Richard C. Morrell,

Association Manager

March 15, 2018

As lot sales in the communities increase and individuals are clearing off lots getting them ready for the camping season, burning of limbs and brush are a huge part of that process.  We have had inquiries about burning within the lake properties and I thought I would take time to make sure some important information is given.

  • Before starting any fire please call the proper county authorities to inquire if there is a burn ban in effect.  For Sugar Valley call Linn...

March 13, 2018

Campsite Caretaker needed

Management is seeking a person who would like a seasonal job as a caretaker at our campgrounds at Sugar Valley Lake.  We are seeking a person that has a camper and would like to stay at our campgrounds for our camping season, April 1st to October 31st, monitoring our trash compactor, shower house and campgrounds. Daily maintenance of the shower house would be necessary along with clean-up on the campgrounds and trash compactor area.


March 12, 2018

Today, we welcome a new member to our staff serving you at Sugar Valley and Hidden Valley.

This person's name in Jordan D. Sorrells.  He is the new tank truck operator.

Jordan started last week and was hired because of his past experience of driving a dump truck.  He has much to learn to do this job as he is unfamiliar with this type of truck and its functions and he must quickly get familiar with the layout and locations of all our lot owners who utilize our tank pum...

March 6, 2018

I will be holding a listening session next Tuesday night, March 13th, at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be at Sugar Valley clubhouse and all members are welcome. 

The monthly Board meeting will be Thursday, March 15th, at 6:30 pm, Sugar Valley clubhouse.

Richard C. Morrell

Association Manager

February 28, 2018

Many of you know I spent my entire working career, 42 years, in higher education before retiring only to be quickly lured out of retirement by the challenges of being the association manager for this Association.

The standard, high end ‘credential’ for working in higher education is the Ph.D. which I earned in 1989.  After completing my oral and comprehensive exams, I swore I would never take another test except to renew my driver’s license!  Well, never say never…....

February 19, 2018

Recently, Max Horner, who we hired to be the security guard for Hidden Valley, has submitted his resignation and given two weeks notice of such. 

So, I am a actively looking for a replacement for him.  If you or anyone whom you know may have interest, please encourage them to come to the administrative offices at Sugar Valley to complete a job application and interview with me.

A full job description can be viewed below.

TITLE: Security Guard – Hidden Valley Lakes

February 19, 2018

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Sugar Valley Lake Homes Assoc., INC. is to preserve and enhance the properties of Sugar Valley and Hidden Valley by maintaining and improving the common and personal properties of the Association and members.  This will be accomplished by upholding, and when necessary, modifying the documents that govern all properties with the unwavering intent to promote the common benefit and enjoyment of the members of the Association as a w...

February 15, 2018


Sugar Valley Lakes is in need of a general laborer to work full-time during the growing season (generally from March through September).

The primary task is mowing and trimming, but other laborer jobs could be assigned.

Must be 18 years old or older and have a valid drivers license. This job requires light to heavy lifting and it is physically demanding.

Apply at the SVL Club House.

Richard C. Morrell

Association Manager

February 13, 2018

Today, I am going to be the bearer of some bad news.  I have decided that we are going to pull the 'guest' access to our internet service while in the Club House at Sugar Valley.

This will become effective on February 20 beginning at 12:00 AM.

We must make this change because we, in the administrative offices, cannot effectively do our job when guest use is even at a moderate level, let alone when it is being used heavily.  Our first obligation is...

February 13, 2018

Tonight, I will be at the Hidden Valley Club House to conduct an Association Manager's 'Listening Session'.

I look forward to hearing of concerns from our association members.  I also look forward to dialogue on not only what our pressing issues are, but I look forward to hearing the best ideas on how to tackle those most pressing problems.

My hope is that having this session before the Board Meeting it will provide us more time to delve deeper into the issues.  Pleas...

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Sugar Valley Lake Homes Assoc., INC

PO Box 247 

Mound City, KS  66056

Phone 913-795-2120

Fax 913-795-2883

Board of Directors Contact

Chair: Janet StClair Hays:

Vice-Chair: Bill LaPorte:

Director: Cory Schnabel:

Director: Loren Lance:

Director: Michael Barrett:

Non-Board Positions

Association Manager: Steve Spencer:

Treasurer: Karen Barrett:

Snack Bar Manager: Brandy David:

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