MESSAGE FROM OUR VICE PRESIDENT
Happy March everyone! We have open water on the entire lake and just about 2 months before the water will once again rise to its summer level (scheduled to begin rising around April 15 – to be completed by May 1st) for the beginning of the 2017 Summer Boating Season on Holloway!!!!! Just a few updates for our members:
HLA Membership Cards and Boat Decals have been mailed out to all those who sent in their 2017 Annual dues in February. If you have still not sent in your dues, please do so right away so we can keep our records current.
We have a General Membership Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm at the Richfield Township Hall on M15. As always, our meetings are open to the public and we want to invite anyone who frequents or lives on Holloway to join us. We have several new members and we hope they will be there to meet us. Anyone who has had a burning question, issue or suggestion over the winter months please come and share it with us. Our guest speaker will be Lapeer County’s new Sheriff Scott McKenna. He is looking forward to meeting some of his residents and hearing any concerns on his side of the lake.
The 2017 HLA Spring Clean-up is scheduled for the following Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day) 2019 at 10 a.m. As usual, we will meet at the Stanley Rd Tubes where coffee, donuts and empty garbage bags will be provided. Layered clothing, hats, boots and work gloves are highly recommended. We have our Clean-up down to about two hours work for all involved, so if you have other plans for the day you can schedule accordingly. We encourage everyone to participate in this early spring activity to prepare our shorelines for the boating season and “newbee’s” are always welcome. Our “rain-out” alternative day is Sunday, April 23.
GENESEE COUNTY ANNOUNCEMENT
We were asked to post this on our site: Remember if you are interested you must contact the Genesee County Purchasing Department to place your bid. Entire packet of info explaining how to place a bid is listed below
Take advantage of the perfect opportunity to build your dream lake house. Two parcels of lakefront property to be sold as one are posted for sealed bids through the Genesee County Purchasing Department. This is property that does not fit the short term or long term need for public recreation and is being sold. Total acreage of both parcels combined, is approximately 10.85 acres with approximately 380 combined feet of lake frontage on Holloway Reservoir. Bids will be accepted until 3pm on June 1, 2017. Full property details and invitation for proposal can be found on the Genesee County Purchasing website at: Click for link
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir
Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch. Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!
The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.
HELP US PRESERVE HOLLOWAY! JOIN THE HOLLOWAY LAKE ASSOCIATION!
Issues we are working on:
The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir
Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes
Shoreline Erosion: Picturesque Goose Neck Point becomes narrower each year. Trees are tipped over into the water in many areas. The Reservoir becomes increasingly wider but more shallow. What will it look like in 50 years?
Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants. Down-river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.
Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.
The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.
Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.
We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website. Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4. It is simply beautiful! Make sure you have your speakers on!