The Miramar Lake HOA meets at least once per month to review and address the affairs of the association. Usually the meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and begins at 7PM Central. Notice of the meeting is posted 72 hours in advance on the reader boards which are at the entrances on Boudreaux Rd and Dowdell Rd.
- (Monday) 03/13/2017 @ 7PM – There will be a special HOA meeting at the residence of Christopher Kotran (8226 Calico Canyon Dr). Click here for an online copy of the agenda.
- (Tuesday) 03/21/2017 @ 7PM – There will be a regular HOA meeting at the residence of Christopher Kotran (8226 Calico Canyon Dr). Click here for an online copy of the agenda.
Since the Miramar Lake subdivision lies within the boundaries of the Dowdell PUD it is important for the homeowners to know what is going on and when.
- Dowdell PUD website of http://www.dowdellpud.info/
- Meetings usually occur on the 3rd Thursday of every month beginning at 6:30PM and are held at the office of M. Marlon Ivy & Associates, Inc. (19333 Haude Road)
As many of you already know the past year has seen a significant decline in reliable service by WCA and in turn they were put on notice that if things did not improve that they would be loosing our business. In response, they allegedly did an audit of our account and claim that in order for them to provide the level of service that we are accustomed to that they would have to make changes. What were their proposed changes you ask? They cancelled our contract on March 1st with an effective date of March 31st and proposed a 47% rate hike with a new contract to begin on April 1st. Let that sink in for a moment before continuing…..
Effective Monday, April 3rd, 2017, Texas Pride Disposal will be your new solid waste collection provider at a cost increase of approximately 6%. Please find attached to this posting a two (2) page summary of the changes. Of specific changes to note:
Trash days will be changing to Monday and Thursday; the Board specifically found that Monday was a good option for those who do yard work over the weekend.
The recycle day will be changing to Thursday.
Heavy (bulk) trash pickup will be increasing from once per week to every normal collection day.
The types of waste to be picked up is also increasing. Remember some of the Nextdoor posts complaining about careless landlords dumping their house at the curb? This should help in more cases than before but landlords still need to be responsible.
Today is trash day and in light of the fact that there were an estimated 31 accounts last month with trash issues I thought it might be helpful to remind folks of the deed restriction that applies here.
First off, many of you might not be aware of the location of the currently recorded copy of the Deed Restrictions from 2003. If you go to the Miramar Lake website of http://www.miramarlake.info followed by selecting the Document link and then Legal Documents you will find a link of “A PDF copy of the Deed Restrictions, as amended and filed on 04/21/2003 can be found here.”. If you click the word here your computer will then be prompted to either download or open a PDF copy of the Deed Restrictions.
Next, if you scroll down to page 31, it will provide you with the following text from Article IX (“Use Restrictions”) Section 19 (“Restrictions on Garbage and Trash”).
“No refuse, garbage, trash, lumber, grass, shrub or tree clippings, plant waste, compost, metal, bulk materials, scrap, refuse, or debris of any kind shall be kept, stored, or allowed to accumulate on any portion of the Property except within an enclosed container of a type, size, and style approved by the Board and appropriately screened from view, except that any such container may be placed in a designated area for garbage or trash pickup no earlier than six o’clock p.m. on the day preceding trash pickup of such garbage and trash and shall be returned to an enclosed structure or an area appropriately screened from view no later than midnight of the day of pickup of such garbage or trash.”
With all of that being said, and as I have said before, I know that life happens as well as honest mistakes thus I would never personally single handedly go after someone for such rare occurrences. As an Officer of the HOA however, I am required by law to ensure that the Deed Restrictions are enforced across the neighborhood in a manner which is fair, honest, and without discrimination of any kind. So to achieve those requirements I continue to support the need for our HOA to have a management company that is charged and trusted to carry out the enforcement of the Deed Restrictions. Some of you might point out that the management company makes mistakes and of course I must agree. However, do we not all make mistakes? When a difference of opinion or mistake occurs with regard to the management company it then becomes an escalation item for review by myself and the rest of the Board of Directors. If the Board finds in favor of the Property Owner then the management company will of course have to fix the issue. However, if the Board finds that the Property Owner is incorrect then the Property Owner will have to make resolution.
I appreciate your time and hope that I have shared some information that has been informative to everyone in a manner that has been respectful and fair.
Revised and Simplified – Exterior Improvement and/or Change Application aka Miramar Lake ACC Application
The new and simplified form of “Architectural Control Committee – Exterior Improvement and/or Change Application” has been approved for use by the board and posted on the Architectural Control Committee’s information page.
The Board of Directors for the Miramar Lake HOA are pleased to inform our fellow residents that as of May 30th, 2015 the services of Sterling ASI have been terminated. Effective June 1st, 2015 JDH Association Management Co. is the new management company for the daily operating and management functions of the HOA. For more details on how to contact JDH, please click here.
As the transition progresses through the months of June and July please expect further announcement of changes as necessary and appropriate.
Your elected and volunteer Board of Directors.
Recent correspondence from the construction company tasked with building the Grand Parkway and the ancillary roadways informed the Board of Directors for the Miramar Lake Homeowners Association of impending work along Boudreaux Road and other areas near the subdivision. The contractor advised that the Continue reading
The following projects, which are subject to available resources such as people and money, are subject to change without notice. The board is reviewing each of the projects carefully so as to make informed and responsible decisions for our community as a whole. Projects may be implemented, tabled, or cancelled at the boards discretion based on available resources.
- Gazebo – graffiti, security, trash, and vandalism. – COMPLETED
- Entrances – reader board lighting for night-time readers. – Research Continues.
- Lake peninsula – repair and / or re-positioning of lighting. – Research Continues (Not Cheap).
- Playground – Security improvements (lighting and / or cameras). – Research Continues (Not Cheap).
- Walking trail drainage / mud issues. – Research Continues (Not Cheap).
If you know of a concern or item which would benefit our community, please send your constructive thoughts to the board via this form.