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Tall Tree Property Owners Association
60 Cypress Creek
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457
Newsletter January 2017

Dear Tall Tree Property Owner,
Happy New Year to all Tall Tree property owners.  We hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  Below is the list of the Tall Tree Board of Directors for 2017. We want to encourage you to engage any Board Member with ideas and/or questions you might have regarding the management of Tall Tree.  
Tall Tree Board of Directors

Harry Murray, President                                 (903) 860-3735
Ed Claypool,Vice-President (First)                   (903) 563-2701
John Astrello,Vice-President (Second)              (214) 601-8552
Ridley Briggs, Treasurer                                 (903) 860-2555
Julie Boyd, Secretary                                     (615) 430-2063
Tim Steiner, Road Committee Chairman           (903) 860-7745
Jody Williams, ACC Chairman                         (903) 860-3335

General News

The 2017 Board will work within budget guidelines similar to those used for 2016. The budget for 2017 is expected to be reviewed and approved during the January 2017 Tall Tree Board meeting. We are working to minimize expenses while still providing a high level of property services. Once finalized in January, the 2017 budget that includes a comparison of budget and actual expenditures for the past five years will be posted on our website at www.talltreepoa.com.
Accomplishments in 2016

  • Cleaned road ditches in Tall Tree North and South
  • Replaced many culverts throughout Tall Tree
  • Repaved Whispering Pine Trail North, Cypress Creek Drive, and Winding Lane
  • Repaved Swimming Pool Parking Lot and Quail Run
  • Repaved Cypress Creek boat launch and parking area
  • Completed buildout and painting of the Maintenance Office
  • Completed installation and setup of our new computer system and Quickbooks accounting system


Property Improvements and Maintenance

As mentioned in previous newsletters, please contact the Tall Tree Office AND the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) prior to any construction or improvements as permits may be required.
The FCWD has implemented new contractor guidelines. Noncompliance of these guidelines can result in significant fines. Please visit their website (www.fcwd.com) for information or call their office (903)537-4536 for additional information. Please contact the Tall Tree Office (Anthony Nelson or Donna Gunn) at (903) 860-2694 for information regarding Tall Tree POA permit requirements.

Dumpster Schedule and Contractor Gate Code

For your personal convenience (NOT FOR YOUR CONTRACTORS USE) the dumpster will be available on the following dates and is located on Live Oak.  Tires, batteries, and hazardous materials are not approved for dumping.  A complete list of non-approved items is located on the fence near the dumpster.  Note: the dumpster is removed once it has been filled. 
Feb 16    Apr 13    May 25    Jun 29    Aug 31    Nov 22    Dec 21

The 2017 gate code for contractor usage is #8591.

Mailboxes and Address Signs
As a reminder, the Tall Tree Covenants and Restrictions (3.24) require that all residences bear the street address. This requirement was put in place to assist emergency personnel in locating a house during an emergency. There are cases where several mailboxes are grouped together across the street from the houses, making it difficult to identify a house by street address on the mailbox only.

Future Initiatives

The following initiatives will be evaluated in early January as part of our budget approval process.

  • Road Repair
  • Retaining wall replacement on Windy Point
  • Tennis court resurfacing
  • Beautification

Thank You

We strongly encourage you to visit our website www.talltreepoa.com or Facebook TallTreepoa for updates affecting the Tall Tree community. Board Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 5:30 PM in the Tall Tree Clubhouse. These board meetings are open to all Tall Tree property owners. Please provide our office with your contact information including email, phone, and mailing address to ensure that you receive all communications sent from our office.
Warmest Regards,


Harry Murray
Tall Tree Board President