The Pelican Point Digest Winter 2017
Updates from the Pelican Point HOA Committees
Landscape and Maintenance Committees
  • The playground renovations are complete
  • The back entrance got a facelift: irrigation system installed, sign power washed, and new plants and bushes installed
  • The fence running from the Panama Canal to the front entrance has been repaired and replaced where needed, and the pampas grass was cleaned out
  • Pedestrian bridge from Townhomes to Golf Course has been repaired and painted
  • Traffic bridge over the lake near the front entrance has been rebuilt and painted
Drainage Committee
The HOA and the Committee are working with Councilman Bill Dawson, Bill Roux from the Parish Public Works Department, Parish engineers, and Kip Hernandez, Mike Robinson, and Doug Diez from Pelican Point Golf Club. In Royal Lakes, three obstructions preventing drainage to the Panama Canal have been identified. Two have been cleared, and the third should be completed in the next week to ten days. Also, negotiations are underway between the Parish and the Developer to establish a new drainage path from Pelican Point to Bayou Conway and Panama Canal.
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee
Security Cameras:
The Committee is evaluating the current system and assessing the possibilities of either upgrading or replacing. They are working with law enforcement to determine the best system for Pelican Point.

Street Lighting:
The HOA and the Committee are working with Entergy to add additional street lights throughout the subdivision and to upgrade the current lights with brighter LED lights. New lights and upgrades have been approved, so we should see Entergy in Pelican Point soon! If you notice a street light out near your house, you can report it at Entergy.com.

Champion National Security:
The HOA and the Committee receive nightly reports on the activities at the guard shack. The guards report on all "out of the ordinary" occurrences. It is noted that the Sheriff's Office has been patrolling at least three times per night. As a reminder, the guards are not allowed to leave their post. They are there to welcome visitors, provide directions, check for vehicle decals, and make note of non-resident vehicles. If you have an emergency or a safety concern, you must contact the Sheriff's Office. Call 911 for emergency situations. Call 225-621-8300, opt. 1, for non-emergency situations.

General Safety Reminders:
  • If you plan to be away from home on a vacation or business trip, it is suggested that you do not publish that information on social media.
  • Sign up for the Pelican Point Emergency Alert System, click here.
  • Click here to view Crime Mitigation Tips to keep you and your family safe.
Street Improvement Committee
The Committee has been in communications with the Parish and is working toward claiming a top priority spot on the Parish's list. A few repairs have been done, however many include patches that are not long term fixes. If you see holes in the road near your house, you can report them online at www.yourgov.cartegraph.com/

Social Committee
The Fall Festival and Gumbo Cook-Off was held on October 28, 2017. The People's Choice Winner was Jeff Watkins. The Judge's Choice Winner was the Roux McClanahans. John Harris, Taylor Carroll, R.J.Guillot. Click here to view more photos from the Fall Festival.
The HOA Ladies Christmas Dinner was held on December 12, 2017 at the Pelican Point Golf Club. Vendors, door prizes, and good food and drink made it a fun night. Click here to view pictures from the Ladies Dinner.

The HOA New Year's Eve Party was held at the Pelican Point Golf Club. Neighbors enjoyed complimentary wine, beer, champagne, appetizers, and a DJ. Click here to view pictures (there aren't many - our photographer/social chairman was having too much fun on the dance floor!)

Stay tuned for what the Social Committee has planned for 2018!
Fight the Flu LA
Click here to see Louisiana information for the 2017-18 Flu season and learn how you can stay healthy!
Take 3 steps to fight the flu:
  1. Get your flu shot
  2. Take everyday preventive actions
  3. Listen for guidance from public health officials

Rocking and Rolling in The Greens
(submitted by Millie Matherne)
The Greens Community Center was hopping on Saturday, December 2 nd when residents gathered for their annual Christmas dance. That’s when the party crowd got all gussied up in their spiffy duds to celebrate the holiday season. Although the flu, travel, and babysitting the grandkids kept a few regulars away, the gathering got off to a friendly start at 6 p.m. with socializing and delicious appetizers. Click here to read about the good time had by all. Click here to view pictures from the event.
Garden Club News
(submitted by Sandy Cusick)
Happy New Year! Let's hope the rest of the winter is not as cold.
If your yard looks as bad as mine, go to lsuagcenter.com and download the Horticulture Hints newsletter. You will find articles on dealing with our cold damaged landscapes, tips on pruning herbaceous and woody plants, and to add some color to your garden, there are suggestions for cool season plants to purchase. Other articles include vegetable gardening tips, what to do for lawns, weed management, and when to fertilize. To add colorful plants inside your home, you might consider forcing bulbs such as paper whites or amaryllis. Orchids are also an option as the blooms can last several months, just don't overwater.
To get through January and February, start to plan your spring garden, whether it is flower or vegetable. Now is also a good time to order seeds if you want to start plants that way. Louisiananursery.com and cleggsnursery.com also offer valuable information. 
Let's all hope for an early spring!
Yards of the Month
(Yards of the Month were not chosen in January, due to the cold weather.)
December Small Yard of the Month
Lee & Janet Kitchen
5328 Courtyard Drive
December Large Yard of the Month
Sid & MaryJo Richard
40381 Pelican Point Parkway
November Small Yard of the Month
Lee Melancon
6095 Royal Palm Court
November Large Yard of the Month
Chris & Stephanie Bonaventure
6176 Royal Dunes Drive
Door Decorating Contest Winners
First Place
Alisa Settoon
5412 Cypress Point Ln.
Second Place
Rae Ann Duvernay
40587 Pelican Point Pkwy.
Third Place
Chris & Stephanie Bonaventure
6176 Royal Dunes Dr.
Neighbors in the News
APSO Christmas Crusade hands out toys to local families

Lt. Col. Sam Decoteau heads the Bikes for Tikes program in partnership with the Christmas Crusade. The U.S. Marine helped collect more than 200 bikes, which were given out to the kids in addition to the bags of toys. The Christmas Crusade raised $52,000 for toys and bikes this year. Thank you to the Pelican Point residents who donated.
Murphy Paul named Baton Rouge Chief of Police

Louisiana State Police veteran Murphy Paul will take the helm of the Baton Rouge Police Department as the new chief, selected by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome after a months-long search. Congratulations Chief Murphy!
If you or a family member were in the news, please let the HOA know so it can be included in the next edition of the Pelican Point Digest. Click here or email the information to admin@pelicanpointgc-hoa.org.
A word from our State Representative,
Clay Schexnayder
2016 Disaster Tax Relief for Louisiana
Click here to read a summary of the disaster relief language which Senator Bill Cassidy and our House Delegation was able to secure into the tax reform legislation. The legislation has been signed and formalized into law by President Trump.
Money Matters
( submitted by Luke Trosclair Wealth Solutions , LLC.)
By choice or by chance, some people wrap up their careers before turning 60. If you sense this will prove true for you, what could you do to potentially make your retirement transition easier? As a start, you may need to withdraw your retirement funds strategically. Click here to read about things to consider if you plan to retire before 60.
What's Up - What's Down
Meet Michelle Smith. Michelle is a realtor with Gardner Realtors and a Pelican Point resident. She will be telling us What's Up and What's Down in the Pelican Point housing market. What's Up: Currently there are 25 homes for sale in the neighborhood with an average day on the market of 127, high of 291 and low of 6 days. The lowest selling price right now is $218,000, with the average selling price of $384,778 and a high of $552,750, giving the total number of assets for real estate on the market in the subdivision about 9.6 millio n. Click here to Check out What's Down in Pelican Point over the past 90 days!
HOA Do's, Don'ts, and Did You Know's
  • Do get approval from the ACC before changing the outside appearance of your house (fence, patio, paint, pool, house addition, windows, etc.)
  • Do keep your garage doors closed
  • Do keep your animals in your yard
  • Do leash your dogs on walks and pick up after them.
  • Don't store your garbage cans in your driveway.
  • Don't put a contractor sign in your yard
  • Don't park your boat, trailer, or RV in your driveway or on the street
  • Did you know that it is unlawful for any person to allow an animal to run at large? If you witness an animal roaming free, contact the Sheriff's Office at 225-621-8300 opt. 1. Click here to view the Ascension Parish Code of Ordinances on Animal Control
  • Did you know that is is unlawful to willfully obstruct, divert or interfere with any waters, creeks, bayous, small rivers, drains, drainage canals, or drainage ditches? Click here to view the Ascension Parish Code of Ordinances on Drainage
  • Did you know that you can replace your wood windows with vinyl windows? New windows must be approved by the ACC.
  • Did you know that if you are a Waste Pro customer and your garbage doesn't get picked up, you can contact them directly to let them know, 504-392-4619.
Keep Your Home in Tip Top Shape
Use this Home Maintenance Schedule along with Reminders on your calendar to give your home the special care it deserves.
Let's Get Cookin'
(submitted by Jerry Folse)

The perfect recipe to warm you through the Winter months. Enjoy!
Pelican Point Golf Club
225-746-9900
 Enjoy great food at the newly renovated clubhouse where all Pelican Point residents and their guests are welcome!
              Every week at the Clubhouse...
Wednesday
Kids Night
Thursday
Live Music &
50% off select wine
Friday
Live Music
Mark you calendar for these upcoming events:
Valentine's Day Dinner February 14
Names and Numbers to Know
  1. Sheriff (non-emergency) 225-621-8300, opt. 1
  2. Ascension Parish Public Works 225-250-1013
  3. WastePro 504-392-4619
  4. HOA Office 225-473-0004
Looking for things to do close to home? Visit Tour Ascension for a calendar of events.
Classified Ads
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Are you looking for a certain item to buy?
Are you selling an item?
You can advertise on the Pelican Point HOA website and Facebook page.
Send the information to admin@pelicanpointgc-hoa.org