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The Harbour


Official Newsletter of the Chelsea Harbour Homeowners Association

Volume 3, Issue 12

Holiday Light Decorating Contest The Yard of the Month recognition is a spring and summer event with a yard being selected each month April through September. The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Chelsea Harbour Homeowners for doing such a wonderful job keeping up their yards over this last spring and summer. A large part of property value is how it looks from the outside. The holidays are a great time to give our neighborhood some extra bling by adding holiday lights to your landscape. Our homes have beautiful architectural features that look great when highlighted by strings of lights. Tree and bushes can be wrapped with lights or your yard outlined. In our community we all see each other’s backyards too. You might want to light your dock or pergola or wind a string of lights through the iron fence. Our “Keep Chelsea Harbour Beautiful” Committee is sponsoring a Holiday Light Decorating Contest. The winner will be selected on December 8th. Yes that is early but we want to be able to announce the winner in the January newsletter so we need to select a yard early in the holiday season. The yards will be judged by the front yard display only. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time to get your holiday decoration up so your family is able to enjoy the decorations for the entire holiday season. The prize is a $50 Lowe’s gift card. Thanks again for taking pride in your neighborhood and keeping your yard looking great all year. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

A Happy Holiday Safety Reminder Fort Bend schools Winter Break is December 24 – January 7. During the holiday season children are home during the day and many families in our neighborhood have visitors during that time. Be extra careful when driving in the neighborhood during the holidays. Going slowly allows you to be able to stop when the unexpected happens; such a child or visitor stepping out into the street. A happy holiday is a safe holiday. If you plan to be away for the holiday remember to let your neighbors know you will be gone. Stop your mail and newspaper but leave a light on a timer inside your home. It is a good idea not to talk about travel plans on social media. You never know who might be reading about you on the web. It is good idea to notify your alarm company that you are out of town. Remember you can also let the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office know you will be out of town and they will drive by your home daily.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS President, William Vice Presidnet, Mark Owczarczak............................................. Treasurer, Dan Turner.............. Secretary, Gloria Smith.......... Director, Dan Turner..............‘ Director, Don Charly.............‘ To email all board members MANAGEMENT COMPANY REAL MANAGE - 2000 S. Dairy Ashford, Suite 120 - Houston, Texas 77077 Phone: 1.866.473.2573 (7:30am to 7pm M-F) Fax: 1.866.919.5696 Community Manager: Jaine Prieto

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE Chair................................................................ John Rushing Members....................... Jack Jones, Ming Lai, Dilner Minesse ................................................. Steve Tegehoff, Dan Turner CONVENANTS COMMITTEE Chair................................................................. John Rushing Members......... Sheri Hanzelka, Dee Dobbins, Anil Pasupuleti BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE Chair.................................................................. Gloria Smith Members.......................................... Chau Bao, Mark Hutton ................ Tu Nguyen, Saleem Makda, Niki Patel, John Tan Email all members - LANDSCAPE AND LAKE COMMITTEE Chair....................................................................William Lee Members............ Edward Haddad, Don Charly, Dhiren Desai ....... Jennifer Nguyen, Ann Sill Doris Morgan, Dinesh Patel SAFETY COMMITTEE Chair.....................................................................Dan Turner Members.........................Sheri Hanzelka, Anil Nair, Vijay Raj Members.............. Dan Charly, Seun Mabadeje, Dhiren Desai

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We all share our backyards and because of this, what you do in your backyard effects other home owners in a way that doesn’t happen in most neighborhoods. Please check your backyard light periodically. Some homeowners leave backyards lights on every night all night. If you feel that you need security lights in your backyard you must put them on motion detectors. When these constant light situations are reported to the management company violation notices are sent to the homeowner. If your neighbors are shining their lights into your yard and home at night you can log into the resident portal and notify the management company. Please only light your backyard when you are using it. Allow your neighbors to enjoy the natural moonlight and meditate in peace. Thank you for being a considerate neighbor. You can log on to the Resident Portal at


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THE HARBOUR Thank You Board Members

Winterize Your Yard Here are two tips for taking care of your yard this winter: St. Augustine grass will still need to be mowed and watered through the winter. When you mow leave the grass a bit longer and water a little less than you do in spring, summer and fall. Plan ahead to use a “weed and feed” lawn application in early spring. (February or March) Pre-emergent herbicide will keep weeds from growing. It is an easy way to prevent weeds from getting started in your lawn. The fertilizer helps the plants stay strong to fend off insects who are attracted to the new growth. Are your trees being strangled? Some of the homes in our neighborhood still have the stabilizer posts around their trees and in some cases the trees are still tied to the posts. Unless you have recently planted your tree most trees in our neighborhood are large enough to do without the stabilizer posts. In some cases the wire that held the tree when it was young has now grown into the bark of the tree. In those cases the tree will eventually die as the wire tightens like a noose around the tree choking its ability to bring water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves. Remember that trees need water in the winter also. Use your sprinkler system during dry periods all winter.

As our Home Owner Association elections come around again we should take an opportunity to thank our HOA Board Members. They spend many hours each week making decisions, dealing with issues, and planning a great future for our neighborhood. When you come to the Annual Meeting please let the Board Members know how much you appreciate the service they provide for our community. We all have a lovely place to call home because of the work they do for us.



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THE HARBOUR Annual Home Owners Meeting and Board of Directors Elections Monday December 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm the Chelsea Harbour Board of Directors will hold their Annual Meeting and election at the clubhouse. It is important that you attend this meeting so that you can participate in making decisions about our neighborhood. The way you participate is by voting for Board members. There must be a quorum to convene the annual meeting. Our Association bylaws require a quorum of 1/10 of the votes in the Association. There are 350+ homes or votes in Chelsea Harbour, so 35 homes must be represented at the Annual Meeting. If you cannot make it to the meeting you can send your proxy vote to the secretary. Our bylaws require the proxy to be registered (sent to) the secretary in advance of the meeting. There is no provision to send your proxy to the meeting with a neighbor. You can send your proxy to the secretary at If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors email Janie Prieto at . She will get your name on the ballot which will be sent to all homeowners in November. Please contact Ms. Prieto by November 1st if you are interested in running. Nominations can also be made from the floor of the meeting. However, that candidate’s name would obviously not be able to be on the proxy ballot. Being on the Board is a great way to get involved with your community and learn about how it works. Thank you to all our Directors for volunteering their time to make important decisions for all our neighbors.


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