ROYAL OAKS RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND 2017 RESIDENTIAL DECALS

ROYAL OAKS RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND 2018 RESIDENTIAL DECALS

It’s the time of year to begin registering vehicles with the Association for 2018.  Forms are available online and copies will be mailed with the Assessment Statements.  Please fill them out and return them via email to access@pmghouston.com or by mail to 11000 Corporate Centre Dr. Ste 150, Houston, TX, 77041. Once received, staff will process the information and prepare decals for owners.  Please keep in mind, accounts must be in good standing with no unpaid assessments or fees, and no violations in order for decals to be provided. Please click the links below to retrieve the 2018 forms.

 

All required forms can be filled out and returned now and once your 2018 homeowners’ assessment has been posted the 2018 residential decals will be mailed to you once management has received all of the following:

  • Required Residential Information Form
  • Required 2018 Residential Vehicle Update Form
  • Required proof of insurance for all vehicles listed on the Vehicle Update Form
  • Posted payment of your 2018 Homeowners Assessment and any outstanding account balance owed on your HOA account

We appreciate your assistance in gathering this information. If you have any questions, please send an email to access@pmghouston.com .

NEXT BOARD MEETING

The next Board Meeting will be held in the Country Club Boardroom at 2910 Royal Oaks Club Drive, Houston, TX 77082 on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. The agenda is in the link below for your convenience.

agenda-2016-9-19

Royal Oaks RCOA Board Communication, August 2016

August 12, 2016

Dear Residents,

It’s time for another report from your community Board of Directors:

Security – Security is always a top priority for your Board. We would like to acknowledge that the Board and Management are aware of the challenges our community is facing with our security team and current security service provider, U. S. Security. Over the past several months, the Association has had many meetings and conversations with representatives from U. S. Security to address and resolve concerns with service deficiencies in Royal Oaks. We had been optimistic that improvements would be made to restore our confidence in their ability to maintain the safety and security of the community but we are prepared to make changes as needed to ensure Royal Oaks residents are protected and receive the best possible service.

We ask for your patience during this time and assure you that changes will be made in the best interest of the community. In the meantime, to ensure that all concerns expressed by our residents are addressed we are asking that in addition to reporting incidents directly to security, residents should send an email to management at dr@pmghouston.com to ensure follow up of matters reported.

Traffic Enforcement Policy – High on the list of community concern are the drivers within the neighborhood breaking traffic laws.  We have heard time and time again that drivers are speeding and running stop signs.  How simple is it to drive 20 miles an hour and stop at the few stop signs within the neighborhood?  With the change in the HOA laws several months ago we had to go back to square one and implement a comprehensive policy that allows the Association to enforce what are basically Texas traffic laws, along with Association rules that were put in place when the community was formed.

Here is a link to that Policy:

http://rorcoa.com/new-traffic-rules-enforcement-policy-effective-06032016-3/

Board Meetings – The Board has met five times this year, with its last meeting being held on June 29.  The next meeting is scheduled for September 19 at 11:30 a.m.  Homeowners are always welcome at these meetings and are encouraged to attend.

Spring Fling – Royal Oaks Living sponsored the now annual Spring Fling.  Various vendors displayed their wares and gave residents “goodies” to take home.  There was good food, activities for the children, and a band!  Thanks as always to Agnes Martin, her crew, and the volunteers who did their usual excellent job of putting this event together for the benefit of our community.

Wall Repairs – The repairs to the wall have been completed as part of our yearly wall maintenance.

Bonnebridge Esplanade – The Board approved a new drip irrigation system be installed at two areas on the Bonnebridge Esplanade.  We were advised that the new system should prevent the excess flow of water down Bonnebridge.

Landscape Lights – Information on potential warranty coverage for the approximately 65 non-working landscape lights was obtained and warranty coverage is being pursued.  These are lights that were installed only a few years ago.  To date, nearly 87 of them have become inoperable.  We are hopeful that the warranty will cover the situation, but much depends upon proper installation and a few other matters that were handled at the time.  Please be patient while we pursue the warranty coverage.

Water Feature – Residents may have noticed that the lights illuminating the water feature were constantly changing colors.  This was not planned but was apparently caused by an electrical issue.  A new GFI was installed (under warranty) and the lights are now functioning properly.

Water Conservation – Last year the Board accepted a grant from our MUD to replace 15 year old water controllers with new controllers that were aimed at conserving water.  We recently received a report verifying that the new controllers have saved the community $7,698.35 during the 10 months they have been in place and, more importantly, 1,707,000 gallons of water were saved over the same time period.

Park/Basketball Court – New trash receptacles were ordered in late June with a 6 week lead time and should be installed by the end of August.

Wildlife – For over 15 years the community has peacefully coexisted with wildlife in the area.  We have rabbits, squirrels, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, hawks, egrets, herons, raccoons, opossums, feral cats, and coyotes, to name those that readily come to mind. Unfortunately that peaceful coexistence ended with the death of a much loved pet that was left in a backyard overnight.  Wildlife are just that – wild – and even though they are living within a large metropolitan area, their natural instincts continue to keep them alive.  When p

ossible they will take the easy way to feed themselves – they will eat whatever animal food is left outside – and failing that we have all learned they may attack a living thing.

The Board has undertaken a review of what the community can do to combat the “urban coyotes”.  What we have learned isn’t what we expected to learn.  We spoke with neighboring communities and with Royal Oaks Country Club management.  Both have hired wildlife control companies in the past and present and none have been able to capture a single coyote in our area.

We have also learned, quite surprisingly, that capturing and relocating coyote actually causes the remaining females to produce more pups in what is known as their survival effort.

So what do we do? The recommendation includes undertaking simple common sense actions such as not leaving pets, pet food or water outside.  We are also told to “haze” the coyote.  Examples of hazing include:

  • Never run away from a coyote.
  • Yell and wave your arms while approaching the coyote.
  • Use noisemakers (e.g. your voice, whistles, air horns, bells, soda cans filled with pennies or dead batteries, pots and pans banged together).
  • Use projectiles (e.g. sticks, small rocks, cans, tennis balls, rubber balls).
  • Try other repellents (e.g. hoses, water guns with vinegar water, spray bottles with vinegar water, pepper spray, bear repellant, or walking sticks).

We ALL need to be diligent to keep our neighborhood safe.

 

Respectfully,

 

Karen Brand

David Muse

Kurt Prohl

Massoud Tabrizi

Lisa Prejean

NEXT BOARD MEETING

The next Board Meeting will be held in the Country Club Palm Grille at 2910 Royal Oaks Club Drive, Houston, TX 77082 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. The agenda is in the link below for your convenience.

 

Agenda-2016-6-29

NEW TRAFFIC RULES & ENFORCEMENT POLICY EFFECTIVE 06/03/2016

NEW TRAFFIC RULES & ENFORCEMENT POLICY EFFECTIVE 06/03/2016

 

June 7, 2016

Dear Resident,

The New Traffic Rules and Enforcement Policy was rolled out last Friday, June 3rd. The Board and Security Committee have been reviewing the community’s needs as it relates to traffic enforcement, thus the Traffic Rules and Enforcement Policy was established.

Below is a summary of the new Traffic Rules and Enforcement Policy with the most notable change being removal of the first violation warning provision. A review of tickets issued in the last year revealed problems with tracking, increased administrative costs, and most importantly abuse of this policy resulting in difficulties with enforcement. Furthermore, the former policy only encompassed fines for speeding while the new policy allows the community to enforce its existing rules and to fine offenders for traffic and other violations occurring within the community.

The majority of the rules within the policy are violations consistent with state and local laws. The rules specific to Royal Oaks have generally been in place since the beginning of the community.

Below is a summary of the rules:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to stop at stop sign
  • Driving without a license
  • No License Plate
  • No Vehicle Registration
  • No Tailgating
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians or cyclist
  • Walking with the flow of traffic
  • Cycling against the flow of traffic
  • No Vehicle may be parked within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
  • Parking a Vehicle in a manner that blocks or impairs the entrance to a building or access to a driveway or mailbox is prohibited.
  • No Vehicle may be parked within three (3) feet of the curvature of a corner Lot
  • Vehicles extended into the street when parked in a driveway
  • No Horizontal Parking on a driveway
  • No street parking between 2am – 5am
  • Vehicles not parked parallel to curb facing the flow of traffic
  • Parking head on into a curb or cul-de-sac is prohibited
  • Contractors, builders, service providers and delivery drivers may not park a Vehicle parallel or substantially parallel to a Vehicle on the opposite side of the street
  • No Vehicle may be parked adjacent to the curb of an esplanade
  • Parking a trailer, boat, recreational vehicle or camper that is not attached to a Vehicle by a trailer hitch
  • Parking a Vehicle on private property without permission of the Resident
  • Parking a Vehicle in whole or in part in a yard or on an unpaved area of a Lot
  • Parking a Vehicle in a manner deemed to obstruct or impede the normal flow of vehicular, pedestrian or bicycle traffic, or deemed to be unsightly, as determined by the Board

In addition, a formal appeal process has been implemented so that residents receiving a fine can appeal that decision. A 2 week grace period ending June 17th was put in place to allow residents time to review the rules before the new fine policy is observed. During this grace period, tickets will be issued as per the new policy but fines will be administered as per the current policy. Please take the time to review the new policy attached in the link below in its entirety.

 

Royal Oaks RCOA Management

Traffic Rules and Enforcement Policy Rec

ROYAL OAKS RCOA QUARTERLY UPDATE APRIL 2016

RCOA QUARTERLY UPDATE APRIL 2016

May Board Meeting

NEXT BOARD MEETING 

The next Board Meeting will be held in the Country Club Palm Grille at 2910 Royal Oaks Club Drive, Houston, TX 77082 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. The agenda is in the link below for your reference.

 

Agenda-2016-5-12

2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 after 7:00 pm with registration beginning at 6:30 pm at The Royal Oaks Country Club. You will find the Agenda below:

2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

2016 Annual Meeting and Election

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 after 7:00 pm with registration beginning at 6:30 pm at The Royal Oaks Country Club. There are two Board seats available at this time. The elected Members will serve a two year term. Each lot is allowed to vote on two candidates, one per each available seat. Your vote is very important so we ask that you please review the candidate information carefully and make your decision.

Remember, your attendance in person, by absentee ballot, or by proxy is vital to establish quorum and in order for business to be conducted. Please make sure that you are represented and do not hesitate to contact the management office with any questions you may have. The Second Notice of the Annual Meeting, Candidate Statements, Official Absentee Ballot, and Official Form of Proxy are listed below:

2nd Notice of 2016 Annual Meeting

Kurt Prohl – 2016_Candidate_Statement_Form – Final

Lisa Prejean – 2016 Candidate Statement Form

2016 RORCOA Absentee Ballot Annual Meeting 04.06.16

2016 RORCOA Annual Meeting Proxy Card (2)

 

 

March Board Meeting

NEXT BOARD MEETING 

The next Board Meeting will be held in the Country Club Palm Grille at 2910 Royal Oaks Club Drive, Houston, TX 77082 on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 5 p.m. The agenda is in the link below for your reference.

 

Agenda-2016-03-02