Heading into Fall & Winter

Wow! 2023 primary lake season seems to have flown by.  Association staff and committees were busier than ever, new boat registrations hit an all time high, we finally got some rain (still could use more), and we hope a lot of great memories were made by our members and their families! 

While the pace will begin to slow here, there's still going to be a lot going on at Sun Valley.  We've finally made the transition to our new HOA technology, and our new website is active.  We hope by now most of you have registered and verified your membership information.  If you haven't connected to our official facebook page yet, now's the time to get and stay connected!  Our official page name is "Sun Valley Iowa Lake Association - SVILA."  Our site continues to be "Members Only" and is targeted to help support getting important updates and messages to our owners and their families.

Man of the projects mentioned in the last View & News edition have been completed!  A new Deck, a shuffle board court, improved internet services, and replacement fish structure are just some of the highlights.  On the other side, we're still working to repair the pickle ball courts and getting our annual road and bridge repairs done.

As fall wanes, many of you will start to think about ice fishing this year.  As a reminder, current ice fishing permits are good through December 1st fo 2023.  After 12/1/23, current permits may be renewed by visiting the SVILA office to obtain a new expiration sticker.  New permits may also be obtained on or after December 1st for the 23-24 winter season.  Here is the link to fill out the form before visiting SVILA office.  Fishing Permit Link Here

The summer season has been fun, and we hope our members have enjoyed the fantastic water quality this year.  We hope to see a bit more rain and a gradual return of the lake to normal water level.  As boats go to storage and the fall season begins, the SVILA staff and volunteers wish to thank our entire membership for their continued support and participation in making our premier private lake development one of the best anywhere!

Gene Smith

SVILA manager