Save the date- April 27th for Beau Chene Community Concert


Beau Chêne Homeowners Association (BCHOA) and Beau Chêne CC (BCCC) have partnered this year to bring you a community concert featuring the sensational sounds of “SugarBomb”. The concert is from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday April 27th at the outdoor Pavilion behind the clubhouse. The concert is complimentary and BCCC will provide food and beverage stations with the ability to handle cash and BCCC charge accounts.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music! Outside food and beverages will not be permitted on the BCCC property.
Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Keeping You Informed: Hydrant Flushing

To:  Beau Chene Water System Customers

As part of Beau Chene’s Public Works Operation and Maintenance program, water system operators will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, April 1st and continuing through Friday, April 12th, as necessary.  This operation will be conducted at night between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The purpose of flushing the fire hydrants is to remove loose mineral deposits from the water system distribution pipes.  Flushing operations are performed on a bi-annual basis, normally early in the year and then again immediately before the local fire district conducts required hydrant flow tests for firefighting and insurance rating purposes.

If as a result of either our hydrant flushing or fire district flow testing, you experience mineral deposits in your water, please open your outdoor faucet where water enters the house, and run water slowly until it is clear.  Then slowly run your indoor faucets until your system is clear.  Problems with deposits should be minimal as Beau Chene’s potable water system has been treated to sequester these naturally occurring well water minerals since 1996.

Very truly yours,

David Vinson
Public Works Director

Beau Chene Country Club Hosting 2019 Business First Bank Golf Classic

The Business First Bank Golf Classic returns professional golf to Beau Chene Country Club, April 15th-20th.  This is an opportunity to see future PGA and LPGA Tour Members compete on both of our courses.  It is also a great opportunity to get into the action by volunteering.

This year, Beau Chene is hosting both the APT and WAPT (Women’s All Pro Tour).  Volunteers are needed as starters, spotters, scoring checkpoints, scoring tent and live scoring on Friday and Saturday.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Capouch at (985) 789-0720.

Also, in the past, we have had many generous homeowners open their homes for private player housing.  We have had only positive feedback from members that have previously housed players. Mary Pitts will again serve as Private Housing Chairperson.  You can reach her at (985) 630-3978 if you would like to volunteer. Please consider opening your home to a young man or woman chasing his/her dream to play on the PGA Tour.

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Letter From Doug Tate

The Mardi Gras ladder is one thing in this world that I love and hate at the same time. Clearly, there are other things I hate and love at the same time….my treadmill, the TV show “Switched at Birth” that my 10-year-old daughter is making me watch on Netflix, and the Randazzo King Cake that my wife keeps showing up with at home. The Mardi Gras ladder is a huge pain to transport across the lake and add to that I need to carry chairs, tables, coolers, paper towels, cameras, etc. My 14-year old son Preston gladly carries the Popeye’s bag full of fried chicken, my daughter Lucy carries a few empty Mardi Gras bags that she hopes to fill with beads, and my wife, Alex will usually bring a 12 pack of LaCroix (I will carry it back to the car post parade because no one will drink it on the parade route).

When the kids were little I absolutely loved the ladder. I would put Lucy and Preston in it, they were safe, secure, and in 1 spot. They were a captive audience, and had no choice but to sit there and smile for the 100 pictures we made them take. They had an unobstructed view of the best free show on earth, New Orleans Mardi Gras. Now, they want to see their friends at Mardi Gras, and I will struggle to get 1 picture of them together.

Change is inevitable; it is the train that is always on time and things are no different here in Beau Chene. When I moved to Beau Chene back in 2005 when Preston was 6 months old he was the only child around. Alex and I were the young parents. Boom, fast forward 13 years, and I am the old parent, but Alex is still the young hip mom. There are kids all over the neighborhood. My next-door neighbors, Megan and Brandon, are younger than my little sister and have the cutest little kids we have ever seen.

Change is coming fast and furious to the Beau Chene Marina. The new owners have been working tirelessly for months to get ready for the boating season which is almost here. Their new office looks fantastic, and the residents that I have spoken to in the marina are thrilled with the change. The marina entrance is also up for a complete renovation. The Department of Transportation has signed off on the new entrance and exit lanes. Matt Voelkel of MV Designs is almost done with the design of the new guard house and we can expect the construction to begin sooner than later.

The Beau Chene Homeowners Association is not immune to change. As the residents have gotten younger and younger, we have been forced to change our communications habits. The HOA now has an Instagram account, a Facebook account, and an interactive website. The board has also welcomed the opportunity to work hand in hand with the Beau Chene Country Club on community wide projects like 4th of July Fireworks for All Residents of Beau Chene.

To all the young parents in Beau Chene who will be using Mardi Gras ladders this season I would like to give you 3 pieces of advice; 1. Strap the ladder down tight as it will be windy on the causeway. 2. Don’t leave the ladder out overnight as Mayor Cantrell has vowed to destroy them if you do. 3. Enjoy the ladder because kids at Mardi Gras are the best.

On behalf of the Beau Chene Homeowners Association, I would like to wish all residents a safe and happy Mardi Gras season.

Doug Tate
President Beau Chene Homeowners Association

 

Upcoming Election for Board of Directors

Please be on the lookout for our mailing to all homeowners soliciting candidates for the Beau Chene Homeowners Association Board of Directors. This year there will be three (3) Directors elected for a three (3) year term. The current Board of Directors consists of eleven (11) Directors. The terms of the Directors are staggered, so that the terms of approximately one-third of the Directors expire each year.

This is a great opportunity to get involved and serve our community. The mailing will have more detailed instructions and the forms to complete. A description of the duties and powers of the Directors can be found in our By-Laws in Article V – Directors. The By-Laws are on our website at http://www.bchoa.org/information/documents-forms/ . Also, copies can be obtained at the BCHOA Administrative Office.

Our Board of Director meeting dates for 2019 are: January 25th, March 22nd, May 10th, June 14th, September 13th and November 15th. The date of the Annual Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th.

2019 Mandeville Mardi Gras Parades

The Eve parade rolls at 7:00 pm tonight and Orpheus rolls at 7:00 pm next Friday night.   We will close the right lane (member lane) at the Marina entrance at 5:30 pm today, February 22th and next Friday, March 1st, due to Mardi Gras parades on both evenings in Mandeville. This is an added security measure to prevent unauthorized vehicles entry into our subdivision.

Mandeville, LA – The 2019 Krewe of Eve will roll through the streets of Mandeville on Friday, February 22.

Winter Weather Alert 2019

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

The National Weather Service in Slidell is forecasting a Hazardous Weather Outlook over the next few days, with possible extremely cold temperatures, and the possibility of frozen precipitation.  Conditions could deteriorate and should be taken seriously.

 

  • BCHOA Public Works advises that in the event of a Hard Freeze Warning, all residents should take the necessary precautions, like wrapping their pipes, to prevent them from freezing and potentially bursting.  This includes the above ground irrigation supply lines.

 

  • The Department of Animal Services asks pet owners to take precautions to safeguard the well-being of animals in their care, including bringing pets indoors.

 

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

Please heed these warnings and stay warm!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

BCHOA on Instagram

We are happy to announce our new Instagram account for Beau Chene Homeowners Association.   Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone.  Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an Instagram account has a profile and a news feed.  We will be sharing some memories and historical events from our past and present about Beau Chene.  Join us in sharing photos and videos of our Beau Chene community. 

Here is the link to access our Instagram account:  https://www.instagram.com/beauchenehoa

 

BCHOA New Year’s Schedule

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Our offices will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st and all day Tuesday, January 1st in observance of the New Year. We will be open regular hours 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. (closed one hour for lunch) the rest of the week.

Our regularly scheduled garbage pickup for Monday 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. If your tree is 9 feet or taller, please cut the tree in half.

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

Happy New Year!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Beau Chene Holiday Schedule December 2018

 

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Our offices will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. There will be NO changes in trash pick up schedule.

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

I hope everyone of our residents get to spend time with family and friends during this special time of year.

Have a very Blessed Holiday Season!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer