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February Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 27, 7:30pm the Board held the monthly SOPOA meeting.
The annual budget was approved, including insurance renewal and annual required audit expenses. The largest expenses for the neighborhood are entry station staffing and road maintenance. Road maintenance projects include crack sealing in the spring and repaving sections of Cedar Breaks, Barn Owl Ln., Mesquite Hollow, and Nighthawk Ln. in the fall. The large entry sign needs repair or replacement. The Board is currently researching options for further discussion, and will solicit bids as the best solution presents itself.
Oak Wilt Committee: At this point all regular oak tree trimming should be stopped. The blackout period recommended by the state is February 1 through June 15. The requirements to clean tools and paint cuts on oaks remain. The process will return to normal in June.
Clubhouse Committee: In December, the Clubhouse was rented 8 times and all guests
received their security deposits returned. In January, The Clubhouse was rented 6 times and all guests received their security deposits returned. There were no issues at any
Tiger Sanitation Bulk Pickup Program
— Tiger bulk pickup for 2023 has not yet been scheduled. —
Bulk Pick Up Guidelines
Acceptable Items * Any Bulky Piles More Than Limit Will Be Left*
Acceptable bulky items include standard residential sized stoves, water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators and other appliances (with all CFCs removed and tagged by a certified technician), furniture, and other similar household items. In addition, tree, brush or shrubbery waste that is cut and tied in bundles of not more than four feet in length and 35 pounds in weight.
When preparing yard debris for bulk collection, remember the three B’s:
Bagged, Bundled or Boxed
- Grass, leaves and other small items should be bagged and ARE NOT to exceed 35 pounds per bag.
- Tree limbs and cuttings must be 12 inches in diameter or less and cannot be longer than four feet and must be bundled and tied with twine, string, duct tape or similar cord.
- Century plants, all cacti and similar plants that are hazardous to our collection employees should not be boxed to avoid injury.
Acceptable bulky item collection is limited to two (2) cubic yards of all items in total volume per customer per collection event. Acceptable bulky items do not include construction or demolition debris.
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS (EXCLUDED MATERIALS)
- No fencing
- No large brush piles
- No construction debris
- No computers, monitors, batteries, or hazardous materials
Other unacceptable items include but are not limited to; any radioactive, volatile, corrosive, flammable, explosive, bio-medical, infectious, bio-hazardous, regulated waste, toxic substance or material, as defined by characterized or listed under applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations, or special waste as defined by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (collectively, “Excluded Materials”). Special waste includes but is not limited to liquids & tires, batteries, and appliances containing CFC’s.
SIZING ***ANYONE OVER THER LIMIT WILL NOT HAVE THEIR BULK PICKED UP***
- 2 cubic yards approximately equals 36″ wide x 72″ long x 36″ high.
- 2 cubic yards equals fifteen 30-gallon trash bags or four 95-gallon trash carts.
*You must be a Tiger customer to be eligible for the bulk pickup, Please have your items out before date of pickup.
Contact Update Form
Please update your contact information to help the Entry Station Staff process your visitors and service providers.
Committees & Volunteers
Roads & Bar Ditches
Manny De Los Santos
Web Site Administrator
Monthly Meeting Agenda
Standard Monthly Meeting Agenda
The board meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:30pm at the SOPOA Clubhouse building at the entrance to the subdivision.
Standard Agenda for Monthly Meetings
A. Call to order
B. Special Interest
C. Review and approval of minutes.
D. Reports of Officers and Standing Committees.
E. Reports of Special Committees
F. Unfinished Business
G. New Business
Board of Directors
President – Dave Schafer (2024)
Vice President – Robb Meyer (2024)
Secretary – David Wells (2025)
Treasurer – Virginia Flores (2024)
Board Member – Don Powers (2025)
Board Member – Eddie Upham (2025)
Board Member – Kennedy Wilson (2026)
Board Member – Curtis Marsh (2026)
Board Member – Arthur Jennings (2026)
The hearing will be informal, without formal rules of evidence, but will be similar to trial
procedure in sequence.
SOPOA shall have the burden of proof, by a preponderance of the evidence, but shall endeavor to present all relevant facts, whether favorable to its position or not. The “jury” shall be the SOPOA Board of Directors. The “judge” shall be the SOPOA President, who may seek input from all persons present on questions of procedure. A decision requires that at least 5 Directors vote for the decision.
Opening statements: All witnesses will swear or affirm to tell the full truth.
SOPOA – Presentation of SOPOA’s position by witnesses, documentation, or otherwise; other Party(ies) shall be able to cross examine witnesses and to see and ask questions about documents and other evidence.
Witnesses can be re-called.
Other Party(ies) – Presentation of other Party(ies) position by witnesses, documentation, or otherwise; SOPOA shall be able to cross examine witnesses and to see and ask questions about documents and other evidence.
Witnesses can be re-called.
Other Party(ies) rests
Closing statements-SOPOA, Other Party(ies)
SOPOA Board Decision, which may not be immediate
FAQ – Architectural Review Committee
What kind of home improvement projects require pre-approval by the Architectural Review Committee?
The short answer is almost anything. While there are projects not specifically mentioned in the Bylaws, like solar panels and roofing, the neighborhood roads are at risk any time a contractor brings heavy trucks or equipment onto your property. Having contractors sign the ARC form, along with the homeowner’s builder’s bond, is a reminder to both parties of their need to be careful with our roads.
Useful Contact Information
Aue Elementary School
24750 Baywater Stage (off Boerne Stage Road)
San Antonio, TX 78255
Rawlinson Middle School
14100 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78249
Clark High School
5150 De Zavala
San Antonio, TX 78249
Customer Service 210-353-2222
Electrical Problems 210-353-4357
Repair Service 1-800-246-8464
New Phone & Moving Service 1-800-288-2020
The reverse 911 system is used by authorities to contact you of an emergency in your area. The city allows everyone to register cell phones and email addresses.
Residents can register information on the city’s website and select how they want to be contacted. Options include phone calls, text message, email or fax.