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FROM STERLING ASSOCIATION SERVICES
Pets On Leash – It’s the Law!
It has been brought to our attention that dogs have been found running around loose on our neighborhood streets and in the common areas.
As a friendly reminder, please keep your dogs restrained on a leash at all times when outside the confined areas of your home or fenced-in portions of your yard. When walking your dogs on a leash, please also be considerate of your neighbors by picking up after them. Not only is it common courtesy, but it’s also the law.
(Sections of the Sugar Land City Ordinance are shown below.)
If you spot any vicious animals running loose in our neighborhood, please call Sugar Land’s Animal Services at (281)275-ADOG (2364) IMMEDIATELY.
Sec. 3-12. – Running at Large Prohibited
It is unlawful for an owner or person having control of an animal to allow an animal to be running at large.
It is unlawful for an owner or person having control of an animal to fail to take the acts necessary to prevent an animal from running at large.
Sec. 3-13. - Animal Waste Disposal
It is unlawful for an owner or person having control of an animal to permit the animal to defecate on private property unless the person immediately removes and properly disposes of the feces.
It is unlawful for an owner or person having control of an animal to walk the animal on private property without carrying at all times a suitable container or other suitable instrument for the removal and disposal of animal feces.
Sec. 3-14. - Unreasonably Noisy Animals
It is unlawful and declared a nuisance for any owner or person in control of an animal to allow the animal to bark, growl, howl, whine or make any other sound loud and long enough to unreasonably disturb the peace of other people on the same, adjoining or nearby property.
Sec. 3-36. - Dangerous Dogs
a) is section applies to the extent it is more stringent than
Chapter 822 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
(b) e owner of a dangerous dog must annually register the dangerous dog with animal services and pay an annual registration fee.
(c) A dangerous dog must wear at all times an orange and yellow collar provided by animal services.
(d) e owner of a dangerous dog must keep the dog restrained at all times by:
(1) Keeping the dog enclosed within fences or walls that are at least six feet high and approved by animal services; (2) Keeping the dog within a fully enclosed cage or pen, or within a building from which the general public is excluded, which is designed and maintained to keep the dog from escaping by leaping, digging or other means; or (3) Transporting the dog within a fully enclosed vehicle.
(e) A dangerous dog not restrained as required by this section is considered to be running at large.
(f) A sign that states “Dangerous Dog” must be posted in a window on each side of a vehicle transporting a dangerous dog under subsection (d), and the dog must be:
(1) Controlled by a line or leash not more than six feet in length and which is held by a person capable of controlling the dog; and
(2) Humanely muzzled.
(g) Owners of a dangerous dog must post on the premises where the dog is kept for more the 12 consecutive hours a sign provided by animal services informing that a dangerous dog is on the premises. e sign must be plainly visible from each street area adjacent to the premises.
Please help us keep your community safe, clean, and kid- friendly as possible for everyone’s enjoyment.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ALLIGATORS
Feeding them will cause them to think every human will have food and they could start coming for that. Nature has food for them and all other wildlife here.
For everyone's safety - PLEASE do not feed any wildlife in our community.
We have had several reports recently of alligators in the detention ponds around the community. Please be aware of your surroundings while near any of the ponds. Generally, these are smaller alligators and will not bother you if you do not bother them. However, we ask that you still exercise caution while around the detention ponds, bayous, rivers, etc. throughout the community. Please see the below contact in the event you spot one of these gators.
REPORT 1. Telfair Lake Operator (LID #17) - 281-755-4292
READ 2. Coexisting with Alligators
READ 3. Living harmoniously with animals in the city
2017 POOL SCHEDULE
School is almost out and the pools will be open before you know it!
Opening weekend is May 13th at Central Pool.
For a full schedule for both pools click here
ATTENTION: Gym Users
Please make sure you are bringing your photo ID to the Workout Room at Central Hall. Identification is being checked to insure that only Telfair residents are using the facility and equipment.
The wildflowers in the natural areas around the Main Lake have begun to grow and many bluebonnets can be seen beginning to bloom early due to our spring like weather. Since our winter has been relatively warm except for two very cold nights in December all the natural areas were cut back in January and are now being allowed to grow over the next 5 or 6 months so the various wildflowers can bloom. During this time the natural areas will only be trimmed as needed but not cut back again until all of the blooms have played out during to the heat of the summer. At that time we will cut back the natural areas and keep them mowed through the fall and winter months. These areas however do remain natural in that they are mowed taller and have more weeds than the Bermuda lawn around them since no herbicides are used to control weed growth since it would also eliminate any wildflowers.
2017 Assessment Statements
Statements were mailed the week of December 5th - 9th
If you haven't received yours, click the "contact us" link on the left.
Assessments were due January 1st - Late charges began February 1st and will continue monthly.
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with Sugar Land PD
was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Telfair Central Hall
We had a very nice turn out by residents as SLPD made a presentation and fielded questions from the floor in addition to homeowners having sent in questions to be asked during the meeting. Our thanks to Tammy Marino for her assistance in co-ordinating this effort and serving as MC for the meeting.
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FACEBOOK POLICY - REVISED AND APPROVED AUGUST 2016.PDF
Telfair Community Association Questions/Concerns/Comments
If you have any questions, concerns, comments or just need to contact the HOA/Management Company, please click on the link below.
Just a reminder, please do not park in the street overnight as this violates the Telfair Deed Restrictions, can be a nuisance to your neighbors, and also can be a potential safety hazard. Sterling ASI, as your property management company, will begin sending deed restriction violation letters to any and all homes with cars parked in the street during night community inspections. Please park all cars in your driveway or garage. Thank you for your help in keeping the community beautiful.
Trash Cans/Yard Clippings/Trash Bags/Tree Trimmings
Telfair Residents: Please do not place your trash cans or trash bags at the curb before the day of pickup. Your community trash days are Tuesday & Friday. Also, if you have a lawn service, please advise them they need to take all yard clippings with them when they service your yard or put them behind your fence until Thursday evenings after 6PM for Friday pick up. Heavy trash will only be picked up on the 4th Monday of each month. Any brush and tree limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length; or between 4 and 6 inches and less than 2 feet in length. We inspect the community on a regular basis and if any of these above items are noticed, you will be cited as this is a violation of your communities deed restrictions. Also, trash cans cannot be stored in public view, as this is also a violation of your deed restrictions. Trashcans must be stored behind fences or in your garage. If they can be seen from the street, you are in violation of the deed restrictions. Thank you for your help in keeping your community beautiful.