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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday, April 16th, 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, May 29th, 2018 at the Watters Crossing Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Visit the Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests. (April 24th, 2018 ACC meeting is cancelled)

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Card My Yard

Manders Maintenance

  Plano Tree Care
  469-628-3431

Duck Fence

Bounce For Fun

  Nine Band Brewery
  972-663-5709

Triumph Roofing

Mary Kuykendall

Nine Band Brewing

Watters Crossing Spring Party May 12th, 2018!

Mark your calendar now for the biggest Watters Crossing event of the year, the 2018 Spring Party. Come enjoy Food Trucks, Concessions, Bounce Houses, Music, and more. Check this site for further information closer to the date.
We NEED your help to put on this event. Volunteers are needed. If you can help for an hour or so at the Spring Party, please . SIGN UP HERE

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.

Duathlon in Neighborhood
Saturday, April 28th
8:00 AM -10:00 AM (estimated time)

Due to Rain, Norton Knightathlon moved to April 28.

Watters Crossing and Montgomery Farms Residents, Norton Elementary School will be doing a duathlon challenge on Saturday, April 28 with a start time of 8:05 a.m. and an estimated end time of 9:45 a.m. Please see the route the children will be taking in the following link. Please be aware of children during the challenge. Also, we are encouraging people to not park along the route to help ensure the safety of our children.

Thank you!

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/53120

Pools Open Tuesday, May 1

Your existing pool card is needed for access to either pool. Replacement cards for lost or misplaced cards can be obtained by sending an email to poolaccess@watterscrossing.com There is a $25 charge for replacement cards. Cards are limited to ONE per home address. Continue reading pool rules

First Friday Movies
Start Friday, May 4

Movies at the Clubhouse Pool continue in 2018. CLICK HERE for the 2018 Movie Schedule.

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.

Neighborhood Yard Sale Saturday, May 5th

The Spring community-wide yard sale is Saturday, May 5. 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 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

Semiannual Homeowners Meeting

Your Watters Crossing Semiannual Homeowners Meeting is coming:

DATE: Sunday. May 6
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: The Clubhouse

Watters Crossing is a very unique neighborhood. Your HOA is not managed by a management company. The WCHOA is completely self-managed. This means that 100% of your dues are returned to the community and not spent on management fees and expenses. This is possible thru the efforts of the many volunteers that step forward to help the community. This includes your Homeowners Association Board.

At the meeting Sunday, you will hear about your HOA’s financial position, capital projects being worked on in 2018 and 2019 and other items. It is also your opportunity to express your opinion and concerns about Watters Crossing. We encourage all residents to take part in the process of maintaining our neighborhood and welcome everyone’s input. See you at the meeting.

Thank You For Not Feeding Us Bread

Duck Feeding New signs have been installed at each pond asking for your help. The ducks are returning and let’s show them some love please; do not feed them bread. The signs explain it all and thanks for your help.

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.

Architectural Control Committee
Welcomes New Members and Conducts Reviews for 2018

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is pleased to welcome for 2018 new members Joe Eberle, 312 Solano Drive, Joe Smith, 105 Tustin Court and Aubrey Moore, 1126 Bel Air Drive. Potential ACC members are interviewed and appointed by your HOA Board. The ACC now has a full complement of six members representing all three Phases of Watters Crossing. We want to thank these new members for stepping up to volunteer and help within their community. To see the full list of ACC members and other ACC information, please click on the ACC tab above.

The ACC has annually conducted a survey of all addresses within Watters Crossing on fence condition. Fences are to be kept in well-maintained state and stained in one, approved color. Expanding on this annual survey for 2018, we have added these areas of concentration:

  • Landscape maintenance including continuous evergreen landscaping along front foundations

  • Upkeep of tree rings and planter borders

  • Leaning mailboxes

  • Concealment from street view of HVAC units. Homeowners with HVAC units which are not 100% concealed from street view will be asked to conceal with an ACC approved fence panel

While the vast majority of homes in our community meet or exceed these requirements there are others that need attention. By notifying these homeowners at the onset of the spring growing season hopefully we can work together to eliminate any outstanding issues.

The ACC again thanks all homeowners for working to maintain the standards of our community.

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.

Tree Trimming

We urge all residents to ensure that any contractor they are hiring for tree trimming is reputable and knowledgeable in their trade. We continue to see trees that have been trimmed in a less than professional manner. Professionals:

  • Will not leave stubs and stumps on a tree
  • Will not “top” a tree
  • Will not leave all limbs and debris for you to remove from the property

Be wary of anyone stopping at your door who “happens to be in the neighborhood” and will trim your trees for a reduced rate. Be especially concerned if a contractor’s intent is to leave limbs in your alley. The City will generally not remove these unless they are cut to specific sizes and bundled.

We also remind all homeowners that all trees within Watters Crossing are improvements to the property, and the neighborhood in general. Indeed, realtors continue to tell us that potential homebuyers always comment on the tree canopy within Watters Crossing and how desirable it is. Any proposed tree removal is to be submitted for review by the Architectural Control Committee for compliance with the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. There are a number of areas within our neighborhood with specific requirements concerning trees, hence the necessary review.

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Is Your Sidewalk in Need of Repairs?

The ACC has received inquiries concerning sidewalk repairs. Sidewalk repair is generally a shared opportunity between the individual homeowner and the City of Allen:

  • The sidewalk in front (or on the side) of your house parallel to the street is the responsibility of the homeowner with the City of Allen shairing the repair. Repair is shared 50 / 50.
  • The sidewalk from the above sidewalk to your front door is the homeowner’s responsibility. Repair is 100% homeowner.

The Sidewalk Repair Program is outlined at www.cityofallen.org We urge all homeowners who may have tripping hazards in front of their homes to pursue the Sidewalk Repair Program with the City.
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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

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.

Tool Time Volunteers Needed

The lead for Tool Time was recently taken over by Steven Kerrigan. Steven replaces Don Hill who has been a volunteer for Watters Crossing for years, most recently as Tool Time Leader. A BIG THANKS to Don for all his help in the past and for continueing to volunteer. Steven is looking for a few volunteers for his Tool Time Team. Volunteers are needed for minor repairs and projects throughout Watters Crossing. If you can donate a few hours here and there, please email Steven at tooltime@watterscrossing.com

Volunteers at Work
Volunteers at Work

Tooltime recently installed three new bike racks in Watters Crossing. Tooltime Lead Steven Kerrigan is a shown at work with Tooltime Volunteer David Tanner. A fourth rack will be added shortly. At that time, grass will be removed in these areas and a decomposed granite base installed.

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Neighbors United Against Widening of Alma Drive

Representing Watters Crossing in the Neighbors United drive is Steve Jones. Further information on this campaign can be viewed HERE. Further questions can be directed to neighborsunitedinfo@watterscrossing.com

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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Upcoming Events
 

  • Kid’s Halloween Party October 29th
  • Semiannual Homeowners Meeting November 5th
  • Holiday Social, December 1st
  • WCHOA Crime Watch

    WCHOA

    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.

    wchoa

    WCHOA Volunteers

    ACC Members

    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?

    Trash and Recycle Polycarts must be removed the night of trash pick-up day to an area not visible to any street. Additional information is HERE.

    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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