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Alerts and Reminders

Recent Rules and Regulations, Updates from BLHOA  BOD Meeting

 

2020 Bayles Lake Organizational Chart-Website Copy-7-2-20

 

2020 June Agenda Outline

 

2020 Lake Calendar and Event Schedule 3-1-20

 

Rules and Regulations 1-15-20

 

2020 Bayles Lake Auxiliary Program and Telephone Directory Booklet

 

2020 Homeowner Assessment Resolution

 

2019 Homeowners Association Dues Explanation

 

2019 Midwest Grows Green-Guide

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2019

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2018

 

Complaint Form-2018

 

Bayles Lake Realtors-Homes For Sale-March 1 2019

 

Bayles Lake Suggested Sellers Checklist-7-19

 

Bayles Lake Realtors-Renters-1

 

2019 PDC Lab Report on Lake Water

 

2018 PDC Lab Report on Lake Water

 

Welcome Information 5-1-20

 

2018 Boat Digest-Rules and Regulations

 

Water Turn Off

 

 

BREAKING NEWS, NOTICES, ALERTS AND REMINDERS 

June 18, 2020

 

JULY 2020

 

JULY 3, Bayles Lake will host a community event, music begins at 7:30 p.m. and our “Fireworks Show” begins at 9:00 p.m. from Newell Dam.  Enjoy our spectacular show from your boat on the lake. (FYI-July 5 is the rain date, same timeframe)

 

JULY 4, “Music on the Lake - Part 1”, community event, 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. with the gifted "The JMT Trio".  Enjoy an awesome music show from your boat on the lake, near the dock at 1004 Parker Terrace.

 

JULY 4, “Music on the Lake - Part 2”, community event, 3:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. with legendary "The Fairchild’s".  Enjoy our fantastic music show from your boat on the lake, near the dock at 340 Kaufmann Drive. (If it rains, they will move to the Robinson Pavilion, same time.)

 

JULY 4, Bayles Lake Auxiliary will host a new community event, “Light Up Your Boat Parade”, at 8:30 p.m. Decorate your boat with lights for an evening parade around the lake.  Bring snacks and beverages if you are interested in tying up afterward at the north end of the lake.

 

JULY 5, “Music on the Lake - Part 3”, “The Bygone’s” to play Bayles Lake.  Katrina Cheney and Bill Dick, 518 Sunrise Drive, are hosting a lake-front party on Sunday, July 5, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and invite the Bayles Lake community to float over to their boat dock area and share in the music of The Bygone’s.

  

JULY 11, Bayles Lake will host a community eventGreat Clean Up Day, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  The dumpster’s will be at the Maintenance Shed at the north end of the lake.

 

JULY 14, Bayles Lake Auxiliary will host a "Brunch / Meeting”, at 11:00 a.m. at the Robinson Pavilion at Healey Park.  This is a catered event with a featured speaker.  Details to follow.

 

JULY 28, Bayles Lake Homeowner's Association, Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Country Club.

 

 

June 5, 2020

 

Bayles Lake Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor Position Announcement

 

Bob Siddall, Bayles Lake Homeowners Association Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor has announced he is retiring. 

 

The Board of Directors, regrettably, has to seek a replacement for this position.  Fortunately, Bob will continue to work with us until a new person is hired and he will be able to help train a new Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor for us.

 

If you have questions or are interested in this position or know of anyone that might be interested in this position, please have contact a member of the interviewing committee, listed below.

 

General information:

  • Living at Bayles Lake is preferred.
  • This position may be considered a full time and active position March 1 to November 30, paid monthly. 
  • Approximate hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • From December 1 to February 28, when work around the lake is more infrequent, the hours may be reduced.  This may be related to hydrant flushing, storm damage, water line breaks, sewer issues, etc.
  • There is some flexibility in this position. 
  • Hourly pay rate is $15.00 / per hour
  • For a copy of the job application and a listing of the duties and responsibilities please contact a member of the interview committee.

The interview committee is listed below.  This information will also be posted on the website.

 

Closing date will be June 23, 2020.  Interviews maybe conducted before the closing date.

 

Allan Lee, Home: 815-735-8663

aklight2013@gmail.com

105 Northshore Drive, Loda, IL 60948

 

Stephen Hennessy, Home: 843-754-3917

stephenrhennessy@gmail.com

806 Pacey Drive, Loda, IL 60948

 

Rod Cardinal, Home: 217-386-2873

rodneyacardinal@gmail.com

424 Wolfe Drive, Loda, IL 60948

 

 

NOTE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 not all scheduled meetings and sponsored activities of the BLHOA Board and Auxiliary may happen as planned. In the event of cancellation, an email will be sent to the to all residents that have an email address recorded with the BLHOA Treasurer.

 

April 24, 2020

 

Given the new directive from the Governor's Office to extend the Stay at Home order until May 30th, we will be cancelling or postponing our May events. 

 

Here is some further information:

  • May 2nd:  Plant Swap - if you have any plants you would like to share with others in our community, may we suggest you leave them on your driveway on the morning of May 2nd between 9:00 and 11:00am.
  • May 12th:   Auxiliary Meeting - CANCELLED
  • May 15-16:  Garage Sale - POSTPONED
  • May 30th:  Meet and Greet - POSTPONED

We will evaluate our June events mid-May.  Please stay safe!

 

Cathy Rosen, President

Bayles Lake Auxiliary

 

 

April 15, 2020

 

The Bayles Lake Board of Directors has cancelled the April 28 Board of Directors meeting and the May 4 HOA Annual Meeting, all due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The HOA Annual Meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020.

 

 

April 4, 2020

  

Given the extended "Stay at Home Order" for the State of Illinois we are canceling our scheduled April 21st Auxiliary meeting.  We do have several events scheduled for May and it is very possible we will need to postpone those events.  As soon as more information is available, we will communicate the plans for May. 

 

NOTE: We have been notified by the U of I Extension Ford-Iroquois Master Gardeners that the June 27th Garden Walk has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for some time in 2021.  While this is disappointing, the delay may give more of our residents an opportunity to plan to showcase their gardens next year. 

  

Be well!

 

Cathy Rosen

President

Bayles Lake Auxiliary

 

NOTE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 not all scheduled meetings and sponsored activities of the BLHOA Board and Auxiliary may happen as planned. In the event of cancellation, an email will be sent to the to all residents that have an email address recorded with the BLHOA Treasurer.

 

If you have a friend or neighbor at the lake that does not have email, please share any news with them. In addition, cancellations will be posted to the www.bayleslakehoa.com .

 

 

March 20, 2020

 

RE:        March Board of Directors Meeting

 

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, the March Board of Directors Meeting has been cancelled.

 

At this point in time it will not be rescheduled. 

 

We will wait and see where we are at for the April 28 Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

March 19, 2020

 

Our longtime friends of the Bayles Lake community announce:

 

Paxton IGA – A team of volunteers and the Paxton IGA will team up to deliver groceries to at risk customers.  The store notes on Facebook: “If you are retired, disabled or 70 and older (or know someone that is) and would like groceries delivered, please call 217-379-3312.

 

At this point, all we need is a name, telephone number and address.  The details are being ironed out but understand deliveries will be to the door only; customers will never have to give the volunteers their credit or debit card.”  (News-Gazette-3-19-20)

 

Hudson Drug Store in Paxton, 217-379-4858 will deliver medication to the Bayles Lake community.  Call them for more information. (3-19-20)

 

 

Road Weight Restrictions Letter from Central Illinois Disposal

 

January 13, 2020

 

GARBAGE PICK UP TIME IS CHANGING!

 

Dear Central Illinois Disposal Customers,

 

The Bayles Lake roads are posted with weight restrictions January 15-April 15. 

 

Due to these restrictions we cannot travel the roads with our regular sized garbage trucks. Therefore, we will be using a smaller truck with packer system to pick up your garbage during this time frame. 

  • This change requires more time to pick up your garbage*; therefore, your pick-up time will be earlier.
  • Please place your garbage in the 90-gallon tipper cart we provided and have your garbage out by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pick up.

*NO large pick up items, NO remodel / construction materials and NO large clean up piles during this time frame due to the size limitation placed on our equipment.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 217-379-3309.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

Road Weight Restrictions

 

As a reminder to all lake residents during the late winter / early spring time there are road weight restrictions in place, January 15-April 15.  They are posted at most entrances to Bayles Lake. 

 

Road Weight Limits

 

January 15-April 15

 

All vehicles 6 Tons.

 

If you are anticipating any major projects during this time frame, that will require heavy trucks, please contact Gene Miller, Bayles Lake Security or the board president.

 

Garbage Pickup: Due to the weight restrictions they now have a smaller truck with packer system that will be picking up your garbage during this time frame, January 15 through April 15, 2020.

 

 

STORAGE AREA, MAINTENANCE SHED AND BURN PILE

 

WINTER HOURS

 

The storage area, maintenance shed and burn pile will operate December-March as follows:

  • December 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020, open Saturday’s only
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For assistance call Gene Miller, 217-979-2581

   

 

Snowfall-Preparation-Emergencies

 

FIRST DAY OF WINTER REMINDER:  The extreme winter weather conditions, strong winds, persistent ice and repeated snow events, continue to present significant challenges to snow plowing operations around Bayles Lake.

 

If / when another round of severe winter weather gets ready to impact Central Illinois, please be careful when traveling to and from this area. Take the proper precautions to address the potential for variable conditions. Portions of our roads may remain slick during freezing temperatures.

 

At times our snow plowing crews may put down a mixture of salt, sand, and ice melt in affected locations and may continue to apply this mixture in critical areas such as curves and main intersections.  The salt / ice melt components of this mixture are minimal because of melting and rain eventually washes it into the lake.

 

Please use caution when walking or driving at Bayles Lake as extremely low temperatures can limit the effectiveness of salt, sand and ice melt.

 

Snow is to be plowed and ice treated on roads by 6:00 am or four (4) hours after reaching the accumulated depth of two (2”) inches whichever comes first. 

 

Wait to clear your driveway.  To reduce the chances of having to shovel more than once, wait to clear the end of your driveway until your street is plowed from side to side.  Snowplows may inadvertently plow snow from the road into your driveway.

 

Our snow plowing crews will work as quickly as practical to expedite plowing and keep the roads open and accessible for all of our residents, however in a major snow event, the perimeter road will be cleared first followed by the inlet roads.

 

12-16-19

 

 

Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae

 

SPRINGFIELD - As temperatures begin to rise, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to be cautious if they are planning activities on Illinois lakes and rivers, now and throughout the summer. Water conditions are ideal for blue-green algae growth. Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are microscopic organisms that naturally occur in lakes and streams. Rapid growth of algae is referred to as a "bloom." While most blue-green algae are harmless, some can produce toxic chemicals that cause sickness or other health effects in people and pets, depending on the amount and type of exposure.

 

Sensitive individuals, including young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk to adverse health effects attributable to algal toxins. Individuals are most often exposed to algal toxins while swimming or participating in other recreational activities in and on the water. The most common routes of exposure are direct skin contact, accidental ingestion of contaminated water, or accidental inhalation of water droplets in the air. Symptoms of exposure to algal toxins include rashes, hives, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, or wheezing. More severe symptoms may result from longer or greater amounts of exposure.

 

People who plan to recreate in or on Illinois lakes or rivers this summer are advised to avoid contact with water that:

• looks like spilled, green or blue-green paint;
• has surface scums, mats, or films;
• is discolored or has green-colored streaks; or
• has greenish globs suspended in the water below the surface.

 

People are also advised to keep children and pets out of the water. Do not allow pets to drink from the water and do not allow them to lick their fur after swimming in water containing a blue-green algae bloom. If you or your pet has contact with water you suspect may have a blue-green algae bloom, rinse off with clean, fresh water as soon as possible.

 

Activities near, but not in or on a lake or river, such as camping, picnicking, biking, and hiking are not affected. With all activities, wash your hands before eating if you have had contact with lake water or shore debris.

 

If you are concerned you have symptoms that are a result of exposure to algal toxins, contact your health care provider or call the Illinois Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. If your pet experiences symptoms that may be a result of exposure, contact your veterinarian.

 

 

FIREWORKS: Bayles Lake Community Fireworks Show

 

The Bayles Lake community is reminded that the 2020 fireworks show will be Friday, July 3 (July 5 is the rain date).  The show will start at 9:00 p.m. The launch site will again be from Skyline Drive / Newell Dam at Bayles Lake.

 

Homeowners will receive a letter in April, asking for donations.  Your donations will drive the length and quality of the show and we hope that we will again have high participation from all homeowners.

 

All donations may be sent to: Bayles Lake Fireworks, Federated Bank of Loda, P.O. Box 305, Loda, Il 60948.

 

Last year, it was fun and amazing to see so many families and boats on the water on both lakes and so many families hosting social events.  Everyone enjoyed the sights and sounds of the celebration. It turned out to be a great family event and we are excited to present the show this year.

 

In case of inclement weather, check www.bayleslakehoa.com

 

 

Complaint Form

 

The Board of Directors and Bayles Lake Security have created a Complaint Form. This is another way to communicate with us and to continue to try and make the unique Bayles Lake community the best in east central Illinois.

 

You can find this form on the Bayles Lake website www.bayleslakehoa.com and you can print off a copy from that site.

 

Residents that do not have a computer / printer can contact Bayles Lake Security genemiller742@gmail.com, 217-979-2581 and we will make sure you get a copy.

 

 

Per our Rules and Regulations, families that ride any of the following items at Bayles Lake must comply with...

 

K. ATV’s, DIRT BIKES, SNOWMOBILES, GO-CARTS, MOPEDS AND GOLF CARTS:

  •  Homeowners must have an identification number (address number) not less than three (3) inches high affixed to the vehicle in a visible location near or on the rear of the vehicle.
  •  A red or orange flag must be affixed to the vehicle and extend above the vehicle on a rod for safety purposes.
  •  These vehicles shall not be operated or driven upon or across private property and shall not be operated or driven in parks when the ground is soft. No ATV’s, dirt bikes, go carts, mopeds, snowmobiles or golf carts shall be operated or driven upon the frozen lake.
  •  The use of Bayles Lake Homeowners’ property for the operation of these vehicles is restricted to use by homeowners, tenants, family or guests of such. All other operators of these vehicles will be requested to leave and if they refuse will be subject to being charged with trespassing.
  •  All safety precautions are to be observed when riding these vehicles on Bayles Lake Property. Operators are required to obey all “rules of the road”. Reckless operation of any of these vehicles on lake property may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of the individual’s right to operate a listed vehicle at the Lake.
  •  These vehicles may not tow persons on skates, skate boards, bikes, etc.
  •  These vehicles, when operated after dark, must have operational front and rear lights.
  •  Minimum age for unaccompanied children driving these vehicles is 13. Although strongly discouraged, younger children are allowed to operate these vehicles if accompanied by a BLHOA member with a valid driver’s license.
  •  BLHOA member and / or owner of vehicle is responsible for any and all injuries or damages sustained by these vehicles while on BLHOA property.
  •  Home / Lot Owners are reminded that that these vehicles are required to be covered with an individual liability policy when operated on BLHOA property.

 

Pam Zajec is the contact person regarding reservations for the Robinson Pavilion.  Please call 630-901-3104.

 


Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act Information has been added to our Links-Archives Section


 

Boat Docks at Lakeview

 

This is a reminder that the two boat docks at the Lakeview Country Club can be used by our residents to boat over to the club for dinner or golfing.

 

In 1997 the Bayles Lake Auxiliary raised money and with the help of many of the Bayles Lake residents and the BLLOA Board, built the two boat docks on the south Bayles Lake shoreline at Lakeview Country Club so that our residents could boat over to Lakeview.

 

This is a fun way to go to the golf course or dinner and we hope that many of you will do this.

 

Message Center:

We have added a “Message Center/Information Board” at the east and west main entrances, the north Golf Drive entrance and Country Club Lane.  This will allow residents to post signs for lake events such as concerts, family reunions, weddings, graduations, etc. instead of tacking a sign to the posts.

 

 

 
     
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