Vol. 6, No. 18 540.972.2237 February 13, 2009 REMINDERS The DAM Details by John S. Bailey, General Manager, LOWA The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board met on January 30 in Richmond and one of the many topics on their agenda was the LOWA Board Meeting Lake of the Woods Veterans Memorial Dam. The SWCB approved granting LOWA a two-year extension of our Conditional Certificate February 25 and approved an Alteration Permit authorizing us to proceed with efforts to modify the dam. The Alteration Permit is also good for two 2 PM, LLCH years. During that time, LOWA will have to proceed with the modification plans and achieve substantial completion of the project by Janu- 2009 Budget to be Finalized ary 2011. (February 7 meeting was The plans call for the installation of a 190 feet wide hydraul- ic steel-crested gate. This is to be installed on the right half of recessed to this date.) the dam, between the center and the existing spillway as indi- cated by the white lines on the picture to the right. The gate is designed at 4.5 feet in height. Below the gate will be a concrete The Clubhouse is now open! chute spillway, similar to the existing spillway. It will be on the embankment and will be 190 feet in width. At the bottom of the dam, the concrete will end and the run-out area will be shaped so as to feed into the run-out area below the existing spillway. The height of the walls along the side of the new spillway will range from 8-20 feet tall. However, most of this height is actu- ally keyed into the dam. The exposure of the walls above sur- Come dine with us on Sunday face elevation will be limited to a foot or so, as the plans call for and bring the family. grading to blend the walls into the surface. Photo by John Bailey Kids eats free with To accomplish the modifications, we will have to dig into the dam about 15 feet at the top and 5 to 10 feet going down the slope. A cof- purchase of adult entrée fer dam, approximately 300 feet in length, will be installed on the Lake side of the dam. The area behind the coffer dam will be dewatered so that the work can take place. The plans call for zero lowering of the Lake during construction. (This is a huge difference from the plan of four years ago. That plan would have required lowering the Lake 5 to 7 feet during construction. Doing so would have affected use of Hours Changed the Lake for at least one season and quite possibly more, depending on the amount of rainfall. The other big problem the previous plan Fareways will be open from would have created would have been the massive impact the drawdown would have had on property values and the resulting impact on 8 AM to 2 PM daily prices and ability to sell. Furthermore, there were also significant negative impacts to the Lake environment that would have occurred.) during February and March The coffer dam will stick up about 5 feet above the water surface and will be about 30 feet out from where the water surface meets the riprap. Use of the Lake will still be allowed. However, we will have to create a significant “No Wake” Zone out from the coffer dam. So, while one will certainly be able to enjoy the Lake, the area near the Clubhouse and Main Marina will likely have significant limitations. There are still many things about the process to be fine tuned. With that in mind, our engineer has offered to make a detailed presenta- LOWA Offices Closed tion on the project available to the general membership in a few months. See the GM Report below for other dam related information. February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day Dam Modification Co$t by John S. Bailey, General Manager, LOWA The estimated cost to modify the dam reduce the immediate financial impact of years ago it would have cost us half as www.LOWA.org is now $5.6 million. The Governor has put the project and spreads the financing to much. We’ve wasted our time and money.” forward a budget amendment that would those who will be benefitting from the This is not correct. In an apples-to-apples INDEX provide a grant of $1 million from the Dam Safety Flood Prevention and Protection As- sistance Fund. This would reduce the project in the future. If the Association were left to its own devices to fund the modification, then we comparison with early proposals, today’s cost is $750,000 to $1,000,000 less than what it would have been four years ago. In President’s Letter 2 amount we would have to pay to $4.6 mil- would have to secure a loan and pay it off addition, the approved plan requires virtu- Board Workshop Agenda 2 lion. Furthermore, the same budget amend- through a special assessment. The term of a ally a zero draw-down of the Lake during ment would authorize a mechanism for special assessment could be any sort of construction. As an added bonus, we now LOWA Board Minutes 3-4 financing the project through the Virginia arrangement, say over 2 to 5+ years or have the possibility for low-interest, gov- LOWA Financial Reports 5-6 Resources Authority (VRA). [The VRA even a one-time issuance. A one-time is- ernment backed, financing. Committee News 9 was created by the General Assembly in suance, probably the worst case scenario, There is still a lot of work to be done Calendar of Events 7-8, 13-14 1984 to assist local governments and other would mean a special assessment of ap- and we will be working diligently with our public bodies in community investment proximately $1,315. elected representatives, counsel, the State Viewpoints 12 projects.] This creates the opportunity for a There have been numerous comments staff, and the engineers to ensure that the Security Report 16-17 low-interest loan to be financed over a made over the years to the effect, “If we project is completed safely and that the Classifieds 18-19 number of years. Such a loan would further had just gone ahead and done this four cost is mitigated as much as possible. PRESIDENT’S LETTER Lake Currents by Bill Wilson Saturday morning February 7 the Board met to vote up or down on mo- Lake Of The Woods Board Of Directors tions for changes in the General Manager’s 2009 Budget. In ordinary times this is a difficult exercise; however, this year with the contracting economy, Board Meeting Agenda trying to strike the right balance between the conflicting goals of keeping (recessed from February 7) any increases in the annual assessment small yet providing sufficient fund- ing for operations and the reserves, the process was particularly difficult. Lower Level Clubhouse The Association has seen a decrease in revenues from our amenities and an- Wednesday, Febuary 25, 2009 at 2 PM ticipates further decreases this coming year. We all can help. We act in our best interest using the amenities, especially the Clubhouse and the Golf 1. Consideration of Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Amendments Course. In order to encourage this, the Board voted not to raise the amenity fees. The Road 2 Consideration of Fiscal Year 2009 Assessment Fee was also kept at the 2008 level, and in order to support building home additions, the Road Fee for this was left at the 2007 level. The Board voted to pay off the Community Center loan, thereby removing a liability from our books and saving $16, 300 in interest charges. The divided opinions of Board mem- bers regarding the appropriateness of this decision were reflected in the 4 to 3 vote. The Board voted for contributions to the Replacement Reserve of $138,016 to accumulate funds for the repair of the Clubhouse pool and bathhouse and $100,000 toward the New Capital Reserve that is earmarked for reconfiguration of the front gate area in order to improve security. The General Manager’s Contingency fund was left at $60,000 as it is difficult for any of us to fore- Durable see the unanticipated expenses that inevitably occur, especially those resulting from the State ordered changes in the dam. The 2009 payroll, including all line items related to personnel pay Looks, Feels & and benefits must be kept by management at or below $2,944, 695, an amount that is $101,000 Grouts like less than the 2008 budgeted payroll. Also, the number of full-time employees must be kept at Tile the current level of fifty-four. The security budget was decreased by $44,000, as the security contract was up for bid this year and the three finalist security firms bid below the budgeted Easy to Maintain amount. Due to the anticipated increase in members choosing to make semi-annual payments and pay the 7% premium, the potential revenue amounts to $38,000. Finally, the Board Warmer Under reached an impasse when considering the details contained in the General Manager’s memo- randum that lists the projected changes in revenue from the amenities (mostly downward) and Foot the projected changes in expenses (mostly savings) anticipated. The meeting that had gone on Lifetime limited for four hours was recessed until Wednesday February 25 at 2 PM as this last critical area re- warranty quired more study. At that meeting the 2009 budget will be finalized. YOU WILL SAVE $4-$10 A SF WHEN YOU The Board engaged the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor and Preston that is a large firm dedicated solely to the practice of Home Owners Association law. The firm of Sommerville, Carter and Wilkinson has served the LOWA well since its inception and will continue to repre- sent us in matters involving the Orange County jurisdiction. CHOOSE DURACERAMIC OVER CERAMIC Paid Advertisement There were a number of changes in the regulations. The Board voted to ban the use of February 13, 2009 bows and arrows in the community on the advice of the Association’s insurer. There were changes made in the rules governing the Clubhouse regarding the dress code, reservations, use of cars on and cleanup of Clubhouse Point, and banning of all smoking at the Clubhouse ex- cept in designated outdoor areas. By October 1, a post or similar structure with 4-inch high re- The Quality, Value 4062 Germanna Hwy, LOCUST GROVE flective house numbers must be placed near the road at each residence so that that it is & Service You De- ¼ MILE WEST OF L.O.W. ON RT. 3 readable when illuminated by headlights approaching from either direction. Best wishes, Bill. SUNSET BUILDERS, INC. Home Improvements! Custom Home Builder Spruce Up Your Home Today! Specializing in tear down/ rebuild, Painting, New Roofs, Inside and Out! Decorator Services, All phases of remodeling, additions, painting, drywall, interior Basements finished, * 20 yrs exp. 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Call the Association office (540) 972-2237 for details about other display advertisements which must be prepaid (unless other arrangements are made) and which are due in the Association office by noon on the Monday after publication for the next publication or by the preceding Friday if Mon- 2 day is a holiday. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to LOWA, Inc., 102 Lakeview Pkwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508 LOWA BOARD MEETING MINUTES Lake Currents Lake Of The Woods Association, Inc. President Tom Cornell, and fellow officers Fire Chief Bruce Willets and Rescue Captain Benny Taylor. Board of Directors Meeting 9. Report from Orange County School Board Representative: Jim Hopkins reported that the School Board has been working on the budget and will present it to the Supervisors on February 7, 2009 February 17. Expenses need to be reduced by $2.2 million. There will be no salary increases 10 AM, Community Center this year, but 80% of expenses are staff salaries, which makes it hard to find areas to cut. On Note: These minutes are unapproved and provided to the membership for February 17 at 7:15 PM, the Civic Club will be hosting a presentation and slide show on the their review. The minutes will be submitted to the Board for approval at the new middle school at the Woods Center. March 7 meeting. 10. Reports of Officers: Present Others • President Wilson chose not to give a report due to the long business agenda. Bill Wilson, President Olive Kelly, Treasurer • Motion by Flynn, second by Sheridan, passed unanimously, to accept the following Jeffrey Flynn, Vice President John Bailey, General Manager Committee changes: Margaret Darby, Secretary Ted Wessel, Asst. GM of Operations Name Status Committee Neil Buttimer Linda Hiross, Recorder (from 10 AM) Joe Tackett Alternate Finance Peter Williams Carol Lee Voting Elections Bruce Kay Ken Rouse Alternate M& E Tom Sheridan Dan Greene Alternate Planning Karen Cakouros Resign Elections 1. Call to Order: • Treasurer Kelly’s most recent report can be found on pages 5-6. With a quorum present, President Bill Wilson called the meeting to order at 8 AM in the • Briefly, Ms. Kelly mentioned the need to make cuts in the budget in order to avoid Community Center. deficits by the end of the fiscal year. She reported that our accounting software needs to be up- 2. Executive Session: dated and a new accounting system identified that better meets our current needs. The Board is Motion passed unanimously to enter into Executive Session at 8:02 AM. considering outsourcing this function. Motion passed unanimously to enter into Open Session at 10:05 AM, and to affirm that • Motion passed unanimously to bar six individuals from LOW until their fines are paid the Board met earlier today in Executive Session, and only discussed topics regarding per- in full. sonal, personnel, contractual and/or legal matters. • Motion passed unanimously to grant the appeals for two individuals. 3. Approval of Agenda: • Motion passed unanimously to suspend the LOW driving privileges of four individuals. Motion by Buttimer, second by Williams, to approve the Agenda. Motion by Williams, • Motion passed unanimously, to suspend the driving privileges within LOW of three in- second by Kay, to amend the Agenda with the addition Item 15.4A: Consideration of Funding dividuals until they receive approved driving licenses from the state, and for a period of 90 Consultation Services for the Quality Management Council. Motion passed unanimously to days thereafter. approve the Agenda as amended. 11. Report of General Manager: John Bailey reported that the SWCB approved a two- 4. Approval of Minutes of January 3, 2009, and January 21, 2009. year extension of our conditional operation certificate, and also approved an alteration permit Motion by Sheridan, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to approve the minutes of Jan- on the proposed gate system, allowing us to reach a full PMF. We have two years to complete uary 3, 2000, and January 21, 2009. that work. Current estimated cost of the work is $5.6 million. He reviewed possible funding 5. Report from O.C. District 5 Supervisor: No report was available. sources and expected timeframe for completion. More details will be provided in Lake Cur- 6. Report from O.C. Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Mark Amos gave the statistics report for rents. A new floor has been installed in the Great Hall at the Clubhouse, to replace the one the month of January. In Orange County, there were 3060 calls for service, 80 warrants and damaged by water from a broken pipe. This was covered by our insurance. February 13, 2009 981 civil papers served, 22 criminal transports and 367 summonses issued. In LOW, there 12. Committee Reports: There were no Committee reports. were 65 calls for service, 54 civil papers served and 55 traffic tickets issued on Route 3. 13. Member Comments on Business Agenda: Three members gave their views on Sheriff Amos reported on several outstanding cases being worked, including indictments whether the Board should vote to pay off the Community Center loan and how to handle re- involving juveniles. A stolen vehicle around Somerville Road area was recovered in Culpeper. serves accordingly. One member felt a legal presence at every Board meeting should continue. Community Night will be at LOW on February 25, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Woods Center to pro- Another member felt the consideration of work on the parking lot has not been thoroughly dis- mote two programs, Crime Solvers and Neighborhood Watch. cussed and researched to be approved at this time. Another member warned that we risk pay- Another Police Academy class will start March 17 at Germanna Community College. Ap- ing for lot clean-ups when circumstances may not allow the owner to reimburse LOWA. plications can be picked up at the Holcomb Building. 14. UNFINISHED BUSINESS The Sheriff’s office is expecting severe budget cuts and this could affect many of their 14.1 Consideration of Addition of LOWA Regulation Section IV.C.5: Individual Be- programs. To help mitigate the losses, they will be holding a number of fundraising activities: havior-Use of Firearms and Related Items. (Second Reading) Topic: Archery a benefit basketball game on March 21 between the cops and teachers, and a golf tournament Motion by Williams, second by Kay, to adopt the proposed change to Regulation Section on May 11. He also said that a truck for shredding documents will be coming to Market Center IV.C.5: Individual Behavior—Use of Firearms. on Route 20 and will have a donation jar there if anyone wishes to contribute to the Sheriff’s Motion by Buttimer, second by Kay, to amend the Regulation to stipulate archery equip- fund. A new patrol officer will be joining the staff soon. ment is not allowed to be used “except with the approval of the General Manager.” 7. Report from Chief of Security: Mr. Dodson reported that in January there were sev- Vote on the amendment to the motion: Yea: Buttimer, Williams and Sheridan. Nay: eral complaints of children with dogs venturing onto the ice. Two juveniles were arrested for Flynn, Kay and Darby. Motion failed. vandalism. Two blown transformers were reported. There was one arrest for DWI. A missing Motion on the original motion: Yea: Darby, Kay, Flynn and Williams: Nay: Buttimer and juvenile was located and returned home. The rear gate arm was broken by a motorist who was Sheridan. Motion passed. fined. There were 20 animal complaints with one summons issued. There were 7 noise com- 14.2 Consideration of Changes to LOWA Regulation Section VIII: Use of the Club- plaints, 7 welfare checks, 11 assists and 4 house alarms. There were 8 complaints of sledding house. (Second Reading) on the dam and several vehicles stuck in the snow. A window was broken at the Community Motion by Darby, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to adopt the proposed change to Center and theft of a yard sign. Regulation Section VIII: Use of the Clubhouse. Overall there were 198 calls for service, and 36 summonses were issued in January. 14.3 Consideration of Changes to LOWA Regulation Section V.E.9: Posts with House 8. Report from LOW Fire & Rescue: Mr. Joseph Argenzio reported that in January Numbers. (Second Reading) there were 44 calls to the Fire Department and 87 to Rescue. The Annual Fund Drive raised Motion by Williams, second by Buttimer, to adopt the proposed change to Regulation $128,000, representing 24% of homes donating. The F&R annual payment for just the new V.E.9: Posts with House Numbers. firehouse is $127,000. This means that funds for maintenance and equipment are very low. 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Motion by Darby, second by Buttimer, to amend the Regulation to delete the sentence “If 7. Motion by Buttimer, second by Williams, to set the FY-2009 payroll, to include all line the lot owner does not elect to use the Lions Club at LOW for post installation, the specific de- items related to personnel pay and benefits, at a total of $2,969,695, and to authorize the Gen- sign and location of the post or other structure shall be submitted to ECC for approval with its eral Manager to use said funds for personnel needs as he and the management team so deter- planned location on a plot plan.” mine. Vote on amendment to the motion was unanimous. Motion by Sheridan, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to remove the wording “to use Motion by Buttimer, second by Flynn, passed unanimously, to amend the motion by said funds for personnel needs as he and the management team so determine” and replace with changing the date of compliance from May 1, 2009 to October 1, 2009. “to use said funds at no more than FY-2008 and full-time head count levels for personnel Vote on the original motion as amended was unanimous. needs and as the management team determines.” 15. NEW BUSINESS Motion by Flynn, second by Darby, to amend total payroll figure from $2,969,695 to 15.1 Consideration of Authorization to Enter Lots to Bring into Compliance. $2,869,695. Vote: Yea: Kay, Darby and Flynn. Nay: Buttimer, Williams and Sheridan. Motion Motion by Flynn, second by Williams, passed unanimously, to authorize Maintenance to failed. enter into the following properties to bring them into compliance, and direct that the owners be Motion by Kay, second by Darby, to amend the total payroll figure from $2,969,695 to billed for any expense incurred: Section 6, Lot 54; Section 6, Lot 183, and Section 9, Lot 79. $2,944,695. Vote: Yea: Darby, Sheridan, Williams, Kay and Flynn. Nay: Buttimer. Motion 15.2 Consideration of the Adoption of Virginia Boating Safety Education Require- passed. ment as part of the Regulations. Vote on the original motion as amended passed unanimously. Motion by Buttimer, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to direct the Rules Committee 8. Motion by Williams, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to reduce the Security work in conjunction with the Lake Users Committee to formulate an amendment to the LOWA Budget by $44,000. Regulations adopting the Virginia Boating Safety Requirement. 9. Motion by Darby, second by Kay, to reduce the Contingency Fund by $40,000. 15.3 Consideration of Retaining the Services of the Law Firm of Whiteford, Taylor Vote: Yea: Darby and Flynn. Nay: Williams, Buttimer, Sheridan and Kay. Motion failed. & Preston LLP. 10. Motion by Flynn, second by Williams, to reduce the Contingency Fund by $20,000. Motion by Kay, second by Darby, passed unanimously, to approve the engagement of the Motion by Sheridan, second by Kay, to increase the Contingency Fund to $110,000 from law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, for legal services of the Association. the budgeted $60,000, to go into the Restricted Reserves of which the General Manager can 15.4 Consideration of Security Contract. only use $50,000. Vote: Yea: Sheridan. Nay: Buttimer, Williams, Darby, Flynn and Kay. Mo- Motion by Williams, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to postpone consideration of tion failed. the Security Contract to the March 7, 2009 Board meeting. Vote on original motion: Yea: Darby, Flynn and Kay. Nay: Williams, Buttimer and Sheri- 15.4A. Consideration of Funding for Consultation Services to the Quality Manage- dan. Motion failed. ment Council. 11. Motion by Kay, second by Sheridan, to increase the Contribution to New Capital by Motion by Williams, second by Sheridan, to approve funding in the amount of $24,000 $175,000, and to add “Reconfiguring of the Front Gate Area” to the list of New Capital items out of the General Manager’s 2008 Contingency Fund for consultant services for the Quality to be accomplished in FY-2009. Management Council and the Association. Vote: Yea: Darby, Williams, Kay, Sheridan and Motion by Flynn, second by Darby, to amend the motion to change”$175,000” to Buttimer. Nay: Flynn. Motion passed. “$100,000”, and change “FY-2009” to “FY-2010”. Vote: Yea: Buttimer, Darby, Flynn, 15.5 Consideration of Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Amendments. Williams and Kay. Nay: Sheridan. Motion passed. Amendments to the 2009 Budget were proposed as follows: Vote on original motion as amended: Yea: Williams, Darby, Flynn and Kay. Nay: February 13, 2009 1. Motion by Kay, second by Darby to pay off the Community Center Loan in the Buttimer and Sheridan. Motion passed. amount of $815,000, effective April 30, 2009. Vote: Yea: Darby, Kay and Flynn. Nay: 12. Motion by Kay, second by Flynn, to add “New Community Parking Lot” in the Williams, Buttimer and Sheridan. President Wilson voted “yea” to break the tie. Motion amount of $18,000 to the list of New Capital items to be accomplished in FY-2009. Vote: Yea: passed. Sheridan. Nay: Darby, Kay, Williams, Buttimer and Flynn. Motion failed. 2. Motion by Buttimer, second by Williams, to increase the Contribution to New Capital 13. Motion by Williams, second by Kay, to approve the changes to the proposed budget by $138,230, which includes interest of 5%, for a period of seven years in order to replenish as recommended by the General Manager in his memorandum dated January 30, 2009, and as the Replacement Reserves. amended by his supplemental memo. Motion by Sheridan, second by Flynn, passed unanimously, to change “New Capital” to 14. Motion by Darby, second by Kay, to table the motion for consideration at the Febru- “Replacement Capital”. ary Board Workshop. Vote: Yea: Darby, Sheridan and Flynn. Nay: Buttimer, Williams and Vote on original motion as amended: Yea: Williams, Buttimer and Sheridan. Nay: Kay, Kay. President voted “yea” to break the tie. Motion passed. Darby and Flynn. President Wilson voted “yea” to break the tie. Motion passed. 15.6 Consideration of Fiscal Year 2009 Assessment. 3. Motion by Darby, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to delete Interest Expense for Motion by Kay, second by Darby, passed unanimously, to table the motion to set the final the Community Center Loan in the amount of $16,300. budget assessment fee until the Board Workshop on Wednesday, February 25 at 2 PM in the 4. Motion by Sheridan, second by Kay, passed unanimously, to increase revenue for Serv- lower level of the Clubhouse. ice Charges by $38,000, in recognition of the Board’s December approval to again offer semi- 16. General Member Comments: A member questioned the reason for cutting the Secu- annual assessment payments to our membership. rity budget (Security was overbudgeted by $44k when compared to bids received); one mem- 5. Motion by Kay, second by Darby to keep the user fees the same as they were in Fiscal ber felt that the covenant on “Right of First Refusal” should be dropped (Note: A Referendum 2008. Vote: Yea: Kay, Darby, Sheridan, Williams and Flynn. Nay: Buttimer. Motion passed. on this item was rejected by the membership in the recent past); a member addressed the food costs at the Clubhouse and other cost-saving measures; and one member said she would be willing to pay an increased assessment fee to replenish reserves. 17. Scheduled Meetings: • Board Workshop: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 2 PM in the lower level of the Clubhouse: Open Session following to finalize budget. • Regular Monthly Board Meeting: Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 10 AM in the Commu- nity Center 18. Adjournment: Motion to recess passed unanimously at 1:50 PM with plans for the Board to reconvene on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 2 PM in the lower level of the Club- house. Margaret Darby, LOWA Secretary Lake Fitness offers Strength & Stamina! classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Enthusiastic commitment to excellence! Community Center. Class level is intermediate to advanced, but can be modified for beginners. Goals are to increase cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, core strength, flexibility and Paid Advertisements balance. We look forward to your joining us. Please call Jennifer Zukowski at 4 972-8880 for more information. LOWA FINANCIALS Lake Currents Treasurer’s Report Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. December 31, 2008 LAKE OF THE WOODS ASSOCIATION, INC. Balance Sheet - December 31, 2008 by Olive Kelly, Treasurer, LOWA SHEET - Kelly, LOWA Treasurer BALANCEPrepared by OliveDECEMBER 31, 2008 This report is an attempt to give you a brief overview of the existing ASSETS: LIABILITIES budget and to highlight some of the challenges we face putting the Current Assets Current Liabilities: FY09 Budget together. Petty Cash 6,650 Accounts Payable 319,522 In reviewing the financial data Cash- Wachovia 294,219 Reserves - Channel 18 4,473 for the period ended 12/31/08, rev- StellarOne Money Market 325,206 Note Payable-StellarOne 815,000 enue was ahead of expenses by Morgan Stanley Restricted Fds. 100,073 Deferred Assessment 1,600,340 $884,095. At the same time, we are StellartOne CEDARS - Collateral 824,639 showing a positive variance, in the StellarOne Investments (CDs) 940,859 aggregate, of $854,098. However, StellarOne Operating Funds 115,963 we still have four more months Accounts Receivable 258,709 ahead of us and the projections are Accrued Interest Receivable 29,585 not as favorable. A detailed sum- Inventories 69,342 mary is attached for your informa- Prepaid expenses 85,675 tion. Total Current Assets 3,050,920 3,050,920 Secondly, we have finally put Other Assets together a “cost to complete report” Capital Credits 30,000 to determine how much cash we Total Other Assets Total Liabilities 2,739,335 will need to meet the remaining budget needs for FY 08. Based on the projections, if additional cuts Property, Plant and Equipment: EQUITY: are not made, we are likely to end Land 1,684,729 Donated Equity 1,102,850 the year with a budget deficit of Clubhouse Bldgs./Equip. 3,569,327 Capital Reserves 1,460,271 $338,070. The Cash Reserve Bal- Community Center Building 1,110,961 Equity 11,668,253 February 13, 2009 ance at the end of the period stood Golf Shop Buildings/Equip. 2,078,188 at $1,460,271 of which $820,000 is Roads and Vehicles 4,083,445 Total Equity 14,231,374 being held as collateral against the Current Year Capital 1,739,307 Loan. CCS Bldgs/Equipment 1,277,455 It is just as important to point Lakes Bldgs/Equipment 1,039,528 out that we are in dire need of a Pools Bldgs/Equipments 1,494,892 new accounting system at the Hol- Germanna Property 233,300 comb Building. The software that is Other Bldgs. /Equipment 3,987,797 in place is antiquated. It is not ca- Total 20,614,200 pable of generating a complete set Less:Accum.Depreciation (8,409,140) of accounting reports. Some of our 12,205,060 monthly financial reports are cre- Total Property, Plant and Equipment 12,205,060 ated by hand. It is unconscionable the amount of man hours spent in putting the budget together simply because we lack the right manage- TOTAL ASSETS 16,970,709 TOTAL LIA.& EQUITY 16,970,709 ment tools. That being said, I am pleased to report that our Board fully understands the need to up- grade the system and is currently looking into the possibility of out- This year it’s time for a sourcing this function. workout that really works. 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Local Local Address Address Address Address Address Local Local Local 5 LOWA FINANCIALS Lake Currents LOWA Revenue and Expense Summary for Month Ended December ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 LOWA REVENUE & EXPENSE SUMMARY FOR 8-MONTHS 31, 2008 Prepared by Olive Kelly, LOWA Treasurer Actuals Accumulated Actuals Accumulated Budget Budget Month-ended 12/31/08 8-mos. Ended 12/31/08 8-mos.ended 12/31/08 Variance Favorable Description Revenue Expenses Revenue Expenses Revenue Expenses (Unfavorable) Note 3 Administration 467,576 73,089 3,915,065 672,169 3,860,311 652,223 3,208,088 Activities & Wellness 288 16,016 8,245 112,582 13,166 146,338 (133,172) Campgrounds 43 2,018 12,802 14,475 14,686 14,523 163 Note 1 Clubhouse 56,028 114,144 688,323 1,062,160 724,168 1,101,163 (376,995) Committees/Communications 7,240 53,082 90,092 468,540 115,771 539,091 (423,320) Equestrian 1,413 14,008 46,537 156,453 116,765 182,635 (65,870) Note 1 Fareways Restaurant 5,800 15,488 89,294 153,963 91,100 129,834 (38,734) Maintenance 16,608 57,036 163,395 532,480 151,978 519,854 (367,876) Notes 1, 2 Golf Operations/"LOWGO"Shop 14,126 32,814 526,939 290,431 526,425 317,927 208,498 Golf Maintenance - 41,874 - 353,071 - 354,928 (354,928) Grounds 8,211 22,435 87,405 180,553 89,632 191,419 (101,787) Note 1 Lakes - 11,152 353,400 239,348 332,090 244,618 87,472 Pools & Fitness 1,275 7,281 87,046 185,044 83,533 140,405 (56,872) Roads 6,743 47,130 58,964 491,268 97,403 530,336 (432,933) Security 6,560 44,149 32,550 354,260 42,966 329,917 (286,951) Tennis - 1,376 6,000 15,165 5,200 15,885 (10,685) Revenue 591,911 553,092 6,166,057 5,281,962 6,265,194 5,411,096 854,098 Less Expenses: (553,092) (5,281,962) (5,411,096) February 13, 2009 Surplus(Deficit) 38,819 884,095 854,098 Note 1: Expenses include cost of goods sold. Note 2: Golf Operations include revenue from cart rentals, greens and trail fees. Note 3: Includes Revenue from Assessment LOW LIONESS CLUB Lions Sponsored Bermuda Cruise INDOOR Come one, come all. FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SALE Books, Baked Goods, Food Concession, Crafts, Attic Treasures It’s nearly time. The countdown has almost begun. Community, Lions’ Sight and Hearing Van relatives, neighbors and friends outside the Lake, join us June 7-14 for this fun-filled 7-day cruise to beautiful coral-laced Bermuda, sailing aboard the Norwegian Majesty from Baltimore, leaving the Lower Level of the Clubhouse by bus. Locust Grove Middle School Let us take care of your luggage. (Route 20 – 6 miles south of Route 3) Beaches, shopping, golf, St. George sightseeing. March 28, 2009 There are staterooms still available and 8:00 A.M. until Noon at reduced prices. Book Collection: March 14 For details, best cabin selection and rates, 8:00 A.M. – Noon Paid Advertisements LOW LL Parking Lot and contact Lion Skip Poole at 972-7354. Ferris Building Reserve now! Be the first on your block with a suntan! For Space Reservations: 972-5408 6 ASSOCIATION NEWS Lake Currents ASSOCIATION BULLETIN BOARD Board Meeting (recessed from 2/7): February 25, 2 PM, LLCH Board Meeting: March 7, 10 AM, CC. Dinner Specials for the Week of February 18-22 Wednesday—Pasta Night Choose from three different pastas all under $10 COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Thursday—Rib Night Members are encouraged to attend. Friday—Prime Rib, 8-oz. or 12-oz. MEETING FACILITY KEY: Beef Wellington Lake Users: cancelled for February Saturday—Prime Rib, 8-oz. or 12-oz. Maintenance & Ecol: 2/18, 7 PM (M-CR) CC Community Center CH Clubhouse Surf & Turf (Filet w/creamy garlic shrimp) Legal & Comp Meeting: 2/18, 7 PM (RR) CHGH Clubhouse Great Hall Sunday—Family Night/ kids eats free with Legal & Comp Hearing: 2/18, 8 PM (CR) CH-PR Clubhouse Presidents’ purchase of adult entrée Room ECC: 2/19, 8:30 AM (ECC) CR Conference Room Prime Rib, 8-oz. or 12-oz. Holcomb Building Youth: 2/23, 9 AM (CC) Meatloaf Dinner ECC ECC Roundhouse Planning: 2/23, 7 PM (CR) LLCH Lower Level Communication: 2/25, 3 PM (CR) Clubhouse Dinner Specials for theWeek of Feb 25 to March 1 M-CR Maintenance Golf: 3/2, 9 AM (WC) Conference Room Wednesday—Pasta Night Finance: 3/2, 7 PM (CR) RR Reading Room Choose from three pasta specials all under $10 Holcomb Building Thursday—Rib Night WC Woods Center YC Youth Center (CC) Friday—Prime Rib 8oz. or 12oz. Salmon in Parchment Saturday—Prime Rib 8oz. or 12oz. Surf and Turf (Grilled Sirloin w/Lobster Tail) February 13, 2009 Sunday—Family Night/ kids eats free with purchase of adult entrée CHANNEL 18 PROGRAMS Prime Rib 8oz. or 12oz. Please check Channel 18 for a list of show times. Smothered Grilled Chicken Watch for new Amenity infomercials at the end of most programming. Programming schedule subject to change February 13-20, 2009 LOWA Board Review (1:00) You re invited to the blockbuster movie... Bill Wilson, LOWA President & John Bailey, LOWA General Manager FIREPROOF 6 AM 10 AM 6 PM 10 PM AARP WW2 Veteran Interview (:50) Robert S. Ewens, WW2 Navy – Served on Battleship USS Missouri NEVER LEAVE YOUR 7 AM 11 AM 7 PM 11 PM PARTNER BEHIND Ch. 18 Travel Series: “Italy’s Spectacular Amalfi Coast” 8 AM 12 PM 8 PM 12 AM Watch it with your LOWA Board of Directors Meeting (Feb. 7) Live-on-Tape (3:00) spouse FREE at 2 PM…Saturday The LOW Church February 20-27, 2009 Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. AARP Presents “Managing Stress for Seniors” (1:00) Speaker: Joan Vernikos, Ph.D, Author The unique and separate 6 AM 6 PM struggles of a husband and Civic Club Presents “The New Middle School” (1:00) wife and the sacrifice required Speaker: Jim Hopkins, OC School Board member, District 5 to get a marriage back on track 7 AM 7 PM and to keep it there. LOW Veterans Presents “George & Martha Washington” (1:00) Valley Forge…Battle of Trenton by John & Judith Harris • Shows how a marriage can get stronger. 8 AM 8 PM • Please invite your friends. Down Home Virginia (:30) • Childcare: nursery to 5th grade Garden: Start Vegetable Cold Crops in Feb/Mar Recipe: Virginia Crab & Apple Tart (Pre-registration appreciated-972-9060) 9 AM 9 PM Paid Advertisement For more information, call 972-9060 LOWA Board Workshop (3:00) or visit www.lowchurch.org 9:45 AM 9:45 PM 1 Church Lane, off Lakeview Pkwy Making Christ Known Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Feb. 10) (3:00) 2 PM…Saturday 2 PM…Wednesday 7 C A L E N D A R of E V E N T S Lake Currents AMENITIES To reserve meeting space in all facilities: Woods Center, Commu- Friday, February 13 nity Center, Lower Level Club- 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. house, Sweetbriar Park/ Pavilion, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. and Holcomb Building, contact 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. Sylvia -9680. 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Square Dancers (LLCH). Valentine theme w/guest caller Joe Dungan. $5/non-club members. All wel- HOLCOMB BUILDING: come. Info: Dionne -6699 or Darby -7696. Closed Feb. 16 (Presidents’ Day) Office hours M-F Saturday, February 14 8:30 AM-4:30 PM 9 AM Walking Group at Fitness Center. Info: Jennifer -8880. Info -2237 1 PM Susannah Chandler Chapter, DAR meeting with guest speaker discussing Alzheimer’s, note location is Woods Center meeting room. Info: Lamasure 548-8740. CLUBHOUSE: Office Hours: Tu-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM Sunday, February 15 Lunch: Sat & Sun, 11 AM-4 PM 6:15 PM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Angie -0573. Dinner: Wed, Thu, Sun 5-9 PM 7 PM-9 PM Duplicate Bridge (WC). Info: Bob -8211 or Doris -2130. Fri & Sat, 5-10 PM Brunch: Sunday 10 AM-1 PM Info/Reservations (for Club Room Monday, February 16 only), call -2221 Presidents’ Day – LOWA Offices Closed 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. GOLF: Special! 9 Holes with Cart 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. for $16 (M-F, after 2 PM) 9:30 AM AARP Meeting (CHGH). Joan Vernikos, Ph.D., author, will speak on managing stress for seniors. Reserve a tee time -2230 Info: Bob -3812. LOWGO Pro Shop: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Chair Yoga (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. 8:30 AM-5 PM daily 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Pre-Ballet ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. Golf Course: 12 PM-3 PM The Closet Quilters (CR). Info: Marie -4358. 9 AM-5 PM daily 12:30 PM-1 PM Creative Movement ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. Fareways: Info: -2216 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. February 13, 2009 8 AM-2 PM daily through March 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Strength & Stamina Class (CC). Fee. Info: Jennifer -8880. 7 PM Monday Night Bridge (CH). Info: Kovarik-7866. ECC Office: Info: -2211 M-F, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesday, February 17 EQUESTRIAN CENTER: 9 AM-10 AM Gentle Yoga (CC). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. Call to schedule a trail ride 10 AM-11:45 AM Craft Group (LOWC). Info: Rosemary -1375. Info: -2238 10:15 AM-1:15 PM Fun Bunch 55+ (CC). Info: Hank or Carolyn -0359. 5:30 PM Weight Watchers (CR). Fee. Info: Sylvia -9680. FITNESS CENTER: 7 PM Adult Table Tennis (CC). Info: Al 540-846-2064. Daily 5 AM-11 PM 7:15 PM Civic Club Meeting (WC). Speaker Jim Hopkins, OC School Board Member, will speak on the new Info: Dan -0153 Middle School. Info: Glenn -9350. COMMUNITY CENTER: Wednesday, February 18 Open daily. Info -9680 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. Youth Center: 7-10 PM 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. Fridays Ages 10-12 9 AM Walking Group at Fitness Center. Info: Jennifer -8880. 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. Saturdays Ages 13-15 9:15 AM MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) (LOWC, Friendship Hall). Info: Michelle -6109. TENNIS: 9:30 AM-2 PM Wednesday Ladies’ Bridge (CR). Info: Josephine -6098. 11:30 PM-12 PM Creative Movement ages 3-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. (Hollyfield Park) Open Tennis, 12:15 AM-1 PM Pre-Ballet ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at540-842-8331. MWF, 1:30-3:30 PM 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. Info: Charles -5858. 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Strength & Stamina Class (CC). Fee. Info: Jennifer -8880. 6 PM F&R Bingo (LLCH). Bingo starts at 7 PM. Info: Warren -5494. SKATE PARK: Closed February Info: Sylvia -9680 LOW Directories on sale for $9 at get rid of? Please donate that car, boat, FUNDRAISERS the Holcomb Building, Security, Lake canoe or other large equipment (snow of the Woods Hardware. Telephone blower, leaf mulcher, wood chopper, Deadline for submissions numbers, addresses, all sorts of infor- etc.) to the LOW Lions Club. You’ll be to the February 27 issue of Lions 300 Club Winners mation you need. Sales benefit F&R. helping the community and realize a Lake Currents is Round 45 Drawing #7 LOW Items. Coffee mugs, highball tax-deduction all at the same time. The February 13 glasses, playing cards, car decals avail- Lions will supply you with a donation 160 John Martin $200 able from LOW Lioness Club. Profits receipt. Your contribution will be used 177 Ken Hargraves $100 Deadline for submissions go to community service projects. Info: for the several Lions benevolences to the March 13 issue of Bobbie -4592 or Gail -5698. throughout the community. Info: Lion Car, Boat Donations to LOW Bob -0783 to discuss your donation and Lake Currents is Lions: Do you have a car or boat in arrangements. 8 March 2 working, safe condition that you want to ASSOCIATION NEWS Lake Currents Tips from the Pro are eligible to vote in the election. Such nominees shall be given the same rights and privileges during the election process as those nominees who are recommended by the Nominating Committee and accepted by the Board of Directors.” Petitions must New Golf Handicap Software for 2009 be filed no later than June 7, 2009. If you have questions, please call Lynn Huntsman by Rea Hargraves, PGA at 972-0151. PGA Professional: “Experts in the Game and Business of Golf” This is a great opportunity to give back to your community. Again, please con- sider serving on the Board of Directors—we need you! Last week, I went to the Independence Golf Club in Rich- mond, VA, to learn more about the new handicap and tourna- ment software we will be using in 2009. The new program is called GHIN (pronounced “jin”). The GHIN program will be used throughout Virginia beginning March 1 through Decem- Covenant Enforcement Statistics ber 1. GHIN is used in 69 golf associations and 42 states. Cur- by Ed Taylor, Environmental Control Inspector rently, 13,000 clubs are using this program. With this program, each golfer needs to learn his/her new During the month of January there were 44 new issues addressed. Of these, and on- VSGA/GHIN number. This is a seven-digit number that is going issues, 74 were resolved. There are 49 open issues. Summonses were issued for unique to each individual golfer. By knowing this number, 5 violations, which were referred to our Legal and Compliance Committee for resolu- Rea Hargraves golfers can post their scores at their home course, online and tion. The most common violations were unsightly, lots, boat / trailer placement, trucks, at any other course in Virginia. Your number will be requested and covers. on VSGA championship, one-day events and on other registration forms. It is impor- If you have any questions or concerns, please call the ECC office at 972-2211. tant for each golfer to learn his/her number. Come by the Pro LOWGO Shop to reg- ister. I hope to see you on the course! Please Consider Serving on the Board of Directors—We Need You! by Lynn Huntsman, Chair, Nominating Committee Two positions on the Lake of the Woods Association Board of Directors will be open for election on September 7 due to expiration of terms. Both are for three-year terms. February 13, 2009 LOWA members who wish to be candidates must qualify either by completing and submitting an application form to the Nominating Committee or by petition. By application: The form “Application to the Nominating Committee for LOWA Board of Directors” is available in the Holcomb Building, or it can be down- loaded at www.LOWA.org (click on Forms under the Administration heading). Nomi- nating Committee interviews will take place in April. Please submit applications no later than March 31, 2009, in a sealed envelope addressed to Chair, Nominating Committee, 102 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove, VA 22508, or they may be hand- delivered to the Receptionist at the Holcomb Building. By petition: For those who do not wish to go through the interview process, you are welcome to run for the Board of Directors by petition. The LOWA Bylaws allow for nominations for the position of Director “up to 90 days before the next annual election of the Association by petition signed by the owners of at least 250 lots who Paid Advertisements 9 LOW COMMUNITY Lake Currents Donations to F&R Drive Dip by Hank Altman, LOW Fire & Rescue LOW residents' contributions to the annual Fire & Rescue fund drive dropped slightly last year, a development that can be ascribed in part to hard times that have befallen the economy but that is also in line with a trend that began early in the decade. Gifts totaling $102,599 came in from 961 LOW households. That compared with 975 households and a total of $111,910 in 2007. By contrast, gifts from outside LOW increased. There were 130, totaling $10,840. The year before, there were 123, and they totaled $7,250. LOW's volunteers serve a wide area around LOW as well as our community itself. A typical donation was $100, but gifts—all welcome—came in many sizes. There were 16 of $500 or more, two from outside LOW. The largest household gift: $3,600. Adding contributions from businesses and organizations to those from house- holds, the 2008 drive took in $126,038. That is barely enough to cover F&R’s monthly mortgage payments on its firehouse. F&R had no mortgage before comple- tion of the firehouse two years ago. F&R has received increased support from Orange County since the advent in 2006 of fees for emergency ambulance service—paid in large measure by insurers— Bring the Family to the and it receives an annual LOWA payment. Fund-raising activities, including bingo and publication of the LOW Directory, also help. Winter Children’s Carnival But without the annual fund drive and the service without pay of scores of volun- by Carolyn Stringer, LOW Church teers, a handful of county-paid personnel supplement them, F&R could not maintain the high level of performance for which it is known. The more money that comes in, The entire LOW community is invited to the Winter Children’s Carnival on Sat- the better the job F&R can do. urday, February 28, from 10 AM to 3 PM (rain or shine) at The Lake of the Woods Just under 27 percent of LOW households gave to last year’s fund drive. Just Church. over 27 percent gave the year before. Roughly 50 percent gave in each of the first This year children can watch one of three shows presented by a ventriloquist. three years of the decade. Since then, with one exception, the trend has been down: Other special events include a small animal petting zoo, a reptile exhibit, a raffle 46 percent in 2003, 36 percent in 2004, 37 percent in 2005, and 28 percent in 2006. with prizes, and a magician. The accompanying box shows how, despite increases in LOW’s population, the You will also find games and prizes, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts for number of givers has declined in recent years. kids, popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs! What a great way to have fun and laughs February 13, 2009 on a winter day. LOW Givers to F&R All proceeds go to support youth missions for 2009. For more information, call 2000 1,304 972-9060 or visit the church web site at www.lowchurch.org. 2001 1,380 2002 1,435 2003 1,344 2004 1,159 2005 1,254 2006 1,003 2007 975 2008 961 Photo by Hank Altman F&R’s new ladder truck Dance, Dance, Dance by Anne Boyd, Secretary, LOW Square Dance Club The members of the LOW Square Dance club hit the floor dancing in the new year. January 9 we hosted a Washington Square Dancers Cooperative Assn. (WASCA) theme dance in support of WASCA's 50th Birthday celebration to take place in March. Butch Adams, guest caller, called to a floor of six plus squares. The next weekend, approximately 30 club members traveled to Williamsburg for two nights of square and round dancing at the Chamberlayne Squares annual dance. This event was begun by our own club caller, Jesse Shackelford, 39 years ago! January 31, two squares of club members performed at Brock Elementary School as part of a fund-raiser for Kristen Boyle, a four-year-old battling leukemia. This Charles Mincey, left, and Tom Northam will be among the local per- dance was sponsored by Girl Scouts. Charlie Shoemaker, caller, put together a fun sonalities performing in God on Broadway at The Lake of the Woods program for the evening. The event organizers used a square dance theme with Church monthly concert on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21, posters made by the children. Grown-ups and children were decked out in western 7 PM. More than 20 singers, dancers and musicians are coming duds and boots (lots of boots!). They all had fun learning some square dance moves together to present music from a variety of Broadway shows: as well as line dancing. Those young folks sure can bend in places that are amazing. Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor (Oh, my aching back!) Club members made individual donations to this cause, and Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys & Dolls, Le Miserables, among we are keeping this brave little girl in our thoughts and prayers. Our current square dance class is about to finish its second session and begin the others. final session. They are doing nicely, and we are looking forward to having them join Prior to the concert, the LOW Youth will sponsor a dinner starting our club. For information, call Dionne at 972-6699 or Darby at 972-7696. 10 at 5 PM to raise funds for mission trips. LOW COMMUNITY Lake Currents District 5 School Board Member Our February meeting (February 19, 1:30 PM in the Holcomb Building Confer- ence Room—1 PM meet & greet) will take up the administrative matters that were to Discuss New Middle School tabled for the January meeting. The main agenda item will be the discussion and vote concerning the new Club By-laws proposed by the Steering Committee. We will also by Glenn Bates, Member, Civic Club discuss possible program ideas, special events, and/or field trips for the coming year. Please try to attend this important meeting, as your vote and your voice are needed in Jim Hopkins, a member of the Orange County these deliberations. School Board representing District 5, is to be the LOW In support of President Obama’s suggestion that we honor Dr. Martin Luther Civic Club’s guest speaker on February 17. He will King with a National Day of Service on his January 19 birthday holiday, our Club focus on plans for completion of the new middle school, collected non-perishable food items for the Wilderness Food Pantry. Enough items which has now been given a go-ahead by the Orange were donated to completely fill the large trunk of Janet Haase’ car. Janet also re- County Board of Supervisors. In addition, it is expected ported that Club members had donated $575 to the Pantry over the Christmas holi- that Jim will discuss the progress in hiring a permanent day. Thanks to all of you who contributed to these efforts. The number of people Superintendent of Schools, as well as other significant served by the Food Pantry continues to grow, while the downturn in the economy is school-related issues of interest to Orange County resi- causing the number of donations to shrink. Please remember the Food Pantry if you dents. have enough to spare and to share. Jim was elected to the School Board in November, New members are being introduced at each of our meetings, and we are de- Jim Hopkins 2007, with a stated goal of ensuring that our tax dollars lighted to welcome them to our ranks. If you or someone you know would be inter- are spent prudently and in line with the interests of the ested in joining our Club, please contact Mary Berger at 972-3066 or Angie Turvey entire community, while providing a quality education for all students. He has a Mas- at 972-1852. “Change we can believe in” requires all of us. ter’s degree in Education from the University of Maryland, and taught high school music and mathematics for thirty years before retiring in 1994. A former member of the LOW Planning Committee, Jim also served as Presi- dent of the Civic Club for three years, and remains an active member of the club’s Board of Directors. The Civic Club meeting will be held on February 17 at 7:15 PM in the Woods Orange County Supervisor’s Letter Center meeting room. As always, the meeting is open to both members and non- by Lee Frame, District 5 Supervisor members. Your attendance and participation in the meeting is encouraged. During discussions of the new middle school design, several people asked if the school was going to be a “green” design. That prompted me to ask additional ques- tions about this design aspect as the architects briefed the LGA News School Board and Board of Supervisors last year. At that time it was evident that green design principles were February 13, 2009 by Heather Kuzma, Publicity Chairman being considered in the school plans. The frigid weather this winter seems to be making up for Two weeks ago, I attended the preconstruction meet- the mild winters of the last few years. It’s been a long time ing for the middle school. One topic that got a lot of since there has been so much ice on our lakes. If you feel like attention was LEED certification. LEED stands for Lead- you want to get out and stay in shape for the spring golf season, ership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is a call our golf pro, Rea Hargraves, at the Woods Center and sign Lee Frame national rating system developed by the U.S. Green up for his winter program at the Community Center. Rea has Building Council. LEED addresses all building types and worked hard to come up with a program to help golfers keep emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water sav- their muscles active and ready for the golf season. He will put ings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental you through the paces with exercise, stretching, balance, and quality. tips to help your game. The people who have participated in the sessions so far, have The architect’s design includes features such as stormwater quality control, maxi- been very happy with the results. mization of open space, 40% water use reduction and 28% energy use reduction that The LGA dues for next season are payable now. Make your check for $20 give points towards various levels of LEED certification. Other features which payable to “LOW LGA” and note that you are a 9-, 18-holer, or farmer on the check. enhance certification levels are reduction of offsite light pollution, daylight views in Place your check in the box in the ladies locker room. Your check must be received 90% of the rooms, responsive control of heating and lighting and making facilities by February 15 for your name to be included in next year’s booklet. So far, over 60 availability for uses other than school. ladies have paid. The handicap fee will be collected in March by the ProLOWGO Many of the features that improve LEED certification scores must be imple- Shop. mented in the building process, and that was the reason for the architect’s detailed Let’s hope that the very cold weather is a thing of the past. We need those warm explanation to the contractor and his subcontractors who were present at the meeting. spring days to get us back on the course. Some of these provisions include erosion and sediment control during construction, recycling 50% to 75% of the construction waste, using 10% to 20% of recycled ma- terials in construction, using 10% to 20% of materials that originate within 500 miles of the site (to reduce transport energy and pollution), and 50% of all wood materials From Walmart to the certified as meeting forest stewardship standards. Other requirements ensure that the school has a healthy environment for teachers Wilderness Food Pantry and students. Ventilation components and ducting awaiting installation at the site must have the ends covered so that dust or other contaminants can’t enter. Installed by Jeanne Allen, Publicity, Democratic Women’s Club absorptive materials such as ceiling tiles or wallboard must be protected from mois- ture and contamination prior to installation. All adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings The planned agenda for our January meeting was postponed to February in order and carpeting must meet standards for emission of volatile organic compounds. This to hear several speakers from local preservation and environmental groups and their will substantially reduce the irritating and/or harmful air contaminants. The school views and positions on the proposed Walmart development. Dan Holmes of the Pied- administration also has a role in achieving LEED certification by ensuring that mont Environmental Committee, Craig Rains of the Friends of the Wilderness Bat- tobacco smoke and cleaning materials do not degrade the air quality of the school. tlefield, and Brent Laurenz of the Civil War Preservation Trust (www.civilwar.org or There are four levels of LEED certification; certified, silver, gold and platinum. If firstname.lastname@example.org) each presented much-needed information on the size and all contractual minimum requirements are met, the school should meet the silver scope of the various developments planned along the Route 3 corridor and their com- level. If some of the goals above contractual requirements are met, the school may bined effect on Lake of the Woods and the surrounding community Their input was rate a gold level certification. We should all be pleased that the School Board has very much appreciated, and they also provided guidance on how best to proceed at sought LEED certification so that Orange County will have a school that we can be this point in the negotiations between Orange County and the developers If you proud of. were unable to attend the meeting and have questions on this topic, please contact If you would like to contact me, you can email me at leeframe@orangecoun- Judy Troast at 972-5541 or Sheila Clark at 972-0305. tyva.gov. 11 11 VIEWPO INT S Lake Currents Chef Nick will be preparing Valentine’s Specials February 14th Make your reservations now, Don’t get left in the cold! February 13, 2009 Three letters were submitted; all have been published. The comments and opinions offered by individual members do not necessarily reflect the views of the Association. Letters for publication should be limited to 175 words Vassa Olson, or less and emailed to email@example.com. 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Ceramic Tiles Installed Sponsored By Local: 540.373.2800 For Rates You Can Live With! ext 153 The more you use it, Toll Free: 800.729.3013 The more useful it will become! Kitchen and Bathroom Cell: 540.840.9444 Remodeling E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Paid Advertisements Paid Advertisements www.VassaOlson.sell4.com Tom Roach 540/972-9093 (540) 972-4680 www.LOWneighbors.com (703) 296-9605 Independently owned and operated LOW Resident 12 Top Selling Office in Virginia C A L E N D A R of E V E N T S Lake Currents Thursday, February 19 NOTICES 9 AM-10 AM Gentle Yoga (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. February 25, Community 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Yoga I (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. Awareness Program, Sgt. 1:30 PM Democratic Women’s Club (CR). Info: Jeanne -9262 or Martha -7781. Mardeusz and Deputy Malone of the Orange County Sheriff ’s Office Friday, February 20 will discuss Neighborhood Watch 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. and Crime Solvers Programs. 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. Solved and open cases will be high- 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. lighted. Q&A session to follow. 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. 6:30-8:30 PM at the Woods Center. 7:00 PM Concert (LOWC). Info: -9060. Come and get involved. 7:30 PM LOW Bass Anglers (WC). Info: JD at email@example.com. March 28, LOW Lioness Flea 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Rappa Rounders Dancing (WC). Info: Ostlund -2357. Market and Craft Fair, 8 AM to Noon at the Locust Grove Middle School. Includes book sale, bake Saturday, February 21 sale and food concession. See ad on Keep LOW Beautiful Litter Pick-up. Sponsored by LOW Garden Club. Info: Jan -1630. p. 7 of this issue for more details. 9 AM Walking Group at Fitness Center. Info: Jennifer -8880. April 8, DAR day-trip to Stratford Hall Plantation. Non-refundable cost Sunday, February 22 of $65pp includes admission at Strat- ford, the Washington Birthplace Monu- 11:15 AM-12:15 AM Rev. Linda Stransky and her husband Mark from Project Crossroads, a mission project in Marion,VA, ment, and lunch in Stratford Dining will preach at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Lignum. All are welcome. Info: Bob -9971. Room. The bus will depart at 8 AM and 6:15 PM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Angie -0573. return around 5:30 PM. Info: Linda Sut- 7 PM-9 PM Duplicate Bridge (WC). Info: Bob -8211 or Doris -2130. phin, 972-7554. April 17 thru May 15, Mah Monday, February 23 Jongg classes will be at the Wilder- 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. ness Library on Friday mornings 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. from 10 AM-12 noon. Classes will 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -42322 continue for five weeks. If you are 9 AM-1 PM Mary Washington Hospital Mammogram Van (LLCH parking lot). For appointment call 741-2000 or interested, call Toby at 972-8251. 1-800-283-3926. Cost is $120. Insurance claims will be filed. Sponsored by LOW Lioness. Lions Yard Sale donations February 13, 2009 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Chair Yoga (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. should be taken to the Velona build- 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Pre-Ballet ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. ing only when a Lion is present 12 PM-3 PM The Closet Quilters (CR). Info: Marie -4358. (first and third Saturdays). Do 12:30 PM-1:00 AM Creative Movement ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. not leave any items/furniture if 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. building is unattended. Lions can- 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Strength & Stamina Class (CC). Fee. Info: Jennifer -8880. not accept books, exercise equip- 7 PM Monday Night Bridge (CH). Info: Kovarik -7866. ment, bicycles, grills, TV sets, large appliances, computer and re- lated equipment. Tuesday, February 24 Donate your Used Cell Phones 10 AM-11:45 AM Craft Group (LOWC). Info: Rosemary -1375. to the Orange County Sheriff ’s Of- 9 AM-10 AM Gentle Yoga (CC). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. fice to benefit the Victim/Witness 10:15 AM-1:15 PM Fun Bunch 55+ (CC). Info: Hank or Carolyn -0359. Assistance Program and TRIAD. 5:30 PM Weight Watchers (CR). Fee. Info: Sylvia -9680. Phones will be recycled to senior 7 PM Adult Table Tennis (CC). Info: Al 540-846-2064. citizens, crime victims, and wit- nesses. Please drop off cell phones at the Sheriff ’s Office, 11350 Porter Road. Info: Carolyn Ladd, 672- 1200. Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Free Income Tax Filing Assis- Free Delivery Wholesale Cost tance by the AARP Tax-Aide Pro- Top #1 Quality gram is available at two locations. Bruce Hardwoods • LOW Holcomb Bldg (thru Apr Installed for less than those big 11), Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM or Satur- home improvement warehouses. days, 9 AM-2 PM. For appt: -0350. Experienced Master Craftsman / • Orange Extension Office, 146 Endorsed Master Laminate Madison Road, Ste. 102, Orange (across from McDonald’s) (thru Apr Installer 9), Wednesdays, 10 AM-2 PM or $ $ Compare and Save $ $ Thursdays, 1-5 PM. For app’t, call Virginia Licensed and Insured 672-1361. Member of the Please bring: Social Security Better Business Bureau card(s) or appropriate alternatives, We do stairs and borders! official ID with photo, ALL W-2 Free Estimates and 1099 forms, other 2008 tax-re- Paid Advertisements References available Paid Advertisements lated material, and 2007 tax return Decorating consultant available copy. The Cultural Awareness Cir- (540) 825-7375 cle, embraces cultural diversity. The HOME TEAM Give us a call. Info: Charles -1340 and Lita 301-928-4023. 13 C A L E N D A R of E V E N T S Lake Currents HUMAN SERVICES LOW Lions Wilderness Food Wednesday, February 25 Pantry located behind LG Town 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. Center, Rt. 20. First and third 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOW Church Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. Thursdays from 9 AM to noon; 9 AM Walking Group of Fitness Center. Info: Jennifer -8880 second Wednesday from 6-8 PM; 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. last Saturday from 10 AM to noon. 9:30 AM-2 PM Wednesday Ladies’ Bridge (CR). Info: Josephine -6098. Info: Janet -1839 or Betty -1872. 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Creative Movement ages 3-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisha at 540-842-8331. Lions Sick Room Equipment 12:15 PM-1:00 PM Pre-Ballet ages 4-5 yrs (CC). Fee. Info: Mayeisa at540-842-8331. for loan. Call Vinnie -3721 or 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. George -5438 for your tempo- 2PM LOWA Board of Directors Meeting (LLCH) rary needs. We have a wide assort- 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Strength & Stamina Class (CC). Fee. Info: Jennifer -8880. ment of wheelchairs, crutches, 6 PM F&R Bingo (LLCH). Bingo starts at 7 PM. Info: Warren -5494. potty seats, shower seats, etc. 6:30 PM-8:30 PM OC Sheriff’s Office Community Awareness Night (WC). Learn about Neighborhood Watch and The Woods Cares: an AARP Crime Solvers Programs. Info: 672-1200. program, will run errands and do small repairs, light yard work for shut-ins and caretakers. Free serv- Thursday, February 26 ice. Call Janet -1957, Jeannette 9 AM-10 AM Gentle Yoga (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. -0726, Linda -7461, Ann -9333, or 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Yoga I (CR). Fee. Info: Donna -1977. Doris -2130. 1 PM NARFE Meeting (CH). Speaker Ted Wessel, Asst. GM LOWA. Info: Donna -1977 TRIAD – Keeping seniors safe 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Wine Tasting (CH) Free. Info: 2221. from scams and fraud, and promot- ing their general well-being, safety and welfare. Info: Kathleen or Friday, February 27 Dick 308-5507. 8:30 AM-9:15 AM Stretch and Flex (LLCH). Light exercise. Info: Jacobeen -4085 or Lynch -5435. Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Aerobics (LOWC Friendship Hall). Free. Info: Church -9060. Support. Mondays from 7:30-8:30 9 AM-11 AM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Mitch -6917 or Kim -4232. PM, 404 Birchside Circle. Info: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Pickle Ball (CC). Adults welcome to play. Info: Bob -1866 or Kathy -2320. Patricia -3021. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Square Dancers (LLCH). Jesse Shackelford caller. $5/non-club member. All welcome. New Mothers Support Info: Dionne -6699 or Darby -7696. Group. First and third Thursday of each month, 10-11:30 AM, Saturday, February 28 Culpeper Regional Hospital, 829- 9 AM Walking Group of Fitness Center. Info: Jennifer -8880 February 13, 2009 4114. Seeking Counseling? The Sunday, March 1 LOW Church offers a free counsel- 6:15 PM Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball (CC). Info: Angie -0573. ing service, by appointment. Con- 7 PM-9 PM Duplicate Bridge (WC). Info: Bob -8211 or Doris -2130. tact the church office -9060 or a Pastor for more information or re- ferral. We care. Alcoholics Anonymous: Every LOW Church Offers Support Groups for Chronic Illness Care Monday (Room 505) and Wednes- day (Room 102) at LOW Church, by Bob Johnson, LOW Church 7-8 PM. Info: LOW Church -9060. Lake of the Woods Church sponsors support groups for who suffer chronic illness. Examples are depression, cancer, Thinkin’ About Quittin’. chronic illness/pain, depression, and cancer survivors. The heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, chronic pain and Free, individualized stop-smoking group meets every first and third Tuesday from 1 to 3 PM in other illnesses which are acute stressors for individuals, their program. Culpeper Regional Hos- the Church Library. families and friends. pital, 829-4190. The mission of the Chronic Illness Support Ministry is to For more information, call the church office at 972-9060, Diabetes Support Group of coordinate ministry to residents of Lake of the Woods, Freder- Bob Johnson at 972-4358 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Washington Hospital meets icksburg, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper communities Jeanne Steele at 972-0505 or e-mail email@example.com. the second Tuesday of the month CULPEPER from 7-8 PM, LOW Church, Founders Room. Free to anyone in the community. O’TOOLE REALTY JoAnn Hargrave-Roth Info: Suzanne Amoruso, RD, CDE, 741-2219 or RENTALS Coldwell Banker Elite CLEANERS Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. GriefShare Support Group. We have unfurnished homes Tuesdays, 7 PM, The LOW Church available for long or short Let 30+ years of experience Library. A special weekly support group for anyone grieving the term rent. work for you! FREE death of someone close. Info: Lynn -7714. We also have furnished homes available for short (540) 972-9040 Office (703) 402-9367 Cell PICK-UP & Lions Free Blood Pressure term lease. (540) 972-2695 Fax Clinic. First and third Wednesday email@example.com of every month. 5:30-6:30 PM, Our inventory is constantly Upper Lobby, Clubhouse. Info: changing, so please call for DELIVERY Peter -7117. Paid Advertisements Paid Advertisements more informatin on our rentals. CALL FOR MORE (540) 972-2511 or 4207-A Germanna Hwy Locust Grove VA 22508 INFORMATION 14 (800) 344-9259 Licensed Realtor in the State of VA Each office is independently owned and operated. 540-825-8489 ECC REPORT/TRANSFERS Lake Currents January 2009 ECC Approvals and Permits LOWA January 2009 Transfers HOUSES: None HOUSES 06-159 KEYSER, Robert G. & Corine R., 1210 Confederate Dr., Locust Grove, VA SHEDS: 22508 from Lasalle Bank National Association, 14523 Milikan Way, Beaverton, Permit # Owner Lot/Sec Address Contractor OR 97005 S-0811 Wenke Jr. 240/09 1213 Lakeview Pkwy Capitol Shed 08-196 FOSTER, Donald W. & Vonda L., 7218 Sipes Lane, Annandale, VA 22003 from Wachovia Bank. ADDITIONS: Permit # Owner Lot/Sec Address Contractor LOTS A-2755 Merrell 008/01 517 Mt. Pleasant Sunset Builder None A-2756 Cavanagh 152/03 338 Birchside Prestige DOCKS: None ECC FINAL HOUSE INSPECTIONS: None 2839 permits/approvals have been issued for new houses Reward Yourself Bingo since January 1980. featuring luxury items, shopping sprees, LOW Rambler News dining/entertainment, and much more! by Joe Nolan, LOW Ramblers Saturday, March 7 The Ramblers is a social club at LOW that organizes day trips to various plays Doors Open at 6pm and other cultural events in the Fredericksburg, D.C., and Richmond areas. For those Ramblers holding tickets to Barksdale, just a reminder that the next Bingo Begins at 7pm show Children of a Lesser God is on February 22. The bus will leave LOW at 12 LOW Community Center noon. The show is a Tony Award-winning, beautifully written play that details the ro- Admission: mance and marriage of a sensitive but spirited deaf woman and the teacher she meets at the school for the deaf. $15 in advance Any LOW resident interested in attending this show or other Rambler events may $18 at the door February 13, 2009 call Joe at 972-9068 for ticket availability. Reserve early by calling Heidi Karns at (540) 972-3850. “Sold on Lake of the Woods-We Are” Food and soft drinks available Childcare available at $5 per child (ages 2 and up) Theatre Golfing Skiing Boating Spots fills up early, reserve now. Stables Dining Tennis Rescue “Bonus Rewards” 50/50 Raffle Church Sailing Skating Jean and Dwight Westholt Security tickets are $2 each or three for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Paid Advertisements CALL: 540-972-2300~540-972-1234 Fundraiser for the Lake Co-Op Preschool. 540-809-8370 Cell firstname.lastname@example.org Providing updated home value reports Career Miller Farms OXENDINE’S TREE & Now open LANDSCAPING ALL ABOUT FACE Professional Skin Care 1215 Eastover Parkway Craftsmen Market ”Your Professional Landscaper & Designer” Phone: 972-2973 “Naturally Good” Farm Products www.aaf-va.com Home Improvements • Fresh baby salad John C. Oxendine, Owner Kit & Bath Remodeling • Free-range brown eggs Tree Trimming & Removal, Pruning, Tile & Hardwood Floors • All natural beef, pork, lamb, Planting, Mulching, Light Hauling, Crown & Finish Carpentry Gutters, Retaining Walls, Leaf & bison Window & Door Replacement Removal, Outside Home Maintenance • All natural milk in glass bottles Interior & Exterior Repairs & All Phases of Yard work Built-in Cabinets Yes, We are Open. . . FREE ESTIMATES-FULLY INSURED Library & Shelving Units Tues, Fri, Sat - 9 am to 5pm “A Name You Can Trust” Custom Facials ~ Face & Body Waxing ~ (Winter hours) Paid Advertisements Paid Advertisements (540) 854-6193 – Home Body Treatments Licensed and Insured Located on Rt 621, (540) 522-6910 – Cell Karen Randall – Skin Care Therapist (over 18 years experience) 2 miles west of Fawn Lake “Proudly Serving VA & MD for Mobile 703.395.2638 over 10 years” $10.00 off FIRST FACIAL Office 540.854.7713 (540) 972-2680 “Customer Satisfaction is our top priority” Call for an appointment 15 SECURITY REPORT Lake Currents 1-23-09 1:00 AM loud party complaint LOW Security Report for January 2009 Confederate Dr 1-25-09 3:00 AM loud party complaint Constitution Blvd 1-10-09 9:00 PM suspicious subjects walking Ashlawn Ct 1-19-09 2:06 PM 911 hang up 1-21-09 7:39 PM harassment complaint Aspen Ct 1-2-09 9:50 AM deer or dog skeleton along drive 1-23-09 5:04 PM loud music complaint Beachside Cv 1-21-09 7:48 PM report of missing juvenile Cornwallis Ave 1-14-09 4:38 PM auto accident 1-23-09 9:59 AM broken water pipe in rear of house, 1-26-09 5:05 PM suspicious persons outside vacant notified owners house 1-23-09 6:00 PM planned party, house vacant 1-27-09 8:58 PM welfare check 1-27-09 5:55 PM vehicle in ditch Creekside Dr 1-31-09 4:59 PM house alarm Birch Ct 1-10-09 10:24 PM dog running at large Cumberland Cir 1-28-09 3:01 PM vehicle in roadway Birdie Rd 1-2-09 7:50 PM dog fight; notified animal control Eagle Ct 1-19-09 3:43 PM assist OCSD & Spotsylvania County 1-4-09 8:58 AM welfare check Eastover Pkwy 1-19-09 8:44 AM dog running at large, chasing young 1-25-09 8:00 AM possible shots fired, blown trans- girl former 1-28-09 5:40 PM suspicious person 1-28-09 6:08 PM ringing doorbell and running 1-29-09 6:12 PM assist resident locked out of house Birchside Cir 1-22-09 7:56 PM welfare check Edgehill Dr 1-16-09 2:35 PM assist resident with jump start 1-25-09 2:20 PM juveniles with dogs on ice; advised Edgemont Cir 1-28-09 6:02 PM vehicle parked on roadway of danger Edgemont Ln 1-12-09 8:00 PM possible propane leak Carriage Ct 1-2-09 1:00 PM complaint of cat stuck in tree 1-19-09 8:03 PM vandalism to residence 1-16-09 8:51 PM complaint of ringing doorbell and Freedom Rd 1-3-09 5:39 PM young males yelling profanities then running Freedom/Sweetbriar Park 1-27-09 10:30 AM kids riding skateboards in roadway 1-13-09 4:50 PM vandalism to roadway and driveway Castle Hill Ct 1-17-09 8:41 AM assist resident with jump start Gold Valley Rd 1-2-09 2:01 PM welfare check Chesterfield Ct 1-28-09 9:40 PM dog barking Green St 1-11-09 7:47 PM suspicious persons in yard 1-22-09 8:10 AM 911 hang up Greenspring Rd 1-5-09 10:22 AM welfare check Happy Creek Rd 1-6-09 5:00 PM dog running at large VISION CENTER 1-29-09 7:15 PM dog at large OD ISION ENTER Harpers Ferry Dr 1-18-09 1-27-09 4:47 PM 10:56 AM kids on ice, notified parents kids riding at mail station, could damage RSA pipes Harrison Cir 1-9-09 10:20 AM loud music complaint February 13, 2009 1-15-09 10:35 PM red emergency light C NEW! Computerized Eye Exams! 540-854-2255 1-19-09 1-26-09 5:19 PM 7:01 PM noise complaint assist resident from a fall 1-30-09 9:50 PM assist with missing person Paid Advertisement Children For Children & Adults Hollyhock Ct 1-9-09 1:10 AM rescue squad & OCSD requested for intoxicated individual Jefferson Ave 1-26-09 12:48 PM dog running at large and barking, 32345 Constitution Hwy. (Rt. 20), Locust Grove by Exxon Gas Station Hwy. Grove summons issued Lakeview Pkwy 1-2-09 8:03 AM assist motorist with jump start 1-2-09 6:10 PM male walking in middle of road 1-2-09 9:46 PM welfare check 1-6-09 6:55 PM vehicle in ditch 1-8-09 8:01 PM illegal parking 1-10-09 7:19 AM report of shots fired, transformer blown 1-12-09 3:50 AM smoke coming from house, 1-17-09 6:30 AM power outage, 2600 block 1-19-09 4:44 PM welfare check 1-19-09 5:19 PM kids skating on lake 1-20-09 6:36 PM check residence 1-22-09 3:37 PM vacant house has water leak, advised RSA to cut off water Paid Advertisement 1-25-09 4:35 PM advise homeowner to call alarm co. 1-26-09 10:35 PM assist with disabled vehicle, 1-27-09 1:38 PM kids riding 4-wheelers 1-27-09 6:04 PM vehicle in middle of roadway 1-27-09 6:12 PM vehicle in ditch 1-29-09 12:08 PM 911 hang up 1-30-09 3:17 PM assist motorist with jump start 1-31-09 11:06 AM vandalism, 500 block We Sell More Larkspur Ln 1-12-09 5:22 PM dog barking Because We Do More Liberty Blvd 1-5-09 6:50 AM male subject in middle of roadway 1-5-09 6:52 PM Christmas sign taken from yard 1-9-09 9:35 PM assist resident Madison Cir 1-5-09 5:40 PM check alarm for OCSD, all secure 1-19-09 5:25 PM people ice skating in cove Monroe St 1-21-09 7:08 PM assist resident locked out of house 114 Hillside Dr 206 Wakefield Dr 221 Yorktown Blvd 232 Madison Cir 123 Jefferson Cir Monticello Cir 1-7-09 3:28 PM check for suspicious vehicle in area Across from Main Across from Spacious & Private, Waterfront, Immaculate, Lake, Reduced Main Lake Reduced Completely Renovated, Split BR Plan 1-9-09 10:34 PM vehicles blocking roadway Reduced 1-9-09 11:35 PM loud noise complaint at party Paid Advertisement Land for sale: 5 ACRE PARCEL IN SUBDIVSION, LOUISA, VA Mount Pleasant Dr 1-7-09 4:09 PM three vehicles parked at mail station Lake of the Woods Office 1-10-09 1:46 AM vehicle in ditch, intoxicated Direct 540-972-5219 occupants Cell 540-538-6501 (Bernie) or 540-538-6605 (Kathy) 1-20-09 10:20 AM check on vehicles for ECC 16 Bernie Merritt Kathy Bianco Merritt See Security, p 17 SECURITY REPORT Lake Currents Security from p. 16 Small Lake 1-16-09 1:06 PM complaint of kids walking on ice, Mount Pleasant Dr 1-21-09 3:14 PM vehicle parked at mail station, small lake (3 calls, parents not summons issued home) Parliament St 1-2-09 8:23 PM assist rescue squad w/combative 1-17-09 12:53 PM kids walking on ice, gone on arrival subject 1-27-09 2:00 PM kids/adults sledding on dam 1-8-09 3:07 PM soliciting Hollyfield Park 1-16-09 2:11 PM kids throwing sticks on tennis courts 1-13-09 4:50 PM vandalism to roadway Large Marina 1-16-09 5:50 PM possible water leak, notified 1-22-09 5:47 AM subject in woods with flashlight maintenance Patrick Henry Ct 1-1-09 2:42 AM dog barking Sweetbriar Park 1-20-09 1:04 PM mail found, turned over to assn 1-8-09 3:47 PM deliver message 1-21-09 3:44 PM several complaints of skateboarders Ramsey Rd 1-20-09 3:00 PM soliciting Campground 1-20-09 9:20 PM vehicle parked at Nine Pt. Nine Republic Ave 1-19-09 2:39 PM dog running at large no lights on 1-26-09 8:32 PM sound of gunshots or fireworks & 1-21-09 9:21 AM found bus with doors opened people running, no one in area Saylers Creek 1-1-09 7:18 PM dogs barking & howling 1-2-09 11:48 AM complaint of soliciting 1-8-09 1:19 PM dog barking complaint 1-9-09 6:36 PM dogs barking complaint 1-10-09 1:37 PM dog barking complaint 1-11-09 11:10 PM dog barking complaint 1-16-09 10:28 PM dog barking complaint 1-17-09 1:52 AM dog barking complaint 1-17-09 3:37 AM someone possibly in yard 1-17-09 4:31 PM bicycle picked up, left in woods 1-18-09 5:57 AM possible intruder 1-21-09 9:16 PM alarm going off for several hours 1-22-09 2:47 AM alarm going off, malfunction 1-25-09 1-28-09 8:27 PM 11:48 PM alarm going off again noises heard outside residence LAKE OF THE WOODS LAW FIRM 1-30-09 2:06 AM house alarm Stratford Cir 1-28-09 1:46 PM dog defecating in neighbor’s yard Surrey Ln 1-3-09 5:20 AM suspicious vehicle Tallpines Ave 1-23-09 6:32 PM possible shots fired; believed to be GETTY & ASSOCIATES, P.C. February 13, 2009 fireworks Wakefield Dr 1-12-09 12:40 PM barking dog ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Westover Pkwy 1-2-09 12:31 PM assist convalescent on return home 1-4-09 4:20 PM 2 dogs found 1-6-09 9:13 PM suspicious vehicle at playground A Full Service Law Firm Concentrating In 1-29-09 2:50 AM assist OCSD Yorktown Blvd 1-4-09 3:30 PM subject in middle of roadway 1-15-09 4:05 PM dog tethered, Yorktown/Freedom 1-17-09 9:04 AM dog tethered, Yorktown/Freedom; Real Estate Settlement Call for summons issued Appointment! 1-31-09 5:32 PM illegally parked vehicle Real Estate Matters & Litigation Clubhouse 1-8-09 7:35 AM alarm set off by accident by Maintenance, all ok (540) 972-7600 1-18-09 4:27 PM fire alarm, water pipe broken Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning 1-19-09 1:44 PM complaint of skateboarders at CH 1-28-09 1:10 PM complaint of kids sledding on dam Conveniently Personal Injury Located to Greenspring Park 1-1-09 7:28 PM possible firecrackers being set off Pleasant Grove Beach 1-4-09 5:46 AM vehicle parked at beach overnight, Lake of the Woods summons issued Civil Litigation Front Gate 1-5-09 12:43 PM tree service denied admittance. on barred list, went to Holcomb Bldg Physical Address Corporation Formation & Counsel 4258 Germanna to dispute ticket Rear Gate 1-5-09 12:49 PM disoriented male at back gate; Highway, Suite E subject picked up by OCSD Divorce & Domestic Relations Locust Grove, VA 1-24-09 4:07 AM suspicious individuals at mail station 22508 1-28-09 10:22 AM report of gravel being taken from lot, Criminal Representation driving a black van Mailing Address 1-29-09 1:06 PM gate broken and Litigation P.O. Box 1040 Community Ctr 1-6-09 10:32 AM vandalism inside bldg, report taken Locust Grove, VA 1-8-09 8:51 AM window broken inside game room, Bankruptcy 22508 pool ball, report/ pictures taken 1-9-09 8:19 PM kids outside throwing objects at door Fax Number 1-16-09 3:00 PM check on kids with skateboards Other Legal Matters (540) 972-0880 Boat Storage 1-7-09 6:45 PM RV lot left unsecured; secured Woods Center 1-11-09 4:57 PM kids playing on 12th green Email Address Golf Course 1-17-09 9:05 AM heat problem, called maintenance 1-27-09 10:26 AM kids sledding on hole # 8 and #9 Local Attorneys To Serve You email@example.com 1-28-09 1:15 PM kids sledding on #9 1-28-09 3:32 PM kids sledding on #11 FREDERICK J. GETTY, ESQ. Spotswood Park 1-12-09 9:56 PM juveniles at pavilion; advised to Paid Advertisement leave DAVID R. DANIELI, ESQ. Legal Counsel Edgemont Beach 1-13-09 9:31 PM loud music complaint BRIAN A. CHOISSER, ESQ. for L.O.W. Fitness Ctr 1-16-09 9:40 AM three kids in exercise room BRADFORD E. GOODWIN, ESQ. Fire & Rescue 1-17-09 3:32 PM complaint of no water, pipes frozen 17 CLASSIFIEDS Lake Currents Ext. Painting, Staining, Drywall repairs, tion and staging for resale. Carol Licensed contractor and long time LOW LOTS FOR SALE *Decks, repaired, remodeled, & re- Greeney 972-6739. resident. Call Erich at 972-2664. placed. *Custom carpentry, tile, wallpa- CERAMIC TILING FOR BATH- HOME IMPROVEMENTS and re- GOT PLANS??? We Have The Lot per. 30 Plus Years Experience. ROOMS, floors, foyers, countertops. pairs. Deck, dock and screen porch re- For You…Largest, best-priced lot for 540-972-4036 or 540-847-5052. Call 898-7773 for a free estimate. Ask pairs. Lattice work, doors, trim and sale in Lake Of The Woods. Recent price A. B. & G. HOME IMPROVE- for Bob Yak. References available upon more. LOW home owner with 20 years improvement has been made. Bring your MENTS - Licensed and insured. Addi- request. experience. 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New construction, additions, garages, with $1,000 Security Deposit. 703-678- 3361 For outstanding service! DOG WALKER/PET SITTER - Ref- siding, cultured stone, decks, docks & 5133. ARMITAGE PAINTING – Interior & erences available. LOW resident. Call lifts, water & sewer lines, windows, & OFFICE SPACE - Tired of the home exterior painting, power washing, deck Lynn 972-9749. home inspections. Interior - Kitchens, office thing. Phone ringing all hours of staining and carpentry. 540-672-2252. DONAHUE HOME Improvements - bathrooms, flooring, basements, drywall, the night. We have several size offices AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS - Tune- Additions, Docks, Bulkheads, Decks. & interior painting. Snow removal, leaf available for Rent. Call (540) 840-3659 ups, oil change, front and rear suspen- Small & large jobs. Over 25 years expe- removal & rental of trailer services avail- for more info. sion, mufflers, brakes @ 45% less than rience. 972-1895. able. Class A license in residential & WAREHOUSE SPACE - Have a shop prices, your place or my shop. 540- ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR - 24 commercial. 26 years experience. Prism- Hobby you want to turn into a business 845-1047 year LOW resident, 38 years experience. craft Inc. 540-972-3234. and need work space? Or Extra Storage. BABYSITTER - Love and Care will Ceiling fan lighting, TV and phone out- LEAF REMOVAL, lawn care, cut (540) 840-3659. be provided to your little ones at a rea- lets, remodeling, additions, and trou- grass, mulching, light hauling, haul trash, gutter cleaning, & tree removal. Ronnie SERVICES sonable price. Available Monday to Fri- bleshooting. Call Les Bueng, L & M February 13, 2009 day, some nights and weekends. Please Electric, 972-1904. Crack, 540-522-2334. call Claudia 540-972-8245. GAS LOG, Gas Furnace, Heat Pump LINDA'S PET and Cleaning Service A JOYFUL NOISE Private Music BLACKWELL PAINTING - Inte- Service, Repair, Replacement. Afford- - 972-1895. 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There is no floors and every job is dustless at no extra charge! alternative to your generosity other than euthanasia and we are confident that knowing We leave your house clean! this, you’ll do your best to help. Please send your tax-deductible donation to: Orange County Humane Society, PO Box 852, Locust Grove, VA 22508 Located at the corner of Route 20 and Flat Run Road Paid Advertisements THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 34178 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, VA Join Our Humane Society OrangeCountyHumaneSociety.Org 540-672-0069 540-854-2360 The Orange County Humane Society is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the state of Dominion Floors Since 1968 -- DominionFloors.com Virginia. A financial statement is available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. 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