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.
The Board would like to thank Liberty Mutual, All P&P Pest Services, and Kroger for sponsoring our community meeting on Saturday, April 9th.
For those who were unable to attend, Liberty and All P&P were present to explain how they can be of service to the residents of DeSoto, and especially the residents of the Chapel Hill community.
Liberty Mutual, in partnership with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce is getting more involved with HOAs in DeSoto to bring information, services, and financial benefits to the residents of DeSoto. Look out a special section on this website soon for a profile of the companies that we will be working with to better serve you.
For more information, you can contact
Tayo Abolaji at Tayo.Abolaji@LibertyMutual.com, 972-556-2339 ext 58950
Indria Potts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 469-939-7656
We are looking forward to bringing you more information.
By now, most of you should have received a postcard in the mail regarding our quarterly community meeting. Please join us on SAturday, April 9th at 11 am to hear updates about your HOA, ask questions about changes to our operations, learn about what the HOA’s roles and responsibilities are, etc.
The meeting will be at Metro Southwind Fellowship Church on Belt Line Rd (across from our community’s entrance on Belt Line Rd) Meetings typically last only an hour, so please take time this weekend to attend.
This may sound cliché, but you have heard it before. If you see something, say something. You’ve seen it at airports, on DART buses, and other public or government facilities. The same goes for our neighborhood.
Please keep in mind that the HOA is only as powerful as the residents in the neighborhood. Our community has over 200 homes, and the board members cannot possibly know what occurs in our neighborhood without communications from the residents. This is why we highly encourage you to volunteer to serve as a block captain.
It has been brought to the Board’s attention that the vacant property, 141 Galleria, has had teenagers trespassing on the unlocked property. This type of offense is a crime and should be reported to DeSoto Police. If you notice any suspicious activity in the neighborhood, please notify the DeSoto Police Department.
To send an anonymous crime tip via text message to the DeSoto Police Department, text the keyword DESOTO and your message to 847411 (tip411), or use the web form here: