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Bear Creek March 2018

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BEAR CREEK PURPOSE OF HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Hunter’s Park Community Association handles the financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee which is used to pay street lights; pay taxes on and maintain the common areas, such as the swimming pools, tennis courts, etc.; pay for security; and pay legal expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions. The Board meets every month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the community building. Residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda should call the HPCA office in advance. The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the 4th Thursday of January. Members hold three year staggered terms and are elected. The election process is as follows: 1) Mail in ballots will be mailed out with the Annual Maintenance fee statements. 2) Voting in person will begin on the 1st Monday after the Annual Meeting ending on the following Saturday at 7pm. HPCA Office Office Phone: 281 463-1216 Office Hrs: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon- Fri. Closed Weekends and Major Holidays HPCA employs three workers to provide coverage for the office. Every effort is made to have one of the three employees in the office at all times. Occasionally business of the association may require us to be out of the office for a short period of time. If we are out of the office when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a message on the answering machine and your calls will be returned as soon as possible during office hours. HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Officers Gayle Minto - President Missy Barna - Vice President Shelly Schmitz - Treasurer Carol Harless - Secretary Legal Counsel - Michael Gainer Terry Martin - Member at Large Please call HPCA OFFICE at 281-463-1216 to reach a board member. Contact the HPCA Office at hpca@bearcreeknetwork.org The HPCA office has a new resident package available at the office or by mail. Please call 281 463-1216 and we will be happy to send the information to you! DEED RESTRICTIONS Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Hunter’s Park Community Association. Copies of the restrictions are available at the association’s office or by mail (call 281 463-1216). Complaint forms are included in every Bear Creek Newsletter for your convenience. The association’s office verifies complaints and writes letters to violators. HPCA will initiate legal action when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL You must submit any plans for improvements or modifications of your home to the Hunter’s Park Community Association Office. Your plans will be checked to insure that they comply with the deed restrictions. This includes re-roofing, playforts (8 ft. height limit), temporary storage buildings, etc. Please call the office at 281 463-1216 if you need any additional help or assistance. SECURITY Hunter’s Park Community Association provides additional security currently through a contract with Commissioners Court for four Harris County Constables. HPCA also hires off-duty deputies on an as-needed basis for additional coverage. Please call the Constable’s Office at 281 463-6666 to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation watch. There is a voluntary $2.00 security contribution on the M.U.D. #6 water bill that goes to each homeowner. The voluntary contributions can only be used to pay for security. This contribution enables HPCA to provide more coverage without raising maintenance fees. Judy - Security Directory - HPCA - (281) 463-1216 WASTE CORPORATION OF TEXAS (WCA) WCA collects our trash on Tuesdays and Fridays. Poly-carts, heavy trash and extra bags or items will be picked up on both days. Recycling picked up on Tuesdays only. The homeowner’s maintenance fee does not pay for garbage pick-up. You must call WCA to start service. Poly-carts and recycling bins are provided free of charge to homeowners or residents. When regular pick-up falls on a holiday, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 th , Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the pick-up will be made on the next regular scheduled pick up day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be picked up the next week on your normal scheduled recycle day. WCA will collect for recycling, papers, plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed in the recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to the bin. If you find items left in the bin, that are not recyclable, please dispose of the items in your polycart. Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet, with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. Items that will be picked up, such as: appliances, furniture, carpet (up to 1 room, rolled up four feet wide and less than fifty pounds), cardboard boxes (flattened). 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. Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Do not dispose of these items in a container that is not visible to WCA personnel. If you need a special pickup, please call WCA. Customer Service: 281-368-8397 WATER BOARD The Water Board is a tax assessing board that levies water and sewer taxes and hires a Tax Assessor Collector to collect them. Severn Trent Services was hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district and they can assist you if you have any problems. The Board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building. Members hold staggered 4 year terms and are elected the 1st Saturday in April at the Bear Creek Community Building. NEW RESIDENTS HELPFUL NUMBERS Hunter's Park Comm. Assoc 281-463-1216 AT & T 1-800-288-2020 Trash Service WCA 281-368-8397 Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191 Houston Animal Control 713-238-9600 Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972 Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885 Buses MTA (Information, Routes & Scheduling) 713-635-4000 KISD School Bus Info. 281-396-2700 Harris County Constable’s Office (Clay Road Dispatch) 281-463-6666 Courthouse Annex (16715 Clay Road) 281-463-7759 Pct. 5 Judge Jeff Williams 713-274-0800 Chief Clerk 713-274-0802 Katy Independent School District Administration Office: 281-396-6000 Bear Creek Elementary (K-5) 281-237-5600 Cardiff Junior High (6-8) 281-234-0600 Mayde Creek Senior High (9-12) 281-237-3000 U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777 Harris Ct Pct 4 Community Assistance: (for roadway/stop signs etc. county issures 281-353-8424 Harris County Health Dept. 713-439-6000 Repairs: Street Lights Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222 (to report non-functioning light, give address and pole # off of pole needing repair) Street Repair 281-353-8424 (streets and curbs owned/maintained by Harris County) Utilities Severn Trent Services (HCUD#6) water/sewer 281-579-4500 (24 hour emergency:) 281-398-8211 Centerpoint Gas 713-659-2111 To report gas leaks & explosions 713-659-3552 Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222 Help Katy Christian Ministries Domestic Abuse Center 281-391-4504 Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620 Greenhouse Landfill 281-492-2558 Compucycle Electronics Recycling 713-869-6700 Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Facility 281-560-6200 City of Houston Reuse Warehouse 281-814-3324 Citizens Animal Protection 281-497-0597 Hot Lines: Battered Women & Children’s Hotline (Wires-24) 713-528-2121 Crisis Hotline (24 Hours) 713-228-1505 Harris County Children’s Protective Servs.(24) 713-394-4000 Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-222-1222 Rabies Control 281-999-3191 Rape Crisis (24) 713-528-7273 Suicide Prevention (24 hours) 713-228-1505 Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Service 713-528-2121 2 March 2018 | Bear Creek Community Newsletter

WWW.BEARCREEKNETWORK.ORG GET CONNECTED! Sign up NOW for our website and be “in the know” with late-breaking news: (All registrants must be residents or property owners in Bear Creek Village. Accounts will be verified.) HUNTERS PARK 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE 2 nd Thursday monthly at 6:30 PM (Annual Meeting, 4 th Thursday of January, 7:30 PM) March 8, 2018 April 13, 2018 May 10, 2018 June 14, 2018 July 12, 2018 (Annual Meeting, January 24, 2019) August 9, 2018 September 13, 2018 October 11, 2018 November 8, 2018 December 13, 2018 HPCA 2018 BOARD ELECTION RESULTS Congratulations to Gayle Minto and Shelly Schmitz for re-election to Hunter’s Park Community Association’s Board of Directors! HPCA MEETING OPPORTUNITIES Residents have an opportunity to gather monthly with the Board at our Community Center. This gives HPCA members a chance to visit, meet neighbors and voice concerns. The Board meets each month (12 times per year) to conduct normal business. You can always request to be on the agenda or have a special meeting. Please refer to the above noted schedule for residents meeting dates and times. Call HPCA office for details or questions. IMPORTANT HPCA INFORMATION ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL ANY changes or modifications made to the exterior of structures or on property, i.e., paint colors, roofs, sheds, etc, MUST BE APPROVED THROUGH THE HPCA OFFICE BEFORE ANY MODIFICATIONS BEGIN. Applications for home modifications may be obtained through our website, email, mail or at office. CRIME WATCH REPORT Reported Incidents for Month of January 2018: 911 Hang Up 1 Accident/Minor 2 Alarms Local 10 Animal/Aggressive 1 Animal Humane 3 Assault/Sex Child 1 Assault/Sexual 1 Burglary/Habitat 2 Burglary/Motor Vehicles 1 Criminal Mischief 3 Disturbance/Family 4 Disturbance/Fireworks 3 Disturbance/Loud Noise 5 Disturbance/Other 9 Fraudulent Use ID 2 Ice on Roadway 1 Mental Cases 2 Open Door/Window 3 Telephone Harassment 1 Terroristic Threat 2 Theft/Residence 1 Traffic Initiatives 19 Traffic Hazards 2 Traffic Stops 15 Unknown Medical Emerg 2 Vehicles Suspicious 15 Welfare Checks 6 H.P.C.A. OFFICE 4503 A Hickory Downs Houston, TX 77084 281-463-1216 RESIDENT OFFICE HOURS The office is open to residents Mon.-Fri. 9AM to 4 PM PCT. 5 CONSTABLES 281-463-6666 SPECIAL NOTICE HPCA will not be having April community garage sale. FRONT COVER PHOTOS WANTED! We are looking for great photos to use on the front cover of your newsletter! Pictures must be high quality (min 300 dpi). No cell phone photos allowed. Email photos for consideration to lorie@krenekprinting.com with the name of your subdivision, and any credits that should be published with your photo (such as a professional photographer.) Names of children and/or adults shown on the photo will be included by request only. By submitting your photo, you are giving permission to use your photo on the cover or inside your newsletter, as well as other Krenek Printing publications. Deadline for submission is the 10th of each month. The next due date will be March 10th for the April 2018 publications. Bear Creek Community Newsletter | March 2018 3