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ROUND ROCK RANCH

Official Newsletter for the Residents of Round Rock Ranch August 2012

Volume 2, Issue 8

Dear RRR Residents

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Hope you all are having a great summer!  The rains have been absolutely wonderful for our yards, rivers and lakes!  Please take note to keep your yards mowed and trimmed to help save HOA $$$.  Every notice that goes out to a homeowner as a reminder for regular maintenance, we homeowner’s pay for the paper and the postage.  Right now we have hundreds of the notices going out every month.  Please do your part to help reduce these fees. The pools have been very active this season and most residents are following the rules.  Please remember if you have a party at the pool, we have a pool party agreement that must be filled out before your event.   This is available on our website at www. roundrockranch.com along with a lot of other helpful information.  If you do have a party or just a family barbeque or pizza get together at the pool, please

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remember to take an extra trash bag and haul your trash home with you please.   Now that we have once a week trash pick up, this includes the pools too.  Unfortunately, the pools fall under a commercial description, so the fees are much higher than our residential pick up.  The board is trying not to have to increase our number of containers to help save HOA $$$.  We need your help and support!

Thank you for helping make Round Rock Ranch the best place to live in Round Rock! Have a safe & wonderful summer! Lea Beth Munoz, RRR HOA - President

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS LB Munoz................................................................ President 940-1832..............................president@roundrockranch.com

2012 SOCIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Jena Richards....................................................Vice President 608-1523........................................ vp@roundrockranch.com

FALL GARAGE SALES Saturday October 20th, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Morris Winkle...........................................................Treasurer 244-9338...............................treasurer@roundrockranch.com

CHRISTMAS SNOW PARTY Saturday December 8th - Sundrop Cul-D-Sac or field area

*Open*.....................................................................Secretary

*Please note that these are tentative dates. Due to factors beyond our control, some dates may need to be changed.

Khris Tuffentsamer....................................... Director at Large 925-7322................................ director@roundrockranch.com ENCLAVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jennifer Smith.......................................................... President Polly Middlebrook............................................Vice President Michael Fontana.......................................................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............. 512-339-1317/frontdesk@cmaaustin.com Jennifer English, Manager................jenglish@cmaaustin.com ENCLAVE AT ROUND ROCK RANCH HOA www.profcam1.com PS Property Management Co., Inc. ................ 512-251-6122 ..................................PO Box 7079 Round Rock, TX 78683 Ward Phelan, Manager.................... wphelan@profcam1.com

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PUBLISHER Peel, Inc........................................................ 512-263-9181 Article Submission..................editor@roundrockranch.com Advertising................................ advertising@PEELinc.com

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Enclave Update We had quite the storm on Monday the 16th of July! The wind apparently knocked over one of the poles at Double Creek and Gattis School Rd, leaving the Rosenborough side without electricity for eight hours! In the 10 years that my family has lived in the Enclave, this is the first time power has been out for more than 30 minutes. That is a pretty good track record in my opinion. With the power out, that means there is no electricity to run the gates. We apologize for the inconvenience if you were stuck inside or outside of the gates Monday night during the storm. The inbound gate arm was released as soon as I could get over with the proper tools to disconnect it. In case you were wondering, Emergency Backup Batteries for both gates has previously been investigated and would cost several thousand dollars for each set of gates plus upkeep/maintenance and eventual battery replacement. It is on our lengthy list of future projects to consider with the first priority being having the roads resealed. On my morning walk Tuesday, I noticed many homes in the Enclave experienced broken tree limbs and fences. The standard cedar fence installed by the builders only has a life expectancy of about 10 years. This is shortened with 4x4 posts set in the concrete below ground level where they will deteriorate faster. A storm like Monday’s makes a 10 year old wooden post in the ground about as strong as a toothpick. If your fence is leaning, like ours now is, the best repair is to dig out the old concrete and reset a new post. Any repair or patchwork to existing wood is just a band-aid at best and unsafe for you and your neighbor.

During the Board’s property inspection with ProfCAM1 in May, we noted many homes with fences in poor repair and you may have already received a letter on this. Due to the circumstances of the storm, and the number of homes this has affected, the Board would like to extend a grace period of 90 days for all homeowners in the Enclave to arrange for the repair of their fences. Deed restriction violations for fences in poor repair and the accompanying fines will resume after November 1, 2012. We are all neighbors, so if you have circumstances that require more time than 90 days, please contact: Ward Phelan at ProfCAM1 @ 512-989-2929. Gate Update: Since ProfCAM1 has taken over the management duties, Gates have been their number one priority! The screen in the Briarton call box has been replaced, so visitors can now scroll through residents to find the call number. Gates on both sides have been strengthened with additional metal work, primed and painted. There have been some mechanical issues as well that are being taken care of as they arise. As of this writing, the exit gate on the Briarton side is intermittently remaining open and the gate repair people have put an electronic recording device on the gate to help determine what is causing this to happen. If you have any questions or comments, contact the Enclave Board of Directors @ enclave-board@roundrockranch.com Michael Fontana – Board of Directors – Secretary/Treasurer

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Every now and again, information about something highly important to our neighborhood needs to reach as many households as possible. Certified Management of Austin is building an email list, slowly but surely, for announcements. Please contact CMA at frontdesk@ cmaaustin.com with your current email address so you don’t miss out on information you need to know.

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

(yes.)

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

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Pct. 1, Lisa Birkman | 512-244-8610 Pct. 3 Valerie Covey | 512-943-3370 Pct. 4, Ron Morrison | 512-238-2111

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DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE WATER SAFETY TIPS AT

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Colin’s Hope Upcoming Events

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August 30: Colin’s Hope Got2Swim Lake Austin September 16: Colin’s Hope Kids Triathlon

Thank you to all of the volunteers and community partners who gave of their time, resources and talent this summer to help us raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. We have made such an incredible difference! As the summer comes to an end, please continue to keep your children safe in and around the water. Put multiple layers of protection into place to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is Preventable.

LAYERS OF PROTECTION

CONSTANT VISUAL SUPERVISION

LEARN TO SWIM

KEEP BACKYARDS & BATHROOMS SAFE

LEARN CPR

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MULTIPLE BARRIERS ON ALL POOLS & HOTTUBS

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