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Vista Oaks Board of Directors President............................................................... Doug Mink VP..................................................................Deirdre Goggins Secretary................................................................Ed Medford Treasurer............................................................Suman Khisty Landscaping....................................................... Walter Sotillo MAL.............................................................. Angela Beecham

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VISTA OAKS POOL AND AMENITIES RULES In case of emergency call: 911 - Fire - Police – Ambulance. An emergency 911 phone is located outside the main gate. • LIFEGUARD ON DUTY PART TIME ONLY. Use of the facility is at your discretion. Swim at your own risk. 2010 Lifeguard Hours May 3- May 18: Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm June 1 – August 22: Monday – Sunday 12-10pm • Parents are responsible for their children; Lifeguards are responsible for safety and emergency response - NOT BABYSITTING. Lifeguards will have authorization to enforce all rules as stated. Lifeguards have the authority to ask children and adults who are unwilling to comply with the rules to leave the Recreation Center. • Children under the age of seven (7) must be attended at all times by a parent/guardian. The parent must be in the water within an arms reach of the child. • Children under the age of three and children not toilet trained must wear swim diapers, AND tight-fitting plastic pants to prevent leakage. Disposable diapers are not allowed in any pool at any time. • Every swimmer must shower off prior to entering the pool. • Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, firearms, or weapons of any type are

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not allowed within the Recreation Center Area. The exception to this rule is that alcohol may be permitted for officially sanctioned VOOA events, by approval of the Board of Directors. • Children under the age of thirteen (13) must be accompanied by an adult, age eighteen or over. • No diving, somersaults, back dives, cannonballs or similar diving. No running or horseplay. • No glass containers allowed in the Recreation Center area, including pool area and playscape. • Proper swimwear is required at all times. No thongs or cut-off shorts. The use of life saving equipment is for emergencies only. • Air-inflated equipment limited to one-person capacity/use. • No pets, bicycles, skateboards, or roller blades within pool fence, or playscape area. • No eating or drinking in the pools or within 3 feet of the pools. • The use of radios, tape players, and/or musical instruments is limited to headphones only, except for Vista Oaks OA sanctioned parties/events. • All trash is to be placed in the proper trash containers. • Please keep gates closed at all times. Access must be by authorized holders of authorized keys. (Continued on Page 4)

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Vista Oaks Pool & Amenities Rules - (Continued from Page 3) • No exclusive use of the pool for parties, except Vista Oaks OA parties during the regular pool season. • An adult member must accompany all guests at all times. Please limit guests to five (5) per family. • Pool hours are 6:00AM – 10:00PM. A lap exclusive lane will be available. Please respect the lap lane. Do not hang on ropes. • Improper conduct should be reported to the Lifeguard on duty and Property Manager at 512-266-6771. Infractions of these rules may result in the loss of pool privileges. Lifeguards will have authorization to enforce all rules as stated. Inclement Weather: Thunder or Lightning: Clear the amenities area. Tornado: Seek secure shelter

Vista Oaks Swim Lessons

The association has contracted with DK&G management (pool contractor) to provide swim lessons at the community pool. Lessons are limited to residents. Sign up begins on Saturday May 29, 2010 from 12-6pm at the pool. For details on types of classes and schedule please visit www.vistaoaks.org.

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Vandalism at Community Center There have been a few acts of vandalism in the Community Center bathrooms and pool area. Fortunately the HOA has recently upgraded the camera system and the footage has been sent to the Sheriffs office for further investigation and prosecution. If you see suspicious activity in the Community Center please don’t hesitate to report it to the Sheriffs office.

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Is the photo on the right one of your lawn? Your neighbors will appreciate your efforts to keep these weeds out of the neighborhood. Not only are they unsightly, but the seeds spread to everyone else’s lawn as well! Every garden has its share of weeds, insects and diseases but of the three, weeds seem to require the greatest amount of work. These sneaky culprits are quickly working their way into home landscapes all over Austin and surrounding areas. The cause? Wet winter and some warm temperatures (in spite of the snow) over the past few weeks. They seem to creep in overnight and grow “like weeds”! The seeds of these plants have been lurking in the top of the soils beneath your lawn grasses since last season. They have just been waiting to pop up and pop they have! Weeds that have gone to seed are a nuisance. It is important to remove or mow these weeds before they go to seed. If the weeds flower and seed, you will see an even larger crop next year. A bit of work each week will keep them under control. The key to eliminating weeds is to deprive them of light, nutrients and water. You can do this by hoeing or hand weeding young, undesirable plants, applying mulch barriers to suppress light, and using drip irrigation to water your plants and not the weeds. Another method of control is to have a service treat your lawn quarterly to keep these pests under control. This is easy and very cost effective. By – Southwest Management

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Vista Oaks Real-Estate Activity in Vista Oaks & Surrounding Areas HOMES FOR SALE

Address SqFt Price 3920 Artesia Bend............................ 3508................... $ 219,900 4005 Castle Creek............................ 3692................... $ 254,900 3608 Flora Vista Lp......................... 3448................... $ 229,900 3517 Galena Hill Lp........................ 4488................... $ 299,000 3605 Galena Hills Lp...................... 2640................... $ 234,900 3713 Galena Hills Lp...................... 2813................... $ 244,950 4017 Galena Hills Dr...................... 3209 ................. $ 252,900 4438 Hunters Lodge Dr.................. 3096................... $ 244,999 4457 Hunters Lodge Cv.................. 3543................... $ 235,000 3414 Inwood Cv............................. 2215................... $ 159,900 4207 Kingsburg Dr......................... 2313................... $ 207,900 3605 Laurel Bay Lp......................... 3178................... $ 278,900 3738 Newland Dr........................... 1860................... $ 175,000 3750 Newland Dr........................... 3710................... $ 239,999 3800 Newland Dr.......................... 1976................... $ 184.990 3806 Newland Dr.......................... 2021................... $ 150,500 3844 Newland Ct........................... 1825................... $ 187,500 4307 Rock Hill Rd......................... 2744................... $ 195,000 4214 N. Summercrest Lp............... 2387................... $ 193,600 4303 S. Summercrest Lp................. 2420................... $ 204,900

Total Active homes in Round Rock: 822 Homes Sold in Round Rock in MARCH 2010: Under $100K: 5 $100K-$199K: 103 $200K-$299K: 48 300K and up: 23

MAR 2010 activity in Vista Oaks & Around: Subdivisions Active Pending Sold Vista Oaks......................... 20....................8........................... 4 Mayfield Ranch................. 32....................8........................... 2 Stone Oak......................... 28....................5........................... 6 Sendero Springs................. 21....................5........................... 2 Wood Glen........................ 9.....................3........................... 2 Behren’s Ranch.................. 18....................6........................... 9 Teravista............................ 62...................23.......................... 9 Information courtesy of: Vista Oaks Treasurer

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PENDINGS 3532 Ashmere Lp............................. 2782................... $ 214,900 4004 Castle Crk............................... 2217................... $ 189,900 4018 Castle Crk............................... 4317................... $ 325,000 4020 Castle Crk............................... 4488................... $ 231,200 3955 Grayling Ln............................. 3358................... $ 189,000 4010 Halfway Cv............................. 2118................... $ 200,000 4203 N. Summercrest Lp................. 2480................... $ 219,900 4401 S. Summercrest Lp.................. 2368................... $ 189,880

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Pet Owners: Scoop the Poop…

Security Patrol for Vista Oaks Security Report for March 2010 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3

Alarm Calls Question Legal or Civil Suspicious Activities/ Person/Vehicle Burglary of Vehicle Stolen Vehicle Recovered Stolen Vehicle Juvenile Complaint Animal Complaints Structure Fire Traffic Hazard Medical Calls Welfare Concern Illegal Park Citizen Assist Other Agency Assist Follow up

Ron and Steve Patrolled Neighborhood Steve assisted with illegally parked vehicle 23 Security Checks Rec. Center/ Steve 19 Resident Contacts/ Steve 22 Security Checks MUD lift Station/ Steve 25 Security Checks Rec. Center/ Ron 26 Security Checks MUD Lift Station/ Ron 20 Residents Contacts/ Ron 13 Traffic stops made by security and patrol this month (stop signs, suspicious vehicles, speeding)

It has been brought to the Board’s attention that several areas of the neighborhood are not kept clean by pet owners after they walk their dogs. If we don’t keep our neighborhood clean who will? Pet Owners, please carry a doggie bag and pick up after your pet. The quality of our neighborhood is determined by how we all take care of it. Several home owners have also complained that some residents have been letting their pets poop on their yards and then don’t bother to scoop it up. Please be courteous to your neighbors and leave their yard clean after your pet uses it. It’s the right thing to do.

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www.colinshope.org Increasing water safety awareness and standards FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DROWNING DROWNING CAN STILL OCCUR EVEN IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1-4

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NO ONE is “drown proof” – no matter their level of swimming ability.

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A majority of people overestimate their own and their child’s ability to swim, especially in a panic event.

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Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death ages 1-14.

DROWNING IS QUICK AND SILENT 2min

Drowning occurs in as little as 2 minutes.

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Irreversible brain damage occurs in as little as 4 minutes.

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Most children are out of sight or missing for less than 5 minutes and usually in the presence of 1 or both parents.

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Most children die who are submerged for as little as 6-10

Children who drown do not scream, splash, or struggle. They silently slip beneath the water, even with adults & lifeguards present. 

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