2016 road work ahead

Damaged sections of the Spring Hollow trail which connects to Lochmere Drive are being repaired over the next couple of weeks. There may be one section next week that will have no asphalt while work is carried out. Please avoid this section.

The Town of Cary is scheduled to repair some sink holes on the lower Spring Hollow trail. These repairs are because of a Town of Cary water pipe leak.

cars in driveway

In recent months we have received numerous calls and emails expressing concern about vehicles parking in the street.

The Lochmere covenants regarding parking in the street state: “No automobiles, trucks, tractors, boats, campers, or trailers shall be regularly parked within the right of way of any street in or adjacent to Lochmere.”

Although the streets in Lochmere are public, this Association covenant takes precedence over Town ordinances.

Almost every home has a two-car garage as well as parking for three or four cars in the driveway. There should not be a reason for homeowners to park in the street.

There are many reasons why parking in the street is not desirable.

  • Streets in Lochmere are fairly narrow and it is difficult and dangerous to pass parked vehicles.
  • Children can run out from behind parked vehicles and be hit by oncoming vehicles.
  • Residents have difficulty in backing out of the driveway when neighbor’s vehicles are parked on the street.
  • It detracts from the neighborhood.
  • The post office can have difficulty delivering mail when vehicles are parked too near mailboxes.
  • It makes it more difficult for emergency vehicles to navigate our streets when cars are parked there.
  • Sanitation and road cleaning trucks have a much harder job navigating our streets when vehicles are parked at the curb.

The Town of Cary ordinances are summarized below. Sec. 34-103.

  • No vehicle may be parked within 15 feet either way of a mailbox.
  • No vehicle may be parked within 15 feet of a stop sign.
  • No vehicle may be parked in front of a private driveway.
  • No trailers such as boat or utility trailers that are unhitched from a vehicle shall be left on the street.
  • No vehicles parked further than 12 inches from the curb.
  • No vehicles in cul-de-sacs may be parked straight on facing houses. 
  • No parking anywhere within 25 feet of any intersection.
  • No parking within a marked bicycle lane.
  • No parking on a street marked by a center line where the parked car may force a passing vehicle into the other lane.

All residents are asked to please abide by this covenant.

lifeguard

With January's snow coupled with cold temperatures, not many of us are thinking about getting in the pool or sitting on the deck visiting with friends and neighbors.  But before we know it, Mother's Day will be here and we will be looking forward to some fun times in the sun!

 Lochmere welcomes back Aquatic Management Group (AMG) to manage all Lochmere pools for the 2018 season.

They have begun hiring for pool staff and would very much like to interview any Lochmere residents who may be interested in working for them.

Please note, Lochmere HOA has no involvement in the hiring or supervision of anyone hired by AMG.  Individuals will be employees of AMG.

Anyone interested should contact them via phone at 919-600-4117 or via email at http://www.aquaticmanagementgroup.com/work-with-us.html