LAUREL CREEK

LAUREL
CREEK
March 2015
Official Newsletter of the Residents of Laurel Creek
LAUREL CREEK
Volume 2, Issue 3
BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS
Two positions on the HOA board of directors will be open
for election at the May 2015 annual meeting
VOLUNTEERS
If you would like to meet your neighbors and contribute
to the community, please e-mail Roxanne at [email protected]
Sterlingasi.com) to volunteer. The board is often looking for
help in the following areas:
• Landscaping
• Events
• Architectural
• Nominating
• Deed Restrictions
• Newsletter
Easter Egg Hunt
Please join us for the Annual Laurel Creek
Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29th, 2015
at 4:30 pm at the Shadow Gate Park. Bring your
Easter baskets!!!
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COMMUNITY CONTACTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ann.......................................................................... President
Kristah Slate......................................................Vice President
Linda Porras-Pirtle....................................................Secretary
Jonathan Deluca........................................................Treasurer
Greg Mangess............................................... Director at Large
To reach a Board Member, please email [email protected]
NEWSLETTER INFO
EDITOR
Roxanne Martinez............................ [email protected]
......................................................................832.678.4500
Janine Cruz........................................... [email protected]
Barking Dogs
If your dog is frequently outside in your yard for several
hours, please ensure that your dog does not bark incessantly.
Noise caused by barking dogs can be a source of stress and
impact one's health and relationship with your neighbors.
Noise pollution is proven to cause heart disease, high blood
pressure, and stroke, is a general threat to health and wellness
and impacts the quality of sleep by disrupting sleep cycles.
Chronic stress can lower your immunity to all diseases.
NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER
Peel, Inc........................... 888-687-6444, www.PEELinc.com
Advertising.................................... [email protected]
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Sterling Association Services, Inc.
[email protected]rlingasi.com
..................................................................... 832-678-4500
6842 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston TX 77064
Mailing Address – P.O. Box 38113, Houston TX 77238-08113
Association Manager
Roxanne Martinez............................ [email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Janine Cruz........................................ janine @sterlingasi.com
Call Before You Dig
................................................................ 1.800.DIG.TESS
...................................................................1.800.344.8377
Street Light Outage
www.centerpointenergy.com (Have light number)
......................................................................713.207.2222
Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Service
............................................. http://records.txdps.state.tx.us
Police Information
If you witness a crime or suspicious activity call Pct. 4 Constable
......................................................... 281.376.3472 or 911
Cy Fair Volunteer Dept. (Ambulance)
........................................ (Non-emergency) 713.466.6151
Poison Center
...................................................................1.800.222.1222
Please remember: We do not live in the City of Houston but in Harris County.
Inform the emergency operator of this to assure a more prompt response.
Street Light Outages
Centerpoint...................................................713.207.2222
.............................................. www.centerpoint.com/outage
LEASH LAWS
FOR HARRIS COUNTY
Your pet must be on a leash
while off your property.
Please be a responsible pet owner
and pick up after your pet.
You will need the 6 digit from the pole
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LAUREL CREEK
Tree Trimming Project
In January, Valerie Phelps, who is a member of the
ACC, and HOA Director Ann Murphree toured Laurel
Creek to evaluate which areas of Laurel Creek were in
immediate need of attention. It was determined that
the initial focus should be the gazebo park area. This is
a major focal area of Laurel Creek and many of the trees
are so dense that the grass is starting to die from lack of
sunlight, which is leading to ground erosion in certain
areas. Many of the trees also have broken or dead branches
that need to be removed for the health of the tree and the
safety of residents.
Valerie called several tree companies for estimates and
met with all of the companies. The board approved the
selection of a vendor and is waiting for Sterling to verify
their insurance status as of 2/5/15. It is anticipated that
work will have been completed on the first phase of the
tree trimming project by the time the March newsletter is
received. The first phase will involve trimming of 79 trees,
primarily in the gazebo park area. However, a limited
number of trees will also be trimmed in Shadowgate
Park and two by the pond. The trees in Shadowgate
Park were selected because the grass is dying from lack of
light. Three trees will also be removed during this phase,
including a dead tree at Desert Cloud Circle. Because of
its visibility to nearby residents we thought it should be
removed during the first phase.
The HOA received an excellent price for trimming of
the 79 trees, which will allow the budget to stretch much
further than originally anticipated. A second phase of
work is planned for after the trees have leafed out this
spring. The second phase will primarily focus on removal
of dead or nearly dead trees.
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PIPELINE
DANGERS
On the afternoon of Monday February 2nd, a plane doing
routine surveillance of the Exxon Mobil pipeline in the Laurel
Creek subdivision spotted a fire with at least two individuals sitting
around the fire in lawn chairs. GPS coordinates were recorded by the
plane and a representative from the pipeline was sent to investigate. The representative was able to find the remnants of the fire but no
individuals were around by the time he arrived. The area involved
looked as if it was possibly being used by teenagers as remnants of
firecrackers were also located in the same area. The location of the fire
was over in section 5 behind the hedge that runs along the back of the
park on Everhart and the open land on the other side. The pipeline
is clearly marked in that area with numerous signs. Exxon Mobil is
not interested in the apprehension of anyone involved. They do want
to get the word out especially to the teenagers in our neighborhood
that lighting any fire near the pipelines located throughout our
subdivision is very dangerous. Please be sure to remind teenagers
and others in your house that the pipeline is not buried very deep in
our area. Lit fires in close proximity to the pipelines are dangerous.
Leaks in the pipeline can potentially occur resulting in extremely
dangerous conditions, especially in the presence of something like a
fire. Please keep a lookout and report any signs of pipeline damage.
To contact Exxon Mobile regarding a pipeline emergency call 1-800537-5200. To contact Magellan regarding emergencies with their
pipeline please call 1-800-720-2417.
Article Submission
Any Laurel Creek resident may submit articles for the Peel
newsletter. Articles may be submitted to Sterling by the 5th of
each month for inclusion in the newsletter for the following
month. All articles are subject to review.
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Crossword Puzzle
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manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above.
The challenge is to fill every row across, every column down, and every
3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9. Each 1 through 9 digit must appear
only once in each row across, each column down, and each 3x3 box.
SUDOKU
View answers online at www.peelinc.com
DOWN
ACROSS
1. Incline
1. Tack
2. Change
5. Giant
3. Small particle
9. Philippine dish with marinated
4. Compass point
chicken or pork
5. Night bird
11. Journalist's question
6. Body snatcher
12. Tiny insects
7. Cultivate
13. Cut of beef
8. Volcano
14. School group
10. Change into bone
15. South
16. Musical productions
17. United States
18. Canadian prov.
18. Bottle need
19. Palladium (abbr.)
20. Upset
20. Many
22. Cow's chow
21. Perfect
23. Year (abbr.)
22. Captain (abbr.)
24. Computer makers
24. Institution (abbr.)
27. Brews
25. Swain
29. Sleep disorder
26. African country
31. Parent teacher groups
28. Fast plane
32. Strong rope fiber
30. Pastry
33. Bend
34. Decorative needle case
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LAUREL CREEK
Sudoku
Sudoku
2007. every
Feature column,
Exchange and
The goal is to fill in the grid so that every©row,
every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. Each digit may
appear only once in each row, each column, and each 3x3 box.
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Exterior
Improvements
NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE
Because Laurel Creek is a Deed Restricted Community, any
changes that you wish to make to the exterior of your home must
first be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).
This includes roofing, decks, swimming pools, fence replacement,
painting – even if you are re-painting using the same color, tree
removal, door re-staining, etc. For a complete list, or if you have any
questions about a planned project, please contact Sterling at 832678-4500. Exterior Improvement Application forms are available
online at Sterling’s website at www.sterlingasi.com.
The ACC members are volunteers who act as quickly as possible
to review each application; however please remember that they have
60 days to render a decision. Please do not start any work until you
have received written approval from Sterling.
The DIFFERENCE is...
Julie Sample
Houston Business Journal
TOP 25 REALTORS
(eleven consecutive years!)
Your neighbor specializing in
Laurel Creek Real Estate for
over 20 years
(713) 253-9387
Professional Group
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BASHANS PAINTING
& HOME REPAIR
• Interior & Exterior Painting
• HardiPlank Replacement
• Sheetrock Repair
• Cabinet Painting
• Pressure Washing
• Fence Repair/Replacement
• Custom Staining
• Gutter Repair & Replacement
• Crown Molding
• Wallpaper Removal
• Wood Replacement
• Interior Carpentry
• Wallpaper Removal &
Texture
• Garage Floor Epoxy
• Roofing
• Faux Painting
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