REQUESTING CHANGES TO YOUR PROPERTY
Seeking Volunteers for the Board and ACC Committee. If you are interested in volunteering and have your name placed on the ballot for our Annual Meeting on October 14, 2023, text 210-865-1454 and let me know if you want to be on the Board or ACC Committee.
Past Due Invoices will be assessed $10 late fee per month overdue. Please pay promptly!
Volunteer for Neighborhood Watch
Park Gate and Bath House: We made progress and we will begin to rebuild the database. We have a form that everyone needs to fill out. We will not lock the gate and bathhouse until August 30. Your CSPOA Board and Neighborhood Watch will be patrolling the park more frequently to ensure your safety. Make sure you have your CSPOA car decal (lower left front window from the inside) or a guest pass (on the dashboard). If you encounter any problems please call Comal Sheriff, for civil matters. If you believe it is a violation then submit a form for this.
CSPOA Legal Matter:
Court of Appeals Eighth District of Texas (Friday, March 17, 2023)
The Honorable Court of Appeals today rendered judgment affirming the judgment of the trial court, in accordance with the opinion of this Court.
The jury made their decision on Wednesday, October 13th. The judge has made her decision on Wednesday December 21st : She ordered the structure to be removed, ordered the property owner to pay to the Association daily fines for nearly two years and from October 1, 2021 in additional fines until it is removed, and awarded attorney's fees to the Association. The owners have a right to appeal the judgment to the Court of Appeals. The judgement will not be final until all appeals have been exhausted. The court did award additional attorney's fees if the owners commence an appeal and do not prevail.
CSPOA Monthly Meetings are the 3rd Monday of every other month starting with December 2022 at 6:30. We are now meeting at Ay Chiwawa's in the party room. Thanks Kitty Salinas for arranging this. We will continue having a Google Meet room for those who can't meet in person.
Burn Ban is ON (per website)
TCEQ Laws For Outdoor Burning when the County Burn Ban is not in force:
Are you retired and looking for something to do? Why not help out our community and become a Neighborhood Watch volunteer? We need you to help our park and neighborhood to be safe. If you are interested, please call Dan Miller at 210-573-5159 or Michelle Grell at 210-865-1454. Dan, Bob, and Jerrie are doing a great job, but Dan is needing to step down from running the program due to his health concerns.
Check the Community Calendar page for information about events, park reservations and monthly meetings.
Comal County request for Amendment to Plat required POA letter:
Download and fill in
CC&R Electronic Ballot: Proposed Covenant Changes
We have emailed the Electronic Ballot on June 1, 2022. We attached the CC&R Draft with highlighted sections to make it easier for you to see the areas you are voting on. We also included a video that explains the CC&Rs and the importance of everyone voting. Our Town Hall Meeting is June 11th from 10:00-12:00 to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for voting.
CC&R Election Ballot Part 1
The current CC&R requires that any change be approved by a minimum vote for the change of two-thirds of all of the possible votes, one vote per lot. Since there are 491 tracts, that means that at least 328 votes must be cast in favor of any change to approve it.
Final Results: For 280 Against 108 No Votes 103.
Going forward, we need Super Majority (67%) for any items on CC&R Part 2 to pass.
Community Food Project
CSPOA Annual Dues Information
Dues are$120.00 for a single lot or $240.00 for two or more lots.
In 2018, the membership voted to send invoices by email only.
If we have your email address, you will be emailed your invoice for 2023 dues about the 2nd week of December. If you have not received your emailed invoice, send your email address to [email protected] and one will be sent to you. From the emailed invoice, you may pay online with credit card, debit or bank draft, OR you may drop a check off at the mailbox at the park OR payments may be mailed to CSPOA at 1301 Phantom Rider Trail, Spring Branch, TX 78070. Thank you very much for being proactive!
Annual Dues are due on 1/1/2023 and are late after 1/31/2023.
Currently the cards are working and not the codes.
In order for us to make sure that our beautiful river park is being enjoyed by our owners and their guests, we will be removing the codes that you have on your cards. When you have guests, we can put a code on the card with a start and end date. You would need to include this on your RV or Tent request. If you have any questions or special requests, please call 210-865-1454.
CSPOA Decals (same ones, we do not change out every year) MUST be displayed on the lower left corner of your windshield above the Motor Vehicle tag. All guests MUST have a Guest Pass or paper with the lot number of the property owner. If you do not have decals or cards, you can request them on our website cypresssprings.org. You will need to register to do this, which all property owners should do this to receive all CSPOA information. Neighborhood Watch and any property owner has the right to question someone not display a CSPOA Decal or a Guest Past.
All structures and designs that add value to your property, require a submission to the ACC Committee for their approval. Visit the Requests & Contacts page and then ACC Request to view the requirements to submit.
We have 10 RV areas ($20/night) and 5 tent areas ($5/night) that are marked off and fees go towards grounds, maintenance, and utilities (electric & water). These are first come, first serve basis, the areas are on the Park map on the River Park page.
See the Community Calendar to know how many reservations have already been scheduled.
We have 2 fire pits at our park, one by the tent area and one closer to the river. When building a fire take into consideration the wind speed and safety for all. Park closes at 10:00 so remember to show respect to neighbors who live close to the park and other campers.
When trimming your oak trees, a scar must be painted within an hour of the cut. Tar paint is the best paint to use. Please help us keep our property values, we don’t want OAK WILT to destroy our beautiful community. Thank
Please contact me (text or call 210-865-1454) if you own the following park cards so I can update the system:
32128 and 32129; 44776; 64153 and 64154; 63631
CC&R permits ONLY for sale signs and owner identification signs. State law forbids POAs to restrict political signs from 90 days before an election to 10 days after. ELECTION CODE CHAPTER 259. POLITICAL SIGNS
CSPOA Annual Meeting 10/8/2022 at 4:00 pm. Hotdogs and potluck to follow our meeting.
If you can make the meeting, bring your ballot and a chair. Join us for hotdogs (fill out the survey above).
If you can't make the meeting, fill out the Absentee Ballot on the Annual Tab, select the 2022 Annual Member Meeting folder. When it is completed, drop it in the mailbox or send to [email protected]
Cypress Springs Development is a community of near 500 residences on tracts of land ranging from half an acre to over 5 acres in size. Our community sits along a stretch of the beautiful Guadalupe River in Spring Branch, Texas at the cusp of the Texas Hill Country. We love our river, the hills, the wildlife and our quiet living. If you find yourself with an opportunity to become a part of our wonderful community, you should take advantage of it and start living the good life.
Our Little bit of History:
A significant portion of Spring Branch (known today as the Cypress Springs development) that borders the Guadalupe River was first settled by German native Adam Becker (1815-1901)
Becker journeyed to Texas in 1845 to join Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels in establishing a colony on behalf of the Adelsverien, also knows as the German Emigration Company. Becker contributed to the building of Fredericksburg, Texas, and assisted with other aspects of the colony.
He married Elizabeth Monken and by 1852 had established his homestead on what is now Phantom Rider Trail in Spring Branch. On his homestead he raised cattle. The house he built for his family, which was privately restored in the first decade of the 21st century, was constructed of locally quarried stone and hand-hewn cypress from the banks of the nearby Guadalupe River. Adam Becker became a United States Citizen in 1860 and upon his death in 1901 was buried in the cemetery on his homestead. The headstone is located on the back end of the original property, not at the family cemetery.