Category Archives: Community Events

posts about general neighborhood activities

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.


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


Monthly meeting


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


Monthly Meeting 


Monthly Meeting


Monthly Meeting, Quarterly Statement and Newsletter Mailing


Monthly Meeting, Annual Meeting Notice 


Monthly Meeting, Christmas Party, Proposed Budget 

Tiger Sanitation Bulk Pickup Program

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—  Tiger bulk pickup scheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.