Join your friends and neighbors at the 2015 Annual Meeting - Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 pm at the Golden Eagle Country Club.
Are you interested in becoming a member of the 2016 Board of Directors? Bios (200 words or fewer) are due by Friday, October 16th at 3:00 pm.
The 2015 Annual Assessment was due on April 1st. Call us at 668-6578 if you have questions about your account.
Golf carts should never be driven on common areas or green spaces.
Call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 922-3300 if you observe any suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Always call 911 for emergencies or crimes in progress.
Found an item? Lost something? Call us. We have a community lost and found!
Temporary gate codes are available for your next party or event! Call the Association Office at 668-6578 for more information.
The speed limit on all Golden Eagle roads is 25 mph.
Only golf carts and licensed vehicles are permitted within Golden Eagle.
Living here in northeast Tallahassee, we take for granted that our critical incident needs will be served by professional first responders at LCSO, Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County EMS.
While these agencies are staffed by trained professionals who are compensated by your tax dollars, are you aware that Golden Eagle’s fire, rescue and some EMS needs are also served by trained and certified volunteers at the Bradfordville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (BVFRD)? Many of these volunteers are also your very own neighbors and co-workers who have received federally mandated training and have developed skills in many of the same disciplines as their full time paid counterparts.
The men and women of the BVFRD are unpaid volunteers who also hold other full time jobs in many cases. They choose to serve their community for a variety of reasons but mostly because they know their service can make a difference.
The Bradfordville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department co-habits Fire Station 15 located at the intersection of Bannerman and Bull Headly. Their jurisdiction ranges from the Georgia border to the northernmost Tallahassee City limits and Lake Jackson east to the Miccosukee neighborhood.
Most of the volunteer firefighters respond to calls via pager linked to the Consolidated Dispatch system and often respond from their homes. This may make the volunteer your closest lifeline until arrival of Tallahassee Fire Department or Leon County EMS. The volunteer firefighter may arrive first on the scene in their own personal vehicle to render lifesaving first aid at a bad car wreck through the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) at a medical emergency, or just to maintain a safe and calm environment while providing updated information to be replayed to other first responders through consolidated dispatch. In all cases, it’s a win for the public consumer of emergency services.
Budget needs for the Bradfordville Volunteer fire and Rescue Department are provided by some pass-through funding by local government and other corporate and government grant sources. There are also two fundraising efforts each year conducted locally through a mail out solicitation and the Annual Boot Fund Drive. While funds raised from these efforts are minimal, they are greatly appreciated and put to good use. Funds raised from all sources are used to purchase and maintain updated and effective safety gear as well as provide training opportunities to the 16 staffed volunteer firefighter positions.
What can you do to help? Glad you asked. Simple things can be done as a homeowner to make the first responder job a little easier and safer. We can make sure that our burglar and fire/smoke alarms are maintained in good working order to minimize false alarm call outs. Residential fire hydrants should not be blocked by vehicles or landscaping which make them hard to identify. House numbers affixed to your mailbox or street facing house wall should be clearly visible from the street and have an unobstructed view. Perhaps a small decal on a visible front window advising of an emergency contact number for the resident or that a pet needing rescue is inside the house.
Better yet. Spend a minute or two to go online at bradfordvillefire.com and learn a little more about this valued group of volunteers and their stated mission “to provide service at a level where you cannot differentiate volunteer from paid”. Who knows, you might find yourself looking to fill out an application or reaching into your pocket the next time you see the local Boot Drive volunteers on the corner. Remember, the ultimate end user of their volunteer service is you and me.
In early February, Golden Eagle was declared our Nation’s First Purple Heart Community by the Patriot Members of Chapter 758, Military Order of the Purple Heart. By accepting this distinctive honor, Golden Eagle proclaims its support and appreciation for the heroes who were wounded or killed in combat, defending the freedoms that make our nation so great.
Golden Eagle has a proud tradition of supporting and honoring our nation’s Veterans. Through your continued generosity, the Homes Association has made substantial donations of clothing, household goods, food, and Halloween candy throughout the years. Your kindness and willingness to lend a hand is one of the many reasons Golden Eagle is such a special community.
The organization now known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc.," (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration. Chartered by the Congress, the MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all its members were wounded in combat. For this sacrifice, they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal. With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America's Military History. Most importantly, through Veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all Veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance. Programs of the MOPH include VA Volunteer Service, First Responder Recognition, JROTC Leadership Award, Scholarships, Americanism, Purple Heart Trail and Cities, Welfare, and numerous community service programs, all with the objective of service to Veterans and their families.
Golden Eagle is honored to be affiliated with this most prestigious and worthy organization. We hope that as a property owner, you are equally as proud to live in the Nation’s First Purple Heart Community.
As home to the most beautiful golf course in Tallahassee, Golden Eagle has embraced golf cart driving as one of the distinctive features that makes our neighborhood such a unique place to live. The Board of Directors and most residents would certainly like to see this continue. However, due to the Homes Association’s experience with litigation, rising insurance premiums, and most importantly, to increase safety within our neighborhood, we must look for ways to make golf cart driving a safer and more enjoyable amenity that better enhances our community.
Golden Eagle is a golf cart community. Golf carts are motor vehicles designed and manufactured for use on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and are not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour. Swamp buggies, hunting ATVs, and other similar off road vehicles are not appropriate for use in a residential neighborhood like Golden Eagle.
Go Karts and 4-wheeler type ATV’s are specifically prohibited from use anywhere in Golden Eagle. These vehicles cannot safely share the road with motor vehicles in our neighborhood. Parents please do not insist your kids are different and are somehow immune to misfortune. In all cases, it is irresponsible to allow children to drive them on our roadways.
Please take a moment to review Golden Eagle’s Golf Cart Rules. Thank you for abiding by them and relaying them to all golf carts drivers in your home.
All drivers of golf carts must be at least 14 years of age.
Only golf carts and licensed motor vehicles are permitted on Golden Eagle roadways.
Only Golden Eagle residents may drive golf carts within Golden Eagle.
The speed limit on all Golden Eagle roads is 25 mph.
Go Karts and 4 wheeler type ATV’s are prohibited.
Golf carts are subject to the same “rules of the road” commonly applied to licensed motor vehicles. This includes obeying all traffic signs such as yield and stop signs.
Pedestrians and bicycles shall, at all times be given due consideration and reasonable right of way.
The number of passengers in a golf cart must not exceed the golf cart’s seating capacity.
At a minimum, all golf carts should be equipped with efficient brakes, safe tires, and all lights, mirrors, signals and other safety equipment which may be required by FL state law. Electric turn signals are highly encouraged. If not equipped, the use of standard hand signals is mandatory.
Golf carts driven in the evening hours or during times of low visibility must be equipped with both headlights and taillights.
Golf carts are not permitted to drive or park on any common areas or green spaces.
Nothing shall be pulled behind a golf cart for any reason.
Golf cart owners and/or operators assume all risks will be held personally liable for all injuries and any damage caused to Association property or private residential property.
We encourage all golf carts owners to review their individual homeowner’s insurance policies regarding golf cart property and liability coverage. In recent years, many insurance companies have changed their rules regarding golf carts.
Spring is here and many more walkers, runners, and cyclists are out and about on Golden Eagle roads. With our established landscaping, changes in elevation and winding roads, blind spots and areas of limited visibility are common. These can be very dangerous in areas where vehicles share the road with pedestrians. We’ve listed a few tips to help keep Golden Eagle pedestrians safe.
New Fence Request Requirements: Effective June 8, 2010 all new fence requests must accompany a refundable performance deposit of $500. Privacy fences must include a detailed landscaping plan for evergreen shrubs. Plant materials must be a minimum of 5 gallons and consistent with what are generally defined to be “hedge” plants. Plants must be installed within 30 days of fence completion. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
Recommend your trusted vendors- click here for an online form, click here for a pdf version. We’ll add them to our Recommended Vendor Directory and make sure the information is available to every Golden Eagle homeowner.
Please check our calendar regularly for the dates and times of Board of Directors and ACC meetings.
There is now a $250 assessment for damaging or tampering with our gates or security system.