PINE TRAILS NEWSLETTER APRIL, 2020 6003 Wood Bend, Houston, TX 77049 Tel: (281) 458-6764 | Fax: (281) 458-7250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pinetrailscia.com BOARD MEMBERS: Amy Benedict Sandra Denson J. J. Fuentes Myrtis Lester Helen Lewis Norma Martinez Eva Palkin Francis Pradier Caroline Wright
Office Staff: Tayna Sims, Manager Idis Morales, Assistant Upcoming Board Meeting: April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. at Community Center.
NOTICE: Pine Trails Office will be CLOSED Friday, April 10, 2020. BOARD MEMBERS: Neighborhood resident, Francis Pradier, will be completing the board term of Abraham Mathews who resigned, February 20, 2020. 2020 Maintenance Fee: April 10, 2020, Legal Action; all delinquent accounts may be referred to the O’Neal Law Firm for collection. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE (ACC) FORM: Homeowners, it is very important that you complete an ACC form BEFORE you begin work which will change the outside appearance of your home. If you begin work without Committee approval, you may receive a “Cease and Desist Notification.” The letter is not necessarily disapproval of the project but rather notification that the ACC request has not been received and approved. Nor does it mean that the project will not be approved, but that the necessary paperwork has not been completed with the office. However, if you submit after completion of your project you may have to make changes if it is not in accordance with deed restriction guidelines. It does not matter the length of time your change has existed; the Committee will act when made aware. Similar changes made by another neighbor may have had exceptions or were “grandfathered in” due to extraordinary circumstances. Call the office if you need further clarification. Also, homeowners are required to obtain a permit from Harris County BEFORE pouring concrete.
BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE: “Yard of the Month” awards will be presented to selected homeowners for the months, April thru August. Winners receive $25, a Certificate and the roving “Yard of the Month,” sign to place in their front yard. Please call the office if you are interested in serving on the committee or would like to nominate a yard for consideration. BEGIN TO RECYCLE: Many items we no long need can be recycled and/or reused rather than simply thrown out as trash. Recycling involves taking material that would normally be discarded as waste and giving them new life. By taking time to recycle, not only will our need for landfills and incineration be reduced, but we will also be helping to conserve national resources such as timber, water and minerals, sustaining the environment for future generations. Challenge yourself, your family and even friends to see just how much waste you can reduce from your weekly curbside pickup. Recycle pickup is EVERY WEDNESDAY. Contact OFS (281-457-2705), our regular garbage service for a recycle bin, recycle sticker or simply note on your container it is recycled waste. Your current billing includes recycle service.
2019 CHRISTMAS DECORATION WINNERS: 6334 Homeview 14410 Meyersville 14014 Morinscott 14323 Pine West
CENSUS TIME: In Mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: Online, by Phone or by Mail.
March 12 - 20: Households began receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
HOMEOWNER TO DO LIST: *Mow Regularly *Secure Lids on Garbage Cans * Edge Regularly *Trim Often *Repair *Move Garbage Cans “Out-of-Sight” after Pickup *Do not put debris in Street Drains *Take down Christmas decorations *Mow Alley Area behind Fence *Paint
PINE TRAIL’S SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 AM-8 PM. An advertisement will be placed in the local Green Sheet one week prior to the event. If three or more homeowners on the same block call the office to report their sale, the block location will be placed on the marquee as space allows. Also, the homeowners must agree to limit their sales to the sanctioned semi-annual April and October events. NO homeowner announcement sale signs are to be posted prior to the Friday before the sale event. All signs are to be removed by homeowners immediately following the end of the sale. Rain date: Saturday, April 25, 2020. MAIL DELIVERY DIFFICULTY: Approaches to Curbside Mailboxes Dear Customer, The Postal Service depends on you to meet postal requirements regarding delivery and collection of mail to curbside boxes. Please keep the full approach and exits to your mailbox clear, as illustrated in the examples below. Removing trash cans, snow, vehicles, and any other objects from the area allows the carrier to deliver your mail safely and efficiently without exiting the vehicle, your cooperation in this matter is sincerely appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact your local postal office. Thank you, Your Postmaster
FEBRUARY, 2020, YTD INCOME Maintenance Fees$244,653 Rentals-room/sign $1,625 Miscellaneous Income $104 Transfer Fee/Recovery Costs $1,172 Late Fees/Admin/Misc. $9,820 TOTAL INCOME$257,374 EXPENSES Total Salaries/PR Taxes$12,769 Administrative: Bank Service Charges $15 Dues/Subscriptions $538 Office Supplies/Misc. $229 Postage $3,724 Community Hall Supplies $96 Computer Expense -Internet $433 Newsletter $1984 Total Administrative$7,019 Utilities: Telephone $286 Electric - Office $244 Water $258 Total Utilities$788 Total Street Lights$13,533 Total Alley Repairs$15,550 Maintenance: Total Capital Office Equip$125 Grounds Maintenance: Mowing Contract $866 Bids & Contract $10,160 Dump/Landfill Charges $40 Total Grounds Maintenance$11,066 Total Security Service$23,634 Other Operating Expenses Deed Restriction - Mileage $291 Block Captain Expense $202 Playground Expense $56 Property Taxes $427 Community Service YOM $74 Total Other Operating Expense$1,050 TOTAL EXPENSE $85,534
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