In the wake of COVID-19, our office operations have been modified in an effort to keep our staff and property owners healthy and safe by practicing social distancing. Our office is closed to visitors, but we continue to be available via phone, email and curbside appointments so that we may continue to serve you with RFID tags, WebGuest access, gate directory codes, payments and fees, Architectural Review Committee (ARC) submittals and new property owner orientations. Also, please be aware of our new exterior drop box located just to the left of the POA entry. It’s a great solution for dropping off small items after hours.
By Sara Garcia
We’ve noticed more and more residents enjoying our trails and parks over the last four to six weeks. Our decision to keep our parks open during this time was because of the great respect with which our residents observed the CDC recommendations for COVID-19 as they enjoy the beautiful outdoors our community offers. Especially popular has been The Springs of Cordillera Ranch, which offers level, looping trails through that neighborhood and has become popular for those looking for a less strenuous stroll. Parking is available at The Springs Sports Fields where there is a trail head just off the southeast corner of the parking area. Enjoy the granite trails through canopies of trees, take in nature and be amazed at the activity in our newest neighborhood.
The maintenance department continues to work hard to sanitize gate entry keypads, mail center facilities and doors and other contact points at facilities in the parks. Our North entry gate has remained open to reduce the number of contact points within our community. We continue to monitor the national, state and local news to ensure we follow proper recommendations and look forward to getting back to normal as this situation improves and allows.
Please keep in mind that the parks and trails are for residents and members. Guests are allowed, but MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by a resident at all times. As we get into warmer months, activity at Swede Lake and the Guadalupe River parks increases. We’re happy that you want to share our beautiful amenities with family and friends, but please remember, you must accompany guests the entire time they are on property.
We are grateful for the continuous growth of our community. The ARC strives to make our community the finest in the Texas Hill Country. The POA/ARC currently have over 100 projects to manage including 46 homes under construction and 38 homes going through the architectural review process. We’re also your one stop office for all property improvement needs. We’re here to help you navigate your remodel, addition, swimming pool, landscaping and new construction. Stayed tuned for the latest information to our ever-evolving community Design Guidelines, which along with many other documents related to the community, can be found on the CRPOA website.
The Fire Chief for the Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department has shared news of the addition of a third fire truck coming in 2020. Cordillera Ranch is collaborating to add one of the fire trucks at a location on the west side of the community off Cordillera Trace. An additional eight new fire hydrants will be installed at various locations throughout the ranch as well, which will further benefit our residents. These additions will greatly improve ISO (Insurance Services Office) Ratings for Cordillera Ranch and our surrounding communities which should reduce the cost of homeowners insurance and improve emergency response efforts.
The bridges at Cordillera Trace over Spring Creek and Rio Cordillera over Swede Creek were inspected by a professional engineer as a proactive measure and the report indicated that they were generally in good condition. The structural integrity of both bridges is intact and it only recommended some minor repair and maintenance items which are in progress.
A full resurfacing and repaving project of Cordillera Trace from Highway 46 to Clubs Drive West has been proposed and is projected to be completed in 2020. The POA will be coordinating efforts to ensure it’s a seamless project with regards to access within the community. Be sure to update your contact information with our office to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information, alerts and updates. Follow us on Facebook (Cordillera Ranch Property Owners Association) and Twitter (@crpoa_boerne) and sign up for instant notifications. And speaking of roadways, did you know we have over 50 miles of roads, over 10 miles of nature trails and 100’s of acres of parks and trails within Cordillera Ranch? All roads, trails and parks are maintained by the Property Owners Association. A map of the trails can be found at www.cordilleraranch.com/community-maps/#parks-trails-map.
Be on the lookout for a new and improved website this summer. In this era of ever-changing technology, we want the CRPOA website to provide seamless communication with the best and easiest functionality available and to be a comprehensive resource for our property owners and residents. Stay tuned!
Finally, we’d like to introduce Rita Ellison to our team. Rita has worked in customer service and varied administrative roles throughout her career. Rita’s knowledge and positive, service-driven attitude is a tremendous asset in serving as the first point of contact for our property owners and their POA needs. Her office hours are Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm. Although we’re all practicing social distancing, we can’t wait for you to meet her. In the meantime, you can reach her at extension 135 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are at your service! Please contact us at 830.336.3501 or email us at email@example.com.
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Sara Garcia, General Manager