Rio Vista Scoop

January/February 2021

We SURVIVED!!!!

The residents of Rio Vista proved to be resilient. Even with a freeze like we have never seen before, neighbors pulled together and helped one another. While part of our neighborhood was without power, neighbors extended a helping hand to help others stay warm.

Rio Vista Events Committee

We are excited to have our very own Rio Vista Events committee! Tina Stowe and Eleny Ruiz have committed to being a part of this committee. They have already begun planning Rio Vista’s First Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 4th). Plans are not finalized yet. Once they are finalized, Tina or Eleny will contact those who have offered to help to join in the preparations. If you would like to help with this event and have not already let her know, please contact Tina by texting her @ 972-351-1555

Important information

  • From time to time there continues to be trespassing issues within the community. Please keep in mind there is no public property in the community other than the park area. All properties whether vacant or occupied are private property. This includes bayous and trails in addition to residential lots.
  • Not to discourage anyone from enjoying our community please keep in mind our streets are under County jurisdiction or Patton Village. Should you choose to ride a unlicensed or illegal vehicle on the streets you are subject to all current traffic laws.
  • The board will be using the POA website to communicate with residents. We will not be using any social media platforms to relay information. We encourage all residents to set up an account to receive all notifications and announcements. See link to website toward the end of the newsletter.
  • We encourage all residents to attend the quarterly POA meetings when ever possible. This is the forum where residents can get information, voice concerns, and share ideas.

Strawberry Valentines Chex Mix

Ingredients


  • 4-6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 8- oz bag Strawberry Candy Melts OR
  • 1 bag of white chocolate baking chips {12 oz} AND
  • 1 box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding** {pudding NOT gelatin!}
  • Valentines M&M's and/or Sprinkles


Instructions


  • Measure out Chex cereal into a large bowl. Note: if you're using the Strawberry Candy Melts, you'll use 4 cups of cereal. If you're using the white chocolate chips + pudding mix, you'll use 6 cups of cereal.

  • Pour chocolate into a small glass dish. Add 1/2 tsp shortening, if desired, to help the chocolate coat the cereal easier. Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit in the microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and gently stir. If chocolate loses its shape and looks smooth, it's done. If not, return to the microwave in 15 second increments, letting it sit for 2-3 minutes each time, until melted and smooth.

  • If you used White Chocolate Chips + Pudding Mix: Add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. Add 2 drops of red food coloring, if desired.

  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently to coat.

  • Transfer cereal mixture to a large piece of wax paper. Sprinkle with M&M's and Valentines sprinkles, if desired. Let cool to set. Break pieces and store in an airtight container to save. Candy can be made up to 3-4 days ahead, if desired. It saves well!

Let's work together

Please help do your part in keeping our neighborhood looking beautiful by following our deed restrictions.


To look up our current deed restriction please use the link at the bottom of the newsletter to access our community's web page at riovistapoa.net



Contact information for Goodwin and Company (our management company) is listed at the end of the newsletter should questions arise. Feel free to email Megan Bebee, our representative.


You can also contact the board and Megan Bebee by messaging us on the community's webpage.

Deed Restriction Clarification

We understand that, at times, it may appear that no action is being taken on properties that continue to be a nuisance to the Association. We can agree with you that it is frustrating when a property owner deliberately disregards notices that are being sent to them.


The Deed Restriction Violation process is as follows:

1. Initial Deed Restriction Letter - 30-days to cure violation.

2. If violation continues to exist, Certified 209 Letter - 30-days to cure violation and $150 fine.

3. If violation continues to exist, Certified Final Demand Letter - 30 days to cure violation and a $250 fine.

4. If violation continues to exist, following the expiration of the Final Demand Letter, the Board has the authority to turn the violation over to the Association's law firm for demand compliance which will accrue legal fees and/ or lawsuits filed on the owner and a $350 fine.

Something just not right?

Don't be afraid to contact the guard shack if you notice anything suspicious or in violation of the law. Also, if have safety or trespassing concerns please contact the guard shack at 713-340-7564



The FSS website is http://www.fsssecurityllc.com/ The website has a lot of useful information as well as a tab to sign up for vacation watch.


Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself to Andrew, he would love to meet you.



Always call 911 for emergencies.