Mays YMCA is hosting family friendly Movie Nights thru the summer. The dates are 15 Jun, 13 Jul, and 10 Aug. See attached flyer for more details.
While we live in an area considered more crime free than other areas, crime still takes place. Citizens and their every day observations are the first line of defense to keeping our HOA a safe and secure environment.
SAPD offers residents the opportunity to participate in a special community involvement program named Citizen On Patrol (COP). The purpose of the COP Program is to prepare residents to be the “eyes and ears” of the police and to promote closer cooperation between residents and city agencies that exist to serve them.
To join COP, you must fill out the COP Class Application and attend 2 – 4 hour training classes. This information can be found on the SAPD Citizen on Patrol webpage.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about our Citizen on Patrol (COP) group, that SAPD trains and sanctions, please email Dennis Westberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the SAPD Citizen on Patrol webpage for more information on how to join.
One of our local boy scouts installed a Little Free Library for our community in the Park area close to the corner of Bear Ridge and Promontory Circle. This is a wonderful addition to our community and will be maintained by one of our fantastic Wilderness Oak Teachers and PPHOA residents. Feel free to use the books and/or donate ones you’ve already read for others to use. To read more about the Little Free Library Program, click HERE.
The Board and Management of Promontory Pointe HOA receives continued complaints in relation to parking issues. The most common complaint pertains to residents not utilizing their private driveway to park their vehicles on a daily basis. For the safety of your property, law enforcement strongly encourages residents to park in their private driveway or garage, all though it is not illegal to park on neighborhood streets per Covenants and State and Local Law (in most cases).
Additional complaints include parking in the street across from a neighbor’s driveway, parking in a driveway in a manner that blocks the sidewalk, parking in front of the cluster mailboxes, parking in front of another homeowners property, parking too close to an intersection or stop sign, parked facing the wrong direction (into traffic), and parking that prohibits the safe movement of traffic, such as along a curve creating a blind spot. Although not all of these parking habits are illegal, they can contribute to an unsafe environment in the neighborhood. We strongly encourage all residents to be mindful and courteous of each other in relation to where you chose to park your vehicle.
In addition, most streets in PPHOA are wide enough to accommodate a vehicle or vehicles parking on one side of the street, however, the problem occurs when vehicles are parked on both sides of the street, which causes impeded sight lines and makes movement of vehicles slow and difficult. It also can inhibit the safe movement of fire trucks, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, school buses, U.S. Mail and utility vehicles. Additionally, it causes an unsafe environment for pedestrians to move freely around their neighborhood, especially small children.
Parking According to the Covenants
The Promontory Pointe HOA Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCCR’s) addresses storage of boats, trailers, and other vehicles and equipment in Article X, Section 10 (page 28). Please refer to your copy or the copy available on our website for details. Most parking violations are not addressed in the DCCR’s because they are specific State of Texas Parking Laws. Violations of the Covenants on private HOA property, including common areas and streets within the gated areas, are subject to fines by the Association.
Specific Texas Parking Laws
Texas parking laws are listed under the state’s Transportation Code Section 545.301. All violations of traffic laws can be enforced by law enforcement, and if your vehicle is deemed to be a traffic hazard or violates traffic laws, it can be ticketed or moved at the owner’s expense. Here is a summary:
Section 545.302 Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Certain Places.
a) An operator may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
1. On a sidewalk;
2. In an intersection;
3. On a crosswalk;
4. Between safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet on the curb opposite of the safety zone;
5. Where an official sign prohibits stopping or other Texas parking law prohibits parking.
b) An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied vehicle:
1. In front of a public or private driveway;
2. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
3. Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
4. Within 30 feet of a flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of the roadway;
5. Where an official sign prohibits standing or other Texas parking law prohibits parking.
Section 545.303 Additional Parking Regulations
A vehicle must be parked parallel to a curb and be parked within 18 inches of the curb.
For all Texas State Law parking violations, contact: SAPD non emergency (210-207-7273) or City Services at 311.
For all Covenant related parking violations, contact: Our manager at Diamond Management Association & Consulting, 210-561-0606 or email@example.com.
The streets within the gated neighborhoods of PPHOA (Peak, Reserve & Heights) are privately owned. This means that the homeowners with in these neighborhoods are responsible for all maintenance on these streets.
Over the last year, all three neighborhoods consulted with an asphalt/street contractor to inspect the streets. They recommended seal coating and spot repairs to help extend the longevity of the streets. Complete resurfacing is extremely expensive and all three neighborhoods are currently saving towards this for the future.
Our contractor also notified us that several homes in the these neighborhoods have large oil leak spots on the street in from of their homes. These leaks penetrate the asphalt and compromise it. We request that you not leave leaking vehicles leaking oil on the streets and utilize an absorbent material (kitty litter or other) to try to soak up the oil left behind.
Also, if you have grass/weeds growing between the asphalt and sidewalk, it would be beneficial to spray and/or maintain. Our landscape contractor will be out to help address these areas, but any assistance we can receive from homeowners would be great!
We ALL need to work together to help extend the life of our streets and minimize the costs.