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Annual Meeting Info

We invite you to attend the Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Tekesta Park, 8301 Pegwood Way. The 2021 Board of Directors will be announced, and any other agenda business will be discussed, including a proposed special assessment to address our infrastructure needs.

The due date for nominations to the Board of Directors was September 25, 2020, and nine owners submitted their names as candidates for the Board. Since there are nine seats on the Board and we received only nine applications, pursuant to our Articles of Incorporation and Chapter 720.306, Fla. Stat., an election is not necessary this year, and the following nine owners will commence service on the board following the Annual Meeting.

1. Michael Bolton
2. Kyle Frost
3. Tamara Budnick Kei
4. Sharon Malloy
5. Roy Mars II
6. Mark Reichert
7. Matthew Russo
8. Tara von Bodungen
9. Melisa Williams

We thank these residents for volunteering their time and for their commitment to our association. Please see biographies of these new board members below:

Your 2020 Board of Directors Profiles:

Michael Bolton, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
Born in Chicago, raised in Franklin, TN. United States Air Force and Tennessee Air National Guard veteran. Attended University of Tennessee and Nashville Technical College. Experience in residential and commercial real estate property management, Professional Project Manager, and engineering. Previously, President of Hillsboro Properties Homeowners Association in Nashville and locally, primary owner of A Absolute Protection Electrical Company, a Brink’s Home Security franchise in the Panhandle for many years. Living in the Killearn Lakes/ Golden Eagle community for many years. Children attended and still attend the Killearn Lakes schools and love the community.

Kyle Frost, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
Kyle Frost was raised in Killearn Lakes over the last 20 years, and loves this community. When deciding where to raise their young family, Frost and his wife chose to return to Killearn Lakes. He is currently employed by Aderant as a Software Engineer, working to build law office software that is used globally. Frost serves on the Board of Directors of Big Bend Cares Inc, a local non-profit working to aid people living with HIV as well as provide general healthcare to underserved communities. Frost also serves as Chair of the Leon County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, which has the task of providing a comprehensive housing plan to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. A product of Tallahassee and Leon County, Frost strives to move the entire community forward as the best place to work, play, and raise a family.

Tamara Budnick Kei, Scotswood Resident
My name is Tamara Budnick Kei. I found this literary exercise very interesting because how does one decide the salient points of one’s life, having lived 70 years? Certainly a lot to consider, but here it is.

Newly retired, I spent the last 48 years as a caregiver, working as a registered nurse and a physician’s assistant. I found my work deeply rewarding and I admit that I miss it. Once settled, I will find volunteer situations that satisfy my caregiver tendencies.

Newly relocated, I lived in South Florida for over 40 years before moving to Tallahassee. The slower pace and beauty of Tallahassee has always appealed to me. I‘ve made many visits to my son, Jeff, who started at FSU and decided to stay after graduation. The June birth of my first grandchild, Wesley (better known as “lil dude”), made the decision to move a no-brainer.

Interests include gourmet cooking, music, travel, movies and live theatre and concerts. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has temporarily curtailed many of these activities. Hopefully, life will soon return to a more acceptable level of normal.

Life as a professional caregiver, wife, mother, grandmother and Vietnam era war veteran has been interesting, fulfilling and very busy. As most people my age, I look forward to this time in my life to do and learn things I never had the time for, to enjoy my family and to be of service to my community. I look forward to working with members of the board and becoming an active, contributing member of the HOA of Killearn Lakes and Tallahassee.

Sharon Malloy, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
My name is Sharon Malloy and I have lived in Killearn Lakes, Unit 1 since 2009. While I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received my Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University, I quickly made Tallahassee my home in 1978. I began my career in state government working for the Florida Legislature then moved to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes. I held various positions in the division including head of the enforcement section for condominium laws. I also provided staff support for an early Legislative commission which studied the operation and regulation of homeowner associations in Florida. I retired from the state after 35 years and then had the privilege of working part time in the KLHOA office. Most recently, I assisted with the drafting of revised covenants and restrictions for our community. I am completing my second year of service on your Board of Directors as Secretary with ongoing goals of ensuring that information relating to association operations is readily available to property owners, and that property values are protected by providing reasonable and equal enforcement of our covenants and restrictions.

Roy H. Mars II, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
Roy is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has lived in six different states over the years. Professionally, Roy is a software designer with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. He is also the founding lead person on the Nextdoor Killearn Lakes Web site. He has lived in Killearn Lakes since 1989. He and his wife raised both of their children here. His daughters both attended all three of our schools. Roy tells people that Killearn Lakes is the best neighborhood in Leon County and he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. He is currently serving his third term on the KLHOA Board and his second term as Board Vice President. Roy has also taken on the responsibility of Chairman of Safety & Security for the Association.

Mark Reichert, Unit 4 Resident, Incumbent
A Unit 4 resident, Mark has served as Volunteer Board President the past two years. Director and long-time Chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Committee, a 36-year resident of Killearn Lakes. Employed as the Administrator for Metropolitan Planning for the Florida Department of Transportation. Finalist for “Leader of the Year” in 2007, Leadership Tallahassee, Inc. Appointed by Commissioner Bryan Desloge to the Bannerman Road Corridor Study Citizens Advisory Committee. “I would like to continue my long standing activism for the Killearn Lakes Community”.

Matt Russo, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
Matt moved to Tallahassee from Virginia in 2002, and has been here ever since. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2015. He works for a local firm and is working on obtaining his Professional Engineer certification and license. He and his family moved into Killearn Lakes after graduation, and bought their first house here in 2016.

Tara vonBodungen, Unit 1 Resident, Incumbent
My name is Tara vonBodungen. My husband, Steven and I along with our two children, have lived in Killearn Lakes for over 10 years. Tallahassee is our home and we love the community. My work experience includes apartment and commercial property management. I also have worked in the life insurance industry. I maintain a real estate license. Currently, I work part-time with FWC, but am a full-time mom raising my two 14-year old children as they navigate their way through school. I enjoy my daily walks through my neighborhood, waving and just getting to know my neighbors. I strive to be a positive influence on this community in any way I can.

Melisa Williams, The Glen Resident, Incumbent
I have lived in Killearn Lakes in The Glen subdivision for 14 years. I work full time as a secretary for the Florida Highway Patrol. I retired from the U.S. Army in 2010 after serving 27 years’ active duty. I love the nature setting living in Killearn Lakes. I want to continue to preserve the Killearn Lakes setting like living in a state park and the value that our environment brings to the community. After being a board member volunteer for two years, I want to continue to enforce the covenants that I signed when I moved into my home, to help maintain our property values.

Curbside Trash

Hello Neighbor, let’s talk about the trash on your curb! Unfortunately, Waste Pro will NOT pick-up curbside trash unless you call and schedule it to be picked up. When you move out, make sure to call Waste Pro to pick up your trash bins and bulk trash.

Bulk trash consists of household goods such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, and appliances. To schedule a pick-up of bulk items, please call Waste Pro’s office at: (850) 606-1899.

For more bulk pick-up info, please visit:

For those of you that have neighbors that need a little nudge or reminder; consider printing out this flyer and giving it to them: Click here for the flyer.

Your neighbors and your KLHOA Thank You!

Food Truck Friday's

Every second Friday of the month various Food Truck vendors arrive at Tekesta Park to provide dinner to the residents of Killearn Lakes (from 5:30pm to 8:00pm). We ask residents to take food to go and not congregate, as we do not want to spread Covid-19. The event is advertised via signage around the neighborhood. The HOA works with the Tallahassee Food Truck Association to get various vendors to attend this event. Would you like us to promote your Food Truck? Contact Us Today!

Check out the KLHOA Facebook page for the latest participants: KLHOA Facebook.

Tree Management

We've reached out to the Florida Forest Service for help regarding the aging trees in our neighborhood. We currently have 400 acres of trees that need assessment. The Forest Service will help us with a plan to manage the decaying trees.

Click here for the Tree Removal PolicyPlease check back for updates. 


Would you like to Volunteer to help the neighborhood tree management committee? Contact us today!

Coronavirus Office Update

COVID-19 Office Announcement:

In an effort to protect our community and in an abundance of caution, we are asking residents to not come into the HOA office. If you need to make a payment, please drop your check into the black lock box to the left of the door. Mail to the Centennial Bank at address on invoice, or you may pay online. For any questions, please call (850) 688-3231. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as possible.

Stay safe and healthy, KLHOA Board & Staff.

Pay your HOA Dues Online Now!

Dues Update:

  • A late fee of $25 and interest have been added to all delinquent accounts.
  • HOA Past Dues Amounts:
  • July 2020 - $145.80.
    August 2020 - $146.60.
    September 2020 - $147.40.
    October 2020 - $148.20.
    November 2020 - $149.00.
    December 2020 - $149.80.
  • Interest at the rate of 8% per annum will be charged on a delinquen8 account.
  • Collection of a delinquent account will be pursued in accordance with Florida Law.
  • Your Property ID is located on the assessment you received in the mail, located by your address.

Your Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association is now part of the Centennial Bank Complete Lockbox Association Services System*. You should have received an invoice and payment coupon with various options for remitting your annual dues payment:

Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card, or eCheck

Making your owner assessment payments online* is FAST, EASY and CONVENIENT! Centennial Bank Online Payment Solutions is a secure method for you to pay your assessment payment using a credit card, debit card, or an electronic check. Visit the Online Payment Solutions website at:

If you have any questions or correspondence regarding your property, payments or account, please contact us at (850) 668-3231, or through this website:

*Note: There is a fee of $4.95 for using the online payment solution. When using the online payment system, have your dues statement handy. You will need to enter your payment account number, unit id, and posting id:

Payment by Check and Coupon (Mail it)

  • Include the coupon with your check.
  • All checks must be made payable to the association.
  • Foreign checks must have U.S. Dollars written on the check.
  • Do not send post-dated checks. Checks will not be held and are processed the same day they are received.
  • Mailing labels are attached to the left side of the coupon.
  • Mail your payment to:
    • Centennial Bank, PO Box 30061, Tampa, FL 33630-3061.

Payment using Online Bill Payment Service

To enroll in an Online Bill Payment Service, set up your payment using the “Payment Account Number” which can be found in the upper right hand corner of your coupons. The payment must be made payable to your association, and mailed to: Centennial Bank, PO Box 30061, Tampa, FL 33630-3061.

Using the “Payment Account Number” will ensure that your payment is properly posted to your account. The “Payment Account Number” is different for every unit and payment obligation. If you own more than one unit or if you have more than one payment obligation, please be sure to use the “Payment Account Number” assigned to each unit or payment obligation. Please note that using an Online Bill Payment Service may delay the posting of your payment.

Neighborhood Watch Informational Meeting

First Killearn Lakes Neighborhood Watch Training Session Re-Scheduled:

The first Killearn Lakes Neighborhood Watch Training Session has been re-scheduled for Tuesday January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 P.M. The room is reserved at the Deer Lake United Methodist Church and Deputy Crump assures us it is locked in on his calendar. For any and all residents (you don’t have to be a property owner) who are interested in getting involved, please click on the button below and RSVP at our "Sign Up Genius" website. Remember, it is not a major time commitment and there is no patrolling involved.

Sign Up!

In the meantime, this being the Christmas season, there will be a lot of packages getting delivered to homes in our neighborhood. That means the porch pirates will be out and prowling. Let's all keep our eyes peeled for these parasites.

If you see suspicious people prowling the streets call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency number: (850) 606-5800. Make sure you have a good description including sex, race, hair color and length, height, build (slim/average/heavy), clothing, where they were seen and a direction of travel. If they are in a vehicle, get as much as you can of the make, model, color, new, old, any dents or other distinguishing features on the vehicle. Again, a direction of travel and where they were last seen.

If you see someone actually committing a crime, snatching a package off of someone's porch, call 911. Make sure you have as much of the above information as possible for the 911 operator to pass on to the responding deputy.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season whichever holidays you celebrate at this wonderful time of the year. And don’t forget to drive around the neighborhood to see all of the beautiful lighting displays our friends and neighbors have spent so much time putting together for us. See you all on January 7th!

Update from the meeting held on June 25th:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Neighborhood Watch meeting last evening! You have taken a first step in making our neighborhood a safer and more secure place to live. Please, get out and talk to your neighbors. If you don't know your neighbors, like Deputy Crump encouraged last evening, GET to know your neighbors and encourage them to get involved. Maybe by explaining what you learned last evening about how we plan to have the Neighborhood Watch operate, you will be able to take away some of the apprehension people might feel about "getting involved."

Original Meeting Information:

Your Killearn Lakes Homeowners’ Association is partnering with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) to form a Neighborhood Watch Association that will help safeguard our neighborhood and make Killearn Lakes a safer, more secure place to live for all of our families. Towards that end, we have scheduled an orientation meeting on Tuesday June 25, 2019 @ 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the large meeting hall at the Deer Lake United Methodist Church located at the intersection of Kinhega and Deer Lake.

We are looking for volunteers to help get the Neighborhood Watch started; who will be willing to attend and learn about the new approach for the Neighborhood Watch that is being pioneered by the LCSO. There is much less time commitment required than the old way. How? Because there are no patrols. Let’s face it, folks. We have 4,225 properties in Killearn Lakes. If we were going to try and create a patrol type Neighborhood Watch, we would need so many volunteers it would never be practical.

Please come out to our orientation meeting and see what it’s all about. Golden Eagle residents are welcome (You are Killearn Lakes residents, too!). Let’s see if we can fill the meeting room. If you plan to attend, please click on the "Sign Up" button below, and RSVP so we can get a count on how many people plan to attend.

Sign Up!

Thank you,
Roy Mars, Volunteer Board Vice-President

Cancelled: Fall Picnic at Tekesta Park

The 2019 Fall Picnic at Tekesta Park, this Saturday (October 19th), has been cancelled due to in-climate weather. The safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the home owners association. We thank you for your understanding.

We are having a picnic this Saturday, October 19th. It’s from 11:00am until 3:00pm. In addition to food provided by the HOA, the Lucky Goat Cold Brew Bus and Big Easy Snowballs will be there with items to purchase. Should be fun!!

Q&A Session: August Quarterly Meeting

The quarterly membership meeting of Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association will be held Tuesday, August 13th 2019, at 7:00 pm at Deer Lake United Methodist Church. As you may know, the KLHOA would like to revise the covenants and restrictions which have been in place for many years. Our original sets of covenants were created in the 1970’s. The proposals are located here. Please take a few moments to review them and then join us August 13th, at 7:00 pm, to learn more about this important project. Thank you.

Tekesta Park Playground Replacement

UPDATE: Tekesta Park will open on Monday, August 5th!

Over the years, the popular playground at Tekesta Park has been a staple for families in the Killearn Lakes neighborhood. The park itself hosts birthday parties, baseball games and monthly Food Truck Fridays, while the playground allows children a safe place to exercise, play, and build friendships. After nearly 20 years, the playground at Tekesta Park is deteriorating and in need of replacement.

A Playground Committee, comprised of volunteers from the neighborhood, began meeting in early 2018 to plan the fundraising for a new play space for Tekesta Park. The committee met with local playground equipment representatives to envision a new space.

In addition to resources from our HOA, the committee also began soliciting contributions to the park from local businesses to help fund the cost to remove and replace the playground. Thank you to Killearn Lakes TaeKwonDo, First Florida Credit Union and Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant for their generous contributions. A sincere thank you to Brian Kendall, owner of Doctor Drainage, who will contribute the demolition of the old playground. Many thanks to our community members who contributed, as well.

Playground Replacement

The new playground structure will include slides, swings, a climbing area, and play panels at ground level. The playground will continue to have two play areas – one suitable for our two to five year old children and the other suitable for 5 to 12 year-olds. Most importantly, as well as most requested, the new space incorporates shade into the structure. We aim to encourage active play for children of all ages and abilities in a safe and fun environment.

The new playground will be installed the week of June 24, 2019. Community members are asked to assist with the demolition of the current space on Saturday, June 22nd. More information about the community workday will be released via the KLHOA social media channels as well as Next Door. We would love to see you there!

Special thanks to the Playground Committee members for their tireless efforts to see this park to fruition. Committee members include: Karen Benavidez, Jill Lumsden, Jill Earhart and Kelly O’Rourke.

We look forward to many memories made at the Tekesta Park Playground.

- By Jennifer Dooley

Covenants and Restrictions Revisions

The Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association's Volunteer Board of Directors needs your help. Our association currently has 39 sets of covenants and restrictions. A covenant revision committee has assimilated those 39 sets into a single document, to address issues common to all neighborhoods within our community. In addition, there are 39 supplements, particular to each unit. For additional information, please look for Mark Reichert’s article in the June Lakes View magazine. We welcome your comments. Take a moment to review the proposed revisions. This information will be posted for several months to allow ample time to review. You may offer comments or suggestions to the Board by sending them to this email address:

Your comments are for informational purposes only; responses will not be provided. You will receive a ballot to vote on the revision with your annual invoice in January 2020. Thank you for your interest and participation with this very important project!

Killearn Lakes Master Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions - PDF, 934 KB
Deerfield Plantation - PDF, 1.89 MB
Eagles Ridge, Unit 5b - PDF, 1.40 MB
Eagles Ridge, Units 1-5a - PDF, 32.1 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 1 - PDF, 1.93 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 2 - PDF, 1.84 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 3 - PDF, 1.85 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 5 - PDF, 1.11 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 6 - PDF, 2.90 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 6, Phase 2 - PDF, 3.87 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 6, Phase 3 and 4 - PDF, 6.37 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 7 - PDF, 1.49 MB
Golden Eagle, Unit 8 - PDF, 1.04 MB
Journey's End - PDF, 1.12 MB
Killearn Commons - PDF, 1.05 MB
Killearn Commons, Phase 2 - PDF, 1.08 MB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 1 - PDF, 714 KB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 2 - PDF, 711 KB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 3 - PDF, 709 KB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 4 - PDF, 1.42 MB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 5 - PDF, 712 KB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 6 - PDF, 1.67 MB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 7 - PDF, 1.38 MB
Killearn Lakes, Unit 8 - PDF, 1.17 MB
Kinhega Estates - PDF, 1.76 MB
Kinhega Landings - PDF, 3.87 MB
Kinhega Lodge - PDF, 1.03 MB
Kinhega Lodge, Unit 2 - PDF, 1.02 MB
Kinhega Oaks - PDF, 1.14 MB
Mallard Bluff - PDF, 1.04 MB
Mallard Point - PDF, 1.91 MB
Mallard Point 2 - PDF, 1.55 MB
Pine Landing - PDF, 845 KB
Preservation Pointe - PDF, 1.06 MB
Reserve at the Ridge - PDF, 1.47 MB
Sable Chase - PDF, 1.13 MB
Scottswood - PDF, 1.00 MB
The Glen at Golden Eagle - PDF, 0.98 MB
The Glen, Phase 2 - PDF, 1.07 MB
The Landing, Phase 1 - PDF, 2.56 MB

Have a Road Issue?

Is there a pot hole or road damage that needs attention? For anything road related, it must be reported to the Leon County Public works at (850) 606-1400. They own and maintain the roadways in our neighborhood. They also have a mobile app that you can report issues through as well, see details below.

With the Leon County Citizens Connect App, users can report: Road Damage, Animal Issues, Downed Trees, Noise Complaints, Street Lights Out, Waste pick-up, and much more... Get the FREE app now by searching for "Leon County Citizens Connect" in your Apple Store or Google Play Store. To submit a request online or to learn more: click here.