This Week in Westcreek 

Current Announcements
 
Quote of the Week
"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others." ~ DeAnn Hollis
 
Open Positions at VWOA
We are currently recruiting for Standards Monitor Positions.  Please come to the office and fill out an application, or get more information.
  • Standards Monitor Position- has great people skills, works well with others, available to work with flex schedule, communicates well verbally, in writing, understands, and uses Word and Excel programs proficiently and is able to walk the community as necessary.
 
Volunteers - Ambassadors Needed
There are 19 villages in the Villages of Westcreek. We have new residents moving in all the time and our association would like to give them a personal 'Welcome to the Neighborhood!' We want our new residents to understand that we value and encourage their participation in the community. It is the neighborly thing to do, and it provides an opportunity for developing new friendships or just getting to know your neighbors!
 
We are looking for volunteers to take on the role as an Ambassador for each of the 19 villages. As new residents move into our villages, the association would notify the Ambassador for that village. The Ambassador would work with other members of their village who would like to help in welcoming their new residents. By greeting our new residents face to face, it gives us an opportunity to provide information and answer any questions that they may have. Many residents have questions about local gyms, doctors, veterinary services for pets, lawn care...the list is endless.
 
The first step is find Ambassadors that are willing to help build a team in their village to welcome new residents! You don't have to do all the work, you just have to be willing to help build a team! Please consider helping in welcoming our new residents! If you would like to be an Ambassador or even just a member of the team, please send an email to infoaction@villagesofwestcreek.com .
 
Flag Day 
Each year on June 14th, Americans celebrate and show their respect for our flag, its designers and makers.  The flag is a symbol of our independence and unity as a nation. Our flag was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have made the ultimate sacrifice of protecting it.

We encourage all residents to demonstrate their pride of our culture, nation and flag by flying the flag on Tuesday, June 14th and every day!

Lemonade Day
It is a great pleasure to invite all of our children in the Villages of Westcreek to participate in Lemonade Day held on June 18, 2016, at the Community Center Overflow Parking Lot from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  This event is designed to inspire kids to work hard, and to teach our children to spend some, save some, and share some by giving back to their community. Participants may only receive donations for their lemonade.  Children wishing to participate in this event need to register at the Community Center office by close of business on June 16, 2016.  Rules will be made available when you register.  Official Judges will award honors in several categories. 

Click here for additional information!  
  
Summertime Fun and Fitness  
Come out and get fit by joining our Aqua Fit and Water Zumba Classes!

Click here for additional information! 
 
Summer Basketball Clinic
The VWOA and TRAPPS5, LLC team up to bring you a basketball skills clinic conducted by a former collegiate coach with more than 15 years' experience.  Areas to be covered include dribbling, ball handling, shooting, defense, scoring, agility and more.  This clinic is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 7-17.  Space is limited so you will need to register at the VWOA office.  Click here f or more information about Coach Daryl Vincent.

Click here for additional information!

Bexar County Roads Chip Sealing
The VWOA has been notified by Bexar County that they will be chip sealing the streets in the Vistas, High Point, The Oaks and Royal Oaks over the next few weeks. 

Click here for additional information!

New Committee Chairs Appointed  
  • Congratulations to Angela Webb for volunteering and being appointed as the new Chair of the VWOA Landscape Committee. 
  • Congratulations to Steve Zajchowski for volunteering and being appointed as the new Chair of the VWOA Public Safety Committee. 
  • Congratulations to Billy Teeter for volunteering and being appointed as the new Chair of the VWOA Strategic Planning Committee.
Common Area Usage
The VWOA would like to clarify some erroneous information that has been distributed by a neighboring community. The VWOA common areas and amenities are for the use and benefit of the VWOA homeowners/tenants and their guests. VWOA has not extended use of these amenities to neighboring Homeowner's Associations.  We do offer participation in various recreational programs for non-residents where additional fees may be applied. All VWOA residents must be in good standing and present a valid VWOA ID when using any of the common areas. If you should have any questions, please contact our office 210-679-8761.
 
Lost and Found
The administrative office of the VWOA does have a lost and found box in the front office. If you are missing something, please come by to see if we have it!   

Residents can also post missing or found pets under the Lost and Found section of our website.
 
Reporting Problems in Common Areas and Residential Properties
Common Areas 
The VWOA Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all Common Areas to include the Sports Park, Community Center, Pools, Village Monuments, turf areas on main roads (Military Drive West, Westcreek Oaks, Westcreek View, Grosenbacher, and Talley Road) and certain green belts within Westcreek.  If you see a problem in these areas that needs our attention, please contact the VWOA Office during normal business hours at 210-679-8761 or you can send an email to InfoAction@VillagesofWestcreek.com.  If you have pictures, please include them in your communications with the Maintenance Department.
 
If it is an Emergency that cannot wait until normal business hours, such as a broken sprinkler head, you can call the after-hours number at 210-854-9282.   Please describe the specific problem and location.

Residential Properties 
The VWOA Standards Department is responsible for monitoring all residential properties within the Association to ensure that they are in compliance with the CC&Rs and Standards.  If you see a property that you feel may not be in compliance with the CC&Rs or Standards, please contact the VWOA Office at 210-679-8761 or send an email to
vwoa-cc@sbcglobal.net .  You will need to provide the property address and a description of the alleged violation of the CC&Rs and/or Standards.  If you have pictures please include them in your communications with the Standards Department.  Please note that the information you provide will be kept confidential. Both of these Departments work hard to assure these areas are well maintained as part of our mission to help preserve property values and beauty of the Villages of Westcreek.
 
Tot Lot Improvements
The VWOA is currently adding a basketball court for young children in the Tot Lot. The area is located behind the swing set and is cordoned off by construction safety fencing. Please stay away from the area, as this is an active construction site. We look forward to this new addition for the young children of our community.
 
Reminders
Fa rmers Market
The VWOA is hosting a Farmers Market beginning at 9:00 A.M. every Thursday May-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!
 
Help Us Get Connected!
We need your help in connecting with all residents in the Villages of Westcreek.  Talk to your neighbors about signing up for "This Week in Westcreek," the "Westcreek Times" and alerts/notifications sent out to the community by the VWOA.  Encourage them to visit our website at www.villagesofwestcreek.com and register their email to receive these electronic communications.
 
2016 Assessments
The assessments for 2016 are $360.00 for the year or $90.00 quarterly. If you pay quarterly, please remember the due dates are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, 2016. Finance charges are applied on past due assessments. IMPORTANT: *** All residents 12 and older must have a current VWOA ID card in order to access the pool and park and attend VWOA events.
 
Updating Your Villages of Westcreek ID Cards
Are you short on time and have trouble getting to us during our normal office hours?  Along with our regular scheduled hours during the week, our office remains open every Monday from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. If, for whatever reason, you may not have the chance to update your ID cards, you may drop them off in an envelope at our drop box at the office.  We will gladly update your cards (assessments must be up to date) and mail them back to you.  (Please remove any lanyards from them prior to drop off).  In addition to our normal business hours, the office is open on the second Saturday of each month starting June 11, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
 
Payment Options
The VWOA office accepts homeowner's checks, credit cards, cash and money orders. If you cannot get to the office during office hours, or do not live in VWOA, you can now pay your assessments online at www.villagesofwestcreek.com.  In addition, you may wish to set it up with your bank as a bill pay; the bank will mail a check directly to us. Please use your house number and street name as your VWOA account number. Homeowners can also mail their check personally to us. Please send payments to VWOA, 12395 Military Dr. W., San Antonio, TX 78253. VWOA does not accept checks from non-homeowners. At this time we cannot accept payments over the phone. Please note that the P.O. Box is closed. *** Payments can also be made via Pay Pal using our Pay Pal link on our website at www.villagesofwestcreek.com.

Facility Rental
The Community Center, Pools and Sports Park Pavilion are available to rent for your next event. The facilities can be booked up to 6 months in advance. The office is now accepting reservations through November 2016.  For more information, please visit our website www.villagesofwestcreek.com, or contact the office at 210-679-8761.

Water Conservation
Year-Round watering restrictions (listed below) may be declared when the Edwards Aquifer level is above 660 feet meaning sea level at the monitored well. These rules continue until there is an announcement in the newspaper that Stage 1 is in effect and/or conditions warrant a more stringent restriction level.
  • Under Year-Round guidelines, all fountains - whether commercial or residential, or indoor or outdoor - are allowed.
  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.  Please visit www.saws.org website for more information.

Facebook

The Villages of Westcreek is on Facebook.
If you have a Facebook account, you can look us up and "like" our Facebook page to receive updates and information about your community.  Facebook "likes": 1682

  *Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County  Sheriff's  office. (210) 335-6000

 *If you see graffiti or vandalism in the Villages of Westcreek, please report it to the office at 210-679-8761.
Community 
Standards Tips
Street cleanliness includes the removal of
  • trash, leaves and other debris including trimmings from shrubbery, trees and lawn mowing; and
  • plant growth between the street and curb and discouraging further growth.
Click Here to view the Standards !

Property Improvements Applications (PIA)
  • Lessees/renters must obtain written permission from the owner and submit it with the PIA.
     
  •  If you have submitted a PIA for review and you need to speak with the ARC Committee, arrangements must be made with the Standards Department in order to place you on the Committee's agenda.  Please call the office at 210-679-8761 and ask to speak with the Standard's Department to make these arrangements.
Public Safety Tip
When using our Sports Park or just walking around the community, it is very important to be prepared. Have your phone with you and readily accessible in situations you may have to make an emergency call.  If you have to call 911, be sure you can call promptly. If you are going to an area where you might be alone, particularly night, we recommend taking a self-defense device or personal alarm to protect you and notify others that you are in trouble.

A criminal activity or an emergency situation could happen at anytime, so always be ready. Taking a few precautions in advance and maintaining situational awareness can help make sure you and your loved ones have a great time at the park!

Crime Report
On May 16, 2016~Bright Pass~ Tires were stolen from a resident's truck parked in their driveway. A police report was filed. 

On June 6 or 7, 2016~ Woods~ A car had its window's broken while at the stop sign. A police report was filed. 
 
Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sheriff's office. 210-335-6000

Please be sure to pick up after your animals while in the Sports Park. A pet waste station is located next to the park rules sign.

Association Report Card

Unpaid assessments:   
$85,128.60
   

Total number on Constant Contact:   2178
Happening This Week
 
Monday, June 6th
  • 8:00 P.M. - Aquafit
Tuesday, June 7th
  • 4:30 P.M. Architectural Review Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 P.M. -CardioMix
Wednesday, June 8th
  • 6:00 P.M. Sports Park Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 P.M. Aquafit
Thursday, June 9th

 

  • 9:00 A.M. - Farmers Market
  • 8:00 P.M. Water Zumba

Saturday, June 11th
  • 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Yard Sales
  • 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. - Office Open
Sunday, June 12th
  • No Events
  
 
Upcoming Meetings
 
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.  All are welcome to attend.
This Committee holds their meetings every first Monday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, otherwise it is postponed until the following Monday) at 10:00 A.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Note:  Meeting for this month has been postponed until Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in the Community Center.
    
This Committee holds their meetings every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend!

This Committee will hold their next meeting Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. in the Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Executive Session
- The BOD will hold an Executive Session on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the Conference Room at 6:00 P.M. 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 session.

Board of Directors Meeting
- The BOD will hold their monthly meeting, Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the Community Center at 7:00 P.M. All are welcome to attend.

Finance Committee - The committee will hold their next meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Center Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Strategic Planning Committee - This Committee will hold their next meeting Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.


         
 Please visit our website for  meeting details.
  
 
  
  
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Villages of Westcreek Owners' Association

12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: (210) 679-8761
Fax: (210) 679-0040
www.villagesofwestcreek.com

Office Hours:
Sunday - Closed
Monday - 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tues-Fri - 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday - Closed **
  
**The office will be open the second Saturday of each month 
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M