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Board Meeting The next Watters Crossing meeting of Board Officers is Monday, Feburary 18th, 2019 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, Feburay 26th , 2019 at the Watters Crossing Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Visit the Architectural Control Page for details and view the procedure for submitting requests.

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A Message to our Watters Crossing Neighbors:

It has been brought to our attention that you may have received a message to your door with a spending analysis related to our Association. This was not compiled by the Watters Crossing Board.

The individual that composed this message has a history with our previous two Treasurers and Board. The previous Treasurers tried on numerous occasions to communicate with him about his concerns, to no avail.

Should you have specific questions or concerns, we welcome you to our Semiannual Meetings, where we communicate the current financial status. We also post these financials on our website.

Thank you. All the best in 2019!

Future questions may be directed to our new Treasure Marcia Ackerman at treasurer@watterscrossing.com.

From your Watters Crossing Board
(NOTE: this is a reprint from your December 2018 dues mailing)

Homeowners,

Normally this time of year the letter you receive from the WCHOA includes your HOA dues invoice for the coming year. This year it doesn’t due to the decision made by your Board to outsource the financial functions of the WCHOA to NMI Neighborhood Management. This decision was reached after the resignation of our 2nd volunteer Treasurer in as many years.

The responsibilities of the Treasurer are such that it has been increasingly difficult to find a volunteer willing and able to commit the time necessary to mind the HOA finances. While the outsourcing of this role will cost the HOA an additional $3,000 per year, it was seen by the Board as a good and necessary investment for the financial stability of the WCHOA.

As homeowners you will see some positive changes because of this decision. Key among them will be a web portal where you will be able to view your HOA account and pay your dues. The transition will take about 30 days and be complete at the end of the year at which time invoices for 2019 dues will be transmitted by NMI.

The Watters Crossing HOA will continue to be a homeowner, volunteer association. We will have a Treasurer who will be the primary interface to NMI.

On the subject of your WCHOA dues, the Board has taken the difficult step to raise dues by $85 for 2019 bringing them to $660 per household. The additional funds will be dedicated to our reserve funds which have not grown as hoped due to increased costs and maintenance.

Since 2012 dues have risen from $470 to $660. During this same time operating expenses have risen from $290,000 to $375,000. A large part of this has been maintenance of the landscaping within Watters Crossing, and maintenance and care of the Club House. Utilities have also risen over the years and remain our most volatile (water) expense line.

As Watters Crossing enters it’s 2nd quarter century, the Board anticipates that maintenance and repair costs will continue to go up on our numerous amenities and has made the decision to increase dues this year with all funds going to the reserve fund as part of a long term plan to protect our neighborhood well into the future.

WCHOA Moves Financials to NMI Management

The Board of the Watters Crossing HOA recently voted to outsource the financial portion of our HOA to NMI Management. Information on this has been recently sent to all Watters Crossing homeowners and is shown Here.

Also, we ask each homeowner to complete the email form for NMI Management that is shown . Here

Note that this concerns financials only. Watters Crossing remains a volunteer HOA and all other aspects of the day-to-day operations, activities, special events, etc remain in volunteers hands.

Questions can be directed to President at president@watterscrossing.com

New WCHOA Treasurer Volunteers

Following a lengthy search, Watters Crossing now has a new volunteer Treasurer. We are pleased to announce Marcia Ackerman has taken this spot. Marcia and her husband, Bob, have been residents in Watters Crossing for 24 years and live on Fairfax Drive in Phase II. Marcia replaces Albert Ramos who resigned mid-year 2018 after being our HOA Treasurer for 18 months. In her role as Treasurer, Marcia will liaison with Neighborhood Management on all things financial for your HOA.

Many thanks to Marcia for stepping up and to Board members Michelle Massi, Mike Shisko, and Mary Kuykendall for their continuing efforts as volunteers for Watters Crossing.

ACC Members

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is an appointed committee in Watters Crossing. Potential ACC members are interviewed and approved by the WCHOA Board when open positions occur. The ACC meets the last Tuesday of every month, except December. Agenda items typically include review of existing and new Covenant violations and the review of submitted construction plans from individual homeowners. The use of the online electronic forms for project submission has greatly reduced the turn-around time for ACC review of projects and most homeowners receive an answer on their submission within a few days. Note that all exterior work within Watters Crossing must be submitted for review by the ACC. Further information on the ACC can be obtained at www.watterscrossing.com and clicking on the Architectural Control Committee tab. The ACC is fortunate to have volunteer representation from all three phases of Watters Crossing

Architectural Control Committee Members:

Denny Adelman, Chair, 1413 San Mateo Drive
Gordon McAleb, 1001 Ashland Court
Aubrey Moore, 1126 Bel Air Drive
Larry Ciske, 1132 Hampton Drive
Joe Smith, 105 Tustin Court
Joe Eberle, 312 Solano Drive

Mulch Sales and Delivery Provides Funds for Scouts

It is that time of year again, and the High Adventure scouts from Troop 1299 are selling mulch to support the 2019 trip to Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Scouts will sell and deliver three different kinds of packaged in 2 cubic foot bags. Proceeds from these sales go directly to scout accounts and are used to pay trip costs. Mulch deliveries will be Saturday, March 2, 2019.

All orders can be placed online this year at the following link at https://bsa1299.membershiptoolkit.com/mulch_2019. Please type in Andrew Dlugosch in the “Scout Name” field so he receives credit for your order. All orders must be placed by February 18 th.

For further information, please email:
Jason Dlugosch
jason@dlugosch-family.com

Clubhouse Rental Process is Revised

The process for payment and deposits for Clubhouse rentals has been revised. Renters will no longer leave deposit checks and payment checks in the mailbox within the Clubhouse during their rental period. Effective immediately, all deposit checks and Clubhouse rental checks will be deposited in the dropbox on the Clubhouse exterior to the left of the front door. Clubhouse deposit checks and payment checks, written as two checks, are to be deposited in this dropbox within seven (7) days of your making your reservation on the Clubhouse calendar. Reservations will not be approved from the calendar by the Clubhouse Coordinator if the deposit check and payment check have not been received during that time. As a reminder, the deposit is $200. Also, all checks must be imprinted with a valid Watters Crossing residents name and address. Further information on Clubhouse rentals is at the Clubhouse link at www.watterscrossing.com

If you have questions, please email clubhouse@watterscrossing.com

Eagle Scout Project Is New Addition
To Clubhouse Grounds!

Horse shoe Pit Watters Crossing now has a horseshoe pit. Located on the west side of the Clubhouse, the project was just completed in July. The horseshoe pit is the Eagle Scout Project of Gage Sherwinski. Gage and Troop 1299 worked a Saturday and Sunday on construction and installation. The Board of Watters Crossing would like to thank him for this significant contribution to the community.

Cars, Trucks, Garages, and More

The ACC typically receives complaints, comments, and concerns regarding on-street parking. The Declaration of of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing permits on-street parking of licensed motor vehicles. Note that boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles may never be parked on any street within Watters Crossing unless actively loading or unloading.
With that said, we would ask all homeowners to be mindful of their neighbors:

  • 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
  • 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. It also passes a number of areas of congestion including the Clubhouse, the Clubhouse Pool, the tennis court, three parks, and a school crossing.
Finally, while the Covenants permit on-street parking, Section 4.4 does restrict garage usage to parking of motor vehicles:

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.

Garrage  Your Car Called and Wants its Garage Back.

  Two car garages cannot be adapted to other usages, such as storage, an exercise area, or   permanent workshop. They must be maintained to hold two vehicles. Any usage that prevents   the usage as intended of holding two vehicles is a violation of the Covenants.







We do appreciate everything homeowners do to help keep our neighbor attractive and safe to travel.

2019 EVENTS FOR RESIDENTS OF WATTERS CROSSING
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 21
Volunteer Appreciation Night Friday, March 1 By Invitation Only
Pools Open Wednesday, May 1
Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 4
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, May 5
Spring Party Saturday, May 11
Mothers Day Sunday, May 12
Fathers' Day Sunday, June 16
SPLASH! 2019 Saturday, August 24
Fall Yard Sale Saturday, September 28
Pools Close Tuseday, October 1
Halloween Party Sunday, October 27
Semi-Annual Homeowner's Meeting Sunday, November 3
Holiday Social Friday, December 6
Judging for Holiday Lights Award Week of December 15
  • WCHOA Board Meets 3rd Monday of every month.
  • ACC meets last Tuesday of every month.
  • WCHOA Playgroup meets every Friday.

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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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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.

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

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?

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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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