Saturday, 25 April 2015
Comal County Burn Ban is OFF - - Board of Directors will meet on April 20, 2015 -

Welcome to Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association website!  We invite you to use this website to find community news and announcements and to locate information about our community.  Realtors, please visit the Realtors Corner at the bottom right corner of this home page.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
ANNUAL MEETING 2015

Julia Doerle, Eric Engquist and Forrest Murlield were elected to the board of Directors for a two year term.  Larry Hull updated property owners on plans for ESD #4 Fire/Rescue and Curtis Bremmer talked about the history of Mountain Springs Ranch before it was developed by Bluegreen.


FROM OUR NEWS STREAM EDITORS 

We Bringing You the News!!
The next issue of NewsStream comes out in May.  If you haven't seen the February issue, you may want to take a look.  Since February was the month of love, The News Stream shared some stories of care for our loved ones:
Emergencies and Our Furry Friends
A Scam Sure to Tug at Your Heartstrings
A Few Housing Tips for Parents with College-Aged Kiddos
Surprising Health Benefits from Tomato Soup
 
Enjoy a new feature from our updated interactive software--on the left hand side, there is now a tab for Archives, click to expand it, and WOW! all of last year's issues are right at your (mouse) fingertips!
The links for February 2015: Click Here    PDF version: Click Here

FERAL HOGS AT MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH
There have been no reports of recent feral hog activity at Mountain Springs Ranch; but, the hogs will be back and probably have never left.  

There are two methods of control available to the residents of MSR.  One is traps.  Traps are active and monitored and have been for quite some time.  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.  The large trap in the Preserve was activated but no hogs have been near the trap.

The other 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 we as individual property owners must take responsibility for protecting our own property. 

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. 


 COMAL COUNTY BURN BAN IS OFF
The Comal County Burn Ban has been off since November 5, 2014.  For information on outdoor burning restrictions visit the Comal County Fire Mashal website:
http://www.co.comal.tx.us/
Fire_Marshal.htm


 MSR POOLS & PLAYGROUND

  • The pools and playground are open to residents year-round.
  • Pool and Playground hours beginning April 1 are 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 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 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 msrpoa@msrpoa.com 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.


NATURE PRESERVE
All trails in the Nature Preserve are open to property owners and their guests.  R
emember 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.)


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of Mountain Springs Ranch POA  are: Deena Clausen, Julia Doerle, Eric Engquist, Forrest Murfield, Clay Pilkilton, Michael Provost, and Mary Lu Zellers. You may contact the Board by sending an email to msrpoa@msrpoa.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.)


COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy
At the March 17, 2014 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors voted to establish a Compliance Committee and approved a Violations Operational Guidelines and Fine Policy.   The committee is inactive at this time but the Board is seeking committee members.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee or serving on the committee, 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


 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.  


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 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 mrspoa@msrpoa.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS & EVENTS


BOARD OF DIRECTORS ORGANIZATION MEETING
April 20, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
GVTC Auditorium Conference Room

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
April 20, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
GVTC Auditorium Conference Room
Click here for Meeting Agenda


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
PROPERTY OWNER ADDRESSES
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 msrpoa@msrpoa.com or mail your request to  Mountain Springs Ranch POA, 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  or Resale Certificate - $125 (effective November 1, 2014)
  • Update Resale Certificate - $25

Realtors, please ask your title company to request resale information from the Associaiton by sending an email to msrpoa@msrpoa.com.  The Association will reply to the request within 10 working days.

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.  Current MSRPOA governing documents are available for viewing or download from this website

Please Note:  Property Owners and/or rental agents are responsible to notify the Property Owners Association of persons renting or leasing residences in Mountain Springs Ranch and for providing the rentors with copies of the Association Governing Documents and Rules and Regulations.

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 msrpoa@msrpoa.com


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 mailing address only.  Do not send courier delivery packages to Comal Springs.  Please call 1-866-364-0214  for delivery instructions.)
Email:  msrpoa@msrpoa.com
Phone and Fax:· 1-866-364-0214


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:  sales@nbsignsanddesign.com 


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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