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VOLUME 3

ISSUE 12

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTER

Bi-Annual Bulk/Trash Pick Up Thursday, December 13, 2018 Now is your chance to dispose of unwanted, bulky/brush items! This will be the last Ladera newsletter. I appreciate the opportunity to have been the editor since July 2016. Ladera has changed so much since then and we have seen neighbors come and go. I hope everyone who lives in Ladera feels welcome and enjoys making a home here. Communications are important, so going forward, all relevant news impacting Ladera will be published on two social media sites – Facebook and Nextdoor. Facebook has two group pages where general news will be published on the Ladera Bee Cave page and official HOA news will be published on Ladera HOA Bee Cave page. Another option is Nextdoor. It is important to provide our management company, First Service Residential, with your current email address. At times, they will put out a blast email to all residents with news. Contact Stuart Jones at [email protected] and give him your email. Again, it has been my pleasure to edit the newsletter for Ladera.

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Please have your items at the curb by 7:00 am the day of pick-up. Below are the criteria for the bulky / brush collections: Acceptable items: Each collection will restrict the volume collected to three (3) cubic yards per residential unit. It may be any combination of bulky and brush, boxes, bags, etc. Three cubic yards is approximately the size of a large sofa or a washer and dryer. It could be three feet deep by three feet high by nine feet wide, or any combination of length, width and height to give three cubic yards. Yard waste MUST be bundled, tied and cut into four (4) foot lengths and cannot exceed forty (40) pounds per bundle. Texas Disposal Systems is NOT required to pick up refrigerators unless written evidence is posted in clear view of the refrigerator and all other appliances that all Freon has been removed by a certified refrigeration technician. Unacceptable Items: • No Tires • No Liquids • No Paint • No Household Chemicals or chemicals of any kind • No Batteries • No Hazardous Material • No Televisions or Computers If a homeowner does include any of these items and they cause damage, to equipment, streets etc., the homeowner may be responsible for the repair or clean up. We all have things that we don't know how to dispose of so here is your chance to do a Fall clean out. Remember each homeowner is allowed only 3 cubic yards of waste. If you have more you may want to check with your neighbors to see if they will allow you to pile your items at their curb. Make sure they are not planning to dispose of anything that day. The Ladera Bulletin - December 2018

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

LADERA HOA CONTACTS President, Steve Schmidt......................................512-762-5073 ......[email protected]ladera-hoa.org Management, Stuart Jones....................... 512-266-6771 x34503 ...[email protected]fsresidential.com EMERGENCY NUMBERS EMERGENCY.................................................................... 911 Fire....................................................................................... 911 Ambulance........................................................................... 911 Police Department...............................................512-314-7590 Sheriff – Non-Emergency.....................................512-974-0845 Travis County ESD No.6/Lake Travis Fire Rescue Administration Office.......................................512-266-2533 Travis County Animal Control.............................512-972-6060 SCHOOLS Bee Cave Elementary............................................512-533-6250 Lake Travis ISD....................................................512-533-6000 Lake Travis High School.......................................512-533-6100 Lake Travis Middle School...................................512-533-6200 Lake Travis Elementary.........................................512-533-6300 Lake Pointe Elementary........................................512-533-6500 UTILITIES Austin Energy ......................................................512-322-9100 Texas Gas Service Custom Service..............................................1-800-700-2443 Emergencies......................................................512-370-8609 Call Before You Dig..........................................512-472-2822 AT&T New Service...................................................1-800-464-7928 Repair............................................................1-800-246-8464 Billing............................................................1-800-858-7928 Time Warner Cable Customer Service..............................................512-485-5555 Repairs.............................................................512-485-5080 Austin/Travis County Hazardous Waste...............512-974-4343 OTHER NUMBERS Bee Cave City Hall...............................................512-767-6600 Bee Cave Library..................................................512-767-6620 Municipal Court..................................................512-767-6630 Lake Travis Postal Office.......................................512-263-2458 Baylor Scott and White Medical Center...............512-571-5000 City of Bee Cave..................................................512-767-6613 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER Peel, Inc...............................................................512-263-9181 Editor.................................................................. Andrea Willott ......[email protected]ladera-hoa.org Ad[email protected]peelinc.com 2

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HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE WEBSITES GOVERNMENT AND SAFETY:

City of Bee Cave................................www.beecavetexas.org Travis County Sheriff..................................www.tcsheriif.org Animal Control............................www.traviscountytx.gov/ health-human-services/animal-control UTILITIES:

Water...........................................................www.wtcpua.org Trash..................................................www.texasdisposal.com Electric...............................................www.austinenergy.com Gas...............................................https://texasgasservice.com NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKING SITES:

www.laderahoa.org www.nextdoor.com www.facebook.com join the following groups on Facebook: Ladera, Bee Cave Monty’s Bee Cave Buzz Bee Cave Bee Ladera HOA Bee Cave

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The Ladera Bulletin Trash Pick Up Schedule for Christmas and New Year As in previous years, Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) will be running a modified holiday schedule.

Breakfast with Santa Ladera's final neighborhood social event for the year will be on Saturday, December 15th! It will be Breakfast with Santa and will be at 4121 Gandara Bend at the Dotson's home from 9am-10:30 am!

The week of Christmas Ladera pickup service will be on Friday, December 28. The first week of January, Ladera pickup service will be on Friday, January 4. Please visit the TDS Waste Wizard on the Texas Disposal Systems website (TexasDisposal.com) to sign up for service alerts and download a customized service calendar for their address, including holiday pickups for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. You may also sign up to receive service alerts and reminders, so you never miss a pickup again! Visit http://www.texasdisposal.com/ waste-wizard/ to sign up. TDS will be communicating all future service notifications via our Waste Wizard. Please visit the Waste Wizard widget to sign up for reminders, alerts and schedule notifications.

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The Ladera Bulletin Ladera Ladies Happy Hour First Wednesday of Each Month Ladies of Ladera, come to happy hour from 5pm-7pm the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Charlotte Parker at [email protected] ymail.com for questions and/or to get on the email distribution list.

Table for 8 Table for 8 is a fun and exciting way to connect with neighbors from Ladera in a casual and relaxed atmosphere! Couples of all ages are welcome. We had our kick off in August and will meet monthly thereafter through December. Dining groups will change monthly, so you'll always get to know someone new. The menus are already selected each month. We'll gather in groups of 8 at the Host's house. Come join us and learn to cook something new, expand your palate and meet neighbors! Call or email Mattie Nickelatti at 512-809-1663, [email protected] gmail.com or Kim Battle at 512-638-0038.

Holiday Wishes creates memories for children in the care of Child Protective Services who may not otherwise experience the joy of the season. Last year we served over 5,000 children in Central Texas. Join us today!

How You Can Help: • Sponsor a child • Donate gifts • Make a monetary donation

More Information: [email protected] www.partnershipsforchildren.org

NOW ENROLLING childrenscenterofaustin.com CCOA-STEINER RANCH 4308 N. Quinlan Park Rd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78732 512.266.6130 4

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CCOA NORTHWEST AUSTIN 6507 Jester Boulevard Building 2 Austin, TX 78750 512.795.8300

CCOA-WESTLAKE 8100 Bee Caves Rd Austin, TX 78746 512.329.6633

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The Ladera Bulletin 4 Ways to Help Prepare Your Home for Winter built with a ventilation system, contact a trusted local professional or contractor about ventilating your attic before winter. Buy a Roof Rake to Keep Snow from Building up If you expect a lot of snow this winter, invest in a roof rake. As snow packs down from multiple storms it could cause a roof collapse – a roof rake can help you easily clear snow off your roof and protect your home during those blizzard months. “Understanding the importance of checking your roof and knowing the basics of winter roof maintenance and damage can help homeowners avoid unnecessary stress and surprise costs,” added Chala Sampers, Top Dog Roofing (https://www.topdogroof.com/). Winter is on its way and for much of the country that means freezing temperatures, wind, snow, ice and heavy jackets. Preparing your home now for the colder months ahead is vital. The following tips are designed to help get you and your home ready for what winter has in store. Invest in Weather Stripping If you can run your hand around the edges of an outside-facing door on a cold day and feel the flow of cool air, you have an airflow problem, one that could cost you a lot of money over the course of the winter. Weather stripping is a good way to help seal warm air in and cold air out of your home. Available in almost any hardware store, weather stripping installs quickly around windows and doors and can help prevent air leaks. Before winter arrives, check your windows, doors, vents and fans, plumbing areas, air conditioners and any electrical/gas lines for leaks or drafts to save yourself energy and heating costs. Evaluate Your Roof to Prevent Ice Dams Your roof is one of the most vital protections standing between you and the harsh outside elements. Excess snow, ice and other environmental hazards can cause significant damage,\" said Chala Sampers, Top Dog Roofing. “The objective is to get as much of the water away from your house as possible.”

What’s even more surprising is that a new, national survey by Owens Corning Roofing found that although 70% of Austin homeowners said that damage to their roof would be stressful or very stressful, only 3% say they always check or have their roofs checked before the start of a season that typically brings bad weather. So be prepared this season and make sure to conduct a thorough roof check before, during and after harsh winter months. Protect Pipes from Freezing A frozen water pipe can burst and flood your house or basement. Help protect your pipes from freezing in bitter cold weather by making sure you don’t turn the heat down too much when you’re out of the house. You may not be there to enjoy it, but your pipes need the heat to prevent freezing. Give your home a once over for any exposed or vulnerable piping and wrap them with insulation. Hardware stores usually carry foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves for pipes, which are easy to install. If your pipes do freeze, and water stops flowing from faucets, call a plumber immediately. Please keep personal safety in mind when checking items off this list and connect with a trusted professional or contractor for help with anything you are unable to do yourself. For more info visit https://www.owenscorning.com/roofing.

In cold weather, heat escaping your home can melt and refreeze ice and snow on your roof, leading to ice dams. Evaluate your roof in advance of harsh winter weather to prevent ice damming. An ice dam in your gutter can cause water to seep into and saturate an interior wall. These block off drains, and let water and ice continually build up on your roof – and possibly under it – weakening your roof and putting your home at risk. If you’re unsure of what to look for, see if a roofing professional can evaluate your roof for ice dams while cleaning your gutters. To help prevent ice dams make sure your attic is well insulated and ventilated. Insulate the attic floor well to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house. If your attic wasn’t Copyright © 2018 Peel, Inc.

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By: Vivian Marinelli, FEI Behavioral Health (edited for space and clarity) You’ve made your lists and you’ve checked them twice. Now it’s off to shop for the naughty (maybe) and nice. With holiday shopping upon us, here are tips for keeping yourself, your identity and your carefully picked gifts safe and the holiday season enjoyabl Prepare. Before you head out to shop, gear up for the trek. The stores can be warm and you may want to leave your coat in the car; that way, you are not trying to keep track of your coat, packages, your purse and/or your wallet. Distractions. The most common distraction is to be on the phone or texting as you are walking to the next store, or to your car. You may be checking on information for your next purchase, but someone else might be checking for people they can catch off-guard. It’s critical to be aware of your surroundings at these susceptible times. Wait until you are in a place where you can focus and not be a target. Parking. Pay attention to detail when choosing a parking spot. It may be daylight when you park, but it may be dark when you return to your car. Try parking in a well-lit area. Make note of the location of your car, or tie a holiday bow to your car where you will be able to spot it easily. Prior to leaving the store or mall, gather all your packages and have your keys ready in your hand. Walk with purpose to your car and scan your surroundings for anyone (or anything) that seems suspicious. Many shops or malls have additional security on-site, even in the parking lots. Some also have escorts available who will accompany you to your car.

Visit the Con' Olio Holiday Shop! From gourmet goods to artisan oils + vinegars, find the perfect gift for your favorite foodie 12918 Shops Parkway, Ste 550

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Super-shopping. If you plan on a shopping marathon, following the first three tips will have you ready for the race. However, if you need to make multiple trips to your car to drop off purchases, you’ll need to make sure they are secure until you return. Put packages in the trunk where they are out of sight. If packages need to be in the back or front seat, try to place them on the floor of the car and cover them with a blanket so they’re not visible to anyone walking past the car. By taking the extra time to ensure personal and financial safety and security during your holiday shopping excursions, you can enjoy finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list and see their faces light up when they unwrap their treasure that you picked just for them. Copyright © 2018 Peel, Inc.

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