January

Ready Harris – Disaster Preparedness Information Hub News from the Texas Governor

 

 

Safety & Security Checklist for New Homeowners

Home Fire Prevention & Safety  

Home Fire Prevention Checklist

Randy Lemmon’s Horticultural Freeze Damage Recovery Tips

Texas A&M AgriLife Ext. Service Dealing with Freeze Damage on Plants

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  Happy New Year!

January:

3rd – PUD Board Meeting: 4 pm – see the PUD website for details 

17th – New Trash Service from Champions Industries begins

25th – HOA Board Meeting: 6 pm via Zoom  

27th – HOA Annual Election begins via our TownSq app
Learn about what a Board Members Role is HERE

February: 

2nd – HOA Annual Election ends on our TownSq app

6th – HOA Annual Meeting: 7 pm via Zoom

7th – PUD Board Meeting: 5 pm – see the PUD website for details

 


Important reminders:

YOUR CHAMPION FOREST 2023 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT STATEMENT IS DUE NOW

Assessments are due the 1st of January. Late fees and interest will be added to your account if they are not received by the 31st of January. Please review the Collection Policy here.
Did you know that you can view your account and quickly and easily make your assessment payment via our TownSq app– click here. You will need your account number to register. This can be found on your statement. Note that TownSq charges a convenience fee for this service.
If you need more information on how to make your payment or need to set up a payment plan – see our Management Company page for more information.

CHECK YOUR TREES

This is a perfect time to check your trees and scrubs for excessive growth and drought, freeze or disease damage. Please trim them back for safety, and to maintain their appearance and health.

CenterPoint will trim trees that are close to power lines for safety, but trees growing around or obscuring a streetlight, over a neighbors property or roadway, are the property owners responsibility.

Call Precinct 3 for emergency assistance if a large branch or a  tree falls into a roadway.

 

Pets must be controlled on leashes when not securely restrained on your property. This is in accordance with Harris County Leash Laws

 

 

 

Traffic Safety:  Do not place ANY objects in public roadways. Bulk trash and yard waste, basketball hoops, the little neon “kid alert” signs or warning cones need to be at the end of your driveway or in your yard, not in the street.

On advisement of Constable Precinct 4: Any objects placed in a roadway are a violation and considered a traffic hazard.

 

Golf Cart Laws on Texas Roadways

Golf Carts must only be driven licensed drivers using safe precautions and displaying a Golf Cart license plate, when operated on roads authorized by the city or county.

Our Waste Collection Service is contracted for us by our PUD:

Collection days: Tuesday & Friday

We have “Backdoor Service” which means our garbage and recycling cans should be visible ONLY on collection days and remain at our backdoor/garage/gate area.

Waste should be ready for collection by 6:30am

 ♺ Household Recycling:  Collection ON HOLD Till February

Yard and Bulk waste should be placed at the curb (not on the street) no earlier than the evening before collection.  

For additional Information and service please contact Champions Industries customer service:

Tel: 📞281-587-1960   or    Email: customerservice@championsindustries.com

If you use a lawn care service, ensure that they do not leave your yard waste at the curb unless it will be collected that same day. Please also ensure that waste is not blown into the street where it can block street drainage. The only thing that should enter street drains is water. Read about Storm Drain Smarts

 

The deed restrictions require that –  “All yard equipment, woodpiles, storage piles, and trash containers shall be screened from public view. No lot shall be used for the storage of materials for more than normal household use.”

Thank you for keeping Champion Forest tidy!

 

 


Ongoing work:

Architectural Control Committee:

ALL exterior improvements require ACC approval before any work is begun.

An application MUST BE formally submitted to the Committee AND approved in writing BEFORE any work is begun.

Be assured, most applications are able to be processed virtually and quickly and the committee will work with you if amendments to your application are needed. Please see the:  Architectural Control page for full guidelines and application formsNote: The management company do not process ACC applications, only the ACC have the authority to review and approve applications.

 

Flock Safety Automated License Plate Reader Cameras The Flock Safety Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Camera system is active and recording data to be used by law enforcement to help prevent and solve crimes. See:  Flock Safety & Champion Forest Homeowners Presentation 

 

If you witness or are the victim of a crime, please call on law enforcement immediately and give them all the information you have. Remind them to check the Flock Safety camera data and ask that they give you a follow-up report in a timely manner.

 

Monarch Landscape Management:

Will be working on freeze recovery on the community entrances and planting beds.

Community Entrances & Esplanades:

The Board is reviewing lighting enhancements and other modifications to our entrances.

Wall Care: 

If you live along the wall, and notice an issue please send an email report through the Board contact form on the website.

We need every resident who has the direct benefit of our brick walls to care for the walls by keeping their trees and foliage from growing against and over the walls. These practices will help us protect and prolong the life of our walls and prevent avoidable damage to these valuable community assets. Be aware; owners are responsible for their and their guests’ and tenants’ damage to the Association’s common property.

 


In the neighborhood:

Cypress Forest PUD: For your safety and enjoyment please read the rules that govern the use of Cypress Forest Public Utility District’s park properties and facilities by members of the public – Cypress Forest Park and Facilities Rules 

Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the PUD park.

All the PUD-owned land, previously leased with restrictions to the former country club (Agreements 2008 & 2011), has reverted to the PUD for its control and preservation. The PUD has within its budget funds for the maintenance of the land tract/park. Discussions are continuing regarding the use of the land and working towards a win-win for all parties. Read more about the land here.

For updates on the PUD’s work, see their website: Cypress Forest PUD

 

North Harris County Regional Water Authority The NHCRWA is reducing their  pumpage fee by .50 cents per 1000 gallons for both ground and surface water effective February 01, 2023.  

 

Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner: Tom Ramsey 

The Commissioners office is adding Flock cameras to assist law enforcement. These license plate readers will also assist in finding vehicles that the Texas Department of Public Safety has tagged for missing persons such as Amber and Silver alerts. The technology also reads paper tags, which will complement the State and local efforts in combating fictitious plates.

HC Precinct 3 – Submit a Service Request

 

Harris County Flood Control District All HCFCD Community Engagement Meetings are being held virtually.  For updates – see the:  Harris County Flood Control District ~ Cypress Creek Watershed website page here.

Submit a Comment or Question to HCFCD regarding the Champions Forest Detention Basin Proposal

May 20th 2022 Article re The Former Country Club Land in the Chronicle 

HCFCD Report a Concern or Request Service

Privately owned motorized vehicles are not permitted on any HCFCD land.  

 


DIAL 911 for Emergencies!

To contact our precinct 4 constables for non-emergency service call:    

281-376-3472   

  The constables want to hear from you if you see or hear anything suspicious in our neighborhood. They are here to serve us, please call on them.

See something, say something!

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office