Seascape Homeowner’s Association Quarterly Newsletter – Volume 1 | Issue 1 February, 2019

Welcome to the newest communication tool from your Seascape Homeowners Association. In the future in these newsletters the Association will be referred to as the HOA. This document is meant to provide a synopsis of your HOA board of directors activity.

NEWSLETTER As promised, this newsletter will be sent after every quarterly board meeting. Board meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month following the close of each quarter.

2019 HOA Board Meeting Schedule (tentative)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 10 AM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 10 AM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 10 AM

Meetings are conducted in the HOA office (Kurt’s office) in the Registration Building. An owners forum is offered at the beginning of each meeting where you can ask questions, make comments or voice your concerns.

WEBSITE UPDATES The website will be updated on a quarterly basis or more often if the need for additional communication is required. Questions about the content of the website may be directed to any HOA Board member.

2019 Board of Directors and contact information
President Clyde Steddum 409-392-3583
Vice President Ron Benotti 713-858-4536
Treasurer Steve Schrakamp 713-206-3744
Director Beverly Ogle 281-814-2958
Secretary Jan Schmiel 330-310-4197

HOA Management Bill Etheredge 409-945-2577 (office) 409-771-0630 (after hours emergency)
All inclusive email for Board of Directors

New Business: As voted during the annual meeting held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, the quorum of homeowners agreed to accept the requested assessment for roof repair, garage repair and sign replacement.

The Board announced an increase of 10% in HOA monthly dues effective February 1, 2019.

The nightly HOA fee ( on site rental parking) will increase on February 1, 2019, to $11/night. This fee is used to offset the cost of our Courtesy Officers. Parking permits are issued at the time of check-in. If guests have more than one vehicle on site, additional parking permits are issued on a first come first served basis.

If your unit is rented, be prepared to receive a monthly parking bill.
Further discussion about parking regulations are still under discussion. Your questions, comments and concerns will be addressed by the board if you send an email to any/all board members.

The only exception to this rule is, as currently in force, for rentals classified as “long term rentals”. The City of Galveston has designated rental for 30 consecutive days or more as a defined long term rental. The parking fee rental charge for long term rentals will remain at the current $2/night.

Owner responsibility: Every owner should read or reacquaint themselves with the bylaws of our HOA. Bylaws are contained in the website. If you choose to rent your unit, please be sure that your renters are informed of pool, grounds and parking rules. If your unit is managed by a management company, be sure to inform that company of the upcoming change in parking fees. If you are renting your unit independently, please make sure you are aware of the City of Galveston ordinances about collection of HOT (Hotel Occupancy Tax). That data can be found on the City of Galveston website. Non-compliance with the HOT regulations carry severe fines. Please remember the responsibility for your unit is YOU. It is your investment.