The Kirby Creek Press | Storm Damage Follow Up
Kirby Creek Village

The Kirby Creek Village Homeowners Association Management and Board of Directors would like to reach out to all owners regarding the recent storm damage which occurred on Wednesday March 13, 2019. At this time we are not aware of any injuries which might have occurred due to the strong winds, to which we are grateful. Unfortunately it does appear that some owners homes were impacted, this includes downed fences, trees, and roof damage. We would like to take this time to better clarify the HOA's responsibilities in the event of storm damage as well as provide a few tips to assist in the clean up and restoration of properties.

Due to liability purposes, the Homeowners Association cannot assess damages, give advise on repairs or provide owners with recommended vendors. Owners are encouraged to work with their insurance companies to repair any structural damage.
Fencing

Fencing between lots is equally shared by the property owners it separates. In the State of Texas, HOA's cannot legally assess financial ownership on shared fencing guidelines. Financial obligations would be considered a neighbor to neighbor dispute and if all parties cannot come to an agreement then mediation through the County in which you reside would be the next step.

Please follow the link for additional questions regarding Architectural Controls for Kirby Creek Village HOA. KCV - Architectural Controls

Please make sure you contact the City of Grand Prairie when you are ready to rebuild, and or if you have questions regarding fencing guidelines. The City requires building permits for fencing, please follow the link for more information.


Please note:

I have received a few emails from Homeowners asking when the City of Grand Prairie would begin the fencing project. Additionally, Owners have asked when the City will assist in repairing/replacing their fencing. The HOA is not involved in the Fence Replacement program and we are not replacing homeowner fencing. The City of Grand Prairie has only identified a specific area of fencing in Kirby Creek HOA which they plan to replace. If you have additional questions regarding this program please contact Lee Harris with the City of Grand Prairie 972-237-8091. Below is some information which was sent out to all Kirby Creek Village Homeowners in November of 2018 regarding the fencing program.


"The City of Grand Prairie has identified a specific area of interest within Kirby Creek Village they desire to replace. This is a City funded project and the Association is not assisting in any way. All owners are welcome to have their questions answered at an upcoming meeting hosted by the City of Grand Prairie. Owners directly affected will be receiving a post card from the city in the next few days"

Below is a copy of the map and a postcard sent by the City of Grand Prairie which includes areas marked in red where new fencing will be installed.


Limb and Brush Pickup Program for Residents

For the convenience of the residents of Grand Prairie, the city operates a Limb and Brush Pickup Program. This  once a month  service provides curbside pickup of tree limbs and brush that are not cut and bundled and are not eligible for collection by the city's weekly garbage collection.

This program is intended for brush and limbs up to 10 inches in diameter—not entire trees. Larger limbs and tree trunks should be hauled off by a contractor at the customer’s expense. Note that this is a  residential program and  does not  include commercial properties.

This is a  year round  program that services areas of the city on a monthly rotation basis. This is done during a designated week each month, according to geographical zones, rotating from north to south, week by week.
Residents receive  1 BRUSH PICKUP EACH MONTH. 
View the  Limb and Brush Pickup Map  (PDF) 

Placement and Pickup

Brush must be placed at the curb (roadside if no curb) no earlier than 1 week before the scheduled pickup in your area. You must have the brush on the curb  no later than 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your designated week . Due to the size of our equipment and obstructions, we cannot pick up in alleys.

On Mondays the designated zone will be inspected to locate residents who require brush pick up. The brush crew will then be in that zone for the entire designated week to make pickups at those locations. Brush is picked up in cycle only; no appointments accepted. (See  Limb and Brush Pickup Schedule and Map  below to determine your zone and designated week.)

Weather Note:  For up to one month, after wind and/or ice storms that may cause unusually large volumes of brush, the schedule will likely be disrupted and brush may be placed for pick up at any time without penalty.

Important Facts to Know

  • Brush must be neatly piled (not scattered) at least 2 feet from utility poles, trees, gas and water meters, fire hydrants, fences, mailboxes, sprinkler heads, and any other obstacle that would prevent collection.
  • Brush will not be picked up if parked vehicles or other obstructions are present.
  • Brush cannot at any time obstruct any city sidewalk, right-of-way, or view of oncoming traffic.
  • Residents can be fined if brush is left at the curbside for an extended amount of time.
  • Brush includes tree limbs up to 10 inches in diameter, shrubs, other parts of shrubs and trees. Please note that this program is intended to assist residents with brush clippings and is not intended for the removal of entire large trees or branches over 10” in diameter, which must be done by a contractor at the property owner’s/resident’s expense.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, stumps, root balls, weeds, flowers, wire, fencing, plastic bags, or other foreign materials set out with the brush will not be picked up by the Large Brush Pickup Program. Please view the Garbage & Recycling web page for information on what items are eligible for your weekly garbage collection.
Storm Damage: Steps to Take

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions
Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the interior of your home. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health issues. If you smell gas in or around your home please leave the area and contact your gas provider as well as 911 immediately. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living condition.

Photograph the Damage
If it is safe to move around your property, use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.


Stay Weather Aware!
No Trespassing
Please keep children, pets and motorized vehicles away from the edges of both ponds. The large pond is deep and the slopes are steep. If you see anyone camping or fishing near either pond, call the police. Trespassing is against the law.

Signs are posted around both ponds to reduce KCVA's liability in the case of accidental injury or drowning.
Important Information
BFMC Property Management
8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 835
Dallas, Texas 75251
Phone - 972-644-3801
Fax - 972-644-3810

E lectrical Emergencies
Call TXU Delivery 1-888-313-4747
(24 hours, seven days a week)

All Emergencies: 911 (Fire/Police)
Non-emergency:
Fire: 972-237-8300
Police: 972-237-8790
  
City of Grand Prairie
972-237-8000
**In the event of an emergency please call 911. The Association is not equipped to handle emergencies including, but not limited to, criminal and medical situations.**

The Kirby Creek Village Website has a Classified Ad section which is available at no cost to KCV homeowners in good HOA standing. Please contact BFMC for more information.
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