New Website Launched www.nantuckettx.com
Please look to the new website for up to date information regarding the Nantucket Preservation Association. This site will remain up for a few months, but new content will be uploaded the new site at www.nantuckettx.com.
December 14th 2016
The two-year terms of two of our five Board of Directors positions are expiring, so the Board is calling for nominations for potential new Board members to serve two-year terms starting January 2017. Please consider making a nomination of a homeowner including yourself or spouse by e-mailing our Secretary, Bernie Bernard, at email@example.com. Our Board positions are not compensated, but serving is a good way to make a positive impact on our neighborhood.
Feral Hogs email updates from Dan Daniels:
We want to thank each of our residents that willingly provided information to Chris Wilson and her Block Coordinators. Chris will be summarizing and completing a report based on the data gathered to date – and we will send it out on or before the end of December. The purpose of this report is to assure each of you that this effort is important. We must know the intensity of the pig damage to date and then monitor all future damage.
From 19 Nov: I just spoke to a good friend and with one of our residents and he told me that a large tract owner between us/Nantucket and Indian Lakes has been hit several times by pigs. Approximately 3 weeks ago the landowner decided he had enough of the pigs tearing up his land. Unfortunately for the pigs, the landowner is an expert sharpshooter with night-vision goggles. He began going out on his acreage at night and shooting pigs. The timing and slowdown in our pig damage may be partially linked to this landowner protecting his property. Bill Harris and I had lunch with a close friend of our landowner/highly decorated sharpshooter and sniper. He is working to set up a meeting after Thanksgiving. We would like to thank him for disrupting the pig traffic and perhaps start a dialogue on a couple of mutual issues.
From 08 Dec 16: Above we reported that Bill Harris was working to set up a meeting with a Viet Nam Sharpshooter that owns a significant tract of land just south of Indian Lakes. We were told that the landowner had been taking out pigs after sustaining severe damage to his land. Our goal was to meet him and thank him, in that we believe that his shooting has greatly helped in impacting their behavior and our frequency of pig damage here in Nantucket. Bill and his friend JR were successful in setting up a meeting and we met Tuesday. In the meeting Bill and I of course thanked him and explained the favorable impact we think his efforts have had on our residents property here in Nantucket. He seemed very pleased and surprised that something he was doing to protect his acreage from damage, was having such a favorable over-flow impact on us. He also seemed delighted that we would go to this much trouble to find and reach out and thank him for his help. Going forward, we have made a good contact in Bill’s friend JR as well as his friend, the landowner with the goal of keeping current on the hog traffic our land owner is seeing. Lately our landowner said he has seen only a few pigs – his comment was that pigs are not Mensa students but they are bright enough to change their habits when needed. We would still like to make a second contact and gain permission from another owner of land south of Indian Lakes, to pen hogs there.
The Board of Directors of our Nantucket Preservation Association (HOA) meet regularly and at least 6 times each calendar year. Any Nantucket resident is invited to attend these meetings, which are typically held in the home of one of the Board members. If you would like to attend the next Board meeting, please contact our Secretary, Bernie Bernard, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and place. If a large group of residents wants to meet with the Board, we will change our meeting site to a larger local venue for that meeting.
Paul Morris recently resigned from the board due to personal reasons.
Bob Cochrane has been selected to join the board and to serve as president as of now.
Thanks to all who have served on the board or the ACC or any other committee in the past and to those currently serving.
Next Board meeting will be Nov 1, 2016 at 6 pm at TDI-Brooks International 14391 S. Dowling Rd College Station TX
All are welcome to attend, but please rsvp if coming to email@example.com
Birds: Info from the Audubon society: /Portals/112/Nantucket 2015 Christmas Bird Count Species List.doc
The spending of up to $3000 to stock fish in the lake was approved at the annual meeting in January. Several residents have supplemented that amount with personal donations. If you would like to make a donation towards that effort, please contact Bernie Bernard at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in serving on the lake committee, please contact Bernie as above or Paul Morris at email@example.com.
First round of fish-stocking was performed recently. Per the advice of experts at TAMU, small bluegill were added which are good for bass to eat and also can be caught with small hooks. Bass will be stocked in the fall when supplies of larger fish are available.
update: Bass stocking took place 9-29-15.
Please lock the gate to the Park when you enter and leave. We have been having non-home owners using the park in increasing numbers. Remember, this is your park.
A website now exists that is a private online network called Nextdoor Nantucket. Neighbors can share crime/safety concerns, recommendations, ideas, etc. (it might be described as a private, mini-facebook for Nantucket residents only)
Click here: https://nantucket.nextdoor.com/choose_address and answer a few questions to verify residency to join. Options are available for frequency of emails; e.g. crime info immediately, other items weekly, etc.
The NPA board voted to inform residents of this website, but will still maintain the current email listserve system for important neighborhood news. Nextdoor Nantucket is totally voluntary (as is listserve, but the board encourages neighborhood participation/communication). If Nextdoor proves popular in the future, we will consider asking all on listserve to join instead of maintaining two systems. Lastly, please do not use for commercial/business advertising.
Nantucket Ladies Luncheons
The Nantucket Ladies Monthly Luncheons are held at a local restaurant each month. Please contact Kim Thompson if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog and Cat Owners
This flyer was scanned with permission from the City of College Station. see: Dog and Cat Owner Flyer.
Golf Cart Usage
Golf carts using Nantucket streets are required to follow all Texas Department of Motor Vehicle rules - see: http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/drivers/golf_carts.htm
TAMU students conducted another fish survey in the fall of 2009. Fish survey report 2009.
Coyotes have been observed on Scrimshaw Lane and other areas of Nantucket. They can be a danger to pets and humans. Please take appropriate precautions. e.g. Don't leave trash or pet food outside. See: http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/download.cfm?ID=25718 or do an internet search for additional information.
You must pick up after your dog when they toilet outside of your yard. There are increasing complaints of dog feces left on other peoples property after residents walk their dog. This is a health hazard and against HOA rules.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED TO ROAM FREE. THEY MUST BE ON A LEASH. There have been reports of a large black dog and others scaring homeowners using the park. Any dog found roaming free will be picked up by County Animal Control.
Nantucket Lake Project
Dr. Gelwick from Texas A&M recently conducted a student project at the Nantucket Lake. The project was designed to give students "hands on" experience in determining the health of the lake. Please click here to view the pictures.
The lawn maintenance of public areas does not include cutting around Mail Boxes or Culverts. These are the responsibility of the home owner. Please Contact Us if there is any other problem.
No Solicitation Policy
Nantucket has a NO SOLICITATION Policy. Please advise solicitors that the Sheriff will be called if they try to solicit door to door in Nantucket.
If you don’t get announcements or messages from the Board of Directors, we don’t have your e-mail (or have it correctly). Enter it on this site along the left side of the page under "Newsletter Signup" to stay informed of activities in your Nantucket. All email addresses are password protected.
There are several committees looking for new members. Get involved in your Nantucket here.
The minutes of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 annual meetings can be accessed by clicking here.
Minutes of all official NPA meetings are accessible by clicking here.
Home Improvements or Construction
ACC applications and information are available online by clicking here.
NPA Policy Statement on Commercial Activity
The NPA, Inc. has filed a policy statement regarding commercial activity at the Brazos County courthouse. This will help all homeowners to better understand the measure and enforceability of our deeds and covenants. Please read this policy posted here. For clarification of certain other Covenant and bylaw rules are posted here.