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October 2011

Volume 6, Issue 10

Official Publication of Stone Canyon Homeowners Association

TEXAS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT By Jessica Stempko

Tuesday October, 4th 6:00 to 8:30pm, Brightwater Park The Neighborhood Watch Committee would like to invite you to join residents to raise awareness of fighting crime in our neighborhood. Come meet and greet your neighbors in Brightwater Park so that we can build the bonds that help keep us all safe. We’ll serve bbq and vegetarian food starting at 6:15. We’ll have moonwalks for the kids and enjoy music throughout the evening. Hopefully we can: Heighten crime prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Seating is limited so you may want to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

WELCOME FALL! At long last we are finally welcoming fall and cooler weather. Sadly, we will be coping with the drought of 2011 for years to come. Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the worst wildfires in the history of Texas. During the last legislative session new laws were passed that affect HOA’s. Many new provisions in various statutes, including the Property Code, affect the management of associations, and many required action to be taken by the directors. Director Vicky Lockwood and I attended a seminar on the new legislation on August 29th. The Stone Canyon Board has joined with our lawyer and management company to make sure we are in compliance. All of the laws passed supersede any of our CCR’s that may be in conflict. Some of the legislation covers religious displays on doors, transfer fees, flags and flagpoles, solar devices/roofing, rainwater harvesting systems, recordation of governing documents, board meetings, online posting of documents, elections and voting. Our lawyer created resolutions to make sure we are in compliance. The Board has reviewed, signed and filed the resolutions with the county. As soon as they are recorded, we will post on our website. The Board and ACC Committee will continue to work with our management company and lawyer to study the new legislation and may re-draft the resolutions as needed. For now, we have met the requirements that the law mandates. If you are not currently a user of our website, I’d like to encourage all of our residents to sign into our website and request a username and password. You can find us at: www.stonecanyonoa.org. We do not sell or distribute our list of users. Texas Property Code 209.0052(f) now requires residents to register their email address with the Association and to keep it updated. New laws now allow associations to send notices of meetings via email and to post on our website. This is the quickest way for the association to contact residents with information. If we can get residents to register and keep emails current, we can communicate efficiently and reduce costs to the association. I don’t expect this to happen overnight, and we will continue to mail annual meeting packets. I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and have a safe fall. Jessica Stempko - President, SCOA Board

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS October 17th..................................... low cost vet clinic beginning at 7pm ...........................at Wells Branch Elementary. The full array of annual shots .......................... are just 20.00 benefitting Round Rock Project Graduation October 25th......................... Last day pool is open, closing on October 26 October 29th...........................Neighborhood Garage Sale 8:00am til 2pm October 31st.................................................................... bulk trash pickup December 3rd................................................ adult Holiday Party at FBCC December 10th................. Breakfast with Santa 9:00am til 11:30am FBCC

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STONE CANYON OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President/Recreation/Landscape Jessica Stempko................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Vice President/Capital Improvement/Maintenance Dwip Shah.......................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Treasurer/ACC/Publicity Director Greg Martinez..................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Parliamentarian/Neighborhood Watch/YOM/Website Vicky Lockwood..............................board@stonecanyonoa.org Secretary/Pool/Newsletter Rich Horton.....................................board@stonecanyonoa.org COMMITTEE CHAIRS ACC Richard Horton...........................board@stonecanyonoa.org Recreation Laura Kouns......................................rlkouns@sbcglobal.net Swimming Pool Greg Martinez...............................pool@stonecanyonoa.org Yard of the Month Joanie Brown & Amelia Dansby....... amdansby@gmail.com Maintenance Al Maus............................maintenance@stonecanyonoa.org Landscape Cathy Soukup.................................. csoukup@austin.rr.com Neighborhood Watch..........................................Joanie Brown Newsletter Judith Horton ................................. judy@richandjudy.com Good Neighbor Laura Kouns .................................... rlkouns@sbcglobal.net Webmaster Ron Kellam......................... webmaster@stonecanyonoa.org

KEY CONTACTS In an attempt to make things easier to find, we have provided some key contact information for various organizations that you might need to contact.  If you have a suggestion for information to add, please contact the web committee. HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Bob Nardo - Goodwin Management............... 512-852-7965 ................... 11149 Research Blvd Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759 http://stc.goodwintx.com/ Payment Address: Stone Canyon c/o Goodwin Management PO Box 4785 Houston, TX 77210-4785 Governmental Agencies: Fern Bluff Mud..............................................512-238-0606 ................ 7320 Wyoming Springs, Round Rock, TX 78681 City of Round Rock......................................512-218-5400 ............................... 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX Williamson County Commissioners Office....512-248-3238 ............ 400 W. Main St., Ste. 216, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Constable (Robert Chody) 512-248-3239 ....................211 Commerce Cove, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1300 Williamson County EMS (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1264 Round Rock ISD.......................... (512) 464-5000 ext 1311 .....................Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78681 Misc. Services: Gas Line Malfunction..... (Business Hours) 1-800-460-3030 .............................................(After Hours) 1-800-817-8090 Street Light Repair - TU Electric................1-800-242-9113 Texas Utilities (TXU).................................1-800-368-1398 Southwestern Bell.......................................1-888-294-8433 Time Warner Cable.......................................512-485-5555 Williamson County Road and Bridge............512-943-3330

YARD OF THE MONTH by Joanie Brown and Amelia Dansby by Joanie Brown and Amelia Dansby With so much extra hard work required just keeping things alive this summer, special Congratulations and appreciation out to September’s With so much extra hard work required justgo keeping things alive this summer, winners: special Congratulations and appreciation go out to September’s winners: 1st Place…..8616 Sea Ash Circle 1st Place…..8616 Sea Ash Circle 2d Place….7205 West Magic Mountain Lane 2d Place….7205 West Magic Mountain Lane 3d Place….7411 West Magic Mountain Lane 3d Place….7411 West Magic Mountain Lane Honorable Mention: 8007 Magic Mountain Cove; 8400 Lofty Lane; Mention:7000 8007 Magic 8400 Lofty 8204Honorable Sunburst Parkway; High BluffMountain Trail; andCove; 8202 Miller Falls Lane; 8204 Sunburst Parkway; 7000 High Bluff Trail; and 8202 Miller Falls Drive Drive

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HELPFUL TIPS For Our Suffering Yards LAWN MAINTENANCE/REPAIR

Drought and heat have treated our yards horrendously. So, take a good look around your property for dead grass, shrubbery, stressed or dying trees—those are the things which need immediate attention. If you’re fortunate enough to have a landscaper or lawn service, seek their advice as to what can be saved, what requires replacing, and as important, the appropriate time for repair or replacement. Be sure to clear all undergrowth around your landscaping; remove weeds throughout property; weeds growing in the cracks of your driveway, sidewalk and along curbing—not fun, but we can’t use drought and heat as excuse to avoid these deed restriction requirements.

MOW, EDGE, CLEAR DEBRIS

Nothing gives immediate satisfaction like regular mowing and edging, including along sidewalks and adjacent curbing. (If you live on a corner, a reminder that you’re also responsible for the areas along the streets adjoining your property). Please ensure all clippings are placed in your garbage cans for disposal; not swept or blown into the street.

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Target Heart Rate Range for Cardiovascular Exercise: Do You Know Yours? - By Sarah Jordan, MS

Are you getting the most you can from your cardiovascular exercise program? Determining your target heart-rate range may help you see more results and become more aware of the intensity of exercise that you are completing. I love to empower my clients by educating them on this personalized range. And even more so, I enjoy seeing their faces light up when they tell me about the results they are seeing because of their success in using it. A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT CALCULATING TARGET HEART-RATE RANGE (THRR):

• Always check with your doctor before starting or changing your exercise program. To best determine your fitness level and training zones, seek a fitness assessment from a certified professional personal trainer. Numbers provided here are just estimates. • These estimates are for healthy individuals. Remember that conditions like pregnancy, health issues, and some medications can affect your heart rate. • There are times when your mid-exercise heart rate will be below or above your target heart rate range, and that is okay. But use the THRR as a goal to work within most of the time. • A good estimate of your maximum heart rate is 220 – your age. CALCULATING YOUR TARGET HEART-RATE RANGE:

Knowing how to take your pulse and find your heart rate during exercise can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your exercise program. Using the Karvonen formula, we can calculate target heart-rate range (THRR). We do the following to calculate our low and high end of our THRR: 220 – age – resting heart rate x low end of training zone + resting heart rate = ______ (low end of THRR) 220 – age – resting heart rate x high end of training zone + resting heart rate = ______ (high end of THRR) — STEP 1 — CALCULATE YOUR RESTING HEART RATE.

The best time to do this is first thing in the morning before you get out of bed. Take a 60-second count, and write your resting heart rate value down. — STEP 2 — DETERMINE WHAT TRAINING ZONE YOU WILL USE BASED ON YOUR CURRENT LEVEL OF FITNESS.

Estimates provided by www.acefitness.org: Low level of fitness: 45-55%; Fair level of fitness: 55-65%; Good level of fitness: 65-75%; Excellent / elite level of fitness: 75-85%. (These are just examples and can be changed to best fit your current level of fitness. For the most accurate calculation, get a fitness assessment.) — STEP 3 — CALCULATE YOUR TARGET HEART-RATE RANGE USING THE KARVONEN FORMULA. 4

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— STEP 4 — LEARN HOW TO USE THIS HEART-RATE RANGE REGULARLY IN YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUTS.

For example: A healthy 30-year old female with a good level of fitness and a resting heart rate of 60 beats per minute and using a training zone of 60-80%: 220 – 30 – 60 x .60 + 60 = 138 beats per minute 220 – 30 – 60 x .80 + 60 = 164 beats per minute Using this calculation, her target heart-rate range is 138 – 164 beats per minute. So the question is, “Now that I know my target heart-rate range, how do I actually apply that to my workouts?” FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR SUCCESS:

• Calculate your target heart-rate range and write it down where you can easily find it. • Find a range that you can remember. For example: For the 30-year old female above, her range is 138-164 beats per minute. That is hard to remember mid-exercise, so she should do this: - Determine and remember the range you should find in a 6-second pulse count. (Ex: 13-17 beats in 6-second pulse count, as this would equal 130 – 170 beats in a minute, which aligns with her THRR.) - She takes her pulse (mid-exercise) for 6 seconds, and should get 13-17 beats. • Practice and learn to take your pulse properly. Taken from http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/ exercise/pulsethr.aspx: - Place the tips of your index, second and third fingers on the palm side of your other wrist below the base of the thumb. Or, place the tips of your index and second fingers on your lower neck on either side of your windpipe. - Press lightly with your fingers until you feel the pulse beneath your fingers. You may need to move your fingers around slightly up or down until you feel the pulsing. If placing fingers on neck, be sure you don’t press too hard. - Use a watch with a second hand, or look at a clock with a second hand. • Count your pulse for 6 seconds. Multiply this number by 10 (add a “0”) to get your heart rate (pulse) / beats per minute. • Give yourself time to get comfortable using this method. It will pay off in the long run! Everyone wants to find ways to make their fitness routines more efficient. It is my hope that using the target heart-rate range will be one way of doing just that.

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