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IHHA PARK WORKDAY

From: Park Director, Joe Torrez

Asking our homeowners for help this coming Saturday, 24 February.  Before hot weather returns, the oak trees need mulch around their umbrella to conserve water from the sun.  A Bobcat will be rented to spread the piles of mulch Jim Graham got donated.  Volunteers are asked to bring hats, gloves and straight steel racks to help spread the mulch.  Water will be provided.  This is an opportunity to help your community and meet neighbors.

IHHA February Monthly Meeting

Place: Colby Glass Elementary School, Monday, 12th February, 6 PM

All HOA members are invited to the first 2024 monthly meeting.

President, Everette “Vince” Linn, writes:

” This meeting will be structured slightly differently than previous recent meetings in an attempt to be respectful of everyone’s time while also facilitating the much-needed completion of agendas. The structure will reflect how other professional groups, boards and HOAs conduct business. These changes will in no way affect how other processes, committees or actions are run, only the meeting structure itself. In order to facilitate a greater overall voice from the Inspiration Hills community, we ask that any issues you may wish to address during upcoming meetings be presented via email to me <e.vince.linn@gmail.com> at least a week prior to the following meeting. This will provide an opportunity to consider and gather information before the Directors vote or take action on an item. The same will be held for committees; proposals must be sent a week prior. 

There will still be time for public comments and concerns during meetings, but this time will be limited in order to maximize other business. 

Please share this information with your neighbors and we look forward to serving the Inspiration Hills Community. 

All good things,

Your Association Needs Your Participation Now!

To:  IHHA Homeowners

Subject:  Your Association Needs Your Participation Now!

From: IHHA Treasurer

  1. The Association needs volunteers that care about maintaining the Quality of Life in their community, which also results in keeping up the values of your property.   Volunteers with new ideas, an interest in the Community Park and interest in helping senior citizens would be an advantage to the Association.
  2. This year the IHHA Association started out with $75,638 in the bank and collected $37,341 income from dues and other sources for a total of $112,979.  The Association will begin next year with less than $6,xxx. 
  3. The Association needs volunteers to fill the positions with 30 Street Director positions in 2024, from which the four Executive Board members are elected.  Currently, there are 14 vacant Street Director positions open and 4 non-participating Street Directors. The Association’s files and records have not been maintained and could use someone with office talents. The Association was without an active or vacant Treasurer Director for 9 months. A bookkeeper was contracted for three-plus years, but resigned on November 15, 2023 and a volunteer with accounting or bookkeeping experience would be great.  The Association is not in compliance with some State statutes.  Volunteers with dedicated interest and moral aptitude would be very helpful.  Without volunteers, the Association will not generate revenues to cover the Projected 2024 Budget. 
  4. The IHHA Dedicatory Rules and Regulations are posted at www.InspirationHills.net and pertinent statutes can be found at Texas Property Code, Chapter 209.  The IHHA Bylaws need to be updated next year.
  5. As you can see, the IHHA Association needs you.  If you would like to be considered as a Street Director, you can submit the application below and drop it off at the IHHA Community Park located at 403 Clearview Dr.  You can also go to “inspirationhills.net” and select “CONTACT” (top left) and fill out the application.  In the information block, indicate your interest to volunteer as a Street Director.  You can also text to (210) 434-7444 and include that you wish to volunteer as a Street Director.  To be elected as a Street Director, you must then attend the 2024 Annual IHHA meeting, held at St John’s United Methodist Church, 2002 Bandera Rd. at 10:00 AM, on January 13, 2024.

Name: ____________________________  Address: ________________________ Email:  ___________________________  Cell Phone:  ______________________

Special Call Meeting Notice

Dear Inspiration Hills Homes Association Homeowners,

We are writing to inform you of a Special Call Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will occur at the Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the financial issues of the association. It is of utmost importance that all homeowners make an effort to attend. Your presence and participation will contribute greatly to the success of our association.

We look forward to your active participation and meaningful contributions at the Special Call Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Forest Hills Library. Let us work together to ensure the financial health and prosperity of the Inspiration Hills Homes Association.

Sincerely,

Arthur Garza
Treasurer
(210) 317-6599
Inspiration Hills Homes Association

National Night Out 2023

🌟 Join us for National Night Out tomorrow at the park! 🌟

📅 Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: WILBUR FITE PARK
Address: 403 Clearview Dr., San Antonio, TX 78228

🍽️ Potluck Style:
Please bring a delicious side dish or dessert to share with your neighbors. Let’s make it a flavorful and fun evening together!

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating our wonderful San Antonio community! Thank you for being a part of it.

Warm regards,
The IHHA 🏡

#NationalNightOut #SanAntonioNeighbors #CommunityTogether

IHHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

July 11, 2023

The July 11, 2023, meeting of the IHHA Board of Directors at the Forest Hills Library was called to order at 6:14 PM by Vice President Jim Graham in the absence of President Rudy Gonzalez.

Executive Committee Members and Directors Present

Vice President Jim Graham, Secretary Nancy York, Park Director/Code Compliance Joe Torrez,

Park Co-Director Fernando Gutierrez

Street Directors Present

Bob Garcia, Delia Garcia, Pete Garcia, James Keller, Theresa Pena, Regina Torrez, Vic York

Executive Committee Members Absent

President Rudy Gonzalez, Treasurer Gloria Segovia, Pavilion Rentals Edna Gonzalez, 

Financial Director Carlos Valadez

Street Directors Absent

Rachel Coronado, Angelica Garcia, Bea Green, Terry Kimball, Maria Licona, Destin Magallanez, 

Angie Mandujano, Norma Martinez, Dalia Paz, Jo-Ann Paz, Jose Paz

The minutes of the May 2, 2023, meeting were approved as corrected for spelling errors.

In the absence of treasurer Gloria Segovia and Financial Director Carlos Valadez there was no Financial Report.

There was no President’s Report due to the absence of President Rudy Gonazlez.

Park Director Joe Torrez discussed the trees in the park.  

Because of the lack of rain and the extreme heat, many of the trees are stressed and could be lost.

Arborists checked the trees and said some of the trees have a canker and not oak wilt.

The trees also have soil erosion due to the drought. The trees must be watered to be saved.

Watering the trees will be expensive.  

Also, the fence lines have weeds and growth that is taking the water from the trees. 

The fences need to be cleared of that growth.

Fernando Gutierrez donated the use of his trailer for the project.

Regina Torrez recommended talking to NISD about cleaning the school side of the fence.

Fernando recommended getting bids for cleaning the fence line.

Jim Graham suggested a tote that holds 270 gallons be purchased as well as hoses to properly water the trees. 

A motion was approved for a $500 limit to make these purchases.

Joe said he will use the Park Maintince Fund to repair some of the water faucets using a plumber who has done previous work for the park.

Joe said 85% of the park projects that the Board approved are complete. The cover for the cornhole/picnic pavilion and the BBQ pit and cover are all that are not complete.  Joe suggested the $5000 the Board had approved for the pit instead be used to build a cover for the cornhole pavilion. He said this will compete that project and give curb appeal to that area.  The BBQ pit and cover expense can be in next year’s budget.

Theresa suggested that the budget be adjusted to build the roof over the cornhole/picnic pavilion. The motion was approved.

Joe said the new Code Compliance officer is Christina Valdez. One of the problems is low tree limbs causing problems for garbage trucks. Unless these trees are trimmed citations will be issued by the city.

There was no report on Pavilion Rental due to the absence of Edna Gonzalez.

There was some discussion on raising the rates to rent the pavilion due to the added park improvements.

Under New Business dogs in the park were discussed. 

IHHA is NOT a dog park although we have dog waste station which is used regularly used.

The lack of current information on the IHHA website was discussed. 

Regina moved that minutes of our BOD meetings as well as updates not to include financial information be posted on the Website. The webmaster Aaron Garcia will be contacted.

A question was raised about the number of assessments not paid and the lack of action.

Delia Garcia said that no liens have been filed since 2015.

Regina said that Carlos is sending letters to those who have not paid their assessments. 

Frustrations were expressed that the Board is not receiving information they need.

Jim made a motion to give a $25 donation to the Friends of Forest Library for the use of the library for our meeting. The motion passed. Theresa will take care of this.

National Night Out on October 10 was discussed and plans for IHHA to participate will be made at the next meeting.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors was approved for September 12 at 6:00 PM at Forest Hills Library.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:49 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy York 

Secretary

Meeting Canceled

INSPIRATION HILLS HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JULY 11, 2023

HAS BEEN CANCELED

At Forest Hills Library

5245 Ingram Rd.

San Antonio, Tx. 78228

PER PRESIDENT RUDY GONZALEZ