The Kirby Creek Press | September 2018
Kirby Creek Village
Kir by Creek Village Association Manager: Angela Beené

972-644-3801 x-110 Calls will be returned within one business day.
Please make sure to use extension 110 to speak with your KCV manager.
Included in this Edition:
  • Pool Reminders
  • Updated Pool Rules
  • Pool Card Information
  • Special Announcement - Clubhouse
  • Grand Prairie Water Restrictions
  • Fall Lawn Care
  • City of GP Upcoming Events
  • Traders Village Upcoming Events
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Trespassing Information
  • Important Contact Information
  • Homeowner Corner
IMPORTANT POOL REMINDERS



The KCV pool will be open the following days:
 
Friday, September 14
Saturday, September 15
Sunday, September 16
 
Friday, September, 28
Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30 (Final Day of the Season)
 
After September 30 th , the pool will close for the 2018 season. We look forward to seeing you when the 2019 season begins!
Pool Rules
Pool Hours: 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Tuesday-Sunday

As Members of the Kirby Creek Homeowners Association, all Homeowners share liability for any
accident that may occur in the pool area. It is to your benefit to follow these rules so a safe
swimming experience is ensured.
1. Pool restricted to Residents and up to FOUR guests. Guests must be accompanied by Resident.
Photo ID required.
2. NO person under 16 years of age allowed without parent or guardian. Photo ID required.
3. Proper swim wear only, NO cut-offs, NO diapers of any kind allowed in the pool.
4. NO person with skin abrasions, open sores, cuts, skin disease, eye disease, nasal or ear
discharge, or communicable disease allowed in pool.
5. NO person shall alter or remove safety equipment (Ring Buoy and Shepherd’s Crook) except in
a bona fide emergency. These are for emergencies only and are NOT toys. People violating
this rule will be asked to leave the pool. Continued violation will result in suspension of pool
privileges.
6. NO person is allowed to play with the weir gates located inside the skimmer wells. This
equipment helps the pool skim dirt from the surface of the water and keeps the pool clean.
Those found removing these Gates and destroying the flotation foam will be asked to leave the
pool.
7. NO sharp objects or glass of any kind are allowed in the pool or pool area.
8. NO pets allowed in the pool or pool area.
9. NO running, rough play, ball playing, pushing, or wrestling in the pool or pool area.
10. NO diving.
11. NO profanity or obscene language allowed.
12. NO eating, drinking or smoking in the pool.
13. NO barbeque grills.
14. When the gate is locked, the pool is closed. The pool is closed on a regular maintenance
schedule or for other maintenance or regulatory reasons. Stay out of the pool when it is closed.
Crawling under or climbing over the fence in order to enter the pool area is considered
trespassing. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
15. Only water toys allowed in the pool area, no skate boards, skates, roller blades, bicycles allowed
in the pool or pool area.
16. The pool and pool area are not to be used by any clubhouse renter or their guests.

Updated: August 2018
Pool Card Information
Homeowners are allowed ONE pool card per household.

If your card has ever been suspended due to your account not being current it will remain suspended until you contact us, 972-644-3801 x-110 or Email Us - Click Here! The card stays suspended so that we can ensure we are always turning cards back on for the home to which they are assigned.

If your account is past due we suspended your pool card in mid May and it will remain turned off until you bring your account current. You must call our offices in order to discuss the account further. 972-644-3801 x-110 Calls will be returned within one business day.

If you have a card that stops working you can contact on site Management and we can try and resolve. If the card proves a need for replacing you will turn in the faulty card to Onsite Pool Management and Angela in the Association Office will issue you a new one by mail free of charge.

A $30.00 replacement fee will be charged if for any reason the card is lost or stolen. Payments for replacements are to be mailed to the Association Offices. The funds must be received prior to a replacement being sent to you. Onsite personnel does not carry extra cards, they are mailed directly from our main offices.
Special Announcement:

August 2018 The Kirby Creek Board of Directors voted to update the Clubhouse Use Agreement, Clubhouse Rules, and Clubhouse Check List. Please contact our offices for more information regarding upcoming rental requests, rules and procedures.

The links below also take you to the newly updated information with clickable links for you to review. Please remember you must book through the Association Manager, please do not print out a contract and send in to reserve a date as that date might not be available. Reservation contact information is below.
Rent the Clubhouse for Your Next Event!
  RENTAL RATES:
FRIDAY - SUNDAY $125/DAY
MONDAY - THURSDAY $100/DAY
Holidays $150/day
Security Deposit $500
**Accounts must be current and in good standing**
Contact our offices for more information!

City of Grand Prairie Current Water Restrictions
To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:
  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.
Allowed:
  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

Report Water Restriction Violations During Regular Business Hours: 
972-237-8296
Report Water Restriction Violations After Hours: 
972-237-8400
Fall Lawn Care
Rake Fallen Leaves
Raking the leaves is the first thing that comes to mind when most people hear “autumn yard work.” But raking isn’t just another seasonal chore; it actually has a lot of benefits for your grass’s health. When leaves are left in your yard, they block out sunlight and air, which encourages lawn disease. Removing these leaves will prevent lawn disease from forming during the winter.

Try to spread out the raking throughout the season instead of waiting until all the leaves have fallen and formed a super thick layer. Otherwise, the leaves might start clumping together with the rain and morning dew, consequently suffocating your grass.

Lay Sod Grass
Laying sod is an easy, convenient way to fill in bare spots in your yard with dense, lush grass. Although you can lay sod at any time of year, spring or early fall are the best times to do so because the cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall help the grass grow and root easily. Summer heat and drought can be too stressful on the sod.

Fall Watering
Lawns still need water in the winter – grass is a living thing that gets its nutrients partially through water. It cannot dehydrate or the plant could be damaged. If there is no rain or other moisture for more than a few weeks, lawns could suffer damage. The key to good  lawn care  is knowing when to water.

Winter watering should be planned before there is a hard freeze for two primary reasons.
Drier soil freezes faster than damp, moist soil and freezing can damage grass roots. This is why an important part of  lawn care  is to fertilize before winter. This promotes deeper roots that can withstand the top few inches of frozen soil.

When watering is done before soil goes through a hard freeze, the soil will absorb more quickly since the grass is not completely in its dormant stage. If there is no rain, watering every few weeks during the fall and even into the colder weather is most beneficial to prepare the soil – and lawn roots – for wintering once soil does begin to freeze.

**Make sure you are following the City of Grand Prairie's Current Water Restrictions**


One of the most significant steps in good  lawn care  is Fall Fertilization.

Even though it may seem as if grass growth is beginning to slow, mid-September to late October is an essential time for  lawn care . It should be fertilized using a winterized blend or a 3-1-2 slow-release formula for best absorption.

This does two things:
  • Feeds the lawn to promote root strengthening while actual grass growth above the soil is not as active, requiring less energy;
  • Helps roots grow deeper, so grass can better weather the colder temperatures without giving up valuable space to weeds.

Weed Control
Was your lawn suffering from perpetual weeds all summer long? Act now to ensure that pesky weeds don’t return in the spri ng. During autumn, all plants (weeds included) start storing more and more moisture to maximize their energy for winter.

Applying pre-emergence weed control in early fall will inhibit weeds from germinating later in the fall and throughout winter. While there is no way to prevent every single weed from sprouting up, you can greatly reduce their chances of returning with the proper pre-emergence and lawn care.

Adjust mowing height
When it starts to get colder outside, many people are tempted to neglect their lawn. Try to resist this temptation. Your grass still needs to be mowed during the fall months. You may need to adjust the blade height, though. If you were leaving your grass slightly longer in the summer to prevent heat damage, you can return the mower blades to their normal height again. Once the temperatures start to really cool off near the end of fall, drop the mower deck to its lowest setting. Cutting your grass shorter in autumn prevents it from matting under fallen leaves. Just be careful not to trim the grass too short, however. A good rule of thumb is to never cut more than one-third off the grass blades.

CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE LAWN REQUIREMENTS

*Our code states that grass must be cut at 12 inches or less. 


The City of Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Mexican Independence Day

September 15th
Farmers Market 8AM-1:00PM
Epic Central September 21 & 22

Fri: 5PM-11:30PM
Sat: 10AM-11:30PM
Cowboys Cops and Kids

Sept. 22nd 9AM-12:00PM
Mike Lewis Park, 2410 N. Carrier Parkway

Mosey over to Mike Lewis Park to meet Cowboy Cops and their trusty steeds.
Kids are invited to sit on the police horses and take home a keepsake photo with their favorite Cowboy Cop.
Donations raised from this event will benefit  PlayGrand Adventures,

Kids Fishing Day

October 6th
Mike Lewis Park 9AM-2:00PM
2600 block of North Carrier Parkway,
The lagoon will be stocked with trout.

Registration: Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Free for children ages 16 and younger.)
Supplies: A limited number of loaner rods and reels will be available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, contact the Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 972-237-8100 or visit 

Traders Village Upcoming Events
September 14th-16th
Annual Native American
Pow Wow
September 21st-22nd 2018
Traders Village Swap Meet
Thursday, September 27th 2018
Taste of Grand Prairie
Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch operates to educate participants in the principles of deterrence, delay and detection. The program depends on a communication network organized with three levels of participants - the resident, block captains and co-captains, and a local law enforcement representative.

Does this sound like something that might interest you? If so please email our offices. The Association would like to connect owners who share a valued interest in keeping our neighborhood safe. While we cannot coordinate the meetings and watch schedules we would like to assist in helping Owners connect.

National Night Out is right around the corner - Tuesday October 2, 2018

This annual event is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime at block parties throughout the city.
National Night Out is designed to:
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support and participation in anti-crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Please email our offices if you are interested in being part of the Kirby Creek Village HOA Neighborhood Watch, we will then put you in contact with other Owners who are also interested.

Click here to Email! Please include your name, address and a good contact number or email.
No Trespassing
Please keep children, pets and motorized vehicles away from the edges of both ponds. The large pond is deep and the slopes are steep. If you see anyone camping or fishing near either pond, call the police. Trespassing is against the law.

Signs are posted around both ponds to reduce KCVA's liability in the case of accidental injury or drowning.
Important Information
BFMC Property Management
8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 835
Dallas, Texas 75251
Phone - 972-644-3801 x - 110
Fax - 972-644-3810

E lectrical Emergencies
Call Oncor 1-888-313-4747
(24 hours, seven days a week)

All Emergencies: 911 (Fire/Police)
Non-emergency:
Fire: 972-237-8300
Police: 972-237-8790
  
City of Grand Prairie
972-237-8000
**In the event of an emergency please call 911. The Association is not equipped to handle emergencies including, but not limited to, criminal and medical situations.**

The Kirby Creek Village Website has a Classified Ad section which is available at no cost to KCV homeowners in good HOA standing. Please contact BFMC for more information.
Homeowner Corner
Calling all homeowners! Do you have ideas, favorite recipes, or a special announcement you would like to share with the Kirby Creek Village Homeowners Association? If so please contact us by using the "email us" link below. We love homeowner interaction, this is your corner, stop by anytime!

Homeowner Corner: Favorite Recipes
If you have a recipe you would like to share please email our offices.
Rick's Cilantro-Lime Guacamole &
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Queso Blanco &
Rick's Charro Beans
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