Welcome to the website for the Lochmeade Homeowners Association in Atoka, Tennessee. Our goal is to share information about our community.
We are a welcoming community that takes pride in our homes and being good neighbors.
This website will help you decide if Lochmeade will be your home, too! Browse the website, view our photo gallery, drop us a note, or just drive through Lochmeade and see it for yourself. We think you will like Lochmeade as much as we do.
Happy autumn, everybody. It’s been three months since our last letter and we feel it’s time for an update.
Fountain. You probably noticed our lake fountain ‘died’ a couple of weeks ago. The committee researched options such as repair ($3786.50) and various replacements. We decided to replace the old fountain with a nearly identical one. The new fountain will cost about $8500 and should be in place by month’s end.
2017 HOA Fees. The good news is we had the money to replace the fountain; the bad news is that the unexpected fountain replacement along with the planned pier and gazebo repairs will pretty much deplete the reserve fund we had been trying to create. The Board has subsequently decided to leave HOA fees at $650 for 2017. We know we have some erosion problems that may have to be addressed next year and we still need to have a reserve fund for emergencies. Did you know that on the Lochmeade HOA’s website you can review our monthly financial statements? It’s your money, you should know where it goes.
Atoka city street repair guidelines. According to Daniel Lovett, Atoka Public Works Director, city streets are paved/repaired according to need; there is no 10-year repaving rule. When one of our streets in Lochmeade is the worst street in the city, it will be repaired. The city regularly inspects all streets and are well aware of our subdivision street situation.
Garbage cans. Please remember that garbage cans, storage bins and other similar personal items must not be left in view of streets and commons areas. Several residents are remiss in this. Remember, your committee only hears your neighbors’ complaints. Letters have been sent, on behalf of the community, and fines can be levied. Please, store garbage cans and personal items out of sight.
Architectural Committee. As per our Covenant, certain changes to property must be approved by the Architectural Committee; some residents on occasion have forgotten this. Questions or submissions can be sent to: LochmeadeACC@gmail.com to ensure compliance. And don’t forget routine repairs. Shutters and fences must kept stained/painted and brick entrances to driveways in good condition.
Over the coming months. Once the election is over, political signs should be removed within 2 days. For our residents needing trees (2 per front yard, 3 for corner properties as per Covenant), December and January is the best time for planting. Mid-South Tree Farm has good prices for self-service and full-service tree planting/replacement.
Finally, thanks again to all committee members who volunteer their time and energy for the benefit of our community.
Your Lochmeade Board of Directors
As you and your family celebrate Labor Day on Monday, September 5th, remember Labor Day began as a Federal holiday to acknowledge the American workers’ contributions to our economy and society. Have fun at your family get-togethers and be safe. Labor Day is also celebrated as the unofficial end to Summer.
Summer has flown by and now it’s time for our children and teenagers to start back to school. For some children it’s a time of excitement and fun, and for others it’s a time of angst and the challenge of being away from Mom. Teenagers are approaching adulthood and making decisions about their education that could possibly affect the rest of their lives.
Our Lochmeade Community wishes the very best for all the children and teenagers, as they start this new school year.
We are asking all residents to please remember that our speed limit in the Lochmeade neighborhood is 20 MPH. There will be school buses coming through the subdivision and children will be running to catch the bus, so please use caution. Please do your part to keep the neighborhood safe for all our children.
Our neighbor has a need!
Lochmeade Neighbors, please purchase a bow to help with expenses of our neighbor’s son. Our neighbor, Terry Fiveash (4 Colton Ridge Lane), has had a tragedy in his family. His son was in a horrible accident June 14 and is still in very serious condition.
I’m asking all neighbors to please consider purchasing a bow for your mailbox in support of Terry’s son and family. This will help with expenses and, also, show Terry that we are supporting him.
Post on the Ladies and Laddies of Lochmeade Facebook page or call me at the number below that you want a bow for $10 or any size donation and I will get it to you.
In this current political environment we’re probably due a “Lochmeade HOA State of the Association Address.”
First, a brief history lesson. Allan Rose began development of the Lochmeade Subdivision over 10 years ago and as lots sold he turned over administration of Lochmeade to the residents in January, 2015. Allan initially set annual HOA fees at $450 to cover normal operating expenses.
In 2015 we elected our first Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors. Continue reading