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Stone Canyon Neighborhood Newsletter www.stonecanyonoa.org

June 2012

Volume 7, Issue 6

Official Publication of Stone Canyon Homeowners Association

Ya rd Of The Mon th by Joanie Brown and Amelia Dansby

Our committee had a definite mix of both “Happy” and “Tough” during both nominating and final voting decisions. Lots of eye candy provided the “Happy” for our members with so many great-looking yards, especially so early in the season. However, the “Tough” part was narrowing down to the best of the best. FYI: there are 2 factors that determine delay in announcing each month’s winning yards: 1) nominating and final voting take place during last 2 weeks of each month; 2) deadline for submitting articles for newsletter is 14/15th of month preceding following month’s publication (i.e., April’s winners were selected end of April, after deadline for May’s newsletter, so had to wait for June’s—result: April’s homeowners will keep signs in their yards during May; pattern continues throughout cycle, with October’s signs “planted” through November). CONGRATULATIONS and appreciation go out to April’s winners:

follows our water restriction guidelines (Wed/Sat for oddnumbered addresses; Thurs/Sun for even-numbered). FYI: If you do not have an installed irrigation system, many experts recommend that you consider placing a soaker hose around the perimeter of your foundation—again, only on your designated watering days. Extreme drought conditions dry up the soil and can cause cracking along a home’s concrete foundation. Intermittent dripping from a soaker hose can help protect your home from this type of foundation damage. Note: Though we’ve been able to return to our 2x/week watering schedule, the heat of our Texas summers has already begun which is an ever-present reminder to use caution in our watering habits; the more wasteful we are, the sooner we’re likely to be forced back into mandatory stages again.

1ST PLACE 18009 Rosebud ($50 Home Depot Gift Card) 2ND PLACE 8303 Full Moon Trail ($25 Home Depot Gift Card) 3RD PLACE 7101 High Bluff ($15 Home Depot Gift Card) Honorable Mention: 8105 Broken Branch; 8204 Broken Branch; 7205 W.Magic Mountain; 6005 Bar Harbor Cove; 8329 Lofty Lane Okay, everyone—these folks have set the bar higher than ever for the rest of us. Let’s step up to their challenge! Reminders: * 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. * Watering… Our lawns need water. Whether by an irrigation system or hand-watering, do set and maintain a schedule which Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

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StoneSTONE Canyon CANYON Owners & Association Management Teams www.stonecanyonoa.org

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................. paulandjoaniebrown@hotmail.com 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 / Goodwin Management, Inc. P.O. Box 203310 Austin, TX. 78720-331 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

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Stone Canyon NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Joanie Brown

As of publication, 25 of our neighbors have signed on as Block Captains; but, we still need more volunteers to cover Stone Canyon’s remaining streets. Several of our streets are quite long and need to be shared with another co-Captain. Following is list of streets already covered and their assigned Block Captains: • Part of Fern Bluff Ave (Brightwater south to Sea Ash)/John Pankey • Spindletop Terrace/Amy Stiffler • Whitewater Cove/Bob Tagtow • Part of W.Magic Mountain and Ancona Trail/Cathy Rickert • Magic Mountain Cove, Part of W.Magic Mountain and Part of Wildwater Way/Robert Page • Ironweed Run/Cynthia Oelkers • Part of Sunburst Parkway/Rebecca Bird • Frazell Cove/Part of Sunburst Parkway/David Passarella • Bar Harbor Bend (northwest of Bar Harbor Cove around to Willow Oak Lane)/Denise Ray • Bar Harbor Bend and Bar Harbor Cove (southwest of Bar Harbor Cove to Willow Oak Lane)/Sandi Coen • High Bluff Drive/Derek Tackett • Broken Branch, Trickle Trace and Deurne/Donna Scoggins • E.Magic Mountain and Whitworth Lane/Evan Vangsnes • Willow Oak Lane/Joanie Brown and Susan Bautista • Lofty Lane/Kelly Condon and Brad Pharr • Montana Falls/Kim Eboreime • Priest River/Lauren Addison • Miller Falls, Miller Falls Cove and Longdraw/Pat Beachy • Sea Ash Circle (south of Spindletop to Brightwater)/Paul Stempko • Black Rock Bend/Steve Provensal

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Glen Canyon Drive (north of Tiny Trail to Brightwater/Criss Rundell; south of Tiny Trail/ Verna Blatz • Springfield Gorge/Yvonne Beamon Still looking for coverage of following streets: • Part of W.Magic Mountain and Herb Cove • Part of Wildwater Way • Mountain Mist Lane • Columbia Falls • Lake Pines • Alwin • Cloud Peak and Cove • Box Canyon Terrace • Niagara Falls • Laughing Water • Rosebud Place • Part of Sea Ash Circle (northwest of Spindletop looping around to Fern Bluff) • Portion of Fern Bluff Ave between west and east ends of Sea Ash • Full Moon Trail and Cove • Cool Canyon • Two Jacks Trail The Bottom Line: “Word of mouth” among our residents has been proven to be the fastest and most effective means of bringing attention to and sharing information about safety issues. Our Neighborhood Watch network is THE major weapon we can use against anyone who threatens our community. It’s our way of staying aware and keeping our neighborhood the safe place we want and need it to be. If you can help out by covering your own or a neighboring street, please let me know. We need you. Thank you. Joanie Brown….. paulandjoaniebrown@hotmail.com; hm: 733-2913; cell: 784-3512

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Neighborhood Watch Contact Info

To report an accident, home or auto burglary/break-in or other suspicious activity, notify the following: • First, contact Williamson County’s Sheriff’s Department..... Emergency 911 • Sheriff’s Office Switch Board.....1 (512) 943-1300 • Sheriff’s Communication after Hours.....1 (512) 943-1389; 9431390 • Crime Stoppers Hotline...1 (800) 253-7867; www.wilcocrimetips. org (your identification will not be released to the public) To Pass Info or to Ask Questions within Stone Canyon: Contact/notify your Block Captain if you have his/her phone # or e-mail address; if not, then: Joanie Brown, Neighborhood Watch Chair hm: 733-2913; cell: 784-3512 paulandjoaniebrown@hotmail.com for help and Block Captain’s contact info

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