Welcome to Key Allegro
History, nature, art, nightlife, beach life, shopping, birding, fishing ... pick your pleasure and chances are you'll find it nearby. You'll probably even find a friendly group of like-minded souls to help you enjoy it! Key Allegro Island is close to it all.
Welcome to the Key Allegro Canal and Property Owners Association, Inc. website. This web site was created to provide information relevant to residents and property owners of Key Allegro Island in Rockport, Texas. If you are considering a purchase on Key Allegro Island or renting one of our available properties, this site provides valuable information for your decision-making and stay.
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Board of Directors Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Allegro House at 8:30 AM, subject to change.
Posted February 11, 2016
Key Allegro Neighbors,
KACPOA, Garcia Construction and Derrick Construction will be performing maintenance dredging in the entrance canal into Finisterre Cove, also known as Redfish Channel), just off Leggett Channel. The canal has shoaled up between 31 & 29 Finisterre to the South and 46, 44, 42, 40 Blue Heron on the north side of the canal. Dredging operations will take place in the canal between these properties. The actual dates are contractor schedule and weather dependent, but is anticipated to occur during March/April, 2016.
Once the contractor mobilizes, dredging operations are estimated to take about 6-8 days to complete. During this work, there will be 2 large barges and several support craft working in this very narrow canal and Leggett Channel. These large marine vessels will have limited mobility and have the "right of way". All mariners are urged to exercise caution and care when transiting this channel during dredging operations. The canal will be deepened to 6 ft. from the centerline to within 5 ft. of any bulkhead, dock structure or piling in the water. The dredging contractor will be monitoring VHF channel 16. When in doubt, hail them on the VHF.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KACPOA VP, Dudley McDaniel (361-229-3015, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Posted February 29, 2016
NEXTDOOR - A Private Social Network For Neighborhoods
NEXTDOOR is a private social network for neighborhoods, to improve communication at the neighborhood level. This social media platform is used as a neighborhood forum to report neighborhood services, concerns, safety issues, and other worthy news.
Residents can join NEXTDOOR for free by visiting www.Nextdoor.com. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining NEXTDOOR. Information shared on NEXTDOOR is password-protected and cannot be accessed by search engines.
Key Allegro & Harbor Oaks have partnered up - there are currently 193 members, and growing.
Posted June 10, 2015
What You Need to Know About Golf Carts and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
- A “golf cart”, as defined in Sec. 502.001(18) of the Texas Transportation Code, is a motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer primarily for transporting persons on a golf course.
- Sec. 551.301 defines a "neighborhood electric vehicle" (NEV) as a vehicle that can attain a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour on a paved level surface and otherwise complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500 (49 C.F.R. Section 571.500).
There are 6 more points to the state law concerning golf carts and 8 points in the City of Rockport's ordinance about golf carts. We also have a nifty graphic about exactly what's needed by who where.
Posted May 19, 2015
It's important to know when and how you should trim your palm trees to keep them healthy and looking their best.
- Prune to remove dead or dying fronds
- To remove potential fire hazards, especially near buildings or homes
- To increase visibility and safety near driveways or sidewalks
- To prevent damage to buildings or homes during high winds
- To remove fruit, seeds and flowers
- Never prune for purely cosmetic reasons as you risk damaging your palm tree
Posted May 12, 2015
CountyOffice.org is an Internet database of county and state government offices in the United States. This helpful resource includes phone numbers and directions nationwide.
Posted April 30, 2015
FEMA Flood Mapping for Aransas County
This is the powerpoint presentation FEMA used for the new preliminary flood mapping for Aransas County. It will become final in a year to 18 months. Key Allegro is affected by changes in the flood risk and subsequent changes to premiums.
To view, click here.
Posted November 11, 2014
Swimming Pool Monitoring
Poolside alarm and security cameras have been installed. The alarm is fully automatic and will arm between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. If someone enters the pool area between these hours, the monitoring company will review the cameras for a positive intrusion and will call the police.
Posted October 25, 2014
Notice to Key Allegro Residents and Visitors:
Posted April 24, 2014
Letter to Key Allegro Property Owners
Dear Key Allegro Property Owner,
Key Allegro is a unique and wonderful island community. One of its most important features is the canal system. Canal lots have concrete bulkheads which are critical to the canal system. These bulkheads were put in when the island was developed, and some are more than 50 years old. Many are in need of repair. High tides allow the water to wash over the tops and wash out under and around the bulkheads, causing erosion and drifting of soil into the canals. A few are even in danger of collapse. Some have sunk to a level that they are under water most of the time and no longer serving their purpose.
It is important to the integrity of the whole island that these bulkheads be maintained. That includes adding caps and making other major repairs as necessary so that we have a continuous barrier in all of the canals.
These bulkheads are each individual homeowner's responsibility to maintain. The deed restrictions impose this obligation on each owner. It is really important that these be maintained, to protect the integrity of each lot, and our neighbor's lots as well. If you are getting water in your yard over your bulkhead, you need to make a repair.
Stephen Haynes, the association permitting agent, is our leader on this project, and your plans for repair need to be submitted to him before you start work. It is important that we have a coordinated approach to this serious problem.
To print, click here.
Posted April 17, 2014
Videos of special scenes and flowers on Key Allegro that are posted throughout the site are courtesy of Jane Willard.
We have received recent reports of criminal activity in the form of theft of electronics from boats moored behind property owner's homes.
Let's keep our Island safe: please contact the police if you notice any suspicious activity and always call 9-1-1 for an emergency.
John Hitt is your point of contact for issues concerning the pool, Allegro House and general island Maintenance.
He can be reached at 361-389-1179, email at
Your secondary contact is Parkie L Luce, with Luce Properties. She can be reached at 361-729-9161
Key Allegro Permitting Agent
Architectural issues and permits, contact Stephen Haynes at 361-727-2301, or email at StephenFitchHaynes@gmail.com.
Owners and their guests are reminded that vehicles as are considered recreational vehicles may not be left on or adjacent to a property for more than 30 days and all exterior lighting must be shielded to not present a glare nuisance as stated by ARTICLE X paragraph 12 (a) and 13 of the Deed Restrictions. These requirements enhance the value of our properties and make our evenings more enjoyable for our neighbors.
As homeowners on the Island, we are all most interested in maintaining the appearance of the island in general. However, it has been recently pointed out to your Board that there are some vacant lots (and houses) that are not being properly maintained, as required by our deed restrictions. In particular, we have noticed that the grass has been allowed to become unsightly tall, and in a few instances, that refuse has been allowed to accumulate on some lots and yards. This, after repeated written notices have been sent, requesting remediation of the matter. Read More
From our local law enforcement group
They ask that we caution all homeowners to take special care to lock your home carefully, especially when you leave home for any time and in the evenings after dark, even when you are at home. You are also asked to check any opening windows to assure they are locked securely. It is a good idea to check windows carefully after any inside repair or maintenance work has been done in your home as they may have been unlocked and opened while repair work was being conducted.
With the recent holiday season and as usual, more thefts and break-ins are being reported. Key Allegro is one of several affluent subdivisions in the city. This can make your home an easy target if you don't take the precaution of locking doors and windows carefully. It is also a good idea to use your security system, in the evening, or when you are away if you have one installed.
A few other tips offered by the Rockport Police Department include:
- If possible, have a security system installed in your residence. If you currently have a security system, be sure to activate the system, any time you leave the residence and when you go to sleep at night. Be sure to utilize the security system to its full potential.
- If you currently have an alarm system installed and for any unknown reason the alarm activates please allow Law Enforcement to respond to check out why the alarm was activated. A general rule to follow is that if you or someone you personally know did not accidently set off the alarm, the Police should respond.
- Always close garage doors when you are not working adjacent to them. Thieves not only steal things from your garage, but also use this for easy entry to your home.
- Do not leave gardening tools unattended in your yard such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws or anything of value.
- Light is always a deterrent to criminal behavior. Light up areas that have access to any entry way or windows.
- Do not leave fishing equipment or ice chests unsecured on your property. Yeti's have become a popular theft target. Do not leave any items inside boats that are parked for the night.
- If you see anyone at night time walking who seems out of place, call the Police and report the subjects, even if you think they might just be kids.
- Lock your vehicles when they are not in use. 99% of all reported motor vehicle burglaries involve no force to gain entry inside the vehicle. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked and made an easy target for theft.
- Last but most important, please report any suspicious persons/ behavior. If you are curious or it just seems strange, please report it to the Police. Let the Police attempt to make contact and determine what is going on. The Police would rather respond and decide that it was nothing, than go out and work a burglary.
Remember that any suspicious person calls should be called in to the Police non-emergency phone number 729-1111 and in the event of an emergency call 911.
FirstCall Emergency Notification System
During an emergency, the City of Rockport and Aransas County will implement the FirstCall Emergency Notification System. Citizens with caller ID on their phones should take note that the caller name that appears is "FirstCall" and that the call will have a 361 area code. The system will call each telephone number in the database. Once answered, the system will deliver a short voice message to you or your answering machine. If a recipient of a call wants to hear the message again, calling the phone number that appears on the caller ID will give residents the opportunity to listen to the call again. If the call is not answered or if the line is busy, the system will attempt to make the call again. The system can also send this emergency message to a cell phone by SMS (text) and can be received by email.
Residents must register with the system in order to receive messages from FirstCall. There are two methods by which to register:
- Online at https://alertregistration.com/AransasCoTx/
- By telephone at (866) 484-3264
Residents can choose to enter up to a combined total of five different phone numbers or email addresses.
Residents can contact Lt. Larry Sinclair at (361) 790-1134 if they have questions or need assistance with FirstCall.