Fairmont Park Homes Association (Central)  La Porte, Texas


Notice

ANNUAL MEETING DEC. 5, 2022

7:30 P.M. FAIRMONT PARK CHURCH


To insure the continued aesthetics of the neighborhood, Fairmont Park Homes Association, Inc. will not approve extra driveways, metal carports, metal roofs or window air conditioning units.


Welcome to the Fairmont Park Homes Association (FPHA), Inc. Website
  
In the City of La Porte, Texas (77571) there are three different homes associations 
with "Fairmont Park" in their name.  Our legal name is the Fairmont Park Homes Association, Inc.  
If you own a home or a lot in Fairmont Park Section 1, 2, 3, 4 or Fairmont Park West Section 1
then you are a member of the Fairmont Park Homes Association (FPHA).

 Other "Fairmont" Homes Associations

Fairmont Park is located between Fairmont Park East and Fairmont Park West.  
Although not part of our legal name, we are often referred to as the Fairmont Park Homes Association "Central".
We are not affiliated with the Homes Associations that govern deed restrictions in Fairmont Park East or West.

  Entrances to our Subdivision 

The five main entrances to our subdivision are: 
Spencer & Farrington Boulevard, Spencer & Valley Brook Drive , Spencer & Myrtle Creek Drive, Underwood & Stonemont Drive and Fairmont Parkway & Farrington Boulevard.

Serving Our Members For Over 50 Years

Fairmont Park Homes Association, Inc. has been serving our members since the creation of the 
Fairmont Park Subdivision in the early 1950's. We are incorporated in the State of Texas.  
Fairmont Park is a deed restricted subdivision and contains 1007 lots in four sections (Sections 1-4). 
Again, all lot owners in Fairmont Park (Central) are members of the FPHA, Inc. and must pay an annual fee. 

   Fairmont Park is a "Deed Restricted" Community

Our subdivision deed restrictions and maintenance guidelines are legally enforceable and 
designed to maintain property values and provide a predicable and safer quality of place 
in which to live and raise a family.  All our homes in Fairmont Park are single family homes 
and shall not be used as an overt commercial place of business.

Fairmont Park Homes Association, Inc. - A Texas Corporation

When you bought your home in Fairmont Park you agreed to comply with your deed restrictions, 
maintenance requirements and other declaratory documents registered by the FPHA, Inc. 
that are registered with Harris County, Texas and legally authorized by the State of Texas Property Code.

 Compliance and Maintenance Responsibility

Compliance with and the reporting of violations is the responsibility of each of our property owners 
and their tenants.  Enforcement of restrictions is the responsibility of your elected Board of Directors.  
Inspection of the subdivision is the responsibility of our Deed Restriction Officer.  
FPHA owns no property, but does maintain the entrance signs and monuments to our subdivision.  
The FPHA also maintains the southern strip of land bordering Spencer Highway, and a small 
portion of land along Underwood Road.

Board of Directors Meetings and  Agenda Posting

The Fairmont Park Homes Association, Inc. is governed by an elected nine member Board of Directors.  
Each year three Directors are elected at the annual meeting on the first Monday in December.  
The term of a board member is three years, and director terms are staggered to  provide continuity of operations.  The Board of Directors usually meet monthly on the third Monday of each month.  
We have no official meeting location, therefore meeting notices with time, date and place and 
meeting agendas will be posted on this website under the "News and Events Page".  
If you would like to appear before the board, please fill out the "Contact Us" form on the link to the left.

Your Current Board of Directors

The eight member Board of Directors are non-paid and elected by the members 
of the Association.  Our Directors are all residents of FPHA and work on the board part time.  
Please allow 24-48 hours for a response to inquiry.  They are:
 John Eldridge - President -  Larry Petersen- Secretary - Richard Desmuke​ - Treasurer
Ben Hanson- Director, - , Melissa Dodson- Director,  

 To contact a board member please call our main number at  281-471-5819  or
you may contact us via email by using the contact form on the last page 
of this website or at fphabookkeeper@gmail.com.  

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The next annual meeting will be held on December 5, 2022
   Fairmont Park Homes Association Staff

The FPHA Board employs a Deed Restriction Officer to handle all deed, maintenance and 
other restriction enforcement, and a Bookkeeper to handle Association finances, deed transfers, and
refinancing information.  Both staff positions are part time, and are generally available via phone and
E-mail Monday-Friday.   Please contact our Deed Restriction Officer as soon as possible if you have received
a notice of violation or other communication to schedule a compliance date or garner more details.

Contact Information

 Our Association contact information is:

Deed Enforcement Officer:  Nicole Brunson
Phone: 281-471-5819    Email: fphadrmanager@gmail.com

Bookkeeper:  Nicole Brunson
Phone: 281-471-5819     Email: fphabookkeeper@gmail.com


 Association (Maintenance) Fees

Our Association fees are among the lowest in cost and the highest in value in the County.  
Although the assessed fee for each lot in the subdivision varies, the average fee is approximately $40 a year.
All fees for the current year are due no later than January 31st of that year.
Late payment of Maintenance Fees may incur fees, penalties, or legal costs.
If you have an Association fee issue, or are selling or refinancing your home, please call
our bookkeeper at 281-471-5819 or email at fphabookkeeper@gmail.com.

Before You Build/Paint - Or Modify Your Home - Contact Us

There are many FPHA building restrictions contained in your deed about what and where 
on your lot something can or cannot be built.  The FPHA has an Architectural Committee to review your plans.  Before you commit to built anything or modify the appearance of your home, please contact our Deed Restriction Officer for details and an architectural approval form. Please allow at least a month for Board approval.

Building Permits

We remind our members that approval by the FPHA does not constitute approval by the City of La Porte.  Conversely, City of La Porte approval and permit issuance does not constitute FPHA approval.  
Many things permitted by the City of La Porte are not permitted in our subdivisions.  Carport covers, or other construction in front of the home is an example.

General Deed Restriction Documents

If you would like a copy or our "General Deed Restrictions and Maintenance Guidelines" we will email them to you. Please go to the CONTACT US webpage and fill out the form with your member information and email address.

2023 Annual Maintenance Fees

Invoices for maintenance fees for 2023 will be mailed the first week of December, 2022.  

Fees are due January 1, 2023 and delinquent January 31, 2023.  If you do  not receive your invoice, give us a call and leave a message for Nicole, or email us at fphabookkeeper@gmail.com.  Since fees do not change and the due date is always January 1 of each year, it is your responsibility to be sure fees are paid by Jan 31 of each year whether you receive the notice or not.


If you have any questions regarding Maintenance Fees, please contact the

Association Bookkeeper, Nicole Brunson 
at 281-471-5819 or email at fphabookkeeper@gmail.com.  It is your responsibility to pay your 
Maintenance Fees each year.  Failure to pay before January 31st will result in additional fees. 

FPHA has a Zero Tolerance for Non-Payment of Maintenance Fees

Because of issues in the past with members not paying the FPHA Maintenance Fee, your elected board 
has held a zero tolerance for non-payment policy for years.  Folks, your Homeowner Association maintenance 
fees are among the lowest in Harris County and it is absolutely unfair to the vast majority of our members 
that pay on time to allow others to not pay, yet still benefit from our services.  Failure to pay will turn 
an average $40/year payment into hundreds of dollars owed very quickly.  Make no mistake if you own a 
home in Fairmont Park, you must pay a maintenance fee.  As a reminder, you were sent an invoice 
in December but if you lost or misplaced it, please call us immediately.    Help us keep our neighborhood 
the highest quality possible, by paying your HOA fees and reporting deed and maintenance restriction 
violations.  Restrictions are listed on this website.  Some, like cars parked on lawns, are better handled 
by calling the La Porte Police Department, or City Code Enforcement. (Click on "Violations - Who to Call" on the web page list in the left side of this page.)   If you have a comment or a question, you can 
contact us using the "Contact Us" page on this website or call 281-471-5819 and leave a message.

Regulations For Maintaining A Great Neighborhood

Your FPHA is coordinating with the City of La Porte to ensure that our subdivision maintains a quality 
place to live and raise a family.  We have created a few documents under a page entitled 
"Summary Rules - FPHA and City of La Porte." Click on it and see if any of these apply to you.  
It also provides contact telephone numbers to report violations.

Use of Rolling and Other Trash Cans

Members are discouraged from using rolling trash cans for garbage, as they lay out all day, 
sometimes multiple days, are unsightly and unsanitary.  The City of La Porte will not be accepting 
these trash cans in the future. Please use the black plastic bags provided by the city.

Garbage Pick-Up by the City of La Porte

Except for holidays, the City of La Porte picks up garbage and light trash in our zone (5) on Monday and Thursday.  Please do not put out your trash earlier than the morning of trash pickup or on Holidays.  
If a Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the City often observes the holiday on the following Monday.  Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, so no garbage pickup.  Put it out the following Monday. 
There is also no Trash pickup on Christmas Day December 25th (Thursday).  
Please put out your trash on the following Monday.