Thursday, March 1, 2007
Lake Estates reorganizes homeowners’ association
By SUE WATSON
The board of directors of the Holly Springs Lake Estates homeowners’ association is becoming active again, according to vice president Emil Careau.
The new president of the association is Benny Ray Johnson.
Careau said attempts to become a more active association on behalf of members is going well. He thanked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for their help in delineating the roles of the association and the zoning board which regulates and enforces the county’s zoning ordinances.
“Because of the help of supervisors, our small community, Holly Springs Lake Estates, can become a better place to live again,” Careau said. “And we also thank sheriff Kenny Dickerson for his interest in helping us establish a Neighborhood Watch program. We are looking forward to working with him soon to help protect our community.”
Three of eight meetings scheduled for the HSLE board since June 2006 were cancelled, Careau said. And the meetings were not well attended due to lack of interest, he said.
The association now has new volunteer board members until the next annual meeting in June this year.
The February meeting of directors was held at Flick’s Restaurant in Potts Camp where the board decided to encourage members to come back into the fold and help clean up the neighborhood.
Careau thanked those who have already participated in spring cleanup and beautification. He said a commercial dumpster will be placed at the lake in the second week of March to accept old furniture and refuse.
“We hope our membership will renew their interests in the community projects and participate in the activities of the association,” Careau said.
“That is so we can be proud of our community. It may be difficult to get all the cooperation we would like to have quickly, but we want to assure our membership that we want to focus on clean-up of vacant lots, yards, homes, and junk cars. After accomplishing that, we want to focus on stray dogs. And we want to present everyone with a copy of the by-laws.”
Careau said the association’s directors are working to get a report on the balance of the association’s bank account which will be presented at the March meeting, if possible.
“We will post the time of the next meeting,” he said. “And we are inviting our members to pay their $50 in dues as soon as they can.”
Dues may be paid to board members or Patty Anthony, secretary. Dues may also be mailed to the address below.
“We need all our members to get involved in our community,” Careau said. “We are thankful for all the hard work that has been done so far.”
Suggestions or ideas may be submitted in writing to the board of directors at HSLE, P.O. Box 513, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
He said to watch for Lake Estates news in The South Reporter on a regular basis.
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