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Green Trails Estates February 2018

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Community Information 4 PARK The Estates of Green Trails invites neighboring communities to come enjoy the park at Shillington and Fry Road. A wonderful addition to our community encouraging family picnics, playgroups, a place to meet and bring laughter, smiles and good fun! Jenna and Josiah Hellekson, who recently relocated to Nottingham Country expressed, “with four little ones under the age of six, having outdoor space to get their energy out each day is crucial. We were thrilled to discover the new park nearby that we can enjoy for years to come.” Park hours are from dawn ‘til dusk. Ages 2 to 12. Building memories!! GREEN TRAILS ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS DATE: January, April, July and October, 2 nd Thursday of each Month TIME: 6:00 PM PLACE: 1603 S. Fry, Houston, TX A quorum requires at least three (3) Directors be present in order to call the meeting to order. Please advise Debra Willis at 832-678-4500 or dwillis@ if you are unable to attend. AGENDA I. Call to Order and Approval of Proposed Agenda II. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes III. Homeowners/Guests to Address the Board IV. Financial Reports V. New/Pending Business VI. Compliance Deed Restriction Report VII. Discussion of Annual Meeting held in February of each year (GT ESTATES) OUR MANAGEMENT AGENT FOR HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION The Estates of Green Trails Homeowners Association contracts with Sterling Association Services, Inc. for the day-to-day operation of the Association. Sterling ASI 6842 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. Houston, TX 77064Phone: 832-678-4500 Fax: 281-966-1785 Ms. Debra Willis, Association Manager - 832-678-4500, ext. 306 - dwillis@ Jose Villegas, President of Sterling ASI - 832-678-4500 - jose@sterlingasi. com If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Sterling. Please email or phone them for the following types of issues and questions: neighborhood security, landscape maintenance, trash pickup (or lack thereof!), and concerns or questions that do not fall neatly into one of these categories. Also contact them to report any needed maintenance, repairs or deed violations. (GT ESTATES) DEBRIS IN SEWER DRAINS Please refrain from depositing any debris (lawn clippings, leaves, pet waste, motor oil, etc.) into the streets or storm drains. Disposing of debris in the street or other portions of the storm water drainage system can create problems. Flooding takes place when the system becomes blocked with debris. This can create a flooding potential that could result in property damage. The water quality is impacted if you’ve used chemicals on your lawn or garden. In addition, pet waste left on yards can contribute to contaminated run off. Grass clippings and leaves left in the storm water system contribute to system wear and can destroy the underground system. Please make sure you dispose of your lawn clippings, leaves and other debris in a proper manner. (GT ESTATES) SECURITY Neighborhood security is provided by the Harris County Constables Precinct 5 Office, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We also have an additional contract with them (Contract 50 - in conjunction with the other sections of Green Trails and Windsor Park Lakes). To contact the Constable’s Office: • Emergency - 911 • Dispatch: 281-463-6666. PLEASE CALL THEM IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS OR NEED SECURITY INFORMATION. The Constable’s office encourages residents to call if they see any suspicious or bothersome activity. Please keep your vehicles locked at all times to reduce crime of opportunity. (GT ESTATES) VACATION WATCH Residents of Constable Precinct 5 contract subdivisions, which include Estates of Green Trails, can have their homes checked by a drive-by patrol officer while they are away on vacation. Please contact the Constable’s office at 281-463-6666 or complete a Vacation Watch Form, which can be found online at or - You will need to complete the form and submit it to the Constable’s office one week before you leave! If your home is monitored by a private security alarm system, please be sure to tell them you are in Green Trails Contract 50 with the Harris County Constable in Precinct 5. You must also have an Alarm Permit with the Harris County Sheriff’s office. The application can be found on the following website: (GT ESTATES) TRASH SERVICE Estates of Green Trails has bi-weekly trash pick-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Best Trash (Phone 281-313-2378). Should you be overlooked by Best Trash on a pickup day, please call Best Trash directly and register any complaints with Sterling ASI (Phone 281-491-0266). They will follow up with Best Trash about the problem. Holidays, which fall on our pickup days mean that trash will be picked up the next school service day. The following is a list of holidays observed by Best Trash: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please have your trash ready for pickup by 7 AM on pickup days. Landscaping debris, such as large bags of grass clippings, tree branches/ February 2018 | Green Trails III / Green Trails Estates

Community Information limbs, etc. will be picked up either day, but it must be carried to the end of your driveway and left there for pickup; you can bring these heavy items out the night before, but please not several days in advance of pickup. Your neighbors appreciate it! Heavy household items such as hot water heaters, washers, etc. are considered “heavy trash” and are picked up on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All other trash will be picked up “at the back door” (outside the gate beside the garage, etc.) by Best Trash. Please be sure trash is visible and/ or accessible to them, and please keep all pets safely away from that area of your yard. We pay for “back door” pickup, so that is where the men look for your trash. (GT ESTATES) RECYCLING Recycling plays an important role in how we help to protect the environment. The recycling day for the neighborhood is on Wednesday. Have your recycling bin at the curb no later 7:00 AM. You can recycle the following items; newsprint, magazines, phone books, corrugated boxes (broken down), non-corrugated cardboard (i.e. cereal boxes, soda boxes, etc.), HDPE Plastics 1 & 2 (look for the little triangle symbol usually on the bottom of the container with the number inside of it), aluminum and tin cans, paper, plastics 1 through 7, all glass and all metals. Items excluded include plastic bags, Styrofoam, pizza boxes and food soiled items. (GT ESTATES) RECREATION CENTER Estates of Green Trails own the Recreation Center at Shillington Drive and Fry Road. It consists of an Olympic-size swimming pool, totally refinished in the spring of 2015 and two tennis courts, recently refinished in 2015. Use of these facilities is allowed to all Estates of Green Trails residents in good standing who have paid their annual maintenance fee. Green Trails Section III residents in good standing with their homeowners association can also use these facilities. Only residents who have been issued Pool/Tennis Court Access Cards from Sterling ASI are admitted into the pool and allowed to use the tennis courts. (GT ESTATES) TENNIS COURTS Any Estates of Green Trails or Green Trails Section III resident with a Pool/ Tennis Court Access Card can use the tennis courts. Tennis Court Hours: 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM. Rollerblades, skateboards or any other wheeled vehicles are not allowed on the courts any time. (GT ESTATES) HIKE & BIKE TRAIL The 10.75 mile, asphalt trail is available from dawn to dusk for walkers and bicyclists, foot-and non-motorized-wheel-traffic. The trail runs from Highland Knolls at Fry Road through George Bush Park to Highway 6 then connects to Terry Hershey Park. (When all of this is completed, you will be able to walk/bike to Terry Hershey Park (east of Hwy. 6) along this trail. Also look for the new trail connecting the trail behind the subdivision along the drainage canal to the new trail along Baker Road. GREEN TRAILS SEC. III MANAGEMENT COMPANY Real Manage 16000 Barkers Point, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77079 Ph: 281-531-0002 • GREEN TRAILS SECTION III BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Green Trails Section III Board of Directors meets Bi-monthly. Homeowners wishing to attend should contact Real Manage at 281-531-0002 for the next meeting date and to be placed on the agenda. (GT SECTION III) HOA ACC FORM If you live in the Green Trails Section III Homeowners Association, an application must be submitted prior to making exterior improvements to your property. This includes painting (even if it is the same color), roof replacement, pool installation, major landscaping improvements, play equipment or anything else that changes the appearance of your property. If you have any questions or need a form, please contact Real Manage, 281-531-0002 or one of the ACC Committee members. You will be advised of the Committees approval or denial of the application within 30 days. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• CLOTHED BY FAITH We are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team! Please see our website for more information or email jen@clothedbyfaith. org. Located at 802 Dominion Drive Suite 100 in Katy. CBF demonstrates God’s love through the provision of gently used clothing to those in need. LOOSE DOGS We have received complaints about dogs running loose. Harris County requires both dogs and cats to be vaccinated, licensed and kept in fenced yards or on leashes. This is for the safety of both our neighbors and your pets. Remember, that if you leave food outside for a dog or cat, you may be attracting other nuisance animals, including rats. If your dog tends to bark, please do not leave it outside. When walking your pets, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER THEM! KATY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE SCHEDULE • January 25th deadline - mailed end of February - March issue • February 25th deadline - mailed end of March - April Issue • March 25th deadline - mailed end of April - May Issue TAKE YOUR DOG TO THE PARK Rated one of the best in the nation: Millie Bush Bark Park 16756 Westheimer Pkwy., Houston Texas 713-523-5235 • Named after former “first dog” Millie Bush, this is truly the “presidential suite” of dog parks. Houston’s premiere, 15-acre dog park features walking trails, three ponds with special wooden decking to help canine swimmers in and out, colorful faux fire hydrants, dog showers and even special doggie drinking fountains. Benches, shady areas and picnic tables make this park the perfect place for you and your pal to pass the afternoon. Open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. Green Trails III / Green Trails Estates | February 2018 5