Marina Entrance Security Gate Arms Activated

We are pleased to announce the activation of the security gate arms at the Marina Entrance on Friday, February 4th.  The procedures for entrance with the gate arms are the same as already in place at both the Main and East Entrances. 

  • The gate arm in the left (Visitor) lane will stay in the down position with the on-duty security officer opening the arm after clearing each visitor.  Vehicles with a current Beau Chene decal or a current Temporary Pass will also be admitted through this lane.
  • The right (Member) lane will also stay in the down position and the gate arm will respond to vehicles with activated RFID tags.  The gate arm takes approximately 3-4 seconds to raise in the UP position once it has been activated.  The gate arm does not have a sensor to return to the UP position for a following vehicle (with or without a RFID tag) that is tailgating (piggyback) too close to a vehicle already entering.  DO NOT TAILGATE.  If the gate arm and other property at the gate is damaged by drivers that tailgate and/or ram the gate arm, they will be responsible for the repair costs.

Due to the short distance between Hwy. 22 and the Marina guardhouse/gate arms, there may be times when the security officer on duty will manually open the gate arms to allow quicker entry to avoid stacking vehicles onto Hwy. 22.

RFID Tag/s are available at the BCHOA office.  Members may request the RFID tag/s via our website or in person.  Via the website:  go to www.bchoa.org and click the blue “RFID Tag Form” button at the top of any page, complete all fields of information (all mandatory fields must be completed) and click “submit”.  You will then be notified by email or phone when your RFID tag is ready for pick up. There is a $10.00 fee for each RFID tag.  Due to the delicate physical nature of the RFID tag, it will only be issued in person at the BCHOA office.

BCHOA New Year’s Schedule


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

Our regularly scheduled yard trash pickup for Saturday will still occur.  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 28, 2022.

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

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Keeping You Informed: Thanksgiving Schedule

Dear Homeowners & Residents:
 
Our offices will be closed on Thursday November 25th – Friday November 26th, in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage pickup will still occur as scheduled, but please place your garbage out by 7 a.m.

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

 
Have a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

Cristina Donovan
CAO

Storm Debris Removal Update in Beau Chene

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

The parish debris contractor has suspended debris cleanup during the week of Thanksgiving. Debris cleanup will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021. Three of the large debris trucks will be returning on Monday, November 29th. In addition, the pickup of the construction & demolition (C&D) debris and white debris (appliances) will also resume this coming Monday.

There are a few streets and several cul de sacs that have not had vegetative debris removal due to the narrow width of the street and/or low overhanging tree branches that have prevented them from picking up some debris with the trucks. These streets include Plantation Lane, Plantation Drive, Magnolia Lane, Bonfouca Lane, Bonfouca Place, Kiskatom Lane and Audubon Lane. The contractor will be bringing in additional equipment (skid steers) to pick up debris piles in these areas. This effort will also start next week.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding throughout this recovery effort.

Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan, CAO

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