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Upcoming Events
2016 Swim Season Schedules
June 23, 2016

- Greatwood Pool 1 ( PDF )
- Greatwood Pool 2 ( PDF )
- Greatwood Pool 3 ( PDF )

Cub Scout Pack 1121
June 2, 2016

Cub Scout Pack 1121 going to have a drive at the front of Dickinson Elementary for animal supplies for the shelters and clothing/household items for the people who have lost everything because of the flooding in our area on Saturday, June 11th from 9-11am.

Food Truck Event - Cancelled
June 1, 2016

This Friday’s Food Truck Event has been cancelled due to the flooding throughout our area. We will reschedule for a later date. Once we have a date set, we will inform you all via the Greatwood website and email blast.

Brazos River Update
June 1, 2016

With the severe weather and flooding events in our area, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 would like to update you regarding the current status, as well as the steps being taken to protect the community. Our Emergency Action Plan is in place and will be followed accordingly. Coordination with the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County is still taking place so our operator and engineer are in constant communication with them.

Based on what we are seeing, the Brazos River is holding at an elevation of 54.71' at the closest measuring point (Richmond, Texas), which is a record. Everything is still looking very good. We have water on the bottom of the levee, but we have plenty of freeboard (extra height) still to go and are seeing no signs of any issues. Our operator, LMS, made inspection rounds throughout the day yesterday, last night, and into the morning and will continue that schedule until all water has receded from the levee.

The National Weather Service is forecasting anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of rain in the Fort Bend County area over the next few days. There could be isolated pockets of heavy rains. With this rainfall, the river will likely rise to 55’. There is a small possibility that these rains could cause the river to rise as high as 56’. With this forecast, there will still be plenty of freeboard on the levee. Residents may see levels in the detention ponds and channels rise rapidly during these storm events. The channels and ponds are designed to store the water during these events. The water will slowly drop as the storm water pump station pumps this water into the Brazos River. Ponding water in the streets is possible during these events. Please avoid driving through these areas if possible and do not park your cars on the street.

For your safety, please do not stop on any bridges over the Brazos River to look at the flooding. Look out for dangerous wildlife that has been displaced due to the floods: snakes, fire ants, etc. Do not approach any wildlife that may be in the area, including deer.

Brazos River Update
May 31, 2016

Based on what we are seeing, we are about 10 hours away from the crest of the Brazos River. Currently, the River is at 53.19' at the closest measuring point (Richmond, Texas), which is a record. The River is still projected to 53.5'. Everything is still looking very good. We have water on the bottom of the levee, but we have plenty of freeboard (extra height) still to go and are seeing no signs of any issues. Our operator, LMS, made inspection rounds throughout the day yesterday, last night, and into the morning and will continue that schedule until all water has receded from the levee.

With no rain in our area so far, internal water levels in our detention ponds and drainage channels have not been an issue and only minor pumping is taking place to relieve overnight runoff.

Coordination with the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County is still taking place so our operator and engineer are in constant communication with them.

Severe Weather Update
May 27, 2016

With the severe weather in our area and surrounding areas, the Greatwood Districts and Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 (“LID 11”) would like to update you regarding the current status, as well as steps being taken to protect our community. Our Emergency Action Plan is in place, emergency signs are ready to be posted and our emergency radio system is ready to be activated, all if needed. Also, LID 11’s new emergency operations building is ready to be used by our operators during emergencies.

Up to date water levels and additional information regarding the Brazos River can be obtained at http://www.fbcoem.org. Currently, LID 11’s operator is monitoring water levels and drainage facilities within the District 24 hours a day. The District’s pumps will be turned on when necessary and all systems and facilities are functioning properly. Residents within the community should anticipate higher than normal water levels in the lakes and drainage channels. Ponding water in the streets should also be anticipated and is a normal part of the overall drainage and flood projection system. Please avoid driving through those areas and do not park your cars in your streets or driveways; cars should be housed in the garage to avoid rising water.

The Greatwood MUDs’ operator is monitoring the water and wastewater treatment plants to ensure they are functioning properly. Also, should there be a power outage, the Greatwood Districts have emergency generators to operate our water and sewer systems and our storm water pumps. These generators were recently topped off with fuel, are regularly tested and maintenanced, and are ready for action if needed. Please continue to check this website and the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s website at http://www.fbcoem.org for additional information as it becomes available.

Sugar Land Set for 8th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
May 20, 2016

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will salute fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by hosting the 8th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

The ceremony will begin with a one-hour patriotic musical presentation. During that time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with community organizations such as Vet Center 711, Sugar Land Rotary, Houston Marine Moms and Indo American Forum. Activity stations such as the Battleship Texas State Historic Site touch table will also be onsite. The official ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. The program will consist of a presentation of colors, words of remembrance by local dignitaries, a military flyover, 21-gun salute and special tributes from members of the community. Patriotic performances will also fill the stage with choral and musical selections.

Also during the ceremony, the City will acknowledge the names of veterans engraved inside of the memorial at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The memorial features an obelisk recognizing all branches of the military along with past Sugar Land fallen soldiers. The etched names serve as lasting expression of gratitude from the City of Sugar Land and its community. A local Boy Scout troop will close the ceremony with a traditional flag observance at noon.

In addition to the ceremony, a military vehicle exhibition will be provided as a photo opportunity for families. There will be donation booths, a post card craft station, a breakfast area and much more.

Public parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., where complimentary shuttle services will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited handicap parking will be available at the park.

For more information about the event, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov or follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at facebook.com/SugarLandParks.

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2016 Pool Rules
May 9, 2016

- Pool Rules ( PDF )

Community Project Committee Minutes

Please click the drop-down menu to review the minutes from the Community Project Committee meetings.



Reducing Litter and Littering in Greatwood
January 21, 2016

Greatwood resident, Marc Cozzetta, presented information on reducing litter in Greatwood.

Download Marc's presentation..

Greatwood announces its Balance Bike Program!
August 10, 2015

Designed to assist children aged 3-5 with learning to ride a bike, balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. The simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. This teaches young children balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with other ride-on toys or tricycles.

The Greatwood HOA has a limited number of balance bikes for short-term use. Send an e-mail to greatwoodbalancebikes@gmail.com with your contact information, and you will be notified as soon as a balance bike becomes available. The balance bikes are available to Greatwood residents at NO CHARGE. A signed waiver and release of liability is required.

Download information flyer.

House Watch Program Website
October 28, 2015

The following is the website link for the House Watch program with the Fort Bend County Sheriff Department:

http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=815

You may contact Sgt. Jean Gobar at Jean.Gobar@fortbendcountytx.gov if you will need to extend your house watch. Please provide your address when contacting Sgt. Gobar.

Greatwood Districts Information
Please remember to visit www.greatwooddistricts.com regularly for up-to-date information regarding your municipal utility and levee improvement districts. This website is also a great resource for important information during severe weather or emergency events, such as storms and hurricanes. Also, please sign-up at www.greatwooddistricts.com to join our mailing list and receive updates directly in your inbox.

Please note that during high water events, such as the one experienced during Memorial Day weekend, information may not be updated daily as river crest projections often do not change from the initial projection. The website will be updated if and when new information is available. Also, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 has an emergency action plan in place for such events and the District is monitored on a regular basis during an event.

Also, during high water and emergency events, Fort Bend County posts regular updates. Visit that website at www.fbcoem.org for information and updates.

E-Mail Blast
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:

www.mygreatwood.com

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.

MANAGER’S CORNER – Nikkole Luna, Association Community Manager
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.

Contacting Your HOA

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 nluna@houcomm.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!

June Meeting Dates

ACC Meeting
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Stonebridge Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7225 Greatwood Parkway

Woodcreek Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7225 Greatwood Parkway

Food Truck Event
Friday, June 3, 2016
7225 Greatwood Parkway

Board Meeting
Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm
Rec 1 located at 7225 Greatwood Parkway
- Agenda (PDF)

Please note that the date and time of meeting subject to change.

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Pool Cards and Tennis Court Key
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 nluna@houcomm.com; or Wendy Sulak at wsulak@houcomm.com.

There is a $25 replacement fee for lost cards.

Greatwood Office Hours

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

Greatwood Community Association On Site Office
8802 Greatwood Pkwy.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Questions regarding your account and / or your annual assessment payment, please contact the Greatwood office at (281) 545-1134.