Comal County Burn Ban LIFTED September 29, 2013 - Mountain Springs Ranch POA Board of Directors Meeting, Friday April 4, 2014, MAY Fest - Friday May 2, 2014

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 29, 2014
At the Annual POA meeting on March 29, the following members were elected to the Board of Directors of Mountain Springs Ranch POA: Deena Clausen, Eric Engquist, Clay Pilkilton, Michael Provost, and Mary Lu Zellers,  The Association Investment Policy was approved at the Annual Meeting.


Compliance Committee
Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy

At the March 17 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors voted to establish a Compliance Committee and approved a Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy.  Gary Henry was appointed as chairman of the Compliance Committee.  Please contact Gary Henry or the Board of Directors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in learning more about this committee or serving on the committee.

In 2013, our POA attorney suggested that the Board of Directors should handle some violations of our governing documents that were being handled by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), thus allowing the ACC to focus on construction related applications and issues.   The Board feels strongly that the first step in solving violations is to meet with the property owner.  The Compliance Committee was formed to assist with these responsibilities. If violations cannot be solved in a meeting, the Board will proceed with notices and fines.   Click on the links below to view the Compliance Committee Charter and the Violations and Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy.

Compliance Committee
Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy


February Mountain Springs Ranch News Stream

The February Mountain Springs Ranch News Stream is available.  You can read it here: http://www.yournewsstream.com/eBooks/MSRFEB14 .  Just click on the link or cut and paste it into your browser. 

If you prefer to download the PDF version of the February edition, it is located here: http://www.yournewsstream.com/eBooks/MSRFEB14PDF.pdf
 
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2014 ASSESSMENTS
2014 Budget and Assessments were mailed December 1, 2013. 
MSRPOA Assessments were payable January 1, 2014.  A late fee of $50 was assessed to unpaid accounts on January 15, 2014 and interest and penalties will accrue until accounts are paid.


ACC COMMITTEE
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.


CANYON LAKE WATER SERVICE COMPANY
FILES FOR 23.1% WATER RATE INCREASE IN NOVEMBER 2013

Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) filed  for a 23.1% rate increase effective December 2, 2013.  Representatives of the Coalition for Equitable Water Rates (CEWR) are circulating a petition for signature by rate payers in Mountain Springs Ranch to protest the rate increase and to designate CEWR as their representative in this matter.

FINAL WATER RATE RULING
AUGUST 2013

In August of 2010 CLWSC filed for a proposed 71% water rate hike for their ratepayers in Comal and Blanco Counties.  After three years of protest activities by CEWR (Coalition for Equitable Water Rates) representing all rate payers, the final motion of the TCEQ (Texas Commission of Environmental Quality) determined the outcome of the protest.  The motion passed is a terrific win for CEWR and ratepayers.  Read about the protest outcome in this special edition of News Streamwww.yournewsstream.com/eBooks/MSRCEWRRATEORDER.pdf


2012 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
2013 RESERVE STUDY

The 2012 Audited Financial Statements and 2013 Reserve Study are available to Property Owners by using the property owner login to this website.  Log in and select Financial Information under Restriced - Property owners Only, 


NATURE PRESERVE NEWS
All Nature Preserve hiking trails have been graded and smoothed since the damage during  heavy rainstorms last fall.   Please notify the Nature Preserve Committee if you notice areas that need attention.  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:  No motorized vehicles (including ATVs) are allowed in the Nature Preserve.  (Work vehicles authorized by the Nature Preserve Committee Chair are exempted.)


COMAL COUNTY BURN BAN LIFTED
Comal Judge Sherman Krause lifted the Burn Ban effective Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.  For further information about  restricted outdoor burning regulations, please contact the Fire Marshal or log-on to
http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Fire_Marshal.htm


MSR POOL/PLAYGROUND
Winter Hours started on November 1, 2013 (7:00 a.m. to  7:00 p.m.)
Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a RESPONSIBLE individual at least 16 years old.
No Lifeguard is on duty. 
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 also 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR contact our pool maintenance company, JK Pools, at 830-643-9761.
For Pool Emergencies, please dial 911.


ADDRESS FOR MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association
3601 Comal Springs, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(Note:  This address is a post office box.  Do not send packages for delivery by courier.  Please call the number below for delivery instructions.)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone and Fax:· 1-866-364-0214


2013 BOARD of DIRECTORS
Gary Henry, President
Mary Lu Zellers, Vice President
Deena Clausen, Treasurer
Julia Doerle, Secretary
Hilary Comfort, Member
Mike LaPlante, Member
Bob Rice, Member (appointed to fill the vacancy created by Bill Langenbahn's resignation)


SAFETY ON MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH  ROADS
Mountain Springs Ranch neighbors have reported some close calls with vehicles on our roads. Comal County  posted speed limit on all county roads within Mountain Springs Ranch is 30 mph. MSR gated neighborhoods posted speed limit is 30 mph.   Drivers:  Please observe the 30 mph speed limit.  Walkers and joggers, please run/walk on the left side of the street facing on-coming traffic.


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION STICKERS are available for all property owners in Mountain Springs Ranch.· These stickers identify vehicles parked at our pool complex, nature preserve, mailboxes and other common areas as· belonging to property owners here at Mountain Springs Ranch.· The vehicle stickers are placed in the lower left corner of the back window of your vehicle.· If you need a vehicle sticker for your vehicle(s), please see your Neighborhood Watch Block Captain.·


MEETINGS & EVENTS


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Bulverde/Spring Branch EMS Meeting Rooms
353 Rodeo Drive
Spring Branch, TX


MAY FEST
German Menu and Beer Tasting
Friday May 2, 2014 - 6:00 P.M.

MSR Pool Pavilion
Adult MSR Residents and Property Owners ONLY
RSVP with names of those attending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   by April 25, 2014


 

PROPERTY OWNERS:  UNDER TEXAS LAW YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP YOUR ADDRESS INFORMATION UP-TO-DATE with MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA.   To update email, address, phone number, etc. send an email to the Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail your request to the POA at 3601 Comal Springs, Canyon Lake, TX 78133.


 REALTOR'S CORNER

To view Properties for Sale in Mountain Springs Ranch Click Here


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA FEES: 

  • Transfer Fee - $75
  • Resale Certificate - $75
  • Update Resale Certificate - $25

The Property Owners Association must be notified of a property owner's mailing address and contact information in a sale or transfer transaction.  The address for Mountain Springs Property Owners Association is 3601 Comal Springs, Canyon Lake, TX 78133.  Please download current MSRPOA governing documents from the POA website

Assessments:
Assessments for properties in the Mountain Springs Ranch community are:

  • $300 a year for properties in ungated neighborhoods
  • $600 a year for properties in gated neighborhoods
    (The Estates, The Hills, The Ridge, and The Vistas)

All assessments are due January 1st of each calendar year.
Budgets and Assessment Statements are mailed by December 1 to all property owners of record.

Questions or more Information:
Call 1-866-364-0214 or email  the Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mountain Springs Ranch POA is self-managed and does not employ a management company.


ADDRESS FOR MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
Please send correspondence to:
Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association
3601 Comal Springs
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(Please Note:  This is a post office box.  Do not send courier delivery packages to the above address.  Please call the number below for delivery instructions.)
Phone and Fax:· 1-866-364-0214
email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FOR SALE SIGNS
Signs that allow property owners to market  property in Mountain Springs Ranch are allowed as long as the signs adhere to the Mountain Springs Ranch Real Estate Sign Guidelines.  Click here to review or download the Realtor Sign Guidelines.

Any sign maker may be used as long as they adhere to our guidel;ines but please contact NB Signs & Design in New Braunfels for the template and logo.
Phone:  830-627-9120
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


GATED NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS:   Realtors, when you list a home or property in one of the four gated communities within Mountain Springs Ranch (The Estates, The Hills, The Ridge, The Vistas), please ask the property owner to request a realtor gate code from the Association for your use.


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