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Posted on January 21, 2022 10:00 AM by Admin
Please do not feed the ducks. In the wild, a particular lake or pond habitat can sustain a certain number of ducks and/or geese – there is a maximum number of individuals that can successfully reside there indefinitely, with enough food, water, and shelter. This “carrying capacity” of the habitat can be artificially increased when supplemental food is added. Overcrowded habitats also are prime territories for disease outbreaks; there have been numerous outbreaks of botulism, avian cholera, duck plague (duck enteritis virus), and aspergillosis (fungal infection). For areas with high volumes of supplemental feeding, it’s also quite common for the unconsumed, leftover food to attract scavengers, including raccoons, opossums, and rats. Dense populations of these scavengers bring the potential for further disease outbreaks, including zoonotic diseases that are transmissible to humans.
 
Posted on January 14, 2022 10:00 AM by Admin
Effective January 1st there was a change in the Fort Bend County Commissioner for Cinco Ranch II. We are now under Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1 rather than Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 3. The new County Commissioner is Vincent Morales, Jr.
 
The Commissioner's Office is open to the public by appointment 8 AM- 5 PM Monday- Thursday, and 8 AM to Noon on Fridays.
Telephone: 281-344-9400
Fax: 281-342-0587
Email: commpct1@fortbendcountytx.gov
Posted on January 7, 2022 10:00 AM by Admin
Routine roof repair and periodic maintenance are both essential when it comes to maintaining your home’s structural integrity. Your house’s roof protects you and your loved ones from the harsh elements outside and keeps everybody safe and comfy.
 
If your roof is suffering from poor design or leaks, it can cause costly collateral damage, such as water runoffs inside of your home, erosion of your building’s foundation, paint and furnishing damages, sagging, and much more.
 
Remember to follow the HOA guidelines on shingle replacement:
1. All buildings shall be roofed with composition shingles unless otherwise approved in writing by the Design Review Committee. Wood shingles are specifically prohibited for safety reasons.
2. Composition shingles must weigh at least 23 0 pounds per square and have a stated warranty of at least 25 years. Shingles must have a shadow profile design.
Three-tab shingles are specifically prohibited except for use as a starter and cap rows.
3. Roof shingles must be weathered wood, dark brown or dark gray tones. All other colors must be reviewed by the Design Review Committee.
4. Roof overlays are not allowed. Prior to roofing, all existing materials must be removed down to clean decking. Any damaged or deteriorated decking must be
replaced.
5. Ridge vents are encouraged, to improve ventilation, reduce attic temperature and reduce cooling costs, but are not required.
6. All roof protrusions, such as vents, roof jacks, must be painted to match the shingles.
7. Subject to Section 8 below and with advance written approval from the Cinco Ranch Residential Association II, Inc., an owner may install shingles ("Alternative Shingles") which are designed primarily to: 
     a. be wind and hail resistant; or
     b. provide heating or cooling efficiencies greater than traditional composition shingles; or
     c. provide solar energy capture capabilities.
8. Once installed, any such Alternative Shingles must:
     a. resemble the shingles used or authorized to be used on other structures within the Association; and
     b. be more durable than and of equal or superior quality to the shingles used or authorized to be used on other structures within the Association; and
     c. match the aesthetics of properties surrounding the owner's property.
 
Additional information on Home Improvement Requests can be located here. Remember to submit your HIR and wait for approval BEFORE you start work.
Posted on December 31, 2021 10:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA
RIST Committee
 
RIST (Reclaimed Irrigation Sustainability Team) met on November 22nd.
 
North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) representatives Whitney Milberger and Matt Freilich met with the RIST committee and made a presentation covering the purpose of their organization and the infrastructure projects underway to supply Cinco Ranch II with surface water.
 
Cinco Ranch II is under the jurisdiction of the Fort Bend Subsidence District (FBSD), which mandated a reduction in groundwater usage of 30 percent by 2015 and 60 percent by 2025. The MUD Districts of Cinco Ranch are members of the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA), an entity created to facilitate meeting these requirements for water users within its boundaries.
 
Jeffery Knight, Mausen Consulting reviewed data collected for the month.  A majority of the irrigation stations used water below the usage cap.  Those showing overage will be investigated by Masuen with the irrigation contractor.
Mausen Consulting has implemented an online file sharing platform.
Reconciliation of the real-time weather data collected by Masuen and the irrigation contractor was discussed.
 
Current projects include the following:
·         The irrigation audit is ongoing.
·         Work process development and documentation are also ongoing.
·         Refinement of the member’s monthly reports.
·         Monitoring the test irrigation station.
 
The committee chair is Lynn Adamson (RIST committee).
 
The MUD is requesting CRRA2 HOA’s opinion on implementing reclaimed irrigation into other areas. The MUD will provide finance information about the return on investment for HOA’s consideration. This topic could be considered further in the January 2022 meeting depending on the MUD’s plans made in Dec 2021.
 
Jessie Xia (RIST committee)
 
 
Posted on December 24, 2021 10:00 AM by Admin
We are looking for original, striking images of Cinco Ranch II. These images may reflect a range of landscapes, events, activities, community classes, all located within Cinco Ranch II. These photos will be used for the contest to select a Cover photo of the new website, mycincoranch.com, and for a monthly Cover photo of the community newsletter, My Cinco Ranch.  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 photos!  
 
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, or for faulty uploading connections, garbled transmissions, unauthorized intervention, or technical malfunctions.  PLEASE SEND HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES ONLY!  
 
JUDGING: Judges will include Board members, Management team. Entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final.
 
WINNING 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 certain 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, winner eligibility. A selection of photos may be featured on CRRA2's website, CIA Services Inc.’s website.  Winning 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 entering the contest, you automatically agree to the Legal Conditions. Entry of photographs into the Contest implies acceptance of these conditions, regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.
 
Copyright: By submitting this 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 December 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA
Community Engagement Committee
 
The Community Engagement Committee is a newly established committee originally named the Delegate Committee.   The name of the committee was changed as part of the process to expand the mission and outreach of the committee. The committee charter was reviewed on Dec 8, 2021, at the monthly HOA Board meeting.  The HOA Board decided to consolidate questions and suggestions to the team before approving this charter.
 
This committee is composed of 14 members consisting of delegates, alternates, residents, and one board member.
 
In the unapproved charter, the committee’s purpose is to “assist the board” to maintain an effective management system; establish a network between residents and the board; perform as a platform for the Board to share concerns with residents; provide a way for the board to seek: help, solutions, or subject matter expertise from residents. Actions will include but not be limited to:
·         Improve community and delegate engagement in HOA, delegate and alternate backup system, election process improvement
·         Provide feedback from delegates and other residents to the board on the management company and other contractors
·         Provide solutions to make sure a process is in place to enable the community to have a highly involved delegate group to ensure the effective election of board members and delegates. 
·         Provide feedback on general management effectiveness and suggestions for improvement
·         Develop a process for polling residents about specific subject matters
·         Identify improvement opportunities on resident engagement and satisfaction, bylaw and process enhancement
 
Tiky Luo and Elva Garcia were voted as the co-chairs of this committee.
 
If you are interested in joining, please contact tikyluo@gmail.com, we will put you on the waiting list and look for a seat for you soon.
 
Thank you!
 
Yu (Jessie) Xia (Community Engagement Committee)
 
Posted on December 10, 2021 10:00 AM by Admin
The results of the Tri Pointe Annexation Delegate voting can be found here. Additional details about the Tri Pointe annexation request are located here.
Posted on November 5, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
The Annual Meeting was held virtually 10/28/2021 and Neighborhood Delegates voted for open board positions. We wish our outgoing board members all the best and hope they continue to volunteer their services to the new board.
 
Expired Terms:
Chester Pleasant
Whitney Smith
Rhonda Runge
Ron Stefani
 
Please welcome your new board members. You may reach the HOA board through the Contact Us page.
New Members – Term Expires in 2023
Brett Butterfield
James “Donnie” Loubiere
Hayden Arnold
Darell Lennear
 
Posted on October 29, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Trick or Treat Tips
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
 
ALL DRESSED UP:
  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement, or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over the eyes.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as "one size fits all," or "no need to see an eye specialist," obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.
 
ON THE TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL:
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. 
  • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
HOME SAFE HOME:
  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.
Take these quick and easy precautions to help your little ghosts and goblins have a hauntingly happy and safe Halloween.
Posted on October 22, 2021 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
Over the past few months, there has been an increase in vandalism in the community. This includes graffiti on many of the tunnels, trail signs, at the parks, and on the tennis courts.
 
These are serious incidents that are punish­able within the criminal justice system. Should you see graffiti anywhere within the community, we ask that you report your sightings to C.I.A. Services via one of the following: customercare@ciaservices.com, www.mycincoranch.com or call the office at 713-981-9000.
 
Please do not attempt to remove the graffiti yourself as this potentially causes more harm than good.
 
This cost is borne by all residents of the community. There is zero tolerance for this inappropriate behavior and these types of incidents have consequences. The Board has instructed the law enforcement officers to detain and arrest any and all individ­uals participating in the destruction of community assets. We have requested our on-duty officers to increase the surveillance of these areas along with the Fort Bend Sheriff's office and the Precinct 3 Constable in the Northwest section.
 
             
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