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Keeping You Informed: Storm Debris Removal in Beau Chene

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

We have just received word from St. Tammany Parish that their debris removal contractor will pick up vegetative (green) debris in Beau Chene starting the week of October 18th.  

The different types of debris MUST BE SEPERATED in piles and placed near the curb and/or on the home side of the drainage ditches.  Debris contractors and Parish Public Works crews will not pickup bagged debris.  Any bagged debris must be separated and placed in an area where our waste management contractor, Northshore Disposal, will pick up on the designated trash days.

Here is a link to the St. Tammany Parish website debris removal page: http://www.stpgov.org/debris This page provides answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions regarding the debris removal for Beau Chene, do not hesitate to contact our office via email at info@choa.org or call 985-231-6285.

Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan, CAO

Keeping You Informed – Storm Debris Removal in Beau Chene

Beau Chene’s storm debris removal is now covered under St. Tammany Parish’s debris removal contract.  We are awaiting news from the parish regarding a timeline to commence the debris removal in Beau Chene.  We believe it will start within a few weeks, if not sooner.  The parish’s goal is to have debris pickup completed by the end of October.

Debris pickup will include vegetative (green) debris, white debris (appliances), and construction and demolition debris (sheetrock, baseboards, etc…).  The different types of debris MUST BE SEPERATED in piles and placed near the curb and/or on the home side of the drainage ditches.  FEMA contractor will not pickup electronics, hazardous waste or household garbage in Beau Chene.

  • Do not place debris in the road, drainage systems, on top of water meters or against trees, mailboxes, fences, fire hydrants, utility poles or gas meters. The contractors are using very large pieces of equipment to pick up these piles. Placing debris piles by these structures make removal difficult and dangerous.

  • Place debris in large piles.

  • Combining multiple small piles from neighbors together to make larger ones is more efficient.

  • Vegetative (green) debris MUST NOT include plastic bags

Here is a link to the St. Tammany Parish website debris removal page: http://www.stpgov.org/debris This page provides answers to frequently asked questions.  Also, see the below FEMA guide to identify the different types of debris that must be separated.   

If you have any questions regarding the debris removal for Beau Chene, do not hesitate to contact our office via email at info@choa.org or call 985-231-6285.

September 6, 2021 Update on Beau Chene Recovery Efforts

To Beau Chene Residents,

The BCHOA offices will now reopen on Wednesday, September 8th with normal business hours (8:00 am till 5:00 pm).

Status on Debris Removal:

Vegetative Debris:  The BCHOA will be paying an outside contractor for removal of all vegetative debris including tree branches, leaves, logs, and plants.  This material MUST NOT include plastic bags or any construction debris.  

PLEASE PLACE ALL LARGE TREE DEBRIS IN FRONT AT CURBS OR BEHIND DRAINAGE DITCHES.  Do not block drainage ditches or mailboxes!

  • Household Garbage:  Northshore Disposal Services (the Keys) has resumed their normal schedule of pickup for both household garbage and yard trash.  Household garbage pickup days are Mondays and Thursdays.  Please have your garbage placed curb side (at the end of your driveway or road shoulder by 7:00 am on the day of pickup). 
  • Yard Trash:  Northshore Disposal Services (the Keys) has resumed their normal schedule of pickup for both household garbage and yard trash.  Yard trash pickup days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Yard trash MUST BE contained in bags, boxes or tied in small bundles (no larger than 4’ by 2’ by 2’) Please have your yard trash placed at the end of your driveway or shoulder by 7:00 am on the day of pickup.
  • Construction Debris and Large Items:  Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing, appliances, will be the responsibility of the property owner to make arrangements for removal.  These items MUST NOT be mixed into any of the Vegetative Debris.  You may contact Northshore Disposal Services at 985-778-9220 for special arrangements.   

For Water & Sewer Emergencies Please call Lindsey at:

985-231-6285 ext. 3

Sincerely,

Cristina Donovan 

CAO  

Update on Beau Chene Recovery Status At 11:30 AM Friday, September 3rd

Power has just been restored to most if not all of Beau Chene including Main Gate and Marina Gate!! Power is already restored to eastern side of Beau Chene 2 Days ago.

We are still in the process of making arrangements for tree debris removal and now anticipate starting within a week or two.
PLEASE PLACE ALL LARGE TREE DEBRIS IN FRONT AT CURBS OR UP ON YOUR PROPERTY. Do not block drainage ditches or mailboxes!
Our water and sewer systems our functioning and WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.
Garbage pickup services resumed Thursday, September 2nd. There will be NO YARD TRASH pickup this Saturday, September 4th. Our regular garbage and yard trash pickup schedule will resume on Monday, September 6th.
  • GARBAGE- Monday’s & Thursday’s
  • YARD TRASH – Wednesdays & Saturday’s
Yard Trash pickup by Northshore Disposal must be bagged or in small bundles. Keep separate from large tree debris.
Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 7th with normal business hours (8:00 am till 5:00 pm).
Our internet is still down impacting our ability to respond to phone calls and website inquiries.
For Water & Sewer Emergencies Please call Lindsey at
985-231-6285 ext 3

Update on Beau Chene Recovery Status

At 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 1st

Power still remains down throughout Beau Chene. The latest estimates, per Mike Lorino, Parish Councilman, are 1 to 2 weeks for power restoration in Beau Chene. Cleco crews are working on lines along Hwy 22 but damage to main power equipment is causing delays.

We are in the process of making arrangements for tree debris removal but don’t anticipate starting for several days.

PLEASE PLACE ALL LARGE TREE DEBRIS IN FRONT AT CURBS OR UP ON YOUR PROPERTY. Do not block drainage ditches or mailboxes!

Our water and sewer systems our functioning and WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

Garbage pickup services resume tomorrow, Thursday, September 2nd.

For Water & Sewer Emergencies Please call Lindsey at
985-231-6285 ext 3

Further updates will be sent as soon as new information is obtained.

Sincerely,
Cristina

Update on Marina Gate

Effective Wednesday, September 1st, the Marina Gate will be open for both entering and exiting traffic. The Hours will remain normal hours of operation
From 6:00 AM TILL 10:00 PM

Our waste management provider, Northshore Disposal, will resume service on Thursday, September 2nd.

Northshore will start to pick up garbage at 6:30 AM

They will ONLY be picking up garbage on Thursday.

They will be in Beau Chene starting at 6:30 AM

Please have garbage in bags or cans by 6:30 AM Tomorrow.

Regular yard trash ( cans, bundles, bags-no time for loose piles; no large limbs or logs) will be on Saturday as usual.

Cristina Donovan

Keeping You Informed – Conditions in Beau Chene

To Beau Chene Residents,Important updates:

Power still remains down throughout Beau Chene. Cleco is now on the ground working to repair but no timeline yet.  Within Beau Chene power is supplied by multiple transformers so specific areas will be restored at different times.

Our water and sewer systems our still functioning and WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

We are in touch with the Keys and are awaiting confirmation for their garbage and yard trash pickup schedules.

You may place your yard trash at the edge of your lawns adjacent to the road shoulders. We have coordinated with the Beau Chene Country Club a yard trash tree debris staging area within Beau Chene.

Our Public Works staff’s priorities are:

– sewer lift stations pumped down & generators checked, fueled etc…
– removal of debris from HOA drainage servitude’s and culverts
– responding to all calls for water and sewer

For Water & Sewer Emergencies Please call Lindsey at
985-231-6285 ext 3

Further updates will be sent as soon as new information is obtained.

Cristina Donovan
CAO

BCHOA Office Closed – Inclement Weather

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Due to the expected storm impact from Hurricane Ida, our office will be closed all day Monday, August 30th. We expect to reopen on Tuesday, August 31st at our normal business hours of 8:00 AM till 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. 

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

Keeping You Informed – Hurricane Prep

Tropical Storm Ida

The BCHOA is watching the news carefully and monitoring the forecasts for Tropical Storm Ida. The storm is predicated to start impacting our area over the weekend. There is the potential for winds higher than 40 mph and rainfall of up to 15 inches.

In anticipation of possible tropical-storm-force winds, 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 right-hand member lanes will be closed today, Friday, August 27th, at 2:00 pm and remain closed through Monday, August 30th.

BCHOA Public Works (PW) Staff have implemented storm protocols including:
• Inspection of all community drainage ditches and culverts and debris removal if needed
• All equipment is fueled and tested including generators, chain saws, pumps, trackhoe, backhoe, dump truck and trailers
• Adequate diesel and gasoline fuel is stored to operate equipment & generators through the storm’s potential impact
• BCHOA Storm Protocols for water and sewerage locations are implemented

We have several forms of communication in place if we are impacted directly by a hurricane. The Beau Chêne Homeowners Association website is www.bchoa.org. Messages and updates will be posted to the site when access is available and on our member only Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/BeauCheneHOA/ and our public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BeauCheneCommunity/ .

The Beau Chêne Homeowners Association’s hotline phone number is 1- (314)–272-0288. Please make note of this hotline phone number. This is a message only hotline to keep residents – especially evacuated residents – informed of conditions in Beau Chêne and is only active during storm events. Please refrain from leaving messages when calling this number.

The BCHOA Emergency Notification System (ENS) will be used if circumstances require an immediate notification. ENS messages may be needed if a road becomes blocked with debris or flood waters.

To be informed of current conditions in the Parish please visit their website at: www.stpgov.org/residents/emergency-preparedness.

Cristina Donovan
CAO