The board of directors of the Atascocita South Community Improvement Association, Inc., is reviewing the recommendations from experts, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Texas Department of Health, and the Harris County Health Department. The situation changes on a day-by-day, week-by-week basis, and all decisions are subject to be changed at any time. At this point your board has not been assured that the neighborhood can open the pool and eliminate the subdivision's and ultimately the homeowners' liability if anyone were to contract COVID-19, even with additional signage and signed liability waivers before use. We are in communication with our pool contractor, our attorneys, and seeking guidance from our insurance carrier, and will update our homeowners as soon as the situation changes.
The Board of Trustees of the Atascocita South Community Improvement Association, Inc. will hold a regular meeting on July 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., at the MannKenny Pavillion in the Atascocita South Community Park, 7102 Lonesome Woods Trail, Atascocita, Harris County, Texas 77346.
By order of the Board of Trustees
The June 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atascocita South Community Improvement Association, Inc., is cancelled due to the continuing social distancing instructions from the county and state emergency declarations. Our next board meeting is currently scheduled for July 7, 2020. Our board members may be contacted via email during the next month for issues that arise before our next scheduled meeting. Our board members email addresses are are listed on the Board page on this site.
-- BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Do we have an opening date for the pools?
No, we don't. We need 3 things to open:
1 - Clearance from Harris County Public Health - they previously ordered all public pools closed until May 20th. Judge Hidalgo extended her order through June 10th. The Governor's order specifically allows local government flexibility over openings of pools. It's possible this date gets extended. (The State has clarified that HOA pools are public pools for the purposes of these orders)
2 - Life Guards. State Law doesn't allow our specific pools to operate without guards. We understand that hands-on life guard training is expected to resume very soon and we hope to have a sufficient number of certified guards to allow one or both pool complexes to open no later than mid-June.
3- Cleaning supplies - as you can imagine, nearly every business in the nation is ordering additional cleaning supplies. We are no different, and are patiently waiting for the additional supplies suggested by the CDC in early May.
What changes can people expect? (Please keep in mind this is very fluid)
You can expect additional signage about Covid-19, a no guest policy, capacity reductions, no furniture, no toys, no parties, no swim lessons, no water features, no slides, and no diving boards, no water fountain, and limited or no restroom access. These rules were developed from CDC, and state and county public health officials.
I hope this covered everything you wanted to know about pools. Many HOAs have called it quits on the 2020 swim season (I believe our pool vendor said close to 1/3 of their HOAs have canceled). The parks departments of the cities of Houston and Humble have cancelled their summer 2020 pool seasons completely. Lastly, I know how important the community pools are to you and your family; hopefully we can get them opened soon!
Ben Murray, ASCIA Board President.
The park area is open but is to be used at your own risk. Please continue to practice social distancing.
The tennis court is open but should be used at your own risk with only 4 players at a time.
**CANCELLED** The Board of Trustees of the Atascocita South Community Improvement Association, Inc. will hold a regular meeting on April 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., at Tin Roof BBQ, 18918 Town Center Blvd, Humlbe, TX 77346.
By order of the Board of Trustees