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Windstone Colony March 2018

WINDSTONE COLONY HELPFUL

WINDSTONE COLONY HELPFUL NUMBERS Vannor Properties - 832-593-7300 management@windstonecolony.com Jessica Riggs - Property Mgr. Candace Buenger - Property Asst. Police/Fire Emergency 911 Sheriff’s Office 713-221-6000 SCHOOLS Cy-Fair ISD Adminstration 281-897-4000 Cy-Fair ISD Transportation 281-463-5978 Sheridan Elementary 281-856-1420 Thorton Middle School 281-856-1500 Cy-Lakes High School 281-856-3800 UTILITIES CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111 Power Outages 1-800-332-7143 WCA Waste Corp. 281-368-8397 MUD #284 - Si Environmental 832-490-1600 Street Lights - Not Working 713-207-2222 www.centerpointenergy.com/outage HOW TO CONTACT OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY VanMor Properties, Inc. 8711 Hwy. 6 North, Suite 270 Houston, TX 77095 Phone: 832-593-7300 Fax: 832-593-7301 Email: management@windstonecolony.com TRASH COLLECTION Regular trash pick-up days are Wednesday and Saturday. Heavy trash pick-up is also available to residents on Wednesday or Saturday, but only one of these days per household per week. Recycle day is every Saturday. Residents should contact Waste Corporation directly with any questions. WCA Waste Corporation 8515 Highway 6 South Houston, TX 77083 Office: 281.368.8397www.wcawaste.com/houston COMMUNICATIONS Windstone Colony Community Association, Inc. has another way to communicate to you. We have setup an email distribution list to keep you up to date on the latest announcements and meeting notifications. Don’t worry we will not be sending out emails to you too often. If this sounds like something you want to subscribe to, then send an email message from the email account you want to use to: announcements-subscribe@windstonecolony.com You can remove your email address from the list too, just send a message to: announcements-unsubscribe@windstonecolony.com Once subscribe you will receive an email from the list, with additional information about subscribing and unsubscribing. You can ignore that email information. Only the above information is all you need to know to get this to work. IT IS ILLEGAL TO DUMP IN TEXAS Texas Health and Safety Code Section 365.012 and Texas Water Code Section 7 states it is a criminal offense to illegally to dump waste in Texas. Depending upon the offense the person(s) can face penalties up to $100,000 and or up to 5 years in the state jail. Too many homeowners and lawn crews aren’t aware of the difference between storm drains and sewers. Sewers carry sewage “black water” that comes from toilets and other household drains. It is sent, via underground pipes, to treatment plants. Typically, we don’t see these pipes or openings. Storm drains lead to a separate pipe system. Openings are visible from the street. They are designed to route rain runoff into large pipes that lead directly to major ditches, bayous and other waterways, which ultimately empty into Galveston Bay. There’s no treatment or filtering of this water between your yard and the bay. It is your responsibility to make sure that nothing but untainted rainwater flows from your yard into storm drains. Lawn clippings, leaves and other debris often clump, contributing to flooding in your neighborhood. And that’s only the beginning. If you’ve used chemicals on your lawn or garden, they may contaminate the water that runs off from rains or your sprinkler system. Even nontreated lawn clippings do harm. When they decompose, they release carbon and nitrogen that feeds undesirable algae, which, in turn, use up oxygen in the water, contributing to fish kills. This is not just a matter of civic concern or responsibility. It’s the law: “Sweeping grass, leaves, grass clippings, yard waste, etc., into a storm drain is cited as a civil solid-waste violation of State Municipal Solid Waste rules, Chapter 330.15 (a)(1). Civil penalties are $50 to $25,000 per day per violation. Criminal penalties, if pursued, are $500 to $100,000 per day per violation.” The best option, ecologically speaking, is to re-mow several times so the clippings will sink down into the lawn and break down quickly, providing valuable fertilizer. Alternatively, bag lawn clippings, allow them to compost and then spread them on the lawn. Don’t put these bags out for the trash. This contributes to landfill problems. The pipelines that go through our subdivision is also not an approved solid waste site. If you send your clippings and other yard wastes off with your yardmen, please impress on them the importance of not flushing them down the drain or dumping them in an unapproved waste site. If you are someone that has dumped your yard waste onto the pipelines we will give you 30 days to remove this before we report you to the proper authorities. If you see someone illegally dumping down the storm drains report it to the Harris County MUD #284 at 281-240-1988. If you see someone illegally dumping on the pipelines or anywhere else report it to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING ARTICLES FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEWSLETTER 1. All requests for articles to be included in the newsletter must be sent to newsletter@windstonecolony.com. 2. All articles for submission must be received by the 10 th of the month for the following month. 3. All articles are subject to review by the newsletter committee and can be rejected without notification to the originator. 4. Any articles that do not reflect in the positive towards the community will not be approved. 2 March 2018 | Community Newsletter

5. All articles submitted to the printing company are subject to their review and can be rejected by the printing company without notification. The regular monthly printing of the newsletter has been going on since August 2006. Any help in writing articles for the newsletter is much appreciated. ACC As a reminder, all exterior improvements and structures must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee. This includes improvements already made but not approved! When submitting an application, please include a plat of your lot marked with the location(s) of the improvement, dimensions, colors, materials and a plan schematic if applicable. Contact Vanmor if you need an application form. TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LISTMAY NOT BE VIEWED ONLINEAVAILABLE FOR PRINTED NEWSLETTERS ONLY PREPARE FOR TAX SEASON 2018 Here are 10 ways to get a jump start on your taxes now: • Figure out which forms you’ll need: There are many different tax forms for different financial situations. If you’re unsure which tax form to use, visit the IRS’s website or consult a professional. • Keep all receipts in the same place: If you’re someone who itemizes deductions, it is important to store all of your receipts together in the same place. If you lose any, it could cost you. • Store all tax returns together: Since we often have to reference the previous year’s return when preparing the current one, it’s a good idea to make sure you store them all in the same place. • Review/revise your W-4: If you’ve experienced any life changes from the previous year (adding or losing any family members), ask your employer if you can review your W-4. The IRS recommends doing this every year. • Do your research: If you plan to do your taxes on your own, make sure you educate yourself about the deductions you’re entitled to. If you plan to hire someone, check around and make sure they’re reputable. • Save your money: Unless you fill out the 1040EZ form and mail it in yourself, it’s going to cost you money to file your taxes. • Check your deductions: If you’ve had any major life events this year, you may be entitled to some sizable deductions. It’s a good idea to research all possible deductions to avoid overpaying your taxes. • Track all charitable donations: Charitable donations are tax-deductible, so if you have any monthly or one-off donations, make sure to keep track so that you can deduct these expenses from your taxes. From: USA today Community Newsletter | March 2018 LIFEGUARDS NEEDED We at A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. are so excited to be your pool company this season. A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. is now hiring lifeguards for community pools in our area for the Summer 2018 season. Professional lifeguard training is provided as part of the hiring process. Please contact A-Beautiful Pools, Inc. for more information: 281-376-6510 or www.a-beautifulpools.com. A/C & Heating 4 281-898-0965 TACLB52242E Full Service Pest Control Roaches • Fire Ants • Spiders • Rodents • Flea & Ticks Animal Trappings •Wasps & Hornets • Bedbugs Mosquito Control Mosquito System Installs & Repairs Termite Treatments & Inspections Lawn & Weed Control Call Now (281) 256-2600 or email sales@fxpestcontrol.com Spring Special General Pest Control Service $69.95 NO CONTRACTS PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS - EXPIRES 3/31/18 FREE TERMITE INSPECTION WITH ANY SERVICE RODENT/ANIMAL TRAPPING $25 OFF CHECK-UP RESIDENTIAL SERVICE C. Paul Shubert, P.C. Certified Public Accountants Income Tax Preparation • INDIVIDUALS • CORPORATIONS • PARTNERSHIPS • ESTATES Weekend and Evening Appointments Available 4654 Hwy. 6 N. Suite 101 281-556-1040 3