This Week in Westcreek 

Current Announcements
 

"Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you Everywhere!" ~  Albert Einstein 




        

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mike Hunsucker, as the new Spectrum Community Manager for the Villages of Westcreek.   We are very pleased to have him as a member of our team and know that this is the beginning of a mutually beneficial association.

We would also like to welcome back Sylvia Mennel, who will assume the role of "Assistant Community Manager."  Ms. Mennel will be joining our team on October 3, 2016. 
 



It is hard to believe that next year the Villages of Westcreek will celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Have you ever thought what our community looked like then or even before?  What was the first home sold in Westcreek?  What were the home values then compared to today?  Who were the developers and builders at that time?  How far was the closest HEB?  What was here before the Villages of Westcreek?  Who were the original Board Members of the Association?  What were the challenges then compared to today for the Association? 

The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers who would be willing to "Chase the VWOA History" down.  If you enjoy researching history and would like to participate in this project, please contact the Communications Committee Chair, Bill Fenstermacher.





When someone sees your name on caller ID, what thoughts and feelings do you want them to have? 
 



The Ad Hoc Fence Committee was established in May of 2015 with the primary purpose of looking into various types of fences to replace those in Westcreek that abut major streets.
Paragraph 5.02 of the "Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions" (CC&Rs) specifies that maintenance of these fences is one of the purposes of homeowners' assessments. As the wooden fences got older, the cost of maintaining these fences increased. The VWOA Board of Directors (BOD) decided to consider new options in maintaining these fences.
The committee agreed that the goal was to research fence material that is low cost, low maintenance, graffiti resistant or economical to remove, and in line with the CC&R's. After internet research, they identified for consideration five (including the one that came later) types of fences (plus wood): Interlocking mortarless concrete blocks, Precast Concrete, Vinyl, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)and Polyethylene. They had vendor presentations, developed an evaluation spreadsheet and grade scale and discussed the options.

One product rose to the top of their list.The product looks like wood but is essentially maintenance free, compared to the wood fence. That fence product was the recommended product forward to the BOD.

The vendor provided a sample of the product so the BOD could see the product. The BOD had the VWOA Maintenance Department conduct tests to see how it would withstand weed-whacking. They performed four different tests where they ran a weed-eater against it. The weed-eater line got so hot that it began to melt and leave wax markings on the fence. The maintenance supervisor said that it did no permanent damage to the fence.

Nineteen VWOA volunteers worked hard to bring various options to the BOD in their effort to address our deteriorating fences. They were: Francis Lomax, Joyce and Guy Oliver, Barb and Gene Hopkins, Bill Fenstermacher, Sylvia Mennel, Maribelle Serna-Hewitt, Roger Torres, Lydia Tolle, Nick Giardino, Rick Severs, Kevin Drummonds, Dale Stewart, David Pater, Jessica Flores, Billy Teeter, Ann Lomax, and Heather Mallia.

Please consider joining a committee to help the BOD (who are also volunteers) improve our community. You too, can make a difference.




 
For the past three weeks, we have been reporting on the latest home being built by "Homes for Our Troops."  On Saturday, September 17th, Chief Warrant Office TaMarsh Thompson, received the keys to his new specialty adapted home on Sage Run.

This is the 223rd home built by "Homes for Our Troops" throughout the country.

Welcome to our community TaMarsh and thank you for your service to our country!

Click here to view the KMOL news coverage of this special event!

Source:  KMOL TV

 


Recent news reports revealed that a mosquito caught in the northwest Bexar County community of Wildhorse tested positive for the West Nile virus.  The mosquito was caught in a trap located in a drainage channel near the 10000 block of Mustang Rise on the city's northwest side near FM 1560 and Shaenfield Road.  This area is not too far from the Villages of Westcreek.

With recent rains, and the mosquito population on the rise, we ask that all residents take the time to eliminate breeding areas within the villages by following these simple steps.
  • Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in and near standing water.
  • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers.
  • Check inside and outside your home.
NOTE: 
  • Female mosquitoes lay several hundred eggs on the walls of water-filled containers.
  • Eggs stick to containers like glue and remain attached until they are scrubbed off.  When water covers the eggs,they hatch and become adults in about a week.
Click here to learn how you can protect your family and community from mosquito bites.

Source:  CDC 





FALL FESTIVAL VENDOR REGISTRATION

The VWOA will hold its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2016, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. in the Sports Park.

We are now accepting "Vendor Applications!" 

Click here to download the "Vendor Registration Form!"



 
The Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association is currently recruiting for a Lifeguard position for the remainder of the pool season!  If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact the office at 210-679-8761.

Click here
for Job Announcement! 
 


September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

Watch the video below to learn more!

 
Source:  Ready.gov

 


Call Metro Waste Systems to get the low price of $19.99 per month for Twice Weekly Trash and Once Weekly Recycling collection.  Your choice of a small recycling bin or large container at no extra cost.  But hurry, this offer is only good until October 31, 2016! 

Please call their friendly staff at 210-807-8555 and mention Promo Code: CREEK to take advantage of this offer for The Villages of Westcreek Community.    
    
Westcreek resident Michelle de Jongh prepares a weekly list of "Things to do in San Antonio."  To subscribe, send your email address to mmsdej@yahoo.com

Click here to download and print!
 
 
 
FINAL TWO WEEKS

Shop with your neighbors at the Farmers Market!
 
The VWOA is hosting a Farmers Market b eginning at 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M, every Thur sday, May thru September. The market will be located in the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Community Center. 

They accept WIC, Senior FMNP Vouchers and Credit Cards. Drop by and support our local farmers!
 
Crime Report  
  • No Reports This Week!
  • Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sheriff's office at 210-335-6000.
  • If you see graffiti or vandalism in the Villages of Westcreek, please report it to the office at 210-679-8761.
     


Political Signs

Signs expressing support for an individual political candidate or party or local bond issue or referendum may be placed in a private front yard no earlier than ninety (90) days prior to a primary or general election and must be removed no later than ten (10) days after the election unless the candidate is involved in a runoff election.

Such political signs shall not exceed five (5') square feet and must be professionally produced. Homemade signs are not permitted.  The limit for political signs is one (1) per candidate or ballot item per lot.

Click here
to view the  2016 Standards !

 
 

If you sell or buy items on Craigslist, NextDoor, VarageSale, and Letgo, you may want to consider meeting at a "Safe Exchange Zone."

To learn more about "Safe Exchange Zones" and where to find one in our area, please take the time to watch the video below from the San Antonio Police Department!  
 
   
 
Source:  San Antonio Police Department

 
Association Report Card

TEXAS PROPERTY CODE LETTERS APPROVED BY BOARD
  • Total Active Standards Violation Cases - 16
  • Total Active Delinquent Assessment Cases - 62
REGISTRATIONS
  • Total number on Constant Contact: 1952
  • Total number on Spectrum: 445
 
September 19, 2016
Happening This Week
 
Monday, September 19th 
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  • 7:30 P.M. - Body Boot Camp
Tuesday, September 20th 
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  • 4:30 P.M. - Architectural Review Committee Meeting
  •  7:30 P.M. - Zumba
Wednesday, September 21st  
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  • 7:30 P.M.- Body Boot Camp
Thursday, September 22nd
  • 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
  •  9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Farmers Market
  • 7:00 P.M. - Public Safety Committee (Open Meeting)
  • 7:30 P.M. - Zumba
Friday, September 23rd  
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Office Hours)
Saturday, September 24th  
  • 8:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. - Soccer Games in the Sport Park
Sunday, September 25th  
  • No Events
Upcoming Meetings
 
 
Board of Directors
Executive Session
 - The BOD will hold an Executive Session on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 8:15 A.M. and on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at  6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.

The purpose of the Executive Session is to discuss personnel, pending or threatened litigation, contract negotiations, enforcement actions, confidential communications with the property owners' association's attorney, matters involving the invasion of privacy of individual owners, or matters that are to remain confidential by request of the affected parties and agreement of the board. 

This is a closed meeting!
 
Board of Directors Meetin
g
- The BOD will hold their monthly meeting, Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center Hall. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend! 

  ARC Committee -
This Committee holds their meetings every Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.  If a holiday falls on any given Tuesday, this meeting is automatically postponed to the following week. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

This Committee holds their meetings every first Monday of each month at 10:00 A.M. (unless it falls on a holiday, otherwise it is postponed until the following Monday) in the Community Center Conference Room. 

Note:
  The following monthly meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room:
  • November 7, 2016
This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

Finance Committee This Committee will meet on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 

Landscape Committee - This Committee will meet on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 

Public Safety Committee - The Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!


This Committee holds their meetings every second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room. 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!

-  Date and Time to be announced! 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend!
 
 

Please visit our website for  meeting details.
  
Board of Directors 

President
Richard Gentry

Vice President
Reggie Harmon

Treasurer
Rannie Bond

Secretary
Guy Oliver

Assistant Secretary
  VACANT

Click here to email the Board of Directors
VWOA Management  
 
 
Community Manager

Assistant Community Manager

VACANT

Superintendent of Standards
Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
Dawn Garza

Contract Maintenance
Jamie Esquivel 

Click here to email the Management Staff

Phone: (210) 679-8761 
Committee Chairs
Image of committee people sitting around conference table

Architectural Review Committee

Email: Eugene Hopkins

 

Communications Committee 

Email: Bill Fenstermacher

 

Election Committee

Designated Member of Board

 

Fence Committee

Email: Francis Lomax

 

Finance Committee

Email:  Rannie Bond 

 

Landscape Committee

Email: Angela Webb

 

Public Safety Committee

Email: Steve Zajchowski

 

Sports Park Committee

Email: Varnell Johnson 

 

Strategic Planning

Committee

Email: Billy Teeter

 

Please include the name of the Committee in the subject line of your email, when contacting a Committee Chair. 

 

 
Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association

12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: (210) 679-8761
Fax: (210) 679-0040
Temporary Office Hours:
Sunday - Closed
Mon-Fri - 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Saturday - Closed **
  
**The office will be open the second Saturday of each month 
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.