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ROUND ROCK RANCH

Official Newsletter for the Residents of Round Rock Ranch January 2012

Volume 2, Issue 1

Jennifer’s Corner Melissa Yehl, President As I prepare to pass the gavel to the next Board, I can’t help but look back at the accomplishments of 2011. The Board made some big decisions in our efforts to reverse the downward direction of property values in RRR. If your eyes have been even partially open the last few years, you surely noticed the decline in the overall presentation of our neighborhood. When we made a change in property management, our directive toward improving the look of our neighborhood was clear - enforce deed violations. In the first few rounds of inspections, approximately 10% of the neighborhood was cited with some type of infraction. Please remember violations are not meant to be taken personally. They are, in most cases, reminders of something that you might not have known was a problem. If you need clarification, or if an error was made, a call or email to CMA can easily solve the matter. Communication is the key. For you see, violations are like cancer cells. One cell, unnoticed and undeterred, can infiltrate more and more cells. If treated early on, the result is usually positive and less evasive. If detected in later stages, the treatment is especially tough and the probability of a positive outcome lowered. Untreated, the assault is deadly. Translated: If one resident leaves their garbage cans out, how many others think, “if they can do it, so can I”? It starts there, and progresses. The time to fix it is not when your house goes up for sale. By then, the damage is done. What do you suppose potential buyers think when they drive through a neighborhood where dead lawns, garbage cans, and satellite dishes are displayed proudly? The assumption is that the neighborhood is not a secure investment arena. That affects us all. It doesn’t matter whether you have $135,000 or $535,000 invested in your property. You still have skin in the game. “Why doesn’t that matter to us all?” is a question that haunts me. This Board, like all before us, has heard many compliments about our hard work done for the benefit of the neighborhood in its’ entirety. Likewise, we have heard criticism. For those finding fault with us, please consider this: we hold unpaid positions and are charged with making decisions to best protect the more than $115,000,000 asset value of our neighborhood. The corporation does not run itself. Please get involved and help preserve the integrity of our asset. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

Hey folks, the annual meeting is rapidly approaching. Be sure to mark the date on your calendars - January 19th at 7:00 p.m. The board and I have been working very diligently to ensure that the transition from PS Management to Certified Managementwas a seamless process for the Board as well as the owners. I would like to thank PS Management for the professionalism in getting Round Rock Ranch switched over to CMA without too many issues. We have worked out most of the kinks and all seems to be falling in place now. We are definitely looking forward to 2012. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Round Rock Ranch Board of Directors. The homeowners that I have had the pleasure of speaking with have all been fabulous as well. I look forward to meeting you all on January 19th. Happy New Year! Jennifer English, CMCA®, AMS®

Email List for Announcements Did you know that Round Rock Ranch has an email list to announce news affecting residents? If you want to be “in the know” about neighborhood events, police reports in the neighborhood, lost pets, and other important information, go to: http://www.roundrockranch.com/contact.html. Round Rock Ranch - January 2012

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ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS Melissa Yehl.............................................................. President 255-1671..............................president@roundrockranch.com Derek Kirby......................................................Vice President 731-5153........................................ vp@roundrockranch.com Jena Richards............................................................Treasurer 608-1523...............................treasurer@roundrockranch.com Khris Tuffentsamer....................................................Secretary 925-7322...............................secretary@roundrockranch.com Rich Denis................................................... Director at Large 251-6122................................ director@roundrockranch.com ENCLAVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jennifer Smith.......................................................... President Rene Franco........................................................VP Treasurer Polly Middlebrook....................................................Secretary

PROPERTY MANAGERS ROUND ROCK RANCH PHASE ONE HOA Certified Management of Austin (CMA)......... 512-339-6962 ...........9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 100E. Austin, TX 78759 Fax/Email............. 512-331-1317/frontdesk@cmaaustin.com Jennifer English, Manager................jenglish@cmaaustin.com ENCLAVE AT ROUND ROCK RANCH HOA www.roundrockranch.com/contact PS Property Management Co., Inc. ................ 512-251-6122 ..................................PO Box 7079 Round Rock, TX 78683 Fax.................................................................. 512-251-3470 Phyllis Starr-Johnson, Manager..........psproperty@psprop.net

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Girl Scouts in Round Rock Ranch! As the holiday season winds down, and we start to dismantle trees, lights and inflatable Santa’s, there’s one thing you still have to look forward to… Girl Scout Cookies! The sale kicks off on January 19th this year, and you’re sure to have some little girls knocking on your door asking if you want to buy a box or two. What you may not know is how much good one box can do in your community. This year, Girl Scout troops in your neighborhood helped stock shelves at the Round Rock Serving Center, donated over 60 bags filled with birthday party supplies for children in need, made blankets for neo-natal babies in hospitals, “adopted” families at Christmas to provide dinner and gifts, gave over 20 board games to the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, supplied books for the children’s hospital, gathered much needed items for the Animal Shelter, and much, much more! None of this would be possible without the cookie sale to fund our troop activities. Our girls are not only learning about money management, leadership, and entrepreneur possibilities, but they are learning that ONE girl, and ONE box of cookies can make a HUGE difference! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement during this important time in Girl Scouts! It’s Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, and there’s no better time to join over 10 million girls in making a difference! Troops are always forming and growing! www.gsctx.org. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Your Round Rock Ranch ACC by Lea Beth Munoz – Chairperson

Dear Friends & Neighbors, Here we are at the beginning of a New Year starting fresh with a new management company! And what a wonderful neighborhood we live in! We have all chosen to live here in Round Rock Ranch and are proud of our property, our common areas, and amenity centers. Let’s work together to help keep it safe, clean, and an attractive place to live. Most of us want to follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines set forth by our HOA and keep our property values up, making RRR a great place to raise our families and attract new homeowners wanting to settle in the Round Rock area. But it takes all of us to support our neighborhood. Please, if you receive a notice of a violation from the management company, take proper action to rectify the problem. Putting it off only costs us all money. Help keep our HOA dues down! Do the right thing! If you have a project you are wanting to add on, improve or change your property, please take the time to fill out an ACC application available on line to make sure you are within the guidelines. Give the committee a couple of weeks to respond. We are all volunteers and have busy lives, just like you do. Our annual meeting is coming up and it takes volunteers to help run our neighborhood! Some committees take more time than others, please look into the commitment it takes and consider volunteering! We need you! Thanks for helping make Round Rock Ranch be the best neighborhood we can be! Happy New Year! Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.


ROUND ROCK RANCH To Whom It May Concern, Please pass this information to your residents as well as any otherHOAs in theForest Creek, Lake Creek, Via Sonoma area, and whoever else you think may be appropriate. My name is Ofc. Domenique Pagan with the Round Rock Poice Department. Yesterday, 11/28/11 at approximately 1:00PM, I responded to a burglary in progress on River Forest Drive. Long story short, the resident observed a suspicious person and vehicle near her house and as it turned out, her house was burglarized. I’ve added the description of the suspects and the vehicle they were driving. There was another burglary reported on Crenshaw later yesterday evening which may be related. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: - 1999 - 2002 Blue Ford Expedition, occupied x 3 (1 heavy set Black Male, approximately6`1”, last seen wearing aleather Dallas Cowboys jacket // 1 Female of unknown race with long hair // 1 White Male, approximately 5`7”, 155 lbs, 18-22 YOA, Light Brown Short Hair, last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark framed sunglasses). The vehicle was last seen fleeing the scene of a burglaryon River Forest Drive toward Red Bud Lane on 11/28/11. It appears the suspects are primarily targeting electronics and cash. Please contact the Round Rock PD at 218-5500 with any information regarding these suspects or any other suspicious activity in the area. Domenique J.Pagan | Police Office | 512.218.5500(F)512.218.6681 Emaildpagan@round-rock.tx.us | www.roundrocktexas.gov/police

ELECTED OFFICIALS U.S. SENATORS Kay Bailey Hutchison 512-916-5834 John Cornyn 512-469-6034 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Dist. 31 John R. Carter 512-246-1600 STATE SENATOR Dist. 5, Steve Ogden 512-463-0105 STATE REPRESENTATIVES Dist. 52, Larry Gonzales 512-463-0670 Dist. 20, Charles Schwertner 512-463-0309

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ROUND ROCK RANCH RRR Watering Schedule Round Rock City Council gives final approval to mandatory oncea-week watering schedule On second and final reading, the Round Rock City Council unanimously approved Thursday, Nov. 10, an amendment to the Drought Management Plan that now includes mandatory once-a-week watering. The new Stage II (b) restrictions, formalized in a declaration by Manager Steve Norwood, will go into effect Monday, Nov. 14. www.k ids de nta l sm i l es.City com “It’s vital that our citizens continue to limit their outdoor water use • Orthodontics www.k id sdentalsmiles.com during this record drought,” Mayor Alan McGraw said. “Given that • Orthodontics • Sedation forecasters do not anticipate significant rainfall this fall and winter, it • Sedation Dentistry Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry • Hospital Anil Gudapati, D.M.D. • Hospital Dentistry Board Certified Pediatric DentistDentistry is imperative we do all we can to preserve our water supply at Lake Diplomat of thePediatric American Board of Pediatric Board Certified Dentist • Digital X-rays Georgetown so we can get through next summer.” • Digital X-rays City enacted emergency Stage III restrictions on Oct. 7 after • TVs at The every dental chair • TVs at every dental chair a mechanical failure at the pump station at Lake Stillhouse Hollow • Arcade/Play Room • Arcade/Play Room • Private Parents Lounge which moves water to Lake Georgetown. The emergency restrictions, • Private Parents Lounge with Internet Access for children ages 2 & Under which banned all outdoor watering, were lifted on Oct. 27 after with Internet Access for children ages 2 &• Most Under Insurance Accepted the Brazos River Authority completed repairs to the pump station. • Complimentary WIFI • Most Insurance Accepted The Stage II (b) once-a-week schedule allows residential customers with odd-numbered addresses to water on Saturday, residential • Complimentary WIFI 601 E. WHITESTONE BLVD. STE 400 1512 TOWN CENTER DR. STE 750 • Kid Friendly Waiting Room Cedar Park, TX 78613 customers with even-numbered addresses to water on Sunday, and Pflugerville, TX 78660 Located in the Railyard Shopping Center Located at Stone Hill Town Center next to Target commercial and multi-family customers to water on Friday. • Individual Ceiling TV’s 601 E. WHITESTONE BLVD. STE 400 1512 TOWN CENTER DR. STE 750 (512) 259-2331 Cedar Park, TX 78613(512) 251-9100 Pflugerville, TX 78660 ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE • Flexible Options Located in thePayment Railyard Shopping Center Located at Stone Hill Town Center next to Target • All outdoor irrigation is prohibited unless it occurs in compliance (Financing (512) 259-2331 Available) (512) 251-9100 with the once-per-week watering schedule • The washing of automobiles is prohibited unless it occurs in • Early Infant Oral Care compliance with the once-per-week watering schedule (this does • Orthodontics not apply to commercial carwashes) • Hospital & Sedation Dentistry • The watering of ground around foundations is prohibited unless it occurs in compliance with the once-per-week watering schedule • Digital X-rays • The refilling or adding of water to swimming or wading pools is • Arcade/Playroom prohibited unless it occurs in compliance with the once-per-week watering schedule • Most Insurance Accepted • The operation of any ornamental fountain or other similar use of • Complimentary WIFI water is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life • The irrigation of golf fairways is prohibited unless it occurs in compliance with the once-per-week watering schedule; (these Call Today restrictions do not apply to a golf course using wastewater effluent or private well water) To Set Up An Appointment! • The following uses of water are prohibited: failing to repair leaking sprinklers, valves or faucets, washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, or other paved areas, operating irrigation system with broken heads, or heads out of adjustment that spray on streets or parking lots, and allowing any water to run off in the street or parking lot. or visit us online at

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A violation of the Stage II (b) restrictions is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000. For repeat violations, water service may be disconnected or restricted.

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ROUND ROCK RANCH TOP TEN TIPS

FOR PROTECTING YOUR ENAMEL FROM EROSION The outer coating of enamel on your teeth when consumed with regularity, can have a • 4 - Chew sugar-free gum to increase saliva, which helps clean your teeth. may be the hardest substance in your body, serious effect on your enamel. Health issues

but if it erodes, there’s no way to get it back. Follow these top ten tips for keeping your enamel — which will help you keep your teeth! Enamel, the outer coating on your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body. But while it’s tougher than bones, enamel has a key weakness: it lacks the ability to regenerate itself as bones do. If you break a bone, it can grow back together. If your enamel wears away, it’s gone and you can’t get it back. Since enamel defends your teeth against cavities, it’s extremely important to take care of this protective layer. Enamel erosion can occur for a variety of reasons, and the three major categories are diet, heath issues and physical wear and tear. Many people are unaware of the effect diet has on enamel. Acid sources like carbonated drinks and citrus drinks,

including dry mouth, acid reflux disease, gastrointestinal problems and bulimia can also lead to enamel erosion. Wear and tear includes friction from your teeth rubbing against each other, fractures due to stress on the teeth, and damage from outside sources, such as brushing your teeth too vigorously or chewing on hard objects. Following are our top ten tips for holding on to your enamel. WATCH YOUR DIET: • 1 - Drink fewer carbonated drinks like soda pop and citrus drinks like grapefruit juice, or eliminate them altogether. • 2 - If you do occasionally indulge in these types of beverages, drink them through a straw, so the liquid goes straight to the back of your mouth instead of surrounding your teeth. • 3 - Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking.

ADDRESS HEALTH ISSUES: • 5 - If you experience dry mouth, let us know; your dentist can help you with this condition. • 6 - If you suffer from acid reflux, gastrointestinal problems, or bulimia, talk to your family doctor to address the issue; each of these conditions affects more than just your teeth. BE GENTLE WITH YOUR TEETH: • 7 - Always avoid biting pens and other hard objects, and use your teeth for chewing food only – not as tools to open containers. • 8 - If you are a habitual tooth-grinder, your dentist can help you address the habit. STAY ON TOP OF ORAL HYGIENE: • 9 - Brush with fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your teeth. • 10 - Keep up with your regular oral care, including brushing and flossing daily and getting professional cleanings every six months. Submitted by Dr. Flury

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