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Lost Creek February 2018

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www.lostcreekowners.com NEW LOST CREEK WEBSITE We now have a new website. The old website was discontinued as of the first of the year. All Lost Creek residents, both homeowners and renters, are encouraged to go to the new website and set up your login. You can then check out all the new features and resources that are offered. LOST CREEK HOMEOWNERS Welcome to the February 2018 issue of Lost Creek’s newsletter. Please keep the newsletter coming by supporting the advertisers in this publication. The official Lost Creek website is now: https://associationoflostcreek.nabrnetwork.com/ The former website has been discontinued. The two social media websites below are unofficial and not run or sanctioned by the HOA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/lostcreekhoa NextDoor: https://lostcreekrichmond.nextdoor.com ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING The Annual Lost Creek Homeowners Meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018, from 6:15-9 PM at the Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, which is located at the corner of Fry Road and Peek Road. All homeowners should have already received the proxy forms that are to be used only if you cannot attend the meeting. Hopefully there will be a better turnout for this years meeting compared to that of last year. We must have a quorum in order to hold the meeting. That means that a minimum of 56 homes must be represented at the meeting. A combination of attendance and submitted proxies counts towards the quorum. Any less than that minimum and the meeting would have to be rescheduled resulting in additional costs to the association. REPORT STREET LIGHTS THAT ARE OUT Contact CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222 or go to their website to report an outage. You will need to get the number that’s on the side of the light pole to let them know which light is out and where the pole is located. www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/residential/customer-service/ electric-outage-center/report-streetlight-outages DO NOT FAIL TO SUBMIT AN ARCHITECTURAL REQUEST Don’t neglect to submit an Architectural Request. Don’t go ahead and just do something without it. Don’t cause problems for the community, the HOA and yourself. Play it safe and submit a request. Please take a look at the ACC Guidelines on the Lost Creek website for guidance and don’t go ahead with your plans until you hear back from the Architectural Committee. The HOA has the authority to make you remove or take down anything that does not have approval or does not comply with the guidelines. When you bought your home you agreed to the terms of the HOA’s CC&Rs, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. If your request is denied, you can always ask for a hearing before the Board of Directors. COMMERCIAL VEHICLES COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PARKED OVER- NIGHT ON ANY OF THE STREETS WITHIN LOST CREEK. BEFORE YOU SUBMIT AN ARCHITECTURAL REQUEST If you are planning a project that involves constructing something anywhere in your yard, first call 811 to have someone from the utilities come out and determine where pipes and wires are in the ground. Also check your “plat of survey” to determine if there are any easements on your property that limit where and what you can construct. Please keep in mind that, if you build over pipes or wires and there is a problem, you may be forced to dig up or take down whatever you built. Be aware that some easements are actually overhead. TROUBLE PAYING YOUR ASSESSMENT? Did you know that you can appeal to the HOA Board of Directors to be approved for a specific payment plan tailored to your particular situation? If you get behind in paying your assessment and have legitimate financial problems, call Gloria at Inframark. You can also set up an appointment to discuss your situation with the Board and see what kind of plan fits your needs. Don’t let interest and legal fees add up month after month and get you further in debt. Please be aware that failure to follow through on a payment plan that you commit to can result in additional fees. IMPORTANT WEBSITES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Fort Bend MUD50: www.fortbendmud50.com North Fort Bend Water Authority: www.nfbwa.com/ Fort Bend Subsidence District: www.fbsubsidence.org/ Fort Bend County: www.fortbendcountytx.gov/ Fort Bend County, Precinct 3: www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=48 Municipal District Services (water company): www.municipaldistrictservices.com/ Fort Bend Central Appraisal District: www.fbcad.org/ CONTACT LOST CREEK PROPERTY MANAGER Gloria Black is our property management contact at Inframark. You can call her at 281-870-0585 x30363 or email her at gloria.black@ inframark.com You can also use the official Lost Creek HOA website to contact Lost Creek’s property manager. PARKING IN THE STREET Be courteous to your neighbors if you choose to park in the street anywhere in Lost Creek. Please don’t park directly opposite another parked vehicle so as to leave only a narrow space for other vehicles to drive. Be aware that, if you park in the street, you could be risking damage to your vehicle if it is hit by a passing vehicle. DO NOT LET YOUR PETS RUN FREE IN LOST CREEK Common household pets must be confined to a fenced-in backyard or in the house. Pets are not allowed to roam free outside of your house or outside of your fenced-in backyard. When walking your dog or other pet away from your property, it must be on a leash at all times within Lost Creek. This is a Fort Bend County ordinance as well as a Lost Creek regulation. 4 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

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