

Tickets can be purchased at Willie’s on Wednesday, 4/4 and 4/11, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM (cash or check to HVL Civic Club).  Last Trivia Night was SOLD OUT, so get your tickets early. Trivia Night is Saturday Night at Willie’s Lower Level, April 21st. from 6:00p – 9:00p Hosted by Last Call Trivia! $100/per table (max … Read more

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual HVL Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the ballfields on Sunday, March 18 starting at 2pm sharp! Avoid the line and pick up wristbands at one of the pre-sale events at Willie’s: March 8 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm March 14 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm $3 per child Wristbands will also … Read more

Fish Fry

Fish Fry Buffet Every Friday During Lent Hidden Valley Golf Club 6oz Fried Beer Battered Yuengling Cod Crab Cakes French Fries Macaroni and Cheese Cole Slaw Dessert $10.50 Per Person, 5 – 7pm Carry out available, call 812-537-5033

Lakes and Parks – Lake Condition and Dam Update

Lakes Lines, February, 2018 The main lake was frozen over for several weeks this winter, and many enjoyed the ice fishing and skating. However, with the temperatures roller-coasting from single digits to the 50’s and back down again, extra caution needs to be exercised as ice conditions may be harder to judge than normal. Speaking … Read more

Lakes and Parks New Year Update

During the past year, the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Lakes Committee were combined to form the Lakes and Parks Committee. This was primarily because the work and projects that the Parks and Recreation Committee had been working on were either drawing to a conclusion or they were on hold pending release of funds, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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