Taking back Gazebo Park Aug. 10, 2019
GO tradition of work parties tapped to get a head start on a major cleanup for the park.
Plans for the Park
√ Aug. 10 Cut back the overgrowth to protect the desirable plantings and open the park space up.
- Aug- Sept build a core of Gazebo volunteers to move the plan along. GO wants you! Contact email@example.com to volunteer
- Aug- review condition of irrigation equipment and make recommendations for upgrade/repair
- Oct- obtain bids to replace invasive plants with new planting
- Nov- GOCC funding recommendation
"The Crew" or at least part of it
GOMO Chapter 7 Notice
The US Trustee has sent out Notice of Assets, Notice to Creditors and other Parties in Interest of the need to File Claims in GOMO's bankruptcy case.
As many as a hundred or more owners will not get this notice because the mailing list used is the one filed in April of 2018. There was no possibility of updating this mailing list so we, the neighborhood, will need to handle this the old fashioned way. Neighbor to neighbor contact. If you know someone who has moved or is a new owner in the last 15 months, please give them a heads up.
If you wish to file a claim you may obtain forms from the Court or you may want to make use of the claims form posted here:
If you filed a claim last year in the Chapter 11 case you do not need to file again.
GOMO's affairs are under the direction of the US Trustee:
The Civic Club and GOMO are two totally separate groups.
Garden Oaks Civic Club
The purpose of the Civic Club is to provide a forum for Garden Oaks residents to meet and promote the civic and social welfare of the neighborhood.
Membership is open to all residents, whether one owns or rents. Payment of annual dues is required for membership and the right to vote for Officers and disbursement of funds.
The civic club sponsors the ever-popular October Wine Walk and the 1st Tuesday meetings with guest speakers and free pizza. GOCC also has sponsored home and garden tours.
Monies raised by the GOCC help pay for:
- upkeep of neighborhood green spaces
- Constable Patrols
- publication of the monthly neighborhood newsletter (Gazette)
- other neighborhood expenses
Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization
The purpose of the GOMO is enforcement of Deed Restrictions in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Owners of parcels/lots in sections 1,2,3 and 5 are automatically members of GOMO.
GOMO is primarily funded by Transfer Fees collected when properties are sold.
GOMO funds in excess of those needed to support Deed Restrictions may be spent on support of neighborhood activities and programs. Excess Funds Approval requires a majority of 10% of Members.
GO... By the Numbers
Garden Oaks Constable Program Needs YOU!
Your Constable Program support for 2018 is needed!!.
The effort to increase the number of households in Garden Oaks supporting the Constable Program is necessary because of the loss of GOMO funding. We previously had three constable patrols, with two of those patrols being paid from GOMO surplus funds. That ended in 2016.
The civic club has signed two contracts for 2019, with each contract providing 40 hours of professional law enforcement officers patrolling in our neighborhood. Each contract costs about $77,000. These contracts will be funded by the residents of Garden Oaks. We need to raise $154,000 each year to keep these contracts in place. We need your support. Today!
If everyone in the neighborhood contributed, the cost would be about $110 per household annually. Currently we have right at 293 supporters (out of some 1400 households in GO), which is not nearly enough to fund two patrols for 2019. We are asking each household to contribute a minimum of $250 annually to keep the deputies patrolling in our neighborhood.
Following on, we are pushing hard to have enough funds to cover both patrols for the duration of 2019. We have distributed GO Constable Supporter signs to those who are paid for the current year and who have requested signs. If you would like a sign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us keep our neighborhood safe!
Garden Oaks a "Hidden" Houston Gem
For those who don't know, Garden Oaks is one of Houston's best-kept secrets. Nestled among towering pines and grand magnolias, this quaint and architecturally unique neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes continues to attract attention and rave reviews.