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The Grapevine March 2014, Volume 8, Issue 3

The Grapevine

Official Publication of Sonoma Homeowners Association

Sonoma HOA 2014 Social Events The Social Committee has put together another fun filled year of activities for your family. If you are looking to gather with your neighbors or make new friends-come out and be Social March 22, 2014 Neighborhood Garage Sale April 12, 2014 Spring Fling Barefoot Park 11am-1pm *Please bring a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt! May 25, 2014 Kids Pool Party at Barefoot Pool 1pm-4pm July 4, 2014 Music by the Barefoot Pool July 26, 2014 Movie at Barefoot Pool *Movie choice pending

August 2014 HOA Annual Meeting Date Still TBA September 1, 2014 Music by the Barefoot Pool September 27, 2014 Neighborhood Garage Sale October 25, 2014 Halloween Party at Barefoot Park 3pm-5pm December 6, 2014 Santa Claus returns to Barefoot Pool 11am-1pm

We need your help to make a successful event. If you can volunteer your time for any event, please contact Cyndi Wasserboehr, social@hoasonoma.com or 512-294-2183.

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The Grapevine BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Donna Kohn.......................... president@HoaSonoma.com VICE PRESIDENT Doug White................... vice_president@HoaSonoma.com SECRETARY Carl Anderson........................ secretary@HoaSonoma.com TREASURER Will Smith.............................. treasurer@HoaSonoma.com MEMBER AT LARGE Charles King..............member_at_large@HoaSonoma.com

COMMITTEES POOL CHAIR Charlie King..................................pool@HoaSonoma.com LANDSCAPE CHAIR Donna Kohn...........................landscape@hoaSonoma.com SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR Cyndi Wasserboehr...................... social@HoaSonoma.com

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Emergency.......................................................................911 Fire Department.................................................... 218-5590 Poison Control ............................................... 800-764-7661 Police Department ................................................ 218-5500 Round Rock Hospital............................................ 341-1000 Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.............. 246-1155 Post Office- 2250 Double Creek Road............ 800-275-8777 Blackland Praire Elementry School......................... 424-8600 http://schools.roundrockisd.org/bkldprairie/ Ridgeview Middle School....................................... 424-8400 http://schools.roundrockisd.org/ridgeview/ Stony Point High School........................................ 428-7000 http://schools.roundrockisd.org/stonypoint/ Cedar Ridge High School....................................... 704-0100 http://schools.roundrockisd.org/cedarridge/ City of Round Rock Website ........................................ http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/

NEWSLETTER......................................................OPEN WEBSITE............................ webmaster@HoaSonoma.com NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Donna Stina............. neighborhood_watch@hoasonoma.com Goodwin Management Company Property Manager: Jim Smitherman

MANAGEMENT CO. 11149 Research Blvd. Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759-5227 Voicemail: 512-502-2114 Cell: 512-230-3220 Fax: 512-346-4873 E-mail: jim.smitherman@Goodwintx.com http://son.goodwintx.com

NEWSLETTER INFO NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER Peel, Inc....................................................... 512-263-9181 Article Submissions...... communications@hoasonoma.com Advertising............................... advertising@PEELinc.com

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FROM ONE NEIGHBOR TO ANOTHER... While enjoying the outdoors please make sure your pet doesn’t leave anything behind. As a responsible pet owner, you scoop it if your dog poops it. Sonoma is a family neighborhood made up of residents of all ages. Please be considerate when parking in your driveway to not block the sidewalk. We don’t want young children, the elderly or special needs neighbors to have to enter the street to get around these cars...it is just not safe for them to have to do so! Thank you for your consideration and for asking your guests to do the same.

HOA BOARD BRIEFS

The Board has approved our Budget for 2014. The Capital Improvements under consideration for this year are the replacement of the wood fence along Rusk Road with a concrete fence. This large project will be done is stages, beginning towards the end of this year and continuing early next year to make the project more seamless. We are also studying sun shade options for the splash pad at Via Sonoma pool as well as additional chairs and tables at both pools. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Board at board@hoasonoma.com. Regards, Sonoma HOA Board

Kasey Jorgenson – Sonoma Specialist & Realtor Sonoma Statistics for February Average Days to Sell: Average Price/Square Foot: Average Sales Price:

36 ! $89.83 ! $261,966 !

If you have considered selling, call me for a complimentary, in-depth market analysis of your home! Visit www.SonomaRoundRock.com or call (512) 439-3698

Stay warm out there, & breath easy - Winter & Cedar Fever are almost FINISHED!! Have a blessed month!!

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ROUND ROCK NEW NEIGHBORS Women Welcoming Women for Fun & Friendship since 1978 Whether you are new or lived here for years, WE WELCOME YOU! Flagship Event each month:

September through May: Luncheon with Speaker or Program June through August: Coffee in Members Homes ALSO: Books, Bridge, Bunco, Day Trips, Hikes, Canasta, Dining Out, Cooking In, Mah Jongg, Dominoes, Movies, Scrabble, Volunteering, Happy Hours, Wine Tasting & more! FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit our website www.RRNewNeighbors.org and call Maureen at 512-394-5652 or Pam at 512-487-8249 for a newsletter.

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The Grapevine 2014 BUDGET

Sonoma Homeowners Association - (SON) Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

INCOME Assessments ($544.00 X 1015 X 97%) 535,595 TOTAL Assessments 535,595 OTHER INCOME Amenity Use Fee 700 Interest Income 1279 Late Fee 3000 Legal Fee Reimb 5500 NSF Fees Pool Keys/Cards/Transmtr (old system) 521 Pool Reserve Fund 20000 Violation Fine 6190 Working Cap/Entry Fee (4 bldr. Lots) 400 TOTAL Other Income 37590 TOTAL INCOME 573,185 EXPENSE Administrative Expenses Accounting 250 Committee Exp. (Neighborhood Watch) 1500 Copies 4235 Donations (TCAA Legis. Rep. $1/door) 1015 Legal 6000 Management Fees (unchanged) 51,300 Meeting Expense 1153 Offsite Storage 570 Pool Mgmt-Lifeguards 52000 Postage/Delivery 1100 Social Events 7000 Website Hosting 485 TOTAL Administrative Expenses 126608 Property Expenses Access Ctrl-Maint 950 Capital Improvements 125,515 Fence Maint/Repair 3700 Irrigation Repair/Maint 5400 Janitorial-Supplies 15000 Landscape-Maint 106,000 Landscape-Replacements 15000 Landscape-Tree Maint 3000 Lighting 1000 Miscl Gen Expense (Holiday Lites) 4,500 Maint/Repair 13000 Pond Maintenance 8000 Pool/Spa-Maint/Supplies 35000 Pool-Repairs 5000 Security/Monitoring 500 Signage Install/Maint 300 Vandalism Repair/Clean 5,000 Water Feature Maint 1000 Well Svc/Repair 500 TOTAL Property Expenses 348365 Tax/Ins/Interest Exp Ins-D & O (25% increase) 2750 Ins-F&EC or Package (25% increase) 10,141 Taxes-Property 750 TOTAL Tax/Ins/Interest Exp 13641 Utility Expenses Electric 22000 Tel/Cell/Pager 4718 Trash (summer additional cans) 850 Water/Sewer 57000 TOTAL Utility Expenses 84568 TOTAL EXPENSE 573182 Excess Revenue / Expense 3 Copyright Š 2014 Peel, Inc.

JOIN US FOR GOLF AND A GREAT CAUSE!

DATE: Wednesday, April 30th 11:00 am Registration - 1:00 pm Start LOCATION: Flintrock Falls Country Club FORMAT: 4-person scramble COST: $165 per golfer* *Includes lunch, dinner and lots of swag

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New Pool Keys

New gate systems have been installed at both of our pools which will necessitate issuing new pool keys. Please be watching for further information on how this process will be handled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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The Grapevine HELP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD Please report any broken sprinklers or other irrigation irregularities to landscape@hoasonoma.com. This would include any areas sprinkling when you think they shouldn't or any water coming from sprinkler heads in an improper fashion. Our Yard of the Month program is taking these winter months off but will return in April.

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