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2020 Membership Drive

 

Please pay or renew your 2020 Membership Dues!  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.

 

Thank You to Our New/Renewing 2020 Members:

 

Abdul-Rauf, Mahmaoud*; Amy, Sara; Anand, Raj/Ratika; Arshun, Phyllis; Banks, Charles/Carolyn; Barnes, Brandon; Beal, Connie/Mike; Bilotti, Jim/Cindy*; Blackwood, Ed/Kim; Bolden, Greg/Sharon*; Booth, Michael; Borchers, Evan/Mary; Brannon, Ted/Lola; Brown, Gerald/Doris; Brown, George; Brown, Mary Ann/Floyd; Butt, Mike/SheilaCamp, Barbara*; Capps, Jim/Tricia*; Carter, Jim*; Carlisle, Rex/Cathy; Cathy, Matthew*; Caudle, Misty*; Challman, Brad/Michele; Cistrunk, Antoine; Clark, John/Lucy; Clark, Ted/Anita; Cobb, Charlie/Sharlee*; Coleman, Lakeisha; Coleman, Jerome*; Cox, Sherrie; Crawford, Jajuan; Danner, Sherrie/Bob*; D'Avilar, Noralea*; Davis, Greg/Kathleen; Deal, Clarence/Rebecca*; Dean, Ken/Rhoda; DeGuzman, Peter/Claudia; Divine, Alison; Dixon, Kathy/Billy*; Downes, Kevin/Barbara; Duong, Tam; Ely, Linda*; Evans, Donald/Joy; Evans, James/Carol; Fanelli, Theo/Pam*; Foster, Ross*; Fothergill, Tom/Lois*; Fox, Bobby; Gaines, Floretta/Claiborne; Gallien, Pam; Galvin, Ginny*; Gantner, Susan*; Gilmore, Jessie/Louis; Glaze, George/Martha*; Gonzalez, Primo; Greene, Tim/Lois; Hale, JonnieHallman, Jim/Millie*; Hammock, Shayne/Wayne; Hampson, Angela/Ed*; Harris, Alvin/Carmen; Hawkins, Peggy*; Haynie, Allan/Anita*; Hendrix, Kitsie*; Henry, Pat; Hernandez, Dacia/Paul; Hess, Jeremy/Amanda; Horn, Alicia; Hudgins, Lamar/Genella*; Hynes, Tim*; Itzkowitz, Marty/Michael*; Jimenez, Leticia/Joseph*; Johnson, Brian/Josefina*; Jones, Tim/Nicole; Knox, Charles/Connie*; Kaulbach, Suzanne*; Kingsbury, Michael; Koski, Robert; Knight, Rick/Christy*; Krasow, Melvin/Junko*; Kujawa, Melinda; LaMarca, Joyce/Tony; Lazzaro, Kaysie/Jack*; Le, Xuan*Lee, Kate*; Lemon, Mike*; Lighten, David/Celia; Lowe, Chris/Brian; Luna, Mariano; Ly, Dich/Kim; Ly, Jennie; Lyle, Martin; Macias, Carlos/Victoria*; Mansour; Jennifer; Mayer, Harvey; Maynard, Sid; McAllister, Dunham; McFarland, Elle; McMeans, David/Joy*; McMullin, Philip/Debra*; Melcher, Scott; Metzker, Paul; Mishler, David/Cindy*; Murphy, Seth/Carrie; Murray, Chris/Eva; Nethery, Megan; Ngo, Cynthia; Nguyen, Jimmy; Noronha, Alwyn/Blanche; Nuckolls, David*; O'Connor, Pam*; Osorio, Rico/Silvia; Paris, Jon*; Parker, Bill*; Paulus, Brandon*; Presser, Sheldon/Arlene*; Pylant, Brenda/Ted; Rivera, Jose/Moncita*; Roberts, Margot; Rutland, Terry; Scandrett, Ruth; Sellers, Megan/David; Siao-Pao, Paul/Renee; Simpson, George/Vivian; Singleton, Brian/Tonya; Smith, Christine; Smith, Rodney*; Smith, Sheniqua; Snow, Anne; Speir, Greg/Cathy*; Steely, Terri; Stuber, Kevin*; Sullivan, Edna*; Thayer, Kenny/Rhonda*; 

Todd, Shirley/Keith*; Townsend, Ronald/Susan*; Tran, Tin*; Walker, Jewell; Webb, Dr. Joyce*; Wepfer, Scott/Chinwe; Werho, Zach; White, Greg/Sharon; Williams, Deidre/Tony*; Wilson, Betty; Yarbrough, Larry; Young, G.W.

 

* Denotes Members who contributed an additional amount beyond their membership dues.  Thank you so much!

 

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.

 

Pavilion Project
           2020 Pavilion Project
 
 
The Pavilion is complete!  We hope everyone will enjoy it for many years to come!
 
Thanks to all who contributed resources, time and money to help complete the Pavilion.  Here's a breakdown of the costs:
 
Jackson Roofing contractor and commercial building permit:  $7,321
Concrete pad:   $2,500
Trim, bead board, brick, paint and picnic tables:  $2,887
 
Project total:  $12,708
 
No membership dues were used to pay for this project. All materials and labor were paid for by donations from our neighbors and friends.   
 
Those who contributed their building skills:
 
Bolden, Greg; Cistrunk, Antoine; Cruz, Arturo; Danner, Bob; Downes, Kevin; Duong, Tam; Luna, Mariano; McMeans, David; Mishler, David; Nuckolls, David; Osorio, Rico; Weaver, Wes; and several local teens who helped with the painting.  (Alas, we didn't get their names!)
 
Financial contributors to date:
 
Abdul-Rauf, Mahmaoud; Bilotti, Jim/Cindy; Bolden, Greg/Sharon; Camp, Barbara; Capps, Jim/Tricia; Carter, Jim; Caudle, Misty; Deal, Clarence/Rebecca; Coleman, Keisha; Cobb, Charlie/Sharlee; Coleman, Jerome; Danner, Bob/Sherrie; D'Avilar; Noralea; Dixon, Kathy/Billy; Downes, Kevin/Barbie; Ely, Linda; Fanelli, Theo/Pam; Foster, Ross; Fothergill, Tom/Lois; Galvin, Ginny; Gantner, Susan; Glaze, George/Martha; Hampson, Angela/Ed; Hawkins, Peggy; Hess, Jeremy/Amanda; Hudgins, Genella/Lamar; Hynes, Tim; Itzkowitz, Marty/Michael; Jackson, Eddie; Johnson, Brian/Josefina; Kaulbach, Suzanne; Knight, Rick/Christy; Krasow, Melvin/Junko; Le, Xuan, Lemon, Mike; McMeans, David/Joy; Mishler, David; Nuckolls, David; O'Connor, Pam; Paris, Jon; Parker, Bill; Rivera, Jose/Moncita; Speir, Greg/Cathy; Stuber, Kevin; Sullivan, Edna; Thayer, Kenny/Rhonda; Todd, Shirley/Keith; Townsend, Ronald/Susan; Weaver, Wes/Patricia; Williams, Deidre/Tony.
 
 
 
We value your comments, so please send your thoughts via the Contact Us navigation tab above.
 
 
Announcements
 
 
 
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.
 
Upcoming Events
2020 EVENTS

 

 
 
November 19 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at location TBD
 
December 19 (subject to Covid-19) - Members Annual Meeting- Microsoft Teams 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 four walking access lots and one boat ramp. The boat ramp has a gate secured by a lock.  There is no overnight parking permitted at any of the access lots, including the boat ramp.
 
The following rules apply if a resident needs reoccurring access to the 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 maximum speed limit is 5 mph.  This speed limit protects other water craft, swimmers and private property that can be damaged by wakes.
 
No water craft may be operated while the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
 
A water craft without "motor power" (e.g., kayak, canoe, paddle board, floatie) always has the right of way over any water craft with motor power. A swimmer has the right of way over all water craft of every kind.
 
From dusk until dawn, all motor powered 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

 

Active Volunteers Thus Far in 2020

 

Anand, Raj/Ratika; Beal, Connie; Bolden, Greg; Caudle, Misty; Cistrunk, Antoine; Danner, Bob/Sherrie; Downes, Kevin; Duong, Tam/Nicky/Tom; Gallien, Pam; Hampson, Angela; Hynes, Tim; Kaulbach, Suzanne; LaMarca, Joyce; Lazzaro, Kaysie/Jack; Luna, Mariano; McMeans, David/Joy; Mishler, David; Nuckolls, David; O'Connor, Pam; Osorio, Rico; Paulus, Brandon; Scandrett, Stanley; Todd, Keith/Shirley; Tran, Tin; Weaver, Wes/Patricia; Wenz, Linda;

 

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 serve on the Board or 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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HOA Board and Financials
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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.  
 
 
 2020 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
 
Our formal 2020 Membership Drive came to an end on April 15.  Thank you to all who have already paid your membership dues - 140 households thus far!  Although we will gladly accept membership dues all year, it's critical that we receive them as early in the year as possible so that we can budget lake maintenance and repairs for the year.  Just last month we had to pay $3,500 for fertilizer for the lake.  We are lucky to have the lake, especially for everyone who is using it for mental relief from the quarantine! On April 15 we changed the membership status on this website from Member to Public for all those who had not paid or renewed.   Unpaid residents who are on Public status will still be able to access all areas of this website except for the Resident Directory and the HOA Board/Financials feature box.   Please also note that the lock has been changed down at the Boat Ramp access lot; only paid up Members will be given the new key.   
 
We understand that times are uncertain right now and we know many of you are experiencing financial hardships.  If you need to make special arrangements for your membership renewal, please don't hesitate to ask.  The HOA would be happy to work with you on it.   Just email our Treasurer, Shirley Todd, at finance@lakejodeco.org.