DECORATIONS AWARDSBest Overall
Renny & Sharon Jaspriza
Religous - Arthur & Rea Grundmeyer
Novelty - Jerry & Mary Beth Labrano
Swag - Louis and Sarah Fernandez
Second Place Winners
Religous - Gary & Susan Cramond
- Steve & Katherine Terrell
Wreath & Swag - Gene & Rosa Simoneaux
Third Place Winners
- Milton & Sheila Brown
Wreath & Swag - Joseph & Sandra Giardina
GARDEN OF THE
MONTH FOR 2007
JANUARY – RUSTY
& CHRISTINE KLINE
FEBRUARY – CLARENCE & CHARLINE GUIDRY
MARCH – JERRY & MARY BETH LOBRANO
APRIL – TOBY
& CATHY WATTIGNEY
MAY – RENNY &
JUNE -- BRUCE & SHERRIE RABY
JULY -- MIKE & REBA CONEFRYDECEMBER- NO AWARD MADE
AUGUST - LOUIS & SARAH FERNANDEZ
- JIFF & MADELINE HINGLE
OCTOBER - JOSEPH & SANDRA GIARDINA
NOVEMBER - KAY & KEVIN ADAMS
Street light repairs have been completed.
The electrical equipment in all street light posts was upgraded to provide brighter lighting and replace light sensors.
Annual Association Dues Invoices will be placed in everyone's mailbox on December
31, 2007 (They will mailed to none-resident property owners). The $600 annual dues are due no later than January,
31, 2008. A $100 late fee will be assessed if the dues are not received by January 31, 2008. A lien will be placed
on any property whose owner has not paid the annual dues, and any applicable late fee, by February 29, 2008.
Please note that PREHA members who have outstanding delinquent dues, late fees, or outstanding legal fees and costs loose
all voting privileges with PREHA until such time as all amounts owed are paid in full.
PREHA's 2008 budget was presented at the association's annual meeting held on
October 16, 2007. The budget adopted by the Board calls for a $100 increase in the annual homeowner dues for
2008. In the last ten years, since the current $500 dues were originally set, there has been an increase in the
cost of living of approximately 32%. The increase in the annual dues is only 20%! Additional information
regarding this years P&L statement and 2008 budget will be mailed to all members of the association in
the next couple of weeks. Under our covenants the budget and increased assesment will take effect unless
the budget is rejected by 51% of eligible voting members.
There was no need for an election for PREHA's Board of Directors for 2008. There
were only two individual who expressed an interest in running for a seat on the Board, and two Board members agreed to
step down from the Board to make room for "new blood." Gary Cramond and Rene DeRojas stepped down, while Alice Ivy and
Lee Taulton will join the remaining Board members in January 2008. Congratulations and thank you to
Alice and Lee for stepping up to the plate, and thank you Gary and Rene for your years of service to PREHA.
We are updating the neighborhood directory,
if you have not returned the directory questionaire that was sent out in July, please do so immediately. If the form
is not received by October 15th your updated information will not be contained in the updated sections of the PREHA
The Parish has begun drainage improvements along
the northside of Pleasant Ridge Estates. The trees that were on the servitude have been cleared. A
ditch is being dug down the center line of the forty foot servitude, and a 36 inch culvert will be install from Woodland
Hwy, to Bayou Barriere. Drains will be isntalled at each lot. The lots affected are lots number 32 thru 41. Thanks
to all homeowners who cooperated in removing their fences and landscaping so that the work could proceed expeditiously.
New Primrose Gates and operating equipment have been installed. The Board of Directors has decided
to maintain the gates on the same schedule that they have always operated.
- The fence at the front entrance,
damaged by Hurricane Katrina, has now been replaced. Thanks to Mark Mire who provided the labor free of charge.
- All PREHA members can now access the entrance and exit
surveillance cameras from anywhere in the world through the internet. Just go to the Important Links Tab on
this web site and click on PREHA Video Surveilllance Cameras.
- The PREHA Board of Directors voted to reorganize the association's committee
system for 2007. It is the Board's intent to make the committees more responsive to the needs of our community.
The five standing committees will now be chaired by the elected board members. The committee chairs
for 2007 are as follows:
- Architectural Review Committee - Jerry Lobrano
Covenants Committee - I. Rene DeRojas
Landscape Committee - Josette Seifert
Maintenance Committee - Gary Cramond & Rusty Kline
Sunshine Committee - Reba Connefry & Cathy Wattigney
Garden of the Month & Decorations Committee -
Reba Connefry & Cathy Wattigney
If you would like to volunteer for any of these committees, please contact
the committee chairperson(s), or contact PREHA by email.
- New traffic control signs and speed bumps at the entrances to Pleasant Ridge
Estates have been installed. New street signs to replace the ones damaged and or lost due to Hurricane Katrina
will been oredered and should be installed in the near future.
Please remain vigilant for suspicious activity and unfamiliar
veihcles in the neighborhood. If you see any suspicious activity report it to the Plaquemines Sheriff's Department.
Better safe than sorry!
Get involved in PREHA! Volunteer for one of several PREHA
committees. Now more than ever PREHA needs YOU!!!
Please report any street lights that are out to the PREHA email
Please report any covennant violations through the
PREHA email address.
- If you have a complaint, suggestion or compliment please
let us know via email.