Sand Creek Subdivision has enforced deed restrictions. They were put in place as part of an effort to maintain uniformity of use and standards of appearance. On the whole, having good deed restrictions and consistent enforcement helps preserve property values and minimize unhappiness between neighbors over a particular use of a property.
If you receive a letter from our management company, that means they have identified some violation on your property, and are asking that you get it resolved. Most violations are easily resolved, often with simple yard maintenance, such as mowing, cleaning up your flower beds or edging. If you have a question, please call CAM at 281-852-1155. We will be happy to address any concerns or questions you may have. You can also present your problem or concerns at our monthly meeting. Failure to resolve the violations in a timely manner could result in legal action.
Sand Creek Village, like all other Kingwood villages, is a deed restricted community, and within those deed restrictions are requirements that homeowners are obligated to abide by. When you purchased your house, you received a copy of the deed restrictions. The ACC guidelines help to maintain the value of Sand Creek homes by making sure the original “atmosphere and appearance” of Sand Creek is maintained. By requiring that certain changes be approved beforehand, the Board is able to protect homeowners from negative consequences caused by “out-of-place improvements”. In addition, it protects the individual homeowner. When a request is approved, the homeowner receives a written document stating that the requested change is approved. If any question is later raised, the homeowner can rely on that document to protect them. If a change is made without approval, the Board, via the deed restrictions, can legally require the homeowner, at the homeowner’s expense, to remove or modify the change in order to comply with the deed restrictions and ACC guidelines.
Copies of the Deed Restrictions, Covenants, and ACC Guidelines can be found on this website, as well as a form to request approval of your upcoming project. Please explain on the ACC form what you wish to do and provide documentation to adequately describe the changes. Plot plans, drawings, brochures, etc. are helpful in the approval process. Lack of detail slows the approval process down and could result in a request being rejected. Please allow 30 days for review and approval. We will do our best to get back to you well before then. For your protections, do not begin any work until you receive approval.
The Kingwood Service Association Board of Directors meets the third Thursday of the first month of each quarter, at 7:00 p.m. at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please visit http://www.kingwoodserviceassociation.org/index.htm
The Kingwood Service Association Parks Committee is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the five common park areas in the Kingwood area.
The five common Kingwood Parks include:
Deer Ridge Park – Located at the south end of Woodland Hills Drive. Facilities include a gazebo and picnic area, tennis court, basketball court, volley ball court, playground area, baseball fields, soccer fields, horse stables, and FFA facilities.
River Grove Park – Located at the south end of Woodland Hills Drive past Deer Ridge Park. Facilities include picnic area, boat docks, playground area, Disc Golf Course, and soccer fields.
North Park Recreation Area – Located at the north end of Woodland Hills Drive. Facilities include softball fields and soccer fields.
East End Park – Located at the east end of Kingwood Drive. Facilities include nature trails.
Creekwood Nature Area – Located in the cul-de-sac of Maple Park Drive. Facilities include nature trails.
Even though the Kingwood Parks are the private property of the Kingwood Service Association, all city ordinances apply within the environs of the parks. Residents are reminded that the city ordinance and the Parks Rules governing behavior within the parks require that all pets be on a leash. Everyone is encouraged to be considerate of others using the parks and maintain adequate control of their pets.
A “K” sticker is required for a resident to enjoy the KSA park amenities. A “K” sticker can be obtained at the office of Kingwood Association Management in Suite 104 at 1102 Kingwood Drive near the intersection of Kingwood Drive and Chestnut Ridge Drive. Proof of Kingwood residency is required. Their telephone number is 281-359-1102.
The Parks Committee approved the implementation of a policy of towing any vehicles belonging to boaters using the River Grove Park docks who do not display a “K” sticker on their vehicles.
The Parks Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, please visit: http://www.kingwoodserviceassociation.org/parks.htm
HPD POSITIVE INTERACTION PROGRAM -
Come spend a little time with other interested residents as we learn from experienced professionals about the services and functions of various governmental entities. Detailed Crime statistics for the Kingwood Area are available at each meeting, including cumulative information on Arrests, Types of Crimes, Calls for Service, and HPD’s Kingwood Bike Patrol activity. Kingwood P-I-P meets at 7pm on 3rd Tuesdays at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills. You are invited.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY CITY OF HOUSTON SERVICES ?
Phone or visit Contact Gwendolyn Condoleo, Community Liaison, Citizens’ Assistance Office, 281-361-9550. Gwendolyn’s office is in the City’s Municipal Building on Rustic Woods Drive.
Online Police Report
The Houston Police Department’s Online Police Report Form allows citizens to file reports anywhere they have internet access. After completing the necessary information, you will receive an incident number, and you will be able to print the report for your records. Go to: www.houstontx.gov/police/online_report.htm
HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE INFO
Harris County Office of Emergency Management provides updated hurricane evacuation routes during the season. Maps can be viewed and copied at www.hcoem.org. Look for information such as “Hurricane Preparedness, Evacuation Zones and Routes”, where you will find the latest changes and maps.
Texas Department of Transportation’s web site: www.dot.tx.us will have current information during hurricane season. Look for and click on the red hurricane symbol (looks like a wild letter “S”).
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The Board of Directors is empowered by the Deed Restrictions and the By-Laws of the Sand Creek Village Community Association to levy an annual assessment against each lot, parcel, apartment, and commercial property in Sand Creek. The monies received from the annual assessment is used to maintain the common areas of the village (entrance ways, pool and surrounding area, mosquito spraying, etc.). The amount of the assessment is reviewed each year and adjusted if necessary. The determination of the assessment amount is made on or before June 1st. The Board has set the assessment for 2007 at $305 per lot.
The bill for the annual assessment is mailed to each Owner of record on or before June 1st and is due on or before July 1st. Any assessments not paid before August 1st shall be deemed to be delinquent and will begin to accrue interest at a rate of 12% per annum.
Failure to Pay the Assessment
Within fifteen (15) days of the date that an annual assessment becomes delinquent, or by August 15th, the Board of Directors shall send (or cause to be sent) a past due notice to the Owner of the applicable property.
Within forty-five (45) days of the date that an annual assessment becomes delinquent, or by September 15th, the Board of Directors shall send (or cause to be sent) a letter to the Owner of the applicable property demanding payment of the delinquent assessment. The letter shall be sent to the Owner at the last known mailing address of the Owner according to the books and records of the Association by certified mail, return receipt requested.
At any time after the an annual assessment becomes delinquent, the Board of Directors may record (or cause to be recorded) a Notice of Unpaid Assessment to the Real Property Records of Harris County, Texas. Recording a Notice of Unpaid Assessment is not necessary to secure the Association's lien; thus, recording a Notice of Unpaid Assessment is not a condition precedent to enforcing the Association's lien or taking other action to collect the delinquent assessment. The Board of Directors shall have the discretion to record or not record a Notice of Unpaid Assessment as it deems necessary or appropriate.
If an annual assessment remains unpaid after the annual assessment for the following year has been billed and a past due notice and a certified demand for payment have been sent to the Owner, the delinquent account shall be forwarded to the Association's attorney for collection.
What should I do if I suspect a house has been abandoned by the owners?
Immediately call one of the Board members or CAM. Do not take it upon yourself to provide any maintenance. The Board will take the necessary steps to deal with the situation.
How do I go about requesting approval for a modification to my property?
Requests need to be forwarded to Community Asset Management. A downloadable PDF version of the ACC request form can be found in the "Legal Documents" section of this website. The Homeowner should fill the form out, providing as much detail as possible as to what modifications are proposed. Include copies of the plot plan with the modifications identified if applicable, drawings, pictures, photos, etc. to give a fair representation of the proposed modifications.
Homeowners are reminded that the ACC review can take up to 30 days, so adequate time should be allowed before starting construction.