Category Archives: Beau Chêne

Keeping You Informed: Thanksgiving Schedule


Our offices will be closed on Thursday November 24th – Friday November 25th, 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

Tete L’Ours Drive Culvert Replacement Project

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

Re: Tete L’Ours Drive Culvert Replacement Project on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

Our Public Works staff are working on a project to replace a culvert (drainage pipe) that is approximately 35-40 years old.  The culvert being replaced runs under Tete L’Ours Drive between the two driveways into Grand Cheniere Condos.   

 The work will include:

  • Removal of a section of the asphalt road and old culvert underneath road

  • Installation of new Contech A-2000 LADOTD approved pipe 

  • Fill in and pack with limestone and clay material and allow to compact. During compaction the road will be fully opened.  

  • The final step is to replace the asphalt roadway section either later this year or early next year.  

All work progress will be subject to weather conditions.  One lane will remain open at all times.  Residents and guests will need to drive cautiously and obey the instructions of flagmen directing traffic.  

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these projects, please contact Lindsey Adkins at 985-231-6285.

Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan
CAO

Keeping You Informed: Security Fall Message

Happy Fall Beau Chene!

Our community is a very special place, offering many amenities at a low cost to our residents.  One of those amenities is the security afforded to our neighborhood.  We offer several different levels of security outside of our staffed entry gates.  Some of these include:

  • 24hr/7-day a week roving security presence by our contract security

  • Our Sheriff’s Department Community Officer patrols periodically Monday thru Fridays   

  • Roving St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office Patrols on a once-a-week schedule during school bus pickups and drop offs 

  • Additional roving Sheriff’s Patrols for 16 hours starting from Friday at 8 PM to Sunday at 4 AM

  • Security Cameras at all three Gates

From these security measures and entry procedures we also track data from visitors entering the community.  In addition, we collect information from calls for security and review incidents to determine if adjustments to our procedures are needed.  Our staff and Board also monitor social media and, when made aware of incidents, reach out to the resident for clarification and understanding of what occurred and if we can mitigate future occurrences.

One way to assist each other is to call security if you see something unusual.  At the very least, reporting the event allows us to track what has happened and evaluate any measures that need to be taken.  In our community, we are fortunate to have many layers of security, but still could benefit from neighbors looking out for neighbors and reporting unusual events to our security team or BCHOA staff for follow-up.  

  • As a reminder, our security officers can be contacted 24/7 at 985-845-8495 or 985-845-7560.

If you feel there is an imminent crime or for your safety, please dial 911.  To reach the non-emergency Sheriff’s Office call 985-898-2338.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact BCHOA staff members Cristina Donovan or Bill Maier at 985-231-6285 or email at cristinad@bchoa.org or billm@bchoa.org

Thank you,

Scott Nowicki
Board Director & Security Committee Chair
Scott.m.nowicki@gmail.com

BCHOA Labor Day Schedule

 
Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th 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

Emergency Notification System – Test

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

The Beau Chene Homeowners Association (BCHOA) will be conducting our annual test of its Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM CST.  This is only a TEST of the system and no action is required. Only residents of Beau Chene who have signed up for the alert system will receive the TEST by either a Call or Text Message, depending on how they have opted-in. 

The ENS will be utilized by the BCHOA, pursuant to an established protocol, when situations require notification to the homeowners and residents through means not sufficiently met by currently available social media postings or email notifications.

To sign up for this service:
Go to the BCHOA website at https://bchoa.org/information/emergency-notification-system/ This link will take you to the ENS page where you can complete the Opt -In to receive emergency notifications either as a Call or Text Message. 

If you have any questions concerning the BCHOA ENS or the TEST, please call the BCHOA administration at the main office at (985) 231-6285 or email at info@bchoa.org.


Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan
CAO

BCHOA 4th of July Holiday Hours

The Beau Chene Homeowners Association office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

There will be normal garbage pickups. For any water or sewer emergencies please call our main number at (985) 231-6285 and press #3 for Lindsey.

For all other emergencies, please call the Security Guards at:

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

Enjoy a safe and happy 4th of July!
Cristina Donovan
CAO

Observance of Memorial Day

 
The Beau Chene Homeowners Association office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 8 a.m. 

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

Keeping You Informed: Water Well Maintenance 2022

Water Well Work – Lower Water Pressure the weeks of May 9th thru May 16th  

BCHOA has two (2) water wells that provide drinking water for the entire community.  On a periodic basis, the two hydropneumatic pressure tanks, one at each of our two water wells, are internally inspected.  The interior condition of each tank is assessed for the need to be reconditioned with AWWA and LDHH approved coatings.

This effort began this week at Well 3, at 681 Tete L’Ours Drive. The pressure tank was determined to be in good condition but does require minor reconditioning. This process involves sand blasting, coating, curing time for the coatings, disinfection, and bacterial sampling before the well can be brought back online. 

Once Well 3 is back online, we will move on to inspect the tank at Well 4, at 817 Beau Chene Drive.  During this time the water system will be supplied by only one well, and periods of lower-than-normal water pressure may occur.  This should not affect in any way the quality of the water supplied by your BCHOA water system.

We request that you limit your irrigation usage during this time to between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM.

Sincerely,  
Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Keeping you Informed – Culvert Replacement

Culvert Replacement Project on Beau Chene Drive

Commencing Monday, March 28th at 9 AM 

Our Public Works staff are working on a planned project to replace culverts (drainage pipe) that are approximately 35-40 years old.  The culvert being replaced Monday runs under Beau Chene Drive between homes at 532 & 534 on the south side and homes at 535 & 537 Beau Chene Drive on the north side of the road.  There will be a one-day road closure during the work to replace pipe underneath the roadway.  During road closures there will be NO Thru Traffic on this section.  

 The work will include:

  • Removal of a section of the asphalt road and old culvert underneath road
  • Installation of new LA DOTD approved arch metal coated pipe 
  • Fill in and pack with limestone and clay material and allow to compact.  During compaction the roads will be fully opened.
  • The final step is to repave the asphalt roadway section next year.  

All work progress will be subject to weather conditions.  Residents and guests will need to plan their routes around the work area.  The work area will be identified with road signs indicating road closure and detours. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these projects, please contact Lindsey Adkins at 985-231-6285 ext. 3.

Cristina Donovan
CAO

Keeping You Informed – Gate Lane Closures Due to High Winds

Dear Residents:

In anticipation of strong winds and the potential of tornadoes, we are closing the right-hand member lanes at the MAIN, EAST, and MARINA gates today, Tuesday, March 22nd starting at 1:00 PM.

They will remain closed until 7:00 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23rd. This measure is to prevent wind damage of the automated gate arms.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Cristina Donovan
CAO