Director Perspective

Sun Valley Lake: A Director's Perspective

As I write this in May, Summer is around the corner, and I know we are all looking forward to some warmer weather with sun filled days. We have been blessed with much needed rain in April and early May and from my perspective the water looks incredibly clear. Soon there will be more and more people at the lake enjoying the weather and all that the lake provides.

The Board has been focused on many challenging areas including the ongoing litigation which we have been updating the members on, as well as normal activities and the four areas of focus Bill Breakenridge articulated in his Board President letter published in the Spring edition of the Views & News. If you have not had a chance to read his perspective, it is worth a few minutes of your time. In addition, we will be reviewing the opportunity to build a road to connect Morman Trail to Canoe Lane.

Of course, the litigation is top of mind and as the Board has articulated, it is not practical to provide updates for every detail that is occurring. But some brief comments from my non-lawyer perspective are worth repeating. The litigation preparation continues, and the trial is scheduled for October 2024. We are not happy about the time and financial resources the litigation is consuming. However, we believe there is no doubt that the best interests of the association are being served by enforcing our safe boating rules through this legal action and we now, after counter claims have been filed by the member, must defend the fact the lake is a private lake as well as a number of other counter claims being made against the association. We will continue to be diligent and work to achieve a successful outcome in the litigation.

The association needs your help! Our members are critical to the lake and what the association is able to accomplish. If you are able to volunteer, please do so. If you are not able to volunteer, at the minimum, please familiarize yourself with the rules of the lake so that you can safely enjoy your time at the lake with family and friends. In particular, the Safe Boating and Roads Committee and the Fishing Committee updated their rules for 2024. Please read and follow these rules so we can all safely enjoy the time we spend at the lake.

--Pat Goodman, Board of Directors Vice President