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Neighborhood Watch Informational Meeting

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

Tekesta Park Playground Replacement

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 forthcoming 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!

Below are the vendors scheduled to participate:

May 10th:
El Criollo Grill
Kitchen Witch
Tiki Dawgs
Marshay's Catering
The Sugar Fix

Live music from Melissa Carlson!!

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.

Trash increase at Lakes

We have recently seen an increase in trash being left behind at our lakes; specifically Lake Blue Heron and Lake Monkey Business. Please be considerate of your neighbors, the environment and our wildlife. Residents, please make an effort to throw away your trash and remember to lock the gate upon leaving after you visit our neighborhood lakes. We ask that you remind your children as well.

Thank you for taking the time to keep our lakes trash-free.

For more information on our lakes, please click here.

Christmas Lights Contest!


The Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association is having a Christmas Light Contest sponsored by the new ACE Hardware Store on Bannerman Road. There is a prize of a $100.00 ACE gift card to the winner of the contest. The actual contest is being run on the Nextdoor Killearn Lakes web site for this first year, as so many of our neighbors are already members of Nextdoor. Here are the directions for participating in the contest:
  1. Log in to the Nextdoor Site. If you are not already a member of Nextdoor you will need to sign up and become a member. It's free and it's a great application for neighbors to keep in touch with each other - social networking for neighbors!
  2. Once inside the site, there will be a toolbar along the left side of the page with links to the different sections of the site. Click on the 'General' link.
  3. In the 'General' section scroll down until you see the 'Christmas Light Contest' post, click it. There you will be able to read the rules of the contest, how to nominate homes for the contest and how to vote for your favorite to win.
Here is the link for Nextdoor:
https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=97169271
Please enjoy driving around and looking at all of the different homes that have put up Christmas Lights for your viewing pleasure!

Maintenance Committee

Purpose:
The primary function of the Maintenance Committee is to assist the board of directors in fulfilling its common area repair and maintenance responsibilities. The role of the Committee is oversight.

Next Meeting: December 7, 2018, 10:00 am, at the association office.

Greenspace Management Plan: Conservation and care of life in the greenspace; keeping land and waters of the Plantation safe, attractive, and valuable to people and to native wildlife.

“It shall be the express intent and purpose…to protect, maintain, and enhance the natural environment…. to protect streams, lakes, and water supplies, to maintain and enhance the conservation of natural and scenic resources, to promote the conservation of soils, fish, wildlife, game and migratory birds, enhance value of abutting and neighboring forests, wildlife preserves, natural reservations or sanctuaries or other open areas and open spaces, and to afford and enhance recreation opportunities, preserve historical sites, and implement generally the Killearn Lakes Master Plan for development.” Article IX, Section 1, Killearn Lakes Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.

Click here for the 2016 Greenspace Plan

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Please help us in supporting America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend. You can drop off canned foods, non-perishable items and toiletry items at the KLHOA office Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm. Second Harvest of the Big Bend is the food bank that distributes millions of pounds of food every year to hungry families in the 11-county region of the Big Bend.

Learn more about the Second Harvest at: FightingHunger.org.