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January 8, 9 a.m., PSAC, POA Conference Room
January 8, 2 p.m., Having Your Say*, POA Conference Room *by appt only 
CANCELED January 9, 10 a.m., RAC, Wellness Center

January 16, 9 a.m., ACC, POA Conference Room
January 17, 9 a.m., FAC, POA Conference Room
The kitchen at Tanasi Bar & Grill will undergo maintenance Wednesday morning. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be available beginning at 11am. 
The Board has decided to re-structure the Board meeting schedule as we look ahead to 2020. Over the past several years, there has been a shift in the content of Board meetings. The workshop has morphed into a regular Board meeting out of necessity; it has become more frequent for issues to arise that can't wait until the once-a-month Board meeting. For this reason, the Board has decided to eliminate the monthly workshop and instead conduct two monthly Board meetings. Both Board meetings will take place at the Yacht Club to accommodate greater community involvement.

To establish continuity, the Board meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm.

This schedule change will be implemented beginning in February. The Board will meet on the first Wednesday, February 5th, and the third Wednesday, February 19th.

Please note: this schedule may be adjusted as needed. For example, the meetings in April and July will occur a week later due to holidays and scheduling conflicts.
The Public Works and ACC offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 15th from 9:30am – 1:30 pm for Customer Service training. 
The Communications Advisory Committee met on January 3, 2020.

Communications & Marketing Report: Beth Kuberka
  • Departmental articles for the year-end newsletter are due next week; newsletter expected to go out beginning of February  
  • Trade show season starts in two weeks: Chicago and Michigan in January  
  • Tellico Village coffee cups $5 for purchase at the Welcome Center   
  • Total leads in December: 307
  • Discovery requests: 45 in December v. 32 last year 
  • 37 completed tours
  • 467 v. 590 last year total walkins  

Social Media & Lifestyle Report: Lisa McCray  

  • Facebook: 9,134 likes 
  • Twitter: 395 followers 
  • TVU is finalizing the schedule for the spring semester  

TVB Report: Tim Rasmussen 

  • Moving toward on-demand service rather than cable. New equipment will provide a full HD broadcast level as well as remote capabilities to allow for field shooting.
  • Becoming more connected to Loudon and Monroe counties to share information and news. 

2020 Goals

  • Continue to improve the appearance of facility lobbies (Board directive) and develop a policy and procedure to educate and inform clubs and organizations
  • How to utilize TVB more (plan workshop)
To view this report as a PDF, click here
This is the fourth in a series of articles reviewing the components of the new Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP). Before the holiday break we discussed Meeting Space and Parking - Short Term Solutions. Next week we will discuss Infrastructure.
Many of us moved to Tellico Village because of the natural woodland beauty of our community and our lake.  The Shaping Our Future 2018 Questionnaire results indicated 84% of respondents were very satisfied or satisfied today with the aesthetics and environment in Tellico Village.  At the same time respondents to the “Shaping Our Future” questionnaire indicated that our Village aesthetics and environment are their second highest priority issue behind Village finances.  As Tellico Village continues to grow it is critical that we maintain our Village aesthetics and environment.

The image of a community is fundamentally important to its economic well-being. Every single day in America people make decisions about where to live, where to invest, where to vacation and where to retire based on what communities look like. The more a community does to protect and enhance its uniqueness whether natural or architectural, the more people will want to visit. Successful communities pay attention to aesthetics. Typically they control signs, they plant street trees, they protect scenic views and they encourage new construction that fits in with the existing community. Preserving the rural woodland character of Tellico Village; preserving the character, aesthetics and quality of life; and protecting the property values is what is expected by our residents.

Baby Boomers are becoming more environmentally savvy and 55+ communities are rushing to accommodate this new demand.  Tellico Lake is one of our most cherished amenities.  According to WATeR (Watershed Association of Tellico Reservoir) “Perhaps the most critical and unaddressed problem facing the watershed today is residential pollution runoff from the communities that have been built around Tellico Lake. Residents must be educated in how to avoid runoff and must be encouraged to change their lawn fertilizer methods and to grow boundaries that will lessen the runoff.”  Other environmental threats to our community and quality of life include air quality, water management, energy conservation, solid and yard waste recycling, among others.
The LRPAC is recommending that an Aesthetics and Environment (A&E) Advisory Committee be formed to develop a long range Aesthetics and Environment plan and monitor adherence to that plan.  This to include items that:  Ensure best management practices, education, and compliance with codes in environmental and property management; Monitor the impact of growth on land development, physical surroundings and its effect on aesthetics and environment; Ensure that everything we do is evaluated through the lens of Aesthetics and Environment.  Thoughtful stewardship of our environment and maintaining the aesthetics of Tellico Village should be a core mission for the Property Owners Association.
Tellico Village Broadcasting is proud to present the second episode in "HandMade", a series of programs spotlighting craftsmen and artists in the Village who use their creativity and skills to make one-of-a-kind works of art. In this episode, meet master woodcarver Thom Lewis, a Tellico Village resident who started out making fishing lures years ago and went on to carve beautiful songbirds, walking sticks and more. Find out where Thom gets his inspiration for some amazing pieces of art:

POA Update-December 2019
Join Bruce Johnson as he gives his last POA update as Board President. Learn about the new officers and what’s ahead for 2020, including an updated logo for the Village. Find out how to give back to our Community through the Timeless Tellico Foundation and hear about the discussion regarding the dog park. Thank you, Bruce for serving as our POA Board President for the past 3 years! Click here to learn more:
Please click here to view more photos of the progress.

• Submittals are approved
• Priming of interior metal ~75% complete
• Materials are being delivered to the Wellness Center
• Work has begun on the roof
The January Village Quilters meeting is January 10th at The Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 260 Wade Rd. W., Loudon, TN. Social time is 9:15 and the meeting starts at 9:30am. This month's guest speaker is Twisted Sisters quilt show and trunk show. They will be bringing fabrics, latest patterns, and notions for purchase. For additional information, contact Lynda Wallace at 865-617-1152.
Date Monday January 13, 2020
Destination: Halls Bend-aka Boy Scout Trail
Length of Hike: 3 or 5 miles (your choice)
Elevation Gain: 298
Rating: Easy
Time: Winter Start Time 9:00 a.m. No registration, just show up!
Location: Departing from Chota Center parking lot, across the street from the gas station. Please stay clear of prime Lakeside Realty parking spots.
Location/Distance/Drive Time: Near Tellico Village, aprox 6 mile drive, 7 minutes
Hike Leader: Dee Foster & Bob Werner
Hike Description: The January hike for the Muddy Boots Hiking Club will be the local Halls Bend Trail (aka, Boy Scout Trail). This trail is only about a mile north of the north entrance to Tellico Village on Route 444. The first section of the hike will be an easy 2 mile hike along the shore of the lake, perfect for persons new to hiking. After the easy section the trail continues with some elevation and views of Tellico Lake, Wind River, a couple of partially submerged farm silos and the Smokys. If walking the whole trail the hike will be a moderate loop hike of 5 miles. There is an option to leave the hike to make it a 3 mile loop. The final mile of the hike can be muddy.
Lunch: Join us after the hike at the Tanasi Clubhouse
Be Prepared: Bring water and a trail snack. Bug spray and sunscreen is recommended in season. Hiking boots, hiking poles, hat & gloves also recommended. Dress in Layers. We suggest you bring an extra pair of shoes and place hiking boots, if dirty, in a trash bag to try to keep driver’s car floor clean. In the event of a situation during a hike, please wear your Name Tag and bring a Photo ID and Medical Information/Insurance cards.
Muddy Boots Coordinators:
Steve Baker: / 412-915-9248
Renee Baker: / 412-877-1427
Dee Foster: / 440-503-2015
The Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department will hold its board meeting on Thursday, January 16th from 9 - 12 pm at the Tellico Village Library. For more information, contact Wayne Tinder at (865) 657-9592.
On Thursday, January 16th, the Art Guild of Tellico Village will present Locally known Pastel Artist Jean Wheat Gregory. Jean was born and raised in West Texas with a talented professional artist as her mother, art mentor and teacher. After receiving a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas, Jean continued to grow as an artist, working on her own and taking workshops where ever she and her husband lived. She began to accept portrait commissions early on and after moving to East Tennessee continued to paint pastel and oil portraits of mainly children.
Jean has studied with some of the most famous portrait artists in the country and has given back by teaching classes and workshops in pastel portraiture as well as landscape painting. Jean has exhibited widely in the East Tennessee region as well as in many other states. She enjoys working in both pastel and oil and has recently discovered a love for the challenging art of plein air painting. You can learn more about Jean on her website
This presentation will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the  Yacht Club. Light refreshments and beverages will be served before the speaker presents.
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