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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday, August 20th, 2018 at the Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Homeowners are welcome to attend any meeting. We ask that if you wish to attend, you please email secretary@watterscrossing.com accordingly.
ACC Meeting The next meeting of the Architectural Control Committee will be on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at the Watters Crossing Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Visit the Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests.

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Watters Crossing

Bounce For Fun

Choice Air Care

Card My Yard

Duck Fence

  Environment Control

Fresh Coat Painters

Lon Smith Roofing

Manders Maintenance

  Plano Tree Care
  214-502-8375

  Robert Burns Pool Maintenance

Triumph Roofing

Mary Kuykendall, Keller Williams Realty

Michelle Massi, Ebby Halliday Realty

Eagle Scout Project Is New Addition
To Clubhouse Grounds!

Horse shoe Pit Watters Crossing now has a horseshoe pit. Located on the west side of the Clubhouse, the project was just completed in July. The horseshoe pit is the Eagle Scout Project of Gage Sherwinski. Gage and Troop 1299 worked a Saturday and Sunday on construction and installation. The Board of Watters Crossing would like to thank him for this significant contribution to the community.

First Friday Films At the Clubhouse Pool

A new movie is shown the First Friday of every month during pool season. Bring your cooler (no glass please) and come to the Clubhouse Pool for swimming and a movie. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM. CLICK HERE for the 2018 Movie Schedule.
First Friday Films are sponsored by Choice Air of McKinney

Homeowner Trips, Requires 14 Stitches

Recently, a homeowner tripped on an uneven sidewalk while walking by someone’s home. It appears from the letters we receive that here is some confusion as to who is responsible for sidewalk maintenance. Sidewalk repair in front or on the side of your home is your responsibility:

  • The sidewalk in front (or on the side) of your house parallel to the street is the responsibility of the homeowner. The City of Allen has a program where they will pay for 50% of the repair costs for heaving sidewalks.
  • The sidewalk from the above sidewalk to your front door is the homeowner’s responsibility. Repair is 100% homeowner.

There is no WCHOA responsibility on sidewalks in front or on the sides of individual homeowners’ properties. Depending upon where they are in Watters Crossing, there are some sidewalks that are the responsibility of the WCHOA (along Private Common Open Space) and there are some sidewalks that are the responsibility of the City of Allen (along City of Allen parks of greenbelts).

The Sidewalk Repair Program is outlined at https://www.cityofallen.org/1448/Sidewalk-Replacement-Program

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We urge all homeowners who may have tripping hazards in front of their homes to pursue the Sidewalk Repair Program with the City.
Slow Down!

Slow DownMany articles have been posted here regarding speeding and the need to slow down. The photo shows what happened in a Watters Crossing alley the week of July 2. Again, please SLOW DOWN especially in alleys.

Drivers on Bel Air Drive:Slow Down!

The WCHOA continues to receive complaints of speeding on Bel Air Drive. In some instances, specific cars and addresses have been indentified. We urge any homeowner who witnesses a speeding incident, running a stop sign, etc to call the City of Allen Police non-emergency number, 214-509-4321

The HOA has communicated on several occasions with the City regarding this issue. Most recently, the mobile speed limit sign was located at the southern end of Bel Air Drive. Also in that area, a survey was conducted of the speeds of all vehicles.

We would remind all that Bel Air Drive is not a highway, but a residential street with a 30 MPH speed limit. Traveling the length of Bel Air Drive will take you thru two stop signs, one traffic signal, one city park, two private parks, two school zones and the Clubhouse. Along most of the length of Bel Air Drive is the hike and bike trail used by pedestrians, many with dogs and / or children, and bikers.

We have a great neighborhood. Let’s remember all the others that are using Bel Air Drive, many on foot, and slow down. Bel Air Drive is a residential street, not a highway.

Cars, Trucks, Garages, and More

The ACC typically receives complaints, comments, and concerns regarding on-street parking. The Declaration of of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing permits on-street parking of licensed motor vehicles. Note that boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles may never be parked on any street within Watters Crossing unless actively loading or unloading.
With that said, we would ask all homeowners to be mindful of their neighbors:

  • Avoid parking directly at an intersection, alley entrance, or stop sign which creates blind spots for turning drivers
  • Avoid parking directly opposite another car on your street as it creates both blind spots and difficulty for passing vehicles
  • Avoid, where possible, parking on Bel Air Drive; this street is heavily traveled by pedestrians (with kids and dogs) using the Hike and Bike trail. It also passes a number of areas of congestion including the Clubhouse, the Clubhouse Pool, the tennis court, three parks, and a school crossing.
Finally, while the Covenants permit on-street parking, Section 4.4 does restrict garage usage to parking of motor vehicles:

Section 4.4 Garage Required. Each Residence shall have a two-car garage conforming with then-applicable City zoning ordinances and codes, and the garage must conform in design and materials with the main structure of the Residence. No garage shall be converted to living space or used in any manner so as to preclude the parking of two automobiles therein, except for temporary usage as part of the sales facilities contained in any model homes constructed by a home builder.

Garrage  Your Car Called and Wants its Garage Back.

  Two car garages cannot be adapted to other usages, such as storage, an exercise area, or   permanent workshop. They must be maintained to hold two vehicles. Any usage that prevents   the usage as intended of holding two vehicles is a violation of the Covenants.







We do appreciate everything homeowners do to help keep our neighbor attractive and safe to travel.

ACC Expedited Review of Replacement Roofs

Please be aware that all roof replacements must be reviewed and approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) prior to work commencing. It is not necessary to wait until the next scheduled ACC meeting for review. Roof replacements are typically expedited by the ACC. Please utilize the Roof Replacement Form at www.watterscrossing.com for expediting a review. Note that roofs planned in the color "Weathered Wood" will be approved within two days. All other colors will require a color photo or link. The online forms permit the uploading of photos with plans.

All contractor yard signs are PROHIBITED by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing. The installation of such signs will result in cancellation of the approval of your project. Please instruct your contractor accordingly.

My Pool Card Doesn’t Work

If your pool card fails to open the gate at either of the two pools, please contact poolaccess@watterscrossing.com

Watters Crossing Flag Holidays

FLAGS You may have seen the American flag installations at all Watters Crossing entrances. These are sponsored by Michelle Massi, Ebby Halliday Realty. Information on the Kiwanis Club of Allen Flag Program is posted elsewhere on this Homepage.

Flag Installation Fundraiser by
The Kiwanis Club of Allen

FLAGS Display your American pride during each national holiday with an American Flag placed in your yard.  Kiwanis provide the flag, set it up and take it down.

This is an opportunity to honor our country and support our Armed Forces with a beautiful American Flag in your yard for seven (7) flag holidays a year.  When you sign up, Kiwanis will install a plastic sleeve flush with the ground near the curb in the front yard to accommodate a pole mounted 3’ X 5’ flag.

Flags are installed for these holidays and picked up the following day: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day

For further information, CLICK HERE.

Signs Within Our Neighborhood

Political Signs
With a primary election scheduled for March 6, 2018, political signs are popping up in Watters Crossing. Size and types of signs permitted are outlined in the Texas Property Code. These cannot be installed more than 90 days prior to the election date and must be removed within ten days of the election date.

Realtor Signs
A home is permitted one (1) For Sale sign no larger than five square feet. Realtor guidance on signing is shown in the Realtor link at www.watterscrossing.com Realtor signs and open house signs installed in the entrance monuments will be removed.

Yard Sale Signs
Signs for yard sales, yards, sales, etc. are never permitted within Watters Crossing. We urge homeowners to participate in one or more of the two annual Community Wide Yard Sales which your HOA schedules each year. In 2018, these sales are Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, September 22. All yard sale signs installed at other times will be removed.

Contractor Signs
Signs for all contractors, trades, etc, are never permitted within Watters Crossing and will be removed.

Satellite Dish Installations Requiring ACC Review

Satellite dishes are popping up in Watters Crossing, many having not been reviewed and currently in violation of the Covenants. If you have a recently installed dish or a dish installed on a side roof, please read further information Click Here

2018 EVENTS FOR RESIDENTS OF WATTERS CROSSING
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 1
Volunteer Appreciation Night Friday, April 6th
Pools Open Tuesday, May 1
Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 5
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, May 6
Spring Party Saturday, May 12
Mothers Day Sunday, May 13
Fathers' Day Sunday, June 17
SPLASH! 2018 Saturday, August 11
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, September 22
Pools Close Sunday, October 1
Halloween Party Sunday, October 28
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, November 4
Holiday Social Friday, November 30
Judging for Holiday Lights Award Week of December 16
  • WCHOA Board Meets 3rd Monday of every month.
  • ACC meets last Tuesday of every month.
  • WCHOA Playgroup meets every Friday.

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WCHOA broadcasts, via E-mail, newsletters, important bulletins, events, and developments that may affect our community. This is the fastest way to disseminate information throughout our neighborhood.

Any information you provide remains confidential and undistributed.
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WCHOA Crime Watch

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To report suspicious, non-life threatening activity, please phone the City of Allen Non-Emergency number at 214-509-4321

Also, please visit the link below for further information:
City of Allen Police Community Relations

To ask a question concerning recent illegal activity within Watters Crossing, or to inquire regarding any rumors which you may have heard, please email crimewatch@watterscrossing.com. Your letter will go to the Watters Crossing Crime Watch Leader, who, in consultation with the City of Allen Police, will determine if the community should be alerted via the Watters Crossing web site and Watters Crossing email.

Crime Watch Tips

  • Make sure doors and windows are locked.
  • Make sure shades or window covers are closed when leaving the house.
  • Make sure alarm systems are set, operating properly and monitored.
  • Close garage door when you are out of the garage.
  • Make sure vehicles are locked when vacant
  • Do not leave valuables of any type in vehicles
Know your neighbor and look out for each other in a helpful way.

Report a Streetlight Problem

Streetlights in Watters Crossing are not maintained by your Homeowners Association. They belong to, and are maintained, by Oncor Electric. Problems, including lamps not working, can be reported online at

www.oncor.com Phone calls can also be placed to.

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WCHOA Volunteers

Tool Time Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer Page for more details about these positions.

Welcoming Committee

New homeowners receive welcome packets from our Welcoming Committee. Information can be obtained at welcoming@watterscrossing.com

Tennis Court Access

The code for the tennis court gate is located in the Members Only portion of the website

Did You Know?

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Questions or Problems?

Information for questions or problems for Watters Crossing Residents Click Here

Save Your Pool Cards

Please remember to retain your Pool Access Cards  for future use..  Pool cards will NOT be reissued.  The cost of a replacement card is $25 and is limited to one card per address.  For replacement cards, please email: poolaccess@watterscrossing.com

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