Summerwood News

Posted on November 7, 2019 1:11 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
Bingo with Seniors
November 11, 2019, from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm at Residents’ Central.  Senior Residents!  Join us next Monday for good times and laughs at Bingo with Seniors
 
 
 
2020 Assessment fees
Assessment letters were mailed out last week, so if you haven’t received yours, be on the lookout.  There are 4 payment options:
  • Payment Options:
  • Pay Online: Pay online using either an eCheck or credit card
  • By Mail: Mail a check or money
  • Pay in person: *Residents’ Central office located at 14111 Summerwood Lakes Drive, Houston, TX 77044. Office hours are 1:00 pm. to 6:00 pm.  Wednesday and Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday or Crest Management’s office located at 17171 Park Row, Suite 310, Houston, TX 77084. Office hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday- Friday (closed for lunch from Noon- 1:00 pm on Friday).  *Clubhouse office hours are subject to the holiday schedule
  • Make 3 payments (November, December and January): to Summerwood by mailing to the address shown on the enclosed statement or make online electronic payments.  Remember to write your account number on each of your payments. No late fees will be charged if your account is paid in full by January 31, 2020. If you currently have an outstanding balance, please contact your accountant.
 
 
 
 
Holiday Office Hours
Usual Office Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00- 6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am -1:00 pm, with the following changes for upcoming holidays:
 
Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 27- Open 9 am- Noon
Thursday, November 28- Closed
Friday, November 29- Closed
Saturday, November 30- Open 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
 
Christmas
Wednesday, December 25- Closed
Friday, December 27- Open 1:00- 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 28- Open 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
 
New Years
Tuesday, December 31 Open 9:00 am- Noon
Wednesday, January 1- Closed
Friday, January 3- Open 1:00 -6:00 pm
Saturday, January 4- Open 9:00 am-1:00 pm
 
 
 
Winter Festival
December 7, 2019, from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm at Club Summerwood.  The hustle and bustle of the holidays will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar now for the Winter Festival. 
 
 
 
 
Summerwood Constable Patrol
If you see suspicious activity, please report it to our Precinct 3 Constables.  Call 281-427-4791.  This is the 24-hour dispatch phone number.
 
 
The Summerwood Crime Watch Committee
The Crime Watch Committee will meet November 12, 2019 at Residents' Club Central at 7:00 pm. The committee is in search of a new chairperson.  Please plan to attend the next meeting and contact Jennifer Donato via email at jenniferd@crest-managment.com if you are interested in serving as chairperson.
 
 
 
Coffee with Seniors
December 16, 2019, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm.  Hey, senior residents! Join us for coffee, donuts, and fellowship (Ages 55+).  Starbucks of Summerwood generously provides our hot brew.
 
 
 
 
Sounds of the Season
December 17, 2019, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm at Residents’ Central.  Stroll along a festive route while enjoying a variety of nostalgic sights and smells as you listen to the Sounds of the Season provided by some of the talented artists in this community. 
 
 
 
 
Crest Website
Please register on www.crest-management.com for your Account, Exterior Modification Request or to report a service issue.
Posted on October 30, 2019 9:02 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
 
Pay Your Annual Assessment Online:
Until January 31st, the login in requirement will be disabled.  This means you have the ability to pay your assessment without the being a registered user or signing in.  Assessment letters will be mailed out this week, so be on the lookout.  The link to pay your assessment can be found here:  
 
 
 
 
Private Venue Space  Available for Rent to Residents:  
Do you need a place to host a birthday party or shower?  One of the clubhouses in Summerwood just might be the spot for you.  To schedule a showing of one of the rental spaces, please call (281) 225-2786 ext 5 to make an appointment.  Office hours at Residents’ Club Central are Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00 pm -6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am- 1:00 pm.  Showings cannot be accommodated during office hours.  
 
 
 
The Summerwood Crime Watch Committee: 
The Crime Watch Committee will meet November 12, 2019 at Residents' Club Central at 7:00 pm. The committee is in search of a new chairperson.  Please plan to attend the next meeting and contact Jennifer Donato via email at jenniferd@crest-management.com if you are interested in serving as chairperson.
 
 
 
BBQ Cookoff:
Who are the BBQ Cookoff Teams in Summerwood?  Email keni@crest-management.com if you know of one, or represent one.
 
 
 
 
The Summerwood Community Garage Sale:
The Summerwood Community Garage Sale is this Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:00 am- 1:00 pm.   Register your home for the Summerwood Community Garage Sale here.
 
 
 
 
Report a Maintenance Issue:
Jennifer Donato is on-site full time, and is monitoring the condition of our amenities and common areas. Some of our amenities, landscape, trees and parks are aging and need maintenance.  Sometimes you may see something that she hasn’t caught, like monument lighting that she wouldn’t catch because she isn’t here at night.  If you see something that requires her immediate attention, please visit www.crest-management.com and click on Service Request.  This is the fastest way to get information to her, even outside of office hours. 
 
 
 
Updates to Event Photo Album:
Thank you to all who attended the annual Fall Festival! The weather cleared for a beautiful day and our attendees had a wonderful time.  Check out a few pics from the ever- growing event photo album here:
 
 
 
 
Deed Restriction Violations: 
Questions regarding deed restriction violations should be directed to Marissa Trumbla at (281) 945- 4623.  You may also email Marissa at marissa.trumbla@crest-management.com.
 
 
 
An Important Note about Pet Waste:
To ensure tidy walkways, clean lakes and a pleasant community for all, please pick up after your pets.  There are bags and receptacles located around our community.  Thank you for keeping Summerwood clean!
 
 
 
Volunteers:
We value our volunteers!  Need community service hours or want to contribute to your community?  Contact us!  Email either jenniferd@crest-management.com or keni@crest-management.com.
Posted on August 1, 2019 12:01 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
Special Notice Regarding our Upcoming Elections: On July 20, 2019, an email was sent to all residents who are registered at www.summerwoodlife.com regarding the upcoming board elections. Please refer to that email for additional details or you can find the form HERE. Self-nominations will be accepted until August 3, 2019. (We apologize for the incorrect date that was sent out in last weeks eblast).  If you have an interest in serving on the Summerwood Board of Directors, please complete the required form and return it to CJ Hood at cj.hood@crest-management.com.
 
Regarding the Splash Pad: The Splash Pad is operational.  A few additional repairs will be made as we wait for parts, but that should not stop your little ones from having a splashing good time!  Please stop by and let them play and have a little mommy/daddy break!
 
Regarding the Resident’s Central Baby Pool Water Features: The water features at the baby pool have been disconnected due to safety concerns.  A proposal for the repairs will go before the Board this week.  Please stand by for a future update and an estimated completion date.
 
Regarding the Fountains: Repairs are in progress. Parts have been ordered, some have arrived onsite and installation has commenced.  This is a large issue to rectify and we want a complete solution rather than a band aid approach. Electrical rewiring began last week and will continue. A repair to the well in Lake Meredith is next in-line to schedule and fix water level issues. Details will continued to be shared. The plan is still to have phase 1 which is all of the lake floater fountains pumps up and working during the first week of August as we systematically restore full functionality to the pumps, lakes, wells and fountains over the course of the coming weeks.  Phase 2 of this project includes entry fountain repairs.  The parts have been ordered and will require additional time to rectify.   We are working with Lake Management Services to fix these issues as quickly as possible.  As has been stated in past communications, we are turning around a situation that resulted from years of improper upkeep.
 
Regarding Fallen/Dead Trees:  Great progress has been made with the continued tree clean up needed within the community.  Urban Forester cleaned up a number of pressing issues as we work towards a more systematic and long term solution.  They will return to continue the effort.
 
Regarding Large Scale Mowing: A final decision on the new mowing company will be placed before the board for voting this week.  We had two different companies provide services over the last two weeks.  Feedback from the residents has been very helpful and we have a clearer understanding of what this contract should entail.  We will also continue to work with the county to urge them to maintain the portions in our community that are their responsibilities.
 
Residents should alert Crest to any maintenance issues you see within the community to ensure they are addressed. 
 
Regarding Exterior Modification Requests: All EMRs or ARC requests are to be completed online at www.crest-management.com and will be handled by Marissa Trumbla at: D: 281-945-4623 | E: marissa.trumbla@crest-management.com. Click on the Exterior Modification Request Form link under the Homeowners Login box and enter your address. 
 
 
Posted on July 25, 2019 9:41 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
Special Notice Regarding our Upcoming Elections: On July 20, 2019, an email was sent to all residents who are registered at summerwoodlife.com regarding the upcoming board elections. Please refer to that email for additional details. Self-nominations will be accepted until August 13, 2019. If you have an interest in serving on the Summerwood Board of Directors, please complete the required form and return it to CJ Hood at cj.hood@crest-management.com. 
 
Regarding the Splash Pad: The Splash Pad is open for business! We are still performing necessary repairs; however, you can still enjoy splashing on these hot summer days!
 
Regarding the Fountains: Work and repairs are still in progress. All parts have been ordered with an expected delivery date of the end of July. Installation is scheduled to begin the following week. Replacement of all electrical wiring begins this week. As additional milestones are met, details will be shared. The course of action is to restore the pumps with warranty, and restore the lakes and fountains to their healthy and safe state for all to enjoy for many years to come. We hope to have this work completed during the first week of August. 
 
Regarding the Tennis Courts: Classic Sports has replaced one light at the tennis courts. The additional light will be completed this week. This light had additional issues. Empire Electric made new covers for the electrical and will install them this week. 
 
Regarding Fallen/Dead Trees: We are securing bids for the correct contractor to work within our community, and have experts on the property this week gathering additional information for a plan of action. 
 
Regarding Exterior Modification Requests: All EMRs or ARC requests are to be completed online at www.crest-management.com and will be handled by Marissa Trumbla at: D: 281-945-4623 | E: marissa.trumbla@crest-management.com. Click on the Exterior Modification Request Form link under the Homeowners Login box and enter your address. 
 
A "How To" register on the Crest website can be found HERE
 
Residents should alert Crest to any maintenance issues. 
 
 
SUMMERWOOD AUGUST EVENTS
 
We hope you will join us for our first annual Summerwood Healthapalooza + Community-wide Blood Drive event! Meet and greet some of Summerwood's finest health and wellness professionals! Give blood on the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mobile donor coach. Check out healthy cooking + living demonstrations and lectures. Find out answers to questions like: what is Soul Grooves anyway? Enjoy offerings from our "healthy" food truck vendors! This community-wide event will take place at Club Summerwood on Sunday, August 18,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We hope to see you there!
 
Posted on July 24, 2019 4:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
IMPORTANT UPDATES AND NEWS FROM YOUR SUMMERWOOD BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CREST MANAGEMENT TEAM:
 
Regarding the Splash Pad: The Splash Pad is ready! Get those kiddos ready to cool down on these hot, summer days!
 
Regarding the Fountains: During a planning session with the Board, Lake Management Services presented a short and long-term strategy and plan to correct years of neglect that have impacted our fountains, lakes, pumps, and well. A multi-faceted approach has been adopted, and over the course of the next few weeks the pumps should be back up and running with an extended warranty. The electrical components will also be corrected, and a comprehensive plan for the care of our lakes is being delivered on a weekly basis. As additional milestones are hit, details will be shared.
 
Regarding the Surge Protection: Empire Electric has completed all of the contracted work at both of the clubhouses and East Pool.
 
Regarding the Tennis Courts: Classic Sports will be out to repair two tennis court lights this coming week, and Empire Electric inspected all of the electrical schematics. All wiring is working properly.
 
Regarding Fallen/Dead Trees: Many homeowners have alerted us about trees that have fallen in the green areas, and possibly intruding on residents' property. Crest Management and your Board of Directors is working on finding an arborist that will correct the situation and remove the dead trees. We are looking for the correct contractor moving forward who will have the best interest of the community at heart. The vetting process is currently underway, and an update will be sent out to everyone soon.
 
Regarding Greenbelt and Pipeline Mowing: Our large scale mowing vendor is being replaced, and until the bid process is completed, temporary service is in place. Improvements are already being seen, and the work will continue until we have caught up with our normal schedule. Please keep in mind there are portions along Deussen that are the Flood Control District and/or Harris County's responsibility, which Summerwood is not responsible for mowing. There are also other areas that fall under the responsibility of the MUD District. Please stay tuned for updates regarding who will be performing this much-needed mowing service in the future. The vetting process is coming along well!
 
Regarding Trash Service: As a friendly reminder, if there is a complaint regarding trash or recycling pickup please contact your MUD District. The number is located on your water bill. The HOA, nor Crest Management, handle any information regarding this service.
 
Regarding Exterior Modification Requests: All EMRs or ARC requests are to be completed online at www.crest-management.com and will be handled by Marissa Trumbla at: D: 281-945-4623 | E: marissa.trumbla@crest-management.com. Click on the Exterior Modification Request Form link under the Homeowners Login Box and enter your address.