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As you are well aware, the CRPA board has worked for almost a year in anticipation of the end of the current Management contract with PCMI which runs through 12/31/13. During this endeavor, we targeted October 1 to have a follow up contract in place to insure ample time for transition if a new company was selected. Today, we are announcing that last week we negotiated and executed a three year contract to engage Principal Management Group (PMG) as our Agent beginning 1/1/14.
This year-long project Identified 3 prospective management companies in addition to PCMI which were interviewed and eventually invited to submit proposals. The other two companies that we interviewed were C.I.A. Services and FirstService Residential (was Association Management, Inc./AMI). All four companies submitted proposals and after some follow up interviews the Board unanimously voted to accept the PMG proposal and negotiate final terms.
We will start working with PMG immediately to make the transition happen as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your patience during this effort.
The Cinco Associations Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday; Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday and Wednesday, January 1st for the New Year's Holiday.
In recognition of their fiduciary responsibility, along with the desire to conserve our precious natural resources in a way that does not have a significant negative impact on the community as a whole, the Cinco Ranch Residential Board has shut down the make-up wells that fill the Oxbow lakes. The wells will be off for a month after which time, the Board will evaluate the condition of the lakes. Thank you.
If you are experiencing problems with your access cards for entry into the Cinco facilities please call The Association at
281-599-0408 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
For after hours irrigation emergencies please call 713-398-0869.
November 18th - December 13th
New and unwrapped toys for ages
infant through high school can be dropped
off between 9am - 7pm
Willowfork Fire Department
24655 Westheimer Parkway
Republic Waste will not collect trash on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving day). They will resume collection on Monday, December 2nd. If you have any questions you can contact Republic Waste at
713-726-7300. Thank you.
Katy residents can enjoy year-round FREE events at Central Green Park in LaCenterra!
Including Radio Disney, Outdoor Concerts, Movie Nights and more!
Click on "more" below for more information.
You can also visit www.centralgreenpark.com.
Stop by our office at 3022 Windemere Park Lane to purchase your access keys. Keys are $25.00 each. Bring a picture ID and a check or money order made payable to CRPA to purchase your keys. We do not accept cash or credit/debit cards.
If you are a new homeowner please bring in your closing paperwork. If you rent a home please bring in your lease and a letter from your landlord stating you are in good standing.
If you have any questions please call the Association at 281-599-0408.
Saturday Acute Sports Injury Clinic
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
5th floor Sports Medicine unit
18200 Katy Freeway
(I-10 & Barker Cypress)
October 5th, 12th, 19th
November 9th, 16th, 23rd
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Call 832-227-7678 for more information.
Click on "more" below to read news releases from Harris County Master Gardeners about thier upcoming events!
Click on "more" below to read about the October programs at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library!
Best Native Trees for our Area
Presented by Barry Ward
9:30 am Meet and Greet; 10:00 am Program Starts
Municipal Utility Building #81
805 Hidden Canyon Drive, Katy, TX 77450
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Announces the 2013 Fall/Winter "Mondays with Mommy" Presented By: Texas Children's Hospital West Campus Schedule
The Kindermusik Celebration of Fun and Learning Begins September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announces the return of "Mondays with Mommy" Presented By: Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. "Mondays with Mommy: A Musical Celebration of Fun and Learning!" will take tots on a monthly educational adventure utilizing the world-renowned child-centered music and movement program, Kindermusik. The series takes place in LaCenterra's Heritage Square at 10:00 a.m. on the first or second Monday of the month as noted. "Mondays with Mommy" is a free community program open to children 0 - 5, community playgroups and adoring parents, grandparents and caregivers.
"Kindermusik With Kathy & Friends is thrilled to once again partner with LaCenterra to bring some educational, musical fun to Heritage Square once a month for our mom-approved, kid-friendly Mondays With Mommy program," says Kindermusik Educator, Kathy Ricke, M. Ed.
"Mondays with Mommy" Presented By: Texas Children's Hospital West Campus will be held weather permitting and will include a themed craft project. Series participants will receive a LaCenterra "MWM Card" which entitles parents and guardians to day-of and ongoing "Mondays with Mommy" discounts at select retailers. The series breaks during the summer months - June, July and August.
"Mondays with Mommy: A Musical Celebration of Fun and Learning!" 2013 Fall/Winter Schedule:
Oct. 7 Jack-o'-lantern Jamboree
Nov. 4 Farmyard Fun
Dec. 2 Winter Wonderland
Visit www.lacenterra.com for special "Mondays with Mommy" discounts and program details. Learn more about Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends at www.kmusikwithkathy.com or by calling 832.598.SING.
Do You Know Texas?
Click on "more" below to read some interesting facts about Texas!
Dr. Mohamed A. Hussein, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, gives parents a few indicators to look for in determining whether or not their child needs glasses. Dr. Hussein also answers other pediatric vision related questions that he frequently hears from parents at his clinic. Click on "more" below to read the article.
With the recent national media spotlight on radiation exposure many parents may be concerned about what levels of exposure are appropriate for children. Click on "more" below for information on pediatric radiology.
Click on "more" below for important information about keeping your pets safe in the summer heat.
Cick on "More" below for information on summer programs.
Click on "more" below for information on exercise and nutrition for children.
Crime Stoppers Unveils New Website
Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. unveiled its new website this week. The new site features additional cases as well as forms and other methods to call in tips.
The new site is aimed at generating tips by placing additional crime information from more agencies in front of the public.
The website features a Crime of the Week as well as a section featuring unsolved crimes. The initial Crime of the Week is a robbery case out of Sugar Land.
The Most Wanted section will continue to list the county's 10 Most Wanted Criminals, and a Cold Case section begins with a 2010 murder case in Rosenberg.
"Perception and reality often don't match, especially when it comes to crime," said Leslie Woods, president of the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. Board of Directors. "Law enforcement needs the support of organizations such as Crime Stoppers as well as the collaboration and exchange of information from the public to assist in solving cases. Having the ability to do this anonymously and trade information for cash is a win/win for all. We all strive to make our county a safe place to live and raise our families, and Crime Stoppers is one of the ways citizens can help."
Crime Stoppers, Inc. began in 1976 as an effort to aid law enforcement. Detective Greg MacAleese of the Albuquerque police Department started the organization as a tool in the fight against crime in the United States that involves ordinary citizens who often have knowledge and information that is useful and needed.
"Crime Stoppers is an invaluable tool for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and all other law enforcement agencies in the county," said Sheriff Troy Nehls. "This website is available to all crime fighters in the county and we believe it will pay dividends to our police agencies and the residents who live here."
Today, there are more than 1,200 Crime Stoppers, Inc. operations. The Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers operates with non-paid volunteers, and the program is funded by court-ordered fees as well as private donations. No tax dollars are involved.
In 2012, 41 arrests were made and 51 cases cleared through tips made to the Crime Stoppers Hotline, 281-342-TIPS (8477).
Rewards paid out totaled $22,875. Property recovered totaled $17,580 and drugs seized had a street value of $327,200.
The website is www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com
Recently the Cinco Landscape Maintenance Association (CLMA) with funding from Cinco MUD #8 and Cinco MUD #12 began to install new sidewalks in the following areas for better connectivity for pedestrians in the Cinco Ranch area:
Highland Knoll (north side from Peek Road to Cinco boundary)
Peek Road (east side from Highland Knoll south to West Forest Drive)
Cinco Ranch Blvd (north side from Peek Road east to Mason Road)
Peek Road (west side from Torchlight Terrace south to Westheimer Pkwy)
Peek Road (west side in front of Williams Elementary)
Peek Road (west side from Noble Canyon south to Cinco Boundary)
Mason Road (east side from the Bayou south to Claradon Point)
If you have any questions, please contact the Association office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on "more", below right, for burglary prevention tips.
Click on "more" below for exciting news on new retailers and
restaurants and upcoming events.
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Coyotes are becoming bold again-as they do from year to year. Please remember, they use the bayou system, railroads, and our greenbelts to get around without being seen.
Coyotes are also known here in Texas as "Cat Snackers"-and they are sneaky. They will ambush pets, kill and eat them if they see fit...particularly cats and small dogs. Never let your pets go outside without a leash on attached to you! They will run up and grab them before you even know what's going on-and it'll be over that quick-if you even see them.
KEEP ALL CATS AND DOGS INSIDE-PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT and EARLY MORNING (BUT NEVER ALONE IN THEIR YARDS). Check all fences and replace old boards and secure your property.
You can contact the Harris/Fort Bend County Game Warden to report sightings and have traps set up. The Game Wardens will pick up a trapped coyote and euthanize it.
All across Texas coyotes are an increasing problem. Visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/nuisance/coyote/ for more information. Educate yourself to keep your children and pets safe with coyotes in the area.
Free Home Inspection Survey
Get simple suggestions on how to better
secure your home.
Call Sgt. Mitch Hutter at 281-463-6666
Do you have a transformer in your yard? If you do, please do not directly surround it with mulch or dirt. Transformers must have the sides exposed so they can cool properly. Otherwise they will over heat and burn out. Also, the sides of a transformer can rust through due to mulch holding moisture against them. Please do your part and clear the area around transformers in your yard.
During the legislative session in 2011, the State of Texas made a series of changes to the process in which Cinco Residential Property Association, Inc. may foreclose on a owner for lack of payment of assessment. These changes lengthened the process by a number of weeks, and as a result added steps that by default, add additional costs to the process. It could be argued that the legislature, while trying to assist property owners of Associations with allowing them more time, has made the process more costly to the owner.
In the past, the following steps took place before a property could be sold at foreclosure: 1. HOA sends a demand letter to owner giving a 30 day period to pay the past due assessment. 2. Foreclosure letter and posting of Notice of Sale then is filed and sent. 3. This process takes place approximately 3 weeks prior to the actual foreclosure sale. 4. After this 21 day period, the HOA may either "pass" the sale if payment(s) are received or follow through with the sale. The entire process takes approximately 51 days and costs the HOA which in turn is billed to the property owner approximately $500 - $700.
Now the following takes place: 1. HOA sends a demand letter to owner giving a 30 day period to pay the past due assessment. 2. HOA attorney files a Application of Foreclosure with the County Court and the property owner has 38 days to respond. 3. HOA attorney files a Motion of Entry with the County Court and Court has approximately 20 days to accept motion, along the same time property owner may make payment. 4. County Court signs the Order to Proceed with Foreclosure after this 20 period is over. 5. Foreclosure process begins with a 21 day period before foreclosure sale. 6. After this 21 day period, the HOA may either "pass" the sale if payment(s) are received or follow through with the sale. The entire process takes approximately 99 days and costs the HOA which in turn is billed to the property owner approximately $1200 - $1700.
As you can see, the allowance of time of approximately 7 weeks allows the property owner time to pay, but also ends up costing the Association quite a bit more, and in turn, the property owner.
This article was requested to be published by the CRPA Board for informational purposes only. The above is taken from excerpts from the Texas Property Code along with a summary document provided by the Association's attorney. Nothing above takes the place or represents anything of a change in the existing recorded policy of CRPA, Inc. If you have any questions, please contact the management office at 281-599-0408 and ask for Jason Blackman.
- Thank you, Management
If you would like to receive Crime Alerts and Announcements by email please follow the instructions below:
On www.CincoRanchLife.org click the home tab
Click on Member Home Page
Click on Edit My Profile
Your name will be listed under contacts, click on edit, which is located to the right of your name
At the bottom under Communication Preference, mark the box beside Crime Alerts and Announcements
This will enable you to get crime alerts and announcements from The Association Office. You can only sign up for the email alerts if you are a registered member of this website. Please call The Association Office at 281-599-0408 if you have questions about registering.
Cinco Ranch Lake House
12 Week, Small Group Program designed for Adult Cancer Survivors
The goal is to build muscle mass and muscle
strength, increase flexibility and endurance, improve functional ability, reduce the severity of therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve energy levels and
For more information call Cindy Jackson, YMCA
Healthy Living Director at 281-392-5055, ext. 220 or
via email at email@example.com.