And then the night comes alive…With lights to dazzle…
And everything’s extraordinary…Nothing is left ordinary
These are the poetic words from our secret panel judging our Lakemoor Hills neighborhood for the Holiday Spirit Awards. Was it lights or the wine? We don’t know but we do know that Y’all have really come alive with Christmas Decorations. So alive that the 3 Holiday Spirit Awards presented every year has been increased to 4. And honorable mentions use to only get the small print in the FB post WE NOW HAVE SIGNS!
There are so many and all deserve a big HO HO HO for their holiday spirit. FYI – if someone wins they are ineligible for 3 years this allows us to recognize all efforts.
Holiday Spirit Awards (random order)
- Barbara Houchin 3704 Maloney
- Terry Kenner & Rex Goins 2301 Lakemoor
- Brad & Kinsey Taylor 3601 Bluff
- Forrest & Susie Orr 2025 W Velmetta
Honorable Mention (random order)
- Dennis & Laura Rexroad 2211 Manor
- Daniel & Kendel Levy 3523 Maloney
- Joseph & Kimberly Burger 3811 Maloney
- Toby Tumpson 3929 Maloney
- Barbara McCauley 3511 Riversedge Circle
Special Mention Creative Nature
- Ann & Dick Graf 3505 Bluff Point
Due to a conflict with Lake Hills Church, (funeral) we need to reschedule our LHHA meeting to Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM. Please help us get the word out and share this info with any group within the neighborhood of which you are associated.
Lake Hills Church has a conflict (funeral) and we will have to move our meeting this week to another date. We are waiting to hear from the church to find out if Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM is available. Please share this info and stay tuned to our communications to be able to attend.
The LHHA website has been a great tool for sharing information about neighborhood issues and events. We are working to improve the site and adding some new capabilities. To do this we are building a new site.
This is a summary of what your Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team leaders have been able to confirm about the Friday May 24 “emergency” incident occurring in our neighborhood. We have been told that the lead officer is still actively working the case. There are reports and statements that may contradict what various witnesses have said and what people have been told. This is not unusual for reports to do this given many different statements and viewpoints provided to the police during the initial investigation.
The renter (female) of the house (2641 Lynbrulee Drive) was charged with Reckless Endangerment. She stated that she shot a gun at the intruder (male) at the rental address. The report states that the female renter chased the intruder in her car on Montlake Drive. A resident in the neighborhood witnessed the female shooting out of her car window at the male who was eventually apprehended at 3824 Maloney Road. The male was booked on several charges such as aggravated assault, vandalism, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and intent to go armed dangerous felony, theft, and simple possession of a controlled substance. He is to appear in court on June 6.
As a result of this incident (thankfully no one was hurt) we now recognize the need for a “quick notice alarm” neighborhood system for any emergency or suspicious situation. We have identified a system which will allow for immediate notices going out to 1) our website e-mail, 2) a text message and 3) a Facebook message and will be working on rolling this out.
We are also beginning negotiations for the best contract pricing on additional cameras at the other two entrances whenever the Alcoa Highway project is completed.
We have also been in touch with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to establish more details of the investigation.
In the coming weeks, we will advise you of whatever progress is made. In the meantime, your ideas and/or participation will be appreciated. If you see a need to have a community meeting at the church, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set it up.
Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team Security Subgroup
Mike Parker, John Haynes, Bob Proctor
Hello neighbors, in preparation for some possible outages due to hurricane Frances, C.L. would like to provide a link for your convenience to the K.U.B. Outage Center.
And more specifically the checklist for preparedness.
Here is an excerpt from the KUB Website:
How You Can Prepare for Storms
Our employees are prepared, and we want our customers to be prepared too. You can be prepared for storms by planning ahead:
- Keep emergency supplies on hand such as batteries, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, nonperishable food items, bottled water, and a charged cell phone. The Red Cross suggests including a supply of your necessary medications.
- Keep your KUB account information up-to-date, such as your phone number and e-mail address. A correct phone number will allow you to use the automated system to report your outage and check its status. You can update your contact information by logging into your account and choosing Manage Account. For additional tips, review our Power Outage Reference Guide.
- Have a plan for what you’d do in the event of a multi-day power outage. This may include getting a hotel room, or staying with friends or family.
- Have and know how to safely operate a portable generator. Be sure to follow the instructions in your owners manual, as well as these tips:
- Generators should be installed and inspected by licensed electricians. Improperly installed generators can be a safety hazard to utility workers as well as to homeowners.
- Never connect the generator to your home’s main wiring circuit. Disconnect your home from the power system before hooking up a generator. If you don’t, electricity may flow backward into the power lines, endangering you, your neighbors, and the linemen who are working to restore power.
- Locate the generator outside your home. Gasoline-powered generators can produce deadly carbon monoxide.
- Plug appliances directly into the generator. Use extension cords if necessary, but do not exceed the recommended wattage noted on the generator.
Here’s some news from C.L. Overman regarding the power outage that began around 6pm:
Just traded emails and he is trying to find out the severity of the damage from the downed tree at Tall Pine/Montlake. Will advise.
Not good news from a KUB rep. The tree broke a cross arm so they are having to pull new primary and neutral. Making an estimate of time is just a guess. Could be a while.
LHHA Traffic Safety Task Force
Our radar speed sign has been located on Maloney northbound just past the church. The sign is adjacent to the community Christmas tree.
The sign company
is going to adjust for [adjusted] the sign for proper operations today or tomorrow [May 23rd or 24th]. We will let it run a couple of days at that location to iron out the kinks.
Lakemoor Hills Presb. Church was helpful to provide the location as we cannot locate it on street right-of-way. Other good neighbors have provided spots for the sign along Montlake both downhill and uphill. We could use a couple more sites along Maloney if any kindly neighbor would like to volunteer a nice open site. The traffic engineer turned down one volunteered Maloney site for being too close to the road. If you would like to volunteer your yard, please give me a call and I’ll drop by to take a look.
Thanks again for your assistance and support.”
Lakemoor Hills will again be seeing speed sensor tubes on Maloney Road and Montlake Drive. Once the tubes are placed for a few days and in a continued effort to keep our neighborhood streets safe, the LHHA Traffic Safety Task Force will be locating a radar speed sign at various locations along our two main roads. We are renting the sign for a limited period of time to determine feasibility for long-term use.
We will be testing the sign in initial locations starting this week (Wk of May 21) to iron out the kinks. It will simply state the speed limit (30 MPH) and your speed. It will provide a learning experience for us all.
The Knox County traffic engineer will analyze the data once we run the sign for a few weeks to determine the effect of the signs.
We will then have hard data to help us determine whether further use of the signs is warranted.
Dependant on the outcome, we may run another pilot after school starts in the fall.
Please note that the sign is very expensive and that your neighbors and the LHHA is paying for the rental and is responsible for the sign.
Please remember the importance of traffic safety in our neighborhood for all residents. School is out now or soon so more of our kids and grandkids will be home.
Comments, questions, suggestions, etc?
Thanks to all for your cooperation and assistance.
Our son’s school is looking for summer staff please forward this to anyone you know might be interested.
Tell ’em David Couch sent you 😀