Another Board meeting has wrapped up and there are a couple of things I want to share.
One of our fellow homeowners has been busy preparing for a cleanup event. Be on the lookout for an announcement soon with details.
Our landscaping company, Greater Texas Landscapes (GTL), is in charge of emptying the four poop bag receptacles around the trail and failed to do this for a few weeks. CAM, our association management company, has been working with the account representative and the issue has been resolved. We're asking our GTL account representative to attend our next Board meeting, and subsequently every other meeting, so that we can build a better relationship and ensure open lines of communications to address issues in the future. If anyone has any problems, requests, or comments regarding landscaping there are a dew of channels for this. One, you can attend the regular board meetings. Two, you can contact the Board under the About menu. And lastly, we can always use volunteers on our committees, including the Maintenance Committee.
The second item for maintenance is the removal of the fallen tree along Sweet Clover Dr and the dead agave at the intersection of Sweet Clover Dr and Winterstein Dr.
For some time now irrigation has been a hot topic. Our irrigation system is in a varied state of disrepair. Over the course of 2016 we made some major repairs to critical areas. With watering season upon us we'll be working with GTL to identify the necessary repair spots as well as looking at alternatives, such as bringing in watering trucks. It is critical that we provide the requisite amount of water for new plantings so that's where our initial focus will be.
Back at our annual meeting a homeowner had brought up the idea of a bee hive in the neighborhood. While the idea of helping the bee population is a worthy one, the HOA lawyers and insurance have strongly advised against it due to the liability involved. As such, we will not be pursuing the bee hive any further.
A landscaper has been selected and will be planting very soon (possibly tomorrow). The areas that will receive plantings are Campfield Pkwy & Empress Blvd; Keepsake Dr & Empress Blvd, Winterstein Dr & Sweet Clover Dr; and Keepsake Dr & Dulcet Dr. All of these areas will be planted with some Wedelia trilobata. The Keepsake/Dulcet circle (including entrance) will also get some Asian jasmine, Cottoneaster Glaucophyllus, santolinia, and knockout roses.