RESIDENTS: E-check and credit card payments can be made online by clicking on the link below. You will need your account number, which is listed on any statement you receive from HPCA. For further assistance, call the office at 281.463.1216 during regular business hours.
Trash Cans Must Be Stored Out of View - All trash cans must be stored out of public view except when being put out for trash pick up. Trash cans, recycle cans, and heavy trash items may be put out at the curb the evening before regular trash pickup day. Once the trash service is done for the day cans must be returned to their storage area out of public view.
Trash cans may be stored in the garage, in the backyard or behind an ACC-approved structure or hedge that does not extend past the front primary building line. Fill out the ACC form with materials, height, location and general description. Approval is quick and easy. (Note: WCA will not pick up construction debris.)
If an attempt is not made to store trash cans out of public view a deed restriction letter will be mailed to the property owner and/or resident and a $50 administrative fee may be incurred.
Sod is the Word - The majority of BCV homes have been rebuilt. Now it is time to get the yards in order and that includes putting sod down over the dirt. Besides the fact that sod or some kind of ground cover is required on our yards, every time it rains if no ground cover is present dirt is washing into the streets and either lining the curbs or adding to the silt that is affecting our flood woes. So...as spring approaches get your ground covered!
Xeroscaping is an option when it comes to covering the dirt.
Xeroscape: a style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions. Xeroscaping costs less to maintain and conserves water. There are many websites for this concept, the following is a good place to start: Landscape Water Conservation - Xeriscape
Please fill out an ACC form concerning your xeroscape concept.
HPCA Board Meeting
Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 PM at HPCA Community Center
HPCA Board Meeting
Thursday, July 11th, 6:30 PM at HPCA Community Center
Please Join Us!
|News of Note|
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL REMINDER: All structural changes, including roofing, painting, structural additions, etc. to your home whether you flooded or not must be submitted to the HPCA office for review and approval. The turnaround time for approval is very quick. In many cases you can submit things like paint colors and roof style/materials via email for the fastest response. Reminder - fence pickets can be no higher than 6 feet with a 6 inch rot board. (See DR #12, Page 3.)
Interior repairs to your home do not require any approval from HPCA. If the exterior of your home remains the same as before the flood, you are good to go.
Items that need to be submitted for approval include: roof replacement materials & color, exterior paint selection and any changes to the exterior of your home. Please complete the Architectural Review Application and email to ACC@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.)
If you plan to rebuild your entire structure after a complete tear-down, your detailed building specifications will need to be reviewed by an engineer and will require more time for approval.
NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES: Many questions you have concerning the neighborhood, trash service, street lights, security, etc., are answered here on our website: BearCreekNetwork.org. Residents may also email our office staff at email@example.com.
SECURITY: Always call constable dispatch at 281-463-6666 concerning any suspicious activity you see. Do not wait. If you want to also report it to the HPCA office, always call constable dispatch first.
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)
Every Wednesday - 9AM - 3PM
Second Saturday of each month: 9 AM - 2 PM
For additional dates and holiday closures, go to: Harris County Engineering
QUICK LINKS for UPDATES ...
Water District 281.375.5978
Residential Trash Service 281.368.8397
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'd simply need to change the email address used to send out our email notices, log in to your BearCreekNetwork.org account and make sure it is up to date. This info is not available to the public.
|Operation CLEAN SWEEP|
Operation "Clean Sweep" - Canceled for May 11th
Due to the many days of inclement weather, "The Clean Sweep" scheduled for Saturday, May 11th has been canceled. Please look for another date in the future. We encourage you to do your own Clean Sweep on your street each time you mow or any time debris builds up. If you have already picked up bags and water, we appreciate your enthusiasm and say "go for it"!
Listed below is the orignal information about the event:
Saturday, May 11th, meet your neighbors at the curb! Bear Creek Village is encouraging folks to get out and participate in a "Clean Sweep"!
Come by the HOA office May 8, 9 or 10 and pick up lawn bags and water donated by WCA. Then on May 11th get out and fill up those bags with curb debris. If you miss the pick up days, volunteers will be driving around with lawn bags and water - just flag us down or email us and someone will come by between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
YOU can make a difference...on May 11th, or any day, by keeping our curbs free from leaves, dirt and debris. If curbs are kept empty that's less going down the gutters and filling up Langham Creek. And don't just stop at your curb ... go crazy and sweep in front of a few more houses. Let's make this a "Clean Sweep"!
(One more flood prevention hint: if you have ground cover in place in your yard your street won't fill up with dirt.)
|Project Recovery Harvey|
From Harris County: Did your house flood during Hurricane Harvey? HELP IS AVAILABLE. Apply for Hurricane Harvey Assistance Today!
Visit an intake location: See flyer below
|Swimming Pool Cards 2019|
Click here for a Swimming Pool Card application. At this time, pool cards are $10 each. (The free pool card pick up days have passed for the 2019 season.)
Card applications, along with required documents (I.D. and lease agreement, if renting) may be mailed or brought in to HPCA. Cards will be mailed out each Tuesday - or picked up in person on Wednesdays. THERE WILL BE A $10 CHARGE PER CARD and must be paid at the time the application is submitted.
Proper I.D., reflecting property address, must be provided and, if you are a renter you must also provide a copy of your lease agreement. Only the names of persons listed on the lease agreement will be listed on the pool card. Persons must live at the property and be related. Pool cards may be revoked if pool rules and regulations are not followed. This includes unacceptable language and behavior.
See the SWIMMING POOL tab for pool schedules and hours.
|Trash Pickup Notice|
Trash Pickup Schedule
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS
TRASH CANS MUST BE STORED OUT OF VIEW
ON NON-PICKUP DAYS.
WCA is our trash provider. Service is set up through WCA and fees are directly paid to WCA by each resident household To renew or begin service, call WCA at 281-368-8397. All service and billing questions should be directed to this number.
Service days are Wednesdays (including recycling) and Saturdays. Both days include heavy trash pick-up. Polycarts should be place at the curb facing the street by 7:00 AM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
WCA operates a sticker program. You must have the appropriate colored sticker for both your blue polycart and your recycling bin. A current stickered polycart must be placed at the curb in order for yard debris or heavy trash to be picked up. Every quarter, after your bill has been paid a different color sticker will be mailed to you. Put the sticker on the front left side of the your large polycart.
Please pay your account balance before the deadline in order receive your stickers via regular mail in time. Starting in May, your address will be included on the stickers.
Please store your polycarts out of public view except on days of service to avoid deed restriction violations.
|Bear Creek Village Drainage Presentation|
The Harris County Engineering Department held a community engagement meeting for Bear Creek Village on January 24, 2019. Click on the link below to view the Bear Creek Village subdivision drainage project presented at this meeting as a part of the 2018 bond program.
|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.
|Flood District Information|
How to Contact Public Officials about Flooding Issues ...
As your HOA, and also residents of this neighborhood, we have always been concerned about the flooding situation here. But as only one entity operating under specific bylaws, HPCA cannot effect change. However the HOA does certainly intend to pass along to residents the best information available so that, as a community, residents can urge public officials to take action
There are 1973 homes in this neighborhood. Individual letters, emails, and phone calls will be noticed. Some of your neighbors have been writing and calling for years. Now that the U.S. Congress and the State of Texas have publicly voted to have funds put toward flood prevention and reparation we can no longer be told that the money is not there. The public needs to '”help” the powers-that-be determine how to use those funds. In the meantime, on a more personal level, please make every effort to clean out the gutter in front of your home to help with the water flow as well as keeping debris from getting into and clogging the storm sewers.
Below is a list of other officials that have some area of responsibility for our flooding concerns. We urge you to email them directly with your ideas and expectations.
Harris County Flood Control District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs
Harris County Precinct 3
Commissioner Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 4
Commissioner Jack Cagle
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
City of Houston District A
Councilwoman Brenda Stardig
(Clay Road bridge is in this district)
Texas State Senate District 7
Senator Paul Bettencourt
Texas House of Representatives
Rep. Dwayne Bohac, District 138
United States Senate
U.S. Senator John Cornyn
United States Senate
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
United States House of Representatives
Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Second District
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