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<< There's a ton of activities happening at HPN this summer! Click on the Upcoming Events link for details.
HPN HOA Annual Meeting
The annual homeowner's association meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at the Pflugerville Justice Center in the courtroom. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. The Agenda and a Proxy Form was mailed to all homeowners at the beginning of June along with the annual assessment notice. We encourage all homeowners to attend this important meeting, but if you cannot attend, please complete and return the Proxy Form
, as a quorum of 10% is required to conduct business at this meeting. You can download a copy of the Annual Meeting Notice and Proxy Form
or if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Assessments due July 1st
Please remember to send in your annual Assessment of $330 by July 1st. Payments received after a 10 day grace period will be charged late and handling fees. Payment Plans are available again this year - please contact Alliance at 512-347-2888 during business hours before 7/10/13 in order to avoid late and handling charges. A one-time payment plan fee to Alliance of $45 will be assessed. Payment plans do not carry over from the previous year – you must set up a new payment plan each year.
The Highland Park North Pool is open through September 30th.
Monday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday 7:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Because we believe your swim time at the pool should always be pleasant and stress-free, the HOA has contracted with LifeLine Aquatics to provide a reliable, adult, on-site monitor at the pool 7 days a week. Like the majority of nearby subdivisions, the HOA chose a pool monitoring service to ensure that our residents’ pool experience is enjoyable and satisfying this summer. LifeLine’s employees will be greeting swimmers at the gate, verifying pool access for HOA members, enforcing pool rules, and checking the pool regularly for health and safety issues. Having a LifeLine pool monitor will reduce unruly behavior, vandalism, and unwanted guests, which we hope will keep you coming back for a dip all summer long. Lifeline Aquatic is a quality service provider with an excellent track record. The HOA is please to be able to provide LifeLine’s services this summer with no increase in homeowner’s dues! We sincerely believe this service will make your family’s pool time more enjoyable this summer.
Before you make that first big splash, there are a few important items to note:
A reservation for the pool/amenities center is required for all events where more than 5 non-member guests will be in attendance. Your reservation must be received at least 10 days in advance of the event so we can notify our Pool Monitor Service. It's easy - just click on the POOL RESERVATIONS link on the left side of this page.
Revised Pool Rules have been posted at the pool. You can also view a copy here
Pool Access Card Not Working?
Very regrettably, a number of our pool access card numbers were lost when Alliance Property Management experienced a recent computer crash. HOA volunteers have taken over management of the card management system and have been working over the past several weeks to restore the records. If your card is not working, please email email@example.com with your card number, name, address and phone and date/time when you tried to use it (that helps us research why it is not working). We'll make every effort to get your card working in 1-2 business days.
Need a New Pool Access card?
If you have lost your card or are new to the neighborhood and were never issued a card, please complete a pool card request form
(located under documents on the HPNHOA.org website and email to to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll try to get your new card to you as quickly as possible, but it can take up to 5 business days.
There are sure to be many questions about the transition to the pool monitoring service. Please refer to the pool flyer that was delivered to your home the weekend of May 4 for more information (and thanks to the many volunteers who walked the neighborhood to deliver these!!). We'll also update the FAQ page with more information as we receive questions from neighbors.
- Welcome to the newest HPN HOA Board Member, Ed Limbaugh. Ed was appointed to the board at the May meeting to fill a vacancy with a term expiring in 2014.
- Rather than continuing to spend money to keep repairing the tree spotlights along Huntingtower Blvd, the board voted at the May meeting to remove these lights, similar to what was done along Kingston Lacy a couple years ago. It was felt that repair dollars would be better spent to reset/repair several lights at both entrance monuments.
- Work is nearing completion to repair the stone monuments at the Kingston Lacy-Heatherwilde and Huntingtower-SR45 entrances. The stone pillars have been repointed and in some cases partially rebuilt. The wooden arbors have been renailed, reinforced and wood preservative is being applied to extend their life.
- The Spring growing season has arrived. The Board instructed Alliance Property Management to not issue violations for dead lawns until May 1st to give residents time to sod or re-plant lawns during March and April. As of May 1st, Alliance will be sending notices to homeowners if their lawns do not meet the guidelines in the CC&R Supplemental Guidelines.
- Thanks to the 20+ volunteers who recently helped spread 44 cubic yards of mulch in our two playscapes. About 20 volunteers gave nearly 3 hours of their time on Sunday, April 28th, to shovel the mulch into wheel barrows, move it into the playscape area, and spread it evenly with rakes. Now there is a nice, new soft mulch cushion to catch those little bottoms safely if they should fall. The work of these volunteers saved the HOA nearly $3,000! That’s how much landscape companies proposed to charge if they were to spread it for us. Instead, our community turned out to save us all some money and to build a stronger neighborhood. Together, they did a week’s worth of work in just a few hours!
- And finally, a huge thank you to the volunteers who cleaned, painted, power washed, scrubbed and generallly just did a fantastic job to get the Amenity Center and Pool open for the season!
2012-2013 HPN Board Meeting Dates:
The following are the dates scheduled for the Board Meetings through June 2013. All meetings will be held at the Pflugerville Justice Center at 1611 E. Pfenning Lane, Pflugerville, TX. Please check the posted Agenda for location and time:
There are two (2) Board of Directors positions up for election at our annual meeting in June for a three year term and one (1) position available for appointment for the remaining two years of a three year term ending June 2015. If you would like to be nominated to the Board of Directors, please complete the board member application
and send to our Community Manager, Shadana Hurd at email@example.com as soon as possible. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting.
Changes to CC&R Supplemental Guidelines
At the December Board meeting, the Board provisionally approved several changes to the CC&R Supplemental Guidelines
. The changes were proposed by the Rules and Regs Homeowner Advisory Committee and are listed in this summary document
. These changes will also be presented to the homeowners for final approval at the next annual meeting.
NEW Community Manual
A new Community Manual has been added to the website at the request of the HPN HOA Board. The Manual incorporates many of our existing documents, some having minor modifications. Until we can document the changes for each, the older documents will remain on the site.
Please log into the HPNHOA.org website to review the manual, it is located in the 'Documents' section. The following is a list of items now included in the manual:
1. CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION
3. POOL RULES
4. PLAYSCAPE RULES
5. AMENITY AREA ENFORCEMENT POLICY
6. RULES OF ORDER
7. ENFORCEMENT POLICY
8. ASSESSMENT COLLECTION POLICY
9. RECORDS INSPECTION, COPYING AND RETENTION POLICY
10. STATUTORY NOTICE OF POSTING AND RECORDATION OF ASSOCIATION GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS
11. STATUTORY NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS, ELECTIONS, AND VOTING
12. STATUTORY NOTICE OF CONDUCT OF BOARD MEETINGS
HPN HOA Collection and Violations
Two documents have been loaded to the website showing the collections status and the violations sent by Alliance as of 05-31-2012. The documents are CHARTS, they do not provide specific homeowner information, only the number of violations for each type of violation. The charts can be viewed by logging into the site, and clicking on the "Minutes/Financial" link on the left side of the home page.
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON A COMMITTEE?
The neighborhood is looking for volunteers to help revive several of our committees- Neighborhood Watch, Newsletter, Social, Welcoming, and Amenity Center. If you would like more information about any of these committees, please see the committee manual which can be found in the HPN HOA Committee manual
The Architectural Control Committee
is looking for additional committee members. This committee is responsible for reviewing the ACC Requests submitted and determining whether or not the proposed enahncement/revision is in compliance with the guidelines prior to approving.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please complete the ACC application (link provided below) and return to Theran Crooks via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 609 Windsor Castle, Pflugerville, TX 78660. We would appreciate receiving applications by July 31, 2013.
ACC App Link
If you have a newsworthy item for the neighborhood news section, please contact us at email@example.com. Volunteering can be as simple as placing newsletters on front doors, coordinating a block party, and checking on the condition of the pool and playscape equipment.
Neighbors, last month Highland Park North experienced a unfortunate string of burglaries. Several residents discovered items missing from driveways and cars, including a laptop, bicycles, credit cards, and other valuables. The Pflugerville Police Department has taken theft reports, and an investigation is underway. At least a few of the stolen items have been discovered and returned after the burglars abandoned the property. The police have not indicated any suspects yet, though.
One simple tip that could reduce your family's risk for crime is to lock your car doors. Cpl. Dan Griffith of the Pflugerville PD said, "Approximately 25% of all recorded crimes are thefts from cars, as crimes of opportunity. Most of these burglaries occurred with the criminals simply opening up an unlocked door and taking what they want. Thieves usually won’t stake out a particular car because they don't have to. A majority of the burglarized cars were left unlocked, with valuable items left in plain sight by their owners. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to thwart would-be thieves is to lock those doors."
A few other tips:
Store bikes and other loose items in your garage, and keep your garage doors closed. Seems like common sense, but it's easy to overlook.
Consider removing the small knob or handle attached to the end of the cord that detaches your garage door opener from the garage door. Burglars can use coat hangars and other tools that slide between garage door panels to grab the knob from outside gain them to access your garage.
Lock the deadbolt for the house door inside the garage. Don't rely on the garage door as the primary deterrent from unlawful entry.
Keep a porch light on at night. Criminals are less likely to strike if they fear they may be seen.
Also, please don't hesitate to call police if you see anything unusual in your neighborhood. Even if you're unsure, call. An officer will come by to check out the situation, and that could deter a crime at your neighbor's house. You don't have to become involved if you'd prefer not to, but make the call.
Let's all work to be safe together! If you're interested in being a part of a Neighborhood Watch campaign, send an email to Melody Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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