Monthly Archives: May 2013

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

Neighborhood Watch presents Community Awareness Night

We would like to invite you to our first annual Community Awareness Night (CAN) on Saturday, May 18th from 5-8pm.  CAN is a National Night Out event to promote and recognize Neighborhood Watch programs in the community.  Since we have just kicked off our very own NW Program, this event is perfect timing!

Please RSVP indicating # of attendees by noon on May 18th:
nw@villagesofstonelakeestates.com

Here are the details:

  • We will be blocking off a portion of Nottingham Lane for the block party, probably from about the middle of the street to the end by the greenbelt.
  • We will provide a balloonist and face painter for the kids from 6-8pm
  • We will also be providing some pizza (hopefully enough to feed everyone but no guarantees so get there early!)
  • Since this is a community event, we ask that you bring the following:

- your favorite side dish or dessert to share
– your own beverages
– your favorite family outdoor game to play
(ie. balls to throw, bean bag toss, ladder ball, bocce, etc)
– comfortable chairs to sit in

Please come by to meet your neighbors, meet our new Neighborhood Watch Block Captains, and also pick up some information on best ways to remain in touch with the Neighborhood Watch program.  We realize this is late notice, so even if you have plans and cannot attend the party, please come by to pick up some of the information.  We are looking forward to it and pray for some good weather!!  See you soon!

Best,

Your Neighborhood Watch

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