October Update

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

 


2022 National Night Out – Thank you to all who helped organize and sponsor our National Night Out! The afternoon was a great success with lots of fun thanking our First Responders and meeting  our neighbors.  

We appreciate you all!

 

4th – PUD Board Meeting: 5 pm – see the PUD website for details 

18th – Champion Forest Women’s Club  Party with a Purpose: 6:30pm – see flyer

26th – HOA Board Meeting: 6 pm – via Zoom

31st – Halloween – We wish you safe and happy Trick or Treating!

 


Important reminders:

SIGNS

Election season is here, please be aware – the law prohibits the placement of signs on or along public rights-of-way where a permit has not been acquired

The Texas Property Code permits Political Signs according to law. In Champion Forest, this means ONE sign per candidate and/or ballot item per homeowner property. They are limited in size and must be ground-mounted and, may only be displayed 90 days before an election and for up to 10 days after an election. This is in accordance with the Texas Property Code.

Champion Forest Deed Restrictions prohibit the placement of signs in our yards, in public view, with the exception of ONE Realtor sign while a property is listed for sale or lease. That means contractor signs are not permitted.

 

CHECK YOUR TREES

The change in season is a perfect time to check your trees and scrubs for excessive growth and drought 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 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 by our PUD and serviced by Texas Pride Disposal.

Collection days: Tuesdays and Fridays

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

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

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

Please review the guidelines below:

Texas Pride Disposal Trash and Recycling Guidelines

*NOTE if trash is placed in recycling cans it will not be collected. Recycling cans must be used for recyclables only. *

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:

The replanting of the entrances at Kimstone and Redchuch will be completed early this month.

Cutbacks of plantings at entrances, in order to ensure adequate traffic line of sight and pedestrian safety will also take place this month, along with treating for aphids.

We are working towards revitalizing all of the Champion Forest (1-10) entrances and garden beds, so if your nearest garden bed is still depleted, please be assured that this is being addressed.

The Wall Committee:  Inspections continue, and we are prioritizing repairs and reviewing repair proposals. If you live along the wall, and notice an issue please send an email through the Board contact form on the website. Be aware that we will do our best to contact you before we make any visit.

Wall Care: 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

 

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