Thursday, March 29, 2007
Lake Estates focuses on improvements
By SUE WATSON
Nine members attended the March 22 meeting of the board of directors of the Lake Estates Homeowners’ Association, according to vice-president of the association Emil Careau.
The association is working to get homeowners involved in the association by encouraging the payment of dues, only $50 a year, and by circulating copies of the bylaws, which will be available to all residents in new brochure format next week, Careau said.
The bylaws have not been changed since they were last revised in 2001, he said. But residents may not be aware of how the association benefits all residents of the lake through improvements which can only be made through the cooperation and involvement in community projects, Careau said.
He expressed appreciation on behalf of the board of directors of the association for renewed interest in community beautification and participation in community-wide projects such as clean up of properties and the lakeside.
The association’s bylaws include provisions for the issuance of friendly citations - no fines - to remind residents of the association’s ordinances.
Careau said the association is lagging behind in collection of dues and attaining compliance with the ordinances. The new brochure is geared to help inform all residents of Lake Estates of the ordinances with the goal of restoring the community to its former beauty.
With the cooperation of residents, Careau said the association aims to improve the property values of all residents and say no thank you to crime.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will set out roll-off bins at the lake and encourages residents to make good use of the bins while they are available to clean out and throw away old items in sheds and garages that are no longer wanted. Bins should be available this week or next week, Careau said.
Now the lake has formed its own maintenance department after receiving donations of equipment including the recent gift of a weedeater by long-time resident Darrell Lewis. James Jennings provided a riding mower at discount price. A special thanks to Lewis and Jennings, Careau said.
The maintenance department accepts any donation of used equipment which will be repaired and put to good use, he said.
He added that the association’s bank account is now showing a positive balance.
Those who have not paid their 2007 dues can do so by giving their dues check to any board officer - Jerry Shaw, Gary Elam, Mark Anthony, Betty Shaeffer, Bennie Ray, president, or Emil Careau.
The board of directors also reminds residents that any new construction or improvements on a property should be brought before the association for review on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The association reviews construction permits before the property owner goes before the Marshall County Planning and Zoning for a building permit, Careau said.
The beach is set to reopen April 1.
To obtain a copy of the by-laws, or to purchase hats, sun visors, T-shirts or tank tops with the association’s new logo, call the secretary, Patty Anthony, at 544-2434.
A general meeting of the homeowners’ association will be announced soon. Watch for Holly Springs Lake Estates news in The South Reporter.
Any suggestions, complaints or ideas regarding the activities or operation of the Holly Springs Lake Estates Homeowners’ Association can be sent to HSLE, P.O. Box 513, Holly Springs 38635.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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