Message from the Board – June 2021

Important Pool Opening Information

Last week, during Greater Houston Pool Management’s inspection of the pool, pool house and guard room, they discovered several burst pipes (from the freeze in February), water leaks, water damage and other issues.  Due to these unforeseen circumstances, we will not be opening the pool until Saturday, June 5th.  This information was only relayed to the Board on Tuesday, May 25th , and we are passing it on so you can plan accordingly for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

The Board recently held a workshop via Zoom to discuss board member tasks and pool opening guidelines for the 2021 swim season.  The following decisions were made:

  • Masks will not be required. If you wish to wear a mask while not in the water, please feel free to do so.
  • Waivers will not be required.
  • Guests will be allowed; however, only people with proper identification (Pool Access Card) will be admitted and only ten (10) guests will be allowed per household. Guest(s) must be accompanied at ALL times by a resident.
  • The pool furniture may be used.
  • Sanitizer stations have been installed near the restrooms for your use.
  • The season will be extended three weekends through September 26th.
  • Please maintain a safe distance from others and if you are feeling sick, running fever or experiencing any other unpleasant symptoms, please stay home.

The Board is waiting for bids from Sterling to repair the hole in the driveway leading up to the pool parking lot.  We hope to have this area repaired in the next couple of weeks.

The Board is discussing a neighborhood event for Saturday, July 3rd , at Kidz Village Park. We will keep you updated as we work through the details. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Carla Wingerson at carlasdesk@wingernet.com for more information.

Message from the Board – January 2021

Happy New Year. Even though 2020 had its share of challenges, there is always something to be thankful for.  We hope your 2021 is off to a great start.

The HOA Board did not meet in December but we still had some business to attend to.  The results of the survey sent out with the annual assessments has been compiled into a spreadsheet and is posted below.  We received approximately 56 survey responses and read through every comment in order to gain an understanding of where residents feel the Board needs to focus more attention.  We will be discussing several issues in the coming months and will keep you apprised as we move forward.

The Village of Oak Lake Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 via Zoom.  Look for information from Sterling ASI regarding the Zoom link, meeting time and Agenda around the beginning of February if you would like to join the meeting.

The landscaping color change to pansies has taken us from Fall into Winter.  These flowers should get us through the colder months.  And if you have noticed that West Airport is looking a little cleaner the past few weeks it is because we have contracted a porter service to come out every Monday and pick up trash and remove bandit signs along West Airport and the immediate vicinity.  There are still members of the Board and several residents who pick up trash and remove bandit signs frequently, but it is nice to have some professional help with this never-ending chore.

The Board reached out to the county engineer on December 22, 2020 regarding the large pothole on the westbound side of West Airport at the entrance of the neighborhood.  This pothole was “patched” before Thanksgiving and we were told it would be repaired after the holiday, which has not happened.  The engineer responded that the pothole will be repaired as soon as he can get a crew out.  We will continue to follow up on this issue until it is repaired.

Annual assessments are due January 1st, 2021.  Please make your payment before January 31, 2021 to avoid a late fee.  If you need to make payment arrangements, please contact Sterling ASI at 832-678-4500 or www.sterlingasi.net.

Village of Oak Lake
Board of Directors

Message from the Board – December 2020

The VOL HOA Board met via Zoom on November 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  All Board members were in attendance as well as Becky Salinas with Sterling ASI.  We also had one homeowner attend who had a question about a deed restriction issue.

We hosted Movie Night on Saturday, November 14th and would like to thank the homeowners and their families who came out to watch the movie.  Although it was a smaller crowd than normal, we were glad to be able to provide this activity on such a nice evening.

The Board approved the 2021 meeting calendar and will continue to hold monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month, except in the month of December, at 6:30 p.m.  When it is safe to meet in person again, we will let homeowners know so you can make plans to attend meetings at the pool house which is our normal meeting place.

The HOA Board will not hold a monthly meeting in December.  Our next regularly scheduled meeting will take place via Zoom on Monday, January 11, 2021.  If you would like to attend, please make sure Sterling ASI has your email address on file so you can receive the Zoom information.

The Board will be meeting (via Zoom) with several pool companies in January to find a better fit for our neighborhood.  As soon as a selection is made, we will let homeowners know.  We hope the 2021 pool season looks more normal than the 2020 season, however, our main concern is the safety of our residents so we will be monitoring health guidelines in the months leading up to pool opening in May.

We are still in the process of contracting a porter service to clean up the trash in our neighborhood and remove bandit signs once a week.  The Board hopes to have a company secured in the next week and get them out to clean up our neighborhood.

Many of you have noticed the sinkhole in the street at the entrance of our neighborhood on West Airport near the monument.  Becky Salinas contacted the county and they came out before the Thanksgiving holiday to install a temporary concrete patch.  After the Thanksgiving holiday there will be a crew out to repair the sinkhole properly.

The Board wishes each of our homeowners and their family a very happy holiday season filled with peace, joy and good will.

VOL HOA Board of Directors