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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday's controlled burn

Our thanks to Barb Appelhans for these beautiful pictures. The one with the bridge looks like something one might frame for a wall hanging.
The North Boone Fire Department District #3 is appreciated also for their help as well as all the volunteers who helped in this project. It was a big job.
This burn will not only give a cleaner look to the area but also enhance the new spring growth.

posted by Ken Dillenburg

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Dockside Grill

Yes, the name will stay the same but the Bravo’s Group will be taking over operations with a limited menu to start then building the menu using suggestions from customers. There will be sandwiches and basics to start but pizzas will still have to come from their Bravo’s across ’76. The lease agreement was passed by the board in Wednesday evening’s meeting so put the pen to paper and it is a done deal.

Bravo’s indicates they intend to concentrate on serving the Candlewick residents only but long term there is a plan in place to allow diners in with a timed pass system after supplying identification at the gate then the pass is turned in at the Dockside. The passes are matched daily to be sure they are only being used for diners. Violators will be excluded and the program may be stopped or modified to alleviate any problems encountered. It looks good.

Bravo’s will be responsible for the liquor license as well as real estate taxes, utilities, etc. It is agreed to be a family dining spot with good prices, not a bar. It looks like a win-win situation. We wish them the best. When they succeed we all succeed.

Ken Dillenburg

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The correction in the Boone County Journal

I mentioned a few days ago the error regarding the election report in the Journal. In case you have not noticed it here is the correction. We thank them. Ken

Candlewick Pride-Endorsed Candidates Win Board Seats

This is a corrected version of the news brief that ran in
the March 18 issue of The Journal.
The three candidates for election to the Candlewick Lake
Association Board of Directors, who were endorsed by the
anti-incorporation group, Candlewick Pride, have won.
Ken Dillenburg, online editor for the Pride, received
the most votes with 449 and will serve a three-year term.
Incumbent Pam Cangelosi was second with 417 votes,
while Sandy Morse, an officer of the Pride, was third with
328 votes. They will serve one year each.
Incumbent Don Parisi, one of three candidates endorsed
by the pro-incorporation group, Candlewick Voice, was a
close fourth with 313 votes. He was followed by Walter
James Rosado with 160 votes and Phil Saia with 154 votes.
The Journal apologizes for any misunderstanding this may
have caused.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Special Board Meeting Date Change

Because of a mix-up in the posting on the electronic message board at the east gate of the Special Board Meeting the meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, March 30th, beginning at 6:30pm and will be held at the Recreation Center. The originally scheduled date was Tuesday, March 29th. The topic of the meeting is the restaurant lease. This is scheduled to be a short meeting, so if you are attending please be on time.

Submitted by Bonnie Marron

Can’t keep a good idea down!

You will remember my posting a few days ago about Judy Rio’s idea of a bake sale to fund the reforestation of Oak Tree Park being cancelled due to excess health department requirements. It seems the idea has not been dropped, simply changed to a different funding source.

During our community garage sale Judy will be hosting a special sale at her home to fund the project. She is in need of donations for the sale as well as helpers to man it May 20 and 21. All donations should be in good working order and any clothing clean and in good repair. To either donate or volunteer to help please call Judy at 815-765-1713, cell 815-765-6464, or email fireflybay@msn.com.

Watch for full details in the upcoming Candlewick newsletter arriving this week.

The new trees in Oak Tree Park will be a great addition to the appearance of the park but also they will be a monument to community cooperation for a good cause that will stand long after most of us have passed on. What a great idea! Go get ‘em, Judy.

Ken Dillenburg

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It takes so little to make us smile

This Sunday for our weekly break from the news and updates I simply wish you a smile. Follow the link to the most innocent and sincere laugh you will find. May you have a blessed day. Ken


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Proxies please!

We did better this year than last year with the proxy and attendance count last year being 116 short on the first annual meeting attempt and this year being only 28 short. That being said, we still must have the additional mailing this year to get those last few needed to hold the meeting.

I know you are being hammered to death with requests for proxies on the reader board and emails but this is so important. Each mailing costs us financially. Every time we spend money on these mailings it reduces the amount of dues credit available for the 2012 statements. With the additional costs for the replacement of the general manager, the 15 to 20 thousand spent on the document re-writes that are now of no use, the incorporation multiple mailings, the new demands from the “Y” and other new costs there may be no dues credit at all after this year’s statements. All unnecessary costs must be contained. I promised to work toward controls when you folks decided to elect me to the board and I will do so. Please help me and others in agreement on the board to do just that.

Ken Dillenburg

Friday, March 25, 2011

Restaurant update

Special Board Meeting regarding CWL Restaurant

On Tuesday, March 29th, a special Board meeting will be held at the Recreation Center at 6:30 pm. The sole topic of this meeting will be the possibility of a new restaurant opening in the very near future. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Submitted by Bonnie Marron

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More expense from the "Y"

Another topic discussed at the Tuesday board meeting was the notice of the YMCA’s decision to terminate the current agreement with Candlewick to run our pool and other programs. They asked for an agreement paying them substantially more for the same basic service. This was not budgeted in that manner for our next fiscal year so the decision, although not actually finalized by the board, is to explore simply handling the entire program in-house. The “Y” indicated they will stay until June 30 on the current contract so we have a little breathing room to investigate. At first blush it appears they are expecting us to pay them $12,500 for administrative expense which just means to do minimal bookkeeping. We will keep you updated as the situation develops.

I understand the “Y”s hesitance to continue a program that is not turning a profit for them but by being here they also have improved their exposure and stature in the community. I thought the “Y” is a non-profit organization. Public relations should be another consideration for them in this move, just like advertising expense.

Ken Dillenburg