Grand Lakes Community Association

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Important Community Announcements

New Announcement!
Pool Opening: Rock Pool and Swim Team Pool opens June 1st. Lazy River Pool Opens June 8th. Frog Pool remains closed for the season.
Homeowners,
Please complete a waiver for all adults and minors in your household that will participate in swimming at the community  facility.  https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/abpgrandlakes

 Please download a copy of this waiver on your mobile device or print. 

Lifeguards will ask to see your completed waiver each time you attend the pool (only need to complete waiver  once and show the same copy each time.) 

Pool Policies for Residents  

1. Please do not enter the pool area if you or anyone in close contact with you have had symptoms of illness (fever  cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) in the past 72 
hours. You should stay home until CDC’s posted isolation criteria are met.  

2. Waiver will need to be completed prior to visit. Gate guard will have a copy of the waiver to complete 
electronically if needed.  

3. The lifeguards will sign in residents and review the waivers. Be prepared with ID and pool tags/cards.  


4. All patrons should wear a face covering when not in the water.  

5. Always maintain 6 feet of social distancing with members not in your household.  

6. Restroom usage will be limited to one household at a time. Signs will be posted.  

7. Guest usage will not be permitted.  

8. No furniture will be provided. Residents may bring their own chairs for personal use.  

9. Slides, water features, toys, amenities, and interactive water areas will be closed.  

10. Please do not loiter in the pool entry, steps, or handrails/ladders.  

11. Drinking fountain will be closed.  

12. Pool parties are not permitted.  

**This information in this release is not binding and can be adjusted at any time due to future releases of information from Local, 
State or National Government. 

 Resident Access? A?Beautiful Pools, Inc. will have a lifeguard at the front gate to check in residents, inform them of  COVID?19 policies, check waiver is completed and confirm they have not had any COVID?19 symptoms in the last 72  hours. The gate guard will monitor capacity numbers.  

 Disinfecting? ABP lifeguards will disinfect gate entry, check in area and restrooms hourly. ABP will clean and disinfect  stands, handrails, surfaces, restrooms, pump rooms, guard rooms, all doors, etc. each evening.  

 Capacity? During our first phase of opening, the pool capacity will be 40 at Emily Park Lane, 75 at Hollow Trace, 50 at 
South Grand Brooks and 50 at Spring Walk Lane. This is subject to change based on staffing, local/state government, and  phases of Open Texas. 

 Temporary pool closure considerations? The pool may be closed after opening if staff becomes sick or needs to 
quarantine, chemical levels are lower than 1ppm or further restrictions are implemented in our area. If a resident or  staff member tests positive with COVID?19, higher level disinfecting and cleaning services will be required. 

2020 Pool Schedule

SWIM SEASON SCHEDULE
Rock Pool

 JUNE 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times

Monday                                              9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday                                             CLOSED
Wednesday-Sunday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

JULY 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times

Monday                                              9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday                                             CLOSED
Wednesday-Sunday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

  AUGUST 2020: 1st-9th; 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 
30th

          Day(s)                                              Pool Times 
Monday                                              9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday                                             CLOSED
Wednesday-Sunday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday (15th,22nd,29th)                      12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday (16th,23rd,30th)                         12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

September 2020:  5th, 6th, and 7th

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times

Saturday, Sunday and

Labor Day                                          12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

SWIM TEAM POOL

JUNE 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times
Monday-Tuesday                              12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday                                     CLOSED
Thursday-Sunday                             12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

JULY 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times

Monday-Tuesday                              12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday                                     CLOSED
Thursday-Sunday                             12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

AUGUST 2020: 1st-9th; 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th
Day(s)                                                 Pool Times
Monday-Tuesday                              12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday                                     CLOSED
Thursday-Sunday                             12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
September 2020:  5th, 6th, and 7th

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times
Saturday, Sunday and

Labor Day                                          12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

LAZY RIVER POOL

 JUNE 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times 
Monday-Wednesday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 
Thursday                                           CLOSED 
Friday-Sunday                                  9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

 JULY 2020:  Full Time

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times 
Monday-Wednesday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 
Thursday                                            CLOSED 
Friday-Sunday                                   9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

    AUGUST 2020: 1st-9th; 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th
Day(s)                                                 Pool Times 

Monday-Wednesday                         9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 
Thursday                                            CLOSED 
Friday-Sunday                                   9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 
September 2020:  5th, 6th, and 7th

Day(s)                                                 Pool Times 
Saturday and Sunday  

Labor Day                                          9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

 

Grand Lakes Board Meeting: Monday June 22nd.
Jun 18, 2020 04:16 pm
Topic: Grand Lakes HOA Open Session
Time: Jun 22, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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SIMPLE RECYCLING COLLECTION INFORMATION

Grand Lakes residents can now recycle clothing, shoes, and various home goods curbside thanks to a contract between the Grand Lakes Community Association and Simple Recycling. This program complements the existing Best Trash recycling program and items accepted do not overlap.

If you currently donate unwanted textiles and home goods to charitable organizations for tax or philanthropic purposes, you are encouraged to continue to do so. Katy Christian Ministries, Clothed by Faith, Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul and other IRS designated non-profit organizations depend on donations to continue their good work in the community. If you aren’t currently donating these items, Simple Recycling will accept them as well as the worn-out or non-working items that Goodwill and KCM, et.al. cannot accept. Simple Recycling makes money on the items it collects, allowing the Grand Lakes Community Association to pay no costs associated with this service and be compensated $20 for every ton of material collected.

To utilize the program:

  1. Place clothing, shoes, and accepted home goods (in any condition) into the orange bags provided by Simple Recycling.
  2. Place your bags at the curb on your regular recycle day (Thursday) next to your Best Trash recycling cart.
  3. Simple Recycling will pick up your bags and leave replacement bags behind.

For further information or to request additional bags:

 

Muscovy Duck Update

Over the past several years, the population of Muscovy ducks has increased significantly in the Grand Lakes community. Related to this rapid population growth, many residents and retained professionals have raised several concerns and issues about the ducks and their impact on the community.

In order to address the concerns over the uncontrolled population growth of Muscovy ducks and related issues, the Board of Directors empaneled a Wildlife Committee to investigate options for a more harmonious co-existence between the wildlife of Grand Lakes and the community. The Wildlife Committee carefully considered input from hundreds of residents, closely reviewed published studies, and consulted with wildlife professionals. Based on this collective effort, the Wildlife Committee made three recommendations to the Board of Directors to help control the Muscovy duck population and foster a balanced existence between ducks and the community. These recommendations included: complete removal and relocation of all Muscovy ducks, reduction of Muscovy duck population, and removal and relocation of Muscovy ducks joined by a replacement with an appropriate number Mallard ducks.

After carefully considering all of the options recommended by the Wildlife Committee as well as opinions expressed by residents, both online as well as in several public hearings, the Board elected to remove and relocate the Muscovy ducks and replace them with a small population of Mallard ducks based on the quantity assessment appropriate for the area. Mallard ducks are more compatible to shared environments, such as Grand Lakes, because they reproduce at a much more sustainable rate, leading to more feasible population control. The Board believes this option strikes a balance between the desire to retain ducks in our community with exercising sensible population control so as to achieve a more harmonious co-existence.

Naturally, populations fluctuate, including duck populations. As such, the Wildlife Committee will continue to evaluate duck needs and population, as well as that of other wildlife, in our community, and the Board will continue to carefully monitor the needs of the wildlife and community with regard to such issues.

Tennis Court Policy/Rules

The Grand Lakes community has instituted new rules and regulations that govern the use of the tennis courts of our community.

Although we appreciate the efforts of teachers to continue to develop the game of tennis, it has become a hindrance to our residents to be able to play tennis on the courts where they actively pay dues to play.

Therefore, please be advised that the Grand Lakes community is now enforcing the tennis court rules in their entirety effective May 1st 2015; a copy of which is attached. All the tennis courts in Grand Lakes are for use by residents and their guests only.

The term “resident” refers to homeowners and those in Grand Lakes with an active Resident Access Card (RAC). Please be aware, access readers will be installed on all tennis courts very soon.

The term “guest” refers to invited guests of Grand Lakes residents; as outlined within the attached tennis court rules. Unfortunately, it does not include instructors or other commercial, for-pay players.

As we are aware that instruction is currently conducted on the Grand Lakes tennis courts, please take this time between now and May 1st to reschedule your lessons to a more suitable location.

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Management Group of Houston at the contact information provided above.

Grand Lakes Tennis Court Rules

  1. Grand Lakes Tennis League play has precedence over other tennis play at all times.
  2. Courts are to be used by residents of Grand Lakes with a valid and working Resident Access Card. The Grand Lakes community and the Grand Lakes Homeowners Association are not responsible for any personal injury or loss or damage to personal property. ALL COURT USE IS AT THE RISK OF THE USER.
  3. Residents with a valid and working Resident Access Card may bring their guest(s) to play provided that they accompany their guests at all times.
  4. Any resident with a suspended Resident Access Card cannot be a guest of another resident.
  5. At least one person using the tennis courts MUST have a valid, working Resident Access Card; while abiding by Rule #4 above. The resident must produce proof of an access card if queried by a Grand Lakes Board member or associate of the Grand Lakes property management company.
  6. Absolutely NO commercial use for the tennis courts. Teaching professionals are not considered as guests.
  7. No children allowed on the courts unless they are playing tennis and in the presence of an adult (18+). Adults (18+) have court priority after 6:30 pm.
  8. If other residents are waiting to play: (1) you must limit your playing time to no more than 90 minutes; (2) your guest cannot be the guest of another resident immediately after you relinquish the court.
  9. While waiting for courts, please wait outside the gate and announce that you are waiting for the court to be free when the current players are finished.
  10. No more than 4 players on a court at any given time.
  11. Proper tennis attire required. Tennis shoes (non-marking), shirt, shorts, and other proper clothing.
  12. No animals, skateboards, skates, or bicycles allowed in the tennis court area at any time.
  13. Any objects or activities that may damage the court surface, fences, nets, etc. are prohibited at all times.
  14. No glass containers, alcohol or smoking allowed in tennis court area.
  15. Abusive language and radios are not permitted.
  16. Please clean up after yourselves, your children, or your guests. Place trash in proper receptacles.
  17. Please be courteous to others while playing tennis and keep balls on your own court.

Do Not Feed The Ducks

As you may know, we are experiencing a large increase in the duck population on our lakes. These are Muscovy ducks, which are classified as a non-native invasive species by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has stated that these ducks “create problems through competition with native species, damage to property, and transmission of disease”.

It is illegal to sell, transfer, propagate, or introduce Muscovies. It is also a violation of the Grand Lakes Restrictive Covenants to feed the ducks. According to the GrandLakes “Lake Use Rules & Regulations”, page 5, Section 18, Item 3, “Feeding and interaction with wildlife and/or waterfowl is prohibited”.

The Waterfowl Information document on the Grand Lakes Life website, states:

  • Waterfowl reproduce excessively
  • Feathers clog suction pumps in community pools
  • Feces cause health concerns & increased cleaning maintenance of common areas
  • Feces contribute significantly to the nutrient load in the water causing algae, weed, and bacterial concerns, as well as odors
  • Foraging at the soil-water interface disturbs the soil and accelerates erosion
  • Any waterfowl on the lakes become the property and responsibility of the homeowner’s association. If waterfowl causes damage to a resident’s property the association is responsible for these damages
  • In addition to being a violation of the restrictive covenants, there are other reasons for not feeding the ducks.

Experts agree that bread is bad for ducks because they have problems digesting it. The bread along with the feces degrades the water quality. Any artificial feeding is actually harmful to waterfowl, causing poor nutrition, water pollution, concentration, overcrowding, spread of disease, and costly management efforts. When waterfowl feed on scattered corn or bread they eat in the same place where they defecate. Most waterfowl die-offs in the past 10 years have involved artificial feeding. Waterfowl rapidly become conditioned to and dependent on handouts. This causes them to become more aggressive and to lose their wariness of humans.

Let’s all be good citizens and neighbors and help maintain the desirable nature of our neighborhood and all our property values.

The homeowner’s association is investigating means of controlling the duck population.