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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday, September 19th, 2022 at 7:00PM Homeowners are welcome to attend any meeting. TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING; Standing Board Agenda
ACC Meeting Architectural Control Committee meets 7:00 PM last Tuesday of every odd number month. Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests. TO ATTEND AN ACC MEETING: AGENDA

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“Feels Like Fall”
Saturday, October 15

Come to the Clubhouse Pond, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM for a Fall get-together and meet your neighbors. Picnic on the banks of the pond with DJ music. Stay for a movie at sunset. There’s plenty of activities for the kids all day.

  • Entertainment
  • Inflatables
  • Trackless Train for the little ones
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • FOOD TRUCKS:
    • The Hot Potato
    • Mo’s Southern Soul Food
Come to the Welcome Tent upon arrival for your wristband. Wristbands are required for free beverages and snacks.

Food trucks are FOR PURCHASE.

DETAILS
  • Bring your chair or blanket. A limited number of chairs and tables will be available.
  • No refillable beverage containers permitted
  • Pool Restrooms will be open.
  • This is a resident only event. No outside guests are permitted.
Board Bagels

Pick a date, pick an officer, and join the Watters Crossing Board for a chat over coffee and donuts. The Board of Directors will be hosting three different dates for casual visits, nothing formal, with your Board:

Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18

Each day, Board members will be available 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the Clubhouse. Stay as little or as long as you like

Neighborhood Yard Sale Saturday, September 24

The Fall community-wide yard sale is Saturday, September 24. The set time is 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM rain or shine. This is one of our two annual neighborhood yard sales and is your opportunity for some house cleaning. All yard sale signing is provided by your homeowners association. Note that no yard sale and/or garage sale signing is permitted within Watters Crossing at any other time during the year. CLICK HERE for your registration form and fee info. Questions can be directed to yardsale@watterscrossing.com

Connemara Conservancy Hosts Hay Day Dinner
Saturday, October 1

Watters Crossing is very fortunate to be located so close to Connemara. Please join us for this year's Hay Day Dinner, October 1st. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets are organized by table, bring some friends along to join us for a night of fall fun in the Pecan Grove and show your support for the Conservancy.

Pools Close September 30.
DOG SPLASH! October 1.

Watters Crossing pools close for the season at end-of-day September 30. Please remember to retain your pool card. There is a $25 fee associated with a replacement pool card.

Bring Fido to DOG SPLASH!

DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022
TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Phase I / Clubhouse Pool
ACTIVITIES: Free burgers, hot dogs, and drinks
City of Allen Animal Shelter representatives will have an information booth on animal adoptions.

Please have your pool card for admittance.

Trees and the Contractors who “Trim”

We would alert homeowners to use caution when selecting anyone to trim your trees. There are many groups driving the neighborhood offering the service of “tree trimming”. Please ensure you research who you are using. Yes, you can get a lower price, but results can be a problem. Some flags to look for:

  • The contractor leaves all the limbs and debris from the trimming. The City of Allen requires that all contractors trimming trees remove from the property all trimming and debris.
  • The “trimming” results in stumps
    • Limbs should be trimmed to natural joints. When stumps are left, typically the stub will rot back to the tree. This is usually after it has sent out multiple suckers. The canopy of the tree is destroyed.
    • The overall limb structure is weakened, making the tree susceptible to ice and storm damage
READ MORE HERE
On Street Parking in Watters Crossing

The Board of Directors and the Architectural Control Committee frequently receive complaints concerning on-street parking. The fact of the matter is, on street parking of licensed motor vehicles is permitted within Watters Crossing. However, the complaints concerning on-street parking are not necessarily that there are cars parked on the street, but rather the manner in which these vehicles are parked. Complaints include the number of cars parked together, cars parked on both sides of the road; cars parked too close to stop signs. These situations cause visibility issues and there is a great concern for the children here. Please be considerate of your neighbors.

With that said, we would ask all homeowners:

  • 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.
  • If on-street parking, park in front of your property, not in front of a neighbor’s home (this is a frequent complaint)
  • 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. As a main feeder street, it passes a number of areas of congestion including the Clubhouse, the Clubhouse Pool, the tennis court, three parks, and two school crossings.
  • No car can be parked in the street and covered as if in storage.
  • RVs, boats, watercraft, and trailers, can never be stored on the streets within Watters Crossing nor parked there, except for loading and unloading.

Finally, while the Covenants permit on-street parking, Section 4.4 does restrict garage usage to parking of motor vehicles. Garages must be maintained to allow for the parking of the number of vehicles inside for which they were designs. Garages cannot be adapted to other usages, such as storage, an exercise area, or permanent workshop. They must be ma0intained to hold two, or three, vehicles. Any usage that prevents the usage as intended of house vehicles is a violation of the Covenants. Note that if anything is preventing a homeowner from parking two (or three per design) vehicles within their garage, it is a violation of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing. Violation notices of Section 4.4 of the Covenants have been sent in the past and will continue to be sent as we move forward.

Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, 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.
Parking:
  1. Use your garage as intended and required.
  2. Use your driveway.
  3. Be mindful of your neighbor when parking on our neighborhood streets
Some ACC Reminders

Landscaping:

The winter freeze of 2021is long over. NMI will be reviewing homeowner properties who have landscaping violations. NMI will address these on an individual basis with owners to remedy and bring yards to standards of the Covenants and ACC Guidelines. Landscaping Guidelines for foundations plants, yard beds, trees, etc are located at www.watterscrossing.com in the ACC link.

Home Improvement Reviews:

Recently, some homeowners have pursued exterior improvements with no ACC review. In some cases, costly changes had to be done by the homeowner to bring the improvements into compliance. Please be aware that all exterior improvements must be submitted to the ACC via a Project Review Form, prior to any work commencing. Please allow for sufficient time for ACC review. While most project reviews are turned around quickly, the ACC is allowed thirty (30) days for all project reviews. While not inclusive of all items, the following are typical examples of improvement which must be submitted for review:

  • Exterior painting
  • Exterior staining
  • Construction of any type
  • Window replacement
  • Roof replacement
  • Fence replacement
  • Proposals for storage sheds, playsets, and trampolines.
  • Major landscaping
Avoid costly changes to your improvement plans; submit a project review form for all improvements (and await approval) prior to commencing work.

2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR RESIDENTS OF WATTERS CROSSING
(All dates subject to change or cancellation. Updated 6/18/2022)
EVENT DATE LOCATION TIME
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, September 24 Neighborhood 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pools Close Friday, September 30 Clubhouse & Newport Drive 10:00 PM
Dog SPLASH! Saturday, October 1 Phase I / Clubhouse Pool 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Feels Like Fall Saturday, October 15 Phase I Pond Grounds 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Social Friday, December 2 Clubhouse 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Judging for Holiday Lights Week of December 18 Neighborhood 7:00 PM
  • WCHOA Board Meets 7:00 PM 3rd Monday of every month.
  • ACC meets 7:00 PM last Tuesday of every other month (odd numbered month).
  • WCHOA Playgroup meets every Friday.
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WCHOA Crime Watch

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Pool Alert: It has been brought to our attention that there is a black market for pool equipment at the present time. Pool equipment is being stolen from backyards, even during the day. Please keep your fence locked and be aware.

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.

Welcoming Committee

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

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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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