April 2015 Newsletter

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

To All Of Our Neighbors:

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

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

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

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

 

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Call for Volunteers

Join the Taskforce to review our governing documents

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

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

 

Free Pool Safety And CPR Class

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

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

This will be limited to the first 50 people.

 

Community Wide Garage Sale

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

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How to Improve the City of Kyle?

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation now at StyleKyle.org

Lake Kyle Now Open Sunrise to Sunset

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

 

Lake Kyle & TPWD Tackle Loaner Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

UpcomingEvents

Easter Egg Hunts & Celebrations

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

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

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

Age-Specific Egg Hunts:

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

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

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

Events In and Around Kyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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

 

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Welcome Committee

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

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

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

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

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Neighborhood Watch

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

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

Michele, Jason & Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Social Committee Meeting

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

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

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

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Yard of the Month

 

Nominations Due Friday, April 3, 2015

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

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

Good luck to everyone!
Yard of the Month Committee.

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

Yard of the Month Rules:

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

 

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Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2015 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors:

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

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

Jason Lolley, David Vail, Tracy Scheel

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WATERLEAF FALLS HOA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

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

Historic City Hall
109 Burleson Rd
Kyle, TX 78640

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

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Some important notes regarding this meeting:

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

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

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

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Updates to Our Community Pool

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

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

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

 

 

Resident Board Member Nominees

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

Darla Damron

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

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

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

Megan Honick

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

Jason Lolley

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

Angela McGrady

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

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

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

 

 

 

Free Kyle PD Tips iPhone App

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

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

Search “KylePD Tips” on the iPhone App Store.

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

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

 

 

Yard of the Month Process

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

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

Yard of the Month Rules:

1 – Homes can only win one time per year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Correction to December YoM

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

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

 

 

Committee Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Fling flyer

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

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

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

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

Michele, Jason & Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Welcome Committee

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

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

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

 

 

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Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

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

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

February 2015 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors: 

With Spring just around the corner; love is in the air as Cupid will soon be making his rounds. It’s time for chocolates, flowers, and spending time with the one you love. As you may have seen, your Committees have been busy planning lots of great activities for the neighborhood. Last month, the Social Committee invited us all out to have fun at game night and Neighborhood Watch kept us all informed by inviting Chief Barnett out to the neighborhood for “Doughnuts with the Chief”. I know they have some other great activities in store for us this month so be sure to check out the calendar for all of our upcoming events!

The Board has also been busy with a few improvement items around the neighborhood as well. Most of the lights at the New Bridge entrance are now working thanks to the efforts of Jim Smitherman, our property manager, at Goodwin. We have also asked for a complete electrical audit of the electrical wiring at all of the entrances, and other common areas in the hope that we can repair all remaining electrical issues.

We have also begun to plan for our Annual Meeting in March. With KB now only having a few lots remaining in our community it is very important for everyone to help us make our community everything it could be! With lots of great work being done all around by all of our committees we would love to see everyone at our upcoming events or meetings. Also, feel free to communicate any ideas, issues, or concerns with your resident board members via e-mail at waterleafboard@gmail.com! We’d love to hear from you.

Jason Lolley, David Vail, and Tracy Scheel

 

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Waterleaf Falls HOA Annual Meeting

The time & date for our annual meeting is still yet to be determined. As soon as this information is finalized, it will be posted on the community website. You will also receive notice via mail along with your voting proxy. Please keep an eye on your mailbox and our community website for updates.

Subscribe to the website for alerts to be sent directly to your e-mail.

Some important notes regarding this meeting:

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

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – 3 of the 5 Board Member positions will be elected, all of which will be residents of the neighborhood. We will be accepting applications for people who are interested in serving on the Board. If you are interested, please contact Jim Smitherman (see below).

 

Now Accepting Resident Board Member Nominations

FOR BALLOT: NOMINATIONS DUE BY MARCH 6, 2015

TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MARCH NEWSLETTER, YOUR NOMINATION FORM AND BIO MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2015

If you are interested in serving your HOA Board of Directors, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman for a nomination form. Jim can be reached by phone at (512) 502 – 2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com

Please note that voting for resident board members will ONLY be allowed at the annual meeting. Names of nominees will not be included on the proxy forms sent out before the meeting. This ensures that everyone who wants to run (including floor nominations) will be considered by voters. If you cannot attend, make sure to give your proxy vote to someone whom you trust to vote on your behalf.

If you would like your neighbors to know about you in advance, the bio in the newsletter will be your best opportunity. Please submit your forms as soon as possible.

 

 

HOA Annual Assessments Now Due

By now, you should have received your notice for our HOA annual assessments in the mail. This year, we did NOT have an increase in our annual fees. Payment is due on March 1st and will be considered LATE after June 30th.

Assessments are payable ANNUALLY.

For accounting help: (512) 502-7515 or info@assnsvcs.com

How to Pay

By Mail

Mail payments to the Goodwin bank lockbox location at:

Waterleaf Falls
c/o Goodwin Processing Center
PO Box 93447
Las Vegas, NV 89193-3447

** Please include your association name and property address on all payments.

Online

Go to www.goodwintx.com and select “Waterleaf Falls” from the dropdown list. Login to the payment portal. Your login credentials can be requested by emailing info@assnsvcs.com

Automatic Draft

Follow the instructions above for logging in to your online account. Sign up for ACH draft by February 20, 2015 to be included in the March 2015 ACH draft. The draft for the full assessment amount will take place on or about March 5, 2015.

Payment Plan

Payments are due March 1st, but are not considered late until June 30th. If you are unable to pay in full on March 1st, you may pay $100 per month until June and you will not incur any late fees. If you do not pay the full amount by June 30th, you will incur late fees and your pool privileges will be suspended until your account is brought current.

 

Failure to pay your annual assessments will result in revocation of your pool privileges for the upcoming pool season. Residents not current on fees are also ineligible for yard of the month prizes.

If you have any questions, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com or by phone at (512) 502-2114

 

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Changes to Yard of the Month Process

Starting this year, residents may now NOMINATE potential yards for the honor of Yard of the Month. YoM is selected from April through December. Awards are also given for best Halloween and Christmas decorations in October and December.

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

Yard of the Month Rules:

1 – Homes can only win one time per year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December Yard of the Month

Congratulations to these homes for their extra festive Christmas decor!

1st Place – 650 Apricot

2nd Place – 112 Quinton

3rd Place – 110 Mistletoe

 

Citizen’s Policy Academy

The Kyle Police Department is accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). This academy is designed for adult citizens who either reside in the City of Kyle or who own a business within the City.

The start date of the Spring Academy is February 24, 2015. The academy is 10 weeks long, plus a graduation. Classes are one night per week (Tuesday night’s 6p-9p) plus two Saturdays.

This hands-on course will allow citizens a wonderful opportunity to learn about the operations of the Kyle Police Department. Attendees will also be allowed to ride out with a police officer once reaching a specified level of training. Once the graduate completes the course they are provided the opportunity to join the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association designed to maintain close working relationship with the police department and future CPA classes.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 10, 2015. See City of Kyle website for application form: www.cityofkyle.com/police/citizens-police-academy-spring-2015

 

City of Kyle Survey

The City of Kyle will be sending out a survey soon with our utility bills to ask taxpayers what areas of concern they would like to see the city focus on and how money should best be spent.

This will be our chance to let the City of Kyle know what issues are important to us and a way to communicate your thoughts if you have been unable to attend a council meeting. Please keep an eye out on your mailboxes for this survey and complete it as soon as possible. Read more here.

Kyle Road Bond Information & Updates

An update posted to the City of Kyle website provided a status update to road work in Kyle. The latest update is as follows:

The $36 million Road Bond Improvement Package that was approved by voters in the May, 2013, general election includes five road improvement projects. Four of which are the reconstruction and expansion of N. Burleson St., Bunton Creek Rd., Goforth Rd., Lehman Rd., and one lastly, the extension of Marketplace Ave.

City Council has hosted a number of public meetings to work out the specifics of the bond package, while allowing input from citizens. City Staff continues to update the status of each of the roads included in the bond package, and a presentation for each road project has been provided. The presentations include information from the engineering companies working on each road and options to keep the roads on budget. See cityofkyle.com for additional information and updates.

City of Kyle Fitness Programs

KYLE FITNESS PROGRAMS ARE CONTRACTED TO LIVE WELL PERSONAL TRAINING.

NOW ENROLLING: Yoga, CoreFIT Pilates, CrossTraining, ChairFIT, and StayFIT

Cost is per month
$60 = 2 classes a week
$90 = 3 classes a week
$120 = Unlimited classes

To register for the classes above or for more information visit www.wecanlivewell.com or contact Katie Rhoades at 512/ 663-7040 or livewellpt90@gmail.com.

 

SeniorFIT

Cost is $2 per class – punch cards are being sold in 5 and 10 class denominations. (Punch cards sold on site before classes.) Drop in rate is $3 per class. Visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/fitness-classes for more information. To register or for more information contact your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department office at 512/ 262-3939 or email dflores@cityofkyle.com or contact Katie Rhoades at 512/663-7040 or email livewellpt90@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Committee Updates

 

BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The board will rotate the Monthly Core and Board meetings. In odd numbered months, an informal meeting will be held with the Core Committee. In even numbered months, a formal board meeting will be held. All residents are encouraged to attend all meetings to voice their concerns and remain apprised of events in our neighborhood.

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HOA Property Inspections
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Monday, February 9, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us for our next meeting on February 9th to discuss lighting and security for our homes.

Thank you to Kyle Police Department for meeting with us a few Saturday’s ago. They shared a lot of information with us regarding our neighborhood and other areas of Kyle. Officer Plant gave a statistic report of neighborhood calls.

Another thank you goes out to neighbors Cary and Darla Damron for hosting two “Meet Your Neighbors Safety Meetings” this past month.. The neighborhood watch team also attended. Ideas and info were shared, along with talking about the importance of getting to know your immediate neighbors. The group will be planning a block party BBQ to continue building their neighbor relationships. The neighborhood watch team would like to continue these get-togethers around Waterleaf . If you are interested please contact us and we will help you put it together. The team will offer a door prize to all attending! Email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com for further details.

Michele, Jason, and Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Social Committee Meeting
Sunday February 15, 2015
3:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Come get involved with the planning of our community events and have fun doing it! Do as little or as much as you want to help. We want to make this a fun filled neighborhood that everyone wants to live in. If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please e-mail it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com.

 

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Welcome Committee

Our next quarterly meeting will be April 5, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets.

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

Thank you, Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

 

 

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Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF Version of this newsletter, download here: Community Newsletter Jan 15

To All of Our Neighbors, 

Happy New Year! The neighborhood has been looking bright and festive for the holiday season. David and I would like to say welcome to the newest Resident Board Member, Jason Lolley, to the Board. His appointment and April’s resignation leaves the majority vote of the Board in the hands of the residents of our neighborhood and no longer in KB’s control. What this means for our neighbors is that you have a louder voice in what happens in your neighborhood. Every odd numbered month we will have a core committee meeting to discuss issues in a more informal setting and every even numbered month we will have a formal board meeting. Everyone is encouraged to come and participate in these meetings. We are here for you and this community.

Also, it has been brought to our attention that people have been propping open the front gate to the pool pavilion. While we understand it can be a little inconvenient to have to bring your key card to the park just in case you, your family members or guests need to use the facilities, please remember that your assessment fees maintain the facility. Allowing neighbors who have had their pool pavilion privileges revoked for not staying current on assessments, or giving people who don’t live in the neighborhood access to the pavilion puts the message out that it is not important to pay your assessments, because you can still have the perks (so why pay).

With all of that said, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Tracy and David

 

 

Community Calendar

4     ::     Welcome Committee Meeting 7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

5     ::     Trash & Recycle

6     ::     Hays CISD Returns to School 

7     ::     HOA Inspection

9     ::     Social Committee Meeting 7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

12   ::     Trash & Compost

15   ::     Core Committee Meeting 7:00 pm  – Park Pavilion

17   ::     Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 10:00 am – Park Pavilion

       ::     Social Committee Game Night & Pot Luck 7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

19   ::     Trash & Recycle

21   ::     HOA Inspection

26   ::     Trash & Compost  

 

 

Important Notice On Upcoming Annual Meeting

While March is still a few months away, this year’s annual meeting will be very important. We are still working out details regarding the date and time, but we ask that you please keep an eye on your newsletter and our community website for the announcement. Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – we will need at least 98 people to be there or have sent a proxy to have quorum and to allow the meeting to occur. With the growth in our neighborhood, your attendance is now more important than ever. Please make plans to attend or send in your proxy ballot.

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – 3 of the 5 Board Member positions will be elected, all of which will be residents of the neighborhood. We will be accepting applications for people who are interested in serving on the Board. If you are interested, please contact Jim Smitherman (see below).

 

Now Accepting Resident Board Member Nominations

If you are interested in serving your HOA Board of Directors, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman for a nomination form. Jim can be reached by phone at (512) 502 – 2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com

Please submit your nomination form as soon as possible. We would like to include a short bio for each candidate in the March newsletter and make sure proxy ballots are printed and mailed in a timely manner.

* Note * The deadline for the March newsletter is February 15th, so please plan to submit your information prior to that date, or you may not be included in the newsletter for resident consideration.

 

 

Important Reminder Regarding Leash Laws

Please observe leash laws.
City code states that all dogs must be restrained by fence, chain, or leash AT ALL TIMES. Make sure your dog is on a leash in ALL areas of our neighborhood. (This includes, but is not limited to, easement areas, sidewalks, parks, and new construction areas.)

Even if you are walking WITH your dog, it must be properly restrained. You can receive a citation and a fine for not following the city leash laws.

If you see a loose dog and cannot find the owner, you may contact our area Animal Control by phone at (512) 268-8800 – Please note the Animal Control Shelter is located in San Marcos. PAWS down the road is NOT animal control.

 

Getting Happier and Healthier in 2015

Setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2015

Have you already set your resolution for this new year? Or, are you still searching for the perfect one that you can actually stick with?! Here are a few great ideas from Forbes magazine about setting achievable goals for a happier and healthier 2015.

Get Physical
This is probably the number one resolution for many people and one of the most difficult to keep. According to Forbes, moving your body is one of the single best things you can do for yourself, both body and brain. Exercise also releases endorphins that can truly make you happier and feel better about yourself and your workout.

Get a Practice
Believe it or not getting in to a set routine can actually be very beneficial. You can choose to run, walk, practice yoga, write, pray, meditate, have a cup of tea as you relax by your window – whatever you decide, just make sure you do it everyday.

Eat Smarter and Simpler
Managing weight is another popular resolution that people often do not know how to start or how to maintain. If eating better is on your list, know that you don’t have to jump in to a crazy diet. Simply eating smarter by choosing better foods and smaller portions can do wonders. Consider adding a few “power foods” to your diet to improve your health. Forbes recommends:

  •  Blueberries, or any deeply-colored berry, because they are packed with antioxidants
  • Fatty fish, for the brain-healthy DHA and EPA varieties of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Leafy greens are rich in folate, iron, and other essential vitamins and nutrients
  • Turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties and has long been linked to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Make Real-life Connections
We’ve all read about the negative effects of social media, so make a concerted effort to reduce the amount of time you are “plugged- in” and replace that time with face-to-face interactions. With our Social Committee up and running, we will have many new activities and plenty of opportunities for you to get out and meet new people right here in your neighborhood!

Be of Service
Doing good for others is another great way of feeding your soul and making yourself feel better by paying-it-forward. Get involved with a local charity, the food bank, a homeless shelter, a church group, or just get a group of neighbors together to do good in our community.

For more ideas, check out “The 8 Best (and Kindest) New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make” on forbes.com

 

 

Upcoming Race Opportunities

Need some helping with getting physical for 2015? Check out some of the races coming up to help get you on the right track!

Kyle Chamber Kyle-O-Meter Resolution Run
January 1, 2015 – Race Starts at 9 am
Wallace Middle School
Info and Registration: kylechamber.org/pages/5K1

The Kyle-O-Meter Resolution is presented by the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau and is perfect motivation for those aiming toward a healthy lifestyle. Participants will be surrounded by local businesses that have a focus on healthy activities, including healthy tips, motivations, and a race guide to track their progress throughout the year. The entire family is encouraged to participate! The 5K race begins at 9 am followed by a Kids Dash. Strollers are welcome. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are well behaved and kept on a <6ft leash. Please pick up after your pet. Visit the site above for more information.

Color Fun Fest
January 11, 2015 – 2 Race Waves at 5 pm and 7 pm
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, 78724
Info and Registration: colorfunfest5k.com/locations/austin

If you’re looking for a fun way to ease into your healthier lifestyle, consider the Color Fun Fest! As day transforms into night and the dust settles from our day color run, we power up the strongest blacklights in the world to transition our day color run into a nighttime 5k color run festival called Color Fun Fest. Join us at the finish line as we celebrate life with an after party of mass color and high voltage dance music. Come one, come all, come spend your new years weekend with your family, friends and loved ones to create an EPIC night you will never forget.

This is also an excellent way to give back! The Color Fun Fest is partnering with local charity, U.R. Our Hope, an organization that helps families on the journey to diagnosis and helps them navigate the system with a rare diagnosis. Currently, 30-40% of children with special needs do not have a clear diagnosis. U. R. Our Hope helps these families get a diagnosis to find effective treatments and services. Visit urourhope.org/events to learn more about the organization and volunteer with them during this event.

 

 

3M Half Marathon
January 25, 2015 – Race Starts at 7 am
Starts at Stonelake Blvd (South of Loop 360 in North Austin)
Info and Registration: 3mhalfmarathon.com

Join us on Sunday, January 25 as a parade of participants take to the scenic streets of Austin to run ‘the fast half’. One of Austin’s largest road races, the 3M Half Marathon showcases some of the greatest sites this city has to offer as well as captures the vibrant energy that invigorates runners and spectators alike. While 7,000 participants will hit the ground running that morning, thousands more will be spectating, cheering and encouraging those runners, giving off the ecstatic energy of a 13.1 mile parade.

Race participation cap for the 3M Half Marathon is 6,500 runners. The race organizers strongly discourage anyone under the age of 16 from participating in this event. The following are prohibited from the course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

 

Polar Bear Splash
January 1, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Splash in the New Year on January 1st at Kyle Pool Take part in the Kyle tradition and make a “Splash” on January 1st at the Kyle Pool. There is no admission charge to join to take part in the Annual Polar Bear “Splash”. Light snacks and drinks available.

Schedule of Events, January 1st:

1:00pm – Pool Gates Open
1:25pm – Line up for Polar Bear Splash
1:30pm – Polar Bear Splash!
1:45pm – Polar Bear Club Door Prize Drawings
2:30pm – Pool gates close until Memorial Day Weekend

Polar Bear Club There is a Polar Bear Club that anyone can join. Registration at Kyle Parks Offices, 700 Lehman Rd (Lake Kyle), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm You can also register online or at the event

 

 

Bridal Fair at Texas Old Town
January 18, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Lane Kyle, 78640

Join us for our bridal fair and meet some fabulous vendors! You will also have the chance to tour ALL FOUR halls! Find everything you need to make your special day memorable. For more info or to RSVP, please contact info@texasoldtown.com or call 512.396.1800 – Visit us http://www.texasoldtown.com

 

Second Chance Christmas (For 50+)
January 24, 2015 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
San Marcos Activity Center 501 E Hopkins, San Marcos 78666

We’re keeping the holidays going with Second Chance Christmas, including holiday dinner provided by CTMC, and holiday dessert provided by WellMed. Please bring a re-wrapped gift to participate in our White Elephant Gift Exchange.

 

Stay Healthy During Flu Season

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Flu season officially runs from October through May, and the peak of the season is typically December through February. The State Health Department is reporting that current flu activity is high.

Flu symptoms include fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. People who catch the flu may pass it to others from 1 day before feeling ill to 5-7 days after getting sick.

In addition to the flu vaccine, you can protect yourself from the flu by washing your hands often, covering your cough, and avoiding touching eyes, mouth and nose too frequently. If you do become sick, stay home to avoid spreading the virus.

 

 

A Note from KPD Officer James Plant About National Night Out

“All, The City of Kyle was ranked 27th nationally this year for National Night Out Category 4- 15,000 to 49,999. This is up from 41st in 2013. This is a huge jump in ranking over the past year. It is contributed to more involvement by the community and police department. Kyle had over 20 parties throughout the city with more than 2000 members of the community who participated. We had 5 more parties this year then what we had last year and an increase of almost 1000 more participating this year than last year.

Each year it is the goal of the Kyle Police Department and myself to provide the best service possible to our residents. One way of providing a good service is educating the citizens on crime prevention and National Night Out is one of the best places to educate our residents and gives our residents the opportunity to meet each other and build a bond in the community.

2015 will be bigger and better than last year and the goal I have set will to have Kyle ranked in the top 10 nationally. ”

The Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch will be planning this coming year’s event at upcoming meetings, anyone wanting to volunteer please let us know. The more volunteers, the bigger the celebration we can have! Please keep an eye on your newsletter and our community website for meeting notices and come get involved in making this year’s celebration better than ever!

 

Committee Updates

 

 

Core Committee
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The board will rotate the Monthly Core and Board meetings beginning this month. In odd numbered months, an informal meeting will be held with the Core Committee. In even numbered months, a formal board meeting will be held. All residents are encouraged to attend all meetings to voice their concerns and remain apprised of events in our neighborhood.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
And
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Welcome Committee
Sunday, January 4, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. Attendance for this meeting is required of ALL Welcome Committee members (both new and old members).

We are always looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets.

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

Thank you,
Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Neighborhood Watch
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:00 AM – Park Pavilion

We will be hosting a coffee with Kyle Police Department. Chief Barnett and Officer James Plant will attend. Please come out to meet them and your neighbors. They will be informing us of neighborhood and local incidents, safety tips and answer any questions you may have. If you would like, please email questions in to us and we will forward ahead of time to waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com Remember every neighbor is part of Neighborhood Watch. We are the eyes and ears and need to report anything you feel is suspicious. Call the non-emergency number (512) 268-3232 or in case of emergency 911.

Neighborhood Watch had money left in the budget to use by year end. We purchased two folding tables and one propane heater to be shared and used by all committees, we will also purchasing a sound system with microphone. These items along with other committee purchases will help make future meetings more successful. A special thank you to resident Dean Blackmor and Home Depot. Dean received a donation of 28 aprons for event volunteers to wear identifying them as such. Thank you!

We look forward to the new year and hope to see you attend our meetings! Please send any ideas you have for meetings, watch tips, concerns to us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Happy safe New Year to all!

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Social Committee
Friday, January 9, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Our event last month, the Community Christmas Party & Caroling Trail, was a huge success! We had Santa, Elves, roasted marshmallows and hot dogs over an open fire, as well as decorated cookies and tree ornaments just to mention a few things. Then of course, the hay ride around the neighborhood caroling was a blast. Make plans to attend our next meeting and get involved with the planning of our community events all while having fun! Do as little or as much as you want to help. We want to make this a fun filled neighborhood that everyone wants to live in. If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please e-mail it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com.

Event: Game Night w/ Pot Luck & BYOB
Saturday, January 17, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

GameNight

Come join us for Game Night. Bring your favorite game (board game, cards, dominos, etc.) and get ready to have some fun! Also, bring a munchie to share with the group and your favorite beverage for you to enjoy. Alcohol beverage allowed, if you’re 21 years or older.

Don’t worry if it’s cold, we will have heaters. So, come see if Lady Luck shines down on you!

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Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

December 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors:

Happy Holidays!!!! The neighborhood is starting to look very festive for the holidays. We can’t wait to see who wins the holiday decorating contest. After the success of the wine and beer tasting, we look forward to everyone getting together for the community Christmas party. We will be creating Christmas tree decorations, seeing Santa, decorating cookies, writing Christmas cards to send to soldiers and caroling. Please remember to stay safe.

However, remember that not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy this season and some may need help during this time of year. Please keep Kyle PD Blue Santa, PAWS, Wounded Warriors and homeless shelters around central Texas in mind this season as you celebrate. Also as the temperature drops, don’t forget your 4 “P’”s, Pets, Plants, Pipes and People. Shelter pets, wrap plants and pipes and make sure your friends and neighbors are able to stay warm.

Some HOA business for the future, in December, one of the KB board members will be stepping down and we will be replacing them with a resident board member. What this means for the future of the HOA is that we will have the majority vote on the board. Board meetings will be able to be scheduled on property and all decisions will be made by residents for the residents.

With that in mind, Happy Holidays and Happy Family no matter where they are.

David and Tracy
Resident Board Members

 

December 2014 Community Calendar

1 TRASH & COMPOST

3 HOA INSPECTION

8 TRASH & RECYCLE

12 SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

13 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY & CAROLING 4:00 PM PARK PAVILION

15 TRASH & COMPOST

17 HOA INSPECTION

19 HAYS CISD WINTER BREAK BEGINS

22 TRASH & RECYCLE

25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

29 TRASH & COMPOST

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

Waterleaf City Park Closed During Improvement Projects

Waterleaf Soccer Field  – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Waterleaf Softball Fields – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CITY PARK CLOSEDOur city park on Abundance Ln will be getting some long awaited upgrades over the next three or four months! The upgrades include shade structures over playscapes, new turf and irrigation for ball fields, and the installation of a drinking fountain. Please be mindful of the signs and taped off areas as the work is completed.

From the City of Kyle website:

“Work is scheduled to begin the first week of November when the football and baseball fields are prepared for new turf and irrigation. Some parts of the parks will be closed while work is being done and until grass is established on the sports fields.

‘We are excited to be able to provide our citizens with these much needed improvements in our park system,’ said Kerry Urbanowicz, City of Kyle Director of Parks and Recreation. ‘When these projects are complete we’ll be able to provide a quality experience for all residents at all of our parks year round. Unfortunately, there will be inconveniences while the projects are under construction. We ask for the public’s patience over the next several months while we are working to improve our facilities.’

The total cost of the park improvements is $395,000 and is part of the city operating budget approved by the city council for FY 2014-2015. ‘The City of Kyle has experienced some lean years recently,’ said Kyle Mayor Todd Webster. ‘However, we can now look carefully at the revenue being generated by our growth and allocate some of that money into our city facilities, programs and services and improve the quality of life for our residents. We are working hard to keep our city one we can be proud of and this is a big step in that direction.’

A complete list of parks projects and the timelines for their implementation and completion are available at http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/park-improvement-projects.

 

Kyle Police Vacation Watch Program

‘Tis the season for vacations! Unfortunately, ’tis also the season for holiday theft. Thieves are on the lookout for residences left empty by vacationers and for packages left in vehicles that are unlocked. Use caution this holiday season to prevent yourself from being a victim of crime.

If you will be out-of-town for an extended period of time, you can notify the Kyle Police Department by filling out a Vacation Watch Form. KPD will check your residence or business while you are away for up to 10 consecutive days.

Fill out the form online or download it at cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some tips if you will be away:

  • 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.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or TV on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • 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.

 

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are full of good company, good food, and beautiful decorations. But, did you know that cooking fires are three times more likely to occur during the holidays than any other day of the year? Don’t forget about your safety as you are enjoying the holiday season.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Keep the cooking range free of clutter.
  • Do not try to hold your child in one arm while cooking with the other
  • Never put a glass casserole or lid on the stove or over a burner. If it gets hot and explodes, it will send dangerous shards of glass in all directions.
  • Do NOT pour water on a grease fire! Turn off the burner, put on an oven mitt and smother the flames by carefully sliding a lid onto the pan.
  • Avoid using a turkey fryer. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers.
  • Check your lights, check them twice! Inspect all of your electric lights and decorations for damage or wear.
  • Do not overload sockets or extension cords.
  • Water, water, water your tree!
  • Have an escape plan. Set a plan for your family in the event of a fire and PRACTICE to be sure everyone is ready if a fire breaks out.
  • Don’t forget to blow out candles before you go to sleep.

 

HAYS CISD WINTER BREAK
DECEMBER 19, 2014 – JANUARY 5, 2015

All Hays CISD schools will be out for winter break, so please use extra caution as you drive through the neighborhood and keep an eye out for children. There may also be an influx in traffic due to families visiting for the holidays; drive safely!

 

Winter Activities for Kids

The kiddos will be out of school for a couple weeks and if you don’t have vacation plans, they are going to get bored awfully fast! Here are a few activities we rounded up for you to keep them occupied!

Fake Snow [Source]

Snow DoughRecipe for Snow Dough:
– 2 cups corn starch
– 1/3 to 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (you can use baby oil instead, just be careful with the little guys who put everything in their mouth)
– 3 -4 tablespoons silver glitter (Optional, but the glitter does give the dough a ‘snow’ look)

Mix it up in a tupperware bin and voila! Add some snow animal figurines and create a winter adventure right at home.

 

Candy Cane Paint [Source]

Candy Cane PaintTo make candy cane paint, you will need:
– Shaving Cream
– Red food coloring
– Peppermint extract
– A stir Stick

Fill a bowl or similar container with shaving cream. Add a few drops of peppermint extract and stir. Then add a few small drops of food coloring, spaced out over the shaving cream. Gently stir to create a swirled candy cane effect. Paint away! The little ones might enjoy painting the walls at bath time, which also makes cleanup easier for parents!

 

Melting Ice Science Experiment [Source]

Melting-Ice-Science-Experiment-with-Salt-and-Color_350[This one does take some overnight preparation]

Materials:
– Bowls or dishes (for making ice)
– A large tray with sides
– Salt
– Liquid watercolors or food coloring
– Droppers or a spoon

Instructions:

– Fill several different bowls of water and let them freeze overnight.
– Gently loosen the ice from their bowls with a little warm water. Place on a baking tray or large plastic art tray with a lip.
– Give the kids a bowl full of table salt and let them gently sprinkle over the ice domes.
– Squeeze drops of watercolor or food coloring over the ice domes for a fun colorful experiment. The color helps to bring out the ravines and crevices the salt creates as it is melting the ice. This makes for great conversation and scientific discovery about how the salt melts the ice.

Pinterest has many other great ideas to keep your kids busy this winter!

 

Winter Safety Tips

We have already had our first freeze of the season in November, but as Winter passes, you can expect the temps to continue dropping. You can help protect your home with a few tips from the Texas Department of Insurance:

Before the Freeze

  • Protect faucets, outdoor pipes, and exposed pipes in unheated areas by wrapping them with rags, newspaper, trash bags, or plastic foam.
  • Insulate your outdoor water meter box and be sure its lid is on tight.
  • Cover any vents around your home’s foundation.
  • Drain and store water hoses indoors.
  • Protect outdoor electrical pumps.
  • Drain swimming pool circulation systems or keep the pump motor running. (Run the pump motor only in a short freeze. Running the motor for long periods could damage it.)
  • Drain water sprinkler supply lines.
  • Open the cabinets under sinks in your kitchen and bathrooms to allow heated indoor air to circulate around the water pipes.
  • Set your thermostat at a minimum of 55 degrees, especially when you’re gone for an extended period.
  • Let indoor faucets drip; it isn’t necessary to run a stream of water.
  • Make sure you know where your home’s shut-off valve is and how to turn it on and off.
  • If you leave town, consider turning off your water at the shut-off valve while faucets are running to drain your pipes. Make sure you turn the faucets off before you turn the shut-off valve back on.
  • If you drain your pipes, contact your electric or gas utility company for instructions on protecting your water heater.

If Your Pipes Freeze

  • If a pipe bursts and floods your home, turn the water off at the shut-off valve. Call a plumber for help if you can’t find the broken pipe or if it’s inaccessible. Don’t turn the water back on until the pipe has been repaired.
  • If the pipe hasn’t burst, thaw it out with an electric heating pad, hair dryer, portable space heater, or towel soaked with hot water. Apply heat by slowly moving the heat source toward the coldest spot on the pipe. Never concentrate heat in one spot because cracking ice can shatter a pipe. Turn the faucet on and let it run until water pressure returns to normal.
  • Don’t use a blowtorch or other open-flame device. They are fire and carbon monoxide exposure risks.
  • Contact your insurance agent or company promptly. Follow up as soon as possible with a written claim to protect your rights under Texas’ prompt-payment law.
  • Review your coverage. Many homeowners and renters policies pay for property repair, and may also pay for debris removal and additional living expenses if you have to move temporarily because of damage to your home. If you can’t find your policy, ask your agent or company for a copy.
  • Homeowners policies may require you to make temporary repairs to protect your property from further damage. Your policy covers the cost of these repairs. Keep all receipts and damaged property for the adjuster to inspect. If possible, take photos or videos of the damage before making repairs. Don’t make permanent repairs. An insurance company may deny a claim if you make permanent repairs before an adjuster inspects the damage.
  • Most homeowners policies do not cover loss caused by freezing pipes while your house is unoccupied unless you used reasonable care to maintain heat in the building.

 

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City of Kyle Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2014 – 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City Square Park/Historic Kyle City Hall

The City of Kyle welcomes Santa to town once again. Join us at City Square Park for the official Kyle Kick off to the Holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures (you must bring your own camera, we will not have a photographer available). School choirs from local elementary, middle and high schools will be performing holiday songs, there will be free activities for the children, and food vendors to satisfy your hunger or thirst. Its always a great time. So come out and help us ring in the holiday season. The tree will be lit at 5:45 pm

Visit www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/santas-arrival for more info

 

Cross Plants Christmas Market Winter Fest
December 6, 2014 and December 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get in the Christmas spirit at Cross Plants and Produce! Bring your family and friends to this fun, Christmas event!

* Select the perfect Christmas tree for your home or business
* Do some shopping with our local vendor booths
* Have your picture taken with Santa from 3pm-4pm
* Have a mini-professional photo session with our photographer
* Hot cocoa
* Snacks
* Ornament craft for kids
* Face painting
* Free Christmas photo areas
* Farmer’s Market
* Santa Photos from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

sights_and_sound_christmas_tx_logo2San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas
December 3-6, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
San Marcos Plaza Park

Family fun, food, entertainment, carnival, and Santa!

Kids 12 & Under are Free! Nightly Admission is $5 Pre-sale admission and wristbands available at www.sights-n-sounds.org

Wednesday: Opening Night -Family Night – Half price carnival rides

Thursday: Texas State Night – Wear your Texas State shirt and enjoy $1 drinks! TXST faculty, staff and students may show school ID for discount. Kyle Park performs!!

Friday: Entertainment on the main stage, Mariachi performance, orchestra

Saturday: 5K & 1K Run 7:30 am registration 9:00 am start time Special music all night long!

Buda trail of lightsBudafest and Buda Trail of Lights
December 6-7, 2014 – 10:00 am to dusk both days
Buda City Park

Join Budafest and visit with over 100 craft vendors, enjoy the parade which begins at 10:00 am, have fun at the carnival and snack on a wide selection of locally prepared foods! Please go to budafest.org for more details

Buda Trail of Lights
December 11 – 13, 2014 and December 18-21, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Historic Stagecoach Park

Cheer will radiate as the Buda Trail of Lights returns for the 6th year of fun, fellowship, music, and holiday splendor!

 

 

65658_644631305603680_8937569086671146360_nAustin Trail of Lights
December 7 – 21, 2014

Come enjoy the 50th anniversary of the Austin Trail of Lights! There will be a variety of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Plan your trip at austintrailoflights.org – There will be pre-permitted parking ONLY at the park during the 2014 Trail of Lights. Motorists will not be allowed to wait and pay on site for parking. Extensive neighborhood restrictions will be in effect. Shuttle or bicycle arrival is the best option.

Trail of Lights is FREE Monday through Thursday and $3 Friday through Sunday.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board Meeting
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:30 PM – Park Pavilion

The next board of directors meeting of the Waterleaf Falls HOA will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion, Kyle TX.
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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Welcome Committee

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com Thank you, Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Social Committee
Friday, December 12, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Our events last month, the Wine & Beer Social Tasting by the Pool, as well as, the PAWS Community Drive, were both big successes. The Wine & Beer Social Tasting has been requested by a lot of residents to be repeated again in the Spring! The Social Committee will work on that with a few other twists. We also have many other events planned for the upcoming year, starting with Game Nights in January.

So come get involved with the planning of our community events and have fun doing it! Do as little or as much as you want to help. We want to make this a fun filled neighborhood that everyone wants to live in.

If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please e-mail it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com.

Community Christmas Party & Caroling Trail
Saturday, December 13, 2014
4:00 PM – Park Pavilion

WLF Christmas

Come join us for our Community Christmas Party and Caroling Trail event! Here is a breakdown of the festivities:

1. Christmas Party starts at 4:00 PM at the Park Pavilion. We will have hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats for all. There will be cookie and ornament decorating. The ornaments will be put on our community Christmas tree. While the younger kids are decorating cookies, the older kids can help decorate the trailers for caroling. We will also have a White Elephant Exchange for the adults – we ask that every adult who wants to participate in this, please bring a gift (valued at $10 max) to exchange. There will be a Book Exchange for the kids – so, we are asking that every child wishing to participate please bring a book to exchange. And, of course, Santa Claus will also be there for photos. We will  also be creating cards to send to our soldiers overseas.

2. Caroling Trail will start at 6:00 PM. We say caroling trail, because we cannot possibly go to every street in our subdivision, since it has grown so big.

Here’s the planned Trail Route:

Leave Community Park on New Bridge Dr. to Waterleaf Blvd. to Gina Dr. to New Country Rd. to Sheep Trail Dr. to New Bridge Dr. back to the Park.

We will be leaving the Community Park at 6:00 PM with 2 trailers. Any one who wishes to follow us, in their own vehicle, and be part of our Christmas Parade is more than welcome. If you want to dress up or decorate for the event part, please do. If you do not live on the actual Trail Route, please come over to the nearest street to your street to partake in caroling and candy handout to the kids along the route.

Merry Christmas to All from the Social Committee!!

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Christmas Decoration Contest Judging
December 24, 2014

Make sure your lights are up and displayed for our judges!

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November 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, please click here to save or print: Community Newsletter Nov 2014

To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone had a wonderfully scary Halloween and the turnout was great. We had a great response to National Night Out with a lot of neighbors coming out and meeting each other. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to have the community Garage Sale, but we look forward to the spring Garage Sale with much anticipation. The Pet Chip and Treat was a success and will help us keep our pets safe and brought back home if they happen to escape. Now we look to the future and the Holiday season.

We have been working hard to be more active in our communication with the neighborhood. As you may have seen, we have installed marquee signs at each of the entrances where meeting dates and special events will be posted. Please keep an eye out for these. Meetings posted are open to all, not just active committee members. If you are interested in what a committee is doing or would like to join the committee, please attend. Neighbors are working hard to get Social Committee restarted and would love as much help as possible. This newsletter should be received by all residents in the neighborhood, not just homeowners, so if you know a neighbor who has not received a newsletter, please have them contact the Communications Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com

Lastly as we enjoy family during this holiday season, please remember we will have more visitors in the community. We need to be more diligent when driving in the neighborhood for the children and slower drivers enjoying lights or who are lost. Please be careful out there.

Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you follow ALL safety precautions when frying those turkeys!

 

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

Nov 2014 Community Calendar

3     TRASH & COMPOST
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

8     SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 3:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

BEER & WINE SOCIAL TASTING UNDER THE STARS 7:00 PM – POOL PAVILION

PAWS COMMUNITY DRIVE 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

10   TRASH & RECYCLE
WELCOME COMMITTEE PACKET DELIVERY

12   HOA INSPECTION

17   TRASH & COMPOST

20   CORE COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

24   TRASH & RECYCLE

27   THANKSGIVING

 

Burglary Prevention – Protect Your Home and Vehicle

There have been many reports recently of neighbors having their vehicles, homes, and garages burglarized. In many cases, the home/vehicle was inadvertently left unlocked. Unfortunately, as the Holidays approach, theft will increase as thieves are looking for any and every opportunity.

Lock, Take, HideHere are some tips from Kyle Police Department to protect yourself from burglary:

  • Keep your house locked – Doors & Windows! Preferably dead bolt locks. Be sure your address is visible so the police can find you quickly.
  • Keep your Cars locked. Don’t leave items visible from windows. Computers, DVD players, cameras, purses etc.
  • Engrave Drivers license numbers on all valuables. Better yet, copy down serial numbers on computers, TV’s, Video cameras etc. If you have no serial numbers the police have no way to enter stolen items into the TCIC/NCIC system.
  • Call the police if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood. No call to the police is unimportant. Don’t think you are being overly cautious. Call us at (512) 268-3232 to make sure, or in the event of an emergency, call 911.
  • Remember the police cannot help if they don’t know. Don’t be afraid to call. You are the eyes and ears of the police. The police cannot do it alone.
  • Take note of cars or trucks and copy down license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions as well as descriptions of individuals. What type and color of shirt, coat, pants, race, height etc. Call Kyle Police Department at (512) 268-3232.

 

Donate to Our Local Food Bank

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)With the holidays upon us, let us all think about the many families in our area who do not have enough to eat. Pay it forward and consider making a donation to the Hays County Food Bank.

The HCFB accepts a wide variety of healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. All donated food items must be unopened and have an intact label. Canned or boxed foods that are beyond the expiration date may be accepted. Baby food, formula, and adult nutrition drinks like Ensure cannot be accepted once they are out of date. We also accept fresh produce from local farms or gardens.

 

Most needed items:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice and beans (preferably in 1-pound bags)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups

Learn more about where to donate at haysfoodbank.org

 

EVO Entertainment Films | Lanes | Games

EVOA brand new entertainment center is coming to Kyle! EVO Entertainment is set to open on November 21st. It is located at Kyle Crossing just West of IH 35 (Behind the Shell/Schlotzkys).

According to their website, “EVO™ is a 70,000 square foot Next Generation Hybrid Entertainment Center. When complete, this evolutionary facilty will include an 11 screen movie theatre featuring a state-of-the-art viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens, crisp, clear digital projection, and enhanced digital surround sound in all auditoriums. Our movie-going guests will also have the opportunity to experience our innovative EVX | Enhanced Visual Experience auditorium. This is a large format, premium viewing experience featuring a bigger, and “badder” 60ft screen, enhanced Dolby Atmos 3D Sound which delivers a powerful and dramatic new cinema-sound listening experience, as well as more comfortable, and luxurious seating.

EVO will also house a 14 lane bowling center, equipped with the latest in Brunswick bowling technologies, a 3,000 sq ft, “casino style” arcade floor showcasing the industries latest and greatest video and redemption arcades, as well as a full scale restaurant and bar. Simply put, EVO is the evolution of entertainment.”

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

4th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza Presented by Hays CISD
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10 am – 5 pm
Gregg Clarke Park – 1300 Center Park Rd Kyle

141027 mariachi flyerThis fundraising event will host a BBQ Chicken Plate, Silent Auction, Mariachi Music, Ballet Folklorico and more. This is a true celebration of our culture and community. There are over 340 mariachi student performers comprised of Lehman High Schools Los Lobos, Azul y Plata & Mariachi de Lehman, Wallace Middle School Mariachi, Simon Middle School Mariachi and Chapa Middle School Mariachi Juvenil de Armando Chapa. Special Guests include Texas State Salsa de Rio, Texas State University Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico by the Ruiz Dance Studio & Company and more adding every day!

 

Join local school and non-profit vendors as they showcase and sell Dia De Los Muertos art, host crafts for kids and carnival games! Come out for the food…come out for the music…come out and celebrate your community and culture! While you are there….check out our local vendors and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Money raised by this event will benefit the non-profit organizations including the Hays CISD Mariachi’s!

Finding Their Way Home: Expressions of Military Service and the Journey Back
Sunday, November 9, 2014 1 pm
Hays CISD Performing Arts Center – 979 Kohlers Crossing

FREE ADMISSION This is a special event to bring together area veterans and the community through an afternoon of song, poetry, prose, and art that convey stories and emotions forged from military service. The tone of the program is driven to impact people, calling attention to the unselfish and honorable men and women who have served this great country and connect those veterans to their community. Please join us for what promises to be a rewarding experience for all! Questions? Want to participate? Want to Sponsor the event? Contact: Steve Pulis, 512-569-2615 or wayhome1@amvets115.org

 

Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner & 40’s Swing Band Hangar Dance
November 9th, 2013 Centex Hangar at the San Marcos, Texas Airport
Dinner at 6-7:30pm, Dancing at 7:30-11pm Bucket Raffle / Dance Contest

The Sentimental Journey Orchestra playing 40’s Big Band Swing music $45/person – BYOB – Beer and Setups Available (no ice chests allowed)

For Information contact: Centex Wing Hangar at 512-396-1943 Website: www.cafcentex.com For more information & tickets call: Alison Ender (512) 396-0765 aender@centurylink.net

 

 

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Chip & Treat – Pet Microchip Event

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to Angela McGrady and Tracy Poudrier for organizing the microchip event. And we also appreciate Denise Alvarez for helping at the event! Thanks to these ladies, 20 fur-babies (18 dogs and 2 cats) now have microchips and will be able to find their owners should they ever be separated. And of course, a HUGE thank you to PAWS for coming out to our neighborhood to keep our pals safe. We’d like to do this again in the Spring, so keep an eye on our newsletter and website. You can also stop by PAWS at anytime to have your pet microchipped for $15.

Marquees

Have you noticed our new marquees at each entrance? Thank you to Larry Simone for helping us come up with a design and to our Communication Committee for keeping the signs up to date. We hope to see more community participation now that everyone can see all the great things happening in our neighborhood!

 

 

Committee Updates

 

 

CORE Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee meeting is the best place for all committee chairs to work together to plan future events and share information.

The time and location of the November Board meeting has yet to be determined. Please check back here for an updated time and location. You can also subscribe to e-mail updates on the right of this page and you will be e-mailed when a date is set.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee – Packet Delivery
Monday, November 10, 2014

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

 

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Neighborhood Watch
Monday, November 3, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Thank you Waterleaf Neighbors for making National Night Out a huge success! This was by far the biggest turn out for the event to date! We’d like to also thank Kyle Police Department, Kyle Fire Department, Mayor Todd Webster, Safety & Emergency Services Committee Member Damon Fogley, among others for visiting with us. Many ideas and concerns of both the neighborhood and City of Kyle were shared.

Thank you Lolita Doll with Re-Max (512) 415-9317, for donating the children’s bouncy house, this was a hit all night long! The kids also enjoyed the games! The candy jar “Guess the Pumpkins” game had 393 candy pieces inside. Winning guess goes to Roxanne Zuniga with 375.

Congratulations to our three participants for the dessert contest, all winners! 1st place – Alicia Torres with a black berry banana cream pie, 2nd place – (help us out here, we did not get her name!) with a coconut topped cream pie and 3rd place – Elise Loomis with white chocolate cranberry cookies. All three received a gift certificate.

Please join us Monday, November 3 at 7pm. We will be discussing neighborhood concerns and conducting a Patrolling 101 session led by Bill Sinor, who has joined on as Committee Chair with the group.

Have a safe and wonderful November, keep an eye out for each other and the neighborhood, especially with the holiday season approaching. Remember KPD wants to hear from us, report all suspicious and illegal activity seen to them. The more communication and calls we have to them the greater presence they will have here in the neighborhood. As always in an emergency dial 911, for non-emergency issues (512) 268-3232

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Neighborhood Watch at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek, Bill Sinor

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Social Committee
Saturday, November 8, 2014
3:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We are excited to announce that our Social Committee is up and running again, with new energetic leadership! We are planning numerous events for the coming year. We will be putting together all types of events for families, children, and adults alike. Here’s a brief preview of what’s to come:

1. Christmas Party followed by a Caroling Parade
2. BBQ Cook-off, including a 5K & 1K Run with Vendors
3. Fall Festival, including vendors and lots of events
4. Game nights

These are just a few of the exciting and fun events to come!

So, come get involved with the planning of our community events and have fun doing it! Do as little or as much as you want to help. We want to make this a fun-filled neighbordhood that everyone desires to live in.

Our first committee meeting will be on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm at the Park Pavilion. We will also host our first adult social event and PAWS community drive on that Saturday.

If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please send it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

Wine & Beer Social Tasting Under the Stars
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Waterleaf Pool

Wine Beer Social Tasting

Come join us under the stars by the pool for our first Wine & Beer Social Tasting. We ask that you bring a couple bottles of wine or beers to share at the social tasting. You never know, you might find a new favorite from the tastings! If you don’t drink, bring a non-alcoholic wine or beer to share. Light music, cheese, and crackers will be provided. If you have a favorite dip, feel free to bring it.

If it is raining, don’t worry, the event will be moved into the Pavilion. It will be your chance to see how we are going to “modify” the pavilion to accommodate future social events in the rain and during cold weather.

Come share in the festivities, meet your neighbors, and maybe make a new friend!

Please Note: This event is for adults only.

 

PAWS Community Drive for our 4-legged Pals
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

PAWS Drive

 

We are taking a collection to benefit PAWS Shelter of Central Texas here in Kyle. PAWS Shelter of Central Texas is a 501(C)3 non-profit, “No-Kill” facility. Please bring us any old blankets, dog and/or cat food, or any items that you wish to donate. We are kicking off the drive on the 8th and ask you to bring your donations to the park. If you are unable to make that time, you can donate until Nov. 15th! Donations should be dropped off at 131 Sheep Trail.

Here is a list of items, from the PAWS website, that are the most needed:

  • Dry kitten and adult dog food (the first ingredient must be meat. Some preferred brands: Purina One, Pro-Plan, Wellness, Evolve)
  • Cat Litter
  • Kongs, Balls, Durable Toys, Puzzle Toys
  • Cat and Dog Carriers
  • Cat Toys
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention
  • Blankets, Towels, Bath Mats
  • Martingale Collars and 6 ft leashes
  • Scratching Posts
  • Poop Bags
  • Gift Cards to Pet Supply Stores

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

 

 

 

 

October 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF Version of this newsletter, click here: Community Newsletter October 2014

To All of Our Neighbors,

As the pool season closes, the Holiday season begins. We look forward to the scary and creepy decorations for Halloween. October’s yard of the month will be awarded for the best Halloween decorations with a $50.00 Lowe’s gift card as the prize! So, get those goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out of storage and create a haunted house, a scary cemetery, or whatever your imagination dreams up.

Halloween looks to be a wonderful night of ghosts, super heroes and princessess. The little ones will be dressed ready for tricks or treats (they prefer treats). Please remember safety when driving through the neighborhood, and parents please keep an eye out for cars. If some would rather sit in their driveway to pass out treats rather than in their house, please feel welcome to do so. If you do not wish to partake in the festivities, please turn off your porch light (sorry neighborhood watch, but this is the one time we ask people to turn off their porch lights).

Neighborhood Watch will be sponsoring National Night Out on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30pm, please see article inside this newsletter. National Night Out is about getting out and meeting your neighbors, come to the park and meet your neighbors, enjoy some food, play in a bouncy house, and see the fire trucks.

Hopefully by the time you receive this newsletter, the new marquee signs will have been installed at the 3 entrances. We will have committee meeting dates and other important events posted on the marquee signs. A big thank you to Larry Simone for the design. Also at the entrances and around the neighborhood, you will see the Neighborhood Watch signs. Neighborhood Watch is working hard to get the network up and running to help ensure our community is safe for all of our neighbors.

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

October 2014 Community Calendar 

1      :: HOA INSPECTION

5      :: WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING 6:30 PM PARK PAVILION

6      :: TRASH & COMPOST

7      :: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PARK PAVILION

11    :: COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

13    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

15    :: HOA INSPECTION

18    :: PET MICROCHIIP EVENT 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

20    :: TRASH & COMPOST

26    :: HALLOWEEN DECORATION CONTEST JUDGING

27    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

31    :: HALLOWEEN

BOARD MEETING DATE AND LOCATION TBD

 

POOL UPDATE

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 The pool is now closed for the 2014 season! It will re-open in May of 2015

 

 

 

Waterleaf Pet Microchip Event

Pet Microchip Event
Saturday, October 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE!! E-mail waterleafpets@gmail.com to schedule.

Bring your pet to get a microchip, provided by PAWS, for $15. Treats will be provided for your pets and a vendor who can provide custom personalized collars with identification will be on hand. Dress up your four-legged pal and join us at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion! Microchips will be placed by appointment only!

WLF Chip N Treat

 

Halloween

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts!

DO: 

  • Give neighbors plenty of time to get home and get ready. 6:30 is usually a good start time
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for cars and look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to guide your way as it gets darker.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you your treat.
  • Drivers: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for little ghouls, goblins, princesses, and superheroes!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate in the festivities.

DON’T:

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating this year. Please be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door. They may have also forgotten to turn off their light.
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. Be mindful of decorations and don’t leave candy wrappers on the ground.
  • Stay out too late!

Let’s have a safe and Happy Halloween!

The Trick-or Treat Project

PumpkinAs you prepare for Halloween, take in to consideration young Waterleaf residents who have special healthcare needs. Some children are not usually able to participate in trick-or- treating due to dietary restrictions, health conditions, or the inability to eat anything by mouth requiring all nutrition to go through a feeding tube. The Trick-Or-Treat Project aims to make Halloween fun available to ALL kids so these children can finally join their peers in this age old tradition.

Participation is simple. Include non-food items with your Halloween treats! No need to give up candy altogether, but include pencils, stickers, small toys, and other special items so all children can particpate. To learn more and print out special decals to show your participation this year, visit mommiesofmiracles.com/halloween/

Families with children who have special needs can also visit the site to print off labels to easily identify your children to the homes who decide to participate. Look for this pumpkin as you trick-or-treat this year!

 

 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch!

9th Annual Kyle Pumpkin Patch
Kyle United Methodist Church 408 W. Lockhart Street

Open: October 12-31, 2014 M-F: 2:30 – Dusk / Sat 9a – Dusk / Sun Noon – Dusk

There will be various prices for various sizes from under a dollar to over fifty. Also for sale are assorted fall-extras like gourds, and mini-pumpkins. There’s also going to be a pumpkin maze and several staged areas so you can get your annual fall pumpkin patch photo.

Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969 Bastrop, TX

Fall festival and Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms is open Saturdays from 10 am to 10 pm & on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm beginning September 27th through November 9th There are rides, games, a corn maze,pumpkin patch and farm animals Alcohol served for adults For more info visit bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls, TX

Sweet Berry Farm is open September 27th through November 2nd and is closed on Wednesdays. There are plenty of fun family activities including stuff your own scarecrow, hayrides, corn maze, pick your own flowers, and petting zoo

Hours Mon-Fri are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Closed ALL Wednesdays) Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm Visit sweetberryfarm.com for more information

 

UpcomingEvents

5th Annual Community Health Fair
Saturday, October 4th 10 am – 2pm
Seton Medical Center Hays 6001 Kyle Parkway

Join the staff and physicians of Seton Medical Center Hays for our community health fair and hlep us celebrate our 5-year anniversary! The lobby of Seton Hays will be filled with an estimated 80 vendors and medical care providers offering everything from blood pressure screenings to flu shots. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in: chair massages, community services, medicaid education, mammogram sign-ups and cervical screenings.

Hootenanny on the Hill
Saturday, October 11th 10 am – 2pm
Fergus Park and Fairway Fields – 450 Haupt Kyle, TX

HootLogo.jpg.w300h94Come out for a day of fun, including:

  • BBQ Cook-off
  • Chili Cook-off
  • 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K Fun Run
  • Hay Bale Critters
  • Scarecrow Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Petting Zoo
  • Jumpy Castles
  • and much more!!

Visit www.hootenannyonthehill.com for more information

Kyle Founders’ Parade
Saturday, October 18th 10 am
Begin at Gregg-Clarke Park

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, beginning at 10 am, 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.

 

98.1 KVET Kyle Fair & Music Fest
October 17th – 19th
Central Texas Speedway

Kyle Fair & Music FestFriday, Oct. 17th – Carnival Opens 5pm $20 All you can ride wristbands.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18th – Gates open at noon, music starts at 3 pm

Performers include: Keith Kelso, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Denny Herrin, and Departed

Carnival open at noon – $20 all you can ride wristbands

 

Sunday, Oct. 19th – Carnival Open 1 pm – 7 pm $20 wristbands

Race and Concert – $15 General Admission, Kids under 12 FREE

 

Visit centraltexasspeedway.com for more information and to purchase advance tickets.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014

NNO2014WNational Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family 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 Austin and across 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. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride!

Please fill out this brief survey to make sure we have enough food for all in attendance!

NNO2014

 

As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Thanks! See you at the Park!

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley and Jeff Swietek

Kyle Police Department Joins Nextdoor
Another tool to keep you safe

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We are excited to announce that the Kyle Police Department will be working with Nextdoor to provide crime and safety information to neighborhoods across the city. As part of this effort, you may see periodic updates from the police department on Nextdoor Waterleaf. The purpose of these updates is to share official alerts, news, and other notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood. It’s important to note that police staff can only see their own posts and replies to these posts. They will NOT be able to access or view any information that you and your neighbors have shared on Nextdoor Waterleaf.

Communicating with police staff is entirely voluntary, and you can see more information here. Please visit our Help Center if you have any questions.

Join Waterleaf’s Nextdoor site here: https://waterleaftx.nextdoor.com

 

 

Committee Updates

 

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING – TBD

The time and location of the October Board meeting has yet to be determined. Please check back here for an updated time and location. You can also subscribe to e-mail updates on the right of this page and you will be e-mailed when a date is set.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
&
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee
Sunday, October 5, 2014
6:30 pm – Park Pavilion

Join us as we plan future meetings and how we can welcome our new neighbors! The Welcome Committee gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community and only requires about two hours of your time each month. This is a great way to meet people in your community! If you are interested in joining, attned our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com Thank you, Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Garage Sale

Time to clean out those closets and get ready for Fall!!  All Waterleaf residents are welcome to set up in their own garage/yard on Saturday, October 11th for our semi-annual Community Wide Garage Sale.

Residents are always welcome to host garage sales at any time, but twice a year, Waterleaf hosts a Community Wide Sale and invites people from Kyle and surrounding communities. This is the best chance to get lots of foot traffic! So, clean out those closets, set up your sale, and please help spread the word by sharing this on multiple garage sale sites! Please e-mail us at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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YardofMonth

Halloween Decoration Contest Judging
Sunday, October 26, 2014

October’s Yard of the Month will be awarded to the spooookiest house in the neighborhood! Set up your best decorations to compete in Yard of the Month’s decorating contest! The prize is a $50.00 gift card for Lowe’s

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Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be more involved in your community? All of our committees are entirely run by volunteers and are always looking for dedicated individuals to help coordinate events and keep our HOA running smoothly.

Our Social Committee is currently in need of a Committee Chair and Committee Members. Social is responsible for organizing community events like the Semi-Annual Garage Sale, Halloween event, Winter Party, and much more. If you love to plan events, we need you! Please email waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

All of our committees along with committee chairs and contact e-mails are listed on the front page of the newsletter. Simply e-mail the chairs or attend a meeting if you would like to get more involved. You can also submit a web contact form.

_______________________________________________________________________

Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

Advertise With Us

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

The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

September 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF Version, download here: Community Newsletter September 2014

To All of Our Neighbors, 

Congratulations to some of the parents in the neighborhood. You made it through another summer and the kiddos are back in school. However, that also means getting getting them to their after-school practice, providing dinner, and assuring that their homework is completed, all before bedtime.. And the kids think they have it rough.

The HOA is also undergoing changes. We will be replacing one KB Board of Directors member with another KB employee. We look forward to working with Gerry Poe who replaced Laurie Laura at the August Board of Directors meeting. Yes, you read correctly, the Board of Directors were finally able to meet on August 21. We also look forward to replacing another KB member with a third resident member by the end of the year, or sooner if possible. Please go to the waterleaffalls.com website for meeting minutes which will be posted after the September Board meeting and other updates.

Tracy went on a ride-along with the property inspector to understand the procedure better. After review, we will be discussing the lawn violations procedure with the management company. However, unfortunately, there were still quite a few residents whose trashcans were out in front and could be seen from the street as well as BBQ grills, trailers and other unsightly things. These will continue to get violation letters and fines if the infractions are not corrected prior to inspections. Please note the schedule in the calendar to the left. Our goal is that no letters need to be sent out. If you have a concern about a violation, please contact Jim Smitherman and he will rectify, if possible.

Have a wonderful Labor Day and remember the pool season ends at the end of September.

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

 

Community Calendar

1      TRASH AND RECYCLE

3      HOA INSPECTION

8      TRASH AND COMPOST

10     WELCOME COMMITTEE PACKET DELIVERY MEET AT 6:30 PM – 220 MISTLETOE LN

11     CORE COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

15     TRASH AND RECYCLE

17     HOA INSPECTION

18     BOARD MEETING TIME & LOCATION TBD

22     TRASH AND COMPOST

28     POOL CLOSES FOR SEASON

29     TRASH AND RECYCLE

 

Pool Hours for September

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 5 am – 9 pm

Lifeguards Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 9 pm

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POOL CLOSES FOR THE SEASON:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28

 

 

The pool committee would also like to thank Larry Simone for all of his work in fixing the large tables and the side tables. Thank you!

 

 

Waterleaf Chip & Treat

Pet Microchip Event
Saturday, October 18th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your pet to get a microchip, provided by PAWS, for $15.

Treats will be provided for your pets and a vendor who can provide custom personalized collars with identification will be on hand.

Dress up your four-legged pal and join us at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion!

Microchips will be placed by appointment only! To set up an appointment or to volunteer to help with this event, please send an e-mail to waterleafpets@gmail.com

WLF Chip N Treat

 

 

Microchip Facts

Info From paws.org

Every two seconds a family companion is lost. Tragically many never make it back home because they lack identification. A microchip along with a collar and identification tag is the BEST ways to ensure you and your companion will be quickly reunited.

In today’s society we treat our companion animals as beloved members of the family. While we try to do everything to ensure their safety, unforeseen events like a broken fence, open window or damage resulting from a storm or earthquake, may result in our companion becoming lost.

Why microchip if they already wear a collar and tag?

Simply because collars can fall off or break, tags can be lost or wear off so they are illegible. A combination of a microchip, properly fitting collar and current identification tag, and keeping your companion properly confined, are the best insurance policies you can provide to keep your animal friend safe.

What is a microchip and how does it work?

• A microchip is a non-removable form of identification.

• About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a personal identification number that stays with your companion animal forever.

• A microchip is inserted under the skin of your companion with an injection and it is a safe and easy procedure.

• When a lost animal is found, it can be taken to a local animal shelter, veterinary office, or animal control agency and examined with a hand-held scanner that reads a code specific to your animal.

• Every animal with a microchip should be registered so that the 24-hour telephone hot-line can provide the finder with information necessary to help reunite you and your companion quickly. Ask about this when adopting.

Hopefully your companion will never need this protection, but microchip identification can help provide INSURANCE that you and your companion animal will be reunited after an accidental separation.

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014 
Time and Location TBD

The time and location for this month’s board meeting is yet to be determined. Please check back to this website for updates. Sign-up for e-mail updates to receive an update directly to your inbox as soon as it is available.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
&
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

_______________________________________________________________________

Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

_______________________________________________________________________

Welcome Committee

Welcome Packet Delivery

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Meet at 220 Mistletoe Lane at 6:30 pm

Join us as we deliver Welcome Packets to our new neighbors! This is a great way to volunteer in your community and meet new people. Our next meeting will be on October 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Waterleaf Park Pavilion.

The Welcome Committee would like to thank the following businesses in Kyle who have donated items, coupons, and flyers for our Welcome Packets: Texas State Optical, Dickies, Sustainacycle – Sustainable Living Center of Kyle, Kyle Vision, Rustic Angel, Super Cuts, Kyle Flea Market, UPS Store, Firehouse Subs, Great Clips, KM Hair Design, KB Homes, Wings to Go, Go2Danz, Hands on Healing, Chamber of Kyle and Therapeutic Message Thank you Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be more involved in your community? All of our committees are entirely run by volunteers and are always looking for dedicated individuals to help coordinate events and keep our HOA running smoothly.

Our Social Committee is currently in need of a Committee Chair and Committee Members. Social is responsible for organizing community events like the Semi-Annual Garage Sale, Halloween event, Winter Party, and much more. If you love to plan events, we need you! Please email waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

All of our committees along with committee chairs and contact e-mails are listed on the front page of the newsletter. Simply e-mail the chairs or attend a meeting if you would like to get more involved. You can also submit a web contact form.

_______________________________________________________________________

YardofMonth

Congratulations to September’s Yard of the Month:

385 New Country!

October’s Yard of the Month will be for the best Halloween decorations, so let’s see what you ghouls and goblins can create!

_______________________________________________________________________

Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

Advertise With Us

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

The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

August 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter for download or print: WLF Aug 14 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors:

As our summer starts to wind down and the kids in the neighborhood are getting excited about the new school year (okay, maybe not), the HOA will be experiencing exciting changes of its own. We look to start the process of changing control of the Board of Directors from KB members to Resident members. Please see the article in regards to this process and call for nominations. With this change it will also mean that the HOA needs residents to volunteer to help with the running of the neighborhood. This includes joining committees such as neighborhood watch and welcome committees, as well as, helping to restart the social committee. The time commitment will be dependent on what you can do. This also means that the Board Meetings will move from the KB office to here in the neighborhood and possibly replace the monthly core committee meeting.

Concerns have also been raised about the process of violation letters and fines. Hopefully by the time this newsletter has gone out, we will have done a ride along with the inspector to determine the legitimacy of the claims and to rectify any peculiarities. An article is included in this newsletter describing the violation and fine procedure.

We, the current resident board members, are available if you have any questions. Please contact us at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Hope everyone has a great finale to the summer.
Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

Community Calendar for August 2014

4   :: Trash and Recycle

6   :: HOA Inspection

11 :: Trash and Compost

12 :: Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

13 :: CORE Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

18 :: Trash and Recycle

20 :: HOA Inspection

21 :: Board Meeting – KB Office 10800 Pecan Park Blvd Ste #200 Austin 78750 (Call-in number will be posted prior to the meeting date)

25 :: Trash and Compost
     :: Hays CISD First Day of School – All campuses

 

Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

As many of you know, Roger Arriaga stepped down from KB homes and the Board of Directors prior to the annual meeting and John Zinsmeyer was elected as his replacement. However, due to the KB member’s schedules, we have not had a Board meeting since the annual meeting. KB has now replaced Roger and we will be voting to place him on the Board in the place of one of the KB members at the next Board meeting scheduled for August 21, 2014 at 9:30 am. This meeting will be to help get us caught up on issues in the neighborhood that we have not been able to since the annual meeting.

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting.

As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals.

If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at (512) 502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

 

Deed Restriction Violations and Fines Process

Goodwin Management, our property management company, has employed an independent property inspector to drive the neighborhood 2 time per month to check any violations of the covenants and deed restrictions. The inspector will take a picture of the violation and then enter these into a software system that generates a letter. This letter then gets mailed to the homeowner of record. The first letter is a courtesy letter explaining the violation and asking that it gets rectified. If not rectified by the next inspector visit, a second letter again explaining the violation and that if not rectified, the homeowner will receive a fine. Again if still not rectified by the next visit, a letter gets sent out regular and certified mail explaining a fine has been placed onto the homeowner’s account. The process takes up to 5 weeks before a fine is assessed. Fines will then accrue after each subsequent inspector visit. If, after more than $300.00 worth of fines have accrued and not paid, the privileges to the pool are revoked. Violations must remain cured for 6 months before removed from your record.

Timeline Review:

– 1st courtesy letter
– 2 weeks
– 2nd courtesy letter
– 2 weeks
– Certified fine notice/forced mow

Jim Smitherman, the property manager, does not see the letters prior to them getting sent out. If you receive a letter and have a question or want to appeal the violation, call him 512-502-2114 or e-mail him jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com.

We are not in the business of collecting fines. We would like for the inspector to drive through the neighborhood and not write any violations. In order to do this we have included the days that the inspector will be in the neighborhood on the calendar of events.

 

 

Back2SchoolHeader

 

HAYS CISD 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON AUGUST 25, 2014

Important Dates: 

  • August 4th & 5th – New Student Registration – Parents must register their child in person at their home school.  Visit www.hayscisd.net to verify which school your child will attend.
  • August 14th & 15th – High School Schedule Pickup
  • August 19th – Middle School Schedule Pickup
  • August 21st – Tobias Elementary Meet the Teacher Night 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • August 25 – First day of school – all grades

Registration for returning students is available online at www.hayscisd.net through August 29th.

School Supplies 

suppliesIt’s time to purchase your child’s school supplies!

All supply lists are available on the Hays CISD website.

Click your child’s grade for the full list.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Back to School Swim & Supply Drive
Friday, August 1, 2014
Kyle Pool 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us at the Kyle Pool for our  ‘Back to School Swim and Supply Drive’ this summer.  Your donation gets you in to the pool for a fun family night. Hope and Love 4 Kids will be on hand to collect school supply donations that will be distributed to local students in need.  The most needed items are: Composition Books, Dividers, Pink Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pocket Folders with Brads and Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper. A full list of School Supplies for Hays CISD can be found at   www.hayscisd.net.  We encourage everyone to come out and have a great time but to also bring a donation for those in the community that are in need. (Regular entry fees will apply without donation.) For more information or if you have questions please contact our office at 512-262-3939. Information also on the City of Kyle website.

Concerts for a Cause: Rockaroni & Cheese
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St Kyle – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

First Saturdays are to raise money and awareness for a different charity that does good in Kyle. This month’s concert benefits Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies! Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.

Movie in the Park 
Friday, August 15, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd
Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special showing of “The Lego Movie”! Pack a picnic and come enjoy a movie before school starts!

 

Pet Reminders

  • Leash Law – Please remember the City of Kyle does have a leash law requiring dogs to be kept on a leash at all times. 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.
  • 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.
  • Lost Dogs – If you lose your dog, check with your neighbors to see if your pet has been seen nearby. Contact PAWS and the San Marcos Animal Shelter to see if your pet has been brought in to their location. Several sites will provide free signs and cross-posting.
  • Found Dogs – If you happen to find a dog near your home and you cannot find contact information, the PAWS shelter can scan the pet for a microchip. Ask your neighbors if they recognize the pet. If you are unable to keep the pet until the owner is found, contact Kyle Animal Control at 512.268.8800

Waterleaf Pet Microchip Event

Keep an eye on the newsletter and our website for information regarding an upcoming event to microchip your pets. The last unofficial event was hugely successful and Waterleaf would like to host this event again in the near future. We are working on a September or October date when the temps have cooled down a little bit.

 

Watering Restrictions

Current restriction from County Line Special Utility District: Even though we have been receiving rain: Stage III Water Rationing is in effect: Outside watering between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Customers whose address ends with an even number is asked to water only on Sunday. Customers whose address ends with an odd number is asked to water only on Saturday. Washing of vehicles, boats, etc is strictly prohibited. County Line Special Utility District Board of Directors and Staff thanks you and greatly appreciates your effort to help conserve our water supply sources.

 

Committee Updates

 

 

CORE COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014 
9:30 am – KB Office

The KB Office is located at 10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Ste #200 Austin, TX 78750. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may join the meeting via telephone. As the call-in number is subject to change per the management company, please visit our community website a few days prior to the meeting for the correct call-in number and passcode

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

The following weeks from now thru October we will be working on National Night Out. If anyone is interested in volunteering we need your help! Please email us and we will let you know when we get together! Thank you!

Neighborhood Watch would like to remind you to take precautions with your pets as the temperatures continue to rise.

Here are some heat safety tips from the SPCA:

  • Walk dogs early in the morning or in the evening hours instead of in the middle of the day when it’s hottest. Overweight and older pets are more likely to overheat during hot weather, so it is important to keep them fit and trim.
  • Some pet owners prefer to leave their animal friends outside. If that is the case, your pet must always have shelter available to protect it from extreme temperatures and inclement weather. Also, consider providing a wading pool filled with water for your companion to cool off in during the hot days of summer.
  • Consider installing a doggie door. Dogs can visit the potty area outside and access the air-conditioned house during the day.
  • Provide your pet with fresh, cool water every day in a tip-proof bowl. Remember that metal bowls left in the sun can get hot, so always put water bowls in the shade. Don’t forget the ice!
  • Allow water hoses to run for several seconds or minutes–until water cools–before spraying your dog or filling his water bowl.
  • Keep your pet well groomed, but resist the temptation to shave off all of his hair in an effort to keep him cool. A pet’s coat can protect him from sunburn and acts as cooling insulation.
  • Never leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows cracked. It takes only minutes for a dog or cat to suffer a heat stroke. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a locked car can reach 120 degrees in under ten minutes. Should you see a pet left alone in a parked car, please call 911.

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek

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WELCOME COMMITTEE UPDATE

The Welcome Committee has been working diligently to deliver Welcome packets to all of the new residents in Waterleaf over the last several months. Now that all deliveries are current, we will be meeting quarterly instead of monthly. Our next meeting will be on October 5th at 7pm in the park pavilion. The Welcome Committee gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community and only requires about two hours of your time each month. This is a great way to meet people in your community! Please contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

Thank you
Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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YardofMonth

Congratulations to August’s Yard of the Month!!

233 Connor Elkins

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July 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, click here to download or print:  WLF July 2014 Community Newsletter

 

To All of Our Neighbors:

The summer season is officially in full swing, and we now have our lifeguards working full time. We would like to ask that everyone review the pool rules listed in last month’s newsletter, or on our website waterleaffalls.com. We would like to remind everyone that the pool is CLOSED EVERY MONDAY except holidays that fall on Mondays with no other exceptions. We use this day to allow our pool company to come in and maintain the pool in order to help it recover from the heavy use on the weekends. Secondly, we want everyone to keep in mind that the lifeguards are there to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the pool. We have entrusted them with not only our lives, but the live of our friends and family who utilize the pool. Please show them respect as they are merely doing their job to keep everyone safe and preserve life. Please remember that it is still your responsibility to watch your children at all times.

We would also like to invite everyone to come out and support all of our committees in all that they do. Our committees are in need of volunteers and would love to have help from all of you. And don’t forget to enjoy all of the events, and block parties to meet your neighbors and raise awareness for the safety of our neighborhood, as each every one of us is responsible for what goes on in our community. Please check the calendar in this newsletter, or on our website for all of the events and meetings we’ll be having in the future.

Have fun, enjoy your summer, and be safe!

David Vail and Tracy Scheel

 

Community Calendar July 2014

4   ::   Independence Day – FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN WATERLEAF

6   ::   Welcome Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

7   ::   Trash and Recycle

10 ::   CORE Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

12  ::   Pool Committee Meeting – 8:00 am Pool Pavilion

14  ::   Trash and Compost

19  ::   Neighborhood Watch Block Party – 7:00 pm 191 Sheep Trail

21  ::  Trash and Recycle

28  ::  Trash and Compost

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is in full swing and so are plans for summer vacations and getaways. If you will be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, you can notify the Kyle Policy 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: www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some 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.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or television, on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • Turn the bell or ringer on your telephone down low. If a burglar is around, he/she won’t be alerted to your absence by a ringing telephone.
  • 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.

 

New Business Coming to Center Street in Kyle

Business is certainly booming in Kyle and there are a lot of exciting options coming to us in the near future. The Hays Free Press reports some changes coming to Center St in downtown Kyle. You can expect to see a new Chinese restaurant and the owner of Center Field is reportedly looking to open a dance venue at the old Center Grocery.

Walmart construction has begun across the street from Lowe’s and is expected to be completed by January 2015.

The movie theater on Kyle Crossing is also currently under construction and should be completed by Thanksgiving. Dunkin’ Donuts and other businesses will be coming to Kyle Village shopping center on Kyle Parkway. (Source)

 

Fireworks2014

 

City of Kyle

Star Spangled CelebrationIndependence 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 *NEW this year! Hays CISD’s PAC will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with Kem Watts, a local singer and songwriter, performing from 7 pm – 8 pm followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra from 8 pm – 9:30 pm.

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 Buda

Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration

9:30 am – Children’s parade in the morning with free activities at City Park following the parade. Parade line up begins at 9:00 am. in the parking lot next to Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant on Main Street. Anyone can participate, no registration required, just show up! Decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers and more will take a short parade route to City Park starting at 9:30 am. Concessions provided by Buda Chamber of Commerce. There will be various Children’s activities from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the park (bounce house, water slide, magician).

9:30 pm – Evening Fireworks at Buda City Park For more information call 512-295-7170.

City of San Marcos

Summerfest San Marcos
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at San Marcos Plaza Park San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway. Festival grounds will open at 6:00 pm with food and activity booths and Cheryl Murdock opening! Children’s parade registration begins at 6:30 pm with the parade and costume contest beginning at 7:00 pm. David Ybarra and Friends band plays at 7:30 pm Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm- Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the Public Library and Activity Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot. More information here.

City of Austin

38th Annual Austin Symphony HEB July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Austin FireworksThis year, the Austin celebration is moving out to the Circuit of the Americas while Auditorium shores is under construction. COTA will host a variety of fun holiday activities, including interactive games and contests for the whole family, starting at 4:00 pm. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 pm, followed by the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking lots open at 3:00 pm and Gates open at 4:00 pm. FREE parking is available in COTA Lot F. Up-close parking available in Lots H&A for $10. For more information, visit austinsymphony.org

 

 

REMINDER: FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN KYLE CITY LIMITS (INCLUDES WATERLEAF)

Per the City of no_fireworksKyle: 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.

If you hear fireworks in the neighborhood, you can call the Kyle Police at 512.268.3232

 

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

 

Concerts for a Cause: D.C. Bloom
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

 

Movie in the Park
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd
Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special Camp N’ Catch a Movie at Lake Kyle. We will be showing this year’s favorite, “Frozen!” This is a Saturday night where you can set up your tent and camp out at Lake Kyle, or come out to watch a movie under the stars, or BOTH! Details, rules and regulations can be found under the Spring Break Camp N Catch program at cityofkyle.com

Friday, July 25, 2014
Dive-In Movie at Kyle Pool

Tickets handed out at 7:00 pm, Gates open at 8:00 pm Movie begins at sunset. Join us for a special showing of “Surf’s Up” “Dive In Movie” at Kyle Pool. On this night, the pool will close at 7pm and all patrons must leave the pool. Pool staff will begin handing out admission tickets at 7pm no earlier. on the night of the movie, until all 230 tickets are handed out. One ticket per person no exceptions (if you have children, please make sure they are in line with you at the time tickets are being handed out). The pool gates will reopen at 8pm and only admit those 230 people with admission tickets. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted. All regular pool rules apply to all attending, and maximum pool complex capacity is 230. Gates open at 8pm and pool closes 30 minutes after conclusion of the movie.

To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

Sherlock Mystery Party
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:30 am – City of Kyle Public Library

See if you can break the case like Sherlock does at the Teen Mystery Party. Watch the show “Sherlock,” play a life size Clue Game, and make a detective kit to take home. No registration required and young adults ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend this event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 512-268-7411 or via email at circulation@cityofkyle.com. You may also drop by the library to speak with a friendly staff member.

Hill Country Kids & Family Tri
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 am – Plum Creek Community

Registration is open for the Hill Country Kids & Family Triathlon! Join us to cheer on our teams in the Plum Creek Community. Register and find more information at www.hillcountrykidstri.org

 

5th Annual CTMC BabyFest
Friday, July 27, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – CTMC Main Lobby
1301 Wonder World Dr San Marcos 78666

When your family’s growing and mom is showing,there’s lots of stuff you oughta be knowing! Bring the whole crew for a fun-filled day of learning, sharing and a little child’s play. CTMC’s yearly event that helps expecting families to become familiar with the latest in products and services for moms and babies. The afternoon will include mini-tours of the Women’s Center, goody bags for moms and moms-to-be, healthy snacks, a fitness challenge for dads, children activities, great door prizes, giveaways and more than 30 booths featuring products and services for new parents, moms-to-be and their babies. BabyFest is a great way to network with new moms and moms-to-be in the area, baby boutiques, eco-friendly products, nutritional options for moms and babies, information on vaccinations and safety, representatives from obstetrics, pediatric physicians who practice at CTMC and more. Visit ctmc.org for more information

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee

Thursday, July 10, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee

Sunday, July 6, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Check us out! We have A LOT going on. We will have a design for our T-Shirt’s up for discussion, learn about upcoming events for our committee, brainstorming for new recruits, and how to involve those neighbors who are new renters to the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision. If you are a new home owner prior to June 1st and you haven’t received a Welcome Packet, please email the committee at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com and we will send one to your house. Thank you, Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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Pool Committee

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:00 am – Pool Pavilion

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Neighborhood Watch Committee

Block Party
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 pm – 191 Sheep Trail

Join us Saturday, July 19 at 7:00pm in the driveway of Jason Lolley and Cathy Frankowski, 191 Sheeptrail.

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Come meet your neighbors!! We had such a great time at the last BBQ we’ve decided to continue these every other month. Please bring your families item to grill (Barbecue pits will be provided), beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8. Also please bring your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc. We have once again invited the Kyle Police and Fire Departments to join us!

Neighborhood Watch had a great meeting this past month and we send a big thank you to Mike Leas of Breadcrumbs ID and Texas DPS. They informed us on the topic of missing children and adults, and the many ways communication is sent out for anyone missing. We learned a lot of what goes on behind the scenes and what we need to do to help law enforcement find a missing person.

There is no Police Blotter this month, as it was not received from KPD.

Happy 4th of July Waterleaf! Please celebrate safely and keep in mind that fireworks are not allowed in the City of Kyle. Let’s try and be respectful of each other. Many have babies and children sleeping and pets who are very frightened by fireworks. Let the professionals do this entertaining for us!

The following weeks from now through October we will be working on National Night Out. If anyone is interested in volunteering we need your help! Please email us and we will let you know when we get together! Thank you! waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to July’s Yard of the Month!!

276 Matthews

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