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!

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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.

NWBlockParty

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.

PoliceBlotterMar

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.

WLFMeetingsMay14

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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

 

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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

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

 

Event Reminder: NW National Night Out

Neighborhood Watch

 

National Night Out


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

Join us for National Night Out!

Join us for National Night Out!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is National Night Out! The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).  You can read more about NNO and NATW at http://www.natw.org/about-nno/    Waterleaf will celebrate both dates!

Join us at the pool pavilion park for dinner and dessert! Neighborhood Watch will provide hot dogs, just bring the rest of your picnic, chairs or blankets!  We will also have a dessert contest!  Pies, Cakes, Cookies, bring your all time favorite which will provide us with dessert and may win you a prize!!  We hope to have a few guests stop by for a visit.

Event CANCELED: Driveway Movie

We regret to inform you, that as of our board meeting on June 20, 2013 this event has been canceled due to increasing neighbor concern regarding licensing issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Driveway Movie

Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:30 PM  

 

If you have any further questions please contact the Social Committee directly at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

 

Event: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Registration

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Waterleaf Falls Basketball Courts

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Begins at 11:00 AM

Neighborhood Watch is hosting the 1st annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament Saturday, June 29th at the Waterleaf Basketball courts.  Prizes will be awarded!! Get your team together and register as soon as possible so we have an accurate count of participants.

If you have any questions, please contact Neighborhood Watch directly.

Please register your team using the form below:

Event CHANGE: Movie in the Park

As of June 20, 2013 this event has been canceled.

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** Please Note this Event Location has Changed **


Neighbors, the Social Committee determined that due to the exuberant costs associated with renting the big screen and paying licensing fees for such a small group of people, and the scrutiny of the concessions idea, it was in the best interest of the HOA to cancel this event. However, our neighbor, Kelly Ammann, graciously offered her driveway & big screen TV as a solution. Thank you, Kelly!

 

Driveway Movie

Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:30 PM  

111 Cermeno Cove
Kyle, TX 78640

 

Waterleaf Movie Night

Waterleaf Movie Night

We will be showing the PG-Rated movie “Brave” beginning at 8:30 pm. So bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and join your neighbors for a fun movie night!

Due to neighbor concerns regarding cost, there will no longer be concessions for sale.  Many neighbors have already expressed their intent to bring concessions to share with everyone. Please feel free to bring anything in particular you and your family would enjoy or to share with your neighbors as well.  (Food, drinks, snacks) 

 

If you have any further questions regarding the venue change or cost issues, please contact the Social Committee directly at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

 

 

Hope to see you there! 

Reminder: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th 
7:00 PM at the Park Pavilion

 

Neighbors, don’t forget! This Wednesday is the Neighborhood Watch Meeting.  This month’s guest will be Animal Control.

We will also be creating a banner for the 4th of July Parade (see below for more information), so if you want your handprint added to the banner, please be sure to attend!!

If you are unable to attend, but would like to become involved please see below to contact Neighborhood Watch.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH has re-formed this past month. Committee Chair 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.

 

Upcoming Events for Neighborhood Watch:

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!

 

Neighborhood Watch Basketball Tournament

The Neighborhood Watch Committee will also 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!

 

Event Reminder: Adult Pool Party

Don’t forget!

Pool Committee Pool Party

Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

THIS Saturday,  join your neighbors and the pool committee for an adult pool party
from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This party is for residents age 18 and up only.

Take a break and come have an evening out with your neighbors and enjoy the pool!

If you have any questions, please contact the Pool Committee at waterleafpool.pavilion@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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