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.
Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy
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.
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.
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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.
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
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 Stream: www.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
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.
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.)
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.·