Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization (GOMO) is a Texas non-profit corporation based in Houston.
The purpose of GOMO is to further the common interests of owners of sections 1, 2, 3, & 5. These include but are not limited to the enforcement of deed restrictions, collection of assessments and promotion of health, safety, and welfare of residents and the land.
(Adapted from Articles of Incorporation 9/27/2002)
GOMO Meeting Information
Announcements & Updates
GOMO Can No Longer Fund Constable Patrols and Neighborhood Beautification
GOMO reviewed and adopted a budget for 2017 at its business meeting held August 17th. Major changes from prior year’s budgets include the elimination of spending of “Surplus Funds” as required by the bylaws for FY 2016-2017. These funds have been used for neighborhood related items such as Constable Patrols and Neighborhood Beautification. In practical terms, this means that next year Garden Oaks will lose the two Constable Patrols funded by GOMO (cost $153,500) and Beautification funding (cost $20,000). These steps were taken as a result of the outcome of the Section 3 garage lawsuit. While the lawsuit found GOMO to be improperly formed only with respect to the homeowners in the lawsuit, out of an abundance of caution, GOMO decided to place all transfer fees and other income received after the judgment date, June 8, 2016, into a separate account. GOMO appealed the ruling and is confident that the appeal will establish that GOMO was and is properly formed and that it has the authority to enforce Deed Restrictions and collect Transfer Fees. However, until such time, GOMO will limit spending to deed restriction enforcement and operating expenses. Due to its contractual obligations with Harris County, GOMO will continue to fund the two Constable Patrols until February 28, 2017.
Litigation Update Section 1 Subdivision of a Lot
The Texas Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal filed by GOMO. Attempts to join the properties have failed and the property will remain as is. The subdivided lots do not meet the requirement in the deed restrictions for minimum frontage for erection of a residence.
Litigation Update Section 3 Garage
11/7/2016 Appellant (GOMO) – filed Brief
12/6/2016 Appellee – motion for extension of time by one week for all pre-existing deadlines.
12/14/2016 Appellee – filed Brief
The Board of Directors for GOMO is composed of three elected directors for each section. The directors meet twice monthly to review building plans and enforcement actions.
Unless otherwise noted: Plan Review/Special Meetings(if needed) 1st Tuesday - Garden Oaks Montessori Elementary 6:30 PM
Plan Review/Business Meetings 3rd Wednesday - G.O. Professional Bldg. 4001 N. Shepherd Dr. ste. 216 7:00 PM
Owners are welcome at these meetings and are encouraged to bring their questions about building projects early in their planning.
If you are interested in being a director for your section, contact any of the directors listed above or email GOMO for detailed qualifications and procedures. Directors serve three year terms with one up for election or re-election each year at the Annual Meeting of Members. You can download a copy of the Nomination Form if you are interested in running for GOMO and wish to see what the requirements are. You may use this GOMO General proxy to gather votes.