May 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, download here: WLF Community Newsletter May 15

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

Spring is in full bloom and so are the projects in Waterleaf Falls. The pool has been replastered and will be ready for our season opening on May 2nd, so find your access cards from last season and join us for a dip! New chairs, tables, and loungers have been ordered and we’ve even repaired some existing furniture to save funds. Our marquee signs have been relocated for easier viewing. We are looking for improvement ideas to make our amenities more appealing, like a cover for the playscape. Our governing documents are currently under review by the newly formed task force and we hope to have some needed changes coming in the future that should benefit all.

At our recent Board Meeting, the structure of the Board was updated to include the new members and designations as follows:

President – David Vail (2014-2017)
Vice President – Tracy Scheel (2014-2017)
Secretary – Jason Lolley (2015-2018)
Treasurer – Megan Honick (2015-2016)
Director – Darla Damron (2015-2016)

Please check out our committee pages for updates on events happening this month. Submit your pick for Yard of the Month, attend a Neighborhood Watch sponsored BBQ in the Park on May 2nd, or splash in pool, clean out your garage on the 16th with the rescheduled community garage sale, or help our furry friends at PAWS with a donation drive including pet-chipping for your pets, homemade treats, and ways for us to help our local shelter on the 23rd. We have a very active month ahead and we want to see you out and about! We need your help to make Waterleaf Falls the best neighborhood in Kyle. Volunteer to be a Block Captain today!

The HOA Board will have a Core Meeting at the Park Pavilion on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. Please come out and meet us as we would love to hear your ideas and concerns. There are only a few lots left in our beautiful community, so it is very important for everyone to be as active as they can. With lots of remarkable work being done all around the subdivision, by all of our committees, we would absolutely LOVE to see everyone participate in meeting and/or events, as your schedule permits. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time with any ideas, concerns, or questions and we hope you all have a great month.

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

 

Community Calendar

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Rescheduled Community Garage Sale

Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The weather prevented many of our neighbors from participating in last month’s community garage sale, so the event has been rescheduled. We are thrilled that so many did have success, but would like to allow everyone the opportunity to participate. So, clean out your garages and set up shop on May 16th! We will again advertise on multiple sites to guarantee you some good foot traffic and great sales!

 

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Pet Microchip Clinic and Donation Drive for PAWS of Central Texas

Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Waterleaf Pool Opens May 2!!

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

– Pool opens weekends only (Saturday & Sunday) beginning May 2nd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
– The pool will be open on Memorial Day (May 25) and then begin the regular schedule for summer.
– Regular schedule is Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
– Pool is CLOSED every Monday for cleaning.

 

 

Please make certain to review the following regulations for pool use and reservations:

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 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.

Pool Key

Your 2014 pool key is still active. New residents (or current residents who have lost their key) need to login to the Goodwin portal to request a pool key. Contact Jim Smitherman if you need your login information, or have other questions jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com

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 page at WaterleafFalls.com and click on 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/Park 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 resident’s 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

 

REMINDER: Hays CISD Bad Weather Make-up Day is Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)

Kindergarten Round-up

Mark your calendars! Friday, May 1st 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

 

Summer Activities

The end of school is getting close! Have you made your summer plans yet?! If not, here are some fun ideas to keep your kids busy.

City of Kyle 2015 Summer Youth & Teen Camps

Youth: Entering 2nd-5th Grade; Teen: Entering 6th-9th Grade
Days: Monday – Friday – Hours: 6:45am – 6:30pm

$120 per child, per week plus a $32 registration fee (includes all supplies, two t-shirts and field trips)

Get additional information about registration online at cityofkyle.com/recreation/summer-day-camps-youth-teen

atmac_logo-300x294Karate Summer Camp at ATMAC Kyle
June 22 – June 26 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
3080 Kyle Crossing #2 Kyle, TX 78640

Join the dojo for an awesome summer camp, or sign up for weekly classes. Try one week COMPLETELY FREE! Then join for an affordable monthly price. Contact Sifu James at 512-902-8948 to sign up for a trial week or summer camp. kyletxmartialarts.com

 

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

OHG’s Summer Camp is open to members and non-members ages 5 -12.
Offered Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 6 pm all summer long!

Enroll for a week, a day or even a half-day! Our flexibility helps you get the most out of your camp budget!

Campers will enjoy gymnastics, field trips, swimming, arts/crafts, weekly themes, games and more!

More info at www.ohgaustin.com

 

There are MANY more options, but here are just a few to get you started!

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Hays Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9:00 AM
City Square Park Downtown Kyle

The City of Kyle is proud to be a sponsor the the Hays Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration will be held on Satuday, May 2nd, at Mary Harston Park (City Square Park) in Downtown Kyle. Festivities begin at 9:00 A.M. and continue throughout the day. Bring the family out for to this free event and for a day of celebration, fun, games, food, and drinks. Visit the Hays Fiesta web site for more information and the complete schedule of events.www.haysfiesta.com

Kyle Market Days
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Square Park Downtown Kyle

Join us the second Saturday of each month for local vendors, arts & crafts, farm to market items, live music and much more! May 9th’s theme is “Keeping it Kyle” Support local business!

 

Movies at the Lake
Saturday, May 15, 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle 700 Lehman Rd

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset and are shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snakcs. The first movie of the season is Big Hero 6!

The summer schedule is as follows:
June 12 – The Boxtrolls
July 10 – The Neverending Story
July 24 – The Pirates Band of Misfits
August 14 – E.T.

 

Committee Updates

Core Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 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, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We’ll be discussing our June and July events, as well as, brainstorming ideas for future events!

Your new Social Committee Chairs are as follows Stacy Vail, Wendy Hebert, and Megan Warren.

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

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Congratulations to our April Yard of the Month Winners! 

1st Place: 381 New Bridge
2nd Place: 260 Cushman
3rd Place: 216 Tower

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May nominations are due Friday, May 8! Nominate now with our online form!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting & Event
Summer Kick Off BBQ
Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:30 pm – Park Pavilion

NW Summer BBQ

 

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch is once again revamping and we need you! We will combine our efforts with the Social Committee and make this years goal to get neighbors out meeting each other. Your involvement is welcome, needed and appreciated by both committees. Let us know your ideas/ suggestions!

For the month of May we are asking anyone to volunteer as Committee Chairs and Block Captains.

Committee Chairs are those who would like an active part in planning and carrying out our duties for events and meetings. We need 1 to 3 people to join us. You can email us your interest or let us know at the BBQ!

Block Captains, this group will be the liaison on your street to help with communication between the two committees. It would be great to have one block captain to every 10 to 15 houses. Your job is to be open to neighbors who may have something to say to the committees, or you may have info to forward via a note card given by the committees. Very simple but so important for all of us!

So with this in mind time for a contest! READY – SET – GO!

Be the first to sign up for your street and win a prize!

We will hand out the prizes at our June meeting so we have one month to get as many of you as we can to help out! If you are interested please email us with your name, address and phone number and we will get in touch! include any questions you may have. Email Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

 

Upcoming events- mark your calendars!

June 3 – Sidewalk Coloring, get your family and chalk out front and get some art on the sidewalks! Imagination – please create a safety message/design. Then take a walk through the neighborhood and enjoy. Meet some neighbors!

July 4 – neighborhood parade and NW first annual Stars and Stripes Yard Award. Prize given for most patriotic yard display. Watch for details in June newsletter.

The neighborhood has been quiet this past month in terms of incidents. But please remember, the warm weather brings many outside. Slow down on the roads, keep eyes open for all using the sidewalks and streets. Keep our pets on leashes. Lights on out front in the evenings.

Stay safe,
Michele, Jeff and Jason

 

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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 15th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

Reminder: Social Committee Meeting

Social Committee Meeting

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

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

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

Don’t forget about the Upcoming Community Garage Sale on April 18th!

AprilGarageSale

April 2015 Newsletter

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

To All Of Our Neighbors:

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

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

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

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

 

Community Calendar

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Call for Volunteers

Join the Taskforce to review our governing documents

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

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

 

Free Pool Safety And CPR Class

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

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

This will be limited to the first 50 people.

 

Community Wide Garage Sale

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

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How to Improve the City of Kyle?

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation now at StyleKyle.org

Lake Kyle Now Open Sunrise to Sunset

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

 

Lake Kyle & TPWD Tackle Loaner Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

UpcomingEvents

Easter Egg Hunts & Celebrations

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

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

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

Age-Specific Egg Hunts:

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

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

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

Events In and Around Kyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Committee Updates

 

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

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

 

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Welcome Committee

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

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

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

Thank you,
Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

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Neighborhood Watch

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

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

Michele, Jason & Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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Social Committee Meeting

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

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

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

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Yard of the Month

 

Nominations Due Friday, April 3, 2015

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

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

Good luck to everyone!
Yard of the Month Committee.

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

Yard of the Month Rules:

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

 

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Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

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

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Social Committee Meeting

Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015
12:00 PM – Park Pavilion

** Please note this date is different from what was published in our newsletter.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but we had to reschedule this month’s meeting. 

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

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

Don’t forget about our upcoming events: The Spring Fling on March 28th and our Semi-annual garage sale coming April 18th.

Reminder: Social Committee Meeting

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

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

February 2015 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors: 

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

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

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

Jason Lolley, David Vail, and Tracy Scheel

 

Community Calendar

Feb 15 Community Calendar

 

 

Waterleaf Falls HOA Annual Meeting

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

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

Some important notes regarding this meeting:

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

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

 

Now Accepting Resident Board Member Nominations

FOR BALLOT: NOMINATIONS DUE BY MARCH 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

 

 

HOA Annual Assessments Now Due

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

Assessments are payable ANNUALLY.

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

How to Pay

By Mail

Mail payments to the Goodwin bank lockbox location at:

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

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

Online

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

Automatic Draft

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

Payment Plan

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

 

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

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

 

YardofMonth

Changes to Yard of the Month Process

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

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

Yard of the Month Rules:

1 – Homes can only win one time per year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December Yard of the Month

Congratulations to these homes for their extra festive Christmas decor!

1st Place – 650 Apricot

2nd Place – 112 Quinton

3rd Place – 110 Mistletoe

 

Citizen’s Policy Academy

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

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

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

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

 

City of Kyle Survey

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

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

Kyle Road Bond Information & Updates

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

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

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

City of Kyle Fitness Programs

KYLE FITNESS PROGRAMS ARE CONTRACTED TO LIVE WELL PERSONAL TRAINING.

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

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

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

 

SeniorFIT

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

 

 

 

Committee Updates

 

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

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

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HOA Property Inspections
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Michele, Jason, and Jeff
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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

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

 

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Welcome Committee

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

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

Thank you, Jana Wybo and Natalie Freeman

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

 

 

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

Contribute

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

Advertise With Us

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Social Committee Meeting

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

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

 

Don’t forget about our upcoming event! Game Night & Pot Luck!! Visit the Social Page for more details.

 

May 2014 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors:

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

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

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

David and Tracy
Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar May 2014

 

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

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

5     ::     TRASH & COMPOST

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

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

12    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

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

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

17    ::    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
             BLOCK PARTY 6:00 PM

19    ::   TRASH & COMPOST

26    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

 

Around the Neighborhood

 

Annual Meeting Updates

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

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

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

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Kindergarten Round-Up

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

You will need the following information to register your child:

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

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

KinderRoundUp

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Swimming Pool Season

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

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

 

Pool Utilization

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

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

Pool and Park Pavilion Reservations

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

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

The Park Pavilion does NOT have a maximum occupancy.

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

To Reserve either pavilion:

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

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

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

Have fun and enjoy the facilities!

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

Pool Rules

All Homeowners and Guests must abide by the following Rules:

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

 

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Neighborhood Watch

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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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