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Memorial Parkway February 2018

2018

2018 Maintenance Fees If you have not paid the 2018 Maintenance Fee of $375, it is now PAST DUE/LATE. Late notices were mailed to all past due account holders the first week of February. Any account not paid before February 28, 2018 will incur an additional late fee of $35 on March 1 st and a finance charge of 10% per month. Late Fee Schedule for Unpaid Maintenance Fees: Accounts not paid before January 31, 2018 will incur an additional late fee of $35. Accounts not paid before February 28, 2018 will incur an additional late fee of $35. Accounts not paid before March 30, 2018 will incur an additional late fee of $50. Accounts not paid before April 30, 2018 will incur an additional late fee of $50. All unpaid fees after January 31, 2018 carry a finance charge of 10% per annum. Accounts not paid by April 30, 2018 may be turned over for legal pursuit in which all costs are the responsibility of the delinquent owner. Legal fees can range from $150 to over $2,000. Homeowner Portal We are excited to announce our new Homeowner Portal for all residents and homeowners in Memorial Parkway. The Homeowner Portal provides homeowners access to their HOA account in REAL time. Homeowners can view their accounts and pay online, view compliance issues including copies of compliance letters, view maintenance issues including submitting service requests, update profile information and view documents. To register, visit www.mphoa.org and sign up!! MPCA Board Meetings The Board of Directors meets in the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse (21600 Cimarron Parkway) on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. The meeting is open to all members of the Association. The Board is only required by the State to have ONE meeting per year, but MP has always had monthly meetings so that they can be more accessible to the members that they serve. Our monthly Board meeting, will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018. MPCA Dinner & Bingo Join your neighbors for a night out at the clubhouse! On Friday, February 9, 2018 the HOA would like you to join us for dinner and bingo! We will serve food at 6:30 PM and begin BINGO at 7 PM. We will play 20 games, which usually takes about 2 hours. Bingo is for residents over the age of 18 years old. This is an adult only event and space is limited to 60 people. You may RSVP by calling the office at 281-492-2949. MPCA Ladies Game Night Join us other neighborhood ladies for game night and pot luck. We play Bunco ($13) and LRC ($3). Bring your favorite dish to share. Thursday, February 1 st at 6:30 PM in the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse. Newbies we always love to teach you how to play. Such easy games and some great prizes, but the fun of getting together for great food and great new friends is the best part. We play the first Thursday of each month at the same location and time. Children’s Story Time Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse from 10 AM to 11 AM. Parents, grandparents and caretakers are invited to story time with award winning author, Maria Ashworth. Her story telling fosters and develops toddler’s personal, social, motor and literacy skills through music, finger play, art and storytelling. The hour-long session is geared for children from 1 month to 8 years of age. No child is too young to listen to a great book. 4 Stay Connected To find the latest news and information on upcoming events, documents, copies of Board minutes and to register for Memorial Parkway’s blog, please go to our web page mphoa.org. As another way to share communication, ideas and events in our neighborhood is to “like” us on Facebook. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We welcome communication from homeowners and residents. The MPCA Board of Directors are your neighbors and are available to answer questions. We love having comments and suggestion from everyone as we strive to make Memorial Parkway a great place to live. Please contact us at anytime via email at mpcakaty@sbcglobal.net. Memorial Parkway Roadways Please help us keep our streets clear. We are receiving many complaints from residents about cars being parked in the street with empty driveways. Please be considerate of your neighbors when parking your vehicles. Try to always park in your garage or on your driveway. If you can’t park in your garage because you have too much clutter, spend some time and clean out your garage! As a reminder, commercial vehicles are not allowed in Memorial Parkway subdivision. Street Gutters And Drains We ask that you keep the street area in front of your home clean, so that leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in the gutters next to the curb and end up being washed into the drains causing them to back up and flood the streets. If you see someone putting grass clippings, oil or other debris down the drains, please contact the MUD District and the County at 281-463-6300. This includes lawn contractors that are blowing the leaves into the street instead of bagging them. How to Report Backyard Nuisance If you have a neighbor with a terrible backyard such as garbage dumping, unsanitary conditions, unsecured private swimming pools, etc., you can go to Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services’ Website to file a complaint, www.hcphes.org/eph/complaints. Need Curb Repair?? Do you have a broken curb in front of your home... Did you know that Harris County Precinct 3 will come and fix it? It is as easy as going to their website and filling out the service request form. They will come and fix it for free (well, that is your tax dollars at work)! They will not fix the curved part that attaches to your driveway, that is the homeowner’s responsibility. You can go to www.harriscountytx.gov/servicerequestform/default. aspx?pct3 and fill out the service request form if you have a broken curb that needs repaired. Garage Sales MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be known for its “Once a Month” garage sales. Do not attach your garage sale signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the law and the County can issue citations for this. If a sign is on a public right of way, like the esplanades), they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000 per occurrence per day. We also ask that you do not post your signs on the property of another resident. When your sale is over, please go back and pick up all of your signs. February 2018 | Memorial Parkway

Architectural Control Committee All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must be on our request form that can be found online at our website www. mphoa.org or at the office. Please give as much detail as possible, so there is no delay in getting your request reviewed. Except for painting and re-roofing, it would be best to include a plat of your property that shows property lines and easements in relation to the location of your project. Architectural Modifications Approved November 1 through December 18, 2017: Exterior Paint 18 Exterior Repair 1 Fence 5 Roof 7 Window Replacement 1 Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of December 18, 2017: Animals 0 Unapproved construction 3 Basketball goal 6 Decorations 11 Seasonal decorations 4 Flower pots 2 Driveways 14 Exterior lighting 7 Fences 28 Garages 5 Home exterior 141 Dirt and mildew 60 Exterior paint 76 Exterior repairs 16 Gutters 7 Roof 11 Landscaping 18 Dead landscaping 3 Sightlines 0 Trim bushes 2 Vines 2 Weeds 4 Lawn maintenance 51 Mailboxes 12 Outdoor furniture 2 Satellite dish 0 Sidewalk 13 Stored items 79 Trash containers 129 Trees 22 Dead tree 4 Leaves and tree debris 5 Low tree branches 1 Palm trees 5 Stump 7 Use 0 Vehicles 37 Commercial vehicles 5 Parking 15 Motor vehicle repairs 0 Motor vehicle storage 17 Windows 15 A/c unit 3 Damaged glass 7 Window treatments 4 Discount Fence Company “When a good job really matters.” Residential and Commercial Fences • Wood Privacy Fences • Chain Link Fences • Fence Repairs • Insured and Bonded • Free Estimates • Tree Trimming (Certified Arborist) No Job Too Big or Too Small Daniel Burgess 832-378-2337 Memorial Parkway | February 2018 5