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Alerts and Reminders

Recent Rules and Regulations, Updates from BLHOA  BOD Meeting


Mediacom Updates


2019 September Agenda Outline


2019 Lake Calendar and Event Schedule


Rules and Regulations 10-1-19


2019 Bayles Lake Organizational Chart-Website Copy-10-10-19


2019 Bayles Lake Auxiliary Program and Telephone Directory Booklet


2019 Homeowner Assessment Resolution


2019 Homeowners Association Dues Explanation


2019 Midwest Grows Green-Guide


IEPA Water Quality Report-2018


Fireworks-Letter to Residents-June-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


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




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.




With the continued success of the Lakeview Country Club's Wednesday night golf league the Board of Directors is changing the dates of the upcoming monthly meetings.

The Lakeview president and Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar manager have agreed to move our monthly meetings to Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, followed by August 27, September 24 and October 22.  Al meetings will start at 7:00 pm.

If you wish to attend any of these meetings, I hope that by getting this information now you can make adjustments to your calendars.



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



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.



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.


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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