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The island is looking better and better every day. Your Board of Directors and associated Committees are hard at work planning for the common area rebuild and assisting owners with their needs. We’ve put together this website as a resource you can use to help stay informed on the status of the Key Allegro community. We have also established a Information Center at the Allegro House located at 29 Mazatlan.

On this website you will find helpful links to Key Allegro deed restrictions, signup for email updates, download important forms regarding building permits, find information on security and contractors, and much more.

 

We have made great strides in the past several months to begin planning for the rebuild of the Island. Countless hours have been spent by the Board and owner volunteers. These efforts have helped clean up street debris, coordinate with FEMA on removal of structure debris, and worked with officials to begin the process of cleaning canals and waterways.

 

It will take many years to return us to normal. Yet we have full confidence with our strong Board and our supportive homeowners, we will rebuild Key Allegro greater than ever before.

Recent News

KACPOA Board Completes Belaire Environmental Bathymetric Study of Canals and Bulkheads

 

As shared in an earlier newsletter sent to all KA homeowners, in late 2018, the KACPOA board made the decision that without good data, we could not make sound decisions for our owners regarding future canal dredging and bulkhead repairs. For many years, this and previous boards have struggled to make equitable decisions on how to pragmatically tackle these issues.

 

A well respected, local firm, Belaire Environmental, was contracted to conduct a bathymetric study on all Key Allegro canals to determine the depth and condition of our system of canals, and some more limited assessment of the general condition bulkheads in our community.

 

That work has been completed and we want to give you the results of that study.

 

In summary, almost all canals will need dredging in order to meet the requirements spelled out in the community property covenants, and about 80% of individual homeowner bulkheads need some type of repair and upgrade. Dredging of canals is the responsibility of the KACPOA, financially supported by all homeowners, while bulkhead upgrades are the responsibility of each individual homeowner.

 

The KACPOA will be developing a long-range plan, to probably cover the next ten years, to make the improvements and fixes required with the data the bathymetric study has provided and how to fund these major projects.

 

Clink in the link below to review the study.

Bathymetric Study Document

Important Announcement Regarding Amendments to the CCRs

 

[HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS REPORT FROM THE BOARD]

 

  • A member vote of any amendments to the CCRs has been tabled to a future date. 
  • The KACPOA membership will vote on any proposed amendments to the CCRs.
  • Members will be notified well in advance of any future vote. 
  • Member comments are being collected now by sending an email to info@keyallegroisland.com.
  • There is no 5% tax being levied on our owners. 
  • Any dues or assessments are capped to 5% increases per year per our Bylaws. There will be no 5% increase in 2019 dues. The budget was balanced without the need for an increase. 
  • The board is not proposing any changes to the Bylaws whatsoever. 
  • Nominated members running for the board will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on February 23, 2019, or by proxy or absentee ballot. Annual Meeting packets forthcoming. 

 

Dear Members,

 

To address concerns some of you have expressed regarding previously proposed amendments to our governing documents, please read the following updated report.

 

Also, from conversations members of the Board have had with you, we have been made aware that there is misinformation being bandied about which has caused some members to be understandably upset.  We will address these issues as well.

 

In an effort to keep the membership informed, the Board recently emailed information and posted on this website copies of the draft Amended and Restated Master Covenant (“CC&Rs”) and the Community Manual.  Although the Board planned to move forward with putting these changes to a member vote in the next month, in light of many questions from homeowners, these matters have been tabled and will be voted on by the membership at a later date.  We expect to pick them back up within the next few months, as the issues we are seeking to address in updating these documents remain pressing.

 

In the meantime, please feel free to read the proposed changes in anticipation of moving forward on a vote on each issue except state statute in a few months.  All comments and questions are welcome by sending your comments and concerns to info@keyallegroisland.com.  All comments are being shared with the board and will be compiled and provided to the membership. Members will be notified of a future scheduled meeting to provide homeowners with an opportunity to ask questions regarding their concerns.

 

Although the Board planned to move forward with putting these changes to a member vote in the next month, in light of many questions from homeowners, these matters have been tabled and will be voted on by the membership at a later date.

 

 

In general, this Board’s overall mission is to provide a progressive approach to governing the Association to ensure market competitiveness for our investments and to make our houses our homes.  Key Allegro is a unique community, which we love, but it also creates some unique challenges as well.  As an example, our original Deeds and Restrictions gave the power to amend to the Architectural Control Committee (“ACC”).  Unusual, to say the least, considering the governing documents cover many issues outside the scope of the ACC.

 

To correct this, in 2016, the Board amended our Bylaws in order for the ACC to delegate its amendment power to the Board of Directors.  As elected representatives of Key Allegro’s property owners’ membership, the Board is better equipped to make decisions, not only on ACC issues but all issues regarding property owners.  Key Allegro’s significant damage of more than 100 homes totally destroyed (20%) and most others receiving major to moderate damage, demands that our Bylaws not only reflect City and County but, also, FEMA rebuilding codes and requirements.

 

We, the Board, are of the mind that we must be proactive, act and not reactive, and make difficult decisions necessary to meet the challenges we face.  The Board speaks for each of us when actions are taken to ensure everyone’s investments remain secure, appreciate in value, and hope to see a future Key Allegro in which we may be proud.

 

As previously mentioned, in addition to the update and information provided above, the Board wishes to address concerns some homeowners have which have been brought about by misinformation related to the draft amendments that we circulated.  Social media is by definition, “social!”  Much of what we are hearing derives from that source.  Below, we have outlined some of the more talked about concerns, in which we have attempted to separate fact from fiction.

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board is voting on the new legal documents without input or vote.”

 

Fact:  KACPOA website and email communications have, for months, stated, “Please review these documents carefully, as the Board will be submitting these to the membership for a vote at the February Annual Meeting.”  To allow more time to work through member concerns, we have tabled a voting date at this time.

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board has passed a 5% tax on all homeowners.”

 

Fact:  In the current draft of the CC&Rs, a one-half of one percent (0.5%) “Working Capital Assessment” is included.  The fee is paid one time by the buyer (the “transferee”) at closing and would be an alternative funding source for future capital improvements, additional reserves, and financial sustainability on the Island.  This is still being contemplated and will be discussed prior to a member vote.

 

 

Misinformation: “In the new legal documents, the Board is passing assessments, at will, allowing the power of the Board to set assessments at whatever they want.”

 

Fact:  Article 6.1 of the Bylaws states “[t]he Board of Directors may assess the members of the Association, from time to time in such a manner as they shall determine, annual dues and special assessments as may be necessary.” We are not amending the Bylaws, so the Board’s authority will not be changed.

 

 

Misinformation: “In the new legal documents, the Board will be able to increase assessments by more than five percent from one year to the next.”

 

Fact: A clause in the Bylaws states annual dues and a special assessment may not be raised more than 5% without a supermajority vote of the membership (67%). Again, the Board is not proposing any amendments to the Bylaws. Therefore, the assessment categories and assessment increase caps in the Bylaws will not change.

 

 

Misinformation: “The special assessment passed by the Board in October 2017 was invalid, as they can only raise the special assessment by 5%.”

 

Fact:  Historical KACPOA Minutes have shown, throughout the life of Key Allegro, a special assessment has never been levied on KACPOA’s membership.  Thus, there is no “starting point” to calculate a raise of 5%.  The Board hopes that further special assessments will not be necessary, but we are sure you understand the extraordinary circumstances related to the hurricane that necessitated the special assessment. 

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board is voting in their own members at will.”

 

Fact:  Bylaws require proper notice of all nominations, proper notice of candidates and proper notice of a member vote at a special called meeting to ensure fair leadership.  The election is pending now and will take place at the Annual Meeting February 23rd. The Board is also required by the Bylaws to fill a vacant position due to a resignation of a board member within one board meeting which it has done this year.

 

 

Depending on the feedback the Board receives from homeowners, the Board will evaluate and decide on next the steps over the coming months in this amendment process with the best interests of the community, as a whole, in mind.  As always, we welcome new candidates for the Board and homeowner input at meetings.

Revised KACPOA Covenant Documents including CCRs, Community Manual and Urban Design Code

 

The Board of Directors has worked with the Association’s law firm, Winstead PC, to revise our governing documents, including the Declaration of Covenants (CCRs), the Community Manual which contains various policies, and the Urban Design Code. Copies of the draft governing documents have been provided to all Owners.

 

NOTE: Please review these documents carefully. Owners have the opportunity to express their opinions by emailing info@keyallegroisland.com. The Board of Directors will consider all feedback when making revisions to the circulated drafts. At a future date, and with proper notice, the membership will vote on any amendments. 

 

List of Amended Governing Documents:

 

CCRs – This is a new legal binding document that will be officially recorded and covers key rights and obligations that will remain largely unchanged going forward. The provisions cover:

– property use restrictions;

– maintenance obligations for the Association and Owners;

– rule enforcement and dispute resolution; and

– assessment obligations

 

Community Manual – The Association’s rules, regulations, and policies are compiled in the Community Manual. These are, generally speaking, the rules that need to be revised from time to time. For example, our Association might have a rule that states the pool rules and hours of operations. Such rules may change seasonally and, thus, should not be included in the CCRs.

 

Bylaws – While the Community Manual contains the Bylaws, the Board of Directors has not drafted any amendment to the Bylaws. The Bylaws contain the procedural rules that explain how the Association should be governed. Such topics include board terms, eligibility, notice requirements for meetings, and assessment categories. Again, the Bylaws will not be amended at this time.

 

Design Code – The Association’s architectural standards provide information regarding the design and construction of improvements, as well as the approval process. Architectural standards often regulate exterior design elements such as paint colors, exterior finishes, and landscaping materials. In our community, paint colors are not as important to the BOD, so we have not incorporated these types of restrictions. Most of the changes are in support of new building requirements including building at higher elevations in compliance with FEMA and Aransas County regulations.

 

Each document can be downloaded by clicking on one of the following links:

 

Master Covenants (CCRs)Urban Design Code - Text versionUrban Design Code - Graphic Version

MOWING SERVICES

 

In an effort to help our owners with mowing contractors in the community, below is a list for your review. We have also included a link to the City of Rockport website that lists all registered contractors.

 

Ricardo Coronado
361-230-0299

 

Dowell
Regan Robinson
361-660-3844

 

Ty Helgenberger
970-596-7460
kathyandty@gmail.com

 

Jeremy Schuler
361-463-7707
jeremy@schulersllc.com

 

Shannon Wehman
361-461-3133
swehman1972@gmail.com

 

If you know someone you would like to have included on this list, please reach out to Chris Veatch at 361-360-7037  or cveatch@spectrumam.com.

 

NOTE: KACPOA, the KACPOA Board of Directors, nor Luce properties provide any endorsements of these contractors.

City of Rockport Registered Contractors

KEY ALLEGRO BRANDED MERCHANDISE

 

You can find great apparel and other Key Allegro branded items by visiting the KACPOA online store. Find t-shirts, tumblers, golf cart flags and more.

Key Allegro Merchandise

The island is looking better and better every day. Your Board of Directors and associated Committees are hard at work planning for the common area rebuild and assisting owners with their needs. We’ve put together this website as a resource you can use to help stay informed on the status of the Key Allegro community. We have also established a Information Center at the Allegro House located at 29 Mazatlan.

 

Together, we will rebuild.

On this website you will find helpful links to Key Allegro deed restrictions, signup for email updates, download important forms regarding building permits,  find information on security and contractors, and much more.

 

We have made great strides in the past several months to begin planning for the rebuild of the Island. Countless hours have been spent by the Board and owner volunteers. These efforts have helped clean up street debris, coordinate with FEMA on removal of structure debris, and worked with officials to begin the process of cleaning canals and waterways.

 

It will take many years to return us to normal. Yet we have full confidence with our strong Board and our supportive homeowners, we will rebuild Key Allegro greater than ever before.

KACPOA Board Completes Belaire Environmental Bathymetric Study of Canals and Bulkheads

 

As shared in an earlier newsletter sent to all KA homeowners in late 2018, the KACPOA board made the decision that without good data, we could not make sound decisions for our owners regarding future canal dredging and bulkhead repairs. For many years, this and previous boards have struggled to make equitable decisions on how to pragmatically tackle these issues.

 

A well respected, local firm, Belaire Environmental, was contracted to conduct a bathymetric study on all Key Allegro canals to determine the depth and condition of our system of canals, and some more limited assessment of the general condition bulkheads in our community.

 

That work has been completed and we want to give you the results of that study.

 

In summary, almost all canals will need dredging in order to meet the requirements spelled out in the community property covenants, and about 80% of individual homeowner bulkheads need some type of repair and upgrade. Dredging of canals is the responsibility of the KACPOA, financially supported by all homeowners, while bulkhead upgrades are the responsibility of each individual homeowner.

 

The KACPOA will be developing a long-range plan, to probably cover the next ten years, to make the improvements and fixes required with the data the bathymetric study has provided and how to fund these major projects.

 

Clink in the link below to review the study.

Master Covenants (CCRs)

Important Announcement Regarding Amendments to the CCRs

 

[HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS REPORT FROM THE BOARD]

 

  • A member vote of any amendments to the CCRs has been tabled to a future date. 
  • The KACPOA membership will vote on any proposed amendments to the CCRs.
  • Members will be notified well in advance of any future vote. 
  • Member comments are being collected now by sending an email to info@keyallegroisland.com.
  • There is no 5% tax being levied on our owners. 
  • Any dues or assessments are capped to 5% increases per year per our Bylaws. There will be no 5% increase in 2019 dues. The budget was balanced without the need for an increase. 
  • The board is not proposing any changes to the Bylaws whatsoever. 
  • Nominated members running for the board will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on February 23, 2019, or by proxy or absentee ballot. Annual Meeting packets forthcoming. 

 

Dear Members,

 

To address concerns some of you have expressed regarding previously proposed amendments to our governing documents, please read the following updated report.

 

Also, from conversations members of the Board have had with you, we have been made aware that there is misinformation being bandied about which has caused some members to be understandably upset.  We will address these issues as well.

 

In an effort to keep the membership informed, the Board recently emailed information and posted on this website copies of the draft Amended and Restated Master Covenant (“CC&Rs”) and the Community Manual.  Although the Board planned to move forward with putting these changes to a member vote in the next month, in light of many questions from homeowners, these matters have been tabled and will be voted on by the membership at a later date.  We expect to pick them back up within the next few months, as the issues we are seeking to address in updating these documents remain pressing.

 

In the meantime, please feel free to read the proposed changes in anticipation of moving forward on a vote on each issue except state statute in a few months.  All comments and questions are welcome by sending your comments and concerns to info@keyallegroisland.com.  All comments are being shared with the board and will be compiled and provided to the membership. Members will be notified of a future scheduled meeting to provide homeowners with an opportunity to ask questions regarding their concerns.

 

In general, this Board’s overall mission is to provide a progressive approach to governing the Association to ensure market competitiveness for our investments and to make our houses our homes.  Key Allegro is a unique community, which we love, but it also creates some unique challenges as well.  As an example, our original Deeds and Restrictions gave the power to amend to the Architectural Control Committee (“ACC”).  Unusual, to say the least, considering the governing documents cover many issues outside the scope of the ACC.

 

To correct this, in 2016, the Board amended our Bylaws in order for the ACC to delegate its amendment power to the Board of Directors.  As elected representatives of Key Allegro’s property owners’ membership, the Board is better equipped to make decisions, not only on ACC issues but all issues regarding property owners.  Key Allegro’s significant damage of more than 100 homes totally destroyed (20%) and most others receiving major to moderate damage, demands that our Bylaws not only reflect City and County, but, also, FEMA rebuilding codes and requirements.

 

We, the Board, are of the mind that we must be proactive, act and not reactive, and make difficult decisions necessary to meet the challenges we face.  The Board speaks for each of us when actions are taken to ensure everyone’s investments remain secure, appreciate in value, and hope to see a future Key Allegro in which we may be proud.

 

As previously mentioned, in addition to the update and information provided above, the Board wishes to address concerns some homeowners have which have been brought about by misinformation related to the draft amendments that we circulated.  Social media is by definition, “social!”  Much of what we are hearing derives from that source.  Below, we have outlined some of the more talked about concerns, in which we have attempted to separate fact from fiction.

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board is voting on the new legal documents without input or vote.”

 

Fact:  KACPOA website and email communications have, for months, stated, “Please review these documents carefully, as the Board will be submitting these to the membership for a vote at the February Annual Meeting.”  To allow more time to work through member concerns, we have tabled a voting date at this time.

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board has passed a 5% tax on all homeowners.”

 

Fact:  In the current draft of the CC&Rs, a one-half of one percent (0.5%) “Working Capital Assessment” is included.  The fee is paid one time by the buyer (the “transferee”) at closing and would be an alternative funding source for future capital improvements, additional reserves, and financial sustainability on the Island.  This is still being contemplated and will be discussed prior to a member vote.

 

 

Misinformation: “In the new legal documents, the Board is passing assessments, at will, allowing the power of the Board to set assessments at whatever they want.”

 

Fact:  Article 6.1 of the Bylaws states “[t]he Board of Directors may assess the members of the Association, from time to time in such a manner as they shall determine, annual dues and special assessments as may be necessary.” We are not amending the Bylaws, so the Board’s authority will not be changed.

 

 

Misinformation: “In the new legal documents, the Board will be able to increase assessments by more than five percent from one year to the next.”

 

Fact: A clause in the Bylaws states annual dues and a special assessment may not be raised more than 5% without a supermajority vote of the membership (67%). Again, the Board is not proposing any amendment to the Bylaws. Therefore, the assessment categories and assessment increase caps in the Bylaws will not change.

 

 

Misinformation: “The special assessment passed by the Board in October 2017 was invalid, as they can only raise the special assessment by 5%.”

 

Fact:  Historical KACPOA Minutes have shown, throughout the life of Key Allegro, a special assessment has never been levied on KACPOA’s membership.  Thus, there is no “starting point” to calculate a raise of 5%.  The Board hopes that further special assessments will not be necessary, but we are sure you understand the extraordinary circumstances related to the hurricane that necessitated the special assessment. 

 

 

Misinformation: “The Board is voting in their own members at will.”

 

Fact:  Bylaws require proper notice of all nominations, proper notice of candidates and proper notice of a member vote at a special called meeting to ensure fair leadership.  The election is pending now and will take place at the Annual Meeting February 23rd. The Board is also required by the Bylaws to fill a vacant position due to a resignation of a board member within one board meeting which it has done this year.

 

 

Depending on the feedback the Board receives from homeowners, the Board will evaluate and decide on next the steps over the coming months in this amendment process with the best interests of the community, as a whole, in mind.  As always, we welcome new candidates for the Board and homeowner input at meetings.

Revised KACPOA Covenant Documents including CCRs, Community Manual and Urban Design Code

 

The Board of Directors has worked with the Association’s law firm, Winstead PC, to revise our governing documents, including the Declaration of Covenants (CCRs), the Community Manual which contains various policies, and the Urban Design Code. Copies of the draft governing documents have been provided to all Owners.

 

NOTE: Please review these documents carefully. Owners have the opportunity to express their opinions by emailing info@keyallegroisland.com. The Board of Directors will consider all feedback when making revisions to the circulated drafts. At a future date, and with proper notice, the membership will vote on any amendments. 

 

List of Amended Governing Documents:

 

CCRs – This is a new legal binding document that will be officially recorded and covers key rights and obligations that will remain largely unchanged going forward. The provisions cover:

– property use restrictions;

– maintenance obligations for the Association and Owners;

– rule enforcement and dispute resolution; and

– assessment obligations

 

Community Manual – The Association’s rules, regulations, and policies are compiled in the Community Manual. These are, generally speaking, the rules that need to be revised from time to time. For example, our Association might have a rule that states the pool rules and hours of operations. Such rules may change seasonally and, thus, should not be included in the CCRs.

 

Bylaws – While the Community Manual contains the Bylaws, the Board of Directors has not drafted any amendment to the Bylaws. The Bylaws contain the procedural rules that explain how the Association should be governed. Such topics include board terms, eligibility, notice requirements for meetings, and assessment categories. Again, the Bylaws will not be amended at this time.

 

Design Code – The Association’s architectural standards provide information regarding the design and construction of improvements, as well as the approval process. Architectural standards often regulate exterior design elements such as paint colors, exterior finishes, and landscaping materials. In our community, paint colors are not as important to the BOD, so we have not incorporated these types of restrictions. Most of the changes are in support of new building requirements including building at higher elevations in compliance with FEMA and Aransas County regulations.

 

Each document can be downloaded by clicking on one of the following links:

 

Master Covenants (CCRs)Urban Design Code - Text versionUrban Design Code - Graphic Version

MOWING SERVICES

 

In an effort to help our owners with mowing contractors in the community, below is a list for your review. We have also included a link to the City of Rockport website that lists all registered contractors.

 

Ricardo Coronado
361-230-0299

 

Dowell
Regan Robinson
361-660-3844

 

Ty Helgenberger
970-596-7460
kathyandty@gmail.com

 

Jeremy Schuler
361-463-7707
jeremy@schulersllc.com

 

Shannon Wehman
361-461-3133
swehman1972@gmail.com

 

If you know someone you would like to have included on this list, please reach out to Chris Veatch at 361-557-4252  or chris.veatch@keyallegroisland.com.

 

NOTE: KACPOA, the KACPOA Board of Directors, nor Luce properties provide any endorsements of these contractors.

Registered Contractors

KEY ALLEGRO BRANDED MERCHANDISE

 

You can find great apparel and other Key Allegro branded items by visiting the KACPOA online store. Find t-shirts, tumblers, golf cart flags and more.

Store

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