Valley Shores Residents,

With the summer season upon us the Board would like to put out a couple reminders

  1. Please Educate your Guests – It is the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure their guests are aware of and abide by all lake and fishing rules
  2. Ultrasonic Devices – We have seen a couple of small algae blooms already this season, but it seems like the ultrasonic devices eliminate them within a couple of days.  The HOA Board spoke with Rob Hofpar from Nebraska Lake Management and he stated that all Valley Lakes are currently dealing with blooms.  One lake even attempted to mitigate the bloom with chemicals and the bloom reappeared within a couple of days.  Rob stated that our lake is currently experiencing the most success of eliminating the blooms quickly.
  3. The buoys will be going out again this year.  Please ensure that you are 50 ft from docks if you are going over wake speed (5 mph)
  4. Boat speeds shall not exceed 35 mph between sunrise and sunset and shall not exceed 5 mph/no wake from sunset to sunrise. Please ensure your navigational lights are illuminated at dusk
  5. Beach Maintenance.
    1. Grooming. It is never too early to groom your beach and get a jump on the weeds before they become a problem.  Weekly or at least bi-weekly grooming will keep the weeds from being a nuisance.
    2. Drain Tiles. Please bury your drain tile pipes. With the low water conditions many drain tile pipes have become exposed.
    3. Seaweed. We have not seen an abundance of seaweed so far this year, but remember that neither the Cutrine +, nor the ultrasonic devices will prevent seaweed from the shallows, and actually the clearer the water is, the more likely for seaweed to appear.  We have noticed some seaweed accumulating currently in the shallows at the southwest end of the Lake.  Weekly or bi-weekly raking or the like of the shallows is the best way to prevent and deal with seaweed if you do not wish to have it.  If you rake the seaweed up on your beach and allow it to dry for 2-3 days you can easily bury it in the sand or throw it in your garbage on garbage day.
    4. Dead Fish. The best way to get rid of any dead fish that may float up on your beach is to dig a hole in the sand and bury it.  It will decompose pretty quickly and won’t stink up your garage.
  6. Garbage Questions.  Do you got questions for our trash collector.  Visit their website @ Customer Service – Waste Connections , or call Customer Service at (844) 708-7274.  Please make sure they understand that you are a resident of Valley Shores.
  7. Grass Clippings. Please do not blow your grass clippings onto your neighbor’s property or onto the street.  Grass on the street can create a hazard for bicyclists and motorcycles as it may make the surface slick.
  8. Pets. Please remember to pick up after your pets
  9. Decals.  Please remember to get with Gregg Englert to get the decals that you need for your Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards

Valley Shores HOA Board
Gregg Englert
Jimmy Dean
Eric Gottuso
Greg Harr
Joel Sedlacek

Members at Large
Tim Militti
Stephanie Lewis