Category Archives: Announcement

Paddy Wagon Bike Parade and Block Party

Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel today’s event. With these high winds it will be impossible for us to have the activities that were planned. We are hoping to reschedule (possibly next weekend). We will keep you posted as soon as we know.

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Let’s ShamROCK!!! Please join the HOA on Ireland Lane for a St. Patrick’s Day Block Party.

What: A Mean Green celebration with live music, games & crafts.
When: Sunday, March 16th 3pm – 5pm
Where: Ireland Lane

Decorate your bikes, scooter or wagons with you best St. Patrick’s decorations. The “Paddy Wagon” Bike Parade will begin at 3:15pm. Prizes will be given to the top three decorated entries.

No need to RSVP, just B.Y.O B & a seat!

PLEASE NOTE: Ireland Lane will be closed for through traffic 2pm-6pm for the event.

Frisco’s Stage 3 Restrictions this Fall and Winter

The hottest part of the year has passed, but mandatory Stage 3 water restrictions, as outlined by the Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan, will continue because Lavon Lake remains several feet below normal. During Stage 3, planting and watering cool season grasses such as rye or other similar grasses, which raise water needs, are not permitted.

Lawns and landscapes need little to no outdoor watering when temperatures cool. Warm season grasses, such as Bermuda or St. Augustine, will go dormant during fall and winter months. ‘Dormant’ means grasses naturally turn brown during cooler months.

The best thing you can do is simply ‘turn off’ the sprinkler system. There’s no reason to water during fall and winter and it’s important to take this opportunity to save water and help protect our existing water resources for next summer. The North Texas Municipal Water District, Frisco’s wholesale regional water provider, shows Stage 4 (no outdoor watering) projections are still a possibility for 2014 without adequate rainfall next spring.

Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is still limited to once-per-week only if necessary. The watering schedule is based on location within the residential trash collection day zone and applies to both non-residential and residential customers.

When Central Standard Time begins on Sunday, November 3, 2013, there will be no ‘time of day’ restrictions. Watering with a drip/bubbler system, soaker hoses or a hand-held hose for foundations, pools, and established trees and shrubs are still allowed, if necessary, for up to two hours per day, any day of the week.

Residential and non-residential properties that over seed and irrigate cool season grasses such as Rye with potable water during Stage 3 drought restrictions will be in violation of the City of Frisco’s Water Management Plan. A violation will result in a sprinkler system disconnection and additional fees on their water bills. Continued violations could result in a formal citation and court fines.

For more information about Stage 3, visit the Water Resources website and consider subscribing to Frisco’s weekly WaterWise Email Newsletter. This is the easiest way to remain up-to-date on water restrictions and the weekly lawn watering advice based Frisco’s weather station data.

We appreciate all your effort and continued support as we work to reduce water use across Frisco. I will be following up next week with additional program and outreach material that you can use in your community to further promote and educate your contractors, employees and residents.

Thank you again and please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

MELODY EMADIAZAR | WATER RESOURCES MANAGER
CITY OF FRISCO |  11300 RESEARCH ROAD | FRISCO, TX 75033
(OFC) 972-292-5814 | (FAX) 972-292-5891 | MEMADIAZAR@FRISCOTEXAS.GOV

VISIT US AT WWW.FRISCOTEXAS.GOV/WATER

Neighborhood Garage Sale

The Villages of Stonelake Estates will be having a community-wide garage sale on Saturday, September 14th. The VoSE HOA will put ads on both Frisco-Online & Craigslist. Please help spread the word to friends and family!

If you’ve been meaning to do some clean out, please do so soon and plan to hold your garage sale on this day. Obviously, the more households that participate, the more traffic will be generated and the more “treasures” will be sold.

Published and advertised hours for the garage sale are 7:30am to noon. GOOD LUCK!

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Pool Closure (Aug 3rd)

Another fecal contamination occurred at the pool late Friday, the second in less than two weeks.  The pool will be closed for cleaning the next two days, reopening on Monday morning.

Please remember that any diapered or recently potty trained kids should wear swim diapers in the HOA pool.  Regular diapers simply absorb water and do not work well in a pool!  If your child is unable to control bladder, PLEASE put them in a swim diaper.  If you don’t, you’ll lose access to the pool.

“July 4th” Block Party & Bike Parade

When: Saturday June 29th
Time: 9:30am – Noon
Where: Potomac Lane

Join us for our 2nd Annual “July 4th” Block Party & Bike Parade. Kids get out your bikes, scooters, wagons and/or strollers and decorate for the 4th of July. A prize will be awarded to the BEST in each age group (3 &under, 4-6, 7-9, 10+).

The Parade will begin @ 9:30 at Parliament and Potomac and travel down Potomac to Nottingham Lane.

Afterwards, stick around and meet your neighbors. We will have a bounce house, craft table & several activities to keep the kids busy. Snow Cones & popcorn will also be provided.

Please bring blankets, chairs, canopies & fun outdoor activities for your family to enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: Potomac Ln will be blocked off from Parliament to Nottingham from 9am-Noon

June 1: Stage 3 Restrictions

stage3Stage 3 Restrictions limit outdoor watering to once-per-week, if necessary. The watering day schedule is based on location within the residential trash collection day zone and applies to both residential and non-residential water customers.

For Villages of Stonelake Estates, that means Friday is our only allowed watering day, outside of the hours of 10am to 6pm.  See the City of Frisco water policies page for Stage 3 watering.

Need a free sprinkler checkup?  How about drought-proofing your lawn?  Visit the City of Frisco’s Water Wise homepage for this and more.

The Pool Is OPEN!

The pool is officially open, as of earlier today.

PLEASE remember the pool rules, especially when it comes to letting people in the pool.  Reports are already coming in – groups of people asking to be let in without a key and parental supervision.  If someone doesn’t have a pool card, they shouldn’t be there.  Children ages 14 and under should always be supervised by an adult.

If anyone has problems with their pool access card, please report it to Excel Management.  You can reach Jackie with Excel using the contact information on the Directory page.

Neighborhood Watch and CAN Follow Up

First off, we’d like to thank everyone who attended and supported our 1st Annual Community Awareness Night (CAN) on Saturday evening. I’d also like to thank the Block Captains who attended and the HOA Board for being very supportive. It was a great success with over 120 people attending. It was also great to see the support from our local law enforcement and firefighters – the ambulance, ladder truck, and police cars were very exciting for the kids! We also hope you were able to hang out with friends, meet some new people, and most of all, have a good time.

As a follow up, we have two documents that require your attention. The first is our Neighborhood Watch Flyer which provides very easy instructions for you to follow on how to best get notified in the event there is something going on in the community. As we receive contact information, we’re building a database to streamline communication.

The second document is the Neighborhood Watch Program Overview and the last page is the application for a Block Captain. If you are interested in getting more involved and being a point of contact for the neighborhood, then I strongly encourage you to become a Block Captain. We currently have about 14 volunteers in this capacity and can use many more. Once you fill out your application, please send it to the address at the bottom. They will now notify me of applications for our neighborhood so make sure you denote Villages of Stonelake Estates.

NW Flyer
Frisco NW Overview

We look forward to building a very successful Neighborhood Watch program to keep our community as safe as possible. Thank you.

Andy Hicks
nw@villagesofstonelakeestates.com

Pool Opening and Access Card Distribution

POOL ACCESS CARDS!

Access cards are available! The next available time to get your card is Saturday, May 18th between 8-10am.  Don’t worry, if you are unavailable to get your card at this time, you can pick up your pool access card(s) at the Pool Party on May 26th or afterwards by contacting Jackie Sterk at Excel.

REQUIREMENTS for receiving your access card:

1) up to date HOA dues paid
2) bring completed pool waiver and government issued ID to VoSE pool
3) sign the owner list agreeing to pool rules and indicating receipt of card(s)*
4) name must be on Excel’s list of owners. if there are multiple last names in the house and yours is not listed for some reason with Excel, only the registered owner will be able to pick up the card.

* secondary cards are $20 each; cash, check, visa/mc/discover

If there are any questions regarding what people are allowed to pick up access cards, please e-mail Jackie Sterk at Excel. (jsterk@excelam.com)

DISTRIBUTION DATES:

May 18th, 8am – 10am
May 26th, 3pm – 5pm

The tentative date for pool opening is May 17th. We are in a holding pattern at the moment, waiting for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from the City of Frisco. Nobody is allowed on the pool grounds until a CO is issued. We anticipate getting it on or before the 17th but that is an educated guess – we will essentially open once the CO is issued.

VoSE Pool Waiver Form
VoSE Pool Rules 2013