January February March 2019 ♦ Volume 24 Issue 1 ♦
Notes from the Prez… It’s Spring in Florida…
by Tasha Golis
It’s Spring in Florida! Last weekend it was in the 80s and this week it was in the 40s. This weekend is going to be back in the 80s! As I write this I am in New York, looking out over a snow covered landscape. Wild!
The Annual Christmas Boat Parade was a huge success! Lake Holden Property Owner Association (LHPOA) volunteers hit the streets and distributed door hangers inviting lakefront homes to participate. More than a dozen boats cruised the lake just after sunset. It was great seeing so many backyards decorated! We passed by dozens of parties and cheering groups out on decks and docks. Each year, this event gets bigger and better!
We held our Annual LHPOA Member meeting in January at the Holden Heights Community Center. Both County Commissioner Uribe and City Commissioner Sheehan attended and spoke. New Orange County Sector 4 Captain Troy Pearson also came and introduced himself. Our Board would like to thank Rhea Cammenga for serving as our Secretary for the last two years. I really appreciate all that you did and continue to do, Rhea. Rick Fender was elected into this role. If interested in serving on our Board (or just finding out more about our community), please join us at our meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of March, May, July, Sept, and November at 7pm. Join us at Cecil’s Texas Style BBQ on Orange to get involved and grab some dinner! Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
You may have noticed the new speed humps in the Holden Shores neighborhood on 29th Street. These “traffic calmers” were installed as a result of lots of campaigning and hard work by homeowners. We are having trouble here on 37th St, Laguna, and 39th St with cut through traffic from OBT to Michigan. I4 Ultimate big trucks are coming through, unable to make the tight turns, and running over mailboxes and fire hydrants. In one week, a car missed the turn and ran off into the woods and another car crashed into the front of a home. I have received several requests from LHPOA neighbors to get the County to address this. I spoke with Jared Marks Jr, Project Manager at Orange County Traffic Engineering and he has had more street signs installed ordered a speed study. Pending those results he will advise what can be done.
Last week I met with Commissioner Uribe. It was great to sit down with her a discuss some of the issues that affect Lake Holden. She is very interested in our community and indicated she will be attending our bi-monthly LHPOA meetings. I look forward to continuing to develop this working relationship.
The Annual Fish Fry will be hosted, once again by The Jones! Join us Saturday April 13 for a great day with your neighbors and incredible food! Please RSVP at our website LakeHolden.org. Your paid annual LHPOA membership gets you into the party. Guests are welcome and $5 per head.
We will be working WITH Central Florida RECON on Sunday April 14 for the 2nd Annual Lake Holden Clean Up. RECON is a small volunteer group cleans up local waterways. We invited them to our lake last year and Lake Holden folks showed up in kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, jet ski, pontoons, and ski boats to pick up trash. Pounds were removed! RECON has a limited number of kayaks available to use, please look for the Facebook event page and RSVP.
Portions of the black aeration tubing that was installed on the lake bottom in the 1980s has been surfacing. Keep a keen eye out while boating. A big thank you to all of you that have been pulling it out and removing it.
See you out on the water!
President Lake Holden Property Owners Association