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Willowlake

Community Newsletter www.willowlake.siteblast.com

February 2008

Volume 4, Issue 2

The Official Publication of the Willowlake Homeowners Association

Yard of the Month

Deed Restriction Violation Summary: (A list of violations cited within the community)

Architectural Control Violations Clean Up Requests Lawn Maintenance Repair Requests Vehicle Violations Misc.

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Sweet Yorkie Mix Available for Adoption

My husband and I live in Willowlake and foster for Yorkie & Small Dog Rescue (a non-profit organization). We are currently fostering Ace, who was a stray rescued from the Harris County Shelter. We are trying to find him a “forever” home where he will get lots of love and attention. Ace is a very sweet, trusting, and happy boy who loves to give kisses and have his tummy rubbed! He also has LOTS of energy! He is 7 years young and weighs around 10 lbs. Ace was recently neutered, had his dental, is up to date on shots, micro chipped, and 95% housetrained.  If you would like more information on adopting Ace, please contact Rita McKenzie at (713) 3041198 or [email protected] Copyright © 2008 Peel, Inc.

As you know, each year the Yard of the Month Committee chooses four different families who have done an exceptional job decorating their homes. Each family receives a $25 gift card to a local restaurant and a yard sign posted prominantly in their front yard that reflects the category they have won. Like years past, this year was really competitive and made it more difficult than ever to choose the different category winners. And the winners are...  Winter Wonderland 9506 Bending Willow - Complete with all white lights, an igloo and polar bear (to name a few) Kelly Wuthrich and his fiance Brenda Swinford did a great job in bringing in the spirit of Winter Wonderland. Having moved recently from Willobridge, the soon to be Wuthrich family, have two children Nicholas (11) and Gavin (4) and love to live in Willowlake because of the well maintained neighborhood and access to beltway 8 along with the Cy-Fair Schools. Holiday Magic 9702 Winter Run - Robert and Kelly Ledet along with their two children Shawn (10) and Rachel (7) did a great job decorating their corner lot home in green and white lights. When all the lights were lit, you could see a glow from over the horizon and just knew they would have to get an award. This house is one the “Griswalds” would have to be proud of! Spirit of the Season 9531 Willow Lake - What a great job Donna and Ron Barrow did with this house. Donna credits Ron for starting as early as NOVEMBER and ever so delicately placing each and every bulb.

In fact, Ron himself made the 100 light bulb crosses that hung from around the house. Donna and Ron have two children Jennifer (24) and Stephanie (29) and have lived in the neighborhood for 12 years. Santa’s Favorite 9518 Hanging Moss Lawn orniments, lawn orniments and more lawn orniments complete with a farris wheel and OL’ Frosty riding a motorcycle. Ana and Jose Portillo with their two children Joselyn (15) and Anthony (8) moved to Willowlake 5 years ago from New York and love the quiet neighborhood. You can’t help but drive by their home and get a real feel for the season. This year’s Honorable Mention list is longer than last year. Our neighbors did a great job decorating their homes and we can’t forget the Honorable Mentions. 9602 Leaning Tree 9923 Golden Glade 9703 Trailing Moss 9531 Bending Willow 9622 Bending Willow 9635 Bending Willow Dont’ forget, the Yard of the Month winners will start back up in March. On a personnal note, Rita and I are very proud to be the Yard of the Month committee members but are always looking for some other participants. If you’re interested please call or email. Thank you all and have a happy holiday Rita and Scott McKenzie 9522 Leaning Tree 832 444 1964 [email protected]  [email protected] 

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Willowlake Important Numbers

All Emergencies................................................................... 911 Aquatic Management............................................281-446-5003 Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital..................................281-897-3300 Harris County Sheriff............................................713-221-6000 Department of Public Safety.................................713-681-6187 Fire Department (non-emergency)........................713-466-6161 Center Point Energy- Power Outages Only...........713-207-7777 ENTEX Gas..........................................................713-659-2111 Harris County Animal Control..............................281-999-3191 Memorial City Hospital........................................713-932-3000 MUD #11..............................................................281-807-9500 Poison Control Center...........................................800-222-1222 Post Office Central................................................800-275-8777 Newsletter Publisher Peel, Inc.................................................................888-687-6444 Sales [email protected], 888-687-6444

Your SCS Management Team............ 281-463-1777 Association Manager Terrie [email protected], ext. 7121 Service Manager Liz Pettit.................................... [email protected], ext. 7134 Deed Restriction Coordinator Laurie [email protected],ext. 7110 Accounting Representative Mayra Jarquin...................... [email protected], ext. 7130 For information on your homeowner’s assessments, deed restriction violations or questions in general please contact: SCS Management Services 7170 Cherry Park Drive ; Houston, Texas 77095 281-463-1777 • www.scsmgmt.com

Committees 2007 Architectural Control Committee Mark Lackey....................................................281-970-4671 Social Events Kim Thompson...................... [email protected] Newsletter - SCS Terrie Brown...................................281-463-1777, ext. 7121 Yard of the Month Scott and Rita McKenzie........... [email protected] Security Chairman Fred Flores.............................................................................. Block Captains OPEN ..................................................................................... Mom's Group OPEN ..................................................................................... Gazebo Rental - SCS SCS Management..............................................281-463-1777 Pool Chairman . ............................................................................................. Park Chairman ............................................................................................... 

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Board of Directors Board's E-mail.............................. [email protected] President Bob Ngao.........................................................281-249-2431 Vice President Debi Bon......................................... [email protected] Secretary Monica Ward...................................................281-890-4804 Treasurer John [email protected] Director Annette Rathgeber

Advertising Information Please support the businesses that advertise in the Willowlake Community Newsletter. Their advertising dollars make it possible for all Willowlake residents to receive the monthly newsletter at no charge. No homeowners association funds are used to produce or mail the newsletters. If you would like to support the Willowlake Community Newsletter by advertising, please contact our Sales Office at 888-687-6444 or [email protected] com. The advertising deadline is the 10th of each month for the following month's newsletter.

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Willowlake HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PATROL BUREAU

MUD 11 - WILLOWBRIDGE

J. K. Hughes, Captain District 5 Patrol

12/01/2007

BUSINESSES

Stonebridge

Westbridge

Willowbridge

through

12/31/2007

Monthly Total

Willowlake

911 Hang Up

1

0

0

0

1

2

Accident/Fleet

0

0

1

0

0

1

Accident/FSGI

1

0

0

0

0

1

Accident/Major

1

0

0

0

0

1

Accident/Minor

3

0

0

0

0

3

Accidental Injur

1

0

0

0

0

1

Alarm Local

5

4

4

11

7

31

Alarm/Rep. Site

0

0

0

0

1

1

Animal/Humane

0

0

0

0

1

1

Assault

1

0

0

0

0

1

Burglary/Hab

1

0

0

0

1

2

Check Business

8

0

0

0

0

8

10

0

0

22

16

48

Check School

0

1

2

0

0

3

Child Cstdy Disp

0

0

0

1

0

1

Contract Check

9

64

51

78

75

277

Crim Mischief

0

0

0

1

0

1

Dist/Family

0

0

1

0

1

2

Dist/Fireworks

2

0

0

1

0

3

Dist/Juvenile

1

0

0

3

3

7

Dist/Loud Noise

1

0

0

0

1

2

Dist/Other

1

0

0

0

2

3

Domestic/Prevent

1

0

0

0

1

2

DWI

0

0

0

1

0

1

Follow Up

1

0

0

1

0

2

Check Park

Royal Disposal Recycling: Days: First and Third Friday (No Service on the Fifth Friday) **Excluded Items: Glass, telephone directories **Clear plastic bags are required **Must be sorted by item and placed in clear plastic bag (Newspaper and magazines; aluminum cans; tin cans; plastic bottles; cardboard boxes – must be flattened and put in bag or bundled) Items not properly sorted and bagged will not be picked up. **If a holiday falls on a scheduled recycle day, the recycle will be picked up on the next Wednesday Stimulate your senses with cultural events at Lone Star College–Cy-Fair! Feb. 4 – Feb. 9 • Lunar New Year celebration Through Feb. 21 • “I Have a Dream” art exhibition Feb. 22 • Jazz music concert and lecture

ASSESSMENT COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

Original Statement Mailed November Assessments Due January Late Penalty Charged February** Notice of Delinquency March** Notice of Liens Filed May** Attorney Demand Letters July** Suits Filed September** **Incur charges 2008 Assessments are due, late penalties will be added after the 1st of February! To avoid continued collection fees make your payments as soon as possible. *****To set up an installment plan please call SCS Management at 281-463-1777.

DON’T FORGET!

If you are planning any home improvements, addition or exterior change, please contact SCS for an Architectural Review application. Upon receipt of your form, the association will respond as quickly as possible. Compliance with our community guidelines is greatly appreciated. To obtain an application: call 281-463-1777 or go to our website at scsmgmt.com To Report those breaking the law by putting trash, grass clippings and other materials down the sewer drains call 713-290-3000. REMINDER: Trash cans should not be put out any earlier than the night before the pick up day.

Don’t Feed The Storm Drain

Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Information – 713290-3000 or www.cleanwaterclearchoice.org When pet waste, motor oil, fertilizers and other chemicals wash down the storm drain, they flow into rivers and lakes, contaminating drinking water sources. It’s called “Nonpoint source pollution.” Yard: Don’t over fertilize. Sweep (do not wash) fertilizer and soil off driveways and walkways. Car: Maintain your car to prevent oil leaks and recycle used motor oil Pet: Pick up pet waste from yards, trails and sidewalks. Home: Use nontoxic or natural household cleaning products. Recycle or properly dispose of household chemicals.

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Willowlake Volunteers Needed

The Willowlake board is still seeking volunteers for several committees. Social Events Mom’s Group Park Chairman and Block Captains are currently vacant We would like to have several events this year but need your help. If you would like to volunteer please contact any one of the board members which are listed on page 2 of the newsletter.

Willowlake HOA Residential Waste Service Royal Disposal & Recycle Office: 713-526-1536 Fax: 281-346-2961 Route Collection Times: Tuesday and Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Information 713-290-3000 or www.cleanwaterclearchoice.org

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Willowlake Keep Warm, but Safe



December, January and February are the deadliest months for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). And, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. That’s why it’s important for you and your loved ones to take extra precautions during the winter. Thinking of buying a space heater? The NFPA recommends that you make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory. Install it according

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to the manufacturer’s instructions or have it professionally installed. If you have an electric-powered space heater, plug it into an outlet with sufficient capacity. Never use an extension cord. The association does not allow liquid-fueled space heaters. Turn off space heaters whenever the room is unoccupied or when manufacturer’s instructions say they should be turned off. Portable space heaters are easy to knock over in the dark. Turn them off when you go to bed, or at least make sure they’re placed in lighted areas or out of high-traffic areas. If you use a fireplace or wood stove, use only dry, seasoned wood to avoid the buildup of creosote, an oily deposit that easily catches fire and accounts for most chimney fires and the largest share of home-heating fires. Use only paper or kindling wood, not a flammable liquid, to start the fire. Do not use artificial logs in wood stoves. Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy

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screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room. After the ashes are cool, dispose of them in a metal container, which is kept a safe distance from your home. Make sure fuel-burning equipment is vented to the outside, that the venting is kept clear and unobstructed, and that the exit point is properly sealed around the vent. This is to make sure deadly carbon monoxide does not build up in the home Other reminders from the National Fire Protection Association include: • Don’t use your oven to heat your home. • Inspect all heating equipment annually, and clean as necessary. • Test smoke alarms monthly; install a carbon monoxide alarm outside each sleeping area. For more information, visit www.nfpa. org.

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Willowlake SAFETY AT HOME

LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS when you are at home. Too often, criminals get into homes through unlocked doors and windows. A PEEPHOLE WITH AN 180 DEGREE viewing angle is excellent for you to verify who is on the other side of your door. Never open your door to anyone you do not know. ALWAYS ACKNOWLDEDGE A CALLER AT YOUR DOOR, to determine who they are and what they want. Some burglars ring the doorbell, and if there is no answer, they break in. You do not want that type of surprise company! ALWAYS VERIFY BY THE TELEPHONE that the person works for the company they say they represent and has been sent for the reason stated. EXTERIOR LIGHTING provides additional protection from intruders. Inexpensive timers or photoelectric cells will automatically turn lights on and off at dusk and dawn. WATCH YOUR NEIGHBOR’S home and your neighborhood and have your neighbors help watch your home. Please support the businesses that advertise in your newsletter. Their advertising dollars make it possible to provide your newsletter to all the residents in your subdivision at no charge. No homeowners association dollars were used to produce this newsletter.

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DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Peel, Inc. or its employees. Peel, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. * The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. * Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints, the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/ correction. * Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above.

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