Annual Board Meeting: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 6pm @ Bainbridge Town Hall
Annual Board Meeting: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 6pm @ Bainbridge Town Hall
Lifeguards start date: June 1st- August 5th
Beach days/hours: Thurs-Sunday 12-5pm
Pavilion/Bathrooms plans to open May 23, 2022
Official End of Season/ Bathrooms closure date: October 23, 2022.
The following rules and regulations are made for the safety and consideration of everyone. For this reason, strict enforcement must be maintained. Please make sure that everyone in your family knows and understands the rules.
1. YOU MUST BE A PAID-UP RESIDENT. To use the beach, lake and other community property, all dues and assessments levied by the corporation must be paid. This applies to the families of stockholders, tenants and those holding lease options.
2. GUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR HOSTS. Guests of any individual named above (Rule 1) will be welcome to use the lake and beach subject to the following limitations - BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT ACTIVITY ON COMMUNITY PROPERTY, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR HOSTS:
a. Guests may not be residents of Pilgrim Village.
b. House guests, i.e., those who are spending one or more nights with their hosts, may use the lake and beach during their entire visit. Guests from nearby communities (day visitors) may use these facilities only once a week.
c. No more than six guests of one family may be entertained at the beach at one time without special permission from the beach directors. REGISTER ALL GUESTS WITH LIFEGUARD UPON ENTERING THE BEACH AREA.
3. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. Swimming and all other activity on community property is at the individual’s own risk whether or not lifeguards are on duty or other supervisors present. When the lifeguards are not on duty, water activities are limited to proficient swimmers and children accompanied by a responsible adult. Lifeguards are only in charge of the designated swim area. Therefore, all swimmers must enter and exit the swimming area via the beach or swim ladders.
4. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN THE WATER ALONG COMMON PROPERTY. STATE OF OHIO LEASH LAWS APPLY ON ALL COMMON PROPERTY.
5. CORPORATION OWNED EQUIPMENT such as boats, floats, and safety gear are for emergency and safety use only.
6. Due to insurance regulations, ALL PERSONAL CANOES AND BOATS MUST BE EITHER TAKEN HOME OR LOCKED UP in the boat rack (upside down to prevent water accumulation) next to the shed when not in use. Life jackets must be worn by all persons when using a boat.
7. NO BOTTLES OR GLASS are allowed on the beach or surrounding areas.
8. ALL PERSONS ARE RESPONSIBLE for removing their own garbage.
9. CHILDREN LESS THAN 12 YEARS OF AGE must be accompanied by an adult or responsible individual of 15 years or older. Patrons are responsible for watching their children. This rule includes the play equipment on the beach and applies at all times of the year, including winter for ice skating and fishing.
10. ALL TODDLERS OR CHILDREN who are not proficient in swimming should be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult or person of at least 15 years of age at all times.
11. REST PERIODS will be for 10 minutes every hour. Only proficient swimmers 18 years of age or older may swim during rest period.
12. BEACH CONDUCT – THE DEFINITE “DOS”
13. BEACH CONDUCT - THE DEFINITE “DON’TS”
IF A BEACH RULE IS VIOLATED
DESIGNATED SWIM AREAS:
LIFEGUARDS HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO HAVE ANY OFFENDER REMOVED FROM THE BEACH AREA FOR ANY MISCONDUCT THAT HE OR SHE DEEMS TO BE UNACCEPTABLE. ANY PERSON REPRIMANDED WILL BE REPORTED TO THE BEACH DIRECTORS FOR FINAL REVIEW.
BEACH RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SAFETY IS UP TO INDIVIDUAL. HOWEVER, COMMON SENSE AND CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS RULES AND MANAGEMENT.
REMEMBER, SWIMMING ALONE IS DANGEROUS NO MATTER HOW PROFICIENT A SWIMMER YOU MAY BE. PLEASE USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM WHEN SWIMMING AT ALL TIMES.
The volleyball court is for the use and enjoyment of all residents. Pilgrim Village residents may use the volleyball court during beach hours for one (1) hour increments. If another group of residents wishes to use the court, it must be relinquished after one (1) hour of use. Group is defined loosely here and refers to a collection of players, including substitutes and other participants added after play is initiated. As with all activities at the beach, non-residents must be accompanied by a resident to use the court and must be registered with a lifeguard. Residents who have reserved the pavilion are not subject to this one hour limit, but are asked to be considerate of other PV residents who may wish to use the court.
Memorial Day through End of Season
Price per day:
$75 Friday, Saturday and Sunday
2022 End of Season: October 20
Reservations are accepted starting January 1st of current year .
Each household may reserve one date when the pavilion rental opens. Beginning February 15th, a second date may be reserved per household. Beginning April 1st additional dates may be added.
Once you receive a confirmation email from the Pavilion Director, you will have the option of either paying by check, made out to 'Lake Colony', or making an online payment. Details will be in the email.
The pavilion fee is non-refundable (with the exception of COVID-related restrictions), it may be applied to another date if needed.
The pavilion fee must be paid within two weeks of receiving the confirmation email or the date will be released.
Email email@example.com to make a reservations.
It’s been said that time wasted at the lake is time well spent.
Our Lake Taylor has given us many hours and days of time well spent.
No matter our age – no matter young, young at heart or a bit older, our lake is our place where we can go visit any season and remain stunned by its simple beauty.
It’s heard a thousand laughs from neighbors sitting on the beach and giggles from kids catching their first or fiftieth fish. Our lake has watched our kids advance - from little kicks and strokes in the shallow end to arms outstretched digging into the cool water toward the diving the platform. Lake Taylor is as much our friendly neighbor as yours next door or down the street.
Like a good friend, our lake invites us to gather together, reflect in single solitude and paddle away the hours on kayaks the colors of rainbows. It is idyllic.
And sometimes when you listen closely you can hear the music strumming the shore, like Van Morrison singing, “oh the water…oh the water… it stoned me to my soul. Stoned my just like going home.”
Lake Taylor is our welcome home.
-- Laurie Uhlir
Most people think algae is a bad thing, but believe it or not, algae is a good thing. Algae are like plants, and they are a necessary part of a well-balanced aquatic ecosystem. It’s the photosynthesis of these plants that gives lakes most of their oxygen. Algae and plants are at the bottom of the food chain, and are important for the survival of everything else living in the lake. So, algae is a good thing, but too much of a good thing can become a bad thing.
Biologists refer to algae as phytoplankton. When nutrients in the lake are in balance you hardly notice them, but when excessive nutrients are in a lake, the algae becomes overabundant. In the case of blue-green algae, this can become a problem. Blue-green algae is a bacterial, microscopic organism that also proliferates if too many nutrients are in the lake. Some of these organisms can turn toxic under the right conditions. Not all blue-green algae can produce harmful toxins, but those that do can cause rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and respiratory problems. For this reason, we have developed a Blue-Green Algae Policy to ensure the safety of swimmers and pets.
When blue-green algae is detected in Lake Taylor, we will advise beach patrons immediately by posting “Caution” signs at the beach and placing a notification on the PV Neighbor Facebook page. It doesn’t matter whether it is a small amount or a large algal bloom. As long as blue-green algae is present, there is always some level of risk.
If Lake Taylor should experience a highly concentrated blue-green algal bloom that appears to meet the cell concentration criteria established by state of Ohio government agencies (ODH and EPA), we will test the water for toxins. If lab reports indicate that a certain level of toxins is present, we will close the lake and post a red “Danger: Avoid all contact with Water” and beach closed signs.
Residents play an important role in helping to keep the lake healthy.
Please read our “Top 12 Things Residents Can Do to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms”
Lake Taylor’s fish population mostly consists of largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, and catfish. There is one very large largemouth bass that residents call “Big Daddy”. Everyone hopes to catch him.
In order to make decisions on when we should restock fish, we need the input of all our resident anglers, young and old. By filling out the following angler diary every time you go fishing, we can better determine if we need to restock fish, what types of fish are needed and how many are needed. A good fishery requires a proper balance of fish to maintain a food chain that will yield larger and more plentiful fish.
Please complete the following form every time you fish at Lake Taylor and share your fishing experience with us:
Fishing is allowed in Lake Taylor from boats outside the swimming area and from the designated dock on the west side of the lake. There is absolutely no fishing in the swim area anytime of the year. Fishing is not allowed from private property bordering the lake unless you have permission from the property owner. Please be careful where you fish, both for the sake of safety and the respect of other people’s property. A minimum length for bass has been set at 12 inches with a maximum of two per day per person allowed to be taken from the lake. There is no minimum length or limit on pan fish. Please be careful where you place hooks, rods, and reels so as to assure the safety of others. CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE must be accompanied by an individual aged 15 or older when fishing from community property. We ask all parents to make sure that their children are under supervision of a responsible person. This applies to ice fishing also. ALL GUESTS WHO FISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR HOSTS. Please follow this rule. If a person is not a resident of our village and is not accompanied by a host who is a member, then we will assume he or she is there illegally and will be asked to leave. Please allow us to enforce this rule for the reason it was established and explain to your friends or relatives that you need to be there with them. And remember, local guests are welcome just once per week .