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Prestonwood Forest - COVID 19 Facilities Update Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 May 2020
It's summertime and we know everyone is itching to get outside, go to the pools and parks and just feel normal again! And we understand that with the school year ending, the kids are eager to utilize the community swimming pools so we wanted to send an update on our current situation....
 
Our highest priority is getting our facilities opened as quickly and safely as possible and we know everyone has seen the Federal and Local updates advising that pools can now be opened. However, we want to reiterate that there are still many safety restrictions in place that are also governed by the Harris County Health Department and the Texas Department of Health and Safety for opening private swimming pools that are not always detailed in media reports. And because of these guidelines and restrictions, as well as the delayed ability to train and staff lifeguards, we will be unable to open the pool until possibly late June or early July, if at all. Following are just a few of the issues we face preventing immediate facilities opening:
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NOTICE: Online Homeowners Association Meeting Thursday, May 21st Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
The Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association Board of Directors will be holding their meetings via teleconference through the Zoom video/audio meeting app until such time as COVID 19 social gathering restrictions are lifted. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm. Homeowners are welcome to login to the open portion of the online meeting between 7-8 pm pursuant to the following guidelines:

1. If you would like to attend the online meeting, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it providing your property address and cell phone number and once verified, meeting login instructions will be forwarded to you.

2. Meeting attendees will be subject to initial approval before entering the meeting, therefore the meeting administrator must be able to recognize your screen name for video entry or your phone number for audio entry.

3. All attendees will be placed on mute upon entry into the meeting to ensure that the Board can conduct their business without audio interference.

**Video attendees have the ability to use the applications showing a "raised hand" signaling you have a comment or question and you will be called upon during the open forum section of the meeting.

**Audio attendees can either send an email question(s) in advance to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and such will be answered during the meeting and the person(s) who sent in the question(s) will be called upon by the Board to speak. Or you can send an email during the beginning of the meeting to the same email address and we will make every attempt to keep track of such and answer your question.

4. Any inappropriate actions or comments will result in immediate dismissal from the meeting.

Please feel free to reach out to management with any additional questions or information needed and the meeting agenda will be as follows:

I. CALL TO ORDER/CONFIRMATION OF QUORUM

II. CONSTABLE REPORT

III. FINANCIAL REPORT

IV. ANNOUNCEMENTS

A. 2020 Annual Meeting Delay

V. HOMEOWNER FORUM (1 HOUR TIME LIMIT)

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Tennis

a. COVID 19 Restrictions

B. Clubhouse

a. COVID 19 Restrictions

C. Pools

a. COVID 19 Restrictions

D. Landscape

E. Trash Removal

a. Recycling Termination

F. Pest Control

G. Communications

VII. NEW BUSINESS

VIII. ADJOURN – Next Open Meeting schedule TBD

IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Collections

B. Deed Restrictions

C. Architectural Control

D. Contract Updates

 
NOTICE: Cancellation of Recycling Services Effective May 30, 2020 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
The Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association Board of Directors annually review costs and services to ensure the community and its members are receiving the most beneficial use of the annual assessments. And over the past two years as the market for recyclables continues to decrease and costs to process and pick up are on the rise according to broad research, the Board has had to make the tough decision to utilize the nearly $24,000.00 annual cost for this added service toward other fiscal responsibilities that will provide more long term benefit to entire community.
 
The ever-increasing age of community facilities creating increased costs and the need to replenish reserve funds are just two examples of why discretionary spending must be limited. Additional factors in the decision making process also include that after monitoring usage over the past several months, less than roughly 30% of the entire community on average actually recycles on a regular basis and that the Association has been recently advised of impending service cost increases for trash and recycling that would exceed budget availability. We realize that it is very important to a great number of our residents that the Association provide a convenient means for everyone to be environmentally responsible, but the Board also feels that most will understand the need to re-evaluate this spending when the added costs for such become more of a burden that will take away from other important required needs and services.
 
Therefore, effective Saturday, May 30, 2020 (last recycling day of the month), curbside recycling will be cancelled, and all recycling bins will be picked up by WCA Waste. Please make sure to place your 65 gallon blue cart with the yellow lid at the curb on May 30, whether or not you have any recycling material, so that it can be retrieved. There may be a possibility that WCA may not be able to pick up all cans on the same day but have assured us they will be back in the community on the following Saturday (06.06.20) to continue collection, therefore if your can is not picked up on May 30, please put it back out on June 6.
 
There are many drop off locations for residents to continue their recycling efforts in the surrounding area and the Board will certainly consider the possibility of resuming this service in the future should the global and national markets change and provide for more affordable options. We hope that you will continue to support your Board and the decisions that must be made, whether or not you personally agree and consider what makes sense for the greater whole. Please feel free to contact management should you have any additional questions.
 
NOTICE: Update from WCA Waste regarding trash service changes! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
PLEASE SEE THE BELOW IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM WCA WASTE REGARDING TRASH SERVICE CHANGES! MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH WCA WASTE REGARDING MISSED COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PAST WEEK AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE TO ENSURE ALL HOMES ARE SERVICED ACCORDINGLY!
 
Notice from WCA dated June 9, 2020: At WCA, our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our customers and staff during this pandemic. We have had three drivers from our North Houston Hauling Division test positive for the COVID-19 virus. Per precautionary measures in accordance with recommended guidelines, the helpers and other drivers who have been in close contact with the infected drivers have been quarantined.
 
Due to this situation, we are currently servicing household waste placed in your WCA trash container/cart ONLY. Anything outside the cart or can is considered bulk or heavy trash. Bulk or heavy trash service is suspended, but will resume on Monday, June 15th.
 
Please note: If your community was serviced on a day that was not your normal service day, for example this past weekend June 6th and 7th or on Monday, June 8th, you will still receive service for household waste on your normal schedule service day, Wednesday, June 10th. If there are any further changes, you will be notified as soon as possible.
 
WCA Waste Services made these decisions in furtherance of our health and safety commitment to our communities and the WCA family. We thank you for your partnership and for your patience and continued trust in WCA Waste Services. Please take care and be safe.
 
Thank you - WCA North Houston Hauling Management
 
TEXAS SENIOR MEDICAL PATROL COVID 19 RELATED SCAM PREVENTION Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
COVID-19 Fraud

Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency develops. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

Fraudsters are attempting to bill Medicare for sham tests or treatments related to the coronavirus and are targeting individuals to illegally obtain money or Medicare numbers.

What Can You Do to Stop COVID-19 Fraud?

  • Do not give out your Medicare number to anyone other than your doctor, healthcare provider, or other trusted representative.
  • Protect your Medicare number and treat your Medicare card like a credit card.
  • Never provide your Medicare number to anyone who contacts you through unsolicited calls, texts, or emails.
  • Be cautious of anyone who comes to your door offering free coronavirus testing, treatment, or supplies.
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know, which could put your computer or device at risk. Make sure the anti-malware and anti-virus software on your computer are up to date.
  • Be cautious when purchasing medical supplies from unverified sources, including online advertisements and email/phone solicitations.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. If you see ads touting prevention products or cures for COVID-19, they are most likely a scam.
  • Do your homework before making a donation to a charity or crowdfunding site due to a public health emergency. Be particularly wary of any charities requesting donations by cash, by gift card, or wire transfer.
  • Be alert to “investment opportunities.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning people about online promotions, including on social media, claiming that the products or services of publicly traded companies can prevent, detect, or cure COVID-19 and that the stock of these companies will dramatically increase in value as a result.

What Does Medicare Cover in Relation to COVID-19?

  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers COVID-19 tests when ordered by your doctor or health care provider on or after February 4, 2020.
  • Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations, including extra days in the hospital for patients who had to stay longer under COVID-19 quarantine.
  • There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time; however, if one becomes available, Medicare will cover it.
  • Medicare also recently expanded coverage of telehealth services to enable beneficiaries to access a wider range of services from their providers without having to travel to a facility.
    • This includes access to doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.
    • During this emergency, there are also more options for the ways your providers can talk with you under this provision.
  • For Medicare coverage questions, contact your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at SHIPTAcenter.org or 1-877-839-2675.

Other COVID-19 Resources

How Your Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Can Help

Your local SMP is ready to provide you with the information you need toPROTECT yourself from Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse;DETECT potential fraud, errors, and abuse; and REPORT your concerns. SMPs and their trained volunteers help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries in the fight against health care fraud. Your SMP can help you with your questions, concerns, or complaints about potential fraud and abuse issues. It also can provide information and educational presentations.

Texas Senior Medicare Patrol Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP):
Visit
www.smpresource.org or call 888-341-6187.

 
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