The Purpose of POATRI
- To be a useful resource and benefit to the property owners of Terlingua Ranch
- To maintain and improve roads that give access to Terlingua Ranch tracts
- To administer and enforce the Terlingua Ranch Maintenance Agreement and the collection of assessments
- To develop, improve, or maintain any recreational areas or health and safety projects on property owned by POATRI
Basics of POATRI
Basics information for the the Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch, Inc. is below. Please visit our Library for more information.
Here at Headquarters
Terlingua Ranch has many resources available here at Headquarters to help our Property Owners. Please visit the Terlingua Ranch Lodge website at TerlinguaRanch.com for more information.
As long as all of the land is in the exact same name(s) there will only be one account and one fee. If you were to buy land with other friends, family or business names, then you could have several accounts and several annual fees.
Exempt Tracts are tracts which are not subject to the annual assessment fee. The first exempt tracts were created by the Developer in the original TRMA document. Exhibit A of the TRMA document lists all of the land that is a part of Terlingua Ranch and Exhibit B lists all of the tracts subject to pay assessments. When the Developer realized that a permanent encumbrance was necessary for the future of Terlingua Ranch and the maintenance of the roads, they had already sold some of the land and therefore could not bind property they no longer owned to legally pay assessments. The tracts that are exempt due to the original TRMA document are considered exempt by Exhibit B. Some of the tracts listed as exempt on the TRMA document were later changed to be no longer exempt by the Developer when they were sold by stating that the owners of the property did have to pay a maintenance fee on the deed.
There are other reasons a tract could be exempt. If the Developer sold land and specifically stated on the original deed that the land was subject to $0.00 maintenance charge, then those tracts are considered exempt by deed.
There are other tracts that are only temporarily exempt due to the Temporary Partial Waiver documents filed in 2007 and 2008. The tracts listed on the Temporary Partial Waiver documents remain exempt as long as they are owned by the same individuals who owned the land when the documents were filed. Once those tracts are sold they are no longer exempt.
Property Owners who only own exempt tracts are not required to pay the annual assessment fee. We do send voluntary donation letters to our exempt owners and the support they give is greatly appreciated.