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                       · Important POA Updates
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January 16, 9 a.m., ACC, POA Conference Room
January 17, 9 a.m., FAC, POA Conference Room
January 20, 1 p.m., Dock Captains, POA Conference Room
January 22, 1:30 p.m., Board Meeting, Yacht Club
January 23, 8:30 a.m. LRPAC, POA Conference Room
January 27, 3:30 p.m., GAC, Wellness Center 
The Board Workshop was held last Tuesday, January 7th.

Vice President Announcements: Carla Johnson 
The Board meeting structure has been changed for continuity.
The Board will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30PM at the Yacht Club starting in February.
2020 Advisory Committees 
Applications have been reviewed by departmental managers and recommendations were submitted to the Board. The Board voted to approve the recommendations from the managers.  
Dog Park Update: Pat White  
A special committee was formed to look at common property in the Village as potential sites for the new dog park. The committee will also be working with the dog park on some other options. Recommendations are due back to the Board within 30 days.

Golf Transition PlanWinston Blazer 
The re-structure of the Golf Department will be defined within the next month.
The Public Service Advisory Committee met last Wednesday, January 8th.

*The committee made the decision to modify the monthly PSAC meeting schedule. The committee will meet on the first Monday at 10AM starting in February.

Public Works
13 tanks installed in December (184 YTD)
14 meters installed in December (207 YTD)
18 sewer leaks and 17 water leaks in December
1 tank modification in December (562 YTD)
92 fire hydrant inspections (300 YTD)
With the current low demand, Toqua water pressure is adequate at 39PSI without the use of the booster pump

Roads & Grounds
The double-wide is being renovated for Public Works use for meeting space and break room
Shoulder cleanup continues
Tree cutting and roadside & wood cleanup in Mialaquo

Wellness Center Roof:
  • Submittals all approved
  • Priming of interior metal 75% complete
  • Materials are being delivered, mobilization occurred 1/6/20
  • Work began on the roof on the east end
Coyatee Water Storage:
  • Onsite geophysical investigation (for seismic determination) has been completed, awaiting report.
  • We are still scheduling the onsite geotechnical investigation.
  • Once results are completed, Jacobs will coordinate with tank manufacturers for foundation design.
  • Jacobs is working with Pentaire to relocate the existing pump skid to the tank site, including revised impellers and controls.
  • Expect preliminary drawings end of February.
Wave Attenuator:
  • The 2020 budget for this project was set for worse-case scenarioT
  • The first step we have implemented is having Barge Design send a structural Engineer to do an in-depth evaluation of the entire structure and their recommendations going forward repair, replace or somewhere in between.
  • Barge has engineer qualified to do the assessment, but isn’t available until early February.
  • Our first choice is to repair instead of replace
Our Critical Infrastructure
This is the fifth in a series of articles reviewing the components of the new Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP). Last week we talked about Aesthetics and Environment. Next week we will cover Meeting Space and Parking - Large Meeting Space Solutions

Infrastructure maintained by the Public Works includes 120 miles of paved streets and 120 miles plus of water and sewer infrastructure, 15 sewer lift stations, ½ million gallon water storage tank, 1 water booster pump station, and 6 master water meters that supply water to the village from two different suppliers. When Tellico Village was in the planning stages and being built 30 years ago, vision and foresight were used to construct our infrastructure; sewer, water, roads and power supply for the ultimate build out of Tellico Village. As part of the data collection for the Long Range Strategic Plan, reviews were held with the Public Works to better understand the current and future of our critical infrastructure. For years, the Public Works has prepared and updated “repair and replace” plans and associated costs for our roads, water and sewer system. Currently, these plans extend out to 2033 and are updated every year with respect to work completed and on-going cost evaluations.

 An internal capacity study of the water and sewer system was completed recently to allow Pubic Works to refine their long range plans. You are aware of the 2020 plans for installation of a second water storage tank in the north end to alleviate water pressure issues for our growing population. Long range plans include upgrades to sewer system as well. Water and sewer are critical items, but Tellico Village has been vigilant in maintenance and will continue to closely monitor its performance to keep ahead of any issues that arise.

An outside consultant performed a road survey of the over 120 miles of roads in the Village and reported that our roads were in excellent condition due in no small part to the Public Works program of rejuvenating ( HA5 application). The rejuvenation process has delayed significant costs and has extended the useful life of our roads while allowing for reduction in the long range forecast for road maintenance costs.

As you can see, there has been nearly 30 years of planning, maintenance and adjusting to keep our critical infrastructure working to handle our growing population in Tellico Village. Our repair and replace costs will continue in the future, but long range plans by the Public Works Department are in place to handle these costs that are then included in the annual and 10 year budget processes.  

For more information, the full LRSP report and presentation slides can be found at
Save the Date:
Long Range Strategic Plan Q&A
HOA General Meeting
January 23, 2020
4- 6PM

The Community Church of Tellico Village
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 Blue Heron Restaurant will be closed on January 18th. The Knoxville Opera will be performing a private show at 7PM. Tickets are still available by contacting the Yacht Club at 865-458-4363.
March 3, 2020
Federal/State Presidential Preference Primary
Loudon County Republican and Democratic Primary

Are you 60 years of age or older? Are you physically disabled, or a caretaker of a disabled person?  You can request an absentee ballot starting now! The deadline to process this document is February 25, 2020.

For your convenience, you can choose to vote at any of the locations listed below. 

Loudon County: (click for more info)
Roane State Community College in Lenoir City
100 W. Broadway, Lenoir City
            February 12-25, 2020
            Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
            Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
            Closed for President’s Day, February 17, 2020

Loudon County Election Commission Office
100 River Road , Suite 108, Loudon
            February 12-25, 2020
            Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
            Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
            Closed for President’s Day, February 17, 2020

Tellico Village- Chota Recreation Center
145 Awohili Drive, Loudon
            These dates only:
            February 18-21, 2020 
           10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monroe County: (click for more info)

Election Commission Office
401 Main Street, Madisonville, TN 37354
           February 12 - 25, 2020

           Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
           Saturday 8:30PM - 12PM
           Closed for Presidents Day, February 17, 2020

Sweetwater City Hall Basement
           203 Monroe Street, Sweetwater, TN 37874
           February 12 - 14, 2020
           9 AM - 5 PM
           February 15, 2020
           9 AM - 12 PM

Vonore Community Center 
            611 Church Street, Vonore, TN 37885
            February 18 - 20, 2020
            9 AM - 5 PM

Tellico Plains Community Center
           132 Bank Street, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
            February 21st, 24th, 25th
            9 AM - 5 PM
            February 22nd
            9 AM - 12 PM

The roof replacement at the Wellness Center is going well despite recent bad weather that has caused delays. Muddy ground is getting rutted that the contractor will have to fix at the end of the job. The contractor is doing a good job of removing the old roof and applying a rain/ice shield to keep the building dry until the final roof is installed. We have had minor leaks around the area where the roof blew off last summer, but this is not new and will be fixed once the roof deck is repaired. We are finding some areas around windows with some rotten wood that will need to be addressed, but these are minor. 
Interior painting of the steel is suspended until the roofing repairs are completed above the pool. Once that is complete there will be about two weeks of painting remaining.
We have inspected two of the purlins out of the five locations selected over the pool; the findings show no rust or deterioration and the rest of the test locations will be tested next week.

Please click here to view more photos of the progress.
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.

Join us on Tuesday, January 21st to hike the Wildcat Point Spur of the East Lakeshore Trail. This 2.5 mile hike provides very high beautiful overlooks and views of Tellico Lake. The first 1/4 mile is up a steep grade with the remainder of the hike fairly level. We will gather at the Poplar Springs boat ramp parking lot at 9:00AM to carpool to the trail head. Hikers coming from Kahite can meet us around 9:25 AM at the trailhead located at 203 East Tellico Parkway. The East Lakeshore Trails are just across the lake and are one of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in East Tennessee and have been designated as National Recreation Trails by the Department of the Interior. If you would like to become more familiar with these trails and/or would just like to take a short hike, come join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. All monthly hikes should finish no later than 11:30AM.  Your hike leaders will be Larry Elder and Jon Foreman. For additional information feel free to contact: Larry: / 865-657-9722 or Jon: / 412-337-5500.

Wednesday, January 22nd | 10-11AM | The Public Library at Tellico Village
Shout About It! Promotion Basics for Writers will be presented by veteran book publisher and marketing expert Caitlin Hamilton Summie. She will walk writers through the basics of book publicity such as using timelines, defining audience and researching outlets. The fee is $10 which is due at the time of the class. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up for this class.
Monday, January 27th | 10-11AM | The Public Library at Tellico Village
Taxes in Retirement is an educational workshop with Craig Hammer and Ali Swofford from Prosperity Partners Wealth Management. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up for this free presentation.

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