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
FEC has replaced the lightbulbs for the center streetlight on Quail Creek and the other at the intersection of Partridge & Pheasant Hill. If you have a light that’s out, e-mail us the location, such as the address of the closest house, and the number that’s on the pole and we will notify FEC Electric.
By unanimous consent of the Board, a ten percent (10%) increase in the Annual Assessment was approved during December 2, 2014, Regular Meeting of the Board. This is an increase of $29 bringing next years annual dues up from $290 to $319. While the Association runs on a fiscal calendar from October through September and while homeowners are billed for the Annual Assessment in June, the Assessment actually begins on January 1, which is the Board is required to vote in December. Article 4.3(b) grants the Board the sole and exclusive authority to increase the annual assessment each year by as much
By unanimous consent, the Board adopted the first Fine and Enforcement Policy. This policy establishes the guidelines for the Board when enforcing the CC&Rs against homeowners who are out of compliance as well as the rights granted to homeowners under the law. Article 7.15(a) of the CC&Rs establishes that fines assessed may not exceed the then in effect annual assessment, per violation. For homeowners, this means that beginning January 1, 2015, the maximum that any homeowner may be fined is $319 per violation, which is equal to the 2015 annual assessment. This does little to motive those who wish to disregard the
Many enjoy its benefits, but few know the history behind our neighborhood park, which is the only park in the city of McLendon-Chisholm!. Prompted by neighbor Casey Berley, longtime resident Brett Packer attended the November 5th Board meeting to provide some background about our park named in honor of his older brother, Clint. He has also provided the following August 11, 2006, Dallas Morning News article entitled, “Park groundbreaking for town; McLendon-Chisholm: It’s community’s first, and couple’s tribute to son.” Following is the complete article: Beverly Stibbens thought an odd-shaped lot in her McLendon-Chisholm neighborhood would be hard to sell, so why not make it a park?
YES, this applies to our Quail Creek HOA! Dr. Clayton Christensen highlights (in this short (1:39) video) the catalytic impact of religion in America to provide order. He argues that as Americans abandon their faith, so too is the rule of law. As in society today, most in our neighborhood abide by the “Covenants” voluntarily, not for fear of a Board that may enforce, but because their faith drives them to live in ways that demonstrates love & respect to neighbors. Quail Creek’s system of governance by a Board comprised of neighbors, elected by neighbors, is established on the expectations that homeowners desire to live within the
By a 4 to 1 margin, the McLendon Chisholm City Council voted to approve funding for the construction of a new City Hall through the purchase of a municipal bond in the amount of $1.5 million, which Mayor Gary Moody said would be completed in late 2015. Council Member Gary Lovell voted against the action arguing that taxpayers should be allowed to vote on the measure since it puts the city in long-term debt for the first time in history and will result in a 6% increase in annual property taxes (effective in 2016). The new city hall will also have meeting
By unanimous consent, the Members of the Quail Creek Homeowners’ Association, on October 21, 2014 during the Annual Meeting plead for all members to consider the following resolution for the protection of our community. A RESOLUTION FOR RESPONSIBLE USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INSIDE OF THE QUAIL CREEK SUBDIVISION Whereas, Quail Creek is a family oriented rural neighborhood, which requires a “commuter lifestyle” for most; Whereas, many Quail Creek families drive multiple vehicles in and out of the neighborhood several times each day; Whereas, people of all ages walk &/or run as well as ride their bikes in and around the
A “covenant” is an agreement or promise by one to another. Originally derived from the Bible, it is one of the oldest historical terms of legal validity known to exist whereupon it reflects a one-sided promise that is irrespective of what others may do. The CC&Rs, technically, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions, is a homeowner’s promise to live by certain standards for the benefit of the neighborhood. Some have argued over the seeming unfairness that some were granted the right, through a variance, to violate certain restrictions and because of that have stipulated that they too are rightfully deserving of a variance
The 2011 Texas Legislature enacted major changes to the Texas Property Code, especially as it relates to HOA’s. These changes, most of which went into effect on January 1, 2012, have had a dramatic impact on Quail Creek and the manner in which we are governed. These changes have been highlighted in the attached document.