January 2015 Newsletter

For the PDF Version of this newsletter, download here: Community Newsletter Jan 15

To All of Our Neighbors, 

Happy New Year! The neighborhood has been looking bright and festive for the holiday season. David and I would like to say welcome to the newest Resident Board Member, Jason Lolley, to the Board. His appointment and April’s resignation leaves the majority vote of the Board in the hands of the residents of our neighborhood and no longer in KB’s control. What this means for our neighbors is that you have a louder voice in what happens in your neighborhood. Every odd numbered month we will have a core committee meeting to discuss issues in a more informal setting and every even numbered month we will have a formal board meeting. Everyone is encouraged to come and participate in these meetings. We are here for you and this community.

Also, it has been brought to our attention that people have been propping open the front gate to the pool pavilion. While we understand it can be a little inconvenient to have to bring your key card to the park just in case you, your family members or guests need to use the facilities, please remember that your assessment fees maintain the facility. Allowing neighbors who have had their pool pavilion privileges revoked for not staying current on assessments, or giving people who don’t live in the neighborhood access to the pavilion puts the message out that it is not important to pay your assessments, because you can still have the perks (so why pay).

With all of that said, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Tracy and David

 

 

Community Calendar

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

5     ::     Trash & Recycle

6     ::     Hays CISD Returns to School 

7     ::     HOA Inspection

9     ::     Social Committee Meeting 7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

12   ::     Trash & Compost

15   ::     Core Committee Meeting 7:00 pm  – Park Pavilion

17   ::     Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 10:00 am – Park Pavilion

       ::     Social Committee Game Night & Pot Luck 7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

19   ::     Trash & Recycle

21   ::     HOA Inspection

26   ::     Trash & Compost  

 

 

Important Notice On Upcoming Annual Meeting

While March is still a few months away, this year’s annual meeting will be very important. We are still working out details regarding the date and time, but we ask that you please keep an eye on your newsletter and our community website for the announcement. Some important notes regarding this meeting:

ATTENDANCE – we will need at least 98 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

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 submit your nomination form as soon as possible. We would like to include a short bio for each candidate in the March newsletter and make sure proxy ballots are printed and mailed in a timely manner.

* Note * The deadline for the March newsletter is February 15th, so please plan to submit your information prior to that date, or you may not be included in the newsletter for resident consideration.

 

 

Important Reminder Regarding Leash Laws

Please observe leash laws.
City code states that all dogs must be restrained by fence, chain, or leash AT ALL TIMES. Make sure your dog is on a leash in ALL areas of our neighborhood. (This includes, but is not limited to, easement areas, sidewalks, parks, and new construction areas.)

Even if you are walking WITH your dog, it must be properly restrained. You can receive a citation and a fine for not following the city leash laws.

If you see a loose dog and cannot find the owner, you may contact our area Animal Control by phone at (512) 268-8800 – Please note the Animal Control Shelter is located in San Marcos. PAWS down the road is NOT animal control.

 

Getting Happier and Healthier in 2015

Setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2015

Have you already set your resolution for this new year? Or, are you still searching for the perfect one that you can actually stick with?! Here are a few great ideas from Forbes magazine about setting achievable goals for a happier and healthier 2015.

Get Physical
This is probably the number one resolution for many people and one of the most difficult to keep. According to Forbes, moving your body is one of the single best things you can do for yourself, both body and brain. Exercise also releases endorphins that can truly make you happier and feel better about yourself and your workout.

Get a Practice
Believe it or not getting in to a set routine can actually be very beneficial. You can choose to run, walk, practice yoga, write, pray, meditate, have a cup of tea as you relax by your window – whatever you decide, just make sure you do it everyday.

Eat Smarter and Simpler
Managing weight is another popular resolution that people often do not know how to start or how to maintain. If eating better is on your list, know that you don’t have to jump in to a crazy diet. Simply eating smarter by choosing better foods and smaller portions can do wonders. Consider adding a few “power foods” to your diet to improve your health. Forbes recommends:

  •  Blueberries, or any deeply-colored berry, because they are packed with antioxidants
  • Fatty fish, for the brain-healthy DHA and EPA varieties of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Leafy greens are rich in folate, iron, and other essential vitamins and nutrients
  • Turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties and has long been linked to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Make Real-life Connections
We’ve all read about the negative effects of social media, so make a concerted effort to reduce the amount of time you are “plugged- in” and replace that time with face-to-face interactions. With our Social Committee up and running, we will have many new activities and plenty of opportunities for you to get out and meet new people right here in your neighborhood!

Be of Service
Doing good for others is another great way of feeding your soul and making yourself feel better by paying-it-forward. Get involved with a local charity, the food bank, a homeless shelter, a church group, or just get a group of neighbors together to do good in our community.

For more ideas, check out “The 8 Best (and Kindest) New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make” on forbes.com

 

 

Upcoming Race Opportunities

Need some helping with getting physical for 2015? Check out some of the races coming up to help get you on the right track!

Kyle Chamber Kyle-O-Meter Resolution Run
January 1, 2015 – Race Starts at 9 am
Wallace Middle School
Info and Registration: kylechamber.org/pages/5K1

The Kyle-O-Meter Resolution is presented by the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau and is perfect motivation for those aiming toward a healthy lifestyle. Participants will be surrounded by local businesses that have a focus on healthy activities, including healthy tips, motivations, and a race guide to track their progress throughout the year. The entire family is encouraged to participate! The 5K race begins at 9 am followed by a Kids Dash. Strollers are welcome. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are well behaved and kept on a <6ft leash. Please pick up after your pet. Visit the site above for more information.

Color Fun Fest
January 11, 2015 – 2 Race Waves at 5 pm and 7 pm
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, 78724
Info and Registration: colorfunfest5k.com/locations/austin

If you’re looking for a fun way to ease into your healthier lifestyle, consider the Color Fun Fest! As day transforms into night and the dust settles from our day color run, we power up the strongest blacklights in the world to transition our day color run into a nighttime 5k color run festival called Color Fun Fest. Join us at the finish line as we celebrate life with an after party of mass color and high voltage dance music. Come one, come all, come spend your new years weekend with your family, friends and loved ones to create an EPIC night you will never forget.

This is also an excellent way to give back! The Color Fun Fest is partnering with local charity, U.R. Our Hope, an organization that helps families on the journey to diagnosis and helps them navigate the system with a rare diagnosis. Currently, 30-40% of children with special needs do not have a clear diagnosis. U. R. Our Hope helps these families get a diagnosis to find effective treatments and services. Visit urourhope.org/events to learn more about the organization and volunteer with them during this event.

 

 

3M Half Marathon
January 25, 2015 – Race Starts at 7 am
Starts at Stonelake Blvd (South of Loop 360 in North Austin)
Info and Registration: 3mhalfmarathon.com

Join us on Sunday, January 25 as a parade of participants take to the scenic streets of Austin to run ‘the fast half’. One of Austin’s largest road races, the 3M Half Marathon showcases some of the greatest sites this city has to offer as well as captures the vibrant energy that invigorates runners and spectators alike. While 7,000 participants will hit the ground running that morning, thousands more will be spectating, cheering and encouraging those runners, giving off the ecstatic energy of a 13.1 mile parade.

Race participation cap for the 3M Half Marathon is 6,500 runners. The race organizers strongly discourage anyone under the age of 16 from participating in this event. The following are prohibited from the course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

 

Polar Bear Splash
January 1, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Splash in the New Year on January 1st at Kyle Pool Take part in the Kyle tradition and make a “Splash” on January 1st at the Kyle Pool. There is no admission charge to join to take part in the Annual Polar Bear “Splash”. Light snacks and drinks available.

Schedule of Events, January 1st:

1:00pm – Pool Gates Open
1:25pm – Line up for Polar Bear Splash
1:30pm – Polar Bear Splash!
1:45pm – Polar Bear Club Door Prize Drawings
2:30pm – Pool gates close until Memorial Day Weekend

Polar Bear Club There is a Polar Bear Club that anyone can join. Registration at Kyle Parks Offices, 700 Lehman Rd (Lake Kyle), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm You can also register online or at the event

 

 

Bridal Fair at Texas Old Town
January 18, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Lane Kyle, 78640

Join us for our bridal fair and meet some fabulous vendors! You will also have the chance to tour ALL FOUR halls! Find everything you need to make your special day memorable. For more info or to RSVP, please contact info@texasoldtown.com or call 512.396.1800 – Visit us http://www.texasoldtown.com

 

Second Chance Christmas (For 50+)
January 24, 2015 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
San Marcos Activity Center 501 E Hopkins, San Marcos 78666

We’re keeping the holidays going with Second Chance Christmas, including holiday dinner provided by CTMC, and holiday dessert provided by WellMed. Please bring a re-wrapped gift to participate in our White Elephant Gift Exchange.

 

Stay Healthy During Flu Season

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Flu season officially runs from October through May, and the peak of the season is typically December through February. The State Health Department is reporting that current flu activity is high.

Flu symptoms include fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. People who catch the flu may pass it to others from 1 day before feeling ill to 5-7 days after getting sick.

In addition to the flu vaccine, you can protect yourself from the flu by washing your hands often, covering your cough, and avoiding touching eyes, mouth and nose too frequently. If you do become sick, stay home to avoid spreading the virus.

 

 

A Note from KPD Officer James Plant About National Night Out

“All, The City of Kyle was ranked 27th nationally this year for National Night Out Category 4- 15,000 to 49,999. This is up from 41st in 2013. This is a huge jump in ranking over the past year. It is contributed to more involvement by the community and police department. Kyle had over 20 parties throughout the city with more than 2000 members of the community who participated. We had 5 more parties this year then what we had last year and an increase of almost 1000 more participating this year than last year.

Each year it is the goal of the Kyle Police Department and myself to provide the best service possible to our residents. One way of providing a good service is educating the citizens on crime prevention and National Night Out is one of the best places to educate our residents and gives our residents the opportunity to meet each other and build a bond in the community.

2015 will be bigger and better than last year and the goal I have set will to have Kyle ranked in the top 10 nationally. ”

The Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch will be planning this coming year’s event at upcoming meetings, anyone wanting to volunteer please let us know. The more volunteers, the bigger the celebration we can have! Please keep an eye on your newsletter and our community website for meeting notices and come get involved in making this year’s celebration better than ever!

 

Committee Updates

 

 

Core Committee
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The board will rotate the Monthly Core and Board meetings beginning this month. 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.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
And
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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Neighborhood Watch
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:00 AM – Park Pavilion

We will be hosting a coffee with Kyle Police Department. Chief Barnett and Officer James Plant will attend. Please come out to meet them and your neighbors. They will be informing us of neighborhood and local incidents, safety tips and answer any questions you may have. If you would like, please email questions in to us and we will forward ahead of time to waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com Remember every neighbor is part of Neighborhood Watch. We are the eyes and ears and need to report anything you feel is suspicious. Call the non-emergency number (512) 268-3232 or in case of emergency 911.

Neighborhood Watch had money left in the budget to use by year end. We purchased two folding tables and one propane heater to be shared and used by all committees, we will also purchasing a sound system with microphone. These items along with other committee purchases will help make future meetings more successful. A special thank you to resident Dean Blackmor and Home Depot. Dean received a donation of 28 aprons for event volunteers to wear identifying them as such. Thank you!

We look forward to the new year and hope to see you attend our meetings! Please send any ideas you have for meetings, watch tips, concerns to us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Happy safe New Year to all!

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek
Neighborhood Watch Committee

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

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

Event: Game Night w/ Pot Luck & BYOB
Saturday, January 17, 2015
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

GameNight

Come join us for Game Night. Bring your favorite game (board game, cards, dominos, etc.) and get ready to have some fun! Also, bring a munchie to share with the group and your favorite beverage for you to enjoy. Alcohol beverage allowed, if you’re 21 years or older.

Don’t worry if it’s cold, we will have heaters. So, come see if Lady Luck shines down on you!

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December 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors:

Happy Holidays!!!! The neighborhood is starting to look very festive for the holidays. We can’t wait to see who wins the holiday decorating contest. After the success of the wine and beer tasting, we look forward to everyone getting together for the community Christmas party. We will be creating Christmas tree decorations, seeing Santa, decorating cookies, writing Christmas cards to send to soldiers and caroling. Please remember to stay safe.

However, remember that not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy this season and some may need help during this time of year. Please keep Kyle PD Blue Santa, PAWS, Wounded Warriors and homeless shelters around central Texas in mind this season as you celebrate. Also as the temperature drops, don’t forget your 4 “P’”s, Pets, Plants, Pipes and People. Shelter pets, wrap plants and pipes and make sure your friends and neighbors are able to stay warm.

Some HOA business for the future, in December, one of the KB board members will be stepping down and we will be replacing them with a resident board member. What this means for the future of the HOA is that we will have the majority vote on the board. Board meetings will be able to be scheduled on property and all decisions will be made by residents for the residents.

With that in mind, Happy Holidays and Happy Family no matter where they are.

David and Tracy
Resident Board Members

 

December 2014 Community Calendar

1 TRASH & COMPOST

3 HOA INSPECTION

8 TRASH & RECYCLE

12 SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

13 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY & CAROLING 4:00 PM PARK PAVILION

15 TRASH & COMPOST

17 HOA INSPECTION

19 HAYS CISD WINTER BREAK BEGINS

22 TRASH & RECYCLE

25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

29 TRASH & COMPOST

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

Waterleaf City Park Closed During Improvement Projects

Waterleaf Soccer Field  – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Waterleaf Softball Fields – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CITY PARK CLOSEDOur city park on Abundance Ln will be getting some long awaited upgrades over the next three or four months! The upgrades include shade structures over playscapes, new turf and irrigation for ball fields, and the installation of a drinking fountain. Please be mindful of the signs and taped off areas as the work is completed.

From the City of Kyle website:

“Work is scheduled to begin the first week of November when the football and baseball fields are prepared for new turf and irrigation. Some parts of the parks will be closed while work is being done and until grass is established on the sports fields.

‘We are excited to be able to provide our citizens with these much needed improvements in our park system,’ said Kerry Urbanowicz, City of Kyle Director of Parks and Recreation. ‘When these projects are complete we’ll be able to provide a quality experience for all residents at all of our parks year round. Unfortunately, there will be inconveniences while the projects are under construction. We ask for the public’s patience over the next several months while we are working to improve our facilities.’

The total cost of the park improvements is $395,000 and is part of the city operating budget approved by the city council for FY 2014-2015. ‘The City of Kyle has experienced some lean years recently,’ said Kyle Mayor Todd Webster. ‘However, we can now look carefully at the revenue being generated by our growth and allocate some of that money into our city facilities, programs and services and improve the quality of life for our residents. We are working hard to keep our city one we can be proud of and this is a big step in that direction.’

A complete list of parks projects and the timelines for their implementation and completion are available at http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/park-improvement-projects.

 

Kyle Police Vacation Watch Program

‘Tis the season for vacations! Unfortunately, ’tis also the season for holiday theft. Thieves are on the lookout for residences left empty by vacationers and for packages left in vehicles that are unlocked. Use caution this holiday season to prevent yourself from being a victim of crime.

If you will be out-of-town for an extended period of time, you can notify the Kyle Police Department by filling out a Vacation Watch Form. KPD will check your residence or business while you are away for up to 10 consecutive days.

Fill out the form online or download it at cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some tips if you will be away:

  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or TV on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • 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.

 

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are full of good company, good food, and beautiful decorations. But, did you know that cooking fires are three times more likely to occur during the holidays than any other day of the year? Don’t forget about your safety as you are enjoying the holiday season.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Keep the cooking range free of clutter.
  • Do not try to hold your child in one arm while cooking with the other
  • Never put a glass casserole or lid on the stove or over a burner. If it gets hot and explodes, it will send dangerous shards of glass in all directions.
  • Do NOT pour water on a grease fire! Turn off the burner, put on an oven mitt and smother the flames by carefully sliding a lid onto the pan.
  • Avoid using a turkey fryer. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers.
  • Check your lights, check them twice! Inspect all of your electric lights and decorations for damage or wear.
  • Do not overload sockets or extension cords.
  • Water, water, water your tree!
  • Have an escape plan. Set a plan for your family in the event of a fire and PRACTICE to be sure everyone is ready if a fire breaks out.
  • Don’t forget to blow out candles before you go to sleep.

 

HAYS CISD WINTER BREAK
DECEMBER 19, 2014 – JANUARY 5, 2015

All Hays CISD schools will be out for winter break, so please use extra caution as you drive through the neighborhood and keep an eye out for children. There may also be an influx in traffic due to families visiting for the holidays; drive safely!

 

Winter Activities for Kids

The kiddos will be out of school for a couple weeks and if you don’t have vacation plans, they are going to get bored awfully fast! Here are a few activities we rounded up for you to keep them occupied!

Fake Snow [Source]

Snow DoughRecipe for Snow Dough:
– 2 cups corn starch
– 1/3 to 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (you can use baby oil instead, just be careful with the little guys who put everything in their mouth)
– 3 -4 tablespoons silver glitter (Optional, but the glitter does give the dough a ‘snow’ look)

Mix it up in a tupperware bin and voila! Add some snow animal figurines and create a winter adventure right at home.

 

Candy Cane Paint [Source]

Candy Cane PaintTo make candy cane paint, you will need:
– Shaving Cream
– Red food coloring
– Peppermint extract
– A stir Stick

Fill a bowl or similar container with shaving cream. Add a few drops of peppermint extract and stir. Then add a few small drops of food coloring, spaced out over the shaving cream. Gently stir to create a swirled candy cane effect. Paint away! The little ones might enjoy painting the walls at bath time, which also makes cleanup easier for parents!

 

Melting Ice Science Experiment [Source]

Melting-Ice-Science-Experiment-with-Salt-and-Color_350[This one does take some overnight preparation]

Materials:
– Bowls or dishes (for making ice)
– A large tray with sides
– Salt
– Liquid watercolors or food coloring
– Droppers or a spoon

Instructions:

– Fill several different bowls of water and let them freeze overnight.
– Gently loosen the ice from their bowls with a little warm water. Place on a baking tray or large plastic art tray with a lip.
– Give the kids a bowl full of table salt and let them gently sprinkle over the ice domes.
– Squeeze drops of watercolor or food coloring over the ice domes for a fun colorful experiment. The color helps to bring out the ravines and crevices the salt creates as it is melting the ice. This makes for great conversation and scientific discovery about how the salt melts the ice.

Pinterest has many other great ideas to keep your kids busy this winter!

 

Winter Safety Tips

We have already had our first freeze of the season in November, but as Winter passes, you can expect the temps to continue dropping. You can help protect your home with a few tips from the Texas Department of Insurance:

Before the Freeze

  • Protect faucets, outdoor pipes, and exposed pipes in unheated areas by wrapping them with rags, newspaper, trash bags, or plastic foam.
  • Insulate your outdoor water meter box and be sure its lid is on tight.
  • Cover any vents around your home’s foundation.
  • Drain and store water hoses indoors.
  • Protect outdoor electrical pumps.
  • Drain swimming pool circulation systems or keep the pump motor running. (Run the pump motor only in a short freeze. Running the motor for long periods could damage it.)
  • Drain water sprinkler supply lines.
  • Open the cabinets under sinks in your kitchen and bathrooms to allow heated indoor air to circulate around the water pipes.
  • Set your thermostat at a minimum of 55 degrees, especially when you’re gone for an extended period.
  • Let indoor faucets drip; it isn’t necessary to run a stream of water.
  • Make sure you know where your home’s shut-off valve is and how to turn it on and off.
  • If you leave town, consider turning off your water at the shut-off valve while faucets are running to drain your pipes. Make sure you turn the faucets off before you turn the shut-off valve back on.
  • If you drain your pipes, contact your electric or gas utility company for instructions on protecting your water heater.

If Your Pipes Freeze

  • If a pipe bursts and floods your home, turn the water off at the shut-off valve. Call a plumber for help if you can’t find the broken pipe or if it’s inaccessible. Don’t turn the water back on until the pipe has been repaired.
  • If the pipe hasn’t burst, thaw it out with an electric heating pad, hair dryer, portable space heater, or towel soaked with hot water. Apply heat by slowly moving the heat source toward the coldest spot on the pipe. Never concentrate heat in one spot because cracking ice can shatter a pipe. Turn the faucet on and let it run until water pressure returns to normal.
  • Don’t use a blowtorch or other open-flame device. They are fire and carbon monoxide exposure risks.
  • Contact your insurance agent or company promptly. Follow up as soon as possible with a written claim to protect your rights under Texas’ prompt-payment law.
  • Review your coverage. Many homeowners and renters policies pay for property repair, and may also pay for debris removal and additional living expenses if you have to move temporarily because of damage to your home. If you can’t find your policy, ask your agent or company for a copy.
  • Homeowners policies may require you to make temporary repairs to protect your property from further damage. Your policy covers the cost of these repairs. Keep all receipts and damaged property for the adjuster to inspect. If possible, take photos or videos of the damage before making repairs. Don’t make permanent repairs. An insurance company may deny a claim if you make permanent repairs before an adjuster inspects the damage.
  • Most homeowners policies do not cover loss caused by freezing pipes while your house is unoccupied unless you used reasonable care to maintain heat in the building.

 

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City of Kyle Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2014 – 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City Square Park/Historic Kyle City Hall

The City of Kyle welcomes Santa to town once again. Join us at City Square Park for the official Kyle Kick off to the Holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures (you must bring your own camera, we will not have a photographer available). School choirs from local elementary, middle and high schools will be performing holiday songs, there will be free activities for the children, and food vendors to satisfy your hunger or thirst. Its always a great time. So come out and help us ring in the holiday season. The tree will be lit at 5:45 pm

Visit www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/santas-arrival for more info

 

Cross Plants Christmas Market Winter Fest
December 6, 2014 and December 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get in the Christmas spirit at Cross Plants and Produce! Bring your family and friends to this fun, Christmas event!

* Select the perfect Christmas tree for your home or business
* Do some shopping with our local vendor booths
* Have your picture taken with Santa from 3pm-4pm
* Have a mini-professional photo session with our photographer
* Hot cocoa
* Snacks
* Ornament craft for kids
* Face painting
* Free Christmas photo areas
* Farmer’s Market
* Santa Photos from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

sights_and_sound_christmas_tx_logo2San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas
December 3-6, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
San Marcos Plaza Park

Family fun, food, entertainment, carnival, and Santa!

Kids 12 & Under are Free! Nightly Admission is $5 Pre-sale admission and wristbands available at www.sights-n-sounds.org

Wednesday: Opening Night -Family Night – Half price carnival rides

Thursday: Texas State Night – Wear your Texas State shirt and enjoy $1 drinks! TXST faculty, staff and students may show school ID for discount. Kyle Park performs!!

Friday: Entertainment on the main stage, Mariachi performance, orchestra

Saturday: 5K & 1K Run 7:30 am registration 9:00 am start time Special music all night long!

Buda trail of lightsBudafest and Buda Trail of Lights
December 6-7, 2014 – 10:00 am to dusk both days
Buda City Park

Join Budafest and visit with over 100 craft vendors, enjoy the parade which begins at 10:00 am, have fun at the carnival and snack on a wide selection of locally prepared foods! Please go to budafest.org for more details

Buda Trail of Lights
December 11 – 13, 2014 and December 18-21, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Historic Stagecoach Park

Cheer will radiate as the Buda Trail of Lights returns for the 6th year of fun, fellowship, music, and holiday splendor!

 

 

65658_644631305603680_8937569086671146360_nAustin Trail of Lights
December 7 – 21, 2014

Come enjoy the 50th anniversary of the Austin Trail of Lights! There will be a variety of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Plan your trip at austintrailoflights.org – There will be pre-permitted parking ONLY at the park during the 2014 Trail of Lights. Motorists will not be allowed to wait and pay on site for parking. Extensive neighborhood restrictions will be in effect. Shuttle or bicycle arrival is the best option.

Trail of Lights is FREE Monday through Thursday and $3 Friday through Sunday.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

Board Meeting
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:30 PM – Park Pavilion

The next board of directors meeting of the Waterleaf Falls HOA will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion, Kyle TX.
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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Welcome Committee

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com Thank you, Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Social Committee
Friday, December 12, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Our events last month, the Wine & Beer Social Tasting by the Pool, as well as, the PAWS Community Drive, were both big successes. The Wine & Beer Social Tasting has been requested by a lot of residents to be repeated again in the Spring! The Social Committee will work on that with a few other twists. We also have many other events planned for the upcoming year, starting with Game Nights in January.

So 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.

Community Christmas Party & Caroling Trail
Saturday, December 13, 2014
4:00 PM – Park Pavilion

WLF Christmas

Come join us for our Community Christmas Party and Caroling Trail event! Here is a breakdown of the festivities:

1. Christmas Party starts at 4:00 PM at the Park Pavilion. We will have hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats for all. There will be cookie and ornament decorating. The ornaments will be put on our community Christmas tree. While the younger kids are decorating cookies, the older kids can help decorate the trailers for caroling. We will also have a White Elephant Exchange for the adults – we ask that every adult who wants to participate in this, please bring a gift (valued at $10 max) to exchange. There will be a Book Exchange for the kids – so, we are asking that every child wishing to participate please bring a book to exchange. And, of course, Santa Claus will also be there for photos. We will  also be creating cards to send to our soldiers overseas.

2. Caroling Trail will start at 6:00 PM. We say caroling trail, because we cannot possibly go to every street in our subdivision, since it has grown so big.

Here’s the planned Trail Route:

Leave Community Park on New Bridge Dr. to Waterleaf Blvd. to Gina Dr. to New Country Rd. to Sheep Trail Dr. to New Bridge Dr. back to the Park.

We will be leaving the Community Park at 6:00 PM with 2 trailers. Any one who wishes to follow us, in their own vehicle, and be part of our Christmas Parade is more than welcome. If you want to dress up or decorate for the event part, please do. If you do not live on the actual Trail Route, please come over to the nearest street to your street to partake in caroling and candy handout to the kids along the route.

Merry Christmas to All from the Social Committee!!

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Christmas Decoration Contest Judging
December 24, 2014

Make sure your lights are up and displayed for our judges!

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November 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, please click here to save or print: Community Newsletter Nov 2014

To All of Our Neighbors:

We hope everyone had a wonderfully scary Halloween and the turnout was great. We had a great response to National Night Out with a lot of neighbors coming out and meeting each other. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to have the community Garage Sale, but we look forward to the spring Garage Sale with much anticipation. The Pet Chip and Treat was a success and will help us keep our pets safe and brought back home if they happen to escape. Now we look to the future and the Holiday season.

We have been working hard to be more active in our communication with the neighborhood. As you may have seen, we have installed marquee signs at each of the entrances where meeting dates and special events will be posted. Please keep an eye out for these. Meetings posted are open to all, not just active committee members. If you are interested in what a committee is doing or would like to join the committee, please attend. Neighbors are working hard to get Social Committee restarted and would love as much help as possible. This newsletter should be received by all residents in the neighborhood, not just homeowners, so if you know a neighbor who has not received a newsletter, please have them contact the Communications Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com

Lastly as we enjoy family during this holiday season, please remember we will have more visitors in the community. We need to be more diligent when driving in the neighborhood for the children and slower drivers enjoying lights or who are lost. Please be careful out there.

Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you follow ALL safety precautions when frying those turkeys!

 

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

Nov 2014 Community Calendar

3     TRASH & COMPOST
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

8     SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 3:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

BEER & WINE SOCIAL TASTING UNDER THE STARS 7:00 PM – POOL PAVILION

PAWS COMMUNITY DRIVE 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

10   TRASH & RECYCLE
WELCOME COMMITTEE PACKET DELIVERY

12   HOA INSPECTION

17   TRASH & COMPOST

20   CORE COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

24   TRASH & RECYCLE

27   THANKSGIVING

 

Burglary Prevention – Protect Your Home and Vehicle

There have been many reports recently of neighbors having their vehicles, homes, and garages burglarized. In many cases, the home/vehicle was inadvertently left unlocked. Unfortunately, as the Holidays approach, theft will increase as thieves are looking for any and every opportunity.

Lock, Take, HideHere are some tips from Kyle Police Department to protect yourself from burglary:

  • Keep your house locked – Doors & Windows! Preferably dead bolt locks. Be sure your address is visible so the police can find you quickly.
  • Keep your Cars locked. Don’t leave items visible from windows. Computers, DVD players, cameras, purses etc.
  • Engrave Drivers license numbers on all valuables. Better yet, copy down serial numbers on computers, TV’s, Video cameras etc. If you have no serial numbers the police have no way to enter stolen items into the TCIC/NCIC system.
  • Call the police if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood. No call to the police is unimportant. Don’t think you are being overly cautious. Call us at (512) 268-3232 to make sure, or in the event of an emergency, call 911.
  • Remember the police cannot help if they don’t know. Don’t be afraid to call. You are the eyes and ears of the police. The police cannot do it alone.
  • Take note of cars or trucks and copy down license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions as well as descriptions of individuals. What type and color of shirt, coat, pants, race, height etc. Call Kyle Police Department at (512) 268-3232.

 

Donate to Our Local Food Bank

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)With the holidays upon us, let us all think about the many families in our area who do not have enough to eat. Pay it forward and consider making a donation to the Hays County Food Bank.

The HCFB accepts a wide variety of healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. All donated food items must be unopened and have an intact label. Canned or boxed foods that are beyond the expiration date may be accepted. Baby food, formula, and adult nutrition drinks like Ensure cannot be accepted once they are out of date. We also accept fresh produce from local farms or gardens.

 

Most needed items:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice and beans (preferably in 1-pound bags)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups

Learn more about where to donate at haysfoodbank.org

 

EVO Entertainment Films | Lanes | Games

EVOA brand new entertainment center is coming to Kyle! EVO Entertainment is set to open on November 21st. It is located at Kyle Crossing just West of IH 35 (Behind the Shell/Schlotzkys).

According to their website, “EVO™ is a 70,000 square foot Next Generation Hybrid Entertainment Center. When complete, this evolutionary facilty will include an 11 screen movie theatre featuring a state-of-the-art viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens, crisp, clear digital projection, and enhanced digital surround sound in all auditoriums. Our movie-going guests will also have the opportunity to experience our innovative EVX | Enhanced Visual Experience auditorium. This is a large format, premium viewing experience featuring a bigger, and “badder” 60ft screen, enhanced Dolby Atmos 3D Sound which delivers a powerful and dramatic new cinema-sound listening experience, as well as more comfortable, and luxurious seating.

EVO will also house a 14 lane bowling center, equipped with the latest in Brunswick bowling technologies, a 3,000 sq ft, “casino style” arcade floor showcasing the industries latest and greatest video and redemption arcades, as well as a full scale restaurant and bar. Simply put, EVO is the evolution of entertainment.”

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

4th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza Presented by Hays CISD
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10 am – 5 pm
Gregg Clarke Park – 1300 Center Park Rd Kyle

141027 mariachi flyerThis fundraising event will host a BBQ Chicken Plate, Silent Auction, Mariachi Music, Ballet Folklorico and more. This is a true celebration of our culture and community. There are over 340 mariachi student performers comprised of Lehman High Schools Los Lobos, Azul y Plata & Mariachi de Lehman, Wallace Middle School Mariachi, Simon Middle School Mariachi and Chapa Middle School Mariachi Juvenil de Armando Chapa. Special Guests include Texas State Salsa de Rio, Texas State University Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico by the Ruiz Dance Studio & Company and more adding every day!

 

Join local school and non-profit vendors as they showcase and sell Dia De Los Muertos art, host crafts for kids and carnival games! Come out for the food…come out for the music…come out and celebrate your community and culture! While you are there….check out our local vendors and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Money raised by this event will benefit the non-profit organizations including the Hays CISD Mariachi’s!

Finding Their Way Home: Expressions of Military Service and the Journey Back
Sunday, November 9, 2014 1 pm
Hays CISD Performing Arts Center – 979 Kohlers Crossing

FREE ADMISSION This is a special event to bring together area veterans and the community through an afternoon of song, poetry, prose, and art that convey stories and emotions forged from military service. The tone of the program is driven to impact people, calling attention to the unselfish and honorable men and women who have served this great country and connect those veterans to their community. Please join us for what promises to be a rewarding experience for all! Questions? Want to participate? Want to Sponsor the event? Contact: Steve Pulis, 512-569-2615 or wayhome1@amvets115.org

 

Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner & 40’s Swing Band Hangar Dance
November 9th, 2013 Centex Hangar at the San Marcos, Texas Airport
Dinner at 6-7:30pm, Dancing at 7:30-11pm Bucket Raffle / Dance Contest

The Sentimental Journey Orchestra playing 40’s Big Band Swing music $45/person – BYOB – Beer and Setups Available (no ice chests allowed)

For Information contact: Centex Wing Hangar at 512-396-1943 Website: www.cafcentex.com For more information & tickets call: Alison Ender (512) 396-0765 aender@centurylink.net

 

 

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Chip & Treat – Pet Microchip Event

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to Angela McGrady and Tracy Poudrier for organizing the microchip event. And we also appreciate Denise Alvarez for helping at the event! Thanks to these ladies, 20 fur-babies (18 dogs and 2 cats) now have microchips and will be able to find their owners should they ever be separated. And of course, a HUGE thank you to PAWS for coming out to our neighborhood to keep our pals safe. We’d like to do this again in the Spring, so keep an eye on our newsletter and website. You can also stop by PAWS at anytime to have your pet microchipped for $15.

Marquees

Have you noticed our new marquees at each entrance? Thank you to Larry Simone for helping us come up with a design and to our Communication Committee for keeping the signs up to date. We hope to see more community participation now that everyone can see all the great things happening in our neighborhood!

 

 

Committee Updates

 

 

CORE Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

The Core Committee meeting is the best place for all committee chairs to work together to plan future events and share information.

The time and location of the November Board meeting has yet to be determined. Please check back here for an updated time and location. You can also subscribe to e-mail updates on the right of this page and you will be e-mailed when a date is set.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee – Packet Delivery
Monday, November 10, 2014

Our next quarterly meeting will be January 4, 2015. We are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes, deliver packets to new neighbors, and we are always accepting donations from local business owners to include in these packets. If you are interested in joining, attend our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

 

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Neighborhood Watch
Monday, November 3, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Thank you Waterleaf Neighbors for making National Night Out a huge success! This was by far the biggest turn out for the event to date! We’d like to also thank Kyle Police Department, Kyle Fire Department, Mayor Todd Webster, Safety & Emergency Services Committee Member Damon Fogley, among others for visiting with us. Many ideas and concerns of both the neighborhood and City of Kyle were shared.

Thank you Lolita Doll with Re-Max (512) 415-9317, for donating the children’s bouncy house, this was a hit all night long! The kids also enjoyed the games! The candy jar “Guess the Pumpkins” game had 393 candy pieces inside. Winning guess goes to Roxanne Zuniga with 375.

Congratulations to our three participants for the dessert contest, all winners! 1st place – Alicia Torres with a black berry banana cream pie, 2nd place – (help us out here, we did not get her name!) with a coconut topped cream pie and 3rd place – Elise Loomis with white chocolate cranberry cookies. All three received a gift certificate.

Please join us Monday, November 3 at 7pm. We will be discussing neighborhood concerns and conducting a Patrolling 101 session led by Bill Sinor, who has joined on as Committee Chair with the group.

Have a safe and wonderful November, keep an eye out for each other and the neighborhood, especially with the holiday season approaching. Remember KPD wants to hear from us, report all suspicious and illegal activity seen to them. The more communication and calls we have to them the greater presence they will have here in the neighborhood. As always in an emergency dial 911, for non-emergency issues (512) 268-3232

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Neighborhood Watch at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek, Bill Sinor

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Social Committee
Saturday, November 8, 2014
3:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We are excited to announce that our Social Committee is up and running again, with new energetic leadership! We are planning numerous events for the coming year. We will be putting together all types of events for families, children, and adults alike. Here’s a brief preview of what’s to come:

1. Christmas Party followed by a Caroling Parade
2. BBQ Cook-off, including a 5K & 1K Run with Vendors
3. Fall Festival, including vendors and lots of events
4. Game nights

These are just a few of the exciting and fun events to come!

So, 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 neighbordhood that everyone desires to live in.

Our first committee meeting will be on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm at the Park Pavilion. We will also host our first adult social event and PAWS community drive on that Saturday.

If you have an idea and can’t come to our meeting, please send it to us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

Wine & Beer Social Tasting Under the Stars
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Waterleaf Pool

Wine Beer Social Tasting

Come join us under the stars by the pool for our first Wine & Beer Social Tasting. We ask that you bring a couple bottles of wine or beers to share at the social tasting. You never know, you might find a new favorite from the tastings! If you don’t drink, bring a non-alcoholic wine or beer to share. Light music, cheese, and crackers will be provided. If you have a favorite dip, feel free to bring it.

If it is raining, don’t worry, the event will be moved into the Pavilion. It will be your chance to see how we are going to “modify” the pavilion to accommodate future social events in the rain and during cold weather.

Come share in the festivities, meet your neighbors, and maybe make a new friend!

Please Note: This event is for adults only.

 

PAWS Community Drive for our 4-legged Pals
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

PAWS Drive

 

We are taking a collection to benefit PAWS Shelter of Central Texas here in Kyle. PAWS Shelter of Central Texas is a 501(C)3 non-profit, “No-Kill” facility. Please bring us any old blankets, dog and/or cat food, or any items that you wish to donate. We are kicking off the drive on the 8th and ask you to bring your donations to the park. If you are unable to make that time, you can donate until Nov. 15th! Donations should be dropped off at 131 Sheep Trail.

Here is a list of items, from the PAWS website, that are the most needed:

  • Dry kitten and adult dog food (the first ingredient must be meat. Some preferred brands: Purina One, Pro-Plan, Wellness, Evolve)
  • Cat Litter
  • Kongs, Balls, Durable Toys, Puzzle Toys
  • Cat and Dog Carriers
  • Cat Toys
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention
  • Blankets, Towels, Bath Mats
  • Martingale Collars and 6 ft leashes
  • Scratching Posts
  • Poop Bags
  • Gift Cards to Pet Supply Stores

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

Contribute

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

 

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

The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

October 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF Version of this newsletter, click here: Community Newsletter October 2014

To All of Our Neighbors,

As the pool season closes, the Holiday season begins. We look forward to the scary and creepy decorations for Halloween. October’s yard of the month will be awarded for the best Halloween decorations with a $50.00 Lowe’s gift card as the prize! So, get those goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out of storage and create a haunted house, a scary cemetery, or whatever your imagination dreams up.

Halloween looks to be a wonderful night of ghosts, super heroes and princessess. The little ones will be dressed ready for tricks or treats (they prefer treats). Please remember safety when driving through the neighborhood, and parents please keep an eye out for cars. If some would rather sit in their driveway to pass out treats rather than in their house, please feel welcome to do so. If you do not wish to partake in the festivities, please turn off your porch light (sorry neighborhood watch, but this is the one time we ask people to turn off their porch lights).

Neighborhood Watch will be sponsoring National Night Out on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30pm, please see article inside this newsletter. National Night Out is about getting out and meeting your neighbors, come to the park and meet your neighbors, enjoy some food, play in a bouncy house, and see the fire trucks.

Hopefully by the time you receive this newsletter, the new marquee signs will have been installed at the 3 entrances. We will have committee meeting dates and other important events posted on the marquee signs. A big thank you to Larry Simone for the design. Also at the entrances and around the neighborhood, you will see the Neighborhood Watch signs. Neighborhood Watch is working hard to get the network up and running to help ensure our community is safe for all of our neighbors.

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

October 2014 Community Calendar 

1      :: HOA INSPECTION

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

6      :: TRASH & COMPOST

7      :: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PARK PAVILION

11    :: COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

13    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

15    :: HOA INSPECTION

18    :: PET MICROCHIIP EVENT 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

20    :: TRASH & COMPOST

26    :: HALLOWEEN DECORATION CONTEST JUDGING

27    :: TRASH & RECYCLE

31    :: HALLOWEEN

BOARD MEETING DATE AND LOCATION TBD

 

POOL UPDATE

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 The pool is now closed for the 2014 season! It will re-open in May of 2015

 

 

 

Waterleaf Pet Microchip Event

Pet Microchip Event
Saturday, October 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE!! E-mail waterleafpets@gmail.com to schedule.

Bring your pet to get a microchip, provided by PAWS, for $15. Treats will be provided for your pets and a vendor who can provide custom personalized collars with identification will be on hand. Dress up your four-legged pal and join us at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion! Microchips will be placed by appointment only!

WLF Chip N Treat

 

Halloween

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts!

DO: 

  • Give neighbors plenty of time to get home and get ready. 6:30 is usually a good start time
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for cars and look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to guide your way as it gets darker.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you your treat.
  • Drivers: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for little ghouls, goblins, princesses, and superheroes!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate in the festivities.

DON’T:

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating this year. Please be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door. They may have also forgotten to turn off their light.
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. Be mindful of decorations and don’t leave candy wrappers on the ground.
  • Stay out too late!

Let’s have a safe and Happy Halloween!

The Trick-or Treat Project

PumpkinAs you prepare for Halloween, take in to consideration young Waterleaf residents who have special healthcare needs. Some children are not usually able to participate in trick-or- treating due to dietary restrictions, health conditions, or the inability to eat anything by mouth requiring all nutrition to go through a feeding tube. The Trick-Or-Treat Project aims to make Halloween fun available to ALL kids so these children can finally join their peers in this age old tradition.

Participation is simple. Include non-food items with your Halloween treats! No need to give up candy altogether, but include pencils, stickers, small toys, and other special items so all children can particpate. To learn more and print out special decals to show your participation this year, visit mommiesofmiracles.com/halloween/

Families with children who have special needs can also visit the site to print off labels to easily identify your children to the homes who decide to participate. Look for this pumpkin as you trick-or-treat this year!

 

 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch!

9th Annual Kyle Pumpkin Patch
Kyle United Methodist Church 408 W. Lockhart Street

Open: October 12-31, 2014 M-F: 2:30 – Dusk / Sat 9a – Dusk / Sun Noon – Dusk

There will be various prices for various sizes from under a dollar to over fifty. Also for sale are assorted fall-extras like gourds, and mini-pumpkins. There’s also going to be a pumpkin maze and several staged areas so you can get your annual fall pumpkin patch photo.

Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969 Bastrop, TX

Fall festival and Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms is open Saturdays from 10 am to 10 pm & on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm beginning September 27th through November 9th There are rides, games, a corn maze,pumpkin patch and farm animals Alcohol served for adults For more info visit bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls, TX

Sweet Berry Farm is open September 27th through November 2nd and is closed on Wednesdays. There are plenty of fun family activities including stuff your own scarecrow, hayrides, corn maze, pick your own flowers, and petting zoo

Hours Mon-Fri are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Closed ALL Wednesdays) Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm Visit sweetberryfarm.com for more information

 

UpcomingEvents

5th Annual Community Health Fair
Saturday, October 4th 10 am – 2pm
Seton Medical Center Hays 6001 Kyle Parkway

Join the staff and physicians of Seton Medical Center Hays for our community health fair and hlep us celebrate our 5-year anniversary! The lobby of Seton Hays will be filled with an estimated 80 vendors and medical care providers offering everything from blood pressure screenings to flu shots. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in: chair massages, community services, medicaid education, mammogram sign-ups and cervical screenings.

Hootenanny on the Hill
Saturday, October 11th 10 am – 2pm
Fergus Park and Fairway Fields – 450 Haupt Kyle, TX

HootLogo.jpg.w300h94Come out for a day of fun, including:

  • BBQ Cook-off
  • Chili Cook-off
  • 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K Fun Run
  • Hay Bale Critters
  • Scarecrow Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Petting Zoo
  • Jumpy Castles
  • and much more!!

Visit www.hootenannyonthehill.com for more information

Kyle Founders’ Parade
Saturday, October 18th 10 am
Begin at Gregg-Clarke Park

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, beginning at 10 am, 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.

 

98.1 KVET Kyle Fair & Music Fest
October 17th – 19th
Central Texas Speedway

Kyle Fair & Music FestFriday, Oct. 17th – Carnival Opens 5pm $20 All you can ride wristbands.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18th – Gates open at noon, music starts at 3 pm

Performers include: Keith Kelso, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Denny Herrin, and Departed

Carnival open at noon – $20 all you can ride wristbands

 

Sunday, Oct. 19th – Carnival Open 1 pm – 7 pm $20 wristbands

Race and Concert – $15 General Admission, Kids under 12 FREE

 

Visit centraltexasspeedway.com for more information and to purchase advance tickets.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014

NNO2014WNational Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family 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 Austin and across 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. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride!

Please fill out this brief survey to make sure we have enough food for all in attendance!

NNO2014

 

As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Thanks! See you at the Park!

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley and Jeff Swietek

Kyle Police Department Joins Nextdoor
Another tool to keep you safe

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We are excited to announce that the Kyle Police Department will be working with Nextdoor to provide crime and safety information to neighborhoods across the city. As part of this effort, you may see periodic updates from the police department on Nextdoor Waterleaf. The purpose of these updates is to share official alerts, news, and other notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood. It’s important to note that police staff can only see their own posts and replies to these posts. They will NOT be able to access or view any information that you and your neighbors have shared on Nextdoor Waterleaf.

Communicating with police staff is entirely voluntary, and you can see more information here. Please visit our Help Center if you have any questions.

Join Waterleaf’s Nextdoor site here: https://waterleaftx.nextdoor.com

 

 

Committee Updates

 

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING – TBD

The time and location of the October Board meeting has yet to be determined. Please check back here for an updated time and location. You can also subscribe to e-mail updates on the right of this page and you will be e-mailed when a date is set.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
&
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee
Sunday, October 5, 2014
6:30 pm – Park Pavilion

Join us as we plan future meetings and how we can welcome our new neighbors! The Welcome Committee gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community and only requires about two hours of your time each month. This is a great way to meet people in your community! If you are interested in joining, attned our meeting or contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com Thank you, Jana Wybo, Tricia Swietek, and Natalie Freeman

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Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Garage Sale

Time to clean out those closets and get ready for Fall!!  All Waterleaf residents are welcome to set up in their own garage/yard on Saturday, October 11th for our semi-annual Community Wide Garage Sale.

Residents are always welcome to host garage sales at any time, but twice a year, Waterleaf hosts a Community Wide Sale and invites people from Kyle and surrounding communities. This is the best chance to get lots of foot traffic! So, clean out those closets, set up your sale, and please help spread the word by sharing this on multiple garage sale sites! Please e-mail us at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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YardofMonth

Halloween Decoration Contest Judging
Sunday, October 26, 2014

October’s Yard of the Month will be awarded to the spooookiest house in the neighborhood! Set up your best decorations to compete in Yard of the Month’s decorating contest! The prize is a $50.00 gift card for Lowe’s

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Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be more involved in your community? All of our committees are entirely run by volunteers and are always looking for dedicated individuals to help coordinate events and keep our HOA running smoothly.

Our Social Committee is currently in need of a Committee Chair and Committee Members. Social is responsible for organizing community events like the Semi-Annual Garage Sale, Halloween event, Winter Party, and much more. If you love to plan events, we need you! Please email waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

All of our committees along with committee chairs and contact e-mails are listed on the front page of the newsletter. Simply e-mail the chairs or attend a meeting if you would like to get more involved. You can also submit a web contact form.

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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 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

September 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF Version, download here: Community Newsletter September 2014

To All of Our Neighbors, 

Congratulations to some of the parents in the neighborhood. You made it through another summer and the kiddos are back in school. However, that also means getting getting them to their after-school practice, providing dinner, and assuring that their homework is completed, all before bedtime.. And the kids think they have it rough.

The HOA is also undergoing changes. We will be replacing one KB Board of Directors member with another KB employee. We look forward to working with Gerry Poe who replaced Laurie Laura at the August Board of Directors meeting. Yes, you read correctly, the Board of Directors were finally able to meet on August 21. We also look forward to replacing another KB member with a third resident member by the end of the year, or sooner if possible. Please go to the waterleaffalls.com website for meeting minutes which will be posted after the September Board meeting and other updates.

Tracy went on a ride-along with the property inspector to understand the procedure better. After review, we will be discussing the lawn violations procedure with the management company. However, unfortunately, there were still quite a few residents whose trashcans were out in front and could be seen from the street as well as BBQ grills, trailers and other unsightly things. These will continue to get violation letters and fines if the infractions are not corrected prior to inspections. Please note the schedule in the calendar to the left. Our goal is that no letters need to be sent out. If you have a concern about a violation, please contact Jim Smitherman and he will rectify, if possible.

Have a wonderful Labor Day and remember the pool season ends at the end of September.

Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

 

Community Calendar

1      TRASH AND RECYCLE

3      HOA INSPECTION

8      TRASH AND COMPOST

10     WELCOME COMMITTEE PACKET DELIVERY MEET AT 6:30 PM – 220 MISTLETOE LN

11     CORE COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM – PARK PAVILION

15     TRASH AND RECYCLE

17     HOA INSPECTION

18     BOARD MEETING TIME & LOCATION TBD

22     TRASH AND COMPOST

28     POOL CLOSES FOR SEASON

29     TRASH AND RECYCLE

 

Pool Hours for September

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 5 am – 9 pm

Lifeguards Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 9 pm

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POOL CLOSES FOR THE SEASON:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28

 

 

The pool committee would also like to thank Larry Simone for all of his work in fixing the large tables and the side tables. Thank you!

 

 

Waterleaf Chip & Treat

Pet Microchip Event
Saturday, October 18th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your pet to get a microchip, provided by PAWS, for $15.

Treats will be provided for your pets and a vendor who can provide custom personalized collars with identification will be on hand.

Dress up your four-legged pal and join us at the Waterleaf Park Pavilion!

Microchips will be placed by appointment only! To set up an appointment or to volunteer to help with this event, please send an e-mail to waterleafpets@gmail.com

WLF Chip N Treat

 

 

Microchip Facts

Info From paws.org

Every two seconds a family companion is lost. Tragically many never make it back home because they lack identification. A microchip along with a collar and identification tag is the BEST ways to ensure you and your companion will be quickly reunited.

In today’s society we treat our companion animals as beloved members of the family. While we try to do everything to ensure their safety, unforeseen events like a broken fence, open window or damage resulting from a storm or earthquake, may result in our companion becoming lost.

Why microchip if they already wear a collar and tag?

Simply because collars can fall off or break, tags can be lost or wear off so they are illegible. A combination of a microchip, properly fitting collar and current identification tag, and keeping your companion properly confined, are the best insurance policies you can provide to keep your animal friend safe.

What is a microchip and how does it work?

• A microchip is a non-removable form of identification.

• About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a personal identification number that stays with your companion animal forever.

• A microchip is inserted under the skin of your companion with an injection and it is a safe and easy procedure.

• When a lost animal is found, it can be taken to a local animal shelter, veterinary office, or animal control agency and examined with a hand-held scanner that reads a code specific to your animal.

• Every animal with a microchip should be registered so that the 24-hour telephone hot-line can provide the finder with information necessary to help reunite you and your companion quickly. Ask about this when adopting.

Hopefully your companion will never need this protection, but microchip identification can help provide INSURANCE that you and your companion animal will be reunited after an accidental separation.

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014 
Time and Location TBD

The time and location for this month’s board meeting is yet to be determined. Please check back to this website for updates. Sign-up for e-mail updates to receive an update directly to your inbox as soon as it is available.

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
&
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting. As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals. If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at 512/502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

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Welcome Committee

Welcome Packet Delivery

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

Join us as we deliver Welcome Packets to our new neighbors! This is a great way to volunteer in your community and meet new people. Our next meeting will be on October 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Waterleaf Park Pavilion.

The Welcome Committee would like to thank the following businesses in Kyle who have donated items, coupons, and flyers for our Welcome Packets: Texas State Optical, Dickies, Sustainacycle – Sustainable Living Center of Kyle, Kyle Vision, Rustic Angel, Super Cuts, Kyle Flea Market, UPS Store, Firehouse Subs, Great Clips, KM Hair Design, KB Homes, Wings to Go, Go2Danz, Hands on Healing, Chamber of Kyle and Therapeutic Message Thank you Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be more involved in your community? All of our committees are entirely run by volunteers and are always looking for dedicated individuals to help coordinate events and keep our HOA running smoothly.

Our Social Committee is currently in need of a Committee Chair and Committee Members. Social is responsible for organizing community events like the Semi-Annual Garage Sale, Halloween event, Winter Party, and much more. If you love to plan events, we need you! Please email waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

All of our committees along with committee chairs and contact e-mails are listed on the front page of the newsletter. Simply e-mail the chairs or attend a meeting if you would like to get more involved. You can also submit a web contact form.

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YardofMonth

Congratulations to September’s Yard of the Month:

385 New Country!

October’s Yard of the Month will be for the best Halloween decorations, so let’s see what you ghouls and goblins can create!

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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 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

August 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter for download or print: WLF Aug 14 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors:

As our summer starts to wind down and the kids in the neighborhood are getting excited about the new school year (okay, maybe not), the HOA will be experiencing exciting changes of its own. We look to start the process of changing control of the Board of Directors from KB members to Resident members. Please see the article in regards to this process and call for nominations. With this change it will also mean that the HOA needs residents to volunteer to help with the running of the neighborhood. This includes joining committees such as neighborhood watch and welcome committees, as well as, helping to restart the social committee. The time commitment will be dependent on what you can do. This also means that the Board Meetings will move from the KB office to here in the neighborhood and possibly replace the monthly core committee meeting.

Concerns have also been raised about the process of violation letters and fines. Hopefully by the time this newsletter has gone out, we will have done a ride along with the inspector to determine the legitimacy of the claims and to rectify any peculiarities. An article is included in this newsletter describing the violation and fine procedure.

We, the current resident board members, are available if you have any questions. Please contact us at waterleafboard@gmail.com.

Hope everyone has a great finale to the summer.
Tracy Scheel and David Vail

 

Community Calendar for August 2014

4   :: Trash and Recycle

6   :: HOA Inspection

11 :: Trash and Compost

12 :: Neighborhood Watch Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

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

18 :: Trash and Recycle

20 :: HOA Inspection

21 :: Board Meeting – KB Office 10800 Pecan Park Blvd Ste #200 Austin 78750 (Call-in number will be posted prior to the meeting date)

25 :: Trash and Compost
     :: Hays CISD First Day of School – All campuses

 

Call for Resident Board Member Nominations

As many of you know, Roger Arriaga stepped down from KB homes and the Board of Directors prior to the annual meeting and John Zinsmeyer was elected as his replacement. However, due to the KB member’s schedules, we have not had a Board meeting since the annual meeting. KB has now replaced Roger and we will be voting to place him on the Board in the place of one of the KB members at the next Board meeting scheduled for August 21, 2014 at 9:30 am. This meeting will be to help get us caught up on issues in the neighborhood that we have not been able to since the annual meeting.

KB has expressed a serious interest in the neighborhood taking over the Board completely by next year’s annual meeting. We hope to be transitioning 2 of the KB board members prior to next year’s annual meeting. These 2 members will be up for election as well as the final member at the 2015 annual Meeting.

As was the 2 resident board members elected at the 2014 annual meeting, the terms will be 3 year terms. Responsibilities will include attendance of monthly Board of Director Meetings, interaction with the property manager as needed, and architectural approvals.

If interested, please contact Jim Smitherman by phone at (512) 502-2114 or via e-mail at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com for a nomination form.

 

Deed Restriction Violations and Fines Process

Goodwin Management, our property management company, has employed an independent property inspector to drive the neighborhood 2 time per month to check any violations of the covenants and deed restrictions. The inspector will take a picture of the violation and then enter these into a software system that generates a letter. This letter then gets mailed to the homeowner of record. The first letter is a courtesy letter explaining the violation and asking that it gets rectified. If not rectified by the next inspector visit, a second letter again explaining the violation and that if not rectified, the homeowner will receive a fine. Again if still not rectified by the next visit, a letter gets sent out regular and certified mail explaining a fine has been placed onto the homeowner’s account. The process takes up to 5 weeks before a fine is assessed. Fines will then accrue after each subsequent inspector visit. If, after more than $300.00 worth of fines have accrued and not paid, the privileges to the pool are revoked. Violations must remain cured for 6 months before removed from your record.

Timeline Review:

– 1st courtesy letter
– 2 weeks
– 2nd courtesy letter
– 2 weeks
– Certified fine notice/forced mow

Jim Smitherman, the property manager, does not see the letters prior to them getting sent out. If you receive a letter and have a question or want to appeal the violation, call him 512-502-2114 or e-mail him jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com.

We are not in the business of collecting fines. We would like for the inspector to drive through the neighborhood and not write any violations. In order to do this we have included the days that the inspector will be in the neighborhood on the calendar of events.

 

 

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HAYS CISD 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON AUGUST 25, 2014

Important Dates: 

  • August 4th & 5th – New Student Registration – Parents must register their child in person at their home school.  Visit www.hayscisd.net to verify which school your child will attend.
  • August 14th & 15th – High School Schedule Pickup
  • August 19th – Middle School Schedule Pickup
  • August 21st – Tobias Elementary Meet the Teacher Night 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • August 25 – First day of school – all grades

Registration for returning students is available online at www.hayscisd.net through August 29th.

School Supplies 

suppliesIt’s time to purchase your child’s school supplies!

All supply lists are available on the Hays CISD website.

Click your child’s grade for the full list.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Back to School Swim & Supply Drive
Friday, August 1, 2014
Kyle Pool 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us at the Kyle Pool for our  ‘Back to School Swim and Supply Drive’ this summer.  Your donation gets you in to the pool for a fun family night. Hope and Love 4 Kids will be on hand to collect school supply donations that will be distributed to local students in need.  The most needed items are: Composition Books, Dividers, Pink Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pocket Folders with Brads and Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper. A full list of School Supplies for Hays CISD can be found at   www.hayscisd.net.  We encourage everyone to come out and have a great time but to also bring a donation for those in the community that are in need. (Regular entry fees will apply without donation.) For more information or if you have questions please contact our office at 512-262-3939. Information also on the City of Kyle website.

Concerts for a Cause: Rockaroni & Cheese
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St Kyle – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Movie in the Park 
Friday, August 15, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd
Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special showing of “The Lego Movie”! Pack a picnic and come enjoy a movie before school starts!

 

Pet Reminders

  • Leash Law – Please remember the City of Kyle does have a leash law requiring dogs to be kept on a leash at all times. 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.
  • 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.
  • Lost Dogs – If you lose your dog, check with your neighbors to see if your pet has been seen nearby. Contact PAWS and the San Marcos Animal Shelter to see if your pet has been brought in to their location. Several sites will provide free signs and cross-posting.
  • Found Dogs – If you happen to find a dog near your home and you cannot find contact information, the PAWS shelter can scan the pet for a microchip. Ask your neighbors if they recognize the pet. If you are unable to keep the pet until the owner is found, contact Kyle Animal Control at 512.268.8800

Waterleaf Pet Microchip Event

Keep an eye on the newsletter and our website for information regarding an upcoming event to microchip your pets. The last unofficial event was hugely successful and Waterleaf would like to host this event again in the near future. We are working on a September or October date when the temps have cooled down a little bit.

 

Watering Restrictions

Current restriction from County Line Special Utility District: Even though we have been receiving rain: Stage III Water Rationing is in effect: Outside watering between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm is strictly prohibited. Customers whose address ends with an even number is asked to water only on Sunday. Customers whose address ends with an odd number is asked to water only on Saturday. Washing of vehicles, boats, etc is strictly prohibited. County Line Special Utility District Board of Directors and Staff thanks you and greatly appreciates your effort to help conserve our water supply sources.

 

Committee Updates

 

 

CORE COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014 
9:30 am – KB Office

The KB Office is located at 10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Ste #200 Austin, TX 78750. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may join the meeting via telephone. As the call-in number is subject to change per the management company, please visit our community website a few days prior to the meeting for the correct call-in number and passcode

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HOA Property Inspection

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
&
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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

Neighborhood Watch would like to remind you to take precautions with your pets as the temperatures continue to rise.

Here are some heat safety tips from the SPCA:

  • Walk dogs early in the morning or in the evening hours instead of in the middle of the day when it’s hottest. Overweight and older pets are more likely to overheat during hot weather, so it is important to keep them fit and trim.
  • Some pet owners prefer to leave their animal friends outside. If that is the case, your pet must always have shelter available to protect it from extreme temperatures and inclement weather. Also, consider providing a wading pool filled with water for your companion to cool off in during the hot days of summer.
  • Consider installing a doggie door. Dogs can visit the potty area outside and access the air-conditioned house during the day.
  • Provide your pet with fresh, cool water every day in a tip-proof bowl. Remember that metal bowls left in the sun can get hot, so always put water bowls in the shade. Don’t forget the ice!
  • Allow water hoses to run for several seconds or minutes–until water cools–before spraying your dog or filling his water bowl.
  • Keep your pet well groomed, but resist the temptation to shave off all of his hair in an effort to keep him cool. A pet’s coat can protect him from sunburn and acts as cooling insulation.
  • Never leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows cracked. It takes only minutes for a dog or cat to suffer a heat stroke. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a locked car can reach 120 degrees in under ten minutes. Should you see a pet left alone in a parked car, please call 911.

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek

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WELCOME COMMITTEE UPDATE

The Welcome Committee has been working diligently to deliver Welcome packets to all of the new residents in Waterleaf over the last several months. Now that all deliveries are current, we will be meeting quarterly instead of monthly. Our next meeting will be on October 5th at 7pm in the park pavilion. The Welcome Committee gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community and only requires about two hours of your time each month. This is a great way to meet people in your community! Please contact us at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

Thank you
Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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YardofMonth

Congratulations to August’s Yard of the Month!!

233 Connor Elkins

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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 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

June 2014 Newsletter

The PDF version of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here: WLF June 2014 Newsletter

To All of Our Neighbors,

As we look forward to the beginning of summer, continued warm weather, backyard grilling and the outdoors, please take a moment to say hello to your neighbors. We have had a bit of a rocky start to the pool season, but we think the people who have been able to brave the cold water have enjoyed the pool and all of our amenities in the park area. The younger, more agile ones appear to be having a good time at the basketball court.

We look forward to meeting several of you at the neighborhood watch block parties that will be scheduled throughout the community. We will be a neighborhood of 1,000 homes, all of which are members of neighborhood watch, please keep an eye out to make sure everyone and everything is safe and sound. If you would like to do more for neighborhood watch and/or any other committee, please check out the calendar of events for meeting dates and times. All committees could use help in some way.

For those of you asking about Board Meetings, once we hear from the builder members of the Board, we will schedule a meeting date and time. We will get the word out as best we can through the website. If you have not signed up, we encourage you to do so. This is the best way for us to inform everyone in the neighborhood.

Have a great Summer,
David and Tracy

 

June Calendar

1 WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION

2 TRASH & COMPOST

9 TRASH & RECYCLE
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
   7 PM – PARK PAVILION 

12 CORE COMMITTEE MEETING
    7 PM – PARK PAVILION

16 TRASH & COMPOST

23 TRASH & RECYCLE

30 TRASH & COMPOST

 

Pool Updates

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 5:00am to 9:00pm
CLOSED Mondays for cleaning and maintenance.

Lifeguard Hours : Tuesday – Friday  12:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm

If you still need a new pool key card, log on to poolkey.com to request one online. If you are having issues with your key card not working, please contact our property manager, Jim Smitherman at jim.smitherman@goodwintx.com or via phone at 512.502.2114

 

Reminder: Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

Violation Notices & Fines will resume this month

Remember that the board voted to resume enforcing our current DCCRS which state that trash cans must be hidden from street view. Violation notices and fines will resume starting June 1, 2014. If someone has a suggestion to cover the trash cans and still follow DCCRs please contact us.

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

 

CPR & First Aid Training

There has been an increased interest in CPR and First Aid training and certification. We have begun to contact programs about providing a training specifically for Waterleaf residents. In order to bring one of these programs to Waterleaf, we need to have a definite head count to minimize costs for everyone. Once we have established an interest, we will move forward with planning dates and times for training. It would likely be on a weekend due to the time required for the class.

If you would be interested in attending, please e-mail the Communication Committee at waterleafcommunication@gmail.com with the subject: “CPR and First Aid Training.” Please provide your name, e-mail and number of people who would attend (including yourself). We will e-mail you to let you know if/when a class is scheduled. Be assured that the provider we choose will be a certified trainer with the American Heart Association.

 

Drowning Prevention Tips

Summer is in full swing and the Waterleaf Pool is everyone’s favorite place to cool off.  It is important to learn about water safety to protect children from drowning.  Visit colinshope.org for more drowning prevention tips.

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin's Hope

Drowning Prevention Tips from Colin’s Hope

 

Caution! Kids at Play

caution_KIDS_AT_PLAY_1024x1024The last day of school for Hays CISD is Friday, June 6th. That means the kids will be playing outside, visiting the pool and parks around the neighborhood.

Here are some tips to keep kids safe this summer:

Pool Safety: Visit Colin’s Hope for drowning prevention tips and to review water safety with your child.

Prevent Sunburn: Wear Sunscreen when playing outside or swimming

Prevent Bites & Stings: Wear Insect repellant when outdoors

Playground safety: Check playground before letting kids play for hot surfaces and unsafe areas. Make sure kids do not have clothing so loose that it can catch on equipment. Also encourage closed-toe shoes over flip flops to protect feet.

Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet when bike riding.

Stay Cool: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very serious for children. Make sure kids come in for breaks and drink plenty of water. Signs of heat exhaustion include feeling thirsty, fatigue, cramps (legs or abdominal). Signs of heatstroke include dizziness, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting and changes in blood pressure.

Drivers, please use extra caution while driving. Slow down when you are driving through the neighborhood and come to a complete stop at stop signs. Be mindful of children playing and treat their safety as if it were your own child. Stay safe and have fun!

 

Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tips

It’s snake season again. A few things to remember to help avoid snake bites. Although non-venomous snakes are actually beneficial (if 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.

Visit WaterleafFalls.com for more information and to sign-up for e-mail updates for the rest of this month’s tips.

 

Waterleaf Police Blotter

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UpcomingEvents

 

 

2nd_annual_pet_fairKyle Animal Control 2nd Annual Pet Fair
Saturday, June 7, 2014
City Square Park – 101 S. Burleson St.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bring your favorite animals out for a fun afternoon with your family and friends to enjoy vendors/booths, Animal Control information and pet registration, vaccine clinic, food, bouncy castle, contests, K-9 demo and much more. For more information about this event contact Briana at bbrecher@cityofkyle.com

 

 

 

 

Concert For a CauseConcerts for a Cause: Brotherhood of the Girl
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

First Saturdays are to raise money and awareness for a different charity that does good in Kyle. This month’s concert benefits Hope & Love 4 Kids Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.

 

 

 

despicable-me-2-Movie in the Park
Friday, June 13, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd

Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special showing of Despicable Me 2 at Lake Kyle. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a fun family evening. To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

 

 

Buda Movies in the Park
Buda City Park – 204 San Antonio Rd 78610
Movies start at 9 pm

Bring the family, lawn chairs, blanket, picnic basket, and dog for a night under the stars and enjoy a family friendly movie. Paid concessions will be available.

June 6 – Frozen       June 13 – Brave      June 20 – Mary Poppins       June 27 – Wizard of Oz

 

 

San Marcos 6th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, June 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Activity Center – 501 E Hopkins 78666

Young ladies, ages 1+, join us for our 6th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance the Friday before Father’s Day! It will be a semi-formal dance with music of all generations and types, cookies and punch, goodies from Mia Bella Bakery, polaroid photos for $3, crafts and more! There will also be a special treat for each girl that attends! Cost is $5/person and you can bring your dad, your uncle, a family friend or any other father-figure in your life! Starting June 9, the price goes up to $10 and if you buy on the day of, the price is $15. You can sign up ahead of time at the Parks and Recreation Main Office by calling (512.393.8400) or by registering in person (401 E. Hopkins) now!

 

San Marcos Midsummer Celebration
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Marcos Nature Center

Join us for a celebration of the longest day of the year. Arts and Crafts Market, Wandering Minstrels, Children’s Activities, Fairy Costume Contest  FREE Attendance. Enjoy a family night out in the beautiful wildscape gardens 430 Riverside Drive, next to Tourist Info Center on the access road of Interstate 35 South (Across Riverside from Herbert’s Taco Hut)

Please note: if you are using a GPS the address of 430 Riverside will take you to a back parking lot. Entering 498 Riverside gives better results and gets you closer to the building. We face the I35 frontage road.

 

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 12, 2014

7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Are you looking for FREE advertisement for your business? Contact the Welcome Committee and/or attend our meeting to find out how!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Join us Monday, June 9, 7:00pm to meet Mike Leas from Breadcrumbs Child Identification. He will cover how to handle the emergency situation of missing children and adults. Texas DPS will also be our guest, discussing Amber and Silver Alerts.

Thank you to Officer Plant from Kyle Police Department for holding our monthly meeting this past month. He updated us on the local crimes in Kyle and our neighborhood, future department plans which include a few new exciting programs for citizens, ideas for building the Neighborhood Watch, and a question answer chat with the neighbors present. Also mentioned, with summer comes an increase of crime. Keep cars, garages, windows and doors locked! Leave porch lights on every evening. Do not be an easy target for theft. The Department is researching Nextdoor.com, the app that is the buzz around the neighborhood and so far they are fans!

Officer Plant noted that calls from our neighborhood regarding suspicious people and/or vehicles are up for the last few months and for us to continue to call in whatever we see that looks out of place. As a reminder the non emergency number is (512) 268-3232 and of course for emergency 911.

We had a few new residents attend which was great to see and talked about our future plans. We will continue having monthly meetings with guest speakers on different topics. Planning National Night Out is in the works even though the date is not until the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhood Watch will begin it’s Tuesday Tips this month. A Safety tip will be posted every Tuesday of the month. The first tip will be posted in the Newsletter, the additional weeks will be found on Waterleaffalls.com Please be sure and register to the website for the Tips and other important information that is posted and emailed out to you, It will only take a minute to do this!

We wish all a happy, safe summer!

Michele, Jeff and Jason
Waterleaf Falls Neighborhood Watch
waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Block Party

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Four grills, hamburgers and hotdogs, neighbors meeting neighbors, Grammy’s ice cream, kids and the Kyle Fire Department made for a great night at Neighborhood Watch’s first BBQ Pot Luck! A special thanks to Natalie Freeman for her donation of soda to the BBQ. We had a lot of fun and kudos to Lt. Mike and his crew from KFD for spending the evening with us. The kids loved getting inside the shiny red fire truck/rescue unit and seeing all the equipment and how it is all used. They even got to put on the fire fighting protective wear, so fun! We also had a visit from KPD but was cut short due to a call.

We will do this again in another part of the neighborhood soon, so watch for details!

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to June’s Yard of the Month!

230 Sheep Trail

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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 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

 

May 2014 Newsletter

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

To All of Our Neighbors:

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

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

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

David and Tracy
Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar May 2014

 

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

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

5     ::     TRASH & COMPOST

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

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

12    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

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

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

17    ::    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
             BLOCK PARTY 6:00 PM

19    ::   TRASH & COMPOST

26    ::    TRASH & RECYCLE

 

Around the Neighborhood

 

Annual Meeting Updates

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Trash Cans to Remain Hidden

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

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

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Kindergarten Round-Up

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

You will need the following information to register your child:

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

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

KinderRoundUp

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Swimming Pool Season

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

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

 

Pool Utilization

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

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

Pool and Park Pavilion Reservations

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

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

The Park Pavilion does NOT have a maximum occupancy.

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

To Reserve either pavilion:

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

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

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

Have fun and enjoy the facilities!

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

Pool Rules

All Homeowners and Guests must abide by the following Rules:

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

 

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Neighborhood Watch

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

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

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

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

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Waterleaf Police Blotter
Result – Beginning this month a listing of the number of calls made to the police from the previous month will be posted in the newsletter. It is broken down by call types and the number of those calls. For a more detailed listing, the DAM report supplied by KPD will be posted monthly on the Waterleaf website on the Neighborhood Watch Page.

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Patrolling
Result – Details are being worked out on this topic. Remember, as stated by USAonwatch.org, and this comes from KPD as well, “USAonWatch.org does not advocate watch members taking any action when observing suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Community members only serve as the extra “eyes and ears” and should report their observations of suspicious activities to to their local law enforcement.” KPD states “trained law enforcement should be the only ones ever to take action, citizens should NEVER try to take action on those observations.” Watch, listen, report to police. Do not follow, approach, confront, circle, chase or take any other action. Watch and report. We are discussing further rules, tips, and the follow thru of reporting to the committee what info is called into KPD to keep lines of communication open.

Event Volunteers
Join in the planning and executing of events. We welcome all hands to hold exciting events, remember even our teenagers have talents and we’d love their participation!

Tuesday Tips
These will resume, a safety tip will be posted weekly every Tuesday to the Waterleaf web site and monthly in the newsletter beginning in June.

National Night Out will be held here in Waterleaf on Tuesday, October 7. We need many volunteers to get this celebration planned and held. If you are interested please email us to volunteer. More info to come on this.

If you are interested in joining the Committee please email us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com, we are building a leadership team of 5 and have two co-chair spots to fill. For any and all other participation or info/suggestions and ideas we also welcome your email or input at future meetings. New committee: Chair, Michele Hinojosa, co-chairs, Jason Lolley and Jeff Swietek. Our plan is to assign each co-chair a topic which will be their responsibility to lead and follow through.

Again, we are rebuilding and ask for suggestions to successfully move forward.

SIGN UP TO BE A BLOCK CAPTAIN!

Be safe,
Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch

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Committee Updates

CORE Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

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Pool Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 AM – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 4, 2014
6:30 PM – Park Pavilion

This month we will be brainstorming for new donations to our welcome packets. We would enjoy having everyone come out to meet your neighbors! All are encouraged to join the Welcome Committee.

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Communication Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

Are you interested in writing an article for the newsletter each month? Join us at our next meeting to discuss plans for our newsletter and website.

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Social Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We are looking for new committee chairs and members to volunteer as well as fresh ideas for events. Hope to see you there!

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We will continue discussing the re-organization of our committee. We are looking in to planning new events and all of your ideas are welcome. Block Captains are also needed. Please stop by our meeting or contact us if you are interested in joining Neighborhood Watch.

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to May’s Yard of the Month – 476 Apricot!

Are you interested in becoming a Secret Garden Gnome? Your help is wanted to roam the neighborhood to choose the Yard of the Month. Duties include driving, choosing, and sending 3 addresses to the Board for approval. Once an address is approved you will place the sign in the winning yard and deliver their gift card. Shhhhh, the Gnomes remain undercover! Please email David and Tracy at Waterleafboard@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

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** Communication Note ** Our current signs are badly damaged from recent storms and general use.  As a result, we have been unable to post signs for upcoming events/meetings.  We have been working tirelessly with the board to find a new, permanent, and cost effective solution.  Please utilize your newsletter, the website, and e-mail updates to remember meetings until we find a solution for signage. You may download the following graphic to keep track of this month’s meetings.

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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 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

April 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter, download here: WLF April 2014 Newsletter

 

Goodbye Neighbors,

When you read this letter, I will no longer be one of your HOA resident Board members. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for allowing me to serve Waterleaf Falls for the last year. I learned a lot about my neighbors, met some great new folks, and had fun at many events in this role. I will miss the opportunity to serve my neighborhood as a Board member, but am looking forward to having much more free time!

Congratulations to the new resident Board members, and good luck!

Sincerely,
Abbye Crandall

 

Community Calendar for April 2014

6 :: WELCOME COMMITTEE MEETING PARK PAVILION 7 PM

7 :: TRASH AND COMPOST
SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEETING PARK PAVILION 6:45 PM

12 :: WATERLEAF EASTER EGG HUNT PARK PAVILION 3:00 PM

14  :: TRASH AND RECYCLE

20 :: HAPPY EASTER!

21  :: TRASH AND COMPOST

26 :: COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 7 AM TO 1 PM

28 :: TRASH AND RECYCLE

 

HOA Annual Meeting Updates

The HOA Annual Meeting was held on March 24th at Cabela’s in Buda. At this meeting, we voted on new resident board members and bylaw amendments. The meeting was held after the deadline for printing of the newsletter, so those results are posted to our community website at waterleaffalls.com and will be shared in the May newsletter.

Pool Updates

The pool is still undergoing maintenance previously approved by the board.  Once the projects are completed, the board may vote to open the pool earlier than planned.

Currently, we are scheduled to open in May.  LIfeguards will be on duty for weekends in May and then full-time in June.

Please do not jump the fence or try to enter the pool until it is officially opened.

We will announce the opening information in our newsletter and on the community website.

 

Reminder: Pool Access Key Cards

Old key cards were disabled in October of 2013.  There were 2 dates for new cards to be issued at the park.  If you were unable to attend or are new to the neighborhood, you will need to visit poolkey.com to request a new card.  The board may vote to have additional dates for keys to be issued here in the neighborhood.  If they do so, the announcement will be posted to the community website.

 

Waterleaf Park Safety

There have been increasing reports of bullying, inappropriate behavior and loud cursing at the park. Please take a moment to discuss safety and appropriate behavior with your child. If your child attends the park without parental supervision, please remind them to be respectful of other adults and park patrons. There have been several reports of teens making threats and using vulgar language toward adults. These actions can have legal consequences, so be sure your teen is aware. If you see or hear of any trouble at the park, you are encouraged to report the activity to the Kyle Police Department (512.268.3232) Our children’s safety is not the sole responsibility of any committee or patrol group, together, we can ALL keep the park safe for everyone!

 

Easy Schedule for Spring Cleaning

Here is a quick and easy schedule to get a handle on your Spring Cleaning in less than 30 minutes a day!

Monday- Vacuum each Room, occasionally do vents, curtains, and window crevices.

Tuesday- Dust House, occasionally wipe down nice furniture with polish.

Wednesday: Clean guest bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Thursday – Clean master bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Friday – Clean Kitchen, mop floor and clean counter tops with anti-bacterial product.

Weekends – Other small projects or NOTHING at all!

Maintain house daily by picking things up and immediately putting items away or in a basket to take upstairs or other rooms. Throw junk mail away immediately and sort out incoming mail.

If you have kids, keep a basket in every room to place toys in at the end of every day. For older kids, have them help out before priveleges are allowed.

 

Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Click the photo for step-by-step directions

Click the photo for step-by-step directions

Kool-Eggs

Dye your Easter Eggs in Kool-aid! Buy packets of your favorite flavors and mix about half of the package with one cup of water. Dip eggs and let sit for a few minutes.

 

 

 

Watercolor Eggs
Little ones will enjoy using water-color paint to decorate their eggs. They can add decorative designs using colored pencils!

Sprinkle Eggs
Cover eggs in Tacky Glue and then dip in sprinkles! You can do this same method with glitter or small beads.

All-Natural Eggs
This doubles as a great science project for kids. Pick out some food items like turmeric and red cabbage. Add some water and bring to a boil. Use the boiled water to color your eggs! Make predictions about what color will come from the food/spice and then compare to the actual outcome!

 

Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Marbled Eggs

For marble-looking eggs, simply roll your boiled egg gently across a flat surface and then dye your eggs. Remove the shell and you will have a marble pattern on the egg itself. Be sure you use an edible dye method for this one.

 

 

 

 

Sticker Eggs
For less mess, simply use stickers to decorate eggs! You can also use old postage stamps for a unique decoration. Another option is to place shape stickers on the eggs before you dye them. Remove the stickers and you will have awesome shapes left!

 

Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Silk-Tie-Dyed Eggs

Wrap an egg in an old silk tie and boil in water and vinegar. When you remove the tie the pattern will have transferred to the egg! If Dad doesn’t have any old ties, consider checking out the local thrift store!

 

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

Family Fun and Bike Ride Rodeo
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Gregg-Clarke Park

On-Site Registration Begins at 8:30am

Events Begin at 9:00am

Pre-Registration (before March 28th): $8.00

On-Site Registration: $10.00 Registration includes a t-shirt.

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

Buda 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Buda Sports Complex 9:00 am

This free event is organized by The City of Buda Parks Department, The YMCA and The Connection Church. Open to ages 0 – 11 yrs.

Free activities include inflatable rides, rock climbing wall, face painting, trackless train and give aways from our sponsors.

The Hunt starts at 9:30am sharp. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Buda Sports Complex 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr. Buda, TX 78610

Lake Kyle Jubilee
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lake Kyle Park 4:00 pm

(Formerly the Full Moon Jubilee) Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department are inviting the families in the City of Kyle and northern Hays County to join us for a fun event highlighting Lake Kyle Park and what it has to offer. Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department is so we are excited to provide opportunities to be active, get outside, spend time with your family.

Cost: $5 per car pre-sale parking passes (available March 10 through April 18 and can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department office)

$2 per person day of event

Music Schedule:

4:15 – 5:15 — J.R.
5:30 – 6:30 — Matt Deaton
6:45 – 7:45 — Ryan Beaver
8:00 – 9:00 — Midnight River Choir

For more info, visit: http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/full-moon-jubilee-1

Committee Updates

 

Welcome Committee

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Park Pavilion 7:00 pm

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Social Committee

Monday, April 7, 2014
Park Pavilion 6:45 pm

We are looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming events.  Please join us if you would like to help.  If you can help with an event, but cannot attend this meeting, please contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com

Events

 

Community Garage Sale
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Garage Sale

 

 

 

Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Park Pavilion 3:00 pm

Join us for some Easter fun! We will have an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and some fun crafts! Egg hunt begins at 3:15 pm and pictures with the Easter bunny will begin at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

EasterEggHunt

 

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March 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, download here (WLF Mar14 Newsletter)

Hello Neighbors,

Spring is in the air and we have a lot of news to share with you now that the committees are fully back in action. Please check the community website for committee meetings this month, as that information was not yet available at the time of newsletter compilation. Signs will also be placed at the entrances as they have been in the past.

Our Annual Meeting will be held this month on March 24th. Please save that date and details for the time and location will be shared on the community website as soon as they have been agreed upon. We will be voting in new resident board members at this meeting, so if you are interested in serving, please fill out a board interest form and submit to our property manager no later than March 19th. The interest form and submission information is also on our website. Please see inside the newsletter for additional information regarding the annual meeting and important agenda items.

Thank you!

Angela, Keeouka, & Vanessa
Communication Committee

 

March Calendar

3           Trash and Recycle
Board Conference Call 9:30 AM

9           Daylight Saving Time Begins “Spring Forward”

10         Trash and Compost

10 – 14 Hays CISD Spring Break

17         Trash and Recycle

24         Trash and Compost
 Waterleaf Annual Meeting
                 Time and Location TBD

31          Trash and Recycle

 

 

Waterleaf HOA Annual Meeting

Monday, March 24, 2013
Time and Location TBD

Please save the date for our annual meeting to be held this month. The time and location will be released soon and posted to the community website at waterleaffalls.com, as well as, on signs at the entrances as it has been in the past.

Current items on the annual agenda:

– By-law revision recommendations from the task force are also being reviewed and pending legal clearance we will be voting to amend your bylaws based on the findings of the task force.

These items only require a majority vote from those in attendance and those who submit a proxy ballot. Please attend the meeting so you can have input on the proposed changes. Proxy information will be released soon for those who are unable to attend the meeting. If you have any other concerns, please consider submitting a letter to the board to be read at the meeting and discussed if you are unable to attend.

 

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Resident Board Member Nominations

If you are interested in serving your HOA board of directors, please note that nominations are now being accepted. The link to the form and submission instructions are posted at waterleaffalls.com for your convenience. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact our property manager Jim Smitherman at 512.502.2114 to have a form mailed to you.

Nominations must be submitted to Jim Smitherman no later than March 19th to be entered on the proxy forms.

Current board members and committee chairs cannot assist you in any way regarding nominations or submission of forms. Please direct all questions and comments regarding nominations to Jim.

There will be an opportunity at the annual meeting to accept nominations from the floor, but you will not be listed on the proxy forms sent out prior to the meeting.

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 Backyard Chickens Will Not Be On The Ballot

There has been interest from residents to amend the HOA DCCRs to allow for the keeping of backyard chickens. After reviewing the information, the board will not be including the item in the annual meeting. While the City of Kyle code does state that a resident can keep up to 6 hens and no roosters (Sec. 5-44), it also states that fowl cannot be kept within 200 feet of private residences. (Sec. 5-47) We cannot legally allow the keeping of backyard chickens as it does not comply with the current city code. You can view the current city code at: CityofKyle.com and Click on “City Code”

 

 

UpcomingEvents

 

86th Annual Zilker Kite Festival

Sunday, March 2nd
10 am to 5 pm

Join in an Austin favorite tradition at Zilker Park for the annual Kite Festival. Grounds open at 10 am and the Kite creating workshop begins at 11 am. The annual tournament begins at 1pm and the festival concludes at 5pm. Visit zilkerkitefestival.com for more information.

City of Kyle Spring Break Camp N’ Catch…a double feature!

Friday, March 14th
Starting at 7 pm

This year’s Spring Break Movie in the park is getting two special additions! First, two movies will be shown instead of just one and second, camping is being added to this event. The two movies being shown are the classics, “The Goonies” and “Rebel Without a Cause.” Families are invited to set their tents up early before the movies begin. FREE EVENT, NO registration required. Visit cityofkyle.com for more info and camping rules.

City of Kyle Spring Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 29th
7 am to 12 pm

Join this year’s fishing tournament out at Lake Kyle. Registration is required online by 5pm on March 27th. After that time only on-site registration will be available. Visit cityofkyle.com or kylechamber.org for additional information.

 

Don’t Forget It’s Time to Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 9th, 1014 – Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday!

 

 

Hays CISD Bad Weather Makeup Information

The Hays CISD bad weather make up days for this school year (2013-2014) are Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th as scheduled on the published school calendar. The district must use both days this year because schools and offices were closed on January 24th and February 7th for inclement weather.

Graduations will not be affected. They will remain as scheduled and seniors do not return to school after accepting their diplomas. Hays and Lehman High School graduations are June 4th. Live Oak Academy graduation is June 5th.

Please visit hayscisd.net for more information regarding final exams and summer school.

Spring Break

Hays CISD Spring Break is March 10-14

Please use extra caution when driving this week as kids will likely be playing outdoors during their break. Drive slow and come to complete stops at the stop signs.

Parents, please also remind your children about watching for vehicles and other safety precautions when playing outdoors. Enjoy your break!

Community Garage Sale

It’s time to start your spring cleaning! The Spring community garage sale is set for Saturday, April 26th. You have plenty of time to clean out the garage and get your items ready for sale.

 

Subscribe to Us

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

Contribute

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

 

Advertise With Us

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

The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com