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Originally delivered on 3/17/2022 11:14 am

SUBJECT: HOA Dues & Upcoming Events

March 2022

It's Time to Pay Your HOA Dues

Hello Neighbors!

As you may have noticed from the signs in our neighborhood, our 2022 HOA Membership Drive is underway. THANK YOU to the 91 households out of our 436 who have already paid their 2022 dues! We appreciate your investment in our neighborhood.

If you're wondering where your dues go, a significant portion of our budget goes to our Beautification Program which covers maintenance and landscaping at our two Coit entrances and along the Hearst Castle median. This not only makes our neighborhood more aesthetically pleasing but also maintains the value of YOUR property. You can see in the pictures below some of the changes we've made and our future needs.  We also know it's important to feel like your neighborhood is connected so we are planning a neighborhood outdoor event for the whole family on June 12th. 

At $150 our HOA dues are one of the lowest in the area. Please join with the HOA this year and together let's make Estates of Forest Creek an even more beautiful, safe and fun neighborhood to live and thrive in 2022!  

It's easy to pay online on our EFCHOA website using the button below or you can leave a check in the drop box on my porch at 7313 White Castle Lane.  Any questions regarding membership or suggestions for the HOA, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at

Lisa Kittrell, Membership Director Estates of Forest Creek HOA

Click Here to Log In & Pay Dues Online
Your HOA Dues and Beautification

In 2014, we started with a completely empty median--on Hearst Castle from Brodick Way to Twelve Oaks. Since the inception of the neighborhood in the mid 80's, the median had contained a long row of Bradford Pear trees. As trees with a short life span, they had outlived their structural integrity and beauty and were removed by the city. A clean palate! Fun!

Hearst Castle Median Before HOA Beautification

Your HOA dues allowed us to transform the median--as you see in the "after" pictures. I take the spider's residence as a sign that even mother nature approved of our beautiful and chemical-free landscape. Sadly the median has declined and needs an update. Our goal is to renovate our medians and entrances, one by one as the budget allows. We ask all residents to become HOA members and pay dues so that we can renovate--sooner, rather than later. To those residents who have paid their dues (and some have added an additional amount dedicated to landscape improvements!), please accept our heartfelt thanks and know the EFCHOA board is working diligently to add value to our neighborhood. Thank you!

Kristen Kerwin, Director of Beautification Estates of Forest Creek HOA

Hearst Castle After HOA Beautification

Common Property Violations

Presenter:  Dan Christensen, City of Plano Property Standards Inspector

Time: Mar 29, 2022 06:00 PM 

Each year the HOA gets concerns and questions about potential property violations and what to do about them. Join Dan Christensen as he discusses common property violations and the code compliance process. Property Standards inspects residential, commercial and industrial districts for compliance with City code and zoning ordinances.

Register in advance for this meeting and feel free to submit questions:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Here's a look ahead.


  • Tuesday, April 19 - Why is Recycling Important to You? Presentation on Zoom at 6 pm by Frances Adams, City of Plano Recycling Education Coordinator


  • Thursday, May 5 - EFC HOA Presentation at Neighborhoods USA Conference


  • Sunday, June 12 - Spring Social Event
  • Saturday, June 18 - Garden Tour with John Caldwell

If you have suggestions for future events, contact me.

Brian DeLuca, Vice President Estates of Forest Creek HOA

New Crime Watch Coordinator

We are pleased to announce Brandy Long has agreed to assume this position after Thomas Moden resigned.  If you are interested in helping Brandy, you can contact her at Thank you Thomas for all your work! 

Citizen Survey

From the City of Plano

Participate in the City of Plano Citizen Survey at More than 3,000 residents were randomly mailed the survey, but every resident can contribute. Help us make sure the City’s priorities align with your needs.

The survey results help City Council make decisions on a wide range of services, including public safety, parks and recreation, sustainability and environmental services, public works, code enforcement, library services, and more. Your collective responses allow City leadership to identify and address the opportunities and challenges that face our community. 

Responses remain confidential. If you have questions, call the Budget and Research department at 972-941-7194.

Texas Forever Fest

Saddle up for Plano's first ever Texas Forever Fest. This family-friendly celebration is all about our great state! Where better to celebrate than Haggard Park, one of Plano's oldest parks?

Enjoy great Texas music performed by Roger Creager, Walt Wilkins, George Dunham with Pat Green, Hayden Haddock, Tejas Brothers and Texas Flood. 

Take part in free entertainment and activities with the H-E-B Rock Wall, mechanical bull rides and calf roping, Kids’ Wild West Corral, Texas Heritage Area, Dallas Sports Mascots Rowdy and Captain, free wagon rides, and gunfight performances. Plus, browse Texas artists, vendors and food! 

Adults 21 and over can sample Texas flavors of a liquid sort. Choose between: Sunrise Samples (served 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) or Sunset Samples (served 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.). Each sample set includes 18 to 20 two-ounce samples. Purchase your tasting tickets in advance. See y'all there! 

Saturday, March 26 
11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St. 
(Historic Downtown Plano) 
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