NOTICE - RED FLAG
The Holiday Lake Board of Directors has decided that the Red Flag will remain in effect for an indefinite
period. With the upcoming rains and the ground already saturated, we must take every precaution to protect
RED FLAG means NO WAKE.
Thank you for your understanding.
NOTICE - BLACK FLAG
Due to the recent rains, the BLACK FLAG is displayed
The black flag means NO MOTORIZED watercraft on the lake due to high water.
NOTICE - LAKE WATER QUALITY (8/23/19)
Tim Snyder from Aquatic Environmental Consultants was at the Lake on August 21, 2019. Here is his report.
We were by Holiday Lake and Bozo's pond yesterday and conducted the August filamentous/planktonic algae treatment and the water
There were filamentous algae observed near the shallowest parts of the shoreline and arrowhead (emergent plant) growing in the
extreme shallow parts. The filamentous algae will clean up in the next few days. The arrowhead would not be considered noxious
growth but can easily be controlled by homeowners by manually removing it if they do not desire it. There was little concern for
blue green algae (planktonic algae) on Holiday Lake and Bozo's pond.
Andy's Lake did have some surface bloom of blue green algae. The dissolved oxygen on Andy's (not a concerning level to fish) would
indicate that much of the bloom has either recently died or is currently dying. Treating blue green for the first time late in the
season is very risky and is not recommended because it can cause it to die rapidly and take up the desired dissolved oxygen. I would
guess with the volume of algae observed it will not be an issue to the dissolved oxygen and fish when it does completely die off
(weather dependent - sometime over the next month) so long as it does not die too rapidly. I believe by implementing a treatment
plan at the beginning of the season next year on Andy's the bloom could be easily controlled.
Holiday Lake Board of Directors
NOTICE - Job Opening
If you are a self-motivated, hard-working individual who likes to be outside, Holiday Lake Owner's Association is looking
for you. We have an opening for a part-time seasonal maintenance employee. This would be approximately a 15 - 30 hour per
week job depending on the weather and the needs of the community.
You must possess a valid Iowa driver's license with a good driving record.
All applications must be returned by 5:00 p.m. August 16, 2019
You must be able to pass a drug test and criminal history check upon offer of the job.
Applications are available at the office.
click here to view the job description
All Semi Tractors and Trailers Must Report to the Holiday Lake Maintenance Office Prior to Entering the Lake.
RIZ (Rural Improvement Zone) and Holiday Lake are asking that while mowing, you do NOT blow your grass towards the roads/ditches or
lake. We are trying to keep as much runoff into the lake as possible.
EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019
Holiday Lake will be selling and installing culverts, unfortunately the cost will be
increasing to $325.00 per 20 foot section of culvert. This is due to the actual cost associated with this project.
|2 hours labor ||$120.00|
According to the Rules and Regulations---Division III. Building Permits Pages 26 & 27 of 91
- Culvert size shall be 12"" minimum diameter and 40' maximum length. Subject to review by the
Building Committee on a case-by-case basis, any new construction or placement of culvert is required
to have a 5' clean out between each culvert in order to maintain ditches.
- Culvert material shall be dual wall plastic.
- The Culvert Installation Application is required to be filled out and pre-approved before any work
begins. It is recommended that ditches for culverts be dug out and installed by Holiday Lake Owners'
Association, Inc., maintenance personnel. The cost of culvert must be paid in full by the Holiday Lake
Lot Owner to the Holiday Lake Owners' Association, Inc. prior to work being started. Installation of
culvert includes cleaning out the ditch to proper depth, installing culvert and covering culvert with
If you choose to have someone else purchase and install your culvert-you still need to follow the above
rules. An independent contractor will be inspected prior to installation and also after completion of work.
If the work does not follow the above rules, you will be asked to reinstall the culvert to meet the
specifications and pay for the re-installation.
GOLF CARTS AND DRIVERS
The Board has received numerous questions about golf cart rules. As we want the Lake to continue to be
an enjoyable and safe place for all - NO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 14 CAN OPERATE ANY LAND
CRAFT WITHIN THE HOLIDAY LAKE SUBDIVISION.
B. Roads and Other Areas
- For the purpose of these rules and regulations, "Motor Vehicles" include passenger cars, trucks, motor homes,
street-legal motorcycles, and construction and maintenance vehicles. "Land Crafts" include all motorized vehicles
other than Motor Vehicles and specifically include, without limitation, nonstreet-legal motorcycles, mopeds,
mini bikes, ATV's (3 & 4) wheelers, snowmobiles, golf carts and go-carts.
- The minimum age for operating Land Craft anywhere within the Holiday Lake Subdivision, including without
limitation the roads and commons (Holiday Lake Property), shall be fourteen (14) years of age, unless a higher
age is required by law or recommended by the manufacturer of the Land Craft.
The Board has instructed security to contact the parents of the violators, give them a verbal warning
and if the violation occurs again there will be a minimum of a $250.00 corporate assessment issued.
ATTENTION - DOCKS
For Your Information, it has been brought to the Board's attention there have been numerous docks built since February 9,
2012 which do exceed the maximum allowed length. These will be addressed individually in the near future - if you believe
you fall into this area, please contact the Lake Office or your Unit Representative.
Just a reminder, please look at the rules and regulations regarding
building permits prior to any construction.
Lake Wide Email List
There has been a lot of talk about the Board of Directors not communicating with the community. The information being reposted is
from a lake-wide e-mail sent to all community members who have provided us with their e-mail addresses. If you are not receiving
these e-mails, please contact the office at 641-522-7686, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to
be placed on the list. You may also find all lake-wide notices on the lake's official Facebook page at Holiday Lake Owners Association Inc.
or on the website at www.holidaylakebrooklynia.com