Posted on March 10, 2023 9:00 AM by Admin
Effective 2/23 the Lake House was closed to classes, camps, CRSWCC events, and CRRA2 Private Rentals. The Lake House is not expected to reopen until May. All classes and camps have been moved to different locations. Please check with your class instructor or camp to determine the new location. CRSWCC events will either take place outside near the Lake House pool area or at Westridge Creek. Please visit Upcoming Events to determine the location of an event.
Private Rentals already scheduled will need to contact the HOA Management Company, GrandManors, with any questions, concerns or to schedule an appointment regarding their rental.
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 2, 2022 9:00 AM by Admin
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 January 28, 2022 10:00 AM by Admin
Bicycle Safety in Cinco Ranch II
According to the Texas DOT bicyclist fatalities from traffic crashes are on the rise in Texas. In 2020, there were 2,173 traffic crashes involving bicyclists in Texas and the greatest number of traffic crashes involving a bicyclist and bicyclist fatalities occurred in the early evening.
Did you know bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers and can also be fined for violating traffic laws? Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals, including red lights and stop signs, ride in the same direction as traffic, use hand signals when turning or stopping, and yield the right of way. Cyclists must also have a white light on the front and a red light or reflector on the back of their bike when riding at night. Sidewalk riding is generally prohibited. Cyclists may utilize paths for bicyclists that have been provided adjacent to the road.
Some quick tips:
- Wear a properly fitted helmet.
- Check the brakes and tires of your bicycle before riding.
- Wear light colors to make it easier for drivers to see you.
- Stay alert and put away electronic devices. Pay attention to lane markers.
- Don't ride between vehicles.
- Cross at intersections. Remember to get off your bike and walk when crossing at intersections.
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
- Never attempt to cross a multi-lane highway.
- Always have one hand on the handlebars and remember no bicycle may have more than one rider per saddle.
- Use proper hand signals: For a left turn, stretch your left arm to the left. For a right turn, stretch your right arm to the right. For a stop, hold your left elbow out, arm downward, with palm facing behind you.
For more information on bicycle safety click here
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Posted on February 23, 2021 5:25 PM by Admin
We hope you are all recovering from the winter storm. Due to winter storm Uri, power was lost to the card key data base. This has caused some issues with residents being unable to enter Association amenities. We are asking residents that encounter access issues to email the HOA Assistant
with your name, address, card key number, and phone number.
C.I.A. Services Inc.
Posted on February 23, 2021 9:26 AM by Admin
2/21/2021 Due to damaged sustained from Winter Storm Uri, the Ashfield Gardens clubhouse and fitness center will be closed until further notice.
2/23/2021 Restrooms at the tennis courts and Pine Hills Park will be closed until further notice.
Posted on February 12, 2021 6:36 PM by Admin
Winter Weather Alert
With the Arctic Blast affecting the Cinco Ranch II community over the next few days, we wanted to let you know the weatherization plans for the area. The following facilities and features will either be closed, turned on or turned off depending on their severe weather plan.
- Pool water slides and features will be on
- The water feature at lake on Hannah Meadows will be off
- Other lake fountains will be on
- Pine Hills Park restroom will be closed with no amenity card access
- Ashfield Gardens facility gym will be closed with no amenity card access
- Restrooms at tennis courts will be closed with no amenity card access
Once the severe weather has passed and it has been determined safe, all facilities and features will resume normal operations.
C.I.A. Services, Inc
Posted on July 20, 2018 9:09 AM by Admin
ROLLINGWOOD POOL – UPDATE
We have identified that the zero-depth entry near the splash feature has begun to chip off, creating a harsh surface. When the pool was investigated at the opening of this pool seasons, the area did not appear to be significantly rough. Unfortunately, once the pools opened, it did become an issue for soft, wet feet of younger children.
At this time, mats and chairs were put in place at the zero-depth entry to provide a safe pathway entry and to avoid the need to close the pool during the swim season. The mats are a temporary measure. We are already in the process of soliciting proposals for a new surface and are looking at alternatives to the existing tile product. The installation of the new surface will be completed during the off season.
Thank you for your understanding and patience
Posted on May 17, 2018 12:46 PM by Admin
The first tennis courts to open in Cinco Ranch 2 were the Rosewood Tennis Courts. These courts are nearly 10 years old. For those of you who have played on these courts recently, you will have noticed that they are beginning to show. For this reason, your Board of Directors has approved a resurfacing project. This much needed maintenance will take place beginning June 25. Provided that the weather cooperates, the Rosewood Tennis Courts are expected to re-open the morning of June 30. Keep an eye out on the Tennis page for further updates. Once this project is completed, be on the lookout for some before and after photos!