ANNUAL MEETING BIG SUCCESS
On Saturday, June 14th, about 40 Deerhaven residents congregated at the park Pavilion for the annual Property Owners’ meeting and dinner. It was a delightful change from having our annual get-together at the Blue Lake clubhouse and the Minutes from the meeting are now posted on the Deerhaven POA web-site. Everyone who signed up for the dinner was treated to a delicious “shrimp/seafood with all the trimmings” meal, prepared and served so well by Mark and Donna Malcom, Mark’s brother, Chris and family and Randy and Robyn Delmastro. All agreed that to enjoy our beautiful park pavilion on a balmy, breezy evening, overlooking Lake LBJ was a real treat and we hope it will become an annual event! Thank you Malcoms and Delmastros for a wonderful dinner!
NEW ARCHITECTURE CHAIRMAN HIRED
At the June 14th morning regular POA Board meeting, the Board approved executing a contract with Tracy Schiemenz, owner of Interwerk, a full service community association management company. Tracy has had extensive experience in the partial and full management of subdivision associations over the past 20+ years and will bring to our POA invaluable expertise. At this time, he will assume the duties as Deerhaven Architecture Chairman. If you are planning a building, remodeling, boathouse, fence, demolition, or any other construction or related project, please contact Tracy at: 220 Link Drive, Kingsland, Texas. 78639. Phone: (Cell) 512-914-5761 .
Welcome, Tracy Schiemenz, to Deerhaven!
AMENDED ARCHITECTURE FEES AND FORMS
The POA Board has approved updated Architecture fees and forms. Deerhaven uses a series of three forms for every building project: (1) Building Permit Application; (2) Building Permit; and (3) Building Permit Information Sheet. The forms have been in the same format for approximately 9 years but have now undergone updates that have been adopted by the Board and go into effect immediately. The forms are on the Deerhaven web-site and you are encouraged to look them over. The Deerhaven permit fees are lower than those of several of our neighboring communities and are all-inclusive for all projects (unless there is substantial road damage attributable to the project, the repair cost of which becomes the responsibility of the property owner). The Board has made every attempt to keep the fees reasonable and in line with the needs of Deerhaven. There are new and amended requirements in the Permit Application, some of which are required under the Texas Property Code and are, by law, in effect. Other updates needed to be made to keep abreast of the needs of Deerhaven and to protect us all when construction is underway.
STAGE 3 WATERING IS IN EFFECT
LCRA recently invoked Stage 3 watering restrictions on our area, which means, among other things, that if we water our lawns with a sprinkler system, we should only be doing so once a week. If you have a watering system that uses lake water and your address ends in an even number, your watering day is Sunday; if it ends in an odd number, your watering day is Saturday. If you have a watering system that uses Horseshoe Bay water and your address ends in an even number, your watering day is Thursday; if it ends in an odd number, your watering day is Saturday. Watering times are from midnight to 10:00 A.M. and 7 P.M. to midnight.
According to LCRA, these restrictions do not apply to drip irrigation or watering with a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle or watering can of five gallons or less. Any questions should be addressed to LCRA (www.lcra.org/domesticuse or 1-800-776-5272) or the WCID. (Tom Armagost at (830) 265-4836.
TRASH AT THE PARK AND POOL
If you have been at the park, pavilion or pool recently, you’ll have noticed an absence of garbage cans at the pavilion and pool area and one of diminished size in the restroom at the pool. It is posted that those who use the park and pool facilities not leave trash there, but take home what we bring and only paper towels should be thrown in the rest room garbage can. These facilities are regularly cleaned up by volunteers and they will sincerely appreciate everyone abiding by the “what you bring, take it home” rule!
To those who reserve the pavilion for private parties, a large garbage can will be provided for use during your party; however, the posted rules say that when you have a party at the pavilion, you take the garbage home with you, for disposal. The trash can will be returned to storage after the party.
There are rules posted at the boat ramp area, the pavilion and the pool, but it is true that rules cannot anticipate every situation! Case in point was that, recently, someone gutted a large fish at the boat ramp and left the head and remains of it on the boat ramp! Do we need to say that this is a “no-no”??? Please remember that volunteers do much of the work at the park and it’s asking a lot to dispose of what’s left of an over-sized dead fish!
AND SPEAKING OF THE PARK….
The gate at the pool has had to be repaired several times lately because it gets out of alignment and won’t lock or unlock properly. If you see someone slamming the gate or swinging on it, please ask them to stop doing so.
Those who walk their dogs in the park need to read and commit to memory Restriction # 12, especially where it says “Dogs should be kept under leash when walked or exercised away from the pet owner’s property”. Clean-up after dogs, on established lawns, improved properties, and in the park, should be done by the dog’s owner. Responsible dog owners control their animals and come prepared with plastic bag or whatever when they walk their dogs, to pick up after them. The park is for everyone’s enjoyment! Please be responsible pet owners.
The Animal Control Ordinance adopted by Llano County defines as “Public Nuisance” as (among other things) “any animal or animals that unreasonably annoy humans, endanger the life or health of other animals or persons, or substantially interfere with the rights of citizens, other than their owners, to the enjoyment of life or property; repeatedly are at large or stray; repeatedly chase vehicles or bicycles; excessively and repeatedly make unprovoked disturbing noises including, but not limited to, continuous and repeated howling, barking, whining or other utterances causing unreasonable annoyance, disturbance, … etc.” The Ordinance also includes the procedure for reporting any of the included offenses to the Llano County Sheriff’s office, for investigation and enforcement.
LET’S ABIDE BY THE RESTRICTIONS
Those in Deerhaven who keep leaving their trailers on their property for extended periods of time, are in violation of Restriction # 18. If the Deerhaven lock-up lot is full, owners must make arrangements to store their boats and trailers elsewhere, outside of Deerhaven.
And, while we’re talking about Restrictions, we all should remind ourselves that one of the best ways the POA can maintain good property values is to enforce our Restrictions. When we buy property that is restricted, we are accepting the fact that the Restrictions apply to all of us and no one should assume otherwise. The POA Board tries very hard to maintain Deerhaven Restrictions and not grant variances unless there is a true need.
UPDATE ON NEW WATER LINES
According to the WCID, construction on Phase One of the new water lines should begin sometime this fall and will take about 8 or 9 months to complete. More updates from the WCID will follow as construction start time nears.
BOAT RAMP BEING REPAIRED AND IMPROVED
Work is being done in stages on the boat ramp to make it easier and safer to on and off-load boats.
That’s all for this time!