August 30, 2018
Letter to All Property Owners
HOA Meeting Notice, Project Updates, Wall Repair Updates
To the property owners of Heatherwood Estates
This letter is to provide information on the three topics listed above.
We have scheduled a HOA meeting for Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 PM. at the Keller Police station meeting room. The City of Keller compliance people will be in attendance at the beginning of the meeting to discuss any questions we have concerning the wall repairs. We plan to give this about 30 minutes and then we will start our HOA meeting. The agenda will be an open discussion for questions covering our HOA projects, the wall repair project, and address any other concerns. I will also have a brick sample for the wall repairs to review. I hope to see you all there.
Our combined HOA participation has reached 91 households, or 81%. This is a great increase over previous years but we are still striving for 100% participation. We feel it is every property owner’s responsibility to financially support their portion of the subdivision upkeep. If you haven’t provided your contribution yet, please contact our treasurer to do so. We can take checks, cash, or credit cards.
Many of you may have seen the work on the center island at the entrance. This was electrical work to clean up the broken conduit on top of the island, place a plug on the side of the marquee, and to replace the broken lighting fixtures with LED lights. We removed the concrete footing and PVC pipe that was there to hold the old, long ago gone, flag pole. We have also done some of the hardscape on the island and we plan to do the mulch and planting soon. The repairs to the front sprinkler system were completed and the hardscape on the north traffic island is also complete. We plan to plant the landscape on the north traffic island this fall.
Now, for the wall! This is a brief overview of three months of constructions study and conversations with contractors and the City. I am providing bullet points to keep this short.
The City of Keller is providing us with 36 months to repair the wall. Normally, they allow 12 months.
We have a contractor willing to do the repairs for $975 per panel and $45 to repair each column. The cost effective strategy is to salvage the brick from the wall demolition to repair the columns and to use new brick for the panel rebuilds. The columns can be repaired and no footings will need to be replaced. A 4X6 inch steel angle iron support will be placed between the columns to support the brick.
We have 26 panels and 17 columns that are in complete decay and need repair now. This is not everything that needs repair, but this is the most critical. More panels and columns will need repair in the future.
Approximately $28,000 is needed to cover repair for that portion of the wall in decay considered critical and having structural damage.
The HOA has committed to a 50% cost split with the property owners adjacent to the wall for those current with their HOA dues (if 50% of the funding from the HOA is available). We have asked for $500 from each property owner to go toward the wall repairs. I know this is a lot of money to ask for, but there is a significant amount of decay to the wall. Thus far, the HOA has netted a little over $7000 in donations to the escrow account for the wall repairs. We currently need a total of $14000 from the HOA to support our 50% goal toward the $28000. For those unable to contribute the full amount to this cause, we will accept amounts split up over time to achieve this goal. To make a contribution, we have provided a preaddressed envelope for your use. You may also contact our treasurer for credit card contributions.
Please help support your neighbors with this huge cost burden of repairing the wall and I hope to see you at the HOA meeting on October 4th.
Treasurer – Mary Reichenbach, email – email@example.com
If you would like to contact me directly please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Heatherwood Estates Homeowners Association
* You are welcome to make your payments in installments.
April 2018 HOA Meeting
Thanks for everyone for your support and suggestions.
In addition to paper communications such as this newsletter, the HOA will begin posting information on the our HEHA website and on Facebook.
Heatherwood Parking Protocol
For Home Owners/Residents*
In an effort to maintain neighborhood appearance, safety, and common courtesy, please observe the following vehicle parking protocol:
- When possible, please park your vehicles in your garage
- If the garage is not possible, please park in your driveway
- If necessary, you may park on the street, but along your own property line.
- As as courtesy to your neighbors, please don’t park along your neighbor’s property line.
Thank you for your cooperation!
- Limit outdoor watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to twice per week based on your property type and address
- Prohibit hosing off paved areas like driveways and sidewalks, or buildings and windows
- Restrict draining and re-filling swimming pools
- Limit private vehicle washing to the use of a bucket or a hose with a turnoff valve
- Prohibit runoff or waste from broken sprinkler heads, leaking pipes or faucets
- Prohibit sprinkler heads out of adjustment so water sprays into street; prohibiting streams of water running down the street
- Encourage the use of Texas native and drought tolerant plants in landscaping
- Foundations and/or newly installed shrubs and trees may be watered up to two hours any day by handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation.
- Establishing new turf is discouraged. If new hydromulch, grass sod, or grass seed is installed for the purpose of establishing a new lawn, a variance to the watering restrictions can be granted for the first 30 days while it is being established. After that, the watering restrictions set forth in this stage apply.
- Twice per week watering restrictions do not apply to locations using well water or treated wastewater effluent for irrigation.
- Residential addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Residential addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water on Thursdays and Sundays.
- All non-residential locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- No watering on Mondays
Please Note: City restrictions on outdoor watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. remains in effect year-round, even on allowed watering days.
To report a Keller address for irrigation use on the wrong day, please call 817-743-4200.
STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN PLACES.
An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied vehicle:
in front of a public or private driveway;
within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
Be mindful of street parking, humans and animals do walk out between them.
Un-obstructed access to your own driveway is a privilege; that is missed.
CITYWIDE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING SERVICES
Duties of and obligations of residential customers
Waste, recycling bins, bulky waste, and/or acceptable brush shall be placed at curbside not later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of scheduled collection, if they are to be picked up; however, not more than twelve (12) hours prior to the day of pick up.
Recycling Day now TUESDAY!
The recycling date for our neighborhood has changed to Tuesdays. Trash days are the same - Tuesdays & Fridays.