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Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Gateway Gazette 5.22.2020
Posted on May 22nd, 2020 Comments (0)
Community Update: Re-opening of Amenities
While Governor Abbott’s May 5th Executive Order allows for pools to re-open as of May 8th, the required restrictions could be fairly complex, very limiting, and would likely require the Association to realize additional expenses above and beyond our normal amenity operating costs. It is not mandatory that pools be opened; however, we can all appreciate the strong desire to reopen pools and other common amenities.
 
It is important to have a disciplined approach to opening our amenities and continue to safeguard the health of the community. Please be patient with us during this difficult time, and understand the processes that have been put into place are for the safety of our residents and staff.
 
Pools
The Board is pleased to announce that the community pools will re-open beginning Monday June 1st with a 25% maximum occupancy. At this time, pool access will be limited to RESIDENTS ONLY, guests will NOT be permitted.   It is our expectation that all residents using the pool and other amenities will follow the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines for the prevention of the coronavirus.  We don’t anticipate any issues, however, at the Board’s discretion, if consistent noncompliance with the guidelines is observed, re-closure of the pool and other amenities will occur.
 
New pool hours and enhanced safety protocols will be implemented and enforced by an on-site pool monitor. Residents will be required to enter through the front gates (by the parking lot) only, and check in each time with the pool monitor.  During each visit, Residents will be required to show ID, and sign in with full name and street address. The pools will be available on a first come, first served basis. Once maximum occupancy has been reached inside the gates, no-one else may enter until occupancy permits.
 
Residents will be REQUIRED to sign a WAIVER prior to being admitted to the pools. Waivers will be available to download from the community website next week or at the Amenity Center by appointment.
 
More information on hours and protocols to come.
 
Fitness Center
Since we do not have adequate staff to implement and enforce occupancy limits and enhanced protocols, the Board of Directors has determined that the fitness center will remain closed until which time we can re-open at 100% occupancy.
 
Amenity Rentals
Amenity rental requests will be accepted beginning June 1st for rentals occurring after June 30th. Available amenities will be rented at 25% of total occupancy until further notice. For more information on amenity rentals, please visit https://www.mygatewayparks.com/rental-reservations/  
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
 
If you have not yet received access cards, please send an email to scamacho@ccmcnet.com and include your name, address, and move in date.
 
 
Amenity Update 5.15.2020
Posted on May 15th, 2020 Comments (0)
Amenity Update
As summer approaches, we are beginning to get questions about the opening of our community pools, as well as our fitness center.
 
While the Governor’s orders from earlier this month allowed pools and gyms/fitness centers to reopen, these orders also included new guidelines that raise several liabilities for the Association, and in turn, its residents and Board.
 
We must create a solution for these in order for the pools and fitness center to open. This includes guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as those imposed by the State of Texas, City of Forney, and Kaufman County.
 
Per the new orders, we can only permit 25% of total capacity while maintaining social distancing guidelines, as well as providing constant cleaning of high-touch surfaces, in some cases after each use. If these standards are not met, the Association could be forced to close the pools and be fined by local authorities. 
 
As the pool in our community is not actively managed with on-site staff or pool monitors, and the fitness center is not monitored, this presents a challenge for the Association, as this is not an expense that is budgeted for and can be very costly to provide during operating hours.
 
Understanding the risk associated with COVID-19 and the “new normal” we are faced with, the Board of Directors is working closely with CCMC’s management team and executive leadership team to provide an action plan on what our next steps are. We are also in constant communication with the Association’s attorney, who is providing us further guidance to limit exposure to the Association and its residents.
 
Our priority is the safety and well-being of those utilizing our amenities. While we cannot predict an opening date for the pools or fitness center at this time, we are working on a plan to do so in a safe manner, while complying with all local, state and national guidelines.
 
We would like nothing more than to see our residents and families enjoying the amenities; however, we need to do so safely and responsibly.
 
If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our interim community manager, Jamie Patterson, CMCA, CCMC Community Manager, at jpatterson@ccmcnet.com. 
 
Thank you,
Gateway Parks Community Association
 
Gateway Gazette 5.8.2020
Posted on May 8th, 2020 Comments (0)
Community Update
Gateway Parks Board of Directors and the onsite management team consider the health and safety of all residents and staff to be of the utmost importance. We recognize that resuming normal operations will need to be executed in phases to allow for flexibility, safe social distancing practices, and evolving health and safety standards. 
 
Association Office
Beginning next week, the Amenity Center Staff Office will be open during normal office hours, Monday – Wednesday. As we continue to practice safe physical distancing, we ask that you schedule an appointment if you need to visit the office to meet with a staff member. 
 
As always, we are also available to you via email or phone.  
 
• Account Inquiries / Architectural Modification Requests / Violation Inquiries
Jamie Patterson, Community Manager – 469.781.5172 | jpatterson@ccmcnet.com
 
• Events / Amenity Rental / New Resident Info / Access Cards
Shonna Camacho, Lifestyle Director – 469.724.3284 |  scamacho@ccmcnet.com
 
Re-opening of Amenities
The pools, playground, fitness center, and event room will remain closed at this time. We will continue to be vigilant in keeping up to date on orders and recommendations on the safe use of shared facilities, and will re-open these amenities when it is safe to do so.
 
Lifestyle
Shonna Camacho has created a virtual lifestyle program that will continue through the end of May. Beginning in June, we anticipate a mix of virtual programming and in person events with physical distancing to get us all back into the swing of socializing safely.
 
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unique times.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 4.24.2020
Posted on Apr 24th, 2020 Comments (0)
Community Policy & Standards
Pools, Pavilions, and Amenity Use
 
Under the current “Shelter in place” orders, the pools, amenity center and fitness center remain closed until further notice. We will open all amenities as soon as we are able.
 
We have allowed access to the pavilions and bathrooms as we know residents are out and about. Please continue to follow physical distancing guidelines, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and stay home if you feel ill.
 
Dogs, or any other pets, are at no time permitted in the pools. Pets are not permitted inside the pool gates unless they are a service animal.
 
Disregard of these or other pool rules may result in card deactivation and /or possible fines for damages caused to the facility. 
 
 
Gateway Gazette 4.10.2020
Posted on Apr 10th, 2020 Comments (0)
Community Operations Update
 
All of us have been affected by the recent pandemic and the COVID-19 virus - whether we are working remotely, homeschooling our children or dealing with an ill family member, it's important that we all stay connected and safe during these unprecedented times.
 
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, your management team has been in constant communication with your Board of Directors to discuss precautions in your community. Currently, the amenity center and fitness center are closed. This is per the state's order closing all fitness and gym facilities, and shelter in place orders. While the playground remains open, we ask that you utilize the CDC Guidelines for ensuring a safe playing atmosphere and limit your interactions.
 
As you may have seen in a recent announcement, the Board of Directors has temporarily suspended the holiday light standards through the month of April for the Holiday Deco Mashup event. During this time you may put up your holiday lights, and decorate in any holiday theme, to bring a little joy and festivity to the community.
 
In closing, remember to heed the advice of your government and health officials. If you are not feeling well, stay home. Remember we are all #AloneTogether in this.
 
Stay safe - we'll get through this!
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.26.2020
Posted on Mar 27th, 2020 Comments (0)
Community Operations Update
 
In compliance with city and county Shelter in Place orders, effective immediately, the Amenity Center will be closed until further notice.
 
Management will continue to be available via phone and email, and we will continue to offer alternative lifestyle programming within the set parameters.
 
We will continue to provide updates to you as information becomes available to us.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.13.2020
Posted on Mar 13th, 2020 Comments (0)
Resident Health & Safety
 
The health and safety of our residents is one of our top priorities, and we are actively putting protocols in place to minimize health risks and exposure. We will continue to monitor the current situation and share any updates as things evolve.
 
The CDC recommends the following preventative practices:
 
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you are ill, or feel that you may be at risk, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
 
You can keep informed and updated by visiting
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  
 
 
Gateway Gazette 2.28.2020
Posted on Mar 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
News & Updates
Median Maintenance
 
The medians along Gateway Blvd. are now maintained by the City of Forney and not the association.
 
Please report any issues through the City of Forney website or their new mobile app " In The Loop ".
 
 
 
Gateway Gazette 2.14.2020
Posted on Feb 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
News & Updates
 
You asked and we listened!
 
The fitness center is now outfitted with yoga mats, storage cubicles and coat hooks. The Board has denied our request for heavier weights, but we are looking into other equipment requests.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 1.31.2020
Posted on Feb 27th, 2020 Comments (0)
News and Updates
 
Weed Control
Due to the mild winter temperatures and excess rain over the last few weeks, we are already seeing weeds pop up. Please treat for weeds now to maintain a strong, weed free lawn throughout the year.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 1.17.2020
Posted on Feb 26th, 2020 Comments (0)
Community News
 
On Sunday January 13th an accident on Gateway Blvd took out a flagpole and damaged the landscape at the CR 212 crossing. 
 
These damages could take some time to repair but we are working diligently to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 1.3.2020
Posted on Feb 25th, 2020 Comments (0)
New Year Reminders:
 
Q1 Assessments were due on January 1. Late fees will begin accruing on January 30.
Compliance drives will resume on Monday, January 6 and continue each Monday.
Violations will be sent within 24 hours of each inspection.
Corrected violations will be closed with no further action needed.
Uncorrected violations will receive additional notices and could incur fines as per the bylaws.
Common violations include:
Visible trash cans on non-trash pick up days.
Unapproved architectural modifications.
Prohibited vehicle parking, such as commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, water crafts, and trailers.
Landcape neglect such as weeds and tall grass.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 12.20.2020
Posted on Feb 24th, 2020 Comments (0)
Holiday Office Hours
 
Gateway Parks Amenity Center will be closed on the following dates.

December 23 - Available by email until 3 p.m.
December 24 - 25: Closed
December 26 - 27: Available by email
December 30 - Available by email
December 31 - Jan 1: Closed
 
 
Gateway Gazette 12.6.2020
Posted on Feb 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
Compliance in 2020
Thank you for your compliance with community standards and policies this year! We have seen a great improvement in the last quarter of the year.
 
We hope that momentum continues into 2020 as we will be more actively enforcing policy and standards compliance. Our goal and wish is to partner with you to maintain the integrity and beauty of your community.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 11.22.2019
Posted on Dec 2nd, 2019 Comments (0)
Hot Topics - Flags
The flag poles at the north entry of the community have been modified so that the flags are accessible to the HOA and more easily managed.
 
In an effort to protect the integrity of the flags and keep them positioned appropriately at all times, we are creating a Gateway Parks Flag Committee .
 
If you are interested in being a member of the Flag Committee, please contact me at jpatterson@ccmcnet.com.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 11.8.2019
Posted on Nov 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
Hot Topics
 
  • The Fitness Center doors have been repaired and should close and lock properly now.
  • Streets and street signs are city managed, and all inquiries and issues should be reported to the city directly.
  • Facebook is not an official reporting platform. Please contact me directly with issues, questions, or concerns.
 
Gateway Gazette 10.25.2019
Posted on Nov 19th, 2019 Comments (0)
Policy Update: Fitness Center & Amenity Use
As always, your safety is our priority! With that in mind we want to remind you of the following policy for amenity usage.
 
Per your signed Facility Use Agreement, children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) to ACCESS and USE ANY AMENITY.
 
In particular, the Fitness Center can be an extremely dangerous place for children. Equipment is heavy and expensive to replace, and there is currently no one to monitor this space. Please do not allow your small children to access or use fitness center equipment.
 
Thank you for working with us to make Gateway Parks a great place to live and play!
 
 
Gateway Gazette 10.11.2019
Posted on Oct 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Saturday Event Traffic
 
The 2nd Annual Colors of Autumn Fall Festival is happening tomorrow, 10/12! You can expect some heavy traffic and parking within the community before and during event hours.
 
Vendors will begin moving in at 8 a.m. and moving out from 3-3:30 p.m. We anticipate parking along Village Creek Dr. and possibly other residential streets. Everyone has been advised not to block driveways or street access.
 
If you plan to attend the event and are able to walk over, we recommend that you do to free additional amenity center spaces and reduce street parking. We are looking forward to an amazing event!
 
 
Gateway Gazette 8.16.2019
Posted on Oct 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Guest Wi-Fi
 
We finally have guest wi-fi at the Amenity Center! Now you can google, tweet, chat, and listen to your tunes while you're in the fitness center or event room.
 
We are working to get cable tv connected as well. We will let you know once it's installed and operational.
 
To connect to guest wi-fi:
 
Network: Gateway Parks Guest
Password: gatewayparksguest
 
 
Gateway Gazette 8.30.2019
Posted on Oct 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Sports Field Progress
 
If you haven't heard, we have 2 sports fields going in near the south entrance of the community.
 
Irrigation has been completed and fencing is now being installed. We have not received word on a completion date, but we will keep you informed as we recieve intel.
 
We currently have no plans to "rent or reserve" the space. The fields will be available on a first-come, first served basis for RESIDENTS ONLY.
 
We are very excited about these new additions!
 
 
Gateway Gazette 9.13.2019
Posted on Oct 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Annual Meeting: December 5th
 
Save the date and plan to attend our Annual Community Meeting where you will have the opportunity to hear from our board and ask questions.
 
More information will be communicated once details are finalized.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 9.27.2019
Posted on Oct 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Amenity Rental Policy Change
 
Please make note that the amenity rental policy has changed with regard to rental deposits.
 
Moving forward all rental deposits will be submitted to accounting for deposit into the bank and refunded within 3 weeks, less any damage fees.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 7.5.2019
Posted on Jul 9th, 2019 Comments (0)
Helpful Reminders: Trash Pick-Up
 
Trash is collected once a week on Wednesday. Recycle is collected every other Wednesday.
Household trash may be in customer owned cans or disposable bags or boxes.
Containers may not weigh more than 50 lbs when filled.
All recyclables must be placed inside the blue 95-gallon recycle cart.
All trash containers must be stored out of view, except on collection days.
Always use heavy bags or appropriate containers that are properly, and adequately secured for all of your trash disposal so that litter and debris is not strewn about the community.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 6.21.2019
Posted on Jun 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Mosquito Season
 
It is the time of year when mosquitos come out in full force. Unfortunately due to all the recent rain, they are really making their presence known around here.
 
Although it can feel like an uphill battle, we wanted to share some tips to combat these unfortunate pests.
 
Keep your grass cut short.
Keep trees, bushes, and other vegetation trimmed back on a regular basis.
Use crushed rock instead of mulch around flowers and garden beds.
Empty kiddie pools, birdbaths, watering cans, buckets, and pails every day.
Gather up toys, tools, tarps, and other items that collect rainwater.
Create a drainage line to effectively drain puddles.
Fix leaky fixtures, hoses, and faucets immediately.
Keep rain gutters free from clogs.
Direct rainwater away from your foundation.
Plant lemongrass, catnip, lavender, basil, citronella, and marigolds near-by.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 6.7.2019
Posted on Jun 7th, 2019 Comments (0)
Pool Maintenance
 
It is always our goal to ensure that the commons areas and amenities of Gateway Parks community are kept clean and in great working order. We consistently monitor the state of all amenities and work with our service providers and board members to ensure that we are offering the highest level of service to our residents.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 5.24.2019
Posted on Jun 6th, 2019 Comments (0)
Community Facilities Usage
 
Your safety and the safety of your children is TOP priority to us! In keeping with policies that protect your safety, this is a gentle reminder that children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted to utilize community facilities without being accompanied by a resident the age of 18 or older. This includes the pool amenities, amenity center, and fitness center.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 5.10.2019
Posted on May 15th, 2019 Comments (0)
Frequently Asked Questions: ASSESSMENTS
 
When are assessments due and how much are they?
Assessments at Gateway Parks are currently set at $180 due on a quarterly basis; every January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
 
Can I pay my assessments on-line?
Yes! To make an assessment payment online, please select the Online Payment option on the homepage at mygatewayparks.com to be directed to the Union Bank online payment website. You have the option to pay with a credit card (includes a processing fee), or an eCheck (no fee). Be sure to have your account number and amount due handy.
 
Can I set up automatic payments?
Yes! Download our Payment Info Sheet to see all of our payment options.
 
Visit the FAQ page of our website for more information on this and many other topics.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.29.2019
Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Q2 Assessments Due April 1
 
April 1 marks the start of the second quarter, and the due date for the Q2 assessments. You should be getting your statements in the mail by the end of the month. If not, you can request a copy of your statement by calling CCMC's corporate accounting office at 888-257-1388, or contact the Community Manager to request your account balance and payment options. As a reminder, if you have signed up for automatic payments through Union Bank, please make sure you are checking your bank account to assure the payment is made on time, as their auto-payment system does expire, and we want to be sure to avoid any unnecessary late fees.
Click Here to view payment options.
 
Development Updates
 
This past week 13.94 acres on the west side of Gateway Blvd. were transfered to Forney ISD for a new elementary school. Reportedly a bond election will be held in November of this year to secure funding for the school.
On the east side of Gateway blvd. at the 1641 entrance, 2 large areas of land will be irrigated and sodded for residents to use for recreational activities such as sports practice, etc.
 
More information to come as work progresses.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.15.2019
Posted on Mar 29th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Spring Projects
Spring is almost here, and many of you may be thinking about projects and improvements you'd like to make to your home or yard. As a reminder, all modifications that are visible from any public location require approval from the ACC. Visit the Gateway Parks Association website to read the community requirements and access the ACC application. For questions regarding submission, please contact the Community Manager.
 
Q2 Assessments Due April 1
April 1 marks the start of the second quarter, and the due date for the Q2 assessments. You should be getting your statements in the mail by the end of the month. If not, you can request a copy of your statement by calling CCMC's corporate accounting office at 888-257-1388, or contact the Community Manager to request your account balance and payment options. As a reminder, if you have signed up for automatic payments through Union Bank, please make sure you are checking your bank account to assure the payment is made on time, as their auto-payment system does expire, and we want to be sure to avoid any unnecessary late fees.
Click Here to view payment options.
 
Weeds
All of the recent rain has brought on the weeds in full-force this year. If you’re noticing a yard full of weeds, visit your local lawn and garden store to pickup some pre- and post-emergent treatments. Pre-emergent helps to prevent future weeds, while post-emergent treats weeds that have already made their way through your yard. If you’re struggling to get your weeds under control, we recommend consulting with a landscaping professional to determine what options are best for you and your yard.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.29.2019
Posted on Mar 29th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Q2 Assessments Due April 1
 
April 1 marks the start of the second quarter, and the due date for the Q2 assessments. You should be getting your statements in the mail by the end of the month. If not, you can request a copy of your statement by calling CCMC's corporate accounting office at 888-257-1388, or contact the Community Manager to request your account balance and payment options. As a reminder, if you have signed up for automatic payments through Union Bank, please make sure you are checking your bank account to assure the payment is made on time, as their auto-payment system does expire, and we want to be sure to avoid any unnecessary late fees.
Click Here to view payment options.
 
Development Updates
 
This past week 13.94 acres on the west side of Gateway Blvd. were transferred to Forney ISD for a new elementary school. Reportedly a bond election will be held in November of this year to secure funding for the school.
On the east side of Gateway blvd. at the 1641 entrance, 2 large areas of land will be irrigated and sodded for residents to use for recreational activities such as sports practice, etc.
 
More information to come as work progresses.
 
 
Gateway Gazette 3.1.2019
Posted on Mar 8th, 2019 Comments (0)

Automatic Payments
If you have signed up with the online UnionBank payment center for automatic payments, please be aware that these auto-payments do expire after a set period of time. CCMC offers a Direct Deposit option where you can signup for automatic payments that do not expire until they are cancelled. Please click HERE to download the Direct Debit form.
 
If you need any assistance with filling out the form, please contact me. *Note: if you choose to use UnionBank’s automatic payment options, please be sure to check your bank account to assure the payment is being withdrawn each quarter.
 
Amenity Center Progress
We’re well on our way! The management team will begin moving into the Amenity Center on Tuesday, March 5 to prepare for the Grand Opening. We are very excited to get everything ready for you all to enjoy! If you need to meet with Shonna prior to the Grand Opening on March 16, please be sure to set up an appointment by phone or email, since construction work is still on-going and the Center is not yet ready for visitors.