The swimming pool will be open for use on Monday, June 8, 2020. All residents that wish to use the pool must have a current pool card and must sign this waiver in order for the card to be activated. Association dues must be paid in full to access the pool.
Due to the occupancy restrictions, we will only be able to operate at 25% occupancy. The pool company has posted signs stating how many people can be at there at one time. We ask that you limit your time to ensure all homeowners are able to enjoy this amenity.
Please remember the following when using the common areas:
• USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
• SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK
• SURFACES HAVE NOT BEEN SANITIZED
• FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES
• PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
• STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL
In order to obtain a new card you can send in a pool form, which can be found here, with a copy of your previous card (not just the number) and we will get a new card to you. If you have not had a card, you can purchase one for $25 with the same form and through the same process.
Egrets and Night Herons
Egrets and Night Herons have created nesting sites in Easton Commons over the past 6 months. The Egrets and Night Herons will return every spring in February. Prevention is Crucial - Egrets, herons and other migratory birds are protected by Federal International Treaty, it’s illegal for residents to harass or harm the birds once they begin nesting. Residents will need to band together and drive them out of our neighborhood for the next several years. Preventing the birds from building nests on residential property or in our parks is key.
Use these tactics between now and February.
1. Trim your tree and remove dead wood, these birds favor oak trees and other hardwoods, but will nest in other mature trees as well. Trim your tree canopy to allow sunlight between limbs and other nearby trees. Experts say this is the MOST effective step.
2. Remove any old inactive nests in your trees.
February – Egret Prevention Tools! This is the only opportunity homeowners have to scare the birds away and to disrupt the cycle. Any home with mature trees is a potential nesting site.
·Visual deterrents - Hang aluminum pie plates, Mylar balloons, beach balls with shiny streamers or other moving objects in large trees.
·Noisemakers - Pump-style air horns, whistles, clappers and even children’s toys are effective. Make as much noise as possible aimed at the bird.
·Bright lights - High-intensity flashlights, strobe lights, flashing holiday lights can be effective.
·Water sprayers - Power sprayers and pump-style toy water shooters can help. Homemade PVC pipe sprayers can help reach tall tree limbs.
·Pool poles - Telescoping pool safety poles can be used to reach and remove early nesting material.
·Any Non-lethal devices.
·Check trees daily and remove the start of any nest quickly. Once birds begin sitting on the nest, eggs are probably present and birds cannot be harassed.
If you have not yet taken action to prevent nesting on your property, please do so now!
Trim your trees - Remove dead wood. Thin tree canopy to allow sunlight between limbs and other trees. Experts say this is the most effective step you can take.
Visual deterrents - Hang aluminum pie plates, Mylar balloons, beach balls with shiny streamers or other moving objects in large trees before m id-Feb.
Noisemakers - Pump-style air horns, whistles, clappers and even children's toys are effective. Make as much noise as possible aimed at the bird.
Bright lights - High-intensity flashlights, strobe lights, flashing holiday lights can be effective.
Water sprayers - Power sprayers and pump-style toy water shooters can help. Homemade PVC pipe sprayers can help reach tall tree limbs.
Pool poles - Telescoping pool safety poles can be used to reach and remove early nesting material.
REMEMBER THAT RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PROPERTY
MESSAGE FROM THE CY-FAIR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Easton Commons Village Fencing
All fences must be 6’6” tall (6’ tall plus a 6” rot board). Breezeway fences can be 4’ tall. Those living on the outer edges of the community may use an 8’ fence (7’6” tall plus a 6” rot board) on that portion of the lot that faces the perimeter of the subdivision. All fences should be installed so that the picket side faces outward, to avoid unsightly public exposure of rails and posts. (Perimeter is defined as non-Easton Commons property). Pickets may range from 4 to 6 inches in width.
Report street light problems to:
Board meetings are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday, every other month at 6:00pm. Due to the pandemic the meetings are now held virtually. The information for connecting will be sent via email so please make sure the management company has your email address.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Board Meeting *Date changed*
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Board Meeting
Changes are possible so please call Graham Management on the day of the meeting
at 713-334-8000 to verify that a meeting will be held.
Curbs are repaired through Harris County Precinct 4. Visit the web site and request a work order - http://www.hcp4.net/cad/. The homeowner’s must be involved with the request. Only the straight part of the curb in front of the home will be repaired. The end of the driveway and the inlet (curved smaller area) to the driveway is the homeowner’s responsibility.
Vice President: Valerie Schneider
Secretary/Treasurer: Bianca Puentes
Tips for increasing Value
A home is one of the most valuable assets you have! Maintaining and enhancing its appeal, increases it’s value as well as the value of homes in the entire neighborhood. Pretty homes sell faster, and for more money, than unattractive homes. Neighborhoods that have curb appeal throughout are more desirable; homeowners can ask for higher than average prices, sell for the price asked, and sell quickly.
Easton Commons would like to introduce some simple and inexpensive ways to keep your home beautiful and increase its curb appeal. Evaluate your property on a regular basis to see if you have any of these opportunities for improvement.
If every homeowner in our community committed to making just one small improvement, it could increase our home values substantially, making us attractive to home buyers, making the neighborhood a more enjoyable and satisfying place to live.
Together, we can continue to keep our neighborhood a desirable one.
Pool Season May 15 - October 14
Location: 14830 Forest Trails Drive
Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open 7 days a week during pool season
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY!
SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!
14830 Forest Trails
Houston, Texas 77095
Pool Maintenance Company:
Pools By Dallas
Pool access is granted by electronic cardkey. New or replacement cards can be obtained through Graham Management. New cards will have a $25.00 fee. Cards will no longer be distributed through the Copperfield Community Center. HOA fees are required to be at a zero balance.
EASTON COMMONS CRIME WATCH
Want to be involved in the crime watch team? We are always in need of block captains and would welcome your participation.
Going on Vacation?
National Night Out Dates:
Download the dates here.
See web site for further updates: http://www.copperfield.org/watch.php
Doing some landscaping and could use a discount?
Houston Garden Centers offers coupons in every Sunday Chronicle newspaper. They offer on-line printable coupons as well.
Gardening of any kind is an investment. Here are some helpful websites and hotlines to call.
Gardenline with Randy Lemmon - http://www.ktrh.com/pages/gardenline2.html radio show & pod casts available.
Harris County Master Gardeners web site - http://hcmga.tamu.edu/Public/pubMembership.aspx
Texas A&M AgrilLife Extension - http://harris.agrilife.org/program-areas/hort/
Schools - Cyress-Fairbanks I.S.D.
Copperfield Newsletters are available on line at http://krenekprinting.com/nls.php.
Harris County Sheriff
713-221-6000 (option 1)
Harris County Fire Department
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Poison Control Center
CenterPoint (Report street light outage)
(Report gas leak)
MUD # 179
Waste Corporation of Texas (Trash Vendor)
Harris County Services
Harris County Precinct 4 Street repairs
Harris County Street Repairs
Harris County Animal Control
Harris County Children’s Protective Services
Cy-Fair Sports Association
Langham Creek YMCA
Copperfield Racquet & Health Club
2825 Wilcrest Drive Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77042