|General BCV News|
As per Chapter 209, Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act, Sec 209.0058. Ballots: In a property owners' association election, written and signed ballots are not required in uncontested races. Amy Jones is the only person who gave notice of intent to run by the December 8, 2022 deadline and she will therefore continue to serve in her position on the Board of Directors.
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|Collections/Deed Restriction Updates|
The following information will be posted and updated when applicable:
Active HC Court Proceedings - 5
Liens - 21
Praise letters -
281 have been sent since Oct 2019
when these letters started going out
As with the Yards of the Month listed
above, staff tries not to duplicate
When perusing the following list keep in mind that our system creates a letter for each violation. A property might have several violations noted on one day and therefore receive several letters. Total DR letters does not mean total properties.
Deed Restriction Violations during the month of January 2023:
Total DR letters sent 345
Still open at the close of the month 161
Courtesy letters - 104 sent/68 still open
Trash Can in View - 89/30
More than 2 dogs - 1/1
Yard - 15/7
Dead trees - 3/3
Loose tree limbs - 8/2
Stump removal - 4/3
Clean street gutters - 18/10
Misc Items in view - 18/5
Debris removal - 32/10
Parking on the grass - 11/1
Inoperative vehicles - 13/5
Commercial vehicles - 2/1
Trailers not allowed - 7/4
Fence/gate repair - 5/2
Mildew removal - 3/2
Siding maintenance - 2/2
Mailbox maintenance - 1/0
Unacceptable window cover - 3/1
See how it's done. Schedule a time to ride along on an exciting DR adventure!
|Online Payments - Make Them Here!|
YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ONLINE PAYMENT HERE!
If you do not already have a login for Portals, please email email@example.com. Request Portals access and include your property address. Or call the HPCA office at 281-463-1216.
Owners will be sent an email invitation to Portals in order to create a personal login for the account. Owners will have access to account history and be able to make payments with an e-check or credit or debit card
Processing fees will apply to all online payments, a flat $2.95 per e-check and 3% of the total credit/debit card paid at the time; processing fees are not paid to HPCA.
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 unless an extension is requested 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. FENCE staining must also be approved. 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, greeting residents and taking care of the many tasks of a homeowners association.
Resident Hours are as follows:
**Mon/Tue and Thurs 10am - 4pm
**Wed 10am - 2pm
**Fri 10am - 3pm
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 a message is not left, no return call will be made. 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; Available during office hours (see above). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Board/Resident Monthly Meetings|
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. Owners and residents should assume the meetings will be in person at the Community Center unless otherwise stated on this website. Meetings on Zoom may occur when necessary.
Monthly Resident Meeting/Board Meeting
Thursday, February 9th, 6:30PM at The Community Center
HPCA Board of Directors meets with residents. The monthly agenda includes a Constable security report, a deed restriction report, a board of directors report and a question and answer session with residents. After resident meeting is adjourned the board meets in closed session.
|Trash Pickup Notice|
GFL Customer Service:
Call 281-368-8397 or
CURRENT STICKER QUARTER IS
FEBRUARY THRU APRIL
HPCA's contract with GFL allows for an annual CPI-U rate adjustment of up to 5% (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers). The Annual CPI-U rate adjustments are standard in any trash service contract. This is based on the June 2022 overall national CPI-U increase of 5.87%.
POLYCARTS MUST BE STORED OUT OF
PUBLIC VIEW ON NON-PICKUP DAYS
(in garage, backyard or behind
an approved structure)
Place polycarts at the curb facing
the street by 7am on service days
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 or the email listed above.
GFL also schedules a free day in the fall for collection of electronics for recycling, as well as on-site document shredding.
October 8, 2022 was the date this year
Thank you, GFL!
NORMAL TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE
TUESDAY - Household waste, heavy trash & recycling
FRIDAYS - Household waste & heavy trash
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
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 the large household trash polycart and smaller 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 each of the two polycarts 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 the larger 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 smaller recycle polycart. Do not bag recycle materials, and do not recycle glass or pizza boxes.
|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 email@example.com
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