Harvest Bend is a beautiful community nestled northwest of Houston between Jones Road and Perry Road on both sides of Fallbrook. It consists of 1,198 homes on an estimated 480 acres of land with a variety of floor plans and architectural designs. To learn more about Harvest Bend, please visit the about section.
We will be using the picture ID pool tags again this year. You must bring your pool tags from last year to be able to purchase a renewal sticker. For more information on tag fees, when, and where, click here.
A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. is thrilled about managing your pool again this year for a great season of fun in the sun. With 28 years of experience in the pool management industry, we are in business to provide safer pools in Houston while empowering employees to succeed in their job. We envision aquatic experiences resulting in happy people and safe, beautiful pools. We consider it a privilege and an opportunity to be working with Harvest Bend and hope that we are not only viewed as your pool management company, but also viewed as a part of your neighborhood.
A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. offers many exciting programs for residents. Summer swim lessons are a great way for your children to spend the summer. Our prices are competitive and our times are flexible. Safety is key when spending time at the pool with your children. Take advantage of this neighborhood activity and call now! Pool Parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and school events! You can also get a group together for fun at the pool after hours based on your community’s policies! We hope that we can be a resource for your party needs this summer. Please call our office or register online for SWIM LESSONS (registration begins May 1) and POOL PARTIES (reservations taken April 1). All policy, pricing and information for these programs can be found at www.a-beautifulpools.com.
We are also hiring lifeguards now FOR AREA SUBDIVISIONS! A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. 281-376-6510 or at www.awesomelifeguards.com.
Next Cleanup April 6, 2013 8 am Come meet some of the Board Members!
The HOA has designated the last Saturday of each month as our neighborhood cleanup day. Due to holidays, sometimes the Saturday is changed. Volunteers will be needed at 8 AM. Everyone should meet at the large detention pond on Lazy Meadows & Bending Brook Way. The more volunteers we have, the more areas we can cover. Please, we need your help.
The following suggestions have been derived from other sources and are not the recommendation of the Miramar Lake HOA or its board of directors and as such use is at your own risk.
Fresh Oil – The universal solution for fresh spilled oil is kitty litter. Put a handful or so on the oil puddle. If the oil spill is recent but, has already soaked in, this stuff may also draw some out of the surface so, try it before going to the next step. If you use a brick to scrub the kitty litter, will also help. This may take several times repeating, before all the stain(s) are gone.
Old Oil, Grease – This one’s harder. People do different things for oil that has soaked in. The ones worked best, in a test, was Gunk brand degreaser and Swab a driveway cleaner product made by Gunk. Both improved the situation but did not clean away the stain entirely. The driveway cleaner did a better job but was more trouble to use. The degreaser left an undesirable looking sheen, the driveway cleaner didn’t. Another product is Castrol SuperClean and a similar product called PurpleStuff. A likely place to find Gunk or Castrol SuperClean is an auto parts store. There is also some acid you could buy, however, it is suggested this would be the last, last resort.
Rust –Oxalic acid removes rust stains from most things. A grocery store cleaning product named ZUD contains Oxalic acid. Wet the rust stain area, then sprinkle liberally with ZUD and then spray until the powder is wet. Let it set for a few minutes, then scrub with a brush. Repeating this a couple of times removed the rust stains. Real oxalic acid is often sold as wood bleach, a powder—check the ingredients.
Other suggestions would be to contact your neighborhood hardware store for other possible options. And as always, you should always follow the directions as specified by the manufacture.
The Harvest Bend newsletter has been out of print since April of 2007. This is due to the publisher no longer providing this service. The HOA has reviewed alternative companies and has been unable to find a suitable replacement.
There would appear to be some confusion among residents in regards to our trash pick-up days being Wednesday and Saturday. Since the trash is picked up early these two mornings, we request that you do not place garbage at the curb until after 6 PM on Tuesday and Friday. We need everyone’s help in keeping our subdivision looking great, so we can all be proud to live here.
This may be a surprise but did you know that the sidewalk in front of your house is actually part of your maintenance responsibility? According to what the HOA board has been told the county will not fix the sidewalks and as such each and every homeowner must maintain and repair the sidewalk that crosses their property.
Sidewalk Maintenance: If the sidewalk damage is caused by a leak (sinkhole) in the storm sewer, Precinct 4 maintenance crews will repair the sinkhole and sidewalk. However, Precinct 4 will only repair a sidewalk that has been damaged by a sinkhole. If the sidewalk damage is not the result of a sinkhole, Precinct 4 will not be able to accommodate the request. Sidewalks are typically installed by the developer as an amenity to the community, therefore, sidewalk repair ultimately is the homeowner’s responsibility, unless the damage is caused by a sinkhole as noted above. Taken from Harris County Precinct 4 www.cp4.hctx.net
We are still having items stolen from unlocked vehicles in driveways and on the street. Please be sure to keep your vehicles locked when parked in the drive way or on the street.
What can I do to help keep my valuables safe? It is important that you track and or label everything with a serial number. If an item does not have a serial number, engrave your driver’s license number onto it, so when the item is recovered it can be returned to you.