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COVENTRY Volume 2, Number 3 www.coventryhoa.dnsalias.com

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Vandalisme - Vandalism

Vandalism is the conspicuous defacement or destruction of a structure or symbol against the will of the owner/governing body. Historically, it has been justified by painter Gustave Courbet as destruction of monuments symbolizing “war and conquest”. Therefore, it can be done as an expression of contempt, creativity, or both. Like other similar terms (Barbarian/barbary, Philistine and Bastard), the term Vandal was originally an ethnic slur referring to the Vandals, who sacked Rome in 455, but unlike the Berbers and Basters, the Vandals, like the Philistines, no longer exist as an identifiable ethnic group. The term, vandalism, was coined in January 1794 during the French Revolution, by Henri Grégoire, constitutional bishop of Blois, in his report directed to the Republican Convention, where he used the word Vandalisme to describe some aspects of the behaviour of the republican army. Gustave Courbet’s attempt, during the 1871 Paris Commune, to dismantle the Vendôme column, a symbol of the past Napoleon III authoritarian Empire, was one of the most celebrated events of vandalism. The current instance of vandalism in our neighborhood is no cause for celebration. Nor was it an expression of creativity. Unlike the Boston Tea Party this act of vandalism has no noble cause. It’s just plain mischief for the amusement of a few bored and lonely souls. The HOA spent a lot of your money improving the front entryway. Now, we have to pay more money to fix what some vandals thought was funny. Part of the retaining wall around the planting area and the sign was needlessly knocked down. If anyone knows who perpetrated this despicable crime against our community please inform the HOA so action can be taken. None of us should tolerate this kind of activity in our neighborhood. This is our home. Don’t let those who don’t care about our neighborhood ruin it for those who do. Vandalism is a crime and not a form of entertainment.

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March 2006 Coventry Homeowner's Association

Darin Ginther Resigns

After only one year on the HOA Board of Directors Darin Ginther has announced his resignation. It is with great reluctance that the remaining board members are forced to accept his resignation. Why “forced” you may ask? No, there were no weapons involved. Darin sold his house and is no longer a homeowner in our community. Thus, he can no longer be on the board of directors. Darin will be greatly missed. It was his leadership from the beginning that formed this new rookie board of directors. Darin believed in a more proactive and personal board. This new approach to the HOA board led to the HOA board of directors going door-to-door and addressing issues directly with the members of the community rather than via impersonal mail from the management company and/or the attorneys. Some visits went better than others. Other than a couple of doors slammed in the board members faces most homeowners have appreciated the face-to-face contact and have been more than happy to resolve any issues. Darin’s expertise in the legal matters of HOA management and real estate law has been an enormous benefit to the dealings of the HOA. This expertise will be greatly missed. Hopefully Darin won’t mind being asked for some advice from time to time. From a personal standpoint Darin is one of those few just plain nice and helpful people you meet along this bizarre journey we call life. He cares about his community and the people around him. He’s always willing to help anyone out at any time. A lot of us talk about what we’re going to do but Darin is one of those few people who’s actions speak louder than his words. Anyway, Darin’s presence on the board and in our community will be greatly missed. Darin, we wish you luck and hope you’ll miss us as much as we’re going to miss you. Good Luck.

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Coventry Helpful Information

Giddens Elementary School................................512-434-7050 Knowles Elementary School ...............................512-434-7650 Mason Elementary School ..................................512-434-7000 Cedar Park Middle School ..................................512-434-5025 Leander Middle School .......................................512-434-7800 Running Brushy Middle School .........................512-435-7400 Cedar Park High School......................................512-535-8300 Leander High School ..........................................512-435-8000 Vista Ridge High School .....................................512-434-7300 Cedar Park Public Library ..................................512-259-5353 Leander Public Library .......................................512-259-5259 Seton Hospital .....................................................512-338-5050 St. David’s Round Rock Medical Hospital .........512-397-4262 Emergency ...........................................................................911 Cedar Park Police Department ............................512-259-3600 Cedar Park Animal Control.................................512-258-3149 Cedar Park Animal Control after hours ..............512-258-2800 Newsletter Publisher - Peel, Inc. .........................512-989-8905

HOA Information MANAGER OF ASSOCIATION FOR THE BOARD Planned Community Management Group (PCMI) Wendi Dianni ....................... [email protected]; 512-246-0498 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Matt Shapiro, President ............. [email protected] Jim Davis, Vice President .......... [email protected]

Darin Ginther Secretary ................ [email protected] COMMITTEES

Welcoming/Social – Misty Kracy .............. [email protected] Yard of the Month – Sherri Jares [email protected] Newsletter - Jim Davis .............. [email protected]

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Spring Projects and AMR’s

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again. It’s time to start those spring home improvement projects. Whatever you do, don’t forget to submit your AMR (Architectural Modification Request) for your project. Why, you may ask. Well I’ll try to explain. The purpose for homeowners to fill out an AMR BEFORE making improvements to their home is so that the petty small-minded Architectural Control Committee (ACC) can dictate and mandate how YOU take care of YOUR home based on THEIR personal tastes. No, not really. It may seem that way sometimes but it’s not. The real purpose it to protect you. Let’s say you build an oversized storage shed in your backyard or some oversized “yard art” in the front yard that doesn’t comply with the Associations covenants and nobody complains. Everything seems fine for a couple of years. Life is good. Suddenly, you get new neighbors and the new neighbors don’t appreciate your taste in oversized “yard art” nor the oversized shed towering over their fence because it casts too much shade on their struggling “herb” garden. The new neighbor looks it up in the protective covenants book and realizes the ACC never should’ve approved the building of the oversized storage shed in the first place. They contact the HOA board to complain about it and discover that the oversized storage shed was never approved. At this point the HOA board would have no choice but to ask you to remove the shed at your expense. If the HOA board fails to do so the new neighbors would be well within their legal rights to file suit against you and the HOA board to have the shed removed because it doesn’t comply with the protective covenants. Remember, we don’t have a “loser pays” legal system in this country so all expenses to defend yourself in court (win or lose) come out of your pocket. As for the oversized “yard art”; well, personal taste is subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, as a measure of self-defense, it’s best to have your projects approved. An approved tasteless project is safer than an unapproved tasteful one. The AMR is a way for you to protect yourself from future nit-picky HOA boards and/or neighbors that don’t like what you’ve done by documenting your approved improvements. The role of the ACC isn’t to tell you what you can and cannot do. Its job it to protect all of our rights and all of our property values while promoting a favorable aesthetic look for our community.

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Yard Of The Month (YOTM)

It’s time to get out there and start working on the yards again. The Yard of the Month will begin again in April. That gives us all until the end of March to get ready. Can you think of a better way to spend the spring? Well, me too. But, what the heck? Why not try and get a $50 Home Depot gift card anyway.

Coventry Bunko !!!

Calling All Ladies of Coventry,The 2nd Friday of each month. Bunko is a dice game of about 16 ladies. It is $5.00 per person. Snacks are included. PRIZES are awarded at the end of the evening. It is a great time to get to know your neighbors And have lots of FUN !!!! For more information contact Becky Simpson @ [email protected] com or 260-2687 At no time will any source be allowed to use the Coventry Community Newsletter contents, or loan said contents, to others in anyway, shape or form, nor in any media, website, print, film, e-mail, electrostatic copy, fax, or etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial use, or any use for profit, political campaigns, or other self amplification, under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from the Coventry Homeowners Association and Peel, Inc. The information in the Coventry Community Newsletter is exclusively for the private use of Coventry Community residents only.

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FYI Department - Texas Counties

• Williamson County, Texas: Williamson is named for Robert McAlpin • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Williamson, a leader and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Travis County, Texas: Travis is named for William Barret Travis, the commander of the doomed Texian forces at the Alamo. Bastrop County, Texas: Bastrop is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, an early German settler. Blanco County, Texas: Blanco is named for the Blanco River. Blanco means white in Spanish. Burnet County, Texas: Burnet is named for David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas. Caldwell County, Texas: Caldwell is named for probably Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier during the Texas Revolution. Calhoun County, Texas: Calhoun is named for John Caldwell Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States. Crockett County, Texas: Crockett is named for David Crockett, the legendary frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Dallas County, Texas: Dallas is named for probably George Mifflin Dallas, the eleventh vice president of the United States. Ector County, Texas: Ector is named for Mathew Duncan Ector, a Confederate general in the Civil War. El Paso County, Texas: El Paso is named for the pass (the English translation) the Rio Grande creates flowing through the mountains on either side of the river. Ellis County, Texas: Ellis is named for Richard Ellis, president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence. Floyd County, Texas: Floyd is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died on his thirty-second birthday, March 6, 1836 defending the Alamo. Hays County, Texas: Hays is named for John Coffee Hays, a leading Texas Ranger and Mexican-American War officer. Henderson County, Texas: Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas. Houston County, Texas: Houston is named for Samuel “Sam” Houston, one of the most important figures in the history of Texas,

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having won Texas its complete independence at the Battle of San Jacinto, as well as being the second and fourth president of the Republic of Texas and seventh governor of Texas. Jackson County, Texas: Jackson is named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Jeff Davis County, Texas: Jeff Davis is named for Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson County, Texas: Jefferson is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Kaufman County, Texas: Kaufman was named for David Spangler Kaufman, a Jewish Texas state senator and member of the United States House of Representatives. Lamar County, Texas: Lamar is named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the third president of the Republic of Texas. Midland County, Texas: Midland is named for its location midway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Nacogdoches County, Texas: Nacogdoches is named for the Nacogdoches Native American tribe. Stonewall County, Texas: Stonewall is named for Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, the famous Confederate General. Sutton County, Texas: Sutton is named for John Schuyler Sutton, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Texas Revolution and MexicanAmerican War as well as a Confederate officer in the Civil War. Tyler County, Texas: Tyler is named for John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States. Victoria County, Texas: Victoria is named for Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of Mexico. Waller County, Texas: Waller is named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first mayor of Austin, Texas. Ward County, Texas: Ward is named for Thomas William Ward, a commissioner for the General Land Office of Texas and mayor of Austin, Texas. Washington County, Texas: Washington is named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.

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Coventry 1-12—AUSTIN: Urinetown, the Musical Winner of three Tony Awards, this tale of greed, love and revolution is filled with surprises and laughs as the earth’s water supply causes a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Zachary Scott Theatre. www.zachscott.com 1-26—KERRVILLE: Bloomin’ Good Show Features floral art in many mediums. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett. www. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911 1-Apr. 16—AUSTIN: A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie This poignant and powerful exhibit brings to the surface artifacts recovered from the wreck of the British merchant slave ship, the Henrietta Marie. The Bob Bullock Texas State 1-May 29—AUSTIN: Exhibit: The Vietnam Experience Often braving the same dangers as the soldiers they followed, Navy combat artists captured on canvas the battles, aftermath, landscape, people and the visual sense of combat. LBJ Library and Museum. www.lbjlib.utexas. edu 512/721-0200 1-Jun. 30—FREDERICKSBURG: Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail Ten Hill Country communities — Brady, Burnet, Early, Goldthwaite, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Lampasas, Llano, Mason and San Saba — create this trail. Call for a map. www.tex-fest.com 888/997-3600, 866/839-3378 or 830/997-8515 9—KERRVILLE: University of Houston Wind Ensemble Explores the vast diversity of wind ensemble literature. Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater. www.kpas.org 830/896-5727 9-11—AUSTIN: UIL Boys Basketball State Championships Frank Erwin Center. www.uil.utexas.edu 512/477-6060 10-11—BRACKETTVILLE: Fort Clark Springs Festival Includes tours, historic re-enactment, live music, entertainment, museum, dance, car show, motorcycle rally, vendors, arts & crafts, antiques, children’s games and golf tournament. Located 120 miles west of San Antonio on Hwy. 90 between Uvalde and Del Rio. www.fortclark. com 830/563-9608 10-19—AUSTIN: South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals Participants from the music, film and Internet industries converge on Austin for 10 days to take part in three distinct — yet related — festivals, conferences and trade shows. Austin Convention Center, along with multiple theaters and music venues. E-mail: [email protected] com • www.sxsw.com 512/467-7979 11—GEORGETOWN: Market Day Features arts & crafts, antiques, collectibles and festive foods from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Georgetown. www.downtowngeorgetownassociation.org 512/868-8675 11—ROUND ROCK: National Alliance for Autism Research Walk Dell Diamond. 972/960-6227 11-18—FREDERICKSBURG: Texas Hell Week (Bicycle Tour) Offers various daily distances ranging from 10 to 105 miles. Headquarters is at the Sunset Inn, 900 S. Adams St. E-mail: [email protected] • www.hellweek.com 806/499-3210 or 806/683-6489 11-25—AUSTIN: Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo Come out for a hoofpounding, show-stopping, toe-tapping good time. Offers 13 rodeo performances, 14 concerts, a carnival, fairground acts, commercial exhibits, livestock show and more. Travis County Expo Center. www. rodeoaustin.com 512/919-3000 Copyright © 2006 Peel, Inc.

17—AUSTIN: Judy Collins Thrills audiences with a unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes. One World Theatre. www.oneworldtheatre.org 512/329-6753 18-19—AUSTIN: African Violet Show Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden. 512/243-2289 18-19—AUSTIN: Citywide Garage Sale Offers an antique, collectible and vintage flea market. Palmer Events Center. www.cwgs.com 512/441-2828 22—AUSTIN: Rosa y Joe Perez, Rumbo Al’ Anacua School teachers, self-taught musicians and creators of the NPR Mexican roots music program North of the Border, this duo truly embodies the heroic folk spirit. Begins at 8 p.m. McCullough Theatre. www.utpac.org 512/4711444 or 800/687-6010 24—AUSTIN: Spyro Gyra Presents a unique mix of jazz, rhythmand-blues, Latin and Brazilian music. One World Theatre. www. oneworldtheatre.org 512/329-6753 24—AUSTIN: Ying Quartet Made up of four siblings, the quintet plays with a unified voice, precise, elegant, emotionally brilliant chamber music. Begins at 8 p.m. Hogg Auditorium. www.utpac.org 512/4711444 or 800/687-6010 25—AUSTIN: The Gypsy Trail Featuring Rajamani Travel to India, the Middle East and into Europe. Children are invited to participate through movement, dance, voice, clapping and stillness. One World Theatre. www.oneworldtheatre.org 512/329-6753 26—ROUND ROCK: Texas Road Rash Inline Skate Marathon & 16-K Includes a youth 1-K speed skate. Participants enjoy a pasta dinner on Saturday. Includes vendors related to inline skating. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. www.ci.round-rock.tx.us 512/341-3362 30-Apr. 2—SAN MARCOS: Great Race Texas Vintage car owners converge on San Marcos for this Clover Leaf Rally. www. sanmarcoscharms.com 888/200-5620 30-May 7—AUSTIN: The Exonerated Drama features true stories of six Death Row inmates, wrongly convicted of murder, who are freed. Zachary Scott Theatre. www.zachscott.com 512/476-0541 30-Apr. 2—BIG LAKE: National Cattle Dog Championship The top 60 border collie handlers in the nation and Canada compete to be crowned National Champion. Includes arts & crafts, food, entertainment and more. Reagan County Park. www.biglaketx.com/BigLakeClassic/ index.htm 325/884-2980 or 325/884-5784 31—AUSTIN: Assad Duo (Brazil) This guitar duo — Brazilian brothers Sergio and Odair Assad — play as though they are one person. Begins at 8 p.m. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. www. austinclassicalguitar.org 512/300-ACGS 31-Apr. 2—AUSTIN: Ballet Austin UT’s Bass Concert Hall. www. balletaustin.org 512/476-2163 31-Apr. 2—AUSTIN: Jerry Jeff Walker’s Birthday Bash Jerry Jeff Walker celebrates the Texas way with three shows in three days. Broken Spoke, Paramount Theatre and Gruene Hall. www.jerryjeff. com/BirthdayBash2006.htm Texas Events has been published with the permission of the Texas Department of Transportation. All events are taken in part from the Texas Events Calendar. All dates for events were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. Coventry Homeowner's Association Newsletter - March 2006 5

Coventry REQUEST FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT APPROVAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE 14046 Summit Drive Austin, TX 78728 512/310-5364

NEW COVENTRY HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION OWNERS NAME:

HOME PHONE:

ADDRESS:

WORK PHONE:

CITY: ALTERNATEADDRESS:

ZIP:

SECTION

BLOCK

LOT

In an effort to provide and protect each individual homeowner's rights and values, it is required that any homeowner or group of owners considering improvement of their property which would effect the exterior appearance of a building or improvements (examples: painting, patio covers, outside buildings, fences, etc.), MUST submit a Request for Home Improvement Approval to the Architectural Review Committee PRIOR to initiating work on planned improvements. If any change is made that has not been approved, the committee has the right to ask the homeowner to remove the improvement from the property. TYPEOF IMPROVEMENT: ________________________________________________________________________ (IF THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION OR REPAIR INVOLVES AN EXTERIOR MODIFICATION OTHER THAN PAINT, STAIN OR ROOF REPLACEMENT, A COPY OF THE LOT SURVEY OR DRAWING OF THE PROPERTY DEPICTING THE LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION OR STRUCTURE MUST BE ENCLOSED, ALONG WITH THE SPECIFIC DETAIL OF MATERIALS, DIMENSIONS TO INCLUDE HEIGHT, AND PROPOSED FINISH DETAIL OF ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS). LOCATION:

Front of House

Roof of House

Garage

Back of House

Side of House

MATERIALS: **(PLEASE SUBMIT COLOR SAMPLES FOR ANY PAINT, TO INCLUDE PRIMARY AND TRIM/ MUST INDICATE IF PAINTING A SURFACE THAT HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY PAINTED, WINDOW OR SCREEN TINT, ROOFING MATERIALS, BRICK, OR SIDING)** **Paint

Color

Pipe

Electrical

DIMENSIONS:

Height

Stain

Lumber

Other

Cedar

Brick

Concrete

Aluminum

Width

Length

DISTANCE FROM BOUNDARY LINES AND/OR MARKED LOT SURVEY: LOT SURVEY ENCLOSED:

YES ( )

NO ( )

IF NO, PLEASE USE BLOCK TO THE RIGHT TO EVIDENCE LOCATION OF EXISTING AND/OR PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS BEGINNING FROM FRONT BUILDING LINE (F.B.L.) INDICATED. ALSO NOTE ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS AND LOT BOUNDARIES. I understand that the Architectural Review Committee will act on this request as quickly as possible and contact me in writing regarding its decision. I also understand that in the event construction is not started within six (6) months from the date of approval, then a new application must be submitted. Further, I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable governmental ordinances, codes, etc. affecting such improvement(s). I understand I am not to begin property improvements until the Architectural Review Committee notifies me of its approval.

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Annual Meeting - Correction

In the February newsletter it was incorrectly stated that at the annual meeting we’ll “…elect new board members and/or re-elect existing board members. According to the bylaws of our community all three board members positions come up for election every year”. That wasn’t 100% accurate. While the “Term” section of Article VIII does state: “Each of the officers of the Association shall be elected annually by the Board and each shall hold office for one (1) year unless he shall sooner resign, or shall be removed, or be otherwise disqualified to serve”. The Bylaws also state in Article XII, Section 2: “In the case of any conflict between the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws, the Articles shall control; and in the case of any conflict between the Declaration and these Bylaws, the Declaration shall control”. That being said, Section 3 (Term of Office) of Article IV of the Bylaws states: “Directors shall serve for the terms specified in Article 18 of the Declaration”. Getting confused? Me too. Well, since the Declaration of Protective Covenants takes precedence over the Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation then it’s important to see what the Declaration has to say. Well, here we go. In the lengthy Section 18 (Maintenance Association and Maintenance Charge) it states: “…all members of the corporation shall elect at least one director for a term of one year, at least one director for a term of two years, and at least one director for a term of three years, and at each regular annual meeting thereafter the membership shall elect at least one director for a term of three years”. See how it got so confusing? Well, with this knowledge the board had some decisions to make. With Darrin Ginther resigning, since he sold his house and is moving, Darrin easily assumed the 1-year term. Then, Matt Shapiro called dibs on the 2-year term which left Jim Davis with the 3-year term. Thus, at the HOA’s annual meeting there is only one position open and it will be a three-year term as per the covenants. This leaves Matt with 1-year remaining and Jim with 2-years remaining on their terms. Does that help? If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask Matt or Jim and they’ll gladly, albeit painfully, attempt to explain. Sorry for the confusion but hopefully everything is all straightened out now.

March

Coventry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. March begins (astrologically, non-sidereal) with the sun in the sign of Pisces and ends in the sign of Aries. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Aquarius and ends in the constellation of Pisces. In ancient Rome, March was called Martius, so named after the Roman god of war and was considered a lucky time to begin a war. March was originally the first month of the Roman calendar because the winter months of January and February were unsuited for warfare, the essence of any Italic state. Julius Caesar’s calendar reform in 45 BCE began the year on January 1. The tradition of starting the year in March continued in some countries for a long time. January 1 was only instituted as New Year’s Day in France in 1564. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, the same year they finally adopted the Gregorian calendar. In ancient Hellenic civilization, March was called Anthesterion. In old Japanese calendar, the month is called Yayoi. In Finnish, the month is called maaliskuu, of obscure origin. Historical names for March include the Saxon term Lenctmonat, named for the equinox and eventual lengthening of days and the eventual namesake of Lent. The Saxons also called March Rhed-monat (for their goddess Rhedam); ancient Britons called it hyld-monath (meaning loud or stormy).

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