Reminder: HOA Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2016

6:30 p.m. – Park Pavilion

The next Board of Directors meeting of the Waterleaf Falls HOA will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the park pavilion, located at 330 Sheep Trail Drive, Kyle, TX 78640.

Download the Meeting agenda here: WLF.2016.02.04 Agenda

 

January 2016 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: Community Newsletter January 2016

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To All Our Neighbors…

We wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

As the saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new!”

We say goodbye to 2015 and send a thank you to all who have volunteered hours in planning for both business and recreational interests here in Waterleaf. Many ideas came to fruition from attending meetings and submitting suggestions. Your participation, no matter how small or large, is so important in keeping Waterleaf a community in which we are all proud to live. More in depth information is found inside, but this is a gentle reminder, that without your participation we can not continue having the fun events we have had in the past.

2016 will start off very busy and we need you to be involved! Again, please see notes inside and please mark down all important dates coming up in the next few months!

We look forward to seeing you at the next upcoming meeting and invite you to bring your ideas for the new year!

Your Resident Board Members,
David Vail, Tracy Scheel, Megan Honick, Michele Hinojosa

 

Community Calendar

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——–  HOA Business & Updates  ——–

Update on Waterleaf Committees

You may have noticed that there was no newsletter for the month of December. All of our committees with the exception of Yard of the Month have disbanded based on lack of attendance or volunteers. The board is still planning to hold events for our neighborhood starting in the spring, and is also now writing articles for a newly designed newsletter featuring articles on local events, city business, HOA business, etc. As always, if you have any questions, ideas or concerns please email the Board at waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

Changes to HOA Dues Payment Structure

We have heard your requests and have changed our HOA dues payment structure in order to be more flexible with payment of your HOA dues. We have now converted to a monthly payment styled structure for those people who had issues with paying the full amount so early in the year. With the new structure you now have the ability to pay however is easiest for you. You can either pay the minimum amount, break it up into larger payments (i.e. quarterly $100 payments), or just pay it in full! Please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman, with any questions regarding the new payment structure.

 

Annual Meeting

We will also begin planning for our annual meeting very soon. This annual meeting will be for reviewing our budget, creating current/future plans for the neighborhood including capital improvements to the HOA park, maintenance to the watersheds, and more. If you have any ideas on meeting spaces, or in general please send them to waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

Special Meeting to Vote on Proposed Bylaw Changes

Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 am to 2pm – Park Pavilion

 

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We have received our response from our attorney as to the wording and legality of our suggested Bylaw changes proposed by the Governing Documents Task Force. We as the board will review those changes and be setting up a packet that will be mailed out to all of our HOA members. This packet will include a letter with the possible changes, directions on how to vote, a proxy form, and voting ballot sheet that can be mailed in in case you are not able to come to the meeting on January 16th from 10am to 2pm to vote in person. The Meeting will be informational only so that you may ask questions about the changes proposed by our Task Force, and will only be to vote on the proposed changes. Any additional information or proposals will be tabled for another time or meeting so as to expedite the vote and prevent the cancellation of any ballots sent through the mail. The changes will only take place depending on quorum being reached through mail in proxies and/or attendance at the meeting in person.

 

Additional Stop Signs in Waterleaf

The Kyle Police Department performed a warrant assessment study to determine the need for additional stop signs here in Waterleaf falls. While the study did reveal stop signs were not warranted, the police department still felt additional stop signs were needed in assisting the reduction of traffic speeding through the neighborhood and requested City Council approve a four way stop at Connor Elkins and Waterleaf Blvd, a four way stop at Gina and New Bridge, and a 3 way stop at Gina and New Country. The City Council approved the measure 7-0 and we should be seeing these by the end of January. We know a few of our residents would prefer speed bumps/humps, however the city is against these due to damage to emergency vehicles.

 

Land Zoning Changes

The 8 homes on the west side of New Country just south of Gina from 395 to 321 may see changes in the field behind your home. The City Council voted to approve a zoning change to the property from AG to M2 which would allow a manufactured home on the property.

A Note from Our Mailman

Please neighbors, if you can, make a trip at least once a week to retrieve your mail. The boxes get very full and slows down mail delivery when flyers and certain pieces of mail have to be squeezed into the boxes because they are stuffed full. Once full, the mailbox can be emptied and its entirety brought back to the Post Office for pick-up. Our regular mailman does not want to resort to doing this because it is inconvenient for us and also the paperwork he has to write up. Thank you!

Yard of the Month News

Yard of the Month Committee is back up and running, and we have several month’s of news to catch up on! Congratulations to all of the Winners!

December Christmas Yard Decoration Winners

1. 110 Mistletoe Lane
2. 605 Apricot Drive
3. 172 Mathews Lane

November Yard of the Month Winners

1. 231 New Bridge
2. 679 Apricot
3. 175 Mistletoe

Halloween Yard Decoration Winners

1. 880 Newbridge
2. 111 Japonica
3. 172 Matthews

 

Top 10 Rules for Being a Good Neighbor and Improving the Community

1. Don’t make judgments about your neighbor.

2. Respect your neighbor.

3. Get to know your neighbors, and offer to help should they need it.

4. Be a responsible pet owner. Register your pets with the City of Kyle, be mindful of city leash laws, maintain fences to keep pets contained.

5. Don’t play music so loudly that it bothers your neighbor(s), especially in the evenings. The city ordinance states loud music and noise is prohibited between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am

6. Park in front of your own property, if parking on the street is a must, do not block sidewalks.

7. While driving, walking or riding a bike through the neighborhood, offer a smile and a wave to passersby, let’s be Waterleaf friendly!

8. Clean up after yourself.

9. Take care of your property.

10. If there is a problem, talk about it. Direct conversation is more effective than posting on Facebook.

 

——–  City of Kyle News  ——–

The floods of Halloween tore up the city pretty badly, including Waterleaf Park. The city has been working hard to restore all services and return back to normal. Unfortunately a lot of the improvements that were made to the park last year were either washed away or contaminated by flood waters. Luckily there is money in the capital improvements budget to repair the damages, like replacing the sand in the softball fields and replacing the fall material in the playscape without requesting any additional funds. Waterleaf Park alone will cost $19,424.00 of the total $79,497.02 for all of the parks to get back to where they were before the floods.

The following was posted in the City of Kyle eNewsletter: All Hays County residents who suffered uninsured flood damages are eligible to apply, regardless of immigration status, for assistance. Available programs include grants, low-interest loans to qualifying residents and business owners, temporary housing assistance, and unemployment aid. The three ways of applying for flood assistance* are:

1.)By phone at 1-800- 621-3362

2.)Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or

3.)In person at one of several registration centers staffed by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration. Centers are now open at:

• San Marcos Activity Center, 501 Hopkins Street, San Marcos

• Hays County Pct. 2 Office, 5458 FM 2770, Kyle

• Precinct 5 Office, 500 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda

• Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley.

All Offices will be open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.

 

——–  Events in Kyle  ——–

“Kyle-O-Meter” Resolution Run
January 1, 2016
Wallace Middle School

The “Kyle-O-Meter Resolution Run” will help promote those resolutions we make every year to live a healthier lifestyle. The Resolution Run will start at Wallace Middle School. For more information or to register please go to www.kylechamber.org. There will also be businesses to help you to follow your progress throughout the year and can provide helpful tips and secrets for you to keep your resolutions.

Polar Bear Splash Club
January 1, 2016
City of Kyle Pool

The Polar Bear Splash Club will hold it’s traditional dip in the pool. This takes place at the Kyle Pool, anyone can join, and registration is $15. For those of you less daring you are more than welcome to come and watch as admission is free. For more information please visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/polar-bear-splash.

Texas Old Town Bridal Fair
January 31, 2016 2 PM to 5 PM
Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Ln

On January 31st from 2pm until 5pm a Bridal Fair Will be held at Kyle’s own Texas Old Town Wedding and Event Venue. You will be able to tour the entire venue and also meet vendors there ready to assist you in all of your wedding needs. For more information or to RSVP: www.texasoldtown.com or call (512)396-1800.

 

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Waterleaf Falls Special Meeting
January 16, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM –  Park Pavilion

We will be holding a Special Meeting to vote on proposed changes to our bylaws. Members only need to attend this meeting if they have any questions before voting, or were not able to mail in their Proxy and Ballot in time. Earlier this year the Governing Documents Review Task Force reviewed our Bylaws and suggested that changes be made to help protect our community and HOA. The Board reviewed their suggestions, checked with our attorney on legality and wording, and now will be presenting them to you for a vote. For more information email the Waterleaf HOA Board of Directors at waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

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Subscribe to Us

If you have not already done so, you can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from our website, simply by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of the webpage. We will send you updates to be reminded of upcoming meetings and events. This is also the official method of communication for the board, so updates regarding improvements or other issues will be posted here. You will not be flooded with e-mails or spammed from the website.

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 15th of each month. Submit your article to waterleafboard@gmail.com

Reminder: Core Committee Meeting

Core  Meeting
Monday, November 2, 2015
6:30 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee is meeting  to discuss current news in our neighborhood and to facilitate event planning between all committees. 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.

Please keep in mind these important inspection dates.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
&
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 

October 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: CommunityNewsletter Oct 15

If you’d like to OPT-OUT of receiving a physical newsletter by mail, please click here.

 

To All of Our Neighbors: 

It’s time to say goodbye to the warm Summer sun and hello to the crisp Fall weather and fun family activities. Since the Fall season is upon us this means that ALL of our Committees will need more help than ever with all of the awesome events that are coming! The more volunteers we have the bigger, better and smoother the events will be for everyone.

Right around the corner on October 6th, our very own Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting our National Night Out event, an “Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!” So put it on your calendar as we look forward to seeing everyone there while making new friends and new memories. This will be one of our biggest events of the year and Neighborhood Watch is asking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you haven’t stepped up yet to help, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and see how you can help your community have more events like these!

The Social Committee will be also be hosting two Halloween Spooktacular events for ALL the Ghouls and Zombies here in Waterleaf. This year we will have our first event for our children with special needs to give them some time of their own away from the other Monsters, Super Heroes and Princesses, followed by our regularly scheduled event for everyone else.

Keep in mind that Halloween will be on a Saturday this year, and we all know how crazy all holiday events can get on a weekend, so please be mindful of the little ones running around that may not be paying attention to anything but getting their candy fixes. PLEASE keep your speeds low and your eyes open.

As always we would like to welcome all the new residents of Waterleaf Falls. We are confident that you will love your new community as much as we do, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at the email addresses listed below.

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

 

Community Calendar

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Date to Bait — Fire Ant Suppression

Sick of those pesky fire ants that invade your yard? Then participate in the fire ant suppression program developed and organized by Boy Scout Craig Harris. This young man is working on his E agle Scout project.

Pledge today to join your neighbors in treating lawns throughout Kyle the weekend before Halloween, Oct. 23 – 25, so we can take back our lawns.

While this is not a city-sponsored program, our Parks & Recreation Department supports Craig’s initiative. Learn more about Craig’s fire ant suppression at www.kyledatetobait.com.

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Halloween for ALL!

As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you to think about the Trick-or-Treat Project and The Teal Pumpkin. Both programs ask you to include non-edible gifts to your goodie baskets. No need to ditch the candy, just add some stickers, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, or any other small gifts so that everyone has an equal chance to participate! There are a number of reasons that a child might not be able to eat candy (food allergies, dietary restrictions, feeding tubes, diabetes, etc), but that does not mean they should sit out during all the fun of the season.

If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out one of these badges or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. (Note: The first page is a sheet of labels for your child to wear to let people know they prefer non-food treats. This is especially helpful for those who have a non-verbal child. The other pages are two window decals you can use to let kids know you are also passing out non-food treats.)

Participation in our neighborhood for both of these programs has grown immensely in the past couple of years and we have repeatedly had a number of parents reach out and say how much they appreciate participation and how much it meant to their child to truly be able to enjoy the evening.

Thank you for making a difference, Waterleaf!

 

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts

Do: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings! Watch for cars, look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way as the sun goes down.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you a treat.
  • DRIVERS: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for the little ghouls and goblins!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate.

Don’t: 

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating. Please DO be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door!
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. They worked hard to decorate, do not destroy decorations or leave candy wrappers on the ground. –
  • Get in to any cars with strangers!

What time does the fun start? 

While there is no set time, Waterleaf trick-or-treaters have started around 6pm in years past. Traditionally, the fun starts at dusk just when it starts to get dark. Use your best judgment and be mindful of neighbors’ schedules.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

Kyle Fair and Music Festival
October 8th, 9th, & 10th
Central Texas Speedway

Thursday

Gates open at 5:00pm. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled afternoon.

Carnival Sneak Peek: $1 Rides, No wristband required. Go Karting

Concert for a Cause: DJ Versus Dance Party 6-9 p.m. Carnvial ends at 10 p.m.

Friday

5pm: Carnival Opens

6pm-7:45pm: Denny Herrin Band

8p-10pm: The People Choice Band Band

11pm: Carnival Closes

All Day Carnival ride wristbands are $25 each

Saturday

Don’t worry, if you missed out on the fun from Thursday and Friday, the carnival will still be running!

2:00 pm Carnival Opens (All Day Ride Wristbands are $25 each)

Free Entry To the Music!

2:30pm-4:30pm- Texas Hot Swing Band

4:45pm 6:45pm- JT Coldfire Band

7pm- 11pm- SA Lights Journey Tribute Band

 

Kyle Founders’ Day Parade
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10:00 am
Gregg-Clarke Park

The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, beginning at 10am, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake. Additionally, the Kyle Market Days vendors will set up for an “Encore” event from 9a – 1p on the City Square.

Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders’ Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into street when parade is going by.

 

 

Kyle Youth Basketball League Registration

Join us for the 2nd year of the Kyle Youth Basketball League. The Kyle Youth Basketball League operates as a Division II Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Youth Basketball League. In doing so, it opens up the opportunity for post-league play via the regional and state tournament. A copy of the TAAF Youth Basketball League Rules are attached below as well as a link to the TAAF website.

2015-2016 Season

Girls & Boys Divisions
Ages: 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U

Ages are determined as of September 1, 2015
6 game season
Practice/Game locations are TBD
$50/child – Price includes a t-shirt for uniform

Registration will open October 6, 2015 and closes December 1, 2015.

This League is made possible with the efforts of volunteers who are committed and will help to ensure that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach, team parent, score keeper, etc., please indicate that on the registration form. If you do not have a child participating in the league and would like to donate your time, please call Kristin Mueller at (512)262-3937.

 

 

Committee Updates

Board  Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:30 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, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch

Join us for our National Night Out Celebration (see below) and mark your calendars for a special event next month to help get all of our pets registered with the city of Kyle. Kyle Animal Control will be right here in Waterleaf on November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am to register pets. Not only is this the law, it can help you and your pet be reunited should they get lost!

National Night Out 2015
Old Time Carnival & Magic Show
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Step right up and join the fun! Our annual National Night Out celebration is here! Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for a hot dog dinner. At 7:15 pm, we will have entertainment provided by magician John O’Bryant until 8:00 pm. We will be giving out door prizes all night. (Must be present to win). There is also a Carnival Costume Contest, so come dressed in your clown, strongman, popcorn, or other carnival favorite costume for your chance to win. One prize for adults and one for children. Kyle and Hays law enforcement officials will be in attendance as their schedule allows, so come out and say hello and thank them for their service to our community.

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be finalizing the plans for our Halloween Spooktacular event, discussing things that need to be done and tying up any loose ends. We will also be brainstorming on any fundraisers/drives we can do for the upcoming Holidays. If you have ANY IDEAS please come to the meeting and share them with us, or email them to us as well (if you can’t make it). Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or have ideas.

We are in need of volunteers to help run our Halloween event. We are looking for teens and adults who can attend the event IN COSTUME to help things run smoothly. If you are able to volunteer please attend our planning meeting so we can finalize everything for the event. Volunteers will be entered for a chance to win a gift card!! Depending on the number of volunteers, there may be more than one prize up for grabs!

Please Volunteer!

Please Volunteer!

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be throwing a Beast of a party for all the Waterleaf Monsters and Princesses.

From 5:00 to 6:15 will be dedicated to our neighbors with special needs. Children will be able to trunk-or-treat, paint pumpkins, and we will have a costume contest with awesome sensory bags prizes! Please feel free to stay as long as you’d like and stick around for zombie laser tag if you are able!

Then from 6:30pm to 8:30pm All other Waterleaf Goblins can enjoy the fun! WATCH OUT!!!

At dusk (around 7pm), the Zombies will rise! Join us for Zombie Apocalypse Laser tag!

Each age group will have a chance to defeat the Zombies!

Age 5 to 7 – 7:00 pm ;
Age 8 to 11 – 7:30 pm;
Age 12 and up – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss your turn!

 

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Yard of the Month

October nominations are due Friday, October 2nd.
(Prize is also given for best Halloween Decorations!)

Submit a nomination form online or email your
nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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Subscribe to Us

If you have not already done so, you can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from our website, simply by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of the webpage. We will send you updates to be reminded of upcoming meetings and events. This is also the official method of communication for the board, so updates regarding improvements or other issues will be posted here. You will not be flooded with e-mails or spammed from the website.

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 15th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

Pricing is $50.00 for half page, $25.00 for quarter page and $15.00 for business card size, to be run one time. You can email the ad and drop off or mail a check made payable to Goodwin Management, Inc. to 11149 Research #100 Austin, TX 78759 (Please note on the memo line of the check – “Waterleaf Newsletter Ad”.)

The price is for a one-time run to about 940 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of each month. Please submit your ad via email by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

Reminder: Core Meeting

Core  Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee is meeting this Thursday to discuss current news in our neighborhood and to facilitate event planning between all committees. 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.

Please keep in mind these important inspection dates.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
&
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 

Reminder: Back to School!!

Friendly reminder that ALL Hays CISD Schools begin the 2015-2016 school year THIS Monday, August 24th! 

We hope all the young Waterleafers have a safe and wonderful first day of school!

Parents, please remind your children about street safety and make sure they look out for vehicles.

Drivers, please keep the children in mind as you head out to work in the morning. Exercise extra caution when driving and make sure to look out for children crossing the road. Also remember that it is unlawful to pass a school bus while loading or unloading.

You might also want to be sure and give yourself extra time as traffic the first few days of school can be heavier than usual.

Best of luck to you all!

Reminder: Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2015
6:30 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.

Here is the agenda for the meeting. WLF.2015.08.06.Agenda

Don’t forget about these upcoming inspection dates:

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

Download the PDF version of this month’s newsletter here: WLF CommunityNewsletter August 2015

If you’d like to OPT-OUT of receiving a physical newsletter by mail, please click here.

To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day. The Parade was very well attended and fun to walk. We had Kyle PD, Kyle animal control, kids on bikes, residents walking, a local Girl Scout troop, dogs and the Kyle fire department. It was really nice to see neighbors cheering on the sidelines as well. Thank you Natalie Freeman for the popsicles. They really helped everyone cool off afterwards. We hope everyone survived the festivities of some in the neighborhood during the nighttime hours.

Now that the rain has stopped, please remember we are still in a drought despite the rain. The County Line Special Utility District currently has stage 1 water rationing in effect. Outside watering with a sprinkler between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Let’s help keep water supply sources for future neighbors.

The last week of August is either a really wonderful time in the neighborhood or the worst time, depending on your point of view, as it includes the first day of school! Hays CISD starts the school year on Monday, August 24th. Until then, please be mindful of all the little ones enjoying their summer off!

The HOA on the other hand will be relatively quiet. Due to the heat and everyone finishing their summer plans and preparing for that day at the end of August, there will be no HOA sponsored events. A formal Board meeting will be held though at the park pavilion on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 pm, as well as, a few committee meetings. Please make time to come out and be a part of making this community a great place to live. The agenda for the board meeting will be posted on the http://www.waterleaffalls.com website by Thursday, July 30.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

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

 

 

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Back to School 

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Hays CISD School Year Begins August 24, 2015

Register for the 2015 – 2016 School Year

Registration for new and returning students is available online at www.hayscisd.net

New students may be registered online or you may pick up an enrollment packet at your home campus.

For online registration, you will need:

– verification of address
– child’s birth certificate
– child’s social security card
– child’s immunization records
– proof of guardianship, if needed
– child’s withdrawal form/last report card
– parent’s driver’s license

School Supply Lists also available at hayscisd.net!

 

Important Dates

August 12, 2015 – Campus Registration On August 12th each campus will be open to new Hays CISD families.

Parents can meet with campus staff to ask questions, complete an enrollment packet, and drop off student documentation. This event is an opportunity for parents to meet with campus staff if needed.

August 18, 2015 – Middle School Schedule Pickup

August 20, 2015 – Tobias Meet the Teacher Night 6:00 pm New and returning students are invited to meet their teacher and drop off school supplies

Take advantage of Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend on August 7th through August 9th. During these dates, sales tax for clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be waived.

 

 

Girl Scout School Supply Drive

Girl Scout Troop 1008 will be hosting a School Supply Drive to help families who cannot afford items to prepare for school. The troop will be walking through Waterleaf on August 1st to pass out bags. They will return on August 8th to pick up the bags. Please consider donating! You may also drop off donations at 131 Sheep Trail.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

5th Annual Austin Pet Expo
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Palmer Events Center – www.austinpetexpo.com

Free Admission; Bring your pet! (Pet’s must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations)

Live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, author readings, Dozens of rescue groups will be on hand for pet adoptions, there will also be discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm & flea preventatives. Free nail trims!

Learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, pet behavior & training, traveling with your pet, different types of pets/breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, fun activities for you and your pet.

 

The 9th Scoop Austin Ice Cream Festival
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Fiesta Gardens – www.austinicecreamfestival.com

Bring yourself, your friends, your family and even your dog to the 9th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival and come scream with us. This event will include lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as what we all scream for ICE CREAM! Entry is $10 with FREE Ice Cream. Kids 8 and under are free!

Chick-Fil-A Girl’s Night Out
Monday, August 10, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Monday, August 10th for a special mother and daughter event full of food, glamour, and fun! Make a reservation at www.cfarestaurant.com/kyle/events for 5, 6, or 7PM to secure your spot!

 

 

Movies at the Lake – E.T
Friday, August 14 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle Park – 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle 78640

Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset and will be shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle – for additional information and directions visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

All movies are rated G or PG, and are free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

 

11th Annual Bat Fest
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Congress Ave Bridge – www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

Cost: Admission $15.00 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under free with an adult. VIP tickets are $150. Hours: 4pm to Midnight

Because bats are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence will begin but the flight usually begins between 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Neighborhood Traffic Safety

As our neighborhood continues to grow, so does the amount of traffic coming into and exiting our neighborhood. As a result, there is also an increased concern about safety in our community. An alarming number vehicles are speeding through the neighborhood and failing to come to a complete stop at Stop signs. These actions are incredibly dangerous and put the lives of our neighbors and children at risk.

Some reminders:

* The Speed limit in Waterleaf Falls is posted at 30 mph. Please be mindful of the posted limits and do not speed through our community. Saving a few seconds is not worth the life of your neighbors.

* Come to a complete stop at Stop signs. Failure to do so could result in a ticket and fine from the Kyle Police Department.

* Do not block sidewalks. The safest place to walk is the sidewalk, when you park blocking the sidewalks, neighbors are forced into the street and have a greater chance of being hit by a car. Make sure your vehicle is completely in the driveway. Kyle Police has been in the neighborhood issuing citations for this violation.

* Follow all traffic rules to maintain safety in our neighborhood.

Expansion of FM 150

FM 150 will soon be receiving some much needed improvements. According to the Hays County Government website:

The FM 150 Center Turn Lane project will widen the roadway to accommodate a 12’ wide center turn lane and 5’ shoulders throughout most of the project from Lox Drive to SH 21, a distance of 2.7 miles.

The project will also include extensions of cross culverts, safety improvements of existing side slopes, new signage and pavement markings, and will improve the ride quality of the roadway with cross slope corrections and the addition of a new pavement surface. The FM 150 Center Turn Lane project is an element of the County’s Partnership Program with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Visit www.co.hays.tx.us and look in the “News” tab for additional information.

 

Important Updates from July’s Neighborhood Watch Meeting

July’s monthly meeting was a big success. There were lots of new faces and community involvement! Chief Barnett, Officer James Plant from KPD, and Officer Briana Brecher from Kyle Animal Control were our guest speakers. A lot of information was shared. Here are some important reminders from KPD and Animal Control.

Updates from Kyle Police Department

Chief Barnett and Officer Plant discussed current events and incidents of the neighborhood and City of Kyle. The Call Report is listed on the “Crime Blotter” which lists calls from May and June.

Our speakers’ discussions included:

• Continue to call and report any suspicious activity. Waterleaf Falls residents are calling in and making reports, and KPD is pleased. They drive through the neighborhood as often as possible, and will continue. However, they need our help in watching when they are not here.

• Lock your cars, garages, gates, doors, and windows. Don’t make it easy for “crimes of opportunity” to occur. Keep your garage doors closed, even during daylight, if you are not in the direct vicinity.

• Lights, Light, Lights! Criminals do not want to be seen. Be sure your outdoor lights are on at night. Keep landscaping trimmed, as not to provide a hiding spot. And, add locks to your gates.

• Know your neighbors and surroundings. Know who is supposed to be here and who is not. Call and report the “not supposed to be here individuals”!

• There is a Citizen on Patrol class starting in August. Please contact Officer Plant for further details and sign up. This program gives the Kyle Citizen a detailed, behind the scenes look at the Kyle Police Department. Classes are held once a week for a couple of months.

 

Police Blotter

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Updates from Kyle Animal Control

Officer Brecher would like to remind everyone:

• ALL cats and dogs MUST be registered with the City of Kyle yearly. The form can be found online at http://www.CityofKyle.com/forms, beside Animal Control. At this time, the annual registration fee per pet is $10.50 for Unaltered and $5.25 for Altered.

• ALL dogs must remain on a leash when out of their back yard. And yes, this means in your front yard too, if not fenced/secured. The only place they can be unleashed is in a fenced/secured yard.

• You must remove any feces deposits when outside of your yard. Further, while in or on any City of Kyle Parks, Trails, or Open Spaces, you must carry a device to remove any deposits.

• ALL bites and scratches must be reported to Animal Control. Rabies vaccine will be verified among other things.

• Report ALL wandering dogs, as well as dogs being held if found, to Animal Control. This will help get pets home should the owners call inquiring about their pet.

• Walk your yard checking for spots your dogs can escape thru and make repairs immediately. Keep your gates locked.

Officer Brecher can be reached at (512) 268-3232.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board  Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 2015
6:30 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, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 8, 2015
11:00 AM – Park Pavilion

Social Committee will be meeting to discuss and plan events for end of summer, etc. We need your help to make it happen. Bring your ideas!

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

Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or have ideas.

 

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Communication Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Communication Committee is looking for additional committee chairs to join the team. Due to the nature of the work, we are looking for very specific qualifications. Those interested should have some website and/or graphic design background and experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress. Strong writing, editing, and communication skills are a MUST. If you are interested in joining, please send an email with your qualifications and samples of your work to waterleafcommunication@gmail.com and make plans to join our meeting. We look forward to working with you!

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the July Winners! 

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August nominations are due Friday, August 7th.
Submit a nomination form online or email your nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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Neighborhood Watch

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch had a very busy and exciting July. And moving forward through the year, we will continue the pace!

The 4th of July parade was enjoyed by many. Thank you to the Kyle Fire Department and Kyle Animal Control for joining us. There was plenty of red, white, and blue to celebrate as well as, popsicles at the park for a cool treat!

Congratulations go to 241 Violet – Waterleaf Fall’s 4th of July Stars and Stripes Yard Decoration winner! Great job!!

July’s monthly meeting was a big success. There were lots of new faces and community involvement! Chief Barnett, Officer James Plant from KPD, and Officer Briana Brecher from Kyle Animal Control were our guest speakers. A lot of information was shared.

Current News:

Neighborhood Watch has taken on the role, this past year, to get neighbors out to meet each other. The best we can do is look out for each other. And, the best way to do that is to know one another! It is especially important on your own street/block. As said above, know who is supposed to be here and who is not!

Patrolling –Neighborhood Watch does not have an organized patrol group and has not for over a year. Again, residents are encouraged to watch while walking and driving through the neighborhood as well as from your yard/house. Call KPD and report anything suspicious. The non-emergency number is (512) 268-3232. And, in the event of an emergency, dial 911. The group has worked with KPD in developing a patrol program with suggestions and rules, but we have not yet implemented it. Also, Facebook is a great tool to report information; however, please contact KPD first.

Please remember, and this is per KPD, DO NOT CONFRONT, let the police department handle the situation. There are many reasons for this – one being, for your own protection. Save the number on your phone, and call with a detailed description of the situation. Remember – If you see something, say something!

September fun coming!

KPD vs KFD Softball Tournament
Waterleaf Falls NW Scavenger Hunt
National Night Out

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National Night Out is a community-policing awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday in October, Texas wide. natw.org At this time, we are planning to hold it Tuesday, October 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the HOA Park. This year’s theme is Waterleaf Fall’s Old Time Carnival. We did get about ten (10) volunteers at last month’s meeting, which is awesome! However, we need more!!

The evening of the NNO event, we will need help with set up/clean up, food servers, and people to run carnival games. We’re also looking for someone who would like to be the “host.” This person will be on microphone, making announcements, and entertaining the crowd. And we need clowns! Happy, friendly clowns, who’s in? We also need game builders and crafters. These volunteers will work ahead of time building our games, which could include woodwork and painting. Perfect for our stay at home craft moms to do, or a fun family activity! We need your help in whatever capacity you can give!!

We gained a couple more Block Captains, keep the list going and volunteer!!

Finally, Neighborhood Watch is currently working on a Facebook page for our volunteers and community involvement. But, it’s not quite ready to launch yet. Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting is September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 at the HOA Pavilion. Please mark your calendars and bring a friend.

Please email us, if you are interested in helping or getting involved: Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Thank you from your Neighborhood Watch Chairs.
Michele, Jeff, and Nola

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SAFETY UPDATE: Please Attend the Kyle City Council Meeting – Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:00PM

Residents:

We are asking for resident support at the upcoming Kyle City Council Meeting held at Kyle City Hall Council Chambers located at 100 W. Center Street, as our topic has been added to the agenda. Our HOA Board has been in contact with the City Council regarding safety concerns with excessive speeding and careless drivers in our community. At the June Board Meeting there was discussion of the possibility of adding more stop signs, especially on the main entry points: Waterleaf Boulevard, New Bridge Drive, and New Country Road. There is an understanding that increased police presence may not be a viable option, but concerned residents feel that a traffic study should be conducted to determine the effectiveness of stop signs and/or speed humps. The Board understands that speed bumps would impede emergency vehicles and that is not our desired result. The Board also realizes that there may be a cost associated with installation of speed humps and the Board would be open to considering this cost, if it proves to be a possible solution. The Board is also open to any and all suggestions to help make Waterleaf Falls a happy and safe community.

Megan Honick, Board Treasurer will be holding a planning meeting for residents who wish to come out and voice concerns. Please come to the Park Pavilion on Sunday, July 19th at 6pm, so we can brainstorm our plan to fit our material into the allotted time at the City Council Meeting.

Regards,

Communication Committee