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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.
 
             
Posted on October 15, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Medicare is a health insurance program provided by the federal government for qualifying individuals, including people age 65 and older, those with certain disabilities, and individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
 
Some people may confuse Medicaid and Medicare programs. The primary difference is that Medicaid is a needs-based insurance program, while Medicare is not. Your income is not a determining factor for Medicare qualification.
 
There are monthly premiums for certain parts of Medicare. Additionally, Medicare does have some limitations and regulations on what it will cover for health care costs.
The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) for Medicare is a seven-month period beginning three months before you turn 65, the month in which you turn 65, and three months after you turn 65. For example, if you turn 65 on June 14, your IEP is from March 1st through September 30.
 
If you do not sign up during your initial enrollment period, and you are not covered by an employer health plan or are volunteering overseas for at least 12 months, you’ll begin accruing Part B late enrollment penalties. You will only be able to enroll during the General Enrollment Period (GEP). The GEP runs from January 1st through March 31st each year, with coverage starting July 1st.
 
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The businesses listed are in no way affiliated, authorized, or endorsed by, CRRA2, CRSWCC, or any of their affiliates. 
Posted on October 8, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
What do my assessments go towards?
 
Is there a detailed breakdown available?  A detailed Operating Budget is available on www.mycincoranch.com.
 
What is the community council contribution?  The Community Council plans and manages the various events and programs provided to the residents and is a partner association to the Residential Association.  The Council has limited income resources and is therefore supplemented by the Residential Association.   Some of the programs provided by the Community Council include classes at the Lake House, educational camps at the Lake House during school breaks, Food Truck Fridays, Bingo Nights, Movie Nights, Annual Spring Eggstravaganza, Annual Zombie Walk, Annual Family Fest, and much more.
 
Why is grounds maintenance so expensive? The current grounds maintenance contracts cover over 20 million square feet of land that is maintained on a weekly basis for the majority of the year.  There is an irrigation system throughout most of that property.  Although the expense to maintain the Association’s grounds is large, it is necessary in order to maintain the desired expectations of the community.
 
Is there a way to reduce grounds maintenance costs?  The Board of Directors along with various committees are always looking for ways to reduce costs.  Relative to the grounds maintenance, the Beautification Committee is working with the Board to identify locations where beds can be reduced which would decrease overall costs.  Other options being discussed are the reduction of mulch, using ground cover in some areas, and working with the county for tree replacements.  Long-term strategic plans are being developed for all cost items.
 
Explain management services expenses.  The Management Services Expenses are tied to the day to day operations provided by the Cinco Ranch 2 HOA Management Company, C.I.A. Services.  Some of the services provided include deed restriction enforcement, financial management, assessment collection, coordination of meetings, working with contractors and outside governmental agencies like Fort bend County and the TX DOT.  The management fee is based on the number of homes.  As the community grows, the cost to manage the Association will increase with it.
 
What is the fee for other master-planned communities in the surrounding area?  Assessment rates obtained from the following communities are listed below. 
 
Cinco Ranch II – $1,150
Cross Creek Ranch – $1,300
Lakes of Bella Terra - $1,395
Aliana – $1,137
Grand Lakes – $1,150
Seven Meadows – $1,200
 
Information pulled from hoa-community.com
Posted on October 1, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
Safety Committee
 
The Safety Committee coordinates with the contract deputies who are hired as additional patrol resources in Cinco Ranch SW.  Your HOA and local MUD Districts fund contract deputies and meet quarterly to discuss crime trends in our community and special needs for additional patrol resources.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact yuxiajessie2020@outlook.com. Thank You.
 
The Budget Advisory Committee
 
The Budget Advisory Committee was established with the primary purpose of advising the board on recommendations and requested assistance on budget and audit-related matters. We are seeking up to 8 additional volunteers (in good standing) for the Budget Advisory Committee. This Committee meets once a month with the purpose of providing recommendations and requested assistance from the Cinco Ranch II Board on budget-related matters and major projects. Please contact Customer Care if you have questions or are interested in serving on this committee. All interested members will be presented to the Board of Directors for appointment.
 
Beautification
The Beautification Committee was established with the primary purpose of advising the board on issues relating to the maintenance and enhancement of Association facilities.  The Beautification Committee also sponsors a Yard of the Month, April through October, and the Holiday Yard of the Month in December.  If you're interested in volunteering, please send an email to cr2beautification@gmail.com. The Beautification Committee is looking for additional volunteers, in good standing, to serve on their committee.
Posted on September 24, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
“It’s not me, it’s all those ‘other drivers’”!
 
First and foremost, thank you to those who shared their time and thoughts in the online survey we published in the last article. The purpose of the survey was to get a snapshot of who has what level of experience with roundabouts. So, here is what our 59 survey respondents said:
Question 1 – To help us with knowing your level of experience as a driver, please tell us your age.
 
Age Group Responses Percentages
Under 20 0 0.0%
21-25 1
1.7%
26-35 3 5.1%
36-45 23 39.0%
46-55 19 32.2%
56-65 7 11.9%
Over 65 6 10.2%
     
Totals 59 100.0%
 
Question 2 – What is your overall experience with driving through roundabouts?
 
Overall Experience Responses Percentages
I do not recall ever driving through a roundabout 0 0.0%
I have only driven through roundabouts in foreign countries or states other than Texas 1 1.7%
I have driven through roundabouts only a few times 10 16.9%
I have driven through roundabouts many times 8 13.6%
I have driven through roundabouts many times including multilane roundabouts 40 67.8%
Totals 59 100.0%
 
The first question reveals that most respondents should have significant driving experience, so they should be able to readily see, perceive and interpret the correct course of action when they encounter complex or sudden driving situations. The second question’s responses suggest that a strong majority of the driving population has a significant experience skillset with roundabouts.
 
The next two questions asked how people felt when they drove through a roundabout for the first time, and then how they felt the most recent time they drove through one. The scale assigned was one to five, with one being “Very Uncomfortable” and five being “Very Comfortable”:
 
Question 3 - Regarding the first time you drove through a roundabout, what was your comfort?
 
Level of Comfort Responses Percentages
1 21 35.6%
2 13 22.0%
3 10 16.9%
4 9 15.3%
5 6 10.2%
Totals 59 100.0%
 
Question 4 - Regarding the most recent time you drove through a roundabout, what was your level of comfort?
 
Level of Comfort Responses Percentages
1 4 6.8%
2 4 6.8%
3 9 15.3%
4 17 28.8%
5 25 42.4%
Totals 59 100.0%
 
These results make sense to me. As drivers encountered roundabouts over time, their level of comfort increased. While about 75% indicated a level of comfort of three or less during their first encounter, over 86% said they felt a three or greater level of comfort during their most recent experience. This supports the results of Question 2.
The last two questions asked respondents to assess their own skills and those of other drivers regarding the ability to successfully travel through a roundabout. A scale of one to five was used, with one being “Not Confident” and five being “Very Confident”:
 
Question 5 - How would you rate your ability to successfully drive through a roundabout?
 
Level of Confidence Responses Percentages
1 2 3.4%
2 2 3.4%
3 4 6.8%
4 17 28.8%
5 34 57.6%
Totals 59 100.0%
 
 
 
Question 6 - How would you rate the ability of other drivers to successfully drive through a roundabout?
 
Level of Confidence Responses
Percentages
1 10 16.9%
2 15 25.4%
3 24 40.7%
4 10 16.9%
5 0 0.0%
Totals 59 100.0
 
 
The results of the last two questions are most revealing. Over 93% of respondents gave themselves a rating of three or better but gave about 83% of other drivers a rating of three or less. In other words, the responses suggest, “I know what I am doing, but other drivers do not.”.
 
Well, guess what? We are “the other driver” to other drivers.
 
By Gary W. Schatz, P.E., PTOE, PTP
8/11/2021
Posted on September 17, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
14.1. Public Access.
Most, if not all, of the streets within the Community, are public streets and, as a result, the general public may be able to gain access to Common Areas, including but not limited to greenbelts, parks, trails and paths, and other neighborhood spots conducive to gathering and interaction. The Residential Association may, but shall have no obligation to, control such access or police the Common Areas to identify and eject unauthorized persons.
 
14.9. Natural Conditions.
The Community contains a number of manmade, natural, and environmentally sensitive areas that may serve as habitats for a variety of native plants and wildlife, including insects, venomous and non-venomous snakes, and other reptiles, coyotes, alligators, and other animals, some of which may pose hazards to persons or pets coming in contact with them. Each Owner and occupant of any Unit and every person entering the Community (i) acknowledges that such plants and wildlife are indigenous to the area and are not restrained or restricted in their movement within or through the Community; and (iO assumes all risk of personal injury arising from the presence of such plants and wildlife within the Community. Neither the Residential Association, the Declarant, any Builder, nor the members, partners, affiliates, officers, directors, agents or employees of any of them, shall have any duty to take action to control, remove, or eradicate any plant or wildlife in the Community, nor shall they have any liability for any injury resulting from the presence, movement or propagation of any plant or wildlife within or through the Community.
The natural areas described in this Section may also contain creeks, ponds, or intermittent pools of water, muddy areas, and underbrush, among other things, all of which are important to the ecological balance and maintenance of the area as a wildlife habitat. No Owner or occupant of a Unit shall enter upon, or permit their guests or any other person acting on their behalf to enter upon or disturb, such areas in any way without the Residential Association's or the Declarant's prior written approval.
 
For the complete Declaration of Protective Covenants click here.
 
 
Posted on August 27, 2021 9:00 AM by CRRA2 Board of Directors
EXHIBIT"C"
Initial Rules
 
Section 2. Restricted Activities. Unless expressly authorized by, and then subject to such conditions as may be imposed by, the Board, the following activities are prohibited within the Residential Properties, except to the extent undertaken by the Declarant in the course of development:
 
(b) Raising, breeding, or keeping animals except that a reasonable number of dogs, cats, or other usual and common household pets may be permitted in a Unit. In the case of dogs and cats, a maximum of two such pets shall be considered reasonable. Those pets which are permitted to roam free, or make objectionable noise, endanger the health or safety of or constitute a nuisance or inconvenience to the occupants of other Units are subject to removal in accordance with Fort Bend County's ordinances and enforcement
procedures. Dogs shall be kept on a leash or otherwise confined in compliance with County ordinances whenever outside the dwelling. Pets shall be registered, licensed, and inoculated as required by law;
 
For more information on Protective Covenants click here.