February 2018 Report to Homeowners
It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway though the first quarter of 2018. How time flies. And we’re all getting a bit impatient with progress, wishing we could transport ourselves into the future when we can return to some form of normal.
As the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait”…patiently. Something I suffer from—impatience. But we’re making good progress thanks to the fortitude of our homeowners and your Board of Directors.
IN THIS REPORT
– Upcoming KACPOA Annual Meeting
– Update Your Contact Information
– Danger in the Canals; NO Swimming or Diving
– Financial Update: 70% of Special Assessment Collected
– Demolishing Your Home: Tips for Doing it Right
– Owner Planning Sessions to be Held March 3
Annual Meeting and Picnic to be Held Next Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.
We invite all our members to the KACPOA Annual Homeowners Meeting to be held in the Allegro House. Please RSVP here. At the meeting we will provide an update to attendees on rebuilding plans and other important topics. It’s a good chance to hear directly from your Board and committees regarding the specifics of our progress. We hope everyone will stay for a barbecue lunch immediately following the meeting.
Your Contact Information
Please help us keep up with any changes to your contact information by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any recent address changes. We’ve completely overhauled our master homeowner list to ensure we have correct information. Also, if you know a neighbor or friend on the island who has not signed up for email updates, please have them do so on the home page.
Danger in Canals
Our canals are filled with debris and are dangerous for swimming activities. We ask all owners and their guests to stay out of the canals until they have been cleared of all submerged debris. And strictly no diving into the canals. Whole sections of roofs and other structural debris are just under the surface. We’ll have an update from Aransas County at the Annual Meeting as to the status of waterway cleanup efforts.
We have collected approximately 70% of the Special Damage Assessment. All Assessment payments are due by September 30, 2018. Funds collected to date are secured in bank CDs. Special Assessment funds will not be utilized until after our detailed master plan is complete and we’ve done our due diligence on the construction bidding process. You can find the January 31, 2018 financials here.
Demolishing Your Home
All homes to be demolished require a City of Rockport permit. You do not have to acquire a Key Allegro permit. Your contractor is required to tap all utilities prior to demolition and haul off all debris from the job site. We encourage owners who need to demolish their structures to do so as soon as possible. With warmer temperatures coming soon, mold growth will be a problem and could create a health hazard. All new or remodeled fences need a Key Allegro permit and must be placed within the setbacks on your property.
If you or someone you know is struggling with cleaning up or demolishing their structure, please have them reach out to me and we’ll do anything possible to help out. The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is located at 3316 Hwy 35 North, Fulton, and open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please visit the DRC with any questions concerning unmet needs and your recovery process. Services at this location include the Small Business Association (SBA), Immediate Disaster Case Management, Hazard Mitigation Services, a Disability Integration Advisor, and Texas Windstorm Insurance Association information. Legal services are available Monday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Owner Meetings to Provide Input on the Public Realm Plan (Common Areas) to be Held Saturday, March 3
We are hosting two open sessions on Saturday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. for owner input to the common area plans. Schnell Urban Design will guide us through these sessions and will include all KACPOA-owned properties like the Allegro House and pool area. We welcome all interested owners to attend. If you can’t make the meetings, we are sending out an online survey to all owners in the next few weeks.
We look forward to seeing our neighbors at the Annual Meeting next weekend. I’ll be providing a recap of our presentation in the coming weeks. As always, we welcome your input and suggestions.
Together, we will rebuild.