Important Community Announcements:
(9/8/17) Fort Bend County has finalized a site to be a designated drop-off location for Grand Lakes and the surrounding areas within the County for storm debris. This location is near Grand Parkway / 99 and Harlem Road that will serve as a transition check point for FEMA approved contractors. The County has had to become an approved and registered FEMA contractor and joining many other registered FEMA contractors for Hurricane Harvey Debris Pick-up. There are many areas affected in Fort Bend County jurisdiction and we all are looking forward to getting the debris removed from Grand Lakes as soon as possible, but please be patient. In the meantime, please be sure to have an understanding of the FEMA requirements regarding how to sort and group your storm debris. This is very important when a contractor comes to pick-up a specific type of debris. Over the coming weeks, different contractors will be picking up the different types of debris for proper disposal.
During regular trash pick-up, many residents already sort their regular trash from recycling in receptacles so that separate trucks will come on separate occasions and pick-up either designated type of waste. It is very similar process, but adding more types to the equation.
Storm Debris should be separated and grouped together by the following type:
Vegetative or Green- leaves, logs, plants, tree branches, vines.
Construction & Demolition- building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing.
Appliances & White Goods- air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters.
Electronics- computers, radios, stereos, televisions, any other devices with a cord.
Hazardous Waste- cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints/stains, pesticides.
Please see the following for a breakdown of Normal Household Trash Vs. Storm Debris.
Normal Household trash should be placed out on regularly scheduled pick-up days. This would be bagged trash and / or in trash receptacles.
Storm Debris should be placed out by the curb without blocking the street or storm drains. Any debris placed from the sidewalk toward your home/property will NOT be picked-up. Also, any bagged debris will NOT be picked-up as it cannot be identified as to whether it is hazardous or not.
Once again, the most common mistake or misunderstanding is bagging debris of any kind. If it is storm debris, it cannot be bagged like regular household trash as the contractor picking-up debris will not know what is in the bag, even if it is sorted or grouped with a specific type, as it cannot be seen in a bag. The other key specification is location. Be sure to keep all debris as close to the curb as possible and do not block the street, storm drains. Also, make sure not to place on or against fire hydrants, meters, poles, trees or other structures.
(9/6/17) Hi Everyone,
GREAT NEWS from the Municipal District Services:
At this time we are REMOVING water restrictions for Grand Lakes MUDs 1, 2 & 4.
While the wastewater treatment plant is not at 100% we have made enough improvement to the facilities to allow residents to return to normal use.
HOWEVER, due to the plant still not being fully operational, there is a possibility that restrictions may be put back in place.
We will keep residents informed as quickly as possible if it's necessary to re-implement restrictions.
Thank you SO much your patience through this process as it has been a strain for us all.
Please be safe!!
(9/5/17) The Board of Directors would like to inform you all of the message from Municipal District Services:
“We have pumping trucks transporting wastewater to another district’s plant. Parked vehicles on both sides of the streets has been a big issue for Sheriff Department and Constables. It is requested that residents keep one side of the street clear so that pumping trucks and emergency vehicles are able to navigate streets properly. If you are out and about in the neighborhood, please try and get people to not block roads.”
In addition, please refer to Municipal District Services http://www.municipaldistrictservices.com/ for updates regarding water updates on usage and restrictions.
The following is most recent information received: There are rumors going around that water is going to get shut off. The water is NOT going to get shut off to anybody in Grand Lakes. The drinking water is safe for consumption. As mentioned a few days ago limiting water usage is very important at this time. Municipal District Services are still working on many issues at the Water Waste Treatment Plant. It is running at a limited capacity. Therefore, residents need to limit the amount of water they use and refrain from dishwashing, laundry, bathing, irrigating lawn, etc. Quick showers and toilet use is permitted.
Separating Your Debris- http://fbcoem.org/separating-your-debris-separando-sus-escombros/
Water, Sewer, and Regular Trash Service- http://www.municipaldistrictservices.com/
Streets, Curbs, Street Signs, Traffic Lights Service- http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=701
FEMA Disaster Recovery- https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management- http://fbcoem.org/ or http://fbcoem.org/incidents/harvey/ ß this page serves as a repository for all information about Tropical Storm Harvey.
(8/29) The following is important information that you should know and use regarding your Grand Lakes property.
At this time, many of residents in Grand Lakes are displace due to flooding. The majority of the properties affected are located in Phase 2 and Phase 3, which are all east of Peek Road. Please use the information below to understand what the local government and authorities are advising.
In addition, there is a new law for insurance claims effective September 1, 2017 that all should be aware of.
Here is the actual text of the bill: Bill 1774
Texas Department of Insurance
FEMA Assistance Website
There have been many email requests from owners asking if their property or roads are accessible. The roads will not be accessible until the water starts to recede and the Barker Reservoir is one of the main areas to watch, the projections are for the water to rise through mid-Wednesday (today, 8/30/17) and then slowly recede over time. Current projections have some homes with water in them for an extended period of time (1 week plus).
Barker Reservoir Water Status
Harris County Flood Control District
Pharmacy Status in Fort Bend County
Emergency Shelters in Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management
News Media Websites
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It is important to protect your property and listen to the local government regarding the action needed to be taken as instructed. Please see the following issued by Fort Bend County, Office of Emergency Management that affects Grand Lakes and surrounding communities regarding voluntary evacuations.
Advisory on Barker Reservoir Levels-> http://fbcoem.org/advisory-on-barker-reservoir-levels-advertencia-de-los-niveles-de-agua-en-el-barker-reservoir/
In addition, there have been inquires about draining the lakes in Grand Lakes HOA. Please see the following regarding the lakes:
The water level in the lakes is regulated by a pipe or inlet structure. Therefore, once the water is above the inlet structure it outfalls into the receiving stream or storm sewer. Keep in mind those storm sewers are ties to the large bayous adjoining Grand Lakes with is connected to Barker Reservoir. Therefore, as the reservoir rises and the bayous rise with the reservoir, the lake levels will rise as well as the water backs into the lake and seeks an equilibrium level. There is no mechanical mechanism to drain the lakes.
In normal isolated rainfalls, the lakes fill up a little above the static water level due to the amount of water coming in being greater than the capacity of the outlet structure, but they reach the static level due to gravity.
Important Websites to Reference:
Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Website: http://fbcoem.org/ or FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fbcoem/
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FortBendCountySheriffsOffice/
Fort Bend County Website: http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/
Due Hurricane Harvey the regularly scheduled Grand Lakes Board of Directors meeting has been postponed until further notice.
The following are important numbers that will be good to keep on hand. In the event that Associa, Principal Management Group of Houston, needs to close our office due to the inclement weather, the after-hours answering service will be available for emergencies at 713-329-7100.
Fort Bend County Sheriff- 281-341-4665
Fire Department (Emergency)- 281-498-2800
Fire Department (Non-emergency)- 281-498-1310
CenterPoint Energy- 713-659-2111
Power Outage- 713-207-2222
Water & Trash: Municipal District Services, LLC - MUD #1,2,4- 281-290-6500
Consolidated Communications (West of Peek)- 1-866-989-2255
AT&T (East of Peek)- 1-800-464-7928
Street Lights - Not Working- 713-207-2222 or 1-800-322-7143
Fort Bend County Animal Control- 281-342-1512
Fort Bend County Road & Bridge Department- 281-342-4513
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Please be informed that the Grand Lakes August Board of Directors Meeting has been postponed until future notice. The Board is hoping to reconvene within a couple of weeks.
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UPDATED POOL HOURS:
Due to KISD returning to school earlier than normal, the pool schedules have been adjusted as follows:
Frog Pool (PH 1 South): 8/16 - 9/24
Monday - Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm
The Association is looking at forming the following committees: Pool, Landscape, Events/Social, and Grounds & Maintenance. If you are interested in any of these committees, please contact PMG.
The Green Committee is looking for one more individual to join their committee. There are exciting plans for the 2017 year. Please contact Erica Morgan if you wish to join.
Pool/Tennis Court Access Cards
We want to ensure that the Amenities Access Cards get into the hands of all the Grand Lakes Residents, so that the amenities are accessed solely by Grand Lakes. Therefore this year, we have implemented a new process of distributing the Access Cards.
If you would like to receive your pool access cards you can call or email Courtney Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can simply mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the PMG office (11000 Corporate Centre Dr. STE 150. Houston TX 77041), or you may pick up the card at the office Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
If you are a tenant, please mail or bring your rental agreement or have the homeowner complete the Homeowner Authorization form and bring on your arrival or send if requesting access card by mail.
2017 Pool Schedules can be found under the Document Library link, under pool category.
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Formation of Committees
Grand Lakes is seeking volunteers for the Green Committee (Charter available on website), Event Coordinating Committee, Beautification Committee, Pool Committee and Deed Restriction Committee. If you express interest in any of these committees, please contact email@example.com
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