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Vision 2023 and Plan

The VISION 2023 & PLAN is based on Member input from 45 participants and 229 pre-session surveys. The VISION 2023 & PLAN are written to inform decisions by the Association’s volunteer board of directors/staff and to inspire Members to voluntarily become interested/involved in shaping the future of Killearn Lakes Plantation.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Vision 2023 and Plan.

Board of Directors Election

Believe it or not, nominations are now open for the 2019 Killearn Lakes Plantation HOA Board of Directors election. Did you know that the Killearn Lakes Board of Directors are elected annually? With almost 90 homes sold just this year, now is the perfect time to encourage residents to get involved in our Association. 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 not a room full of stuffy old men that won't listen to new ideas. In fact, I have found it to be 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 city 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. I find it an honor to serve on our board with some extraordinary people and have even run into residents who thank us for serving. Board of Directors Nomination Form PDF 399 KB

You can submit the form to the following email address: admin2@killearnlakeshoa.org. If you have questions or concerns you can submit them here or you can call the Association office at (850) 668-3231.

- Joanna Schmidtchen, KLHOA Voluntary Secretary

Covenants and Dues

HOA Dues Increase:

It's time to increase HOA Dues for Killearn Lakes for only the second time in 40 years. Back in 2006, the dues were raised from $60.00 ($48.00 if paid early) to $120.00 ($96.00 if paid early). It's been 13+ years and the need has presented itself again. The proposed increase will be to $200 ($175.00 if paid early) for non-lakefront properties and $225 ($200 if paid early) for lakefront properties. The process for voting to increase the dues will begin in August. Inflation is making it difficult for existing dues collected to keep up with the cost of maintenance for the neighborhood. Curious what the existing dues go toward? If you are a member you can see our existing budget expenses by clicking here (March Financial Sheet).

Dues cover maintenance of:

• Medians • Right-of-Ways • Tree Removal • Seven Entrances • Five Lakes • Dam Structures • Three Parks • Utility Easements • Office Building, Electric/Water, Three Staff members • Legal Advice • Bookkeeping • Annual Audit • Taxes and Insurance and more...

On Tuesday, August 14th (immediately following the 7pm Quarterly Membership Meeting), a vote will take place to increase the association dues. If you cannot make the meeting (Deerlake United Methodist Church at 8013 Deerlake Road South) you may submit this proxy documentation via email to the KLHOA at admin@killearnlakeshoa.com. The proxy must be completely filled out.

Covenants and Restrictions Modification:

The goals are to eliminate obsolete "developer" language and to condense the Covenants and Restrictions from 40+ documents to one document. This would eliminate confusion as to what restrictions apply to which neighborhood within KLHOA. In order to have the new Covenants and Restrictions approved, we need 2/3's of the 4,225 households/members to vote in favor of the revised document. Volunteer Vice President, Mark Reichert, wrote about the entire process here: New Covenants and Restrictions. We will have a revised version of the Covenants and Restrictions available on our Members-Only website for review and comments in the future.

Roundabouts

There has been alot of discussion on Nextdoor about properly navigating the two roundabouts within our community. The videos embedded below cover the approach to our roundabouts in less than 3 minutes. You can also find additional information at this Florida Department of Transportation Web page:
http://www.fdot.gov/agencyresources/roundabouts/

Two-Lane Roundabout Video*:

*The speaker refers to the car entering from the bottom center of screen.

Single Lane Roundabout Video:

The three most important things to remember are:

1. You may only use the right lane if you plan on exiting the traffic circle on the first or second exit only (the first two right hand turns), but not if you want to use any exit after the second exit.

2. You can use the left hand lane if you plan on exiting the traffic circle from any exit except the very first right hand turn. (You can use it on the second exit, the third and to go all the way around the circle if you want, but never use the left lane if you want to use the first exit on your right).

3. Don't change lanes inside the circle.

Members-Only Access?

Do you want access to members-only content? Anyone who is current with their HOA dues is eligible for HOA members-only access to the following content:

  • Gain the ability to submit and view issue tickets to have various concerns of yours and your neighbors addressed.
  • Access to HOA Meeting Minutes
  • Learn exactly what your HOA dues are going toward.
  • Stay-up-to date on the various events impacting your neighborhood.

Request Access Today!

Have an Issue?

As a member of the HOA, you have the ability to submit an issue for review. You also have the ability to see your neighbors issues that have been submitted in order to get a feel for the various tasks the HOA is presented with. You can also see if the issue you're experiencing has already been reported. Issues are updated from start to finish with the remedy implemented or reasoning as to why an issue was closed. To submit an issue, click here.
The members-only site is currently under construction and should be available August 1st. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Food Truck Friday's

Every third 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! Below are the vendors scheduled to participate:

July 13th:
Crave Food Truck - Sandwiches: Veggie, BLT, Steak Hoagie, Grouper, Shrimp, Grits, Salad, Fries, Okra, Hummis. Kids menu: Tenders, Grilled Cheese, Turkey Dog. Facebook
Momma P's Ice Cream - Drumsticks, Cookie Sandwiches, Cotton Candy, Popsicles and Bombpops. http://www.mommapicecream.com/
Mr. JB's Barbecue - Slow Smoked Meats, Brisket, Chicken, Wings and more. Facebook
Smoothie Time - Bringing ice cold smoothies made of fresh fruit to Tallahassee and surrounding areas everyday. More info
The Kitchen Witch - Chicken Poutine, Lasagna, Pesto Chicken Sandwich, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese, Turkey Club Wrap, Turkey and Cheese Panini and more. http://www.kitchwitch.com/
Valhalla Grill - Roast Beef, Burgers, Lamb Gyro, Grilled Chicken, Tempura Broccoli, Fries, Poutine, Fried Mushrooms and more... http://www.valhallagrill.net/

August 10th:
El Criollo Grill - Puerto Rican Cuisine: Tripleta Sandwich, Cuban Sandwich, El Criollo Burger, Veggie Burger, Chicken/Pork Kabobs, Empanadas and more. https://www.elcriollogrill.com/
Fired Up Pizza Truck - 8" Personal Pizzas with all of the toppings. Facebook
King Kuisine - Breakfast: Grilled Sandwich (fried egg, cheese, spinach, tomato, guac, bacon), Muffic Style French Toast. Lunch: Philly Cheesesteak, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Pizza Grilled Cheese and more. Facebook
Momma P's Ice Cream - Drumsticks, Cookie Sandwiches, Cotton Candy, Popsicles and Bombpops. http://www.mommapicecream.com/
Rankin Crunchy & Confused Tacos - Crunchy Flour/Corn and Soft Flour Tacos: Beef, Black Bean, Lamb, Chorizo, Fried Chicken and more. http://www.rankintacos.com/

Meeting Information

Here we will post the latest meeting information:

Board Meetings

KLHOA Office
7110 Beech Ridge Trail
Tallahassee, Florida. 32312
  Member Meetings

Bradfordville Community Center
6808 Beech Ridge Trail
Tallahassee, Florida. 32312

1-11-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 198 KB) | Minutes (PDF 56 KB, Members-Only)

1-20-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (Coming Soon) | Minutes (Coming Soon, Members-Only)

1-28-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (Coming Soon) | Minutes (Coming Soon, Members-Only)

2-8-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 203 KB) | Minutes (PDF 77 KB, Members-Only)

3-8-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 201 KB) | Minutes (PDF 48 KB, Members-Only)

4-12-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 206 KB) | Minutes (PDF 48 KB, Members-Only)

5-10-18 Board Directors Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 204 KB) | Minutes (PDF 104 KB, Members-Only)

5-19-18 Board Directors Covenants Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 131 KB) | Minutes (PDF 75 KB, Members-Only)

6-14-18 Board Directors Covenants Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 899 KB) | Minutes (Coming Soon)

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Location: KLHOA Office
Time: 6:30 PM
Docs: Agenda (PDF 174 KB)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: KLHOA Office
Time: 6:30 PM
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Location: KLHOA Office
Time: 6:30 PM
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Location: KLHOA Office
Time: 6:30 PM
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)
 
2-13-18 Quarterly Member Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 200 KB) | Minutes (PDF 51 KB, Members-Only)

5-8-18 Quarterly Member Meeting:
Agenda (PDF 213 KB) | Minutes (PDF 78 KB, Members-Only)

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Location: Deerlake United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 PM
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)
Note: Special Meeting Association Dues Vote.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Location: Deerlake United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 PM (If needed)
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)
Note: Special Meeting Association Dues Vote.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Location: Deerlake United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 PM (If needed)
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)
Note: Special Meeting Association Dues Vote.

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Location: Deerlake United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 PM (If needed)
Docs: Agenda (Coming Soon)
           Minutes (Coming Soon)
Note: Special Meeting Association Dues Vote.

The Annual Meeting will be held on
Saturday, November (TBD) at the
Bradfordville Community Center.
 
 

Event Information

We have several annual events throughout the calendar year:

  • Bannerman Crossings Kids Spring Festival.
  • Fall Festival at Tekesta Park - currently canceled indefinitely due to a lack of funds. Would your business like to sponsor it? Contact us today!
  • Food Truck Friday's - Every third 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.

Nextdoor Neighborhood App

The Nextdoor App is a private social network for Killearn Lakes. Over 2100 neighbors actively use the app. It's a perfect platform for various situations: Alerts (both emergency based and of the lost dog/cat variety), Items for Sale (from neighbors you trust), and a variety of other posts that you would expect from a social platform these days. If it's happening in the neighborhood, it's on the Nextdoor Killearn Lakes app. We highly recommend it for new and current residents. Register to become a member here.

Amenities

Killearn Lakes is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are blessed with a natural setting which many equate to a State Park. We have three community parks and five lakes among our many amenities which add to the value of our living experience. The five lakes have docks and boat landings. Killearn Lakes is now a community composed of almost 3,000 acres with 4,225 property owners.