A Talquin Electric boring project is underway throughout the summer on Golden Eagle Dr. East. Drive carefully when work crews are in the area.
The 2013 Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Block Party will take place on Saturday, December 7th. Call our office to be an event volunteer (we need you!) or a a corporate sponsor.
The Golden Eagle Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm at the Golden Eagle Country Club. Call 668-6578 to RSVP.
The Golden Eagle After-Halloween Candy Drive supports local homeless veterans. The drive begins on Friday, November 1st. Drop off your unwanted candy at the Association Office or hand it to one of our security officers. Thank you for donating to this worthy cause!
The annual association assessment was due on April 1, 2013. Please call our office if your account is outstanding.
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.
Lots of trees, established landscaping, and undeveloped greenspaces are part of what makes Golden Eagle both beautiful and unique. They also make our community a happy home to a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, snakes, rabbits, and foxes.
Be especially cautious around bodies of water. It’s common to see snakes (some can be poisonous), beaver, turtles, and even alligator at nearby lakes, parks, and holding ponds. Watch children and pets closely, especially at the water’s edge.
Raccoon, rabbits, foxes, turkey, and deer are very common sights in yards, along roadways, and in common areas. These animals can be unpredictable and carry diseases so never approach or feed them. Feeding wild animals makes them lose their natural fear of people, which can be dangerous to both humans and animals. Easily available food also contributes to overpopulation in areas. In short, for your safety and theirs - enjoy our furry neighbors from afar. Use caution and keep a safe distance.
Feeding backyard birds is generally safe but never feed them from your hand and don’t feed them human food. Bread (fresh or stale) provides no real nutritional value for birds and moldy bread can harm birds. Table scraps aren’t a good idea either. Some may not be safe or healthy for birds and most table scraps will attract mice or rats.
Golden Eagle’s Recorded Covenants and Restrictions, some of which were written 25 years ago, offer very little in the area of covenant enforcement. A lot has changed in those years. In the early days of Golden Eagle, boats, trailers and RV’s weren’t quite as common as they are now. Back then, most families typically had 2 cars so parking issues weren’t a big concern. Today it’s common for a property owner to have a boat and a trailer and 3 or 4 vehicles. Families have changed over the years but our governing rules have not.
In Golden Eagle, we currently rely on voluntary compliance. Fortunately, most property owners want to abide by our covenants. They want to do the right thing because they want to be good neighbors and they want Golden Eagle to continue to be one of the most desirable places to live in Tallahassee. Unfortunately, there are some who believe the rules of the community are for “everyone else” to follow.
One boat in a driveway doesn’t seem like a big deal but when a property owner sees a boat stored in a neighbor’s driveway they wonder why they can’t store their trailer in a similar location. And another thinks, what is the harm in parking a car on the lawn? Before long, there are multiple boats, trailers and other vehicles stored improperly and the appearance of the roadway has drastically changed. The same goes for landscaping; it only takes one neglected yard to ruin the look of an entire cul de sac.
Florida Statute 720 gives the Board of Directors the authority to implement fines for covenant enforcement. Effective November 1, 2013 fines will be imposed for common covenant infractions such as improperly parked vehicles and the failure to maintain yards and the exterior of homes.
A First Notice will be sent to offending property owner allowing them 14 days (or other time frame) to correct the infraction. If the violation is resolved no other action will be taken.
After the time allotted for correction has passed and the violation still exists, a Second Notice will be sent to the property owner. The Second Notice will again detail the infraction and will also notify the property owner of his right to be heard before the Board of Directors regarding the violation prior to the application of any fines. The Board will determine on a case by case basis if the fine is appropriate.
Fines for a First Violation will be $50 per day, up to $1,000.
Fines for a Second Violation will be $100 per day, up to $1,000.
No one likes to implement, collect, or for that matter, pay fines so we urge you to find a permanent location for your boat, trailer, or RV before November 1st. The Association is always agreeable to the need to temporarily store your boat or trailer for cleaning or servicing. Just call our office at 668-6578 to let us know.
We can also recommend reputable lawn service companies that regularly work in Golden Eagle for very fair prices. Please let us know how we can assist you.
Again this year, the Homes Association will collect leftover Halloween candy starting Friday, November 1st. Drop it by the Association Office at the east entrance during regular business hours (9:00-3:00 M-F) or hand it to one of our friendly security officers.
The candy will be directly donated to the Tallahassee Chapter of the Military Order or the Purple Heart and the Florida Veterans Foundation. Please consider donating your leftover treats to these very worthy organizations.
In April, biologist Charlie Mesing of Environmental Consulting Associates conducted a water quality, aquatic vegetation, and fish population survey on Lake Diane. Charlie determined that the water quality in the lake is very good. The water oxygen levels were high and the water clarity was the highest that has ever been observed.
Charlie’s report stated that the grass carp that were stocked in 2009 and 2010 are controlling aquatic vegetation. He noted that a moderate concentration of Alligatorweed and Tara, or elephant ears is present along the shoreline. These will be cleared up with annual herbicide treatments that will take place this summer. No water hyacinths or hydrilla were observed.
The brush piles that were installed in 2012 are providing a nursery for numerous small bream and adult bass. Most of the largest fish observed were under the new brush piles, submerged trees, and homeowner’s docks. Charlie recommended that lakefront property owners sink and anchor small hardwood trees and branches (such as oak or wax myrtle) near their docks or just below the water surface to provide additional fishery habitats.
The fish population of Lake Diane is comprised of numerous smaller-sized largemouth bass, bream, bullhead catfish, large and medium sized sunfishes, triploid grass carp, bluegill, and black crappie. Very few fish exhibited “ich” or sores. The largemouth bass population is comprised mostly of fish 8-14 inches. In order to increase growth of these fish, more small bass need to be removed or harvested.
Overall, Lake Diane’s water quality and its fish population are in great condition. The Association will continue to monitor the lake and assure the necessary maintenance is performed to keep the lake healthy. We extend a special thanks to resident and community volunteer, Bob Adams for heading up our Lake Committee which oversees the maintenance of Lake Diane.
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.