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 Association.

Vote to Update Deed Restrictions

We are about to embark on an important, historic event in this community!
 
The DCCCLOA Board will soon be sending out ballots to all owners for the proposed updates to the Deed Restriction documents. Each Section must vote to amend their specific document, so there will actually be 18 separate votes. Because this is a labor intensive process, the Board will conduct voting of multiple Sections each month between now and July 1.
 
Our goal is to complete the process of sending out and receiving ballots back before the next billing cycle.
 
 
Click link above to view the voting ballot that will be used. 
 
Their are two items on the ballot that owners must approve:
 
Ballot Item 1 - Approval of the Amendment Procedure. This procedure is part of the Texas Property Code Chapter 211 that governs the actions of the Board, but is not currently spelled out in our Deed Restriction Documents.
 
Ballot Item 2 -  Approval to adopt the amendments to the Declaration of Restrictions (Deed Restrictions).
 
Ballots may be returned by standard mail or scanned and returned by email. Only ballots received by the deadline for the Section will be counted.
 
 
Click the link above to view the amended Deed Restriction document that each Section will be voting to approve. Note - the document for Section 8 will also state that commercial businesses are permitted.
 
The new document is longer than the original because it now contains the updated legal language and definitions from the Texas Property Code Chapter 211 as recommended by our attorney. 
 
All Section documents (with the exception of Section 8), will be the same. Currently there are slight wording differences because the documents were not all created at the same time.
 
The amended document removes the language about the original developers and the Civic Committees which is no longer accurate.
 
The only changes to the actual restrictions being proposed are as follows:
 
1. Standardize the annual fees charged in all Sections to $30 per lot per year.
 
Note: The majority of lot owners already pay this amount because they include the requested voluntary fee with their annual fees. 
 
2. Authorizes the DCCCLOA Board to raise annual fees in future years by no more than $5 per year, with a limit of $70 per lot per year.
 
Note: There are NO plans to increase fees on an annual basis. The request for this provision is to ensure that future Boards are able to maintain normal operations as costs increase (insurance, taxes, etc.)
 
The Board will report the voting results as soon as all votes are tallied.
 
Please be sure to send back your ballot! 
 

Calendar

Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021
No Board Meeting This Month
Friday, December 31, 2021
Monthly Board Meeting
Saturday, January 29, 2022
11am

FAQs

Here are the answer to many of lot owners' Frequently Asked Questions:
 

News Articles

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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New Street Signs in Sec 14 & 15 Installed
Posted on May 22nd, 2021
The DCCCLOA has recently installed street signs to the roads in Section 14 and 15. Big shout out to Dennis Imwalle, Doug Stahl and Dennis Murphy for making this happen! 
Dealing with Old & Abandoned Boats
Posted on Apr 22nd, 2021
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a process for dealing with abandoned boats and motors. It requires that they list the property for six (6) months on their website. This allows the boat to be retitled so it can be disposed of. Check out his TPWD link for more information or contact the GLO between the hours of 8-5 Monday through Friday at (281) 470-6597. 
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.
Electronic Invoicing and Credit Card Payments
Posted on Mar 21st, 2021
Want to pay your annual fees by credit card? Register as an owner so we have your email address. It's quick, easy and helps to make the invoicing process more efficient and cost effective.
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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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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. Thanks!

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, Jeff Elder
Treasurer, Jennifer Lord
Secretary, Open
Member, Doug Stahl
Member, Mark Ratliff 
Member, Trish Ratliff
 
Advisory Board Members
Robert Polnick (past president), Ron Siler, Anne Ledet
 
Interested in Joining the Board or Helping out on a Committee?
 
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 or lending a hand on a specific community project. It's a great way to meet your neighbors!
 
Please complete this Board Interest Information Sheet and return to us by email at dcccloa@gmail.com.

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!