Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 

July 20, 2011

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GMVA Board Openings
From the RDRC
Got Questions?
N Style Specials
Next Flea Market
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We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@gmva.org.

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GMVA Board Openings
Are you looking for a way to "plug in" to your community and make a difference in our Village? Due to the fact that the GMVA has lost two valued board members in the past month we are currently seeking interested residents to serve the remainder of their terms. Volunteers on the Board of the GMVA participate at many community events (twice-annual Flea Markets, Good Neighbor Days, National Night Out, Earth Day, our own Farmer's Market and much more). Funds raised by our Board are returned back to our Village through donations to our schools and other worthwhile causes that benefit our neighborhoods and our residents.

If you are interested in one of these positions and would like to find out moreplease contact GMVA President, Deborah Sargeant, at dcsbusiness@sbcglobal.net.
From the RDRC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All Grogan's Mill residents should be aware that any additions or modifications to their property requires approval by the Residential Design Review Committee, or RDRC (made up of 5 elected members). A number of residents have made modifications or additions to their property without getting prior approval, only to later learn that they are in non-compliance with the Covenants or other reasons. Sometimes, this can result in costly tear downs or modifications to make them compliant if a variance is not granted.

The RDRC must disapprove modifications or additions that fail to comply with The Woodlands Covenants or for the following:

1. failure to include information requested by DSC (Design Standards Committee) or RDRC

2. failure to comply with any rules, regulations, or standards promulgated by the DSC

3. objection to the exterior design, appearance or materials of any proposed structure or improvement

4. incompatibility of any proposed structure or improvement or use with existing structures or uses upon other lots in The Woodlands

5. objection to the location on the lot of any proposed structure, or its location with reference to other lots or improvements in The Woodlands,

6. objection to the grading plan for the lot,

7. objection to the design, location or size of parking areas,

8. objection to the color scheme, finish, proportions, architectural style, height, bulk, safety or appropriateness of any proposed structure or improvement, or

9. any other matter which, in the judgment of the RDRC would render the proposed structure, improvement or use incompatible with the general plan of improvement of the property or with structures or uses upon other lots in the vicinity.

On many occasions, the RDRC may recommend that a disapproved project in violation of the above be approved, subject to the Design Standards Committee granting a variance. The RDRC cannot approve variances.

If you are thinking of making an addition or improvement, you should:

1. Download a copy of the Covenants and deed restrictions .

2. Obtain an application  for the type of modification or addition you desire.

3. Obtain instructions for completing an application  and submitting it.

For good reasons, a variance may be granted by the DSC. By following the rules, you can successfully expedite completion of your project with either RDRC approval or with a DSC variance, if justified, in a timely and cost-efficient manner. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amanda Cambron, Grogan's Mill's Property Compliance Supervisor at (281) 210-3963 or by email at acambron@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

By fully complying with the processes outlined above, you will be doing your part to improve and enhance the quality and attractiveness of properties in our community.
Got Questions? Here are the Answers 

We are often asked who to contact when there is a problem.  There are lots of answers:


For most local problems you need to contact the Township who has a service form that can handle most requests.  It can be found at http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/forms.aspx?fid=53


For questons about residential improvements, you should look at the Developmental Standards


Since many questions relate to the covenants that regulate what homeowners can and can not do, we suggest you also book mark the link to the covenants, those who live in GM should look at the Woodlands Community Association Covenants .


If you can't find someone to help you contact us using our contact form .

 N Style Specials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Call N Style Salon  today for an appointment: (281) 363-0100


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Next Flea Market - September 17th  
Are you looking to get rid of that stuff that you haven't used in years?  The flea market is an excellent opportunity.  The date has just been set for September 17th.  
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