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Lakemont February 2018

Things to Know TRASH

Things to Know TRASH PICK UP DAYS: Best Trash provides trash pick up and the cost is part of the sewer rate on your water bill. Trash pick up days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please do not place your trash outside prior to the scheduled pick up day. Trash must be in appropriate containers and removed the evening of the pick up. Heavy trash days are Thursdays only. One heavy item only is allowed per household per week. MAILBOX KEYS: Graham Managment does not have keys or access to your mailbox. Mailbox keys are provided by the previous homeowner or or the Post Office. POOL KEYS: Pool cards can be picked up at The Lake House. Additional pool cards can be obtained from Crest Management and the cost is $5 if the homeowner is current on their dues. TRASH PICKUP DAYS MONDAYS & THURSDAYS HEAVY TRASH DAY THURSDAY VISITOR PARKING: Parking on the street for a period longer than 48 consecutive hours is not permitted. ASSESSMENT DUE DATE: The Association assessment fee is due on January 1st of each year. ASSESSMENT LATE DATE: The Association assessment fee is late if received on or after February 1st of each year. ASSESSMENT LATE FEE: All payments received after the due date are subject to additional late charges of 10% of the annual assessment. School District and Phone Numbers: The school district is the Lamar Consolidated School District. Their main phone number is 832-223-0000. CLUBHOUSE RENTAL: The clubhouse is available for homeowners to rent. Please register on the community website for reservation applications and fees. You are NOT guaranteed your reservation date unless you confirm with the on-site manager by phone: 832-595-6808. ARC REQUIREMENTS: All exterior changes must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee for review and written approval obtained prior to commencement of work. Forms are found by visiting your community link at www.grahammanagementhouston.com WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.grahammanagementhouston.com 713-334-8000 If you have a life threatening emergency call 911. If you have a general emergency after regular business hours, contact Lakemont Patrol 832-719-1047. BEST TRASH Heavy Trash and Bulk Items FAQs Do you pick up paint? Yes, we can pick up paint and paint cans, but they must be dried first. Let paint sit out in the sun until it is dried or use a drying agent like kitty litter to dry the paint. Once the paint is fully dried, please set the cans to the curb with the lids removed for collection. Do you pick up tree branches? Yes, we can pick up tree branches, shrubs and brush trimmings, but they need to be properly tied and bundled. All bundles must be less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 bundles at a time. Do you pick up fence pickets or lumber? All bundles must be less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with all nails either hammered down or removed. We cannot collect any fence posts with concrete. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 bundles at a time. Do you pick up carpet? Yes, we can collect up to 1 room of carpet at a time. Carpet must be rolled and tied bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and no more than 40 pounds and placed on the curb. Do you pick up large items like appliances or furniture? Yes, we can collect large items, but no more than two each collection day. Please place your large item at the curb on collection day. Do you pick up mattress and box springs? Yes, we can collect both the mattress and box springs, but no more than two each collection day. Please place your mattress and box springs at the curb on collection day. Yes, we do collect Queen and King size mattresses. 4 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

EMERGENCIES CAN’T WAIT. Neither Should You. Full-Service ER in Your Neighborhood • 24/7 care • Free parking • All ages • 10 private treatment rooms • X-ray, CT and ultrasound • On-site laboratory • Board-certified emergency physicians 26000 FM 1093 | Katy, TX 77494 832.522.6070 | houstonmethodist.org/ER Do you pick up refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners? Yes, we can pick up refrigerators and freezers, but they must be drained of freon first. By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed. Please attach the validation bill to the item before placing it at the curb for collection. Do you pick up hazardous waste or household chemicals? We cannot collect hazardous waste, please visit your county’s household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal options. Harris County: Hazardous Waste Recycling Fort Bend County: Hazardous Waste Recycling Can you pick up storm debris? How do I get rid of my storm debris? We do not collect waste generated from the result of a storm. Please be patient during this process, if you have storm debris that you need collected the county will typically make rounds through the communities affected by the storm to have the storm debris removed. If you are in Harris County, please visit www.readyharris. com, to see the proper guidelines and size limitations for the debris collection. If you have hired a contractor to remove the debris from your home you will need to make arrangements to have the debris hauled off by the contractor. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS People who are homeowners in the Association will have a different perspective on issues in the association community because they are directly impacted by them. This is especially true when it comes to decisions relating to monetary and violation issues. Below are some of the frequently asked questions. Community Newsletter | February 2018 What is HOA and who are HOA members? A Homeowners Association (HOA) is organized as a nonprofit corporation and everyone that owns property inside of a subdivision with an HOA is an HOA member. What is the Board of Directors? A Board of Directors is a requirement for an HOA to function properly. The Board is elected from and by the homeowners of the community at the annual meeting. These elected volunteers are responsible for all operations of the association and ensure the community governing documents are followed and enforced. How does Board member make decisions? The Board member makes decisions by following the laws, Declaration, Articles and By Laws of the association. An HOA Board member is entitled to rely on the advice of other officers, professional people or HOA committees. What are duties of the Board member? Board members must carefully review and understand all the HOA’s governing documents, such as the bylaws, articles of incorporation, covenants, conditions, restrictions (CC&Rs) and day-to-day operating rules. The Board members are responsible for the affairs of the association, preparing the annual budget, providing for maintenance of common areas, hiring personnel necessary for upkeep of the association and common areas, enforcing rules, keeping books, obtaining insurance, collecting assessments, adopting rules. HOA Board members act fairly, in good faith, in the interest of and for the benefit of the HOA. 5