Message from the Board – February 2021

The Village of Oak Lake Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, February 8th via webinar.  You will receive the agenda and information on how to connect from Sterling ASI.

The VOL Board of Directors met via Zoom on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  All board members, except Siraj Parmer, were in attendance along with Becky Salinas from Sterling ASI.  We had several homeowners join the meeting.  One wanted to listen in to see what is going on but also had concerns regarding inspections done by Sterling.  We discussed with this homeowner that inspections are indeed still being done on a timely basis and fence issues are part of the inspection process.  One homeowner had concerns about the crumbling inlets at Maple Downs and West Airport, the lights out at Kidz Village and the vacant lot on Mellow Oaks.  We discussed with this homeowner that we would refer the crumbling inlets and the vacant lot to MUD 41 because it falls under their scope of work and not the HOAs and that Becky would get someone out to check the lights at Kidz Village.  One homeowner asked about a sidewalk extension on the westbound side of West Airport to Highway 6 and again this was referred to MUD 41 as part of their scope of work.  One homeowner was concerned about various items on the budget so we discussed his issues and were able to address his concerns.

The county is currently working on repairing the pothole at the entrance to the neighborhood at Highway 6 and West Airport.  This work should be completed soon.

The board discussed having the tennis courts cleaned and several of the brick monuments throughout the neighborhood cleaned and repaired.  Becky Salinas will be providing bids to the board in our March meeting for further discussion. We will also be discussing some new landscaping proposals and will provide updates on all of these items in future messages.

The Board has been notified that there have been people sleeping in Kidz Village Park for several nights.  We have asked Becky to contact the Sheriff’s office so they can send a patrol around in the evening to check the park.  If you see someone loitering or sleeping in the park, please contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (281) 341-4665 to report it.

The Board discussed whether or not to schedule an event in the Spring and it was decided that we would not.  With the recent uptick in Covid cases in Fort Bend County we will not be scheduling any Spring events.  However, we are discussing dates for the garage sale in April and a pool opening event at the end of May.  Dates and details on these events will be finalized in our March meeting and updated on the website and message board.

We have recently had new, larger No Soliciting signs installed in several places along West Airport.  We were told that two additional signs need to be ordered but they should be in and installed soon.  We are hopeful this will cut down on some of the soliciting.  If an unwelcome solicitor comes to your home, feel free to point out to them that we do not allow that in Village of Oak Lake.

LMC performed an irrigation inspection recently and informed us that there are several issues.  We hope to have the proposals soon with an outline of the problems so the Board can discuss and take care of them as soon as possible.  LMC recently applied pre- and post-emergent weed control in the green spaces which should give us nice turf in the Spring.  They will be applying fertilizer soon and also refreshing the mulch and applying new mulch as needed throughout the neighborhood.  At the end of March, they will go back to a once a week maintenance schedule.

We hope your new year has gotten off to a good, safe start.

VOL Board of Directors