Welcome to our sanctuary in the city
Located on Lake Fontaine in the heart of the Blue Grass region, the Lakeshore Village townhome community is unique among urban residential settings. Here you can commune with the natural habitat of Blue Heron, Osprey, even Eagles while boating, hiking or simply relaxing - all within ten minutes of the center of downtown Lexington. Photos in the slideshow above provided by LSV resident photographers, Lewis Gardner, Douglas Wedding and Dr. Guoying Bing.
KEEP CARS EMPTY AND LOCKED
This is a reminder to please lock your vehicle when parked. Don't leave any valuables that can be seen through the windows. Cars are broken in to all over Lexington for as little as loose change in the console.
OCTOBER PAYMENT REMINDERS
If you've already sent payment for your October HOA and Fall Insurance invoices (or you use automatic bank account withdrawl) - thank you for your prompt payment. The October payment may be paid up through the 15th before incurring a $25 late fee. The Fall Insurance payment is due on the 17th. If you have any questions about either of these invoices, or if you would like information on using automatic withdrawl, please contact the office.
MAIL CARRIER CHANGE
Our longtime mail carrier has been transferred to a different route. She knew the property very well and worked hard to deliver things accurately. In many cases, if the unit number was missing or wrong, she would catch it and deliver to the right address. For the next few weeks we will have several different carriers delivering the mail. Please make sure to include your unit number when placing orders for delivery or when providing your address to anyone.
PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES FOUND
A pair of prescription sunglasses was found by the lake. If you are missing a pair, please call homeowner Bob at 626-483-5454.
LEAF COLLECTION SEASON FAST APPROACHING
Over the coming 2-3 months leaf collection will be taking place across the property. This is a reminder that the crew does not do removal from inside fenced patio areas. If you have any questions or concerns with the grounds crew, please let the office know so we can help provide information or address a problem. NOTE: Gutter cleaning will take place in early December.
The lake is for LSV residents and their invited guests only. All guests must be accompanied by a homeowner. Please do not invite people to boat or fish here if you cannot accompany them and have the proper permit. LELA is encountering an increase in illegal trot lines and is working to keep trespassers off the lake. You can help by making sure you know the lake usage policy. Click here for details.
Lakeshore Village Homeowner Association
LSV HOA LAKE TESTING CONDUCTED
In addition to the regular water testing conducted by LELA each year, the LSV HOA has added two independent e-coli testings this summer. Samples were taken from the dock and boat launch areas. We're happy to report the results for both tests (the second test results just came in) were significantly below established EPA limits. Test results are available for homeowners to review in the office.
NEW KAYAK LAUNCH DOCK IMPROVEMENTS COMING
As part of the improvements in the boat launch area, the new dock will soon be getting the final addition of the kayak launch section. This will make getting in and out of your kayaks and canoes much easier. Happy boating!
BOAT STORAGE INFORMATION
Please help keep the boat storage area organized and clean. If you store your boat on the ground, make sure it is upside down and not holding water. Use long cables if necessary for locking to boat rack posts. If your unit number stickers have come off, please take a permanent marker and put your unit number next to your LSV sticker so we can identify ownership. Please don't leave trash in the area (food and drink wrappers/containers, bait packages, old fishing line or hooks, etc.) Thank you!
LAKEFRONT PICNIC TABLE ON ORDER
A new picnic table has been ordered to replace the one that had to be removed by the lake earlier this summer due to rotten wood. Delivery timing is uncertain due to COVID but we're hoping to receive it within the next week or two.
LFUCG PAPER SHRED AND HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DATES IN OCTOBER
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DRAINAGE PROJECT UPDATE
The board recently met with the engineers at EarthCycle Designs who are overseeing the LSV Water Quality Incentive Grant Drainage Project. Plans are progressing for areas in Phases 1 & 2. More detailed information will be provided next month. You can find the Feasibility Study and Plan documents on the LSV website.
AUTUMN GARDEN HARVEST NEWS
The growing season is coming to an end but still lots going on in the garden. Sadly, squash borers sabotaged the squash, but there are tomatoes, jalapenos, okra, swiss chard, kale, radishes, a few remaining pole beans, and green onions, plus basil, parsley, and oregano for the taking. Enjoy this late season bounty. Kudos to all the garden volunteers and donors!
OFFICE PHONE LINE CUT BY METRONET
We apologize for anyone who has tried to call the office yesterday or today. Windstream is on site now and has determined the line was cut by MetroNet when burying a new service connection in the area this week. Service is in the process of being restored. You can still communicate with the office via email. Homeowners living or walking by the lake in the clubhouse area will see a bright orange line temporarily installed above ground. Windstream will bury it next week. If you recently had MetroNet install service to your unit and their line is still above ground, please contact them again and request it be carefully buried to avoid damage by mowers and to prevent tripping. Thank you.
REQUESTS AND CONCERNS REPORTED TO THE OFFICE FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS
Please don't park in areas that prevent deliveries or dumpster pick up. Please tell contractors and all visitors to be mindful of NO PARKING areas. Dumpsters are emptied each week on Tuesday and Friday. Recyclables are picked up on Tuesday only. Break down boxes and put in blue Rosies if possible. Packing materials must be taken out of boxes and disposed of in the regular dumpster.
Please don't leave pet food dishes out on open front porches
Please don't leave bagged trash out on front porches for extended periods of time
When parking in the large lots, please be mindful and park is such way that doesn't make it difficult for people backing out of carport spaces.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding LSV, please contact the office so we can be of assistance. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
Lakeshore Village Homeowner Association
A MESSAGE FROM THE PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
The PAC has noticed that quite a few units around the Village have doors and/or windows that do not comply with Village color standards. In order to maintain visual consistency in the Village, all windows and doors that are visible to the public, except for front doors, must be painted in the trim color of your unit or a dark bronze color, as mentioned in multiple LSV governing documents, specifically the Rules and Regulations of Lakeshore Village, page 44 and Operational Policy 03: WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT. The PAC is in the process of contacting residents with doors and/or windows that do not meet community standards with instructions for correcting the situation. It is important that we all work together to maintain the cohesiveness of the village. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
MOWING ON MONDAY
Landscape Workshop is scheduled to be here on Monday morning for a full property mowing - weather permitting. Mowing scheduled for today was postponed due to weather.
NEW SIGN FOR 500 LAKETOWER ENTRANCE
Many of you have asked about the deteriorating sign at the 500 entrance. Good news! A replacement sign is now in production. We expect installation to take place in mid-to-late August.
OFFICE CALLS & EMAILS FOR COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Calls and emails come into the office on a regular basis with questions, concerns, complaints, suggestions, etc. The past two weeks have included these:
- PLEASE LEASH AND PICK UP AFTER DOGS AT ALL TIMES
- PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF NEIGHBORS AND THE VOLUME WHEN PLAYING MUSIC ON BACK DECKS AND PATIOS.
- PLEASE DON'T ALLOW DOGS TO URINATE IN NEIGHBOR'S YARDS, IN THE SAME PLACE, OVER AND OVER. IT KILLS THE GRASS AND GROUND COVER.
- PLEASE DON'T PARK IN ANY WAY THAT WILL BLOCK THE EMPTYING OF DUMPSTERS ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
- PLEASE DON'T USE FRONT PORCHES AS STORAGE AREAS
- PLEASE KEEP WEEDS AND LANDSCAPING AROUND UNITS MAINTAINED (Call the office if you have questions about this or need assistance.)
- PLEASE CLOSE DUMPSTER DOORS AFTER DEPOSITING TRASH
- PLEASE BREAKDOWN ALL CARDBOARD BOXES AND RECYCLE RESPONSIBLY
Thank you for your attention to these things.
The garden report today has the following ready for harvesting - enjoy!
Baby Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Orange & Red Cherry Tomatoes
Maybe Pickling Cucumbers
Swiss chard .
As always, please contact the office if we can be of help. Thank you.
Lakeshore Village Homeowner Association