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CHANDLER CREEK

Chronicle

November 2012

Volume 2, Issue 11

Official Publication of The Chandler Creek Homeowners Association

Presidents Corner As we enter into the busy Holiday season, we want to take this time to remind homeowners of a few important items. • The Directors and Executive Committee are in the process of finalizing the budget for 2013. • The Directors for the Chandler Creek HOA would like to announce to residents that there is a quarterly meeting for homeowners, which will be held at the Williamson County Annex on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 7pm. We want to extend the invitation for homeowners to come voice ideas to improve our community, give input as to projects that residents want the HOA to undertake and to obtain other important information about our HOA.  This is the meeting where the annual budget will be discussed for 2013.  It is our hope to see many of you there! • Annual statements are tentatively scheduled to be mailed the first week of December. Now is a good time to make sure that Alliance has your most current mailing address. Remember – it is the responsibility of each homeowner to make sure that the HOA and management company is aware of any address changes. • Annual HOA fees are due January 1, 2013 and will be considered late if paid after January 30, 2013. • Payment plans will be made available to homeowners; however, not all payment plan requests may be approved. For more information about payment plans, please contact Alliance at 347-2888. • There will be no monthly Board meeting in the month of December. As we previously announced, the HOA currently has an interim property manager. If there are any concerns that you brought to Alliance’s attention that have not yet received a proper response or follow-up, please let us know so that we can look into it. We also want to take this time to remind homeowners to make sure that their homes are secure if you plan to leave town for the holidays. Please make sure that your home does not “invite” burglars. We hope everyone is enjoying the fall season and that the upcoming holidays are joyful for everyone. As always, if there are any concerns or you wish to bring something to our attention, please do not hesitate to do so. On behalf of the Executive Committee and Directors, Woody HOA President

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Chandler Creek HOA MANAGEMENT DIRECTORS: Kim Bennink Shelley Janda Bob Wohlford EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Woody Whitten (whitten.cchoa@gmail.com)........... President Ryan Putman....................................................Vice President Jon Devries................................................................Secretary Vacant.......................................................................Treasurer Jim Lipa....................................................... Member at Large MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Alliance Association Management.........512-328-6100 (main) ..............115 Wild Basin Rd, Suite 308, Austin, TX 78746 Customer Service............................................. 512-347-2888 ...................................................... info@allianceonline.net Shadana Hurd, Property Manager.................... 512-347-2888 .....................................................shurd@allianceonline.net

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IMPORTANT NOVEMBER DATES November 12 – Veterans Day November 22 – Thanksgiving November 26 – Chandler Creek MUD monthly board meeting 7 PM (M.E. Gene Johnson Building) November 29 –Chandler Creek HOA Executive Committee meeting, 7 P.M. (Wingate Inn Conference Center)

IMPORTANT NUMBERS WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Main Number.................................................. 512-943-1300 Non-emergency number.................................. 512-943-1389 Emergencies......................................................................911 CITY OF ROUND ROCK Utility Billing (Water)...................................... 512-218-5460 ROUND ROCK REFUSE Trash Service.................................................... 512-255-4980 SCHOOLS Double File Elementary.................................... 512-428-7400 Teravista Elementary........................................ 512-704-0500 Hernandez Middle School................................ 512-424-8800 Stony Point High School.................................. 512-428-7000

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IMPORTANT DECEMBER DATES December 13 – Chandler Creek HOA Quarterly Meeting for all Homeowners (Williamson County Annex, Old Settlers Blvd) December 17 (TENTATIVE) – Chandler Creek MUD monthly board meeting 7 PM (M.E. Gene Johnson Building) December 25 – Christmas

*Note: Monthly meeting dates are subject to change. Please double check with the HOA or MUD to confirm meeting dates prior to attending. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.


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Parking – Be Kind to Your Neighbors Wow November is here already! We want to express our appreciation to our homeowners and residents for another great year. We hope that this Holiday Season brings joy to all of our residents and that the coming year is a wonderful one for everyone. We want to ask our residents to be mindful of the extra traffic in the neighborhood due to holiday visitors. Please make sure that when possible vehicles are parked in the driveway to ensure that there is adequate room for everyone coming and going through our neighborhoods. Annual Statements – First Week of December As already mentioned in this newsletter, annual HOA statements are tentatively set to be mailed the first week of December. Please mark your calendars so that you do not overlook this important piece of mail. If by mid-December, you have not received your statement, please contact Alliance at 347-2888 to request a duplicate. Additionally, if you have any questions about your statement once you receive it, contact Alliance. Quarterly Meeting for Homeowners – Thursday, December 13, 2013 at 7pm This meeting will be held at the Williamson County Annex on Old Settlers Blvd.

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Covenant Violation Data – August 2012

Property inspections are performed twice a month for the Chandler Creek HOA. During these inspections, any covenant violations observed are noted and a violation notice is sent to the homeowner. The property inspector also takes pictures of the violations, which are now included with violation letters. Please note: If you have any questions about a violation letter you receive, it is imperative that you contact the management company as soon as possible after receiving the letter so that your questions/concerns can be addressed in a timely manner. If you wish to dispute a violation, please remember that all disputes must be submitted in writing.

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HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE TYPES OF VIOLATIONS NOTED FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2012:

Mow/Edge/Weed/Shrubs .........................................123 Trash/Recycling Containers.........................................35 RV/Boat/Trailer Storage.............................................14 Debris..........................................................................5 Missing Address...........................................................4 Multiple Items..............................................................4 Recreational Vehicles/Trailers........................................3 Exterior Modifications..................................................2 Inoperable Vehicle........................................................1 Trim...........................................................................1 Unapproved Alteration/Improvements.........................1 Street Parking...............................................................1 Fence..........................................................................1 Parking in Unathorized Areas...........................................1 Patio............................................................................1

Would you like to help us make the holidays brighter for hundreds of Central Texas foster children! Secret Santa is a special holiday gift program of the Adoption Coalition of Texas (ACT) helping Child Protective Services and foster families provide gifts and spread holiday cheer to Central Texas foster children through the generosity of community donors. If you would like to be a Secret Santa this year and purchase holiday gifts for a Central Texas foster child, please email your name, email address and contact phone number to ACTSecretSanta@gmail. com. The gift drop-off days will be at several Austin-area locations on Wednesday through Saturday, December 5 – 8, and caseworkers will be picking up the gifts the following week. Once you sign up to be a donor, we’ll send you all the details. Last year, thanks to the kindness of people like you, we brought smiles to the faces of more than 350 foster children! The Adoption Coalition is a partnership of nonprofit adoption agencies and Child Protective Services working together to find forever families for abused and neglected children waiting for adoption. These are usually older children, sibling groups and children with special needs. For information about ACT and adoption, visit www.adoptioncoalitiontx.org.

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Chandler Creek MUD NEWS ATTENTION SPORTS FANS! This is just a reminder that there is a policy in place for teams to reserve the sports fields. The policy is posted in the pavilion. A coaches meeting and field lottery will be held in January 2013. Please help keep the fields in good condition by not playing on them if it has been raining. Watch Your Step! Several fire ant mounds have erupted in the park as a result of recent rains. Hector Alanis General Manager, The Meadows at Chandler Creek MUD

Kim’s Cooking Corner Here is a great recipe for keeping the theme of the season.  This one is great to serve after Thanksgiving if there is leftover cranberry relish, but is also just a really great all around cheesecake. Enjoy!

Ingredients: • 1-1/2 cups  cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 8 whole crackers) • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/3 cup butter, melted • • Filling: • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 4 eggs • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel • Sugared cranberries and orange peel strips, optional

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• In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until fluffy. Beat in lemon juice until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in cranberries and orange peel. Pour filling over crust. Place on pan on a baking sheet. • Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with sugared cranberries and orange peel if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

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PET CORNER CAN I GIVE MY DOG THANKSGIVING SCRAPS? Submitted by Kristen West We know it’s tempting, but most Thanksgiving scraps are not safest treat for your pets. Cooked turkey bones are a big no-no as they can splinter and result in a trip to pet ER. Additionally, overindulging your pet in other fatty foods can lead to stomach upset, diarrhea or even life-threatening pancreatitis. Other items to avoid are onion, sage, garlic ... and please, don’t ever give your pet alcohol. If you can't turn away from those puppy-dog eyes, a bite or two of pet-safe veggies like plain broccoli, sweet potato or carrots, or a small taste of plain turkey is usually OK. Put the treats in a Kong or other puzzle toy while you sit down to eat with your family so that your furry begger is happily preoccupied!

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