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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.

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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!!

Event Information

We have several annual events throughout the calendar year:

  • Fall Festival at Tekesta Park - We ARE having a picnic this year on Saturday, October 19th, and tickets will be in the mail soon. 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!!
  • 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)..
  • Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Monkey Business - currently canceled indefinitely due to a lack of funds. Would your business like to sponsor it? Contact us today!

Check back here for the latest information.

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.

A Call for Candidates…Board Nominations are Open!

To All Killearn Lakes Plantation Homeowners,

Believe it or not, nominations are now open for the 2020 Killearn Lakes Plantation HOA Board of Directors election.  Did you know that Killearn Lakes Board of Directors is elected annually?  While it is advantageous to have some continuity and knowledge of history on the board, it is healthy and beneficial for a Board to have new members to serve, learn and share fresh ideas on how to make our community better.

Serving on the Board may not be what you imagined if you have never served.  It is an open-minded group, eager to hear what the community wants and needs, a diverse group of individuals who have set aside their own personal agendas to work together for the common good.

Young families, new residents, as well as long-time residents, can benefit by giving back to their community, thereby investing in themselves. Serving with the other Board Members will help you learn leadership skills, how to run an effective meeting, collaborate as a team, and it will help build your resume.

We all have an idea of what we think the perfect neighborhood is, and what an Association should be.   If yours falls short of that vision, you can achieve more of your expectations sooner by working with your neighbors.  By serving on the board you are in a better position to have a positive influence, allowing you the opportunity to be creative as the board devises solution plans and different approaches to correct problems and to implement them in the community.

Serving your neighborhood does not have to be boring; you will have fun experiences, meet your neighbors and county officials and gain a better understanding of the laws.  There are lots of different opportunities to learn new things, help others and yourself, and meet new people in your community.

The nomination form is available by clicking here, or its available at the Association office. The deadline to submit a nomination is September 20, 2019. For more information, contact the Association at 850-668-3231 or email us at admin@killearnlakeshoa.org.

Posted with permission from Joanna Schmidtchen, former Volunteer Board Secretary

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: admin3@killearnlakeshoa.org.

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

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). 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.

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.

Get KLHOA E-News

Over 400 of your fellow neighbors have signed up for our e-news blast. We sent out the first two editions in March and April of 2019. These emails contain the latest information regarding the neighborhood and are meant to be brief/informative. Below are examples of the e-news we will be sending out.

If you would like to receive e-news from your KLHOA, please request access by clicking here.

If you signed up for the e-news blast and haven't received any iterations, please check your spam folder.

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First Florida Credit Union Community Shred Event

Description:
Come to First Florida’s free, community shred event at their Bannerman Crossings Branch and help protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by shredding your personal documents securely. Food will be provided, as well as giveaways. For additional information click here.
Date/Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00am to 1:00pm

Location:
First Florida Credit Union
Bannerman Branch
3339 Beech Ridge Court
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 402-5884

Power in the Park 2019

“Power in the Park 2019” Community Fair sponsored by the Churches of Bradfordville.

The “Power in the Park 2019” Community Fair will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10am to 2pm in Tekesta Park in the Killearn Lakes Plantation subdivision. The event is sponsored by a number of churches in the Bradfordville area.

“Power in the Park 2019” is open to the general public and features activities for all ages, including a Kiddie Fair, three bounce houses, a food court, live music, and the ever-popular Dunk the Pastors attraction. Several large tents will highlight a variety of community outreach activities, including a charitable event in support of a local food bank.

Tekesta Park is located at the corner of Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road South. Admission to the event is free to the public. For more information, contact Doug Bishop, event coordinator, at 850-728-6654 or doug.bishop99@comcast.net.

KLES Kindergarten Registration!

Killearn Lakes Elementary School's Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be on Monday, April 8th.

Kindergarten Orientation will be on Monday, May 6th at 6 pm.

For additional Registration information, please visit the KLES Registration page by clicking here.