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.

 

 

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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
&
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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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

 

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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

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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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

 

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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

 

June 2014 Newsletter

The PDF version of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here: WLF June 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors,

As we look forward to the beginning of summer, continued warm weather, backyard grilling and the outdoors, please take a moment to say hello to your neighbors. We have had a bit of a rocky start to the pool season, but we think the people who have been able to brave the cold water have enjoyed the pool and all of our amenities in the park area. The younger, more agile ones appear to be having a good time at the basketball court.

We look forward to meeting several of you at the neighborhood watch block parties that will be scheduled throughout the community. We will be a neighborhood of 1,000 homes, all of which are members of neighborhood watch, please keep an eye out to make sure everyone and everything is safe and sound. If you would like to do more for neighborhood watch and/or any other committee, please check out the calendar of events for meeting dates and times. All committees could use help in some way.

For those of you asking about Board Meetings, once we hear from the builder members of the Board, we will schedule a meeting date and time. We will get the word out as best we can through the website. If you have not signed up, we encourage you to do so. This is the best way for us to inform everyone in the neighborhood.

Have a great Summer,
David and Tracy

 

June Calendar

1 WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION

2 TRASH & COMPOST

9 TRASH & RECYCLE
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION 

12 CORE COMMITTEE MEETING
    7 PM – PARK PAVILION

16 TRASH & COMPOST

23 TRASH & RECYCLE

30 TRASH & COMPOST

 

Pool Updates

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 5:00am to 9:00pm
CLOSED Mondays for cleaning and maintenance.

Lifeguard Hours : Tuesday – Friday  12:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm

If you still need a new pool key card, log on to poolkey.com to request one online. If you are having issues with your key card not working, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com or via phone at 512.502.2114

 

Reminder: Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

Violation Notices & Fines will resume this month

Remember that the board voted to resume enforcing our current DCCRS which state that trash cans must be hidden from street view. Violation notices and fines will resume starting June 1, 2014. If someone has a suggestion to cover the trash cans and still follow DCCRs please contact us.

“DCCR 6.7 Uses Specificallv Prohibited (i) No Lot or other area of the Property shall be used as a dumping ground for rubbish or accumulation of unsightly materials of any kind, including without limitation, broken or rusty equipment, disassembled or inoperative cars and discarded appliances and furniture. Trash, garbage or other waste shall be kept in sanitary containers and concealed from public view except on designated trash collection days. All containers for the storage or other disposal of such material shall be kept in clean and sanitary condition. Materials incident to construction of improvements may only be stored on Lots during construction of the improvement thereon.”

 

CPR & First Aid Training

There has been an increased interest in CPR and First Aid training and certification. We have begun to contact programs about providing a training specifically for Waterleaf residents. In order to bring one of these programs to Waterleaf, we need to have a definite head count to minimize costs for everyone. Once we have established an interest, we will move forward with planning dates and times for training. It would likely be on a weekend due to the time required for the class.

If you would be interested in attending, please e-mail the Communication Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com with the subject: “CPR and First Aid Training.” Please provide your name, e-mail and number of people who would attend (including yourself). We will e-mail you to let you know if/when a class is scheduled. Be assured that the provider we choose will be a certified trainer with the American Heart Association.

 

Drowning Prevention Tips

Summer is in full swing and the Waterleaf Pool is everyone’s favorite place to cool off.  It is important to learn about water safety to protect children from drowning.  Visit colinshope.org for more drowning prevention tips.

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin's Hope

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin’s Hope

 

Caution! Kids at Play

caution_KIDS_AT_PLAY_1024x1024The last day of school for Hays CISD is Friday, June 6th. That means the kids will be playing outside, visiting the pool and parks around the neighborhood.

Here are some tips to keep kids safe this summer:

Pool Safety: Visit Colin’s Hope for drowning prevention tips and to review water safety with your child.

Prevent Sunburn: Wear Sunscreen when playing outside or swimming

Prevent Bites & Stings: Wear Insect repellant when outdoors

Playground safety: Check playground before letting kids play for hot surfaces and unsafe areas. Make sure kids do not have clothing so loose that it can catch on equipment. Also encourage closed-toe shoes over flip flops to protect feet.

Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet when bike riding.

Stay Cool: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very serious for children. Make sure kids come in for breaks and drink plenty of water. Signs of heat exhaustion include feeling thirsty, fatigue, cramps (legs or abdominal). Signs of heatstroke include dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting and changes in blood pressure.

Drivers, please use extra caution while driving. Slow down when you are driving through the neighborhood and come to a complete stop at stop signs. Be mindful of children playing and treat their safety as if it were your own child. Stay safe and have fun!

 

Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tips

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

Visit WaterleafFalls.com for more information and to sign-up for e-mail updates for the rest of this month’s tips.

 

Waterleaf Police Blotter

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UpcomingEvents

 

 

2nd_annual_pet_fairKyle Animal Control 2nd Annual Pet Fair
Saturday, June 7, 2014
City Square Park – 101 S. Burleson St.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bring your favorite animals out for a fun afternoon with your family and friends to enjoy vendors/booths, Animal Control information and pet registration, vaccine clinic, food, bouncy castle, contests, K-9 demo and much more. For more information about this event contact Briana at bbrecher@cityofkyle.com

 

 

 

 

Concert For a CauseConcerts for a Cause: Brotherhood of the Girl
Saturday, June 7, 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 Hope & Love 4 Kids Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.

 

 

 

despicable-me-2-Movie in the Park
Friday, June 13, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd

Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special showing of Despicable Me 2 at Lake Kyle. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a fun family evening. To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

 

 

Buda Movies in the Park
Buda City Park – 204 San Antonio Rd 78610
Movies start at 9 pm

Bring the family, lawn chairs, blanket, picnic basket, and dog for a night under the stars and enjoy a family friendly movie. Paid concessions will be available.

June 6 – Frozen       June 13 – Brave      June 20 – Mary Poppins       June 27 – Wizard of Oz

 

 

San Marcos 6th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, June 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Activity Center – 501 E Hopkins 78666

Young ladies, ages 1+, join us for our 6th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance the Friday before Father’s Day! It will be a semi-formal dance with music of all generations and types, cookies and punch, goodies from Mia Bella Bakery, polaroid photos for $3, crafts and more! There will also be a special treat for each girl that attends! Cost is $5/person and you can bring your dad, your uncle, a family friend or any other father-figure in your life! Starting June 9, the price goes up to $10 and if you buy on the day of, the price is $15. You can sign up ahead of time at the Parks and Recreation Main Office by calling (512.393.8400) or by registering in person (401 E. Hopkins) now!

 

San Marcos Midsummer Celebration
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Nature Center

Join us for a celebration of the longest day of the year. Arts and Crafts Market, Wandering Minstrels, Children’s Activities, Fairy Costume Contest  FREE Attendance. Enjoy a family night out in the beautiful wildscape gardens 430 Riverside Drive, next to Tourist Info Center on the access road of Interstate 35 South (Across Riverside from Herbert’s Taco Hut)

Please note: if you are using a GPS the address of 430 Riverside will take you to a back parking lot. Entering 498 Riverside gives better results and gets you closer to the building. We face the I35 frontage road.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 12, 2014

7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Are you looking for FREE advertisement for your business? Contact the Welcome Committee and/or attend our meeting to find out how!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us Monday, June 9, 7:00pm to meet Mike Leas from Breadcrumbs Child Identification. He will cover how to handle the emergency situation of missing children and adults. Texas DPS will also be our guest, discussing Amber and Silver Alerts.

Thank you to Officer Plant from Kyle Police Department for holding our monthly meeting this past month. He updated us on the local crimes in Kyle and our neighborhood, future department plans which include a few new exciting programs for citizens, ideas for building the Neighborhood Watch, and a question answer chat with the neighbors present. Also mentioned, with summer comes an increase of crime. Keep cars, garages, windows and doors locked! Leave porch lights on every evening. Do not be an easy target for theft. The Department is researching Nextdoor.com, the app that is the buzz around the neighborhood and so far they are fans!

Officer Plant noted that calls from our neighborhood regarding suspicious people and/or vehicles are up for the last few months and for us to continue to call in whatever we see that looks out of place. As a reminder the non emergency number is (512) 268-3232 and of course for emergency 911.

We had a few new residents attend which was great to see and talked about our future plans. We will continue having monthly meetings with guest speakers on different topics. Planning National Night Out is in the works even though the date is not until the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhood Watch will begin it’s Tuesday Tips this month. A Safety tip will be posted every Tuesday of the month. The first tip will be posted in the Newsletter, the additional weeks will be found on Waterleaffalls.com Please be sure and register to the website for the Tips and other important information that is posted and emailed out to you, It will only take a minute to do this!

We wish all a happy, safe summer!

Michele, Jeff and Jason
Waterleaf Falls Neighborhood Watch
waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Block Party

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Four grills, hamburgers and hotdogs, neighbors meeting neighbors, Grammy’s ice cream, kids and the Kyle Fire Department made for a great night at Neighborhood Watch’s first BBQ Pot Luck! A special thanks to Natalie Freeman for her donation of soda to the BBQ. We had a lot of fun and kudos to Lt. Mike and his crew from KFD for spending the evening with us. The kids loved getting inside the shiny red fire truck/rescue unit and seeing all the equipment and how it is all used. They even got to put on the fire fighting protective wear, so fun! We also had a visit from KPD but was cut short due to a call.

We will do this again in another part of the neighborhood soon, so watch for details!

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to June’s Yard of the Month!

230 Sheep Trail

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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 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

 

May 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, click here to download: Waterleaf May 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors:

We would like to thank everyone for this opportunity to work for the community. We look forward to working with the committees to enable and empower the neighborhood to be the safe and enjoyable community we know it to be. One of our goals as resident Board members is to be transparent. We believe we can achieve this by opening communication between the HOA Board of Directors and all residents of the community.

The Committees will be holding open meetings in May for new volunteers to join, learn about the committee’s functions, and give input. Also, the CORE committee will be meeting in May to open a forum for the community.

We look forward to meeting everyone at all of our future meetings, block parties, the park, and of course the pool. Enjoy, be safe and have fun.

David and Tracy
Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar May 2014

 

3     ::     POOL COMMITTEE MEETING
              9:00 AM PARK PAVILION

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

5     ::     TRASH & COMPOST

8     ::     COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE MTG
              7:00 PM PARK PAVILION

10    ::    SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING
             1:00 PM PARK PAVILION

12    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

13    ::    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MTG
              7:00 PM PARK PAVILION

14    ::    CORE COMMITTEE MEETING
              7:00 PM PARK PAVILION

17    ::    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
             BLOCK PARTY 6:00 PM

19    ::   TRASH & COMPOST

26    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

 

Around the Neighborhood

 

Annual Meeting Updates

This year’s Annual Meeting of the HOA was held Monday, March 17 at Cabela’s. Abbye Crandall and David Vail were in attendance as the Resident Board Members, Jim Smitherman our Property Manager, and George Basham our HOA’s Attorney.

The Meeting was called to order and quorum was established. We reviewed the 2013 finances, and reviewed and approved the 2014 budget. After all of the committees gave updates to the Members in attendance the 3 attending residents that were nominated for Resident Board Member positions stood and gave a brief statement.

HOA members in attendance then cast ballots by which David Vail and Tracy Scheel were voted in as the new Resident Board Members. Also on the Ballot were 5 amendments to the HOA By-laws. All 5 amendments were approved by the members in attendance. The Floor was then opened to Member comments and questions with a passionate closing by Larry Simone. The Meeting was then adjourned.

**This is a summary of the meeting and not the official meeting minutes. The official Meeting Minutes will be approved at next year’s Annual Meeting**

 

 

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Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

trashcanIn regards to the trash cans, the DCCRs state that trash cans need to not be visible from the street. The board put a hold on fines until a solution could be developed. Unfortunately, one could not be developed. Therefore, the current DCCRs will be enforced starting June 1, 2014. If someone has a suggestion to cover the trash cans and still follow DCCRs please contact us.

“DCCR 6.7 Uses Specifically Prohibited (i) No Lot or other area of the Property shall be used as a dumping ground for rubbish or accumulation of unsightly materials of any kind, including without limitation, broken or rusty equipment, disassembled or inoperative cars and discarded appliances and furniture. Trash, garbage or other waste shall be kept in sanitary containers and concealed from public view except on designated trash collection days. All containers for the storage or other disposal of such material shall be kept in clean and sanitary condition. Materials incident to construction of improvements may only be stored on Lots during construction of the improvement thereon.”

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Mark your calendars! May 2 is Kindergarten Registration! The Tobias Elementary office will be open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

You will need the following information to register your child:

  • Immunization (shot) records for each child
  • Social Security Card for each child
  • Birth Certificate for each child
  • Proof of Residency
  • Photo ID of person enrolling the child

Waterleaf Kindergarteners are invited to meet their classmates at the Waterleaf Park at Noon on Friday, May 2nd!

KinderRoundUp

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Swimming Pool Season

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

* Pool opens weekends only (Saturday & Sunday) beginning May 3rd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
* The pool will be open on Memorial Day (May 26) and then begin the regular schedule for the rest of the summer.
* Regular schedule is Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
* Pool is CLOSED every Monday for cleaning.

 

Pool Utilization

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

– Must be a resident member and/or guest of a resident member.
– Must be current on all maintenance fees. Fees must be paid in full ten (10) days prior to issuance of the key card or currently on a payment plan for new season activation.
– Must have a key card to enter facility. Please visit poolkey.com if you have not received a new card for the 2014 season.

Pool and Park Pavilion Reservations

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

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

The Park Pavilion does NOT have a maximum occupancy.

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

To Reserve either pavilion:

– Visit the Pool Info tab to fill out the form to check if the pool is available.
– After you have made contact with the Pool Committee, download the Pool agreement form.
– Complete the form and drop off the form and a $50.00 deposit check to the drop box provided at 120 Pasture Cove.

[*Please note if you turn this form in without having made prior contact, the date you request may not be guaranteed. Please contact the Pool Committee FIRST about the date you wish to make a reservation.]

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

Have fun and enjoy the facilities!

Please clean-up after the function and return it to the way it was prior to the function. Your check will be returned to you if the area is clean and there is no damage. (We will NOT deposit or cash any checks prior to the function.)

Pool Rules

All Homeowners and Guests must abide by the following Rules:

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

 

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Neighborhood Watch

The group has begun to re-organize and make plans for the next couple of months. A last minute meeting was held Tuesday, April 8, to ask residents for input on their interests, ideas and suggestions for the group. Mentioned was:

Neighborhood Watch Signs
Result – The bid for 7 to 9 NW signs to be placed around the neighborhood was submitted to the Board. Watch for these to be installed, once approved by the Board and delivered by the sign company. They will be placed at each entrance to the neighborhood, at the pool and at each HOA owned culvert.

Block Captains – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
A block captain serves as a point of contact on each block or set number of houses for longer streets. Your duty is to keep communication flowing between your set area of neighbors. This is very easy and one of the most important keys to a successful watch program. Starting from scratch at the meeting, 6 people volunteered covering Japonica Ct., the east end of New Bridge, east end of Apricot, middle east of Apricot, Peach Tree Pass and the middle part of Sheep Trail. Ideally each Captain should be assigned about 10 homes so we have a long way to go, please consider joining in! Contact us if you are interested in the position.

Meet Your Neighbors Block Parties
This suggestion was to schedule block parties around the neighborhood at different locations for residents to meet neighbors. Result – NW will schedule monthly pot lucks around the neighborhood, a different location each month. The whole neighborhood is invited, details to come every month thru newsletter and website. The first one is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at 6pm, at the Pasture Cove cul-de-sac. We will be extending invitations to local law enforcement agencies and other local officials to stop by if their schedule allows. A BBQ pit will be provided, please bring your item to grill for your family, your own beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8 along with your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc.

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Waterleaf Police Blotter
Result – Beginning this month a listing of the number of calls made to the police from the previous month will be posted in the newsletter. It is broken down by call types and the number of those calls. For a more detailed listing, the DAM report supplied by KPD will be posted monthly on the Waterleaf website on the Neighborhood Watch Page.

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Patrolling
Result – Details are being worked out on this topic. Remember, as stated by USAonwatch.org, and this comes from KPD as well, “USAonWatch.org does not advocate watch members taking any action when observing suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Community members only serve as the extra “eyes and ears” and should report their observations of suspicious activities to to their local law enforcement.” KPD states “trained law enforcement should be the only ones ever to take action, citizens should NEVER try to take action on those observations.” Watch, listen, report to police. Do not follow, approach, confront, circle, chase or take any other action. Watch and report. We are discussing further rules, tips, and the follow thru of reporting to the committee what info is called into KPD to keep lines of communication open.

Event Volunteers
Join in the planning and executing of events. We welcome all hands to hold exciting events, remember even our teenagers have talents and we’d love their participation!

Tuesday Tips
These will resume, a safety tip will be posted weekly every Tuesday to the Waterleaf web site and monthly in the newsletter beginning in June.

National Night Out will be held here in Waterleaf on Tuesday, October 7. We need many volunteers to get this celebration planned and held. If you are interested please email us to volunteer. More info to come on this.

If you are interested in joining the Committee please email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com, we are building a leadership team of 5 and have two co-chair spots to fill. For any and all other participation or info/suggestions and ideas we also welcome your email or input at future meetings. New committee: Chair, Michele Hinojosa, co-chairs, Jason Lolley and Jeff Swietek. Our plan is to assign each co-chair a topic which will be their responsibility to lead and follow through.

Again, we are rebuilding and ask for suggestions to successfully move forward.

SIGN UP TO BE A BLOCK CAPTAIN!

Be safe,
Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch

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Committee Updates

CORE Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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Pool Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 AM – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 4, 2014
6:30 PM – Park Pavilion

This month we will be brainstorming for new donations to our welcome packets. We would enjoy having everyone come out to meet your neighbors! All are encouraged to join the Welcome Committee.

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Communication Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Are you interested in writing an article for the newsletter each month? Join us at our next meeting to discuss plans for our newsletter and website.

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Social Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We are looking for new committee chairs and members to volunteer as well as fresh ideas for events. Hope to see you there!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We will continue discussing the re-organization of our committee. We are looking in to planning new events and all of your ideas are welcome. Block Captains are also needed. Please stop by our meeting or contact us if you are interested in joining Neighborhood Watch.

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to May’s Yard of the Month – 476 Apricot!

Are you interested in becoming a Secret Garden Gnome? Your help is wanted to roam the neighborhood to choose the Yard of the Month. Duties include driving, choosing, and sending 3 addresses to the Board for approval. Once an address is approved you will place the sign in the winning yard and deliver their gift card. Shhhhh, the Gnomes remain undercover! Please email David and Tracy at Waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

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** Communication Note ** Our current signs are badly damaged from recent storms and general use.  As a result, we have been unable to post signs for upcoming events/meetings.  We have been working tirelessly with the board to find a new, permanent, and cost effective solution.  Please utilize your newsletter, the website, and e-mail updates to remember meetings until we find a solution for signage. You may download the following graphic to keep track of this month’s meetings.

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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 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

April 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter, download here: WLF April 2014 Newsletter

 

Goodbye Neighbors,

When you read this letter, I will no longer be one of your HOA resident Board members. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for allowing me to serve Waterleaf Falls for the last year. I learned a lot about my neighbors, met some great new folks, and had fun at many events in this role. I will miss the opportunity to serve my neighborhood as a Board member, but am looking forward to having much more free time!

Congratulations to the new resident Board members, and good luck!

Sincerely,
Abbye Crandall

 

Community Calendar for April 2014

6 :: WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING PARK PAVILION 7 PM

7 :: TRASH AND COMPOST
SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING PARK PAVILION 6:45 PM

12 :: WATERLEAF EASTER EGG HUNT PARK PAVILION 3:00 PM

14  :: TRASH AND RECYCLE

20 :: HAPPY EASTER!

21  :: TRASH AND COMPOST

26 :: COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 7 AM TO 1 PM

28 :: TRASH AND RECYCLE

 

HOA Annual Meeting Updates

The HOA Annual Meeting was held on March 24th at Cabela’s in Buda. At this meeting, we voted on new resident board members and bylaw amendments. The meeting was held after the deadline for printing of the newsletter, so those results are posted to our community website at waterleaffalls.com and will be shared in the May newsletter.

Pool Updates

The pool is still undergoing maintenance previously approved by the board.  Once the projects are completed, the board may vote to open the pool earlier than planned.

Currently, we are scheduled to open in May.  LIfeguards will be on duty for weekends in May and then full-time in June.

Please do not jump the fence or try to enter the pool until it is officially opened.

We will announce the opening information in our newsletter and on the community website.

 

Reminder: Pool Access Key Cards

Old key cards were disabled in October of 2013.  There were 2 dates for new cards to be issued at the park.  If you were unable to attend or are new to the neighborhood, you will need to visit poolkey.com to request a new card.  The board may vote to have additional dates for keys to be issued here in the neighborhood.  If they do so, the announcement will be posted to the community website.

 

Waterleaf Park Safety

There have been increasing reports of bullying, inappropriate behavior and loud cursing at the park. Please take a moment to discuss safety and appropriate behavior with your child. If your child attends the park without parental supervision, please remind them to be respectful of other adults and park patrons. There have been several reports of teens making threats and using vulgar language toward adults. These actions can have legal consequences, so be sure your teen is aware. If you see or hear of any trouble at the park, you are encouraged to report the activity to the Kyle Police Department (512.268.3232) Our children’s safety is not the sole responsibility of any committee or patrol group, together, we can ALL keep the park safe for everyone!

 

Easy Schedule for Spring Cleaning

Here is a quick and easy schedule to get a handle on your Spring Cleaning in less than 30 minutes a day!

Monday- Vacuum each Room, occasionally do vents, curtains, and window crevices.

Tuesday- Dust House, occasionally wipe down nice furniture with polish.

Wednesday: Clean guest bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Thursday – Clean master bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Friday – Clean Kitchen, mop floor and clean counter tops with anti-bacterial product.

Weekends – Other small projects or NOTHING at all!

Maintain house daily by picking things up and immediately putting items away or in a basket to take upstairs or other rooms. Throw junk mail away immediately and sort out incoming mail.

If you have kids, keep a basket in every room to place toys in at the end of every day. For older kids, have them help out before priveleges are allowed.

 

Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Click the photo for step-by-step directions

Click the photo for step-by-step directions

Kool-Eggs

Dye your Easter Eggs in Kool-aid! Buy packets of your favorite flavors and mix about half of the package with one cup of water. Dip eggs and let sit for a few minutes.

 

 

 

Watercolor Eggs
Little ones will enjoy using water-color paint to decorate their eggs. They can add decorative designs using colored pencils!

Sprinkle Eggs
Cover eggs in Tacky Glue and then dip in sprinkles! You can do this same method with glitter or small beads.

All-Natural Eggs
This doubles as a great science project for kids. Pick out some food items like turmeric and red cabbage. Add some water and bring to a boil. Use the boiled water to color your eggs! Make predictions about what color will come from the food/spice and then compare to the actual outcome!

 

Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Marbled Eggs

For marble-looking eggs, simply roll your boiled egg gently across a flat surface and then dye your eggs. Remove the shell and you will have a marble pattern on the egg itself. Be sure you use an edible dye method for this one.

 

 

 

 

Sticker Eggs
For less mess, simply use stickers to decorate eggs! You can also use old postage stamps for a unique decoration. Another option is to place shape stickers on the eggs before you dye them. Remove the stickers and you will have awesome shapes left!

 

Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Silk-Tie-Dyed Eggs

Wrap an egg in an old silk tie and boil in water and vinegar. When you remove the tie the pattern will have transferred to the egg! If Dad doesn’t have any old ties, consider checking out the local thrift store!

 

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Family Fun and Bike Ride Rodeo
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Gregg-Clarke Park

On-Site Registration Begins at 8:30am

Events Begin at 9:00am

Pre-Registration (before March 28th): $8.00

On-Site Registration: $10.00 Registration includes a t-shirt.

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.

Buda 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Buda Sports Complex 9:00 am

This free event is organized by The City of Buda Parks Department, The YMCA and The Connection Church. Open to ages 0 – 11 yrs.

Free activities include inflatable rides, rock climbing wall, face painting, trackless train and give aways from our sponsors.

The Hunt starts at 9:30am sharp. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Buda Sports Complex 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr. Buda, TX 78610

Lake Kyle Jubilee
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lake Kyle Park 4:00 pm

(Formerly the Full Moon Jubilee) Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department are inviting the families in the City of Kyle and northern Hays County to join us for a fun event highlighting Lake Kyle Park and what it has to offer. Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department is so we are excited to provide opportunities to be active, get outside, spend time with your family.

Cost: $5 per car pre-sale parking passes (available March 10 through April 18 and can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department office)

$2 per person day of event

Music Schedule:

4:15 – 5:15 — J.R.
5:30 – 6:30 — Matt Deaton
6:45 – 7:45 — Ryan Beaver
8:00 – 9:00 — Midnight River Choir

For more info, visit: http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/full-moon-jubilee-1

Committee Updates

 

Welcome Committee

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Park Pavilion 7:00 pm

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Social Committee

Monday, April 7, 2014
Park Pavilion 6:45 pm

We are looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming events.  Please join us if you would like to help.  If you can help with an event, but cannot attend this meeting, please contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

Events

 

Community Garage Sale
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Garage Sale

 

 

 

Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Park Pavilion 3:00 pm

Join us for some Easter fun! We will have an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and some fun crafts! Egg hunt begins at 3:15 pm and pictures with the Easter bunny will begin at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

EasterEggHunt

 

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

 

March 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, download here (WLF Mar14 Newsletter)

Hello Neighbors,

Spring is in the air and we have a lot of news to share with you now that the committees are fully back in action. Please check the community website for committee meetings this month, as that information was not yet available at the time of newsletter compilation. Signs will also be placed at the entrances as they have been in the past.

Our Annual Meeting will be held this month on March 24th. Please save that date and details for the time and location will be shared on the community website as soon as they have been agreed upon. We will be voting in new resident board members at this meeting, so if you are interested in serving, please fill out a board interest form and submit to our property manager no later than March 19th. The interest form and submission information is also on our website. Please see inside the newsletter for additional information regarding the annual meeting and important agenda items.

Thank you!

Angela, Keeouka, & Vanessa
Communication Committee

 

March Calendar

3           Trash and Recycle
Board Conference Call 9:30 AM

9           Daylight Saving Time Begins “Spring Forward”

10         Trash and Compost

10 – 14 Hays CISD Spring Break

17         Trash and Recycle

24         Trash and Compost
 Waterleaf Annual Meeting
                 Time and Location TBD

31          Trash and Recycle

 

 

Waterleaf HOA Annual Meeting

Monday, March 24, 2013
Time and Location TBD

Please save the date for our annual meeting to be held this month. The time and location will be released soon and posted to the community website at waterleaffalls.com, as well as, on signs at the entrances as it has been in the past.

Current items on the annual agenda:

– By-law revision recommendations from the task force are also being reviewed and pending legal clearance we will be voting to amend your bylaws based on the findings of the task force.

These items only require a majority vote from those in attendance and those who submit a proxy ballot. Please attend the meeting so you can have input on the proposed changes. Proxy information will be released soon for those who are unable to attend the meeting. If you have any other concerns, please consider submitting a letter to the board to be read at the meeting and discussed if you are unable to attend.

 

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Resident Board Member Nominations

If you are interested in serving your HOA board of directors, please note that nominations are now being accepted. The link to the form and submission instructions are posted at waterleaffalls.com for your convenience. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact our property manager Jim Smitherman at 512.502.2114 to have a form mailed to you.

Nominations must be submitted to Jim Smitherman no later than March 19th to be entered on the proxy forms.

Current board members and committee chairs cannot assist you in any way regarding nominations or submission of forms. Please direct all questions and comments regarding nominations to Jim.

There will be an opportunity at the annual meeting to accept nominations from the floor, but you will not be listed on the proxy forms sent out prior to the meeting.

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 Backyard Chickens Will Not Be On The Ballot

There has been interest from residents to amend the HOA DCCRs to allow for the keeping of backyard chickens. After reviewing the information, the board will not be including the item in the annual meeting. While the City of Kyle code does state that a resident can keep up to 6 hens and no roosters (Sec. 5-44), it also states that fowl cannot be kept within 200 feet of private residences. (Sec. 5-47) We cannot legally allow the keeping of backyard chickens as it does not comply with the current city code. You can view the current city code at: CityofKyle.com and Click on “City Code”

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

86th Annual Zilker Kite Festival

Sunday, March 2nd
10 am to 5 pm

Join in an Austin favorite tradition at Zilker Park for the annual Kite Festival. Grounds open at 10 am and the Kite creating workshop begins at 11 am. The annual tournament begins at 1pm and the festival concludes at 5pm. Visit zilkerkitefestival.com for more information.

City of Kyle Spring Break Camp N’ Catch…a double feature!

Friday, March 14th
Starting at 7 pm

This year’s Spring Break Movie in the park is getting two special additions! First, two movies will be shown instead of just one and second, camping is being added to this event. The two movies being shown are the classics, “The Goonies” and “Rebel Without a Cause.” Families are invited to set their tents up early before the movies begin. FREE EVENT, NO registration required. Visit cityofkyle.com for more info and camping rules.

City of Kyle Spring Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 29th
7 am to 12 pm

Join this year’s fishing tournament out at Lake Kyle. Registration is required online by 5pm on March 27th. After that time only on-site registration will be available. Visit cityofkyle.com or kylechamber.org for additional information.

 

Don’t Forget It’s Time to Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 9th, 1014 – Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday!

 

 

Hays CISD Bad Weather Makeup Information

The Hays CISD bad weather make up days for this school year (2013-2014) are Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th as scheduled on the published school calendar. The district must use both days this year because schools and offices were closed on January 24th and February 7th for inclement weather.

Graduations will not be affected. They will remain as scheduled and seniors do not return to school after accepting their diplomas. Hays and Lehman High School graduations are June 4th. Live Oak Academy graduation is June 5th.

Please visit hayscisd.net for more information regarding final exams and summer school.

Spring Break

Hays CISD Spring Break is March 10-14

Please use extra caution when driving this week as kids will likely be playing outdoors during their break. Drive slow and come to complete stops at the stop signs.

Parents, please also remind your children about watching for vehicles and other safety precautions when playing outdoors. Enjoy your break!

Community Garage Sale

It’s time to start your spring cleaning! The Spring community garage sale is set for Saturday, April 26th. You have plenty of time to clean out the garage and get your items ready for sale.

 

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

December Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: WLF December Newsletter

Hello Neighbors,

As 2013 comes to a close, we hope this Christmas season brings you joy and peace, and that the new year brings many blessings to us all.

There are many events nearby which allow you to celebrate all of the wonderful things this season represents and we hope you and your family will find time to attend.

There will be no board meeting this month as we are working on plans for the new year and enjoying the holiday season with our families. Please visit our community website for any updates we may have this month.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Merry Christmas

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer
Resident Board Members

Community Calendar

 2      Trash and Compost Day

 9       Trash and Recycle Day

14      Waterleaf Holiday Event – 3:00 PM Park Pavilion

16      Trash and Compost Day

23      Trash and Recycle Day

25      Merry Christmas!

30      Trash and Compost Day

31      New Year’s Eve

Tips From Larry

Wet Window Ledges As it gets colder, our windows will sweat. Be sure to wipe up the water even though the KB paints an oil base paint and caulks. An effective way to help reduce wet windows is to open each window and place a layer of aluminum foil 3 ” wide and as long as the window, then close the window down leaving 2″ to stick out so as to act as a water drip trough.

Hanging Christmas Lights ‘Tis the season to put lights on the house. There are many great clips to change lights, but many homeowners like to use nails or metal staples into the house frame. NEVER use nails, as they will cause water to enter into wood and set up rot and rust later. A hot glue gun is an effective way to string lights onto brick and stone. When done use the gun to heat the hard glue off.

More Shelves Now that you are in your new home, you will be looking for more shelf space. Look no further than your bedroom closet. The KB homes that have high ceilings make it easy to build a look-a-like shelf above the current shelves in the closet. The shelving boards are sold in the same width, as are the same matching brackets at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Use the same studs to screw in the brackets. This added shelf is perfect for suitcase storage.

Hard To Close Gates If by now your grass is growing high and the gate seems harder to open, take a saw or skill saw and cut off 1 inch at the base and try opening it. It should be much easier.

Dirty Fan Blades Now that the ceiling fans are not running as often, clean the top of the blades. You will be surprised as to the thick layer of hardened dust that will be there even if you dusted all summer. A warm water cloth will do the trick. You may need to use a ladder.

As always I will be glad to help show any of the above tips. Call me at 512-268-9025

Thanks! Larry Simone

New Business Coming to Kyle

soonThe city of Kyle is continuing to grow rapidly and businesses are racing to open their doors. Many of the companies are setting up shop along the IH-35 corridor and near Kyle Center Parkway.

Among those businesses is the Hays ACC Campus. ACC is already enrolling for the Spring semester and classes are scheduled to begin in January.

Other businesses coming to Kyle include Walmart, Firestone, Mitchell Motor Sports, New Haven Assisted Living, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, and Kyle Entertainment Center. There are several other businesses scheduled to open later this year or early 2014. For a complete list, visit haysfreepress.com for the story.

HolidayCelebrate

Waterleaf 2013 Holiday Event
December 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm
Waterleaf Park Pavilion

Join us for some Christmas cheer as we visit with Santa. You will be sure to warm up with our chili cook-off! The person voted to have the best chili will win a prize. We will also have some cookies to decorate. Feel free to bring your own to swap with your neighbors as well.

WLF Holiday Party

City of Kyle Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 4, 2013 – 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City Square Park/Historic Kyle City Hall

City of Kyle HolidayThe City of Kyle welcomes Santa to town!

Join us to kick off 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. http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/santas-arrival-tree-lighting-ceremony

City of Buda Trail of Lights
Opening Day December 13, 2013
6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Historic Stagecoach Park

Get in the holiday mood by strolling through the park and enjoying the lights! Free shuttle parking is available at Cabela’s. No parking is permitted in the park. Walk in visitors are welcomed and may bring leashed pets. The trail is approximately 1/2 mile long. No pets are allowed on shuttle buses. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa! Paid concessions are available for purchase. The trail is then open from December 14 – 22 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. More info here.

San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas
December 4 – 7, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
San Marcos Plaza Park

sights_and_sound_christmas_tx_logo2Fun, food, entertainment, carnival and Santa! Regular admission is $5 nightly, kids 12 & under are FREE! 4-day wristbands are available for purchase online at www.sights-n-sounds.org

Wednesday: Family Night – enjoy half price carnival rides!

Thursday: Texas State Night – Wear your Texas State T-Shirt and enjoy $1 drinks. TXST faculty, staff and students may show ID for discount

Friday: The best of the best on the main stage!

Saturday: 5K & 1K Run 7:30 am registration with the races starting at 9:00 am Parade begins at 10:00 am The San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association will partner with Sights and Sounds to host a Blue Santa Parade.

Zilker Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2013 – 6:00 pm

Tree LightingThe Austin Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites you and your family to the 47th Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2013 lighting ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 1st starting at 6pm.

Join emcee Quita Culpepper, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley as they kick off the holiday season in Austin with a program featuring local community entertainment, a holiday message and the lighting of the tree by the 2013 Zilker Holiday Tree Art contest winner.

  • Music begins at 5:30 pm
  • Ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 pm and should conclude by 7:00 pm

Austin Trail of LightsThe Austin Trail of Lights opens December 8, 2013

The Trail of Lights winds through 1.25 miles of Zilker Park, the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. For two magical weeks in December, over 50 stunning custom displays (many updated for 2013) light up the night, bringing Austinites together to celebrate the season. Come make memories with the ones you love and uniquely Austin eats, fun for the kiddos, and performers including musicians, dancers, and carolers.

Visit austintrailoflights.org for more information

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

November Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter, click here to download: November Newsletter

Hello Neighbors,

As Thanksgiving approaches, your Resident Board members have been busy preparing for 2014. Work has begun to create next year’s HOA budget, and installation of the new pool gate security system, which took several months to prepare, has finally started! We are thankful for the many opportunities being Resident Board members has afforded us and look forward to more as we wrap up this first year serving you.

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Thank you!

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer
Resident Board Members

November Community Calendar

3      Welcome Committee Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

4      Trash and Compost Day

5      Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

11    Trash and Recycle Day
         Veteran’s Day

14     CORE Committee Meeting – 7 pm Park Pavilion

18     Trash and Compost Day

21     Monthly Board Meeting – 1:30 pm KB Office

25     Trash and Recycle Day

28     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 1 – 22nd – Waterleaf Falls Canned Food Drive benefitting Hays County Food Bank. See committee update below for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! NEW POOL KEY ACCESS CARDS ARE BEING ISSUED

As of October 18th ALL current pool access key cards have been deactivated.

Click here to request your pool key now!

Click here to request your pool key now!

Installation of the new pool gate security system has finally begun, which means new cards must be issued. We have two upcoming dates for homeowners to come out and pick up a new key card right here in the neighborhood. You may also request a new key right here by clicking on the Pool Key photo to the left.

Please contact the Pool Committee if you have any questions at waterleafpool.pavilion@gmail.com

Come out to the park pavilion on the following dates and get your new Pool Access Key Card.

Wednesday, November 6
6 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, November 16
11 am – 2 pm

Change in Waterleaf Violation Fine Policy

The board recently made changes to the violation fine policy and is outlined below.  If you see any violation in our neighborhood, you can easily file a report by clicking the link at the waterleaffalls.com  community website.  On the right hand side under “Frequently Requested,” you will see a link that says  “Report a Violation.”  This link takes you directly to the Goodwin Management site and allows you to fill out a form with the information regarding the violation.
Violations fine policy regarding repeat violations of the same restriction:
                   Courtesy Notice/1st Violation                                     $0
                   2nd Violation                                                                  $0
                   3rd Violation                                                                   $50
                   4th Violation                                                                   $50
                   5th Violation (and each repeat violation therafter)     $50
Unpaid fines of $250 or 5th violation will be turned over to the attorney for collection/resolution.
Additional fees will apply. The board reserves the right to take action as needed on an individual basis.

Tips From Larry

Rice Is Not Nice Our sink garbage disposals like to grind many things, but never, never, never, throw uncooked rice in the sink. If you do, the rice will pass through the disposal and then swell as water passes through which can crack drain lines in the ground.

Vinegar This is a fantastic and cheap cleaning agent. Try it on your car, on home windows and much more.

Mail Box Our mail person tells me that if you will be away for awhile you don’t have to call to stop the mail. The mail person says they will stuff mail in your box until full and then hold the remaining mail.

Air Conditioner and Heater Preventative Maintenance Most of our contractors that installed your home AC and heater offer a quarterly inspection of your system for a low price. Look on your unit to find the phone number and ask about this service

Baby Bed Safety If you are moving your little ones from a crib to a big bed, you can make a simple safety rail from PVC. It will cost under $10. I’d be glad to share my photos of this item.

Porch Lights and Security Many homeowners will not leave a porch light on because they forget to turn it off and on. Well, your switch can be replaced with a simple timer switch to automatically set a time off and on.

Base Board Cleaning A good way to clean the “miles ” of baseboards along your walls is to use a mixture of vinegar and hot water. Use an old cloth and some of the solution and wipe away. If your knees are hurting, sit on a 4 wheel furniture mover or similar and push yourself along as you clean.

Recipe Corner

Here’s a great recipe to try out this Thanksgiving!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Place sweet potatoes in a 10×6 inch shallow baking dish and pour orange juice over.

3. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix together and cut in margarine. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and broil until browned.

Enjoy!

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Send it to us!

Now Open!

open-for-businessAs the city of Kyle continues to grow, more options for shopping, eating, and entertainment are coming! If you have not noticed, Ross “Dress for Less” is now open on Kyle Parkway (in the Target shopping center). Firehouse Subs is also open on the other side of Kyle Parkway near Dickey’s BBQ.

Have you tried a new business you’d like your neighbors to know about? Let us know! Contact us at waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

UpcomingEvents

Sat. Nov 2nd – 3rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza 

2013_DDLM_Flyer.278173434_stdpresented by Hays CISD Mariachi Booster Club Join us at Gregg Clarke Park 1300 Center Park Road in
Kyle, Texas (located adjacent to the Kyle Pool).  This fundraising event will host a $6 BBQ Chicken Plate,
Silent Auction, Mariachi Music, Ballet Folklorico and more.  This is a true celebration of our culture and
community. There will be over 250 mariachi student performers!

Nov 8 – 10 Cowgirls Weekend at Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera

Horse Activities and events for mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, and co-workers. To register or
for more information visit www.silverspur-ranch.com

Nov 14 Duchman Family Winery Presents Movies Under the Stars 

153Tonight’s movie is “Dirty Dancing” Admission at 6:30 pm and movie starts at 7:30 Advance purchase
is required. Event pass is $15 and includes Lawn Access, Popcorn Ticket, 1 Wine Ticket
*Rain or Shine*
Contact Candace@duchmanwines.com to purchase passes. For more info vist, duchmanwinery.com

Saturday Morning Coffe with Council Member Samantha Bellows-LeMense

CoffeeJoin Samantha for coffee and some conversation about our great city. You can find her every first and third Saturday at the Casa Garcia’s by the HEB from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.. She’d love to talk and see how she can be of better service to you and make our city an even better place.

Entertainment Changes Coming to Kyle

Construction has begun on TWO entertainment complexes coming to Kyle. Schulman Theaters and Texas Cinema are shooting for a 2014 completion date and bring with them movie theater auditoriums, bowling, arcade games, and more. Schulman Theaters is building near Kyle Parkway and IH-35. Texas Cinema will be at Kyle Town Center near Kohler’s Crossing and IH-35. The race is on to see who can bring the fun to Kyle first!

Committee Updates

CORE Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013
1:30 PM KB Office

The KB Office is located at 10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Suite #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.

Welcome Committee

Sunday, November 3, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee is BACK and we want to THANK YOU for choosing the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision for your home. Our meetings will be held the first Sunday of each month to provide feedback, exchange of information, provide items for our welcome packets, and a general meet and greet. Come OUT and Get Involved!

Thank you, Welcome Committee
Natalie Freeman, Tricia Swietek, Jana Wybo

Neighborhood Watch

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

Officers Dibble and Plant are planning on attending. Come out and meet some neighbors and learn about keeping your neighborhood safe.

Thank you to all who came out for the Texas National Night Out. It was a night full of fun, prizes, and hot dogs. The Kyle Police and Fire Departments arrived with lights and sirens, and it was great to see the turnout and meet new neighbors!

As always, stay vigilant. Double check your vehicle locks. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and try to park in your driveway and not on the street. Leave your front outside lights on. Look out for your neighbors.

Stay Safe!
Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch

Social Committee

Canned Food Drive benefitting

Hays County Food Bank
November 1 – November 22

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)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.

In Hays County, 24,000 people (15% of the county population) are food insecure. (Source: Feeding America, 2013, “Map the Meal Gap”)

  • The average cost of a meal in Hays County is $2.40. (Source: Feeding America, 2009 – 2010, “Map the Meal Gap”)
  • “Food security” refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food insecure when its occupants live in hunger or fear of starvation

Let’s all give thanks for our families and community and help others who are in need.

WLFFoodDriveWe will be accepting donations for the Hays County Food Bank from November 1st-22nd at the KB Sales Office in Waterleaf Falls. Canned goods will be accepted at this location. In addition, you may contact the social committee members to pick up your canned goods left on your porch if you are unable to bring them to the office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, or volunteer your time in lieu of a donation, please contact the Social Committee (waterleafsocial@gmail.com) for further information or consult the HCFB directly at www.haysfoodbank.org.

Donations can be dropped off at:
KB Sales Office – 284 Sunnyside Dr

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs      10 am – 6:30pm
Fri                        11 am – 7 pm
Sat                       10 am – 7 pm
Sun                     11 am – 7 pm

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

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

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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 Newsletter

Download the PDF Version of this month’s newsletter here: WLF October Community Newsletter

Hello Neighbors!

Fall is upon us! Hopefully the weather gets that memo soon. We have some fun and exciting events coming up this month, so check the Committee Update page for all of the details. The pool is now closed for the season. The board has approved work to begin soon to make improvements in the pool area to have it prepared for next season. Improvements include fixing the inner gate locks, installing a new key card system, and new security cameras. New keys will be issued before the pool opens again next year. Please keep an eye on your monthly newsletter and on the community website waterleaffalls.com for updates and the process for obtaining new keys. As a reminder, this is YOUR community newsletter, if you would like to contribute an article, helpful hints, or have a fall recipe to share, please feel free to email it over to us at waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com We wish you all a very safe and Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween

Best Regards,
Your Communication Committee
Angela, Keeouka & Vanessa

October Community Calendar

1       Neighborhood Watch National Night Out 6:00 PM Park Pavilion

7       Trash and Compost

10     Core Committee Meeting 7:00 PM Park Pavilion

14     Trash and Recycle

17     Monthly Board Meeting 1:30 PM KB Office

21     Trash and Compost
          Social Committee Meeting 7:30 PM Park Pavilion

26     Waterleaf Halloween Event 3:00 PM Park Pavilion

28     Trash and Recycle

31      Happy Halloween

Fall Ideas

Transform Your Home For Fall

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Announce your address in style by cleverly etching your house number (or your initials or name) into a pumpkin. You can pile a combination of traditional and heirloom pumpkins on your front steps, and top with your etched design.

Fall Foliage Arrangement

The key to arranging leaves is to group them by size and color as you would flowers. Fiery red maple makes a beautiful focal point when countered with the feathery foliage of dawn redwood laden with globes of gray-green fruit on the fringes.

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Display oranges studded with dried whole cloves for a festive and fragrant addition to your fall decor.

Front-Door Harvest

Pair pumpkins with potted kale to create a warm welcome. Grace an entry with a garland made of clippings from the garden.

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Transform mini pumpkins into luminarias by cutting a 1-inch-wide circle into each pumpkin, scooping out the centers with a tablespoon, and inserting votive candles.

For more great ideas, visit southernliving.com for more ideas

Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch!

Kyle United Methodist Church
408 W Lockhart St Kyle, TX

Kyle UMC will have a Pumpkin Patch beginning October 12th through October 30th. They are also in search of volunteers to help run the patch.

Buda United Methodist Church
302 Elm Street Buda, TX Buda

UMC will have a Pumpkin Patch beginning September 28th through October 30th. The patch is at PQ Real Estate on Main Street-East of church and is open from 9am to 8 pm

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 28th through November 10th 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 28th through November 8th 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

Tips From Larry

Mouse in the House

With the major land excavation going on in Waterleaf, the rodent ecosystem has been upset and there are reports of seeing a high rise of mice and snakes in garages. A common area for snakes and mice to enter your home is the garage near the door roller frame when doors are closed and sealed. The point of entry is where your garage board frames are cut 45 degrees. Many people will foam or caulk the small opening, but rodents can chew and enter. An effective method is to install a metal plate inside the frame. These can be made from cutting an old license plate 2 inches by 3 inches and bending it 90 degrees and screwing it in the wood frame.

Fire Extinguishers

Now that you are settled into your home and in the process of furnishing, the thought of buying a good fire extinguisher often gets put off. A good, practical Christmas gift is to ask for a good Fire Extinguisher. You won’t regret it.

Circuit Breaker Panel

Most homes are equipped with two electric circuit breaker boxes, there is one outside containing the 220V power for AC, stove and hot water tank. The other is inside and contains the 120V common circuits for lights and various plugs in your home. It’s a good idea to open the panel and make sure you can read the label for each breaker. Use labels or even a sharpie to re-identify them. The electricians do a decent job of labeling them, but it might not make sense since their terms and titles are general in nature. You may want to say child’s bedroom, master bed, office, etc.

Air Conditioner Settings

The home AC was designed to cool a house down by 20 degrees from the outside temp. That means when the temp is 100 outside, your AC works most efficient when it’s set on 80. When the temp is set lower there is more strain and a higher chance of parts wearing out faster.

House Keys

If you have different keys for the garage door, front door and back door, there is a way to set the keys to one common key, but all the locks must be the same brand (ie Quick-set). Head to Lowes or Home Depot and they can get the keys coded to one common key.

Recipe Corner

Who says the kids should be the only ones to have fun at Halloween? Dress up with your friends and pass out some refreshments. Trick-or-treat!

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Bite Sized Caramel Apples

Cut an apple into bite size pieces and dip in Caramel using a caramel/candy apple kit!

Jack-o-lantern Sweet Potato Fries

Peel the skin from 2 potatoes. Slice the ends off, leaving the thickest part in the middle. Use a sharp knife to cut a ‘v’ in the center of the potato. Slice the potato into 1/8” slices Use a small knife to ‘carve’ faces into your jack-o-lantern. toss the slices in to a plastic bag with some melted coconut oil and spices. Place the sweet potato fries on a cookie sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until barely golden brown around edges.

Pumpkin Martini Ingredients

* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
* 3 tablespoons vodka
* 2 tablespoons half and half
* 1 tablespoon canned pure pumpkin puree
* 1 tablespoon maple syrup
* 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Combine the sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice on a small plate.
Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in water, then dip in the sugar to coat.
In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, half and half, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice.
Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepared glass.

For more great ideas, please visit this site!

UpcomingEvents

Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:00 pm – 7 pm
The North Hays Community Expo & Resume Drop-Off is an annual tradeshow hosted by the Kyle Chamber of Commerce. This is a great event to showcase your business’ services to the local community as well as market any current promotions. Will be held at the Hays Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Beginning at 10am
The Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake.

October 17th, 2013 5:00 PM through October 20th, 2013 12:00 PM
Kyle Fair and Music Festival There will be a variety of activities including a carnival, music festival, academic pageant and 5K Kyle-O-Meter. Join the fun at Central Texas Speedway.

Halloween

Trick-Or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts

 DO

  • Wait until everyone is home from work before you head out. 6:30 is usually a good start time.
  • Watch out for cars as you walk door-to-door
  • Say “Trick-or-treat!” and “Thank you” once you receive your treat.
  • Carry a flashlight to guide your way as it gets darker and so people can see you.
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate in handing out treats.

DON’T

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This tells trick-or-treaters that resident is not home or not participating this year.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door, or they may have forgotten to turn their light off.
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. Be mindful of decorations and don’t leave your candy wrappers on the ground.
  • Stay out too late! Many people have school or work the next day. After 9:30 is really too late to be out in the street.

An Inclusive Halloween

PumpkinAs you prepare for Halloween, take in to consideration young Waterleaf residents who have special healthcare needs. Some children are not 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. 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 http://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 image as you trick-or-treat this year!

YardofMonth

Yard of the Month is looking for volunteers to help judge the Halloween and Christmas Yards of the month. We are also needing volunteers to drive the neighborhood monthly from April to September and judge for regular Yard of the Month. If interested, please email the garden and landscape committee at waterleafgarden.landscape@gmail.com and we will get back to you with details. This takes less than an hour a month and is a good way for those with little time to participate in the Neighborhood

Neighborhood Watch

  • National Fire Safety Week October 6 – 12. This year’s theme is PREVENT KITCHEN FIRES Did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home? See the website below for more info and check out their homepage! Source: National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week
  • Interior Home Security Lighting There are many home security devices to choose from. Light timers are a popular item to use to show there is life in the house, and are also used to turn on and off TVs and radios. A few tips: Alternate the times and rooms you place them in. Motion detectors are also used to turn on appliances and lights if someone enters your home. It is unsafe to enter a dark home or apartment. This may not assure you will never be a victim of a crime, but the more deterrents you put in the way of the thief that is intent on committing a crime the better. Source: http://www.beyondidentitytheft.com/home-security-lighting.html
  • Halloween Safety for October 31 Our neighborhood swarms with ghosts and goblins, super heroes and princesses on Halloween evening. We urge all residents to practice excellent common sense and extra attention to safety precautions so that all enjoy the evening. Please be especially cautious this day whether on foot or in cars. Tips from National Crime Prevention Council can be found on their web site. Please visit for their important tips. Source: http://www.ncpc.org/programs/crime-prevention-month/ crime-prevention-month-and-halloween

Committee Updates

Core Committee Meeting


Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Monthly Board Meeting


Thursday, October 17, 2013
1:30 PM KB Office

The KB Office is located at 10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Suite #200 Austin, TX 78750. If you are unable to attend the meetingyou can call in at 1 – 866 – 244 – 8528 using the passcode 300559

Neighborhood Watch

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:00 PM Park Pavilion


Neighborhood Watch invites you to celebrate National Night Out in Waterleaf! Tuesday, October 1, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join us at the Pool Pavilion Park. We will have hot dogs and drinks along with a few games and prizes! Come out and meet your neighbors!

Come celebrate with us!

Come celebrate with us!

Please note….This event is taking the place of original plans of Oct. 5, that event is cancelled. Also note there will be no other meeting in October.

We will begin posting the DAM Report to the website at http://www.waterleaffalls.com monthly, sent to us by the Kyle Police Department. The monthly report shows police activity in the neighborhood.

Be safe….. Robert, Michele, Israel, Holly and Geri-Ann.

Social Committee Meeting

Monday, October 21, 2013
7:30 PM Park Pavilion

All Residents are invited and encouraged to attend all meetings and events. We are always in need of volunteers 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

A Waterleaf Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2013
3:00 PM Park Pavilion

Waterleaf Halloween

Activities planned include a bounce house, cookie decorating, and many other activities for all residents to enjoy. The costume contests will be held at 3:30pm. So be on time to be judged as there will be prizes for all age groups winners. There will be some goodies provided by social committee and volunteers. Feel free to bring treats to share if you wish.

We are in need of a few volunteers to help setup as well as monitor a few activities at this event. Please e-mail us if you are interested in helping.

Notice: Newsletter Error and Reprint

Greetings Residents,

You may have noticed that the latest newsletter had a duplicate page in it. According to Goodwin there was a malfunction with the printers. A correct copy of the newsletter was sent out yesterday (5th) at no additional cost to us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Have a great day and God Bless!

Eric Bauer
Waterleaf
Resident Board Member