Welcome to the Steeplechase community!

For Retail Certificate, call the SHOA Treasurer at 817-878-3207.

Steeplechase residents enjoy a country setting with easy access to major highways in all directions. The Community operates as a Home Owner Association that maintains the entrances and common areas and monitors the established Covenants.

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RESIDENTS, DEPOSIT YOUR DUES ONLINE!

Many residents have asked about electronic deposits of annual dues to the Steeplechase HOA bank account. This represents a secure method of bill payment. Arrangements have been made with our Chase Bank Account to make electronic deposits using the Zelle system. Residents can use any bank in the Zelle Network. Steps to do this are as follows:

  • Check with your Bank to verify they use the Zelle Network.
  • If so, go to your Bank Account and access “Pay Bills” using the Zelle System.
  • Identify the Chase SHOA account with the phone number 817-691-6529.
  • Make your payment of $72 as annual dues or whatever you owe.
  • Residents can make the payment on a recurring basis by inserting the recurring date which must be prior to December 31 of each year.
  • Under “Memo”, be sure to insert your residential address to insure payment credit.
    • Steeplechase Board of Directors

      Administrative Bulletin Board

Dumping of Debris

Article V, Section 14 of the HOA Covenants & Restrictions prohibit dumping of debris on any lot of the subdivision. The Board of Directions consider this being applicable to any other property not belonging to the resident. Dumping of any type of debris on another property is in violation of this C&R and subject to immediate cleanup. If not removed within a reasonable time, the BOD will outsource the cleanup and bill the applicable resident.

Steeplechase Marqees

The two marquees at our entrances are under alteration. First comes a power wash to remove years of grime. Next, the shrubby at Coker Valley will be removed because it covers up the ID and the area for both marquees filled with attractive florals. As of October 22, the Coker marquee has been power cleaned by a local contractor, Casey Haddock (817 696 7690) whose charge was extremely reasonable. He let it be known that he would apply the same attractive rates for any Steeplechase homeowner to power wash garages, sidewalks, and driveways. If you want a comparison, check out the driveway and sidewalk at 1254 Elmbrook Drive (power washed in January).

Covid-19 Explanation

From John’s Hopkins Hospital regarding the Covid-19 virus…

  * This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.

  * Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed. It has to decay on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

  * The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat, and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon. The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.

  * HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.

  * Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

  * Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.

  * Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein.However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin.
 
  * NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
 
  * The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars. They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade the virus faster.
 
  * UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
 
  * The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
 
  * Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
 
  * NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.
 
  * LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
 
  * The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

  * You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as: mucosa (mouth area), food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc…and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.

  * You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing. Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
 
  * Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

 
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PARKING OF LARGE VEHICLES

Both the City of Kennedale and Steeplechase C&R’s prohibit parking of large vehicles overnight on the streets and driveways within Steeplechase. The Steeplechase Board of Directors has decided to reduce enforcement and permit time to upload and download large vehicles such as RV’s, motor homes, moving vans, and large trailers that require maintenance and uploading/downloading. The time allotted as determined by the Board is 72 hours. Residents utilizing this time will be required to report in advance to the Board the arrival and departure times by email, text or letter. If these times are exceeded, residents will be subject to the fine schedule posted on the website.

Note that the City of Kennedale may or may not adhere to this enforcement reduction. If the City chooses, they may assess a fine of up to $500.00. Until such time an agreement is made, it is suggested that homeowners also coordinate parking with the City in advance.

Fences

STEEPLECHASE HOMEOWNERS

After about 6-10 years weathering in the extremes of Texas weather, our wood fences age to the degree that it is a detriment to the beauty of our homes. A tour around the neighborhood reveals that many homes’ fences are in a state of disarray. Polycarbonate fences in various colors are now an option and their attractiveness adds to the beauty of our community. Check out the attractive brown fence at the corner of Elmbrook and Crosscreek.