board o directorsThe September Board Of Directors' Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27, starting at 6:30 PM in the Highlands Clubhouse located at 200 Loch Highlands Drive.  This is an in-person meeting.

THE HOMEOWNER OPEN FORUM will be available for those residents wishing to address the Board. Residents have 5 minutes to address the Board. Homeowners may email questions or concerns to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) one week prior to the meeting so they can have time to review.

For more information, please visit HERE. 

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Five Lochmere residents have stepped forward as potential candidates to fill two (2) upcoming Board vacancies to serve a 3-year term.  Five of them have submitted their bios; you can read the currently submitted bios by clicking on their individual names. As soon as any other bios are received, they will be posted below.

Nominations are accepted and taken up through the annual meeting.  This year's meeting will be held in person on Thursday, October 27; but in order to provide advance information to neighborhood voters and to have your name included on the official mailed meeting notice, the deadline for expressing your interest is September 15. All bios will be posted online, however, regardless of when received. 

Each fall, Lochmere homeowners vote for candidates who wish to serve the community on the HOA Board of Directors.  If you love Lochmere and enjoy working in a team-oriented setting, now is the time for you to think about volunteering your time and effort to this important and rewarding work.

Board meetings are held monthly to establish neighborhood policies that enhance the value, beauty and friendliness of Lochmere.  As the governing body of the Association, all Board members are asked to utilize their skills in collaboration, planning, dispute resolution, policy-making and financial oversight. The Board is assisted greatly by Andy Siouville and our management company, HRW. Additional information can be found HERE, along with other pieces of pertinent governance information located under the "Governance" tab.

If you wish to become a candidate this fall, NOW is the time to act. Please contact Lochmere's Community Manager, Andy Siouville, and express your willingness to serve. You will be asked to provide a brief summary of your qualifications and an explanation of your desire to serve.   This information will be posted online for our homeowners to get to know you.

Prospective candidates are free to contact any board member or Andy Siouville (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for additional information.     

cars in driveway

In recent months concerns have been expressed regarding vehicles parking in the streets of Lochmere.

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 and parents walking to and from school bus stops are at risk because they have to walk around 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.