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Yacht Club InformatioN presented @ 1/11/18 hiha meeting

 
To view District Manager, Lawrence Blood's informational presentation on the Yacht Club given at the Holiday Island Hospitality Association meeting, CLICK HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 









HOLIDAY ISLAND HIKERS

 

 

 

Good thing we cancelled the hike for this past Monday (1/15). Turned out to be a pretty nasty day. Monday we'll hike the Fire Tower Trail at Roaring River State Park. This is a 3.75-mile-long hike rated difficult primarily due to the steep climb during the first couple hundred yards of the trail; after that, it's not bad. The Hensons will lead this hike. We'll leave from the Rec Center at 9:00 and have lunch at El Mariachi's in Cassville. 

 

HOLIDAY HIKERS SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE

 

 

To view a .pdf of this schedule, CLICK HERE


 

GOLF OPERATIONS UPDATE - 1/19/18

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Jon Prange

Golf Course Supt.


 




 

 


Mark your calendars.......................

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 



12/5/17 HISID BOC Election Results

 

Total Ballots – 324

 

Absentee Ballots Mailed 11; with 9 returned

 

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Bill Noonan       265

 

Mike Thomas      105

 

Nita Holley        248


jack deaton, carroll county jp

 

swears in noonan and holley

 

 

At the December 6, 2017, HISID Board Meeting, Justice of the Peace, Jack Deaton administers the oaths for newly re-elected commissioners Bill Noonan and Nita Holley.

 

2018 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

  

                                 Standing: Bill Noonan, Dan Kees, David Makidon

 

                                 Seated:  Linda Graves, Nita Holley

 

DAVID MAKIDON, CHAIR

D.MAKIDON@HISID.INFO

 

        21 White River Lane / Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631

        479-244-0774 / Term Expires: December 2019

 

BILL NOONAN, VICE CHAIR

B.NOONAN@HISID.INFO

 

       95 Table Rock Drive / Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631

       479-270-6495 / Term Expires: December 2020

 

LINDA GRAVES, SECRETARY

L.GRAVES@HISID.INFO

 

        29 Table Rock Drive / Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631
        479-253-5020 / Term Expires: December 2019

  

NITA HOLLEY

N.HOLLEY@HISID.INFO

 

        33 La Quinta Loop / Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631
        479-363-9541 / Term Expires: December 2020

 

DAN KEES

D.KEES@HISID.INFO

  

        120 Holiday Island Drive / Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631

        660-287-2082 / Term Expires: December 2018

 





 




 

Message from the District Manager

 

Subject:     2016 Audit

 

Date:          November 9, 2017

 

Dear Property Owners:

 

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information concerning the District’s 2016 Audit. I believe it’s important for me, as your District Manager, to regularly provide you with important information concerning the health and sustainability of the District, especially when there are individuals in the community who seem bent on spreading misinformation.

 

Governmental transparency and financial accountability are the two most important aspects of gaining and keeping the public’s trust. It’s the Board’s and District Manager’s responsibility to ensure that we are good stewards of the money you have entrusted us with to spend on your behalf in the most beneficial and meaningful manner possible. We may not always agree on how the money should be spent, but it’s important to know that the Board has labored to be fair and open in its allocations. 

 

On October 30th, independent auditors from Beall Barclay & Company, PLC attended the Board of Commissioner’s meeting to present their 2016 audit report to the Board and Public.  It’s the Auditor’s responsibility to audit the District’s financial statements and establish an opinion on whether the statements are:

 

          in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. This includes the design, implantation and management of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are, in accordance with auditing standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States” 

 

I know this was a mouth full and if you’re not familiar with audit reports, the information contained in them can be a little confusing. To make things simple, the auditors form and express an opinion. In our case, we received an “unqualified opinion” or also known as a “clean audit”. This is the best opinion you can get. Auditors give this opinion when they find that the financial statements are free of material misstatements and are presented fairly in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which in other words means the District’s financial condition, position, and operations are fairly and accurately presented. But this is only half of the story; the opinion does not tell you if the District is in good economic health. It merely states that our financial reports are transparent and thorough and are not hiding any important facts.

 

To find out the actual financial position of the District, you need to review the audited financial statements. The 2016 audit can be found on line at:

 

http://holidayisland.us/uploads/2016-2015%20Audited%20Financial%20Statements.pdf

 

Additionally, budgets, audits, financial statements, and manager reports going back to 2012 can also be found online at www.holidayisland.us . Older documents can be requested from the District Office.

 

The annual audit provides a wealth of information and is presented in a way to help the average person answer one of the most important questions asked about the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District’s finances, “Is the Suburban Improvement District as a whole, better or worse off as a result of the year’s activities?”

 

To help you answer this question for yourself, I’ve included below a few financial highlights for 2016:

    

  • The Suburban Improvement District’s current assets increased by $379,024 or 9.78% in 2016 while the District’s total assets and deferred outflows of resources decreased by $151,332 or less than 1% from the prior year.

  • The Suburban Improvement District reduced its total liabilities by $243,513 or 4.64% from 2015.

  • The Suburban Improvement District’s 2016 operating revenues exceeded its 2016 operating expenses and depreciation. Operating revenues increased by $288,649 or 7.75% while total operating expenses, including depreciation, decreased by $27,544, or 0.72% from 2015. The District experienced a net operating profit of $193,202 for 2016.

  • The Suburban Improvement District’s end of year net position increased by $116,397 or 0.65% from 2015.

  • Assessment of Benefits 2016 net revenue increased by $75,522 or 4.50% compared to 2015.

  • The Suburban Improvement District’s net cash from operating activities increased by $452,938 or 53.94% compared to 2015.

  • Water and Sewer 2016 operating revenues exceeded 2016 operating expenses by $198,027. Revenues increased by $91,935, or 13.11% while expenses decreased by $106,290 or 15.15% compared to 2015.

  • 2016 operating expenses for streets and roads maintenance decreased by $27,380 or 8.29% compared to 2015.

  • 2016 operating expenses for Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services decreased by $11,448 or 4.99% compared to 2015.

  • 2016 Recreational Activity Card revenue decreased by $7,880 or 7.68% compared to 2015.

  • 2016 operating expenses for recreational activities and facilities, including: 18-hole and 9-hole golf courses, recreation center, clubhouse, restaurant, marina and pro shop increased by $106,862 or 12.21% compared to 2015.

  • 2016 operating expenses for general administration decreased by $20,995 or 3.18% compared to 2015.

 

Positive change does not come easy. It takes a lot of work and commitment from many people. It starts with the Board’s commitment to having a balanced budget. The Board just finished its fifth and final budget meeting where it produced a balanced budget for 2018, which is a balanced budget for the second year in a row. The Board’s guidance to me was clear; “control operational costs and continue to invest back into the community’s infrastructure”. There will always be both positive and negative financial realities. But after reviewing the audit, I hope you’ll agree with me that the Suburban Improvement District is a healthy and viable organization that is positioned to serve you for many years to come.

 

I have an open door policy. I’m available for questions or concerns and can be reached at the District Office, either in person or by phone at (479) 253-9700. 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Lawrence Blood

District Manager 


 


 

ANY INTERESTED HISTORY BUFFS?

 

Several years ago, Don Nass made a video history of Holiday Island for the 25th anniversary of the community. It is a priceless record of our history; a history that many current residents are not aware of. The video was originally made on VHS tape but Randall Cavanaugh recently converted it to digital form. The video covers the period from the time of early Native Americans to 1995.

 

We would like to bring this video history up to date and then post it on the Holiday Island websites. This will entail some research, videography, and narration. If anyone is interested in working on this please contact Dan Kees at 660 287 2082. 

 

To view this video, it on Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District's Facebook or go to:

 

https://www.facebook.com/HolidayIslandArkansas/videos/1135034129966255/

 

This video is almost 24 minutes so it will take a while to load but is very interesting and worth the wait.


 


http://www.northwestarkansas.org/2017/10/nwa-public-art/

 

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NOTICE DATES -- THIS IS A 2ND NYC TRIP FOR NEXT YEAR

 

HOLIDAY ISLAND TRAVEL CLUB

 

 

 

 

 

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check out the holiday island fire department auxiliary's (hifda) new website

 

http://hifda.com/

 

 
 

 

2018 ASSESSMENT RATES 


DISTRICT MANAGER 1-11-18 YACHT CLUB PRESENTATION


 

OCTOBER 2017 DISTRICT MANAGER REPORT

 


UPCOMING HISID BOARD MEETINGS:

  

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017; REGULAR MEETING, 9AM AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017; REGULAR MEETING, 9AM AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE   AGENDA (RESCHEDULED FROM 1/15/18)

 

 

Regular BOC Meetings are scheduled at the District Office for the 3rd Monday; if needed, there will be a Regular Meeting on the 4th Monday. When needed, Special Meetings may be called
 

To view Agendas/Minutes from previous HISID meetings, click here.

 

2016-2015 AUDIT


 

HOLIDAY ISLAND'S 2016 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT AVAILABLE; CLICK HERE


2017 Holiday Island Phone Book


marina remediation update

 

August 2017 site characterization report

 

SITE ASSESSMENT WORK PLAN & COST ESTIMATE

 

PLAN APPROVAL


Community Garden Update


To submit items for E-Newsletter and the online newsletter, please email a word document, pdf, or jpg file to: newsletter@hisid.info. You may also bring a flyer/poster to the District Office for scanning.

 

If you have questions, please call 479-253-9700. 


2016 holiday island trails master plan


  

 

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