Week in Westcreek February 8-14, 2016
The assessments for 2016 are $360.00 for the year or $90.00 quarterly. If you pay quarterly, please remember the due dates are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, 2016. Finance charges are applied on past due assessments. IMPORTANT: ***All residents 12 and older must have a current VWOA ID card in order to access the pool and park and attend VWOA events.
The VWOA has its scheduled yard sales every second Saturday of the month. Our next yard sale will be held on Saturday, February 13th. Please stop by the VWOA office to purchase your permit for $15.00.
Thank You for your Support!
The Staff and the Board of Directors wishes to thank all of you who helped support the Mardi Grass Casino Night that took place this past Saturday. The event was quite a success; we had 101 participants who purchased their tickets in anticipation of this event. By all accounts it seems that all had a great time. We hope to grow this to an even bigger number next year. Thank you all again for your participation!
New Basketball Program
The VWOA is happy to announce its new Basketball Program. Registration for residents begins today, February 8th through the 26th. of February. For non-residents registration begins on February 22nd. Age groups are as follows, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-16. Fees are $50.00 per Resident Player and $60.00 for Non-resident player. Discount is available for multiple children of same household. We would like to invite you to call our office for the more details.
VWOA Office Hours
The office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day.
Soccer Program Review
The VWOA Board of Directors (BOD) initially opened the conversation regarding recreational activities at the November 2015 monthly open BOD meeting and a final decision was not made at that time. The BOD continued the discussion at the January 2016 monthly open BOD meeting where it was finalized that the VWOA soccer program would start in the Fall for 2016. Based on the feedback from residents, additional recreational activities will be hosted by VWOA for the enjoyment of all residents. Therefore, the 2016 soccer season will begin registration in July and has been lengthened to allow for more playing time. Additionally, during the off season, the fields will be reconditioned and reseeded in preparation for the extended Fall soccer season. During the Spring recreation season, we will offer basketball, and we will work continuously to add additional activities for our community.
Call for Board of Director’s Nominations
The Board of Directors will have (3) three open seats in April 2016. A key business item on the annual meeting agenda is the election of new Board members. If you are a Homeowner who would like to serve your community, or know of another Homeowner who would make a good director please submit the following by February 19, 2016. Nominations received by this date will be published in the April 2016 newsletter and on the website. Any nominations received after February 19, 2016 will be posted on the website, but will not make the deadline for the Newsletter or the Ballot printing.
- Candidates Full Name
- Home Address
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Short Bio (no more than 300 words)
- Photo Image (jpeg) or if you wish you can drop by the community center and we will take the picture for you.
The information should be delivered to the following:
Chair, Villages of Westcreek Owners Association Nomination Committee
12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
- Nominations can be made at any time up to and including the call for nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting on April 21, 2016.
- Nominations received after February 19, 2016 will be published on the website, however will not make the printing deadline for the newsletter and the Ballot.
- To be elected the candidate must be a Homeowner of the Villages of Westcreek.
Closed For Renovation
The tennis courts will be closed for renovation for the rest of this week. We thank you for your patience.
Sports Park Operational Hours Change Effective December 1st, 2015 through March 1st, 2016
Due to Daylight Saving the operational hours from Sunday through Thursday will now be scheduled from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The scheduled hours for Friday and Saturday will remain the same from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Updating Your Villages of Westcreek ID Cards
Are you short on time and have trouble getting to us during our normal office hours? Along with our regular scheduled hours during the week our office remains open every Monday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. If for whatever reason you may not have the chance to update your ID cards, you may drop them off in an envelope at our drop box at the office. We will gladly update your cards (assessments must be up to date) and mail them back to you. (Please remove any lanyards from them prior to drop off).
The VWOA office accepts homeowner’s checks, credit cards, cash and money orders. If you cannot get to the office during office hours or do not live in VWOA, you can now pay your assessments online at www.villagesofwestcreek.com. Also, you may wish to set it up with your bank as a bill pay, the bank will mail a check directly to us. Please use your house number and street name as your VWOA account number. Homeowners can also mail their check personally to us. Please send payments to VWOA, 12395 Military Dr W., San Antonio, TX 78253. VWOA does not accept checks from non-homeowners. At this time we cannot accept payments over the phone. Please note that the P.O. Box is closed. *** Payments can also be made via Pay Pal using our Pay Pal link on our website at www.villagesofwestcreek.com.
The Community Center and Sports Park Pavilion are available to rent for your next event. The facilities can be booked up to 6 months in advance. The office is now accepting reservations through July 2016. For more information, please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com or contact the office at 679-8761.
Year-Round watering restrictions (listed below) may be declared when the Edwards Aquifer level is above 660 feet meaning sea level at the monitored well. These rules continue until there is an announcement in the newspaper that Stage 1 is in effect and/or conditions warrant a more stringent restriction level.
- Under Year-Round guidelines, all fountains – whether commercial or residential, or indoor or outdoor – are allowed.
- Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Please visit saws.org website for more information.
The Villages of Westcreek is on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, you can look us up and “like” our Facebook page to receive updates and information about your community.
Facebook “likes”: 1507
CC&Rs 10.12 – The Owner and lessee of any lot shall have the duty of and responsibility for keeping the premises, improvements and appurtenances and landscaping in a well maintained, safe, clean and attractive condition at all times. If, in the opinion of the Declarant or its assigns or successors, or the Association, any such owner or lessee is failing in this duty and responsibility, then the Declarant, its successors or assigns or the Association may give notice of such fact and such Owner or lessee shall within ten (10) days of such notice, undertake the care and maintenance required to restore said Owner’s or lessee’s Lot to a safe, clean and attractive condition. Should any such Owner or lessee fail to fulfill this duty and responsibility after such notice, the Declarant or its successors or assigns or the Association shall have the right and power to perform such care and maintenance, and the Owner or lessee shall be liable for the cost thereof. If such Owner or lessee shall fail to reimburse the entity performing the work after written demand upon such Owner for payment, the amount of such charge shall constitute a lien upon the Lot and shall be enforceable and collectible in the manner set forth in Sections 5.08 and 5.09 of this Declaration.
If you see graffiti or vandalism in the Villages of Westcreek, please report it to the office at 679-8761.
Please be sure to pick up after your animals on all common areas and while in the Sports Park. A pet waste station is located next to the park rules sign.
Public Safety Tip
Take Safety Precautions Before Working in the Garden
Whether you are a beginner or expert, health and safety are important as you head out to your garden, vegetable plot, or lawn. Gardening can be a great way to get physical activity, beautify the community, and go green. However, it is important to protect yourself and take precautions as you work and play in the sun and around insects, lawn and garden equipment, and chemicals. Below are some health and safety tips for gardeners to follow while enjoying the beauty and bounty gardening can bring:
Dress to Protect
Prevent exposure to chemicals, insects, the sun by wearing the proper clothing, and safety equipment.
Use an insect repellant and sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher
Always check your clothes and body for ticks.
Wear a hat with a wide rim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
Know your limits in the heat.
Even being out for short periods of time in high temperatures can cause serious health problems.
Monitor your activities and time in the sun to lower your risk for heat-related illness.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully, and pace yourself. Use common sense.
Drink plenty of water.
Whatever your outdoor activity, have water on hand to decrease the chance of dehydration.
Avoid beverages with alcohol and drinks high in sugar, and stay away from caffeinated and carbonated beverages. (Resource: Next Avenue)
High Point Village-report was made regarding cars being broken into last week.
Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sherriff’s office. (210) 335-6000
Association Report Card
Unpaid Assessments: $154,999.98
Total Constant Contact: 2116
ARC Committee– The Committee holds their meetings every Tuesday of the week at 4:30 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. If a holiday falls on any given Tuesday, this meeting is automatically postponed to the following week. All are welcome to attend.
Ad Hoc Fence Committee– The Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 8th, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center conference room. All are welcome to attend.
Sports Park Committee- The Committee will hold their meeting Wednesday, February 10th, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
Public Safety Committee– The Committee will hold their meeting Thursday, February 11th, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
Board of Directors Meeting-The Board of Directors will hold their next meeting on Thursday, February 18th. at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. The Board will hold an Executive Session at the Community Center conference room on this day at 6:00 pm. The Executive Session is a closed meeting.
Landscape Committee– The Committee will hold their meeting Tuesday, February 23rd, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
Communications Committee-The Committee holds their meetings every first Monday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, otherwise it is postponed until the following Monday) at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Center conference room. All are welcome to attend.
Happening This Week:
9:00 am-Basketball Registration Starts Today
5:45 pm- Creative Dance
6:30 pm- Hip Hop
7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Body Bootcamp
4:30 pm-Architectural Review Committee Meeting
7:30 pm-Lucy’s Body Shop Zumba
6:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Pilates/Yoga
7:00 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Cardio Kickboxing
7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop-Zumba
7:00 am-Yard Sales
Happy Valentine’s Day