Week in Westcreek November 30-December 6, 2015
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.
Holiday Decoration Contest
Show your holiday spirit and join our annual contest! Stop by the office to fill out a registration form in December. Judging will be either December 16th or 17th. Judges will pick winners for three separate categories: “Best Use of Light,” “Best Holiday Spirit,” and “Best Overall.” Applications must be turned in to the office by 5:00pm by December 14th.
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.
Park Monitor Functions
Just a Friendly reminder-Our Park Monitors work hard to ensure the safety of our visitors and cleanliness of the park as well as ensuring that it is only visited by WC residents and their guests. Often times, the monitors get yelled at, even cursed at for doing what they are required to do. The Park Monitors are there to enforce rules, and to ensure that you have a pleasant visit. If there is an issue with the park whether it is safety wise, cleanliness or otherwise please ask for their assistance. We thank you for your kind understanding.
The Community’s next yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th. Please pick up your permit at a cost of $15.00 at the VWOA office if you plan to have your yard sale on this date. The office will post a list of households who will be holding their yard sales this month for those of you who are interested in shopping.
Villages of Westcreek Angel Tree Sponsorship
The Villages of Westcreek sponsors an Angel Tree each December in order to spread some cheer. If you know of an Angel who is in need please stop by the office and submit a registration form, these forms can also be placed in our drop box. The registrations must be submitted by December 4th at noon. All ages are eligible. All information will be kept confidential and gifts can either be picked up at the office or delivered if needed. If you have any questions please call the VWOA office at (210)679-8761.
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. In addition to that we open our office on the second Saturday of each quarter. If for whatever reason you may not have had the chance to update your ID cards, you may drop them off in an unsealed, 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).
We are seeking to fill a Park Monitor position. The position is a part time position responsible for checking ID cards at the Sports Park along with helping maintain cleanliness of the park and the facilities. Please inquire within.
2016 Budget Approval
The 2016 Annual Budget for the Villages of Westcreek was approved at the Board of Director’s Meeting held in October. The assessment level for 2016 will increase in order to provide funding for the Repair and Replace Reserve Fund and the Capital Improvement Fund. The annual assessment level will go from $328.00 to $360.00. Please keep a look out for the Payment Coupons which were mailed out earlier this month of November. The payment coupon notifies our homeowners of when the payments are due on a quarterly basis at a new rate of $90.00 per quarter.
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.
ARC Committee Meetings Holiday Schedule
The ARC will not be meeting during the Christmas (12/22), and New Year’s (12/29) Holidays. If you wish to do any improvements throughout your property over the upcoming holidays, applications must be submitted for review by noon on Monday the weeks prior (12/14). Please remember that improvements shall not be commenced without prior approval from the ARC. If done so without approval, you risk having to remove the improvement if found not in compliance with the CC&Rs or Standards.
The Farmer’s Market will be suspending their visits for the winter and will return next spring in May. They would like to thank you for your support throughout the year!
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 May 2016. For more information, please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com or contact the office at 679-8761.
Water Restrictions Stage 2
Under Stage 2, outdoor watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is allowed only once a week from 7a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 11p.m., on your designated watering day, as determined by the last number of your street address:
0 or 1 – Monday
2 or 3 – Tuesday
4 or 5 – Wednesday
6 or 7 – Thursday
8 or 9 – Friday
Please visit www.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.
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Repair/replace any portion of wooden fencing that is broken, warped, missing or leaning from its intended position. If replacing portions that are stained as approved by the ARC, new wood must be stained the same color.
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.
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
Enthusiasm on gaining access to new play areas and equipment can often lead to injuries. When young children start at a new school or visit a park with friends, they may have access to equipment that poses more challenges. It is important for children to learn to play responsibly, however active adult supervision is essential.
Teach children to use play areas and play equipment safely and to play suitable games. Let them think up a set of rules that they will agree to accept. Always stress why certain behaviors are inappropriate.
- Play away from cars
- Play somewhere soft in case of falls
- Play somewhere made for children
- Use equipment safely and sensibly
- Report damaged or broken equipment
- Look after friends, especially little friends
- Be aware of other children playing, particularly near swings or other moving pieces of equipment
- Take turns
- Play gently without violence – pushing and pulling can cause falls
- Make sure your child is not wearing clothing or hats with cords attached that could cause entrapment or strangulation if caught in equipment
- Choose the Right Game for the Right Place
A well-planned play area will include active, open and quiet areas. Encourage children to use these areas appropriately and respect the needs of others.
- Rough games should only be played where the ground is soft and there is nothing hard to fall on
- Ball games need lots of space
- Chasing games are better played away from other people and buildings
- Quiet games and boisterous games don’t really mix
- Try not to spoil someone else’s game with your own
Source: Kid Safe Northern Territory
Association Report Card
Unpaid Assessments: $80,001.42
Total Constant Contact: 2060
Architectural Review Committee– The Committee holds their meetings every Tuesday at 4:30 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. Please review the website calendar and this publication for the Holiday meeting schedule.
Landscape Committee- The Committee will hold their next meeting Tuesday, December 1st, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
Finance Committee- The Committee will hold their next meeting Wednesday, December 2nd, 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) at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Center Conference Room. Their next meeting will be held Monday, December 7th, at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend.
Sports Park Committee- The Committee will hold their meeting Wednesday, December 9th, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.
Board of Directors Executive Session-An Executive Session Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at the Conference Room on Wednesday, December 9th, at 7:00 pm. This is a closed session.
Ad Hoc Fence Committee- The Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, January 4th, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center conference room. All are welcome to attend.
Happening This Week:
10:00 am-Home School Tennis Program
5:45 pm- Smash Creative Dance
6:30 pm- Smash Hip Hop & Tap/Ballet
7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Body Boot Camp
3:45 pm-All Star Junior Tennis
4:30 pm-Future Stars Tennis
4:30 pm-Architectural Review Committee Meeting
6:00 pm-Landscape Committee Meeting
7:30 pm-Lucy’s Body Shop Zumba
6:00 pm-Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 pm-Lucy’s Body Shop Pilates/Yoga
7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Cardio Kickboxing
3:45 pm- All Star Junior Tennis Program
4:30 pm- Future Stars Tennis Program
6:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Pilates/Yoga
7:30 pm- Lucy’s Body Shop Cardio Kickboxing
10:00 am-Home School Tennis