The VBRA Board meetings are held on an as needed framework. Contact Mike Warring at 498-9981 for more information.
The Trails at Vista Bonita HOA meetings are held every other month.
The 2021 annual membership meeting was not held due to meeting restrictions brought on by Covid19 restrictions. A copy of the normal presentation was made available to the membership and posted of the association website. The annual 4th of July Community Celebration was postponed until Labor Day, but was ultimately cancelled due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions. The sludge remediation project continued and the lake was stocked with minnows.
Our entry sign was restored and replaced. The sign was temporarily removed for repairs. This was done by sandblasting the sign to remove rust and dirt and then powder coated to make it pretty again. With the installation, modifications were made to hold the backlighting for the sign and additional hooks were put in place to allow for decorations. With repairs completed in December, 2021, we will have beautiful entrance monuments for years to come. A big THANK YOU to John Sheahan for spearheading the removal, restoration, and replacement of the sign. The current sign was initially completed in December of 2010 through the generous donations of time and money by Jack and Sue Krueger, Beth Keisling, Shane Siegfried, Pete and Nita Carner, Steve Bedoe, Ron Segal, Michael Warring, and many Vista Bonita neighbors. Also, please thank Larry Dick, Michael Warring, Rich Feller, and Lance Smith for helping John to remove and replace the sign for restoration.
In 2020 a sludge remediation pilot program was initiated. On May 27, 2020 the lake was stocked with 25,000 fathead minnows, 215 6"-8" largemouth bass, 200 8"-11" channel catfish, and 500 3"-5" bluegill.
The 2017 July 4th Community Brunch was a great success with more than 130 attending. The food was wonderful and plentiful, followed by a parade and prizes for the best decorated child’s vehicle. It takes a lot of volunteers to coordinate, setup and cleanup, but it was worth it since everyone had a great morning. Check out the photos page for the brunch and fireworks taken by Doug Porter. In 2016 Ron Pfizenmaier installed a set of steps on our dock to make it safer to enter and exit the water.
In 2015 a professional horseshoe pit was installed by several generous neighbors for your enjoyment. Please be careful when others are around and replace the horseshoes when you are done. They are in a box on the electric panel.
During the 2013 summer a large group of your neighbors installed a swing set at Baker Lake Park. It has three regular seats and one child seat. Stop by and see the improvements that have been made with your help.
The dock at Baker Lake Park has been rebuilt with pressure treated material for your enjoyment and safety. We had a contractor remove the old deck boards and install the new ones, but five members of the association worked for seven hours to remove and replace the supporting framework. These members (Jack Krueger, Doug Porter, Dan Gross, Andy Morris and Ron Segul saved us $1,000 in contract labor.
Baker Lake Park Reservations
The park pavilion and bar-b-que grills can be reserved for private parties by a dues paying member of the VBRA. A reserved sign will be posted in the bulletin board at the park about a week before the event and also placed on this website when the reservation is made. To reserve the park just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Communications Director. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Reserved dates and times are listed below.