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  • Volume 25, Number 10 December 2011 / January 2012

    Monthly Board of Directors MeetingsMeetings of the BFCA Board of Directors are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Meetings are open to all Bay Forest homeowners and held at the offices of CMSI, which are located at 2615 Bay Area Boulevard, Suite 120, near Tommys Restaurant/Oyster Bar.

    November 2011 Board MeetingA regular meeting of the Bay Forest Community Association (BFCA) Board of Directors was convened on November 21, 2011, at the office of Community Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSI). Board members in attendance were Gene Fisseler, Dennis Fouty, Barbara McCollum, Dan Pias and John Haas. Kathy Dooley represented CMSI. The following paragraphs reflect much of the business discussed.

    The Board adopted a 2012 budget total revenues and expenditures of $663,020. A summary of the budget (both the summary and the detail) is posted at In addition to covering Bay Forest operations, the budget adopted includes the continued funding of the Special Reserve for Perimeter Fence Replacement at $100,000 annually (the current Special Reserve balance exceeds $200,000). Further, based on the budget adopted, the Board approved an annual assessment increase of $35 per home ($680/year) in support of the budget. Assessment letters will be mailed to each homeowner by December 1.

    The Board elected its Officers for the coming year: President Gene Fisseler Vice-President Dennis Fouty Treasurer Barbara McCollum Secretary Dan Pias Director at Large John Haas

    Committees In addition to their Board responsibilities, each Director has a liaison/oversight role associated with the various committees and other functions for the neighborhood. Should you have an interest or a question regarding any of these committees or other functions, please contact the Director who has taken on that area of responsibility. The assignments were revisited at the November meeting.

    Social Committee John Haas Common Open Areas Dan Pias ACLC/Super Neighborhood Barb McCollum Pool Dan Pias




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    Anniversary Year

    Bay Forest Community Association

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    Thank You & Happy Holidays!

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    Edrina Fitting and the Ladybug Realtors give back to Bay Forest and support our children from

    elementary school through high school!

    Recently awarded theTexas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award

    1. DirectorofCommittee:Bay Forest Yard of the Month

    2. Chairperson:Bay Forest Traffic and Speed Control Committee

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    4. Sponsor:Bay Forest Oktoberfest

    5. Co-Sponsor:Bay Forest July 4th Bike Parade

    6. Sponsor:ManyoftheBayForestMommies Club Activities,suchastheEaster Egg Hunt, Summer Ice Cream SocialatthePoolandtheHalloween Fall Festival

    7. Sponsor:Bay Forest News

    8. Sponsor:Space Center Intermediate School Band

    9. Sponsor:Space Center Intermediate School Academic Recognition

    10. Sponsor:CLHS Band

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    Clear Lake City Water Authority

    Tennis Dan Pias Management Oversight Gene Fisseler Community Watch Dennis Fouty Parking and Traffic Committee Gene Fisseler Trash Service Oversight Gene Fisseler Long Range Planning Dennis Fouty Yard of the Month John Haas Nominating Committee Barb McCollum, John Haas

    and Dennis Fouty Realtor Advisory Board Dennis Fouty

    Each Director reviewed and signed a Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics that addresses the manner in which your Board will conduct itself and its business. The document speaks to integrity, objectivity, professionalism, conflicts of interest, gifts and gratuities, business relationships, management of funds, and confidentiality.

    The Board reviewed and approved the Bay Forest Architectural & Administrative Guidelines which, in accordance with state law passed by the 2011 Texas Legislature, will be filed with the Harris County Clerk.

    We look forward to serving you, our neighbors, in 2012. For more information, including contact information, go to

    Gene Fisseler, President

    Clear Lake City Water Authority has received reports of people approaching residents and stating they work for Entex/Centerpoint, claiming the water is contaminated, and saying they need to enter your residence to test the water. THESE STATEMENTS ARE FALSE. A CLCWA representative will not ask to enter your residence. Your water has not been contaminated. Entex/Centerpoint employees do not handle water issues. Please immediately CALL THE POLICE and report any incidents.

    Actions You Can Take:

    1. Please immediately CALL THE POLICE and report any incidents. You can call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number of 713-884-3131.

    2. Do not answer your door or allow anyone in your home you do not know.

    Jennifer MorrowClear Lake City Water Authority

    900 Bay Area Blvd. Houston 77058 281-488-1164 phone 281-488-3400 fax




    Available Now thru December 31st

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    Your friendly neighborhood Yard of the Month committeewill be on the look out for great Winter/Holiday yards.

    If you, YES YOU, see a yard you like and think,Wow! I like that!

    be sure to send an email by December 18th and tell us about it.Your neighbor will appreciate the recognition.

    Many holiday lights are already twinkling!Check out these Bay Forest yards from last year.

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