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East Shores Homes

Date: 4/4/2019
From: ESHOA Board of Directors
To: East Shores Homeowners
ESHOA Annual Meeting Notice

When:            Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time:              5:30 PM        Meet & Greet
                        6:15 PM        Meal will be served
                        Annual Meeting & Election of Board of Directors Follows
Place:             Club Windward – they always provide a great meal for us.

Please plan to attend.  Very important information is always presented.

We will be electing a new Board of Directors this year.  The following individuals have expressed a desire to continue on the Board or to join the Board.  We currently have 2 open positions.  We will be voting for 10 members.  The candidates are in alpha order:

Jerry Benfield
Mike Benfield*
John Brown*
Greg Davis
Jenny Ellis*
Kevin Fields
Shirley Harwell*
Dennis Kopcial*
Sheila Mitchell*
Tom Mitchell*
Rebecca Roche*

*-indicates a current member

If anyone else would like to be a candidate, please call one of the current Board members.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on April 30th !

ESHOA Board of Directors

East Shores Homes

Date: 10/28/2018

From: Beckie Holt, ESHOA, Pres.

To: East Shores Homeowners


With the retirement of Isaias from duties on the board and the resignation of Tom as Vice President, this is my first official introduction as your acting president.  Shirley Harwell was voted by the board as Vice President and I as President until the next annual meeting.  Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any issues in the community.  

On a more current note, there have been beavers active in the community for the lakeside residents.  Tom Mitchell has had a number of trees taken down by the beavers the last few nights.  I myself had a few trees lost last year.  Be on the look out. But the best prevention seems to be chicken wire at the bottom of the trees. They like crepe myrtles and maples apparently.  Trapping has been done on the lake in the past according to Denny, but they come back anyway. So prevention in your own yard, like with the deer might be the best thing to do.

Hope your holiday season is a good one.

Rebecca (Beckie) Holt 

Date: 9/15/2018

From: Garner Lake Association Webmaster

To: Garner Lake Association Members



Yesterday( after extensive study)  the GLA, in association with LMA, released 600 sterile grass carp into the coves of the lake.  Each cove got the recommended number.  The grass carp are strictly vegetarians and will eat the grass and weeds that have plagued us this year.

Grass carp are a VERY common, natural, long-term solution to the weed problem and are widely used in southern lakes and ponds with virtually zero negative reports.  Annual spraying is cost prohibitive.  This is a much better and more affordable solution.

These grass carp should not be confused with other species of carp.  They are NOT the carp that leap into boats such as the invasive Asian carp in the Mississippi River.

They will not eat or otherwise disturb or compete with other fish.

They are certified sterile (required by the State of Tennessee) and WILL NOT reproduce.  Therefore, should you happen to catch one (unlikely), it must be returned to the lake immediately.  They are a greenish/yellow color with large scales.  The carp will grow rather quickly.  They may be as large as 5 or 6 pounds by the end of next summer.

If you are treating the weeds in your area yourself, please REFRAIN FROM FURTHER USE OF ANY CHEMICALS to control the weeds.  Let the carp do the work.

Finally, the carp WILL eat fish food such as that spread by automatic feeders.  If you use one of these feeders, we respectfully request that you refrain from doing so, at least until next summer.  The more fish food the carp in your cove consume, the less grass and weeds they remove from your cove.

Thanks to all for your cooperation!