To: Beau Chene Water System Customers

As part of Beau Chene’s Public Works Operation and Maintenance program, water system operators will be flushing fire hydrants beginning May 1st and continuing through May 12th, as necessary. This operation will be conducted at night between the hours of 11:30p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The purpose of flushing the fire hydrants is to remove loose mineral deposits from the water system distribution pipes. Flushing operations are performed on a bi-annual basis, normally early in the year and then again immediately before the local fire district conducts required hydrant flow tests for firefighting and insurance rating purposes.

If as a result of either our hydrant flushing or fire district flow testing, you experience mineral deposits in your water, please open your outdoor faucet where water enters the house, and run water slowly until it is clear. Then slowly run your indoor faucets until your system is clear. Problems with deposits should be minimal as Beau Chene’s potable water system has been treated to sequester these naturally occurring well water minerals since 1996.

Very truly yours,

David Vinson
Public Works Director

Main Entrance Gate on Hwy. 22 Scheduled for Construction

The start date for the reconstruction of the Main Entrance, on Hwy. 22 across from the Goodwill store, is now scheduled.  Demolition will start this coming Tuesday, April 25th.   The Security Guards will move into the temporary guardhouse starting on Friday, April 21st.  The demolition will take a few days and the foundation work will follow. The timeline to completion is approximately 90 days from commencement with weather permitting.  The project includes a new turn-around in front of the guardhouse.  Once the construction is done the re-landscaping of the entrance median and shoulders will follow with new signage and landscape lighting.

We do not anticipate any major interruption with traffic flow entering and exiting the subdivision until the roadway asphalt work commences approximately 60 days into the construction.  We will be providing updates and details regarding any traffic pattern changes in advance of those changes taking place.

This is a continuation of the first step in our Master Plan to re-image Beau Chene. During the community-wide re-imaging workshops held in 2014, the entrances of Beau Chene, including the guard houses, were at the top of the list in need of improvements and updates.  As a result of the re-imagining meetings the BCHOA received a master plan that incorporates many items, including walking paths and lighting for street signs, in addition to the renovation of all three guardhouses and entrances.  The Board of Directors prioritized the projects based on urgency and financial costs. The renovation of the guardhouses is the first scheduled project from the master plan.

For more information on what is happening in the community please refer to the website at www.bchoa.org and our Facebook member only page at www.facebook.com/groups/BeauCheneHOA .

Please direct all concerns and inquiries to the BCHOA office.  Our lines of communication are open to all residents.

Keeping You Informed – March 2017

Dear Homeowners and Residents,
• Deadline for Submission of Board Candidate Registration
The deadline for submitting a BCHOA Board Candidate Registration Form is Wednesday, March 15th at 5:00 pm PST or 7:00 pm CST. This year there will be four (4) Directors elected for a three (3) year term. The current Board of Directors consists of eleven (11) Directors. The terms of the Directors are staggered, such that the terms of approximately one-third of the Directors expire each year. This is a great opportunity to get involved and serve our community! The Candidate Registration Forms were mailed out to each member last month. If anyone needs a copy of the form, please email me at cristinad@bchoa.org. The instructions to complete and submit the form to The Ballot Box are on the form.
• Status of the Main Gate Entrance Renovation
The reconstruction project of the Main Gate entrance will be starting in April. We have just received the State Fire Marshall approval letter and are developing a schedule with McMath Construction to get started. We anticipate a 90-day timeline to complete the construction, weather permitting. As soon as additional information is available we will announce via Facebook, e-mail and website the status change and progress reports.
• Status of the Fontainbleau (East) Gate Entrance Signage
The new entrance signage for the East Gate has been finalized and the fabricating and installation are projected to be complete in April. You may go to our website at bchoa.org or our member only Facebook page to see a rendering of the sign. Once the installation is complete, the landscape in front and around the signage will be filled in to complete the new look.
Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Keeping You Informed

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

  • Status of the Fontainbleau (East) Gate Entrance Renovation
    We received a variance last month from the parish Board of Adjustments for our new entrance signage.  The parish regulations concerning residential subdivision center median entrance signs has changed over the years and we had to request a variance.  We are currently getting bids on the new signage and hope to have the completed sign installed very shortly.

 

  • New Vehicle Decals  
    The new vehicle decals have been available since November of 2016.  As of January 31, 2017, the old decals officially expired.   Starting February 1st, all vehicles that still have the old decal on their windshields will be stopped and drivers will be asked to show their IDs to be scanned.  As of today, 90% of our homeowners have requested and obtained the new decals.   Thank you for your great cooperation throughout this process!
    Homeowners and Beau Chene Country Club (BCCC) members may still obtain the new decals via the website at bchoa.org, in-person at the BCHOA offices OR mailing in a completed decal form.  If you require assistance, please contact the BCHOA office at 985-231-6285 or email us at info@bchoa.org.

 

  • Name the Oak Tree Contest  
    In conjunction with the Beau Chene Oak Tree Project started by the BC Garden Club, the BCHOA has identified southern live oak trees on our property that qualify to be registered with The Live Oak Society.  Our two most prominent BCHOA owned oak trees are located on Beau Chene Boulevard at the Main Gate Entrance to Beau Chene.  Several names have been suggested, so the HOA has decided to let the residents choose from the list below for each.  Submit your vote via email at info@bchoa.org by March 1st.

The name that receives the largest number of votes will be given to the live oak in   the median. The name receiving the second largest number of votes will be given to the live oak on the western side of the median.  The suggested names are:

  • The Salutation Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Sentinel Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Guardian Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Welcome Home Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Tranquility Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Bonjour Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Hospitality Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Community Oak of Beau Chene
  • The Friendship Oak of Beau Chene

 

  • Mardi Gras Day  
    Our offices will be closed Tuesday, February 28th for Mardi Gras Day.  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

 

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

Notice of Road Work

Road-Work

BCHOA’s contractor, Ricciardone Site Services, Inc., will begin work on roadway crack sealing on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The area of work includes the following streets:  Bocage Lane, Bonfouca Lane, Bonfouca Place, Magnolia Lane, Kiskatom Lane, Iris Lane, Beau Pre Drive, Plantation Lane, Plantation Drive, Nottoway Drive, Mako Nako Drive, Pocosin Drive, Winona Drive, Colewa Ct, Cahoula Ct., Chuka Ct., parts of Marina Drive and Marina Oaks Drive.  The roadway crack sealing is expected to be complete within two weeks.  There may be slight traffic delays on the above roads as the crew performs the work.  Motorists are reminded to use caution around the work areas.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or Dave Vinson at 985-231-6285.

Cristina Donovan

Chief Administrative Officer

Vehicle Decal Distribution Day Rain Delay

In Person Vehicle Decal Distribution Day Rain Delay
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Decal Distribution Has Been CANCELLED
New Decal Distribution Date:
Thursday December 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Reminder to all Beau Chene Property Owners and Beau Chene Country Club Members – you may come in person to the BCCC parking lot Thursday December 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM to obtain your new vehicle decals.  We will have a tent setup staffed by BCHOA employees, Board Directors and Security Committee members to process your vehicle decal request forms and issue the decals on-site.  If desired, we will remove the old decal and apply the new decal for you as well.  You will need to have the following vehicle information for each authorized vehicle:  Driver’s License #, Make, Model, Color and Year of vehicle, and License Plate #.

Cristina Donovan, Chief Administrative Officer

Keeping You Informed – Important Updates

Dear Homeowners and Residents,

Vote this Saturday!

December 10, is Election Day and the Senate runoff race between Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell and Treasurer John Kennedy is the top issue on the ballot. There are also several tax renewals on the ballot as well. The tax renewals are concerning preserving critical services provided to seniors and disabled citizens, and protection and safety for all.

New Vehicle Decals

Our next In Person Vehicle Decal Distribution Day is on Tuesday, December 13rd from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Beau Chene Country Club parking lot. We will have a tent setup staffed by BCHOA employees, Board Directors and Security Committee members to process your vehicle decal request forms and issue the decals on-site. You will need to have the following vehicle information for each authorized vehicle: Driver’s License #, Make, Model, Color and Year of vehicle, and License Plate #.

Other options for obtaining the new decals include:
1. On-line submission of Vehicle Decal Form via the link on our website at: http://www.bchoa.org/new-vehicle-decal-registration/
2. In-person at the BCHOA office
3. By Mail with the vehicle decal form

Status of the Fontainbleau (East) Gate Entrance Renovation

We are actively working with the parish Board of Adjustments to obtain a variance for our newly designed entrance sign. Since the overall size of the sign is larger than the current parish regulations allow we have requested a variance. We should have a resolution by the first of the year.

Christmas Holiday Schedule for the Beau Chene Homeowners Association office

Our offices will be closed December 23rd and December 26th for Christmas. Garbage pickup will still 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

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer

In Person Vehicle Decal Distribution Day – Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reminder to all Beau Chene Property Owners and Beau Chene Country Club Members – you may come in person to the BCCC parking lot tomorrow, Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM to obtain your new vehicle decals. We will have a tent setup staffed by BCHOA employees, Board Directors and Security Committee members to process your vehicle decal request forms and issue the decals on-site. If desired, we will remove the old decal and apply the new decal for you as well. You will need to have the following vehicle information for each authorized vehicle: Driver’s License #, Make, Model, Color and Year of vehicle, and License Plate #.

We had another day scheduled on Monday, Dec. 5th, however, due to the weather forecast this day will be rescheduled.

You can also use the ONLINE FORM as well.

Cristina Donovan
Chief Administrative Officer