Monday, 21 May 2018

Property Owners Association
The Mountain Springs Ranch POA is a non-profit organization which manages the  common properties and facilities. These include the pool complex, 85 acre nature preserve, gated community roads, public rights of way and easements not owned by Comal County, gates and landscaped areas at entrances and any associated sprinkler systems.. It will include any facility, wall, fence or safety feature developed in the future on common property.

Responsibilities of the POA also include managing contractors, providing services, collecting assessments, making disbursements, establishing the annual budget, keeping financial records, and maintaining all administrative records. The POA, through the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), also reviews applications for property improvements (e.g., new construction, landscaping, in-ground pools, fencing) for compliance with the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCRs) and the Architectural and Site Design Guidelines (ASDG) for the community of Mountain Springs Ranch.

Property Owners Association Office
Mountain Springs Ranch POA does not maintain a physical office. The POA is managed by the Board of Directors.

You may contact the POA by:
Phone:  1-866-364-0214
Fax: 1-866-364-0214
Email:  msrpoa@msrpoa.com
Mail:
Mountain Springs Ranch POA
3601 Comal Springs
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Please note:  Please call 1-866-364-0214 to make arrangements to deliver a package in person to the POA or to arrange courier delivery.

Board of Directors
Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association
Jeffrey Owen, President
Bob Powers, Treasurer
Julia Doerle, Secretary
Mike Anderson
Jim Miller
Tate Mueller

Board of Directors 2017 Meeting Schedule
The Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2016 is the third monday of each Month at 6:00 p.m. at GVTC Auditorium Conference Room.  For more information on meeting times and location contact the Board by email or call 1-866-364-0214.  Board meeting notices will be posted on the Association Bulletin Boards and sent by email to property owners who have shared an email address with the Association.  Property owners are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Board Meeting Minutes (Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Only - must be logged in to view) Meeting minutes will be posted on the website after approval at the following Board meeting.

Gated Communities (The Hills, The Ridge and The Vistas)
Please report gate operating problems directly to Gate Services at 210-867-5451.  New residents should contact msrgates@msrpoa.com to request gate codes and/or gate remotes.

Annual Assessment
Every property owner is a member of the POA and shares a portion of the responsibility for its support. The current POA assessments are $300 per year per lot. Owners of two or more lots pay for no more than two lots. Property owners in the gated communities, The Vistas, The Ridge, and The Hills pay an additional assesment per year  for gates, entrance maintenance, and private road maintenance and repair. The Estates pays an assessment for entrance maintenance.  Roads in the non-gated areas, The Highlands, The Oaks, The Bluffs, The Uplands and The Estates are owned and maintained by Comal County.

Your POA annual assessment is mailed by December 1 and is due January 1st of each year and will be considered delinquent if not paid by January 15. Please make payments to the POA at the address noted above (and on your invoice) indicating your lot number and Mountain Springs Ranch Property Owners Association on your check. For other payment options, please contact the Property Owners Association at 1-866-364-0214 or email msrpoa@msrpoa.com.

Governing Documents
To ensure that Mountain Springs Ranch develops in a way that the documents you signed at closing envisioned, and to enhance long-term property values, every property owner must comply with the Mountain Springs Ranch Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCRs), the Supplemental Declarations for each gated neighborhood, and the Architectural and Site Design Guidelines.  If you did not receive a copy of these documents, or cannot find them, please contact your title company and request a copy, or you may also download them here.

In our experience, most violations occur because owners, architects, designers, builders and subcontractors are unaware of the restrictions and rules.  It is the property owner's responsibility to make sure that all parties are aware of, and comply with, the DCCRs and Architectural and Site Design Guidelines.

Architectural Control Committee Review
For new construction, new landscaping and/or any exterior improvements or changes to your home, the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) must approve your plans before work may commence. Please submit your plans, in accordance with the ACC requirements as set out in the Architectural and Site Design Guidelines, to the ACC at the POA address above.  

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.  To make arrangements to deliver a package in personor by courier  to the ACC, please email msracc@msrpoa.com.

An "Improvement" is defined as any addition or change to the existing property. Examples are changes to landscaping, fences, pool, patio, deck, or the exterior colors of your home or the addition of a flagpole, basketball goals or backboards, athletic equipment, backyard sheds, gazebos, swing sets; garbage cans; wood piles; window air-conditioning units or fans; solar panels; antennas; walls; dog runs; animal pens; fences, including invisible fences; artificial vegetation or sculpture; etc. Please refer to Articles 9 and 10 of the "Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions" and the "Architectural and Site Design Guidelines" for more details and information.  For all ACC Forms, click here.

Landscaping
Landscaping plans must be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee for approval prior to commencing any work. Landscaping for new construction must be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee within 60 days of the completion of home construction and landscaping must be installed within 90  days of completion of construction. Property owners are encouraged to review Section 9.4 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCRs) prior to developing plans.

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