2020 Pool Season Notice

On Monday, April 27, 2020,  Governor Abbott released his Report to Open Texas – Texans Helping Texans that you can access here (https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Report.pdf).  The plan and accompanying report allows for many businesses and community activities to resume in a limited capacity on a trial basis. Per the report and supporting Executive Order GA-18, public swimming pools “shall be avoided” and are not authorized to open in any capacity as part of “Phase 1” of the Governor’s plan. To review the Executive Order GA-18, click here (https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-18_expanded_reopening_of_services_COVID-19.pdf).


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidelines, the opening schedule for the 2020 pool season for the Villages of Woodland Springs Homeowners Association has been delayed indefinitely. While the board of directors understands that this is disappointing for the community, the health, safety and welfare of the residents is the number one priority. The board is closely monitoring updates provided by Tarrant County and the city of Fort Worth that could change or affect the pool opening delay.  Additional updates will be sent to the residents as they become available. 


Management has received a few inquiries about reduction in assessments due to pool season being delayed. The Villages of Woodland Springs is a Texas nonprofit corporation and every dollar assessed is budgeted for maintenance, repair and administration of the association. The association does not profit from the dues assessed to the homeowners. In addition, the closure of facilities is not expected to result in any cost savings to the association. Facility closures and restricted amenity access due to COVID-19 will likely result in increased expenses related to maintenance/cleaning. Assessments are uniformly charged based on the association’s annual budget, and amounts paid by owners are not attributable to a particular association expense. For those reasons, a reduction or elimination of assessments is not something the HOA can provide. 


The Board will notify the community as soon as the restrictions are lifted and provide an opening date for the 2020 pool season. If you have questions, please contact Craig Asaff at craig.asaff@fsresidential.com. On behalf of the board of directors, please accept our warmest thanks and well wishes as we navigate these unprecedented times.