Vista Meadows is located in North Fort Worth in the 76244 zip code area, and boasts a Keller address. With approximately 658 homes, 2 pools, 2 playgrounds and walking paths, Vista Meadows is a GREAT PLACE to live and raise a family. This web site is provided for and maintained by the VOLUNTEERS on your HOA Board of Directors.
Contact the Board at: email@example.com
Important Websites & Phone Numbers
Emergency - 911
Fort Worth Animal Shelter - 817-392-2255
Fort Worth Fire Department - 817-392-6850
Fort Worth Non Emergency Number - 817-335-4222
Poison Control - 1-800-222-1222
Open Dawn until Dusk
Closed during inclement weather
May 1st - October 1st
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Closed during inclement weather
Reminder you must bring your pool key with you to the pool. If you do not have one please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a replacement key. Until your replacement arrives you must have a valid ID to utilize both pools, no exceptions. If you choose to let someone in you are taking responsibility for their actions by doing so.
Vista Meadows HOA Welcoming Committee
Join us to welcome all new homeowners and renters to our neighborhood. If you notice a moving truck or neighbors moving into our community please notify the Welcoming Committee with the address & date that you saw the move in. This will allow the new resident to be welcomed soon after moving in.
If you own a business, you can include your business' information with every Welcome Packet. You are welcome to donate samples of your product or service to be included in home owner's baskets.
To contact the welcoming committee please email email@example.com
1 Responsible for the maintenance of common areas
2 Collecting homeowners dues
3 Disburse payments
4 Maintain the Association’s books and records
5 Provide monthly reports
6 Prepare annual budgets
7 Enforce CC&Rs
Principal Management Group
6707 Brentwood Stair Road, Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Office Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through
Friday. For after hour emergencies, please call
For account inquires, payment information, and collection
information call customer service at 214-368-4030.
1 Read and comply with the governing documents
2 Maintain your property according to established standards
3 Treat Association leaders honestly and with respect, as they are volunteers not a paid board.
4 Vote in community elections and on other issues
5 Pay Association assessments and charges on time
6 Contact Association leaders or managers, if necessary, to discuss financial obligations and alternate payment arrangements
7 Request reconsideration of material decisions that personally affect you
8 Provide current contact information to Association leaders or managers to help ensure you receive information from the community
9 Ensure those who reside on your property adhere to all rules and regulations
If you have any questions or concerns for the board you can
email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information about Vista Meadows HOA.
The association acts through its officers and agents. The board of directors makes the policies for the association, but the officers and agents carry out these policies and administrative functions for the community. Some of the officers are clerical while others carry out substantive functions based on policies established by the board of directors. All of the officers have an affirmative obligation to act with utmost good faith towards the association and cannot deal in the funds or the property of the association to their own self advantage. Each association typically has a president, secretary, and treasurer and may have one or more vice presidents. However, an association may officially conduct its business with fewer officers than these, depending upon the laws of a given state.
The president of an association is vested with all the powers generally given to the chief executive officer of a corporation. While specific by-law provisions may vary the president’s duties, it is generally presumed that he or she will preside at all meetings of the board and the membership. The president will execute contracts, orders and other documents in the name of the association as its agent. When signing documents, the president should indicate the capacity in which he or she is signing in order to avoid any personal liability since the president’s signature, under most circumstances, will bind the association under a doctrine of inherent powers.The president also assumes general charge of the day-to-day administration of the association and has the authority to order specific actions in furtherance of the board’s policies. The president serves as spokesman for the board of directors in most matters relating to general association business. Like all officers of the association, the president has an affirmative duty to carry out the responsibilities of the office in the best interests of the association. Unless otherwise specified in governing documents, the president serves at the will of the board of directors and can be removed with or without cause at any time by a majority of the full board.
The vice-president is vested with all the powers which are required to perform the duties of the association president in the absence of the president. The vice president does not automatically possess inherent powers to act in the capacity of the chief executive officer, and may act for the president only when the president is actually absent or otherwise unable to act. The vice-president may assume such additional duties as are defined by the board of directors. Often, the vice-president will chair one or more substantive committees like that of architectural review.
The secretary of the association is responsible for keeping and maintaining a record of all meetings of the board and the membership and is the custodian for most of the official records of the association. The position of secretary is not simply a clerical position. In many cases, the secretary will not actually keep the minutes of the meetings, but will be responsible for obtaining someone who will do so as a recorder or assistant secretary. As the custodian for the minutes and other official records of the association, the secretary is responsible for insuring access to those records by the members of the association and their authorized representatives.
The treasurer is the custodian of the funds, securities and financial records of the association. When the association has a manager or management company that actually handles the funds on a daily basis, the treasurer’s duties will include overseeing the appropriate people to insure that the financial records and reports are properly kept and maintained. Unless the by-laws otherwise specify, the treasurer is responsible for coordinating the development of the proposed annual budget and for preparing and giving the annual financial report on the financial status of the association. The treasurer does not have the authority to bind the association or the board of directors in dealings with third parties unless the board has provided express authority for the treasurer to do so. As with the association’s secretary, the treasurer does not have to perform the day-to-day record keeping functions of the association when this responsibility is transferred to a management company, but the treasurer will ultimately be responsible for insuring that the financial records of the association have been maintained properly in accordance with sound accounting practices.
Fiduciary Relationship and Responsibility
Members of the board of directors and each officer of the association have a fiduciary relationship with the members of the association. This fiduciary relationship imposes obligations of trust and confidence in favor of the corporation and its members. It requires the members of the board to act in good faith and in the best interests of the members of the association. It means that board members must exercise due care and diligence when acting for the community, and it requires them to act within the scope of their authority. The fact that the association is a not-for-profit corporation, or that the members of the board are volunteers and unpaid, does not relieve them from the high standards of trust and responsibility that the fiduciary relationship requires. When a member accepts a position on the board of directors, he or she is presumed to have knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of a board member. Board members cannot be excused from improper action on the grounds of ignorance or inexperience and liability of board members for negligence and mismanagement exists in favor of the association and the property owners. Each board member must recognize the fiduciary relationship and the responsibilities that the board has to the association and each of its members. The board’s duties must be performed with the care and responsibility that an ordinary prudent person would exercise under similar circumstances, and the ultimate responsibilities of these unique positions cannot be delegated to a manager, a management company or other third party.
A Recap of the Board Member’s Role:
Acting through the board as a whole, a board member should:
Enforce the documents
Establish sound fiscal policies and maintain accurate records
Develop a workable budget, keeping in mind the needs, requirements and expectations of the community
Establish reserve funds
Act on budget items and determine assessment rates
Establish, publicize, and enforce rules and penalties
Authorize legal action against owners who do not comply with the rules
Review local laws before passing rules or sending bylaws to membership for approval
Appoint committees and delegate authority to them
Select an attorney, an auditor, insurance agent and other professionals for the association
Provide adequate insurance coverage, as required by the bylaws and local governmental agencies
Inform board members of all business items that require their vote
Inform members of important board decisions and transactions
See that the association is protected for the acts of all parties with fiscal responsibilities
Attend and participate at meetings operating a homeowner association carries with it many of the very same duties and responsibilities as overseeing any other business. Serving as a board member is a valuable and rewarding experience that should be undertaken by those who see it as an opportunity to serve their fellow neighbors while protecting and enhancing the assets of the community. It is serious business, but also a task worth doing well in order to safeguard the investments of all.