|General BCV News|
Residents, due to the recent increase in COVID infections the HPCA office will be closed to residents and visitors until further notice. Staff is still working, answering phones, emails, handling deposits, etc. If you need to drop off a check, money order or cashier's check please put it in one of the two secure mail slots.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JANUARY YARD OF THE MONTH:
15817 Boulder Oaks
Thank you for keeping Bear Creek Village beautiful!
|Online Payments - Make Them Here!|
RESIDENTS: YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ONLINE PAYMENT RIGHT HERE! First you must have created an online account with Portals for Owner Access. In order to do that please email firstname.lastname@example.org asking for Portals access and include your property address, or call the HPCA office at 281-463-1216 during regular business hours with this information. Owners will be sent an email invitation to Portals and you will have access to your account history and make payments with an echeck or credit or debit card (a processing fee will apply to all online payments; a flat $2.95 per echeck and 3% of the total credit/debit card paid at the time; these are not paid to HPCA). Once you have access, www.comwebportal.com is your go-to website for all HPCA payments from then on.
(When making an online payment using your checking or savings account, you will be prompted to put in the name you have on your bank account twice. This is a requirement of the banking institutions)
|Architectural Control Information|
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL REMINDER: All exterior changes, including roofing, painting, structural additions, etc. to your home must be submitted to the HPCA office for review and approval. As per HPCA documents, the ACC committee has 30 days in which to render a decision but turnaround time for approval can be very quick depending on the request. In many cases you can submit things like roof style/materials via email for the fastest response. Please leave paint examples at the office with your ACC form.
Please complete the Architectural Review Application and email to hpca@BearCreekNetwork for consideration. (If this document is opened in Adobe Reader – a free app – it can be completed online, saved, and emailed directly to HPCA.)
The Architectural Control Committee will answer your request as soon as possible.
A few notes:
ROOF REPLACEMENT - Must be at least a 30 year, dimensional, architectural design shingle (Metal roofs will be considered.)
EXTERIOR PAINT - Color choices for house and trim must be listed by manufacturer and exact color number.
FENCE repair – 6 foot maximum picket; may also have a 6” rot board. If you are requesting to move your fence line, please include a detailed drawing. (Refer to Public Document - Deed Restrictions - Any Section - DR#12 - Page 3)
CONTACTING THE OFFICE: Staff is on site Monday through Friday (except holidays), taking phone calls and greeting residents between 10am and 4pm. (281-463-1216). If you think your in-person conversation with office personnel is going to take more than 5 minutes please call and make an appointment so you can meet with the appropriate person and have our undivided attention.
If the staff is busy and unable to answer your call please leave a message and your call will be returned by the staff person most able to answer your concerns. If your issue is of a criminal nature always call the constable dispatch at 281-463-6666, any time day or night.
NOTARY SERVICES FREE TO RESIDENTS; By appointment only Monday through Thursday. Please call the office at 281-463-1216 to set up a time. Also be aware of the number of witnesses your specific paperwork may require. If it is more than one you may need to bring a witness or witnesses with you.
COMMUNITY CENTER CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENT RENTAL:
Go to FAQs for more information and forms.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO: Please call the HPCA office, 281-463-1216, or email email@example.com if your preferred mailing address or contact information has changed. If you use our ComWeb Portals Owner Access application you can make contact information changes yourself through Portals. For more ComWeb Portals Owner Access information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAYMENTS: To make a payment at the HPCA office, put your check, cashiers check or money order in one of the two mail slots (NO CASH). To PAY ONLINE you must log into your Comweb Portals account. If you have an outstanding balance, statements are emailed/mailed out each month, please refer to your latest statement for the balance.
TITLE TRANSFER - RESALE CERT - REFI:
Have the title company contact email@example.com with requests for a title transfer, a resale certificate or refinance information.
The fees are as follows:
Title Transfer - $250
Resale Certificate - $200
Refinance Fee - $50
HUNTER'S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Governing Bear Creek Village
Sections 01-13 & Bear Creek Trails
4503-A Hickory Downs Drive
Houston, Texas 77084
|Tennis Court Usage|
The neighborhood tennis courts are located at the HPCA Community Center, 4503 Hickory Downs Drive
PICKLE BALL COURTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Residents can check out a pickle ball net, rackets and balls, contact the office if you would like to check them out.
|Board/Resident Monthly Meetings|
The next meeting will be the Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM. COVID has changed plans for the meeting, it will now be via Zoom, a link will be available soon. The HPCA attorney will be present. The annual HPCA Budget is presented. Registered candidates for the two board seats will be introduced again. Q&A via Zoom will be available for residents. If you want to email the Board of Directors now with a question to be answered on January 27 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resident/Board Member meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Community Center, except in January. The Annual Members Meeting is held the last Thursday of January at 7:30pm.
Annual Members Meeting
Thursday, January 27th, 7:30pm
A Zoom link will be provided soon. Annual Budget is presented. Candidates for Board Positions are introduced.
Board of Directors Elections
Monday, January 31st to Saturday, February 5th, 10AM to 7PM at The Community Center
Two BOD seats are up for election. One owner per property may cast two votes this year. Ballot applications were included with annual owner statements. Mail, fax or email this completed application to email@example.com and a ballot will be returned to you. This completed ballot may be returned to our office by mail, fax or email and it will be placed it the ballot box before 7pm February 5, 2022. OR owners can come by the Community Center office and vote in person during the stated voting period.
|Trash Pickup Notice|
GFL is our trash provider. Service is set up through and fees are directly paid to GFL by each resident household. To renew or begin service, call 281-368-8397. All service and billing questions should be directed to this number.
GFL also schedules a free day in the fall for collection of electronics for recycling, as well as on-site document shredding here in BCV.
* * * NEW QUARTER IS FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL* * *
NORMAL TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE
TUESDAY - Household waste, heavy trash & recycling
FRIDAYS - Household waste & heavy trash
TRASH CANS MUST BE STORED OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW
ON NON-PICKUP DAYS.
As a reminder, the following items are NOT acceptable for normal bulk service:
Construction debris...Sheetrock...Insulation...Concrete...Metal items
Dirt...Fence sections...Propane tanks...Tires...Stone or tile
Polycarts should be placed at the curb facing the street by 7AM on service days.
Please pay your account balance at least two weeks before the deadline in order for stickers to arrive in the mail before the first day of the new quarter. GFL allows a 30-day grace period into the new quarter.
GFL operates a sticker program. You must have the appropriate colored sticker for your blue polycart and gray recycle polycart. A current stickered polycart must be placed at the curb in order for yard debris placed at the curb or heavy trash to be picked up. Every quarter, after your bill has been paid, a set of 2 colored stickers will be mailed to you. Put the stickers on a clean, dry surface on your blue polycart and gray recycle polycart so it is visible to the GFL truck.
SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Heavy trash is limited to two (2) items per service day and at least 3 yard bags.
Depending on the total neighborhood yard waste volume for the day, GFL may have to limit the number of yard bags picked up. Please put as many yard waste bags as possible in your blue polycart. Your tree service provider should remove all trunks and branches. Smaller trees and bushes should be bundled in 4 foot lengths for pickup.
Concerning recycling materials: all items must be rinsed and dry and loose in the gray polycart. Do not bag recycle materials, and do not recycle glass or pizza boxes.
Please store your polycarts out of public view except on days of service to avoid deed restriction violations and the possibility of fees. Out of public view means in the garage, in the backyard, or behind an approved structure.
|Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce|
If you ever need to report a case of animal cruelty or neglect, there is a new resource: Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce. The taskforce was formed with the primary goal of streamlining the process of where and how animal cruelty can be reported in the Greater Houston Area. Call 832-927-PAWS to report or go their website and fill out the form provided. The website has important information on how to respond if/when you witness animal cruelty.
|News of Note|
Questions about the project? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES: Many questions you have concerning the neighborhood, trash service, street lights, security, etc., are answered here on our website by going to the FAQ section of this website.
SECURITY: Always call Constable Dispatch at 281-463-6666 concerning any suspicious activity you see, anytime day or night. Do not wait. If you want to also report it to the HPCA office this does not take the place of making a report to Dispatch. Always call Constable Dispatch first and when the suspicious activity is occurring. These calls can be anonymous and if you do not want an officer to come to your house for a follow-up just say so. Officers can call or meet you at a separate location if you want to speak with them about the occurrence.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW Info Hotline: 281.560.6200 (Español: 281.560.6232)
Click here to see what qualifies as HHW.
How to drop off your HHW items:
Harris County provides free disposal of HHW at the following location:
6900 Hahl Road (290 & North Gessner - less that 10 miles from BCV)
Now open to the public by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tues/Wed/Thurs and the 2nd and 4th Saturday
Click below for appointment information.
For additional dates and holiday closures, go to: Harris County Engineering
QUICK LINKS for UPDATES ...
Water District 281.375.5978
Residents can sign up for HCUD6 Text Alerts by texting "HCUD6" to 720-500-8276
Residential Trash Service 281.368.8397