Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are fireworks allowed in our neighborhood?
A: No. Olympia Estates is within the city limits of Missouri City, TX and fireworks are illegal in Missouri City.
Q: Why are there two HOAs when we’re all Olympia Estates?
A: When the original developer of Olympia Estates went bankrupt, lenders foreclosed on the undeveloped land and the Olympia Estates Community Association which was set up by that developer was turned over to the homeowners. The association negotiated with DR Horton to annex section 6 (the Express Homes section) into the Olympia Estates Community Association before construction of that section began.
When the rest of the land was sold to the group that is developing the newer Gateway/Rausch Coleman Homes sections, that group decided to form their own association, called the Olympia Estates Homeowners Association. Since they owned the land, and the undeveloped land was not part of the original association, they had the right to do this.
Right now, we basically have two subdivisions that are both called Olympia Estates. Each has its own HOA, its own management company, its own board of directors, and they are completely independent.
We are the Olympia Estates Community Association and we manage sections 1-6. If you live in the newer sections, we do not have any information about your neighborhood, its management, or its amenities. The bylaws, CC&Rs, meetings, board of directors, newsletter and the architectural control committee described on this website only apply to the original sections (1-6).
Q: What Recreational Facilities Are Available?
A: There is a community park in Olympia Estates with a children’s playground on Welborn Place that is open to all residents from dawn to dusk.
The association is in the process of selling a parcel of land near the corner of Vicksburg and Truesdale to a Municipal Utility District that intends to build a new community park at that location.
Outside of our neighborhood, we are near Kitty Hollow Park, which features picnic facilities around a lake and a dog park. The park is located at 9555 State Highway 6. A jogging trail connects Olympia Estates, Vicksburg, and Lakeshore Harbour to Kitty Hollow Park.
Q: Can Olympia Estates residents use the pool in Vicksburg?
A: No, we do not have access to their pool.
Q: I’d like to modify the exterior of my home. What do I need to do?
A: Before you begin, fill out an Architectural Control Committee form and get approval. Allow at least 30 days for review. Modifications that require approval include but are not limited to sheds, play structures, permanent basketball goals, exterior doors, and exterior painting.
Q: Who Provides Water and Trash Service?
A: Depending upon which side of Vicksburg you live on, you receive water service from Fort Bend County MUD #47 or Fort Bend County MUD #48. Trash service is provided by Green For Life Environmental under contract to the City of Missouri City, but is billed by the MUD as part of your water bill.
Q: What Are The Trash Pickup Days?
A: Monday and Thursday. Recycling is every other Monday.
Q: What Can Be Placed In The Recycling Container?
A: The following things can be recycled curbside:
- Metal: Aluminum cans, food trays and foil, steel and tin cans.
- Plastic: #1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) Examples include disposable soft drink and water bottles. #2. High density polyethylene (HDPE). Examples include milk jugs, liquid detergent bottles, shampoo bottles. #3. Polyvinyl chloride (V or PVC). Examples include cooking oil bottles, beauty aid products and household cleaners. #4. Low density polyethylene (LDPE). Examples include margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, six and twelve pack rings. #5. Polypropylene (PP). Examples include syrup bottles, yogurt cups, tubs and ketchup bottles. 7#. Polycarbonate (PC) and polylactide (PLA). Examples include baby bottles, reusable water bottles, stain-resistant food-storage containers. (tip: many plastic products have a recycling symbol with its number on the bottom)
- Paper: newspaper, cardboard, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks, mail, paperback books, paper bags, chip board, carrier stock, milk, juice cartons and other uncontaminated paper products.
The following items cannot be recycled curbside:
- #6. Polystyrene (PS, Styrofoam) NOT ACCEPTABLE AS A RECYCLABLE PRODUCT. Examples include disposable coffee cups, clam-shell take-out containers.
- Pizza boxes. This is considered a contaminated paper product because of the grease.
Q: Where do I report a streetlight outage?
A: Take down the number on the side of the streetlight(s) and report it here: https://slo.centerpointenergy.com/