September Update

 

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6th ~ Labor Day 

7th ~ PUD Board Meeting 5 pm –  See PUD website for how to join.

9th ~ Women’s Club Welcome Back Meeting

14th ~ No trash collection service due to tropical storm Nicholas. The next service day is Friday the 17th.

15th ~ Demolition of the former Raveneaux Country Club site is expected to begin. Please use caution on Cypresswood Drive. For more information read the Press Release here.

22nd ~ HOA Board Meeting 6 pm – Click to Join Zoom Meeting

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Important reminders:

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 

Please note the motorized vehicles are NOT permitted in the Park or in the Flood Control Channels and dogs must be on a leash at all times.

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.

 

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

 

Our Waste Collection Service is contracted by our PUD and serviced by Texas Pride Disposal.

Collection days: Tuesdays and Fridays

Please note: 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.

Read about Storm Drain Smarts

 

Please review the guidelines below:

Texas Pride Disposal Trash and Recycling Guidelines

The deed restrictions require that all yard equipment, woodpiles, storage piles, and trash containers shall be screened from public view.

Thank you for helping keep Champion Forest tidy!

 

Champion Forest Deed Restrictions prohibit the placement of ANY signs in our yards, in public view, with the exception of ONE Realtor sign no larger than 5ftsq while a property is listed for sale or lease.

Based on Texas Law, only flags of United States, Texas and military branch of service are permitted.  See the Texas Property Code.

 


Ongoing work:

 

Flock Safety Automated License Plate Reader Camera Installation

The Flock Safety Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Camera system is active and recording data to be used by law enforcement to help solve crimes. Please see the Homeowners Presentation for more details: 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: Repairs of irrigation are ongoing along with some new planting installations. Tree trimming and canopy raising continues. When you see the Monarch workers out in our community in their trademark orange vests, please give them a wave.

The Wall Committee: Wall inspections will take place this month as we form our repair and maintenance plan.

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 valuable community 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.

Architectural Control Committee:

Planning to update your property?  All exterior improvements require an ACC approval application. 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 forms.

 


 

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 Raveneaux Country Club (Agreements 2008 & 2011) has reverted to the PUD for its control and maintenance. The PUD has within its budget funds for maintenance of the land tract. Discussions are continuing with a golf course developer and HCFCD regarding the use of the land and working towards a win-win for all parties. Read more about the land here.

Construction of the new elevated backup generator and platform at water plant #2, south of Cypresswood, is now complete. This generator will assist in securing our district’s water supply in emergency situations.
 

Work will begin on water plant #1 and the water tower on Herts Rd soon.  The inside of the tower will be restored, and the exterior will be cleaned and repainted

 

Harris County Flood Control District:

In the interest of public safety, HCFCD has fenced off their property at the former Raveneaux Clubhouse site, south of Cypresswood Drive. Demolition is imminent. The public is asked to respect all signage and to avoid the restricted areas of this property – details here. 

Demolition is expected to begin September 14th.  For more information read the Press Release here.

HCFCD ADVISORY – 9/7/2021

Beginning on or about September 14, the Flood Control District plans to begin demolition of the clubhouse on the former site of the Raveneaux Country Club. The project will be handled by a demolition contractor for the Flood Control District and will take approximately five days to demolish the building and up to three months to haul away the material and finish the project.

HCFCD will begin repairs on Dry Gully, from Louetta Road south to Cypresswood Drive, later this year. Harris County Flood Control District project K100-00-00-X084 is intended to restore the channel.   Residents with any comments or questions may contact the Flood Control District online through the project webpage, or by calling 346-286-4000.

 

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

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

 


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