Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I get more information about Fyre Lake?
You can call, write, or visit the Fyre Lake Association Office.
May I reserve the Covered Bridge Park?
The Covered Bridge Park is available to all members (in good standing) of Fyre Lake Association. To check on availability, learn what's expected of you (as the host/hostess) and what you'll get in return, just call or visit the Fyre Lake Association Office
There is a $25.00 reservation fee for use of the park which helps cover replacement of things like the tablecloths, volleyballs, nets etc. Park renters are expected to maintain the area in the same condition as they found it. Late night (after 10:00 p.m.) loud partying or music are prohibited in respect for the nearby neighbors.
If you wish to make use of the tablecloths, volleyball equipment, horseshoe games, etc., please plan to pick them up at the Association office during the office hours prior to your event. In some cases where rentals follow one another on succeeding days, the exchange of equipment may be made between the parties involved. The items should be returned to the office as soon as possible after the event - usually on the next office open day is satisfactory.
Our Covered Bridge dates back almost to the beginnings of Fyre Lake and is a valuable and often-used amenity. Over the years we have seen graduation parties, family and church gatherings, scout activities, weddings, wedding receptions, Fyre Lake activities and more taking place at the Covered Bridge park.
What are some of the services offered at the Fyre Lake Association Office?
Members may contact the office for:
Covered Bridge Park reservations
Extra trash stickers ($2.00 each)
Extra yard waste stickers ($2.00 each)
Fyre Lake decals for vehicles and boats
Requests to be on the Board meeting agenda
Drop off plans for Fyre Lake Environmental Control Committee (ECC) / Board approval
Requests for information
The office manager also provides notary public service to members during regular office hours (or other times by special arrangement). There is no charge for this service.
What about the Fyre Lake Sportsmen's Club?
The Fyre Lake Sportsmen’s Club (FLSC) is an integral part of the Fyre Lake Community. We as members are proud of our many contributions, not just here in Fyre Lake, but throughout the Quad Cities area.
The FLSC works with the Illinois DNR Fisheries Biologist Ken Russell doing electro shocking and fyke net fish surveys on Fyre Lake Association lakes. Ken Russell then determines fish stocking, fish species size and daily catch limits for healthy balanced fisheries. The FLSC has funded annual stocking of many varieties of fish in all three lakes. They have worked toward improvement of our fisheries with the addition of brush piles and other fish habitat to Fyre Lake, contributed funds toward lake dredging, and more.
Each year the Sportsman's Club adds to our Fyre Lake Days fun with a "Kids' Fishing Derby". The "Derby" that is held on the Saturday nearest to July Fourth, at the Fyre Lake beach/pavilion area. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., fishing from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prizes to be awarded at 11:00 a.m. and hot dogs, brats, chips and pop lunch.
The FLSC is one of five charter members of the Quad City Conservation Alliance. The QCCA is a Not for Profit (501c3) affiliation of the FLSC, Mississippi Valley Chapter Muskie’s Inc., Quad-City In-Fisherman Club, Moline Conservation Club and the Rock Island Conservation Club.
The QCCA Expo Center hosts many shows throughout the year which directly benefit the Sportsman's Club and the Fyre Lake community. Every year the Sportsman's Club receives a Grant from the QCCA of approximately $2,500.00 from the proceeds of the shows and credit for volunteer hours provided during the previous year's shows. The majority of this money has gone directly back into projects that benefit the Fyre Lake community and lake maintenance. All members are welcome to attend the FLSC meetings that are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Watch for the posted signs at the entrance to Fyre Lake.
What about the Activities Committee?
For Fyre Lake to continue with activities and events throughout the year for the enjoyment of both adults and youngsters, an energetic Activities Committee and willing volunteers are always needed.
Some of the many activities often scheduled each year include an Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Haunted Hayrack Ride, and December Visit with Santa. Every Fourth of July the day ends with our very own Fireworks Display which is enjoyed by many residents and their guests. In addition, the Sportmen's Club sponsors an annual Kids' Fishing Derby, always lots of fun for the youngest of our anglers.
Activities and events coming up will be listed on the Calendar.
How is water service provided at Fyre Lake?
Since Fyre Lake is a private, rural subdivision, water service is provided by wells, pumps, mains and storage facilities owned, operated and maintained by the Fyre Lake Water Company, Inc., a not for profit Illinois corporation. Each Fyre Lake residence served by the Water Company holds one membership or share in the corporation. Water service at Fyre Lake is not metered. Homeowners pay an annual water availability fee (currently $435.00) for water service to be provided. Billing is done in June each year and covers the period from July 1 through June 30. If paid quarterly, the fee is $475.00.
The Water Company is managed by a five-member Board of Directors elected at the Water Company annual meeting in March of each year. View current board members.
Even though the Water Company and the Association share the same office building and both are funded by and provide services to the property owners and residents of Fyre Lake, they are two distinct and separate organizations.
With approximately 270 homes served by our water system, it is under the regulation and supervision of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Public Water Supplies. In addition to monthly bacteriological testing Fyre Lake Water Company must also routinely monitor for numerous other constituents in drinking water according to Federal, State and EPA regulations. Results of this testing are reported to our customers in an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Every year to date our Fyre Lake drinking water has met or exceeded all requirements.
The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Thursday (7:00 p.m. at the Water Company). Members are always welcome to attend these meetings and bring any questions or concerns they have to the board.
Fyre Lake Association Office
513 Fyre Lake Drive, Sherrard, IL 61281
(309) 593-2516 / Hours: Tues 9AM - 12PM, Thur 4-7PM, Sat 9AM-12PM