The Parkside Post
What's Happening in the Hood?! Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2019
Hey there Parkside!!!
A Word From the Board...
HOA Board Member Changes
Recently two members of the HOA Board, Melissa Wernersbach and Melanie Magill, tendered their resignation from the Board. The current board members want to thank Melissa and Melanie for their years of service, hard work, and commitment to Parkside at Mayfield Ranch. The great neighborhood that we live in would not be as great without the time and effort that Melissa and Melanie put into their roles on the board on a daily basis. As members of the board and members of the community We Thank You for everything that you did as volunteers for the community.
We will block time in the March board meeting for residents to provide input for the choices for filling these two board seats. The board has discussed two primary methods by which the openings can be filled:
1. Leave the board spots open until the Annual Meeting and election this August
2. Appoint two individuals to the Board for the term of appointment date through the August annual meeting and election.
The Board would like to hear the thoughts and opinions of the community on filling these positions. Each resident that wants to speak will need to register for a spot at the beginning of the meeting and will be alloted up to 5 minutes, depending on the number of speakers.
If the board determines that the best interest of the community is served by appointing two new board members, then we would like to know who is interested in the open seats. Please send an email to email@example.com with your name and why you would like to be on the board.
Thank you for your input and support. It is a privilege to serve and help make Parkside one of the safest, nicest and most beautiful neighborhoods in this area.
Mark Whitehead, Jason Coleman, and RP Punukollu
Board of Directors, Parkside at Mayfield Ranch HOA
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
March 15 - 2019 Pool Season Opens!
March 27 @ 7:00pm - HOA Board Meeting
Come hang out at the Amenity Center with your Board members at the next meeting. An agenda will be emailed out by Spectrum prior to the meeting day. Do you have something specific you wish to discuss directly with the Board? Email Ander Mitchell and he'll help you set that up. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The HOA will provide light snacks at the meeting.
April 6th from 8am-2pm Community-Wide Spring Garage Sale
April 13th from 10am - 1pm Parkside Easter Event
Does your yard look like this??
Get a jump on those winter weeds. They are popping up all over the neighborhood with the rain!
Please wheel in your trashcan(s) no later than Thursday by noon!
Easter Event is a GO!
The Board would like to thank the Parkside residents who stepped up to plan our Easter Event. Stay tuned for more details!!
Does your yard look like this??
Pool Rules - The Short & Sweet Version
- You must be a Parkside resident to use the pools. Residents are allowed up to four (4) guests. Children and grandchildren are not considered guests. :)
- Children under the age of sixteen (16) CANNOT be at the pool without an adult. This was a major complaint last season.
- No alcohol. Period.
- No glass. No exceptions.
- No pets or animals.
If you'd like a complete list of the pool rules, please send an email to email@example.com.
Did You Know???
- You can rent the Amenity Center for private parties. The Board has recently adopted a new flat $15 hourly rate with no minimum number of hours. If you'd like to book the Amenity Center, simply click here to reserve your event or click on the button toward the bottom of this newsletter.
- Ander Mitchell, our community manager holds office hours right here in Parkside for your convenience! He is typically at the Amenity Center at 325 Parkside Parkway on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, and Fridays. Appointments are preferred and you can set that up by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why can't Spectrum just use email to send courtesy letters and violation letters?
There has been chatter about why Spectrum uses regular mail and certified mail to deliver notices. Regular first class mail is used to deliver the 1st and 2nd notices. Certified mail delivery does not kick in until the third letter. The reason it is sent certified is because it's the law.
Sec. 209.006. NOTICE REQUIRED BEFORE ENFORCEMENT ACTION.
(a) Before a property owners' association may suspend an owner's right to use a common area, file a suit against an owner other than a suit to collect a regular or special assessment or foreclose under an association's lien, charge an owner for property damage, or levy a fine for a violation of the restrictions or bylaws or rules of the association, the association or its agent must give written notice to the owner by certified mail.
(b) The notice must:
(1) describe the violation or property damage that is the basis for the suspension action, charge, or fine and state any amount due the association from the owner;
(2) except as provided by Subsection (d), inform the owner that the owner:
(A) is entitled to a reasonable period to cure the violation and avoid the fine or suspension if the violation is of a curable nature and does not pose a threat to public health or safety;
(B) may request a hearing under Section 209.007 on or before the 30th day after the date the notice was mailed to the owner; and
(C) may have special rights or relief related to the enforcement action under federal law, including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. App. Section 501 et seq.), if the owner is serving on active military duty;
(3) specify the date by which the owner must cure the violation if the violation is of a curable nature and does not pose a threat to public health or safety; and
(4) be sent by verified mail to the owner at the owner's last known address as shown on the association records.