Log on to the Resident Portal by going to www.ciranet.com/residentportal or clicking the link at the top right corner of this page. The Resident Portal requires a user login. For questions or login information about the Resident Portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in need of a pool key or pool key replacement please fill out the Pool Key Waiver Form and email it to email@example.com. All owners will be issued new keys when the pool re-opens. Details regarding pickup will be emailed to the address on file.
As you know, one of the benefits of living in a homeowners association is the enforcement of the community's restrictive covenants (DCC&Rs) or rules (attached). The enforcement of the rules helps keep the home values high, protecting the investment you made in your home. It is the obligation of the Board to enforce the covenants. During the initial phase of the pandemic, inspections were put on hold; there were more significant concerns than lawns. Now that our community is easing back into a new sense of normal, inspections and the enforcement of the restriction have resumed. The most common violations are in the chart below. Please be sure to confirm you are following the rules. For a full list of the restrictions, please log on to the Resident Portal and review the documents tab.
Of course, with every rule, there is an exception. In this case, political signs are protected by the Texas State Statutes (Election Code 259.002). The technical terms are written below. Again, to provide a more concise explanation, Owners can display one sign per candidate or item that appears on the ballot. The sign must be ground-mounted and cannot be larger than four (4) feet by six (6) feet.
Owners may place ground-mounted signs on their Lot, which advertise a political candidate or ballot item for an election ("Political Signs"), provided the following criteria are met:
1. No Political Sign may be placed on an Owner's Lot prior to the ninetieth (90th) day before the date of the election to which the sign relates, or remain on an Owner's Lot after the tenth (10th) day after the election date.
2. No more than one (1) Political Sign is allowed per political candidate or ballot item.
3. Political Signs may be displayed only on an Owner's Lot, and may not be located on, nor encroach on, another Lot, Common Area and Facilities, or any property owned or maintained by the Association.
4. No Political Sign may:
(i) contain roofing material, siding, paving, materials, flora, one or more balloons or lights, or any other similar building, landscaping, or nonstandard decorative component;
(j) be attached in any way to plant material, a traffic control device, a light, a trailer, a vehicle, or any other existing structure or object;
(k) include the painting of architectural surfaces;
(l) threaten the public health or safety;
(m) be larger than four feet by six feet (4'x6');
(n) violate a law;
(o) contain language, graphics, or any display that would be offensive to the ordinary person; or
(p) be accompanied by music, other sounds, by streamers or is otherwise distracting to motorists.
The Association may remove a Political Sign displayed in violation of this Policy.
We hope that you were able to enjoy some time at the pool this summer under the abbreviated COVID-19 schedule. Since the reopening in August, the schedule was Fri-Sun through Sept. As hard as it is to believe, we are on the brink of October. The pool is now closed for the season. Fortunately, the weather is now starting to cool off, so hopefully, the slightly earlier closure will be more accepted.
The basketball court is also limited in the number of people able to gather in groups. To ensure compliance and safety, for the remainder of 2020, use is limited to a single household at any one time; no neighbors, no visitors. All restrooms and water fountains are closed. Please bring your own water bottle and sanitizing wipes to the court.
Please reach out to City Leaders if you have questions or concerns over the implementation and impact of these additional regulations.
Finally, as a result of the State issued Emergency Orders, the 2020 Annual Members Meeting is postponed until early 2021, date to be determined. The expiring board term will continue until a time when we can safely hold an in-person meeting.
We wish health and happiness to each of you during these unprecedented times. We recognize that this is not the outcome either the board nor the neighbors were hoping for, but it seems to be what 2020 has to offer. We are looking forward to more social gatherings and the amazing community building Bauerle is known for in 2021 - maybe even during the holidays.
On June 4th, there was a message for the Class of 2020 on the hill behind the Bauerle Ranch Amenities Center (BRAC). There was also a parade on June 6th to celebrate. Thank you to those of you who participated in the Graduate Parade!
In an effort to recoup some of the expenses the Association spends on enforcing deed restrictions, the Board voted to adopt a new enforcement policy that includes fines.
To provide some background, the Association spends about $18 per notice to alert a homeowner of a violation. The cost is related to the inspection costs and admin time. By implementing fines, the Board will be turning that expense back to the violator instead of the rule-abiding residents. The chart below describes the procedure.
As a reminder, violations remain on your account for six (6) months from the prior notice. Any subsequent violation will escalate to the next level. For example, your trash can is left in front of the garage, instead of stored out of sight when the inspection occurs. You receive a courtesy notice. Life happens, and three (3) months later it the bin is left out again. Even though it isn't habitual, you now receive your second notice. The next month, your child bails on their chores and leaves the can out front. Now you receive two (2) letters, one in the mail, and one you have to sign for (it is sent certified). Four (4) months later, you go out of town but forget to ask the neighbor to wheel in the trash bin while you are away. Even though it is more than six (6) months since the initial violation, it has only been four (4) months since the last notice; therefore, you receive a $50 violation. If you have another infraction within six (6) months, you will receive a $100 violation followed by a $200 violation. If, however, you find a system that allows you to keep your trash bin stored out of sight for more than six (6) months, your violations will go back to zero.
Each violation type is independent. If in the example above, you get a lawn maintenance violation when you were out of town, it will receive a courtesy notice. After six (6) months without a repeat, it will fall off of your account.