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2019 Membership Drive

 

2019 LJ HOA Membership Drive

 

 

Thank you to our new and renewing members!  Our membership is up 28% from last year!

 

If you haven’t yet paid your 2019 membership dues, it’s never too late!  You can send a check or your bank’s electronic bill pay to LJ HOA, P.O. Box 1142, Jonesboro, GA 30237, or pay electronically with a credit card via the Dues & Donations Tab above.

 

Our 2019 Members:

 

Abdul-Rauf, Mahmaoud; Amy, Sara; Anand, Raj and Ratika; Ashby, Janice; Banks, Charlie and Carolyn; Beal, Mike and Connie; Bilotti, Jim and Cindy*; Blackwood, Ed and Kim; Blythe, Kimberley and Smith, Sirdante; Bolden, Gregory and Sharon*; Booth, Michael and Horn, Alicia; Borchers, Evan and Mary; Brannon, Ted and Lola; Brewer, Walter and Ashley; Brown, Doris and Gerald; Brown, George; Brown, Mary Ann and Floyd; Buchanan, Mathew and Melissa; Butt, Mike and Sheila; Camp, Barbara*; Capps, Tricia and Jim; Carlisle, Rex and Susan; Carter, Jim*; Cathy, Matthew; Challman, Brad and Michelle; Cistrunk, Antoine; Clark, John and Lucy; Clark, Sherron*; Clark, Ted and Anita; Cobb, Charles and Sharlee*;  Coleman, Jerome and Parker, Bill*; Cox, Sherrie; Cunningham, Charles and Florence; Danner, Bob and Sherrie*; D'Avilar, Noralea; Davis, Greg and Kathleen; DeGuzman, Peter and Claudia; Dixon, Bill and Kathy; Downes, Kevin and Barbara; Duncan, Tom*; Duong, Tam; Evans, Donald and Joy; Evans, James and Carol; Fanelli, Theo and Pam*; Foster, Ross; Fothergill, Thomas and Lois; Galvin, Ginny*; Gantner, Susan and Paris, Jon*, Gilmore, Louis and Jessie; Glaze, George and Martha*; Gonzalez, Primo*, Greene, Tim and Lois; Hale, Jonnie*; Hall, Jeff and Lisa; Hallman, Jim and Millie; Hammock, Jamie and Emily; Hampson, Angela*; Harris, Alvin and Carmen; Hawkins, Peggy; Haynie, Allan and Anita*; Hendrix, Dr. Kitsie; Henry, Pat and Will; Hess, Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Amanda*; Howard, Chuck and Osborne, LeKecia; Hudgins, Lamar and Genella*; Hynes, Dr. Tim; Itzkowitz, Marty and Michael; Jimenez, Leticia; Johnson, Brian and Josefina; Jones, Tim and Nicole; Kaulbach, Suzanne and Caudle, Misty*;  Kingsbury, Michael; Knight, Rick and Christy; Knox, Charles and Connie*; Krasow, Melvin and Junko; LaMarca, Tony and Joyce*; Lazzaro, Kaysie and Jack*; Le, Xuan; Lee, Kate*; Lehmann, C.E.; Lemon, Mike*; Lighten, David and Celia; Ly, Dich and Kim; Mansour, Jennifer and Gallien, Pam; Macias, Carlos and Victoria*; Matteson, Lucia; Mayer, Harvey; McAllister, Dunham and Roberts, Margot; McFarland, Ella; McMeans, David and Joy*; McMullin, Phil and Debra*; Metzker, Paul*; Mishler, David and Cindy; Murphy, Seth and Carrie; Murray, Chris; Nethery, Megan; Nguyen, Joseph and Trinh*; Nuckolls, David; O’Connor, Pam*; Osorio, Enrique and Silvia; Pena, Marinilys; Presser, Sheldon and Lester, Arlene; Pylant, Ted and Brenda; Rivera, Jose and Moncita*; Scandrett, Stanley and Ruth; Sellers, David and Megan*; Simpson, George and Vivian; Singleton, Brian and Tonya; Smith, Rodney*; Snow, Anne; Speir, Greg and Cathy*; Stewart, Dr. Paulette; Stuber, Kevin; Tate, Lakeisha and Alex*; Thayer, Kenny and Rhonda*; Townsend, Ronald*; Tran, Tin*; Weaver, Wes and Patricia*; Webb, Dr. Joyce; Werho, Zachary; White, Gregory; Wilson, Betty; Yarbrough, Larry; Young, G.W.; Zakamarek, Erica and Roman*

 

*Members who also contributed an amount beyond their membership dues.

 

Please let us know if you have paid your membership dues but you don’t see your name on the list above.  Email:  finance@lakejodeco.org or send us a message via Contact Us on the lakejodeco.org website.

 

Announcements
SILT POND DREDGING PROJECT
 
Lake Jodeco started dredging the Silt Pond in October.  Due to the heavy rains last Spring, the pond was 90% full of silt.  In order to prevent silt from entering the main body of the lake, we accelerated the anticipated dredging project from 2020 to this Fall.  We have all required County permits and we anticipate that the project will be completed by early November, weather permitting. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Wes Weaver at 828.557.5710.  If you would like to contribute to the dredging fund, please do so via the Donations Tab above, or by sending a check to LJ HOA, P.O. Box 1142, Jonesboro, GA  30237-1142.
 
HOLIDAY BRUNCH AND HOA MEMBERS' ANNUAL MEETING 
 
December 7 from 10:00 a.m - noon:  LJ HOA  Holiday Brunch and Members' Annual Meeting:   Brunch from 10-11 and Annual Meeting from 11-12.
 
Location:  Community Christian School (Community Bible Church) located at 2001 Jodeco Rd., Stockbridge.  Parking and building will be marked with signage.  
 
PLEASE NOTE:  This is a different location from past years!
 
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
 
The HOA installed a Little Free Library down at the Meadow (next to the Silt Pond)! The Little Free Library is a worldwide book sharing organization (littlefreelibrary.org).  Please feel free to borrow and donate books. Both adult and children’s books are welcome.  We are pleased to report that all labor and materials for this project were donated; no membership dues went towards its costs.
 
Seed money and labor were provided by the following residents:  Cindy/Jim Bilotti, Jim Carter, Christine Smith, Sherrie/Bob Danner, Pam/Theo Fanelli, Suzanne Kaulbach/Misty Caudle, Kaysie/Jack Lazzaro, Mike Lemon, Josefina/Brian Johnson and Patricia/Wes Weaver.  Any additional donations will go towards maintenance of the Library.
 
 
 LJ HOA BOARD VACANCIES FOR 2020 TERM
 
The Board is anticipating four vacancies in 2020. As required by the LJ HOA Bylaws, the Board has selected a three person Nominating Committee (who are residents but not current Board Members) to help vet candidates in the Board election process.
 
The LJ HOA Board would like to thank the following LJHOA members for volunteering their talents and time to serve on the 2020 Nominating Committee: Pam O’Connor, Sharlee Cobb and Dunham McAllister.
 
The BOD is made up of eleven elected and appointed volunteers who serve a three year term on the Board. The Board meets bi-monthly. There are three officers: President, Secretary, and Treasurer who are selected by the full Board.
 
The Board itself is made up of four Committees: Finance, Maintenance, Communications, and Social. Each member of the Board is asked to serve on one or more of these Committees. Each of the Committees is led by a volunteer Chair to help in organizing the activities and goals for that year. The Committee Chair is also responsible for reporting on the Committee’s progress at the bi-monthly Board meetings.
 
If you are interested in serving on the Board or wish to nominate someone, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee:
 
Pam O’Connor – pjcoto@gmail.com (949) 444-8242
Sharlee Cobb - sharleec@bellsouth.net (678) 764-2269
Dunham McAllister – jdmca@aol.com (770) 472-8128 between 7:30- 4:00, and (404) 543-2112 at all other times
 
To learn more about the LJHOA and the Board of Directors and Committees at work, please visit the blue Feature Box below named HOA Board and Financials
 
 
Upcoming Events
Holiday Brunch and Members' Annual Meeting

 

 

December 7 from 10:00 a.m - noon :  LJ HOA  Holiday Brunch and Members' Annual Meeting:  Community Christian School (Community Bible Church) located at 2001 Jodeco Rd., Stockbridge.  Parking and building will be marked with signage.  

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a different location from past years!

 

2020 EVENTS

 

January 16 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 p.m. at Wes Weaver's house
March 19 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 p.m. at Wes Weaver's house
Spring TBA - Lake Clean Up
May 21 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
July 16 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
September 17 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
October TBA - Harvest Festival at the Meadow next to silt pond
November 19 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
Fall TBA - Lake Clean Up
December TBA - Holiday Brunch and Members Annual Meeting

 

 

Details  will be published on this website, in neighborhood flyers, on the Lake Jodeco Facebook page, NextDoor blog, Instagram and posted on the Community Bulletin Board located at the Meadow near the Silt Pond.

Lake Access/Boating Rules
 
Lake Access
 
All Lake Jodeco Members have full access to the lake.  The HOA maintains three walking access lots and two boat ramps. Both boat ramps have gates secured by locks.  There is no overnight parking permitted at any of the access lots, including the boat ramps.
 
The following rules apply if a resident needs reoccurring access to a boat ramp:
 
  • A current HOA member can receive an annual key at no charge.
  • A non-HOA member (who lives at an eligible address) can receive an annual key for $225.
  • Locks are changed annually. To receive a key you must return the previous year’s key; if you have misplaced an issued key there will be a $25 replacement fee in addition to any other annual access fees. 
If you have any questions, contact the Maintenance Committee through the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the Home Page.
 
No Overnight Parking on any Access Lot
 
There is no overnight parking permitted at any of the access lots, including the main boat ramp.  If you have any questions about this policy, please use the Contact Us tab at the top of the Home Page.
 
Boating Rules
 
Lake Jodeco is a “No Wake Lake” and the speed limit is 5 mph.
 
From dusk until dawn, all watercraft are required to have working front and rear running lights turned on.
 
When you see a “white stake” (some have red flags) sticking out of the water, that stake is marking an area that is a hazard and too shallow for boats. Stay to the outside of the markers. 
 
Swimming and boating on Lake Jodeco are at your own risk. The Lake Jodeco HOA accepts no responsibility for your personal safety.
 
Fishing
 
**REMEMBER that Lake Jodeco is a catch and release lake for largemouth bass. All other species may be kept.
Volunteers

 

Would you like to serve as a volunteer for the HOA?

 

The Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers who give of their time and talent to serve the Lake Jodeco HOA. We are always in need of additional people to help us maintain our resources (the lake and access lots). Below are some of the areas in which we can use your skills:

 

  • Finance Committee: Assist with fundraising and membership drives.
  • Lake and Ground Maintenance Committee: Help maintain lake access lots and entrances, lake clean up, and small repairs. Assist in identifying vendors for maintenance projects as needed.
  • IT/Communications Committee: Contribute to the website by submitting pictures and articles relevant to lake life. Find sponsors for the website. Help to maintain the Information Board down at the meadow and pass out communication flyers to members who don’t have access to internet. Help monitor our social media: lakejodeco.org, Facebook, Instagram and  Nextdoor.
  • Social Committee: Help plan and organize the annual HOA-sponsored Harvest Festival and other events, including decorations and setup. Help welcome new residents to the neighborhood with informational welcome packets. Send out thank you cards and notes to members as needed.

Each Committee has a leader to help direct the work necessary to promote the mission of the Lake Jodeco HOA.

 

If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer on any of these Committees, please send us a message through the Contact Us tab at the top of this website. 

 

We'll help you find what works for you.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Lake History
 
Lake Jodeco is a private 70 acre man-made lake in Clayton County, Georgia east of Jonesboro, Georgia. The area now known as Lake Jodeco was once inhabited by the Creek Indians, and later a small settlement called Mayday existed in this area.
 
Prior to the end of World War II, the Lake Jodeco area was rural farm land connected to the City of Jonesboro by a one-lane dirt road. In the lowland of this farming area was a small mill pond with a crude earthen dam. Dr. Walter Spivey (who was born on a farm in North Carolina and attended what is now Duke University) was a practicing dentist in Atlanta. One of Dr. Spivey’s patients, the Sheriff of Clayton County, M. Loy Dickson (brother of Jonesboro’s late Mayor Hugh Dickson) sold Dr. and Mrs. Spivey 800 acres just five miles east of Jonesboro which they intended to farm and eventually develop. A tenant house stood on the piece of property which is now the corner of Jodeco Road and Jodeco Drive. The lake itself was created in 1947. Its name was derived out of the Jonesboro Development Corporation, an organization formed by Dr. Spivey and several associates.
 
The Lake Jodeco Homeowners Association was formed in 1969. In 1975 the deed to Lake Jodeco was transferred to the Association which owns and maintains the lake today. Members of the Homeowners Association enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing and cruising on pontoon boats. 
 
Lake Jodeco sits adjacent to the much larger Lake Spivey. Lake Jodeco was the first of the two lakes created by Dr. Spivey. The two lakes are separated by Jodeco Road, which sits on a causeway and a small bridge. Outflows from Lake Jodeco enter Lake Spivey at the bridge. The outflows continue over the Lake Spivey dam spillway and into Rum Creek in Henry County, Georgia.
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WELCOME TO LAKE JODECO'S HOA WEBSITE!
 
Enjoy the peaceful tree-lined streets and beautiful views of historic Lake Jodeco, a 70+ acre private lake owned by the Lake Jodeco Homeowner's Association.  Lake Jodeco is spring-fed and maintains its water levels year-round for excellent fishing and no-wake boating.  It's a perfect place to kayak, canoe and take peaceful pontoon rides.  The sunsets here are spectacular.
 
 
Our mission is to enhance and maintain our lake as well as our sense of community. The Lake Jodeco community is made up of 210 homes around a three mile circumference, perfect for bicycling, running and walking.  Lake Jodeco is only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Atlanta, and 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.