Friday Flyer

February 25, 2011

residents calling for parents, children and motorists to give more attention to safety at intersections that serve as school bus stops. The LMPD, Board members and residents have observed numerous situations that cause considerable concern on a regular basis, i.e. vehicles parked on the pavement on both sides of the roadway, parents and children standing and milling around on the pavement or stepping into the road without looking for oncoming traffic. Police Chief Tom Boisvert appeals to parents to exercise great care and make sure their children understand the potential dangers that exist at bus stops. Some bus stops have become social gatherings, where adults and children let down their guard, as they would in the safety of their own yards. Lake Monticello’s roads, which are primarily for the movement of traffic, can be as dangerous as roads anywhere. Chief Boisvert asks that families of school children follow these practices: Keep the roadway as clear as possible. Congregate on only one side of the road, off the pavement. Park as far off the paved roadway as possible. Park no closer than two car lengths from a stop sign so that Avoid standing on the paved roadway at all times. the sign is clearly visible at all times. Park only on one side of the road, preferably the side with the Never drive away from the bus stop after the bus arrives until stop sign, unless terrain makes that impossible. the bus drives away. Motorists, your role in the safety of our school children at bus stops starts by understanding that you must never drive around a stopped bus, regardless of the direction you approach the bus. Whether children are waiting for a bus in the morning or leaving the bus at the end of the day, your primary responsibility is to give your complete attention to the situation. Never allow yourself to be distracted; always drive slowly; and keep an eye out for children who may lose track of the dangers of traffic in our normally quiet community. If you observe a school bus stop that seems to be congested regularly, please report it to the Police at 589-3215. It may be time to move the stop or to split it into two stops.

Safety First at School Bus Stops: Lake Monticello’s growing school age population has left some

Highlights of the February 24 Board Meeting
Confirmed a motion made in executive session to increase security to the LMOA operating account. Delayed to March the vote on a proposed addition to the Bylaws to protect members’ right to vote without hindrance or delay. Amended PM 16.08, Election Committee Charter, Rules & Procedures, to delete wording to bring it into accord with the Bylaws. Amended PM 4.02Q, Investment Policy, to allow LMOA to expand investment opportunities while limiting risk. Denied a proposal to amend PM 16.0, Committees, and PM 16.10, Investment Committee Charter, to allow a member to chair only one committee at a time. Denied a proposal to amend PM 16.04, Finance Committee Charter, to disallow members to chair other committees. Authorized replacement of flooring in the Ashlawn Grille kitchen, wait station, storage and bar area, as needed, with epoxy covering; and authorized a series of purchase orders to implement the job and to implement and monitor abatement procedures for asbestos contained in the mastic of the current flooring. The Board approved a total of $29,850 in budgeted major repair and replacement (MR&R) funds for the project. Authorized a firm-fixed contract of $13,600 with Williamsburg Environmental Group for engineering services to perform a breach analysis and inundation study for Tufton Lake recertification. Funding source: Reserves Authorized a purchase order in the amount of $9,800 to Watershed Services to repair a leak in the pond on the seventh fairway. Funding source: Lake Health Funds Authorized a purchase order to Follansbee Docs in the firm fixed amount of $26,955.08 for design and materials of the Community Fishing Pier at Tufton Lake. Granted waivers of annual tenant fees for Lot 394, Section 12, as the owners are multiple owners and exempt; Lot 113, Section 12, based on the condition of the owner’s military service, for which he is stationed out of state; Lot 317, Section 9, for hardship reasons. Supported a resolution asking the VA Dept. of Health to allocate additional beds to Envoy at the Village in Fork Union. Approved the charge for the Ad Hoc Committee on Donations and appointed the following members: Bill Scanlon, chair, Cliff Altschull, Ted Makranczy, Wayne Schmidt and John Korhonen.

Golf Course Greens Re-open on Monday: A sure sign of Spring and the start of
a great golfing season is that all 18 greens and the practice green will re-open on Mon., Feb. 28. We hope you will come out and enjoy the course . . . and bring your friends!

The Special Meeting of LMOA Members

will be held on Sat., April 2. The sole purpose of the meeting is to receive member votes on a Board proposal to use $700,000 from the restricted Emergency Reserve Account (ERA) for major repairs to the Main and Tufton Lake dams. The Notice of Special Meeting will be mailed next week to members of record as of the close of books on Feb. 25. The Notice will include the proposal and Directors’ statement on the proposal, along with a proxy and two envelopes needed to vote by proxy. Members may begin voting immediately. Please read and follow the instructions included with the proxy. The deadline to return proxies is 5PM on Fri., March 25. If mailing your proxy back to LMOA, please remember to use first class postage.

Directors and on any Board or member proposals that may be submitted. Candidates for the Board of Directors and sponsors of member proposals must follow the LMOA petition process. For more information or to pick up a petition packet, please call Peggy Alexander at 589-8263, ext. 111.

39th Annual Meeting of Members will be held on Sat., June 25. Members will vote to fill three vacancies on the Board of

Board of Directors Work Session: The Board of Directors will hold a work session with members of the Fluvanna Board of
Supervisors representing Lake Monticello on Mon., March 7, at 7PM Terrace Room. The meeting will be an opportunity for LMOA and County representatives to exchange ideas and develop a rapport that will be beneficial to both. There will be time before the discussion begins for member comments on the meeting topic only. Please sign up before the call to order. The committee will meet on Tues., Mar. 8, at 4PM at the Eagles Nest. Beginning in April, meetings will be held at 4:30PM on the first Wed. of each month.

Golf Committee Meeting Change for March:

Date Change for Spring Cleanup Dumpsters: To avoid conflict with the Kids’ Fishing Tournament at Tufton Lake on Sat., May 14, the Spring Cleanup dumpsters have been rescheduled to arrive on Mon., May 16. They will be open for use at 12N. Fire Danger: Central Virginia is at a severe deficit for rain. The dry conditions make us even more vulnerable to wildfires, especially in our wooded community with dry leaves everywhere. Already fires have broken out in numerous locations in the area, and high winds have fanned them into very dangerous situations for life and property. Please be cautious in all that you do to keep our community safe: Never toss cigarettes out of vehicles; keep a close eye on your barbecue grill to make sure no sparks escape; take care with power equipment so it doesn’t ignite the dry leaves. Reminder: Lake Monticello enforces a no-burn policy all year round. For information about the VA Dept. of Forestry Firewise program, see the website at Employment Opportunities: LMOA is accepting applications for lifeguards, swim instructors, assistant managers and front desk staff for the 2011 pool season. American Red Cross Certificate required. Employment applications available at the Clubhouse and on the website at under Library, Forms and Applications, Miscellaneous Forms. For more information, call Mary Acree at 906-0029. CHANNEL 10(977) PRESENTS
Programs air at 9AM and 7PM daily on cable channel 10(977)

Through Wed., March 2: Feb. 24 Board of Directors meeting Thurs. through Wed., March 3 – 9: Current and incoming presidents of the Fluvanna Garden Club talk about the rich history of the club’s 85 years of service to Fluvanna.

Mon., Feb.28 8AM 9AM 1PM 6PM 6PM 7PM [LMOA events & activities are printed in bold type.] Aerobics, TR Duplicate Bridge, FR Mah Jongg for Fun, FR Brownie Troop 1100, TGR Girl Scout Troop 657, TR Chess Club, TBR

7:30PM Bass Club, FR 8AM Environmental Control Committee, OB 8AM Aerobics, TR 8AM Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, AG 9:30AM Basket Weaving, TR 1PM Canasta, FR 1PM Casual Bridge, FR 7PM Pinochle, TGR 7:30PM Flotilla 88 General Meeting, FR Wed., Mar. 2 7:30AM Rotary Club, AG 9AM Line Dancing, TR 9:30AM Ladies’ Bridge, FR 6PM Daisy Troop/Girl Scouts, TR 7PM Buildings, Roads, Grounds, FR 7PM Crafting Group, TBR Thurs., Mar. 3 8AM Aerobics, TR 9:30AM Little Ones at the Lake, TR 10AM Ladies’ Duplicate Bridge, FR 12:15PM Mah Jongg, FR 1PM Piecemakers, TR 6PM Girl Scouts -- Juliettes, TGR 7PM Wildlife Committee, TGR 7:15PM Storm Water Management, FR Fri., Mar. 4 8AM Aerobics, TR 1PM Hand and Foot, TR AG – Ashlawn Grille; ATC – Ashlawn Tennis Courts; BBF – Bunker Ball Field; CBY – Clubhouse Back Yard; CH – Clubhouse; CR – Crofton Room; OB – Operations Building; EN – Eagles Nest; FR – Faulconer Room; GC – Golf Course; P – Pool; PS – Pro Shop; TGR – Terrace Game Room; TBR – Terrace Board Room; TR – Terrace Room; TL -- Tufton Lake Tues., Mar. 1

LM VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE AUXILIARY will hold its monthly meeting on Sat., Feb. 26, at 9:30AM in the Training Room at the Rescue Building (not the Firehouse Maple Room). All welcome. BIG RAY AND THE KOOL KATS return to Carysbrook, Sat., Feb. 26, at 7:30PM. Advance tickets at 842-1333 for $25 or at the door on the night of the performance for $28. Presented by the Fluvanna Arts Council. FRIENDS OF THE FLUVANNA LIBRARY will meet Wed., Mar. 2, at 10AM at the Library. Guest will be Patricia Castelli, resident historian at Keswick Hall. For more information, call 589-1899 or email BENEFIT CHILI THROWDOWN, Sat., Mar. 5, from 5 to 8PM at the LM Firehouse. Individual participants needed – send inquiries to or call 962-8872. Space is limited so register now! Sponsored by Cleats for Kids, a nonprofit (pending) organization raising money to purchase new cleats for kids. RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Wed., Mar. 9, from 1 to 6PM in the Terrace Room. Donors eligible to win a two-for-the-price-of- one dinner at the Ashlawn Grille. The need for blood is severe, so please come out and give. For appointment, call 591-1389. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY, Sat., Mar. 12, at the Firehouse. Dinner, music, door prizes. $15/person. BYOB. “Joseph Woodward Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Dinner” benefits LM Volunteer Fire Dept. For tickets, call 589-5650 or 284-1782. CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY at the Ashlawn Grille, Mon., Mar. 14, at 1PM. Menu: Corned Beef & Cabbage or Chicken & Dumplings. $12/person. For reservations, call 589-4800 or 589-2812. Sponsored by the Monday morning bridge group, but everyone is invited. EVERYONE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, Sat., Mar. 19, in the Faulconer Room. Open bar 5 to 6PM, buffet dinner at 6. $22.50 per person covers delicious Ashlawn Grille meal. For reservations, call 589-5924 or 591-1151 not later than Mar. 16. Don’t forget to bring a white elephant gift to exchange after dinner. HORTICULTURAL HELP DESK is operating via email and phone through Spring 2011. To get answers to your gardening questions, go to the website at and click on “contact us” on the homepage. In an emergency, call the Fluvanna Extension Office at 591-1950. The Horticultural Help Desk is a Fluvanna Master Gardener program. EMERGENCY INFORMATION: Call (434) 589-8263, ext. 300. PRO SHOP: Open 7AM to 5:30PM. Carts due 30 minutes before sunset. For tee time or in inclement weather, call (434) 589-3075. For information go to the website at

EAGLES NEST: Opens 7:30AM to 2PM daily. Breakfast Buffet, Sat. and Sun. until 12N. Blue Plate specials Mon. – Fri. from 7:30 to 11AM. Chair lift available. To-go orders welcome -- call 589-3512. For information or to schedule a meeting or other event, ask for or email Manager Jet Thompson at ASHLAWN GRILLE: Open Tues. – Sat. 4:30-9PM, and for Sunday brunch from 10:30AM to 2PM in the Clubhouse. For information, call (434) 591-1151. MARINA: Open 10AM to 6PM, daily, selling plus grade gasoline for cars and boats, ice, bait, propane. For information, call (434) 5891692. LEAF DISPOSAL SITE is open inside the fenced area at Tufton Lake for disposal of leaves, grass clippings and acorns. Please remove leaves from bags and take the bags for reuse. No brush, trees, trash or other debris permitted. No commercial dumping. HORSESHOES, Mon., Tues., Wed. at 1PM at Ashlawn Pits. All over 18 years welcome. For information call 589-4225. ORGANIZED TENNIS: Ladies’ – 9AM, Mon. & Thurs.; men’s – 9AM, Tues., Wed., Fri.; and mixed doubles – 9AM, Sat. The Friday Flyer is an official weekly publication of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association. It communicates matters of general interest and presents information on policies, procedures, activities and events. The editorial staff is responsible for content based on guidelines set forth in policy. Deadline for submission of announcements and news is 5PM on Wednesday, unless otherwise announced. Email announcements to or drop off at the Administration Office. Submission does not guarantee publication. The printed Friday Flyer is available around the community, online at and on cable TV channel 14(978) for your convenience. For more information, call (434) 589-8263, extension 111.

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