The Pelican Point Digest-Fall 2018

photo courtesy of Scott Russell Photography
Trick or Treat in Pelican Point is October 31, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
The HOA Safety Committee has prepared safety tips for trick or treaters, parents, homeowners, and drivers. Click here to read how Halloween in Pelican Point can be both a happy one and a safe one!
Join the East Ascension Rotary Club as they Trick-or-Treat for canned goods in Pelican Point to benefit the St. John Food Bank. Bags will be delivered to homes on October 18, and your non-perishable food donations will be picked up on October 23. Read more....
The HOA Board of Directors has 8 committees: Architectural Control, Drainage Improvement, Finance, Landscape, Maintenance, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Social, and Street Improvement. The committees are made up of at least one Board member and Pelican Point, Greens, and Townhome residents. Committees looking for new members are Maintenance, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Landscape, and Street Improvement. Please contact the HOA office if you are interested in joining a committee. Click here to learn about the committees.
Updates from the Pelican Point HOA Committees
Landscape and Maintenance Committees
  • Grass maintenance and landscape maintenance continues.
  • Irrigation at front entrance hooked up to city water vs well water. Timers repaired at other irrigation locations.
  • Old shrubs were removed around the River Winds circle and along the golf course.
  • Landscape upgrades done to sub-entrances; new mulch, boulders, etc.
  • Pond maintenance to remove plant growth and algae continues on a monthly and as needed basis.
  • New motor was installed in front fountain (under warranty).
  • Guard shack has been painted and a new door has been installed.
Street Improvement Committee
The Parish has an engineering firm working on the assessment of the roads in the subdivision– T Baker Smith. Their findings will be included in a scope for an RFQ to hire an engineering firm to analyze all the issues and come up with a recommended fix and cost. Until we hear more about the plan to repair our streets in the sub-division, you can report holes, cracks, or dips in the road at https://yourgov.cartegraph.com . Click here and follow these instructions to file your report.
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Communication is ongoing with Champion Security regarding the quality and scope of work for the Security Guards.
  • Maintenance was performed on the security cameras and equipment, and all are in good working order.
  • All Pelican Point residents are required to have a decal on their vehicle. Vehicle decals are no longer available at the guard house. If you are unable to visit the HOA office during office hours, contact the office to have a decal mailed to your home.
  • Remember to share the road: Bike right - Walk left. Bikers and walkers should wear bright clothing when walking or riding at dawn or dusk.
  • Visit the HOA website for Safety Tips and to sign up for the Pelican Point Emergency Alert System.
Social Committee
The HOA Fall Festival was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Pelican Point Golf Club Pavilion. A big Thank You to Jerry Folse and his crew for cooking and serving pastalaya to all attendees! The sounds of Kenny Fife and the Bac Trac Trio filled the pavilion, and the bounce castle was a big hit with the kids. It was another successful event brought to you by the HOA Social Committee! The proof of a good time is in the photos! Click here.

SAVE THE DATE:
December 11, 2018 - Ladies Christmas Dinner
HOA Board of Directors 2018-19
The Pelican Point HOA Board of Directors held the 2018 Annual Meeting on August 22, 2018. The 2018-19 Board members and officers are: Jerry Folse, President; Chris Crow, Vice President; Craig Naden, Treasurer; Sherrie Despino, Secretary; Directors are James Darby, Sam Decoteau, Tyre' Dupuy, J.B. Esnard, R.J. Guillot, Charles Huggins, Gabriella Hunter, Pete Orosz, Mike Staal, John Wenzel. Read the draft version of the Annual Meeting minutes here.
Waste Pro Customers Large Limb Pick-Up
October 22, 2018
Please place piles of brush and limbs close to the curb by Sunday, October 21. This large limb pick-up is for WastePro customers only. Please pay special attention to the trees that hang over the streets. When the limbs hang too low, they hit the tops of trucks and school buses.

What is Accepted:
  • Piles of small brush (It is okay to bag small brush but do not put it out in a garbage container or it will be left.)
  • Pieces of trees (Cut no longer than 8 ft and if branched, no wider than 6 ft so it will not hang over the edges of the truck.)
What is Not Accepted:
  • Bags of leaves (picked up with regular garbage)
  • Bricks/concrete/wood from construction projects
  • Household garbage or recyclables
Keep Pelican Point BRIGHT!
Please turn on your outside lights every night. You can install dusk to dawn light bulbs that will automatically go on at night and off in the day, available at Home Depot for $7.62 each. If you notice any street lights out in the subdivision or leaning poles, please report them to Entergy . Click here for instructions. Entergy has determined the cost to install new lights in Pelican Point. The estimate has been forwarded to the Lighting District #6 for approval.
Time to spruce up your mailbox? Is your pole leaning? Are the numbers faded? Southern Curbside LLC. has serviced numerous residents in Pelican Point with very positive reviews. They are a locally owned and operated company in Geismar and specialize in mailbox restorations, repairs, and sales. The basic standard restoration is $55.00 and includes cleaning, priming, and painting the box and post with commercial high-endurance black glossy paint. They paint the knobs and numbers and tighten any loose screws. They can also provide new solid brass 2” numbers for $4.00 each, installed.  Repairs and replacement parts are quoted individually.
The Pelican Point HOA Directory is available online on the HOA website, Click Here . The page is password protected. The userid and the password are the same: ppgchoa. If your phone number is incorrect or if you wish to remove your phone number from the list, please complete this form or contact the HOA office.
Pelican Point Pet Directory
Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for more info!
GEAUX VOTE November 6 and December 8
Visit the Louisiana Secretary of State Geaux Vote Voter Portal. Click on Search By Voter. By typing in your name, birth month and year, and zip code, you will get specific information about who you are voting for, where and when you vote, early voting, absentee voting, etc. You can also get the app on your mobile device. Download  GeauxVote Mobile  to see what's on the ballot, where to vote, and to get instant election results. Click here for general election information.
When you get to the polls on December 8, 2018, there will be a proposed 1 mill (0.001%) property tax on the ballot to support parish animal services. This will be a dedicated tax which means the collected revenues can ONLY be spent on animal services. Read more about the tax and how it would affect your yearly taxes.
Facts from the 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Department
Did you know that 5th Ward is responsible for all fire protection and emergency response in Pelican Point? Did you know that they receive funding from a sales tax? One third of a half cent split between three fire districts. 5th Ward is in Fire District 1 along with five other departments. One third of the one third of a half cent gets split between six departments!! Read more....
The Greens Happenings
(submitted by Millie Matherne)
Happy Fall Y'all! What are your favorite Fall moments? Relaxing on the patio with a warm cup of coffee and a good book? Gardening? Holiday shopping? Millie interviewed some of The Greens residents to find out their Fall favorites. Click here to read their responses.
Garden Club News
(submitted by Bernie Howard)
We all love fall weather. It says football, outdoor grilling, and the cool, crisp air that just makes you want to be outside after the long, hot summer! Add some fall color to your outdoor living space with these bright and easy to grow Crotons. Click here to read more about these low maintenance, go-to plants for your Fall color and displays and for information about cutting back and fertilizing your knockout roses.
Yards of the Month
October Small Yard of the Month
Bill & Ann Vizzini
October Large Yard of the Month
James Mouille

September Small Yard of the Month
James & Shawn Miller
September Large Yard of the Month
John & Kathy Brennan
August Small Yard of the Month
Al & Chere' Bourgeois

August Large Yard of the Month
Harold & Annie Hall

"Horticulture Hints" brought to you
by the LSU AgCenter
Should you fertilize in Fall? Do you need to winterize? Want to grow lettuce? The Fall 2018 edition of Horticulture Hints will give you a checklist for Fall months along with a wealth of information about your lawns, gardens, and more.
Nuisance Alligators
Not all alligators are considered nuisance alligators. The mere presence of an alligator does not qualify it as a nuisance, even if it is located in an unexpected place. Most alligators, if left alone, will move on. Alligators less than 4 feet in length are naturally fearful of humans and are generally not a threat to pets, livestock, or humans. Alligators at least 4 feet in length that present a threat to pets, livestock or humans are considered “nuisance” alligators. Click here for information that should help you determine if an alligator may pose a threat to you, your pets, or your property. If after reading the article you determine that an alligator is a "nuisance," please contact Crystal at Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries, 337-735-8672. She will refer you to a nuisance alligator hunter in your area.
Thanksgiving Fire Safety from the NFPA
 For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.
What's Happening in the Parish and State?
A word from our State Representative,
Clay Schexnayder
On November 6, 2018, you will be voting on six proposed constitutional amendments. Click here to read the proposed amendments. Amendments are referred to the ballot by the Louisiana State Legislature and, if approved by voters, become a part of the Louisiana State Constitution . Louisiana is one of 16 states that requires a two-thirds super-majority vote in one session to place a proposed amendment on the ballot. That amounts to a minimum of 70 votes in the Louisiana House of Representatives and 26 votes in the Louisiana Senate .
LA DOTD proposed improvements to the LA 44 corridor from I-10 to LA 22 in Gonzales at a public meeting on September 25, 2018 at the Ascension Parish Government Center. Read more about what was discussed at the meeting here and view the proposed plans. Oral and written comments on the project were collected during the meeting. Your comments about the project are welcome and can be mailed to the LA DOTD, postmarked by October 26, 2018. Click here for a Comment Form .
Ascension Parish is preparing a Master Land Use Plan that will create policy recommendations and implementation strategies to protect neighborhoods, identify places where growth makes sense, and make the parish more livable. The Parish is seeking input from the public during this master planning process. TAKE THE SURVEY by clicking here. This survey will be open until midnight, Friday, October 19, 2018. For more information, visit their website.
CARA's House
Ascension Parish Animal Shelter
Do you have some free time, love animals, and want to make a difference in the lives of furry friends? Click here to read a memo from a CARA's House volunteer.
Annual Retired Marines & Ascension Sheriff's Bikes for Tykes Campaign
Pelican Point resident, Col. Sam Decoteau, is heading up the 2018 Bikes for Tykes Campaign along with the APSO. You can help purchase a bike for an Ascension Parish child in need. Donate to APSO Crusade for Bikes, 828 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737. Click here for more information and to view the flyer.
Stay up to date with what's going on in Ascension Parish. Read Minutes from Council meetings, Zoning & Planning meetings, and Drainage meetings. Click here.
$$ Money Matters $$
( submitted by Luke Trosclair Wealth Solutions , LLC.)
Retirement is undeniably a major life and financial transition. Even so, baby boomers can run the risk of growing nonchalant about some of the financial challenges that retirement poses, for not all are immediately obvious. In looking forward to their "second acts," boomers may overlook a few matters that a thorough retirement strategy needs to address. Enjoy the here and now, but recognize the potential for the following factors to impact your financial future. Read more....
What's Up - What's Down
Michelle Smith 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 13 homes for sale in the neighborhood with an average day on the market of 47. Total assets for sale are 6.6 million. The lowest selling price is $194,000; the highest selling price is $2.2 million; the average selling price is around $494,446. Click here to check out What's Down in Pelican Point over the past 90 days!

To view all homes currently for sale in Pelican Point, visit Pelican Point Real Estate at www.livethepoint.com.
HOA Do's, Don'ts, and Did You Know's
  • Do - Obtain a vehicle decal for all of your vehicles from the HOA office.
  • Do - Keep your garage door closed.
  • Do - Contact the HOA office before removing trees.
  • Do - Park your cars in the garage and driveway. Street parking is a danger to others.
  • Don't let garbage accumulate on your lot. Keep garbage cans in the garage.
  • Don't put election signs, items for sale signs, or contractor signs in your yard.
  • Don't forget to get approval from the ACC before changing the outside appearance of your house. Click here for the ACC Submittal Form.
  • Did you know that empty lots are privately owned? Do not dump limbs or trash on empty lots and do not park on empty lots.
  • Did you know that Pelican Point Golf Community encompasses over 800 acres?
  • Did you know that Pelican Point HOA has a Facebook page? If you don't use Facebook, you can still check out the page here.
  • Did you know that you can read the history of this community and land dating back to 1729 on the HOA website? Click here.
Let's Get Cookin'
Pecan & Pepper Jelly Dip
submitted by Sherrie Despino
Looking for a quick tailgate appetizer? Try this Pecan Dip - it's quick and easy to prepare!
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
Names and Numbers to Know
  1. Sheriff (non-emergency) 225-621-8300, opt. 1
  2. Electric Gates & Access (gate opener at hwy 44) 225-389-0092
  3. WastePro 504-392-4619
  4. HOA Office 225-473-0004
  5. For lawn and landscape maintenance, pressure washing, tree trimming, etc., call the HOA office for a referral.
Looking for things to do close to home? Visit Tour Ascension for the full calendar of events.
Classified Ads
Do you own a business? 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