Lake Louise Culvert

Work on the Lake Louise Culvert that connects to Austin Creek is proceeding well. The culvert was in a failed condition (as seen in the below photo). Work crews have a technically challenging project before them, and when it is complete we will have another open creek bed instead of another buried culvert.

Dance Barn Exits

Due to required maintenance on the exterior landing and stairs on the east side of the Dance Barn, please exit using the main entrance to the Dance Barn.

In case of an emergency, please use the main entrance OR the door to the right of the stage.

The exit at the back of the Dance Barn (east side) is NOT ACCESSIBLE at this time due to maintenance.

Escape plans for the building have been modified and posted.

County Wide Burn Ban July 7th

Burn Ban in Effect 8 AM July 7, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Due to our warm weather and decreasing moisture, a Burn Ban goes into effect tomorrow at 8:00am.

What’s the big deal?

We live in a forest and very low wind speed can cause embers from a wood or charcoal fire to escape causing unimaginable destruction.  The Fire Marshal tracks weather and moisture to help us stay safe.

What does this mean for me?

Our Fire Chief strongly recommends only propane-fueled fires for outdoor cooking.  Propane is safer than charcoal or wood fires because there are no embers.

  • All land clearing and yard debris burning is prohibited and may result in a minimum fine of $250.
  • If you use a charcoal or wood fire, you must use an enclosure which is 16” high, made of steel or cement blocks and fires must be no larger than three feet in diameter.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have two, 5 gallon buckets of water or a charged water hose near the fire.
  • All fires must be attended until out cold and doused with water.

A fire caused by an ember may be traced back to the source and the persons responsible for that source may be charged for any/ all fire response.

As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited throughout Sudden Valley Community Association and state law prohibits their discharge after July 5th.

Spread the word, let’s stay safe this fire season.

5 Essay Finalists – What Do You Love About Sudden Valley

Five essay finalists were selected from the essay competition held by the Communications Committee – To vote for your favorite please visit the Sudden Valley Facebook page by following this link Each essay has been posted as an image. To vote for your favorite simply click the “like” button with the corresponding essay image. The winner will be announced at the Special General Meeting “SGM” this Saturday, July 8, 2017.

If you would like to preview each essay, click on each name below:

Erika Bakeman

Lynn Bakeman 

Bruce Fleet 

Brian Pearson

Megan Thygesen


Fireworks Launching at the Marina, July 4th, 2017

To clarify, this is for launching of legal fireworks only.  There is no firework show.

All fireworks must go through the inspection station.  The launching of fireworks is authorized from 8pm-11pm only.

If fireworks are ruled illegal, you may dunk them in a water tub and proceed through our inspection process to the launch area, or you may depart with them.  All rulings are final.

Please follow instructions of security, staff and volunteers for parking, launching and viewing.

Before purchase and to learn how to launch, please click here:  All You Need for a Safe and Happy Independence Day Celebration