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Recent Rules and Regulations, Updates from BLHOA  BOD Meeting


Mediacom Updates


2019 June Agenda Outline


2019 Lake Calendar and Event Schedule


2019 Bayles Lake Organizational Chart-Website Copy-6-1-19


2019 Bayles Lake Auxiliary Program and Telephone Directory Booklet


2019 Homeowner Assessment Resolution


2019 Homeowners Association Dues Explanation


IEPA Water Quality Report-2018


Fireworks-Letter to Residents-June-2018


Complaint Form-2018


Rules and Regulations 4-15-19


Bayles Lake Realtors-Homes For Sale-March 1 2019


Bayles Lake Suggested Sellers Checklist-4-18


Bayles Lake Realtors-Renters-1


2018 PDC Lab Report on Lake Water


Mediacom 4-28-17

Mediacom 11-27-17

Mediacom 8-17-18

Mediacom 12-27-18


Welcome Information 8-20-18


2018 Boat Digest-Rules and Regulations




JULY 2019


JULY 5, Residents at 1004 Parker Terrace will be hosting a private party but JMT Trio will be preforming, lakeside, from their dock 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  Enjoy the music from the lake.


JULY 5, Music begins at 7:30 p.m., community event: “Fireworks Show”, 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy our spectacular show from your boat on the lake. (Rain date is July 6, same time.)


JULY 6, Bayles Lake Auxiliary will host a community event, “Boat Flotilla Theme: Cartoons”, at 1:00 p.m. Assemble at south end of lake by 12:30 p.m.


JULY 6, “Music on the Lake”, community event, 3:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. with "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 13, Community Event: Bayles Lake Great Clean Up Day, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  The dumpster will be at the Maintenance Shed.



To:        All Bayles Lake Residents


From:    Board of Directors


Date:     May 29, 2019


RE:        Time away from Bayles Lake


Bob Siddall, our Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor, will be away from Bayles Lake from June 1, 2019 to June 14, 2019. 


If you need assistance, please contact one of the District Representatives.


Thank you



Rule Change-4-15-19


Effective April 15, 2019 a demolition permit will be required for the demolition of any home, garage or home addition.  There is no cost to get a demo permit.  You can get a demo permit by contacting our Building Permits Inspector, Ray Soltysiak, 217-386-3099.



January 18, 2019


Winter Weather Storm Warning from the National Weather Service

NOTE: On top of the eight plus inches of snow we received last weekend, now the NWS has issued another winter storm warning for our area.  Please be safe.  If you know of an elderly neighbor or someone else who might not have email, please share this winter warning with them.  Thank you.


·        Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for: Iroquois and Ford Counties, IL


·        Accumulating Snow Tonight and Saturday Morning ... Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches expected ... Strong winds, with potential gusts of 30-35 miles per hour will result in blowing and drifting snow.  This will be followed by single digit to below zero temperatures


From the National Weather Service Chicago IL at 10:21 AM CST Fri Jan. 18, 2019




·        WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches expected. Winds gusting 30 to 35 mph.


·        WHERE...In Illinois, Iroquois and Ford Counties.


·        WHEN...From midnight CST /1 AM EST/ tonight to 3 PM CST /4 PM EST/ Saturday.


·        ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds will result in blowing and drifting snow and could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.




A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by going to www.gettingaroundillinois.com in Illinois or by calling 1-800-261-7623 in Indiana.


In our case, at Bayles Lake, our snowplowing service will work as diligent as possible to keep our roads open but there may be a time or two, depending on blowing snow, that they pull their equipment for safety reasons.  Please be patient.



FIREWORKS: Bayles Lake Community Fireworks Show


The Bayles Lake community is reminded that the 2019 fireworks show will be Friday, July 5 (July 6 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 received 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



Road Weight Restrictions Letter from Central Illinois Disposal


January 15, 2019




Dear Central Illinois Disposal Customers,


The lake roads are posted with weight restrictions from February 1 through May 1.  (Bayles Lake is January 15-April 15).  Due to these restrictions we cannot travel the roads with our regular sized garbage trucks. Therefore, we now have a smaller truck with packer system that will be picking 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 all your garbage in the 90-gallon tipper cart we provided and have your garbage out by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pick up.


*Standard household garbage only during this restricted time frame.  No remodel/construction materials or large items during this time frame please.


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


Thank you for your cooperation,


Central Illinois Disposal



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.


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, 2019.





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.








           8 AM TO 4 PM

     DEC 15TH TO MAR 1ST



          GENE: 217-979-2581

           BOB: 217-781-0951



Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has approved the following Creel Limits / fishing rule and this change has been added to our Rules and Regulations on the website: www.bayleslakehoa.com.


B. Fishing:


Creel Limits: In addition, each of the four species of fish listed above shall have a daily limit of two fish per person.


The fine for any third fish is $25.00 and doubles for each subsequent fish.  ($50.00 for fish #4, $100.00 for fish #5, etc.  The person fishing shall allow inspection of their equipment / boat / dock by the BLHOA representative or forfeit their future fishing rights at Bayles Lake.


In all other instances Bayles Lake observes Illinois Statewide Creel Limits.



New 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.



The new Bayles Lake Security Oficer is Gene Miller.

217-979-2581 genemiller742@gmail.com



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



  •  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 will now be the contact person regarding reservations for the Robinson Pavilion.  Please call 630-901-3104.


Effective July 1, 2016 the Board of Directors has hired Rod Cardinal as an Administrative Assistant for the Board and BLHOA.


Rule Added, May 5, 2016

At the Board of Directors Meeting, the Board approved the following addition to the Rules and Regulations section:



“No Solicitation” signs are posted at six (6) entrances to Bayles Lake.


Any person or group soliciting on Bayles Lake property must have a written approval from the President of the Bayles Lake Homeowners Association or Bayles Lake Security Officer.  (Groups such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, area churches, post office, and politicians should contact the president and or security before they begin.)


The only permissible action a Solicitor may take is using the four (4) Entrance Message Centers to post an 8 ½” x 11” announcement.  This announcement can stay up for seven (7) days.



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


Rule Added, June 24, 2015

At the Board of Directors Meeting, the Board approved the following addition to the Rules and Regulations section:



When it is determined that a homeowner is in arrears for 3 quarters of association dues assessments and penalties, the Board of Directors shall have the right to place a lien on the home owners property pending a Board of Directors review of the circumstances.



Rule Change, May 27, 2015

At the Board of Directors Meeting, the Board amended the Rules and Regulations section on RV's, Motor Homes Campers.  The Board approved the following change:




Campers, motor homes and recreational vehicles, may not be stored in the driveway of a homeowner or in vacant lots or parks.  A homeowner may temporarily park in their driveway (not to exceed 30 days per calendar year) for the purpose of trip preparation, return, or maintenance, not for living purposes.  The homeowner must provide the dates of temporary storage in their driveway to security or a BLHOA board member upon request.


Homeowners who store campers, motor homes, recreational vehicles, boats and trailers, etc., behind the maintenance shed must sign a waiver form. These forms may be secured from the maintenance or security person.



The following will become part of the BLHOA Rules and Regulations, effective, January 1, 2015:


G. Care of Property:


15. Maintenance Requirements for Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU) Discharging Directly into Bayles Lake,


Pursuant to the Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Code: Sewage disposal systems are now required to be serviced once every six (6) months and records must be maintained by the owner.  Of particular interest to the Board of Director’s are the ATU’s discharging treated effluent directly into the lake.  These units are to be serviced in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Code Section 905.20.  Service records indicating the unit is maintained and in proper working order must be submitted to BLHOA Treasurer at least every six (6) months with the association dues.  Any private ATU that discharges treated effluent directly into Bayles Lake will be found in violation if service records are not provided.


 Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Code Section 905.20 states in part:


“An aerobic treatment unit (ATU) requires evaluation and maintenance at least once every six (6) months.  The systems may be evaluated by a Private Sewage Disposal System Installation Contractor, a licensed Environmental Health Practitioner, an Illinois licensed Professional Engineer, a representative of the Department, or an agent of the Department or local health department”. The inspection and maintenance shall be performed per the manufacturer’s requirements to assure proper operation. If the required inspection and maintenance are not performed, the system is in violation of the Act and this Part.


Penalty Schedule is as follows:

  • Penalty for Missed Deadline for Correcting Violation:

$ 100.00 for the first month

$ 200.00 for the second month 

Additionally, the resident’s water will be shut off after two months until the violation is corrected. 



Rule Change, August 27, 2014


At the Board of Directors Meeting, the Board amended the Rules and Regulations section on Building Permit Requirements.  The Board approved the following change:


Building Permit Requirements:


8. Bayles Lake Homeowner Association Permits are in effect for a period of twelve (12) months, during which period the exterior of the structure must be completely finished. If such is not completed during the twelve (12) month period, a new permit will be required including the associated fee. It is further understood that any variance issued with the original permit will need to be reissued.



Rule Change, July 24, 2014

At the Board of Directors Meeting, the Board amended the Rules and Regulations section on fences and hedges.  The Board approved the following change:

b. New fences of any type will not be permitted unless there is a safety issue and a variance is issued by the BLHOA Board of Directors.


Existing fences, issued with previous permits or constructed before regulations were written, will be allowed.  Maintenance of these fences is permitted providing the same type of material is used for such maintenance.


New landscape plantings along property lines may be up to five (5) feet in height between the roadside and lakeside building lines.  Otherwise such plantings should be limited to three (3) feet in height.


For any large scale landscaping / hardscaping project close to property lines, the BLHOA board of directors will review and may require a permit and survey to determine possible encroachment on neighboring property.



Rule Change, August 28, 2013

The Board of Directors Meeting, the Board amended the Rules and Regulations section on fishing.  The Board approved the following change:

2. Fishing in Bayles Lake by any method other than a pole and line is prohibited. One and only exception is the use of a small (under 8 feet in diameter) hand thrown casting net to collect Shad minnows to use as bait in Bayles Lake.  The use of any other minnows from any other source is prohibited.  Any species other than Shad minnows accidently trapped in the casting net must be released immediately.


New State Law from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency: The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits disposing of unwanted electronics in regular trash for burial in landfills starting Jan. 1, 2012. This includes televisions, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, DVRs, etc.; these products typically contain many valuable metals that can be recycled.

In Iroquois County, River Valley Recycling will accept all electronic products.  Their address is U.S. 24 and North 1600 Road, Crescent City, Illinois.  Call 1-877-787-0078 for more information or check out:


Champaign County will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, Saturday, September 29, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at  the Champaign News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive in north Champaign.  This hazardous waste collection event will be the first one held in six years.  Call 217-328-3313 for more information.


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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