Lake Charles HOA
Port St Lucie West, FL

Lake Charles Association, Inc.
550 SW Lake Charles Circle
Port St Lucie, Florida 34986
Phone: (772) 336-5966 Fax: (772) 343-0592
Email: Kimber.Pirozzi@fsresidential.com




Beach Club Committee: Jim MacRae

Ken Lenz - Liaison from the Board of Directors

To help facilitate communication of the needs of the pool area back to the board.

Community Emergency Response Team:

In an effort to be prepared in the event of weather or other emergency, the Lake Charles Association Board of Directors is preparing to institute a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This is not an effort meant to take the place of our local emergency response units. However, in a major emergency it may be some time before the local emergency services respond to or help the residents of Lake Charles. For this reason, we must be prepared to implement a well thought out plan to assist the residents in our community. In order to implement such a plan we will need volunteers who will be trained and certified in the various aspects of emergency response and preparedness. Among the volunteer opportunities, there is a need for zone captains, block captains and support personnel to assist in all phases of an emergency. The first line of defense will always be the emergency services provided by our government agencies that are normally reached through the 911 system.


Covenant Committee - Charlotte Schwind - Committee Chairperson

Anthony Iaquinto - Liaison from the Board of Directors
COVENANTS COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT The Lake Charles Covenants Committee will conduct Hearings to review alleged violations of the Lake Charles Homeowners Association Covenants & Rules and Regulations. By majority vote, the Covenants Committee may approve a fine imposed by the board, postpone or reschedule a hearing or not approve the alleged violation.

Our management company, FirstService Residential, and their representatives will be looking at Lake Charles with different eyes. Get your roofs cleaned, landscaping in order, fascia boards painted, shutters down, and inspect your mailboxes and posts to see if they need painting to make sure you are not cited for a violation. Please reacquaint yourselves with our Blue Book, Rules and Regulations to make sure you are in compliance. It is your responsibility to make sure you, your tenants, and/or guests, are familiar with our rules and rectify any violations. If you wait to be told you are already in violation. Most residents of Lake Charles adhere to the rules but in order to keep our community looking beautiful those who choose to ignore the rules will receive notification of said violation and may be fined. It only takes a few minutes to review the rules and take measures before you are sent a notification letter.


Harbour Isles - Julie Shorrock, Harbour Isles Committee Chairperson

Steven Satin - Harbour Isles Liaison from the Board of Directors

Monthly Meetings are held at a location designated by the Committee on the first Wednesday of every month starting promptly at 7:00 PM.


Hawk Committee: Gary Dalton Committee Chairperson

Joseph Florio, Liaison from the Board  of Directors

1. To engage the Hawk Traffic Unit at strategic points around the streets of Lake Charles.
2. To monitor the unit from a distance during operation.
3. To return the unit with all components back to the office when assignment is complete.
4. Assignments must be confidential with respect to setup locations, speeders identity, etc.


Landscaping: Elizabeth Curran Committee Chairperson

 1 Assist the Board liaison in reviewing the Common Area landscaping. In charge of reviewing and evaluating all landscaping areas managed and maintained by the association and provide recommendations and alternatives to the board concerning the management, maintenance and long range planning of the current landscaping.

2. Working on special landscaping projects.
3. Assist homeowners in presenting landscape problems, suggestions to the Board Liaison.
4. Meet quarterly with our landscape contractor with suggestions, complaints, etc.


Modifications Committee - Marie Montano, Chairperson

Carl Chodack, Marie Montano, Joe Florio, Sharon Delgado and Joe Romeo.
Ron Kruse - Liaison from the Board of Directors

The Modifications Committee meets at the Clubhouse every Wednesday morning at 9:15 AM.(every other Wednesday during the summer months)

The Modifications Committee asks the residents submitting Architectural Review Forms to leave sufficient time for the Committee to review their request before starting any work. Work that is started without proper approval may lead to significant fines.

Homeowners must not make any changes to the outside of their house or property without first going through the Modifications Committee. Unauthorized changes will have to be removed at the homeowner’s expense. If you are thinking of repainting your home submit a Architectural Review Application to the Modifications Committee. The committee has a listing of approved colors for Lake Charles. This just might save you from being in violation of the covenants and having to repaint.The committee meets Wednesday mornings 9:15 AM at the clubhouse.


PAINTING APPROVAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Submit a Signed and dated Architectural Review Application and submit to the Modification Committee. Application may be downloaded from the Lake Charles website (http://www.lakecharlesslw.com/) or picked up at the clubhouse.
2. The House, Trim, Shutters and Door Colors must be chosen from the Lake Charles Approved Color Chart.
3. A color sample of both the house color and trim MUST be attached to Architectural Review Application. The color name and number must be written on the form. Also specify on the form the color of the Garage Door, Shutters and Front Door.
4. If painting the Shutters & Door a different color, must give color name and number.
5. Garage Doors may be painted either White or the House Color.


*THE MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 9:15 AM IN THE CLUBHOUSE.(Every other Wednesday in the summer months)*


If you wish to install a whole house generator you will need to submit a permit application form to the City of Port St. Lucie.

Note for those wishing to install a whole house generator, modification application is required.


LAKE CHARLES MODIFICATIONS GUIDELINES:

ANY EXTERIOR CHANGES MADE TO PROPERTY OR OUTSIDE OF HOME MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION COULD RESULT IN REMOVING OR REDOING CHANGE.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CLUBHOUSE AND MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE LAKE CHARLES HOA WEB SITE. THEY CAN BE RETURNED TO THE MAILBOX AT THE CLUBHOUSE. PLEASE PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION ON APPLICATION AS POSSIBLE TO SPEED UP PROCESS.MUST STAY WITHIN 5 FEET OF PROPERTY LINE, ENCLOSED WITH SCREEN CAGE OR FENCE (SEE FENCE GUIDELINES). APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE DRAWINGS OF PROPERTY AND A CHECK FOR $500 ( CASHED HELD IN ESCROW) MADE OUT TO LAKE CHARLES HOA. FUNDS HELD UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED AND PROPERTY IS RESTORED TO PRECONSTRUCTION CONDITIONS. THE PROPERTY MANAGER WILL INSPECT THE PROPERTY.
FENCES

FENCES: AS PER THE ST LUCIE WEST MASTER PLAN AS OUTLINED IN THE CDCLUS (Community Development Code and Land Use Standards) FENCES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ST LUCIE WEST EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. (Under certain circumstances when an application is submitted, fences may be approved)

KICK PLATES: ARE NOW ALLOWED AROUND SCREENED AREA NOT JUST DOOR (up to 16 inches tall).


SUBMIT DRAWINGS WITH PLACEMENT OF PLANTS, TREES. LIST OF APPROVED SPECIES AVAILABLE AT CLUBHOUSE OR MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE. ALL TREE STUMPS MUST BE REMOVED OR BE GROUND DOWN WHEN TAKING DOWN TREES.

CONCRETE LANDSCAPE CURBING OR BRICK CURBING

CURBING: THERE ARE 11 APPROVED COLORS FOR DECORATIVE CURBING THAT YOU CAN SELECT A COLOR FROM THE COLOR CHARTS AVAILABLE AT CLUBHOUSE OFFICE OR MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE.


Orientation Committee: Denise Lenz

1. Obtain updated copies of the Rules and Regulations for distribution to new homeowners.

2. Present the Rules and Regulations to a planned and scheduled session, at which new homeowners are invited to               attend. Answer questions to your best ability.
3. Be available to present special Real Estate sessions of the Realtors office.
4. Provide a full orientation of the community information and answer questions of the new owners/renters


Security, G4S

1. To assist the board liaison with duties that will provide the board to keep track of contractual performance of         our paid security guards.
        A. Challenge the front gate guards about questionable decisions, methods of operation.
        B. Assure that our gates are working properly.
2. Visit the pool area, recreation island sport centers and the club house when possible to report wrongful activity.
3. Participate in the Hawk Traffic Unit.
4. Be available for CERT meetings from April to November and assume a management position


Newsletter Committee

1. Coordinate all ads support for the newsletter, prepare ads for each edition.

2. Obtain articles, proofread and submit.
3. Print edition each quarter.
4. Submit all copies to the USPS for bulk mailing


Special Projects: See Special Projects Page
1. Coordinate all special projects meeting reports, suggestions, etc.
2. Control the budget for each project, sell tickets, advertise and promote each event.
3. Report to the Board any financial gains as a financial report of total dollars on hand each month at a Board Meeting             (chairperson or representative).


Committee Assignments.