HOA News
HOA News
COVID-19 Update –  Local news outlets report that intensive care beds are filling with Covid-19 patients and are running short.  A new more contagious variant of the virus was reported in Colorado.  Vaccines are becoming available for healthcare workers and nursing home patients with more doses on the way for those over 65 and others according to a scheduled issued by the state.  See https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/covid19/COVID_Vaccine_Principles_HCW_Definition.pdf. Please continue to exercise caution and follow the CDC guidance for social distancing, washing your hands and wearing masks.  Follow quarantine guidelines if you test positive or become ill. 
 
Annual Dues Payments
Annual dues assessment statements were recently mailed to all Oakwood homeowners. The dues amount of $275 per lot remains the same as last year. Please send your payment by mail at your earliest convenience to:
Oakwood Homeowners Association, PO Box 1643, Allen Tx 75013.
 
Bobcat and Coyote Sightings
Social media is filled with recent sightings of coyotes and bobcats throughout Fairview.  There has even been a sighting of a mountain lion in North Texas, but it was most likely just passing through the area.  Breeding season is approaching, and these animals can become aggressive.  If you see these wild animals stay clear, move your pets indoors and above all else do not feed the wildlife.  Click on links Bobcat and Coyote to read more at the Texas Wildlife Department website.
 
25 mph on Oakwood Streets
Due to some recent speeding incidents Fairview Police will be watching all drivers for speed compliance.  Please slow down to 25 mph in Oakwood to avoid a ticket or an unnecessary injury to a neighbor.  Come to a complete stop ay all stop signs.  If you observe speeding or reckless driving, get the plate number, and do not hesitate to call Fairview Police.  Cars and trucks must respectfully share the road with pedestrians and cyclists.
 
Stacy Entry Flag
Thank you to the alert homeowner that noticed our torn & tattered American Flag at the Oakwood front entry.  A new flag will be flying shortly.
 
Seeking a Newsletter Editor Volunteer
The HOA is seeking a volunteer to be the editor of the monthly newsletter.  If interested, please send an email to HOA@myoakwoodhoa.com.
 
Thank You for Updating the Resident Directory
Thank you to those residents that recently updated their contact information.  There are still a few Oakwood residents not yet listed in the directory.  Visit www.myoakwoodhoa.com to update your contact information, especially your email address in the Resident Directory.  If you need login credentials, please contact the HOA’s website administrator Pat Rutherford at pat.rutherford@gmail.com  
 
Why We Need Your Email and What We Will Send You:
It is important for the HOA and Homeowners comply with the Texas Property Code which requires the HOA to maintain an accurate Homeowner registry.  The Texas law also places a duty on Oakwood Homeowners to keep a working e-mail address registered with the HOA. 
 
The Resident Directory is secured and is not visible to anyone that does not have proper login credentials.  It is only used for HOA required notifications, newsletters, and sometimes information from the Town of Fairview.  You will not receive third party advertisements or charitable solicitations through the HOA’s website.  All HOA emails will come from an address that contains “@myoakwoodhoa.com.” If you need login credentials, please contact the HOA’s website administrator Pat Rutherford at pat.rutherford@gmail.com.
 
See Something, Say Something:
Suspicious vehicles have been sighted in the neighborhood recently.  Some are connected with door-to-door sales which requires a Town permit.  If you see anything suspicious call the Non-Emergency Police number 972-547-5350. 
 
Construction Reminder:
If you are planning to construct an outdoor kitchen, patio, living area, shed, sport court, or make any modification to your home exterior you must have HOA prior approval.  All construction must maintain the custom nature of your home and of Oakwood in general.  Prefabricated structures are not allowed. Send the information listed below to hoa@myoakoodhoa.com 
  • your contractor’s name, address, and phone number,
  • the construction drawings and
  • the site survey showing the exact placement of the structure on your lot, including the easements, property line setbacks and any new improvements.
Although not required by the Oakwood Covenants it would be helpful to know that your adjacent neighbors are aware of your project before starting construction. The HOA review process can take up to 10 business days.
 
Contact the Town of Fairview for permitting and fire code requirements. Sport courts and structures over 900sf require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the Town. The process for a CUP can take 2-3 months or longer so please plan accordingly.