Garden Oaks Civic Club
(GOCC)

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 allows the right to vote at meetings.
The civic club sponsors the biennial Home and Garden Tour, the annual Wine Walk, and the biennial Spring Fling. Monies raised from these fundraisers help pay for the upkeep of neighborhood green spaces, the Constable Patrols, and other neighborhood expenses.

Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization
(GOMO)

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

1419 GO residential properties.
72,324 Sq. FT. Largest Garden Oaks lot.
56 Number of volunteers to produce/deliver the Gazette. 52 delivery + 1 editor + 1 proofer + 1 ad mgr.
547 Number of owners/residents registered at gardenoaks.org
1937 Year Section 1 platted.
1938 Year Section 2 platted.
1939 Year Section 3 platted.
1940 Year Section 4 platted.
1942 Year Section 5 platted.
1945 Year Section 5 re-platted.
3 Section with highest Constable Participation at 32%
5 Section with lowest Constable Particpation at 16%
$250 Minimum requested annual Constable contribution for 2019
$77,000 Cost of one Constable Patrol (single shift)
$162,000 Net proceeds raised to support Constable by Wine Walk 2009-2017
$1,321,959 GOMO Constable expenditures 2007-2017.
1950? Year Board of Trustees formed.
1998 Year Board of Trustees found improperly formed.
2002 Year GOMO formed.
1,143 Number of parcels in GOMO.
59 % of current GOMO owners who paid a fee
83 Number of new property owners in 2018 (GOMO members).
3 Number of times GOMO sued by an owner.
8 Number of times GOMO sued an owner.

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 2018, 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 292 supporters (out of some 1400 households in GO), which is not nearly enough to fund two patrols for 2018. We are asking each household to contribute a minimum of $225 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 2018. 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 goconstable@gmail.com. Please help us keep our neighborhood safe!

Constable Supporters as of September 19, 2018

Olimometer 2.52 Olimometer 2.52
2018 Supporters 353 2017 Supporters 359
2018 Goal 600 2017 Goal 600
2018 Remaining 247 2017 Remaining 241

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.