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december 2010

Halloween Party Thanks to all who came out to the Mountain Lodge Halloween Party.  We had well over 200 children attend and enjoy the hayrides, haunted house, games and food.  It was great to see everyone enjoying the great weather and getting to know their neighbors.  We have a great sense of community here in Mountain Lodge and with events like this it will only get better. I want to especially thank our Social Chairs, Michelle Rosener and Lisa Meylor who put in a tremendous amount of their time and energy.  This Halloween party was by far our biggest and most well attended and we owe Michelle, Lisa and all of the volunteers a big thank you.  Also thank you to Regina Nicks for her always popular Haunted House.  It was the icing on the cake.  And thank you to Brent Ivey for running our hayride.  It was a huge hit. We are fortunate to have a wonderful team heading up our Social activities here in Mountain Lodge.  If you’d like to volunteer to help on this or any other committee please respond to this email and your information will be forwarded to the appropriate chair.  As our community continues to grow every volunteer counts! Thanks again! David Heidenrich ML HOA President

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Volume 2, Issue 12

TOWING POLICY All homeowners received a letter in the mail explaining the new towing policy that will be effective on December 15, 2010. Also included in that mailing was a copy of the actual policy that has been recorded with the County Clerk Bexar County, Texas. The following is an excerpt from that notification letter: “All homeowners in violation of the street parking restrictions outlined within the DCCR’s will receive proper written notification of the violation specifying timeframes required for the violation to be corrected. Failure to correct such violation will result in the towing of the specified vehicle. All towing will be at the cost of the vehicle owner and not that of the Association.” Please read the policy carefully. It allows for temporary parking of delivery and service vehicles and for guests of residents only. The bottom line is – homeowners cannot park their car(s) on any street at any time. This restriction is not new. It has always been part of the covenants which all homeowners received when they purchased their house. What is new, is the towing policy. With so many homeowners ignoring the existing covenants, street parking has become a nuisance and a safety issue. It is to remedy this problem that the new towing policy has been enacted.

WELCOME ABOARD We now have a new Pool Committee Chair. Patricia Walters-Fischer will be taking over the position previously held by Sherry Borzych. Patricia decided it was time to get more involved with our community. She is energetic, decisive and has a lot of good ideas about improving the Recreation Centers. We are confident she is going to be an excellent addition to the ML HOA management team. We also want to welcome Don Middlebrook as the new Gate Committee Chair. Don is an electrical engineer and has previous experience working with HOA gate systems in Florida. He will assume the responsibility of interfacing with the gate company and the security company concerning monitoring and maintenance of our new gate systems. Mountain Lodge Homeowner's Association - December 2010



mountain lodge Mountain lodge HOA Board of Directors

Chairman................................................................... John Fike President....................................................... David Heidenrich Vice President.................................................... James Romano Secretary............................................................. Dave Bollinger Treasurer................................................................ Ed LeFebvre Director.................................................................. Joe Cochran Director.................................................................. Jason Taylor

Comittee Chairs Safety .............................................................................OPEN Social . .................................... Michelle Rosener & Lisa Meylor Pool ...................................................... Patricia Walters-Fischer ACC ...............................................................................OPEN ACC-New Construction ....................................... Jan Emerick Maintenance ......................................................... Ray Mendez Communication..................... Michele Lopez & Dave Bollinger To contact any of the above positions, please email [email protected]

Website Information http://www.mountainlodgeinfo.com Webmaster..........................................................Michele Lopez

Newsletter information Editor............................................................... David Bollinger Submit articles, events, & information to [email protected] Publisher Peel,Inc...................................www.peelinc.com, 888-687-6444 [email protected], 888-687-6444

article info The Mountain Lodge Messenger is mailed monthly to all Mountain Lodge residents. Residents, community groups, churches, etc. are welcome to include information about their organizations in the newsletter. To submit an article for the Mountain Lodge Messenger please email it to [email protected] The deadline is the 15th of the month prior to the issue.

advertising info Please support the advertisers that make the Mountain Lodge Messenger possible. If you would like to support the newsletter by advertising, please contact our sales office at 512-263-9181 or [email protected] The advertising deadline is the 20th of the month prior to the issue. 

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY

Fire....................................................................................... 911 Ambulance........................................................................... 911 Sheriff.................................................................................. 911 Poison Control..................................................1-800-222-1222

OTHER SERVICES

Sheriff Dept. (non-emergency).............................210-335-6000 Texas One Call (call 48 hrs before digging).......1-800-545-6005 Bexar County Animal Control (stray animals, etc.).................210-207-6000 Household Hazardous Waste Pickup.............1-800-449-7587 RealManage (ML Management Co.).................1-866-473-2573

UTILITIES

SAWS (water)......................................................210-704-7297 GVTC (phone/security/internet)..........................800-367-4884 Waste Management (trash pickup.....................1-800-800-5804 CPS Energy (gas & electric) Customer service 210-353-2222 / Trouble 210-353-4357

SCHOOLS

Johnson High School (Jaguars).............................210-356-0400 www.neisd.net/johnson/ Reagan High School (Rattlers).............................210-482-2200 www.neisd.net/reagan/ Bush Middle School (Bulldogs)............................210-491-8450 www.neisd.net/bush/ Tejeda Middle School (Timberwolves)................. 210 482-2260 www.neisd.net/tejeda/ Roan Forest Elementary (Trailblazers).................. 210 481-4045 www.neisd.net/roan/ Tuscany Heights Elementary (Tigers)...................210-482-2218 www.neisd.net/tuscany/ or.............................210-482-2219

Weather Watch

We can expect the following average conditions for the months of December & January TEMPERATURE High Low Highest recorded Lowest recorded PRECIPITATION RAINY DAYS SNOWFALL

DEC 64 41 90 6 2in 8 0 in

JAN 62 39 89 1.7 in 8 0 in

based on NOAA data recorded at the San Antonio Intl Airport from 1971 to 2000. Lat 29d 32m N Long 98d 28m W Elev. 809 ft.

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mountain lodge Thank You Sherry We would like to thank Sherry Borzych for heading up the pool committee the last several years. Sherry has decided to step down as chair of this committee because of increased responsibilities with her church. Many of the Recreation Center improvements we hope to accomplish this coming year were on Sherry’s “action list” of things she wanted to do.

Committee Members Needed! The Architectural Control Committee is in need of additional members and a chairman. The ACC is responsible for ensuring that residents are able to modify and add to their residences while complying with the restrictions of the covenants. The amount of time required by this important committee is minor but the impact is high.  To reduce the time asked of members, reviews are accomplished through emails sent out by the chair. The amount of work is approximately two hours a month for members and five to eight hours a month for the chair.  We also have a member of the Board of Directors assigned to help if there are any issues raised by the committee.  For further information please contact JJ Romano at [email protected]

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  COP PROGRAM

  (Cellular on Patrol/ Citizens on Patrol)

The Safety Committee is looking for homeowners interested in becoming volunteers for the Mountain Lodge HOA COP Program. The COP program serves as the “eyes and ears” of the law enforcement community to make our neighborhood a safer place to live. Training is required, which consists of (2) fourhour sessions, conducted by the Bexar County Sheriff ’s Office. A criminal background history is also required, and a ride-along with a Bexar County Patrol Officer is recommended, but not required. If you would be interested in becoming a Mountain Lodge COP volunteer, please contact Josh Morris at: [email protected] or Dan Childs at: [email protected]

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mountain lodge What Do You Want To Read About?

Month after month it is a real challenge to come up with newsworthy and exciting articles to put in the newsletter and we are always looking for subjects that we think would be of interest to all homeowners. What would you like to see in the newsletter? We welcome any ideas that would make the newsletter more informative and interesting. Here are some suggestions that have been submitted. 1) Achievements - a bulletin board where the parents mention their kids/pre- teen/teens achievements.  Recognize good grades, volunteer work..., good things! 2) “Our Family” - publish photos and a note of new members of our community (Example: newborns) or celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries 3) Something to Share- Share a story with a message. If you think these are good ideas, bad ideas or if you have some great ideas of your own, feel free to let us know by e-mailing [email protected] and please put ‘newsletter’ in the subject line.

Social Committee Update

Thank you to everyone who came out to Mountain Lodge’s Annual Halloween Bash! It was a huge success with over 300 kids and adults attended. Many thanks to the exceptional neighbors who helped make this a rockin’ party. Special call out to Regina Nicks and her cool Haunted House, Lisa Meylor the food goddess, super Sofia Scott and family who ran the ticket games, Brent Ivy and John Houston the happy hayride guys, Susan Heidenrich the smiling greeter, Dave and Evalyn Bollinger who assisted in every aspect. Also, special thanks to the neighbors who helped decorate and run other games and party functions. What a wonderful neighborhood we live in to have such giving people. Mountain Lodge knows how to party! We can’t wait until next year! Michelle Rosener Co-Social Committee Chair

Keep in mind that the newsletter is not a good place to post time sensitive information. The articles for this issue (December) had to be submitted to the publisher on November 20th. Also, articles may get dropped from an issue depending on the amount of advertising purchased. This is at the sole discretion of the publisher. Thank you, Editor – Mountain Lodge Messenger

Quote of the Month

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Mark Twain American humorist, novelist & wit (1835 – 1910)

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mountain lodge Don’t Drive & Text, It’s the Law On October 15, the San Antonio Police Department began implementing the 90day grace period on the texting ban. During the grace period, only warning citations will be issued. The grace period lasts until January 12, 2011. The ordinance prohibits use of a handheld mobile communication device such as a mobile phone or personal digital assistant to send, read, or write a text message, view pictures or written text, engage in gaming or any other use of the device, besides dialing telephone numbers or talking to another person, while operating a moving motor vehicle. An affirmative defense to prosecution exists if a hand-held mobile communication device is used: 1. while the vehicle is stopped, out of the moving lanes of the roadway; 2. strictly to engage in a telephone conversation, including dialing or deactivating the call; 3. as a global positioning or navigation system that is affixed to the vehicle; 4. to communicate with an emergency response operator, a fire department, a law enforcement agency, a hospital, a physician’s office, or a health clinic regarding a medical or other emergency situation to prevent injury to a person or property; 5. in the reasonable belief that a person’s life or safety is in immediate danger; or 6. solely in a voice-activated or other handsfree mode. Conviction for offense after January 12, 2011, shall be punishable by a fine of up to $200.00. Conviction is not a moving violation and may not be made a part of a person’s driving or insurance record. The ordinance does not apply to public safety personnel performing their duties and may be enforced by non-SAPD officers authorized to issue traffic citations within the City of San Antonio, including school district officers. For more information on the new ordinance visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/sapd. 

Eleven Things Your Burglar  Won’t Tell You

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator and while I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 2. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.. 3. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather. 4. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.) 5. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system . If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $30 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. You can find it at http://www.faketv.com 6. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook. 7. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors. 8. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again.. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature. 9. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it? 10. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in. 11. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

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Protection For You And Your Home Wasp Spray - A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead. The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection...  Thought this was interesting and might be of use. Put Your Keys Beside Your Bed At Night - If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.   Copyright © 2010 Peel, Inc.

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