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We will be using the website to communicate important information to you, so it is important that you register and keep your information up-to-date.   In addition, the website will allow you to Access the Association's governing documents, View HOA board minutes, Pay your assessment online, Report a problem or Restriction violation.  In Keeping with the architectural design of Laffite’s Landing any changes or improvements to our homes, must be first be approved by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  The HOA Board and the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) needs your help, we need to know when a home goes up for sell, when someone new is moving in or someone making any changes or improvements to their home.   Let us know of your interests and expertise. We are always looking for someone that is willing to help.   The Laffite's Landing Homeowners Association Board would like to thanks all resident and owners for their continued support in helping us keep Laffite's Landing a clean, safe and desirable place to live and maintain the value of our property.  Thanks for making Laffite's Landing one of the top Subdivision in Lafayette, Broussard and Youngsville area.

 
 
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Luscious Landscaping 3
Posted on Jun 22nd, 2015 Comments (0)
Luscious Landscaping
CRAPE MYRTLES
CRAPE MYRTLES are native to the Far East, but also a popular staple in the South Louisiana landscape setting. They produce vibrant colors from whites to reds, pinks and purple, and they consistently bloom from May to September. The small size of the crape myrtles and constant bloom make them a favorite choice for a variety of landscape situations.

One of the main problems with crape myrtles is damage to the trunks caused by lawn mowers and weed eaters. To prevent these machines from damaging the thin bark of the crape myrtle, keep a mulch ring at least a foot around the base of the tree.

When a crape myrtle gets bigger, it will shed its outer layer, which is perfectly normal. Just clean up the bark. Suckers should be cut back to keep a clean look. Whenever pruning, don't leave a stub, or they will grow back even more. You can use an herbicide on these suckers to keep them from growing back.
A lack of blooms can be caused by several conditions including immature trees, trees getting too much shade, and trees that are diseased from insect infestation. One way to get crape myrtles to bloom even more is to trim back the "spent" blooms during the season. Trim back the seed pods after they are finished blooming. This will generate new growth that will produce another round of blooms if not done too late in the summertime.
 
Also, don't plant these trees too close to the house, as they will become large enough to rub against the house or gutters. Check out the variety and plant accordingly to how they will grow as matured.

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The Benefits of Getting Involved with Your Homeowners' Association

The officers of homeowners' associations are responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and financial management of common areas in condo complexes and neighborhoods.

Being involved in any homeowners' association generally means more than participating in the financial aspects. Becoming an active member of your association isn't as difficult as you might think. Most HOA's hold open meetings quarterly or annually. More often than not, your HOA board needs input and opinions from its owners.

Why Get Involved?

I'm a firm believer in community involvement; if you're not involved, you have no right to gripe. Don't sit back and expect someone else to do your job for you. You reap the benefits and rewards of a well-run association; and, in the long run, this maintains or improves your property value. And it's a great way to network other owners.
 
What You Can Do

Volunteer to handle small tasks, like coordinating newsletters or compiling directories.

Contribute by organizing a social event, researching items to be purchased or, locating new maintenance services (landscaping services, insurance, etc.).
 
Join a committee.
 
Attended annual association meetings.
 
Report Violations
 
Follow HOA Bylaws
 
All of these activities will be much appreciated and none require you to be at a board meeting every month.
 
 
HOA's biggest gripe of all: When voting on issues, not enough people send in their proxies, so they don't have the necessary quorum. Some by-laws have very strict guidelines concerning what needs to be approved by the board and what requires a quorum. If an HOA board can't get the quorum to vote, the board's hands are tied.
The main reason people don't send in their proxies is because they don't know who the board member candidates are. I think it's better to vote for someone you don't know than not vote at all. Again, not having a quorum can tie the board's hands.

Remember the saying: "10% of the people do 100% of the work?" A homeowners' association wouldn't be quite the burden to a few if everyone took some time to take responsibility for some of the tasks. Get involved!



Research Your Homeowners Association (HOA)

I don't know what the case is with your homeowners association, but if you want to know what's going on, start showing up to the monthly meetings. Ask for a copy of last year's budget, the current year's budget and the year-to-date expenses for the property. You should also ask for a copy of the building minutes and read what's going on.

You may find that the fees are reasonable. Part of your monthly fees may go to pay for the insurance policy on the association buildings along with fees for utilities and repairs and maintenance issues. Often, people think that the fees might be outrageous and don't see the benefit for the amount they pay. But you first need to see where the money is going to determine if there is anything wrong.

Once you look at the budget, you'll have a better idea about the financial matters of your association. While the common areas may not be cared for the way you would like, you may find that the association has other, bigger problems on its plate and is doing the best it can without increasing the assessments even more.

If you find the association is wasting money, you could decide to run for the board, so you can have a direct hand in running the association properly
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