March 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, download here (WLF Mar14 Newsletter)

Hello Neighbors,

Spring is in the air and we have a lot of news to share with you now that the committees are fully back in action. Please check the community website for committee meetings this month, as that information was not yet available at the time of newsletter compilation. Signs will also be placed at the entrances as they have been in the past.

Our Annual Meeting will be held this month on March 24th. Please save that date and details for the time and location will be shared on the community website as soon as they have been agreed upon. We will be voting in new resident board members at this meeting, so if you are interested in serving, please fill out a board interest form and submit to our property manager no later than March 19th. The interest form and submission information is also on our website. Please see inside the newsletter for additional information regarding the annual meeting and important agenda items.

Thank you!

Angela, Keeouka, & Vanessa
Communication Committee


March Calendar

3           Trash and Recycle
Board Conference Call 9:30 AM

9           Daylight Saving Time Begins “Spring Forward”

10         Trash and Compost

10 – 14 Hays CISD Spring Break

17         Trash and Recycle

24         Trash and Compost
 Waterleaf Annual Meeting
                 Time and Location TBD

31          Trash and Recycle



Waterleaf HOA Annual Meeting

Monday, March 24, 2013
Time and Location TBD

Please save the date for our annual meeting to be held this month. The time and location will be released soon and posted to the community website at, as well as, on signs at the entrances as it has been in the past.

Current items on the annual agenda:

– By-law revision recommendations from the task force are also being reviewed and pending legal clearance we will be voting to amend your bylaws based on the findings of the task force.

These items only require a majority vote from those in attendance and those who submit a proxy ballot. Please attend the meeting so you can have input on the proposed changes. Proxy information will be released soon for those who are unable to attend the meeting. If you have any other concerns, please consider submitting a letter to the board to be read at the meeting and discussed if you are unable to attend.



Resident Board Member Nominations

If you are interested in serving your HOA board of directors, please note that nominations are now being accepted. The link to the form and submission instructions are posted at for your convenience. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact our property manager Jim Smitherman at 512.502.2114 to have a form mailed to you.

Nominations must be submitted to Jim Smitherman no later than March 19th to be entered on the proxy forms.

Current board members and committee chairs cannot assist you in any way regarding nominations or submission of forms. Please direct all questions and comments regarding nominations to Jim.

There will be an opportunity at the annual meeting to accept nominations from the floor, but you will not be listed on the proxy forms sent out prior to the meeting.


 Backyard Chickens Will Not Be On The Ballot

There has been interest from residents to amend the HOA DCCRs to allow for the keeping of backyard chickens. After reviewing the information, the board will not be including the item in the annual meeting. While the City of Kyle code does state that a resident can keep up to 6 hens and no roosters (Sec. 5-44), it also states that fowl cannot be kept within 200 feet of private residences. (Sec. 5-47) We cannot legally allow the keeping of backyard chickens as it does not comply with the current city code. You can view the current city code at: and Click on “City Code”





86th Annual Zilker Kite Festival

Sunday, March 2nd
10 am to 5 pm

Join in an Austin favorite tradition at Zilker Park for the annual Kite Festival. Grounds open at 10 am and the Kite creating workshop begins at 11 am. The annual tournament begins at 1pm and the festival concludes at 5pm. Visit for more information.

City of Kyle Spring Break Camp N’ Catch…a double feature!

Friday, March 14th
Starting at 7 pm

This year’s Spring Break Movie in the park is getting two special additions! First, two movies will be shown instead of just one and second, camping is being added to this event. The two movies being shown are the classics, “The Goonies” and “Rebel Without a Cause.” Families are invited to set their tents up early before the movies begin. FREE EVENT, NO registration required. Visit for more info and camping rules.

City of Kyle Spring Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 29th
7 am to 12 pm

Join this year’s fishing tournament out at Lake Kyle. Registration is required online by 5pm on March 27th. After that time only on-site registration will be available. Visit or for additional information.


Don’t Forget It’s Time to Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 9th, 1014 – Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday!



Hays CISD Bad Weather Makeup Information

The Hays CISD bad weather make up days for this school year (2013-2014) are Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th as scheduled on the published school calendar. The district must use both days this year because schools and offices were closed on January 24th and February 7th for inclement weather.

Graduations will not be affected. They will remain as scheduled and seniors do not return to school after accepting their diplomas. Hays and Lehman High School graduations are June 4th. Live Oak Academy graduation is June 5th.

Please visit for more information regarding final exams and summer school.

Spring Break

Hays CISD Spring Break is March 10-14

Please use extra caution when driving this week as kids will likely be playing outdoors during their break. Drive slow and come to complete stops at the stop signs.

Parents, please also remind your children about watching for vehicles and other safety precautions when playing outdoors. Enjoy your break!

Community Garage Sale

It’s time to start your spring cleaning! The Spring community garage sale is set for Saturday, April 26th. You have plenty of time to clean out the garage and get your items ready for sale.


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