Aug HOA Board meeting Date: Aug 7, 2023


Topic/Person Notes Actions
Welcome In attendance: James Dean, Eric Gottuso, Greg Harr, Gregg Englert, Tim Militti, Joel Sedlacek,
The board is considering making changes to 16-year-old drivers boating restrictions If you were born after 1985 you must complete a NE Boater Safety Course per Nebraska Law to operate a boat

Currently must be age 18 to drive a boat on Valley Shores

Proposed changes:

-Can boat at 16 with a parent

-Must be registered with board

-Must complete certain number of hours with parent prior to solo

-Can’t pull tubers/skiers/wakeboarders until 18 years old

Board will discuss further and would like input from our residents.  The goal would be to foster boater safety and produce capable and experienced boat drivers so they are better prepared for the responsibilities once they turn 18
Boat Ramp Lock -Igloohome New Smart Padlock 2 purchased

-May be possible to hook to wi-fi as well as Bluetooth

– Board members will have the ability to remotely unlock as well as generate one time use Pins for residents and vendors needing lake access

Battery life is good for 9 months before it requires recharging

The old lock and key system will be placed back on for the winter months when gate access is not usually required

The Board voted to approve the Smart Padlock.  Gregg E will provide the invoice for lock to the board.  Brian Ellis (Lot 53) nearest the boat ramp gate has volunteered to allow access to his home Wi-Fi.  The ability to connect the smart padlock to the Wi-Fi will allow the HOA board to remotely unlock the gate as well as generate pins from anywhere.  We expect the new padlock to be implemented NLT 18 Aug 2023
Dead Trees in Common Areas -Ground builders to provide estimate for replacements

-James will also reach out to Yano’s nursery for estimate as well.

The Board will review the estimates and make the best selection for the Valley Shores community
Fireworks Peter Pyro Technics has done the Fireworks the past several years- complaints that some residents had issues seeing the lower fireworks

– In an effort to ensure the best show at the best possible price we will contact additional vendors for bids.

Wald Fireworks- Ginger Cove Vendor (Steven Whitt (816)


-Check with fireworks companies to determine the date for 2024, best options available would-be July 4th, 5th or the 6th

– Fireworks budget to remain at $9K plus donations

-Total donations in 2022 and 2023 were $3000

Eric will contact vendors for next year for the best show/value
July 4th Celebration 2023 -Expenses

– Firefighters/Police and Food Truck expenses (Linsey Bellinger)

-Popsicles (donated by Tim Militti)

Gregg forwarded Linsey’s expenditures tom Greg Harr for reimbursement of her expenditures.

Thanks to Tim and Katie Milliti for the generous donation for the Bomb Pops, and thanks to Linsey and all of her co-workers for once again making the 4th of July parade such a great event

New Buoys The Board would like to purchase 1 or 2 more buoys to be placed near the points by the Amdor and Nelson residence. Board will research buoys that are easier to see at night. (Joel Sedlacek)
Two Private Property signs for boat ramp area James will drop sign frames off for repair this week
Fish Committee Vacancy Todd Young moving.  Need replacement for fish committee

-Eric Novotny, Chuck Hascall and Shonn Theilen volunteered

-Coordinate with Ryan Moss to determine choices


-$ for habitat and/or stocking Fall 2023- includes $500 donation from Monte Nelson

-Todd Young gave habitat kit and Kyle Reit has another- should only require expenditures for stocking- consult with fish committee to determining their input for stocking needs this year (if any)

Additionally, we reached out to Rob from Nebraska Lake management for an estimate to electrify the lake in order to accomplish a fish survey.  FYI, no fish will be harmed during the process.  Rob says they would not do that procedure until May or Jun of 2024 and it would cost approximately $1800 if we decide to proceed.
Additional Ultrasonic Devices Are they needed going forward:

  • One more in the Southwest cove emitting frequencies towards the boat ramp (approximately $6500)
The board will consult with Nebraska Lake Management to determine if one or more additional ultrasonic devices would benefit Valley Shore
Beach Reminders Please keep your beaches free from weeds and grasses.  There are several beaches that are in need of maintenance.
Kayaks, canoes, Stand up paddle boards It is the responsibility of the homeowners to ensure their guests are aware of the restrictions for kayaks, canoes and SUPs.  The must remain within 25 feet of the docks and must not interfere with motorized boat traffic.
Grass Clippings Please mow/blow your yard waste/clippings back into your yard and not into the street.  Not only is it an eyesore and a safety concern for people riding bikes and scooter the mulch helps the soil retain moisture especially during the hot summer months.
Hotsy As a reminder, if you put your boat in another body of water, you must provide proof of “Hotsy”, and your boat will need to stay out of the lake upon completion of the “Hotsy” for two weeks.  If you do not perform a “Hotsy” you boat must remain out of Valley Shores for a period of 30 days.

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

Members at Large
Tim Militti
Stephanie Lewis