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WILDHORSE

WILD February 2014

Messenger

HORSE

www.WildhorseCommunity.com

Volume VI, Issue 2

Official Publication of the Wildhorse Homeowners Association

HOA Dues Prepayment Incentive for 2014 The Board of Directors reauthorized the prepayment incentive for 2014. The HOA is offering ten $50 gift cards to be raffled off to homeowners who have pre-paid their entire remaining year balance off by March 31, 2014. The goal of the campaign is two-fold; to reduce the administrative burden of tracking residents at various stages of repayment and to reduce the number of delinquent accounts due to “missing” the payment due date because of an “oversight.” This plan also benefits residents who will have one less bill to pay for the remainder of the year. You will continue to receive quarterly statements from the management company showing a credit for the remainder of the year so you can track your balance. The Board of Directors would appreciate your consideration and cooperation with this effort. Thank you in advance for making our community a great place to live!

Farewell Jessica Morgan

The Board would like to bid farewell to our HOA Public Works Chairperson Jessica Morgan. Brad and Jessica moved back to Utah with their two children. While serving as the PW Chair, Jessica coordinated projects such as WH Cleanup day, spreading the kiddie cushion at the playground, and the bulky/brush pickup. We will miss her. Meridith Weiss, who has been a PW volunteer since April, will be taking over as our new Public Works Chair. Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.

Annual Meeting with Pool registration for 2014 The Annual meeting of the membership of Wildhorse will be held Wednesday, March 5th at the Krueger Elementary Cafeteria. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for pool registration only so please arrive early and bring your pool card(s) to be registered. The annual meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes elections to fill two expiring positions on the Board of Directors (BOD) and discuss official business. The format will include only official business to serve in an effort to expedite the meeting. Please send your signed proxy form to the meeting with a neighbor, friend, or mail it to Spectrum if you are unable to attend. Returning this year is the option to vote online. A notification will be sent in the mail in the coming days. If you are interested in applying for a BOD position, please visit the website at www.wildhorsecommunity.com to download the application form. All completed forms must be mailed or faxed to Lisa James of Spectrum Association Management by February 26, 2014. Please visit the website for the most up to date information regarding the 2014 annual meeting and to download necessary forms. POOL 2014 REGISTRATION The opening of the pools for 2014 is just around the corner. To better serve Wildhorse residents, pool registration for the 2014 pool season will take place at the March 5th Annual meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Krueger Elementary Cafeteria. Please be prepared to present the following to register: 1) All household pool cards (no stickers are given out) 2) Identification 3) Signed pool rules (limited copies available at the meeting) You must be a resident current with HOA dues and have no outstanding violations in order to receive your pool sticker(s). Spectrum associates will be available to process quarterly or yearly payments on-site. All forms are available for download at www. wildhorsecommunity.com . A separate form for owners with tenants is also available and will need to be notarized before it is accepted. Please take advantage of this opportunity to register for the 2014 swim season. Wildhorse Messenger - February 2014

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WILDHORSE HOA Board

Emergency Numbers

OPEN...................................................................... President

Bexar County Non-Emergency.........................210.335.6000

Brian O'Mullan.................................................Vice President

Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office...................210.335.0300

Jason McClure..........................................................Secretary Chris Winnier.............................................. Member at Large

Bexar County Environmental Issues / Public Works................ ......................................................................210.335.6700

Roxanne Rooks.........................................................Treasurer

Bexar County Animal Control..........................210.737.1442

To contact the board, email: board@wildhorsecommunity.com

Bexar County Dispute Resolution.....................210.335.2128

Ellen Lounsberry........................................... Newsletter Editor

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Liaison Deputy I. Badillo #217..................................210.335.6155 ..............................................................ibadillo@bexar.org

Amy McEwen & Amanda Reynolds..........Pool Committee Chairs pools@wildhorsecommunity.com Jessica Morgan......................... Public Works Committee Chair publicworks@wildhorsecommunity.com Hilda Black................................. Recreation Committee Chair recreation@wildhorsecommunity.com OPEN......................................................... Social Committee Chairs social@wildhorsecommunity.com

Important Numbers Bexar Co. Public Works.....................................210.465.4528 ...................................................... (shredding, graffiti, etc.) Bexar Co. Sign Dept.........................................210.465.0536 ........................................... (report damaged/missing signs) CPS...................................................................210.353.4357 ................................................... (report street light outage) Sheriff - Non-Emergency...................................210.335.6000 Spectrum Mgmt. Association............................210.494.0659

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Receptacles Updated The community trash cans located in the Sports Park have been recently updated to increase capacity, reduce stray garbage, and overall improve the appearance of the park. Four receptacles were replaced by the picnic tables, two by the pavilion, one at the end of the walking trail, and one at the Timber Country pool.

Suspicious Activity There have been recent reports to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office this past January regarding stone throwing on the “bridge” located between the 4-way stop on Wildhorse Parkway and the roundabout. If you see any suspicious activity when you are out in the neighborhood, please contact the BCSO non-emergency phone number at 210-335-6000.

Sports Park Pool Spring Break Opening Spring Break is just around the corner. To celebrate the arrival of Spring Break this year, the Sports Park Pool will open its doors for one week only starting Saturday, March 8th. It will remain open until close of business, March 16th. Not only is this a good time to get a sneak peak into the 2014 swim season, but will also be an ideal time to register your pool cards. Please look for notices in this newsletter and on our community website, www. wildhorsecommunity.com for more information. Come by and enjoy the water, sun, and shade at our community pool.

ACC Approval Interested in Volunteering in 2014? Our committees are looking for volunteers to help assist in the upcoming events for Wildhorse. If you would like to lend a hand or two, please email the corresponding committees. Pool Committee pools@wildhorsecommunity.com Social Committee social@wildhorsecommunity.com Public Works Committee publicworks@wildhorsecommunity.com Recreation Committee recreation@wildhorsecommunity.com Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.

It’s the time of year when homeowners are making improvements to the outside of their homes. These improvements are important and highly encouraged. It helps keep the neighborhood fresh, pretty and inviting. Please remember that improvements must maintain the harmony and integrity of our community. Please submit all improvement requests to the ACC committee. The forms can found at www.spectrumam.com. For those of you planning to stain your fences, below is a list of the HOA approved fence stains. Behr semi-transparent natural cedar, Wood Defender Sierra semi-transparent, Olympic Desert Sand semi-transparent, Olympic Caramel semi-transparent, Olympic Cedar Natural tone semi-transparent, Olympic Sierra semi-transparent and some semi-transparent redwood stains Kwal lost luggage (the color along Wildhorse Parkway) Wildhorse Messenger - February 2014

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HOA PROXY POINTERS by Richard Thompson

A proxy is a person appointed to represent another. The instrument by which a person is appointed is also called a proxy. Proxies play a very important role in homeowner associations. Using proxies ensures the ability to meet quorum requirements (the minimum number of members needed to hold a legal meeting). Proxies permit one person to represent many members so while the actual body count at the meeting may be few, the quorum can still be met. Using proxies is particularly useful in HOAs comprised of second homes or rentals where many members may be far away. Use of proxies can be contentious if there is a contested election or a disagreement on a proposed bylaw or special assessment. At those times, certain members may scurry around trying to convince others to appoint them as proxy so a unified voting block can be amassed. While the proxy giver can actually direct how the representative votes, it’s more common to leave that decision up to the proxy holder. There are several significant basics of the proxy system that should be understood by all that employ them: • A vote by a proxy holder is just as effective as the owner of record. • The proxy holder may not vote the way the owner would unless given specific written direction on the proxy form itself. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PROXIES: General: The proxy agent may vote on behalf of the owner without restriction. The proxy will be valid for annual or special meetings within the ensuing 12 months, unless provided otherwise. Limited or Directed: Restricts how the proxy agent may vote, is limited to a specific event, a specific issue or directs how the agent must vote. If the proxy fails to follow the giver’s directions, the giver can challenge the vote. The determination of whether to grant a general or limited proxy is totally within the discretion of the giver. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: WWW.REALTYTIMES.COM/RTPAGES/20050720_HOAPROXY.HTM

Used with permission from Richard Thompson of www.Regenesis.net

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VALENTINE'S DAY ON A BUDGET by Amy Clark What is not to love about Valentine's Day? It is a time to show the people in our lives how much we love them by throwing expensive gifts at them and demonstrating this by the amount of money we spend. Or is it? The card companies would like us to believe that this is what makes the holiday special. This holiday can be a tightwad's worst nightmare, but it doesn't have to be. For those of us who are tight on money, it is a great way to show how creative we can be when giving gifts and it is a wonderful time to display all of our talents. Here are a few creative and budget-friendly ideas for making this holiday special for that certain someone in your life. Table for Two The Valentine's Day that I loved the most was the year that we couldn't get a babysitter for our son. We were broke and could not afford a dinner out, let alone the price of getting someone to babysit. That year, I was able to really let my creativity shine through. I got a folding table and chairs out and covered the table with a long tablecloth (you could also use a sheet). I put a candle in the center and made us a steak dinner and bought a bottle of inexpensive wine. When my husband got home, I suprised him at the door and told him that I was able to get reservations at our favorite place and showed him our table. After our son went to bed, we had the best dinner and enjoyed some wonderful conversation together. The food was superb and the price tag was just right! The Written Word There is nothing more powerful than the written word. I have saved many notes that my husband has written me over the years. When we were younger we would write top ten lists of why that person was special to us. Writing a list of reasons why you love someone makes them feel much more special than an expensive gift could. Take lipstick and write a special note to your spouse on the mirror. You could also tuck a note in their briefcase or in their lunch to suprise them and tell them how much they mean to you. One year, my husband saved all of the red Hershey Kisses from a bag of Christmas candies that we had and made a trail of them up to our room. He made a giant heart out of them and in the center was a note about how much I meant to him and to our family. That gift stands out to me more than a bouquet of roses could because it was a powerful statement of how much he appreciated me. Those are the kinds of gifts that create lasting memories. Coupons & Chores What could say more to someone than you actually doing something for them? Give your spouse the day off and pick up the slack of the chores for them. Take the dog for a walk, take out the trash, wash the car, get their oil changed- do anything that they would do that day so that they can sit and relax. A more creative way of doing the same thing would be to create coupons for your spouse. Include items on it that you know they would hate doing and write them up on construction paper. An envelope of coupons shows how much you appreciate them and, as long as they don't use the coupons up all once, it is a gift that (Continued on Page 6) Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.


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WILDHORSE (Continued from Page 4) you can give throughout the year. Monthly Clubs Give your spouse something and then offer them the opportunity to receive it monthly. It can be something inexpensive like a batch of their favorite cookies or a date night to the dollar movie each monthjust something that you can afford to do monthly and that will show how much you appreciate and love them. Heartfelt Lunches Cooking for someone is one of the greatest acts of love. Maybe you don't think of it because you do it all of the time, but each dish you make is filled with love and care for someone else. Make your spouse a lunch filled with heart shaped sandwiches or use the theme of the color red throughout all of the dishes. You could also surprise your spouse at work and bring them their lunch filled with heartfelt goodies in person. Sharing food with them in a creative way shows how much you really care for them. I Heart You Show your love by making them a good old-fashioned Valentine. Use red construction paper, lace doilies, and crayons and cut out paper hearts just like you did when you were little. No one can resist a homemade Valentine, not even when you are an adult! Article may be located at (http://www.momadvice.com/money/ frugal_valentines_day).

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