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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.
Posted on April 15, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Welfare – Wellness Check
A welfare check, also known as a wellness check, occurs when law enforcement officers respond to a request to check on the safety and well-being of a person. These situations typically arise when an individual is having a hard time getting ahold of a family member, friend, or neighbor and they believe something is wrong with the person. The most common type of welfare check is checking on an elderly person. However, welfare checks can be utilized for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to, potential suicide, drug overdose, and child endangerment.
 
In order to request a welfare check, an individual must first get in contact with law enforcement. For emergencies, call 911, for any other incident that requires a response of a deputy; call 281-341-4665. Prior to contacting law enforcement, an individual must be certain that the person they are concerned about is in danger. If the individual lives in the same area as the person they are concerned about, he or she may accompany authorities to that person’s residence.
Posted on April 8, 2022 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
Categories: General, HOA
Dear Cinco Ranch II Residents,
 
I hope you all had a nice Spring Break and wish you a happy Easter. Some of the topics touched on at the last board meeting in March were:
 
Property Management Company (PMC): Your Board of Directors is in the process of negotiating a contract with a new PMC. If all goes well, a new contract should be finalized sometime in April.  Some of the changes we are expecting from the new PMC are:
        
      On-site staffing. We are working on a plan to house the PMC’s staff between the Lake House and the Maintenance Trailer. 
      2 new Manager positions:  Landscape, Maintenance. Landscaping is our largest expense and as our community ages, we wanted special attention to these areas.
      A new management software system to improve PMC, resident, delegate, and Board communications and ease of use.
We hope you will be patient with us, as the transition from one property management company to another will begin by the end of April and will take up to 90 days to accomplish.
 
Delegates: The board is still debating the process to appoint delegates for our CRRA2 neighborhoods. We have set a deadline for May’s board meeting to complete appointments for the open delegate positions.
 
Access to Amenities: As mentioned last month, we approved a policy for non-resident amenity use. The policy has not yet been enacted. We are investigating all our options in order to keep our tax-exempt status and not open courts and pools to the public. We will keep you informed. 
 
Rosewood Pool: The pool pump has been repaired and should last this upcoming season. We also approved the resurfacing of the pool, which should be completed in April.
 
I hope this brings you up to date on the highlights of the March CRRA2 board meeting.
 
Best regards,
Donnie Loubiere
 
Posted on April 1, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
YOU ARE NOT ALONE (YANA) – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Program
 
“Our program ensures our seniors and people with disabilities receive daily telephone calls and a visit from a YANA Volunteer. If you have a loved one, relative, or friend who would like to enroll in our YANA program, please call (281) 341-YANA (9262).”
 
How does YANA Work: Must Live in Fort Bend County; Must be 65 or above or have a disability; Calls can be made daily, at an agreed time.

If a participant does not answer the phone after several attempts are made to reach them, a series of steps follow to assure their safety and well-being.

YANA Volunteers can change Light bulbs and air filters for residents and Twice a year they will assist in changing batteries in smoke detectors.

How to Volunteer:
  • Must be a graduate of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Citizen Police Academy or other Fort Bend County area CPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien who has applied for citizenship
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Good moral character; Conviction of a felony is disqualifying
  • Physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of the position
  • Must pass a complete background check
  • Agree to abide by all department and program rules and 
  • Complete the YANA Training course.
Posted on March 25, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
Your Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council: otherwise known as CRSWCC or Community Council, is composed of seven volunteers, three are appointed by the CRRA2 HOA Board and four are appointed by the Community Council on alternating years. The Community Council board is responsible for bringing events, classes, summer camps, and other activities to the Cinco Ranch II community. The Cinco Ranch II HOA board recently appointed the following volunteers to serve on the Community Council; Laura White, Rhonda Runge, and Francessca (Fancy) Petrie. They will join Jenna Diehl, Catherine Cort, Kathy Larson, and Amy Kubelka and works towards creating additional educational, social, cultural, environmental, and charitable programming here in Cinco Ranch II. 
Posted on February 18, 2022 10:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA
The Cinco Ranch II Yard of the Month has been established to promote goodwill and reward exemplary lawn care in the community. The purpose of the program
is to recognize neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the overall appearance of the community
at large. The program is administered by volunteers from the Cinco Ranch II Beautification Committee.
 
Starting this April through September, the Beautification Committee will be selecting a “Yard of the Month.” Because the community is so large judging will
occur in a different area of the community each month. In order to be considered for judging, your yards must be ready by the first of each month, during the
specified season of April through September. Yards may only win once. Winners will have a Yard of the Month sign placed in their yard, photos placed on
mycincoranch.com, an e-Note, and in the My Cinco Ranch Newsletter.
 
If you would like to submit a yard for review, request more information, or become a part of the Beautification Committee, please contact cr2beautification@gmail.com.
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