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Recent Rules and Regulations, Updates from BLHOA  BOD Meeting

 

2022 May Agenda Outline-Revised-KS

 

2022 Lake Calendar and Event Schedule 4-2-22

 

2022 Bayles Lake Organizational Chart-Website Copy-4-1-22

 

Rules and Regulations 4-1-22

 

History of Bayles Lake 4-20-21

 

Resolution-2022 BOD Homeowner Assessment Resolution

 

2019 Homeowners Association Dues Explanation

 

2019 Midwest Grows Green-Guide

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2021

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2020

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2019

 

IEPA Drinking Water Quality Report-2018

 

Complaint Form-2020

 

Bayles Lake Realtors-Renters-1

 

2021 PDC Lab Report on Lake Water

 

2020 PDC Lab Report on Lake Water

 

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

 

Storage Agreement 3-1-22

 

 

BREAKING NEWS, NOTICES, ALERTS AND REMINDERS 

 

To:        Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:    John Chaddock, Maintenance and Grounds

 

RE: Bayles Lake Great Clean Up Day

 

Rain or shine, Saturday, May 21 will be our Bayles Lake Great Clean Up Day. A dumpster will be located at the Maintenance Shed, 8:00am to Noon, so that our homeowners can dispose of unwanted items that may be cluttering up their yard or taking up space in the garage.

 

For more information, please contact Maintenance / Grounds, John Chaddock, at pjchaddock@gmail.com or 217.781.0721.

 

Remember the state law restricts dumping of electronic equipment into landfills. This includes televisions, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, DVRs, etc. These products typically contain many valuable metals that can be recycled.

 

NOTE: John is still looking for a few volunteers to help unload / sort items.  If you can help for a little while, please contact John.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The maintenance shed area will be open on a limited hours basis during this weekend as we will need to keep the dumpsters secure or being misused.  If you need assistance, please call John or Tareena Barr.

 

 

NOTICE of ANNUAL MEETING of MEMBERS

 

TO: MEMBERS OF BAYLES LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2022 Annual Meeting of Members of the Bayles Lake Homeowners Association, an Illinois Corporation Not-for- Profit, will be held at the Robinson Pavilion at Healey Park at Bayles Lake, Loda, Illinois on June 6, 2022, at 7:00 o'clock P.M., for the following purposes:

 

  • The election of candidates to the Board of Director from each of the three districts.
  • Report of Committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Any other business which may properly come before the Meeting.

 

Dated May 6, 2022

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                        

This notice is mailed to all members as shown by the records of the Association.  If your membership or address has changed, please send details of the change to Pam Zajec, P.O. Box 38, Loda, IL 60948 or via email zajecpamela@gmail.com.

 

 

To:        Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:    Bayles Lake Board of Directors

 

RE:        Tareena Barr, Security Officer

 

Date:     April 1, 2022

 

The Board of Directors announces that Tareena Barr will return to her Security Officer role effective April 1, 2022.

 

The board thanks John Chaddock for temporarily filling this position.

 

Tareena Barr can be reached at:  Cell 480-313-9764 or Email tareenasytsma@yahoo.com

 

SAFETY REMINDER: Boats on Bayles Lake must comply with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act.

 

Your attention is specifically called to the following boating requirements: registration and number, life preserver for each passenger, paddle, working navigation lights, an operational fire extinguisher, tow ropes, horn, or whistle; penalties are assessed by the State of Illinois for violations.

  • Make sure the current State of Illinois registration number is displayed or identifiable on the side of your pontoon or fishing boat.
  • Make sure a current State of Illinois registration sticker is displayed or identifiable on the side of your pontoon or fishing boat.
  • Make sure the Bayles Lake house number is displayed or identifiable on the side of your pontoon or fishing boat.  If you have bought a boat from a Bayles Lake resident, please put your house number on the boat, do not just leave the old number on it.

 

Date: April 1, 2022

 

To: Bayles Lake Residents

 

From: Board of Directors

 

RE: Return of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Unit to Healey Park

 

This is a reminder that the portable defibrillator (AED) at Healey Park has been returned to its case at the Robinson Pavilion. Thank you.

 

 

REMINDER:

 

Residents are reminded to pick up after your dogs.  As the weather warms and we see so many more people out walking with their pets around the lake…residents are reminded to pick up after your dogs.

  • Please dispose of your doggie waste bags in your own trash when you reach your home. 
  • Please do not toss the doggie waste bags in any of the burn bins located in several of our parks.  As residents clean up their leaves and yard waste and burn this material the doggie waste bags give off a terrible smell.

Please respect the residents that live around the parks.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 RE:        Change in Location of March Board Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: The March 22 Board of Directors Meeting will be held at the Loda Fire Protection District Fire Station, 200 North Chestnut Street, Loda at 7:00 pm. 

 

We have had to change the meeting location as Lakeview Country Club is having boiler / heating issues.  We should be able to move back to Lakeview for the April 19 meeting.

 

  • Do not park in front of the building (110) with the 3 large garage doors as this is the location of the fire trucks. 

 

You can park in front to the building (200) with a single garage door or in back of the fire station.  There is plenty of parking space.  There are entrance doors at both ends of this building.  We will start promptly at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Date:     February 12, 2022

 

To:        Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:   Board of Director’s

 

RE:       Ice Rescue Training Session on February 19 / 20, 2022

 

The Loda Fire Protection District and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office have advised us that they will be conducting a simulated ice rescue practice training session at Bayles Lake on Saturday / Sunday, February 19 / 20, 2022, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

 

This year the training session will be located near the Bayles Lake boat ramp on Skyline Drive.

 

This training will include classroom preparation and practice on the ice and in the water.

 

The Board of Director’s and our residents thank these two departments for conducting this type of training session.

 

CC: Ellen Lee

 

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2022 Snowfall-Preparation-Emergencies

 

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.

 

  • Locally, Champaign-Urbana tv station wcia.com and Champaign-Urbana newspaper news-gazette.com and Paxton radio station wpxnradio.com 104.9 FM and Paxton newspaper fordcountychronicle.com may be the best source of up-to-date weather information.

1-1-22

 

 

BAYLES LAKE HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION

 

Road Weight Restrictions Letter for Central Illinois Disposal customers:

 

January 8, 2022

 

GARBAGE PICK UP TIME IS CHANGING!

 

Dear: Central Illinois Disposal Customers,

 

The Bayles Lake roads are posted with a weight restriction from 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 much smaller truck with a smaller 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 6:30 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.

 

***NO loose garbage will be taken during this time, therefore, please place all garbage in securely tied bags and inside your cart.

 

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

 

Thank you for your cooperation,

 

Central Illinois Disposal

 

 

2022 Snowfall-Preparation-Emergencies

 

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.

 

1-1-22

 

 

Date:      December 28, 2021

 

To:         Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:     Roads and Drainage Committee

 

RE:        2022 Road Weight Limitations and Restrictions

 

As a reminder to all lake residents during the winter and early springtime there are road weight limits and restrictions in place, January 15 - April 15.  They are posted at all entrances to Bayles Lake. 

  • January 15-April 15
  • All vehicles 6 Tons.  Exceptions must be approved by the Board of Directors.
  • If you are anticipating any major projects during this time frame that will require heavy trucks, please contact Paul Zajec, Chairperson of Roads and Drainage or our temporary Security Supervisor John Chaddock.

Due to these weight limits / restrictions, garbage pickup companies may be using smaller trucks and may be altering their pickup times.  

 

Iroquois County, Loda Township and Lake Iroquois have placed their respective roads under similar weight limitations and restrictions.

 

Thank you. 

 

Roads and Drainage

 

Chairperson: Paul Zajec, Cell: 630-202-8746

czack2@att.net

 

Bayles Lake Security: John Chaddock, Cell: 217-781-0721

pjchaddock@gmail.com

 

Bayles Lake Building Permits / Inspector: Ray Soltysiak, Cell: 217-680-1889

ray12262@yahoo.com

 

Bayles Lake Maintenance / Grounds: John Chaddock, Cell: 217-781-0721

pjchaddock@gmail.com

 

 

To:        All Residents

 

From:    Board of Directors, Chairperson Water and Sewer      Committee and Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor

 

Date:     November 23, 2021 (3:15 p.m.)

 

RE:       Water Leak Repair Completed

 

A “Live Repair” has been completed and no boil order is needed.

 

The drinking water leak in our main line on the west side of the lake, near 742 Bayshore Drive has been completed.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this is creating.

 

Thank you.

 

Water and Sewer Committee: Dave Harlow, Eric Lee, Randy Hendricks

 

CC: Mark LeClair, John Chaddock, Scott Wilen and Ellen Lee

 

 

To:        All Residents

 

Date:     November 23, 2021 (2:15 p.m.)

 

RE:       Water Leak

 

We have a water leak in our main line on the west side of the lake, near 742 Bayshore Drive.  We are working to isolate the problem.

 

You may be experiencing no drinking water or low water pressure.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this is creating.

 

We have made calls to the appropriate people and hopefully repairs can be made soon.

 

When more information becomes available, we will let you know.

 

Thank you.

 

Water and Sewer Committee: Dave Harlow, Eric Lee, Randy Hendricks

 

CC: Mark LeClair, John Chaddock, Scott Wilen and Ellen Lee

 

 

Date:     October 31, 2021

 

To:        Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:    Board of Directors

 

RE: Removal of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Unit from Healey Park

 

This is a reminder that the portable defibrillator (AED) at Healey Park will be removed from its case on November 1, 2021, as it does not tolerate cold / freezing temperatures. 

 

The AED unit will be returned to the Robinson Pavilion at Healey Park on April 1, 2022.

 

The AED unit will be unavailable during this time period, November 1-April 1.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Date:     February 25, 2021

 

To:        Bayles Lake Residents

 

From:   Board of Director’s

 

RE:       Ice Rescue Training Session on February 28, 2021

 

The Loda Fire Protection District and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office have advised us that they will be conducting a simulated ice rescue practice training session at Lake Iroquois on Sunday, February 28, 2021, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

 

The training session will be located at the Lake Iroquois beach house area, across the road from the Bayles Lake boat ramp on Skyline Drive.

 

This training will include four (4) hours of classroom preparation and four (4) hours of practice in the water.

 

The Board of Director’s and our residents thank these two departments for conducting this type of training session.

 

CC: Ellen Lee

 

 

Bayles Lake-Winter Maintenance

Shop Hours

 

Date:      December 1, 2021

 

John Chaddock, Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor reminds all residents that you may contact him if you have a problem that he can assist with or he will direct your call to an appropriate board / staff member.  John can be reached at 217-781-0721 or pjchaddock@gmail.com.

  • As a reminder: Winter Hours:The storage area, maintenance shop and brush burn pile will operate December 1-March 1 as follows:

Maintenance Shop:          Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Brush Burn Pile:             Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday:                          10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Sunday:                            CLOSED

  • REMEMBER: Never set the brush burn pile on fire.  Only John Chaddock is authorized to start a fire.  
  • As a reminder: The boat ramp cable is padlocked shut.  If you need to gain access to the lake call one of us.  The boat ramp cable will be padlocked until about March 1, 2022.

For assistance call John Chaddock, 217-781-0721, Tareena Barr, 480-313-9764 or Rod Cardinal, 217-386-2873.

 

Thank you and Happy Holiday’s…Please stay safe and healthy.

 

 

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.

  

 

Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae (June 2020)

 

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 2022 fireworks show will be Sunday, July 3.  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: Tareena Barr, tareenasytsma@yahoo.com, 480-313-9764, she will make sure you get a copy.

 

 

ROBINSON PAVILION RESERVATIONS:

 

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


 

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 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 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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