BELOW was sent in the April 5, 2020 Newsletter
Parking Lot and Amenity Closures
As you know, part of the Kirby Creek Village HOA is located within Dallas County, more specifically our amenity facilities and therefore we must address the following.
On April 3, 2020 Judge Clay Jenkins amended the Dallas County Shelter in Place order. This order is also referred to as the "Safer at Home" order. This order took effect at 11:10 a.m. on April 3, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.
What does this mean for Clubhouse Rentals, Association Amenities and the April Board Meeting?
- As noted in previous newsletters, we have suspended all clubhouse rentals through the end of April, we are also not taking new rental requests until further notice. Anyone who has a rental booked for May 2020 can keep their reservation at this time.
- The tennis courts will also remain closed through April 30, 2020.
- The April Board meeting will be postponed until a later date.
We will continue to monitor the Dallas county website to make sure we are compliant with regards to the shelter in place orders. If the orders are amended and extended then we will make adjustments to our closures. We will continue to keep you informed by sending out newsletters and posting the information on our website.
PARKING LOT CLOSURE
Our top priority is the safety of our homeowners, onsite staff and association vendors. We fully support the Shelter in Place orders implemented by Dallas County and will continue to find ways to help the Association remain compliant. This weekend we saw an influx of vehicles parked in the clubhouse parking lot. While we understand owners want to get out and enjoy the nice weather it is our duty to follow the state and county guidelines for social distancing. If we allow our parking lot to be accessible this opens it up to not only Kirby Creek Village owners but also anyone in Grand Prairie.
In order for us to continue our proactive measures it is in our best interest to close off our parking lot at this time. On Site staff has been instructed to cone off the parking lot effective Sunday April 5, 2020, the parking lot will remain closed through April 30, 2020. We will continue to watch for updates regarding additional extensions from the county. The parking lot will only be accessible to our On Site staff and Kirby Creek Village Vendors.
Towing will be enforced.
SHELTER IN PLACE vs. DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EXPLAINED
One item to make note of is that at this time, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has two orders in place.
The first is the Shelter in Place order, also known as the "Safer at Home" order which as mentioned above was amended on April 3, 2020. This is the order he extended through April 30, 2020 for all citizens of Dallas County.
The other order is called the Declaration of Local Disaster. On March 12, 2020, the County of Dallas proclaimed a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Heath Emergency ("Local Disaster Declaration") which activated the Dallas County emergency Management plan.
On March 13, 2020, the Governor of the Sate of Texas issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.
On March 19, 2020 the Commissioners Court of Dallas County voted to consent to the continuance of the Local Disaster Declaration, extending the Local Disaster Declaration until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020.
Then, on April 3, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. the
Declaration of Local Disaster
was extended until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020 unless rescinded by order of the Commissioners Court and extends through May 20, 2020.
So what does this mean?
Are we to shelter in place until May 20, 2020?
At this time the Shelter in place order is only in place through April 30, 2020. However, with the Declaration of Local Disaster extended through May 20, 2020 Judge Jenkins now has the affordability to extend the Shelter in Place order
he deems necessary.
The following was posted on Twitter by Jenkins Friday April 3, 2020 further clarifying:
"The Safer-at-Home orders and the Disaster Declaration are separate documents and that the commissioner's court approved the extension to the Disaster Declaration, but that it was up to him to determine the effective dates of his Safer-at-Home order". He also noted, "the Safer-at-Home order will now run through April 30. I have the authority to extend the Safer-at-Home order until May 20 if needed, since the disaster declaration had been approved until that date".
The Disaster Declaration is
the same as the Shelter in Place order. As of right now Shelter in Place in Dallas County is only in place through April 30, 2020. However, the Disaster Declaration does allow Judge Clay Jenkins full capacity to extend the Shelter in Place order if he deems it necessary, through May 20, 2020.
Therefore we at the Management office will continue to keep you informed as new information is posted by the County.