This week, maintenance repositioned all the buoys for the boating season. The buoys were positioned based on a couple of factors.
- I understand that in the past, residents had the opportunity to buy a buoy. It’s my understanding that the intention was for that buoy to be placed in the lake lining up with the property of the buyer.
- This has created several areas where we have buoys in front of consecutive properties, and then no buoys for an extended stretch.
- To better benefit the entire lake and shoreline safety, the buoys were spaced out a bit more this year. We took into consideration those that purchased in the past and attempted to place the buoy inline or within 1-2 lots to the property. Again, I understand that a property owner purchased the buoy, but the buoys have been put into the maintenance staff’s responsibility to manage since the date of purchase.
- Please note that the decision was made two years ago to not allow property owners to buy No Wake Buoys to be placed in the lake. The decision was based on the reasons stated above. It is the association’s responsibility to purchase, maintain, and manage the buoys. This keeps the process much cleaner and manageable.
- After spacing the existing buoys, we added few more buoys to even out the NO WAKE ZONE markers more consistently throughout the lake.
- We did replace several of the older buoys due to damage from being hit, or due to being extremely faded. The plan is to replace older/faded buoys over the next few years. The new buoys are much easier to see when boating.
Overall, I feel that we have buoys positioned more safely throughout the lake. We will continue to monitor and tweak periodically during the boating season.
We appreciate your understanding. I know this is a change, but I truly believe it’s for the better of lake safety, boater safety, and shoreline safety.