Reminder: Welcome Committee Meeting

Welcome Committee

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

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

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

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

Reminder: Welcome Committee Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

Reminder: Welcome Committee Packet Delivery

Welcome Committee – Packet Delivery
Monday, November 10, 2014

Don’t be alarmed if you see people walking around door-to-door Monday night. They aren’t solicitors, they are our wonderful Welcome Committee going around to greet new neighbors and deliver information about our great neighborhood.  Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you’d like to join in on the delivery, you can e-mail the Welcome Committee at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Reminder: Welcome Packet Delivery

Welcome Committee

Welcome Packet Delivery

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

Don’t be alarmed if you see a group of people walking door-to-door this week; they aren’t solicitors! It’s the Welcome Committee and they will be delivering Welcome Packets to our new neighbors! If you would like to join in and welcome our new neighbors, join us at 6:30 pm. This is a great way to volunteer in your community and meet new people.

Our next meeting will be on October 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Waterleaf Park Pavilion.

Welcome Committee Will Resume in April

The Welcome Committee Meeting scheduled for the 1st Sunday of each month, will not meet March 2nd (1st Sunday of March) due to unforeseen circumstances.

Our next schedule meeting is on April 6th.

Due to our efficiency in delivering packets to the new residents of Waterleaf Falls, we will only need to meet quarterly.

Thank you,

Welcome Committee
Jana Wybo

Reminder: Welcome Committee Meeting

Welcome Committee

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

 

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

August Newsletter

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

Hello Neighbors,

Your Board members have been working to complete some projects this summer, and would like to share these updates. The first project is a complete overhaul of the lighting in the HOA Park and Pool areas. The Board approved a bid from Fox Service Company to install multiple new lights and upgrade some existing ones, to improve the overall lighting at the Park and deter potential criminal mischief and activities. Work should begin this month!

Secondly, the Board approved a bid to install a new BRIVO gate security system, cameras and DVR. The BRIVO system is a huge win for the community! New pool access cards will be issued, which, along with the cameras, will allow the HOA to ensure that only residents in good standing have access to this important amenity. This project will take several months, and all updates and cards will be completed after the current pool season is over to ensure a smooth transition for all residents. Look for more exciting information about this project in the coming months on our new website and in the newsletter.

As always, if you have any feedback or questions, please contact your Resident Board members at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer

Resident HOA Board Members
 

 

Community Calendar

3      Family Field Day 4:00pm – 8:30pm Waterleaf Park

5      Trash and Recycle Day
Welcome Committee Meeting 7:00pm Park Pavilion

6      NW National Night Out 6:00pm Park Pavilion

8      CORE Committee Meeting 7:00pm Park Pavilion

10    Social Committee Meeting 7:00pm Park Pavilion

12    Trash and Compost Day

17     Back to School Night 4:00pm – 8:30pm

19     Trash and Recycle Day

26     HAYS 1st Day of School
          Trash and Compost Day

 

 

Back2SchoolHeader

Hays CISD starts school again on Monday, August 26th 

Important Dates for Hays CISD Back to School

  • August 1st – 2nd :: 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 20 :: Middle School Schedule Pickup 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm Parents can pick up their child’s schedule at their home school
  • August 22 :: Elementary Meet the Teacher 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the home campus
  • August 26 :: First day of school – all grades

Registration for returning students is available online at through August 30.

School Supplies
Click here for the school supply lists for 2013 – 2014 on the Hays CISD website

Immunizations

Please click for the immunization requirements for your child’s grade level. Make sure you have an updated shot record for your child when you register. Keep in mind that many physician offices are very busy at this time of year, so plan ahead and schedule your child’s well check or drop off your shot record to be updated now so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.

Back to School Parade

On Sunday, August 18, 2013, families in Austin and the surrounding areas are welcome to take part in the 6th annual Back to School Festival and Parade at Bartholomew Park, from 1 – 7 p.m.

The parade begins at 3 p.m. at Delco Center (4601 Pecan Brook Dr) and ends at Bartholomew Park. The mission of this event is to get students excited about going to school by providing them with school supplies, which can be difficult for some families.

The festival will provide a limited number of FREE backpacks filled with school supplies. In order to get a backpack, students and parents must line up from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for a wristband, then feel free to enjoy the festival and parade. Backpacks will be handed out to students with wristbands from 4 – 6 p.m., and then any left over backpacks will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
The festival and parade are open to students from all school districts. For more information visit the Back to School Parade website, check out the parade details, or read through the frequently asked questions.

6th Annual Back To School Parade
Date: August 18, 2013
Festival: 1 – 7 p.m. at Bartholomew Park
Parade: 3 – 6 p.m.

Bartholomew Park
5201 Berkman Dr
Austin, TX 78723

 

 

Tips From Larry

1. Home Tax Appraisal – When you move in to your new home, you may want to visit the Tax Appraisal Office near the Discount Tire on the Access road of IH 35 North. Often times, your tax rate is based on your home being 90% built instead of 100% If your home is only taxed on 90% completion, you may pay less at first, but once the tax office catches the mistake your rates will increase, leaving you surprised.

2. Tree Trimming Basic Rules – There is a whole science to trimming a tree, but here are a few old basics. If healthy branches are growing downward, trim them off. For all but Evergreen trees, trim established trees to a height you can walk under. After trimming a tree coat the cut off area with tree preserve or black paint.

3. Porch Lights – Leave a porch light on to help deter crime near your home. At the last PEC annual meeting, we were told that the cost to run a 60-watt light bulb all night is about 4 cents. This is an inexpensive security measure that can act as a crime deterrent.

4. Garage Doors – Make sure you oil your rollers and hinges annually. You should use the oil specialized for garage doors or any mechanical type oil.

5. Attic Stair Door – to lower the hot temperature in your one story home attic, prop your door open in the summer so the hot temperature in the attic can be lowered by the garages lower temperature.

6. Tire Rotation – we always remember to change our car oil at certain intervals, and often have a sticker in the windshield to remind us, but don’t forget to rotate your tires every 5,000 miles as well. This is especially important with front wheel drive vehicles. You can add a simple sticker on your windshield underneath your oil reminder.

7. Toilet and sink cleaners – As we try to stay away from using harsh and expensive cleaners, try using Baking Soda as an alternative to clean sinks and toilets. This is a very effective cleaner that will also remove the often difficult to remove ring around the toilet bowl. Baking Soda has many uses, so it is a good staple to keep in your home.
 

 

What's For Dinner

Angel Chicken Pasta

Angel Chicken Pasta Ingredients

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed golden  mushroom soup
  •  4 ounces cream cheese with chives
  •  1 pound angel hair pasta

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in the package of dressing mix. Blend in wine and golden mushroom soup. Mix in cream cheese, and stir until smooth. Heat through, but do not boil. Arrange chicken breasts in a single layer in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour sauce over.
3. Bake for 60 minutes in the preheated oven. Twenty minutes before the chicken is done, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta.
 

 

Neighborhood Watch

We would like to thank all who came out to help at the 4th of July activities! A special thank you to the Kyle Police Dept, Kyle Fire Dept. and Kyle/Buda Local VFW Post 12058 for joining us as we paraded from Park to Park. Adults and kids had a great time in their Red, White and Blues and we all enjoyed popsicles afterward! Kudos to the helpers and participants of the basketball tournament. Nine teams played and had a great time despite the heat. Due to the success, we are considering holding another contest in the fall.

Thank you Natalie Freeman for donating water and sodas. Thank you Dan, Franklin, Daryl, Keeouka, Miguel and Jennifer for your help on the court.

tourney Tournament Results

Free Throw Champ – Carlos Miranda

Congrats, Carlos!

Congrats, Carlos!

First Place 

Congrats, Flint Tropics!

Congrats, Flint Tropics!

Flint Tropics
Matt Paredes
Caine Johnson
Zach Johnson

Second Place

Congrats, Elite Ballerinas!

Congrats, Elite Ballerinas!

Elite Ballerinas
Matt Cordona
Geronimo Lopez
Carlos Miranda

Third Place

Congrats, Hoopers!

Congrats, Hoopers!

Hoopers
Malcolm Brown
Desmond Brown
Rebekah Brown
Tommie Brown

BLOCK CAPTAINS NEEDED

Please consider becoming a block captain for your street! This is a simple way to volunteer and become a partner with Neighborhood Watch program. Block captains are recommended for every 10-15 houses, they are directly involved with their immediate neighbors. At this time we have only about 12 captains. The block captain’s responsibilities include:

  • Acting as liaison between block residents and the Committee.
  • Visiting and inviting new residents to join; notifying them of meetings and training sessions.
  • Contacting each neighbor to discuss possible crime problems, needs for assistance, and suggestions for program improvement.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com.

Coffee

The Kyle/Buda VFW Post 12058 has extended an invitation to all veterans in the neighborhood to join them for coffee and camaraderie every Friday morning from 8am to 10am. The coffee is held at their Post, located at S. 103 Front Street (downtown Kyle).
 

 

Committee Updates
 

CORE Committee

Thursday, August 8, 2013
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee is led by Eric Bauer and Abbye Crandall, and is a chance for the leadership of each committee to meet with each other and the resident Board Members to plan for upcoming months. Many activities and plans from individual committees overlap, so this once monthly meeting, is a chance to coordinate those plans. This is also the best meeting at which suggestions to the Board for new committees or budget requests can be submitted.
 

 

Welcome Committee

Monday, August 5, 2013
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We need volunteers who are interested in helping welcome new neighbors in to the neighborhood. You will deliver welcome packets and help get new neighbors the information they need to settle in to our neighborhood. If you have any time, please stop by our meeting, or contact the Welcome Committee at waterleafwelcome@gmail.com
 

 

Neighborhood Watch

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
6:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us for National Night Out!

Join us for National Night Out!

Join us at the park pavilion for dinner and dessert! NW will provide hot dogs, just bring the rest of your picnic, chairs or blankets. We will also have a dessert contest! Pies, cakes, or cookies – bring your all time favorite dessert and you may win a prize. Hope to see you there!

To ensure enough food, please RSVP if you will attend and how many in your family by August 4th to us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com This event will represent our monthly meeting, but we are also busy planning the 2nd NNO event for October. We can use all the help we can get. Please e-mail us if you would like to volunteer. The event will run all afternoon and evening. The committee will be meeting throughout the summer and September to continue planning and welcome all who wish to help. Thank you and be safe, Robert, Michele, Israel, Holly & Geri-Ann
 

 

Social Committee

Saturday, August 10, 2013
11:30 AM – Park Pavilion

All Residents are invited and encouraged to attend. We always need volunteers, and ideas for events 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 In addition to this monthly meeting, the social committee has 2 events for this month!

Family Field Day
Saturday, August 3, 2013
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Waterleaf Park

Join us next Saturday!

Join us this Saturday!

Bring the family for fun and games! We will have volleyball, washers, and water balloon toss, just to name a few! We’re planning on having many fun and competitive games. Prizes will be awarded.

*Prizes for residents of Waterleaf Only.

Come out and join us for some fun!

Back to School Night
Saturday, August 17, 2013
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Park Pavilion

Join us before school starts!

Join us before school starts!

Your social committee is hosting a “Back to School Night” which is a great opportunity for your children to meet their classmates before school starts! The first day of school can be pretty nerve wracking, but if they have at least one buddy on the bus, it will be that much better for your child! To sweeten the deal, we will have a clothing swap! Finish out your school shopping by cleaning out your child’s closet and bringing it out to the park to trade with your neighbors for clothes new to your child. We are also planning to have a guest speaker who will give a talk about having a successful school year, the district policy on bullying and what to do should you encounter it this year. You will have a chance to win a backpack full of school supplies! All grades are welcome, so come out and join us before school starts up again.

July Newsletter

To view, print or save the PDF version of the newsletter, please click here: Community Newsletter July

Hello Neighbors,

The Neighborhood Committees have been running smoothly and it has been great getting to know new neighbors while making improvements to our community and creating fun events.  There was interest expressed in the past about a Garden/Landscape Committee, a Financial Committee and a Bylaw Review Committee, if you are interested in helping us start one of these, please contact us at waterleafboard@gmail.com

The new neighborhood webpage is also up and running now thanks to the Communication Committee. Check it out at www.waterleaffalls.com

Happy Independence DayDon’t forget to check the calendar for a list of upcoming events!

Enjoy your summer, and Happy Independence Day!

Thanks!

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer
Resident HOA Board Members

Around the Neighborhood

Water Safety

Neighbors, Please take a moment to visit www.colinshope.org for valuable information regarding drowning prevention. The following graphic is from their website with some great tips for keeping our children safe this summer.

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin's Hope

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin’s Hope

Notes from the Pool Committee

Pool Hours

Tuesday – Sunday
5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Adult only swim time:
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please remember to review the pool rules prior to enjoying the pool and that it is ultimately the responsibility of the parents to watch their children and guests.  Children under the age of 14 must remain within arms reach of an adult over the age of 18.  Also Adult Swim Only occurs for last 10 minutes of every hour.  This is not for the lifeguards to take a break, but to allow the children time to rest in order for them to not become too exhausted and possibly put them in jeopardy.

Pavilion Reservations:

All parties consisting of more than 4 guests require a reservation for the pool pavilion.

Please contact Tracy Scheel at waterleafpool.pavilion@gmail.com or call 512/769-6151 after 5:00 pm for reserving the pool or park pavilion.

A few things to remember:

1. The pool pavilion has a maximum guest number of 20 and the Park Pavilion is unlimited.

2. The Pavilions are not marked for reservation prior to your event, homeowners/renters are responsible for arriving early and set-up.

3. Hosts of the events are responsible for removing their own trash.  The Pavilions do not have sufficient trash receptacles for parties and normal HOA activity.

Facebook Favorite

Life Sustaining Training

This month’s favorite is Life Sustaining Training, which is a locally owned company in Austin, TX that provides AHA CPR, ACLS & PALS training to anyone wanting or needing American Heart Association Certification. For info on classes, ‘Like’ their Facebook page!

[If you have a page or see one you’d like to share with your neighbors, send it to waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com]

Tips from Larry….

Water Shut Off
How to locate your main water shut off valve: If you have a water softener, the valve is usually located on the unit. If not, you will need to check your front yard for the submerged box. Be sure to open it carefully as snakes may be hidden there. You should see a guage and tee type valve handle – this is the shut off valve. The valve near the gauge meter is the city shut off and has a hole for a lock. It is good to make sure the adults in your home know where the valve is in case of emergency. Handles are also aviailable at Home Depot that will assist you.

Keeping Bugs out of the Brick Vents
Take a look at the layer of bricks just above your foundation. Normally, every 5 bricks will have a mortar missing and should have a mesh screen or piece of wool covering it. If the covering is missing, bugs may be able to enter your home. You can fix this by simply buying a new piece of wool or a mesh screen and tucking it in to the open space.

Water Heater Maintenance

If your water heater tank is over 3 years old, you should be sure to drain it per the manufacturer’s instructions. There are many instructional videos available for this on YouTube.

Lawn Maintenance

Please be sure to sweep or blow off grass clippings when you mow your lawn. If not, the clippings will clog our storm drains.

Vehicle Theft Prevention

Neighbors, please be cautious of items you leave in your vehicles. I’ve often seen pick up trucks loaded with tools and materials from the owner’s trades. This can be a crime invitation. Consider parking your truck in your garage or in your driveway and covering up items that remain.

Flag Installation

Please consider posting an American flag on your home. There are many nice firm mounts available for sale. I am willing to help anyone who needs assistance mounting a flag to their home. Let’s show our American pride throughout our neighborhood!

What’s For Dinner? Try This

Lemon Garlic TilapiaLemon Garlic Tilapia

Ingredients:
– 4 tilapia fillets
– 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon butter, melted
– 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
– 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
– pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Place fillets in baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
4. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes.
Enjoy!

Have a recipe to share? Email us! waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Fireworks
Independence Day Celebrations

Here is some information about celebrations happening in Kyle, Buda and San Marcos. Click the links for additional information and directions.

City of Kyle Independence Day Celebration

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

9:30 pm – When it gets dark enough, around 9:30pm on July 4th, 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.

Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration
9:00 am – Children’s parade in the morning with free activities at City Park following the parade. Parade line up begins at 8:30 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 9am. Concessions provided by Buda Chamber of Commerce.

9:30 pm – Evening Fireworks at City Park. Leashed and licensed pets welcomed, but please remember to pick up after your pet! ? For more information call 512-295-7170.

Summerfest San Marcos
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm The City of San Marcos is hosting the most exciting community independence celebration along the banks of the beautiful San Marcos River. This FREE event will feature live entertainment, food booths, children’s activities, children’s costume competition and parade. Summerfest will be held on the grounds of San Marcos Plaza Park, same location as Sights of Sounds of Christmas. Rain or shine, festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a variety of musical and family entertainment until 10:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm

NO FIREWORKS IN WATERLEAF FALLS!! 

No fireworks in City Limits

No fireworks in City Limits

Please remember that the City of Kyle Code (Article 6, Sec 23-149 to Sec 23-155) prohibits the sale or use of fireworks within city limits. 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 celebrations nearby.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Core Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:00 pm Park Pavilion

The Core Committee is led by Eric Bauer and Abbye Crandall, and is a chance for the leadership of each committee to meet with each other and the resident Board Members to plan for upcoming months. Many activities and plans from individual committees overlap, so this once monthly meeting, which will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM starting in July, is a chance to coordinate those plans. This is also the best meeting at which suggestions to the Board for new committees or budget requests can be submitted.

Welcome Committee

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
7:00 pm Park Pavilion

We need your help stuffing our welcome packets! We only have a few flyers, business cards, and coupons from our Waterleaf owned businesses remaining to include in the packets. Please help fill them up while promoting your business! Bring us your flyers, special discount cards, business cards, branded goodies, etc for the welcome packets. Stop by our meeting, or contact the Welcome Committee at waterleafwelcome@gmail.com

Communication Committee

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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 or contact us at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com

Neighborhood Watch

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
7:00 pm Park Pavilion

We will give our monthly report and also be discussing home security while on vacation and plans for the upcoming national night out. We will also talk about our plans for neighborhood clean up. As always, contact us if you’d like to volunteer at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Social Committee

Saturday, July 13, 2013
2:00 pm Park Pavilion

All Residents are invited and encouraged to attend. We always need volunteers, and ideas for events 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

We are planning Waterleaf Family Field Day for Saturday, August 3rd 4:00-8:30 pm at Waterleaf Park.  So start practicing NOW, as there will be games including volleyball, washers, horseshoes, 3-legged races, bean bag toss and a water balloon toss (using biodegradable water balloons). Prizes will be awarded to the overall points winners as individual scores will be tallied.

*Prizes to include giftcards for iTunes, Amazon, GameStop, Target, etc.

Come out and join us for some fun!

*Prizes are for residents of Waterleaf only.

Community Calendar for July

1   Trash and Compost Day

2   Welcome Committee Meeting 7pm Park Pavilion

8   Trash and Recycle Day

9   Communication Committee 7pm Park Pavilion

11   Core Committee Meeting 7pm Park Pavilion

13   Social Committee Meeting 2pm Park Pavilion

15   Trash and Compost Day

16   Neighborhood Watch Meeting 7pm Park Pavilion

22   Trash and Recycle Day

29   Trash and Compost Day

June Newsletter

Hello Neighbors…

Summer is upon us – welcome to June in Texas! Now that school is out and the days are longer and lazier, it seems like fun events and activities abound, and the neighborhood is no exception. Make sure to check the calendar for our neighborhood events, and if you have a suggestion for additional activities, please contact a Committee Member or Resident Board Member.

The committee planning process has made quite a bit of progress, and we are glad to see the development of these committees. If you have a little (or a lot) of time, please consider volunteering on a committee. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and make new friends.

The NEW Community webpage is now available! Check out http://www.waterleaffalls.com to view current information, Frequently Asked Questions, Committee Updates, a calendar and many other helpful links.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or feedback about the neighborhood, please contact your Resident Board Members, Eric Bauer or Abbye Crandall, at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Thanks! Eric Bauer and Abbye Crandall

Neighbor Spotlight

Every month we will get to know a little bit about a neighbor! This month it’s Linda Vega.

What date did you move into Waterleaf? July 30, 2009 at 8:56 PM …Thanks to FB I also have a picture of us using the key for the first time!!

Who lives with you here in the neighborhood? Lupe, Leslie (age 7) and Elaina (age 20 months).

How many pets do you have and what are their names? Do dust bunnies count? Teehee, I should name them. I have a big spider web on my porch…We can name her Charlotte.

Where were you born and what other cities you have lived? I was born in Clovis, New Mexico but only because it was the nearest hospital! Was raised in TX and consider myself a Texan!! I’m from Friona, TX and it’s known as the “Cheeseburger Capital of Texas!”

What is your favorite restaurant here in the area? Barbacoa tacos from Maria’s and Milts BBQ!

What are your favorite hobbies? Love to read, hear all kinds of music and I love to garden especially the unexpected. I grew loofahs and cotton last year. I am growing a “ghost pepper and have a hay bale garden” this year.

Which holiday is your favorite? Christmas, and we plan to invite The Water Leaf community again this year to serve hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, watch a movie and have kids play under the snow machine. We had a great time last year.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Haven’t been there yet, but look forward to trips to Paris and Hawaii in the next few years!

Have you ever met a celebrity and who was it? The Property Brothers from HGTV & Dennis Quaid who winked and smiled at me… 😉

What is your favorite food and what is something you will not eat? All of my husband’s cooking is my favorite!! I won’t eat oysters or squid.

Who is your favorite sports team? SF 49ers and SA Spurs.

What high school did you graduate from and what year? I graduated from Friona High School in 1993!! 20 yr. reunion this year!

What 4 songs would play for a soundtrack of your life? “Staying Alive” from the Bee Gees , “Go Rest High on the Mountain” by Vince Gill , “Morning Star” by Gabe Martinez, “Open Door” by Circleslide

Where do you take a Sunday drive to? The Connection Church in Buda and then drive home to have family time.

What is on your “to do list” for this year? Plan Lupe’s 40th birthday and take my kids to Disney World.

Favorite midnight snack? Pizza rolls with my BFF when she comes to visit!!

If you could go back in time, what time period would you go to? I’d go back to 1995 and make sure I graduated college!!!

What is your favorite thing about living in Waterleaf? That I live across the pool, have enough room to plant a garden, bus picks up Leslie right outside our door, and Ms. Isabel’s day care is right behind me.

Add a question for next month! What’s keeping you from growing something?

Anything else you would like to add?

Guadalupe Vega / CEO Linda Vega / Vice President Urban Pine Construction LTD CO Specializing in Residential Framing 670 New Bridge Drive

Kyle, TX 78640 512.698.3025 office 210.392.8519 field urbanpineconstuction@gmail.com

Facebook Favorites Pages to like!

Neighbors…for next month, if you have your own Facebook group page, email in the link and we will post it here, or send in a favorite page to share!

Email to WaterleafNewsletter@gmail.com

This month’s Facebook Favorite is :

Kyle Police Department Check out their page and “like” them!

Numbers You Should Know….

POLICE AND FIRE EMERGENCY 911

Kyle Police Dept. Non Emergency (512) 268-3232
Kyle Fire Dept. Non Emergency (512) 268-3131
Kyle Animal Control (512) 268-8800
County Line Water Supply (512) 398-4748
PEC (Electric) Emergency and Power Interruptions 1-888-883-3379

Garden Notes

Have you noticed weeds and grasses growing up thru your sidewalks and driveways? Here are three suggestions to get them under control and gone! Homemade natural recipe; 50/50 mix of 20% vinegar and orange oil with one tablespoon of molasses. This will kill any plants on contact so be careful where you use it. It is organic and safe around kids, pets and other lower forms of life.

Another option is a product called Blackjack 21. Blackjack is a 21 percent vinegar weed killer, with some extra natural ingredients added. It also includes yucca extract, olive oil, garlic oil, citrus oil and molasses along with the vinegar. Those ingredients work as sticking, wetting and emulsifying agents, which makes the vinegar work more effectively at killing weeds. Protect skin and eyes from product and keep away from children, and again avoid spraying on anything you do not wish to be gone.

Lastly, chemical spray such as RoundUp, caution around children and pets and yourself while applying. Remember all three products will destroy what is being sprayed. It is suggested to spray on a calm day with no wind.

Household Tips From Larry……

• Water damage prevention: As our homes get older, sooner or later the water valves under the sink, behind the toilets and behind the refrigerator will seep or leak. On the market are simple moisture detectors that will send out a warning of a seep or leak. Another low cost method I’ve used for years was to put a small basin or container under sinks or behind the toilets. Place the container directly under the water service valve so if and when a drip starts, the water will collect and you will hear a drip. Without it, a drip begins, is not heard and it will soak into the wood cabinet destroying wood and flooring. For two story owners this simple method can save major damage if gone unnoticed. You can also place a larger, low sided container, the size of a cookie sheet under your air condition unit. Remove the intake grate off the A/C unit and set this pan on the floor. This too will serve as a collection pan of water drips so it can be heard. In no way is the method described above designed to collect and hold water to prevent damage, but to collect so a drip drop sound can alert you.

• Simple Security: As summer begins and night time activity is on the rise, a low cost security device is your porch lights. Leave a light on all night! The cost to run a 60 W bulb for 8 hrs is 8 cents a day. They say if a burglar is on the street, he will avoid houses with lights on and take the ones that are dark.

• Shades and curtains down: We are amazed at the number of homes that keep their curtains and blinds wide open at night. Remember when it is dark out and you have your curtains and blinds wide open, your windows serve as a reflection into your house. It is very easy to see your household goods and people walking about.

Thank you Larry Simone!

COUNTY LINE WATER SUPPLY STAGE II WATER RATIONING IS IN EFFECT

Do not wash cars, boats, etc. Outside watering between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Customers whose address ends with an even number may water on Sundays and Thursdays. Customers whose address ends with an odd number may water on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes. Thank-you for helping to preserve our water supply sources!

From Your Neighborhood Watch Committee…..

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH has re-formed this past month. Committee members are Robert Crandall, Holly Williamson, Geri- Ann Swazey, Israel Moreno and Michele Hinojosa. Monthly meetings will meet at the Pool Pavilion Park unless otherwise noted in the Newsletter. We are working on many plans, some of which include monthly speakers and guests, neighborhood events; both whole neighborhood gatherings and individual streets or blocks. Everyone is welcome to join us! If you have any ideas, questions or comments please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com We are still in need of block captains! If interested please let us know! Ideally there should be one block captain to every 10 – 15 houses.

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

http://www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

In the battle against crime, the Kyle Police force is strengthened as we rely on the eyes and ears of over 28,000 citizens within our community. The Kyle Police Department maintains a calm, peaceful, but ever-growing city. You can help by following these simple steps to discourage thieves from making you a victim. If you are going to be out of town, complete the Vacation Watch Request Form and we will check your residence or business while you are away. Form and tips can be found on web-site above.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH would like to thank Kyle Police Department and Kyle Fire Department for spending time with us at the May monthly meeting. The police department discussed home security, giving us many ideas on how to keep our home and property safe both inside and out. We were also given a Personal Property ID Record to fill out, listing important items for record. A crime report of Waterleaf and the city was also given for the month. The fire department discussed fire safety, again for both inside and outside the home along with information on the Department itself. And of course, the kids loved the fire truck and motorcycle with sirens and lights flashing!

From Social Committee…

Following our recent meeting with the Resident Board Members, we have a new group of Co-Chairs for Social Committee; Stacy Vail, Kelly Ammann and Samantha Ackerman. I am resigning from this committee to help on other committees.

Waterleaf Movie Night

Waterleaf Movie Night

We are planning our “Movie in the Park” event for Saturday, June 22nd at dark (8:30 pm) at our Waterleaf Park. The movie is FREE and concessions will be offered at a nominal charge to help offset the cost of renting a BIG screen. So bring blanket/chairs and join your neighbors. We will be showing the PG-rated “BRAVE”.

If you have any ideas you are welcome to contact us. We always need 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.

Box Tops For Education

Please collect your box tops for Tobias! Briana Reinertsen will be collecting these for the PTA. Look up Box Tops For Education on Facebook. Briana can be reached by email at Briana@benchmark-ins.com

Neighborhood Watch 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade!

Join us Saturday, June 29, for our holiday parade! We will meet at the City Park on Abundance at 9:30. Come in your RED, WHITE and BLUE! Decorate your bikes, pets, cars, yourself or whatever you’d like! You may enter a group you are involved with, boy/girl scouts, school/sports groups, etc. The parade will kick off at 10:00 am. We will travel from the City Park; Abundance to Holly Grove, to New Bridge and end at the Pool Park. Prizes will be given for the best decorated entries!

Please email us if you are participating in the parade so we have a count of people. If you have any questions you may email anytime!

Thanks!
Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Basketball Tournament

The Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on June 29th starting at 11:00 AM at the Waterleaf Falls basketball court. Email Neighborhood Watch for registration information. Prizes to be awarded!

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show – July 4, 2013

Join in the celebration of Independence Day as the City of Kyle once again has planned for a spectacular fireworks show. The show will be launched from Plum Creek Golf Course. See the City’s website for additional details, time, where to park in the area. Please note, no one will be allowed access to the Golf Course property or trails leading into the Course. Suggested parking sites include: paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s Crossing. If you can see the water tower next to Hays CISD PAC on Kohler’s Crossing, you will have a great view of the fireworks. http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/independen ce-day-celebration-fireworks-show-0

Pool Committee Pool Party

Join your neighbors and the Pool Committee for a pool party! Saturday, June 8, 9:00pm to 11:00pm. This will be for 18 years old and up only. Come have an evening out with your neighbors and enjoy the pool!

HOA BOD Meeting Update

Your HOA Board of Directors met on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Full meeting notes will be available once approved at the next Board meeting on June 20, 2013, but there are several decisions we would like to share at this time.:

Per resident request, the Pool bathrooms will be available during all hours that the HOA Park area is open, from 5 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week. You will still need your pool key to access the restrooms at all times.

We have accepted a bid to improve lighting in the Park and Pavilion areas. There is not yet a start date for the work to begin. Once it does begin, we hope to see a decrease in vandalism and loitering issues around the Pavilion and Pool areas.

We have also started the process to have the pool area thoroughly cleaned and some routine maintenance completed. We hope that this will be completed in the next few weeks.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact your HOA Board at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Eric and Abbye

Calendar of Events – June 2013

3 Trash and Compost Day

4 Welcome Committee Meeting 7:00 pm Pool Pavilion

8 Pool Committee Adult Pool Party 9:00pm to 11:00pm. 18 years old and up only please.

10 Trash and Recycle Day

12 Neighborhood Watch Meeting 7:00 pm Pool Pavilion. Our guest will be Kyle Animal Control, we will also be creating a banner for the 4th of July Parade, if you would like to add your handprint please attend!

14 Flag Day

16 Father’s Day

17 Trash and Compost Day

20 HOA Board Meeting 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Pool Pavilion BYOLC (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair)

21 First Day of Summer

22 Waterleaf Movie in the Park “BRAVE” Will begin at dark 8:30 pm at the Pool Pavilion Park (see details on the Committee Updates page)

24 Trash and Recycle Day

29 Waterleaf’s 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade by Neighborhood Watch 9:30 am gather at City park Parade will start at 10:00am (see details below)

* Core Committee will not meet this month *

Waterleaf Falls Committees

We need volunteers to help with individual committees. If you are interested, please contact the chair for that committee via Facebook or email.

Social CommitteeKelly Ammann, Stacy Vail, & Samantha Ackerman

Neighborhood Watch Team: Robert Crandall, Holly Williamson, Geri-Ann Swazey, Israel Moreno, & Michele Hinojosa

Pool Committee: Tracy Scheel

Core Committee: Abbye Crandall & Eric Bauer

Communication Committee: Angela McGrady, Keeouka Rivera, & Vanessa Garcia

Welcome Committee : Briana Reinertsen

 For the PDF version of the newsletter click here: Community Newsletter June