Our condolences to the following:  The Clendenin family on the passing of Ken.  He and his family lived on Piping Rock since the late 80’s and a good friend to many.  Without folks like Ken, DV would not be what it is today.  He volunteered for many projects and was always willing to help out.  His expertise in cake making for special events (which he learned in the Air Force) was enjoyed by many throughout the years.  He will be missed.  

To the Adle family on the passing of Gene; a beloved guard at the front entrance.  Gene has worked here since 1996 and was thought very highly of by our members and fellow workers.  He loved his job and thrived on the interaction with his customers.  Rest easy old friend.

Also to the Sullivan family on the passing of Donald.  He and his family lived in Hickory Hills on Sunny View since the mid 90’s.

Hard to believe it will be 2018 in a few days.  We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and we wish you all the HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

LAND FOR SALE: Not only do we have lots for sale, we are offering the peninsula opposite the Estates Marina and east of the S&T Club for sale.  This new section is named Cedar Pt. Estates.  It consists of just over 11 acres with 16 lakefront lots and 5 interior lots.  Come by the Office to view the official plats.

The Board has voted to keep the zoning in R-1 (single family homes).  Other improvements coming, include water, sewer (already there except for about 400 ft.) and a road (already cleared for you to see the lots).  These improvements will probably not be completed until early spring. 

If you are a builder/contractor or an investor, the Board will consider offers for the whole section before development is complete.  If you want to bid on a proposed platted lot, we are accepting bids on those as well.   When the highest bid reaches an amount the Board will take, that bidder will be given his/her choice of lots first.  Then a 10% down payment will be accepted and the remainder will be due when all improvements to the area are complete; probably sometime in the early spring.  The remaining bidders will be given the opportunity to up their bids and continue top to bottom for the next lot and so on.  Offers can be made through the Office now.  Call me during normal business hours or tell the ladies your offer, name and phone #.  There could also be an auction in the springtime to facilitate sales.

DOGS:  This applies all over DV but my focus this month is one area.  I don’t know why but in the Valley Greens section, many dogs are allowed to run loose as of late.  There is a leash law in Meade County and we have the same rule in DV.  Why are the dogs running loose?  Why do you think it’s ok?  Let me say AGAIN; it’s not ok and your neighbors are getting tired of it.  Not to mention, some of these animals are on the aggressive side whether to tend to believe it or not.  When dog runs at you, you’re never sure of its intent.  Owners also run the risk of the animal being hit by a car, pepper sprayed or tasered.  Help curtail this activity and be responsible pet owners…thank you.

FISHING:  The only fishing areas from the banks are:

     a. At the head waters north of the pkwy (use the parking area on the right when going eastbound).  Once you’re on the trail, it winds a good ways back along the creek to the big bend.

     b. The headwaters on the western side of the creek south of the pkwy (towards Hwy 1638) .  The eastern side of the creek has been sold by the Association so it’s private property (watch for private property keep out signs).  We have eliminated the parking area on the left past the office going westbound; private property signage. 

     c. At the Marina: left past the launch ramp or right past the restrooms along the bank at the Marina but make sure you’re past all the rented docks (no fishing off or near those docks).  There is a fishing dock down on the left side past the launch ramp as well

COLD WEATHER:  Anyone in need of help or medical attention, please call 911 and Security.  Calling us alerts us to your need and we can assist getting the help to you.  Also, anyone can get on the list to be checked on during bad weather; call Security to add your name.  Please attend to your pets; the cold weather can be brutal for dogs left outside.