WALKER RANCH HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION (“WRHOA”)

RULES & PROCEDURES

 

 

As authorized by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Walker Ranch (“DCCR”)1, Articles V and VIII, the Board of Directors (“BoD”) of the Walker Ranch Homeowners Association has enacted the following RULES & PROCEDURES:

 

RULES (appear alphabetically by subject)

Criminal Activity in Walker Ranch

Garbage Collection

Holiday Decorations

Nuisance Issues

Pet Waste

Street Parking

 

PROCEDURES (appear in the order they were enacted)

I.          Procedure for Communicating Complaints, Violations, and Requests

II.         Procedure for Remedying Violations of DCCR and WRHOA RULES other than those pertaining to Street Parking

III.        Procedure for Remedying Violations of WRHOA RULES pertaining to Street Parking

 

RULES

 

            Criminal Activity in Walker Ranch. Enacted 2004-07-05. Actual and suspected criminal activity should be reported IMMEDIATELY to the San Antonio Police Department (“SAPD”). The reporting homeowner is encouraged to follow with a report to the WRHOA management company (“Manager) and to report the action taken by the SAPD, if known. The Manager will then report the incident, in writing, to the BoD and both the Safety and Communications Committees for dissemination to WRHOA homeowners.

 

            Garbage Collection. Enacted 2004-07-05. Except as modified below, the current City of San Antonio Guidelines2 concerning the collection of garbage shall be followed.

            Garbage shall be placed in approved, closed trash containers, or sealed in cardboard cartons, or bundled and securely bound. No loose trash and no plastic bags or paper bags may be placed in front of houses, on the street, or on the sidewalk.

            Garbage shall be placed at the collection location in front of homes no earlier than 10:00 p.m. of the evening before the scheduled garbage collection day. Garbage containers shall be removed from the collection location no later than 10:00 p.m. on the scheduled garbage collection day. If, for any reason, garbage is not picked up as scheduled, any uncollected garbage shall be removed from the collection location until 10:00 p.m. of the evening before the next scheduled collection date.

 

            Holiday Decorations. Enacted 2004-07-05. Exterior holiday decorations that are in public view shall be removed from display within two weeks after the holiday event.

 

            Nuisance Issues. Enacted 2004-07-05. Complaints related to nuisance issues, such as barking dogs or loud music, and not otherwise addressed in the WRHOA RULES, shall be governed by existing clauses in the DCCR.

 

            Pet Waste. Enacted 2004-07-05. Pet owners shall be responsible for promptly removing their pet’s waste from (1) another homeowner’s property, (2) any common area, and (3) the street.

 

            Street Parking. Enacted 2004-07-05. No vehicle of any kind, including but not limited to a motor vehicle, a marine craft, a recreational vehicle, or a travel trailer, may be parked overnight on the street. Further, no vehicle may be parked in a position that causes a traffic hazard, impedes use of the street, or causes a nuisance to another resident. Toward this purpose, no vehicle may be parked (a) within ten feet of an intersection, a stop sign, or a fire hydrant, (b) parallel to another car on the opposite side of the street such that traffic is reduced to a single lane, (c) in front of or alongside another resident's property without permission of that resident, (d) in a position that hinders entry or exit of another resident’s driveway, or (e) on a driveway in a position such that the sidewalk is blocked.

            Notwithstanding the above, residents and their guests may park in front of the property of other residents, without obtaining their permission, if the need arises during family functions, parties, and other social events, and provided this parking neither hinders the other residents’ use of their property nor disturbs the neighborhood.

            Residents and guests may not use the street for regular parking of any vehicle. Parking on five or more consecutive days is considered regular parking.

            Homeowners shall be responsible for cleaning up leaked fluids and for paying to repair any damage to the pavement when fluid leaks onto the pavement from their vehicle or from a vehicle belonging to their guest.

            Variances of the above guidelines may be appropriately granted in individual circumstances at the discretion of the BoD.

 

PROCEDURES

 

I.          Procedure for Communicating Complaints, Violations, and Requests. Enacted 2004-07-05. All homeowner communications (including complaints, reports of violations, and requests of the Architectural Control Committee) shall be in writing and directed to the Manager. Communications shall be mailed, e-mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered. As appropriate, the Manager either will notify the BoD and/or the appropriate WRHOA committee or will otherwise process the complaint, violation, or request. Afterward, the Manager will duly notify the homeowner who originated the communication.

            The Manager and the BoD will exercise discretion in processing all complaints, violations, and requests, and will keep confidential both the sources and the subjects of complaints and violations, when feasible.

 

II.         Procedure for Remedying Violations of DCCR and WRHOA RULES other than those pertaining to Street Parking. Enacted 2004-07-05. The Manager will mail a notice of the violation to the homeowner and will allow the homeowner thirty days to remedy the violation and notify the Manager, in writing. If the violation is not remedied within thirty days, the Manager will mail the homeowner a second notice and state in the notice that (a) the violation must be remedied within five days, (b) the homeowner will be subject to fines and other charges, and (c) the homeowner may request a hearing before the BoD to discuss the violation. If the violation is not remedied within five days or as a result of a hearing with the BoD, the Manager will mail the homeowner a third notice and state in the notice that the WRHOA will, as necessary until the violation is remedied, (1) impose fines and other charges, (2) suspend the homeowner’s rights, and/or (3) pursue all available legal remedies. A copy of the third notice will be mailed to the BoD.

 

III.        Procedure for Remedying Violations of WRHOA RULES pertaining to Street Parking. Enacted 2004-07-05. The number and frequency of complaints in connection with street parking, coupled with the issue of public safety, demands a remedy procedure for street parking violations that is more aggressive than the remedy procedure of other violations.

            The Manager will monitor reports of street parking violations and will consider that a violation has occurred upon receipt of (a) a single written report that includes a photograph of the violation OR (b) written reports by two homeowners within a seven-day period. Reports must contain the (1) date of violation, (2) make, description, and license number of vehicle, and (3) address where the violation occurred.

            The Manager will then mail a notice of the violation to the homeowner of the address where the violation occurred and will encourage the homeowner to comply with the applicable WRHOA RULE. The notice will include the following fine schedule that will be imposed if the violation continues:

 

Street Parking Violation

Manager Action

Fine Amount

1st Occurrence

Mail homeowner a warning notice to remedy the violation within three calendar days

No fine

2nd Occurrence

Mail homeowner a second violation notice which includes the fine amount

$25

3rd Occurrence

Mail homeowner a third violation notice which includes the fine amount

$50

Further Occurrences

Mail homeowner a notice to cease and desist the violation

$100 each

 

            For the purpose of scheduling fines, a street parking violation is considered a 1st Occurrence if the homeowner has had no occurrence of that violation during the six-month period prior to the violation.

            A copy of any notice of parking violation will be sent to the BoD. The homeowner may request a hearing with the BoD to discuss the circumstances of the violation, after which the BoD will decide the validity of the violation.

           

 

 

 

1The DCCR document, provided for your review before closing documents were signed, will soon be accessible on the Walker Ranch website. Until then, a copy can be obtained from the Manager for the cost of copying.

 

2 http://www.sanantonio.gov/enviro/solidwaste/canitcorrectly.asp