– Summer 2016
Get ready to swim! Pool construction is well underway, which we know makes everyone at Mission del Lago happy. The very wet spring weather has impacted our schedule but we are moving quickly, and will update you as we progress as to an opening date.
Please join us in congratulating the Resident Board members who were voted in at our Annual HOA Meeting: New member Jesus L. Villarreal III, “Leo” to his friends, and returning Resident Board Member, Pete Benavides.
Not only does Leo serve the residents at Mission del Lago, but he also proudly represents the Unites States Air Force. Leo is retired from the Air Force Reserves and is a disabled veteran. He served a total of 26 years, including 11 years on active duty, deploying twice to the desert in support of Iraqi Freedom. Leo was activated the day after 9/11 and was on active duty for four years as part of Desert Storm. Born in Edinburg, TX in the Rio Grande Valley, Leo has worked at Harland Clarke for more than 23 years, where he is a Lead Pressman.
Leo moved to Mission Del Lago in September 2008 with his beautiful wife of more than 17 years, Diane, (the couple has four grown children). “I love living here because of my neighbors and all the friends here,” he said. “It’s a great place to live, with parks, walking trails, the golf course, and, soon, a swimming pool.”
When not home spending time at the amenities or socializing with friends and neighbors, Leo can be found enjoying a few of his favorite hobbies: barbecuing and riding his Harley, where he loves “being on the open road and meeting different people from all over with the same interest.”
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the new Owner’s Website, be sure to do so. The Owner’s website has all the community documents, information, and forms, as well as your secure owner records. You can view your annual assessment bill here, as well as pay it right on the website. The website can be found at http://www.missiondellago.net/portal.
The website also has a handy chat and FAQ section that can answer many of your questions. If you have not received your log-in information to the Owners Website or are having trouble accessing or using the Owners Website, contact [email protected].
If you prefer to pay your annual or quarterly HOA Assessment in person, be sure to check the Mission del Lago NextDoor frequently. Property Manager Jesse Keasler will be posting a message on NextDoor alerting residents to the dates and times when he will be on site to accept these payments.
If you love living here at Mission del Lago, just think how much your friends, family, and co-workers will love it! In addition to the joy of being able to live in the same neighborhood as your loved ones, you can also get paid for it! For every new homeowner you bring in who closes on a new Express or Lennar property, you’ll receive one year’s free HOA dues.
Make sure they mention your name to the sales agent as the person who referred them!
SouthStar Property Management has revamped the neighborhood decal system to make it easier for everyone to get and show the neighborhood decal. Two decals were included in the recent mailing for the third installment of the 2016 HOA assessment. These decals will help other residents to recognize your vehicle on property. If you need additional decals contact us at [email protected].
Summer is a great time to freshen up your home and yard, and make some improvements to your outdoor living areas. Just a reminder: Any changes made to the exterior of your home, including doors, gates, fences, landscaping, decks, etc. must be approved by the Architectural Review Board in advance. It can take up to 30 days for the ARB to approve your application, so please plan ahead! You can find the application for review on the Owner’s Website. (link to http://www.missiondellago.net/portal).
Have a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary, or graduation coming up? The new marquis board at the entrance to Mission del Lago is a great way to recognize it! To add your message, simply contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. There is a $20 fee for adding your message to the board for 3 days.
The appearance of the community is important to us all. The Mission del Lago Board of Directors has hired a new landscape company to maintain the common areas throughout the community. All Seasons Landscape, a full-service landscape and irrigation company, is already underway in the community.
Thank you to the many of you who have contacted us to let us know about any areas of the community that needs attention. If you see a yard that needs attention, an open space that needs maintenance, or a missing streetlight, let us know so we can properly care for the community. [email protected].
Thank you to the many owners who are current on their HOA assessments. The HOA Board of Directors has approved new collections measures, including pursuing foreclosure for account owners who have ignored lien notices and/or defaulted on prior payment plan agreements made with the HOA. We are committed to ensuring every property owner who enjoys living in Mission del Lago properly pays annual assessments. If you have not received an invoice or feel your invoice is erroneous, please contact us at (888) 290-2708.