Category Archives: Beau Chêne

4th of July Holiday Schedule

Dear Homeowners:

The Beau Chene Homeowners Association office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd 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

Marina Entrance Improvement Project Update

We are pleased to announce progress with the Marina Entrance Improvement Project.  All of the old landscape has been removed in order to allow for the widening of the roadways on both of the entrance and exit sides.  Also, the existing fencing is being removed today in preparation for new fence posts and swing gates to be installed.  Within a few weeks the asphalt paving contractor will commence work on the widening, milling of old asphalt and laying of new asphalt paving and concrete curbing.  During this roadway work we anticipate some lane closures and a short period when the entrance will be closed to traffic.  We will be providing updates and details regarding any traffic pattern changes in advance of those changes taking place.    

Drawings and plans are still available on our closed group Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeauCheneHOA/ and on our member access only website pages at www.bchoa.org.  The drawings and plans include a rendering of the entry sign; a drawing of the swing gate; engineering plan of the roadway improvements (grey shaded area will become widened roadways and brown shaded area will be limestone parking for security gate guard/s); and the landscape plan for the entry grounds.

COVID-19 Update Phase 1 Reopening

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

In light of Gov. Edwards’ announcement of Phase One reopening, Beau Chene Homeowners Association (BCHOA) is adjusting our operations in line with guidance provided by the state, CDC and local Fire Marshall.  Our main objective continues to be to provide our essential services at a high level while ensuring the safety and well being of our residents, staff members and visitors.  

We are making the following adjustments to our operations: Effective Tuesday, May 26th, BCHOA office will open to the general public with some restrictions during our regular office hours, 8 am till 5 pm Monday thru Friday.  

Restrictions include limiting 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, and we request face masks be worn when entering the office.  

We will continue responding to all phone calls, emails and other inquiries:
BCHOA Office Number: 985-231-6285
BCHOA Email Inquiries: info@bchoa.org
BCHOA Website:  www.bchoa.org

If you have a new vehicle and need a vehicle decal, you may complete the Vehicle Decal Form on our website by clicking on the button at the top of any page on the website.  Complete the form and hit the Submit button at bottom.  Our office receives the form via email.  We will contact you to determine the method of delivery.  You may also call during our regular business hours to receive assistance in completing the form.

Our Public Works staff members have resumed normal schedules and restarted our annual drainage maintenance program.  For water, sewer, and drainage questions please call Lindsey Adkins at 985-231-6285 ext. 3 

The changes we made for Entry procedures for visitors at our gates will remain in place and include:
Left lane/visitor lane gate arms at the East and Main entrances remain in the DOWN position 24/7.  The security officer manually opens the arm after clearing each visitor.

Marina entrance has only one entrance lane open. Between 8pm and 7am, any non-essential guests seeking entry into the neighborhood will require to be cleared by a resident of Beau Chene.  The resident seeking to bring in a guest should call the gate (or gates) in advance to advise the guard of the individual guest’s name.  

Continue to Stay Safe and Stay the Course!
Regards,
Cristina Donovan, CAO

Memorial Day 2020

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

The Beau Chene Homeowners Association office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8 a.m., the office will be open to the general public with restrictions.

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

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.

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Doug Tate: Beau Chene Quarantine 2020

If you told me that I would be quarantined with my beautiful family for 7 weeks in South Louisiana with insanely beautiful San Diego like weather, unlimited baked goods, countless streaming possibilities like Bosch Season 6 on Amazon, Waco, Outer Banks, Unorthodox & Tiger King on Netflix, and intense ping pong matches with my 2 kids, Preston and Lucy I would have told you to stop smoking left handed cigarettes, but that is exactly the life I am living, the Beau Chene Quarantine Life.

Our neighbor city, New Orleans, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic, and I can speak for all residents of Beau Chene when I say we sincerely hope they come booming back just like they did after Katrina.

There are thousands of residents in Beau Chene and many are actively involved on the front lines of healthcare.  I have known Beau Chene resident Dr. Meredith Hall for over 15 years.  She is married to Capt. Mike Hall and they have 3 beautiful children, Graydon, Grisham, and Gabby.  Dr. Hall is a physician on the actual front lines at UMC in New Orleans.  Another longtime resident, Lauren Rhodes, is also helping.  She is a pharmacist at a local pharmacy chain and is married to Allan.  They have 3 strapping young lads, Grant, Alex and Spencer.  The residents of Beau Chene would like to thank Lauren, Meredith and all Beau Chene healthcare workers during this wild and unprecedented time.

The residents of Beau Chene also need to thank the Beau Chene Country Club.  They have graciously opened their kitchen and allowed to-go orders for all residents, even those who are not members of the Beau Chene Country Club.  According to a Beau Chene foodie the best meatloaf in the world is at Beau Chene Country Club.  This Sunday the Country Club will be operating a pop-up at Marina Beau Chene where they will be selling jambalaya, coleslaw, beer and soft drinks.  They will also be offering their award-winning Cuban sandwiches, and according to my Cuban wife, Alex, that is what we are having for dinner on Sunday night.

I also need to thank the Beau Chene HOA.  While compliments are ultra-rare with any homeowner’s association, I am making a self-serving exception in this case.  The walking/jogging trails in this neighborhood have been used exponentially more than ever imagined.  Kudos to the Beau Chene HOA for having excellent foresight.  

Marina Beau Chene also needs a huge round of applause.  They have graciously opened their play area for all to enjoy.  The picnic tables, sand play area, and fish feeding station have been frequented over the last 7 weeks with parents, kids, boaters, and people looking for fresh air.  Marina Beau Chene has undergone a massive renovation, and if you have not seen it do yourself a favor and go take a ride.  You can go Sunday from 11-5, see the marina and pick up dinner offered by the Country Club.

The Beau Chene HOA would also like to thank Board Member Geoff Hingle.  In addition to his day job, husbandly duties to Bette and father to Harrison and Harper; Geoff has been integral in preparing and setting up the 2020 virtual Beau Chene Annual HOA Meeting.  You can imagine the details when you will have 500 + homeowners on a conference call.  We look forward to hosting the 2020 Beau Chene Annual HOA Meeting.  Thank you, Geoff.

Last and certainly not least the residents of Beau Chene who are attempting to homeschool their kids during this pandemic, well you deserve a round of applause and a Tito’s vodka tonic.  I think all residents have a new-found appreciation for teachers. 

We have 2 weeks left of quarantine, so let’s make the best of it.  Go outside, meet new neighbors, see the marina, get a sandwich from the country club, and enjoy.  This will not last forever, so let’s try and enjoy it.  

The residents of Beau Chene are our greatest asset.  We sincerely hope that you are enjoying your best Beau Chene life.  

Stay Safe,

Doug Tate, President Beau Chene HOA

COVID-19 Update

Dear Homeowners and Residents:

I want to thank all of our residents in following the safety guidelines issued by the CDC, state and parish in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.  Staying home and keeping an appropriate social distance from non-family members is helping during this crisis. In addition, I want to thank all of our healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers that are working on the front lines of this pandemic.  I speak for the entire community; we are very grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. You are all our Heroes!

Beau Chene Homeowners Association (BCHOA) provides essential services to our community, including water and wastewater systems, security and garbage collection.  Our main objective is to continue to provide these essential services at a high level to ensure the safety and well being of our residents.  I want to recognize and thank our entire staff for all their efforts keeping our community and essential services running. We remain operational but have made the following changes to safeguard our employees and our residents:

  • BCHOA office remains closed to the general public but we are maintaining our regular office hours, 8 am till 5 pm Monday thru Friday, and will respond to phone calls, emails and other inquiries.
  • If you have a new vehicle and need a vehicle decal, you may complete the Vehicle Decal Form on our website by clicking on the button at the top of any page on the website.  Complete the form and hit the Submit button at bottom. Our office receives the form via email. We will contact you to determine the method of delivery. You may also call during our regular business hours to receive assistance in completing the form.
  • Our Public Works staff members are very busy maintaining essential services.  We have flexed hours to provide coverage 7 days a week with added safety precautions to keep our staff safe and healthy.  This does limit our ability to handle some non-essential services. For water, sewer, and drainage questions please call:
    • Lindsey Adkins at 985-231-6285 ext. 3 
  • The changes we made for Entry procedures for visitors at our gates have been working very well.  As a reminder the changes include:
    • Left lane/visitor lane gate arms at the East and Main entrances remain in the DOWN position 24/7.  The security officer manually opens the arm after clearing each visitor.
    • Marina entrance has only one entrance lane open.
    •  Between 8pm and 7am, any non-essential guests seeking entry into the neighborhood will require to be cleared by a resident of Beau Chene.  The resident seeking to bring in a guest should call the gate (or gates) in advance to advise the guard of the individual guest’s name.  

Continue to Stay Safe and Stay the Course!

Regards,

Cristina Donovan, CAO

Stay At Home Order: Change to entry procedures

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

In light of the recent mandatory Stay at Home Order from both the state and the parish, we are making a few changes to our entry admittance procedures for guests and visitors. These changes will impact drivers of vehicles without a Beau Chene decal and/or RFID tag that also do not have a valid temporary pass. Per the order, we are all to shelter at home unless we fall into the categories of either those providing essential services, or those leaving home in search of essential services.  Essential services include home health care, food and grocery delivery, mail and package delivery, and include many critical trades like plumbers, electricians, HVAC and other services.

Consequently, all non-essential, non-resident guests and visitors (I.e. anyone without a decal, RFID tag or valid temporary pass) will be allowed entry into Beau Chene as per the following:

Between 7am and 8pm, any non-essential guests seeking entry into the neighborhood must be able to provide the security guards at the gate with the name and property address of the resident who they are desiring to visit or are members of the Beau Chene Country Club.  Common sense would dictate that if they cannot provide this basic info, then they are either unexpected, or have no real reason to access our subdivision.   

Between 8pm and 7am, any non-essential guests seeking entry into the neighborhood will require to be cleared by a resident of Beau Chene. The resident seeking to bring in a guest should call the gate (or gates) in advance to advise the guard of the individual guest’s name.   If this is not done, the guest will be denied entry and instructed to exit the subdivision. Any potential guest denied entry during this time should be able to contact the resident they are seeking to visit and have them call the security officer at the appropriate guardhouse to gain clearance.  

Security Guards at:

Main Guard Gate 985-845-7560

East Guard Gate 985-845-8495

Marina Guard Gate 985-845-7022

Here is a link to the Governor’s Stay At Home Order for your reference: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/93

Beau Chene Country Club -Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside pick-up will be available Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Delivery service (for a fee) – to Beau Chêne Residents only – will begin tomorrow – Thursday, March 19. In addition to the To Go menu we are also able to offer packaged beer and wine for takeout and delivery. We are offering the convenience of our curbside service to ALL Beau Chêne residents regardless if you are a member or not. A service charge will be added to all non-member curbside purchases. Please call 985.845.3571 to place your order.

BCHOA Offices Temporarily Closed

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Beau Chene Homeowners Association’s administrative offices will be closed to the general public until further notice.  However, our staff will continue to work our normal hours (Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm) and are available by phone, email and website inquiry. We are making this change to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents, visitors and staff members through this coronavirus outbreak. Please use our drop box in the parking lot if you want to hand deliver your dues payments.  You may also contact us via our website: https://bchoa.org/ at the lower right of the screen by hitting the CONTACT button.

BCHOA OFFICE CONTACTS:

Main phone number:  985-231-6285

General Info Email:    info@bchoa.org

Myrna Carroll, Admin.myrnac@bchoa.org (Work orders for mailboxes, property transfers, vehicle decal & RFID tag questions, and general inquiries)

Rachel Kidwell, Accountingrachelk@bchoa.org (Member account questions)

Bill Maier, BCHOA Managerbillm@bchoa.org  (Security questions, ECC applications & questions, and general questions)

Dave Vinson, Dir. Public Worksdavev@bchoa.org (Drainage, sewer and water system questions)

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

SECURITY GUARDS:

Main Guard Gate   985-845-7560

East Guard Gate    985-845-8495

Marina Guard Gate 985-845-7022

For all other emergencies call 911 

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office non-emergency number 985-898-2338

Sincerely,
Cristina Donovan, CAO

  

The BCHOA office will be closed on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 for Mardi Gras Day.  We will be open regular hours 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM (closed one hour for lunch) the rest of the week. 

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

For all other emergencies:

Security Guards: 

Main Guard Gate         985-845-7560

East Guard Gate           985-845-8495

Marina Guard Gate     985-845-7022

Sheriff’s Office:

Non-emergency           985-898-2338

EMERGENCY 911

Have a safe and happy Mardi Gras!