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HOA Meetings


The Steeplechase HOA Board and General meetings will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Faith Assembly of God, 5100 US HWY 287, Arlington, TX 76017. The Board meeting starts at 2:00 PM And the General public meeting starts at 3:00 PM.

Download the meeting agenda below. See you there!



Steeplechase Board

HOA Board Opportunities

Dear Homeowners,
I am writing this letter to introduce myself and inform you of recent developments
with our HOA. At the May 15, 2021 HOA meeting Grady Fuller resigned as Vice
President of the Steeplechase HOA. At that same meeting the board appointed me,
Jonathan Scheffrahn, to serve in his place as Vice President of our HOA.
The second reason I am writing this letter is to announce that none of the current
board members wish to continue in their roles on the HOA board. They have all served
for many years and would like for someone else to have a turn. We need candidates to
fill the positions for the HOA and we also need volunteers to help us complete the
election. Would you be willing to help us?
Serving on the Board:
Almost everyone in our neighborhood is eligible to serve on the board. Here are
the requirements from Texas code Sec. 209.00591:
● You cannot cohabit with another current member of the board.
● You cannot have committed a felony or crime involving moral turpitude less than
20 years ago.
● You must be current on your HOA dues.1
We hope to have five members of the board to share the workload to make it
easier on everyone as follows:
● President
● Vice President
● Vice President
● Treasurer
● Secretary
If you are interested in serving in any of these positions we need the following
from you by June 25th at 5pm: Name, Address, Position, Email or Phone. You may also
include an optional short bio that we will post on the website prior
to the election. You can submit your candidacy via email to me at
1 This requirement was given to me from Roy Stott, the current Steeplechase HOA president. or by dropping it off at my house at 500 Steeplechase Trail
(drop box on my front porch), or by mailing to P.O. Box 705, Kennedale, TX 76060.
Why You Should Consider Serving:
I want to give you three reasons to consider serving.
● Reason #1 – It keeps your annual dues lower. By having a volunteer HOA board
we are able to keep the annual dues much lower than they would be if we had to
hire a company from the outside to manage our HOA. They have been
unchanged at $72 per year for a long time and my hope is we can keep it that
● Reason #2 – A responsive and neighborly HOA board improves all of our
property values.
● Reason #3 – It gives you an opportunity to love and care for your neighbors.
Our hope is that beginning with this election we will have terms for two years and so our
next election would be in 2023.
Election Volunteers:
If you are unable to serve as a candidate we still need your help! We need volunteers
who will be willing to go door to door at the time of the election to help us distribute and
collect ballots. If you are willing to serve on this election committee please notify me at Our next committee meeting will be on June 26th to make the
ballots and coordinate the election.
Timeline of the Election:
The candidates will be posted on the Steeplechase website by June 28th and the
election will be held July 2 through July 22 by paper ballot. They will be distributed by
volunteers going door to door and also available on the website.
Along with the ballot we hope to gather more updated information from our
neighborhood to have a more accurate neighborhood directory with things like phone,
email, and current occupation.
I’m looking forward to this new season in our neighborhood and I hope many of you will
be willing to serve either on the board or as a volunteer for the election as many hands
make light work.
Jonathan Scheffrahn
Vice President

Download the HOA Board Opportunity document:

HOA Board Opportunities

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.