Falcon Point East September 2020

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Rachel Schmutz - Manager

Office Main:

E-mail:

FALCON POINT EAST

Jon Benson - On-site Coordinator

Mobile: 281-728-3235

FALCON POINT EAST IMPORTANT NUMBERS

rschmutz@csutx.com

713-429-5440 Office

service@csutx.com

jb.services6@gmail.com

2020 BOARD MEMBERS:

President: Debbie Benson

bensondj6@gmail.com

Vice-President: Dina Reyes

mymagoo@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jimmy Woodum jwoodum@sbcglobal.net

Secretary: OPEN - November Election

Director: OPEN - November Election

SCHOOLS

www.katyisd.org

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation 281-396-7560

Fielder Elementary 281-237-6450

Cinco Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7300

Cinco Ranch High School 281-237-7000

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UTILITIES/POST OFFICE

CenterPoint Gas 713-659-2111

CenterPoint Energy (street lights out) 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com

Harris-Ft. Bend Counties MUD #5 (admin.) 713-623-4531

MDS (24 Hour repairs) 281-290-6503

713-341-1000

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library 281-395-1311

COMMUNITY

Fort Bend County Sheriff non-emergency 281-341-4665

YMCA 281-392-5055

VFW 281-391-4872

Fort Bend Co. Court House 281-342-3411

William B. Travis Building 281-342-3411

Jane Long Annex 281-342-3411

Harris County Court House 281-859-0685

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-828-1100

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NEWS FROM THE BOARD

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The Falcon Point East (“FPE”) subdivision consists of the 613 lots located in

the Arbor, the Grove, the Landing and the Meadows. Owners of these lots

are members of the FPE Homeowners Association, Inc. (the “Association”).

The Association is managed by Community Solutions Unlimited LLC

(“CSU”). Policies are set by a five member Board of Directors (the “Board”).

The Board is elected by the members of the Association at the Annual

Meeting held in November of each year.

2020 Assessments: 96.37% collected. If you have not paid your annual

dues, please reach out to Rachel Schmutz and set up a payment agreement.

FALCON POINT EAST MEETING

Date: 4 th Thursday of each Month Time: 6 PM

Location: Community Pool - Storage Room

RSVP: rschmutz@csutx.com

COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED

1. Is there an open position on the Board?

Yes, there are two open positions that we hope to fill at the Annual

Meeting in November. The Arbor and the Grove Sections do not currently

have residents on the Board, but all positions are at-large. Please consider

submitting nominations to Rachel Schmutz.

2. What are the different types of HOA meetings?

Monthly Board Meeting: The “board meeting” is the most common type of

HOA meeting. This is a meeting of the Board of Directors and is open to all

members. These meetings are held monthly and members are required to be

notified. The requirement for notice and for open Board meetings extends to

members of the association the right to attend and to observe the business

being transacted at the meeting. It does not extend the right to participate in

the meeting or to object to any action being taken by the board of directors. An

agenda of topics to be discussed is provided and as a rule, no other business

is addressed during these meetings. Members can request to be added to the

agenda in advance of the meeting. At these meetings, the Board discusses the

routine management of the community. Topics might include reviewing the

property manager’s work, resolving disputes between members or tracking the

progress of maintenance projects. A member of the Board will keep minutes of

these meetings and those minutes will be available to HOA members.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The HOA Board periodically will hold “executive session” meetings, to which the

members of the HOA are not invited - only the board of directors is permitted

to attend these meetings. The Board holds an executive session when it needs

to discuss confidential, private or privileged information. For example, a

conversation with the HOA lawyer about ongoing litigation may be held during

an executive session. Other topics of an executive session include personnel

issues or delinquent assessments. The Board may vote on actions during an

executive meeting and those votes are binding. Often, these meetings are held

after the open Board meeting rather than on a separate date. But, an executive

session can be called, according to the governing documents, to address an

appropriate topic. Detailed minutes of these sessions are not made available to

the members, but a note that such discussions took place is usually in minutes of

the open Board meetings. For example, the minutes for a public Board meeting

may include a comment such as: “An executive session was held after the meeting.

The Board discussed legal advice received concerning an employment issue.”

Special Meeting (Emergency): When your Board needs to take action

on an important item that must be deliberated at a meeting and it is too

important to wait until the next regular Board meeting, you can hold a

special meeting. Special meetings usually have only one or two items on

the agenda and are not called very often. As a type of Board meeting,

special meetings are still noticed according to state requirements and

meeting minutes are taken. A quorum of the Board needs to attend for

action to be taken and a special meeting, like a regular Board meeting, is

open to all members to observe the proceedings. Due to their nature, these

meetings sometimes can be held virtually, through email or phone call, if

agreed to by the members and/or permitted by the governing documents.

Minutes should be recorded and made available to the members.

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Annual Meeting of the Members: The annual meeting, which, as its

name suggests, is held annually and open to all its members. The annual

meeting serves to address the “big-picture issues” of the HOA - the

Board presents the annual budget, new Board members are elected and

upcoming capital projects are announced. If the Board has committees,

they present their reports at the annual meeting. A notice must be

provided to all members according to the governing documents. Minutes

are taken and made available to members.

Town Hall Meeting: Town hall meetings are informational meetings held so

that important topics can be explained to the membership, members’ concerns

can be addressed, information can be gathered and members can ask questions.

A town hall meeting might be held for the developer to discuss how the

association will transfer to homeowner control or for officials to explain issues

affecting the neighboring area, such as a new store being built or upcoming

highway construction. Unlike a Board meeting, special meeting or annual

meeting, a town hall meeting does not require a quorum to be present because

no official association business or voting, occurs at this type of meeting.

Committee Meeting: Another type of meeting you might encounter

is a committee meeting. Some HOAs, especially the larger ones, form

committees, each of which focuses on a particular area. For example, there

may be a landscaping committee, a safety committee or a committee for

nominations to the Board. These committees will be made up of some subset

of the Board of Directors and may include one or more non-director members

as well. Whether a Board has committees and who can serve on them will be

controlled by the governing documents. Each committee is required to hold

periodic meetings and to present its work to the Board and membership at

large at the annual meeting and possibly at the regular Board meetings. The

committee meetings generally are subject to the same requirements as is the

open Board meeting, such as providing notice and keeping minutes.

COMPLIANCE: Some of the most common mistakes that homeowners/

renters make are:

• Forgetting to cut and edge your grass on a regular basis:

Frequency of maintenance depends on the weather, rate of growth,

weeds, etc.; however, the maintenance must occur often enough to

ensure the lawn is maintained to the community wide standard.

• Forgetting to put up your trash can at the end of a trash collection day:

• Please put your trashcan and recycle bin away and out of public view.

Leaving your can by the front of the garage door or on the side of the

home warrants a letter from Community Solutions.

• If you have a lack of storage space within your garage, an alternate

solution might be to purchase an enclosure for the side of your yard,

which hides the trash can from view.

• Not putting in a Home Improvement application before you make a

modification to the exterior of your home.

YARD OF THE MONTH

Congratulations! The July 2020 recipients will receive a $50 gift card.

Arbor

23906 Elden Hills Ct

Grove

23819 River Place

Landing

23550 Deep Cliff

Meadows 23702 Shadow Creek Ct.

RESOURCES: Falcon Point East On-Site Coordinator

Call or Email to Report Any Issues

Jon Benson (C) 281-728-3235 (E) jb.services6@gmail.com

or FPE.gates@gmail.com.

Areas of Responsibility: • Gate • Pool • Sprinkler System • Ground

Maintenance • Gate Information & Registration Form • Transmitter $25 •

Wallet Card $10 • www.csutx.com/our-communities/falcon-point-east/

Falcon Point East Website: Go to www.csutx.com for community

information, pool tag forms, ACC Guidelines, ACC Application, Governing

Documents and more.

CenterPoint Energy: 713-207-2222 or www.centerpointenergy.com.

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• Power Outages • Sign up for Power Alert Service (PAS) and - receive a

notification if you have a power outage lasting several minutes or more that

cannot be resolved quickly by our smart grid technology- get an estimated

time for repairs and a new estimate if repairs take longer than expected - get a

notification when the problem has been resolved and the causes of the problem

have been identified - Enrollment is easy! Call 713-207-2222 or go online and

submit a request. You will need your meter number to complete the form.

• Streetlight Outage: Before you call or go online be sure to have the

pole number and street address. Your HOA Dues pay for the electricity

which are incurred whether the bulbs are functioning or not.

Motorist Assistance Program (M.A.P.):

Precinct 3 Commissioners Office - 281-341-4665

• Changing a Flat Tire • Supply Fuel, Water and/or Air • Jump Start Vehicles

• Assist with Minor Engine Repair • Remove Stranded Vehicles from Roadway

• Provide Courtesy Transport of Stranded Motorist to a Safe Location

Moving or Selling Your Home: If you are moving and need to have the

gates locked open for the moving van to access your community, please

contact Rachel Schmutz of Community Solutions 713-429-5440.

Nextdoor: An online private network you can post, chat and stay informed

with your neighbors at https://falconpointeast.nextdoor.com/join. Board

members are not obligated to read/respond/react to your post on Nextdoor.

Soccer Field Reservations: 713-429-5440. Reservations must be made

by a FPE homeowner who is responsible for the activities on the field

during the reserved time.

Street Gutters and Drains: Please keep the street area in front of your

house clean, so that leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, dirt and liter

will not accumulate in the gutters next to the curb.

Trash Service: Republic Services, Inc: Call 281-446-2030 for repairs,

replacement & missed collection of trash. • The trash collection contract

is administered by Harris Fort Bend MUD #5, not the HOA. • Trash is

collected on both Monday & Thursday • Recycling is only collected on

Monday • Bulk waste and oversized items are collected every Thursday

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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 only 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.

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Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research. ​The Alzheimer’s Association®​

is inviting​Katy, Fulshear, Cypress, Richmond and other West Houston

area ​residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in

the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.​​The Walk will take

place on Saturday, September 26, 2020,​​The Katy/West Houston Walk

to End Alzheimer’s continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering,

the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as

individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Katy,

West Houston, Fulshear, Richmond and surrounding areas.

Time-honored components of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are being

replicated. On walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers

and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons

participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all

delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers. A small

group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic

Promise Garden in a “view only” format on Walk day on commercial Blvd

along the original walk route to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

To enhance the participant experience leading up to the event and on

Walk day, new features are being added to the Walk to End Alzhemer’s

mobile app to create an opportunity for the community to connect.

Participants can use the app and new “Walk Mainstage’’ to track their

steps and distance, follow a virtual Walk path, manage their Facebook

fundraisers and access information and resources from the Association

and Walk sponsors to help individuals and families affected by the

disease. A new audio track is available to encourage participants along

the way and to congratulate them upon completion of their Walk.

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cRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE

Shop ‘til You Drop Marketplace is a huge vendors market, which provides

a unique and varied shopping experience. This event is an annual

fundraiser that is put on by the Cy-Fair Women’s Club, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit,

community-service based organization. Our fundraising efforts are

directed back to the community. Vendors and shoppers look forward to

the event year after year and our membership is committed to its success

This year’s show will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the

Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. The doors

will open to shoppers from 9 AM to 5 PM. NEW THIS YEAR! We have added

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most ambitious season yet, featuring two commissioned World Premieres,

two Houston Premieres and two musicals!. Remember, the more shows

you subscribe to, the more you save! Buy 6 shows and receive 20% off our

regular ticket price (that’s a whole show for FREE), buy 5 shows and receive

18% off our regular ticket price, 4 shows and receive 15% off or buy 3 shows

and receive 10% off our regular ticket price! ALL packages include FREE

exchanges and the opportunity to purchase unlimited additional single

tickets at your subscriber rate! You can choose between a 6, 5, 4 or 3 show

package! We have limited availability via phone at this time, so if you have

questions or need assistance, please email rather than call. A representative

from our box office will call you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we

prepare to return in the fall, there will be a new focus on social distancing,

as well as expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

Apollo 8 - September 9-October 4, 2020

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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until December

2020, to insure the safety of our patrons and our artists. We hope you are all

safe and healthy and we miss you. In the meantime, we have some other free

treats in store while we wait for the time to be right for live theater.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

HOUSTON WEST FAMILY GENEALOGY SOCIETY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020, 12:30-3 PM

Do you have DNA results? So what do you do now? Join us for a special

and informative program on making sense of DNA results and how you

can use your data to solve genealogical puzzles! The speaker, Gail Colby,

will explain what DNA is and what your results mean. This is a virtual

meeting so go to our website for the link to our Zoom meeting. Click

here to register: www.houstonwestfamgen.org.

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8 TIPS FOR STUDYING AT HOME EFFECTIVELY

1. TRY ACTIVE STUDYING: Active studying is

as simple as asking questions before, during

and after study time. Not only does this help

to give your study session direction, but it also

helps keep you on track and reflect on how to

improve for your next study session!

Questions to ask yourself before you study:

What am I about to learn?

What do I already know about this subject?

Questions to ask yourself while you study:

How does this information fit into a bigger

picture?

Do I understand what I have just read?

Can I paraphrase it?

Are there any key words or ideas that I need to

write down? Why are these words and ideas

important?

Questions to ask yourself after you study:

What can I take away from this study session?

What do I need to review or learn next time?

HOW TO STUDY AT HOME

(WITHOUT GETTING DISTRACTED)

Studying at home has its perks: it’s a comfortable, low-pressure environment. However, there

are a few reasons it can be difficult to study at home; with so many distractions, it’s easy to

procrastinate-when you do start, it’s easy to get off track.

At home, procrastination and distraction can prevent you from accomplishing what you

need to get done. Watching TV, taking a nap, scrolling through social media or other activities

(maybe even cleaning your room!), are big productivity killers that take you away from your

goal of studying for or completing that assignment.

Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to help you be more productive. Here are 8

ways to help you stay focused and get more done when studying at home.

2. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: Students of all

ages should get at least eight hours of sleep

every school night. It’s the best way to ensure

that the brain is refreshed and ready to process

all of the information learned during the day. It

may be tempting to stay up late to cram, but it’s

more beneficial to get enough rest. A full night’s

sleep is especially important the night before a

test-a good night’s sleep makes you more alert

and improves memory for test material, leading

to better test results.

3. STUDY AT THE RIGHT TIME: Every student

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productive and don’t try to force yourself to study when your brainpower

isn’t at its peak. Try to study when you are most alert, so you are able to

process and retain the information that you are studying.

4. HAVE A DESIGNATED STUDY AREA: Whether it’s the kitchen table or

the desk in your bedroom, create an area to study that is a designated

study zone. Try to reserve your bed for sleeping and avoid studying in it

(it can be all too easy to take a nap!). Most importantly, keep your study

space clean and organized so you can put more time into studying (and

less trying to find a pen that works).

5. EAT PROPERLY: Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs

fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach

is growling. Have healthy snacks while you study, but make sure they’re

prepared in advance so you don’t spend too much time away from your

work. More time away means more opportunity to be distracted!

6. CREATE A TIMETABLE: Creating a timetable helps organize your time,

schedules your breaks and is especially useful when you have multiple

subjects to study. Write your schedule down so you can remember it

and refer to it often. Set reasonable limits for how much time you spend

studying each day and break your study session up into manageable

chunks of time.

7. USE A TIMER: Use a timer to help keep track of time and to make sure

you stick to the timetable you created. Setting a timer helps keeps you

focused on the task at hand, committed to working until the timer goes

off and helps keep you on track to cover all the material you need to.

Above all else, it helps keep your break time effective and guilt-free

(because you’ve earned it!).

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME

Although it seems convenient, studying at home can be difficultprocrastination

and distraction can happen easily. But with a little bit of

planning and organization, it can be an effective (and comfortable) place

to study. Try some of these tips for studying at home to help you stay

focused and more efficient with your study time.

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1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

8 Roma tomatoes, sliced

2 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crusts

8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese

4 ounces shredded Fontina cheese

10 fresh basil leaves, washed, dried

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Stir together olive oil, garlic and salt; toss with tomatoes and allow to stand

for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush each pizza crust with

some of the tomato marinade. Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with Mozzarella

and Fontina cheeses. Arrange tomatoes overtop, then sprinkle with shredded

basil, Parmesan and feta cheese.

Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about

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INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf day-old bread, torn into small pieces

4 cups milk

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup butterscotch chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking

dish. In a large bowl, combine bread, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and

butterscotch chip, mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal. Pour

into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, until nearly set. (It should have a “thigh

wiggle” or wiggle as much as a well endowed thigh.) Serve warm or cold.

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• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around

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• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. Follow up with

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• Plants come out of summer rest and go crazy. Insect populations

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- Hibiscus, citrus, palms, gardenia and ixora are susceptible to scale and

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