Week in Westcreek June 22-28, 2015

2015 Assessments

The assessments for 2015 are $328.00 for the year or $82.00 quarterly. If you pay quarterly, please remember the due dates are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, 2015. 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.

 

Bulk Trash Drop Off

Dumpsters are being provided by Bexar County Public Works along with Villages of Westcreek for our Bulk Trash Drop Off event.  You may bring your oversized trash and deposit it in one of the dumpsters provided.  Please be aware, all participants must be able to unload your own trash and place it inside these containers.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at the Sports Park overflow parking lot from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  First come, first serve while room is available.

 

***The following are items that will not be accepted at the Bulk Trash Drop Off-Paints, Herbicides, Chemicals, Oil, Batteries, Antifreeze, Gas Cylinders, Refrigerators, Freon, Tires, Gasoline, Flammable Liquids and other various items that contain Hazardous Materials.

 

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are now in full swing.  Welcome back to sizzling summer and pool time fun! Please keep in mind that most classes are group classes. Your child will be assessed and placed into a class at their current level of ability. Please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com for further details. Classes are filling up quickly.

 

Pool Schedules

The Sports Park and Community Center pools are now open throughout the week.  The Sports Park Pool is closed on Mondays for cleaning, and the Community Center Pool is closed on Tuesdays for cleaning.  Please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com for schedule.

Things to remember when going to the pool:

  • All residents 12 years and older must have a current VWOA ID card to enter the pools.
  • There is a $3.00 fee for all guests over the age of 2, even if they are not swimming.
  • Residents are allowed 4 guests per valid VWOA ID, but no more than 8 guests per household.
  • All tenants must have a current lease on file and the homeowner’s must be current to update the ID cards.
  • All babies/toddlers must be in swim diapers-regular diapers are not permitted.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

 

Neighborhood Rabies Advisory

Recently, a skunk in this neighborhood, that attacked a litter of kittens, has tested positive for rabies.  It is possible that this skunk has been in contact with other animals in the area including feral cats.  If you have seen any feral cats acting unusual in your area please call Animal control at 210-335-9000.  For more information, please visit our website at www.villagesofwestcreek.com for a full detailed flyer under Awareness Alert.

 

Payment Options

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 your 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.

Bexar County Proposed Annexation

Approximately one third of your neighbors in the Villages of Westcreek and ultimately the entire neighborhood may be affected by the proposed annexation. Once the limited annexation time frame expires in 2016, the City may amend their proposal and consider the area for full annexation. Further information about annexation will be posted on the website in the weeks to come. The link to the online petition opposing the annexation is:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/hwy-90-loop-1604-anti?source=c.em.cp&r_by=12181858

 

Farmer’s Market

VWOA continues to host a Farmer’s Market starting at 9:00 a.m. every Thursday. The market is located in the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Community Center. The vendors accept cash, credit cards, WIC, LoneStar, and Senior Vouchers.

 

Facility Rental

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 November 2015. For more information, please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com or contact the office at 679-8761.

 

Year-Round Water Restrictions

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.  Please visit www.saws.org website for more information.

 

Facebook

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”: 1238

 

Standards Tips

We have received reports from residents in regards to finding snakes in their yards.  Please follow these tips to help deter snakes from entering onto your property.  

  • Snakes enter areas inhabited by people in search of food and shelter. The easiest thing you can do is make your home and yard less appealing to them.
  • Prevent snake problems by removing their food sources like rodents. Don’t leave pet food out and store animal feed in tight containers.
  • Snakes like cool damp places to hide. Seal entry points which are greater than ¼ inch in diameter.
  • Make sure door sweeps and window screens fit tightly. Cover vents and drains that lead into your home with galvanized screening.
  • Snakes also find shelter under scrap metal, wood piles, trash, and other debris. Keep your yard area free of possible hiding places, including tall grass and weeds which can attract prey for snakes.

 

 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.

Crime Report

None Reported

 

Graffiti

None Reported

 

Vandalism 

None Reported

 

Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sherriff’s office. (210) 335-6000

 

Public Safety Tip

Recently there’s been a huge increase in women traveling solo, both for pleasure and for business. Below are some tips for safe traveling:

  • Give someone back home your itinerary.
  • Take pictures of all your documents and put them on a locked site like DropBox that you can access from any computer (i.e., Passport, IDs, ticket numbers, reservations, etc.)
  • International phone plans are worth it for emergencies. If you don’t want to spring for a whole plan, at least pack a couple of international phone cards with you in case you need them.
  • Consider travel insurance. Places like World Nomads provide travel insurance to individuals, couples, or families to cover all manner of unexpected costs. For a reasonable fee they will not only cover medical and dental emergencies, but also reimburse you for lost baggage, trip cancellations, or delays, rental car damage, and more.
  • Schedule a regular check-in with someone back home.
  • Register with the U.S. Department of State. If something noteworthy happens in the country you’re in or at home, they will let you know ASAP. You can also download their Smart Traveler app.
  • Register with the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT). They’ll help you locate a nearby medical clinic with approved doctors where they speak English.

 

Reference: Nikki Vargas

 

If you have a suggestion, idea or concern, please contact the Public Safety Committee Chair- Nick Giardino at (210) 241-2420.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Standards Revision Committee– The Committee will hold their next meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.

 

Finance Committee The Committee will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Communication CommitteeThe Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Standards Revision Committee– The Committee will hold their next meeting Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.

 

Sports Committee– The Committee will hold their next meeting Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.

 

Sports Park Committee– The Committee will hold their next meeting Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.

Association Report Card:

Unpaid Assessments: $72,389.69

Total Constant Contact: 1966

 

Happening This Week:

Monday 06/22

6:45 am-9:30 am Swim Team Practice at SP Pool

6:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Strength Training

8:00 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Aquafit in CC pool

 

Tuesday 06/23

6:45 am-9:30 am Swim Team Practice at SP Pool

4:30 pm- ARC Meeting

7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Zumba

 

Wednesday 06/24

6:00 pm –Standards Revision Committee Meeting

6:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Strength Training

8:00 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Aquafit in CC pool

 

Thursday 06/25

6:45 am-9:30 am Swim Team Practice at SP Pool

7:30 pm-Lucy’s Body Shop Zumba

 

Friday 06/26

6:45 am-9:30 am Swim Team Practice at SP Pool

 

Saturday 06/27

No Events

 

Sunday 06/28

No Events

 

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CONTACT US

12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: 210-679-8761
Info Line: 210-679-7241
Fax: 210-679-0040

After Hours Emergency Contact Number: 210-494-0659. If Life or Fire Emergency, call 911 first then the after hours Emergency Contact Number.

Office Email:
infoaction@villagesofwestcreek.com

Board Email:
Board@villagesofwestcreek.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm

NOTE: The Office is open on the 2nd Saturday each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

AT&T FIBER OPTICS INFRASTRUCTURE

Mintco, the subcontractor for AT&T will need access to certain backyards. Over the next several weeks, Mintco crews will be working in the Villages of Westcreek. The crews will need to access backyard easements so crew members will be leaving door hangers. Should you receive one, we ask that you please make arrangements or accommodations for the crew members to have access.

Once the work is complete, they will mend any damage caused to your lot during this process.

If you, the homeowner, have any questions you may call Oscar Hernandez with Mintco at 210-634-9055.