Friday Flyer

Community Meeting on Dam Repairs

March 25, 2011

LMOA is about to embark on one of its most costly projects since development began more than 40 years ago. Major repairs to the Main and Tufton Lake dams must be performed for recertification, which is required by State law, and to protect the dam, the lake and the community for many years into the future. The repairs will not be visible to you and me, but will be done underwater, inside and around the structures associated with water retention and emergency outflow. To help residents better understand the project, LMOA has scheduled a Community Meeting in the Terrace Room on Thursday, March 31, at 7PM, where residents may come and hear a detailed presentation and ask questions. The speaker will be Scott Cahill of Watershed Services, the contractor for the repair work. He will show video and photographs and talk about what and why repairs need to be performed, the process he and his crew will go through to accomplish the repairs and the anticipated outcome. He also will talk about his experience on similar projects and his previous association with Lake Monticello. Time will be available at the end of the presentation for questions. For those who can’t attend, the Broadcast Group will cover the meeting live on cable channel 10(977) and replay it the following week. (See “Channel 10(977) Presents.”) Important note: The meeting will not address funding for the repairs or the April 2 Special Member Meeting proposal on funding. This meeting is exclusively for the purpose of informing members about the nature of the required repairs, how they will be made and the expected results. This important work will go forward regardless of the funding method.

Boaters, Please Keep Your Distance from Dive Boat Doing Work on Dam: Repair work has
begun on the Main Dam, and Watershed Services personnel will be diving in the lake water near the dam. Boaters, please avoid getting near the dive boat to ensure the safety of the divers, and observe no wake (slow) speed when you see the red and white dive flag.

Special Meeting of LMOA Members will be held on Sat., April 2, at the Clubhouse. The meeting will be called to order at 10AM
and go into recess until 1PM. The meeting will reconvene at 1PM in the Terrace Room to complete the agenda. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the outcome of the member vote on whether to authorize use of $700,000 from the Emergency Reserve Account (ERA) to cover the cost of dam repairs. During the recess, between 10AM and 1PM, eligible members may vote by ballot in the Faulconer Room. Members were able to vote by proxy through March 25. Members who did not vote by proxy before the deadline or voted by proxy, revoked their proxies, but didn’t re-vote before the deadline may vote by ballot. Voting will close shortly after 1PM.

Highlights of the March 24 Board Meeting
Confirmed a March 18 consent agreement for removal and replacement of Marina basin docks by Triple Crown Marine for $214,140 from reserves and 2010 and 2011amenity dues. Approved the addition of Section 4.13, Members’ Privilege to Vote without Hindrance or Delay, to Bylaws Article 4, Meetings of Members. Amended PM 14.02, General Rules & Regulations, to allow canvassing for signatures for Fluvanna County elected offices. Authorized the President and General Manager to execute an amendment option to renew the lease with Elfstone Restaurants, Inc. to operate the Pool Snack Bar for the 2011 pool season. Authorized the President and General Manager to contract with Watershed Services for installation of filter drains at the Main and Tufton Lake dams for $139,900 as part of the overall dam repair contract. Authorized the General Manager, Golf Course Superintendent and Golf Pro, with recommendations from the Golf Committee, to spend up to $9,999 to resolve the dam failure on the seventh fairway pond, to be funded from golf operations. Allowed Cindy Baber, while a tenant at Lot 6, Section 3, to maintain a permanent guest list, and directed staff to submit policy amendments to allow all tenants to maintain such a list. Approved funding sources for the Marina basin dock project by modifying the list of budgeted MR&R items for this year. Allocated revenue from 14 additional boat slips, resulting from the dock replacement project, to the MR&R account. Appointed Rob Beck to the Ad Hoc Committee for Donations. Took no action on proposals to 1) amend the charge for the Ad Hoc Committee on Donations and 2) dredge the Acres pond.

Spring Activities Flyer: If you’re looking for interesting and fun activities here at the Lake over the coming months, check out the 2011 Lake Monticello Spring Activities flyer, being delivered to mailbox cubbyholes this weekend and available in the Clubhouse lobby and on the website homepage at Do You Love the Lake?
Help keep it healthy by volunteering for the Storm Water Management Committee, a feet-on-theground advisory committee promoting clean drainage and stream work. The Committee needs YOU! For more information, call Chair Ida Swenson at 589-2777. To be considered for appointment, fill out and return to LMOA a Committee Resource Form, available at the Administration Office and online at, Library, Forms.

Do You Have Some Time for Interesting and Worthwhile Volunteer Service? LMOA committees are at their best
when they are fully staffed, but six committees that serve the community in a variety of ways have 17 vacancies. One or more committee could benefit from your participation. The committees that need candidates are Buildings, Roads & Grounds; Finance; Lake Preservation; Storm Water Management; Wildlife; and Audit. For more information about individual committees, call Executive Assistant Meg Gore at 5898263, ext. 110, or read committee charters on the website at under Library, Governing Documents, Policy Manual, Chapter 16. To apply for one or more committees, please fill out and return to LMOA a Committee Resource Form, available at the Administration Office or on the website under Library, Forms.

Auxiliary Help Needed for Community Fishing Pier Project: If you would like to be involved with the pier project
but don’t have building skills, there is a place for you. Construction will get underway in April. The volunteers performing the construction need auxiliary members to provide refreshments throughout the process, as well as for a grand opening function in May. For more information or to volunteer, contact Steve Carney at 591-0709 or

Finance Committee Seeks Input on Boating Fees: The Board has asked the Finance Committee to review boating fees and make a recommendation to the Board by its May meeting. The Finance Committee will devote the first 45 minutes of its April 14 meeting to this subject, beginning at 7PM in the Terrace Game Room. The Committee will describe current fees, costs associated with boating, plus ideas for setting future fees, to include registration fees, storage fees, and slip fees. The Committee would like input from all interested residents. The purpose of the meeting is not to determine future fees but rather to share information with boaters and obtain their opinions regarding fees.
Programs air at 9AM and 7PM daily on cable channel 10(977). Unless announced in advance, shows begin at 7PM on Thursdays and run through 9AM on Thursdays.


Through Wed., Mar. 30: March 24 Board of Directors meeting Thurs. – Wed., Mar. 31 – Apr. 6: Community meeting on dam repairs shown live on Mar. 31, with repeats through Apr. 6. Sat., Apr. 2, 1PM: Live broadcast of Special Meeting of Members. Repeats run through Apr. 6 on the regular schedule beginning the evening of Apr. 2, following the dam repair meeting.

Fri., Mar. 25 Sat., Mar. 26 Mon., Mar. 28 until 9PM 8:30AM 8AM 9AM 1PM 2PM 3PM 6PM 6PM 7PM 8AM 8AM 9:30AM 1PM 1PM 2PM [LMOA events & activities are printed in bold type.] Free Swap, TR Free Swap, TR Aerobics, TR Duplicate Bridge, FR Mah Jongg for Fun, FR Election Committee, TGR (closed) Investment Committee, TBR Brownie Troop 1100, TGR Girl Scout Troop 657, TR Chess Club, TBR Environmental Control Committee, OB Aerobics, TR Basket Weaving, TR Canasta, FR Casual Bridge, FR Election Committee, TGR (closed)

Tues., Mar. 29

7PM Pinochle, TGR 7:30AM Rotary Club, AG 9AM Line Dancing, TR 9:30AM Ladies’ Bridge, FR 2PM Election Committee, TGR (closed) 7PM Crafting Group, TBR 7PM Newcomers & Old Friends Game Night, TGR Thurs., Mar. 31 8AM Aerobics, TR 12:15PM Mah Jongg, FR 1PM Piecemakers, TR 2PM Election Committee, TGR (closed) 6PM Girl Scouts -- Juliettes, TGR 7PM Committee Meeting on Dam Repairs, TR Fri., Apr. 1 8AM Aerobics, TR 1PM Hand and Foot, FR 2PM Election Committee, TGR (closed) 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 Wed., Mar. 30

LM FREE SWAP until 9PM on Fri., Mar. 25, in the Terrace Room, and on Sat., Mar. 26, from 8:30AM to 1PM. Bring any good, usable items to share and find “new” treasures to take home. No money changes hands. This is the last swap until fall. Questions? Email LM FIRE & RESCUE AUXILIARY WILL MEET at 9:30AM on Sat., Mar. 26, at the Firehouse. Agenda will include election of officers. All welcome. RAISED BED AND CONTAINER GARDENING WORKSHOP, presented by the Lake's own Connie Dombrowski and sponsored by the Fluvanna County Master Gardeners, Sat., Mar. 26, at 9:30AM at the Library. Got clay? Then this may be your solution. The workshop is free and open to the public. For details, go to FLUVANNA EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER, Vera Bradley Bingo, Sun., Mar. 27, at the LM Firehouse. Doors open 2PM, games begin 2:30. Seating limited. Purchase tickets at E.W. Thomas Grocery, Jefferson Pharmacy or Fork Union Pharmacy; online at, or call 589-1564. Proceeds go toward scholarships and classroom/teacher requests for materials. BEAUTIFICATION CORPS WORK PARTY, Mon., Mar. 28, at 9AM at the Clubhouse for general cleanup and pruning. Bring rakes, pruners. All welcome. FLUVANNA SPCA 5K RUN/WALK Sat., Apr. 2, at 7:30AM at the Lake Monticello Golf Course. Prizes awarded to top male and female finishers overall and per age group. Entry fees: $15 for 15 years and under; $20 for 16 and over before March 20 and $25 after. All proceeds will support the life-saving mission to rescue homeless pets and place them in good, loving homes. For more information and to register, visit JUGGLER, 3-D COMEDIAN MARK NIZER returns to Carysbook at 7:30PM, Sat., Apr. 2. Advance tickets: $18 for adults, $10 for students. Call 842-1333. Tickets at the door, $21.Sponsored by Fluvanna Arts Council. Please note date change. MARINA POINT COUNCIL OF UNIT OWNERS MEETING, Sat., Apr. 2, at 2PM at the Eagles Nest. LM FIRE & RESCUE AUXILIARY GAME DAY IS BACK, Sun. Apr. 3, from 1:30PM at the Firehouse. Proceeds benefit LM Fire & Rescue. Mah Jongg, Bridge, Canasta, Hand and Foot, Poker and more. $12/person. Prizes, raffles, refreshments. Advance reservations needed -- call 591-0910. LADIES’ 9-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE kickoff breakfast meeting, Tues., Apr. 5, at 8:30AM at the Eagles Nest. League dues will be collected. New members welcomed. For information call 962-2095. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet Tues., Apr. 5, at 7PM (new time) at the Library. Guest will be Robbi Savage, Executive Director of Rivanna Conservation Society on the group’s activities, including the Scheier Natural Area, right here in Fluvanna. Public welcome. For info, call 591-0230. BLOOD DRIVE: VA Blood Services will hold a a blood drive at Health Nutz Fitness & Aquatics Center on Wed., Apr. 6, in the Aerobics Room from 2 to 7PM. Please consider the lives you may save through just one donation. Sign up by stopping by the gym or calling 589-6100. PINK FLAMINGOS: Ladies, come golf with the new Pink Flamingos. The Wed. afternoon group is ideal for beginners who have completed the Ladies’ Golf Clinic or Ladies’ Golf Mentoring Program, have been away from golf for awhile or just want to play in a relaxed environment. For more information, call 591-0230 or email

LM SWIM TEAM “SHARKS” REGISTRATION for summer season is underway. Winter warm-ups at Fork Union Aquatic Club begin Apr. 17 at 4PM for ages 5 years and up, every Sunday except Mother’s Day and Easter. For more information, email or go to LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN FLUVANNA? Check out the Fluvanna Parks & Recreation Spring programs. Call 842-3150, or go online to and click on Spring Program Guide. EMERGENCY INFORMATION: Call (434) 589-8263, ext. 300. PRO SHOP: Open 7AM to 6:30PM. 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. Specials daily. 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 Kidd 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) 5911151. MARINA: Open 10AM to 6PM, daily, selling plus grade gasoline for cars and boats, ice, bait, propane. For information, call (434) 589-1692. 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. & Fri.; and mixed doubles – 9AM, Wed. & 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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