Welcome to the DCCCLOA

Whether you're a full- or part-time resident of the Downey's Caney Creek Club Lot Owners' Association (DCCCLOA) or just checking us out for the first time before you make the decision to buy a lot, we're glad you stopped by. This website is where you will find important information and communication from the DCCCLOA. Owners, please take a minute to register on this site so we can include you in any group email communications sent from the Association.

DCCCLOA Phone #

The DCCCLOA phone # will be inoperable for a short time while some construction is being done in the building. If you need to contact the Board, please use the "Contact Us" feature of the website or email us at dcccloa@gmail.com. Thank you.

Summer Trash Bash

CLEAN IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
 
The DCCCLOA will be holding its Summer Trash Bash for lot owners on Saturday, June 25, from 8am to Noon at Gulf View Park. Large dumpsters will be set up and volunteers will be on hand to help you unload items.
 
Most popular items disposed of are:
- Furniture & mattresses
- Carpeting
- Palm fronds 
- Wood
- Outdoor furniture
- Metal items (a scrapper will be on site)
 
As always, remember that we cannot take:
- Your weekly household trash
- Toxic items (paint, car batteries, chemicals, etc.)
- Tires
- Contractor construction debris
 
If you need assistance in getting items to the dumpsters, please send an email to dcccloa@gmail.com. There may be volunteers that could come by and pick them up for you.

News Articles

Sec 14 & Sec 15 New Street Signs Stolen
Posted on Apr 4th, 2022
Unfortunately, many of the new street signs that were placed back in Sec 14 and 15 have already been stolen. The perpetrators have actually gone so far as to pull the posts out of the ground. We have reported this theft to the Sheriff's Office. If anyone has knowledge of who has committed this crime, please let us or the Sheriff know. 
DCCCLOA Board Meetings
Posted on Mar 20th, 2022
The Board has decided to include a Zoom option for its meetings until further notice. It is hopeful that this will allow more DCCCLOA owners to participate on a regular basis. Having an electronic option will also remove an obstacle for owners that would like to volunteer and join the Board, but can't always make it down to Sargent for meetings. We look forward to welcoming some additional owners to the Board. Please reach out to us through email if you are interested. We are actively seeking new Board members at this time.
 
Log in information and meeting agendas will continue to be posted on the website Calendar and an email will be sent to all owners that have registered on this website.
 
We look forward to having more owners participate!
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
Posted on Feb 7th, 2022
We thought owners would be interested in reading the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance that was adopted by the Matagorda County Commissioners in December 2020. Its stated purpose is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in flood prone areas. This ordinance particularly applies to new construction and structures being substantially improved (damage or repairs exceed 50% of the market value of the structure). Section F(9) deals with Recreational Vehicles in coastal high hazard areas, of which the DCCCLOA is a part of and specifically mentioned.
Texas Windstorm Rate Increase
Posted on Aug 17th, 2021
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Board of of Directors voted to direct staff to file a rate increase of 5% for residential and commercial policies in its required annual filing with the Texas Department of Insurance. The new rates are expected to go into effect for policies issued or renewed starting January 1, 2022. 
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Plans for New Caranchahua Canal Bridge
Posted on Mar 27th, 2021
Commissioner Pollard has communicated that the County is planning to replace the second canal bridge on Caranchahua in the Fall of 2021. The DCCCLOA Board has been communicating with the County off and on over the past four years about ongoing safety concerns of the bridge, with a more concerted and ongoing effort since the summer of 2020. See plan.
Be a Good Neighbor - Adhere to Deed Restrictions
Posted on Apr 15th, 2020
The DCCCLOA Deed Restrictions were put in place to create a minimum standard and to help ensure that owners are mindful and respectful of the greater community. Please do your part by keeping your lot/s in compliance and by paying your annual maintenance fees each August.
 
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Calendar

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2022
Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 31, 2022
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2022

Street Lights Paid By DCCCLOA

Your DCCCLOA dues pay for 27 street lights in our area. The majority light up intersections to help with navigation at night. Click here to view the list. 

DCCCLOA Board Members

As per the Bylaws, DCCCLOA Board Members are elected at the Annual Member Meeting, held in August each year. Board Members serve for a term of two years and may serve consecutive terms. Officers are elected annually by the Board at its first meeting following the Annual Member Meeting.
 
Current Board Members/Officers
President, Dennis Imwalle
Vice President, TBD
Treasurer, Jennifer Lord
Secretary, TBD
Member, Mark Ratliff 
Member, Trish Ratliff
Member, Kyle Posey
Member, Jeremy Donnelly
Member, Matt Richardson
 
We NEED More Owners to Join the Board!
 
We have several open slots at this time. In particular, we need to fill the Secretary position and also need help with bookkeeping activities. If you have some spare time and are interested in helping your community, please reach out so we can talk to you about becoming a Board member. If you only want to lend a hand occasionally, we need that too!  
 
It's a great way to meet your neighbors!
 
Please join us at the next meeting and complete this Board Interest Information Sheet and return to us by email at dcccloa@gmail.com.

2022 Deed Restriction Vote Results

The Board held the official count of the ballots for the recent Deed Restriction Amendment Vote on Saturday, April 9. 
 
We were very appreciative to the three non-Board members that came out to help with the effort - Larry Fox, Julie Petty & Michael Napoleon. 
 
Unfortunately, only 22% of owners returned ballots (562 out of 2,556), far below the threshold of 67% needed to have an official vote. None of our 18 sections was able to meet the required number of returned ballots. Click here to view more information on the number of ballots returned in each section.
 
The Board thanks all the owners that did take the time to cast their votes. Maybe next time!

Keep Your Account Updated

Please let us know when your mailing and/or email addresses change. This will ensure that you receive invoices, voting ballots, etc. in a timely fashion. If you haven't given us an email address yet, you can do so by registering as an owner through this website. Registered owners will also receive occasional news and updates from the DCCCLOA. Thanks!

If You See Something - Say Something

Help keep Sargent safe by keeping an eye on your neighborhood and reporting suspicious activity to 911 or the Sheriff - 979-245-5526.
 
If you are concerned about materials being burned, please call the Environmental Complaint Hot line (888-777-3186). This will connect you to the local Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Regional Office where you can file a complaint.

Too Many Signs

Driving through our subdivisions, one can't help but notice all the signage that is appearing to advertise contractor services of all kinds. Please remember that our Deed Restrictions state that there are to be, "no signs, billboards, posters or advertising devices of any character" on DCCCLOA lots except those "customary in connection with the general sale of property in the subdivision." The DCCCLOA Board asks that owners please take note of this restriction and remove these signs. Let's not take away from the beauty of the area with unnecessary signage. Thank you!