Fairways of Woodlake is a gated community containing 131 single-family lots 30% of which border the 15th through 18th holes of the Woodlake Country Club. Enclosed by an eight-foot wall on three sides and open to the golf course on the West Side where deed restrictions limit fences to be three feet high and constructed with wrought iron or similar material. All single family homes are constructed in accordance with the deeded covenants and using the zero lot line concepts.
Shopping is convenient with Windsor Park Mall only 5 miles away, the Forum Shopping Center seven miles away, and the Live Oak Mall ten miles away.
Randolph Air Force Base is six miles while Ft Sam Houston is eight miles.
Downtown San Antonio is twelve miles.
The NorthEast Methodist Hospital is eight miles away while Brooke Army Medical Center is just six miles.
During the middle to late1980s the slumping home building market bankrupt the developers of the Fairways of Woodlake and some 14 lots in area one and some 40 lots in area two were in the hands of a holding company in Dallas. The residents of area one, which was more fully developoed, brought to life the Home Owners Association with a board of directors of three elected volunteers, 14 lots grossly behind in their assessments and streets in need of repairs.
The new HOA kept filing liens against the delinquent lots and custom homes were still being built, albeit a very slow pace. The building codes for Area Two were the same as Area One but no construction took place during this period.
In 1992 a local home building company, Rayco, purchased all of the vacant lots in Area one and area two and paid up all overdue assessments. With the added boost to their treasury and by working very closely with Rayco the residents of Area two voted to petition Area one to merge. The residents in Area one voted to accept them during their next annual meeting.
The covenants were rewritten and filed with the state and county governments and all assessments collected by Rayco from Area two were passed on to the HOA.
The HOA increased their membership to five and spent the additional funds on overlaying all of the streets and installing a new gate system that could be run by computer and Rayco proceeded to build some 45 new homes.
Today the Fairways of Woodlake stand out as one of the finest neighborhoods in the area. All assessments are collected each year and the streets, walls, common area and gates are beautifully maintained.
If you are a current resident, enjoy!
If you are a new resident, welcome!
If you are a potential resident, well, you just won't find a finer, friendlier neighborhood -- so come join us!
The Fairways of Woodlake are located in Northeast Bexar County, just outside the city limits of San Antonio. The Homeowners Association is registered with the State of Texas under the provisions of the Texans Non-Profit Corporation Act. You can find the Covenants and By-Laws via other links on this website. Our philosophy is that adherence to our covenants will keep our neighborhood attractive, safe, and our property values solid. We take pride in our neighborhood and want to keep it the most desirable neighborhood in the vicinity in which to live!
All lot owners are members of the Homeowners Association (HOA) by deed mandate. The HOA has three primary purposes:
1. Provide management, disposition, maintenance, preservation and beautification of the streets, wall and fences, security gates and common areas.
2. Promote health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Fairways.
3. Provide architectural control to ensure the achievement of a uniformly high standard in the construction of dwellings and other structures.
The Fairways of Woodlake Homeowners Association Board of Directors consists of five resident homeowners elected by the other homeowners for a three year term. The annual assessment is established by the HOA to satisfy the operating budget for the upcoming year.
The board also has many volunteer committees to assist them: architectural, block captain coordinators, hospitality, legal and special projects to name a few.
General Powers. The Board of Directors shall manage the affairs of this association. Directors shall be resident members of the Association.
Number and Tenure. At the annual meeting on December 6, 1995 the Board of Directors was expanded to five members. Three new members were elected from those nominated and shall serve for the periods as follows:
a. The member who received the greater number of votes shall serve for three years, the member who received the next greater number shall serve for two years, and the member with the third greater number shall serve for one year.
b. At each subsequent annual meeting of members the following number of directors will be elected to replace those directors whose tenure has expired:
(1) First year. Two directors will be elected to serve three years.
(2) Second Year. Two directors will be elected to serve three years.
(3) Third Year. One director will be elected to serve three years.
(4) Thereafter, the process will be repeated to maintain five directors on the board.
c. Each Director shall hold office until his successor has been elected or appointed to complete an unexpected vacancy.
Removal. Any Director may be removed from the Board, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the members of the Association.
Regular Meetings. A regular annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held without other notice than this Bylaw, immediately after, and at the same place as, the annual meeting of members. The Board of Directors may provide by resolution the time and place for the holding of additional regular meetings of the Board without other notice than such resolution.
Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or any two directors. The persons authorized to call special meetings of the board may fix any place in Bexar county, Texas, as the place for holding any special meeting of the Board called by them.
Notice. Notice of any special meetings of the board of Directors shall be given at least three days previous thereto by written notice delivered personally or sent by mail to each Director at his address as shown by the records of the Association. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail in a sealed envelope so addressed, with postage thereon prepaid. Any director may waive notice of any meeting. The attendance of a Director at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board need be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting, unless specifically requires by law or by the bylaws.
Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board. If less than a majority of the Directors are present at said meeting, the Director or Directors present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.
Manner of Acting. The act of the majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors, unless the law or bylaws require the act of a greater number.
Vacancies. The Board of Directors shall fill any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors and any directorship to be filled by reason of the increase in the number of Directors. A director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexplored term of his predecessor in office.
Compensation. No Director shall receive compensation for any service he may render to the Association. However any Director may be reimbursed for his actual expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.
Informal Action by Directors. Any action required by law to be taken at a meeting of Directors, or any action which may be taken at a meeting of Directorates, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all the Directors.
Homeowner Association Assessments are $450. per year payable by 31 Jan of each year. Failure to pay will result in a 10% annual penalty and a minimum of $40 in legal fees. Leins are promptly filed in early Feb.
Covenants for Assessments (from the By-Laws):
The Owner of each single family lot by acceptance of a deed therefor, whether or not so expressed in any such deed or other conveyance, shall be deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the Association:
a. Annual assessments or charges, and
b. Special assessments to be fixed established and collected from time to time as hereinafter provided.
Purpose of Assessments. The assessments levied by the Association shall be used exclusively for the purpose of (a) maintaining (1) the private streets as shown on the plat, (2) all common walls or fences now existing or hereafter erected on the property. (3) All common landscaping and mowing incident thereto. (4) The security gates at the entrances to the subdivision. (5) Cost of security guards. (b) Promoting the general welfare of the Owners and (c) carrying out the purposes shall be permissive and not mandatory, and the decision of the Association shall be final so long as made in good faith.
Special Assessments. In addition to the annual assessments authorized above the Association may levy in any assessment year, a special assessment applicable to that year only, for the purpose of defraying, in whole or in part, the cost for expenses which are unplanned, unbudgeted, unexpected, or for which no other provision is made. Provided, however, any such special assessment must be approved by a majority of the total eligible votes of the membership of the Association as defined in the Bylaws, voting in person or by proxy, at a meeting duly called for such purpose, written notice of which shall be sent to all members not less than thirty (30) days in advance and shall set forth the purpose of the meeting.
Commencement Date of Annual Assessment. The first annual assessment provided for herein became due on January 1, 1989, and continues thereafter annually from year to year.
Uniform Rate of Assessment. Both annual and special assessments must be fixed at a uniform rate for all single family lots.
Due date of Assessments. The first annual assessment was due and payable on January 1, 1989. Thereafter annual assessments shall become due and payable on January 1 of each year and delinquent if not paid by January 31 of such year. The due date and delinquent date of any special assessment under the ByLaws shall be fixed in the resolution authorizing such assessment.
Owner's Personal Obligation for Payment of Assessments. The annual and special assessments provided for herein shall be the personal and individual debt of each respective Owner, and no Opwner May exempt itself from liability therefor.
Interest on Default. In the event of default in the payment of any such assessment, the Owner shall be obligated to pay interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum on the amount of the assessment from the due date thereof, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees.
Assessment Lien and Foreclosure. All sums assessed in the manner provided in the bylaws but unpaid, shall, together with the interest as provided in Article Nine of the bylaws but unpaid, shall, together with the interest as provided in Article Nine, and the cost of collection including reasonable attorneys' fees, thereupon becoming a continuing lien and charge on the property covered by such assessment, which shall bind such property in the hand of the Owner, his heirs, devisees, personal representative, and assigns. The aforesaid lien shall be superior (prior) to all other liens and encumbrances, except only for:
(a). All taxes and special assessments levied by governmental and taxing authorities; and
(b) All liens securing sums due or to become due under any duly recorded mortgage vendor's lien or deed of trust.