River Chase Newsletter
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Welcome to the River Chase POA Community NewsWe will periodically post news items on this page. The newest items apear at the top. You can filter articles by selecting a category on the right.
Feeding Deer… Don’t!
Wildland Fire Prevention and Evacuation Kit
(Click on image to download the flyer...)
REDUCE WILDFIRE RISKS
According to WUI (Wildland Urban Interface), one third of U.S. homes are located in an area where wildland vegetation (forest/woodlands, brush/shrubs or grassland) meets or is located throughout the residential developments. Does that sound like River Chase? If you think so, then continue reading
How can we make our own home defensible? By zoning areas around the home.
Are you located on a slope? Wildfires burn up slopes faster and with more intensity than on flat ground. The steeper the slope, the faster moving the fire. If you are located at the top of a slope, your setback should be a minimum of 15 feet for one story homes or 30 feet for two story homes. If located mid-slope, utilize an enhanced fuel modification zone 150 - 200 feet for slopes greater than 40%.
Other suggestions from WUI, insurance companies, Firewise:
Preplanning prior to any threat of wildfire will reduce the need for last minute action if we ever do have threat.
RIVER CHASE, A FIREWISE COMMUNITY
It's official, mark your calendars for January 22, 2014 at 7pm at the River Chase Clubhouse. Josh Donat, our TXDOT contact, will be here to present an update of FM 306.
If you SEE something, SAY something…
The following is adapted from a bulletin sent by Emergency Preparedness and Texas Citizen Corps Manager, Texas Association of Regional Councils, as forwarded by FEMA Region 6...
Please remember, “If you SEE Something SAY Something;” (http://www.dhs.gov/if-you-see-something-say-something-campaign)...
Whether you are at work or going about your normal day-to-day activities, you should report unidentified or unattended items (computer bags, lunch boxes, packages with no return address, etc.). Each individual must remain vigilant and report suspicious activity. Every day, members of the public work with law enforcement officers to help keep our facilities and communities safe by reporting activities that are out of the ordinary and suspicious. An aware and engaged workforce that understands what constitutes unusual and suspicious behavior is essential to protecting our facilities from threats.
Maintenance Fee Proposal
Thank you for taking an interest in this critical topic: "Required Maintenance Fee Increase"...
DID YOU KNOW?
Please see the following document, which summarizes our situation:
Master Land Plan
Capital Improvements Survey Results
The Capital Improvements Committee has compiled the results of the 470 surveys received. These surveys represent 27% of the 1729 lots with voting rights. The Committee felt this percentage and the resulting responses were a good representation.
Here are the results:
The committee would like to thank those residents who took time to complete and return their surveys. The results will help the Committee move forward with those capital improvements most desired by the community.
Please see the following Christmas safety information and have a wonderful holiday!
2011 Snake Alert
How to Water Trees During a DroughtHow_to_Water_Trees_During_a_Drought.pdf
TXI Meeting SummaryClick here to opwn the TXI Meeting Summary (April_2011)
RBFCU Extends Membership to River ChaseRandolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) has approved the River Chase Property Owner Association as a field of membership.
River Park, Pool, and Weight Room AccessIf you have never obtained access cards, they can be picked up at the association office (at 1600 NE Loop 410, Ste 202, San Antonio). Alternatively, you can have them mailed to you for a fee.
FiresFire: Please be aware that welding and similar tasks can spark a fire, and postpone welding on windy days. Be sure to have water or other fire extinguishing material handy when performing these activities.
PetsPets: Help keep our walking path and parks clean! Bring along a couple plastic bags and pick up your dog’s “deposits”. Your neighbors thank you! If you’ve lost a pet, send a description, location, and contact information using the "classified ads" page. We’ll be glad to post it on the River Chase website.
Mail Delivery IssuesIf you are having issues with your mail delivery please contact the USPS representative by calling 1-800-ask-usps (275-8777) - it is an automated system and the menu path is as follows:
Why do I need to submit my floorplan to the ACC?In June’s Town Hall meeting, the question was raised as to why it was necessary to provide the floorplan as part of the plans and specifications provided for review and approval by the Architectural Control Committee. The action item was taken to submit the query to ACC for their response which follows: “Our review requires that we evaluate characteristics in addition to "exterior appearance". Section 4.01 (a) provides "… until the obtaining of the necessary approval (as herein provided) from the Committee of the construction plans and specification for the construction …". The floor plan is an integral part of the specification, and strictly from the requirement to comply with the covenants and restrictions, needs to be included. Often, the floor plan is necessary in order to correctly interpret the other views of the structure. It shows the location of stone facings and the presence of walls that may be obscured in other views. For example, it is often difficult, or impossible, to distinguish between a porch and a room strictly from the elevation drawing. The floor plan is necessary in order to evaluate certain requirements such as the "living area" and the size and location of the garage as specified in Section 3.01. It is also the only drawing that gives the dimensions of walls and openings. These dimensions are necessary in order to properly calculate the masonry coverage as required to evaluate the requirements of Section 3.11 The submitted plans are not available for general view. Once they are processed, they are kept in locked storage whose access is strictly limited. Only when an issue is raised that requires specific reference to the plans, are they retrieved, consulted, and returned to storage.”
** Snake Warning **Please be aware we have many varieties of venomous hill country snakes. Please check with your doctor about proper treatment of snake bites. Some advice for first aid can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000031.htm. Local veterinarians have rattlesnake vaccines and anti-venoms for pets. Please contact your veterinarian for details.
Welding RecommendationsRecommended Fire Safe Practices For The Use of Cutting/Welding Equipment In the River Chase Subdivision CLICK HERE for more details: Welding Recommendations