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

Message from the Board – November 2020

The HOA Board met on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.  All board members except Leo Furman were in attendance, along with Becky Salinas from Sterling ASI.  We also had one homeowner, Royce Phillips, who joined the meeting to inquire about volunteering.  Mr. Phillips will be taking care of the neighborhood flags and we are very grateful for his help.  Homeowners are always welcome in the monthly HOA Board meeting and we invite you to join us on Zoom.

We have scheduled Movie Night for Saturday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the tennis court.  The movie to be shown is How to Train your Dragon – The Hidden World.  There will be snacks and water available, but you are also welcome to bring your own.  Please bring your own chair/blanket and sit on the marked places for families in order to be socially distant.  We encourage you to wear a mask and if you are feeling sick, please stay home.

Water Logic, through MUD 41, performed an irrigation evaluation of Village of Oak Lake around mid-September and we are waiting on the results of that inspection.  They will be providing results to the MUD, HOA and landscaping company, LMC, and that information will be included in the next Message from the Board.

LMC has changed out the color in our neighborhood for the Fall/Winter.  The flowers and beds are nicely done and with the recent irrigation repairs we hope they will thrive through the entire season.  The mulch will also be replaced in November.  The lawn crew is on an every-other- week schedule now and will resume weekly service in March of 2021.

The Board has asked Becky Salinas with Sterling ASI to get quotes on a bi-monthly clean-up of West Airport, to include trash and bandit signs.  These issues seem to be getting worse the more traffic we have going through our neighborhood.  Even though some of us pick up what we can, it has become too much for just a few of us to keep up with.  This item is on the November HOA meeting agenda for further discussion.

November has brought us some cooler weather which makes it nice to be outdoors.  The two main holidays this month are Veteran’s Day which is on Wednesday, November 11th and Thanksgiving which is on Thursday, November 26th.  Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who have served in the armed forces and Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.  Even though 2020 has been a rough year for some of us, there is always something to be thankful for.

Assessments are 96% collected for 2020.  If you have not paid your 2020 assessment or if you need assistance, please contact Sterling ASI. Remember that unpaid assessments accrue late fees until they are paid.