In this Newsletter, the following topics will be discussed:

Neighborhood Security
Good Neighbors
Architectural Control Regulations
Contact Information
Road Improvements
Update on Dam Repairs
Water System
Holiday Party

Neighborhood Security

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful, bucolic place. Regretfully, reality intrudes and there are people who would take what is not theirs.

Prudence dictates that reasonable security measures should be taken. As many of us leave Indian Lake Estates this time of year, we should secure our homes and inform neighbors if you are leaving for the winter or a vacation.  We have an established Neighborhood Watch, headed by John McClung. Lock your doors and cars, even if going for a walk in the neighborhood. If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to the police by calling 911.

Please note that the Transylvania Sheriff’s Dept will perform Vacation Checks for residents on vacation (not to exceed one month). I have attached an application for your convenience.

Vacation House Check Request Form (PDF – Print and submit to the Sheriff)

Good Neighbors

Please be considerate of your neighbors. Drive within our posted speed limits as our blind curves and narrow roads warrant. Residents are discouraged from allowing personal pets roaming beyond their property lines (See Covenant 11 of our Restated Protective Covenants). Let’s keep our neighborhood enjoyable for everyone.

Architectural Control Regulations

The Board has approved changes to the Architectural Control Regulations. The updated Regulations are posted on our website, http://indianlakeclubinc.com. Please note that home construction must be completed within 18 months after work begins or a lot is cleared. The purpose of the rule change is to protect the community from soil erosion and to minimize the silt build up in the lakes.

Contact Information

Please make sure your contact information on the ILE website is up to date, including email and phone numbers. Take a look at the current information and please confirm it is current with Barbara at ilcsec@comporium.net. For those of you who do not have email, please confirm your mailing address and call Barbara if it needs correcting.

Roads

Please note that the Roads in the community belong to all of us, as the Homeowners Association has the responsibility to maintain the roads. I noticed, while walking in the neighborhood, that moss has been apparently removed from Pathkiller Lane, which will take years to regenerate. The moss is valuable since it protects this unpaved road from erosion. Please refrain from removing vegetation and plants from the common areas unless authorized by Indian Lake Club.

Dam Repairs

We are still waiting for a response to our amended plan from North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources before contracting the work to be performed. With the onset of winter, it is likely that work will not begin until spring, 2016.

Water System

With many residents about to depart for the season, please be mindful of the need to shut off your water from the street to your home to prevent breaks in the water lines when freezing weather arrives. Please contact Dick Hennig if you have any questions.

Holiday Party

Before you know it, the holidays will be here! Come celebrate with your neighbors at the annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 5, the venue to be announced later. I look forward to seeing everyone!

Personal Note

I was deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Bob Gibson. I was privileged to meet him after I became a resident at Indian Lakes and discovered that he had Long Island origins as I do. Condolences to his family and to his companion, Alice Payne. Bob was a warm and friendly person and will be missed.

Michael Gould
President, ILE
678 475 1746 office
678 520 7559 cell