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Award Winning Yards The ACC thanks the many homeowners who do such an outstanding job with their property in helping to contribute to the overall appearance of Watters Crossing. We are pleased to announce the August 2014 Award Winning Yard!
ACC Meeting The next meeting of the Architectural Control Committee will be on Tuesday September 27th, 2016 at the Watters Crossing Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Visit the Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests.  (The August 30, 2016 meeting of the ACC is CANCELLED.)

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Manders Maintenance

  Plano Tree Care
  469-628-3431

Duck Fence

Bounce For Fun

  Nine Band Brewery
  972-663-5709

Seasons Landscaping

Darling Homes

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City Council Votes on Updates To Solar Panel Installation Ordinance Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A hearing is scheduled to review changes to the City of Allen ordinance regarding the installations of solar panels. Members of the community and industry representatives have pursued with the City the updating of the current solar panel ordinance. Staff has rewritten the ordinance to include the prohibition of the installation of solar panels on the street facing roofs of homes. The group originally asking for a change to the ordinance is against this in that they want the installation of solar panels to be permitted on any roof of any home, regardless of orientation. Such a change would permit the installation on front facing roofs. Examples of solar panel installations on street facing roofs are in the link below.

The Watters Crossing Architectural Control Committee, in the past, has permitted the installation of solar panels on roofs not facing a street. However, the State Legislature enacted a law in 2012 prohibiting HOAs from restricting the installation of solar panels. Cities can continue to regulate the installation of solar panels thru ordinances.

Your Homeowners Association Board and Architectural Control Committee agree that the installation of front facing solar panels would provide a negative impact to our neighborhood. Aside from appearance, of particular concern would be the impact on front yard trees thru aggressive trimming or complete removal. As front yard trees are required by the WCHOA Covenants, there would then be a conflict with the installation of street facing solar panels and the tree requirements.

We urge all residents to voice their opinion. The meeting details are:

DATE: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: City Council Chambers, Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway

Note that if you attend the meeting, a blue comment card can be completed with no need to speak before the council. However, if you wish to speak before the council, you must complete and submit a blue card in the meeting.

Regardless of attending the Council meeting, we urge all to express their opinion, either for or against, this ordinance change, to their City Council. Emails for all City Council Members are below.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

City Council Members and email ID

Public Notice of Hearing

Examples of Front-Facing Solar Panels:

Example 1

Example 2

2016 Last Film

First Friday Films Last Screening!

Top Gun Movie

Friday, September 2 will be the last First Friday Film for 2016. Pools will then close at the end of September. Bring your kids, the cooler (no glass please) and come to the screening of Top Gun at the Clubhouse Pool.

Thanks to Splash! 2016 Volunteers and Sponsor

Splash! 2016 was again a big success. We want to thank all the volunteers here for helping to make Watters Crossing a fun place to live.

Steven Kerrigan
Mike Shisko
Neil D’Cunha
Dan Hall
Don Hill
Sharon Wigder
Sami Wigder

Payton Grauman
Christina Mackey
Brian Mackey
Mary Kuykendal
Pete March
Megan Wigder
Dylan D’Cunha

Remember that Watters Crossing is a completely self-managed HOA. There is no management firm involved in your HOA. Volunteers are always needed and if you wish to volunteer, please contact any Officer or the ACC Chair who are listed elsewhere in this website.

We want to give a big thanks to Mary Kuykendall of Keller Williams Realty for sponsoring Splash! 2016 for the second year in a row. Thanks for your continued support of our community!

Community Pool Announcements

Please be reminded that the Watters Crossing pools and property are your amenities, maintained with your dues. Any abuse of pool property will be assessed to the responsible homeowner. Also note that no one under the age of 13 is permitted within the pool area without an adult guardian with them. The complete listing of Pool Rules can be viewed HERE.

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

Volunteer Built and Maintained Watters Crossing Website For Many Years

Lorie Plymale, who has volunteered for many years, is leaving Watters Crossing.  Lorie has been maintaining and “gatekeeping” our website for as many years as any of us can remember.  As Watters Crossing is “paperless” she has been an important part in keeping our community informed.  She will be sorely missed. 

She leaves with her husband, Jeff, who was instrumental in putting in place the foundations of what Watters Crossing is today.  This was in the early 90’s when the developer was handing off the HOA to the Board and Jeff was president. Both Lorie and Jeff have contributed significantly to our HOA through their volunteer efforts.  We wish them the best of luck in their new home.

Taking over the task of maintaining www.watterscrossing.com is Vijay Bhalla.  This is a hard spot to fill and we greatly appreciate Vijay for volunteering.  Questions concerning the website can be sent to webmaster@watterscrossing.com

Watters Crossing Spring Party 2016 Sponsor Support

We want to thank our many sponsors for 2016.  Thanks for your continued support of our community!

Manders Maintenance
www.mandersmaintenance.com
Manders Maintenance has been caring for Watters Crossing common areas for over 20 years.  They have also worked with homeowners within Watters Crossing for private installations.

Plano Tree Care
469-628-3431
Plano Tree Care has been trimming and removing dead / fallen trees in Watters Crossing for years.  Contact Aaron Benzene for private tree trimming / pruning.

Duck Fence
www.duckfence.com
The owners of Duck Fence have lived in Watters Crossing for years.  Duck has installed many private fences in Watters Crossing and maintains our perimeter fences.

Bounce For Fun
www.bounceforfun.com
Bounce For Fun is the provider of inflatables and much of the entertainment for the Spring Party.
Contact Ed, Lisa, or Millie for your party needs.

Nine Band Brewery
972-663-5709
If you attended the Spring Party, you may have sampled some of the Nine Band brews which were donated for our event.  Nine Band Brewery, located in Allen, conducts regular tours of the brewery.

Seasons Landscaping
www.SeasonsLandscape.com
Visitors to the Phase II / Newport Pool can see some of Seasons Landscaping work.  They recently installed the new cedar arbor covering the east side of the pool and the kiddie pool.

Darling Homes
www.darlinghomes.com
Darling Homes will be returning to the Allen / Watters Crossing area with their soon to begine construction adjacent to Watters Crossing, at the southeast corner of Bethany Drive and Alma Drive.

Market Street Allen
www.marketstreetunited.com

Quite a Catch!

WCHOA

Our ponds are stocked every several years and some of fish do get pretty large. Kids have a great time as you can see in the photo. Please be reminded that fishing at both Watters Crossing ponds is catch and release only. Fish are not for consumption.

2016 WCHOA Calendar of Events
 

ALL EVENTS ARE AT THE CLUBHOUSE AND FOR RESIDENTS OF WATTERS CROSSING

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26
Volunteer Appreciation Night Friday, April 8 (By Invitation Only)
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, April 24
Pools Open Saturday, April 30
Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 7
Spring Party Saturday, May 14
Splash! 2016 Saturday, August 13 (At the Newport Drive Pool)
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, September 24
Pools Close Monday, October 3
Kid's Halloween Party Sunday, October 23
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, November 6
Holiday Social Friday, December 2
Judging for Holiday Lights Award Friday/Saturday, December 16 – 17

ADDITIONAL DATES TO REMEMBER:
• Watters Crossing HOA Board meets 3rd Monday of each month, except December
• Watters Crossing Architectural Control Committee meets last Tuesday of each month, except December
• Watters Crossing Playgroup meets every Friday

NOTE:
• All events, except SPLASH 2016! and the two Yard Sales, are located at the Clubhouse
• The Spring and Fall Yard Sales are the only Yard Sales when signs are permitted within Watters Crossing
• Signs for the Spting and Summer Yard Sales are HOA provided

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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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Upcoming Events
 

Splash! Saturday, August 13
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 24

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.

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WCHOA Volunteers

Tool Time Leader

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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