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Westside at Buttercup Creek

Westside news Volume 4, Number 5

Official Newsletter of the Westside at Buttercup Creek HOA

Swimming Pool and Lifeguard Hours WARNING: Pools are always SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK! Lifeguards are not on duty all hours that the pools are open. Parents are always responsible for the safety of their own children. Please refer to pool rules at for additional information. POOLS ARE OPEN MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 Pool Operating Hours Lakeline Pool: 5am – 10pm Kay Redden Pool: 5am – 9pm Lifeguard Hours May 25 – 27 (Memorial Day Weekend) 10am – 9pm June 7 – August 25 10am – 9pm August 31 – September 2 (Labor Day Weekend) 10am – 9pm Pool Access

This Facility is open to all members (in good standing) of the Westside at Buttercup Creek Homeowners Association. You must have an electronic key tag to gain access to this facility. If you do not have a key tag, or your key tag is inoperable, please go to www. In case of emergency call 911.

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Hardscaping Standard for WABC Hardscape Standards (Walkways, Planter Beds and Edging) This Standard is to serve as an interpretation of the contents of the Declaration and as a guideline for the actions of representatives of the Association, including the Modifications Committee, the Management Company, and the Board of Directors. This Standard does not replace or amend the Restrictions, and should dispute arise, the contents of the Declaration shall take precedence over this Standard. In case of dispute, the decision of the Board regarding the validity of this Standard and the suitable interpretation of the Declaration shall be final. Hardscape “Hardscape” items are those parts of the property landscaping other than plants. Examples of hardscape items are planters, walkways, retaining walls and edging. Listed below are the hardscape modifications that are considered to be “automatically approved” and can be installed without applying to the Modifications Committee: Walkways • None - all walkway modifications require approval of the Modifications Committee. Planter Borders / Lawn Edging • Constructed of mortared brick that matches the brick of the house. • Constructed of native limestone. • Planter borders constructed of stacking concrete garden wall block, such as Pave Stone products, white, off-white or gray in color. • Steel landscape edging. • Unstained (white) concrete edging. Planters and edging must be neat and attractively constructed and installed. Remember: All other hardscape modifications require approval by the Modifications Committee. Westside News - May 2013 1

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President, Darrell V. President, Dennis Domanski..... Director, Phil Crochet..................... Treasurer, Travis Director, Natalie Woods................... HOA

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Westside at Buttercup Creek 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 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.) Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

Step 3: Calculate your target heart-rate range using the Karvonen formula. 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 30year old female above, her range is 138-164 beats per minute. That is hard to remember mid-exercise, so she should do this: o 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.) o She takes her pulse (mid-exercise) for 6 seconds, and should get 13-17 beats. • Practice and learn to take your pulse properly. o Taken from 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. o 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. o 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. Westside News - May 2013 3

Westside at Buttercup Creek Pick Up the Pile It's NOT Fertilizer, It's Bacteria! It's Litter and It's the Law! Canine waste is full of bacteria. When left behind in parks, campgrounds, and yards, it threatens our water supply. When it rains, it runs into rivers, streams, and wells. It only takes one irresponsible pet parent to infect an entire area's natural source of H2O. That's because different types of bacteria like fecal streptococcus, fecal coliforms (E. Coli), campylobacter, and salmonella which is found in pet waste can make humans sick. Being prepared to pick up your dog's pile each and every time he or she feels nature call is one way to remedy this growing problem. It's the right thing to do for a number of reasons as explained by Tracy Johnson, Founder of the Pick Up the Pile Campaign. The concerned Austinite was alarmed to see just how many pet parents let this issue go despite city efforts to eliminate public waste. She routinely encounters piles on the sidewalks and recreation areas of the parks that she visits. Rather than keep quiet any longer, she decided to address the problem one pet parent at a time. Her nationwide campaign went into effect June 1st. Cities around the country took part in educating the public about the dangers of canine waste. Johnson notes that it's never been easier to safely conceal and discard piles. A number of products have been designed to help remedy this problem. Even the most squeamish pet parent will have no trouble being responsible once they are introduced to the items Johnson has found online and through pet supply stores. Johnson believes that education is key to shedding light on this problem. She also thinks the next generation of pet parents will show greater concern for the issue. As a way of introducing young people to the Pick Up the Pile Campaign, she is offering a fun Scavenger Hunt consisting of different Tasks, Trivia, and Finds. Find out how to participate by visiting

Covenants Conditions and Restrictions Review Article X of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek Each month a section of this Article will be reviewed to help homeowners be better informed. The complete set of Bylaws and CCR’s were given to you when you closed on your house, but can also be found at and soon at our new website in a very easy to use format. Section 1. (a) Each lot and structure on that lot is to be used for single-family residential living. A single family is defined as being related by blood or marriage, or maintaining a common household as husband and wife, or by co-owners. This means that non-related “roommates” are not in harmony with the CCR’s. No part of the Property shall ever be used or caused to be used or allowed or authorized in any way, directly or indirectly, for any business, commercial, manufacturing, mercantile, storing, vending, or other non-residential nature. You can’t run a business out of your home.

Obey the Neighborhood Traffic Signs Don’t forget that there are kids out playing and others out walking, running or biking. Remember to obey all the traffic signs in our neighborhood. This includes the speed limit and coming to a full stop at the stop signs.

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Westside at Buttercup Creek Parking and Vehicle Storage Street Once any vehicle or trailer is parked in the street for 48 hours or more during a period of 7 consecutive days it becomes storage, not parking, and storage is not allowed. Driveway Automobiles or small non-commercial passenger trucks in good repair, attractive condition and with current registration can be parked or stored on a driveway indefinitely. Automobiles or small non-commercial passenger trucks that are either not in good repair, or not in attractive condition or do not have current registration cannot park on a driveway for 48 hours or more during a period of 7 consecutive days. No boat, trailer, recreational vehicle, camping unit, bus, commercial use truck, or self-propelled or towable equipment or machinery of any sort or any item deemed offensive by the Association can park on a driveway for 48 hours or more during a period of 7 consecutive days. Vehicles Marked with Business Advertising and Commercial Vehicles If a vehicle has any kind of business advertising on it, but would look like a normal passenger car, truck or van without the advertising (no ladders, racks or other equipment), it will be treated as such. A vehicle of this type that also has equipment such as ladders or racks on it will be classified as a commercial vehicle or commercial use truck. If a vehicle would not normally be classified, even without the business advertising, as a normal passenger car, truck or van then it will follow the rules of a commercial use vehicle and fall under those restrictions. Westside at Buttercup Creek HOA CCR’s Article X, Section 10

Storage of Boats, Trailers and Other Vehicles and Equipment. No boat, trailer, recreational vehicle, camping unit, bus, commercial use truck, or self-propelled or towable equipment or machinery of any sort or any item deemed offensive by Declarant or the Association shall be stored on any street in the Property or on any Lot except in an enclosed structure or behind a solid fence, the design of which has been approved by The New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, except that during the construction of improvements on a Lot, necessary construction vehicles may be parked thereon from and during the time of necessity therefor. A fence enclosing a boat, trailer, recreational vehicle or the like shall be a solid wood fence at least six feet (6' ) tall and the side of such fence exposed to public view shall be the smooth side. This restriction shall not apply to automobiles or small non-commercial passenger trucks in good repair, attractive condition and having current registration status, provided that any such vehicles are parked on an improved driveway which has been approved by the New Construction Committee. Storage of approved vehicles on the driveway or street right-of- ways is defined as parking without movement for a period or forty eight (48) hours or more during a period of seven (7) consecutive days. No vehicle shall ever be permitted to be stored on the front or side lawn within view of the public. Removal of a boat, trailer, camper, recreational vehicle or other item restricted by this paragraph for short periods, so as to avoid the intent of this provision, shall not affect the running of the time Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

periods set out herein. No vehicle shall ever be permitted to park on a driveway at a point where the vehicle obstructs pedestrians from use of a sidewalk. IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WHILE OUR HOA HAS SPECIFIC RULES TO FOLLOW, THERE ARE ALSO SOME CITY ORDINANCES THAT ARE EVEN MORE STRICT IN REGARDS TO PARKING AND STORAGE. City Restrictions that must be reported to the Police According to City Ordinance, a recreational vehicle is any vehicle or trailer designed for temporary dwelling or recreational purposes, and includes travel trailers, pick-up campers, camping trailers, motor coach homes, converted trucks, vans, and buses, boats, boat trailers, personal water crafts and personal watercraft trailers. These, along with commercial use vehicles (any vehicle having a manufacturer’s rated carrying capacity of more than one and one-half (1½) tons or exceeding twenty-one (21) feet in length) and abandoned cars cannot be parked on any public street between 10pm and 6am. Furthermore, in order to have a “trailer” parked on the street at any other time you must have a displayed permit issued by the city, which is good for up to 7 consecutive days and not more than 15 days within a calendar year. So without a permit, you can only park these vehicles on your driveway (but not more than 48 hours in a 7 day period). Vehicles must not block sidewalks when parked on a driveway. When vehicles are parked in the street they must be oriented in the correct direction of travel with the exclusion of cul-de-sacs and semi cul-de-sacs in which cars may be parked perpendicular to the curb. City of Cedar Park Code of Ordinances ARTICLE 17.04 STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING REGULATIONS Sec. 17.04.004 - Definitions Trailer. Includes a semi-trailer, boat or boat trailer, recreational vehicle, house trailer, pole trailer or any other trailer as defined by Texas Traffic Laws. (1) For purposes of this article, a recreational vehicle is any vehicle or trailer designed for temporary dwelling or recreational purposes, and includes travel trailers, pick-up campers, camping trailers, motor coach homes, converted trucks, vans, and buses, boats, boat trailers, personal water crafts and personal watercraft trailers. Sec. 17.04.005 Parking prohibited on streets or in right-of-ways in residential subdivisions It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle having a manufacturer’s rated carrying capacity of more than one and one-half (1½) tons or exceeding twenty-one (21) feet in length (measured from the outer most edge of the bumper or any appurtenances attached to such vehicle to the outer most edge of the bumper or appurtenance attached to the opposite end of such vehicle), any trailer, recreational vehicle, or any abandoned vehicle on any street or right-of-way in any area zoned for residential uses at any time, except as follows: (Continued on Page 6) Westside News - May 2013 5

Westside at Buttercup Creek (5) Recreational vehicles may be parked on the street for a period of not more than seven (7) consecutive days and not more than fifteen (15) days within calendar year, provided they hold a valid permit issued by the city. Such permit shall be issued to the resident or owner of the property and displayed upon the vehicle in public view noting the address where the vehicle is to be parked, date of validation and expiration date, and vehicle registration number; (7) It shall be unlawful to connect a recreational vehicle or utility trailer to any water or electricity, except when it is being readied for use elsewhere or for routine maintenance. It shall be unlawful under any circumstance to connect a recreational vehicle to any sewer, gas, television cable, or other utility line not listed in this section. Sec. 17.04.010 - Commercial vehicle parking No vehicle having a manufacturer’s rated carrying capacity of more than one and one-half (1½) tons or exceeding 21 feet in length (measured from the outer most edge of the bumper or any appurtenances attached to such vehicle to the outer most edge of the bumper or appurtenance attached to the opposite end of such vehicle), or any trailer, recreational vehicle, or abandoned vehicle shall be parked upon any public street or public right-of-way in the city between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. except for repairing or servicing necessitated by an emergency. Sec. 17.04.011 - Prohibited parking areas where no signs are required No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic in compliance with the law, or to obey the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, or if the vehicle is located in a designated parking space, in any of the following locations: (1) On a sidewalk or obstructing any portion of such sidewalk; (2) Within street right-of-way in front of or within five (5) feet of a public or private driveway serving single-family or duplex uses except in cul-de-sacs, or in front of or within twenty (20) feet of a driveway serving a use other than single-family or duplex (for purposes of this section, the driveway does not include the rounded or clipped corner at the intersection of the driveway and the public street); (9) Adjacent to the curb of any public street unless parking is parallel and immediately adjacent to the curb of the street, the vehicle is oriented in the correct direction of travel and parking is not otherwise prohibited on the street; Sec. 17.04.012 - Habitation of a vehicle No person shall inhabit a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle, at any time when such vehicle is parked upon a public street or public right-of-way located within the corporate limits of the city.

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