June Newsletter

Hello Neighbors…

Summer is upon us – welcome to June in Texas! Now that school is out and the days are longer and lazier, it seems like fun events and activities abound, and the neighborhood is no exception. Make sure to check the calendar for our neighborhood events, and if you have a suggestion for additional activities, please contact a Committee Member or Resident Board Member.

The committee planning process has made quite a bit of progress, and we are glad to see the development of these committees. If you have a little (or a lot) of time, please consider volunteering on a committee. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and make new friends.

The NEW Community webpage is now available! Check out http://www.waterleaffalls.com to view current information, Frequently Asked Questions, Committee Updates, a calendar and many other helpful links.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or feedback about the neighborhood, please contact your Resident Board Members, Eric Bauer or Abbye Crandall, at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Thanks! Eric Bauer and Abbye Crandall

Neighbor Spotlight

Every month we will get to know a little bit about a neighbor! This month it’s Linda Vega.

What date did you move into Waterleaf? July 30, 2009 at 8:56 PM …Thanks to FB I also have a picture of us using the key for the first time!!

Who lives with you here in the neighborhood? Lupe, Leslie (age 7) and Elaina (age 20 months).

How many pets do you have and what are their names? Do dust bunnies count? Teehee, I should name them. I have a big spider web on my porch…We can name her Charlotte.

Where were you born and what other cities you have lived? I was born in Clovis, New Mexico but only because it was the nearest hospital! Was raised in TX and consider myself a Texan!! I’m from Friona, TX and it’s known as the “Cheeseburger Capital of Texas!”

What is your favorite restaurant here in the area? Barbacoa tacos from Maria’s and Milts BBQ!

What are your favorite hobbies? Love to read, hear all kinds of music and I love to garden especially the unexpected. I grew loofahs and cotton last year. I am growing a “ghost pepper and have a hay bale garden” this year.

Which holiday is your favorite? Christmas, and we plan to invite The Water Leaf community again this year to serve hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, watch a movie and have kids play under the snow machine. We had a great time last year.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Haven’t been there yet, but look forward to trips to Paris and Hawaii in the next few years!

Have you ever met a celebrity and who was it? The Property Brothers from HGTV & Dennis Quaid who winked and smiled at me… 😉

What is your favorite food and what is something you will not eat? All of my husband’s cooking is my favorite!! I won’t eat oysters or squid.

Who is your favorite sports team? SF 49ers and SA Spurs.

What high school did you graduate from and what year? I graduated from Friona High School in 1993!! 20 yr. reunion this year!

What 4 songs would play for a soundtrack of your life? “Staying Alive” from the Bee Gees , “Go Rest High on the Mountain” by Vince Gill , “Morning Star” by Gabe Martinez, “Open Door” by Circleslide

Where do you take a Sunday drive to? The Connection Church in Buda and then drive home to have family time.

What is on your “to do list” for this year? Plan Lupe’s 40th birthday and take my kids to Disney World.

Favorite midnight snack? Pizza rolls with my BFF when she comes to visit!!

If you could go back in time, what time period would you go to? I’d go back to 1995 and make sure I graduated college!!!

What is your favorite thing about living in Waterleaf? That I live across the pool, have enough room to plant a garden, bus picks up Leslie right outside our door, and Ms. Isabel’s day care is right behind me.

Add a question for next month! What’s keeping you from growing something?

Anything else you would like to add?

Guadalupe Vega / CEO Linda Vega / Vice President Urban Pine Construction LTD CO Specializing in Residential Framing 670 New Bridge Drive

Kyle, TX 78640 512.698.3025 office 210.392.8519 field urbanpineconstuction@gmail.com

Facebook Favorites Pages to like!

Neighbors…for next month, if you have your own Facebook group page, email in the link and we will post it here, or send in a favorite page to share!

Email to WaterleafNewsletter@gmail.com

This month’s Facebook Favorite is :

Kyle Police Department Check out their page and “like” them!

Numbers You Should Know….

POLICE AND FIRE EMERGENCY 911

Kyle Police Dept. Non Emergency (512) 268-3232
Kyle Fire Dept. Non Emergency (512) 268-3131
Kyle Animal Control (512) 268-8800
County Line Water Supply (512) 398-4748
PEC (Electric) Emergency and Power Interruptions 1-888-883-3379

Garden Notes

Have you noticed weeds and grasses growing up thru your sidewalks and driveways? Here are three suggestions to get them under control and gone! Homemade natural recipe; 50/50 mix of 20% vinegar and orange oil with one tablespoon of molasses. This will kill any plants on contact so be careful where you use it. It is organic and safe around kids, pets and other lower forms of life.

Another option is a product called Blackjack 21. Blackjack is a 21 percent vinegar weed killer, with some extra natural ingredients added. It also includes yucca extract, olive oil, garlic oil, citrus oil and molasses along with the vinegar. Those ingredients work as sticking, wetting and emulsifying agents, which makes the vinegar work more effectively at killing weeds. Protect skin and eyes from product and keep away from children, and again avoid spraying on anything you do not wish to be gone.

Lastly, chemical spray such as RoundUp, caution around children and pets and yourself while applying. Remember all three products will destroy what is being sprayed. It is suggested to spray on a calm day with no wind.

Household Tips From Larry……

• Water damage prevention: As our homes get older, sooner or later the water valves under the sink, behind the toilets and behind the refrigerator will seep or leak. On the market are simple moisture detectors that will send out a warning of a seep or leak. Another low cost method I’ve used for years was to put a small basin or container under sinks or behind the toilets. Place the container directly under the water service valve so if and when a drip starts, the water will collect and you will hear a drip. Without it, a drip begins, is not heard and it will soak into the wood cabinet destroying wood and flooring. For two story owners this simple method can save major damage if gone unnoticed. You can also place a larger, low sided container, the size of a cookie sheet under your air condition unit. Remove the intake grate off the A/C unit and set this pan on the floor. This too will serve as a collection pan of water drips so it can be heard. In no way is the method described above designed to collect and hold water to prevent damage, but to collect so a drip drop sound can alert you.

• Simple Security: As summer begins and night time activity is on the rise, a low cost security device is your porch lights. Leave a light on all night! The cost to run a 60 W bulb for 8 hrs is 8 cents a day. They say if a burglar is on the street, he will avoid houses with lights on and take the ones that are dark.

• Shades and curtains down: We are amazed at the number of homes that keep their curtains and blinds wide open at night. Remember when it is dark out and you have your curtains and blinds wide open, your windows serve as a reflection into your house. It is very easy to see your household goods and people walking about.

Thank you Larry Simone!

COUNTY LINE WATER SUPPLY STAGE II WATER RATIONING IS IN EFFECT

Do not wash cars, boats, etc. Outside watering between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Customers whose address ends with an even number may water on Sundays and Thursdays. Customers whose address ends with an odd number may water on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes. Thank-you for helping to preserve our water supply sources!

From Your Neighborhood Watch Committee…..

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH has re-formed this past month. Committee members are Robert Crandall, Holly Williamson, Geri- Ann Swazey, Israel Moreno and Michele Hinojosa. Monthly meetings will meet at the Pool Pavilion Park unless otherwise noted in the Newsletter. We are working on many plans, some of which include monthly speakers and guests, neighborhood events; both whole neighborhood gatherings and individual streets or blocks. Everyone is welcome to join us! If you have any ideas, questions or comments please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com We are still in need of block captains! If interested please let us know! Ideally there should be one block captain to every 10 – 15 houses.

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

http://www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

In the battle against crime, the Kyle Police force is strengthened as we rely on the eyes and ears of over 28,000 citizens within our community. The Kyle Police Department maintains a calm, peaceful, but ever-growing city. You can help by following these simple steps to discourage thieves from making you a victim. If you are going to be out of town, complete the Vacation Watch Request Form and we will check your residence or business while you are away. Form and tips can be found on web-site above.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH would like to thank Kyle Police Department and Kyle Fire Department for spending time with us at the May monthly meeting. The police department discussed home security, giving us many ideas on how to keep our home and property safe both inside and out. We were also given a Personal Property ID Record to fill out, listing important items for record. A crime report of Waterleaf and the city was also given for the month. The fire department discussed fire safety, again for both inside and outside the home along with information on the Department itself. And of course, the kids loved the fire truck and motorcycle with sirens and lights flashing!

From Social Committee…

Following our recent meeting with the Resident Board Members, we have a new group of Co-Chairs for Social Committee; Stacy Vail, Kelly Ammann and Samantha Ackerman. I am resigning from this committee to help on other committees.

Waterleaf Movie Night

Waterleaf Movie Night

We are planning our “Movie in the Park” event for Saturday, June 22nd at dark (8:30 pm) at our Waterleaf Park. The movie is FREE and concessions will be offered at a nominal charge to help offset the cost of renting a BIG screen. So bring blanket/chairs and join your neighbors. We will be showing the PG-rated “BRAVE”.

If you have any ideas you are welcome to contact us. We always need volunteers, so if you would like to join the Social Committee or just lend a hand when you can, please contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com.

Box Tops For Education

Please collect your box tops for Tobias! Briana Reinertsen will be collecting these for the PTA. Look up Box Tops For Education on Facebook. Briana can be reached by email at Briana@benchmark-ins.com

Neighborhood Watch 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade!

Join us Saturday, June 29, for our holiday parade! We will meet at the City Park on Abundance at 9:30. Come in your RED, WHITE and BLUE! Decorate your bikes, pets, cars, yourself or whatever you’d like! You may enter a group you are involved with, boy/girl scouts, school/sports groups, etc. The parade will kick off at 10:00 am. We will travel from the City Park; Abundance to Holly Grove, to New Bridge and end at the Pool Park. Prizes will be given for the best decorated entries!

Please email us if you are participating in the parade so we have a count of people. If you have any questions you may email anytime!

Thanks!
Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Basketball Tournament

The Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on June 29th starting at 11:00 AM at the Waterleaf Falls basketball court. Email Neighborhood Watch for registration information. Prizes to be awarded!

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show – July 4, 2013

Join in the celebration of Independence Day as the City of Kyle once again has planned for a spectacular fireworks show. The show will be launched from Plum Creek Golf Course. See the City’s website for additional details, time, where to park in the area. Please note, no one will be allowed access to the Golf Course property or trails leading into the Course. Suggested parking sites include: paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s Crossing. If you can see the water tower next to Hays CISD PAC on Kohler’s Crossing, you will have a great view of the fireworks. http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/independen ce-day-celebration-fireworks-show-0

Pool Committee Pool Party

Join your neighbors and the Pool Committee for a pool party! Saturday, June 8, 9:00pm to 11:00pm. This will be for 18 years old and up only. Come have an evening out with your neighbors and enjoy the pool!

HOA BOD Meeting Update

Your HOA Board of Directors met on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Full meeting notes will be available once approved at the next Board meeting on June 20, 2013, but there are several decisions we would like to share at this time.:

Per resident request, the Pool bathrooms will be available during all hours that the HOA Park area is open, from 5 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week. You will still need your pool key to access the restrooms at all times.

We have accepted a bid to improve lighting in the Park and Pavilion areas. There is not yet a start date for the work to begin. Once it does begin, we hope to see a decrease in vandalism and loitering issues around the Pavilion and Pool areas.

We have also started the process to have the pool area thoroughly cleaned and some routine maintenance completed. We hope that this will be completed in the next few weeks.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact your HOA Board at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Eric and Abbye

Calendar of Events – June 2013

3 Trash and Compost Day

4 Welcome Committee Meeting 7:00 pm Pool Pavilion

8 Pool Committee Adult Pool Party 9:00pm to 11:00pm. 18 years old and up only please.

10 Trash and Recycle Day

12 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 7:00 pm Pool Pavilion. Our guest will be Kyle Animal Control, we will also be creating a banner for the 4th of July Parade, if you would like to add your handprint please attend!

14 Flag Day

16 Father’s Day

17 Trash and Compost Day

20 HOA Board Meeting 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Pool Pavilion BYOLC (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair)

21 First Day of Summer

22 Waterleaf Movie in the Park “BRAVE” Will begin at dark 8:30 pm at the Pool Pavilion Park (see details on the Committee Updates page)

24 Trash and Recycle Day

29 Waterleaf’s 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade by Neighborhood Watch 9:30 am gather at City park Parade will start at 10:00am (see details below)

* Core Committee will not meet this month *

Waterleaf Falls Committees

We need volunteers to help with individual committees. If you are interested, please contact the chair for that committee via Facebook or email.

Social CommitteeKelly Ammann, Stacy Vail, & Samantha Ackerman

Neighborhood Watch Team: Robert Crandall, Holly Williamson, Geri-Ann Swazey, Israel Moreno, & Michele Hinojosa

Pool Committee: Tracy Scheel

Core Committee: Abbye Crandall & Eric Bauer

Communication Committee: Angela McGrady, Keeouka Rivera, & Vanessa Garcia

Welcome Committee : Briana Reinertsen

 For the PDF version of the newsletter click here: Community Newsletter June