January Update

 
Harris County Public Health Information on Coronavirus / COVID-19,  Vaccine and Testing Locations

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

Happy New Year in The Forest!


 

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

17th –  Martin Luther King Jr. Day – “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” MLK

26th – HOA Board Meeting: 6 pm  

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Dial in Tel:  346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 820 342 5702

Passcode: CFHOA

28th – HOA Annual Board Election opens on TownSq

February 

1st – PUD Board Meeting: 5 pm – see the PUD website for details

3rd – HOA Annual Board Election closes

7th – HOA Annual Board Meeting: 7 pm via Zoom

 


Important reminders:

Your Champion Forest 2022 Annual Assessment is due!
 
Your Champion Forest 2022 Annual Assessment is due now. Assessments are due by the 31st of January and late fees and interest will be added to your account if they are not received by that date.
 
 If you have not received a statement, it is still your responsibility to pay on time as non-payment creates an automatic lien on your property. Please contact PMG right away if you have not received a statement, and review the updated Collection Policy here.
 
Did you know 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 found on your statement. Note that TownSq charges a convenience fee for this service.
 
 


 
   

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.

Golf Cart Laws on Texas Roadways

 

  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. 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 storage of materials for more than normal household use.

 

Thank you for keeping 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.
 
As we do permit private yard sales (no commercial sales permitted), we allow posting of yard sale signs on private property, with the property owner’s permission. They can not be placed on esplanades and absolutely not be affixed to or near any stop sign or traffic/utility sign or tree, even if it appears to be on private property. The signs must be placed only when the sale is in progress and removed promptly, as soon as the sale is completed.
 
The Texas Property Code permits the display of Religious Items within limits.
 
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 Cameras 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. 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:   Tree care continues along with regular grounds maintenance. In spring we will see repairs of dormant irrigation along with some new plantings. When you see the Monarch workers out in our community in their trademark orange vests, please give them a wave.

 

The Wall Committee: Repairs have been completed on a section of community wall behind Chasewood Bank. Inspection of that wall section has been completed and more repairs have been proposed and approved. Residents have been asked to remove foliage from the wall. Wall inspections will continue this month with ongoing assessment of the inside of the wall as well as the community facing side. If you live along the wall be aware that we will do our best to contact you before we visit. Plans are being made for repairs and maintenance.

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.

Architectural Control Committee: Planning to update your property?  ALL exterior improvements require ACC approval. 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.  


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 Raveneaux 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.

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

NHCRWA water fee will NOT increase in 2022.

 

HCFCD:

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. The demolition continues on the former Raveneaux Country Club site, that HCFCD purchased in 2020. The land will be re-sodded and the Cypresswood frontage will be planted with trees. For safety reasons, the Flood Control District continues to ask that the public stay away from the site.   Read more details here from HCFCD.

Read the December 2021 Community Impact news update here and the HCFCD Update of Dec 27th 2021 which states all amenities on the land will be removed and trees will be planted along Cypresswood.

HCFCD will begin repairs on Dry Gully, from Louetta Road south to Cypresswood Drive, early next year to restore and strengthen the channel. 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