Homeowners/ Property Owners’ Associations are established with master planned communities to ensure the upkeep of common areas to protect the common interests of the community and uphold the deed restrictions for the benefit all of the residents as a whole.
An HOA or POA is governed by its Board of Directors whose authority comes from the governing documents and the state statutes that apply to Texas Property Code. These governing documents include Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (deed restrictions), Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. Additionally, the Board may adopt resolutions or rules from time to time to clarify issues that are not specific in the governing documents.
The Board of Directors is initially comprised of Developer representatives until such time as the percentage prescribed in the governing documents has been met and then a transition is made from Developer representatives to property owner representatives.
One of the most commonly asked questions is “What do my dues pay for?”. The answer to this is evident in the HOA/POA budget. The expenses for the Association are determined and appropriate reserves are established by the Board. The income items are taken into account and the total net cash requirement is divided amongst the members of the Association. These billings can be assessed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
Some of the Association expenses include:
§ Insurance for the Association (General Liability, Directors and Officers, any other applicable policies)
§ Maintenance and Repairs (Landscape, Roads, Pool, Park, Gate, General)
§ Management (Association Manager)
§ Utilities (Water, Electric, Phones, Cable for Equipment)
§ Printing and Postage
The Association records are available upon request from the management company and will be presented to the community at the Annual Meeting. For additional questions, please contact your association manager.
Payments can be made online (see right top corner of website "Pay Online"), ACH (Automatic Withdrawal) see form attached, or by mailing in your payment stub or statement to the lockbox. Please click on Payment Instructions for more information.