July 2015 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors,

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Community Calendar

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Important Reminders About Your Pets

Leash Laws

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

Register Your Pet with City of Kyle

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

HOA Restrictions

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

Secure Animals in Your Backyard

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

Clean Up After Your Pet

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

Collars and Nametags

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

 

Summer Safety for Your Pets

Never Leave Pets in a Parked Car

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

Provide Ample Shade and Water

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

Limit Exercise on Hot Days

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

 

Helpful Numbers 

City of Kyle Animal Control

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

San Marcos Animal Shelter

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

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society

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

Emancipet

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

Prevent A Litter (PALS) of Central Texas

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

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Nearby Fourth of July Celebrations

City of Kyle

Independence Day Celebration

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

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

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

City of San Marcos

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

City of Buda

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

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: NO FIREWORKS IN WATERLEAF 

no_fireworksPer the City of Kyle (Art VI, Sec 23): Remember it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, transport, receive, keep, offer to another or to otherwise have possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or other wise set to action any fireworks of any description, except under special permit as authorized by the city or in the fire code adopted by the city. Any person in violation, in the city of Kyle, may be charged by a class C misdemeanor. The fines for possession or use of fireworks is anywhere from $500 up to $2,000.

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

 

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is here which means many are planning vacations. Unfortunately, thieves will be on the lookout for homes that appear vacant for a period of time. If you are planning to be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, in addition to asking a neighbor you trust to keep an eye on your house, you can notify the Kyle Police Department and they will check on your residence or business for up to ten consecutive days while you are away. If you will be gone longer than that, you can fill out a subsequent request. Simply fill out a Vacation Watch Form which can be found at: cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some safety tips from KPD:

  • Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.

Snake Safety Tips

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

In the event of bite:

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

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

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

• Seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Citywide Fire Ant Treatment

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

 

Committee Updates

CORE Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 2, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

We still need Block Captains! Sign up today!

Neighborhood Watch Events

Yard Decoration Contest

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

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

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

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

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Social Committee Update

There is no meeting for the month of July.

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

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

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

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

 

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the June Winners! 

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

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

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 15th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

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

 

 

July 2014 Newsletter

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

 

To All of Our Neighbors:

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

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

Have fun, enjoy your summer, and be safe!

David Vail and Tracy Scheel

 

Community Calendar July 2014

4   ::   Independence Day – FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN WATERLEAF

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

7   ::   Trash and Recycle

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

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

14  ::   Trash and Compost

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

21  ::  Trash and Recycle

28  ::  Trash and Compost

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is in full swing and so are plans for summer vacations and getaways. If you will be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, you can notify the Kyle Policy Department and they will check on your residence or business for up to ten consecutive days while you are away. If you will be gone longer than that, you can fill out a subsequent request. Simply fill out a Vacation Watch Form which can be found at: www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some tips from KPD:

  • Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or television, on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • Turn the bell or ringer on your telephone down low. If a burglar is around, he/she won’t be alerted to your absence by a ringing telephone.
  • Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.

 

New Business Coming to Center Street in Kyle

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

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

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

 

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City of Kyle

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

7:00 pm – Hays CISD Star Spangled Event *NEW this year! Hays CISD’s PAC will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with Kem Watts, a local singer and songwriter, performing from 7 pm – 8 pm followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra from 8 pm – 9:30 pm.

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

City of Buda

Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration

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

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

City of San Marcos

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

City of Austin

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

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

 

 

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

Per the City of no_fireworksKyle: Remember it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, transport, receive, keep, offer to another or to otherwise have possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or other wise set to action any fireworks of any description, except under special permit as authorized by the city or in the fire code adopted by the city. Any person in violation, in the city of Kyle, may be charged by a class C misdemeanor.

The fines for possession or use of fireworks is anywhere from $500 up to $2,000.

Please celebrate responsibly and if you want to enjoy fireworks this year, we encourage you to visit one of the nearby city celebrations.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee

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

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Welcome Committee

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

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

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Pool Committee

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

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Neighborhood Watch Committee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to July’s Yard of the Month!!

276 Matthews

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

Contribute

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

 

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4th of July Celebrations

Neighbors,

No fireworks in City Limits

No fireworks in City Limits which includes Waterleaf Falls

As you prepare to celebrate tomorrow, please keep in mind that

Fireworks are NOT allowed in the neighborhood. 

This is per City of Kyle Code (Article 6, Sec 23-149 to Sec 23-155) which 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 nearby celebrations listed below.

If you see fireworks in the neighborhood, you can call the Non-Emergency numbers for the fire and police department to report the incident. 

Kyle Police Dept. Non Emergency  (512) 268-3232 
Kyle Fire Dept. Non Emergency  (512) 268-3131

IF YOU NOTICE  A FIRE DUE TO FIREWORKS OR ANY OTHER EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1 

If you are unsure of who to call in any situation, just call 9-1-1.

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Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks

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

Happy Independence Day We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!