May 2015 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

Spring is in full bloom and so are the projects in Waterleaf Falls. The pool has been replastered and will be ready for our season opening on May 2nd, so find your access cards from last season and join us for a dip! New chairs, tables, and loungers have been ordered and we’ve even repaired some existing furniture to save funds. Our marquee signs have been relocated for easier viewing. We are looking for improvement ideas to make our amenities more appealing, like a cover for the playscape. Our governing documents are currently under review by the newly formed task force and we hope to have some needed changes coming in the future that should benefit all.

At our recent Board Meeting, the structure of the Board was updated to include the new members and designations as follows:

President – David Vail (2014-2017)
Vice President – Tracy Scheel (2014-2017)
Secretary – Jason Lolley (2015-2018)
Treasurer – Megan Honick (2015-2016)
Director – Darla Damron (2015-2016)

Please check out our committee pages for updates on events happening this month. Submit your pick for Yard of the Month, attend a Neighborhood Watch sponsored BBQ in the Park on May 2nd, or splash in pool, clean out your garage on the 16th with the rescheduled community garage sale, or help our furry friends at PAWS with a donation drive including pet-chipping for your pets, homemade treats, and ways for us to help our local shelter on the 23rd. We have a very active month ahead and we want to see you out and about! We need your help to make Waterleaf Falls the best neighborhood in Kyle. Volunteer to be a Block Captain today!

The HOA Board will have a Core Meeting at the Park Pavilion on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. Please come out and meet us as we would love to hear your ideas and concerns. There are only a few lots left in our beautiful community, so it is very important for everyone to be as active as they can. With lots of remarkable work being done all around the subdivision, by all of our committees, we would absolutely LOVE to see everyone participate in meeting and/or events, as your schedule permits. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time with any ideas, concerns, or questions and we hope you all have a great month.

David, Tracy, Jason, Darla, and Megan
Your Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar

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Rescheduled Community Garage Sale

Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The weather prevented many of our neighbors from participating in last month’s community garage sale, so the event has been rescheduled. We are thrilled that so many did have success, but would like to allow everyone the opportunity to participate. So, clean out your garages and set up shop on May 16th! We will again advertise on multiple sites to guarantee you some good foot traffic and great sales!

 

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Pet Microchip Clinic and Donation Drive for PAWS of Central Texas

Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Waterleaf Pool Opens May 2!!

Pool-OpenThe swimming pool is opening this month with the following hours:

– Pool opens weekends only (Saturday & Sunday) beginning May 2nd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
– The pool will be open on Memorial Day (May 25) and then begin the regular schedule for summer.
– Regular schedule is Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
– Pool is CLOSED every Monday for cleaning.

 

 

Please make certain to review the following regulations for pool use and reservations:

Pool Utilization

To utilize the pool, Homeowners and Renters must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a resident member and/or guest of a resident member.
  • Must be current on all fees. Fees must be paid in full ten (10) days prior to issuance of the key card or currently on a payment plan for new season activation.
  • Must have a key card to enter facility.

Pool Key

Your 2014 pool key is still active. New residents (or current residents who have lost their key) need to login to the Goodwin portal to request a pool key. Contact Jim Smitherman if you need your login information, or have other questions jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com

Pool and Park Pavilion Reservations

The Pool and Park Pavilions are available to reserve for parties and get-togethers. In order to host an event at either the pool or park pavilions you must be in good standing with the HOA.

The Pool Pavilion can hold up to 20 people and guests must follow all pool rules.

The Park Pavilion does NOT have a maximum occupancy.

Please keep in mind that park parties may not go in and out of the pool and pool parties must stay inside the gates of the pool area.

To Reserve either pavilion:

– Visit the Pool Info page at WaterleafFalls.com and click on the Pool Info tab to fill out the form to check if the pool is available.

– After you have made contact with the Pool Committee, download the Pool/Park agreement form.

– Complete the form and drop off the form and a $50.00 deposit check to the drop box provided at 120 Pasture Cove. [*Please note if you turn this form in without having made prior contact, the date you request may not be guaranteed. Please contact the Pool Committee FIRST about the date you wish to make a reservation.]

Your party will be placed on the calendar and you will receive an e-mail to confirm your reservation.

Have fun and enjoy the facilities!

Please clean-up after the function and return it to the way it was prior to the function.

Your check will be returned to you if the area is clean and there is no damage. (We will NOT deposit or cash any checks prior to the function.)

Pool Rules

All Homeowners and Guests must abide by the following Rules:

  1. Obey the lifeguards at all times. Lifeguards are authorized to enforce these rules including ejection of non-compliant residents and guests.
  2. PARENTS ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR CHILDREN. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a resident 18 years or older and must stay within an arms reach. Residents 18 years or older may supervise a maximum of four (4) children under the age of 14. Parents/Guardians may supervise all children living in their household.
  3. All guests must be accompanied by a resident who remains at the pool during the guest’s visit. One resident may host a maximum of 4 guests subject to the restrictions of rule #2.
  4. Lifeguards are authorized to refuse entrance to resident’s without a key card. Key cards will not be given to non-residents.
  5. Absolutely no running or rough play at any time (throwing each other, pushing, dunking, getting on another’s shoulders, splash fights, or dog fights). Anyone exhibiting this type of behavior will be asked to leave the pool area.
  6. Diving, flipping or unsafe jumping from the side of the pool is prohibited.
  7. Tobacco products or chewing gum in pool is prohibited.
  8. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages allowed in the pool area unless at a function the Board of Directors has previously approved. Food and drinks are allowed in the sitting area only. Only water in plastic containers will be allowed on the deck area. ABSOLUTELY no food allowed on the deck or in the pool area.
  9. No littering. Please use trash receptacles provided in the pool area.
  10. Recreational flotation devices are allowed at the lifeguards discretion based on pool occupancy. Safety flotation devices allowed include noodles, kickboards, arm floats and toddler life preservers.
  11. No offensive language or loud, profane, vulgar or otherwise offensive music.
  12. Swimmers in the water have the right of way. Those entering the water must make certain no one is in front of them.
  13. No pets allowed.
  14. No bikes, razors, skateboards or motorized vehicles with the exception of handicapped scooters inside the pool area.
  15. Proper swimming attire is required. Cut-off jeans and street clothes are not allowed in the pool. Plain t-shirts are allowed to be worn over swim wear. Children under 3 years of age must wear appropriate swim wear (swim diapers).
  16. The use of cocoa butter, baby oil and other heavy suntan oils cause filter damage. Use these lotions sparingly.
  17. No swimming after designated swimming hours. Anyone caught swimming after hours will have their key card deactivated for the remainder of the pool season and have trespassing charges filed against him or her.
  18. Swimming with an open sore or communicable disease is prohibited.
  19. Only the lifeguards are allowed on the stands. They have the authority to remove from the pool area anyone disobeying the rules or endangering the safety of themselves or another person. The lifeguard has the authority to suspend offender for one day. Additional violations will be turned over to the Board of Directors. Repeat violations may result in revocation of swimming privileges for the remainder of the summer.
  20. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR KEY CARD TO ENTER THE POOL AREA. OPENING THE GATE FOR ANYONE WITHOUT A KEY CARD WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR PRIVILEGES FOR THE REST OF THE POOL SEASON. The gates are to remain locked at all times. Under no circumstances should the gate be propped open without the permission of amenities staff.
  21. ONE LONG WHISTLE BLAST MEANS CLEAR THE POOL

 

REMINDER: Hays CISD Bad Weather Make-up Day is Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)

Kindergarten Round-up

Mark your calendars! Friday, May 1st is Kindergarten Registration!
The Tobias Elementary office will be open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

You will need the following information to register your child:
– Immunization (shot) records for each child
– Social Security Card for each child
– Birth Certificate for each child
– Proof of Residency
– Photo ID of person enrolling the child

 

Summer Activities

The end of school is getting close! Have you made your summer plans yet?! If not, here are some fun ideas to keep your kids busy.

City of Kyle 2015 Summer Youth & Teen Camps

Youth: Entering 2nd-5th Grade; Teen: Entering 6th-9th Grade
Days: Monday – Friday – Hours: 6:45am – 6:30pm

$120 per child, per week plus a $32 registration fee (includes all supplies, two t-shirts and field trips)

Get additional information about registration online at cityofkyle.com/recreation/summer-day-camps-youth-teen

atmac_logo-300x294Karate Summer Camp at ATMAC Kyle
June 22 – June 26 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
3080 Kyle Crossing #2 Kyle, TX 78640

Join the dojo for an awesome summer camp, or sign up for weekly classes. Try one week COMPLETELY FREE! Then join for an affordable monthly price. Contact Sifu James at 512-902-8948 to sign up for a trial week or summer camp. kyletxmartialarts.com

 

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

OHG’s Summer Camp is open to members and non-members ages 5 -12.
Offered Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 6 pm all summer long!

Enroll for a week, a day or even a half-day! Our flexibility helps you get the most out of your camp budget!

Campers will enjoy gymnastics, field trips, swimming, arts/crafts, weekly themes, games and more!

More info at www.ohgaustin.com

 

There are MANY more options, but here are just a few to get you started!

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Hays Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9:00 AM
City Square Park Downtown Kyle

The City of Kyle is proud to be a sponsor the the Hays Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration will be held on Satuday, May 2nd, at Mary Harston Park (City Square Park) in Downtown Kyle. Festivities begin at 9:00 A.M. and continue throughout the day. Bring the family out for to this free event and for a day of celebration, fun, games, food, and drinks. Visit the Hays Fiesta web site for more information and the complete schedule of events.www.haysfiesta.com

Kyle Market Days
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Square Park Downtown Kyle

Join us the second Saturday of each month for local vendors, arts & crafts, farm to market items, live music and much more! May 9th’s theme is “Keeping it Kyle” Support local business!

 

Movies at the Lake
Saturday, May 15, 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle 700 Lehman Rd

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset and are shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snakcs. The first movie of the season is Big Hero 6!

The summer schedule is as follows:
June 12 – The Boxtrolls
July 10 – The Neverending Story
July 24 – The Pirates Band of Misfits
August 14 – E.T.

 

Committee Updates

Core Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

All residents are encouraged to attend and meet your new resident board members as we discuss and vote on our ideas to better our community.

 

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We’ll be discussing our June and July events, as well as, brainstorming ideas for future events!

Your new Social Committee Chairs are as follows Stacy Vail, Wendy Hebert, and Megan Warren.

We would love more volunteers in the neighborhood. We have over 900 homes and only a few people planning events on a regular basis. Fresh faces bring fresh ideas and new ways to bring the community together!

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Congratulations to our April Yard of the Month Winners! 

1st Place: 381 New Bridge
2nd Place: 260 Cushman
3rd Place: 216 Tower

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May nominations are due Friday, May 8! Nominate now with our online form!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting & Event
Summer Kick Off BBQ
Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:30 pm – Park Pavilion

NW Summer BBQ

 

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch is once again revamping and we need you! We will combine our efforts with the Social Committee and make this years goal to get neighbors out meeting each other. Your involvement is welcome, needed and appreciated by both committees. Let us know your ideas/ suggestions!

For the month of May we are asking anyone to volunteer as Committee Chairs and Block Captains.

Committee Chairs are those who would like an active part in planning and carrying out our duties for events and meetings. We need 1 to 3 people to join us. You can email us your interest or let us know at the BBQ!

Block Captains, this group will be the liaison on your street to help with communication between the two committees. It would be great to have one block captain to every 10 to 15 houses. Your job is to be open to neighbors who may have something to say to the committees, or you may have info to forward via a note card given by the committees. Very simple but so important for all of us!

So with this in mind time for a contest! READY – SET – GO!

Be the first to sign up for your street and win a prize!

We will hand out the prizes at our June meeting so we have one month to get as many of you as we can to help out! If you are interested please email us with your name, address and phone number and we will get in touch! include any questions you may have. Email Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

 

Upcoming events- mark your calendars!

June 3 – Sidewalk Coloring, get your family and chalk out front and get some art on the sidewalks! Imagination – please create a safety message/design. Then take a walk through the neighborhood and enjoy. Meet some neighbors!

July 4 – neighborhood parade and NW first annual Stars and Stripes Yard Award. Prize given for most patriotic yard display. Watch for details in June newsletter.

The neighborhood has been quiet this past month in terms of incidents. But please remember, the warm weather brings many outside. Slow down on the roads, keep eyes open for all using the sidewalks and streets. Keep our pets on leashes. Lights on out front in the evenings.

Stay safe,
Michele, Jeff and Jason

 

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