View the engineering drawings showing the new route of 549 at the curve where it intersects FM 1139. The change is significant and will dramatically impact our route into Rockwall. Crossing this 4 lane intersection will become much more dangerous as traffic volume on 549 increases. Many are concerned about the safety issues.
Homeowners wishing to lodge complaints about water pressure should do so through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality [TCEQ] by calling 817-588-5800. This number will get you to the main switchboard where you can tell the operator that you wish to lodge a formal complaint about their water district’s water pressure. We understand that you will need to tell them where you live so they can pinpoint the investigator handling the matter, which understand to be Austin Lindsey. (Calls will need to be made between Monday & Friday during regular business hours)
The Association has been informed that because Quail Creek is farthest from the water tower and higher in elevation than some of the developments that sit between our neighborhood and theirs, we are likely to experience more dramatic decrease in pressure that others.
Any resident that calls in to complain, please let us know so that we can keep information accurate & up to date.
Tonight, the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve a proposal by Midway Sealcoating & Striping to remove and replace a total of 1,250 square feet of street that runs along both sides of the median at the entrance of our development. The repairs will be made in two phases, to keep open one lane for ingress & egress.
The dates of construction will likely be late August or early September, but that information will be posted on this website once we are provided notice.
The cost for these repairs is $15,000, where a little over $11,000 of our $22,000 capital reserves will be used in addition to $4,000 that was budgeted this year for street repairs.
It should be noted that these repairs are not patches, but entire sections. Two of the patches that were installed two years ago and are now beginning to falter, will be removed as part of this repair.
Not included in this repair is the third large-patched section that runs farthest away from the entrance, which is estimated to cost another $6 to 8 thousand. The Board opted against including this section at this time because to do so would deplete our capital reserves to a dangerous level, should a costly emergency occur.
Once this, the most immediate concern, which impacts all homeowners, is addressed, the issue of preventative measures (primarily filling in cracks along most all of the streets) will be tackled.
The total cost for the proposed preventative repairs is $25, 442.40, plus another $6 to $8 thousand to finish the front entrance repair.
It is likely that either a special assessment of between $350 to $500 or a $100 increase to the annual assessment will be proposed during the October 6 Annual Membership Meeting, to meet these needs. This gives homeowners the right to consider and propose options and possible decide how we move forward.
ROCKWALL COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and improve safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract to add additional pavement width and resurface 9.2 miles of various roadways including FM 549, FM 1139, SH 205 and SH 276 in Rockwall County.
Funding has been approved to add turn lanes at both intersections of FM 549 & SH 205. According to MC City Manager, David Butler, this project will be completed by August of this year!
Shoulders will be added to FM 1139, however no date has been set for the project’s completion.
SH 205 will be expanded from SH 78 in Lavon to Terrell, however there is no funding for this project.
The contract for $989,766.87 was awarded to O. Trevino Construction, LLC.
Construction dates will be established in upcoming meetings between TxDOT and the contractor.
The amended governing documents that were approved by vote of the Homeowners were recorded with the Rockwall County today, which means that they are now valid & enforceable. Homeowners will be receiving paper copies of these documents within sixty (60) days.
The Rockwall Police Department is pleased to announce today that it has implemented Smart911 and it is now available to all citizens. The Smart 911 system allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household, which will display vital information to 911 Dispatchers and will assist first responders when responding to an emergency; including police, fire and emergency medical personnel. The profile provides critical information to emergency services, which otherwise might not be relayed to 911 Dispatchers by someone who is having a crisis and may be struggling to provide the most basic information. “Having this system in place allows first responders the opportunity to provide customers with a faster and more precise response to their emergency, based upon the profile they have built” said Sergeant Welch.
Smart911 is currently available in 36 states and more than 1000 municipalities across the country. It is a national service and your profile will travel with you across the country to any other locations that may have the system in place. Citizens are encouraged to create their Smart911 Safety Profile, which is secure and will only be available to the 9-1-1 system during times of an emergency call. The Smart911 Profile does not contain mandatory fields and citizens will only input information in the profile they feel is important or critical for emergency situations. This may include medical conditions or allergies, the bedroom location of a disabled person or photographs of a child with special needs that will provide real time information that will greatly assist police officers, firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
You can set up your Smart911 Profile by registering at www.smart911.com. Your secure profile can be tied to both a home and cell phone number. For questions on the Smart911 System please visit the Smart911 website or contact the Rockwall Police Department at 972-771-7717
It’s official! The Homeowners have spoken!
During tonight’s Board meeting, the votes in the Ballot Initiative were tallied and recorded resulting in at least sixty-seven percent (67%) of all homeowners in Quail Creek approving all amendments to the CC&Rs (Initiative #1) except for Amendments to Articles 4.8b, 4.8h, & 8.2. Seventy-one percent (71%) of homeowners also approved the newly amended Bylaws (Initiative #2). The amendment loosening the garbage can restriction (Initiative #3A) passed with sixty-nine percent (69%) support and the amendment to loosen the restriction on signs (Initiative 3B) also passed, capturing seventy-five percent (75%).
However, sixty-seven percent (67%) of homeowners rejected the amendment loosening the trailer restriction (Initiative #3C), where it garnered just thirty-three percent (33%), or one-third(1/3) homeowner support. Of the sixty-seven percent, twenty-seven percent (27%) voted to tighten the restriction with the rest preferring to keep the restriction as is. What is clear from the vote is that the overwhelming majority of homeowners do not support the storage of trailers in Quail Creek.
State law dictates that for any amendment to a declaration to pass it must have 67% approval of all homeowners (not those who vote, but all homeowners). Therefore, anyone that did not submit a ballot effectively voted to reject the amendments being proposed.
Remarkably, sixty-one out of the sixty-nine eligible members of the Association participated in this initiative including eleven of the twelve homeowners in Phase 1!
As part of the effort to protect and ensure the integrity of the process to tally the vote, all ballots were scanned & digitized. Only the voter signature pages (that include the homeowner’s name and ballot ID number) will be kept from distribution (both the digital files & hard copies of these signature pages will be kept on file indefinitely).
The Board hopes to have the revised CC&Rs & Bylaws recorded with Rockwall County by the end of next week, which will make the instruments official. Copies of the newly amended CC&Rs & Bylaws will be distributed to Homeowners soon. They will also be made available to homeowners on the “HOA Records” page on the HOA website.
A Recount of Votes Policy was adopted during Tuesday’s regular Board meeting to help ensure that the Association will not be responsible for the costs associated with such a request. The policy mirrors Texas Property Code Section 209.0057(b), which requires any party making the request to pay all costs associated with a recount unless the recount changes the results of a vote, wherein the Association would then be responsible to reimburse the requesting party/parties.
This comes on the heels of a frivolous open-records request by a homeowner who was demanding that the Association (fellow homeowners) foot the bill for the time and materials invested for “all” records in the Association’s possession. However, just days before the request the Board adopted the Records Reproduction & Copying Policy in accordance with Texas Property Code requirements, which would have cost homeowners several hundreds of dollars, had the policy not been in place. After standing it’s ground to require payment from the homeowner in accordance with the policy and after a final threat of legal action by the homeowner against the Association, the Board closed the matter when the homeowner in question failed to respond within 30 days to a certified letter demanding prepayment.
The vote tally will occur during an open meeting of the Board where homeowners may come and observe. The process to tally the ballots was reviewed during Tuesday’s Board meeting to help ensure that the process will be open and transparent to help alleviate the need for any homeowner to question the results.
A great big THANK YOU to homeowners David & Misty (and their daughter Ashleigh) Hoye for sacrificing their Saturday morning to help improve and beautify Quail Creek.
The fence that runs along Pheasant Hill for fifty yards at the turn where Quail Creek Road ends and Pheasant Hill Drive begins, has always been a blight on the neighborhood. During last November’s Board meeting, David, who has teamed up with fellow member of the Archectural Review Committee (ARC) David Fuller to apply “cold patch” to the cracks at the entrance of our neighborhood, moved to approach the landowner for permission to paint the side of the fence that faces Quail Creek.
The Board approved the motion by unanimous consent and the landowner graciously gave consent.
Using their personal electric generator and spray paint gun, David and Misty, under Ashleigh’s supervision, started early this morning. In a matter of hours the red-primer & rust laden fence was transformed to a classic glossy black. Work was slowed on occasion as several neighbors stopped to thank David & Misty for their efforts, but by noon the work was complete.
If you see David or Misty, be sure to thank them for their continued efforts to help make Quail Creek such a wonderful place to live!
JANUARY 25, 2015, MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX–Tonight, by a 4 to 1 margin, the City Council of McLendon Chisholm voted to approve the purchase of a municipal bond in the amount of $2.125 million to fund construction of a new 5,000 sqft City Hall building, $612,500 more than the Council had told citizens.
Shockingly, the first time that there was any hint of an increase came this evening just before they approved it and all without notifying taxpayers about the increase in advance!
Mayor Gary Moody highlighted the bond rating and small amount of interest to be paid is an opportunity that the City cannot risk losing, especially if the economy drives interest rates up.
Council Member Gary Lovell, who objected to the project during the initial vote to seek a bond on the grounds that voters should decide if they want to approve a bond that puts taxpayers into long-term debt (for the first time in the city’s history), argued that that the last minute increase in the cost is a clear sign that moving forward with this would be a clear violation of citizens trust. “Voters should be given the right to weigh in on this matter and for this body to charge forward is just wrong and patently indefensible,” said Lovell.
Now with the bond approved construction is set to begin immediately and is scheduled to be completed later this year.