All Board of Directors, members, office staff, chairpersons and helpers for community functions, and most other workers for the community are volunteers. Because most of the work is done by volunteers, maintenance fees (association dues) are kept to a minimum. Most or all of the residents in Green Gate Grove donate their time in small or big ways.
Green Gate Grove Subdivision is a 55 years of age or older housing exempted community, as set forth in Section 807 of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C.A. 3607) and amended by the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995. No more than two (2) adults shall occupy or reside in any dwelling in Green Gate Grove, with the exception of temporary guests. Individual guests whose presence increases occupancy of a residence to more than 2 adults shall be limited to one thirty (30) day stay in any calendar year. No dwelling in Green Gate Grove shall be occupied, rented or leased to any family with children under eighteen (18) years of age. Visits of individual children shall be limited to one thirty (30) day stay in any calendar year.
If you intend to sell or rent your property, please come to the office, inform the staff, complete a Notification of Proposed Change of Ownership or Occupancy, and obtain a packet of information for potential buyers or renters. Both current owner and new buyer or renter must sign the appropriate form and return to the office. Your property can then be listed on the Properties for Sale list kept in the office foyer and listed on this website.. You must inform potential buyers or renters of the occupancy rules for the community as noted in the "e;Blue Book".
The Green Gate Grove office is located by the entrance. The Office hours are - winter (November through March) hours are 8-3 Monday through Friday. Summer (April through October) hours are 9-3 Monday through Friday. This is where new residents register, access key cards are issued, badges are ordered, association dues are paid, and other resident business is handled. Call 956-581-1932 for any other information.
The official documents of the community are found in the “Blue Book" which is made available to each property owner/resident.
The Green Gate Grove Property Owners has a Yahoo Group (SCOA) that sends out to all registered members events and all activities via email. We also have this web site which shows all Activities. We have monthly schedules block meetings and a Board of Directors meeting and all members, that is property owners, are encouraged to attend. The Green Gate Grove Greengator is a newsletter written, printed and available to all residents from November through March. It is edited and managed by community volunteers.
A resident's directory is produced every year in February and each property owner receives a copy. In addition to residents’ addresses and phone numbers, this directory provides information on corporate board members, activities committee officers and chairs, and an activities schedule. A Resident's Directory is also found on this website for registered residents. It is kept up to date as new information becomes available.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their properties to community standards. If you are away from your property for periods of time, arrangements must be made for mowing of grass and any other necessary yard care, including picking up fallen fruit. You may be billed for care if your property is unsightly and community-paid grounds personnel must clean it up. If you leave for an extended time, please put all moveable objects inside your locked house, garage or shed. It is also a good idea to leave a key for your home with a neighbor. And, as above, be sure to arrange for property care.
There is no curb trash pickup. All trash must be placed in dumpsters located on the East and West sides of Green Gate Grove behind each of the halls. Special dumpsters are available for recyclables, tree trimmings and grass. A collection point for aluminum cans is located in the West Hall near the indoor hot tub.
Any change to the structure of your property must meet city building codes and Green Gate Grove regulations. Any project requires the approval of the Vice President of Properties. A sample form of the Architectural Permit is in each “Blue Book”.
Access to commonly–owned facilities, including the hall, swimming pool, library, computer room, poker room, billiards room, and shuffleboard court, is open to all residents both owners and renters. The hall facilities are locked at night and opened early each morning. Some areas, including the office, storage areas and kitchen are accessible only to residents currently involved with that activity and access to some of these also requires completion of forms to help ensure safety as well as security.
Dogs and cats are welcome additions to the community. Of course, all pet owners must assure that their pets do not present a danger or do damage to someone else's property. Pets are not allowed in any of the common buildings. All dogs outside of an owner's property must be leashed. Feces must be picked up and discarded by the owner. When walking dogs in the community, pet owners should be respectful of other residents' property rights and guard against a dog injuring another dog or person. In addition, for the safety and health of all, pets should have up-to-date immunizations.
The media hype and big dollar TV shows promote the impression that it is not safe to live close to the Mexican border - that illegal immigrants equal danger. This is not true! The Mission-McAllen area is the 13th safest metro area in the USA. Yes, we do have undocumented immigrants crossing the border illegally. Yes, the cartel does attempt to control the border with drugs. Most of the people don't swim the river to bring drugs into the United States, but they come to find work to support their families and improve their quality of life. Many pay hundreds and thousands of dollars to someone to help them get across, but then are left at the border to find their own way north where they can blend in. They don't come here to do harm to anyone or anything. They are faith driven, incredibly family oriented and seek only to provide for their family. The residents of Green Gate Grove live happy, peaceful lives and focus on the amazing beauty of the area.