Tag: 2014

The 2014 Audit

The Audit of our 2014 financials was completed on March 30, 2015.  Here is an excerpt from the independent auditor’s report:

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Grand Prairie Mountain Creek Homeowners Association, Inc. as of December 31, 2014, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.


The Office Will Be Closed

We are currently organizing the required information for our Audit of 2014.  We need to get this information gathered and available to the CPA as soon as possible. In order to accomplish this, we need to reduce distractions and interruptions to this process. In an effort to fulfill this task in an expedient manner, the Office will be closed on March 2 and will reopen on March 5th.  If we get the Auditor’s requests done earlier, we will notify you.

Please place your March assessments in the drop box located to the left of the front door. The front door will remain locked to prevent interruptions. We will continue with work orders as presented and if you have an emergency such as a backed up sewer or a water leak in common areas, call the Emergency phone number. We will listen to messages left on the Office phone as time permits during the day.

Thank you for your understanding as we complete the 2014 Audit.



Grand Prairie Holiday Info

City of Grand Prairie Holiday Schedule
In observance of Christmas and the New Year, the City of Grand Prairie administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  More info.

Prairie Lights Glow at Lynn Creek Park
The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights is now open at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, and better than ever with new custom displays.  Displays have audiences smiling in delight with clever new themes.  The out-of-car experience features concessions, carousel rides, gifts and photos with Santa.  More info.

The Polar Express Arrives in GP
Kids of all ages will enjoy the holiday classic The Polar Express as an interactive story as told by The Conductor.  He’ll visit Grand Prairie libraries on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will entertain with singing and dancing.
11 a.m. – Main Library, 901 Conover Dr. – featuring mini train ride
1:30 p.m. – Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Rd. – featuing mini train ride
4 p.m. – Shotwell Branch Library, 2750 Graham St. – indoor program only

Twelve Strays of Christmas

Give the ultimate gift to a homeless animal this holiday season during the Twelve Strays of Christmas adoption special from now-Dec. 24 at Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail. On Dec. 18, animals will be available for adoption for $18. This fee will increase by $1 daily as Dec. 25 approaches (the fee will correspond with the day’s date). The shelter’s operating hours will remain unchanged, and it will be closed Sundays and Mondays. The shelter is full, and many of its animal guests urgently need new homes.  More info.

2014 City Holiday Ornament
The annual custom-designed 2014 City of Grand Prairie holiday ornament is hand made this year by Rebecca Jensen, wife of Mayor Ron Jensen.  Mrs. Jensen used paper and other natural elements to fashion cones of holiday cheer featuring branches, pennants, glitter and cloth.  The ornaments may be purchased for $10 benefiting the Lone Star Charitable Foundation.  More info.

Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Christmas tree recycling collections will be Friday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Jan. 12.  Drop off locations include:
    • Charley Taylor Recreation Center parking lot, 601 Grand Prairie Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75051
    • Parkhill Park parking  lot, 5100 Block of S. Robinson Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75052
    • Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.,
      Grand Prairie

More info.


Capital Improvement Projects Approved

Here’s a list of the Capital Improvement projects from our 2014 budget which were approved by the Board last night:

  • Re-pave part of West Creek Lane – 200′ x 20′ of West Creek will be removed and redone in concrete, with 1/2 of the roadway done at a time so it remains passable. I am told they can cut out and remove the old roadway, re-bed it, add rebar, pour concrete and have the new part of the roadway ready for use in 2 days.
  • New Pool Fence – the existing chain link fence will be replaced with a powder coated fence square tube and welded in sections. The new fence will be installed within the perimeter of the existing fence; once the new fence is completed, the old fence will be removed.
  • Fence along West Creek – The entire fence down West Creek (by the cemetery) will be replaced with a 4 foot tall chain link fence, after the roadway replacement has been completed. Reflectors will be attached so it is visible at night.
  • Fence around storm drain on East Mountain Creek Court – We are reducing the existing fenced in area to 32  feet of fence, mounting it onto the existing concrete pad.  This fence is required for safety and to prevent unauthorized access to this large storm drain.
  • Leasing a New Trash Compactor – Ours compactor is well over 20 years old, was used when we bought it, and is rusting out on the bottom; it has been repaired a number of times over the years. By leasing a new 35 cubic yard compactor, we get an added 5 cubic yards compared to our existing one, plus wear and tear maintenance is covered.

We will be sending out separate notices to all affected homeowners on West Creek Lane once we have the paving and fence work scheduled.

Special Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting, October 30th, at 7PM in the Association Office

  • Agenda for the meeting: (Subject to change)
    • Primary reason for this meeting is to gather investment Information from JP Morgan Chase adviser, Andrew Norton, who will be at the meeting
    • New Pool Fence
    • Replacing old chain link fence between 20 and 22 East Mountain Creek Court (around drainage culvert)
    • West Creek fence, by cemetery
    • Trash cans

Brazen Theft of MetroScape’s Equipment Today

Sometime between 11 AM and 12 Noon, someone cut off 2 padlocks from a compartment on one of the two MetroScape trailers and stole 3 leaf blowers and 2 string trimmers. This was done in broad daylight just to the South of the Office, under the tree near the corner of West Mountain.

This theft amounts to about $5,000 in equipment lost by our landscaping contractor. If you saw something, please call the Office