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Holiday Decoration Competition

Greetings Neighbors,

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 kaffat82@gmail.com with a picture and address.

Happy Holidays and happy decorating!

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Christmas Lighting

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.

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Upcoming Neighborhood Meeting

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The HOA Board invites you to our quarterly community meeting

When: Saturday, October 15th
Where: Metrosouthwinds Fellowship Church (across the street on Belt Line)
Time: 11am

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
QuickBooks: $344.76
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
Postage: $147
Miscellaneous: $200 (approximate)

Total: $3,557.18

Paying Dues

Greetings Residents,

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.

HOA volunteers

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.

 

New Resources

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.

Seeking New HOA Volunteers

Greetings Neighbors,

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.

 

Thank you

Sign up for Next Door

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.

Treasurer’s Report

Greeting Residents,

The quarterly financial report for January-March 2016 is posted on the Financial Reports page. There, you can see how much the board has been spending this year.

 

If you have any questions regarding the financial report, please contact us.

 

Thank you Liberty Mutual, All P&P Pest Services

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, allpandp@yahoo.com, 469-939-7656

 

We are looking forward to bringing you more information.