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    Welcome...From Your Townewest Homeowners Association.
    Townewest.com is updated by the second Monday of each month. If you would like to submit an article, upcoming event, etc., please email us.

    Board of Directors

    Happy Easter! The Townewest HOA Board of Directors would like to wish you and your family a very happy Easter. If you are new to the community, welcome home! We hope that you will attend a monthly homeowner's meeting so that we can get to know you!


    President - Robert Jack Goerz
    Vice President - Terry Baldwin
    Treasurer - Dennis Shea
    Secretary - Lea Rutherford
    Member-At-Large - Bernice Barclay

    Townewest Property Management

    MASC Austin Properties, Inc.
    945 Eldridge Road
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Property Manager - Robin Gard
    rgard@mascapi.com

    Maintenance Coordinator - Joanna Figueroa
    jfigueroa@mascapi.com

    Towne Hall Rentals - Veronica Navarrete
    vnavarrete@mascapi.com

    Collection Department - Robert Rivera
    rrivera@mascapi.com

    Deed Restrictions/ACC Applications - London Mays
    lmays@mascapi.com

    Receptionist - Veronica Navarrete

    Office: (713) 776-1771 - Fax: (713) 776-1777

    MONTHLY MEETING RESCHEDULED, THURSDAY,
    April 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM
    Towne Hall located at 10322 Old Towne Lane, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

  • AGENDA 04/17/14

    The Homeowner’s Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Open Session for homeowner’s will begin at 7:45pm. Meetings are held at Towne Hall (clubhouse) located at 10322 Old Towne Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498. It is at these meetings that financial decisions as well as community updates are discussed. We encourage you to come and here about the exciting things that in store for your community this year.

    Please note the time change for your homeowner’s meeting. The Executive Session will begin at 7pm so that the Board may report on items discussed and decisions made during that time. The Open Session will begin immediately following at 7:45pm for your convenience.



    HOP TO IT!

    On Saturday, April 19th, the Townewest HOA Board of Directors will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Gulf Stream park starting at 12:30 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be dropping his eggs early in the morning so that when children arrive at the playground there will be plenty to find. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to bring your Easter basket and gather all the candy-filled eggs you can! We look forward to a great turn out! Happy Easter!



    SPLASH DAY / POOL REGISTRATION

    Splash day will be on Saturday, June 7, 12 AM to 8 PM. Make plans to join us for some splashing good fun, listen to some groovy tunes and chow down on hot dogs and sodas. The first hot dog and soda are free; additional ones will be .50¢ each. Registration for the 2014 pool season will also begin on this date at the pool and continue during pool hours throughout the season. Remember, pool access will be denied to anyone with outstanding deed restrictions or unpaid maintenance fees. See the 2014 Pool Schedule below



    IMPORTANT MESSAGE

    MASC AUSTIN PROPERTIES, INC., HAS MOVED. THEIR NEW ADDRESS: 945 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Phone: 713-776-1771

    ONLINE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE: We are also very pleased to announce that we now accept payments online. Please visit our website for more details, www.mascapi.com.

    Assessments are due now! If you have not paid your 2014 assessments now is the time to do so. Payments in the amount of $292.00 must be received in the office at MASC Austin Properties, Inc. no later than Friday, January 31, 2014. Payments not received by that date will be considered late and will assess interest of 7.5% per annum. Payments made be made:

  • In person at 957 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478
  • By mail to 945 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478
  • Online! Yes we now accept online payments at www.mascapi.com.



    ANNUAL HOA MEETING JUNE 12TH

    The Townewest Homeowners Association’s annual meeting and election will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the clubhouse. This year, there are two (2) board positions for three-year terms up for election. Any interested homeowners who wish to run for the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, scheduled Thursday, June 12, 2014, may contact Robin Gard at 713-776-1771. Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2014.

    Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxies will be mailed to each homeowner and we ask that you complete your proxy and either mail it to MASC Austin Properties, Inc., 945 Elridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478, or bring it to the meeting. We urge all homeowners to attend this meeting and take an active interest in your community. Your input is appreciated and the completion of your proxy is essential in helping reach a quorum which results in a successful election. We look forward to seeing you on June 12th!



    FORT BEND MUD #2 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    DEAR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS:

    The District has substantially completed the water distribution system replacement project that began in July 2012. The project included the replacement of approximately 90,000 linear feet (17 miles) of water distribution line and associated service leads, fire hydrants, isolations valves, and flushing valves primarily located in the Townewest portion of the District.

    Beginning on Monday, March 31, 2014 the District began additional site remediation work including replacement of sod in areas disturbed the waterline replacement project. It is our goal to keep your inconvenience to a minimum. Please note that watering of newly installed sod is the responsibility of home and business owners, and/or tenants.

    The District also completed the cleaning, televising and inspection of all the underground sanitary sewer lines that serve its residents (approximately 110,000 linear feet (21 miles)). This project was a part of the District’s continued effort to maintain the facilities and provide reliable service. A review of the inspection results is underway and any required repairs will be completed by the District’s operator or as a part of future District improvement projects. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at board@fortbendmud2.org



    COMMUNITY UPDATES

  • Townewest HOA Has a 4H Club! For more information visit the "Events Page".
  • Thursday, April 10th - TWHOA Meeting 7pm- Clubhouse
  • Friday, April 18th - FBISD Holiday - Good Friday
  • Friday, April 25 TWHOA 4H Meeting - 6pm - Clubhouse
  • Saturday, April 19th - TWHOA Easter Egg Hunt - 12:30pm at the Gulfstream Park - be sure to bring your Easter basket



    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED?

    Many of you have probably at one time of another asked, “Why do we need our Homeowner’s Association?” You may not realize it, but your Association may be the only thing that protects the value of your home or the quality of your neighborhood. Some of the items that YOUR Association is responsible for are:

    Evaluating the financial situation of the neighborhood and set maintenance fees to protect the value of the community’s common areas, such as parks, clubhouse, pools and entrances. They maintain landscaping of the community and provide for meetings and events for neighborhood functions, however one of the most important roles of the Homeowner’s Association is to enforce deed restrictions.



    WHAT ARE DEED RESTRICTIONS AND WHY ARE THEY NEEDED?

    Deed restrictions are legally binding rules, filed with the real property records, which provide for building, maintaining and using the homes in our neighborhood. They control how homes look and what can be done in the subdivision.

    If you think about why you bought your home in Townewest HOA you may have liked the curb appeal of your house or the floor plan. Maybe it was the location of the home or the school district in which it is located. When you bought your home, for whatever reason, you also purchased the neighborhood. Your bought a lifestyle and surroundings which are much larger than just your own property, encompassing everything from the subdivision entries and the recreation center to all of the other homes in the community, assuming it would stay the way it was when you purchased your home.

    Unfortunately, many homeowners do not take pride in their purchase and subdivision don’t stay as nice as they were when they were new. Just like your home, an entire neighborhood can be well maintained or it can be allowed to fall apart. The difference between an attractive and an unattractive home or neighborhood is not really the deed restrictions. Most neighborhoods have reasonably good deed restrictions. The crucial factor is the willingness of the Board of Directors to enforce the rules that have been set forth in your governing documents.

    That Board hires a management company, such as MASC Austin Properties, Inc. to inspect the property and report back any homeowners or residents that do not adhere to the restrictions. At that point a violation report is offered to the Board and actions are set forth. Imagine what would happen if no one inspected the subdivision and restrictions were not enforced? You would have hot pink and royal blue houses neighboring your home or chickens and goats being raised next door. All of these are real cases where one person’s idea of what should be acceptable probably differs from what you want or thought you purchased in your community.

    Another responsibility of the Board is to elect an ACC or Architectural Control Committee. Without this committee, your subdivision could become a showcase for the weird and unusual. People with different views of what is and is not acceptable would run rapid in the subdivision. Allowing one homeowner to alternate yellow and purple bricks on his home would be a neighbor’s nightmare. However that homeowner may think it is fine and without approval of the ACC would change the brick. The approval of the ACC is not to discourage owners from making improvements or revisions to one’s home, but to make sure that these changes are in compliance with the ACC Guidelines of the community. For example, building a 10 foot shed that allows someone to look into your neighbor’s bedroom window, may be ok with you, but not the neighbor. An application of this sort, would be denied due to the fact that the shed would be above the fence line and would encroach into the privacy of the neighbors. Adding an addition to your home can allow for more roomand enjoyment, howeverif it is not approved by the ACC, then you risk the jeopardy of removal and in many times, legal action or both.

    The next time you drive through Townewest HOA, take a good look at the curb appeal of the community. Does it look the same as it did when you moved here? Does it give the look of maintained and manicured? Is there something you can do to change that? If the answer to the first (2) questions are NO, then the answer to the last questions should be YES. Start with your own home and property. Make the necessary repairs and provide a well maintained environment. Show your neighbors that you do value your investment and maybe, just maybe they will follow suit.

    Remember when replacing fence or painting your home whether it be the same color or something new, you must comply with the ACC Guidelines. If you need a copy of the guidelines, they may be found on this website under the ACC GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS TAB. An application is required to be submitted to the committee before any work may be performed. Failure to comply with the guidelines and wait for approval, may result in immediate removal of the improvement, legal action or both. Be on the safe side. If you have questions, London Mays at MASC Austin Properties, Inc. will be happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have. She may be reached at (713) 776-1771.



    WELCOME NEW VENDORS

    The Board of Directors would like to welcome Rudy Cantu and Daniel Cardenas of Green Masters Lawn, Inc. to Townewst HOA. Each of the gentlemen bring many suggestions and ideas to enhance common areas as well as maintain the perimeter of our community. Be watching for updates and improvements throughout our community! Welcome to TWHOA, Green Masters!

    We would also like to welcome Sweetwater Pools. Stan Sullivan and his crew are excited about maintaining a clean pool environment for TWHOA. Derrick and his crew will be working closely with Pool Liaison, Dennis Shea to assure that the pool is maintained at a priority level at all times. Sweetwater brings many years of experience and we look forward to working with their staff while preserving the life of our pools. Sweetwater will also supply lifeguards for the upcoming 2014 pool season. We are looking forward to a great year! Congratulations Sweetwater for being awarded these contracts. We look forward to working with you!



    CRIME ALERT REMINDERS

    As a homeowner or resident in TWHOA, it is imperative that we are always on the lookout for crime. Reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes and cars being tagged with graffiti are amoung the most recent act of crime reported to MASC Austin Properties, Inc.

    If you witness or are a victim of crime, please call 911 immediately!! If crime is not reported, we cannot change it. But if we continue to monitor our community and report crime that occurs, we can get our community back. Do not let these criminals take away what we as homeowners work so hard to protect. Call Fort Bend MUD 2 Patrol at (713) 504-1978 and report the incidents as well.

    If you are going on vacation or will be out of town for a few days, the Patrol officers will put your home on notice and it wil be patrolled more frequently.



    PLEASE REMEMBER THE LEASH LAW REQUIRES THAT ANY ANIMAL OUTSIDE YOUR RESIDENCE OR FENCED YARD MUST BE ON A LEASH. TO REPORT STRAYS OR LOOSE ANIMALS, PLEASE CALL ANIMAL CONTROL AT 281-342-1512.

    Monthly Meetings

    Board of Director Meetings are conducted the second Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the Towne Hall beginning at 7:45 PM. If you have an item you would like to have discussed or reviewed by the Board, please submit your request, in writing, at least seven days before the meeting to MASC Austin Properties, Inc., 13726 Florence Road, Sugar Land, TX 77498.



    Contact Austin Properties, 713-776-1771 for Clubhouse Rental

     








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