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Beau Chene HOA 2021 Election News

Dear Property Owners,

This month all property owners will be receiving the 2021 Ballot materials for the election of four (4) Directors. Each homeowner has the privilege and right to vote for their BCHOA Directors. Your vote also counts toward the establishment of a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting. Your vote matters! Carefully review the materials and cast your vote according to the instructions contained in the mailing. Ballots must be mailed to the office of the Inspector at The Ballot Box in the postage-paid envelope provided in the ballot materials. All ballots must be received by The Ballot Box by May 5th to be counted.

The results of the election will be announced at the Annual Meeting of homeowners currently scheduled on May 12, 2021. Due to restrictions still in place for public meetings, the Board of Directors is planning to conduct the Annual Meeting via a virtual meeting as was done in 2020. Stay tuned for more information regarding the Annual Meeting.

Please mark your calendars for these important dates. You can refer to our calendar on our website at 
http://www.bchoa.org/calendar/ for these and other important dates.

Regards,

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer
Beau Chene Homeowners Association

Amendments to the BCHOA Restrictive Covenants

Dear Homeowners,

Please be on the lookout for a packet you will be receiving in the mail containing information about proposed amendments to the Beau Chene Homeowners Association, Inc.’s (BCHOA) restrictive covenants.  The last approved amendments to the BCHOA restrictive covenants were 36 years ago in 1985.  Since then, there have been many new issues and concerns raised by members of the BCHOA.

Following concerns raised at multiple annual meetings and after conducting town hall forums in 2019 and 2020, the Beau Chene Governance Committee has brought forward five (5) proposed changes/additions to the covenants to address the concerns raised in recent years.  These five (5) proposed amendments have been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors and the BCHOA legal counsel.

The packet will include an explanation of the amendments, the wording of the amendments, and an approval form for indicating an acceptance/rejection of each of the following:

  1.  Short-term rentals
  2. A fine system for violations of covenants
  3. Clarification on permissible signage on properties
  4. An allowance of estate sales under certain conditions and a prohibition on garage sales
  5. Modification to the process for future covenant amendments to be considered.

Each property owner will receive this packet with a form where you (or you and any co-owner) can indicate an acceptance or rejection of each item being brought before the ownership, with an item requiring an approval vote of 50% plus one (777 out of 1,553) of the owners in favor of the change to be accepted.

The fully completed forms can be dropped off at the HOA office or mailed back in the envelopes provided. The forms must indicate the owner’s name and address in order to be counted.  If you have any questions regarding any of the proposed amendments, please contact David Parnell at dparnell@bluewilliams.com or Cristina Donovan at cristinad@bchoa.org.

Please be sure to return your Amendment Approval Form as directed so that your input can be included!

Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan, CAO

BCHOA New Years Schedule

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Our offices will close early on Thursday, December 31st at 3:00 PM and remain closed on Friday, January 1st in observance of the New Year. 

Our regularly scheduled garbage pickup for Thursday will still occur, but please place your garbage out by 7 a.m. Christmas trees will be picked up with the yard trash on Wednesdays & Saturdays.  If your tree is 9 feet or taller, please cut the tree in half.  

St. Tammany Parish Government will accept Christmas trees for recycling.  The trees are collected for use in cooperative marsh restoration efforts. Bare (no flocking) trees can be brought to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds at 1515 North Florida Street in Covington and The Old Levee Board Property at 61134 Military Road in Slidell, during daylight hours.  Trees must be stripped of all decorations: ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. and the stands must be removed completely to be eligible for the program.  Flocked trees cannot be accepted at the drop-off sites as they cannot be used for the project.  Trees will be accepted until January 29, 2021.

For any water or sewer emergencies please call our main number at 985- 231-6285 and press #3 for Jacob.   

For all other emergencies call the Security Guards at: 

Main Guard Gate         985-845-7560
East Guard Gate          985-845-8495
Marina Guard Gate    985-845-7022

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

MARINA GATE: EXIT LANES CLOSED

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

On Wednesday, November 4th, the Marina Gate EXIT Lanes will be CLOSED from 8:30 AM till 4:00 PM.  Our swing gate contractor will be saw cutting the asphalt on the two EXIT Lanes to install gate loops at the Marina Gate. During this work effort, both of the EXIT Lanes will be closed.  The work will start at 8:30 AM and we anticipate the lanes will reopen approximately at 4:00 PM.    

Residents will need to use the Main Gate to Exit the community during these hours.  Please share this information with any outside visitors or contractors you are expecting on Wednesday.  Drive cautiously and obey the directions of flagmen directing traffic.  Thank you for your continued patience during this capital improvement project.

Cristina Donovan, CAO

BCHOA Office Closing Early-Inclement Weather

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Due to the expected winds from Hurricane Zeta, our office will be closing at noon today, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.  We expect to reopen on Thursday, October 29th at our normal business hours of 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  In addition, we have closed the right-hand member lanes at the MAIN and EAST gates and disabling the barrier gate security arms. This measure is to prevent wind damage of the automated gate arms.   

For any water or sewer emergencies please call Lindsey at 985-231-6285 ext. 3 or 985-630-2717.

For all other emergencies call the Security Guards at: 
Main Guard Gate       985-845-7560
East Guard Gate        985-845-8495
Marina Guard Gate    985-845-7022

Be careful and stay safe,

Cristina Donovan
CAO

Marina Entrance Improvement Project Update – October 19, 2020

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

On Wednesday, October 21st, our metal works contractor will be welding arm brackets onto the swing gates at the Marina Gate.  During this work effort, both the entrance and exit sides will remain OPEN with alternating lane closures.  

However, there may be brief periods where both Exit lanes or both Entrance lanes will be closed to balance and adjust the swing gates.  Please be aware this may cause delays entering or exiting through the Marina Gate.  We will minimize lane closures and traffic delays as much as possible.  However, residents should consider using the Main Entrance whenever possible to avoid delays and lane closures.  

Please share this information with any outside visitors or contractors you are expecting on Wednesday.  Drive cautiously and obey the directions of flagmen directing traffic.  Thank you for your continued patience during this capital improvement project.

 

BCHOA Office Closed- Inclement Weather

Dear Homeowners and Residents

Due to the expected winds from Hurricane Sally, our office will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  We expect to reopen on Wednesday, September 16th at our normal business hours of 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. 

In addition, we are closing the right-hand member lanes at the MAIN and EAST gates and disabling the barrier gate security arms. This measure is to prevent wind damage of the automated gate arms. The member lanes will be closed today at approximately 4:00 PM and remain closed through tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15th.  

For any water or sewer emergencies please call Lindsey at 985-231-6285 ext. 3 or 985-630-2717.

For all other emergencies call the Security Guards at: 

Main Guard Gate: (985) 845-7560

East Guard Gate: (985) 845-8495

Marina Guard Gate: (985) 845-7022

Be careful and stay safe.

Labor Day Schedule For Beau Chene Homeowners Association

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Garbage/trash pickup will occur as scheduled.

For any water or sewer emergencies please call our main number at 985-231-6285 and press #3 for Lindsey.

For all other emergencies call the Security Guards at:

Main Guard Gate 985-845-7560

East Guard Gate 985-845-8495

Marina Guard Gate 985-845-7022

Enjoy the Weekend!

Cristina Donovan
CAO

Schedule of Lane & Gate Closures July 16-July 31, 2020

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

On Thursday, July 16th the MARINA GATE – EXIT LANE will be CLOSED while the roadway contractor continues work on the curbing.  

Starting on Monday, July 20 thru Friday, July 31st, the ENTRANCE LANE will be CLOSED for continued work by the roadway contractor.  This closure on the Entrance Lane only is to allow for milling of existing asphalt, setting forms for additional curbing and walkway, pouring concrete and cure time for the concrete.  

Residents and guests will need to use the Main Entrance to avoid delays and lane closures.  

Please drive cautiously and obey the directions of flagmen directing traffic.  Thank you for your continued patience during this capital improvement project.

Cristina Donovan
CAO

COVID-19 UPDATE – MANDATORY MASKS

In light of this week’s statewide mandatory mask announcement by Governor Edwards, and the continuation of Phase Two Reopening guidelines, The BCHOA office will remain open to the general public with the following restrictions: 

  • one visitor or resident in the reception area (front office) at a time
  • the visitor or resident must remain behind a white stripe on the floor allowing a 6-foot distance
  • the visitor or resident MUST wear a face mask while in the office

Our staff continues to respond to all phone calls, emails, and other inquiries.

Continue to Stay Safe and Stay the Course!

Regards,

Cristina Donovan, CAO