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HEADS UP - Kill Switch Tether REQUIRED to be worn starting 9-1-19, It's THE LAW!

8/31/2019 at 10:06am

‘Kali’s Law’ requiring kill switches on boats 26 feet or less in Texas begins Sept. 1

By

Will Leschper

A new kill-switch law, dubbed “Kali’s Law,” goes into effect on Texas waterways beginning Sept. 1, 2019. The kill-switch — also known as an ignition safety switch — will become mandatory equipment on motor boats 26 feet or less in length as a result of Gov. Greg Abbott signing the bill into law June 10.

Kali’s Law came about after the death of Kali Gorzell, 16, who died after being struck and killed by the propellor of a boat after being ejected in an accident near Dagger Island in the Aransas Pass area in 2012. This law complements the required use of a kill switch for personal watercrafts, making Texas one of seven states with a mandatory kill-switch law for powerboats.

Kill switches have long been among the most important safety devices on boats, right up there with lifejackets, though they weren’t legally required. Kill switches usually consist of a cord or lanyard with a clip at one end. The clip attaches to a button or a switch on the boat that must be engaged to allow the boat to start or to continue operating. The opposite end can be secured to the boat operator’s wrist, lifejacket or other personal flotation device or even a belt loop or clothing loop — something that will hold it should an operator be ejected from their running craft.

The new law also allows for the use of functional wireless attachments that have come on the market. AutoTether and FELL Marine Man OverBoard are among the most popular wireless kill switch models.

Many shallow-water saltwater fishing boats, including those with either flat decks and no railings, or both, also are prone to “end swapping,” another situation that can occur when a boat enters into a turn and loses its ability to maintain steering contact with the water, causing violent spins.

During discussion on the bill in this year’s legislative session, a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department official testified, and gave an alarming estimate: Of the 29 fatal boating accidents reported in Texas last year, the agency believes 26 might have been prevented if a kill switch had been used.

Here is the full text of House Bill 337, which passed both houses of the Texas Legislature and was signed by the governor:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 31, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended by adding Section 31.1071 to read as follows:
Sec. 31.1071. OPERATION OF MOTORBOAT WITH EMERGENCY ENGINE CUTOFF SWITCH. (a) In this section, “engine cutoff switch” means an emergency switch installed on a motorboat that:
(1) is designed to shut off the engine if:
(A) the motorboat operator using a lanyard attachment activates the switch by falling overboard or otherwise moving beyond the length of the lanyard; or
(B) the motorboat operator or a passenger using a wireless attachment activates the switch by falling overboard and submerging a man-overboard transmitter; and
(2) attaches:
(A) physically to the motorboat operator through the use of a lanyard worn by the operator; or
(B) wirelessly through the use of a water-activated man-overboard transmitter worn by the motorboat operator or any similarly equipped passenger on the motorboat.
(b) A motorboat operator may not operate a motorboat less than 26 feet in length and equipped by the manufacturer with an engine cutoff switch while the motorboat is under way and moving at greater than headway speed without first verifying that the switch is operational and fully functional and properly attaching the lanyard or wireless attachment, as appropriate for the specific motorboat, to the operator’s body or to the clothing or personal flotation device being worn by the operator.
SECTION 2. Section 31.127, Parks and Wildlife Code, is amended by adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:
(g) A person who operates a motorboat in violation of Section 31.1071 commits an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $200.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.

In addition to having a designated driver, Texas Parks & Wildlife stresses the following four key points to decrease boating and water-related accidents, injuries and deaths.

“Some accidents are unavoidable, but if a boat operator is ejected there is only one way to shut off the engine and stop the boat from hitting someone – a safety ignition kill switch,” said Cody Jones, TPWD Assistant Commander for Marine Enforcement. “It only takes a second to clip the safety ignition switch on to your belt loop or life jacket, and it could save your life or those of everyone onboard.

“Drowning is the highest reported cause of death in boating fatalities, and most victims are found not wearing a lifejacket,” Jones said. “It’s not enough to just stow your lifejacket onboard because accidents on the water can happen much too fast to reach and put one on.”

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

Your Contacts to sign up for SuddenLink:

9/21/2018 at 10:14am

Allen Keck, Cell 903-249-3749 E-mail: dexter.keck@AlticeUSA.com

Rusty Evans, Cell 903-539-1715 E-mail: Rusty.Evans@AlticeUSA.com


IMPORTANT: If you experience a service outage please call technical support immediately at this number:

SuddenLink Technical Support:   888-822-5151

The more that report the problem the quicker we get priority attention!

Write the number down or put it in your phone where it is available when your internet service is down!!

Please be patient as you may have startup issues and outage issues while we get everyone hooked up and bring up service for everybody. This too shall pass as we settle into a stable system going forward.

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

URGENT- Last Chance to sign up SuddenLink with bundled pricing!!!

9/20/2018 at 6:06pm

UPDATE 092118: Our Board of Directors has requested that I stop posting further updates on our website.
UPDATE 091718: Now expect a 1-2+ month delay. Well, disorganization has reared it's ugly head one more time. Unknown to me, they temporarily energized our network last Friday to test our lines and the line to the head-end in Tyler. Our lines and network look good into Chapel Hill. The lines from the head-end in Tyler to Chapel Hill look good. The problem is that those two ends in Chapel Hill are 1-1/2 miles apart with no fiber available in between to make the connection. They are blaming it on old network maps that showed fiber available. SO, they either have to find some fiber lines that they haven't found so far or they will have to construct a new fiber line to make that connection. Best case scenario is 1 month if they find some available fiber. If they have to install a new line it will be an additional month or more. They didn't tell me this until today when I notified them that I had gotten our system's power meter installed and we were ready to roll.

In the mean time, the crews will continue to install the lines to the outside of the homes that have signed up for service. That will accelerate home installations when the time comes since you will have already satisfied the 10 day waiting period following that process before you can get the in-home installation.

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URGENT - Last Chance to Signup for SuddenLink with "New Build" Bundled Pricing!

Call your neighbors, call the residents that are "weekenders" that don't live here full time and any other East Shore Estates property owners that might want SuddenLink service! Spend a little time contacting everyone you can think of so they won't miss out! After this, they are on their own.....

After our "new build" system goes live and our information is added to the main SuddenLink database, when you call the 800 number or go to a SuddenLink office you will be getting "a la carte" pricing (un-bundled pricing) and will be paying much more for your service. That may possibly happen next week so time is very short to take advantage of our sales team's "new build" bundled pricing promotion!! They have made the rounds to every location in East Shore Estates and left information but have not gotten a response from about 1/3 of our residents which seem to be mostly vacant homes or weekenders.

It's now time for you to quickly contact them directly so you won't miss our great new build pricing before it is gone!!!

Our SuddenLink Sales Team:

Allen Keck, Cell 903-249-3749 E-mail: dexter.keck@suddenlink.com

Rusty Evans, Cell 903-539-1715 E-mail: Rusty.Evans@alticeusa.com

I had a project status review meeting today and we are hopefully getting back on track to get our system up, tested and connected to the backbone (Main Line to the outside world).

Very soon, hopefully next week, crews will be here and start running lines to the outside of the homes that have signed up for service! This will be done in preparation for the home installations which will be scheduled at another time. There is a lot of this outside work to be done and the sooner it is done the sooner we can start the installation of service to the inside of our homes.

As before, please don't bother the crews and let them keep working so we can get this phase completed as soon as possible.

We are very close now and I continue to push forward!

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

Dated: 9-13-18

NOW - Advance Sign-Up for SuddenLink with our Sales Team! GO AHEAD and CALL OUR TEAM NOW !

7/30/2018 at 4:28pm

-- Attn: East Shore Estates Homeowners! --

I just signed up for SuddenLink TODAY!!!!

July 25, 2018

After a long planning meeting with our East Shore Estates SuddenLink Sales Team, I was very happy to be the first one to sign up for service in East Shore Estates today!! They will be contacting everyone, house to house, in the next 3 weeks to get everyone’s service ordered ahead of the installation roll out. This is an effort to speed up the roll out when it takes place in the next month or two.

We have obtained special pricing and special benefits that are ONLY available through our Sales Team. So you MUST work through them or you will be very sorry, and they won’t be able to help you later. NEVER call the 800 number, go on-line or go by an office or you will get much higher rates and additional charges! Even years after installation, you will be much better off calling our Sales Team since they can help you then as well. Did I say NEVER EVER call the 800 number, go on-line or go to an office? If you have any needs, call our Sales Team!

There are two team members and you can call either one as they work closely together as a team and either one can help you.

Our SuddenLink Sales Team:

Allen Keck, Cell 903-249-3749 Email: dexter.keck@suddenlink.com

Rusty Evans, Cell 903-539-1715 Email: Rusty.Evans@alticeusa.com

They are going to come by your house and sign you up with our special pricing. If they miss you, they will leave a packet for you to contact them. Or EVEN BETTER if you are ready, CALL Rusty or Allen NOW for an appointment or sign up over the phone. Please provide your NAME, East Shore Estates ADDRESS and a good PHONE NUMBER so they can look you up in their system and call you back. Call NOW for faster availability!

The splicers are here working now to splice our network fiber optic lines together for testing, and other crews will be coming to start installing the fiber optic lines to our houses preparing for the connection phase. Things are moving along!

As I mentioned previously, please do not bother the contractors working in our neighborhood as any time spent talking with them is time that will cumulatively delay their work and our deployment. Instead please contact me Bob Dillon at 903-780-4102 or babyblues409@yahoo.com and I will answer your questions or find the answer.

After about 15 years of working toward this goal, I am very happy that we are entering the final stages of having SuddenLink service in East Shore Estates! In my opinion this will be the best thing that has ever happened to the residents of East Shore Estates.

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association 

August 20, 2018

Update 9-1-2018: Well, our end of August target date to light up our network has come and gone, and my love/hate relationship with SuddenLink continues with another delay. It's an ongoing struggle trying to get them to keep their contractors out here working to complete this build, as we have all noticed. The build has mostly been completed and the splicers are 99% done and gone for now. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that we are almost finished, and the bad news is that we are almost finished! It seems SuddenLink dropped the ball in ordering the payment to Cherokee County Electric Coop Association (CCECA) for setting the electric meter to power our system so they can light it up, finish testing and connect our system to the Internet backbone. I have been chasing this "the checks in the mail" for over a week now and having Cherokee County Electric on notice and ready to come do that installation when it arrives. We were told the payment would be here the first of last week 8-27-18 and are now told that was bad information and it should be here Tuesday 9-4-18, so we will see. Whenever that payment arrives at CCECA they will come install the meter to power our system, the splicers will return to do the final after dark splices and do the final testing. We have been told this will happen in the next two weeks but don't hold your breath with SuddenLink if history is any guide. THEN hopefully the home installations will begin. Update 090518: The very frustrating SuddenLink/Altice corporate incompetence continues as we have now waited basically 3 weeks with "the checks in the mail" to pay for the electric meter/connection to power up our network so we can finish testing and release the network allowing for home installations to begin. I have no words........ Update 090718: The check FINALLY reached CCECA late this afternoon (Friday) and they will check their scheduling next week and see when they can get the meter installed. So now we are waiting on CCECA to get that done. Then we will be back to trying to get SuddenLink to finish testing and connect us to the backbone fiber so we can start trying to get them to begin installations. Update 090918: I have contacted our SuddenLink Sales Team requesting and update on our signup data, the availability of the equipment and the installation teams we will be needing to do our installations plus information on how they are going to be done and an estimate on when they should start. To date, I have had no response. Update 091118: CCECA is contacting our contractors to try to coordinate the meter installation around weather issues. I have a review meeting scheduled later this week with our Sales Team.

SuddenLink is coming to East Shore Estates!!!!

4/12/2018 at 6:03pm

Great SUDDENLINK News Indeed!!!!

I have been working toward getting SuddenLink Internet service into East Shore Estates for about 15 years and it is finally starting to happen! Contractors are here working to deploy the service as of 04-17-18. The benefit of our suffering and having to wait so long to get service is that during that time the technology has advanced into fiber optic cable to the home (FTTH). That means we will be getting the fastest residential service they currently have available!

So far the pole permits to hang the cable have been issued, the engineering has been completed and the underground boring of the backbone cable into East Shore Estates have all been done. We are now starting to string the network.

It would greatly help if you would not bother the contractors and let them work. Any time they spend talking to residents is time that will cumulatively delay our deployment. If you have questions as we progress it would be better to contact me, Bob Dillon, at mobile 903-780-4102 or babyblues409@yahoo.com with those questions. It is very early in the process and I don't have a lot of additional detailed information to give you. As I have more information to pass on, I will post it here on the website, eastshoreestates.com

Please be patient since this will take several months to deploy throughout East Shore Estates. The support cable and then the fiber optic cable has to first be hung throughout East Shore Estates, spliced together and then tested before residential installations can start. The very last step is installing service to our houses and that can only be done in about 3-6 locations a day. These will also be installed and activated by zone in each of the 8 zones needed to cover all of our residents.

When we get to that point please WAIT for the on-site SuddenLink Sales Team to come to your house to sign you up. They will come to you. If you are not there they will leave information on your door about how to contact them directly. That will give them access to your account information so they can help you, plus give you a local person and number to be able to call during your setup process. Do NOT call the SuddenLink 800 number, try to order online or go by a SuddenLink office. They won't have the information to set you up out here and, if they do at some point, you will get all screwed up as the local sale team will be locked out of your information and won't be able to help you. You will be stuck trying to deal with the 1-800 folks and good luck!

To say I am ecstatic is a major understatement!

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

April 23, 2018

UPDATE 060318: The project is progressing nicely so far. The support cable has been hung and attaching the fiber optic cable is almost completed. The power unit and 8 splitters will be installed next and then the splicers will begin connecting everything for testing. This may be completed in June or early July. Hopefully home installations will begin in July.
UPDATE 062518: SuddenLink disappeared for about a month so we are behind our original completion date. We are waiting on our 8 splitter units to be installed and the splicing contractors to begin work so the updated completion date is now the end of July or early August.
UPDATE 071018: Our 8 splitter boxes have been set but we are now in a holding pattern waiting on some connector materials that are on back order effecting our construction project and many others. For now, our projected completion date has been shifted to the end of August.

UPDATE 072418: YEAH! The splicers have arrived and started splicing our fiber network together. This phase should take 2-3 weeks and then hopefully home installations will begin. That phase will take a number of weeks as well.
UPDATE 072518: Our SuddenLink Sales Team will be out here going door to door for the next 3 weeks taking service orders early to speed up deployment when home installation becomes available. Wait to sign-up through them ONLY for our special pricing and deals not available otherwise. NEVER EVER, now or later, call the 800 number, go online or go to a store or you will miss the special pricing and have a big mess they can't fix. Watch your mail box for additional details!



THANK YOU FOR OUR NEW LIGHTS!!

1/25/2018 at 8:25am

We want to THANK Larry Kaufman, an East Shore Estates homeowner and his son Josh, for all their hard work, personal expense and time researching and installing the new lights on the main East Shore Estates sign. Hopefully everyone has noticed them by now.

The new lights are great!

It has been a long time coming and Larry and Josh have made it happen.

Thank You Both Very Much! 

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association


Gentle Reminder to our Home Owners:

10/30/2017 at 7:00pm

The Board welcomes comments or concerns for the betterment of our community, please remember the board does not have the power to enforce, negotiate or intervene in a dispute.  Please see the formal Community Concern Form on our website under Documents & Resources, Building Permit Information, Community Concern Form. Print the form and fill-in your information.

If you have an issue with animal control; call Smith County emergency phone number, 903-566-6600.    

If you have an issue with sewage; call 903-592-3636

If there is a road issue; call Road and Bridge 903-590-4801 or our county commissioner Cary Nix 903-531-9400.

Smith County Constable Pct 3, Troup 903-590-4745

Smith County Fire Marshall, Non-emergency 903-526-2700.

GREAT NEWS! You might qualify for a discount on your homeowner’s policy.

6/3/2017 at 8:10am

A BIG THANK YOU! to the Arp Volunteer Fire Department for building Station #3 in Omen!!

You might qualify for a discount on your homeowners policy if your insurance company gives a discount for having a closer fire station near you.

Below is a link to a letter from the Arp Volunteer Fire Department explaining the information and details for the new Fire Station # 3, which has just been completed in Omen.  You can send this letter to your insurance company to find out if you will get a discount on your home owner’s policy or not. Please let us know what your results are by your company. Our homeowners association gets these types of questions all the time and would like your feedback on what you find out from your insurance company. The Arp Fire Department also wants to know, by insurance company, what you find out and if the company helps you or not. This information will help the ESEPOA Board to advise our members which insurance companies are favorable for our members and will help the Arp Fire Department know which companies they need to contact to try to get them on-board.

Please email your results and the insurance company involved to our ESEPOA email address. We will record and pass that information on to the Arp Fire Department. Personal information in all replies will be kept completely confidential.

Thank You in advance for your feedback which will greatly help us all.

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association (ESEPOA)


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Trailer Stolen on North Lakeview

5/1/2017 at 7:39pm

Around May 1st a heavy duty flatbed trailer was stolen from a lot on North Lakeview. Jack Gowen had his trailer parked across the street off the road on a wooded lot where he keeps it and someone has stolen it. Watch your property, keep your trailers heavily locked and call the Sheriff if you see any suspicious activity in the neighborhood!!!

UPDATE 06-05-17 -- Jack Thompson just had his barge trailer stolen from the same location the night of 06-05-17!!

ESEPOA 2017 Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday April 23rd at 2PM in the Pavilion

4/7/2017 at 8:57pm

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association Annual Membership Meeting will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00PM

MEET & GREET!
Come on out at 12:30 before the annual meeting and have some Hot Dogs & Fixin's, Drinks and Cookies!!

Location:
The ESEPOA Pavilion at the end of Lakeview Circle off of South Lakeview Dr.

Information:
1. Submit any requested items of business to the Board for review by the Board prior to the next regular board meeting to be held on April 17th, 2017.
2. Remember to bring your lawn chairs!
3. Dues are still $75/yr and keys are $4/ea. Remember only paid up members are allowed to vote, hold office and get keys.
4. If you don't make the meeting mail your dues and key order to ESEPOA PO Box 462, Troup, TX 75789 along with your check. Your key order will be mailed back to you. Be sure to include your correct mailing address, Phone #, Lot #, and E-Mail address!

Please spread the word! We need donations for:

6/9/2016 at 2:45pm

The Dam Fireworks Show on Lake Tyler

Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Lake Tyler West Dam

Funded by donations. Make checks payable to: East Texas Pyro, PO Box 108, Whitehouse, TX 75791

ALERT!! Boathouse Breakins and Thefts are occurring lately!!!

4/20/2016 at 10:45am

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

Everyone needs to be vigilant and be watching everything and everyone out here in our area!!!!!!

We've had a few boathouse break-ins and we all need to be aware and to keep our eyes open. If everyone is watching, someone will see what Law Enforcement needs to do their job. The thefts have been reported correctly, but law enforcement needs more help. It looks like the thieves came in from the lake. Everyone needs to lock up their boathouses, boats, cars and put a lock on their trailers and don't leave things in your boats. And a must, don't forget to lock up your homes. A lot of people go down to their boathouses and leave their homes unlocked. In times like we're in right now, we are going to see more and more break-ins and we don't need to make it easy for these people. The word will get out fast as soon as we start locking down and even better, being able to give law enforcement something to work with. Each and every one of us see things every day that we need to question. We're not saying to confront anyone, we're saying if something looks out of place, write down a plate number and make and color of the car or truck. If someone is driving slowly and you haven’t seen the car out here they may be casing out the area, write down the plate number. Do the same thing on the lake when it looks like everyone isn't fishing and might be casing the area. A resident had two guys last week that he wished he had written down their boat number because of the way they were acting. What we notice today may help to convict a bad guy tomorrow. It’s better to be safe than sorry and that break-in, in someone else’s house might be yours the next time. So we must work together to keep our neighborhood safe and theft free.

The Board and Your Neighbors Thank You!



ALERT!!! Out Going Mail being stolen from mail boxes & opened. (See Updates!)

3/22/2016 at 5:00pm

UPDATE 3-22-16:

The post box bandit has struck again using checks from the mail box to make purchases from stores in Smith county. The owner of the checks finding out after the fact and after larger amounts of money than the original checks were made out for.  The community needs to be vigilant and if someone notices something CALL 911.  The  more calls/observations the Sheriff Department has the more they can be checking, these thieves need to be caught!  If you have an incident of seeing someone in a mail box or something stolen from your mail box  you must file a complaint/report with the Sheriff department then get the report number and call the post master in Troup, he has to have the sheriff department report number before he can file a complaint with the Federal post office.  These mail box thief's are a Federal Crime.

Today 10-12-15, one of our neighbors has reported finding a pile of opened mail in the street in our neighborhood!!!

Please be alert to individuals approaching mail boxes in our area and follow up on any checks you have mailed to be sure the recipient received them or that they did not clear your bank account paid to someone else.

There may have been other instances, but for this one instance the neighbor is returning the opened mail to the houses in our neighborhood that have a local address included.

FREE "Open Carry" Information Class, by Troup Police Dept. on 3-28-16

2/29/2016 at 4:15pm

**DATE CHANGED TO Monday, 03-28-16**

Sergeant Stowers, of the Troup Police Department, is offering an informational class to the public about open carry (and concealed carry) of handguns in Texas as an outreach program of the Troup Police Department. I attended the first class and highly recommend this next class for anyone interested in any information about the new or current laws on this subject. It doesn't matter if you are a current license holder or not for you to attend this class since it is just explaining the current laws, rules and answering your questions in an open forum. He will also visit with you following the class if desired.

If you have any questions, concerns or are interested in being updated on the current law and rule changes, I would highly recommend you registering and attending this class. Class size is limited so register early to be sure you have a seat for this FREE class being held locally at the Troup Library.

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

Attached file link BELOW is the Class Announcement and Registration details:

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Please go vote YES for the Arp ISD Tax Ratification Election on Dec. 23, 2015

11/29/2015 at 2:30am

UPDATE!

Arp ISD wishes to thank everyone for their support in passing this Tax Ratification Election (TRE). The issue overwhelmingly passed with a 93% approval by the community. This will greatly benefit the school district and our community.
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We need your HELP!

Our East Shore Estates Board has reviewed this material and as a CPA with some knowledge of Arp ISD asked me to do the same and post the information on our website. It is important that you go vote and support this Tax Ratification Election (TRE) issue on the ballot so Arp ISD will have access to an additional $400,000 in state funding without increasing our local taxes! This is simply a legal tax election maneuver which over 300 school districts in Texas have done in the past 8-9 years. Overton ISD just passed their TRE in September.

If you have any questions after reading all of the attached material I would strongly encourage you to attend the next Arp ISD public meeting at the Arp High School on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6:00PM and get your questions answered.

1. I am attaching a link to the Arp ISD home page where there is an excellent Power Point Presentation running plus other information about voting, etc. Just click HERE!

2. I am also attaching a .pdf file below with all of the details about the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) with voting dates (including early voting from 12/7-12/19).

Please review all of this information and get out and vote for this issue. It is a win/win for the taxpayers and the school district!

Bob Dillon, CPA
ESEPOA webmaster

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Please report those dumping trash in our area, ASAP

2/12/2015 at 0:00am

Please be on the lookout for individuals dumping trash in the area, and report it to the Smith County Sheriff's Office ASAP. It has become an increasing problem in our area and the Sheriff's office is combing through any trash being dumped and will prosecute those involved.

East Shore Estates Board of Directors

The New TWO STEP process for Motor Vehicle Inspection & Registration

1/3/2015 at 0:00am

Attention All Motorists!

Beginning March 1, 2015, your motor vehicle will no longer be issued an inspection sticker and your registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration.

For How It Works Click HERE

UPDATE on recent Power Outages

10/22/2014 at 0:00am

Today, Wednesday October 22, 2014, I received a call from Greg Jones, General Manager of Cherokee County Electric Co-op, as a follow up to questions about the power outages asked by Dennis Weis at the Co-op Annual Meeting Tuesday night. Dennis had inquired about the large number of outages we had experienced recently and any reasons for that, etc. Greg did some research at the coop and said that during those outages they had found and replaced some breaker panels at the substation that were burned and felt like they had contributed to some of those outages. He said that we should expect a significant drop in the number of outages going forward while cautioning that some of them are weather related and would happen regardless. They are also building a new substation in Bullard which will reduce the load on our Troup substation and help provide for more reliable service to both areas.

In addition, he noted that our area should be coming up soon on the schedule for right-of-way clearing and maintenance. This will also help to reduce outages by clearing trees and limbs that might fall on the lines and disrupt power.

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates

Please come this Monday Night 10/20/14, Pavilion at 7:00PM!!!!...VERY IMPORTANT!

10/19/2014 at 2:00pm

PLEASE Attend the East Shore Estates Board Meeting this Monday Night 10/20/14 at 7:00PM in the Pavilion at the end Lakeview Drive and bring your lawn chair!

There will be a presentation by representatives of the Arp Independent School District regarding the Arp ISD School Bond Issue on the current election ballot. They will be explaining and reviewing the current need for the bond issue to replace the Arp Junior High Facility and other items. It should be both interesting and informative plus giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have about the bond issue. You don't want to miss this presentation!

Early Voting runs from Monday 10/20/14 through Friday 10/31/14.

Election Day voting is on Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Below is some current information regarding the Arp ISD Bond issue:

1. ClickHEREfor a link to the Arp ISD Community News detailing the Bond Issue.

2. ClickHEREfor a link to additional pictures, etc which I have been able to gather.
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On a personal note, I have been driving a school bus and substitute teaching periodically for Arp ISD and have spent a lot of time in this Junior High School facility over the past 2 years. I can certainly attest to the need for a new facility and the fact that this structure has reached the end of its useful life. The district has done an amazing job of making it last as long as it has but it now needs to be replaced. It is no longer cost effective to operate or maintain the facility plus, in today's world, there are many other reasons to replace it with a secure state-of-the-art facility. Interest rates are at historic lows so the cost of debt service on this issue will be at an historic low as well and they are taking advantage of that cost saving for the taxpayers. So personally, I think we need to try to help pass this bond issue and give them the tools they need to continue providing our area's students with an excellent education.

Just to clarify, the East Shore Estates Board of Directors has taken no action/position on this and will not. They have been, and will remain, neutral on this issue neither supporting nor opposing the proposal. I do not want my personal experience and comments to be interpreted as an endorsement by the East Shore Estates Board of Directors.


Bob Dillon
Webmaster
East Shore Estates

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A neighborhood crime watch might be in order!!

6/11/2014 at 0:00am

An East Shore Estates neighbor forwarded this to our homeowners association:

Yesterday 6/10/14, I was in my garage on North Lakeview with the doors open when an older burgundy Chevy pickup truck passed by going about five miles an hour.  The passenger and the driver were stopping in front of most of the properties trying to see into their garages, etc..  The passenger made the mistake of leaning out of the window on his side to try to see into my garage.  I was sitting there working on my motorcycle and took exception to his attention to my belongings.

I followed them with my truck and after about a block they pulled over and stopped.  I came up alongside of them and asked them what they were doing.  I was told by the driver that his Mother used to live out here.  When I asked him where he said Jarvis.  No house number, just Jarvis.  I informed them that there had been some theft in the area and that I hoped they understood why I was asking them questions.

I took down their license plate number and ran it this morning.  His name was XXXXXX XXXXXX.  Among other things, he was arrested for burglary in 1993, for DWI in 1995, for Assault in 2006 and another incident concerning public intoxication.

We had a friend from East Lake Woods that had his fishing boat stolen last weekend, some other friends on Lake Tyler West that had a paddle boat taken from their dock and another friend that had fuel stolen from their boats.  They told me that one day they saw someone standing on their property by the lake looking at their house.

I would like to respectfully suggest that we all start paying attention to any suspicious activity in the neighborhood, including any boats or Wave Runners that are coming too close and looking too hard at our properties.  A neighborhood crime watch might very well be in order.

Please be alert around the neighborhood and call the sheriff's department if you see any suspicious vehicles or activity.

Your neighbors thank you!
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7-15-14:AN UPDATE FROM THE DENSON'S ON OLD LAKE TYLER NEXT TO LANGLEY ISLAND:

Can you send to the Lake Tyler Assoc. a notice to be on the look out for a 10' blue and orange water trampoline?  It is blue with orange writing that says oragous. It also has a yellow blow up slide attached and a red tube tied on to it. there are 3 on Hillcreek just like ours. This is the second thing stolen from our pier this month.  A "LIFE IS GOOD" sign was stolen from above our boat house door. I appreciate your help.
Linda Denson

CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat...It's the LAW!

5/24/2014 at 0:45am

HELLO ZEBRA MUSSELS.
GOODBYE TEXAS LAKES.

CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY YOUR BOAT, It's the LAW!

WHAT ARE ZEBRA MUSSELS?
Zebra mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread across Texas by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. They grow to only about 1 inches and develop a distinctive zebra-striped shell. One zebra mussel can produce up to one million microscopic larvae. Zebra mussels can cause tremendous environmental and economic damage " hurting aquatic life, damaging your boat, hindering water recreation and even threatening your water supply.

WHERE ARE ZEBRA MUSSELS?
Zebra mussels are currently in the following lakes: Texoma, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Bridgeport, Lavon and Belton. They have also been found on isolated occasions in Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Grapevine, Lake Fork, Lake Takwoni, the Red River below Lake Texoma, the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, and Sister Grove Creek.


TRANSPORTING ZEBRA MUSSELS IS ILLEGAL
Possession or transportation of zebra mussels in Texas is a Class C misdemeanor for the first offence, punishable by a fine of up to $500. Repeat offenses can be elevated to a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, jail time up to 180 days, or both. 

In addition, under this law, anglers and boaters in 47 counties are required to take all reasonable steps to drain all water from their vessel, including live wells, bilges, motors, and any other receptacles or water intake systems. This applies to all types and sizes of boats used on public waters.

Click HERE for the details and a video from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department!!


See more information and videos in the "Links of Interest" listed under "Info & Contacts" on this East Shore Estates website.

This is a very serious situation that we all need to help manage.

All of the visitors and residents of the lake thank you!


Status Report >> Lake Tyler Marina and Dam

4/19/2014 at 12:00pm

FYI.......Here is an update that was sent to members of the Mayor's Lake Tyler Roundtable giving the current status of the issues related to both the Lake Tyler marina situation and the dam repairs.
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This message is from Mark McDaniel to the members of the Mayor's Lake Tyler Round Table:


Sent: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:16 pm
Subject: Lake Tyler Update

Good afternoon, everyone.  Because we will not meet again until mid-May, I wanted to provide an update on recent activities at Lake Tyler that will likely be of interest.

Lake Tyler Marina:


In February, the City sent a letter to the Marina operator/lessee, notifying him of the cancellation of the Lake Tyler Marina lease due to several unresolved matters.  The operator/lessee has now vacated, and the City has temporarily transferred utility accounts into the Citys name.  We have also begun providing septic hauling services for the RV rentals that do not have permanent sewer service available.


The bank that has a lien against the Marina property now holds the interest in the leasehold and the City and bank are currently negotiating a plan for a longer term plan to keep the Marina and RV park open.  Until such time that a plan is in place, the City will operate the gas pumps so that fuel will be available to boaters beginning tomorrow, and the RV park will remain open as-is for the short term.  We hope to know more by our next regular meeting after visiting again with the bank about their ideas and suggested plans going forward.


Lake Tyler Dam Repair:


The City accepted bids for the Dam Repair project on March 28, 2014. Two bids were received and the low bid was submitted by Gracon Construction in the amount of $8,284,270. The contract was awarded by City Council on April 9, 2014, with funding provided by Tyler Water Utilities cash on hand for infrastructure projects. The contractor is currently obtaining the required insurance and bonds. Once those have been obtained, the construction contracts will be returned to the City for execution and construction can begin. The current estimate to receive the contracts back from the contractor is by the end of April.


Look forward to seeing you on May 13, and wishing you a blessed weekend.  Best regards - Mark

Mark McDaniel
City Manager
City of Tyler, Texas

(903)531-1250
mmcdaniel@tylertexas.com
 



Important Message for Registered Boaters

5/23/2013 at 1:30pm

This is an important message for registered Texas boat owners!!

Dear Boat Owner,
Right now, our lakes and rivers are under attack by Zebra Mussels. In Texas, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Texoma are already "infested" and without your help, they will spread throughout the state.

What are Zebra Mussels?
Don't Be a Carrier, Zebra Mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. They grow to about 1 inches and develop a distinctive zebra-striped shell. One Zebra Mussel can produce up to one million microscopic larvae. They can cause tremendous environmental and economic damage such as:

Encrusting and adding weight to boat hulls; clogging water systems used in boat motors, air conditioners and heads.
Threatening our water supply by colonizing inside pipelines, restricting the flow of water, and damaging water intake structures which results in higher water bills for homes and businesses.
Taking over habitats from native species, damaging lake ecology and impacting fish populations .

Its Illegal to Transport Zebra Mussels!
Unfortunately, you may be in possession of Zebra Mussels, and not even know it. That is because young Zebra Mussels in their larval stage can survive for days in water left in your boat and are invisible to the naked eye!

We wanted to make sure you are aware that it is ILLEGAL to possess or transport Zebra Mussels " knowingly OR unknowingly in the state of Texas. The law imposes fines of up to $500 for the first incident (a Class C misdemeanor), and steeper fines with possible jail time, for subsequent offenses.

Stop the spread and avoid breaking the law!
Boaters can take a few simple precautions to help ensure they are in compliance with the law.

  CLEAN. Clean off any vegetation, mud or foreign objects on the boat, trailer and gear before you leave the lake.
  DRAIN. The law requires that boaters drain all water from the boat, including the motor, bilge, livewells and bait buckets " before leaving an infested lake.
  DRY. Dry the boat and trailer for a week or more before entering another water body. If unable to let it dry for at least a week, wash it with a high-pressure washer and hot (at least 140-degree), soapy water.

Watch the video on the "Info & Contacts" page to see how to effectively clean and/or decontaminate your boat:


Visit TexasInvasives.org/ZebraMussels to find more on:

**How to identify adult Zebra Mussels
**The damage they cause to boats and how to clean/decontaminate your boat
**Reporting a Zebra Mussel sighting
**How to request additional information

Thank you for doing your part to save Texas lakes and rivers.

Hello Zebra Mussels. Goodbye Texas Lakes!!

Verizon 4G LTE is now on our Omen Tower!!

4/15/2013 at 12:00pm

Yahooooo Folks!!!!!!
This is a landmark day for East Shore Estates!


Well, it has been a long hard struggle but we have finally gotten our Omen Tower upgraded to Verizon 4G LTE service and it went live today!! I am getting a 68ms ping, 20-21MB Download and 8-10MB Upload at my house now! Some folks will get faster speeds and some will get a little slower speeds.

For anyone who has a 4G device they will enjoy greatly increased speeds (10-20x 3g) and many residents will get 4G LTE service for the first time. Our existing 3G service will continue and should be running much better too.

I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of the Verizon Corporate Business and Operations/Network employees (you know who you all are) who have helped me over the years to get our Omen tower updated and upgraded now culminating in our State of the Art 4G LTE system!! This is the primary broadband service for East Shore Estates and is very important for our residents.

Enjoy!

Bob Dillon
Webmaster, East Shore Estates
02-15-2013

Annual Membership Meeting Notice, Sunday April 28, 2013 at 2:00PM

3/25/2013 at 6:45pm

Annual Membership Meeting 2013-2014
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

P.O. Box 462 Troup, Texas
E-Mail: eastshoreestates@yahoo.com

Location and Time: E.S.E.P.O.A. Pavilion & Beach Area Lot
(At the end of Lakeview Circle off of South Lakeview Drive)
2:00PM Sunday, April 28, 2013

Don't forget to bring your Lawn Chairs!

Votes Needed:
~We have 4 positions open on the board this year that need to be voted on at this meeting.
~There are 3 setting board members that have agreed to run again for another term. If reelected: Mary Moore, Mary Caldwell and Brad Roberts.
~The 4th position is open because JC Howard has sold her home and moved out of the area. The position will be for one year to fill her term.
~We want to thank JC for all her hard work on the board; we will miss all her help and her being a lot of fun to work with. She will be missed!

The board is open for volunteers or nominations.
Please summit any nominations to the board before or by the next board meeting on April 22nd.

~Dues are still remaining at $75.00 a year and due by the Annual Membership Meeting on April 28th, 2013.
Only paid up members will be allowed to vote at the meeting and get Keys.
~Keys are $4.00 for the first key and $3.00 for additional keys.

If you don't make it to the meeting, mail your dues and key order to the above address with your check. Keys will be mailed to you. Please make sure you have your correct contact information: Mailing address, phone number, lot #s and E-mail address attached.

Hope to see you there!

2:00PM Sunday, April 28, 2013

(Formal printable notice is in the attached file below)

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CR 230 Bridge Replacement Info & Updates

1/18/2013 at 3:12pm

On November 28, 2012 one of the bridges on CR 230 bewteen Omen and Swinneytown was closed for replacement. This project was estimated to take about 3 months. The detailed story can be found in this link to a KLTV News report:
http://www.kltv.com/story/20210877/etx-bridge-closed-for-replacement-detour-expected-through-march

We will start posting weekly progress updates from the Smith County Road and Bridge Department below:

Jan 18, 2013: This week we set the forms and tied the rebar for the second phase of the Headwall on the north side of the bridge and are pouring the concrete today. The headwall has to be poured in three phases. three phases of the headwall. 
Jan 28, 2013: We completed the headwall on the north side of the bridge and moved to the south side digging out for the south headwall. There are also back filling the north headwall this week will working on the south headwall.
Feb 5, 2013:
The update for Cr 230. Last week we finished the back fill of the Headwall on the north side of the bridge and drove pilings on poured concrete of phase one of the three phase headwall on the south side of the bridge.
Feb 11,2013:  The bridge crew is making the last pour today on the south headwall. We will then back fill and be getting ready to set beams.
Feb 15, 2013: We got the Headwalls back filled the I-Beams are cut and being painted should finish the painting of the I-Beams on Tuesday. Then will get the beams set and start getting the center bracing on them next week.
Feb 22, 2013: We have the I-Beams set and are welding in the cross braces in place at this time. Attached are some photos of the bridge at this time.
Feb 27, 2013:
Culvert Replacement on Sunshine Lane, Monday 3/4 !! - We plan to start setting the cross culvert on Sunshine Lane in the East Shore Estates Subdivision on Monday March 4, if weather permits. This will cause some travel delay do to the fact that this is a road with one way in and one way out. So it will be closed to a one lane road while the pipe is being replaced. Once they fix it, it will be a temporary surface until we get the overlay machine over to it. So it may be uneven for a short time. Once CR 230 is finished they will overlay CR 230 bridge and Sunshine culvert at the same time.
Mar 4, 2013: We put the pan for the concrete to the deck on and they will start tying the rebar for the deck today. We are planning to pore the concrete on the deck on Thursday if weather allows. Everything is still on schedule. 

Mar 4, 2013: We put the pan for the concrete to the deck on and they will start tying the rebar for the deck today. We are planning to pore the concrete on the deck on Thursday if weather allows. Everything is still on schedule.
Mar 8, 2013:
The bridge deck was poured yesterday it will need at least two weeks cure time. In the mean time we will cut the expansion joint, set the guard rail, finish the back fill and start the tying in of the road. We are still on schedule for the end of March or First of April.
Mar 21, 2013: It looks like the bridge will be ready a week early. They are trying to finish and open it back up tomorrow, Friday 3/22.  Cary Nix just called with an update and said it should be open by lunch tomorrow, Friday 3/22/13.



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Blood Donations needed for our Treasurer, Ron Keeley!

9/11/2012 at 9:02pm

To All of my Friends and Neighbors in East Shore Estates;
 
  I can't express how much your donations of blood means to me.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity are beyond compare.  A simple "Thank You" seems so inadequate, but it is the best I can do.  I am going to the Myeloma Institute of Research and Therapy in Little Rock every month.  The doctors tell me I am making slow progress, but the experimental chemo will continue to destroy both the bad and also (unfortunately) some of the good cells.

Words cannot express how much you are in my heart.  At this special time of year, I want to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

With grateful Thanks,
Ron Keeley

12-20-12

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Ron Keeley is needing blood transfusions and platelets several times a month due to the chemo to treat the Multiple Myeloma cancer he has.  If you would like to give blood to the Carter Blood Bank and have it credited to him, you can do one of the following:

  1.  Give blood at the Carter Mobile bus located on the Brookshire's parking lot in Whitehouse  the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 11AM - 4PM and give them Ron's credit # SPON051737.

  2.  Give blood at ANY Carter Blood donation center and have it credited to Ron's #SPON051737

We gratefully appreciate all donations.

Thank you,

The Keeley Family

Dianne Keeley
dkeeley@prismnet.com

C:  9035218261

(NOTE: This is a request being supported and passed along by the East Shore Estates Board of Directors requesting your help for Ron)

Internet Service Options in East Shore Estates

5/21/2012 at 11:29am

(Updated 06-14-12) Bob Dillon, Webmaster

This is intended to be my personal general summary of the viable broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) currently available in East Shore Estates. Dial-up services are no longer viable for anyone anywhere due to the large amount of data transmitted by web pages and web sites. Every residence is a different situation due to the location, terrain, structures, trees, etc. This summary will be updated periodically as more information becomes available so check our website frequently. (www.eastshoreestates.com)

  1. VerizonWireless Broadband:

Their 3G wireless broadband is currently our most universally available, consistent and long standing broadband service that is generally available to everyone, except for the Pavilion area. That area still has a weak signal and needs a signal amplifier in addition to your aircard. Download speeds fluctuate from .7-1.5MB down and .2-.8MB up which is basically the speed of DSL. It took years for me to get them to upgrade and debug our tower but now the service is very good and dependable. This service currently costs $59.99/month for 5GB of data plus $10 for each GB over your limit. (NOTE: There is also a very small 250MB plan for $39.99/month but DO NOT get this plan. It is WAY too small and therefore not usable.) Pricing for new customers is going to change drastically June 28, 2012 so just be aware that this pricing will no longer be available for new customers.

When VerizonWireless 3G became available years ago I threw my data satellite system in the trash and have been using this ever since. I really like the fact that I can toss my aircard in my laptop bag when we travel and have Internet service virtually everywhere we go.

IF you are currently on one of the grandfathered unlimited 3G data plans that I was able to arrange for years ago you need to carefully consider ever changing or upgrading from that plan. You will lose your unlimited data plan and cannot get it back. If you are a heavy data user your costs could rise significantly so you need to know how much data you are using a month and plan to use in the future.

Their 4G wireless is currently NOT available for approximately 90% of our residents due to Verizon's not upgrading our tower in the recent roll-out of 4G in our area. We understood that we were going to be included but wound up getting cut out of the deployment. They need to run fiber optic cable to the tower or install microwave equipment to support 4G speeds and throughput. While we believe fiber is available in Omen less than a mile away, they did not make that a priority so we were left out. I should note that the 4G aircards will fall back to 3G service if no 4G service is available. SO, even though you were sold a 4G aircard you will probably be using the 3G service in most cases in East Shore Estates until they upgrade our tower to 4G. This is due to the terrain not allowing the 4G signal to reach you from Arp, Whitehouse, or Chapel Hill since it is not on our tower.

The Tyler Verizon office on the loop wanted us to promote their new 4G service roll-out to our residents. I went to their office and met with the manager and assistant manager explaining our past service issues getting the 3G system to work like they said it should and that I didn't want unhappy users again not getting what they were sold. I told them I had residents calling me wanting to know what to do and if they could get 4G at their house now. I explained our terrain issues, etc and the fact that since we were cut out of the 4G tower roll-out that I wanted to be SURE that our residents could get the service inside THEIR house before I would support it. Their employees cannot go onto customers property so I offered to do that for them and test the system in our whole neighborhood to satisfy myself we could all get the service. I just needed them to get me a demo aircard and MiFi to use to test. This was on Friday April 27 and the manager said he would get right on it but everyone was sick the next week and he was short handed so he didn't get it done but would get right on it the next week. OK, so the next week went by saying he would get right on it while the assistant manager slipped out here and put up her own 4G sign advertising the 4G service and to call her for the sale. I texted the manager back again and said I was "still waiting" and he as ignored working with East Shore Estates as a group ever since.

Fortunately, I was able to bypass the unresponsive local manager and go through other channels and obtain the test equipment I needed to test the 4G coverage in East Shore Estates. My testing reflects much worse coverage than even I expected. The few houses on the ends of the 3 points are picking up a low usable 4G signal and have speeds of 7-10MB down and about 1.5-2.0MB up. That is basically the few houses on Susie's Point, Cardinal west (left) from Sunshine, Fisherman's west (left) from Ramp Road. The majority of East Shore Estates which is remaining is getting zero 4G signal at this time. Keep in mind that the 3G coverage is good and working well but just don't expect 4G speeds until our tower is upgraded. Your best 4G equipment options are a USB aircard (Pantech UML290) that plugs into your computer or into a specialized wireless router if you want a hotspot with long range and also be able to have hardwired Ethernet connections. The other option is their small MiFi wireless router hotspot (Verizon Jetpack Novatel 4510L Mobile Hotspot). It is a credit card sized device providing WiFi only connections for up to 5 devices. It is very portable if that is a need, but WiFi speeds drop off significantly when you get more than 25 feet away. The 4G plans cost $30/month for 2GB of data (Too small, don't get), $50/month for 5GB of data (normal users), or $80/month for 10GB of data (heavy users) plus $10 for each GB over your respective limit. Pricing for new customers is going to change drastically June 28, 2012 so just be aware that this pricing will no longer be available for new customers.

On 6-1-12 I finished the 2 week testing of the current Verizon Wireless 4G LTE signal out here and returned the equipment. It basically showed that 4G LTE is not working for 90% of our residents until Verizon installs it on our Omen tower which I hope is in the not too distant future. Many folks can get a 4G signal but it is a fringe signal, has issues and is really not reliable/stable enough to be usable. Anyone using a 4G aircard or MiFi needs to lock it onto 3G until our tower is upgraded. When 4G LTE is installed on our tower I think these weak signal problems will be over. Our 3G signal is good in most places although some areas towards the Pavilion need a signal booster added to the aircard to get good service. Our trees and terrain are our big challenges in getting the signal to drop into our hole we call the lake.

If you wish to order Verizon Wireless service please contact:

Chris Pritchett
903-431-9800

Christopher.pritchett@verizonwireless.com

Many of you may remember Chris from the days when he helped us all get setup on the 3G system initially. He will set you up over the phone and then overnight FedEx you the equipment so you will be up and running the next day without having to go to town. I have made arrangements for Chris to personally take care of us here in East Shore Estates. He's a great guy!

  1. Gower Computer Support Inc:

Another broadband option several of our residents are using is Gower's fixed service that is broadcast to your residence. I have not personally had a chance to test any of these systems or get any feedback from their users and would love to receive some if you are running this system. Gower will need to come to your house for a site survey to see if you can receive their signal at your location due to the terrain and trees, etc. I asked the Gower folks to send me this brief summary of their system and related costs:

GOWER.NET is offering High Speed Wireless Internet to East Shore Estates. We are a locally owned business that started in 1984 as Gower Computer Support, Inc. in Tyler.

Unlike other providers, there is NO CONTRACT REQUIRED. We have 3 towers in the Lake Tyler area of which 2 cover East Shore Estates. We use small outdoor antennas mounted at customers site pointed at our tower to receive the signal. Equipment and standard installation is $250 or $350, depending on equipment needed. If extra poles and cable are needed, there is additional cost. Your monthly cost depends on speed ordered. Different Internet speeds are available depending on what speed you choose. Currently we offer 192K down for $29.95 monthly with speeds up to 2Mb down/1Mb up for $174.95 monthly. Our most popular speed is 1Mb down/256K up, which is priced at $79.95 monthly. NOTE: we do not throttle speed down after a preset limit or charge extra for overage. It is UNLIMITED and again NO CONTRACT REQUIRED. Anyone interested can call GOWER.NET at 903-597-9220 for a FREE site survey.

  1. Satellite Internet Service Providers:

There are several satellite Internet providers and it has been years since I threw my Starband satellite dish in the trash after we got VerizonWireless 3G out here. If you must do satellite, your best provider is probably HughNet and I would definitely recommend staying away from Wild Blue and Starband because I know of no happy users. All of the ones I have encountered have been moved to VerizonWireless. The satellite provider/installer will have to do a site survey to see if they can get a good line-of-sight to the satellite around your trees, etc. I am not a fan of satellite Internet due to the high cost of equipment and service, service interruptions, rain fade, and especially the latency delay. Latency delay is the time it takes the signal to go up 22,000 miles to the satellite, back down 22,000 miles to the ground station, and on through the Internet to its original destination. This delay makes gaming not work, causes you to click about 15 seconds early when bidding (like eBay biding) to attempt to not miss the sale, and used to not allow VOIP Internet telephone call like Magic Jack, Vonage, etc, but that may be different now.

The satellite companies try to compensate for the latency delay by using various data accelerators that cache web pages on your system so they pop up quick and then fill in the data that has changed with the satellite download. It makes things appear a little faster but the latency issue is still there.

We have several residents that are currently satellite users and I would be interested in their feedback about what provider they are using, how they like it, what it costs, and what they don't like about the current satellite systems.

  1. Cable Internet Providers:

Currently we have NO cable Internet service provider. Our last company, Zoom Media LLC, closed and entered bankruptcy proceedings at the end of March, 2012. Some people are still receiving a signal while others are not. Zoom Media, LLC cannot be reached by email or telephone. My last automated response from an email to the company President simply read:

"Zoom Media LLC has permanently closed and is seeking Bankruptcy protection."

I have contacted 3 other cable providers about our situation. To date, one has us on their radar screen but is not currently interested, a second has sent the information to their engineers to review, and the third has not yet responded.

  1. Other Internet Service Providers:

I am currently not aware of any other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that have a signal strong enough to service our area with high speed Internet. If you know of any that I can check out and test please contact me with the information about who to contact where I can see the system in service and run a few tests. We are always trying to stay current and keep up with any new services that might become available to us in East Shore Estates.

Bob Dillon, Webmaster
East Shore Estates
babyblues409@yahoo.com

Zoom Media, LLC seeking bankruptcy protection.

4/17/2012 at 12:15pm

(This is our cable internet service here in East Shore Estates)...FYI

Cable Company Serving Hamburg Apparently Now Out of Business

By David Moyers, Ashley County Ledger, Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:20 AM CDT

 As of this week, the customers of Zoom Media, LLC, which had been operating the Hamburg cable television system have only limited channels.

The system ceased carrying a CBS affiliate some time last week, and by Monday morning of this week, the Little Rock ABC affiliate was also gone.  As of mid-morning Monday, the El Dorado-Monroe NBC affiliate, Public Broadcasting station AETN and The Weather Channel remained active, as well as another channel which was broadcasting commercials.

A call to the company's support number results in a message that, "Due to unforseen circumstances, Zoom Media has permanently closed and is seeking bankruptcy protection."

Mayor Dane Weindorf said that he was waiting to hear back from Paul Keith, the city attorney, in regard to what to do about the system.

A person familiar with the system noted that electricity was cut off to the system this past week, and it was only through the mayor's appeals that it was turned back on. The person also noted that unless someone pays the electricity and starts paying franchise fees to the channels, he expects the system will gradually disappear. "If someone doesn't take it over, it  is going away. I just don't know how soon," he said.

Faced with a similar situation, the City of Montrose took over and began operating the system in that town.

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East Shore Estates residents: If you learn any new information about this situation please pass it on to Bob Dillon, our webmaster, at babyblues409@yahoo.com OR 903-839-6902. Please include any articles, contact numbers, etc, that you can obtain.

Here is some of the owner's personal contact information.
His name is Steve Houston and his phone numbers are as follows...
903-525-9888
903-595-3233, 903-593-6454, 903-566-8605

Rabies Vaccination Clinic, April 19, 2012

4/4/2012 at 9:06am

Here is the information on the Rabies Vaccination Clinic:

This years Clinic will be on April 19th at 7pm in front of the Arp Jr. High Cafeteria. The cost will be $8.00 per animal vaccinated with part of the proceeds going to support the FFA Activities. All Animals must be 6 months old to be vaccinated, and remember that they must be vaccinated each year. This year they have cut the number of vaccination locations and are looking at the numbers of animals vaccinated to determine if they will keep doing the program. So be sure to bring your dog or cat and show that this is a worthwhile program to continue. We will be there until we run out of vaccine or dogs.

Thought we could help to get the word out.

Mary Caldwell

***Planned Power Outage Coming Tuesday 02-06-12***(NOTE: Completed at 9:20AM)

3/2/2012 at 9:23pm

UPDATE: The temporary outage planned for this upgrade took place from 9:00-9:20AM and has now been completed as far as we know now.

__________________________________________

ALL East Shore Estates Residents!!!!

February 28, 2012

RE: Planned Troup Substation Outage

Dear Consumer Member,

Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Association (CCECA) strives to deliver reliable, low cost power to rural residents and businesses of East Texas. In order to improve upon this service, CCECA is in the process of upgrading our Troup Substation. In general, Troup Substation's service territory is from Omen south, Turnertown west, New Summerfield north, and Highway 69 east.

Maintaining a safe work environment is of the utmost importance to CCECA. Therefore, CCECA will be shutting off the power in the Troup Substation for a "temporary outage" on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in order to conduct several dangerous tasks. This temporary outage is planned from approximately 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Should this outage not be conducted due to unforeseen circumstances on the above scheduled date, it will be rescheduled as soon as feasibly possible and without additional notification. There will be subsequent temporary outages to follow during the course of this project. Construction should be completed in April.

Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconveniences this temporary outage may cause.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 903-683-2248 or 903-566-5028.

Sincerely,

CHEROKEE COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION

Greg Jones

GeneralManager

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Important Regulations for Property Changes

11/10/2011 at 2:53pm

All exterior changes/improvements/additions must be approved by the Architectural Committee prior to commencement of the project. Application forms are available on our documents page (PDF format) and must be signed and dated. Deed restrictions/by-laws are also available on the website. 

Any exterior property changes/improvements/additions (including new construction) must be completed within six (6) months of starting.

Examples include (but are not limited to) room additions, exterior facades, driveways, roofs, storage buildings, and tree removal. If you are not sure whether approval is required, ask first!

Generally speaking, the Architectural Committee will be looking for compliance with square footage requirements, setbacks, and material specifications.

Some properties (especially waterfront) will also be subject to City of Tyler* regulations/permitting, but this is in addition to approval from ESEPOA. An example of required City of Tyler permitting would be septic systems. Remember; ESEPOA approval is always required, City of Tyler is required only in certain situations.

*Reference: Rules and Regulations Governing Lake Tyler (and) Lake Tyler East (portion of Chapter 19 " Utilities)

HELP THOSE WHO HELP US!

9/8/2011 at 8:28am

HELP THOSE WHO HELP US!

The Arp VFD (Volunteer Fire Department) is in need of money to fuel the fire trucks and other emergency response equipment. At the present time they have enough water and other supplies. ESEPOA has donated $1000 to help defray the increased fuel expense.

Anyone can donate directly to the Arp VFD by either sending a check to: Arp VFD, P.O. Box 42, Arp, TX 75750 or dropping your donation off at the station at 107 W. Longview (Highway 135), Arp. (Tax receipts are available.)

Sincerely,

YOUR ESEPOA Board of Directors

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Southern Utilities: Restrict Water Use

8/30/2011 at 7:52am

Southern Utilities: Restrict Water Use

By CASEY MURPHY, 08-16-11

Business Editor, TylerPaper.com

Southern Utilities Co. notified its 19,000 customers that it is implementing on Wednesday stage one of a plan restricting outdoor watering.

The customer demand on Southern Utilities Company's drinking water system has reached an all time high, according to a letter sent to customers. This high demand is primarily created by active landscape irrigation systems and outside residential water use, and has created a situation in areas of Southern Utilities Company's drinking water system where there is not sufficient pressure for the outdoor water usage.

General Manager Michael Farrell said Southern Utilities serves customers in rural Smith County and northern Cherokee County.

The company is asking customers to restrict landscape irrigation and lawn watering to two days a week " from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for residents with even number street addresses and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for people who have odd number street addresses. It is asking all residents to not water outdoors on weekends.

Stage one is voluntary restriction of residential and recreational water use, including washing homes, windows or siding, driveways, vehicles, boats and trailers.

The restrictions will remain until customers are notified otherwise. If the drought persists, the company could implement stages two and three of its drought plan.

Stage two includes mandatory water restrictions and limiting outside water usage while stage three prohibits all outdoor water use.

Southern Utilities says it has no desire to implement more restrictive stages.

Voluntary compliance by all costumers with the voluntary restrictions of stage one should allow an adequate supply of water for all customer use, the letter states.

For more information, call 903-566-3511.

Smith County Draws Up New Flood Plain Maps

7/24/2011 at 12:09pm

By TIM MONZINGO

Staff Writer, Tyler Morning Telegraph 7-22-11

The impact of hurricanes Rita and Ike still lingers throughout the country, and the most recent effects now are available to the public.

In conjunction with local governments across the country, the Federal Emergency Management Administration has worked to update decades-old flood maps. Officials want Smith County residents to take a look at the new maps to see where their homes and buildings now stand.

This goes back to FEMA updating all of the flood maps in the country because a lot of them were (from) back in the 70s, said Jacqueline Chandler, a media representative with FEMA. Preliminary flood maps are now available so everybody comes in, they take a look at it, the local community will be sharing it with the public to see if there are any changes.

Ms. Chandler said the last time Smith Countys maps were updated was in 1981 and as development has continued in the area, plains may have shifted. After the hurricanes, Congress mandated updating flood-zone maps around the country in the interest of preparedness.

She encouraged people to take the time to check the maps to be prepared in case of flooding.

The new maps also could have potential effects on insurance rates for homeowners.

Doug Nicholson, Smith Countys Road and Flood Plane administrator, said that ultimately, the maps will play a role in how much an individual has to pay to be covered in case of a flood.

It benefits them, too, because, say the elevation is 374 and the elevation on your house is 380, youre out of the flood zone, he said. Used to, you had to hire somebody to come out there and find that flood zone elevation for you, so it was more expense.

Ms. Chandler said there still is some time before the maps become official.

Now that the new findings are available for public review, there is a 90-day period for residents to review them and file and complaints or concerns, which FEMA then will verify. Once residents concerns have been considered and the maps approved, there is a six-month compliance period, for the committee to actually adopt the maps and do whatever else they need to come in compliance with any of the guidelines and any mitigation requirements, she said.

After that, the documents are official.

If (people are) in that flood hazard area and they dont have flood insurance, theyd better go get it, Nicholson said. When these new maps come out, if they dont have it, its going to cost them more money. If theyve got it, theyre grandfathered into whatever rate theyve got right now.

Tom Sorrels, owner and agent for Tom Sorrels Insurance, said many homeowners may think they are covered by homeowners insurance, but that is rarely the case.

Flood insurance as related to a natural disaster and homeowners insurance, which covers problem like burst pipes, are two different things, he said.

The new maps likely will not significantly affect a large portion of Smith Countys population, he said, but just because a home is not in a designated flood zone does not mean it is immune.

Everybodys in a flood plain. Its just, some are more severe than others, he said. There will probably be some people that will be adversely affected by (new maps). Its just going to matter what the maps look like when theyre finally drawn.

To review the preliminary maps, residents can visit Nicholsons office at 1700 W. Claude St., in Tyler. The maps also can be viewed online at riskmap6.com. To speak with a FEMA map specialist, call 1-877-FEMAMAP (1-877-336-2627) or email FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com.

***Smith County Under Burn Ban, 7-12-2011*** (Lifted 11-15-11)

7/12/2011 at 1:19pm

Smith County Judge Joel Baker has issued a burn ban for Smith County, effective immediately, due to extremely dry conditions. The burn ban is effective for seven days, and may be renewed upon review of conditions next Tuesday.

We have watch conditions closely during this period of record heat and high winds, and have determined that a burn ban is needed. Many factors go into the decision-making process regarding the issuance of a burn ban. I always consult with the County Fire Marshall in evaluating the issuance of such an order, Judge Baker said.

Factors in determining the need for a burn ban include:

1. the Keetch-Byram Drought Index

2. the current temperature, humidity, and wind speed

3. the forecasted weather

We also consider the type and volume of calls for emergency service due to fires, Judge Baker added.

The current drought index is 694 and the county has historically issued burn bans when it is at or near 700. Unusually high temperatures, lack of rainfall and low moisture levels have contributed to need for a ban to be issued.

Pursuant to Texas Penal Code 28.04, a person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the property owner, he/she recklessly damages or destroys property of the owner. Such a violation is a class-C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Smith County Burn Ban Order Attached:

**********Smith County Burn Ban MODIFIED For Grills 7-15-11**********

Steaks and burgers can be cooked outdoors with charcoal and wood this weekend. Smith County amended its burn ban to allow the use of materials beyond liquid propane and natural gas when grilling.

The ban on outdoor burning was issued Tuesday by Smith County Judge Joel Baker due to extreme drought conditions within the area. Smith County joined Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson and Rusk, Upshur and Van Zandt among 242 counties statewide to implement burn bans.

The seven-day burn ban prohibits burning of all combustible material, use of fireworks, and welding or any other activities that could result in a wildfire.

Welders may be granted permission to work by the Smith County Fire Marshals office. Anyone cutting, grinding or welding metal outdoors can call the Smith County Fire Marshals Office at 903-590-2652 or Smith County dispatch after 5 p.m. or on weekends at 903-566-6600.

Penalty for burning during the ban is a Class C misdemeanor, which carries up to a $500 fine. Penalties can increase up to confinement if the severity of the case dictates.

Updated Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:32 p.m. CDT

**********Burn Ban EXTENDED for Smith County**********

SMITH COUNTY, TX - County Commissioners have extended the burn ban for Smith County.

In Commissioners court Tuesday 7/19/11, County Commissioners voted in favor of a 90 day extension to the burn ban that was put in place last week.

Since July 1, 177 acres have burned in Smith County. There have also been two structure fires in the county as well as one outbuilding that was destroyed by fire.

Updated: Jul 19, 2011 11:00 AM CDTUpdate 11-15-11: Effective 11-15-11 Officials have lifted the burn ban for Smith County. They are encouraging residents to use extreme caution for all fire-related activities.

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Please Plan to Come to the Work Day, Saturday 6/11/11

6/2/2011 at 7:44pm

Neighbors:

A workday will be held on Saturday, June 11 @ 8:00 a.m.

Meet at the Pavilion.

Bring your work gloves and something to drink.

Tools and materials will be provided.

Some of the projects are as follows:

Finish the new water line. Paint the helipad. Repair the fishing pier. Pick up trash along CR2143. Clean the emergency exit. Install a new web site sign. Move the "no lake access" sign up the hill. Clean out under the entrance sign.

We need your help so this will be easier for everyone. The more people we have the quicker we can get this done and the better our neighborhood will look.

Please plan to donate some time to help out on Saturday June, 11th!

Thank You in advance for your time and effort which is greatly appreciated!

Mowing Services Wanted!

4/24/2011 at 7:58pm

MOWING SERVICES WANTED!

Need extra income? Looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine? Need some exercise? Well, here is your opportunity!

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association is now taking bids for a Property Maintenance Engineer otherwise known as someone to mow and weed eat our community properties. Written bids will be accepted until noon, May 16, 2011. The winning bidder will be notified on May 18, 2011.

See details in the attached file!!!

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ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER

4/16/2011 at 11:59pm

Come One, Come All!

The ESEPOA Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Pavilion beginning @ 2:00 p.m.

We have invited several special guests to answer your questions and for the first time there will be two local businesses set up on the grounds to provide information on their services (this is a trial).

REMEMBER to bring your lawn chairs! Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

YOUR Board of Directors

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

eastshoreestates@yahoo.com

Important Announcements!

4/4/2011 at 5:08pm

1. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!

This year we will be voting for 3 board member positions: Mary Moore, Mary Caldwell & Steve Hall will seek 2 year term re-election. Any association member is eligible to serve on the board. Please contact any board member by phone or through the website at:

www.eastshoreestates.com

Members who would like to place their name for nomination should come to the April 19th, 2011 board meeting, to be held at the Pavilion, for a "meet and greet" with the current board. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.

2. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Due to a new opportunity, Gregg Lassen has resigned from the Board of Directors. Brad Roberts has been appointed to fill Gregg's term which expires in 2012. Also, please note Board meetings have been changed to the third Tuesday of each month.

01-23-2011 (Revised 4-4-2011)

Lake Supervisor (Lake Patrol) Contact Infomation

4/1/2011 at 5:02pm

Attached is a letter from the City of Tyler providing contact information for the Lake Supervisors (Lake Patrol). This information was posted on the door at the Marina during the summer of 2009. Chris Loeder, Secretary of the Big Oak Bay Property Owners Association, saw this letter and had them make her a copy which she has provided to us. You may wish to print a copy of the attached letter for quick reference if needed.

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YOUNG DARK GREY (BLUE) GREAT DANE DOG RUNNING LOOSE 3/15

3/15/2011 at 3:26pm

THERE IS A YOUNG DARK GREY (BLUE) GREAT DANE DOG RUNNING LOOSE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON SOUTH LAKEVIEW. IT IS A MALE, VERY FRIENDLY , VERY SKINNY PUP ABOUT 24 TO 30 "" TALL..

HE HAS NO COLLAR BUT IS OBVIOUSLY A FAMILY DOG, AS HE WOULD COME IN MY HOUSE IF I, AND MY DOG, "RASCAL:" WOULD LET HIM.

I SURELY WOULD LIKE TO FIND THE OWNER, SO IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO MIGHT OWN THIS DOG,

PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I CAN BE REACHED AT 903-871-8529. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF I AM NOT NEAR MY PHONE.

I LIVE AT 16364 SOUTH LAKEVIEW.

THANKS.

LADELLE W. TULEY

4th Annual East Shore Estates Garage/Yard Sale will be Saturday October 23, 2010!!

10/15/2010 at 8:54pm

The Fourth Annual East Shore Estates Garage Sale will be on Saturday October 23rd, 2010 so get your stuff ready now!

8:00AM until....... Set-up in your yard or at the Pavilion.

The weather has been perfect and the crowds should be outstanding. Money should be made by all and, as a bonus, we will meet many nice people in our area and in our neighborhood.

Every year more and more homeowners are participating! Thanks to each one of you who helped out by participating in this event in the past. We hope that every year it will continue to get bigger and better and be an event that all of our area will always look forward to.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to make this a successful win-win event for all of us!

Board of Directors, ESEPOA

PLEASE NOTE: Goodwill will have a truck in the area between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to pick up any items you did not sell and want to donate, rather than store again. GOOD LUCK!

2010 Hydrilla Treatment Plan

6/8/2010 at 11:00pm

Tyler Water Utilities has received approval from TPWD to treat approximately 128 acres of hydrilla on Lake Tyler East. Treatment is scheduled for June 23, 2010. This is the earliest date possible considering the 14 day notification required for the state-wide notification list. Attached is a map showing the areas to be treated. These areas were identified as having dense and sparse hydrilla in the spring hydrilla survey.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Greg

Gregory M. Morgan, P.E.

Director of Utilities & Public Works

City of Tyler

P.O. Box 2039

Tyler, Texas 75710

903.531.1234

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Alfred Dewey "Al" Tuley, services at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010

5/20/2010 at 10:04am

LAKE TYLER EAST -Services for Alfred Dewey 'Al' Tuley, 80, Lake Tyler East, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, Troup, with the Revs. Mike Cline and Charles Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Griffin Cemetery near Troup under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Mr. Tuley died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in a Tyler hospice facility. Al was a longtime member of the East Shore Estates Property Owners Association and a former Board Member. Memorials, if desired, may be made to First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 202 E. Duval, Troup, 75789.

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Emergency Address Important Notice - See Attachment

4/27/2010 at 10:31pm

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY ADDRESS IS PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED..............

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ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER

4/4/2010 at 8:19pm

It is time for our East Shore Estates Property Owners Association (ESEPOA) ANNUAL MEETING which will be held on SUNDAY APRIL 25, 2010 at the Pavilion @ 2:00PM.

Come meet your neighbors, find out what has been happening in East Shore Estates, and help elect the new members of our Board of Directors! There will also be several guest speakers at the meeting.

DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!!!!!!!

Refreshments WILL be provided!

Note: You may also pay your annual dues ($75) which are due that day and purchase boat ramp keys ($3) before the meeting (Come early and avoid the rush!).

See you there!

Very Important Meeting on March 22 - See Attached File

3/8/2010 at 9:26pm

***VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE***

The Board of Directors encourages all property owners to attend this meeting and hear the inputs and plans for Lake Tyler.

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Board Member Nominations are now being accepted - See Attachment

3/7/2010 at 10:39pm

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Garage Sale Volunteer Needed - See Attachment

3/7/2010 at 10:36pm

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ANNOUNCING TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER AIDS FOR THE ARP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

9/28/2009 at 9:54am

EAST SHORE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

ANNOUNCES TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER AIDS FOR THE ARP

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT!

PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!

TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER PLEASE SIGN UP NOW!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT

ANY BOARD MEMBER OR:

MARY MOORE

903-839-7028

mmmoore@triumphgroup.com

See the formal announcement attached.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Workday Scheduled for Saturday October 3rd! - Please give a little of your time.

9/27/2009 at 10:06pm

Volunteers Needed for a workday scheduled for Saturday October 3rd!!

Projects include:

~Replacing the windsocks at both helipads.

~Finish painting the helipad landing zones.

~Install two new directional signs.

~Clean the flower bed around our entrance sign.

Meet at the Pavilion @ 8:30 a.m. Saturday October 3, 2009.

Supplies will be furnished. Bring your own gloves.

Please come pitch-in for a few hours to help improve your neighborhood!

THIRD ANNUAL EAST SHORE ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

4/1/2009 at 1:31pm

THIRD ANNUAL EAST SHORE ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Time: 8:00 a.m. till ????

Place: Your Garage or the Pavilion

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Board of Director Nominations are now being Accepted!

1/24/2009 at 12:05pm

The East Shore Estates Board of Directors would like everyone to submit the names of their nominees to fill the 3 positions coming open this year! We would love to have 5-10 names on the ballot. If you are interested in serving then simply send in your own name. Elections will be held during this year’s Annual Meeting on April 26, 2009.

Nominees must currently be a dues paying East Shore Estates Property Owners Association (ESEPOA) member in good standing and be willing to serve by regularly attending the monthly meetings (none in December), etc. This does not require a lot of time but the board does actively manage ESEPOA for the benefit of everyone living here.

Summary:

• Board members serve a 2 year term.

• Monthly Meetings (except in December) are the 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM locally.

• Board members receive a rebate of their $75 annual dues for their service.

Everyone interested should contact any current board member or contact the board through the ESEPOA website email or regular mail:

ESEPOA Contact Page: http://www.eastshoreestates.com/contact

Email: contactboard [at] eastshoreestates.com

Postal: East Shore Estates POA,

PO Box 462,

Troup, TX 75789

Please submit your nominations as soon as possible but by April 15th at the latest.

Your neighbors and your Board of Directors thank you for your interest and willingness to serve.

The Board of Directors

East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

HELP! -Workday Scheduled for Nov 8, 2008

10/22/2008 at 8:22pm

WORKDAY SCHEDULED!!!!

Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, November 8th we will meet at the Pavilion @ 8:30 a.m.

Some of the projects we need to address are as follows:

1. Cut down two pine trees damaged by “IKE”

2. Burn the debris pile.

3. Repair the water line (again)!

4. Replace the “NO TRESSPASSING” sign at boat ramp #1.

5. Finish re-staining the fishing pier.

6. Paint both helipads.

Bring your chainsaws, gloves, etc. ESEPOA will provide other supplies.

Property Owners Special Notice!

9/15/2008 at 11:43am

Dear ESE Property Owner,

Two new items you need to be aware of:

First, Hurricane Ike has once again brought to our attention the need for having your property address displayed. The Fire Department had difficulty contacting property owners who had trees down and/or damage from the storm. This not only caused a delay in getting power restored to our neighborhood, but had the potential of severe damage/fire to individual properties. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY ADDRESS IS PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED.

Secondly, we have now assembled and posted the Deed Restrictions and By-Laws on our website. These are in a .PDF format and can be downloaded and printed. [A note of caution: These are for informational purposes only. They are not complete. Consult with your legal counsel and/or the title company for final authority.]

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

Happy Fourth of July!

7/7/2008 at 1:23pm

Well, it is the Monday after and all is quiet around East Shore Estates today, but boy, was it busy over the weekend!

The sounds of boat motors, fireworks, and children laughing and screaming filled the air this July 4th weekend. It seemed like everyone was celebrating the return of good water! For the past two years, we all suffered through not enough water, and then too much water, but this year the lake was perfect. The weather cooperated and brought us sunny days and cool evenings to enjoy friends, family, and great food.

Thanks to all of you around the lake who entertained us all with your beautiful fireworks displays. They were awesome! Many people had enough for Saturday and Sunday evening as well. There is nothing like the site of beautiful fireworks over the water.

There were plenty of campers, fisherman, swimmers, and boaters all enjoying our beautiful lake this weekend. We should all be truly grateful for the safety of all of them and for the fine work that our Park Rangers do to keep our lake safe and clean.

It was indeed a great weekend to enjoy our beautiful surroundings and to be grateful again for this great place where we live. Please continue to keep the brave men and women serving in our military in your thoughts and prayers. God Bless America!

Memorial Day weekend honors our veterans and signals the beginning of summer.

5/27/2008 at 8:44pm

Memorial Day weekend is always bitter sweet. It provides us a time to stop and honor our brave veterans, including those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, who have fought for our freedom so we are able to enjoy ALL of our holidays. To those brave men and women, past and present, we say a heart felt thank you for all you have done.

In addition, the Memorial Day weekend always signals the official beginning of the summer season along with the rapidly approaching end of the school year. It's time for some family summer fun!

SO, break out the boats, jet skis, and all of your water toys for a great summer of recreation on Lake Tyler East!

2nd Annual East Shore Estates Garage Sale Extravaganza a Great Success!

5/21/2008 at 6:27am

The Second Annual East Shore Estates Garage Sale on May 17th was a great success! The weather was perfect and the crowds were outstanding. It appeared that money was made all around and, as a bonus, we met many nice people in our area and in our neighborhood.

Every year more and more homeowners are participating and if anyone got an approximate count please let us know so we can edit it into this article! Thanks to each one of you who helped out by participating in this event. We hope that in years to come, it will be bigger and better and be an event that all of our area can look forward to.

Many, many thanks to the volunteers at Omen Baptist Church who came by at the end of a tiring day and loaded up all of our sale “leftovers” and took them to their church for a sale this next weekend. Hopefully, in the future, we can coordinate with them on our dates. This worked so well for both of us….we got rid of our things easily, and they got a lot more donations to help their church.

Thanks to the ESE Property Owners Association for supporting this project and for your help in making it successful.

Beverly Dillon

May 17th is the 2nd Annual East Shore Estates Garage Sale Extravaganza!

4/28/2008 at 9:49pm

All East Shore Estates residents are encouraged to participate in the Second Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale to be held on Saturday, May 17. The time for the sale will be from 8:00- 5:00.

You may set up in your garage, your driveway, or at the pavilion. The property owners association will be providing signs throughout the neighborhood and will be advertising in the Tri County paper, the Tyler Paper, and the Thrifty Nickel. You are encouraged to put out your own signs as well with your address and arrows on them.

It is good to use visible price tags and price your items fairly and reasonably. Be sure to have your sale items priced and ready to go the morning of the sale. Customers will come early!

Encourage your neighbors to participate! Last year it was great to visit with each other and to meet the people who came to our neighborhood from Arp, Troup, Overton, and Whitehouse. Let’s make this a “big deal” that people in our area will look forward to each year.

ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER

4/18/2008 at 1:01pm

The Annual Meeting is coming soon! Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 27th, 2:00 o'clock @ the pavilion. Meet your neighbors, find out what has been happening in East Shore Estates, and elect four new board of director members.

Don't Forget to bring your lawn chairs! Refreshments will be provided! Note: You may pay your dues and purchase keys before the meeting (come early and avoid the rush).

Workday A Success!

4/2/2008 at 11:33am

The March 29th workday was a great success. We repaired the broken water line, installed two new windsocks and raised the windsock poles at both the pavilion and Bluebird Circle. Additionally, we picked up trash along CR 2143 and got a good start on replacing the roof on the playset. Unfortunately, the weather did not fully cooperate, so we will reschedule the staining of the fishing pier.

Thanks to ALL who helped; Jim Heath, Jud DeMott, Scott McCuan, Alan Goss, Ken Sigman, Mark Shaw, Rob VanHoy, Brad Roberts, Joe Jeter, and Ron Keeley

Workday Volunteers Needed

3/12/2008 at 8:44am

We are having a Workday on Saturday, March 29th. We need volunteers to help! The projects include picking up trash along Old Whitehouse Road, replacing the roof on the playset, and staining the fishing pier. Meet at the Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Bring gloves. Other supplies will be provided. SEE YOU THERE!

NOMINATIONS NEEDED

3/11/2008 at 3:56pm

Your Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the upcoming election. We have four board members who will be elected at the Annual Meeting, April 27th. Current board members with terms expiring are: Joe Jeter, Mark Shaw, Ken Sigman and Ron Keeley. Ken and Ron have said they will run again, Mark and Joe will not run for re-election. Please contact any current board member with your nominations (you can even nominate yourself).

Be On The LOOKOUT!

3/11/2008 at 2:38pm

Many of you may have seen the recent reports on KLTV and in the Tyler Morning Telegraph about SALVINIA. This is a very fast growing weed that can literally choke a lake in a matter of days. If you thought Hydrilla was bad, this weed is a 1000 times worse! Salvinia has recently been found in Lake Palestine and in Brady Branch Reservoir. PLEASE BE VIGILANT when launching your boat. The first place it is most likely to show up is around the launch ramps. Should you see this contact the following authorities immediately: Texas Parks & Wildlife @ 903-881-8233, the City of Tyler @ 903-531-1234 and the Lake Tyler Patrol @ 903-566-2327.

For pictures of the three most common types, please click on the attached link. Also please see the Texas A&M site on the Giant Salvinia.

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Mark Your Calendars!!!

2/12/2008 at 11:30pm

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the pavilion on Sunday April 27th. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. We will have four board of director positions up for election. If you have interest in running for this HIGHLY PAID position, please let any current board member know so we can put your name on the ballot! Don't forget you can nominate your friends and neighbors too! (Of course they may not be your friends and neighbors if you don't ask them first! HA!)

New Board Member

2/12/2008 at 11:27pm

Welcome to Rob VanHoy! Rob has volunteered to fill the vacant board position expiring in April 2009. We are excited to have Rob join our board of directors and look forward to his insight and contributions! Thanks Rob!

Open Letter To ESEPOA Members

11/5/2007 at 7:13pm

An Open letter to ESEPOA Members:

All,

In recent weeks the board has received several complaints, both via the post office and on the website.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask that if you have an issue with your neighbor, or some other person in the association, please talk to that person and try to get the issue resolved between the parties. As has been said in the annual meetings, the board is not, and will not be, the “yard police”. Most of the problems that are brought before the board could have been resolved if the parties involved would just talk out their problems and help each other get them resolved.

Everyone must realize that our deed restrictions are numerous and vary from unit to unit. Additionally, they are not very specific in certain areas. This lack of detail means your board must work with precedent and common sense solutions for what benefits all of East Shore Estates.

Persons having concerns about perceived problems in the NEIGHBORHOOD are more than welcome to attend board meetings, give input for possible solutions, and assist in implementing courses of action to remedy issues that have been raised. Board meetings are always open to any member. Meetings are normally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December. Weather permitting, they are held at the pavilion.

The board of directors is short one member. We are seeking a volunteer to fill this unexpired term, ending in April 2009. If you are interested, please let one of the board members know that you would like to serve.

Remember; all complaints concerning deed restriction and/or by-law violations must be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors in one of two (2) ways:

1. In writing via U. S. Mail (Certified - Return Receipt Requested is highly recommended)

2. Via the "contactboard" link on the web site.

In either case, all reported infractions, to be considered by the board of directors, must be signed with the contact information of the writer included. All correspondence becomes part of the permanent records of ESEPOA.

Respectfully,

Brad Roberts

Chairmen Architectural Committee

Emergency Exit

8/5/2007 at 10:38pm

FYI - There is an emergency exit on Fisherman's Drive. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the emergency exit while the weather is good so that in a time of crisis, you'll know where to go and how to use it. The keys that you buy for the ramps also go to the lock that is on the gate to the emergency exit.

Loss of a Family Member

4/23/2007 at 1:00pm

The Board would like everyone to know that if a property owner loses an immediate family member(i.e. spouse, parents, children), please notify the Board so that flowers can be sent. The Board appreciates being notified so that condolences can be expressed. Please use the Contact page to email the Board, or use your roster to call one of your Board members.

Welcome to the New Website!!

4/15/2007 at 12:00pm

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoy our brand new home on the web. Contact us and let us know what you think!