June 2014 Newsletter

The PDF version of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here: WLF June 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors,

As we look forward to the beginning of summer, continued warm weather, backyard grilling and the outdoors, please take a moment to say hello to your neighbors. We have had a bit of a rocky start to the pool season, but we think the people who have been able to brave the cold water have enjoyed the pool and all of our amenities in the park area. The younger, more agile ones appear to be having a good time at the basketball court.

We look forward to meeting several of you at the neighborhood watch block parties that will be scheduled throughout the community. We will be a neighborhood of 1,000 homes, all of which are members of neighborhood watch, please keep an eye out to make sure everyone and everything is safe and sound. If you would like to do more for neighborhood watch and/or any other committee, please check out the calendar of events for meeting dates and times. All committees could use help in some way.

For those of you asking about Board Meetings, once we hear from the builder members of the Board, we will schedule a meeting date and time. We will get the word out as best we can through the website. If you have not signed up, we encourage you to do so. This is the best way for us to inform everyone in the neighborhood.

Have a great Summer,
David and Tracy

 

June Calendar

1 WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION

2 TRASH & COMPOST

9 TRASH & RECYCLE
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION 

12 CORE COMMITTEE MEETING
    7 PM – PARK PAVILION

16 TRASH & COMPOST

23 TRASH & RECYCLE

30 TRASH & COMPOST

 

Pool Updates

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 5:00am to 9:00pm
CLOSED Mondays for cleaning and maintenance.

Lifeguard Hours : Tuesday – Friday  12:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm

If you still need a new pool key card, log on to poolkey.com to request one online. If you are having issues with your key card not working, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com or via phone at 512.502.2114

 

Reminder: Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

Violation Notices & Fines will resume this month

Remember that the board voted to resume enforcing our current DCCRS which state that trash cans must be hidden from street view. Violation notices and fines will resume starting June 1, 2014. If someone has a suggestion to cover the trash cans and still follow DCCRs please contact us.

“DCCR 6.7 Uses Specificallv Prohibited (i) No Lot or other area of the Property shall be used as a dumping ground for rubbish or accumulation of unsightly materials of any kind, including without limitation, broken or rusty equipment, disassembled or inoperative cars and discarded appliances and furniture. Trash, garbage or other waste shall be kept in sanitary containers and concealed from public view except on designated trash collection days. All containers for the storage or other disposal of such material shall be kept in clean and sanitary condition. Materials incident to construction of improvements may only be stored on Lots during construction of the improvement thereon.”

 

CPR & First Aid Training

There has been an increased interest in CPR and First Aid training and certification. We have begun to contact programs about providing a training specifically for Waterleaf residents. In order to bring one of these programs to Waterleaf, we need to have a definite head count to minimize costs for everyone. Once we have established an interest, we will move forward with planning dates and times for training. It would likely be on a weekend due to the time required for the class.

If you would be interested in attending, please e-mail the Communication Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com with the subject: “CPR and First Aid Training.” Please provide your name, e-mail and number of people who would attend (including yourself). We will e-mail you to let you know if/when a class is scheduled. Be assured that the provider we choose will be a certified trainer with the American Heart Association.

 

Drowning Prevention Tips

Summer is in full swing and the Waterleaf Pool is everyone’s favorite place to cool off.  It is important to learn about water safety to protect children from drowning.  Visit colinshope.org for more drowning prevention tips.

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin's Hope

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin’s Hope

 

Caution! Kids at Play

caution_KIDS_AT_PLAY_1024x1024The last day of school for Hays CISD is Friday, June 6th. That means the kids will be playing outside, visiting the pool and parks around the neighborhood.

Here are some tips to keep kids safe this summer:

Pool Safety: Visit Colin’s Hope for drowning prevention tips and to review water safety with your child.

Prevent Sunburn: Wear Sunscreen when playing outside or swimming

Prevent Bites & Stings: Wear Insect repellant when outdoors

Playground safety: Check playground before letting kids play for hot surfaces and unsafe areas. Make sure kids do not have clothing so loose that it can catch on equipment. Also encourage closed-toe shoes over flip flops to protect feet.

Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet when bike riding.

Stay Cool: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very serious for children. Make sure kids come in for breaks and drink plenty of water. Signs of heat exhaustion include feeling thirsty, fatigue, cramps (legs or abdominal). Signs of heatstroke include dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting and changes in blood pressure.

Drivers, please use extra caution while driving. Slow down when you are driving through the neighborhood and come to a complete stop at stop signs. Be mindful of children playing and treat their safety as if it were your own child. Stay safe and have fun!

 

Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tips

It’s snake season again. A few things to remember to help avoid snake bites. Although non-venomous snakes are actually beneficial (if unnerving) to have in your yard the venomous variety are the ones you should be most concerned with. The best way to avoid encountering a snake is to remove the things around your yard that could make it a haven for them. There are some steps you can take to remove food and shelter for them. Get rid of any rock piles, brush piles and mulch piles, keep your grass well-mowed and trimmed. In addition eliminate piles of lumber, debris, firewood, tin and plastic.

Visit WaterleafFalls.com for more information and to sign-up for e-mail updates for the rest of this month’s tips.

 

Waterleaf Police Blotter

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UpcomingEvents

 

 

2nd_annual_pet_fairKyle Animal Control 2nd Annual Pet Fair
Saturday, June 7, 2014
City Square Park – 101 S. Burleson St.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bring your favorite animals out for a fun afternoon with your family and friends to enjoy vendors/booths, Animal Control information and pet registration, vaccine clinic, food, bouncy castle, contests, K-9 demo and much more. For more information about this event contact Briana at bbrecher@cityofkyle.com

 

 

 

 

Concert For a CauseConcerts for a Cause: Brotherhood of the Girl
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

First Saturdays are to raise money and awareness for a different charity that does good in Kyle. This month’s concert benefits Hope & Love 4 Kids Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.

 

 

 

despicable-me-2-Movie in the Park
Friday, June 13, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd

Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special showing of Despicable Me 2 at Lake Kyle. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a fun family evening. To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

 

 

Buda Movies in the Park
Buda City Park – 204 San Antonio Rd 78610
Movies start at 9 pm

Bring the family, lawn chairs, blanket, picnic basket, and dog for a night under the stars and enjoy a family friendly movie. Paid concessions will be available.

June 6 – Frozen       June 13 – Brave      June 20 – Mary Poppins       June 27 – Wizard of Oz

 

 

San Marcos 6th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, June 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Activity Center – 501 E Hopkins 78666

Young ladies, ages 1+, join us for our 6th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance the Friday before Father’s Day! It will be a semi-formal dance with music of all generations and types, cookies and punch, goodies from Mia Bella Bakery, polaroid photos for $3, crafts and more! There will also be a special treat for each girl that attends! Cost is $5/person and you can bring your dad, your uncle, a family friend or any other father-figure in your life! Starting June 9, the price goes up to $10 and if you buy on the day of, the price is $15. You can sign up ahead of time at the Parks and Recreation Main Office by calling (512.393.8400) or by registering in person (401 E. Hopkins) now!

 

San Marcos Midsummer Celebration
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Nature Center

Join us for a celebration of the longest day of the year. Arts and Crafts Market, Wandering Minstrels, Children’s Activities, Fairy Costume Contest  FREE Attendance. Enjoy a family night out in the beautiful wildscape gardens 430 Riverside Drive, next to Tourist Info Center on the access road of Interstate 35 South (Across Riverside from Herbert’s Taco Hut)

Please note: if you are using a GPS the address of 430 Riverside will take you to a back parking lot. Entering 498 Riverside gives better results and gets you closer to the building. We face the I35 frontage road.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 12, 2014

7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Are you looking for FREE advertisement for your business? Contact the Welcome Committee and/or attend our meeting to find out how!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us Monday, June 9, 7:00pm to meet Mike Leas from Breadcrumbs Child Identification. He will cover how to handle the emergency situation of missing children and adults. Texas DPS will also be our guest, discussing Amber and Silver Alerts.

Thank you to Officer Plant from Kyle Police Department for holding our monthly meeting this past month. He updated us on the local crimes in Kyle and our neighborhood, future department plans which include a few new exciting programs for citizens, ideas for building the Neighborhood Watch, and a question answer chat with the neighbors present. Also mentioned, with summer comes an increase of crime. Keep cars, garages, windows and doors locked! Leave porch lights on every evening. Do not be an easy target for theft. The Department is researching Nextdoor.com, the app that is the buzz around the neighborhood and so far they are fans!

Officer Plant noted that calls from our neighborhood regarding suspicious people and/or vehicles are up for the last few months and for us to continue to call in whatever we see that looks out of place. As a reminder the non emergency number is (512) 268-3232 and of course for emergency 911.

We had a few new residents attend which was great to see and talked about our future plans. We will continue having monthly meetings with guest speakers on different topics. Planning National Night Out is in the works even though the date is not until the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhood Watch will begin it’s Tuesday Tips this month. A Safety tip will be posted every Tuesday of the month. The first tip will be posted in the Newsletter, the additional weeks will be found on Waterleaffalls.com Please be sure and register to the website for the Tips and other important information that is posted and emailed out to you, It will only take a minute to do this!

We wish all a happy, safe summer!

Michele, Jeff and Jason
Waterleaf Falls Neighborhood Watch
waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Block Party

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Four grills, hamburgers and hotdogs, neighbors meeting neighbors, Grammy’s ice cream, kids and the Kyle Fire Department made for a great night at Neighborhood Watch’s first BBQ Pot Luck! A special thanks to Natalie Freeman for her donation of soda to the BBQ. We had a lot of fun and kudos to Lt. Mike and his crew from KFD for spending the evening with us. The kids loved getting inside the shiny red fire truck/rescue unit and seeing all the equipment and how it is all used. They even got to put on the fire fighting protective wear, so fun! We also had a visit from KPD but was cut short due to a call.

We will do this again in another part of the neighborhood soon, so watch for details!

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to June’s Yard of the Month!

230 Sheep Trail

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