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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday May 17th, 2021 at 7:00PM Homeowners are welcome to attend any meeting. TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING; AGENDA
ACC Meeting The March 30, 2021 meeting of the ACC is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Visit the Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests. TO ATTEND AN ACC MEETING: AGENDA

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Plano Tree Care
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Robert Burns Pool Maintenance

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.

Tennis Court has New Access Controls

Residents will now need their pool card to access the Tennis Court. If you have lost or misplaced your pool card, please email poolaccess@watterscrossing.com for a replacement. Replacement cards are $25 and there is only one card issued per Watters Crossing address. We remind all that dogs and wheels are NOT allowed on the Tennis Court. The Tennis Court is open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

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 2021 Movie Schedule.

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
Freeze Damage To Trees and Plants

Damage to trees and plants has been another result of the recent weather. For information provided by Plano Tree Care, please click HERE. For information from Howard Garrett, please click HERE.

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.

To Watters Crossing Homeowners

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) process was a repeated subject at our recent Homeowners Annual Meeting. First, the Board wants to thank all homeowners for continuing to work closely with the Board and the Architectural Control Committee to keep our community beautiful and a place that we can all certainly be proud of and enjoy the multitude of activities to do within the Allen area. Read More HERE.

Signs Within our Neighborhood

Political Signs
Political signs are permitted within Watters Crossing with various restrictions. 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. 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.

COVID-19 Update Clubhouse Remains Closed (Updated 4/15/2021)

Your WCHOA regrets to announce that due to a variety of critical factors, including procedural, legal, and economic factors, a difficult decision has been made for the Clubhouse to remain CLOSED until further notice. Pursuant to guidance offered by local authorities, legal counsel and insurance providers and under the terms and guidelines of our liability insurance, opening of select community amenities during the current ongoing pandemic is not an option. The WCHOA Board will continue to monitor all issues contributing to this decision and communicate any updates to the Association members as soon as possible. It is our intent, however, to open both pools on May 1, with limited capacity, daily sanitizing, and our request that all residents adhere to social distancing guidelines. Also note that we will continue with no non-resident guests permitted in the Watters Crossing pools at this time. Finally, changes have been made to the proposed 2021 Events Calendar as shown elsewhere on this website.

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 4/15/2021)
EVENT DATE LOCATION TIME
Volunteer Appreciation Night POSTPONED Clubhouse 6:00PM
Pools Open Saturday, May 1 Clubhouse/Newport Drive 8:00 AM– 10:00 PM
Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 1 Neighborhood 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Annual Homeowners Meeting Sunday, May 2 Clubhouse 1:00PM
First Friday Film Friday, May 7 Phase I / Clubhouse Pool 8:30PM
Spring Party CANCELED Clubhouse Grounds 4:00PM - 10PM
First Friday Film Friday, June 4 Phase I/ Clubhouse Pool 8:30PM
Phase III Playground Reopening TBD Phase III Playground TBD
First Friday Film Friday, July 2 Phase I/ Clubhouse Pool 8:30PM
First Friday Film Friday, August 6 Phase I/ Clubhouse Pool 8:30PM
SPLASH! 2021 Saturday, August 21 Phase II / Newport Pool 3:00PM - 11:00 PM
First Friday Film Friday, September 3 Phase I / Clubhouse Pool 8:30PM
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, September 25 Neighborhood 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Pools Close Friday, Octobere 1 Clubhouse Pool/Newport Drive 10:00PM
Dog SPLASH! Saturday, October 2 Phase I / Clubhouse Pool 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Feels Like Fall TBD Clubhouse Grounds TBD
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.
  • The ACC meets 7:00 PM the last Tuesday of every 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.

Watters Crossing Assessment Collection Policy

Watters Crossing Assessment Collection Policy

Welcoming Committee

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

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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