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FALL 2012

The Official Shadow Creek Ranch Homeowners Association Publication

Have a Great Holiday Season!

• Shadow Creek Ranch Maintenance

Security Camera Opinion Ballot Enclosed

• 2013 Homeowner Assessments Notice


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

AMI PEARLAND CONTACTS

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 12234 Shadow Creek Parkway Building 3, Suite 114 Pearland, TX 77584 Phone.............................................................713-332-4675

EMERGENCY..............................................................................911 Fire 911 Ambulance................................................................................911 Sheriff - Non-Emergency................................. 281-331-9000 Pearland Police Department.......................... 281-997-4100

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

SCHOOLS

Emerald Bay Clubhouse 11814 N. Clear Lake Loop Pearland, TX 77584 For rental information, go to: ........................................... www.shadowcreekranchhoa.com or email.........................................ysuarez@amitx.com

UTILITIES

Mary Marek Elementary................................... 281-245-3232 Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary................... 281-245-3090 Nolan Ryan Junior High................................... 281-245-3210 Alvin Senior High................................................ 281-331-8151 Manvel High School.......................................... 281-245-2235 Alvin ISD Administration................................. 281-331-0960

Electricity - Reliant Energy.............................. 713-207-7777 Gas - Center Point............................................... 713-659-2111 Trash Removal - City of Pearland.................. 281-652-1600

OTHER NUMBERS Pearland Post Office.......................................... 281-485-2132 Poison Control..................................................... 800-764-7661 Brazoria County Health Department.......... 979-864-1484

CITY Pearland City Hall............................................... 281-652-1600 Pearland Utility Billing - Water Dept............ 281-756-2265 Pearland Animal Control.................................. 281-652-1603 Pearland Police Dept - Non-Emergency..... 281-652-1100 Pearland Public Works...................................... 281-652-1900

MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Disclaimer This newsletter and any information contained herein are intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, financial or medical advice. The publisher takes great effort to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this newsletter. However, we will not be responsible at any time for any errors or omissions or any damages, howsoever caused, that result from its use. Seek competent professional advice and/or legal counsel with respect to any matter discussed or published in this newsletter.

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT, INC. General Manager Maria Southall-Shaw..................... mshaw@amitx.com Onsite Manager Eleanor Thompson.......ethompson@amitx.com

Onsite Manager Brenda Beltran..................... bbeltran@amitx.com Service Specialist Yazmin Saurez........................ ysuarez@amitx.com Property Maintenance Supervisor Terry Tate .....................................ttate@amitx.com Project Manager Rod Simpson.......................rsimpson@amitx.com

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Over 1,800 residents enjoyed an evening with other Shadow Creek families at the beautiful Village of Diamond Bay Waterpark. There were miles of smiles and plenty of giggles as everyone enjoyed the Fall Festivities. Families enjoyed a petting zoo, a super-hyped Disney D. J., face painting, candy, hotdogs, snow cones and even a visit from the Cat In the Hat! Thanks to all of our local sponsors for making this an amazing event and the Shadow Creek Ranch Onsite team leadership!

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HCA Hospital To Be Built in Shadow Creek Ranch HCA Gulf Coast Division Announces $71 Million Plan to Build Pearland Medical Center with Specialties in Pediatrics, Women’s Services, Emergency Care and Cardiovascular Health Houston, TX, October 30, 2012 HCA Gulf Coast Division announced today that it is building a 30-bed, acute care hospital in Pearland at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and County Road 2234 (Shadow Creek Parkway). Pearland Medical Center will be built on the 48-acre site in Shadow Creek Ranch that is currently home to a full-service, freestanding 24-hour emergency department, imaging center and a 3-story, 80,000-square-foot medical office building. “We are excited to expand our presence in Pearland with a state-of-the-art hospital that will allow the citizens of that community to receive quality healthcare close to home,” said Maura Walsh, President of HCA Gulf Coast Division. Pearland Medical Center will be a 144,000 square-foot, $71 million facility featuring surgical suites, medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, an emergency department, and an imaging department that will include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. The hospital’s women’s services will provide digital mammography, labor and delivery suites, cesarean section operating rooms and a newborn nursery. Pearland Medical Center will be designed with the future growth of the community in mind with plans allowing for incremental expansion to meet the needs of the community. “HCA Gulf Coast Division is delivering the right care at the right time to our residents in their own neighborhood,” said Tom Reid, Pearland Mayor.“HCA is fulfilling a need to provide people with highly technological, high quality healthcare within the community.” “Pearland Medical Center will benefit the local economy creating jobs in construction service as well as jobs in healthcare and its supporting industries,” said Matt Buchanan, President of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation. “It’s been a desire of our growing community for several years, and we’re very excited that HCA has chosen this site to build a hospital.” “We are so pleased that the first full service hospital in Pearland will be in our community”, said Carlo Ferreira, developer of Shadow Creek Ranch. “Pearland Medical Center will be a significant benefit for our homeowners who will be able to receive superior health care minutes from home.” The ground breaking for Pearland Medical Center is scheduled for 2013 with project completion by the end of 2014.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include 10 Hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 6 diagnostic imaging facilities, 6 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150 mile radius. For more information visit our website at www. HCAGulfCoast.com.

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Shadow Creek Residents...Should you Stay or Remodel ? Believe it or not, the first home in Shadow Creek Ranch sold over -10 years ago!  Is it time for you to update your home?   Many families have found that their existing home no longer fits their family needs and are faced with the decision of remodeling or moving. .  Believe it or not, housing trends, floor plans and kitchen designs change every few years. To keep your home value competitive with new homes, you must constantly be upgrading your home.  So, do you move or do you adapt your home and stay in the neighborhood?  With so many excellent schools in Shadow Creek Ranch, many families are choosing to adapt & stay!

value. The next best return is in the  kitchen with a 80.6 % yield followed by  master suites, family rooms and decks which come in around the 75% range.   Even if your cant go “all out” or “all in” as the case may be...you can make small changes that make a big difference.  Switch out those faucet & light fixtures in the bathroom!  Repaint the walls!  Here’s a hint - go visit some of the new home models and take note of what colors and trends have passed you and your home by . Then just start one room at a time. Another improvement is The Visitor Information Center is no longer Shadow Creek Ranch Realty, we have “upgraded” to Prudential Premier Properties!  

Two quick things, just in case you don’t already know; first you don’t get a dollar for dollar return on your home improvement.   In other words, if you spend $50k on a swimming pool, your home will not sell/appraise for an additional $50k.  Another thing is that a swimming pool will give you the least percentage of return of your dollar spent.

We are the only full service Broker within Shadow Creek Ranch located on the corner of Kirby & Shadow Creek Ranch Pkwy across from Walgreens. Stop by anytime and meet the professional realtors of Shadow Creek Ranch. Call today 713.436.0003. We will keep the lights on!

So, where is the best place to start upgrading your home?   Where is the best place to invest your hard earned funds to maximize the most return on your investment?   The BATHROOM !   Yes, that’s correct, start in your Throne Room.  The average cost of a bathroom remodel is ---yielding a 84.9 % gain in your overall home

Connie Knox Realtor & Center Coordinator 281.808.7178. 

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NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES COST-EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION OPTION The City of Pearland, Harris County and the Gulf Coast Center are partnering to provide transportation services to disabled and elderly (age 60 and older) residents through the Rides fare card program.   The transportation program will coordinate non-emergency transportation services at a significant discount for qualified users. Through the program, residents can schedule “rides” 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, for as low as $1. The Rides program replaces the old demand response program which required residents to call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a pick up and drop off. The new program only requires 90 minute advance scheduling. For more information or to apply for the program, call 1.800.266.2320 or visit gulfcoastcenter.org.

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Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 26 Tax Rate On October 2, 2012, your elected resident Board of Directors of the District adopted a tax rate of $0.69 per $100 assessed valuation, which is the same rate as the previous year. As a reminder, taxes are due by January 31, 2013, and late payments incur penalties and interest. If you have any questions regarding your tax bill, please call our tax assessor/ collector, Mr. Tommy Lee, at (281) 482-0216 ext. 26. For our taxpayers’ convenience, Mr. Lee accepts credit cards for payment of tax bills, with payment of a small service fee. General Information Please see the new website, www.shadowcreekranchmuds.com, for dates, times, and locations of upcoming meetings.  In addition to the new website, agendas for each meeting are posted at the Emerald Village Recreation Center, 11814 N. Clear Lake Loop, Pearland, Texas 77584, and at the Brazoria County Courthouse at least 72 hours before every meeting, and the Board of Directors invites all members of the public to attend its meetings.  Please contact the District through the “contact” page on the new website if you need confirmation of a Board meeting.  As a reminder, the City of Pearland operates our water and sewer system and provides garbage collection services.  If you have any questions about your service, please call the City of Pearland at (281) 6521603. Safety Tips The District recently renewed its contracts with the City of Pearland Police Officers for additional patrol services. The Pearland Police Officers serving the District offer the following safety tip for residents: (1) install alarm systems in homes and display the alarm company’s sign in the front yard; (2) remember to not store valuables inside vehicles; and (3) all solicitors must be licensed by the City.

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As a love offering to our great surrounding communities, our Christmas Express is back. We’re lighting up our 30 foot tree, hooking up the train, and making our woodland trail come alive with lights to give kids a great train ride again this year. The hot chocolate is warming, and cookies are being baked in anticipation of the fun of gathering around our cozy fire. If you’re looking for a taste of good old fashioned Christmas this year, bring your friends and family drop in, toast a marshmallow and visit with us for a while. Our train will run only on Dec 8th and 9th and 15th and 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be no charge for the rides, donations will be accepted.

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New water heaters installed, Handicapped toilets installed Handicapped bars installed New dishwashers replaced Toilets & garbage disposals replaced Repairs to whirlpool tubs Inside & outside leaks repaired

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Shadow Creek Maintenance Association needs your opinion. Please complete the enclosed survey and return in the prepaid self addressed envelope by December 10, 2012. One entry per household. Your opinion counts!

Shadow Creek Ranch Pawz 4the Claws

Brazoria-Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 1

Tax Rate

Come and join Shadow Creek Ranch’s new Pet Lovers Club! SCR Pawz 4the Claws!

On October 4, 2012, the Board of Directors of the District adopted a tax rate of $0.85 per $100 assessed valuation, which is the same rate as the previous year. As a reminder, taxes are due by January 31, 2013, and late payments incur penalties and interest. If you have any questions regarding your tax bill, please call our tax assessor/collector, Mr. Tommy Lee, at (281) 482-0216 ext. 26. For our taxpayers’ convenience, Mr. Lee accepts credit cards for payment of tax bills, with payment of a small service fee.

The Club is under the direction of local SCR Resident Chalmette Ray. An avid pet lover and advocate for those that do not have a voice. She has always felt the needs of Shadow Creek furry paws and claws were not being addressed. The Club will meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Emerald Bay Clubhouse at 7pm. In addition to meeting fellow pet lovers; important topics will be discussed. A hearty slate of guest speakers with a variety of topics will benefit pet owners and serve the interest of our four legged friends. Some of the guests include but are not limited to Local Veterinarians, City Officials, local Pet Stores, the Humane Society, and the City of Pearland Animal Control. Special events include a free Vaccinations Fair, Pet Fashion show and an Obstacle Competition!

General Information The Boards of Directors of MUD 1 and Brazoria County MUD No. 26’s joint website, www.shadowcreekranchmuds.com, is live and includes posted agendas for Board meetings and approved minutes. MUD 1 generally meets every first Friday at 12:00 p.m. at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77027. In addition to the new website, agendas for each meeting are posted at the entrance to the lift station located at 2753 Biscayne Bay Drive Pearland, Texas 77584, and at the Brazoria and Fort Bend County Courthouses at least 72 hours before every meeting, and the Board of Directors invites all members of the public to attend its meetings. Please contact the District through the “contact” page on the new website if you need confirmation of a Board meeting.

Email Chalmette today and be added to the SCR Pawz 4 Claws mail list to learn about future meetings and opportunities for your beloved pet. Looking forward meeting everyone! Tell your friends and neighbors.

As a reminder, the City of Pearland operates our water and sewer system and provides garbage collection services If you have any questions about your service, please call the City of Pearland at (281) 652-1603.

Chalmette Ray chalmetteray@yahoo.com

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RECIPES SUGAR COOKIES INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Coming Next Summer! The Village of Biscayne Bay Recreation Center

Shadow Creek Ranch keeps getting better! Already the envy of other Master Planned Communities, Shadow Creek has broken ground on the fourth recreation center. This amazing facility will be located on Windward Bay Drive at Biscayne Bay Drive. The Village of Biscayne Bay Recreation Center will feature a resort pool area with wading pool, a two lane lap pool, a splash pad, playground, putting green and a sand volleyball court. The new facility promises to give residents an entertainment option during the Summer and accommodate our growing community. The center will open Summer 2013. For additional information visit us at www.shadowcreekranchhoa.com. SHADOW CREEK RANCH

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Common Code Violations in The City of Pearland *All violations concerning items with a registration number are investigated by the Police Department (i.e., cars, boats, campers, etc.)

Sec.13-17 Weeds and other Vegetation It shall be unlawful for any owner , tenant, lessee, agent or occupant of any premises to permit any weeds, grass or brush to grown above the height of twelve (12) inches upon any premises owned, leased, occupied, or controlled by such person, or upon the unpaved portion of any street right-of way abutting said property.

Ordinance No.1286 Junked / Abandon Vehicles A junked vehicle, including a part of a junked vehicle, that is visible at any time of the year from a public place (street) or right-of way is detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public, tends to reduce the value of private property, invites vandalism, creates afire hazard, is an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors.

United Development Code Trash & Rubbish/Open Storage Typical violations of this ordinance include accumulation of trash, wood debris, building and fencing materials, indoor furniture, appliances, tires, car parts, tree limbs and other related materials. Residents are asked to bring their properties to compliance by placing trash out on scheduled days and removing such items within a designated time frame. If the problem is not resolved, legal action could be taken in Municipal Court. COMPLAINT LINE: Please call 281-652-1766 if you have a complaint about code enforcement issues such as health complaints, junk vehicles, vehicles parked in street, bandit signs, etc. Leave a detailed message and a phone number where you can be reached. The voice mails will be checked daily, and the necessary actions will be taken. Once your complaint is received one of our officers wiill investigate your complaint and will respond to you within 48 to 72 hours should you need an update.

Shadow Creek Ranch Wooden Fence Maintenance

When making repairs, please remember fence must match the existing fences in type, quality and style and the fence cannot exceed six (6) feet in height from the ground to the top of the picket. Only a protective clear coat may be applied to the fence. When replacing or repairing your fence, keep in mind that any variances or modifications to your existing fence will require a Request for Home Improvement Form. It is an easy process to adhere to your Association’s Dedicatory Instruments. You can apply by U.S. Mail, fax (713-932-6059) or email (ami@amitx.com) or via Shadow Creek Ranch’s website www.shadowcreekranchhoa.com, whichever is easiest for you. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Schools in Session

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Please be aware of the children and adults that will be walking in the community to and from the bus stop.

Are you interested in advertising in this community’s full color newsletter? Residents support businesses that support them.

Pearland ISD 2012 School Schedule Holidays

This newsletter is provided free to the residents of Shadow Creek Ranch because of Advertisers like you who care and understand your success comes from the local community.

December 19 – 31 (Christmas)

Early Release December 18

To advertise, call 713-331-0344 or email advertise@hoanewsmag.com for rates and requirements.

Progress Reports December 6

All sizes of ad space are available. All advertisements and payments are due the 15th of the month for the next month’s issue. Multiple months and discounts are available for local businesses.

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Councilman’s Corner On Saturday, May 12th I was re-elected to the Pearland City Council. It is hard to believe that I have been serving on the City Council for almost three years. I continue to be humbled by the opportunity to represent you and your interests on the Council. As you can see, there are many exciting things going on in Pearland. I want to take this opportunity to update you on some of the latest developments in the City. We welcome Sam’s Club to our beautiful City and the bustling Starbucks located next to CVS on Shadow Creek Parkway. Hopefully, you have had the opportunity to stop by and visit them. After nearly a year of discussions with the Texas Department of Transportation and endless paperwork, there is now access to the Best Buy/JCPenney parking lot from the feeder of 288. I am hopeful that this will alleviate some congestion at the 288/518 intersection. Fire Station Number 6 is now open. The all combination fire-EMS station will serve residents in the southwest part of the city. The station was a joint project of the Pearland Fire Department, Friendswood Development Co. and Brazoria County municipal utility districts 21 and 22. The station is located on CR 58. Finally, as you are aware, I have fought tirelessly for the last three years to bring a library to the Westside of Pearland. I am excited to announce that the City and Brazoria County have come to an agreement that will result in the opening of a storefront library west of Highway 288. The full service facility will be approximately 6000 square feet and will serve the needs ofour residents until we can move to the next stage, a larger free-standing facility. A special thank you is due to Commissioner Stacy Adams for his support and had work on this issue and to the Friends of the West Pearland Library who never gave up! Please do not hesitate to contact me with issues, concerns or ideas.

Scott Sherman City of Pearland Sherman.scottj@gmail.com Facebook: “Councilman Scott Sherman”

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Shadow Creek Ranch Homeowner Association 2013 Assessments Important Notice

Residents, please check the mail for your 2013 Homeowner Association Assessment Coupon. These dues are necessary to provide services to the community and ensure adequate reserves to continue and maintain the property. Your 2013 Homeowner Assessments are due January 1, 2013 and are considered late if not received by January 31, 2013. Additional fees and penaltieis will be assessed on delinquent payments. Payments may be made by check, credit card, cashiers check or money order. If you prefer you can pay by check in person at the Shadow Creek Office located at 12234 Shadow Creek Parkway Suite 3112, Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm. Your Association does offer a convenient payment plan for your convenience. If you did not receive your assessment coupon, please contact Jennifer Meador at jmeador@amitx.com.

Thank you for a very successful year!

SHADOW CREEK RANCH Perhaps you have noticed all of our signs in your neighborhood? Shadow Creek Ranch Realty is now Prudential Premier Properties

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