Woodview at Bulverde Creek Homeowners Association

Trojan Horse Dedication

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WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE!!!

Number of Notarized Signatures Required:    153

Number of Notarized Signatures Received:     113
   
(as of July 1, 2008)

STATUS:  Condemnation case waiting on approval from City Council.

HISTORY:

November 2, 2006 -

The Board of Directors of Woodview at Bulverde Creek Homeowners Association is recommending to the membership the Dedication of Common Area from Woodview HOA to the City of San Antonio as a future park site.  This transfer can only be accomplished if two-thirds of the eligible homeowner votes to approve. (229 Lots-Homeowners X  2/3 = 153)

In December 2002, Pulte Homes transferred ownership of a 27.7 acre piece of property to the Woodview HOA.  On the surface, you might think "What a deal!"  Well, on closer examination, it isn't so marvelous.  Here are a few points that must be considered:

  •   The Property is located 2 miles from Woodview. (Click here to see location/map)

  •   It's bounded on all sides by other parcels of land so we have no ready access.

  •   It is located over the Edwards Aquifer and must be retained in a "natural" state.

  •   An earthen dam runs across the property. (liability concerns)

  •   Seventeen (17) of the 27.7 acres (61%) is flood plain.

  •   Liability issues and insurance costs could be considerable.

  •   Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) currently lists it as being a "greenbelt" with taxes amounting to $2.97.

  •   Could be returned to "agricultural" land status by BCAD, which is a strong rumor.

  •   In its previous "agricultural" status, taxes for a 5 year period amounted to $23,987.80.

INCREASED TAXES+LIABILITY COSTS =  HOMEOWNER ASSESSMENT INCREASE (?)
Every Homeowner in Woodview should think about this.

If this 27.7 acre piece of property had the potential to be developed or sold for a considerable sum, would Pulte Homes have "given" it to us?  "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts."  The Board of Directors feels that the piece of property is a "Trojan Horse".  It looks good on the surface, but it's a liability now and has the potential to become an even greater liability in the future.

We hope that you will agree that transferring ownership to the City of San Antonio is in the Association's best interest.  Please review the legal transfer document; it was created by the Association's attorney.  If you agree with the transfer, we are taking signatures of homeowners.  To legally transfer the property to the city, 153 affirmative notarized homeowner signatures (one per lot) are needed.

Why dedication?  Our governing documents do not allow for the "selling" of common property of the Association but does allow the dedication and/or transfer of common property to a public authority, public utility, or public agency.  The Mayor's office of the City of San Antonio has accepted our offer and has agreed to pay all closing costs of this dedication.

With so many lots being rented by out-of-state Lot Owners, ALL RESIDENT HOMEOWNERS need to participate to accomplish this dedication.

Click to open and/or print the following:

  •  Location - Map of the  27.7 acre parcel of land being considered.

  •   Legal Document including Signature page.

January 8, 2007 -

Letter from the Mayor of San  Antonio.

August 2, 2007 -

The Board of Directors vote to publish a flyer to all Woodview HOA residents to solicit participation in this dedication effort.  In addition, the Board of Directors votes to issue a one time $25.00 credit for time and notary expenses on 2008 HOA Assessments for each legal owner of record that returns a signed and notarized document before the next Annual Membership Meeting in November.

October 1, 2007 -

The Board of Directors addresses the Membership regarding the "Trojan Horse Property" and publishes a Flyer to all Members of  Record.

November 8, 2007 -

Last chance to receive your $25 credit on 2008 assessments.  This opportunity expires at the end of our Annual Membership.

November 28, 2007 -

The Board of Directors votes to sponsor a door-to-door solicitation of homeowner's signatures beginning the weekend of December 1, 2007.

December 13, 2007 -

The Board of Directors votes to extend the $25 credit on 2008 assessments through March 31, 2008.

April 1, 2008 -

The $25 credit opportunity has expired as of March 31, 2008.

April 15, 2008 -

Dedication of Common Area to the City of San Antonio has failed.  Bexar County Appraisal District has updated land status on these common areas and the appraised values have been increased.  A tax consultant has been acquired to file protest on behalf of the HOA.

July 10, 2009 -

The City of San Antonio files suit against Woodview at Bulverde Creek Homeowners Association friendly condemnation of the 27.7 acre parcel for use as a city park.

This case has died in City Council.

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