What's Going On
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.
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 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
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.