2020 Board President's Letter

MTHOA 2020

The purpose of this letter is to provide an update and summary of information related to the Memorial Thicket neighborhood. For more detailed information please refer to our "Memorial Thicket Information Guide & Residents Directory" available to all residents and can be obtained from the guardhouse at the entrance to the neighborhood.

Memorial Thicket Board Officers for 2020

President        Dave Buza       713-542-8620   

VP Operations        Kyle Preston        713-447-4096 VP Security        David Myres        713-816-1148 Treasurer        Greg Sergesketter        713-234-0604 Secretary        Amy Gnau        913-481-6939  

Residents Directory

We are presently involved in the annual update of our residents directory so if your information has changed or you have not yet done so please stop by the guardhouse and obtain an information sheet.  All residents should complete and submit this form back to the guards so that we have the most correct information for all residents. If you should have any questions regarding the directory please contact the board Secretary, Amy Gnau, at the number posted for her above.

2020 Annual Assessments

The 2020 annual assessment of $1.800 is due for each lot owner in Memorial Thicket. The assessment is due January 1 of each year with a grace period until the end of the calendar month. If your payment is not received (received, not mailed) by the end of the month, a $25 late fee will be added for each month in which your payment is not received.  Your payment may be given to the guard on duty or mailed to our MTHOA address of 702 Plainwood, Houston, TX 77079. If you have questions regarding the payment please contact the board Treasurer, Greg Sergesketter, at the number listed above.

Security

MTHOA has a contract with a private security firm, Smith Thompson (713-492-1064) to provide monitoring services for homeowners security systems. It is a requirement of your deed restriction (DCCR's) that each home has a functioning security system in place. Our contract with Smith Thompson includes payment of the monthly monitoring fee for those homeowners signed up with them. This fee is covered by the annual assessment fee paid by the homeowner. Installation and maintenance of the system is the responsibility of the homeowner and should be discussed with Smith Thompson. Of course each homeowner is permitted to select a security firm other than Smith Thompson, however, in that case all costs and monitoring fees are the responsibility of the homeowner. As part of our overall security efforts for the neighborhood we ask that you obtain and display a Memorial Thicket decal in the lower left corner of the windshield of all autos that are normally "garaged" in Memorial Thicket. You may obtain decals from the guard on duty.  If you should have any questions regarding our neighborhood security please contact the board VP of Security, David Myres, at the number listed above.

Yard Lamps

All streets within Memorial Thicket are public City of Houston streets. Many years ago it was determined that the individual homeowners would provide individual yard lamps for illumination rather than have city street lights installed. This was adopted by the homeowners and written into the DCCR's. For the safety and security of all residents it is required that each lot within the neighborhood is responsible for a functioning yard light within the parameters set forth by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). If you have questions or comments regarding this matter, please contact the VP Security, David Myres, at the number listed above.

Operations

Operations for the neighborhood covers maintenance and landscaping for all common areas as well as trash collection and recycling. The costs related to these functions are paid for through your annual assessment. Our current contract with Texas Pride calls for "backdoor" trash collection on Tuesday and Friday of each week. Yard waste and bulky items should be placed at curbside the morning of trash collection days. Recycling materials are being collected once a  week on Tuesday and these items are to be clearly marked for recycling and visible from the street. You may obtain a recycling sticker/banner from the guards at the front of the neighborhood. If you have questions or comments regarding operations matters, please contact the VP Operations, Kyle Preston, at the number listed above.

Street Safety and Speeding

We, and our children, all get in a hurry to get to wherever we are going but for the sake of each and every resident please try to control your speed within the neighborhood. We have a lot of walkers, children and pets out in our streets and sometimes we are not paying close attention. If we go just a bit slower (say 20 mph) it might prove to be very important someday. Also it would be appreciated by a vast majority of the residents if we can not park in the street. It looks better and truly is much safer. Certainly we all have circumstances that dictate the need to park in the street occasionally but please keep it to a minimum.

I am certain I overlooked something that I should have included in the foregoing and for that I apologize. If you should have any questions or comments that I should be aware of please contact me at 713-542-8620.

Regards to all and have a great 2020.


Dave Buza President 807 Elk Run Circle 713-542-8620  January 26, 2019