In the past, lifeguards have instructed all children to leave the pool for 10 minutes of each hour and adults could remain in the pool for what was called “adult swim”. That has changed.
We have instructed our lifeguards to implement the following federal law.
This from our HOA Attorney:
The Fair Housing Act(FHA) forbids discriminating against children in any form. Thus, if you have “Safety Breaks” at the pools, it must apply to everyone, children and adults alike. I understand the adults’ frustration. However, it’s a federal law that applies to all 50 states, and the California case you’ve heard about is just as applicable to Texas. Children and adults HAVE to be treated equally, or the Association can be sued and subjected to damages and attorney’s fees.
We have had two incidents this year; before we became aware of this law, where residents have refused to have their children leave the pool during “adult swim”. This resulted in everyone having to leave the pool at the time.
Please don’t give our young lifeguards a hard time. They are following our instructions and the law.
*This is a reprint of an article that appeared in last July’s Greatwood News.
Greatwood is a heavily wooded community, backing up to the Brazos River and Rabbs Bayou. It’s not surprising that we have critters, of all sorts, sharing our yards and common areas. Occasionally, they become a nuisance, digging up plants, walking on our roofs, gnawing on fascia boards and, in the case of skunks, being carriers of rabies to say nothing of the smell.
If you find that you have chronic issues with the wildlife there are methods you can try to help resolve the problem. Read more...
Your HOA is encouraging Greatwood residents to sign up to receive e-mail alerts by registering on our community website. This is an effort to provide our community with timely information.
This is an information only service. There is no way to respond on this site. If you have any question about a post, please feel free to contact our Management Company at 281-545-1134 or any HOA Board Member.
To sign up for this service go to our community website:
There is a box on the top of the home page for you to register for e-mail alerts.
We are hoping that this will be a good way to keep our residents current on anything that can’t wait for the newsletter.
A few months ago I wrote an article about the deed restriction violation process. I am now writing about the consequences if a deed restriction violation is ignored. Should you ignore your notices, your account will be turned over to the attorney for legal action. If you have a violation, you will receive an initial notice; if the violation continues, you will receive a certified letter. Then, 30 days after receiving the certified letter and the violation still exists, the Board will make the decision to turn the account over to the attorney for legal action. Once that happens, you then begin to incur legal fees. The best way to avoid legal action and legal fees is to contact the Greatwood office as soon as you receive the first notice to inform us of your situation if you are unable to comply. Some violations may be easily fixed, some violations may take time and money, and we understand that. You may contact the office to ask for an extension of time based on your circumstances. The Association will work with you. But if you continue to ignore the notices, you will incur more and more legal fees and collection costs. The Board will not waive any of these fees. The Association pays the legal fees up front, which means all of the Greatwood residents pay those legal fees.
The key is COMMUNICATION between you as the homeowner and the Association. Again, we are here to work with you.
In order for your HOA to better serve the Greatwood Community, here is what you, the homeowner, can do to help. If you see something that needs attention, whether it is a pool or landscaping issue, or even an issue within your neighborhood, please email Nikkole Luna at the Management Office at email@example.com with your concerns. The office number is 281-545-1134. Please give them a reasonable amount of time to address the issues.
We Can’t Fix What We Don’t Know About. Please help us to keep our community Great!
August 7 – ACC Meeting
August 14 – Enclave Annual Meeting
August 14 – Terrace Annual Meeting
August 26 – Fairway Vistas Annual Meeting
August 28 – Monthly Board Meeting
If you have recently moved into Greatwood and have not received your Pool Card, or have lost your card, please contact Nikkole Luna with the Management Company at 281-545-1134 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a $25 replacement fee for lost cards.
Located at Recreation Center #2
Monday and Wednesday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
8802 Greatwood Pkwy.
Sugar Land, TX 77479