to view this area.
Starting November 1st (Daylight Savings ), the clubhouse will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Clubhouse will be close at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Wednesday, November 25th. The clubhouse will be closed on Thursday, November 26th.
Pursuant to Civil Code 4360, the Board of Directors will be considering adopting the enclosed proposed Assessment Collection Policy at the Board of Directors meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, 22921 Ridge Route Drive, Lake Forest, CA. For more information please see the attached documents.
Lagoon Performance Update-Summer 2015
It has come to Management and the Board’s attention that some residents have expressed interest in pursuing a waiver system, which would allow persons over the age 18 to enter the lagoon during times of safety closure when the lifeguards have closed due to the drains not being visible from the deck. We understand and sympathize with your concerns. It is not enjoyable for anyone (especially the lifeguards!) when the decision must be made to take a safety break or close the lagoon to swimmers.
The maintenance team has worked very hard to improve the filtration system and water quality of the entire community, but in particular have focused on the lagoon. Since July, the lagoon has operated at near 100%, with brief closures taking place between 2-4 times within each month.
During holiday weekends when the lagoon was at peak use, with an estimated use of over 600 residents and guests, we are pleased to report that the lagoon remained open for the majority of the time, with only brief safety closures. Management has been in contact with surrounding facilities such as SAMLARC (Rancho Santa Margarita) and Woodbridge Village Association in Irvine, both of which have swimming lagoons. Both facilities have routinely been faced with similar closures during high use, and neither community allows a waiver system.
Management and the Board consulted with the Orange County Department of Health and Association legal counsel, regarding the lagoon closure requirements:
California Code of Regulations 65527 provides: “The re-circulation and purification system shall be operate and maintained so as to keep the pool water clean and clear. Under no circumstance shall the pool be used if the main drain is not clearly visible from the deck. Such a pool shall be closed and shall not be reopened until the water is clean and clear, and upon specific written approval of the enforcing agent. If the pool drain is still not visible 48 hours following inspection and closure by the enforcing agent, the enforcing agent may order the pool drained as a safety precaution.
The Board consulted directly with the Orange County Department of Health and legal counsel and was advised that use of the phrase, “under no circumstance shall” as modifying “use of a pool”, set forth at 65527 above, is a clear indication by the Legislature that the provisions of Health and Safety code 115920 et. Seq., and the California Code of Regulations pertaining to same, cannot be waived. This interpretation is further reinforced by the directive in 65527 that, “Such a pool shall be closed and shall not be reopened until the water is clean and clear. Further, it is notable that no distinction is drawn as between adults and children. In other words, the law is unequivocal in that no person shall use a public pool unless the water contained therein is clean and clear.
The Lake Forest Community Association staff thanks all residents for their concerns and their understanding. The staff did a fantastic job this summer and they look forward to many more years of good times, fun events, and great people at the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club.
Julie Carter, CCAM
Lake Forest Community Association
A Note from Beemus
For the week of September 21st through September 25th Bemus expects to have nine employees onsite including 2 foreman, 1 commercial driver, and 1 irrigator. One to two of those will be installing remote control valves and reseeding some front yards on Twin Lakes, Lake Shore, and Lake Terrace through the next two or three working days. Once completed they will join the majority of the workforce doing trenching, sod-cutting, and irrigation retrofits to the removal areas near Bywater and S. Canada.
We’ll be working from north to south starting with the areas on Bywater, working toward S Canada, then up through Murin Isle. Areas 64 -69 should have all necessary irrigation retrofits completed by Wednesday, September 30th. I will be placing an order for plants in these areas by the end of the week for delivery Tuesday, September 29th, so the crews can immediately shift over to planting. At that point our irrigators will continue on to Areas 70– 77 to make adjustments while the majority of the crews lay drip line and mulch in planted areas. Sep 21st–30th= Sod-cut and irrigation retrofits to all Phase 3 areas, Sep 30th–Oct 2nd=Planting Areas 64– 69 Oct 5th–14th=Lay drip line and mulch in Areas 64–69, Oct 15th–23rd=Planting Areas 70–77, Oct 26th–30th=Lay drip line and mulch in Areas 70–77.
Have a great day!
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ATTENTION ALL BOAT OR KAYAK OWNERS!
Invasive Species Prevention Program: Before you purchase, sell and/or request to launch a new boat please be aware of the following concern. Invasive Quagga or Zebra Mussels are invading lakes and water ways throughout California. Both species can wreak havoc on the environment by disrupting the natural food chain and can contribute to the release of harmful bacteria that affect other aquatic species. The mussels can attach themselves to the hull, engine and steering components of a boat and cause damage.
Please be aware that Lake Forest Community Association requires a 30 day notice
and inspection prior to launching a boat in our lakes. This will include an inspection by Fernando Contreras, Association Lake Coordinator, which will include a visual inspection, questions regarding the boats origin and a request to have the boat cleaned per the Department of Fish & Game recommendations. If you sell or remove a boat including small craft, please contact the association to schedule an inspection prior to relocation or sale. The Staff may delay the launch or sale of a boat so we encourage you to contact us prior to a planned purchase or sale. Also, please do not move kayaks or small boats between lakes. Please refer to the Department of Fish & Game website for a guide on “How to clean, drain and dry a boat” prior to a request to launch at the Beach & Tennis Club. For questions contact: Fernando Contreras at FContreras@EliteHOA.com
|Monday Night Football|
Monday, September 21st to Monday, December 21st|
Doors open at 5:15, game starts at 5:30 p.m. Weekly dinner specials $5 per plate. Please no outside alcohol or food during the event. Must be 21 and older.
|Holiday Food Drive|
Monday, November 9th to Thursday, December 10th|
Please join us in our collection of canned food items, toys, and books for the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion. Bins will be placed in the lobby of the clubhouse starting November 9th.
|Letters to Santa|
Tuesday, December 1st to Friday, December 18th|
Santa is waiting for your letters and we are helping them get to the North Pole on time. Santa's mailbox will be set up at the clubhouse starting December 1st. Letters to Santa must be self addressed with a postage stamp. Please include in your letter the child's name and return address.
Friday, December 4th|
Join us as we kick off the holiday season. Bring the entire family and enjoy some hot cocoa, cookies, face painting, balloon twister and holiday crafts while we wait for the arrival of Santa Claus. The Lake Forest Yacht Club will have their annual Boat Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. on the dock. Come out to see the festive boats as they take a tour around the Upper Lake. Santa Visits and Pictures 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
|Community Boat Rides|
Wednesday, December 9th to Thursday, December 10th|
The Lake Forest Yacht Club will be taking members in their boats to view the beautifully decorated homes on the Upper Lake. Sign up the night of the boat rides starting at 6:30 p.m. The last boat will leave the dock at 7:45 p.m. Boat rides will be offered to members on a first come, first serve basis. Dress Warm. In lieu of a fee, we will be collecting donations of unwrapped toys or books for the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion Military Families.
|Friday Night Bar and Karaoke|
Friday, December 11th|
Join us in the Lake View Lounge for a night of singing, dancing, and having a great time. Karaoke from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Please no outside alcohol during the event. All guests must be signed in by a member and pay the $5 guest fee.
Hill & Canyon Tennis League
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
October 7, 21
December 2, 16
January 13, 20
February 3, 17
March 2, 9
April 6, 20
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
October 14, 28
November 4, 18
February 10, 23
April 13, 27
May 11, 18
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
October 1, 15
November 5, 12
December 3, 17
April 7, 21
Friday 9:30 a.m.
November 6, 13
LINE DANCING WITH D.J. ROSA
Do you want to learn to line dance and have fun exercising then this is the class for you! No experience needed just a good attitude and willingness to have some fun. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Please register in person by December 20. Must have a minimum of 6 people to have the class. Classes are 4 weeks for $35 per person. Drop in $10. January 5, 12, 19, 26
PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL
TUESDAY & THURSDAY - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - OPEN PLAY *** COURT 1
Teens to seniors, come out and play pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America, now at the Beach and Tennis Club. Open-play is designed for everyone to come play doubles or singles. No experience is needed as instruction is available on-site, no partner is needed as games are arranged between players who show up during these open-play hours, no reservation required during open-play, and paddles and balls are available for check out at the front desk. Pickleball can also be played during all other hours of club operation, 7:00 a.m., to 10:00 p.m., court reservation suggested, all club rules apply.
WEDNESDAY LADIES PICKLEBALL
Calling all ladies. if you want to learn to play Pickleball then join us on Wednesday nigths at 6:00 P.M. Instruction provided if needed. Guest Fees apply.
Aquatic Fitness Training