January 2016 Newsletter

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To All Our Neighbors…

We wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

As the saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new!”

We say goodbye to 2015 and send a thank you to all who have volunteered hours in planning for both business and recreational interests here in Waterleaf. Many ideas came to fruition from attending meetings and submitting suggestions. Your participation, no matter how small or large, is so important in keeping Waterleaf a community in which we are all proud to live. More in depth information is found inside, but this is a gentle reminder, that without your participation we can not continue having the fun events we have had in the past.

2016 will start off very busy and we need you to be involved! Again, please see notes inside and please mark down all important dates coming up in the next few months!

We look forward to seeing you at the next upcoming meeting and invite you to bring your ideas for the new year!

Your Resident Board Members,
David Vail, Tracy Scheel, Megan Honick, Michele Hinojosa

 

Community Calendar

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——–  HOA Business & Updates  ——–

Update on Waterleaf Committees

You may have noticed that there was no newsletter for the month of December. All of our committees with the exception of Yard of the Month have disbanded based on lack of attendance or volunteers. The board is still planning to hold events for our neighborhood starting in the spring, and is also now writing articles for a newly designed newsletter featuring articles on local events, city business, HOA business, etc. As always, if you have any questions, ideas or concerns please email the Board at waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

Changes to HOA Dues Payment Structure

We have heard your requests and have changed our HOA dues payment structure in order to be more flexible with payment of your HOA dues. We have now converted to a monthly payment styled structure for those people who had issues with paying the full amount so early in the year. With the new structure you now have the ability to pay however is easiest for you. You can either pay the minimum amount, break it up into larger payments (i.e. quarterly $100 payments), or just pay it in full! Please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman, with any questions regarding the new payment structure.

 

Annual Meeting

We will also begin planning for our annual meeting very soon. This annual meeting will be for reviewing our budget, creating current/future plans for the neighborhood including capital improvements to the HOA park, maintenance to the watersheds, and more. If you have any ideas on meeting spaces, or in general please send them to waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

Special Meeting to Vote on Proposed Bylaw Changes

Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 am to 2pm – Park Pavilion

 

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We have received our response from our attorney as to the wording and legality of our suggested Bylaw changes proposed by the Governing Documents Task Force. We as the board will review those changes and be setting up a packet that will be mailed out to all of our HOA members. This packet will include a letter with the possible changes, directions on how to vote, a proxy form, and voting ballot sheet that can be mailed in in case you are not able to come to the meeting on January 16th from 10am to 2pm to vote in person. The Meeting will be informational only so that you may ask questions about the changes proposed by our Task Force, and will only be to vote on the proposed changes. Any additional information or proposals will be tabled for another time or meeting so as to expedite the vote and prevent the cancellation of any ballots sent through the mail. The changes will only take place depending on quorum being reached through mail in proxies and/or attendance at the meeting in person.

 

Additional Stop Signs in Waterleaf

The Kyle Police Department performed a warrant assessment study to determine the need for additional stop signs here in Waterleaf falls. While the study did reveal stop signs were not warranted, the police department still felt additional stop signs were needed in assisting the reduction of traffic speeding through the neighborhood and requested City Council approve a four way stop at Connor Elkins and Waterleaf Blvd, a four way stop at Gina and New Bridge, and a 3 way stop at Gina and New Country. The City Council approved the measure 7-0 and we should be seeing these by the end of January. We know a few of our residents would prefer speed bumps/humps, however the city is against these due to damage to emergency vehicles.

 

Land Zoning Changes

The 8 homes on the west side of New Country just south of Gina from 395 to 321 may see changes in the field behind your home. The City Council voted to approve a zoning change to the property from AG to M2 which would allow a manufactured home on the property.

A Note from Our Mailman

Please neighbors, if you can, make a trip at least once a week to retrieve your mail. The boxes get very full and slows down mail delivery when flyers and certain pieces of mail have to be squeezed into the boxes because they are stuffed full. Once full, the mailbox can be emptied and its entirety brought back to the Post Office for pick-up. Our regular mailman does not want to resort to doing this because it is inconvenient for us and also the paperwork he has to write up. Thank you!

Yard of the Month News

Yard of the Month Committee is back up and running, and we have several month’s of news to catch up on! Congratulations to all of the Winners!

December Christmas Yard Decoration Winners

1. 110 Mistletoe Lane
2. 605 Apricot Drive
3. 172 Mathews Lane

November Yard of the Month Winners

1. 231 New Bridge
2. 679 Apricot
3. 175 Mistletoe

Halloween Yard Decoration Winners

1. 880 Newbridge
2. 111 Japonica
3. 172 Matthews

 

Top 10 Rules for Being a Good Neighbor and Improving the Community

1. Don’t make judgments about your neighbor.

2. Respect your neighbor.

3. Get to know your neighbors, and offer to help should they need it.

4. Be a responsible pet owner. Register your pets with the City of Kyle, be mindful of city leash laws, maintain fences to keep pets contained.

5. Don’t play music so loudly that it bothers your neighbor(s), especially in the evenings. The city ordinance states loud music and noise is prohibited between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am

6. Park in front of your own property, if parking on the street is a must, do not block sidewalks.

7. While driving, walking or riding a bike through the neighborhood, offer a smile and a wave to passersby, let’s be Waterleaf friendly!

8. Clean up after yourself.

9. Take care of your property.

10. If there is a problem, talk about it. Direct conversation is more effective than posting on Facebook.

 

——–  City of Kyle News  ——–

The floods of Halloween tore up the city pretty badly, including Waterleaf Park. The city has been working hard to restore all services and return back to normal. Unfortunately a lot of the improvements that were made to the park last year were either washed away or contaminated by flood waters. Luckily there is money in the capital improvements budget to repair the damages, like replacing the sand in the softball fields and replacing the fall material in the playscape without requesting any additional funds. Waterleaf Park alone will cost $19,424.00 of the total $79,497.02 for all of the parks to get back to where they were before the floods.

The following was posted in the City of Kyle eNewsletter: All Hays County residents who suffered uninsured flood damages are eligible to apply, regardless of immigration status, for assistance. Available programs include grants, low-interest loans to qualifying residents and business owners, temporary housing assistance, and unemployment aid. The three ways of applying for flood assistance* are:

1.)By phone at 1-800- 621-3362

2.)Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or

3.)In person at one of several registration centers staffed by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration. Centers are now open at:

• San Marcos Activity Center, 501 Hopkins Street, San Marcos

• Hays County Pct. 2 Office, 5458 FM 2770, Kyle

• Precinct 5 Office, 500 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda

• Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley.

All Offices will be open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.

 

——–  Events in Kyle  ——–

“Kyle-O-Meter” Resolution Run
January 1, 2016
Wallace Middle School

The “Kyle-O-Meter Resolution Run” will help promote those resolutions we make every year to live a healthier lifestyle. The Resolution Run will start at Wallace Middle School. For more information or to register please go to www.kylechamber.org. There will also be businesses to help you to follow your progress throughout the year and can provide helpful tips and secrets for you to keep your resolutions.

Polar Bear Splash Club
January 1, 2016
City of Kyle Pool

The Polar Bear Splash Club will hold it’s traditional dip in the pool. This takes place at the Kyle Pool, anyone can join, and registration is $15. For those of you less daring you are more than welcome to come and watch as admission is free. For more information please visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/polar-bear-splash.

Texas Old Town Bridal Fair
January 31, 2016 2 PM to 5 PM
Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Ln

On January 31st from 2pm until 5pm a Bridal Fair Will be held at Kyle’s own Texas Old Town Wedding and Event Venue. You will be able to tour the entire venue and also meet vendors there ready to assist you in all of your wedding needs. For more information or to RSVP: www.texasoldtown.com or call (512)396-1800.

 

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Waterleaf Falls Special Meeting
January 16, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM –  Park Pavilion

We will be holding a Special Meeting to vote on proposed changes to our bylaws. Members only need to attend this meeting if they have any questions before voting, or were not able to mail in their Proxy and Ballot in time. Earlier this year the Governing Documents Review Task Force reviewed our Bylaws and suggested that changes be made to help protect our community and HOA. The Board reviewed their suggestions, checked with our attorney on legality and wording, and now will be presenting them to you for a vote. For more information email the Waterleaf HOA Board of Directors at waterleafboard@gmail.com

 

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

It’s time to say goodbye to the warm Summer sun and hello to the crisp Fall weather and fun family activities. Since the Fall season is upon us this means that ALL of our Committees will need more help than ever with all of the awesome events that are coming! The more volunteers we have the bigger, better and smoother the events will be for everyone.

Right around the corner on October 6th, our very own Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting our National Night Out event, an “Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!” So put it on your calendar as we look forward to seeing everyone there while making new friends and new memories. This will be one of our biggest events of the year and Neighborhood Watch is asking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you haven’t stepped up yet to help, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and see how you can help your community have more events like these!

The Social Committee will be also be hosting two Halloween Spooktacular events for ALL the Ghouls and Zombies here in Waterleaf. This year we will have our first event for our children with special needs to give them some time of their own away from the other Monsters, Super Heroes and Princesses, followed by our regularly scheduled event for everyone else.

Keep in mind that Halloween will be on a Saturday this year, and we all know how crazy all holiday events can get on a weekend, so please be mindful of the little ones running around that may not be paying attention to anything but getting their candy fixes. PLEASE keep your speeds low and your eyes open.

As always we would like to welcome all the new residents of Waterleaf Falls. We are confident that you will love your new community as much as we do, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at the email addresses listed below.

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

 

Community Calendar

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Date to Bait — Fire Ant Suppression

Sick of those pesky fire ants that invade your yard? Then participate in the fire ant suppression program developed and organized by Boy Scout Craig Harris. This young man is working on his E agle Scout project.

Pledge today to join your neighbors in treating lawns throughout Kyle the weekend before Halloween, Oct. 23 – 25, so we can take back our lawns.

While this is not a city-sponsored program, our Parks & Recreation Department supports Craig’s initiative. Learn more about Craig’s fire ant suppression at www.kyledatetobait.com.

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Halloween for ALL!

As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you to think about the Trick-or-Treat Project and The Teal Pumpkin. Both programs ask you to include non-edible gifts to your goodie baskets. No need to ditch the candy, just add some stickers, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, or any other small gifts so that everyone has an equal chance to participate! There are a number of reasons that a child might not be able to eat candy (food allergies, dietary restrictions, feeding tubes, diabetes, etc), but that does not mean they should sit out during all the fun of the season.

If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out one of these badges or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. (Note: The first page is a sheet of labels for your child to wear to let people know they prefer non-food treats. This is especially helpful for those who have a non-verbal child. The other pages are two window decals you can use to let kids know you are also passing out non-food treats.)

Participation in our neighborhood for both of these programs has grown immensely in the past couple of years and we have repeatedly had a number of parents reach out and say how much they appreciate participation and how much it meant to their child to truly be able to enjoy the evening.

Thank you for making a difference, Waterleaf!

 

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts

Do: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings! Watch for cars, look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way as the sun goes down.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you a treat.
  • DRIVERS: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for the little ghouls and goblins!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate.

Don’t: 

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating. Please DO be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door!
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. They worked hard to decorate, do not destroy decorations or leave candy wrappers on the ground. –
  • Get in to any cars with strangers!

What time does the fun start? 

While there is no set time, Waterleaf trick-or-treaters have started around 6pm in years past. Traditionally, the fun starts at dusk just when it starts to get dark. Use your best judgment and be mindful of neighbors’ schedules.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

Kyle Fair and Music Festival
October 8th, 9th, & 10th
Central Texas Speedway

Thursday

Gates open at 5:00pm. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled afternoon.

Carnival Sneak Peek: $1 Rides, No wristband required. Go Karting

Concert for a Cause: DJ Versus Dance Party 6-9 p.m. Carnvial ends at 10 p.m.

Friday

5pm: Carnival Opens

6pm-7:45pm: Denny Herrin Band

8p-10pm: The People Choice Band Band

11pm: Carnival Closes

All Day Carnival ride wristbands are $25 each

Saturday

Don’t worry, if you missed out on the fun from Thursday and Friday, the carnival will still be running!

2:00 pm Carnival Opens (All Day Ride Wristbands are $25 each)

Free Entry To the Music!

2:30pm-4:30pm- Texas Hot Swing Band

4:45pm 6:45pm- JT Coldfire Band

7pm- 11pm- SA Lights Journey Tribute Band

 

Kyle Founders’ Day Parade
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10:00 am
Gregg-Clarke Park

The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, beginning at 10am, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake. Additionally, the Kyle Market Days vendors will set up for an “Encore” event from 9a – 1p on the City Square.

Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders’ Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into street when parade is going by.

 

 

Kyle Youth Basketball League Registration

Join us for the 2nd year of the Kyle Youth Basketball League. The Kyle Youth Basketball League operates as a Division II Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Youth Basketball League. In doing so, it opens up the opportunity for post-league play via the regional and state tournament. A copy of the TAAF Youth Basketball League Rules are attached below as well as a link to the TAAF website.

2015-2016 Season

Girls & Boys Divisions
Ages: 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U

Ages are determined as of September 1, 2015
6 game season
Practice/Game locations are TBD
$50/child – Price includes a t-shirt for uniform

Registration will open October 6, 2015 and closes December 1, 2015.

This League is made possible with the efforts of volunteers who are committed and will help to ensure that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach, team parent, score keeper, etc., please indicate that on the registration form. If you do not have a child participating in the league and would like to donate your time, please call Kristin Mueller at (512)262-3937.

 

 

Committee Updates

Board  Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:30 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, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch

Join us for our National Night Out Celebration (see below) and mark your calendars for a special event next month to help get all of our pets registered with the city of Kyle. Kyle Animal Control will be right here in Waterleaf on November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am to register pets. Not only is this the law, it can help you and your pet be reunited should they get lost!

National Night Out 2015
Old Time Carnival & Magic Show
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Step right up and join the fun! Our annual National Night Out celebration is here! Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for a hot dog dinner. At 7:15 pm, we will have entertainment provided by magician John O’Bryant until 8:00 pm. We will be giving out door prizes all night. (Must be present to win). There is also a Carnival Costume Contest, so come dressed in your clown, strongman, popcorn, or other carnival favorite costume for your chance to win. One prize for adults and one for children. Kyle and Hays law enforcement officials will be in attendance as their schedule allows, so come out and say hello and thank them for their service to our community.

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be finalizing the plans for our Halloween Spooktacular event, discussing things that need to be done and tying up any loose ends. We will also be brainstorming on any fundraisers/drives we can do for the upcoming Holidays. If you have ANY IDEAS please come to the meeting and share them with us, or email them to us as well (if you can’t make it). Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or have ideas.

We are in need of volunteers to help run our Halloween event. We are looking for teens and adults who can attend the event IN COSTUME to help things run smoothly. If you are able to volunteer please attend our planning meeting so we can finalize everything for the event. Volunteers will be entered for a chance to win a gift card!! Depending on the number of volunteers, there may be more than one prize up for grabs!

Please Volunteer!

Please Volunteer!

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be throwing a Beast of a party for all the Waterleaf Monsters and Princesses.

From 5:00 to 6:15 will be dedicated to our neighbors with special needs. Children will be able to trunk-or-treat, paint pumpkins, and we will have a costume contest with awesome sensory bags prizes! Please feel free to stay as long as you’d like and stick around for zombie laser tag if you are able!

Then from 6:30pm to 8:30pm All other Waterleaf Goblins can enjoy the fun! WATCH OUT!!!

At dusk (around 7pm), the Zombies will rise! Join us for Zombie Apocalypse Laser tag!

Each age group will have a chance to defeat the Zombies!

Age 5 to 7 – 7:00 pm ;
Age 8 to 11 – 7:30 pm;
Age 12 and up – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss your turn!

 

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Yard of the Month

October nominations are due Friday, October 2nd.
(Prize is also given for best Halloween Decorations!)

Submit a nomination form online or email your
nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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September 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: WLF Community Newsletter Sept 15

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To All of Our Neighbors:

Well, we made it through another Summer! With the heat hopefully behind us, the Committees are busy planning events for the fall. Neighborhood Watch is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s National Night Out celebration. Last year’s event was a huge success and we are hoping this year’s event will be even bigger. If you are interested in helping out, contact the Neighborhood Watch team at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com.

With the kids returning to school, remember to watch out for little ones walking to and from the bus stop. The posted speed limit in the neighborhood is 30 M.P.H. Let’s keep our neighborhood safe by obeying the posted traffic signs and watching our speed.

We have had issues with pets getting loose in the neighborhood lately. Please keep in mind that both the city of Kyle and the HOA have requirements regarding proper restraint of your animals when outside of your property. The HOA encourages all residents to contact the city of Kyle Animal Control Department if you see any loose animals in the neighborhood.

One last reminder… All architectural changes to your property must be approved by the Architectural Committee BEFORE any changes are made. Any changes made without approval are subject to fines as outlined by the HOA fine policy.

And as always be safe and courteous to your fellow neighbors. We hope to see you at all of our events!

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

 

Community Calendar

 

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National Night Out 2015

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National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1 Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2 Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3 Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4 Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and statewide.

Join Waterleaf and your Neighborhood Watch as we celebrate with an Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!

Volunteers still needed!!! Please join in and let us know what you would like to do!

We need: Carnival Game set-up, Food set-up, prep and servers, Game attendants, Clean-up Crew.

We do appreciate any donations neighbors could contribute for both the carnival game prizes (anything from candy to simple little tokens) and also prizes for a raffle. Raffle items can also be donated by your employers or your own business (gift certificates, gift cards, homemade desserts, use your imagination!) So far, a few we have received are a No Soliciting sign, 2 restaurant gift cards, and a BBQ apron.

Contact Neighborhood Watch if you can help us, we truly appreciate all volunteers! Email us if you can help in any way at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

 

Newsletter Insert: City of Kyle Zoning Letter

This month’s newsletter included an additional insert about an upcoming zoning meeting regarding the property at the corner of FM 150 and New Country. Download the letter here: City of Kyle Zoning Letter .

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Pool Closing September 27th

poolclosedThe Waterleaf Community pool will be closing for the 2015 season on Sunday, September 27th.

For the month of September, our regular pool hours will remain in place, however, lifeguards will only be on duty on the weekends.

Please exercise caution when swimming without guards present. Parents, remember to stay within arms reach of your child(ren) to prevent any accidents that could occur.

Thank you for another great pool season, we look forward to next year!

 

Halloween for ALL!

Hard to believe October is just around the corner! As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you about two wonderful programs that have helped make Halloween more inclusive for everyone. Mommies of Miracles Trick-or-Treat Project and the Teal Pumpkin both ask you to add non-food treats to your shopping list for trick-or-treaters. There are a number of reasons that a child might not be able to eat candy (food allergies, dietary restrictions, feeding tubes, diabetes, etc), but that does not mean they should sit out during all the fun of the season.

PumpkinIt is important to understand that neither program is asking you to ditch the candy, but simply asking that you add non-edible gifts when passing out treats on Halloween. Gifts can be as simple as stickers, pencils, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, the list is endless! If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out the pumpkin decal at mommiesofmiracles.com or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. This will let families know non-food options are available at your home. Trick-or-treaters may also wear a small sticker with the pumpkin decal to let people know they would like a non-food treat instead.

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Participation in our neighborhood for both of these programs has grown immensely in the past couple of years and we have repeatedly had a number of parents reach out and say how much they appreciate participation and how much it meant to their child to truly be able to enjoy the evening.

Thank you for making a difference, Waterleaf!

 

Social Activities for Special Needs

In the spirit of inclusion, your Waterleaf Social Committee would like to start planning more events to include our Waterleaf neighbors who have children with special needs. The Social Committee would like to include special time before an event to help those with sensory concerns and to allow more one-on-one time for those who need a little extra help. Families will be more than welcome to stay for the entire event, but having a special allotted time beforehand will ensure that ALL residents have an opportunity to participate in our great events.

If you would be interested in seeing more events planned in this manner, please email the Social Committee at waterleafsocial@gmail.com – if there is enough interest, the Social Committee will be sure to plan accordingly for future events. Also, if you would be interested in helping with events for our differently abled neighbors, please let us know!

 

Girl Scout Recruiting

There has been some interest in our community for setting up a local Girl Scout Chapter and there are two information sessions this month for our area. Girl Scouts of Central Texas is looking for troop leaders and members who are interested in starting a scout group right here in Kyle. Please attend to learn how to start a group or if you are interested in joining one!

Information Sessions:

September 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Kyle United Methodist Church
408 W. Lockhart Kyle, TX 78640

– OR –

September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
ACC-Hays Campus Student Life Lounge Area
1200 Kohlers Crossing Kyle, TX 78640

For more information or if you’d like to join a nearby group instead please contact Laurie at laurie_roehrig@yahoo.com

 

Hands-Free Ordinances Along the IH-35 Corridor

New Braunfels is the latest city along the IH35 Corridor from Austin to San Antonio to adopt a hands-free ordinance. The ordinance passed on August 11th and will take effect on November 1st.

Austin, Buda, San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio now all prohibit the use of cell phones, tablets, GPS devices, cameras, gaming devices, mobile music players, computers and any other electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Fines for violating the hands free law can range anywhere from $100 – $500.

While Kyle is not yet on the list of cities adopting a hands-free ordinance, it is only a matter of time before a law is proposed and passed in our town. Please exercise caution when driving and put down your devices. Your safety and that of those around you is not worth any call or text.

//Editorial Comment//

After the printing of this month’s newsletter, the Kyle City Council voted on September 1, 2015 to enact a hands-free ordinance in Kyle. The ordinance is EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and includes a grace period until November 1st. Until November 1st, KPD will issue warnings. More details will be released soon. Follow the City of Kyle on Facebook and visit the website for more information.

 

City of Kyle Seeking Applications for Advisory Boards

The City of Kyle is seeking volunteers to serve on its various advisory boards. Current vacancies exist on The Library Board, Board of Adjustments, Train Depot Board, Economic Development Board, Parks Board, and Ethics Commission.

An advisory board generally consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council. The role of an advisory board is to review specific policy issues related to the mission and purpose of the board and forward findings to the City Council for its consideration.

After your application is submitted, it will receive a staff review and applications that best reflect the mission and purpose of the board will be forwarded for consideration. To learn more about the open positions and apply, please visit http://www.cityofkyle.com/council/boards-and-commissions

 

Kyle Animal Control Reminds You to Register Your Pet

All pet owners in Kyle must have their pets registered with the city. The registration form can be found online on the City website at www.cityofkyle.com/police/animal-control

Mail pet registration with a copy of the pet’s rabies certificate and the payment to PO Box 40 Kyle, Texas 78640 or bring to the Kyle Police Department at 111 N Front St Kyle, Texas 78640.

Pay Registration fee:

  • $10.50 unaltered dog or cat
  • $5.25 altered dog or cat
  • $5.25 other animal Annual renewal is required

Annual renewal fees:

  • $10.50 unaltered dog or cat
  • $5.25 altered dog or cat
  • $5.25 other animal

 

UpcomingEvents

2015 Hornet Races
Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Tom Green Elementary 1301 Old Goforth Rd Buda, TX 78610
More info: http://www.fortheloveofgo.com

Gather the family and come walk or run with us. It will be a great time had by all. The 5k Run/Walk will promptly begin at 7:30, then a Kids Dash will follow 5K awards (approximately 9:00 a.m.)!

Kyle Market Days
Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Square Park, 1101 S. Burleson, Kyle, TX 78640

Local vendors, arts & crafts, farm to market items, live music and MORE! September’s theme is “Fiesta” and the community partner will be the Lehman Lobo Band Booster Club

Concerts for a Cause: Kids Outdoor Zone
Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Down South Railhouse

Kids Outdoor Zone (KOZ) is an Outdoor Adventure Ministry that provides kids with mentors and direction to become Godly adults.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 we will have a Concerts For A Cause benefiting KOZ at Down South Railhouse in Kyle, Texas.

We will have live music, a raffle (for a guitar), some great food and the chance to donate to and/or learn more about KOZ. MUSIC: Shelley King will be playing from 6-8p Lucas Cook will play from 5-6p The event is from 5:00p – 8:00p inside DSR and it is family friendly… so PLEASE bring the kiddos out.

The show is FREE and we’re raising $$ via donations.

Strut Your Mutt
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond Ave, Austin, Texas 78723
Registration 9 AM; Walk 10:30 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM
More Info: pawsshelter.org/events/strut-your-mutt/

Anyone who wants to walk the walk – nay, strut their stuff! – for homeless pets in Austin or around the nation is welcome to attend.

This will be a leisurely fundraising dog walk and fun run with your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more.

The event aims to help save the lives of Hays County and Central Texas pets who are currently housed in municipal shelters!

 

Committee Updates

 

Core  Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 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, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Social Committee
Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:300 am – Park Pavilion

We will be brainstorming on what and how to come up with something ghoulish and fun for our little monsters and princesses to do for Halloween, so bring your mad scientist ideas with you and lets have a frightful good time planning it.

The more that people participate the more fun things we can do, also the more volunteers we have the better experience you will have! Let’s make Waterleaf Falls the envy of Kyle! 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.

Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 am – Until you sell out!

Clean out your closets and storage rooms, Here comes your chance to make room for new toys and clothes with another Community Wide Garage Sale!!! Set up in your own yard or driveway and get ready for the buyers! We will advertise the event on various garage sale sites, so there is sure to be plenty of foot traffic.

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Neighborhood Watch 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

NW will meet to finalize plans for the NNO Carnival. If you have volunteered or want to volunteer please join us! E-mail reminders will be sent out.

Guns and Hoses Softball Tournament
Sunday, September 13 1:00 pm Tentative (Check website for date/time confirmation) Gregg-Clark Park

Come out and support the Kyle Police Department and Kyle Fire Department 1st Softball Tournament Details to come on the City website www.cityofkyle.com/police

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch Facebook Page

NW is designing a new Facebook page. We will use it to announce meetings, news and happenings from the neighborhood, City of Kyle and surrounding areas, if news pertains to Waterleaf. The page will only be available to Waterleaf Residents and KPD and will be closed and private. At this beginning point there will be no moderation. Lets all be considerate and use it for what it is meant to be, a place to post information to keep Waterleaf safe. Please remember…..call Kyle Police Department first to report any incidents, post to Facebook afterward if you like. An announcement will be made when the page is ready.

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the August Winners!

September nominations are due Friday, September 4th.
Submit a nomination form online or email your
nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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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

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The price is for a one-time run to about 940 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

August 2015 Newsletter

Download the PDF version of this month’s newsletter here: WLF CommunityNewsletter August 2015

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To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day. The Parade was very well attended and fun to walk. We had Kyle PD, Kyle animal control, kids on bikes, residents walking, a local Girl Scout troop, dogs and the Kyle fire department. It was really nice to see neighbors cheering on the sidelines as well. Thank you Natalie Freeman for the popsicles. They really helped everyone cool off afterwards. We hope everyone survived the festivities of some in the neighborhood during the nighttime hours.

Now that the rain has stopped, please remember we are still in a drought despite the rain. The County Line Special Utility District currently has stage 1 water rationing in effect. Outside watering with a sprinkler between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Let’s help keep water supply sources for future neighbors.

The last week of August is either a really wonderful time in the neighborhood or the worst time, depending on your point of view, as it includes the first day of school! Hays CISD starts the school year on Monday, August 24th. Until then, please be mindful of all the little ones enjoying their summer off!

The HOA on the other hand will be relatively quiet. Due to the heat and everyone finishing their summer plans and preparing for that day at the end of August, there will be no HOA sponsored events. A formal Board meeting will be held though at the park pavilion on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 pm, as well as, a few committee meetings. Please make time to come out and be a part of making this community a great place to live. The agenda for the board meeting will be posted on the http://www.waterleaffalls.com website by Thursday, July 30.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

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

 

 

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Back to School 

Back_to_school

Hays CISD School Year Begins August 24, 2015

Register for the 2015 – 2016 School Year

Registration for new and returning students is available online at www.hayscisd.net

New students may be registered online or you may pick up an enrollment packet at your home campus.

For online registration, you will need:

– verification of address
– child’s birth certificate
– child’s social security card
– child’s immunization records
– proof of guardianship, if needed
– child’s withdrawal form/last report card
– parent’s driver’s license

School Supply Lists also available at hayscisd.net!

 

Important Dates

August 12, 2015 – Campus Registration On August 12th each campus will be open to new Hays CISD families.

Parents can meet with campus staff to ask questions, complete an enrollment packet, and drop off student documentation. This event is an opportunity for parents to meet with campus staff if needed.

August 18, 2015 – Middle School Schedule Pickup

August 20, 2015 – Tobias Meet the Teacher Night 6:00 pm New and returning students are invited to meet their teacher and drop off school supplies

Take advantage of Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend on August 7th through August 9th. During these dates, sales tax for clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be waived.

 

 

Girl Scout School Supply Drive

Girl Scout Troop 1008 will be hosting a School Supply Drive to help families who cannot afford items to prepare for school. The troop will be walking through Waterleaf on August 1st to pass out bags. They will return on August 8th to pick up the bags. Please consider donating! You may also drop off donations at 131 Sheep Trail.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

5th Annual Austin Pet Expo
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Palmer Events Center – www.austinpetexpo.com

Free Admission; Bring your pet! (Pet’s must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations)

Live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, author readings, Dozens of rescue groups will be on hand for pet adoptions, there will also be discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm & flea preventatives. Free nail trims!

Learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, pet behavior & training, traveling with your pet, different types of pets/breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, fun activities for you and your pet.

 

The 9th Scoop Austin Ice Cream Festival
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Fiesta Gardens – www.austinicecreamfestival.com

Bring yourself, your friends, your family and even your dog to the 9th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival and come scream with us. This event will include lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as what we all scream for ICE CREAM! Entry is $10 with FREE Ice Cream. Kids 8 and under are free!

Chick-Fil-A Girl’s Night Out
Monday, August 10, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Monday, August 10th for a special mother and daughter event full of food, glamour, and fun! Make a reservation at www.cfarestaurant.com/kyle/events for 5, 6, or 7PM to secure your spot!

 

 

Movies at the Lake – E.T
Friday, August 14 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle Park – 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle 78640

Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset and will be shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle – for additional information and directions visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

All movies are rated G or PG, and are free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

 

11th Annual Bat Fest
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Congress Ave Bridge – www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

Cost: Admission $15.00 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under free with an adult. VIP tickets are $150. Hours: 4pm to Midnight

Because bats are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence will begin but the flight usually begins between 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Neighborhood Traffic Safety

As our neighborhood continues to grow, so does the amount of traffic coming into and exiting our neighborhood. As a result, there is also an increased concern about safety in our community. An alarming number vehicles are speeding through the neighborhood and failing to come to a complete stop at Stop signs. These actions are incredibly dangerous and put the lives of our neighbors and children at risk.

Some reminders:

* The Speed limit in Waterleaf Falls is posted at 30 mph. Please be mindful of the posted limits and do not speed through our community. Saving a few seconds is not worth the life of your neighbors.

* Come to a complete stop at Stop signs. Failure to do so could result in a ticket and fine from the Kyle Police Department.

* Do not block sidewalks. The safest place to walk is the sidewalk, when you park blocking the sidewalks, neighbors are forced into the street and have a greater chance of being hit by a car. Make sure your vehicle is completely in the driveway. Kyle Police has been in the neighborhood issuing citations for this violation.

* Follow all traffic rules to maintain safety in our neighborhood.

Expansion of FM 150

FM 150 will soon be receiving some much needed improvements. According to the Hays County Government website:

The FM 150 Center Turn Lane project will widen the roadway to accommodate a 12’ wide center turn lane and 5’ shoulders throughout most of the project from Lox Drive to SH 21, a distance of 2.7 miles.

The project will also include extensions of cross culverts, safety improvements of existing side slopes, new signage and pavement markings, and will improve the ride quality of the roadway with cross slope corrections and the addition of a new pavement surface. The FM 150 Center Turn Lane project is an element of the County’s Partnership Program with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Visit www.co.hays.tx.us and look in the “News” tab for additional information.

 

Important Updates from July’s Neighborhood Watch Meeting

July’s monthly meeting was a big success. There were lots of new faces and community involvement! Chief Barnett, Officer James Plant from KPD, and Officer Briana Brecher from Kyle Animal Control were our guest speakers. A lot of information was shared. Here are some important reminders from KPD and Animal Control.

Updates from Kyle Police Department

Chief Barnett and Officer Plant discussed current events and incidents of the neighborhood and City of Kyle. The Call Report is listed on the “Crime Blotter” which lists calls from May and June.

Our speakers’ discussions included:

• Continue to call and report any suspicious activity. Waterleaf Falls residents are calling in and making reports, and KPD is pleased. They drive through the neighborhood as often as possible, and will continue. However, they need our help in watching when they are not here.

• Lock your cars, garages, gates, doors, and windows. Don’t make it easy for “crimes of opportunity” to occur. Keep your garage doors closed, even during daylight, if you are not in the direct vicinity.

• Lights, Light, Lights! Criminals do not want to be seen. Be sure your outdoor lights are on at night. Keep landscaping trimmed, as not to provide a hiding spot. And, add locks to your gates.

• Know your neighbors and surroundings. Know who is supposed to be here and who is not. Call and report the “not supposed to be here individuals”!

• There is a Citizen on Patrol class starting in August. Please contact Officer Plant for further details and sign up. This program gives the Kyle Citizen a detailed, behind the scenes look at the Kyle Police Department. Classes are held once a week for a couple of months.

 

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Updates from Kyle Animal Control

Officer Brecher would like to remind everyone:

• ALL cats and dogs MUST be registered with the City of Kyle yearly. The form can be found online at http://www.CityofKyle.com/forms, beside Animal Control. At this time, the annual registration fee per pet is $10.50 for Unaltered and $5.25 for Altered.

• ALL dogs must remain on a leash when out of their back yard. And yes, this means in your front yard too, if not fenced/secured. The only place they can be unleashed is in a fenced/secured yard.

• You must remove any feces deposits when outside of your yard. Further, while in or on any City of Kyle Parks, Trails, or Open Spaces, you must carry a device to remove any deposits.

• ALL bites and scratches must be reported to Animal Control. Rabies vaccine will be verified among other things.

• Report ALL wandering dogs, as well as dogs being held if found, to Animal Control. This will help get pets home should the owners call inquiring about their pet.

• Walk your yard checking for spots your dogs can escape thru and make repairs immediately. Keep your gates locked.

Officer Brecher can be reached at (512) 268-3232.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board  Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 2015
6:30 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, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 8, 2015
11:00 AM – Park Pavilion

Social Committee will be meeting to discuss and plan events for end of summer, etc. We need your help to make it happen. Bring your ideas!

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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Communication Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Communication Committee is looking for additional committee chairs to join the team. Due to the nature of the work, we are looking for very specific qualifications. Those interested should have some website and/or graphic design background and experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress. Strong writing, editing, and communication skills are a MUST. If you are interested in joining, please send an email with your qualifications and samples of your work to waterleafcommunication@gmail.com and make plans to join our meeting. We look forward to working with you!

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the July Winners! 

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August nominations are due Friday, August 7th.
Submit a nomination form online or email your nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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Neighborhood Watch

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch had a very busy and exciting July. And moving forward through the year, we will continue the pace!

The 4th of July parade was enjoyed by many. Thank you to the Kyle Fire Department and Kyle Animal Control for joining us. There was plenty of red, white, and blue to celebrate as well as, popsicles at the park for a cool treat!

Congratulations go to 241 Violet – Waterleaf Fall’s 4th of July Stars and Stripes Yard Decoration winner! Great job!!

July’s monthly meeting was a big success. There were lots of new faces and community involvement! Chief Barnett, Officer James Plant from KPD, and Officer Briana Brecher from Kyle Animal Control were our guest speakers. A lot of information was shared.

Current News:

Neighborhood Watch has taken on the role, this past year, to get neighbors out to meet each other. The best we can do is look out for each other. And, the best way to do that is to know one another! It is especially important on your own street/block. As said above, know who is supposed to be here and who is not!

Patrolling –Neighborhood Watch does not have an organized patrol group and has not for over a year. Again, residents are encouraged to watch while walking and driving through the neighborhood as well as from your yard/house. Call KPD and report anything suspicious. The non-emergency number is (512) 268-3232. And, in the event of an emergency, dial 911. The group has worked with KPD in developing a patrol program with suggestions and rules, but we have not yet implemented it. Also, Facebook is a great tool to report information; however, please contact KPD first.

Please remember, and this is per KPD, DO NOT CONFRONT, let the police department handle the situation. There are many reasons for this – one being, for your own protection. Save the number on your phone, and call with a detailed description of the situation. Remember – If you see something, say something!

September fun coming!

KPD vs KFD Softball Tournament
Waterleaf Falls NW Scavenger Hunt
National Night Out

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National Night Out is a community-policing awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday in October, Texas wide. natw.org At this time, we are planning to hold it Tuesday, October 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the HOA Park. This year’s theme is Waterleaf Fall’s Old Time Carnival. We did get about ten (10) volunteers at last month’s meeting, which is awesome! However, we need more!!

The evening of the NNO event, we will need help with set up/clean up, food servers, and people to run carnival games. We’re also looking for someone who would like to be the “host.” This person will be on microphone, making announcements, and entertaining the crowd. And we need clowns! Happy, friendly clowns, who’s in? We also need game builders and crafters. These volunteers will work ahead of time building our games, which could include woodwork and painting. Perfect for our stay at home craft moms to do, or a fun family activity! We need your help in whatever capacity you can give!!

We gained a couple more Block Captains, keep the list going and volunteer!!

Finally, Neighborhood Watch is currently working on a Facebook page for our volunteers and community involvement. But, it’s not quite ready to launch yet. Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting is September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 at the HOA Pavilion. Please mark your calendars and bring a friend.

Please email us, if you are interested in helping or getting involved: Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Thank you from your Neighborhood Watch Chairs.
Michele, Jeff, and Nola

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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 940 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 2015 Newsletter

Download the PDF version of this month’s newsletter here: WLF Community Newsletter July 2015

If you’d like to OPT-OUT of receiving a physical newsletter by mail, please click here.

 

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

 

 

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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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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 via email by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

June 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version, click here: WLF Community Newsletter June 2015

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To All of Our Neighbors:

With Spring’s arrival came the much needed rain. It was wonderful to see the beautiful yards that many of our residents have taken so much time, energy, and pride in that helps make our little community beautiful. So much so, that it has been difficult to figure out who to nominate for the Yard of the Month. We invite everyone to nominate your own yard, a neighbor’s, or even a house you just happened to drive by that makes you think, “Wow, that yard looks great.” Send all of your nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com . By doing so, we think you being a part of the decisions that are made will help bring a sense of community here in Waterleaf Falls.

Another way you can help make decisions for Waterleaf Falls is by participating in our Governing Documents Review Task Force. As our time with KB Homes nears an end, it is time that we take a close look at some of the needed changes and updates to our Governing Documents. We invite you to review our current bylaws and DCCRs and contact the Task Force at waterleafbylaws@gmail.com with changes you feel are important to help keep the integrity of this community.

Also, don’t forget that school will be coming to a close during the first week of June. This means we will have children running around the neighborhood, riding their bicycles, skateboarding, and families walking to the swimming pool. We ask that you help protect our children and neighbors by being an attentive driver, obeying the speed limit and stopping at stop signs. Please help us keep all of our children and neighbors safe this summer.

As always, keep an eye on our calendar here in the newsletter for all of the great events happening around our neighborhood. We also hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you cooling off at the pool!

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

 

Community Calendar

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Neighborhood Watch Sidewalk Coloring Night

Everyone is encouraged to go out in front of their home and chalk it up for safety! Bring your family outside, design sidewalk art with a safety message and pictures. Then take a stroll through the neighborhood and see the masterpieces! Another way to say “hello” and meet your neighbors! Kyle PD and Kyle FD have been invited to come by the neighborhood if they have time to visit the neighborhood. Have fun!

 

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Keep our Neighborhood Safe!

Hays CISD’s last day of school is Wednesday, June 3rd which means many neighborhood children will be out enjoying their summer break. Each of us is responsible for the safety of ourselves and our neighbors.

Drivers

Obey all traffic laws
Be sure to come to a complete stop at stop signs and do not speed. The speed limit here is 30 MPH.

Watch for children
Keep an eye out for children playing outside. Watch out for bikes, balls, skateboards and other toys that may fly into the road.

No distracted driving
Kyle does not have a hands-free ordinance, but we should all be sure to put the phone down when driving for our safety and the safety of others.

 

Pedestrians  

Be street smart
Look both ways before crossing the street. Move out of the way quickly when vehicles are approaching.

Know where your children are
Make sure you and your kids have a system in place for checking in or be sure to stay close for supervision.

Use common courtesy
Be careful when outside not to disrupt neighbors’ lawns or lawn decor. Pick up after yourself and your pets.

Stay hydrated
Texas summers are HOT. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

 

Thank you!

PawsShelterandHumaneSocietySmallWe extend a huge thanks to PAWS of Central Texas right here in Kyle for their help and support during our pet microchipping event last month. It was a great success and we were able to help many neighbors ensure that they will be reunited with their pets in the event they are lost. Thank you to all of the individuals who volunteered their time to help with this event as well.

As a reminder, our Waterleaf Pet volunteers do keep a database of pet photos and owner contact information as another way to help pets get back home. If you would like to be added, email a photo of your pet and your contact information to waterleafpets@gmail.com

 

 

 

Water Safety Tips

Pool season is in full swing and as the temperatures rise, so will the pool traffic. Take time now to prepare your family for their visit to the pool. Water safety is extremely important to help prevent drowning and other incidents. Here is great guide from the YMCA.

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Summer Movie Programs

Movies at the Lake – The Boxtrolls
Friday, June 12, 2015 – Sunset
Lake Kyle Park – 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle 78640

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset and are shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle – visit cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3 for additional information and directions.

All movies are rated G or PG, and are free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

 

Buda Movies in the Park
Every weekend in Summer – Sunset
Buda City Park – 204 San Antonio Rd. Buda 78610

Movies are FREE to the public and you have the chance to see the movies all weekend long for some films!

June 5 – Tangled

June 12-14 – Paddington

June 19-21 – Muppets Most Wanted

June 26-28 – An American Tail

 

EVO KidFlix – Summer Movie Clubhouse
Begins June 9, 2015
EVO Entertainment 3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle 78640

EVO KidFLIX is a ten-week program of recently released family films. Starting June 9, we’ll have one of these movies every Tuesday at 10 am throughout the summer!

Pricing: Tickets to each show are just $1 at the box office, or you can purchase a KidFLIX Punch card and get into all 10 films for just $5!

Tickets will be available at the box office on June 1st, 2015.

June 9 – How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 16 – Boxtrolls

June 23 -Mr. Peabody and Sherman

June 30 – The LEGO Movie

 

San Marcos Movies in Your Park
Every Tuesday at Sunset
San Marcos Plaza Park

Come early, pick your perfect spot and enjoy the movie & festivities. Pre-movie games begin one hour before sunset. Free admission, bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions available for purchase.

June 9 – Planes Fire & Rescue (This one will be at the Commemorative Air Force Hangar at San Marcos Airport 1841 Airport Dr, San Marcos)

June 16 – Annie

June 23 – Cinderella (2015 version)

June 30 – The Mighty Ducks

 

Neighborhood Watch needs your help for upcoming events!

4th of July Parade. Saturday July 4
Let’s Celebrate America’s Independence!

Waterleaf’s 4th of July Parade. We will meet at the City Park on Abundance promptly at 9:40 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and end at the Pool Pavilion. Lets “RED WHITE and BLUE” it up! Decorate your bikes, pets (all on leashes), cars, tractors, and whatever else you can think of, even yourself! Scout troops, kids groups, veteran neighbors, clubs and organizations are all invited, so put your group together! We will enjoy a treat after our march. Route will be City Park on Abundance to Holly Grove to New Bridge to Waterleaf Park. No rain date.

4th of JULY NW “Stars and Stripes” Yard Decorating Contest!

Please have your home decorated by 4th of July morning. (This is in addition to the regular monthly Yard of the Month contest.) A gift certificate will be awarded to best patriotic yard in the neighborhood.

July Neighborhood Block Party

A Host/Hostess is needed to volunteer their front yard for the get together. We will help you plan, set-up/clean up and attend! You invite your immediate neighbors, everyone brings food to BBQ and a dish to pass. The Kyle Police and Fire usually attend depending on calls. We have had a lot of fun at these informal get togethers!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWORKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN KYLE CITY LIMITS (INCLUDES WATERLEAF)! 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.

 

 

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is here which means many are planning vacation(s). 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.

 

Committee Updates

Board Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 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, June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us to help plan more fun events for our community. Stay after the meeting for our first movie in the park to see Big Hero 6!

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!

Movie in the Park – Big Hero 6
Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Neighborhood Watch

Hello Neighbors!

Neighborhood Watch held its first BBQ of the summer this past month. Presentations were given on crime trends in Kyle and the central Texas area comparing Kyle’s stats to the central area. Tips were given on how to safeguard both our homes and ourselves. An overall agenda was given on the purpose of NW and what the future plans are. Thank you to Alex Martinez, and Rick and Nola Plumb who volunteered to help from set up to clean up and everything in between!

The Neighborhood Watch Committee is looking for a volunteer to join the team. Please let us know if you are interested! Email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Block Captains

A call out for Block Captains was given and we received 8 volunteers. Note that those volunteering on the longer roads are only responsible for about 10 – 12 homes on their streets. Continue to volunteer if you live on those please. Take the time to meet your Captain if they are on your street and remember with the number of homes we have here, we need many more. Please volunteer, we need YOU!

BLOCK CAPTAIN VOLUNTEERS

  • Richard Rodriguez – Wistoria Ct.
  • Alex Vara – New Bridge/Peachtree
  • Darla and Cary Damron – Mistletoe
  • Catalina Islas – Rummel
  • Holly Williamson – Apricot
  • Lisa Bible – Pomegranate Cv
  • Susan Coleman – Karrie
  • Michelle Cohen – Quinton Cv

Crime Blotter The blotter gives info on actual calls made to Kyle Police Dept. for service here in Waterleaf. This report posted is for January thru April of this year. We will try and get a monthly update each month. This info is calls only, no results given. Please remember the importance of calling in anything you see suspicious!

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Kyle Police Non-Emergency 512.268.3232

Emergency 911

Stay safe, Michele, Jeff and Jason

 

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our May Winners!

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2015 Newsletter

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

If you’d like to OPT-OUT of receiving a physical newsletter by mail, please click here.

 

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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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

 

 

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2015 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors:

With the cold of winter giving way to some warmer weather the neighborhood has certainly been busy with everyone starting to get their gardens planted. Spring is definitely in the air! So, naturally, our Social Committee has been hard at work planning our annual Spring Fling event. They will have some exciting activities for the kids and maybe even a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Be sure to bring the whole family out to celebrate with your neighbors!

We would also like to remind everyone about the Waterleaf Falls HOA Annual Meeting coming up on March 7th. This year’s meeting will be held at the Historic Kyle City Hall located at 109 Burleson Road in Downtown Kyle Square. Sign in will start at 8:30 AM and the meeting will start promptly at 9:00 AM. As always, this meeting is your opportunity to learn about what your Board will be working on in the upcoming year, and to hear your valuable input. Also, this year we will be electing 3 residents to be on the Board of Directors. This means that starting this year the Board will be completely comprised of residents from our community! So come by and participate in helping make this community great!

Jason Lolley, David Vail, Tracy Scheel

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WATERLEAF FALLS HOA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30 AM Sign In
9:00 AM Meeting Begins

Historic City Hall
109 Burleson Rd
Kyle, TX 78640

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
No separate childcare is available.

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Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – we 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.

PROXY BALLOT – Meeting notices and proxy ballots have been mailed to all owners. If you are unable to attend, please make certain to give your proxy to a neighbor you trust to vote on your behalf. You may also e-mail your proxy to a board member at waterleafboard@gmail.com or our property manager Jim Smitherman (jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com)  **IMPORTANT** If you would like your proxy to count toward quorum, but do NOT want the person to vote on your behalf, please write “FOR ATTENDANCE/QUORUM USE ONLY” at the top of your proxy form.

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS – We will be electing 3 new resident board members at this meeting, which will give our residents complete control of community operations. We have been accepting nominations for representatives for some time and their bio is provided in this newsletter for your review. Nominations for residential board members will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.

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Updates to Our Community Pool

At our last board meeting, the board approved updates to our pool and pool area. Work has already begun to re-plaster the pool, which has been overdue. The tile and surfaces will also be fully cleaned before filling the pool back up in preparation for the upcoming pool season.

We will also be working to fix the pool furniture and order new pieces, if necessary. All of the work will be completed in time for our pool to open up in May.

If you have not received a pool key since last season, you may now do so by logging in to your account at goodwintx.com

 

 

Resident Board Member Nominees

The following individuals submitted their interest form along with a bio for residents to consider during voting at the annual meeting. Please note that nominations are still being accepted and will be accepted at the meeting. Make plans to attend to cast your vote for a residential representative on your HOA Board of Directors.

Darla Damron

Darla Damron is a devoted wife and mother of seven children. She was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area. She graduated from Lockhart ISD, Lockhart, TX. She attended Sul Ross State University and Southwest Texas State University. She also took continuing education courses at De Anza College and West Valley College in California. She lived in California for 21 years until she and her family moved to Kyle, TX in 2008. She and her family have lived in the Waterleaf neighborhood since September 2009.

In the past six years she has served on several Waterleaf Falls HOA committees, including Co-chair on the first Core Committee, Social Committee, Welcome Committee, Pool Committee, and Yard-of-the-Month Committee.

She has worked for Lockhart Independent School District as the Superintendent/School Board Secretary for six years. As their Secretary she supports the Superintendent of Schools and supports the Board of Education by preparing for bi-monthly School Board meetings. Darla enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, hiking, walking, and traveling to California to visit her older children. She is an active member in her church. She loves serving and feels that serving others is the best way to make a person and a community stronger.

Megan Honick

My name is Megan Honick; Chris whom has been my wonderful husband of 8 years and also a beautiful daughter Ashley that is 6 years old and you may have seen her around selling the Famous Girl Scout Cookies. My Family and I moved here from Las Vegas, Nv almost 2 years ago, we had an opportunity to better my daughter’s life and ours by moving to the Wonderful state of Texas and we chose Kyle for better schooling as well as the Best communities around. I have been the Social Committee Chair for about 6 months now and I feel like I can do more to help my extended family! I would be Honored to be your voice of the Waterleaf Community and make it the Best in Kyle!

Jason Lolley

Jason and his family have lived in Waterleaf Falls for 2.5 years. In that time, he has served as a Neighborhood Watch Committee Chair and was part of the task force that reviewed and amended the HOA by-laws in 2013. He was appointed to the Board in December 2014 to fill a position left vacant by the resignation of one the KB members.

Angela McGrady

My name is Angela McGrady and I moved to Waterleaf Falls in March of 2011. We relocated to Kyle in July of 2008 from Atlanta, GA. My family consists of my husband, Jason, my five-year-old son, Zander and our three-year-old Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix) Kahlua. We selected this area because we liked the small town feel of Kyle and were accustomed to living in the suburbs of a large city. Waterleaf seemed the perfect choice and we have grown to love our friends and neighbors, who call it home.

I have been very involved in the community since early 2012, when I became a Chair of the Social Committee. I love meeting neighbors and helping with activities. However, my strengths are more in communication, writing, and organization, so in 2013 I joined the Communication Committee as a Chair. In addition to aiding my co-chair in the newsletter, signage, and website, I also act as a Moderator on the Waterleaf Subdivision Facebook Group. I help to ensure that accurate information is shared with the community and all residents have a respectful avenue in which to share information.

One of my passions is to volunteer with non-profit groups. I have assisted PAWS Animal Shelter and Humane Society in a pet micro-chipping event in Waterleaf, and would like to plan another this spring. My position in Commercial Real Estate affords me the opportunity to work with and support local organizations, so I am no stranger to volunteering my time, and by electing me as a director to the Board, I will serve Waterleaf with the same enthusiasm and effort that I offer to all of my organizations. In closing, I hope that you would consider me a strong candidate for this position. My education, experience, and skills would lend well to this appointment and I would like to see the community have a smooth transition from developer-run to resident-led board.

 

 

 

Free Kyle PD Tips iPhone App

The Kyle Police Department and Tip411 presents a Free iPhone app to make submitting an anonymous tip quick and even easier.

KylePD Tips app provides citizens with the ability to submit anonymous tips (with a photo attachment option) to the Kyle Police Department. The application also features an anonymous two way interaction between the tipster and Kyle PD.

Search “KylePD Tips” on the iPhone App Store.

Visit www.citizenobserver.com for information about Tip411 and how to text or email your annonymous tip as well.

This system is NOT intended to replace emergency phone calls. If you ever have an emergency, ALWAYS dial 911!

 

 

Yard of the Month Process

A new season for Yard of the Month will begin in April! This is a reminder of the new process put in place for this year’s selection process.

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.

Correction to December YoM

Last month’s newsletter incorrectly stated that the December Yard of the Month Christmas Decorations Winner was 650 Apricot. YoM inadvertently submitted the wrong address, the true winner for December was 605 Apricot. Congratulations!

We look forward to a new year for Yard of the Month. Please take a moment to look over the new process and head over to our community website to submit your nominations now!

 

 

Committee Updates

HOA Property Inspection
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, March 13, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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 link www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDS5STH to give us your ideas.

Don’t forget about our annual garage sale coming April 18th.

Social Committee Spring Fling
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Spring Fling flyer

Please come join us in a fun filled day! We will have an Easter egg hunt for children ages 5 and under starting at 11:15am and one for children 6 and up starting at 11:45am. We will have bounce houses, cookie decorating and a craft workshop sponsored by the Home Depot. We might also have a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny so be sure to bring your camera.  We will be providing hot dogs and beverages so bring the family out and celebrate with us!
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Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch monthly meetings will be put on hold until late spring due to the lack of participation/attendance at the meetings. Once the weather warms up we will begin having monthly pot-luck BBQ’s around the community. The past BBQ’s we had last year brought more people out which served our purpose of neighbors getting to know each other. We had Kyle Police and Fire attend and no matter the location of the particular block, all resident families are invited. If you would like to volunteer your front yard/street please send us an email and we will get everything set up with you.

There seems to be a lot of complaints of people driving much too fast in the neighborhood. Even though posted speed limit is 30 mph unless otherwise noted, this speed is quite fast for the size of community we are. We have so many children here in Waterleaf and adults who are walking, running, biking and going to and from school in the mornings and afternoons, that top priority should be the safety of all. Let’s slow down, follow or even drop down speed limit, and give the kids and adults a friendly wave. There is nothing more important than slowing down to avoid an accident or worse, that only has us giving up a minute or so.

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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Welcome Committee

Our next quarterly meeting will be April 5, 2015. We will be brainstorming new ideas for items to include in the welcome 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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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 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

February 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here to download:  Community Newsletter February 2015.
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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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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 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