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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday September 20th, 2021 at 7:00PM Homeowners are welcome to attend any meeting. TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING; AGENDA
ACC Meeting The next ACC Meeting is Tuesday September 28th, 2021 at 7:00PM Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests. TO ATTEND AN ACC MEETING: AGENDA

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Neighborhood
Yard Sale
Saturday, September 25

The Spring community-wide yard sale is Saturday, September 25. 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

Pools Close September 30.
DOG SPLASH! October 2.

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 2, 2021

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.
  • The Classic Canine Pet Spa will have a booth on site.
Please have your pool card for admittance.
COVID-19

We ask that all adhere to CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19.

And Try to Help Here Too….
Please Pick Up Your Poop

The Board continues to receive complaints of people walking their dogs and not picking up after them. There are six doggie stations along Bel Air Drive plus the ones located in the City of Allen Watters Crossing Park. Please be considerate of your neighbors and pick up after your dog. A reminder that it is a City Ordinance to do so.

Landscaping Plans

The ACC receives and reviews landscaping plans from homeowners as all improvements must be reviewed. Plans are delayed and many times declined….READ MORE HERE .

Projects Submitted to the Architectural Control Committee

All exterior improvements must be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee for review and approval prior to work commencing. In order for projects to be properly reviewed by the committee members, Project Review Forms located online at www.watterscrossing.com in the ACC link must be utilized. Do not email requests via email to individual Committee members or to acc@watterscrossing.com We ask that as you work through your project, should the Committee request further information, that you respond to these requests through the system and not email individual Committee members as it greatly slows down the process. If you have difficulty with the process or wish further explanation, please email Brenda Simmons at bsimmons@nmitx.com While the Committee volunteers determine the outcome of your project, Brenda is the facilitator of the information of that process. We greatly appreciate your understanding that the process runs more smoothly and quickly in adhering to these guidelines.

All Exterior Improvements Must Undergo ACC Review

We remind all homeowners that all exterior improvements must be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) for review prior to work commencing. Among other items, this includes exterior lighting, security cameras, and storm doors. Lighting Guidelinesfor exterior guidelines are in the ACC link at www.watterscrossing.com In the same link you will find Guidelines for Storm Doors. If in doubt as to if something needs ACC review, just email acc@watterscrossing.com and ask.

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
Architectural Control Committee Reminder

Exterior Improvements:

All exterior work within Watters Crossing is required to be submitted for review by the ACC and approval. The ACC process, Review Forms, Guidelines, and further information are shown in the ACC link at www.watterscrossing.com This does include roof replacements, home exterior painting, and fence staining.

Covenant Violations:
All violations of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing are cited and managed by NMI Management. Violations are no longer handled by the ACC volunteer members.

Playground Equipment:
All recreational play equipment must be removed from front yards when not in use and located to a rear area not in view of the streets. This includes portable basketball hoops, hockey nets, and tree swings. The use of hammocks in the Watters Crossing Private Common Open Space is welcomed but note that those left overnight will be removed by the HOA Landscape Maintenance Team.

Satellite Dishes must be submitted for review for location prior to installation.

Thanks to all Watters Crossing Homeowners for following the Review Guidelines in submitting plans for ACC review and adhering to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing.

Information on Texas Neighborhood Coalition and Short Term Rentals

As the TX legislature begins, our state-wide coalition is looking to send the attached letter to state reps READ FURTHER….

Please click HERE. for a view of a recent Dallas Morning News article on short term rentals

Please click HERE to see a letter you can send personalized to your state representative. (include the letter STR Reintro Coalition letter HERE)

Please click HERE for delegation info.

click HERE to find your representative. attached letter to state reps

2021 EVENTS FOR RESIDENTS OF WATTERS CROSSING
REVISED (ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION. Revised 8/22/2021)
EVENT DATE LOCATION TIME
Phase III Playground Reopening TBD Phase III Playground TBD
Yard Sale Saturday, September 25 Neighborhood 8:00PM - 3:00PM
Pool Close Friday, October 1 Clubhouse Pool/ Newport Drive 10:00PM
Dog SPLASH! Saturday, October 2 Phase I / Clubhouse Pool 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Feels Like Fall Saturday, October 16 Clubhouse Pond Grounds 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Kids Halloween Party Sunday, October 24 Clubhouse Grounds 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Holiday Social Friday, December 3 Clubhouse 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Judging for Holiday Lights Award Week of December 19 Neighborhood 7:00PM
  • WCHOA Board Meets 7:00 PM 3rd Monday of every month.
  • Architectural Control Committee meets 7:00 PM the last Tuesday of every 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

Did You Know?

All Watters Crossing Homeowners Association offical information is available and posted only at www.watterscrossing.com The Watters Crossing HOA does not support nor endorse comments, opinions, and other actions on social media sites.

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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