Reminder: Core Committee Meeting

CORE Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 2, 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.

 

Don’t forget these important upcoming inspection dates!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reminder: Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 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.

Download the Meeting Agenda: WLF BOD Mtg Agenda 6-4

 

Don’t forget about these upcoming inspection dates:

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

 

June 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version, click here: WLF Community Newsletter June 2015

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

To All of Our Neighbors:

With Spring’s arrival came the much needed rain. It was wonderful to see the beautiful yards that many of our residents have taken so much time, energy, and pride in that helps make our little community beautiful. So much so, that it has been difficult to figure out who to nominate for the Yard of the Month. We invite everyone to nominate your own yard, a neighbor’s, or even a house you just happened to drive by that makes you think, “Wow, that yard looks great.” Send all of your nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com . By doing so, we think you being a part of the decisions that are made will help bring a sense of community here in Waterleaf Falls.

Another way you can help make decisions for Waterleaf Falls is by participating in our Governing Documents Review Task Force. As our time with KB Homes nears an end, it is time that we take a close look at some of the needed changes and updates to our Governing Documents. We invite you to review our current bylaws and DCCRs and contact the Task Force at waterleafbylaws@gmail.com with changes you feel are important to help keep the integrity of this community.

Also, don’t forget that school will be coming to a close during the first week of June. This means we will have children running around the neighborhood, riding their bicycles, skateboarding, and families walking to the swimming pool. We ask that you help protect our children and neighbors by being an attentive driver, obeying the speed limit and stopping at stop signs. Please help us keep all of our children and neighbors safe this summer.

As always, keep an eye on our calendar here in the newsletter for all of the great events happening around our neighborhood. We also hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you cooling off at the pool!

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

 

Community Calendar

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Neighborhood Watch Sidewalk Coloring Night

Everyone is encouraged to go out in front of their home and chalk it up for safety! Bring your family outside, design sidewalk art with a safety message and pictures. Then take a stroll through the neighborhood and see the masterpieces! Another way to say “hello” and meet your neighbors! Kyle PD and Kyle FD have been invited to come by the neighborhood if they have time to visit the neighborhood. Have fun!

 

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Keep our Neighborhood Safe!

Hays CISD’s last day of school is Wednesday, June 3rd which means many neighborhood children will be out enjoying their summer break. Each of us is responsible for the safety of ourselves and our neighbors.

Drivers

Obey all traffic laws
Be sure to come to a complete stop at stop signs and do not speed. The speed limit here is 30 MPH.

Watch for children
Keep an eye out for children playing outside. Watch out for bikes, balls, skateboards and other toys that may fly into the road.

No distracted driving
Kyle does not have a hands-free ordinance, but we should all be sure to put the phone down when driving for our safety and the safety of others.

 

Pedestrians  

Be street smart
Look both ways before crossing the street. Move out of the way quickly when vehicles are approaching.

Know where your children are
Make sure you and your kids have a system in place for checking in or be sure to stay close for supervision.

Use common courtesy
Be careful when outside not to disrupt neighbors’ lawns or lawn decor. Pick up after yourself and your pets.

Stay hydrated
Texas summers are HOT. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

 

Thank you!

PawsShelterandHumaneSocietySmallWe extend a huge thanks to PAWS of Central Texas right here in Kyle for their help and support during our pet microchipping event last month. It was a great success and we were able to help many neighbors ensure that they will be reunited with their pets in the event they are lost. Thank you to all of the individuals who volunteered their time to help with this event as well.

As a reminder, our Waterleaf Pet volunteers do keep a database of pet photos and owner contact information as another way to help pets get back home. If you would like to be added, email a photo of your pet and your contact information to waterleafpets@gmail.com

 

 

 

Water Safety Tips

Pool season is in full swing and as the temperatures rise, so will the pool traffic. Take time now to prepare your family for their visit to the pool. Water safety is extremely important to help prevent drowning and other incidents. Here is great guide from the YMCA.

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Summer Movie Programs

Movies at the Lake – The Boxtrolls
Friday, June 12, 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle Park – 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle 78640

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset and are shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle – visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3 for additional information and directions.

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

 

Buda Movies in the Park
Every weekend in Summer – Sunset
Buda City Park – 204 San Antonio Rd. Buda 78610

Movies are FREE to the public and you have the chance to see the movies all weekend long for some films!

June 5 – Tangled

June 12-14 – Paddington

June 19-21 – Muppets Most Wanted

June 26-28 – An American Tail

 

EVO KidFlix – Summer Movie Clubhouse
Begins June 9, 2015
EVO Entertainment 3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle 78640

EVO KidFLIX is a ten-week program of recently released family films. Starting June 9, we’ll have one of these movies every Tuesday at 10 am throughout the summer!

Pricing: Tickets to each show are just $1 at the box office, or you can purchase a KidFLIX Punch card and get into all 10 films for just $5!

Tickets will be available at the box office on June 1st, 2015.

June 9 – How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 16 – Boxtrolls

June 23 -Mr. Peabody and Sherman

June 30 – The LEGO Movie

 

San Marcos Movies in Your Park
Every Tuesday at Sunset
San Marcos Plaza Park

Come early, pick your perfect spot and enjoy the movie & festivities. Pre-movie games begin one hour before sunset. Free admission, bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions available for purchase.

June 9 – Planes Fire & Rescue (This one will be at the Commemorative Air Force Hangar at San Marcos Airport 1841 Airport Dr, San Marcos)

June 16 – Annie

June 23 – Cinderella (2015 version)

June 30 – The Mighty Ducks

 

Neighborhood Watch needs your help for upcoming events!

4th of July Parade. Saturday July 4
Let’s Celebrate America’s Independence!

Waterleaf’s 4th of July Parade. We will meet at the City Park on Abundance promptly at 9:40 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and end at the Pool Pavilion. Lets “RED WHITE and BLUE” it up! Decorate your bikes, pets (all on leashes), cars, tractors, and whatever else you can think of, even yourself! Scout troops, kids groups, veteran neighbors, clubs and organizations are all invited, so put your group together! We will enjoy a treat after our march. Route will be City Park on Abundance to Holly Grove to New Bridge to Waterleaf Park. No rain date.

4th of JULY NW “Stars and Stripes” Yard Decorating Contest!

Please have your home decorated by 4th of July morning. (This is in addition to the regular monthly Yard of the Month contest.) A gift certificate will be awarded to best patriotic yard in the neighborhood.

July Neighborhood Block Party

A Host/Hostess is needed to volunteer their front yard for the get together. We will help you plan, set-up/clean up and attend! You invite your immediate neighbors, everyone brings food to BBQ and a dish to pass. The Kyle Police and Fire usually attend depending on calls. We have had a lot of fun at these informal get togethers!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWORKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN KYLE CITY LIMITS (INCLUDES WATERLEAF)! Any person in violation, in the city of Kyle, may be charged by a class C misdemeanor. The fines for possession or use of fireworks is anywhere from $500 up to $2,000.

 

 

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is here which means many are planning vacation(s). Unfortunately, thieves will be on the lookout for homes that appear vacant for a period of time. If you are planning to be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, in addition to asking a neighbor you trust to keep an eye on your house, you can notify the Kyle Police Department and they will check on your residence or business for up to ten consecutive days while you are away. If you will be gone longer than that, you can fill out a subsequent request. Simply fill out a Vacation Watch Form which can be found at: cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some safety tips from KPD:

  • Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.

 

Committee Updates

Board Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 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, June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us to help plan more fun events for our community. Stay after the meeting for our first movie in the park to see Big Hero 6!

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!

Movie in the Park – Big Hero 6
Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Neighborhood Watch

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch held its first BBQ of the summer this past month. Presentations were given on crime trends in Kyle and the central Texas area comparing Kyle’s stats to the central area. Tips were given on how to safeguard both our homes and ourselves. An overall agenda was given on the purpose of NW and what the future plans are. Thank you to Alex Martinez, and Rick and Nola Plumb who volunteered to help from set up to clean up and everything in between!

The Neighborhood Watch Committee is looking for a volunteer to join the team. Please let us know if you are interested! Email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Block Captains

A call out for Block Captains was given and we received 8 volunteers. Note that those volunteering on the longer roads are only responsible for about 10 – 12 homes on their streets. Continue to volunteer if you live on those please. Take the time to meet your Captain if they are on your street and remember with the number of homes we have here, we need many more. Please volunteer, we need YOU!

BLOCK CAPTAIN VOLUNTEERS

  • Richard Rodriguez – Wistoria Ct.
  • Alex Vara – New Bridge/Peachtree
  • Darla and Cary Damron – Mistletoe
  • Catalina Islas – Rummel
  • Holly Williamson – Apricot
  • Lisa Bible – Pomegranate Cv
  • Susan Coleman – Karrie
  • Michelle Cohen – Quinton Cv

Crime Blotter The blotter gives info on actual calls made to Kyle Police Dept. for service here in Waterleaf. This report posted is for January thru April of this year. We will try and get a monthly update each month. This info is calls only, no results given. Please remember the importance of calling in anything you see suspicious!

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Kyle Police Non-Emergency 512.268.3232

Emergency 911

Stay safe, Michele, Jeff and Jason

 

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our May Winners!

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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 900 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of each month. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Taskforce to Review Governing Docs

Call for Volunteers

Join the Taskforce to review our governing documents

Saturday, April 18, 2015
4:00 PM – Park Pavilion

 

Now that we are a Resident Controlled Board of Directors, all of our governing documents need to be reviewed and revised. The Board is asking for volunteers to review the Declarations, Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCRs), any DCCR amendments, and By-laws. Anyone interested, please come to the meeting on Saturday, April 18th at 4:00 pm.

April 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version, please download here: WLF Apr 15 Community Newsletter

To All Of Our Neighbors:

For those of you who were able to make it to our annual Waterleaf HOA meeting, and those who sent in your proxies – we want to thank you. We reviewed the budget, discussed some of the things we’re working on like the pool and lighting at the entrances, and even got to ask questions to the group that wants to put the convenient store next to the New Country entrance. We would also like to welcome Darla, Jason and Megan onto the Waterleaf Falls HOA Board of Directors. Now that all 5 positions on the Board are filled with residents of the Waterleaf Falls subdivision we have a lot of work ahead of us. We look forward to this exciting time and tackling issues such as starting a Governing Documents Review Taskforce (please see insert), finishing any ongoing projects, and handling any other issues that you would like to bring to the Board.

The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm. We will discuss and vote on some of the ideas we have, and move forward with a goal of do what we say and say what we do. The Agenda for this meeting will be posted on the Goodwin website and our Waterleaf Falls website by Thursday March 26th and the Agenda for all Board meetings moving forward will also be posted on the website approximately 1 week prior to our meetings in the future. As always we invite anyone and everyone from the neighborhood to join us.

With all of this in mind we look forward to working for you, the Residents of the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision in an open and transparent manner. If anyone has any questions for the Board, please email us at waterleafboard@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to hear from you!

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

 

Community Calendar

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Call for Volunteers

Join the Taskforce to review our governing documents

Saturday, April 18, 2015
4:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Now that we are a Resident Controlled Board of Directors, all of our governing documents need to be reviewed and revised. The Board is asking for volunteers to review the Declarations, Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCRs), any DCCR amendments, and By-laws. Anyone interested, please come to the meeting on Saturday, April 18th at 4:00 pm.

 

Free Pool Safety And CPR Class

Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 AM – Waterleaf Pool

Pool season is near!
Come to the Pool on Saturday, April 11 @ 11:00 am for a FREE non-certified basic CPR, First-Aid and Pool Safety Class

This will be limited to the first 50 people.

 

Community Wide Garage Sale

Our Waterleaf Community Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday April 18th. We will be advertising on various local sites with lots of visibility so they’ll be lots of shoppers in the neighborhood. No sign up or notice needed. Just put your stuff out that morning and be ready to sell!

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How to Improve the City of Kyle?

The City of Kyle has launched StyleKYLE.org to give citizens a tool to engage city staff and each other in productive discussions on how to move Kyle forward with innovative thinking that lead to new and improved service delivery and programs.

The City of Kyle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is located in the heart of the economic center of Texas. As we grow we are committed to becoming a leader in how to innovate and reinvent municipal government while preserving our unique quality of life and small town atmosphere.

You are invited to join us in this discussion to Style Kyle into a premier destination city and create a unique and genuine Kyle Style. Simply create your account and use the buttons on the site to submit your own idea or participate in a discussion, forum or survey. You can also choose to chime in on what others have already started by clicking into the topics that appeal to your interests.

The only thing left to do is get started, so jump in…

Join the conversation now at StyleKyle.org

Lake Kyle Now Open Sunrise to Sunset

Lake Kyle Park is now open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, allowing for extended use of the facility for picnics, fishing, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

 

Lake Kyle & TPWD Tackle Loaner Program

Want to find out if you like fishing without spending a lot of money first? Do you have friends or neighbors who want to try fishing but need to borrow some tackle? If so, then the Fishing Tackle Loaner Program is for you!

This program loans fishing equipment just like a library loans books. Individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers for up to 2 days.

All you need to do is go to the Lake Kyle Parks Office during office hours, fill out a loaner survey and form, and go fishing. The only thing you will need to provide is your bait (we sell bait at Lake Kyle from $4-$6).

Remember: If you are over 17, you will need a Fishing License. Check with the Lake Kyle Park Office for specific details. If you are under 18, you will need to bring an adult when you check out equipment.

For more information on this program, please call (512)262-3939 or visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/lake-kyle-tpwd-tackle-loaner-program.

 

UpcomingEvents

Easter Egg Hunts & Celebrations

City of Kyle Easter Eggstravaganza
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gregg-Clarke Park (1100 W Center St Kyle)

Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back the Easter Eggstravaganza by popular demand!

We will have free carnival games, inflatables, food vendors, age-specific egg hunts, and the Easter Bunny will be on-site for pictures!

Age-Specific Egg Hunts:

6:00pm ages 0-3yrs
​6:15pm ages 4-6yrs
6:30pm ages 7-9yrs
6:45pm ages 10-14yrs

City of Buda 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Buda Sportsplex (310 Buda Sportsplex Dr Buda)

Free egg hunt with inflatables, games, activities and more!

Events In and Around Kyle

Family Fun Ride & Bike Rodeo
Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 am
Gregg-Clarke Park (1100 W Center St Kyle)

Join us for a Bike Rodeo for the children in addition to a helmet and bike safety presentation. After the Bike Rodeo the families will go on a pre-determined bike ride through downtown Kyle. We hope to provide a fun day for the whole family.

Fly in or Drive in Plane and Car Show
Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
San Marcos Airport

Warbirds flyover to start the show, view classic, modern specialty and exotic cars /planes, 14 vintage planes on display, helicopter rides, Rockabilly band

Lake Kyle Jubilee
Friday, April 24, 2015 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lake Kyle Park

Join us for live music, family activities, fishing, food vendors, and more! $5 per car pre-sale parking passes / $2 per person the day of the event. Pre-sale passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Dept Office at Lake Kyle Park

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 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, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Welcome Committee

Sunday, April 5, 2015
7:00 PM –  Park Pavilion

This month’s agenda includes New member introductions, New Vendors and New Homeowner activities with Social Committee.

If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Meetings will resume in May, please keep an eye on your newsletter and community website for details.

If you have any info to share with us, suggestions/ideas, please email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele, Jason & Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Social Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 11, 2015
1:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We’ll be discussing and planning upcoming events so come out and join the fun!

All Residents are invited and encouraged to attend all meetings and events. We are always in need of volunteers and fresh ideas so if you would like to join the Social Committee or just lend a hand when you can, please contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com or Facebook

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Yard of the Month

 

Nominations Due Friday, April 3, 2015

SPRING IS HERE! Yard of the Month nominations NOW OPEN!!

April is the beginning of our new Yard of the Month contest. We are asking for nominations from our Waterleaf residents. First place will receive a $50 gift card. This is $25 more than in previous years, thanks to our HOA Board. Please keep the following Yard of the Month Rules in mind when nominating.

Good luck to everyone!
Yard of the Month Committee.

Waterleaf homeowners are invited to participate in the selection of the Yard of the Month contest by nominating yards to be selected for judging. Homeowners are to complete a nomination form on the community website at waterleaffalls.com The YoM Committee will then visit the homes that were nominated and choose the top four yards from those nominations. If, however, the committee does not receive any nominations, they will choose the winner(s) by driving the entire neighborhood as they have done in the past.

Yard of the Month Rules:

1 – Homes can only win one time per year.
2 – Home must be in good standing with HOA Dues; this will be confirmed by the Property Manager.
3 – Waterleaf homeowners can submit their nominations by completing the online form on the community website or by e-mailing waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com.
4 – The committee will choose the winners from the homes that are nominated.
5 – There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
6 – The 1st place winner will receive a $50.00 Lowes gift card and announced in the next months newsletter. The 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups will also be announced.
7 – First place winners will receive $50.00 Lowes gift cards for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
8 – The first place winner in December will receive a $100.00 Lowes gift card, second place will receive a $50.00. Lowes gift card, and third place will receive a $25.00 Lowes gift card.
9- The winner and runner-ups will be announced in the next month’s newsletter.
10 – All nominations are due by the first Friday of each month.
11 – The winners will be sent to the Property Manager who will then check for compliance.
12 – Once winners are confirmed, they will be emailed to the Newsletter Committee for announcement in the newsletter.

 

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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 17th 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 900 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of each month. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: HOA 2015 Annual Meeting

WATERLEAF FALLS HOA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Our Annual Meeting is this Saturday, Sign in will begin at 8:30 AM and the meeting will start promptly at 9:00 AM. This meeting is your opportunity to learn about what your Board will be working on in the upcoming year, and to hear your valuable input. Also, this year we will be electing 3 residents to be on the Board of Directors. This means that starting this year the Board will be completely comprised of residents from our community! So come by and participate in helping make this community great!

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30 AM Sign In
9:00 AM Meeting Begins

Historic City Hall
109 Burleson Rd
Kyle, TX 78640

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
No separate childcare is available.

2015 AnnualMeeting

Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – A quorum is required to conduct business at this meeting; therefore you are strongly encouraged to attend. We need at least 90 people present at the meeting in-person or via proxy.

PROXY BALLOT – Meeting notices and proxy ballots have been mailed to all owners.In the event that you cannot attend the meeting, please fill out the proxy you received with your annual meeting notice to assign voting rights to a third party. You may also e-mail your proxy to a board member at waterleafboard@gmail.com or request that they pick up the form from you. It may also be returned to Goodwin Management by mail, fax or scan/email.

By Mail:

Jim Smitherman
c/o Goodwin Management, Inc.
PO BOX 203310
Austin, TX 78720

By Fax: (512) 346-4873

By E-mail: jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com

**IMPORTANT** If you would like your proxy to count toward quorum, but do NOT want the person to vote on your behalf, please write “FOR ATTENDANCE/QUORUM USE ONLY” at the top of your proxy form.

 

 

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – We will be electing 3 new resident board members at this meeting, which will give our residents complete control of community operations. We have been accepting nominations for representatives for some time and current bios for nominees are available for your review. Nominations for residential board members will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.

 

The Meeting Agenda is as follows:

  1. Roll Call/Certifying of Proxies
  2. Proof of Notice of Meeting
  3. Approval of Annual Meeting Minutes from 2014
  4. Reports from Board of Director & Committees
  5. Manager Report
  6. Election of Board Members – 3 Positions Open
  7. Unfinished Business
  8. New Business
  9. Homeowner Comments
  10. Adjournment

 

 

March 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here to download:  Community Newsletter March 2015
If you’d like to OPT-OUT of receiving a physical newsletter by mail, please click here.

To All of Our Neighbors:

With the cold of winter giving way to some warmer weather the neighborhood has certainly been busy with everyone starting to get their gardens planted. Spring is definitely in the air! So, naturally, our Social Committee has been hard at work planning our annual Spring Fling event. They will have some exciting activities for the kids and maybe even a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Be sure to bring the whole family out to celebrate with your neighbors!

We would also like to remind everyone about the Waterleaf Falls HOA Annual Meeting coming up on March 7th. This year’s meeting will be held at the Historic Kyle City Hall located at 109 Burleson Road in Downtown Kyle Square. Sign in will start at 8:30 AM and the meeting will start promptly at 9:00 AM. As always, this meeting is your opportunity to learn about what your Board will be working on in the upcoming year, and to hear your valuable input. Also, this year we will be electing 3 residents to be on the Board of Directors. This means that starting this year the Board will be completely comprised of residents from our community! So come by and participate in helping make this community great!

Jason Lolley, David Vail, Tracy Scheel

Community Calendar

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WATERLEAF FALLS HOA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30 AM Sign In
9:00 AM Meeting Begins

Historic City Hall
109 Burleson Rd
Kyle, TX 78640

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
No separate childcare is available.

2015 AnnualMeeting

Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – we will need at least 90 people to be there or have sent a proxy to have quorum and to allow the meeting to occur. With the growth in our neighborhood, your attendance is now more important than ever. Please make plans to attend or send in your proxy ballot.

PROXY BALLOT – Meeting notices and proxy ballots have been mailed to all owners. If you are unable to attend, please make certain to give your proxy to a neighbor you trust to vote on your behalf. You may also e-mail your proxy to a board member at waterleafboard@gmail.com or our property manager Jim Smitherman (jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com)  **IMPORTANT** If you would like your proxy to count toward quorum, but do NOT want the person to vote on your behalf, please write “FOR ATTENDANCE/QUORUM USE ONLY” at the top of your proxy form.

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – We will be electing 3 new resident board members at this meeting, which will give our residents complete control of community operations. We have been accepting nominations for representatives for some time and their bio is provided in this newsletter for your review. Nominations for residential board members will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.

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Updates to Our Community Pool

At our last board meeting, the board approved updates to our pool and pool area. Work has already begun to re-plaster the pool, which has been overdue. The tile and surfaces will also be fully cleaned before filling the pool back up in preparation for the upcoming pool season.

We will also be working to fix the pool furniture and order new pieces, if necessary. All of the work will be completed in time for our pool to open up in May.

If you have not received a pool key since last season, you may now do so by logging in to your account at goodwintx.com

 

 

Resident Board Member Nominees

The following individuals submitted their interest form along with a bio for residents to consider during voting at the annual meeting. Please note that nominations are still being accepted and will be accepted at the meeting. Make plans to attend to cast your vote for a residential representative on your HOA Board of Directors.

Darla Damron

Darla Damron is a devoted wife and mother of seven children. She was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area. She graduated from Lockhart ISD, Lockhart, TX. She attended Sul Ross State University and Southwest Texas State University. She also took continuing education courses at De Anza College and West Valley College in California. She lived in California for 21 years until she and her family moved to Kyle, TX in 2008. She and her family have lived in the Waterleaf neighborhood since September 2009.

In the past six years she has served on several Waterleaf Falls HOA committees, including Co-chair on the first Core Committee, Social Committee, Welcome Committee, Pool Committee, and Yard-of-the-Month Committee.

She has worked for Lockhart Independent School District as the Superintendent/School Board Secretary for six years. As their Secretary she supports the Superintendent of Schools and supports the Board of Education by preparing for bi-monthly School Board meetings. Darla enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, hiking, walking, and traveling to California to visit her older children. She is an active member in her church. She loves serving and feels that serving others is the best way to make a person and a community stronger.

Megan Honick

My name is Megan Honick; Chris whom has been my wonderful husband of 8 years and also a beautiful daughter Ashley that is 6 years old and you may have seen her around selling the Famous Girl Scout Cookies. My Family and I moved here from Las Vegas, Nv almost 2 years ago, we had an opportunity to better my daughter’s life and ours by moving to the Wonderful state of Texas and we chose Kyle for better schooling as well as the Best communities around. I have been the Social Committee Chair for about 6 months now and I feel like I can do more to help my extended family! I would be Honored to be your voice of the Waterleaf Community and make it the Best in Kyle!

Jason Lolley

Jason and his family have lived in Waterleaf Falls for 2.5 years. In that time, he has served as a Neighborhood Watch Committee Chair and was part of the task force that reviewed and amended the HOA by-laws in 2013. He was appointed to the Board in December 2014 to fill a position left vacant by the resignation of one the KB members.

Angela McGrady

My name is Angela McGrady and I moved to Waterleaf Falls in March of 2011. We relocated to Kyle in July of 2008 from Atlanta, GA. My family consists of my husband, Jason, my five-year-old son, Zander and our three-year-old Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix) Kahlua. We selected this area because we liked the small town feel of Kyle and were accustomed to living in the suburbs of a large city. Waterleaf seemed the perfect choice and we have grown to love our friends and neighbors, who call it home.

I have been very involved in the community since early 2012, when I became a Chair of the Social Committee. I love meeting neighbors and helping with activities. However, my strengths are more in communication, writing, and organization, so in 2013 I joined the Communication Committee as a Chair. In addition to aiding my co-chair in the newsletter, signage, and website, I also act as a Moderator on the Waterleaf Subdivision Facebook Group. I help to ensure that accurate information is shared with the community and all residents have a respectful avenue in which to share information.

One of my passions is to volunteer with non-profit groups. I have assisted PAWS Animal Shelter and Humane Society in a pet micro-chipping event in Waterleaf, and would like to plan another this spring. My position in Commercial Real Estate affords me the opportunity to work with and support local organizations, so I am no stranger to volunteering my time, and by electing me as a director to the Board, I will serve Waterleaf with the same enthusiasm and effort that I offer to all of my organizations. In closing, I hope that you would consider me a strong candidate for this position. My education, experience, and skills would lend well to this appointment and I would like to see the community have a smooth transition from developer-run to resident-led board.

 

 

 

Free Kyle PD Tips iPhone App

The Kyle Police Department and Tip411 presents a Free iPhone app to make submitting an anonymous tip quick and even easier.

KylePD Tips app provides citizens with the ability to submit anonymous tips (with a photo attachment option) to the Kyle Police Department. The application also features an anonymous two way interaction between the tipster and Kyle PD.

Search “KylePD Tips” on the iPhone App Store.

Visit www.citizenobserver.com for information about Tip411 and how to text or email your annonymous tip as well.

This system is NOT intended to replace emergency phone calls. If you ever have an emergency, ALWAYS dial 911!

 

 

Yard of the Month Process

A new season for Yard of the Month will begin in April! This is a reminder of the new process put in place for this year’s selection process.

Waterleaf homeowners are invited to participate in the selection of the Yard of the Month contest by nominating yards to be selected for judging. Homeowners are to complete a nomination form on the community website at waterleaffalls.com The YoM Committee will then visit the homes that were nominated and choose the top four yards from those nominations. If, however, the committee does not receive any nominations, they will choose the winner(s) by driving the entire neighborhood as they have done in the past.

Yard of the Month Rules:

1 – Homes can only win one time per year.

2 – Home must be in good standing with HOA Dues; this will be confirmed by the Property Manager.

3 – Waterleaf homeowners can submit their nominations by completing the online form on the community website or by e-mailing waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com.

4 – The committee will choose the winners from the homes that are nominated.

5 – There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

6 – The 1st place winner will receive a $50.00 Lowes gift card and announced in the next months newsletter. The 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups will also be announced.

7 – First place winners will receive $50.00 Lowes gift cards for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.

8 – The first place winner in December will receive a $100.00 Lowes gift card, second place will receive a $50.00.Lowes gift card, and third place will receive a $25.00 Lowes gift card.

9- The winner and runner-ups will be announced in the next month’s newsletter.

10 – All nominations are due by the first Friday of each month.

11 – The winners will be sent to the Property Manager who will then check for compliance.

12 – Once winners are confirmed, they will be emailed to the Newsletter Committee for announcement in the newsletter.

Correction to December YoM

Last month’s newsletter incorrectly stated that the December Yard of the Month Christmas Decorations Winner was 650 Apricot. YoM inadvertently submitted the wrong address, the true winner for December was 605 Apricot. Congratulations!

We look forward to a new year for Yard of the Month. Please take a moment to look over the new process and head over to our community website to submit your nominations now!

 

 

Committee Updates

HOA Property Inspection
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
And 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, March 13, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us as we continue planning fun events for the entire community! We are seeking a new Committee Chair and additional volunteers. Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in joining YOUR Social Committee.

We also would like your input on what events you would like to see. Use this link www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDS5STH to give us your ideas.

Don’t forget about our annual garage sale coming April 18th.

Social Committee Spring Fling
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Spring Fling flyer

Please come join us in a fun filled day! We will have an Easter egg hunt for children ages 5 and under starting at 11:15am and one for children 6 and up starting at 11:45am. We will have bounce houses, cookie decorating and a craft workshop sponsored by the Home Depot. We might also have a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny so be sure to bring your camera.  We will be providing hot dogs and beverages so bring the family out and celebrate with us!
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Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch monthly meetings will be put on hold until late spring due to the lack of participation/attendance at the meetings. Once the weather warms up we will begin having monthly pot-luck BBQ’s around the community. The past BBQ’s we had last year brought more people out which served our purpose of neighbors getting to know each other. We had Kyle Police and Fire attend and no matter the location of the particular block, all resident families are invited. If you would like to volunteer your front yard/street please send us an email and we will get everything set up with you.

There seems to be a lot of complaints of people driving much too fast in the neighborhood. Even though posted speed limit is 30 mph unless otherwise noted, this speed is quite fast for the size of community we are. We have so many children here in Waterleaf and adults who are walking, running, biking and going to and from school in the mornings and afternoons, that top priority should be the safety of all. Let’s slow down, follow or even drop down speed limit, and give the kids and adults a friendly wave. There is nothing more important than slowing down to avoid an accident or worse, that only has us giving up a minute or so.

If you have any info to share with us, suggestions/ideas, please email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele, Jason & Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Welcome Committee

Our next quarterly meeting will be April 5, 2015. We will be brainstorming new ideas for items to include in the welcome packets.

If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our committees need YOUR help! We now have over 900 homes in our neighborhood, but only a handful of people who regularly attend meetings. We would love to see more events, but we cannot do so without some help! Please consider joining one of our committees and helping to make your neighborhood a more enjoyable community. E-mail the committees or attend a meeting if you are interested in joining or have questions.

 

 

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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 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

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The price is for a one-time run to about 900 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

NOTICE: 2015 HOA ANNUAL MEETING

2015 AnnualMeeting

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

8:30 AM SIGN IN | 9:00 AM MEETING BEGINS

HISTORIC CITY HALL
109 BURLESON RD
KYLE, TX 78640

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
No separate childcare available.

 

Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – we will need at least 90 people to be there or have sent a proxy to have quorum and to allow the meeting to occur. With the growth in our neighborhood, your attendance is now more important than ever. Please make plans to attend or send in your proxy ballot.

PROXY BALLOT – Meeting notices and proxy ballots have been mailed to all owners. If you are unable to attend, please make certain to give your proxy to a neighbor you trust to vote on your behalf.

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – We will be electing 3 new resident board members at this meeting, which will give our residents complete control of community operations. We have been accepting nominations for representatives for some time and their bio is provided in the March newsletter (and below) for your review. Nominations for residential board members will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting. If you are still interested in nomination yourself or someone you know, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman – jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com  – for an interest form.

 

 

 

Resident Board Member Nominees

The following individuals submitted their interest form along with a bio for residents to consider during voting at the annual meeting. Please note that nominations are still being accepted and will be accepted at the meeting. Make plans to attend to cast your vote for a residential representative on your HOA Board of Directors.

Darla Damron

Darla Damron is a devoted wife and mother of seven children. She was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area. She graduated from Lockhart ISD, Lockhart, TX. She attended Sul Ross State University and Southwest Texas State University. She also took continuing education courses at De Anza College and West Valley College in California. She lived in California for 21 years until she and her family moved to Kyle, TX in 2008. She and her family have lived in the Waterleaf neighborhood since September 2009.

In the past six years she has served on several Waterleaf Falls HOA committees, including Co-chair on the first Core Committee, Social Committee, Welcome Committee, Pool Committee, and Yard-of-the-Month Committee.

She has worked for Lockhart Independent School District as the Superintendent/School Board Secretary for six years. As their Secretary she supports the Superintendent of Schools and supports the Board of Education by preparing for bi-monthly School Board meetings. Darla enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, hiking, walking, and traveling to California to visit her older children. She is an active member in her church. She loves serving and feels that serving others is the best way to make a person and a community stronger.

Megan Honick

My name is Megan Honick; Chris whom has been my wonderful husband of 8 years and also a beautiful daughter Ashley that is 6 years old and you may have seen her around selling the Famous Girl Scout Cookies. My Family and I moved here from Las Vegas, Nv almost 2 years ago, we had an opportunity to better my daughter’s life and ours by moving to the Wonderful state of Texas and we chose Kyle for better schooling as well as the Best communities around. I have been the Social Committee Chair for about 6 months now and I feel like I can do more to help my extended family! I would be Honored to be your voice of the Waterleaf Community and make it the Best in Kyle!

Jason Lolley

Jason and his family have lived in Waterleaf Falls for 2.5 years. In that time, he has served as a Neighborhood Watch Committee Chair and was part of the task force that reviewed and amended the HOA by-laws in 2013. He was appointed to the Board in December 2014 to fill a position left vacant by the resignation of one the KB members.

Angela McGrady

My name is Angela McGrady and I moved to Waterleaf Falls in March of 2011. We relocated to Kyle in July of 2008 from Atlanta, GA. My family consists of my husband, Jason, my five-year-old son, Zander and our three-year-old Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix) Kahlua. We selected this area because we liked the small town feel of Kyle and were accustomed to living in the suburbs of a large city. Waterleaf seemed the perfect choice and we have grown to love our friends and neighbors, who call it home.

I have been very involved in the community since early 2012, when I became a Chair of the Social Committee. I love meeting neighbors and helping with activities. However, my strengths are more in communication, writing, and organization, so in 2013 I joined the Communication Committee as a Chair. In addition to aiding my co-chair in the newsletter, signage, and website, I also act as a Moderator on the Waterleaf Subdivision Facebook Group. I help to ensure that accurate information is shared with the community and all residents have a respectful avenue in which to share information.

One of my passions is to volunteer with non-profit groups. I have assisted PAWS Animal Shelter and Humane Society in a pet micro-chipping event in Waterleaf, and would like to plan another this spring. My position in Commercial Real Estate affords me the opportunity to work with and support local organizations, so I am no stranger to volunteering my time, and by electing me as a director to the Board, I will serve Waterleaf with the same enthusiasm and effort that I offer to all of my organizations. In closing, I hope that you would consider me a strong candidate for this position. My education, experience, and skills would lend well to this appointment and I would like to see the community have a smooth transition from developer-run to resident-led board.