Neighborhood Update 1-2-2016

Hello Neighbors,

Happy New Year to all! My name is Alexis VanKerkhove and I am the current HOA president. This has been an exciting year for the neighborhood. We have finally started moving forward with improving the entrances. In October 2015, new LED (low maintenance) lights were installed at the front monuments. In December 2015, a new sprinklers & drip irrigation system was installed. Spring 2016, new landscaping will be planted at both of front entry monuments.

With annual dues now mandatory, our finances are strong. We have seen a significant increase in our HOA dues participation. The board has been able to move forward with much needed repairs.

2015 brought new laws which were passed by the Texas Legislature regulating the operation of homeowners associations. The Shepherds Glen HOA board is making every effort to stay in full compliance with these laws. I am happy to announce on December 29, 2015, the board voted and agreed to hire 4Sight Neighborhood Management to oversee the day-to-day operation of the neighborhood. 4Sight will be responsible for a list of tasks like bookkeeping, filing taxes, repairs and maintenance just to name a few. In addition, 4Sight will work closely with the Architectural Control Committee-ACC (also referred to as Architectural Review Committee- ARC), to ensure the integrity of our neighborhood stays aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, 4Sight will continue to make certain our HOA is following the proper requirements with the IRS and compiling with Texas operation of homeowner association laws. Contact information for 4Sight will be posted once the transition in complete.

In closing & on a personal note, I would just like to say… my husband Scott (Moerschell) and I have always loved the ‘feel’ of this neighborhood before finally moving here 2 & 1/2 years ago. I volunteered to be on the board the same month we moved in. I am proud to say with some of past & present board members dedication & help- we have conquered obstacles and are now on the downward slope. I appreciate all the holiday spirit throughout the neighborhood this past year. Most importantly, I appreciate the support our neighbors have shown to our volunteer members of the HOA board. The neighborhood also needs more committee volunteers. Don’t sit on the sideline, I encourage everyone to get involved. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns at shepherdsglenhoa@yahoo.com or if would like to get involved.

Wishing everyone a happy & healthy 2016,

Alexis VanKerkhove (Moerschell)

Neighborhood Reminders

The Architectural Control Committee- ACC (also referred to as Architectural Review Committee, ARC) keeps our neighborhood in good shape by helping homeowners comply with the architectural standards set in the association covenants. As our subdivision matures we are seeing a number of things like fences and roofs needing repaired or replaced. So what are the rules regarding exterior home projects?  When in doubt, ask the ACC. Major alterations made to the exterior of your home needs to be presented to the Shepherds Glen ACC* for review. These changes must also comply with the HOA restrictive covenants provided to you when moving into the neighborhood. A copy can be found under the HOA documents tab.

*All requests must be submitted in writing to the HOA neighborhood management company, 4Sight. Contact information for 4Sight can be found at the bottom of this website.

This approval process applies to all modifications to the exterior of your home, including, but not limited to:

  • Roofs
  • Fences
  • Driveway modifications
  • Exterior paint
  • Patio covers
  • Home additions

Again, these are just basic guidelines.

And as a reminder… Please be considerate of your neighbors. Little things like bringing in your garbage cans the same day after trash collection is greatly appreciated.

Please also be aware & courteous of street parking. Shepherds Glen Restrictive Covenants clearly states~ no parking on Shepherds Glen Road.  The HOA politely asks not to block or hinder entry/exit of a neighbor’s driveway or block mailboxes.