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Posted on July 20, 2018 9:09 AM by Admin
Categories: Amenities, HOA

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 21, 2018 1:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA

The Cinco Ranch 2 Board of Directors consists of 7 members.  Each Board member is elected for a term of 2 years.  The way the By-Laws are written, and within a calendar year, 4 members are elected every “odd” year, and 3 members are elected every “even” year.  Therefore, roughly half the Board is elected each year. 

The Board of Directors is charged with implementing the Association’s purpose to maintain and improve the value of the community.  Some of their duties include:

  • Ensuring adequate resources are available
  • Recruiting and developing volunteers for the Association
  • Setting policies, procedures, rules, guidelines and budgets
  • Serving as a “court of appeal” to the members of the community
  • Determining and monitoring the programs and services

After each election, the Board is required to select officer positions.  The Officer positions are:

President – the role of the President is that of a leader. The President typically presides over the meetings, keeps the agenda going and ensures sound decisions are made. The President leads discussions and ensures productivity.

Vice President – the Vice-President shall act in place of the President in the event of his/her absence, inability or refusal to act, and shall exercise and discharge such other duties as may be required of this position by the Board.

Secretary – the Secretary is typically responsible for the minutes of the meeting; however, the Community Manager is often assigned this task and the Secretary signs the acceptance of the minutes upon board approval.

Treasurer – the Treasurer reviews the payables and financials. Management handles the daily operation of the financials; however, the Treasurer serves as a checks and balance.

All board members are part of the discussions and the decision making process.  All board members spend time outside of meetings communicating with the neighbors and preparing for handling community business.

All Board meetings are open to all residents of Cinco Ranch 2.  The exception is during their Executive session (or, “closed session.”).  The purpose of the Executive Session is so that Board may discuss information that is confidential.  By keeping this portion of the meeting closed, it protects ALL homeowners’ privacy.  We are required, by law, to maintain your privacy; by holding this short portion of the meeting as a closed session, we can guarantee everyone’s property related business remains anonymous, and safeguarded.  After the conclusion of each Executive Session, an announcement of any decisions made during the closed session is made, in general terms, so as to continue to protect homeowners’ privacy.

As a note from your Board, elected by YOU, we encourage you to attend meetings and make your voice heard.  Presently, Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month, at 5 PM.  If you cannot attend, you can still contact the Board directly using the Contact Us form. 

Posted on May 19, 2018 12:53 PM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA

Cinco Ranch Residential Association II will be home to 6,358 homes upon build out.  At this moment, we currently have 6,083 homes that are already occupied, with more coming very soon.

With the growth of the Community, there is an increase of traffic, whether it be on the main thoroughfares or on the inner parts of each section.  This may cause obstructions in the flow of traffic in certain areas for residents, school buses, Sheriff Deputies, and other emergency vehicles.  We are requesting that you take into consideration the traffic flow in the area and utilize your garage and driveway.

Please be conscience of parking in your driveway and not “sticking out” onto the street, or blocking the sidewalk. If you have multiple vehicles at your residence, you may need to allow additional time to “shuffle” them to allow another household member to leave, or work out a parking plan so that everyone knows when and where to park.

Summer is here, and many of us will have friends and family who will be coming to town to visit.  Extra vehicles can cause inconvenient parking situations.  We ask that you please refrain from parking your cars on the streets overnight.  Not only is this an eye-sore, it can become an extreme safety issue.  Emergency vehicles may not be able to pass between two cars parked on a street, or this may cause your neighbors the inability to back out of their driveways safely.  Most importantly, this could put children playing in danger with the risk of getting hit by passing cars as there will be a blind spot.

Though the Deed Restrictions in Cinco Ranch II do not prohibit street parking, there are many parking situations that can be deemed illegal under Fort Bend County and state laws.  When parking near the corner of a street, you must leave at least 20 feet away from the bumper of your car to the corner; if that corner has a stop sign, the law requires a minimum of 30 feet instead of 20.  When parking near a fire hydrant, you must leave at least 15 feet from the bumper of your car to the hydrant, on either side of the hydrant.  It is also illegal to park in a manner that blocks a driveway or intersection.  Additionally, when parking in a cul-de-sac, cars should be parked parallel to the curb as they normally would on a straight curb; parking with your front or rear bumper to the curb at a cul-de-sac, as if it were a “parking spot,” is also illegal. 

When parking, you should ask yourself, have I created a hazard?  Would an emergency vehicle be able to get to someone’s home?   Have I created an attraction for children to play hide and seek?  Have I created a blind spot for motorist?  Do you want to be the reason something serious happened to your neighbor or yourself?  We are asking everyone in the neighborhood to think of these different things and protect each other before parking.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted on May 18, 2018 9:00 AM by Admin

Your Board of Directors recently adopted a new set of guidelines for landscaping, to supplement the current Architectural Guidelines and Community Covenants.  These new guidelines outline what type of grass may used, the maximum allowable height of your grass, and other general guidelines for the overall maintenance of the landscaping on your property.  The biggest item to change of note is grass – previously, the Community Covenants only allowed Bermuda grass (in the “original” sections, St. Augustine was allowed).  Under this new guideline, in addition to Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine are now also allowed.  More information regarding the new Landscaping Guidelines can be found under the Home Improvements page and the Documents/Meetings/Budgets page. 

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!

Posted on April 25, 2018 12:56 PM by Admin
Categories: General, HOA

Cinco Ranch Residential Association II is governed by a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), which includes legal documents (Deed Restrictions) that outlines what you can and cannot do.   Where you store your trash receptacles is one of the things outlined in these documents. 

During our regular deed restriction audits, we cite a large number of homes who are placing their trash cans/bags at the curb the day before trash day.  Not only is this not appealing for the community, it is costs the association money to print and mail letters to each homeowner for this violation (a violation that is very easy to correct).  Please do not place your trash/trash cans at the curb earlier than 6:00 PM the day before any trash pickup day.  If you have a landscaper that maintains your lawn, ask them to either take the clippings with them once they have completed work or place the bag of clippings behind your fence.

This also includes leaving receptacles at the curb, and in plain view after the pickup has been completed.  The receptacles should be removed from view the same day as pick up.

If we all work together, this will lower the cost of postage and copies for your Association and keep your community looking beautiful! 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted on April 16, 2018 9:26 AM by Admin
Categories: General

Your newsletter, My Cinco Ranch, is looking for guest writers to contribute to our monthly community newsletter.  The following guidelines must be adhered to when submitting an article:

  1. Submission of an article does not guarantee publishing.
  2. Guest writers must be residents of the community (with the exception of articles requested from the Community Management Team and Community Vendors/Contractors). 
  3. Submissions that are plagiarized will not be accepted.  All sources used shall be credited. 
  4. Content should be relevant and beneficial to the immediate community (Cinco Ranch II). 
  5. Articles shall not be of religious, political, sexual or otherwise offensive nature, in content as well as intent of tone.
  6. Submissions may not be advertisements or in promotion of products or businesses and services.  Articles that are reviews of products, businesses, or services, will not be accepted. 
  7. Submissions may not be negative in nature, or harmful to the community. 
  8. All submissions shall be subject to review for length, content, spelling, grammar, and shall be edited as needed for length and/or clarity. 
  9. All submissions shall become property of Cinco Ranch Residential Association II (CRRA2), to be published at its discretion.  Credit will be given to the original writer, if/when it is published. 

All articles may be submitted to the Community Coordinator digitally at lifestyle@mycincoranch.com.  Please submit articles in a Word or PDF document.  Up to 3 photos may also be attached (and may or may not be used, pending space in the newsletter).  If your article is time sensitive, please contact the Community Coordinator for publication deadlines and further information – we recommend submitting all articles by the first of each month. 

Posted on April 2, 2018 10:27 AM by Admin
Categories: General

Cinco Ranch Residential Association II is very fortunate to have such beautiful areas, including the walking trails and parks around the community.

Many pet owners like to exercise with their dogs and take them for walks around the trails. For those of you who do walk your dogs, remember, everyone living in the Cinco Ranch Community deserves to enjoy their activities without apprehension of being approached, barked at, or bitten by a passerby's dog, or stepping in dog feces.

Please be respectful of your neighbors. A little consideration will go a long way. The negative situations created by a few who do not obey the rules (keeping their animals on leashes at all times and properly disposing of pet feces) affect all pet owners when laws, ordinances, regulations and public policies are made!

Key Points:

  • It's common courtesy - Cleaning up after your pet shows respect for our neighbors and community. Only irresponsible pet owners leave their pet's feces for others to look at, step in or clean up.
  • Dog Feces is unhealthy - Disposing of feces immediately helps all dogs stay healthier and reduces feces-borne parasites and illnesses.
  • Dog Feces bio-degrades slowly - The process is very slow and in places where the dog population is high, abandoned dog feces can accumulate faster than it breaks down.
  • Dog feces pollutes the water - Dog feces, like any feces, contain high levels of nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, which actually pollute the water.

Part of being a responsible pet owner is ALWAYS being aware of your pet's impact on other people's lives and homes! 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted on March 20, 2018 5:43 PM by Admin
Categories: Amenities
 

Congratulations, it's your big birthday!  Or, your retirement!  Or, your child's graduation!  Or.... whatever the occasion may be!  We, just like you, love holding a party for the occasion, for any occasion! 

However, what are you going to do if you invite more people than your home can hold?!

No problem - we gotcha covered, at The Lake House!  Did you know that you can rent out The Lake House for your party?  All residents of Cinco Ranch, who are currently in good standing with their respective Associations, are eligible to rent out The Lake House.  Unfortunately, residents of other communities may not rent out The Lake House.  This just makes The Lake House one of the many special perks available by living in Cinco Ranch!

The reservation process is quite simple, and very painless (unless you get a paper cut, at which point, we're sorry!).  We recommend checking to see if the date you have in mind is available, first.  You can call (281-394-7195 ext. 1) or email (LakeHouse@mycincoranch.com) our Community Assistant.  Please keep in mind that reservations need to be a made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, and can be made up to 6 months in advance.  From there, you will be asked to fill out the rental contract, and submit the required deposits.  If you change your mind, no problem!  You can always cancel your reservation if you change your mind (a minimum 2 weeks cancellation notice is asked for, to be eligible for a full refund on your deposit).

For more information about the policies regarding renting The Lake House, please see The Lake House page or call The Lake House at 281-394-7195 ext. 1, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 AM - 6 PM (closed 1 - 2 PM for lunch).  

Posted on March 10, 2018 4:32 PM by Admin
Categories: Amenities, Card Keys

The weather is beautiful, the birds are signing, and the outdoors are calling your name!  It really is looking like the perfect day to go to the park, or play tennis.  But, don’t forget your card key when you leave your house!

In Cinco Ranch, community card keys are required to access many of the amenities.  Those amenities include, but are not limited to, tennis courts, restrooms at the tennis courts, splash pads, pools, The Lake House, and park bathrooms.  Without your card key, you will not have access to these amenities! 

The systems that we upgraded in 2017 were original to our community.  Though we wish they could be utilized forever, it unfortunately had come to the end of its lifespan.  As many of you may remember, in April of 2017, Cinco Ranch II upgrade our electronic access device system (the system that “reads” our community card keys) due to this fact.  Everyone was asked to exchange their “old” card key, as the old card keys were no longer compatible with our new systems.

If you didn't get a chance to trade in your “old” card key, don’t worry!  You can stop by the Lake House any time during Lake House business hours to exchange your old card key for a new card key. 

Are you a new resident?  Guess what?  You get your first card key for free!  All other card keys, including additional or replacements, are $25. 

Each household may possess up to 4 total card keys.  If you have a large family, it would be a good idea to purchase additional card keys, as each card key will allow entrance to 4 residents at the amenities.  If you have teenagers that go to the pools on their own, it would also be wise to purchase additional card keys.

Do you live in a gated area?  Did you know that your card key will also allow you access at the gates?  You probably already registered your ezTag for gate access, but it’s good to know your card key can act as your backup at your gate, especially if you’re driving a temporary vehicle, or you’re with a friend a family member.  But don’t worry, not everyone’s card keys work at your gate!  Only residents who live in that gated area have access with their card keys. 

Do you want to go to a pool in Cinco Ranch I?  No problem!  Your card key WILL work!  Thanks to the Shared Use Agreement, your card keys will also grant you access to the amenities in Cinco Ranch I, just as Cinco Ranch I residents can access our amenities with their card keys.

 

If your card key is suddenly not working, don’t panic, we can help you!  You can call (281-394-7195 ext. 1) or email (LakeHouse@mycincoranch.com) us at the Lake House, and we will troubleshoot your problem.