Winter 2013 - Newsletter
Monthly Dues Assessment
By now everyone should have received their coupon books for their HOA monthly dues for 2014. Carefully read the letter that came with your coupon book. There are 4 different methods for paying, choose the payment schedule that fits your needs the best. If you would like to pay your dues in advance for the year you will receive one free month. The monthly dues are due on the 1st of each month. Any payment received after the 1st of the month is considered late, and a late and collection fee will be charged if the payment is received after the 15th of the month . If you choose to pay for the year to receive your free month, make sure payment is received by the 1st of January. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS of receiving a free month if payment is received after January 15th. Remember the payments are sent to a lock box in AZ so allow time for postal delivery. Again, read the enclosed letter carefully. If you did not receive your coupons in the mail contact Advanced Association Management immediately.
Christmas Decorating Contest
Judging for the Decorating contest will be the weekend of December 14th.
Yard of the month
Despite the drought and limited watering the city allows, many of the homes in our HOA have been very well maintained. The winner for the Calloway’s sponsored Yard of the Month program for September was Roger and Pauline Gaddis at 1921 Belgium Dr. October’s winner was Nancy and Sten Andersson at 7720 Waasland. Timothy and Genevieve McCreary at 7805 Bilsen Court won for the month of November. And for December the winner is Celi Paciello at 2137 USA. These monthly winners received at $50 gift card from Calloway’s. Remember to check on the OWG website for a $5 coupon from Calloway’s in the YOM tab.
We are in a stage 3 watering restriction. Remember to water on your appropriate days. Odd addresses water every other Tuesday and even addresses water every other Thursday. For December the Tuesday watering days are the 3rd, 17th, and 31st. Thursday watering days are the 12th and 26th. Check the city website for a complete calendar through March for the stage 3 watering schedule: https://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4688
Coyotes and bobcats are just a few of the wild animals seen in our community. These animals are usually not a threat if they are left alone. Please respect the urban wildlife for your safety, your children’s safety, and any animals you may have with you at the time of spotting.
OWG Monthly Board Meeting
The OWG board meets the third Thursday of the month. There will not be a meeting in December. The next meeting will be January 16th at the Clubhouse at 6:30. If you have an item to discuss or would like to have added to the agenda, please contact the management company at 972-248-2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State law requires us to have a phone line on each side of the fence at our pool. 9-1-1 can be dialed directly from the payphone without needing to insert any money. This is a good lesson for children. The phone located outside the gate is a direct 9-1-1 line. Whenever the receiver is picked up, it goes directly to a 9-1-1 operator. Many times people will pick it up, hear the emergency operator, and quickly hang up the phone. A policeman is always dispatched to the scene when this happens. Please refrain from picking up the emergency phone unless it is for an emergency.
The block captains help keep our neighborhood informed. There are several streets that do not have block captains. A block captain is needed for Merksem Ct, Belgium between 2001 and 2045, and 3 for USA. The block captain sends out newsletters and announcements for the residents on their street, and helps collect proxies in March for our annual meeting. Your help would be greatly appreciated if you live on one of the streets that need a block captain.
Thank you to Chelle Barker for helping to coordinate our first annual Movie by the Pool Night. The popular Wreck-It Ralph movie was the feature show of the evening. Everyone had a great time.
David and Tracy Heider took over coordinating our neighborhood garage sale this past fall. We had about 25 participating families this year.
Roger Holland has temporarily moved the doggie bag dispenser closer to the street while the city is making the repairs to the trail by Waasland and Hove. (Remember to pick up after your dog, whether it is at the park, on the street, or even in your own yard).