About the Neighborhood that Have Been
Emailed to the Board in the Past
I want to Re-Roof my home,
what do I need to do before I start?
Information on what you need to do before you re-roof your home can be found here.
Where can I get information on
oil and gas leases for Lowe's Farm?
the oil and gas lease project can be found
Can I have a garage sale?
Ordinance requires that garage sales be approved by and receive a
permit from the City Hall. Lowe's Farm HOA requires that garage sale
signs have the City of Mansfield permit sticker on them and that they not be
placed on private property unless the owners permission is received.
Signs in HOA and common areas can not be attached to trees, buildings, or
boarders/fences. If multiple day event, please remove signs each evening so
they do not stay out all night. The HOA reserves the right to
limit and/or remove signage in the HOA common areas.
Every spring the HOA
social committee organizes a community-wide neighborhood garage sale.
When will Phase 2 have DSL
As of February 2008, AT&T indicated that DSL Service won't be available for Phase II residents after all. Instead, AT&T has indicated that they will being U-Verse to Lowe's Farm by the Summer of 2009. Please
to find out more information.
What is Phase 1 and Phase 2 of
Phase 1 is the original portion of Lowe's Farm to be
developed and built, construction started in 2002. This section is all
homes between Broad Street and Woodcrest Lane, including homes on both sides
of Woodcrest Lane. Phase 2 is the second and final portion of Lowe's
Farm to be developed and built, roads built and construction started in
2005. This section is all homes North and West of Woodcrest Lane,
excluding the homes built on Woodcrest itself. Final approval for Phase 2
is the significance of the fenced oak tree at the amenity center?
The old oak
tree is registered with preservation societies and is the only remaining
tree from the original Lowe's Farm homestead. The tree was
struck by lightning in the past couple of years. It is currently
under the care of a certified arborist. While its prognosis is
not promising, the HOA has tried to protect the tree and extend its life by
fencing it and installing a counterweight cable system to help distribute
the weight of its upward limbs.
Email you questions to the HOA.
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Overall Management of the Homeowner's Association
I am new to the neighborhood. What should I do?
management company to
get your pool access card and welcome packet. Make sure you
review and understand the Lowe's Farm HOA CCRs.
Consider volunteering for one of our
committees. Sign up for the City of Mansfield's
Code Red Emergency Notification System.
I am selling my home in Lowe's Farm. What should I do?
homeowner-to-homeowner and builder-to-homeowner property transfers require a
resale certificate. Please print the document and forward to
How do I update my mailing address?
You can notify us
of a mailing address or phone number change
How can I contact the management company?
information for the
can be found
What is the Homeowners
Purpose of the Association
- City usually
requires HOA when the community owns common property, amenity center
Protect/increase the community property values
What is the Role of the Board
The HOA is a
legal, non profit corporation in the State of Texas, and officers of the
corporation are members of the Board of Directors.
Members are elected to the Board by the overall HOA membership annually.
The primary responsibility of the board is to enforce the provisions of the
CCRs and everything that goes along with that task including but not limited
to collecting assessments, enforcing penalties for non payment of
assessments and fines up to and including legal proceedings, management of
HOA common areas, and the preparation and facilitation of the HOA budget.
The board my retrain the services of a professional management company to
help operate and manage the association.
How often does the Board meet and are the meetings open to the membership?
The Board of
Directors typically meets monthly. Board meetings with the
exception of Executive Sessions are open to the membership.
What is the
Management Company role and responsibilities?
- Process payables and receivables\Collections
- Prepare financial reports
- Attorney referral
- Tax filings
- Realtor inquires
- Process closings/transfer of ownership
- Welcome packages
- Maintain database – names and addresses of owners,
keeper of all records for the association
- Homeowner communications, i.e. newsletters, website,
& meeting notices
- Agent for the Board of Directors
- On call 24/7 – Pool or irrigation emergency number
contact the Management Company
- Drive property to maintain compliance to deed
- Homeowners inquires
- Process ACC requests and present to ACC committee for
- Acquire and monitor insurance
- Schedule, facilitate and attend meetings
- Assist committees in achieving its goals and objectives.
What is the Role of
committees are the backbone to the community and
provide strong support to the board. The committees serve to the
pleasure of the Board of Directors in representing the member’s needs.
The committee members meet regularly to discuss matters of interest and
participating in the following;
(1) be active in the community’s area
(2) organize social events,
(3) instrumental in steering public
interest in security and safety,
(4) recognizing members landscaping,
assisting the association manager in review of the community’s landscaping
(6) provide amenity / pool security and compliance to the rules.
During the regular scheduled meetings during the year, the committees will
discuss their objectives and results. The Chairpersons meet quarterly
and report on each committee actives. A committee interest form is in
this packet and I encourage you to fill out a form and return to me or a
What are the deed
Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (aka CCR or Deed
Restrictions) are a legal contract between our neighbors and ourselves which
“are for the purpose of establishing a general scheme for the development of
the Property and for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the value,
attractiveness and desirability of lots within the property” and “and are
binding on all parties having or acquiring any right, title, or interest in
the property or any part thereof”.
Where can I get a copy of my
A copy of the
Deed Restrictions for your property should have been provided during the
closing process when you purchased your home. If not or if it has been
misplaced, a copy can be obtained from your Association Manager.
Who oversees homeowner
compliance with our deed restrictions?
Board of Directors of the Association
administrates and has the authority for the enforcement the compliance of
the community Deed Restrictions. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC)
along with each homeowner share responsibility for ensuring compliance. The
ACC is a committee of who volunteer their time to the purpose of ensuring
the continuing quality of our neighborhood. The quality and value of the
community is much of the reason that most of us bought our homes here. The
purpose of the ACC is to help guide homeowners to stay within their deed
restrictions when they want to make changes to the outward appearance of
their home and/or property. The Board of Directors engages an Association
Management firm to assist the Homeowner Association with the administration
of the Association and provisions of the deed restrictions. The
Association Manager is instrumental in providing expertise in the operation
of the association and assistance to its members in maintaining compliance
or implementing solutions.
How do I know if I need ACC approval for my project?
answer is to read your copy of the Deed Restrictions. However, for most of
us, that is easier SAID than DONE. Our Deed Restrictions are full of legal
wording and have bits and pieces of important information scattered
throughout. Occasionally, clarifications will be published in the
Newsletter or call your Association Manager. Any change to the
exterior of your house and/or land is probably subject to ACC review and
approval prior to the change. One thing you never have to worry about is
having your request rejected as unnecessary. If you take the time to
prepare and submit a request, the ACC will take the time to review and
respond to it. REMEMBER, if a member of the Association makes an
improvement to the exterior of their property without obtaining the ACC
approval is a serious violation of the CCRs. The Board of Directors is
required by the Association By-Laws and CCRs to enforce the remedy of the
How often does the ACC meet?
The ACC will
meet to review property modification request in accordance with the
requirements set forth within the deed restrictions, or the ACC may meet
more often to accommodate the needs of its members.
What happens at the meetings?
meeting will cover all requests that are received by the
Management Company since the previous meeting. Each request is reviewed and deed
restrictions are researched if necessary, and a vote is taken and recorded.
The Association Manager will send a letter to the homeowner containing the
disposition of their request. It will contain one of five possible
dispositions with the reason(s) stated: approved, approved with conditions,
disapproved, disapproved for additional details, or disapproved for
research/inspection. All ACC requests and the dispositions are
maintained in permanent records of the Association related to your property.
How does a homeowner make a request to the ACC?
must be submitted on a Property Modification Approval Request Form to our
Association Manager at the Management Company. Please complete the form in it’s entirety as it applies to your
improvement project; and remember there is no such thing as too much
information. The more information included, the more likely your project can
be approved in a timely manner.
How can I report a CCR violation to the HOA?
You can report a
violation of the Lowe's Farm CCRs
online or by emailing
How can I report an irrigation
or landscaping problem?
Call the emergency
number at the Management Company. Remember to leave your name,
return telephone number, type of problem and location, and time. You
will receive a return call confirming the reported emergency. You can
also report a maintenance issue
I am a vendor. How can I
do business with the Lowe's Farm Homeowner's Association ?
vendor page for information on how to become an approved vendor for our
How can I get in touch with the Management Company or the
Please refer to the
section of this website for current contact information.