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  • 2010 Operations Assessment

    Operations Assessment Overview

    Upon my arrival at the community, I was provided with a tour of the community facilities and the neighborhoods. Having seen the deteriorating condition of some of the community buildings prior to viewing the homes in the community, I was left with the impression that I would find the homes to be in a similar condition as the common facilities. This was not the case. The homes in the community are well maintained and show pride of ownership. The neighborhoods were lovely with owners’ care and concern being exhibited in well maintained homes and yards. There seemed to be a disconnect between the homes/owners and the community facilities. The owners obviously do a good job maintaining their individual residences, however, the maintenance of the community facilities do not reflect this same level of care and concern.

    Click here to be redirected to the Communications site.

  • Weekly Highlights

    A quick overview of the more significant issues that were addressed by the Administration during the past week.

    GM Gets Training Update – The General Manager attended a professional management development training session in  provided by the Community Association Institute (CAI). The course was an intensive two-day seminar focused on the management of homeowner associations (HOA). The training is a prerequisite for certification as a Professional Community Association Manager, which is the standard in the HOA industry for General Managers. The course is designed to help community managers provide the most effective and efficient management to the communities they serve.

    Click here to be redirected to the Communications website where you will find the complete article.

  • Community Garden Efforts – UPDATE

    Spring is in full swing in Sudden Valley!  The presentation given by Denise Champion who is spearheading the Community Garden efforts was chock-full of information.  Hopeful gardeners signed up for a chance to choose a plot in April, and Lakeway gardeners who live here in Sudden Valley offered many helpful tips to assist us in getting our fingernails dirty.   Watch for monthly events to mirror the needs discovered as we dig the first shovelful at the Community Garden. Click more to read about upcoming meetings.  Article by Sue Parsons (Updated Apr. 12, 2010) More…

  • Barn Theatre Presents – The Female Version of “The Odd Couple”

    The Barn Theatre presents “The Odd Couple” from a Female perspective. Directed by Jim Nelson.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door and in the Community Center for Youth & Senior $8 Adults $10.

    Dinner Theatre on 23rd is $24.

    For More information please call360-756-9916.

    Performances are

    April 22,23, 24 starting at   7:30 m         April 25    2:00 pm

    April 30, May 1   7:30 pm                            May 2   2:00 pm

  • Fishing Derby – Donations- Updated

    Kiss your catch!

    Sudden Valley’s Annual Fishing Derby will be held at Lake Louise on April 24th.  Donations are now being accepted to offset the expense of the Fishing Derby.  If you have made pledges please turn the  funds into the Administration Office.

    So far, we have about $800 (a large portion of the donations are attributed to the board of directors and the GM) to purchase permits and to stock the lake with trout. We are about halfway there… $1200 is needed to cover the expenses. Prizes are being donated by various Community Members or businesses.  Click on more to see some photos of last years event. More…

  • Firewise Event Scheduled for May 24th

    Applications are no longer being accepted, the Firewise chipping event is now being coordinated to begin the chipping event on May 24th. Please don’t place items for chipping next to the road before May 22nd.

    Some residents are placing their piles of material to be chipped by the road side now, it is suggested that residents wait until a few days before May 24th before placing limbs curbside.

    In light of the response, Dave Wareing, GM, has suggested we go one step further and offer the use of a SV truck to haul all chips to the maintenance area for resident use.  More…

  • Cell Phone Antenna

    Negotiations with AT&T over a possible lease of space on the water tower on Loganberry Lane have come to a stalemate. AT&T has insisted on an option to cancel the lease if it does not work out for them and a number of residents have expressed objections to the proposal. AT&T has expressed a willingness to continue negotiation but I have serious doubts that an acceptable agreement can be  reached or that if reached would be approved by the board. An informal survey of board members indicated that a proposed lease would probably not be approved. I have therefore decided not to spend any more money on legal fees to continue the negotiations and have requested the GM to inform AT&T that the matter is no longer under consideration.

  • Marina Use: Response by DNR

    Having responded to a BOD request to obtain the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) position on the use of SVCA marina facilities to outside guests in writing, the GM received the following email.  The GM is in the process of working with DNR to correct the Exhibit “B” of the lease so that it conforms more accurately to SVCA policy. Click here to see the rest of the story on the Communications Site. More…

  • New Feature: Movie Review

    The Hurt Locker.  Most of you have heard of it, having won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, and Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow, plus four other Oscars.

    I am not a War Movie fan, although I loved Band of Brothers.  Something about seeing young men die seems so wasteful and depressing.  Having said that, I am a real fan of The Hurt Locker.  I was intrigued that a woman directed it, and that all my children were amazed by it.   When it was available on DVD I jumped at the chance to see it.

    Grace Shaffner, Communications Committee More…

  • Lakeridge Condo Pool Use Request Denied

    The SVCA board of directors approached  the Lakeridge Condominium Owners’ Association ( LCOA )  to discuss use of the condo pools for swim lessons and potential use for Sudden Valley children during the summer of 2010 .

    After carefully considering the request  of the Sudden Valley Community Association to use their pool for  summer swimming lessons offered through the SVCA recreation department,  the request was  denied due to  considerations of liability and  limiting pool access to their own residents, .

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