Valley Shores Residents,

Here are the meeting notes from the HOA Board meeting on December 4th.


Date: 12/4/23
Topic/Person Notes Actions
Welcome –   In attendance: James Dean, Eric Gottuso, Gregg Englert, Joel Sedlacek, Tim Militti


Patrick Mejstrik

Valley Fire Dept Fundraiser Volunteer

Valley Fire Dept Fund Raising Update

$300,000 raised of $3 mil goal

Looking at some federal/state grant money

Presented brochure that will be given to larger donors/corporations

Marketing company is working on grants and created brochure

There will be some “naming” opportunities

Deadline for money to be raised: Oct 2024

At that time a loan or additional bond would be options to make up the difference.

Would anyone like to be on the steering committee

A website posting will be created with the fundraising brochure as well as a mass email.
Fireworks Options Still waiting on final bids


Also working on selecting location for launch

The HOA board will select the vendor based off the finalized bid/proposal during the January HOA Board meeting to announce date at the Annual HOA meeting in February 2024
Stillwater Lake Drilling Neighbors concerned that drilling is affecting Valley Shores Lake Information concerning the wells at Stillwater Development provided by Gregory Perry, PE from Eagle Engineering Group

“The wells within the Stillwater development were installed to dewater the soil conditions to allow for sanitary installation that has occurred over the past month.  These wells are temporary and will be removed at the completion of the work.  The sewer construction is about 75% complete for both Phase 1 and 2 with the remainder anticipated to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.  Hopefully, this clears up any concerns of pumping impact to adjacent lake communities.”

Additionally, the city inspector is very much on top of this.  He absolutely assured us that the wells will be capped upon completion of the ground work.

Additional Ultrasonics Nebraska Lake Management- $500 cost for annual monitoring subscription per ultrasonic unit? Nebraska lake management confirmed $500 fee for optional monitoring capability.  First two ultrasonic subscription expires April 2024.  We are working with the vender (Water IQ) to waive at least one of the monitoring fees
Form Valley Shores Design Review  Seek out neighbors with construction-type background

Gary Wasco

Joe Hurd

Need one more person

The HOA board is creating a local Design Review Board to review all construction/landscape plans submitted to the board.  The DRB will then make recommendations to the HOA Board to approve or deny or modify.  Gary Wasco and Joe Hurd who bath have extensive experience have agreed to be members of the DRB.  We are looking for one other volunteer who has construction/architectural expertise.  Please contact a Board member if you are interested.
2024 HOA Board Elections Mailings went out Dec 4, 2023

Put out email/web posting announcement reminding residents for HOA dues and ballot


Greg Harr and 2 write-ins on the ballots

If vacancies remain, HOA board can appoint a replacement board member.  Results will be

presented at the annual HOA meeting

You should have received your dues notice and HOA Board member ballot by now.  If you have not received your dues notice and ballot, please contact a board member to have them provided to you.  A mass email was distributed reminding residents to pay their dues before 1 February 2024 to avoid a late fee.



Annual HOA Meeting will be sometime in Feb 2024

Budget Review Greg Harr- not present
Holiday Party The Pines on Jan 13, 2024

On the Facebook Page

Mangia will cater food

The Valley Shores Facebook page as well as our website and a mass email will be distributed to provide additional information for the upcoming Holiday Party.  We hope to see you there.
Next HOA Board Meeting The next HOA Board meeting will be held at The Outer Limits on Monday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m.

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

Members at Large
Tim Militti
Stephanie Lewis