MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH NEWS STREAM
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Click on the links below for the November 2015 NewsStream
COMAL COUNTY BURN BAN LIFTED
As of 9:00 am on Saturday, October 24, 2015,
the Burn Ban has been lifted for the unincorporated areas of Comal
County. Please be careful with any fires you light. All TCEQ burn
rules still apply.
REVISED ARCHITECTURAL SITE AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
TO BE APPROVED IN DECEMBER
The Architectural Control Committee thanks property owners for their review, comments or questions for the newly revised Architectural Site and Design Guidelines. The revised guidelines will be presented for Board approval at the December 2015 Board of Directors meeting.
SAFETY ON MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH ROADS
Mountain Springs Ranch neighbors have reported some close calls with vehicles on our roads. The posted speed limit is 30 mph on all Comal County roads AND roads in gated neighborhoods within Mountain Springs Ranch. Drivers: Please observe the 30 mph speed limit. Walkers and joggers, for your safety, please run/walk on the left side of the street where you are facing on-coming traffic.
MSR POOLS & PLAYGROUND
The pools and playground are open to residents year-round.
- Fall and Winter Pool and Playground hours begin November 1: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Please be aware pools and playground may be closed for repairs or cleaning from time to time.
Pool Information is available in the Recreational Facilities Handbook on this website under Docs and Forms. The Common Area Use Waiver (needed to obtain a pool card key) and Sports Pool Lease are available on this website under Docs and Forms. For pool questions or to report problems, please call 1-866-354-0214, email the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact our pool maintenance company, JK Pools, at 830-643-9761.
For Pool Emergencies, dial 911 from your cell phone or the red emergency phone in the Pool Pavilion.
FERAL HOGS AT MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH
The Wildlife Committee has recently received a report of feral hog activity at Mountain Springs Ranch. The hogs are back and probably never left but have been inactive.
There are several methods of control available to the residents of MSR. One method is exclusion, either by permanent fence or temporary electric fence. One member of the committee has had success with laying fencing flat on the ground. Apparently the hogs are not comfortable walking on the fence. Many residents have erected temporary electric fences. In all cases, as best as we can tell, they have been successful in keeping the hogs out. If you have an electric fence, please make sure it is functioning properly. The committee suggests that individual property owners must take responsibility for protecting our own property.
Another method of control is traps. The large trap in the Preserve was activated but no hogs have been near the trap. The committee had found an individual that would have erected a large cage trap (larger than the small traps we have been moving around the neighborhood). The trap site was chosen based on hog activity and their travel routes. The trap would have been on private property; however the property owner refused. Another site was selected, the property owner was agreeable to the trap, but our trapper is not currently available.
Grub control should also be exercised. Visit this site for more information about grubs: Click Here
If you have hog activity or have sighted hogs here is what the committee recommends:
- Please report activity or sighting to Wildlife Management Committee via the MSRPOA website. Information desired is what happened, your lot number and any contact information, other than your email, that you would like to provide.
- Begin the process of determining how to protect your property from future attacks as the hogs have a tendency to return. As mentioned fencing has been effective.
The committee will continue to do what has been effective in the past. Also, we are always searching for better ways to do things as limits allow. Any property owner may contact the Committee via the MSRPOA website if you have any questions or suggestions.
All trails in the Nature Preserve are open to property owners and their guests. Remember that from time to time, we will have equipment in the preserve, working on trails and mowing area along the trails.· For your safety, please stay away from equipment while it is being operated in the nature preserve.
PLEASE NOTE: Motorized vehicles (including ATVs) are NOT allowed in the Nature Preserve. (Work vehicles authorized by the Nature Preserve Committee Chair are exempted.)
MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The 2015 Board of Directors of Mountain Springs Ranch POA are: Mary Lu Zellers, President, Michael Provost, Vice President, Deena Clausen, Treasurer, Julia Doerle, Secretary, Eric Engquist, Jeffrey Owen, and Forrest Murfield. You may contact the Board by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling 1-866-364-2401. The Board will attempt to respond to emails and phone messages within the following business day.
Address: Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association 3601 Comal Springs, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (Note: This address is a mailing address only. Do not send packages for delivery by courier. Please call 1-866-364-0214 for delivery instructions.)
VIOLATIONS OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES
At the March 17, 2014 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors approved a Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy. Click on the links below to view the Violations and Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy.
Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy
The Compliance Committee intended to oversee the policy is inactive at this time but the Board is seeking committee members. If you are interested in learning more about the Compliance Committee or serving on the Committee, please email the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets the first Wednesday of each month. Applications must be submitted by the Monday before the meetings. Expedite fees of $100 will apply to ALL applications that owners want to have reviewed outside of the regular monthly meeting. For more information, click on the ACC button at the top of this page.
MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION DECALS are available to all property owners in Mountain Springs Ranch.· The small blue decals with a silver M on the rear window of vehicles idenitfy vehicles· belonging to property owners at Mountain Springs Ranch when those vehicles are parked at the pool, nature preserve or mailboxes. If you need a vehicle decal for your vehicle(s), please see your Neighborhood Watch Block Captain or contact the Association at email@example.com.