Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hays County Lifts Burn Ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court has lifted the burn ban in Hays County, effective July 16, due to recent and expected rainfall in the area. The Court reviews the need for a burn ban at is weekly Commissioners Court meeting. If conditions warrant, the County Judge has the authority to impose the ban without the Court convening.

Residents are asked to notify their local fire department when planning to burn and as a courtesy their neighbors as well.

Questions about this announcement can be forwarded to the Hays County Fire Marshal at 512.393.7339.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court has reinstated the burn ban in unincorporated areas of county because of increasingly dry conditions. On July 9 the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for Hays County was 597 and expected to rise. Typically a burn ban is indicated when the KBDI reaches 575, although it is not the singular indicator – also considered is the amount of fine fuel (such as dead grass) as well as the number of large, uncontrolled fires.

A burn ban prohibits outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Hays County. Fires in burn barrels, even those with lids, are prohibited; however, gas and charcoal grills with lids can be used.

“Please use caution and common sense when grilling,” Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said. “Never leave a grill unattended, ensure that all embers are out before leaving the area and have a source of water nearby in case of fire.”

For more information about this announcement, please contact the Hays County Fire Marshal’s office at 512-393-7339, or visit their web site.

Hidden Springs Ranch Asked to Conserve Water

The Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation asked all members to halt all outdoor watering, and to conserve as much water as possible, between 11:00PM Monday and 5:00AM Tuesday, July 15-16. DSWSC is performing system maintenance and expects full service to be restored by 5:00AM Tuesday Morning.

Questions about this announcement may be forwarded to the Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation at 512.858-7897.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Swimming Pool to Close for Inspection

The swimming pool will be closed for the state-required annual inspection beginning Thursday, July 11. While the Hidden Springs Ranch board anticipates a favorable inspection, the pool will remain closed until any required repairs or improvements are complete.

Any questions about this announcement may be forwarded to the HOA Administrator or any board member.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The ‘Ultimate Outdoor Workout’ Returns to Hidden Springs Ranch

clip_image001Jenna Ryan (512.563-2059) is bringing her ‘Ultimate Outdoor Workout’ back to the neighborhood pavilion. The 1-hour classes run Monday-Thursday at 8:00AM, and Jenna – a long-time resident here in Hidden Springs Ranch – is offering a discount to all HOA members (1 free class per 4 week session).

If you’re looking for a morning exercise class, join Jenna and your friends for some outdoor fun!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Special Thank You

The Board of Directors of the Hidden Springs Ranch Homeowners Association thanks Marvin and Merlene Myers for their invaluable contributions regarding the repairs to Old Highway 290. The Myers, new Hidden Springs Ranch neighbors but long-time residents in Dripping Springs, strongly encouraged the City of Dripping Springs and the Texas Department of Transportation to resolve the ownership issues and make lasting repairs to County Road 320 (Old Hwy 290). The Myers worked directly with TxDoT and the city to see that title to Old 290 got transferred to the city. They also worked with the City Planning Director to prioritize the necessary roadwork.  Thanks in large part to their efforts, Old 290 is now safer for all of our neighbors.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Old 290 Road Work Complete!

Road work on Old 290 (County Road 320) was completed on Friday, May 17. The east end of the road received a new hot seal surface to eliminate the potholes and the road edges were cold-patched to mitigate the drop-offs on either side of the road.

The Hidden Springs Ranch Homeowners Association Board of Directors thanks all Phase I and II residents who contacted the city and supported the necessary road work. The board also thanks the City of Dripping Springs for acting so promptly once the underlying title issues were resolved.