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2019 Membership Drive

 

2019 LJ HOA Membership Drive

 

 

Thank you to our new and renewing members!  Our membership is up 26% 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:

 

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*; 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 additional amount for lake maintenance

 

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.

 

Yard of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE YARD OF THE MONTH WINNERS FOR AUGUST!
 
Front Yard:  Jim/Cindy Bilotti 
at 2862 Jodeco Dr
Back Yard:  Ginny Galvin 
at 2714 Jodeco Cir
 
July Winners
Front Yard:  Roman/Erika Zakamarek at 2754 Jodeco Dr
Back Yard:  Pam/Theo Fanelli at 3092 Jodeco Dr
 
June Winners
Front Yard:  Stanley/Ruth Scandrett at 3285 Jodeco Dr
Back Yard:  Lisa/Jeff Hall at 2762 Jodeco Dr
 
May Winners
Front Yard:  Shayne/Wayne Hammock at 3058 Jodeco Dr
Back Yard:   Megan/David Sellers at 2658 Jodeco Dr
 
Announcements
If You or Someone You Know Would Enjoy Serving On The LJ HOA Board - Vacancies in 2020 Term
 
The Board is anticipating three 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
 
NO PARKING ON GRASS AT MEADOW
 
There is no parking permitted on the grass at the Meadow next to the Silt Pond.  Signs were recently erected at the Meadow to reinforce this rule.  All labor for the installation of the posts and signs was donated by Wes Weaver and Bob Danner.  If you have any questions about this policy, please use the Contact Us tab at the top of the Home Page.
 
MEMBER DIRECTORY
 
You can add your photo to your profile in the Member Directory.  Just look for the link that says "Your Profile" on the top right side of the Home Page. You can download your own photos or photos of your pets or hobbies there.
 
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS
 
Please email your lake and wildlife photos to us at it@lakejodeco.org so we can post them!
Surveys
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Upcoming Events
2019 Schedule

 

May – October:   2019 Front/Back Yards of the Month

August 15:  HOA Board Meeting (regular bimonthly)

October 5: Harvest Festival Potluck

October 17:  HOA Board Meeting (regular bimonthly)

December 7: LJ HOA Annual Meeting, open to all Members 

December (Date TBA):  LJ HOA Annual “Open House” Holiday Party

 

Details on above events will be published on this website, in neighborhood flyers, on the “Lake Jodeco Community” 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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HOA Board and Financials
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 If You or Someone You Know Would Enjoy Serving On The LJ HOA Board, and wish to learn more about the vacancies expected in 2020, please see the information posted in the blue feature box called Announcements on the Home Page.
 
 
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.