Dec 2013 News
Amended CC&R’s Vote Passes
We are very pleased to announce that the Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions vote has passed! Here are the final numbers:
- Total votes in Association ... 113
- Votes needed to pass amendment ... 12
- Votes for ... 15
- Votes against ... 4
Board Meeting Summary - 7/24/13
Approved minutes from 05/01/13 board meeting & the 5/11/13 annual meeting.
- Reviewed June financial statements - there were no unusual items to report. It was noted that over $3,600 in delinquent assesments have been collected so far in 2013.
- Reviewed violation status report. The board discussed several properties with outstanding issues. The removal of a shed on land owner by developer was discussed. C.I.A. Services will follow up with permission to have shed removed.
- The recent Home Improvement Request report was reviewed.
- The Board reviewed a final draft of the proposed restatement of the CC&Rs. The document will be sent to attorney for final review. The board hopes to have voting at the General meeting in November.
- The Board discussed the need for additional mowing at the River Park. It was agreed that whomever is hired will need to be self insured.
Feral Cat Solution
Feral cats are a significant problem in Bandera County. Sometimes compassionate people feed them and provide shelter under porches but end up making matters worse. The feral cats have litter after litter of new generations of kittens left to fend for themselves.
So what can a good person do who cares for animals but doesn’t want to adopt stray cats and keep them in their home? A proven strategy for feral cat control is to catch, spay/neuter and release. This approach can stabilize and reduce the feral cat population over several generations.
Bandera County was very fortunate to receive a two-year grant from PetsMart for animal spaying & neutering. Any Bandera County resident can schedule the free procedure from the Boerne clinic that is administering the grant. The service includes anesthesia for the pet, a rabies vaccination and micro-chipping - a $120 value if done at a regular veterinary clinic.
For more information about the program and how to contact the clinic, read the January 2012 article in the Bandera Bulletin.