January 2016 Newsletter

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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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November 2015 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone is doing well this “fall” even though Texas didn’t get the memo about the change in seasons. Now that the drought has returned maybe the meteorologists will be right in an El Nino bringing us some rain this winter. Until then, we hope everyone is finding a way to stay cool with the pool now closed for the season.

National Night out was a huge success. Thank you to the Neighborhood Watch for putting the event together, all of the volunteers, especially from Texas State, the local businesses and neighbors who provided donations, and of course all of our neighbors who came out to enjoy the festivities.

We would like to thank Councilman Damon Fogley for coming out to the last board meeting and providing us with great information. Don’t forget, November 3rd is Election Day.

City of Kyle completed its traffic study and has provided recommendations for 3 additional stop signs (Gina @ New Country, Gina @ New Bridge, and Conner Elkins @ Waterleaf). City Council will vote on installing the signs at these locations at the next Kyle City Council Meeting.

We also wanted to remind everyone that Pet Registration is required annually with the City of Kyle. It is especially important to have your pets tagged with all the loose dogs lately. Kyle Animal Control has been invited to our November Pet Day and you will be able to register your pet on site and have them microchipped.

And as always, we are looking for volunteers for all of our committees. Please email the committee you are interested in helping with. And remember to please help keep all of our kids and pets safe and happy.

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

 

Community Calendar

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Additional Stop Signs in Waterleaf

Per resident request, a traffic study was conducted in Waterleaf to alleviate some of the traffic issues we have seen, such as: excessive speeding, ignoring stop signs, etc. Several residents were in favor of installing speed bumps and petitioned City Council.

After meeting with City Council and the traffic study, City Council motioned for installation of additional stop signs in lieu of speed bumps. City Council will have a final vote on the stop signs to be placed at the intersections of Gina & New Country, Gina & New Bridge, and Connor Elkins & Waterleaf at the next Council Meeting. Their initial vote was 5-0 in favor, but 2 council members were not in attendance, so it will go to vote again at the next meeting. If approved, they would be installed in the beginning of November.

Please keep an eye out for updates and installation. Help keep Waterleaf safe by abiding by posted speed limits, coming to a complete stop at Stop signs, and following all other traffic laws.

 

Use Caution When Entering/Exiting the Neighborhood

With the growth here in Waterleaf and Kyle, our roads are becoming more congested. There is much more traffic now than there was over 10 years ago when Waterleaf began construction. Our neighborhood exits to FM 150 which has quickly become a heavily traveled road where it once was not. While the Texas Department of Transportation has begun early construction phases to widen FM 150, the project will take some time to be completed. Until construction is completed, please exercise extra caution when entering or exiting the neighborhood.

The speed limit on FM 150 is 55 miles per hour and when a driver pulls out of a neighborhood there may not be sufficient time for oncoming traffic to slow down which could (and has) cause many accidents. The City of Kyle has passed a hands free ordinance, but the fact remains that drivers are still driving with many distractions and we all need to be more aware of our surroundings and all accept accountability in our driving actions. Similarly, when turning in to the neighborhood be sure to signal your turn so you are not rear-ended and use caution when turning in front of oncoming traffic.

We cannot control the actions of other drivers, but we can control our own actions. Exercise caution, be aware of your surroundings, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by phones or other electronic devices. Drive smart, Drive Safe.

 

Notice of Delays on N. Burleson Due to Construction

Drivers in Kyle should expect delays and possible lane closures on N. Burleson St. between the I-35 frontage road and Spring Branch Parkway during the construction of the Marketplace Ave. extension.

Work on N. Burleson, which includes trenching for utilities, is expected to continue through January 2016.

We remind drivers to use extra caution when traveling through that area of town. Be on the lookout for flaggers, equipment and other conditions that require sudden stops or delays. Visit cityofkyle.com for additional information.

 

Committee Updates

 

Core  Meeting
Monday, November 2, 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, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Social Committee
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We’ll be meeting to discuss holiday event details and activities. Please come out and join us. We’re always in need of help and fresh ideas for events etc.

Unfortunately, the Halloween Spooktacular was cancelled due to weather, but we’d still like to thank the following for their donations which we will be using toward the next event:

– Natalie Freeman for her gracious candy donation.

– Steve Porter from DTW Art and Frame for the prize donation.

Any students needing community service hours are more than welcome to volunteer with us.

Social committee is in need of committee chairs and new volunteers. Without the help of volunteers, future events will not possible; with the size of our neighborhood the few current committee chairs and volunteers can’t possibly continue doing all the work alone.

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

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Neighborhood Watch

Pet Registration & Microchip Event
Saturday, November 14, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  – Park Pavilion

Come bring your fur babies and get them legal on November 14th. Animal Control Officer Brianna Brecher will be at the park pavilion to help us get our pets registered with the City of Kyle. She will be accepting registrations on site, so dont for get to bring your cash or checks. The fee is $5.25 if spayed/neutered, $10.50 if not, per pet. Registration form will be available for download on the community website or we will also have some on hand during the event.

Download the form here: Kyle Animal Control Pet Registration Form

Also, PAWS will be on site to provide Microchips for pets at $15 each. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted.

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Waterleaf’s, National Night Out, was a HUGE success! According to some of the City’s visitors, our party was the biggest and best of the night!

We served 300 hotdogs, 20 gallons of lemonade, played games galore, watched the wizardry of a magician, handed out over 50 raffles prizes but most importantly, spent a great evening outdoors with our neighbors!

Thank you to the visits from Kyle Police Department, Kyle Fire Department, Kyle Animal Control, City Manager, and Hays County Sherriff’s Office.

Thank you to the student group from Texas State’s Criminal Justice program for their volunteer help in setting up/cleaning up and managing the games.

Thank you to our neighbors who donated gifts to the raffle, volunteered in helping to set up/clean up and offered extra help during the event. We even had our younger neighbors offer to help! Thank you kids!!

Thank you to all of our local businesses who offered donations to our raffle. We were able to collect over 50 items to share. Please be sure and frequent those businesses (see list below), they deserve our support!

( ) = Donation from Waterleaf Neighbor

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Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month Committee is currently in need of volunteers to run the committee. Committee Chairs would be responsible for reviewing the incoming nominations, contacting the property manager to verify eligibility status, and driving the neighborhood to view nominees or looking at all yards to determine a winner.

Individuals who are interested should contact the Board at waterleafboard@gmail.com for consideration.

While we search for committee chairs and volunteers, please continue to submit your nominations so our new members may start their duties immediately.

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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

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October 2015 Newsletter

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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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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

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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

 

 

September 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: WLF Community Newsletter Sept 15

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To All of Our Neighbors:

Well, we made it through another Summer! With the heat hopefully behind us, the Committees are busy planning events for the fall. Neighborhood Watch is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s National Night Out celebration. Last year’s event was a huge success and we are hoping this year’s event will be even bigger. If you are interested in helping out, contact the Neighborhood Watch team at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com.

With the kids returning to school, remember to watch out for little ones walking to and from the bus stop. The posted speed limit in the neighborhood is 30 M.P.H. Let’s keep our neighborhood safe by obeying the posted traffic signs and watching our speed.

We have had issues with pets getting loose in the neighborhood lately. Please keep in mind that both the city of Kyle and the HOA have requirements regarding proper restraint of your animals when outside of your property. The HOA encourages all residents to contact the city of Kyle Animal Control Department if you see any loose animals in the neighborhood.

One last reminder… All architectural changes to your property must be approved by the Architectural Committee BEFORE any changes are made. Any changes made without approval are subject to fines as outlined by the HOA fine policy.

And as always be safe and courteous to your fellow neighbors. We hope to see you at all of our events!

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

 

Community Calendar

 

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National Night Out 2015

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National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1 Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2 Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3 Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4 Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and statewide.

Join Waterleaf and your Neighborhood Watch as we celebrate with an Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!

Volunteers still needed!!! Please join in and let us know what you would like to do!

We need: Carnival Game set-up, Food set-up, prep and servers, Game attendants, Clean-up Crew.

We do appreciate any donations neighbors could contribute for both the carnival game prizes (anything from candy to simple little tokens) and also prizes for a raffle. Raffle items can also be donated by your employers or your own business (gift certificates, gift cards, homemade desserts, use your imagination!) So far, a few we have received are a No Soliciting sign, 2 restaurant gift cards, and a BBQ apron.

Contact Neighborhood Watch if you can help us, we truly appreciate all volunteers! Email us if you can help in any way at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

 

Newsletter Insert: City of Kyle Zoning Letter

This month’s newsletter included an additional insert about an upcoming zoning meeting regarding the property at the corner of FM 150 and New Country. Download the letter here: City of Kyle Zoning Letter .

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Pool Closing September 27th

poolclosedThe Waterleaf Community pool will be closing for the 2015 season on Sunday, September 27th.

For the month of September, our regular pool hours will remain in place, however, lifeguards will only be on duty on the weekends.

Please exercise caution when swimming without guards present. Parents, remember to stay within arms reach of your child(ren) to prevent any accidents that could occur.

Thank you for another great pool season, we look forward to next year!

 

Halloween for ALL!

Hard to believe October is just around the corner! As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you about two wonderful programs that have helped make Halloween more inclusive for everyone. Mommies of Miracles Trick-or-Treat Project and the Teal Pumpkin both ask you to add non-food treats to your shopping list for trick-or-treaters. 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.

PumpkinIt is important to understand that neither program is asking you to ditch the candy, but simply asking that you add non-edible gifts when passing out treats on Halloween. Gifts can be as simple as stickers, pencils, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, the list is endless! If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out the pumpkin decal at mommiesofmiracles.com or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. This will let families know non-food options are available at your home. Trick-or-treaters may also wear a small sticker with the pumpkin decal to let people know they would like a non-food treat instead.

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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!

 

Social Activities for Special Needs

In the spirit of inclusion, your Waterleaf Social Committee would like to start planning more events to include our Waterleaf neighbors who have children with special needs. The Social Committee would like to include special time before an event to help those with sensory concerns and to allow more one-on-one time for those who need a little extra help. Families will be more than welcome to stay for the entire event, but having a special allotted time beforehand will ensure that ALL residents have an opportunity to participate in our great events.

If you would be interested in seeing more events planned in this manner, please email the Social Committee at waterleafsocial@gmail.com – if there is enough interest, the Social Committee will be sure to plan accordingly for future events. Also, if you would be interested in helping with events for our differently abled neighbors, please let us know!

 

Girl Scout Recruiting

There has been some interest in our community for setting up a local Girl Scout Chapter and there are two information sessions this month for our area. Girl Scouts of Central Texas is looking for troop leaders and members who are interested in starting a scout group right here in Kyle. Please attend to learn how to start a group or if you are interested in joining one!

Information Sessions:

September 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Kyle United Methodist Church
408 W. Lockhart Kyle, TX 78640

– OR –

September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
ACC-Hays Campus Student Life Lounge Area
1200 Kohlers Crossing Kyle, TX 78640

For more information or if you’d like to join a nearby group instead please contact Laurie at laurie_roehrig@yahoo.com

 

Hands-Free Ordinances Along the IH-35 Corridor

New Braunfels is the latest city along the IH35 Corridor from Austin to San Antonio to adopt a hands-free ordinance. The ordinance passed on August 11th and will take effect on November 1st.

Austin, Buda, San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio now all prohibit the use of cell phones, tablets, GPS devices, cameras, gaming devices, mobile music players, computers and any other electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Fines for violating the hands free law can range anywhere from $100 – $500.

While Kyle is not yet on the list of cities adopting a hands-free ordinance, it is only a matter of time before a law is proposed and passed in our town. Please exercise caution when driving and put down your devices. Your safety and that of those around you is not worth any call or text.

//Editorial Comment//

After the printing of this month’s newsletter, the Kyle City Council voted on September 1, 2015 to enact a hands-free ordinance in Kyle. The ordinance is EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and includes a grace period until November 1st. Until November 1st, KPD will issue warnings. More details will be released soon. Follow the City of Kyle on Facebook and visit the website for more information.

 

City of Kyle Seeking Applications for Advisory Boards

The City of Kyle is seeking volunteers to serve on its various advisory boards. Current vacancies exist on The Library Board, Board of Adjustments, Train Depot Board, Economic Development Board, Parks Board, and Ethics Commission.

An advisory board generally consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council. The role of an advisory board is to review specific policy issues related to the mission and purpose of the board and forward findings to the City Council for its consideration.

After your application is submitted, it will receive a staff review and applications that best reflect the mission and purpose of the board will be forwarded for consideration. To learn more about the open positions and apply, please visit http://www.cityofkyle.com/council/boards-and-commissions

 

Kyle Animal Control Reminds You to Register Your Pet

All pet owners in Kyle must have their pets registered with the city. The registration form can be found online on the City website at www.cityofkyle.com/police/animal-control

Mail pet registration with a copy of the pet’s rabies certificate and the payment to PO Box 40 Kyle, Texas 78640 or bring to the Kyle Police Department at 111 N Front St Kyle, Texas 78640.

Pay Registration fee:

  • $10.50 unaltered dog or cat
  • $5.25 altered dog or cat
  • $5.25 other animal Annual renewal is required

Annual renewal fees:

  • $10.50 unaltered dog or cat
  • $5.25 altered dog or cat
  • $5.25 other animal

 

UpcomingEvents

2015 Hornet Races
Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Tom Green Elementary 1301 Old Goforth Rd Buda, TX 78610
More info: http://www.fortheloveofgo.com

Gather the family and come walk or run with us. It will be a great time had by all. The 5k Run/Walk will promptly begin at 7:30, then a Kids Dash will follow 5K awards (approximately 9:00 a.m.)!

Kyle Market Days
Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Square Park, 1101 S. Burleson, Kyle, TX 78640

Local vendors, arts & crafts, farm to market items, live music and MORE! September’s theme is “Fiesta” and the community partner will be the Lehman Lobo Band Booster Club

Concerts for a Cause: Kids Outdoor Zone
Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Down South Railhouse

Kids Outdoor Zone (KOZ) is an Outdoor Adventure Ministry that provides kids with mentors and direction to become Godly adults.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 we will have a Concerts For A Cause benefiting KOZ at Down South Railhouse in Kyle, Texas.

We will have live music, a raffle (for a guitar), some great food and the chance to donate to and/or learn more about KOZ. MUSIC: Shelley King will be playing from 6-8p Lucas Cook will play from 5-6p The event is from 5:00p – 8:00p inside DSR and it is family friendly… so PLEASE bring the kiddos out.

The show is FREE and we’re raising $$ via donations.

Strut Your Mutt
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond Ave, Austin, Texas 78723
Registration 9 AM; Walk 10:30 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM
More Info: pawsshelter.org/events/strut-your-mutt/

Anyone who wants to walk the walk – nay, strut their stuff! – for homeless pets in Austin or around the nation is welcome to attend.

This will be a leisurely fundraising dog walk and fun run with your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more.

The event aims to help save the lives of Hays County and Central Texas pets who are currently housed in municipal shelters!

 

Committee Updates

 

Core  Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 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, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Social Committee
Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:300 am – Park Pavilion

We will be brainstorming on what and how to come up with something ghoulish and fun for our little monsters and princesses to do for Halloween, so bring your mad scientist ideas with you and lets have a frightful good time planning it.

The more that people participate the more fun things we can do, also the more volunteers we have the better experience you will have! Let’s make Waterleaf Falls the envy of Kyle! 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.

Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 am – Until you sell out!

Clean out your closets and storage rooms, Here comes your chance to make room for new toys and clothes with another Community Wide Garage Sale!!! Set up in your own yard or driveway and get ready for the buyers! We will advertise the event on various garage sale sites, so there is sure to be plenty of foot traffic.

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Neighborhood Watch 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

NW will meet to finalize plans for the NNO Carnival. If you have volunteered or want to volunteer please join us! E-mail reminders will be sent out.

Guns and Hoses Softball Tournament
Sunday, September 13 1:00 pm Tentative (Check website for date/time confirmation) Gregg-Clark Park

Come out and support the Kyle Police Department and Kyle Fire Department 1st Softball Tournament Details to come on the City website www.cityofkyle.com/police

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch Facebook Page

NW is designing a new Facebook page. We will use it to announce meetings, news and happenings from the neighborhood, City of Kyle and surrounding areas, if news pertains to Waterleaf. The page will only be available to Waterleaf Residents and KPD and will be closed and private. At this beginning point there will be no moderation. Lets all be considerate and use it for what it is meant to be, a place to post information to keep Waterleaf safe. Please remember…..call Kyle Police Department first to report any incidents, post to Facebook afterward if you like. An announcement will be made when the page is ready.

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the August Winners!

September nominations are due Friday, September 4th.
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

August 2015 Newsletter

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

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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

 

 

Community Calendar

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Back to School 

Back_to_school

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.

 

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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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July 2015 Newsletter

Download the PDF version of this month’s newsletter here: WLF Community Newsletter July 2015

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To All of Our Neighbors,

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and is drying out from the much needed, if not a little more than needed, rain. It was very heartwarming to see our neighbors come together to aide those in need in Wimberley, San Marcos, and Martindale. We certainly are proud to have a number of heroes that live here in our community.

As we celebrate our National Independence Day, we look forward to fun, good food, sun, and nighttime extravaganzas with our family and friends. The City of Kyle will be putting on a Fireworks show on Saturday, July 4th at sundown at the Performing Arts Center. Please be mindful our neighborhood children and pets who are sensitive to loud noises during your celebrations and remember fireworks are NOT ALLOWED in Kyle City Limits.

The Neighborhood Watch and Social committees are currently planning the annual 4th of July parade. Come join your neighbors and walk from the city park to our community park. Those committees are also looking for volunteers to hold block party BBQ’s in their driveway. Feel free to contact them if you are interested and join your neighbors in a fun get together.

The governing documents task force is working hard to draft proposed changes to our By-laws that need to be updated. Now that KB Homes no longer has positions on the HOA board, and soon will no longer be members of the HOA itself, it is imperative for us to help create the vision of our community moving forward. The task force will then turn its’ efforts to the DCCRs. If you have any suggestions, ideas, concerns, or comments please contact the Task Force.

This month will be the more informal Core meeting to discuss issues and concerns regarding the needs of our committees and Task Force. Please join us on Thursday, July 2nd. It takes all of us to make a community great.

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

 

 

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Important Reminders About Your Pets

Leash Laws

Please remember the City of Kyle does have a leash law requiring dogs to be kept on a leash at all times. (Art II, Sec 5-38) This law applies in Waterleaf when you are walking your dog around the neighborhood.Keep in mind that dogs should also remain on a leash in the easement areas behind the park and homes.

Register Your Pet with City of Kyle

Animals are required to be registered with the City of Kyle. Visit the Animal Control website at cityofkyle.com/police/animal-control to obtain a registration form. Please note, proof of vaccination is required.

HOA Restrictions

Section 6.7 (h) of our DCCRs addresses the HOA rules regarding pets. Residents cannot have more than 4 pets. Pets must be restrained or confined to the homeowner’s rear yard within a secure fenced area or within the house. It is the pet owner’s responsibility to keep the lot clean and free of pet debris or odor noxious to adjourning lots. All animals must be properly registered and tagged for identification in accordance with local city ordinances.

Secure Animals in Your Backyard

Take a moment to make sure your backyard is secure and that your pet cannot get out of the yard. Repair fences promptly to maintain the safety of your pet and other neighbors.

Clean Up After Your Pet

Please do not allow your pet to defecate in public areas or in the yard of a fellow neighbor. Carry a plastic bag with you on your walks and clean up after your pet. Pet feces can make other pets and young children sick, so please be mindful of others!

Collars and Nametags

Make sure your pet has a collar with a nametag and your contact information. This helps ensure your pet is returned to you should they get out of the yard. You can also email a photo of your pet and your contact information to be added to our pet database to waterleafpets@gmail.com

 

Summer Safety for Your Pets

Never Leave Pets in a Parked Car

On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows open slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes, & 120 degrees after 30 minutes. With our Texas summer, these temps increase drastically.

Provide Ample Shade and Water

Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and plenty of fresh, cold water. Tree shades and tarps are ideal since they don’t obstruct air flow.

Limit Exercise on Hot Days

Adjust intensity and duration of exercise according to the temperature. On very hot days, consider limiting exercise to early morning or early evening hours. Asphalt can get very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk them on grass when possible. And always carry water to keep your pet from dehydrating.

 

Helpful Numbers 

City of Kyle Animal Control

If you cannot find the owner, animals at large can be reported to the Kyle AC at 512.268.8800

San Marcos Animal Shelter

If your pet is picked up by animal control, he or she will be taken to the San Marcos Animal Shelter. You can reach them by phone at 512.805.2650

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society

If you find a lost dog, you can visit PAWS and have them scan for a microchip. Please note only owner surrenders are accepted at PAWS. If you are looking for a shelter for a lost dog, contact Kyle Animal Control or the San Marcos shelter. You can also call PAWS if your dog is lost to see if he or she has been brought in. 512.268.1611 PAWS will also microchip your pet for a small fee. pawsshelter.org for more info

Emancipet

Emancipet is a non-profit that can provide valuable services for your pet including low cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, hearworm tests, flea prevention, and microchipping. The mobile clinic often visits PAWS and the San Marcos Shelter. For more information, call 512.587.7729 – emancipet.org

Prevent A Litter (PALS) of Central Texas

PALS is another option for low cost spay/neuters. Vouchers also available for those who qualify. www.preventalitter.com 512.754.PALS (7257)

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Nearby Fourth of July Celebrations

City of Kyle

Independence Day Celebration

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, the pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and fantastic viewing. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks.  Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Walk ins welcome.

7:00 pm – Hays CISD Star Spangled Event Hays CISD’s PAC will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with The Blue Water Highway Band performing from 7p – 8:15p followed by The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Community Choir from 8:30p – 9:30p.

9:30 pm – When it gets dark enough, around 9:30 pm, the fireworks show will launch from the driving range. Find a spot early enough to see the tall water tower that is next to the Hays CISD PAC on Kohler’s Crossing. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks.Parking in paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. The approximately 15-20 minutes of “ooohs and ahhhs” will cap off a day of fun in Kyle.

City of San Marcos

Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 4, 2015 6:00pm-10:00pm San Marcos Plaza Park FREE! Visit www.summerfestsmtx.com for more info. San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway.

City of Buda

Saturday, July 4 9:00 AM Morning children’s parade with fun and games at Buda City Park. 204 San Antonio Rd, Buda, TX 78610 In the evening, come back to City Park to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: NO FIREWORKS IN WATERLEAF 

no_fireworksPer the City of Kyle (Art VI, Sec 23): Remember it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, transport, receive, keep, offer to another or to otherwise have possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or other wise set to action any fireworks of any description, except under special permit as authorized by the city or in the fire code adopted by the city. 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.

Please celebrate responsibly and if you want to enjoy fireworks this year, we encourage you to visit one of the nearby city celebrations. To report fireworks in the neighborhood, call the Kyle Police at 512.268.3232

 

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is here which means many are planning vacations. 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.

Snake Safety Tips

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

In the event of bite:

• Keep the victim as calm as possible. Keep yourself calm as well.

• Know and treat for any symptoms of shock – elevate feet, loosen clothing, etc. Wash the bite area with disinfectant soap.

• Remove constricting clothing or jewelry in the bite area. Prevent movement of the bitten extremity. Splint it, if necessary.

• Seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Citywide Fire Ant Treatment

A local Boy Scout group is organizing a city wide fire ant baiting to occur this Fall. Community wide baiting has been proven to provide the greatest amount of control and the longest reprieve from harmful fire ants. More details coming soon.

 

Committee Updates

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.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We still need Block Captains! Sign up today!

Neighborhood Watch Events

Yard Decoration Contest

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Fourth of July Parade
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Meet at 9:40 AM | Begins at 10:00 AM

Let’s “Red, White & Blue” it up! Decorate your bikes, cars, tractors, pets (must be on leashes), and whatever else you can think of, even yourself! Scout troops, kids groups, veteran neighbors, clubs and organizations are all invited! We will also enjoy a treat after the parade.

Anyone interested in walking in the parade should meet at the City Park on Abundance Lane(435 Abundance Ln Kyle, TX 78640). Spectators can line up along the streets on the East End of Abundance, Holly Grove, and New Bridge. The Parade will leave the City Park on Abundance at 10:00 am and proceed to the LEFT to Holly Grove, then RIGHT to New Bridge, and STRAIGHT to the Waterleaf Community HOA Park at the corner of New Bridge and Sheep Trail (330 Sheep Trail Kyle, TX 78640).

Volunteers can contact waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com to get involved.

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Social Committee Update

There is no meeting for the month of July.

Our Movie in the park went over well, those that attended said they really enjoyed it. We had a minor issue with popcorn but we know how to avoid that next time! We saw lots of new faces and that’s always great. Some residents mentioned not knowing about the event, so if you are coming to an event mention it to your neighbors, ask them to join us. These events are getting better and better, we want everyone in Waterleaf to enjoy them.

The company we used for the screen rental is owned by a local central Texas veteran and they were really a pleasure to work with. Check out their website to see everything they offer at freedompartyrentals.com

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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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the June Winners! 

July nominations are due Friday, July 3, 2015
Submit your nomination now!

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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 via email by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

June 2015 Newsletter

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

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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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, download here: WLF Community Newsletter May 15

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Community Calendar

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Rescheduled Community Garage Sale

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

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

 

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Pet Microchip Clinic and Donation Drive for PAWS of Central Texas

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

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Waterleaf Pool Opens May 2!!

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

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

 

 

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

Pool Utilization

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

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

Pool Key

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

Pool and Park Pavilion Reservations

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

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

The Park Pavilion does NOT have a maximum occupancy.

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

To Reserve either pavilion:

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

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

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

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

Have fun and enjoy the facilities!

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

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

Pool Rules

All Homeowners and Guests must abide by the following Rules:

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

 

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

Kindergarten Round-up

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

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

 

Summer Activities

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

City of Kyle 2015 Summer Youth & Teen Camps

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

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

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

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

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

 

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

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

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

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

More info at www.ohgaustin.com

 

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

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Committee Updates

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

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

 

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

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Congratulations to our April Yard of the Month Winners! 

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

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

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

NW Summer BBQ

 

Hello Neighbors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming events- mark your calendars!

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

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

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

Stay safe,
Michele, Jeff and Jason

 

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