Category Archives: Community Events

posts about general neighborhood activities

2024 Independence Day Parade!

Click HERE for parade flyer.

2024 Scenic Oaks Garage Sale Item List

Please see the list of items offered at the neighborhood garage sale!

Garage Sale List 2024

garage sale sign

Tiger Sanitation Changes

Effective September 30, 2023 the preferred service contract between Tiger Sanitation and SOPOA will expire. Tiger has discontinued their preferred customer designation. 

Due to restrictions in the Governing Documents, we are unable to renew. Our existing service will not be disrupted and no action is required.

The changes include:

  1. We will no longer receive free bulk pick-ups. You may call Tiger Sanitation directly (210) 333-4287 to schedule bulk pick up at any time. Fees apply.
  2. We will begin to see a fuel surcharge on our quarterly invoice. This is waived for contracted areas. 
  3. Scenic Oaks residents will be converted from a “contracted area” to the “zip code area”, and will be subject to rate adjustment in the future.

Fourth of July Parade 2023

This year our 2023 Scenic Oaks Patriotic Parade Grand Marshal is JoAnn Schenker, JoAnn and her husband Steve have been longtime residents of Scenic Oaks for many years.
JoAnn joined the SOPOA board in 2001 and served as President from 2002-2018. During her volunteer term as President, JoAnn was instrumental in many subdivision developments which “paved” the way for many of our present improvements!
Please join us in honoring JoAnn as this year’s Grand Marshal.

Role of SOPOA

The Scenic Oaks Property Owner’s Association (SOPOA) is managed entirely by resident volunteers. The Board strives to monitor and maintain the Bylaws and Restrictions referenced in the legal documents property owners sign when purchasing property in the neighborhood. Residents of our neighborhood have all legally agreed to these defined standards, as well as the process by which disputes can be remedied.
The SOPOA is not however an arm of law enforcement. SOPOA members rely on a shared respect for personal integrity and individual responsibility to adhere to the Bylaws and Restrictions.
The Restrictions Committee follows a legally mandated process to notify offenders and allow time to voluntarily resolve the issue. If the violation is disputed, the resident can appeal to the Board to define an acceptable resolution.
Every property owner has made a considerable investment to be a part of this neighborhood, and in doing so has agreed to the Restrictions and Bylaws which define this neighborhood.
Is it too much to ask to simply be a good neighbor?

Restriction Violation Concerns

Restrictions Committee Update:

In response to numerous messages received from concerned residents about restrictions violations in the neighborhood, please note that the committee is currently managing a deluge of restrictions violations.

There is a process to address violations provided in the SOPOA bylaws which must be followed. Issues arise when, 1) Restrictions are violated, 2) Residents refuse to comply when a first notice is issued. This draws out the process to 30 days and beyond, and 3) Residents respond to notices of violations asking why someone else is “getting away with” violations. This is not helpful. If a resident draws out the process by refusing to comply, then it may appear they are “getting way with” something. Rest assured; all violations are being addressed.

Every Scenic Oaks homeowner joins the property owner association and agrees to the restrictions and bylaws when they sign their mortgage contract. Resolution of violations requires voluntary adherence to agreed upon standards.

You as a resident can help. Kindly mow your lawns, don’t park off pavement, don’t create unpaved driveways by driving on grass repeatedly, and be considerate of your neighbors. This is a short list that will ensure that Scenic Oaks remains a prestigious residential subdivision.

Kind regards,

SOPOA Restrictions Committee 

SOPOA 2023 Planning Dates

President Dave Schafer provided a planning timeline for prospective SOPOA activities at the 2023 April Meeting.

May

Annual Oak Wilt Survey, Monthly Board Meeting, Road Work Bids, Tiger Bulk Trash Pickup

June 

Monthly meeting

July 

4th of July Parade, Monthly Meeting, Quarterly Statement and Newsletter Mailing 

August 

Monthly Meeting 

September 

Monthly Meeting

October 

Monthly Meeting, Quarterly Statement and Newsletter Mailing

November 

Monthly Meeting, Annual Meeting Notice 

December 

Monthly Meeting, Christmas Party, Proposed Budget