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Posted on September 16, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Park Naming Ceremony for Harold Russell Joseph Jr
On Thursday August 18, 2022, the park bounded by Radcliff and Springfield Ridge Dr (formerly Park at Pine Mills) in the Pine Mill community was dedicated the “Harold Russell Joseph Jr Park. “
Mr. Joseph is a longtime resident of the Cinco community. As a member of the various municipal Utilities Boards in Cinco and an engineer tasked with Cinco Ranch 2 development, his influence assisted in the establishment in developing a community where we feel safe and proud. Mr. Joseph retire from the board after 40 plus years of service to the Cinco area. Over the years he possessed a common passion dedicated to utilizing MUD funding to improved or maintain Cinco Ranch 2 as a premier residential and business location in the Houston area, the state of Texas and nationally. In January 2022, the board approved the dedication of the park to recognize his contribution as a fitting tribute to his commitment to Cinco Ranch 2.
While the park was already established as a community gathering area for families and teams, the naming of this parks and other in our community creates character and focus to our park facilities and amenities. During the dedication ceremony several of Russell’s family members and colleagues spoke to Russell commemorating this dedication. Russell’s wife and son welcomed that he was being recognized while living to hear that his commitment was appreciated. Larry Peterson, a former colleague, current MUD board member and friend stated, Russell was instrumental in the development and work to lay the infrastructure of Cinco Ranch 2. Speakers emphasized that our parks aim to bring community members especially those living in or near these neighborhoods together. Now they no longer have to say, “let’s meet at the park down by Springfield drive,” they can say “let us meet at “Joseph Park.”
Thank you, Russell, for the myriad hours and thoughts you put into our community.
 
                                
Posted on September 7, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!
 
We are looking for nominees to run for the Board of Directors!  We have three positions up for election and extend the invitation to all owners of Cinco Ranch Residential Association II.  Board members should be available to attend our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday.  We also ask that board members be available to participate in community events, committees, and workshops.  The commitment is between ten and twenty hours per month.
 
If you have an interest in serving on the board, please send an email to cinco2@ciramail.com or visit your portal at www.grandmanors.com for more information and to fill out the nominee questionnaire.
The deadline to submit nominations is September 19, 2022.
 
For portal registration information, you can send an email, call 281-394-7175 during office hours, or call 855-947-2636 after hours and on weekends.
 
A candidate orientation is scheduled for October 4, 2022, to give all candidates a review of general information regarding serving on the board.  Immediately following that, the Voting Delegates will have the opportunity to meet the candidates.
 
Posted on September 2, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: Amenities, General
What is the exact difference between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)?
 
As per IRS, 501(c)3 is a nonprofit organization for religious, charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. Donations to 501(c)3 are tax-deductible. Whereas on the other hand, 501(c)4 is a social welfare group, and donations to 501(c)4 are not tax-deductible.
 
Your HOA is a 501(c)(4). A 501(c)(4)  is a “social welfare group” that can advocate for causes and propositions, like 501(c)(3)s. Like any Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, a homeowners' association described under Section 501(c)(4) is required to be operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare by primarily promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the community. Homeowners associations by their very nature benefit certain individuals, typically their members. Weighing whether benefits flow primarily to the general public rather than certain individuals is an essential part of determining whether a homeowners' association qualifies for exemption as an IRC Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.
 
You can find additional information from the IRS on 501(c)(4) and HOAs here.
Posted on August 26, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
Categories: General, HOA
Who maintains sidewalks, curbs and ramps after they are built?
 
After a home is constructed, property owners of the adjoining sidewalk are responsible for the repair and maintenance of sidewalks. For additional information please click here
Posted on August 17, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
Categories: General, HOA
The curb appeal of our community depends on each resident maintaining his or her property as completely as possible. For those who keep their homes and yards well maintained, the Association thanks you for your efforts and good examples. We encourage all residents to pay particular attention to the following maintenance items.
  • Exterior paint - Paint is a quick and easy way to keep your property looking fresh, new and clean. It will also protect against corrosion, weathering and insects. This includes the paint on your siding as well as your garage door or front door (or stain if you have a natural wood stained garage door or front door).
  • Landscaping - Landscaping is extremely important to our community’s curb appeal, as well as staying in compliance with the Deed Restrictions. Please remove weeds, dead plants and branches. Keep shrubs properly pruned and flowers well-tended. Keep yards free of leaves and remove grass clippings after trimming regularly.
  • Roofs - Please ensure your roofs are properly maintained and cleaned.
  • Driveways and sidewalks - Please repair cracks, pitted or flaking surfaces and other concrete problems. Remove weeds from sidewalk joints and debris from driveways and sidewalks.  Do not use driveways for storage or auto repairs.
  • Gutters and downspouts - Please keep them cleaned out to prevent overflowing and flooding.
  • Mildew – the sub-tropical climate in the region is a perfect breeding ground for mildew. Please check all of your home, including siding, awnings, windows, fencing, decking, and garage doors, for any mildew that has spring up and may need to be pressure washed off.
Posted on May 20, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
Categories: General
Property Management Company (PMC) Update: The Board was pleased to announce that a Property Management Agreement covering Cinco Ranch II was executed on April 20, 2022, with RealManage, LLC, which does business as GrandManors of Texas. The agreement is effective on July 1, 2022, to align with the June 30, 2022 expiration of the current Property Management Agreement. The transition to GrandManors will begin immediately; however, C.I.A. Services will continue to manage our Community until June 30th. C.I.A. Services has been a fantastic partner to the Association since 2008 and their hard work and service over this timeframe is greatly appreciated by the Board and the Association.
RealManage was established in 2004 in Austin, Texas, currently operates throughout the Unites States, and is considered one of the top residential management companies in the country. Their corporate culture was a significant driver in the Board selection as they strive to provide: comprehensive and innovative Community solutions, performance measurement and improvement of physical and “living’ assets, a dedicated onsite staff, and innovative IT/Financial systems, preventative maintenance and asset controls.
Further information on RealManage can be found on their website at: www.realmanage.com, and GoodManors will be reaching out to the Association Homeowners with information, contact details and relevant information in the very near future.
The GrandManors division of RealManage was launched in 2015, and provides management services to large communities like ours that include many amenities and are lifestyle-orientated. In our case there will be an initial on-site staff of nine, including a General Manager, Community Manager, Landscape Manager, and Maintenance Manager. This on-site staff will be located at the Lake House and our current Field Maintenance Office on Water Plant Road.
Posted on May 13, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
We are looking for original, striking images of Cinco Ranch II. These images may reflect a range of landscapes, events, activities, and community classes, all located within Cinco Ranch II. These photos will be used for a monthly cover photo of the community newsletter, My Cinco Ranch, social media, and/or the Mycincoranch.com website. We encourage entries from all neighborhoods of Cinco Ranch II. Each photo submission must be accompanied by a brief description, as well as the location where the photo was taken - photos must be from within Cinco Ranch II. Photos taken outside of Cinco Ranch II are not eligible. Please only send in high-resolution images!
Entries must be:
The original work of the entrant
Non-infringing of the rights of others
Respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons depicted
An accurate reflection of the subject matter and scene as it appeared, without alteration (other than standard optimization, including removal of dust, cropping, adjustments to color and contrast, etc.)
WHEN: Photos are accepted year-round.
HOW: Up to 3 photographs may be submitted per person, per month. Entries may be entered by emailing Lifestyle@mycincoranch.com. Mailed entries will not be accepted. Please include your address, a caption for each photo, and the location they were taken.
FILE REQUIREMENTS: All files of images may not exceed 9 megabytes (9 MB). CRRA2, and C.I.A. Services, Inc. cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, late, or misdirected entries, faulty uploading connections, garbled transmissions, unauthorized intervention, or technical malfunctions. PLEASE SEND HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES ONLY!
ENTRIES: All entries may be used by CRRA2, and C.I.A. Services, Inc. in any and all types of publications; we also reserve the right to use specific submissions. Entrants understand that by entering this contest, you forfeit all ownership rights and claims to the submissions. CRRA2 shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, eligibility. A selection of photos may be featured on CRRA2’s website and CIA Services, Inc.’s website. Images also may be used in a slideshow, on social media, in CRRA2, C.I.A. Services, Inc., and/or in CRRA2, and CIA Services, Inc. offices.
LEGAL CONDITIONS: By submitting photos, you automatically agree to the Legal Conditions. Entry of photographs implies acceptance of these conditions, regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.
COPYRIGHT: By submitting an entry, you hereby give Cinco Ranch Residential Association II, Inc., Cinco Southwest Community Council, Inc., C.I.A. Services, Inc., their affiliates, assigns, licensees, successors-in-interest, legal representatives, and heirs (“Cinco Ranch II”) the irrevocable right to use the name (or any fictional name), photographed in all forms and in all media and in all manners, of me or my family, and my photograph, without any restriction as to changes or alterations (including but not limited to composite or distorted representations, or derivative works made in any medium) now or hereafter known for illustration, publication, advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes, and we waive any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) incorporating the photograph(s), including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. You agree that Cinco Ranch II owns the copyright in these photographs, and you hereby waive any claims you may have based on any usage of the photographs or works derived therefrom, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of privacy or libel.
For questions regarding the photo contests, please contact the Community Coordinator at lifestyle@mycincoranch.com
Posted on May 6, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
As I drive around our residential development the signs that spring has arrived are seen everywhere. The flowers and plants are all blooming in full colors and our neighbors are hard at work repairing winter damage to their yards and flower beds! The Texas Landscape Group has been hard at work; repairing infrastructure, installing spring plantings, and taking care of sod in the entrances and our common areas. Everything is really looking inviting!
 
The highlights of the April 20, 2022, Board of Directors Meeting are as follows:

Property Management Company (PMC): The Board was pleased to announce that a Property Management Agreement covering Cinco Ranch II was executed on April 20, 2022, with RealManage, LLC, which does business as GrandManors of Texas. The agreement is effective on July 1, 2022, to align with the June 30, 2022 expiration
of the current Property Management Agreement. The transition to GrandManors will begin immediately; however, C.I.A. Services will continue to manage our Community until June 30th. C.I.A. Services has been a fantastic partner to the Association since 2008 and their hard work and service over this timeframe are greatly appreciated by the Board and the Association. RealManage was established in 2004 in Austin, Texas, currently operates throughout the United States, and is considered one of the top residential management companies in the country. Their corporate culture was a significant driver in the Board selection as they strive to provide: comprehensive and innovative Community solutions, performance measurement and improvement of physical and “living’ assets, a dedicated onsite staff, innovative IT/ Financial systems, preventative maintenance, and asset controls. Further information on RealManage can be found on their website at: www.realmange.com, and GoodManors will be reaching out to the Association Homeowners with information, contact details, and relevant information in the very near future.
The GrandManors division of RealManage was launched in 2015 and provides management services to large communities like ours that include many amenities and are lifestyle-orientated. In our case, there will be an initial on-site staff of nine, including a General Manager, Community Manager, Landscape Manager, and Maintenance Manager. This on-site staff will be located at the Lake House and our current Field Maintenance Office on Water Plant Road. The structure of the new Property Management Agreement should allow the Association to maintain costs within the current budget, and it is expected that additional savings will be realized in the
future. There will be some costs associated with the transition, but they should be minimal including updating our internet service and office spaces at the Lake House and the Field Office. Most of these changes would need to be made, even if a change in a new PMC did not occur.
 
Winter Storm Uri Insurance Claim: After a very long road, and with great effort by Kimberly Cowart and others, the insurance claim for freeze damages to the  Community assets, including the Ashfield Gardens has been closed and the funds due to the Association have been received.
 
FM 1463 Land Acquisition: This is another long-term project that has been brought to closure. All of the land to be acquired by TXDoT for the widening of FM 1463, which is known at this time, has been completed. From an original offer by the State of approximately $1.1 million, the team was able to secure total compensation to the Association of over $1.6 million, after the costs related to our legal consultant. Hugh kudos to this team and their fine efforts!
 
I hope that this captures the highlights of the meeting for those members who may have not been able to attend the April 20, 2022 meeting.

Regards,
Brett Butterfield, Vice-President
on behalf of Donnie Loubiere
Posted on April 29, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Regulation of Alarm Systems as authorized by the Texas Local Government Code 233.092 and Administered by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, effective December 13, 2011, mandates any Residence or Business operating a monitored Security Alarm System, located within Unincorporated Fort Bend County, shall register and renew the Security Alarm System each year.
 
Who is required to have an alarm permit?
Any Residence or Business within Unincorporated Fort Bend County (locations outside the city limits), having an active burglar alarm system that is intended to summon Law Enforcement is required to obtain an alarm permit.
This includes, but is not limited to: apartments, houses, condos, businesses, stores, churches, warehouses, storage buildings, and offices.
Government buildings are exempt from paying the permit fee; however, they must still register the alarm system.
 
Register Your Alarm System
 
Instructions:
Select Register Online
Complete all fields to include required fields marked in red
Once you have entered your payment information, you can print your payment confirmation if desired
Your Alarm Permit will be emailed to you within 24 – 48 hours
Provide your Alarm Permit number to your Alarm Monitoring Company and if requested, your Homeowners Insurance Company
 
Posted on April 22, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office - You Are Not Alone Program's Project Lifesaver is a national, proactive electronic tracking program used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and related disorders, and children with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder who wander from home and become lost.
 
A lost child with Autism or Down Syndrome, or an adult wandering from dementia, constitutes a critical emergency and presents challenges to police in search and rescue operations. While we cannot predict when a person will become lost, we can prepare. A personalized state-of-the-art battery-powered transmitter is used that emits a constant radio signal 24 hours a day. The radio transmitter is the size of a wristwatch and provides a constant radio signal. Once the sheriff’s office is notified that a person is missing, deputies identify the signal from a specialized directional antenna and are able to track the wandering person. Deputies will use this equipment on foot, in cars, and also by air, providing maximum cover and capability for search efforts for several miles. 
 
Nationwide, Project Lifesaver has responded to more than 3,800 rescues and all were 100 percent successful with a recovery time of fewer than 30 minutes.
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