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How You Can Deduct Your HOA Fees

Tax SeasonHow you can deduct your HOA fees

Its tax season again and as we all look to minimize Uncle Sam’s cut one thing we frequently overlook are our HOA fees.  Unfortunately, HOA fees themselves unfortunately cannot be deducted directly.  They are a cost of the house and simply the price to own the home in your neighborhood.  However, if you rent your home out they are deductible as a rental cost.  They must be paid but for a rental property they can be written off.  Another deduction allotted for HOA fees is if you have a home office.  That makes a portion of them a work expense.  The write off amount is directly related to the portion of the home that the office utilizes.  For instance if your home office is 140 sq/ft and your homes total sq/ft is 1,400 that means the office is 10% of the total.  So 10% of the HOA fees can be written off.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be diligent and save.

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Security Report January 1 through 31, 2017

SECURITY REPORT January 1 through January 31, 2017  911 Hang Up2Accident/Major1Accident/Minor2Accident/Other0Alarm Local7Alarm, Silent4Animal/Humane/Aggressive6Assault0Assault/Family0Check Park/School9Contract Checks150Credit Card Abuse0Criminal Mischief2Discharge Firearm0Disturbance/Family0Disturbance/Fireworks2Disturbance/Loud Noise2Disturbance/Other3Disturbance/Weapon0Follow Up4Fraudulent Use ID1In Progress0Incident report0Information call35Meet the citizen/officer20Neighborhood check104Open Door/Window2Prop Found/Lost1Special Assignment0Solicitors2Suicide1Suspicious Person15Theft/Residence2Telephone/Harassment0Traffic Initiative17Traffic Hazard2Traffic Stops50     Citations           28     Warnings        14     Advisement     4     other4Unk Medical Emergency                            2Vacation Watch8Vehicle Abandoned1Vehicle Repossession1Vehicle Suspicious6Warrant Service0Welfare Check10
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February Board Meeting

The next monthy HOA Board Meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm in the MPCA Clubhouse. We encourage all members of the HOA to attend. We hope to see you there.

February Board Meeting Agenda

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Unresolved Deed Restriction Violations as of February 2, 2017

Deed Restriction violations not resolved as of February 2, 2017  Basketball goals32Decorations19Driveways7Fences/Gates18Garages9Gutters/Downspouts31Infringement/Nuisance      0Items Stored43Lawn Maintenance33Exterior Lighting/lamp post54Landscaping7Mold/mildew90Mailbox29Motor Vehicle/Storage23Outdoor Furniture1Parking2Exterior Paint147Exterior Repairs42Roofs9Satellite Dish/Antennas2Sidewalks7Sightlines1Signs3Trash cans44Trees8Unapproved Construction 2Unapproved paint5Residential Use2Window AC3Windows12Total685
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Security Report for December

SECURITY REPORT December 1, through December 31, 2016

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2017 HOA Maintenance Fee Is Due NOW

Friendly Reminder: If you have not already done so, please make arrangements to pay your 2017 HOA Maintenance Fee/Assessment as soon as possible. Statements were mailed out in October and were due by January 1st. All accounts that are not paid in full or on a payment plan by January 31, 2017, will incure a $35 late fee on their account February 1, 2017. 

You can pay your assessment in the MPCA Office, on our website at the PAY ONLINE menu tab, or mail a check to 21600 Cimarron Parkway, Katy TX 77450. If you cannot pay your account in full, you still have time to get on a payment plan. You must come into the office by January 31, 2017 and make a down payment. 

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Valentines Dinner & Bingo

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Join us Friday, February 10th in the Cimarron Clubhouse for dinner and BINGO! At 6:30pm dinner will be served and Bingo will start at 7pm. We will play 20 games which usually takes about 2 hours.  Bingo is for MPCA Residents who are over the age of 18 years. This is an adult only event and space is limited to 60 people per the clubhouse fire code.

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Holiday Light Winners for 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday season by decorating your homes with beautiful lights. It was very hard to pick the winners this year.  We are happy to announce the winners are: 1303 Park Knoll  (Griswold House)21426 Park Tree21127 Park Royale Dr20814 Park Canyon21430 Park Post
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January Board Meeting

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The MP HOA Board will be meeting Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7pm at the clubhouse. The meeting is open to all members. The January Agenda is posted on the agenda section of the website. We hope to see you there. 

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Holiday Office Hours

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The MPCA Office will be closed for the holidays Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2, 2017.

We will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd with regular office hours.

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Holiday Light Contest 2016

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Nominate your favorite Christmas light display! The HOA is searching for the Memorial Parkway's best and brightest holiday lights display as we look to crown this year's Clark Griswold Award winner.

There will be four awards given out... with the first place being The Clark Griswold Award - Given to the home that has so many lights you are not sure how they haven't blown the breaker!!

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Reduced Speed Limit in Memorial Parkway

Texas Transportation Code, authorizes the Commissioners Court of a county to declare a speed limit lower than 30 MPH in a residence district, unless the roadway has been designated as a major thoroughfare. The Memorial Parkway HOA is considering petitioning the Commissioners court for a reduced speed limit of 25 mph within Memorial Parkway Subdivision. We would like to survey the members of the subdivision before making a decision. We have created a simple survey to see if there is support to have the speed limit lowered. 

Based on the survey results, the HOA will request an engineering study from Harris County to determine which streets in the subdivision are eligible for 25 MPH speed limits. After receiving the study results and if the HOA Board chooses to move forward they should provide a petition to the Precinct Three Commissioners in the prescribed form. The petition must be signed (in person) by at least 51% of the owners or tenants of residences in the subdivision. There can only be one per household sign the petition. That means we will need 1,132 of the homes come and sign the petition. 

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Subscribe to this Blog

Stay up to date with current HOA events and news through the online HOA Blog!! The HOA was recently removed from the Nextdoor forum, therefore we are no longer able to post meetings, events, news, etc on Nextdoor.

The best way to get meeting reminders, event reminders, and news is by subscribing to the HOA Blog at http://mphoa.org/index.php/news You can subscribe to the 'blog' by clicking on the envelope icon in the black menu bar. Every time we post something on the 'blog' it will send you an email with the post.

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Deed Restriction Report as of December 6, 2016

Deed Restriction violations not resolved as of December 6, 2016

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Security Report November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016

SECURITY REPORT November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016

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How to Avoid a Deed Restriction Letter from Us

How to Avoid a Deed Restriction Letter from the HOA…

We have many wonderful homeowners and residents who do an amazing job of taking care of their homes and yards. The entire subdivision is regularly inspected for deed restrictions. The inspector uses the ACC Guidelines and the Declarations of Covenants for the guidelines as to which to determine if properties are in compliance.

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Payment Plan for 2017 HOA Dues

Deadline Extended!!  The last day to get on a payment plan with 'no plan fee' is December 22nd, 2016. If you are wanting to get on a payment plan for you 2017 HOA Dues, you must come by the office and fill out the paperwork for a payment plan. The plan will consist of 3 monthly payments of $125 (December, January, and February). 

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Office Hours Thanksgiving Week

Office Hours for the Week of Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd Regular Hours 9am to 5pm

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"Open Door Policy"

We want you to know that we have an "open door policy" for our homeowners. The five Board Members are elected homeowners who represent all the homeowners of MP. We have open meetings the first Tuesday of every month. The agendas for the meetings are posted on the website. We do have a lot of business to get to each month so we usually can only dedicate 30 minutes for residents questions. We have a office inside the neighborhood open 9am-5pm M-F, the office staff can also address questions and concerns that you may have.

We do schedule private meetings with homeowners throughout the month depending on the need. If you have a questions concerning how we operate/conduct business, on finances/budget, or policy procedures there are several different ways to go about getting explanations and answers to your questions. If it is a few simple questions, you can call the office or stop by the office. If you think it may take a while, we can schedule a specific time to dedicate to getting you the answers you are looking for.

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December Board Meeting

All homeowners are invited to attend the next Board Meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7pm in the Cimarron Parkway Clubhouse. The agenda for the Board Meeting will be posted under the top drop down menu titled 'Resident Information' one week prior to the meeting. 

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