Wednesday, 03 June 2020

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.

 INFORMATION


DAMAGE TO NATURE PRESERE TRAILS
Since the 7"+ of rain on May 12, there is substantial damage to the Main trail in the Nature Preserve,  especially at the south end.  You may continue to use the trails in the Nature Preserve but please be extra cautious if you walk, run, or bike that area.

MSR POOL COMPLEX CLOSED
Due to safety concerns with  COVID-19  the Mountain Springs Ranch Pool Complex including pools, playground and restrooms will be closed until further notice. 
Click here to access the propety owner notice.

Pool Complex remains closed - May 8, 2020


ACC TIMELINES
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is unable to process expedited reviews during the current pandemic.  They will process applications as quickly as possible but cannot promise expedited deadlines.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mountain Springs Ranch ACC needs to inform our neighbors of the current complications of processing applications.  The restrictions have extended our approval/denial process timelines. We are dedicated to the process and ask for your undertanding while we make necessary adjustments to operate under current restrictions. 

Due to COVID-19 Virus complications, the Committee is unable at this time to process necessary deposits and refunds.  DAMC is unable to access the needed information.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see the situation improve soon.

Please remember, all exterior changes or additions must be applied for to the ACC and receive written approval before installation.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.


MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Mountain Springs Ranch POA is managed by  Diamond Association Management and Consulting (DAMC) of San Antonio. 

APRIL 2020
DAMC has assigned Laurel Hinton as Community Manager for Mountain Springs Ranch.  You may contact Laurel at DAMC  by email  laurel@damctx.com or by  calling 210-561-0606.  The mailing address is 14603 Huebner Road, Bldg 40, San Antonio, TX 78230.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS AT DAMC:

Resales:  resales@damctx.com

Gate Codes & Remotes accesscontrol@damctx.com

Pool Cards: accesscontrol@damctx.com

Architectural ControlACC@damctx.com

Sports Pool Reservations: anna@damctx.com


PREVENT OAK WILT
SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL TREES
1. Avoid pruning Oak trees between early February and late June.
2. If it is necessary to prune susceptible trees, or if trees are wounded, use a wound paint (pruning sealer) immediately. A new infection can be started quickly on a fresh wound (less than 15 minutes). Wounds are naturally sealed off by the tree after about a week. So painting old wounds is of no value. All fresh wounds, regardless of size or if the removed branch was alive or dead, should be painted.  Click on this link for additional information:   https://stopoakwilt.com/oak-wilt.html


 

 

 

ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED
MARCH BOARD MEETING CANCELED

Due to the new guidance from the government on the COVID-19 pandemic concerning social distancing and limiting the size of groups, the Association is cancelling the March 23 2020 Board meeting and postponing the March 28, 2020 annual meeting to a later date once conditions are safe. The health and safety of owners is of paramount concern to the Board.

 We will continue to monitor the situation and once restrictions change the Board will notify the membership of when the next Board meeting and rescheduled annual meeting will respectively be held. We appreciate your understanding.  Your Board of Directors will remain in place until the rescheduled Annual Meeting and election.


MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
1st QUARTER NEWSLETTER

Thanks to Frances Trilone for compiling the Mountain Springs Ranch 1st Quarter Newsletter.  And another huge thank you to our committee chairs for contributing updates on their committies.  Click here for a copy of the Newsletter.


CLWSC YEAR-ROUND WATERING SCHEDULE
CLWSC Year Roud Watering Schedule is in efect for Mointain Springs Ranch.  Landscape watering using in-ground or above-ground sprnkler systems will be limited to two days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. OR 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The last digit of your address will determine your new watering schedule.  The Schedule:
Last Digit of Address   Watering Dates
0,2,4,6,8                         Monday & Thursday
1,3,5,7.9                         Tuesday & Friday
No Address                   Monday & Friday
No Watering                  Saturday & Sunday

For Questions call CLWSC at 830-312-4600


COMAL COUNTY BURN BAN
LIFTED JANUARY 17, 2020

Before you outdoor burn,  make sure the burn ban is off. You can verify by calling 830-643-3748. Be certain you understand the TCEQ laws regulating outdoor burning. and you know the weather conditions including wind speeds. Check regulatoins on the Comal County Fire Marshal's Website:  https://www.co.comal.tx.us/Fire_Marshal.htm.  Also consider how close your burn would be to your neighbor's home and property.  LARGE PILES OF LAND CLEARING DEBRIS SHOULD BE MULCHED OR HAULED AWAY!

For questions on burning,
Contact:Kory Klabunde, Fire Marshal
830-743-3748
klabuk@comal.tx.us


The Mountain Springs Ranch Architectural Control Committee (ACC) requests applications for new home construction, land clearing, landscape, and improvements such as pools, decks and fencing be sent OR delivered  to DAMC (Diamond Association Management and Consulting): 

Mountain Springs Ranch ACC
c/o Diamond Association Management & Consulting
14603 Huebner Rd, Bldg. 40
San Antonio, TX 78230

Phone:  210-561-0606
Email:  acc@damctx.com


2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Mary Lu Zellers
Vice Presdient - Dwayne Scates
Secretary - Keith Randolph
Treasurer - Deena Clausen

Michaella Payne, Director, resugned from the Board due to relocattion in February 2020


MSR POOLS & PLAYGROUND
The pools and playground are open to residents year-round
A Pool Card Key is required to access the pools and playground
Pool Information is available in the Recreational Facilities Handbook under Docs and Forms on this website. 
Some quick reminders:

  • No pets are allowed inside the pool complex including the pavilion, playground and pool area
  • Spring and Summer hours (pool & playground) begin on April 1:  6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Fall and Winter 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. 
  • The Sports Pool may be reserved by property owners for private parties but the main pool, kiddie pool, pavilion and playground are always open to all property owners.  Sports Pool may NOT be reserved on holidays or holiday weekends.

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.  To obtain pool cards please complete the Common Area Use Waiver and send to accesscontrol@damctx.com.  For general pool questions or to report problems please email Laurel Hinton, our community manager, at laurel@damctx.com or call 210-561-0606.  For Sports Pool Reservations, please email Anna@damctx.com or call 210-561-0606.


NATURE PRESERVE
All trails in the Nature Preserve are open to property owners and their guests from sunrise to sunset. No camping or fires are allowed in the Nature Preserve.

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.)


MEETINGS & EVENTS


MSRPOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
June 4, 2020  6:30 PM - ZOOM Meeting

All property owners invited to attend
Click here for meeting notice and agenda

MSRPOA ANNUAL MEETING
Postponed indefinitly due to Corona Virus Pandemic


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 PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.

 To update email, address, phone number, etc. login to the Diamond Homeowner Portal on this website and update your information.


   REALTOR'S CORNER

To view Properties for Sale in Mountain Springs Ranch Click Here


 GATED NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS:   Realtors, when you list a home or property in a gated communities within Mountain Springs Ranch (The Hills, The Ridge, The Vistas), please ask the property owner to request a realtor gate code from Diamond Association Management & Consulting (DAMC) at 210-561-0606 or email accesscontrol@damctx.com.


RESALE PACKAGES:  Mountain Springs Ranch POA is managed by Diamond Association Management & Consulting (DAMC) in San Antonio, TX.  Please send resale package requests to  DAMC  at resales@damctx.com. For additional assistance or questions, you may call DAMC at 210-561-0606.

Fee Schedule Effective May 1, 2019

  • Resale Certificate - $175
  • Transfer Fee  - $175

The Property Owners Association must be notified of a property owner's mailing address and contact information in a sale or transfer transaction.  Property Owners may update information by logging in to the DAMC Owner Portal on this website.  Current MSRPOA governing documents are available for viewing or download from this website (mrspoa.com).


RENTAL PROPERTIES:  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 which are posted on this 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 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 Information:
Call Laurel Hinton
Diamond Association Management & Consulting
210-561-0606
Email:  laurel@damctx.com


MAILING ADDRESS FOR MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH POA
Please send correspondence to:

Mountain Springs Ranch POA
c/o Diamond Association Management & Consulting
14603 Huebner Road, Bldg. 40
San Antonio, Texas 78230'

Phone:  210-561-0606

Email:  laurel@damctx.com


SIGN GUIDELINES
Realtors and property owners may post signs to advertise property for sale in Mountain Springs Ranch as long as the signs meet the Mountain Springs Ranch Sign Guidelines.  Click here to review or download the Real Estate Sign GuidelinesClick here to download the Real Estate Sign Template.

Any sign maker may be used as long as they adhere to our guidelines and use the MSR real estate sign template.  NB Signs & Design in New Braunfels has the approved template and logo.

Phone:  830-627-9120
E-mail:  sales@nbsignsanddesign.com 

Builder Signs and template may also be ordered through NB Signs & Design: 
Builder Sign Guidelines
Builder Sign Template
Builder Sign


LINKS TO COMMUNITY INFORMATION:

Directions/Map

Community Maps

Nature Preserve Hiking Trails

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Applications must be submitted by the Monday before the meetings to:

Mountain Springs Ranch ACC
c/o Diamond Association Management & Consulting
14603 Huebner Rd, Bldg. 40
San Antonio, TX 78230

Phone:  210-561-0606
Email:  acc@damctx.com

Expedite fees 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 or contact the ACC at acc@damctx.com.


ARCHITECTURAL SITE AND DESIGN GUIDELINES (REVISED AUGUST 1, 2019)

The revised Architectural Site and Design Guidelines (ASDGs) were approved by the Board of Directors on August 1, 2019 and have been filed with Comal County.   Click here to view the revised Site and Design Guidelines.

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.

MOUNTAIN SPRINGS RANCH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION DECALS are encouraged for 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), contact the Association at msrpoa@msrpoa.com.

HWY 46 EXPANSION
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been planning for improvements of SH 46 from Bulverde Road to FM3159/Smithson Valley Road, including widening to six lanes. The project is being planned in phases with construction anticipated to begin in late 2022. Citizen concerns and answers are posted on the TxDOT website at https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/san-antonio/072518.html.

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