Why people think they can just drive across our common areas make no sense to me. The damage cause by this vehicle will require an expense on the part of the Association and each of its members. Why more residents here are not totally outraged about damages to our association property also make no sense. Someone had to see who did this. That person needs to pay to fix this!
Whoever did this must know it happened, and yet they said nothing. We will be getting this repaired and sending them a bill.
When we were out picking up trash this morning, I noticed a large number of ruts along the easements on the East side. I had thought that people couldn’t see the street because of the snow last week. But, what it turned out to be after later inspection, it’s the USPS letter carrier driving along and putting mail into mail boxes, like he was running a rural delivery route.
There is a LOT of damage to our easements, and I am taking this up with the local Postmaster. If anyone sees someone driving on our common areas or easements, please call the Office.
One thing certain when the snow falls, it leaves really good tracks when people drive over it. It would be somewhat understandable if this person did not know the property well; but, these are repeats of tracks made when there was no snow and when it was readily apparent that they were driving across the common area. There is no excuse for this, other than whoever is doing this doesn’t care. This individual ended up on West MC Drive, near where it joins West Creek. Whomever this is, they need to confine their driving to the streets, not the grassy common areas.
Someone drove the entire length of East Mountain Creek Drive, and stopped in front of #32.
Just a reminder: The grass is not for driving on. That’s why we have streets. There is absolutely no acceptable reason for someone to damage Association owned property like this; none at all.
Judging by the trash in our Visitor lots and strewn about the area, no one cares what this place looks like. Trash is bad enough, but damage to our common areas is disrespectful and illegal.
Now we have to spend money to fix this as well as the other 5 or 6 places people decided to cut across the grass. If you see someone driving on the grass, get a description of the vehicle, the license plate, and please call the Office. We need to prosecute those responsible for tearing up our common areas.
We had a visit by a Jet Truck owned by the Trinity River Authority and here is the aftermath. They were accessing one of their manholes that leads to the primary sewer lines, which they take care of on a regular basis. The problem here is the ground was wet and their truck was heavy.
I have contacted them to see if they will come take care of this, but there are no guarantees. I am posting this so you know what happened. Their manhole is marked by the pole and sign in the background of this photo.
It seems we have some individuals who believe they can move the barricades on the newly paved sections and drive on them. This has happened 3 or 4 times already. Anyone driving on this barricaded concrete and causing any damage to it will have a heavy price to pay. This section of roadway cost the Association over $30,000 and we have no problem charging a homeowner, tenant or visitor for damaging this or any Association property.
I would recommend that those individuals moving these barricades leave them alone and in place until Monday, the 26th, just like previous posts have indicated. To do otherwise may prove expensive.
Here are several photos of yesterday’s storm damage, and considering the severity of the storm it could have been much worse. If you do have damage to your roof or carport, please make sure you are getting a reputable contractor to do your repairs.
We will have some maintenance employees here tomorrow to pick up the major broken branches, at least as much as the compactor will hold. We still need room in it for Monday’s trash pickup.