Dear Chapel Hill Residents:
We trust that you had a good holiday season and looking forward to a great 2017.
It’s that time of year again. Your association dues for 2017 are now due. The necessities required for the up keep and betterment of our community are funded through the dues we collect. You can help just by paying your 2017 dues of only $55.00. As advised in previous letters the HOA does have the authority to place liens on properties with outstanding HOA fees. Please be advised that delinquent homeowners will be receiving a letter from our attorney stating that liens are being attached to properties with outstanding balances as of February 28th. If you have any outstanding fees please pay those by the due date on your 2017 invoice or make payment arrangements. You may do so by calling Mr. Ronnie Robertson at 469-371-5963 or myself at 214-284-3972. You will be sent a written agreement.
- The Chapel Hill Homeowner’s Association was formed to oversee the well-being of the community. The HOA’s task is to:
- To aid in the enforcement of the Covenants and Restrictions;
- To provide a collective voice in matters of personal or public concern as they relate to conditions in the Community;
- To be an active and supporting organization of the Community by seeking adherence to city and county ordinances and codes and having a representative voice in the Community on matters regarding the Community as a whole;
- To keep Chapel Hill a community in which its Members are proud to live by preserving the quality and integrity of the neighborhood through adherence to the Covenants and Restrictions as well as promoting beautification of the Community;
- To improve neighborhood relations; to provide a healthful, dynamic and safe environment for the Community.
Your association has been working hard over the past several years to do all of the above and more. We invite you to become an active member of the HOA. You can perhaps become a Board Member or join a committee. We would like 2017 to be a year of renewed interest and planned activities for the whole community.
Please make your check payable to the Chapel Hill Homeowner’s Association, P.O.Box 3006, Desoto, Texas 75123.
Chapel Hill HOA Board
Ronnie Robinson, Acting HOA President
Kimberly Mackey, Secretary
Nat Tate, Treasurer
Anna Tate, Assistant Treasurer
Hello Chapel Hill neighbors,
This is a reminder that your nominations for best decorated home are due on Friday, Dec. 16th. We have received nominations so far for two homes on Devonshire and one home on Carriage Creek.
Please either leave a comment below or send an email to us through the Contact Us page.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. You may have seen that the HOA Board began decorating the entryway on Belt Line Rd.
This year, the Chapel Hill Board would like to host a holiday decoration competition, with a $50 gift card awarded to the best decorated home. We are asking residents to send nominations by December 16th. You can either comment below with the address you are nominating, or send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture and address.
Happy Holidays and happy decorating!
Good afternoon Neighbors,
It’s that time of year again to decorate for the holidays. Your HOA has made sure to decorate the entryway on Belt Line Rd each year, and would like to do so again this year. We own the Christmas lights, however, the costs to pay for installation are more than our budget can afford. We would like the community to volunteer to help decorate the entryway on November 19th. Specific times will be announced later. If you are interested, please leave a comment below or send us a message through our Contact Us page.
The HOA Board invites you to our quarterly community meeting
When: Saturday, October 15th
Where: Metrosouthwinds Fellowship Church (across the street on Belt Line)
We plan to discuss:
- What your needs are as homeowners and how we can better serve you
- Our Treasurer’s Report (see yearly expenses below)
- Dues and lien notices for the new year
- Presentation from Liberty Mutual
- Presentation from Solar City and your solar power neighbors
- How you can participate on the board (volunteer President, etc.)
You may submit questions through our Contact Us page or call Kim Mackey @ 469-487-3881
Annual Expenses: fixed fees unless otherwise noted
Bank Fees: $228
TXU Electricity: $552
Lawn care: $640
Desoto Water Utilities: $1,067.43 (anomaly due to broken water line. Ave should be $540)
Office Depot (printing): $125 (approximate)
Dallas County taxes: $53
Church fee: $200
Miscellaneous: $200 (approximate)
Annual dues statements will be sent in January. The board will like to make it easier for you to pay your dues. As a reminder, the dues are only $55 per year.
In the past, we have accepted check payments. Many banks now do electronic checks for those of you who do not purchase check books. If you would like to do an electronic payment, please check with your bank on what information is required, and contact us to receive our bank information.
Another option the board has considered is to allow credit card payments for dues. We have considered establishing a Pay Pal account to receive payments. Pay Pal does not require that you create a Pay Pal account. If we decide to do Pal Pal, we will have to pass along the transaction fees to you, bringing the total cost of dues to $57. We would like your feedback as to whether paying via Pay Pal would be a favored option.
Greetings Chapel Hill neighbors,
We previously posted that we are looking for a volunteer to serve as board president. We would like to encourage anyone to volunteer to participate on the board in whatever capacity they can, or even head their own committee. If you are interested, please send us a message. The HOA board will also be having a board meeting on Monday, September 12th at 7 pm. If you interested in attending, please contact us and let us know so that we can send you the details.
We have added a new Resources tab to the homepage. So far, there is information regarding Liberty Mutual and Crown Roofing. We will be adding more in the future.
The Chapel Hill Board is seeking new engagement from you this summer. We are looking for a volunteer to serve as the HOA President on the board. We are also in need of volunteers to serve as block captains and on the neighborhood beautification committee.
Block Captains can help notify the board of resident concerns, ideas, and new neighbors moving into Chapel Hill. We would like to start awarding homes with “Yard of the Month” this summer, and will need volunteers to help make selections for voting. Another idea for the beautification committee is to get volunteers to work with the block captains and do litter clean ups.
Please let the board know if you are interested.
Greetings Chapel Hill Residents,
If you haven’t heard, there is an app called Next Door, which is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
We have created a Chapel Hill HOA group to allow our residents to communicate with each other through a group forum and for the HOA board to communicate with you.
Please sign up at https://shamrockgardens.nextdoor.com/
There us a verification step involved. Next, join the Chapel Hill HOA group.
Please spread the word.