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Official Newsletter for the Residents of Round Rock Ranch October 2013

Volume 3, Issue 10


Dear RRR Residents, Your RRR HOA Board of Directors has been working diligently with Spectrum Association Management to bring our Association up to date. One of our challenges is to bring the outstanding balances of homeowner’s HOA dues current. If you are not up to date with your HOA dues, you will be receiving a notice from Spectrum attempting to collect your outstanding balance. Please submit your payment to avoid any further collection fees or penalties. Fall is here and this is the perfect time of year to replant your yards and shrubs that may need replacing. We all take pride in the appearance of our neighborhood as our yards are the first impression one gets when driving thru Round Rock Ranch. To help save HOA $$$ please bring your yards into compliance and avoid notices being sent out for violations. Pool season has ended and your HOA Board is in the process of having video cameras installed at both pools. We have had several reports of vandalism at both pools this summer and think this will help avert some of the mischief that is occurring. Thank you for helping make Round Rock Ranch the best place to live! Lea Beth Munoz RRR HOA Board President

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Please register online with Spectrum Association Management at to join our list serve. If you misplaced your Spectrum letter with the login information, please email them at

New HOA Dues Collection Policy As part of our transition to Spectrum Association Management, your board has instituted a new multi-step collections policy in an effort to get our dues collection in order. The fee structure is posted at www.roundrockranch. com/collections for your review. If your account is in arrears, you should expect to receive a letter notifying you of your account status very soon. Round Rock Ranch - October 2013




ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lea Beth Munoz................................................... President Brian Wild...................................................Vice President Chuck Gross......................................................... Treasurer Deanna Naranjo...................................... Director at Large Gary Doyle............................................................Secretary Round Rock Ranch Board ENCLAVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael Fontana...................................................President Polly Middlebrook.........................................Vice President Jennifer Smith.......................................................Secretary Enclave

PROPERTY MANAGERS ROUND ROCK RANCH PHASE ONE HOA Spectrum Association Management................. 512-834-3900 9442 Capital of Texas Highway North, Plaza One, Suite 500 ..................................................................Austin, TX 78759 Kiel McElroy: Community Manager...................................... .................................................. SEND YOUR PAYMENTS TO: Round Rock Ranch HOA P.O. Box 1118, Commerce, Georgia 30529 ENCLAVE AT ROUND ROCK RANCH HOA Preferred Association Management Company(PAMco).......... 512-627-5747............PO Box 7079 Round Rock, TX 78683 Doug Plas, Manager...............................

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Enclave Update Hello, Enclave! It’s already October, and National Night Out has come and gone. A big “THANKS” goes out to those neighbors who participated. The message we send is clear: Neighbors who know each other are Neighbors who watch out for each other! There is an Enclave Board meeting currently scheduled for Thursday, October 17th at 7pm at The Fontana’s. This information is current as of this writing but if you would like to attend, please keep an eye out for the posting by the mailboxes, contact PAMco @ 512-918-8100 for an update or email the board at to confirm the date and time. The Rosenborough Entry Gate took some time to repair – we appreciate your patience with our preferred welder who was on vacation when the incident happened. In general, the gates are closed more and operating better than they ever have, mostly thanks to him. The incident occurred sometime between 7pm on August 14th and 7am on August 15th. Evidence indicates that a vehicle rolled up to the entrance gate, slowly, and then forced it open, breaking a part that was over $400 to replace, plus labor. This type of behavior is a criminal offense. We are not sure whether it is a resident or a visitor – but shame on you if you are reading this. If we could pin this crime on you, we would throw everything the Board has at its disposal to make an example of you. If you are interested in learning how to open the Rosenborough Gates in case of an Emergency, please email the Board @ . It takes about 5-10 minutes to learn what to do if the power goes out or either gate will not open. For example, if this recent vandalism was a result of an inoperable motor, the gate could have been opened in minutes. Briarton Gates operate a little differently as they were installed later on. If you are interested in getting together to learn more about their operation and some tricks to open them in an emergency, please contact the Board via email. There has been some discussion on using “Game Cams” to try to catch gate vandals, but as we keep going over our gate repair budget, even a couple hundred dollars for cameras is out of the question. Don’t forget: Fall Clean Up Day is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 26th. We usually get started around 9am. If you are interested in participating, please email the Board. We are attempting to get some outside volunteers this year and it would be kind of sad if they are the only ones who showed up. Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.


Pet of the Month This is Biscuit. He is a 1 year old poodle who owner, Katie, likes to make hats for routinely. Each month, the newsletter will take submissions to be the pet of the month. Photo must be emailed as a .jpeg file to editor@ . Example: An emailed photo from a phone emails as a .jpg. Please include a small bio of your pet with name, age, breed, hobbies. All submissions will be notified if selected. Any other submissions will be considered for the next month’s newsletter.

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This month’s compliment goes to our HOA Board of Directors. Our board works very hard to handle every concern and often puts in long hours doing so. Each of them has a genuine love for the community and shows that through the dedication they show to what matters to us in the community. Compliments go out to the hardworking group that keeps our neighborhood looking great and THE BEST neighborhood in RR. As part of our growing newsletter, we are adding a new section called With Our Compliments... This section of the newsletter will feature residents giving a pat on the back to other residents in the neighborhood. Nominate your neighbor today to be our spotlight compliment of the month. Email all submissions to . Please include the name, address, email or phone number of the neighbor you wish to compliment.

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Six Flags Partners with RRR HOA Round Rock Ranch HOA is now signed up for Six Flags Fiesta Texas savings! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to "print and go" so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in the line to purchase tickets. A special thanks to RRR resident, Darlene Kohlenberg, Central Texas Sales Representative, for setting this up for our community!

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ROUND ROCK NEW NEIGHBORS Women from Round Rock and Surrounding Areas Celebrating 35 years of Friendship Whether you are new to the area or lived here for years, WE WELCOME YOU! Monthly Luncheons with Speaker or Program We have many fun activities and Interest Groups:

Book Club, Bridge, Bunco, Canasta, Day Trips, Hiking, Lunch Bunch, Movie Group, Volunteer Opportunities, Wine Group and many more!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Pam at 512-487-8249 or Maureen at 512-394-5652 or Visit our Website:

Neighborhood Security Patrol Travis Global Security is now patrolling our pools and RRR neighborhood! Current patrol is from 9 P.M. – 3 A.M. 7 days a week. To report any suspicious activities please call Perry Travis (owner) at 512-920-7610 or 1-877-282-6300. For assistance outside current patrol times call the Round Rock Police Department non-emergency number at 512-218-5500.

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Fall Fun Festival on Oct. 31

Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation at Old Settlers Park Lakeview Pavillion for the Fall Fun Festival from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Fall Fun Festival is a fun and free event for toddlers and preschoolers with carnival games: Haystack hunting, cookie stacking, spider ring toss, and more. Bring your trick or treat bags and collect goodies. Costumes are encouraged. This year's theme is Jungle. Bring a canned food item for our local Round Rock serving center.

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Festival at Animal Shelter on Oct. 26

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is hosting the first ever Howl-O-Ween Pet Festivalfrom 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 26. The public can come participate in different contests including: owner-pet look alike, best pet costume, scariest pet costume and best trick contests. Lots of door prizes will be given out, too. 6

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Fall ar Calend

October 19: Sharkfest Austin Swim benefiting Colin’s Hope. Volunteers and swimmers needed. November: Underwater Holiday Photos! Colin’s Hope will be collaborating with Flashpool Productions and pool partners throughout the Central Texas area to capture your BEST Holiday picture Ever! Proceeds from photos will help us prevent drowning. Locations and dates will be posted at and our Facebook page soon. Thank you to AG Real Estate Services for underwriting our Underwater Holiday Photo project.

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Meet ADC’s New Specialists Scott Boruchow, MD, Neurologist Appointments: 512-901-4061

Dr. Boruchow received his degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of the Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. He completed his internship and residency training for Internal Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. After that, he went through training in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he also completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Disease. Dr. Boruchow is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

Brock Harper, MD, Rheumatologist Appointments: 512-901-4068

Dr. Harper received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his internship and residency at Medical University of South Carolina and his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Harper is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Rheumatology and is accepting new patients. He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

Greg Thaera, MD, Neurologist Appointments: 512-901-4061

Dr. Greg Thaera comes to ADC most recently from Arizona where he had two fellowships at Mayo Clinic Arizona, first in Neurophysiology and then in Multiple Sclerosis. He also completed his internship and residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Neurology. Dr. Thaera earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Austin Diagnostic Clinic He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

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October 2013 edition of the Round Rock Ranch newsletter

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October 2013 edition of the Round Rock Ranch newsletter