November Newsletter

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Hello Neighbors,

As Thanksgiving approaches, your Resident Board members have been busy preparing for 2014. Work has begun to create next year’s HOA budget, and installation of the new pool gate security system, which took several months to prepare, has finally started! We are thankful for the many opportunities being Resident Board members has afforded us and look forward to more as we wrap up this first year serving you.

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Thank you!

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer
Resident Board Members

November Community Calendar

3      Welcome Committee Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

4      Trash and Compost Day

5      Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

11    Trash and Recycle Day
         Veteran’s Day

14     CORE Committee Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

18     Trash and Compost Day

21     Monthly Board Meeting – 1:30 pm KB Office

25     Trash and Recycle Day

28     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 1 – 22nd – Waterleaf Falls Canned Food Drive benefitting Hays County Food Bank. See committee update below for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! NEW POOL KEY ACCESS CARDS ARE BEING ISSUED

As of October 18th ALL current pool access key cards have been deactivated.

Click here to request your pool key now!

Click here to request your pool key now!

Installation of the new pool gate security system has finally begun, which means new cards must be issued. We have two upcoming dates for homeowners to come out and pick up a new key card right here in the neighborhood. You may also request a new key right here by clicking on the Pool Key photo to the left.

Please contact the Pool Committee if you have any questions at waterleafpool.pavilion@gmail.com

Come out to the park pavilion on the following dates and get your new Pool Access Key Card.

Wednesday, November 6
6 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, November 16
11 am – 2 pm

Change in Waterleaf Violation Fine Policy

The board recently made changes to the violation fine policy and is outlined below.  If you see any violation in our neighborhood, you can easily file a report by clicking the link at the waterleaffalls.com  community website.  On the right hand side under “Frequently Requested,” you will see a link that says  “Report a Violation.”  This link takes you directly to the Goodwin Management site and allows you to fill out a form with the information regarding the violation.
Violations fine policy regarding repeat violations of the same restriction:
                   Courtesy Notice/1st Violation                                     $0
                   2nd Violation                                                                  $0
                   3rd Violation                                                                   $50
                   4th Violation                                                                   $50
                   5th Violation (and each repeat violation therafter)     $50
Unpaid fines of $250 or 5th violation will be turned over to the attorney for collection/resolution.
Additional fees will apply. The board reserves the right to take action as needed on an individual basis.

Tips From Larry

Rice Is Not Nice Our sink garbage disposals like to grind many things, but never, never, never, throw uncooked rice in the sink. If you do, the rice will pass through the disposal and then swell as water passes through which can crack drain lines in the ground.

Vinegar This is a fantastic and cheap cleaning agent. Try it on your car, on home windows and much more.

Mail Box Our mail person tells me that if you will be away for awhile you don’t have to call to stop the mail. The mail person says they will stuff mail in your box until full and then hold the remaining mail.

Air Conditioner and Heater Preventative Maintenance Most of our contractors that installed your home AC and heater offer a quarterly inspection of your system for a low price. Look on your unit to find the phone number and ask about this service

Baby Bed Safety If you are moving your little ones from a crib to a big bed, you can make a simple safety rail from PVC. It will cost under $10. I’d be glad to share my photos of this item.

Porch Lights and Security Many homeowners will not leave a porch light on because they forget to turn it off and on. Well, your switch can be replaced with a simple timer switch to automatically set a time off and on.

Base Board Cleaning A good way to clean the “miles ” of baseboards along your walls is to use a mixture of vinegar and hot water. Use an old cloth and some of the solution and wipe away. If your knees are hurting, sit on a 4 wheel furniture mover or similar and push yourself along as you clean.

Recipe Corner

Here’s a great recipe to try out this Thanksgiving!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Place sweet potatoes in a 10×6 inch shallow baking dish and pour orange juice over.

3. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix together and cut in margarine. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and broil until browned.

Enjoy!

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Send it to us!

Now Open!

open-for-businessAs the city of Kyle continues to grow, more options for shopping, eating, and entertainment are coming! If you have not noticed, Ross “Dress for Less” is now open on Kyle Parkway (in the Target shopping center). Firehouse Subs is also open on the other side of Kyle Parkway near Dickey’s BBQ.

Have you tried a new business you’d like your neighbors to know about? Let us know! Contact us at waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

UpcomingEvents

Sat. Nov 2nd – 3rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza 

2013_DDLM_Flyer.278173434_stdpresented by Hays CISD Mariachi Booster Club Join us at Gregg Clarke Park 1300 Center Park Road in
Kyle, Texas (located adjacent to the Kyle Pool).  This fundraising event will host a $6 BBQ Chicken Plate,
Silent Auction, Mariachi Music, Ballet Folklorico and more.  This is a true celebration of our culture and
community. There will be over 250 mariachi student performers!

Nov 8 – 10 Cowgirls Weekend at Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera

Horse Activities and events for mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, and co-workers. To register or
for more information visit www.silverspur-ranch.com

Nov 14 Duchman Family Winery Presents Movies Under the Stars 

153Tonight’s movie is “Dirty Dancing” Admission at 6:30 pm and movie starts at 7:30 Advance purchase
is required. Event pass is $15 and includes Lawn Access, Popcorn Ticket, 1 Wine Ticket
*Rain or Shine*
Contact Candace@duchmanwines.com to purchase passes. For more info vist, duchmanwinery.com

Saturday Morning Coffe with Council Member Samantha Bellows-LeMense

CoffeeJoin Samantha for coffee and some conversation about our great city. You can find her every first and third Saturday at the Casa Garcia’s by the HEB from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.. She’d love to talk and see how she can be of better service to you and make our city an even better place.

Entertainment Changes Coming to Kyle

Construction has begun on TWO entertainment complexes coming to Kyle. Schulman Theaters and Texas Cinema are shooting for a 2014 completion date and bring with them movie theater auditoriums, bowling, arcade games, and more. Schulman Theaters is building near Kyle Parkway and IH-35. Texas Cinema will be at Kyle Town Center near Kohler’s Crossing and IH-35. The race is on to see who can bring the fun to Kyle first!

Committee Updates

CORE Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013
1:30 PM KB Office

The KB Office is located at 10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Suite #200 Austin, TX 78750. If you are unable to attend the meeting you may join the meeting via telephone. As the call-in number is subject to change per the management company, please visit our community website a few days prior to the meeting for the correct call-in number and passcode.

Welcome Committee

Sunday, November 3, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee is BACK and we want to THANK YOU for choosing the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision for your home. Our meetings will be held the first Sunday of each month to provide feedback, exchange of information, provide items for our welcome packets, and a general meet and greet. Come OUT and Get Involved!

Thank you, Welcome Committee
Natalie Freeman, Tricia Swietek, Jana Wybo

Neighborhood Watch

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

Officers Dibble and Plant are planning on attending. Come out and meet some neighbors and learn about keeping your neighborhood safe.

Thank you to all who came out for the Texas National Night Out. It was a night full of fun, prizes, and hot dogs. The Kyle Police and Fire Departments arrived with lights and sirens, and it was great to see the turnout and meet new neighbors!

As always, stay vigilant. Double check your vehicle locks. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and try to park in your driveway and not on the street. Leave your front outside lights on. Look out for your neighbors.

Stay Safe!
Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch

Social Committee

Canned Food Drive benefitting

Hays County Food Bank
November 1 – November 22

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)The HCFB accepts a wide variety of healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. All donated food items must be unopened and have an intact label. Canned or boxed foods that are beyond the expiration date may be accepted. Baby food, formula, and adult nutrition drinks like Ensure cannot be accepted once they are out of date. We also accept fresh produce from local farms or gardens.

In Hays County, 24,000 people (15% of the county population) are food insecure. (Source: Feeding America, 2013, “Map the Meal Gap”)

  • The average cost of a meal in Hays County is $2.40. (Source: Feeding America, 2009 – 2010, “Map the Meal Gap”)
  • “Food security” refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food insecure when its occupants live in hunger or fear of starvation

Let’s all give thanks for our families and community and help others who are in need.

WLFFoodDriveWe will be accepting donations for the Hays County Food Bank from November 1st-22nd at the KB Sales Office in Waterleaf Falls. Canned goods will be accepted at this location. In addition, you may contact the social committee members to pick up your canned goods left on your porch if you are unable to bring them to the office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, or volunteer your time in lieu of a donation, please contact the Social Committee (waterleafsocial@gmail.com) for further information or consult the HCFB directly at www.haysfoodbank.org.

Donations can be dropped off at:
KB Sales Office – 284 Sunnyside Dr

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs      10 am – 6:30pm
Fri                        11 am – 7 pm
Sat                       10 am – 7 pm
Sun                     11 am – 7 pm

Most Needed Items

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice and beans (preferably in 1-pound bags)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups

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