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Windsong March 2018

FLAGS AND FLAPOLES

FLAGS AND FLAPOLES ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES FLAGS: This policy is only for the display of the flag of the United States of America; the flag of the State of Texas; and an official or replica flag of any branch of the United States Armed Forces on any property. No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America. Flags shall be no larger than 3 feet by 5 feet. FLAGPOLES: No more than one building or pole-mounted flagpole not to exceed 20 feet in height will be permitted on any property. Any flagpole attached to a dwelling or a freestanding flagpole must be constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials, with a finish appropriate to the materials used in the construction of the flagpole and harmonious with the dwelling. The display of a flag or the location and construction of the supporting flagpole, shall comply with applicable zoning ordinances, easements and setbacks of record. Flagpoles should be located so as to minimize their impact on neighboring properties. When locating freestanding flagpoles, the size of the property, relationship to adjacent residences, the size of the flag, the height, color and material of the pole shall be considered. CONDITION: A displayed flag and the flagpole on which it is flown shall be maintained in good condition. Any deteriorated flag or deteriorated or structurally unsafe flagpole shall be repaired, replaced or removed. NOISE: Flags shall be displayed in such a manner so as to abate noise caused by an external halyard of a flagpole so as to not be a nuisance, irritant or adversely impact other neighboring property owners. LIGHTS: Any lighting used to illuminate a displayed flag must not be a nuisance or impact neighboring properties with regard to glare or intensity. Lighting which is part of the original structure may not be altered without prior approval. Proposed replacement or additional fixtures must be compatible in style and scale with the existing property. Exterior lighting shall not be directed outside the owner’s property and should not have an adverse visual impact upon adjoining neighbors. ASSOCIATION PROPERTY: Property Owners may not locate a displayed flag or flagpole on property that is owned or maintained by the Association. BASKETBALL GOALS ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES Please be aware that if you have a basketball goal in street view it must be maintained at all times. Basketball goals are permitted subject to the prior approval of the ACC and the following: * A net shall be maintained on the rim at all times. The net shall be replaced in the event that it becomes frayed or torn. * A rim shall be affixed to the backboard at all times. The rim shall be repaired or, if necessary, replaced in the event that it becomes broken or bent. * The backboard shall be repainted, repaired or replaced in the event that the surface of the backboard becomes chipped or cracked or the backboard becomes warped or unaligned. The backboard shall also be kept clean of mildew or mold. * Basketball goals that are visible from the street shall be attached to the front of the garage or freestanding. * In no event shall a basketball goal be placed at any curb either temporarily or permanently. * The pole and all mounting supports must be maintained in an attractive condition. The pole shall be removed if the basketball goal is no longer functional. CONTRACT DEPUTY PATROL The Harris County Municipal Utility District #183 has a contract through Harris County for one Deputy from the Sheriff’s Department to patrol the District. The MUD has also hired five part-time off duty police officers to patrol the District as needed. Their jobs are to watch out for suspicious persons and/or activities and report any incidents to the Sheriff’s Department for further action. The Deputy Sheriff and the parttime off duty police officers patrol the Windsong and Windsong Place communities as well as any commercial properties within the District. 2018 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT COLLECTION POLICY *The Board of Directors has adopted the following collection policy for 2018: FIRST NOTICE: November Due by January 1 st DELINQUENT NOTICE: February 10% Late Penalty CERTIFIED MANAGER DEMAND & NOTICE OF HEARING: March Charge back cost to property ATTORNEY DEMAND: May Charge back cost to property LIEN NOTICE: June Charge back cost to property ATTORNEY LAWSUIT: As processed Charge back cost to property FORECLOSURE As processed Charge back cost to property All late penalties and collection fees are charged to the delinquent property and become a part of the assessment amount due. WINDSONG COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL Are you having a celebration or a special event? The Windsong Community Center located at 18150 Holly Forest Drive is available for rental to residents of Windsong with the following criteria: 1. The annual assessment must be paid in full. 2. Residents must reserve the clubhouse with 15 business days AD- VANCE notice of the event. 3. Reservations will be made on a first come first served basis. Call the Windsong Resident Line at 281-550-7996 for availability, reservation fees and other requirements. Leave a message for the Clubhouse Manager. Messages are returned in 2-3 days. PET HOTLINE NEWS Kittens and puppies are being dumped in Subdivisions and shopping strips. They will not find good homes. Most will be taken by the pound or shelter and those are overflowing with pets. They cannot help but have to euthanize some. You, as a responsible pet owner can be of great help by having your cat or dog spayed or neutered and not worry about finding homes for the offspring. You will have a healthier and happy pet. Another and very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets. Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s owner ASAP. Or, the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a pet makes life easier for all. It can be scary and heart breaking if your beloved pet gets out and you don’t know about it. Many times residents will post on Facebook when they find a loose pet in hopes of finding the owner. Windsong now has a place on our website where you can send us information about your pet along with a picture and your contact information. When we are contacted or see a post about a found pet we will be able to check our database to see if we can find the owner. This information is kept private and only viewed by the HOA to help locate owners of lost. This service is free and is not required but it is recommended to help our community. To register your pet with the Windsong database go to www.WindsongInsider.com/safety.html. **ADDRESSES** Residents: Please be sure your home is properly identifiable with house number either on the house, curb or mailbox. In the event of an emergency (ambulance, fire or police), this will make it easily located. STREET LIGHTS Street lights are an essential part of safety. If you notice a street light out within the Windsong community, please report it to the following number immediately. 4 March 2018 | Community Newsletter

Please make sure that you obtain the 6-digit light pole number and nearest address to the pole when reporting a light out. It is also important that you turn on your garage/driveway lights at night. Encourage your neighbors to do so also. Effective home lighting can be an effective deterrent to crime. WINDSONG TEENAGE JOBSEEKERS If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www. krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. WINDSONG CIA VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM If you are interested in volunteering to help the Board or Committee Members, please fill out this form and return it to Windsong CIA, Volunteer Sign-Up, 18150 Holly Forest Drive, Houston, Texas 77084. We appreciated your help. ______ Pool Committee ______ Block Captains ______ Parks & Grounds Committee ______ Contract Deputy Patrol ______ Deed Restrictions ______ Community Events ________________________________________________ Name ________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________ Home Phone Fax CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME starts MARCH 11, 2018 Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often wrongly referred to as “Daylight Savings,” with an “s” at the end. Other common variations are “Summer Time” and “Daylight-Saving Time.” The term “Daylight Savings Time” is very commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States. It’s likely that the incorrect term “savings” entered the popular vocabulary because it’s so often used in everyday contexts, like “savings account.” At the beginning of the DST period in the spring, clocks are moved forward, usually by 1 hour. When DST ends in fall (autumn), clocks are turned back again. DST does not add daylight, but it gives more usable hours of daylight. In that sense, DST “saves” daylight, especially during early spring. Standard time refers to time without DST. spring forward !!! Community Newsletter | March 2018 5