Community Meeting April 9th

Greetings Neighbors,

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.

Thank you

If you see something, SAY something

Greetings neighbors,

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:

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod, download the free app here to submit your crime tip.

Committee Members Needed

Greetings Neighbors,

We are in need of residents to be a part of our HOA committees. These committees help to better serve our community. We have solicited volunteers before, but we are in need of volunteers who truly want to better our community and dedicate a few hours per month.

We would like to have at least 10 block captains-one or two representatives per block in our neighborhood. Block captains would be responsible to notify HOA of new residents to their block, assist with distributing HOA fliers, etc.

  • Carriage Creek
  • Oxford
  • Lexington Ln
  • Lexington Cir
  • Kensington
  • Devonshire
  • Barrington
  • Wexford
  • Galleria
  • Ashford
  • Chapel Hill

We would also like to have volunteers for our beautification committee. Ideas for this committee are not limited to the suggestions below:

  • Nominations for yard of the month during spring and summer
  • Nominations for best holiday decorations
  • Periodic neighborhood litter clean up
  • Mindful eye on neighborhood to report code violations to DeSoto Code Department

If interested, please contact us through the Contact Us page.

 

Thank you

Community Meeting-January 23rd

Greetings Neighbors,

We would like to inform you that the HOA board will be holding our quarterly community meeting on January 23rd at the Metro Southwinds Fellowship Church at 11 am.

The community meetings are a great way to hear directly from the board about what has been going on in the neighborhood, voice concerns, share news that may be beneficial to your neighbors, and of course hear how your HOA dues are spent.

Please plan to attend.

DeSoto Springs- proposed development

Greetings neighbors,

We would like to inform you that the HOA has been approached by the Garrett Moore Company to discuss a proposed development across the street from our community. There is vacant land at the corner of Elerson and Belt Line. If you are leaving our neighborhood and going toward the high school on Elerson, the proposed development will be on the right. Below you will see the site plan. The HOA board is scheduled to meet with the development company in February.

The plan consists of apartment complexes (one to three bedrooms) and retail.

Please send any comments or questions to the board, or voice your concerns at the next community meeting. As a reminder, our next community meeting is taking place on Saturday, January 23rd at the Metro Southwinds Fellowship Church at 11 am.

Also, if you still have not paid your HOA dues, you can bring it to the meeting.

Thank you.

DeSoto Site Plan

Financial Report Available

Greetings Chapel Hill Residents,

Our latest financial report is available. Please look at it to understand what your dues go towards. Often, there are unforeseen expenses, such as an expense not reported as yet on this report to repair the sprinkler system. A break caused our water bill to be just shy of $200. Many of you may not even have a water bill that high for your household.

Our funds are diminishing. We would hate to have the neighborhood look in disrepair because we cannot afford to pay the basic necessities such as lighting the entryway, and watering and cutting the grass.

Financial Reports

Neighborhood Vandalism

Dear neighbors,

Two weekends ago, the neighborhood was vandalized: newspapers taken from properties and let loose on the streets, and cable boxes broken into and damaged. Those were the obvious signs. Other instances may have occurred in the alleyways. Please report vandalism to the DeSoto Police and Code Enforcement.

After two weeks, we have noticed that the cable boxes that were broken into and damaged remain in that condition. We must encourage our neighbors to report crime and not ignore instances of crime and vandalism in our neighborhood by addressing issues that occur on our own properties. There is no reason that the caps of cable boxes are still left on lawns. It gives the appearance that we, as homeowners, do not care. That perception allows more vandalism to occur. Perhaps you utilize satellite services, and damage to the cable box does not affect you, but if that box is on your property and goes unfixed, it reflects poorly on the entire neighborhood. Let us all take on the role that we, as individuals, must report crime and vandalism and not assume that someone else must have already made a report.

Movies in the Park Return to DeSoto

The first movie will be this Friday, July 10th at 8:30 pm- Annie
For a complete list of showings, please click the link below.

http://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/list.aspx?MID=2197

Neighborhood Garage Sale

There will be two garage sales in the neighborhood this weekend. Both are on Carriage Creek Drive this Saturday, June 13th. Support your neighbors and spread the word to your friends and family.

The garage sale at 1280 Carriage Creek Drive (at the corner of Carriage Creek and Cockrell Hill) will benefit the youth group at Metro Southwinds Fellowship Church on Belt Line Rd. They are also taking donations to help raise money.

If you would like to have a garage sale, a permit is required from the City of DeSoto. Please read the information here and then fill out the permit. 

For a list of garage sales across DeSoto, click here.

Financial Summary Available

On Saturday, the Board held a community meeting where the financial summary for the past year was presented. It was expressed that we really need residents to pay their HOA dues so that we can continue to pay our mandatory expenses such as the electricity to light the entryway, water for the grass and flower beds (Which will be replanted soon), cutting the grass, and paying the property taxes for the dividing wall.

Click here to view the financial report