Amenity Access Cards
Do you have your amenity access card? Do not wait until pool season starts in May to put a request in for your card. The first amenity access card is issued to the home free of charge and every subsequent card is $20. If you are new to the community and need an initial access card, please fill out the form below. Once filled out, please allow 5-7 business days for the card to be allocated to your address and mailed to your home. If you need to pay for a replacement card or an additional card, please call 817-380-7000 to pay over the phone. This form will also be available on www.crawfordfarmshoa.com as well as our resident portal, https://crawfordfarms.connectresident.com.
RE: SPORT COURT PARTIAL FENCE REMOVAL
From time to time, some situations present themselves at a crossroads and we as a board must make challenging decisions in the best interest of the community. Our charge is to be a good steward of the community’s finances, while protecting our property values. The most recent issue before us was the maintenance at the sports courts. The repetitive damage to this area (specifically the basketball court) has become an annual expense. Looking at a 5-year snapshot, Crawford Farms averages $2,000/year in repairs just to this area for a total close to $10,000. This year, in lieu of a $7,000 repair/replacement of the severely damaged fencing around the basketball court, we elected to have just this portion of fence removed in a 4-1 vote. While the availability of the sports courts is attractive to new homeowners, and original owners alike, recently they have been attracting patrons that are causing significant damage to this area. In the last 5 years, the community has paid for replacement of rims, nets, back-boards, lighting, gate-access, fence repairs all of which have not been to normal wear and tear but due to vandalism. This action is an effort to alleviate future repairs to this specific area.
The fence around the tennis court will remain intact and will be maintained as the damage to this area has been significantly less. The board may consider removal of that fence in the future if the vandalism does not subside and repair costs rise.
Recently I was approached by the HOA President and our Property Manager with a request from Mrs. Martin. She is a volunteer for a safety program for kids. While helping one of her students, Nicholas, do research for a writing assignment he found a great online article about being neighborly and brought it in for her to take a look.
Mrs. Martin sent an email to Richard Gatewood, our HOA president, and all the way from Ireland he forwarded the information to our Property Manager who then forwarded it to me with a request to post on our website. I immediately thought, “What a great post for the blog!”
Mrs. Martin was inspired by this article and encouraged her kids to share the information. The original email states, “I suggested that both he and the rest of the kids share this with you because it had such great information about being neighborly which also leads to keeping our communities safer! We have a lot of fun each day when the kids come in and share the pages they found about their subjects, and while most of the pages are usually amateurish, every once in a while one of the kids brings in something very interesting :) This page really stood out to us and we learned a lot from it!
Would you please add a link to it to your web page for them, even if it is just for a little while? I want to impress upon the kids that they can accomplish things if they aren't afraid to come out of their shells and simply ask! I also don't think it hurt that I promised the group a pizza day if you'd add it! Please let me know if you’d be willing to help so I can share the exciting news with them!”
I am delighted to be a part of helping these kids know the power of speaking up and finding ways to get information on something they feel strongly about out to the public. (Plus I hope they get pizza, haha.)
Please take a moment to read over this article and enjoy!
Have a safe and wonderful day neighbors!!
Fall temperatures are creeping in and out at the moment and I love seeing more people out and around the neighborhood. Along with that comes events that won’t melt you once you step outside.
Let’s talk Halloween first! Be sure to sign up for the annual Trunk or Treat which will feature vendor booths this year. They’ll be handing out more treats for the kiddos along side the wonderfully decorated trunks.
Safety Fest is first in October and will feature the local fire and police departments along with other vendors. It’s full of great information for our kids and our homes.
Adult Game Night is back with a murderous trivia theme. Come lounge by the pool and test your knowledge. Make sure you phone is charged!!
Recess in the Park will feature a spooookkkyyy treat and craft for the kiddos and should be awesome as always.
Check out the Calendar page for full details on these events!!
What are your thoughts about the 3 way stop. Not long ago it was installed and there have been mixes reviews. It seems now that since more motorists are aware they are stopping and traffic is flowing. On the other hand it causes a bit of backup on Crawford Farms Drive.
“How did this come to be?” you might ask. Earlier in the year the city conducted a traffic study After weeks of collecting date they felt this was the best solution for our neighborhood.
So do you love it, hate it, or are you just glad there’s progress. Leave a comment!
Keep an eye on your emails for the latest Newsletter. It’s our first year trying out a digital distribution so let us know what you think. Also. make sure you are signed up to receive email communications from First Service Residential. If you are not and would like to be added email email@example.com
Hello again neighbors! Summer is going by quickly and the temperatures are ho, but there's still a lot lined up to do. We hope to see you out and about at these upcoming events.
July 12th and 26th Crown Tacos will be by the pool and park area. Make dinner a no brainer those nights!
Bring the kids out for some neighborly competition on the 19th for Field Day. There will be several games to play and lots of fun.
Adult Bingo Night has been rescheduled for July 20th. This will be for grown ups only and you will play along with a musical twist.
You can call yourself "Gone Fishin'" with the kids on the 24th for Recess at the Park. It will be a fun take on fishing at the pool area and a fun way to keep cool.
The July Monthly Board of Directors Meeting is July 31st. Be sure to attend and get up to date on neighborhood issues or just come say hi to your board members.
Stay cool and safe!
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