Notes from Your LHPOA President
by Tasha Golis
this message was emailed lakeside July 1, 2020
Good afternoon, Lake Holden!
I hope you and your family are doing well. As we enter into the second half of 2020, I wanted to take a few minutes to send out a few updates.
This month our Lake Holden Property Owners Association (LHPOA) Board meeting will be held Wednesday July 15 at 7p. The Board will meet via Zoom. I will send out the link and password to Board members and any other homeowners that are interested in attending via computer or phone.
The Water Advisory Board (WAB) will meet virtually Wednesday July 15 at 5:30 PM. Please contact if you’d like the link to attend this meeting.
On 10 February, a number of concerned homeowners attended a meeting at Pineloch Elementary School regarding the proposed new development along Westmoreland and 39th. The developers were requesting the rezoning of the long skinny waterfront lots, so that single family upscale homes could be built both along the water and along Westmoreland. We had a strong showing, and raised our concerns (environmental protection, lake access, traffic, etc.) and asked a lot questions. The rezoning was approved at a virtual PZC meeting and was approved June 23rd at a virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting. These meetings can be viewed on OrangeTV. Our Orange County contact regarding this is Irina Pashinina with the OC Planning Division.
March marked the Shelter at Home Order due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In April, a number of homeowners organized an Easter service on the water centralized near the Island Sand Bar. It was a beautiful and unique event with words of inspiration, prayer, and music. It looks like a new tradition was born! Lake Holden is an incredible community.
You may recall that in May of 2019, 400 Triploid grass carp (1.5 per acre) were released to help maintain a conservative management approach (versus the use of only aquatic herbicides). The June, the Water Advisory Board agreed with an EPD recommendation to stock an additional 250 fish July 1. Unfortunately, the permit amendment was not issued in time to get the right sized fish from the hatchery. The decision was made to wait until the fall, when ‘larger and more robust fish’ can be acquired.
Thank you very much to members of the Water Advisory Board for your dedication and continued hard work to protect and maintenance Lake Holden.
A date has not been set for The 2020 LHPOA Annual membership BBQ out of an abundance of caution.
For more information about any of these points please reach out to me directly, or consider attending our LHPOA Board and/or WAB meetings. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.
There are a number of new homeowners on the lake. Please consider passing this info along to your new neighbors. Check out our Lake Holden Property Owners Association Facebook page and the Lake Holden Yacht Club facebook group and Instagram page.
Did you know that you could visit our website LakeHolden.org and check whether or not your $30 annual dues have been paid this year? It’s easy! There is a PayPal link conveniently located on the page.
Have a wonderful Independence Day holiday weekend. Please stay safe.
See you on the water!
President Lake Holden Property Owners Association