Welcome to the Balcones Woods Neighborhood

Dear neighbor,

We’re happy to welcome you as a new neighbor! With this letter, you’ll find a Balcones Woods neighborhood directory that provides names and phone numbers of many of your neighbors, as well helpful information about the Homeowners’ Association and our beautiful commons area. Take some time to look through the directory to get familiar with your new neighborhood!
Please feel free to call or text with any questions.

WELCOME HOME!
Stephanie Schmid 512-797-1368


Commons Area

You’ll need an electronic key to get into the pool, playground, and sports courts. You can request a key by emailing amenityaccess@goodwintx.com.

The commons area is home to a private club for Balcones Woods’s residents and their guests. It is located at 11204 Alhambra Drive. The pool is open May through September where the tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and playground are open year-round, accessible with your electronic key. The clubhouse is available for private parties or neighborhood events.

In the warmer months, this is the hub of activity and a great place enjoy time with your family, friends and neighbors. Our homeowner’s association dues support the improvement and maintenance of this beautiful commons area.


Volunteering

Volunteerism is the backbone that keeps our neighbor vibrant and ensures our ongoing strength as one of the most desirable areas in Austin. We welcome volunteers to run for office as a committee head, operating committee officer or board member.
Just as important are neighbors volunteering to work with the various committees on the day-to-day activities, which keep our association functioning and provide the outstanding amenities enjoyed by all residents. Your input and participation are always welcomed and appreciated!


Stay Connected

Website: www.balconeswoods.org

Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/balconeswoods/info Go to the website to join a very active email group where residents ask questions, post items for sale and exchange or other information in a close-group setting.

Goodwin Management: http://hoasites.goodwintx.com/bwc

HOA dues, commons area security, architectural approval, covenants and restrictions are all under the umbrella of Goodwin Management.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BalconesWoods/?ref=br_rs or search “Unofficial Balcones Woods Group” and friend us!

Next Door: https://nextdoor.com/neighborhood/balconeswoods–austin–tx/

Note that the Nextdoor and facebook groups can have members that are NOT members of the neighborhood.
Whether you’re new to Austin or just new to Balcones Woods, please reach out to any of us with questions about the neighborhood or the area.
Stephanie Schmid moonshine1483@gmail.com 512-797-1368
Julie Plowman jkplowman@yahoo.com 512-739-8939
Joe Zygarlenski joezyg@sbcglobal.net 512-970-8949
Eric Hegwer eric@ericestate.com 650-704-1536

Spring 2017 Garage Sale

Mark your calendars for the Annual Blue Wave GARAGE SALE!

Saturday, April 29th from 8 am – noon

This is a fundraiser for the Balcones Woods Swim Team. By giving a donation of $5 (or more!) we will:
1) Place your address on a map that is located at the entrance to the neighborhood.
2) Put a balloon on your mailbox the morning of the sale
3) Put ads on Craigslist notifying the public

To clarify, you get to keep any money that you earn from the garage sale, but Blue Wave raises money through your participation fee of $5. If you are interested in joining the garage sale, please let me know DIRECTLY via email (below) and mail/drop off your fee to Matt and Christy Risinger.  Email the Webmaster if you need their contact info.  Thanks!

Blue Wave Registration

Are you a kid in Balcones Woods?  Come to the Pool this Sunday April 2 for the 2017 Blue Wave Registration.

Any Balcones Woods resident’s child or grandchild, who is younger than 19 on May 1, 2017, has some swimming skills (can do freestyle), has no separation anxiety, and is willing to follow group direction, is eligible to swim for the Blue Wave.

To see the full schedule – click here.

The first two weeks of practice are probationary for beginning swimmers. Coaches will have the final determination of a swimmer’s readiness. Children who are unable to continue after the first two weeks will be offered a refund. There will be no additional refunds for any reason.

If you have any questions please email Michelle Manning at bwpres@gmail.com or visit the Blue Wave Swimtopia Page.

The first Team practice will be May 1, that’s a Monday, folks.  See the rest of the 2017 schedule here

2017 Balcones Woods Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Balcones Woods Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday April 8th at 10:30 AM. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos!

We will have 4 different areas for hunting, separated by age range:

  •  0-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5-6 years
  • 7-8 years

The little ones (0-2 years) will be hunting for empty plastic eggs and little containers of bubbles, the rest of the areas will have eggs filled with candy.  The prize table is filled with trinkets; There will be many eggs filled with coupons for items at the prize table. (BW philosophy: If a child wants to participate, they are not too old! Our 7-8 age range is our smallest group, so your 9 or 10 year old is welcome to hunt if they’d like to.)

Come to the commons area a bit early to gather and visit with neighbors, and the hunt will start PROMPTLY at 10:30!  If your family hasn’t participated before, know that the hunt will be over quickly, so don’t be late.  Also, if anyone wants to help with set up (it’s quick work and teens/pre-teens are welcome) – we will plan to be at the commons area at 9:15 to get everything out and ready.

HAPPY HUNTING BALCONES WOODS!!!   

Signed,

Your Youth Social Committee

 

2017 Pool Hours

LAST DAY Pool will be open is 9/24

Fall hours until the end of the season:

Sat 10A-10P
Sun 12P-9P
Labor Day 12P-9P
Please give a big thanks to all our life guards and support people that helped make this the best pool!

Splash Day 2017 – Sunday April 30 12-9pm

Important Dates

Memorial Day 5/29 10:00AM – 9:00PM
July 4th Open after the parade – 6:00PM
Labor Day 9/4 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Regular Pool Hours

5/1 – 6/1
Wed 8:15P-9:15P (ADULT SWIM ONLY)
Fri 8:30P-10:00P
Sat 10:00A-10:00P
Sun 12:00P-9:00P

6/2 – 7/7
M-F 12:15P-10:00P
Sat 10:00A-10:00P
Sun 12:00P-10:00P

7/8 – 8/20
M-Sat 10:00A-10:00P
Sun 12:00P-10:00P

8/21 – 9/30
Wed 8:00P-9:00P (ADULT SWIM ONLY)
Fri 8:30P-10:00P
Sat 10:00A-10:00P
Sun 12:00P-9:00P

Remember the last 10 minutes of every hour, as well as the last hour full hour is dedicated to adult swim

Hours are subject to change


If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard for the 2017 Season, please print out this form Lifeguard Application  and return to Scott Dady at pool@balconeswoods.org  Starting Salary is $9.00/hour and it’s a great way to build your resume!

2017 Blue Wave Schedule

Check out the 2017 Blue Wave registration page for more info

2017 BWBW SEASON:

1. SAT May 20th: BWBW @ GREAT HILLS GATORS

2. SAT May 27th: AVERY RANCH REDFISH @ BWBW (Hosting)

3. SAT June 3rd: BYE (Really good since it is Anderson Graduation Weekend)

4. SAT June 10th: BWBW @ TWIN CREEKS TWISTERS

5. SAT June 17th: BWBW @ FAST FROGS

6. SAT June 24th: WESTOVER WILD ORCAS @ BWBW (Hosting)

7. SAT July 1st: JCC PIRANHAS @ BWBW (Hosting)

8A. SAT July 8th: CHAMPS 10 & UNDERS @ AVERY RANCH
8B. SUN July 9th: CHAMPS 11 & OVER @ AVERY RANCH

Webmaster

Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain the neighborhood website and social media outlets.

Duties:

  • Solicit content ideas and insure the site is up to date and appropriate including posting electronic version of the newsletter.
  • Maintain committee email aliases.
  • Maintain web social media sites (e.g. Yahoo!) including membership and messaging.
  • Monitor web hosting costs and domain name renewal fees; report to the treasurer.
  • Prepare an annual budget for the website.

Covenants and Restrictions

Responsibilities:

Ensure that all covenants and deed restrictions are consistently enforced throughout Balcones Woods. Coordinate actions of this committee with the Architectural Control Committee.

Duties:

  • Respond to notice of covenant or deed restrictions violation in a manner appropriate to the infraction, keeping records of notification and response.
  • Prepare report of infractions and responses, to be presented to the Operating Committee.
  • Be the liaison between the Operating Committee and the Architectural Control Committee.
  • Participate as a consultant to the Architectural Control Committee.

Pool Operations

Responsibilities:

Direct the work of the pool manager and assist the manager in the safe and efficient operation of the Club’s swimming pool.

Duties:

  • Annually present various pool manager candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Annually review, and revise if necessary, the job description of the pool manager.
  • Obtain the required permits to legally operate the pool in the City of Austin and ensure the Club is in compliance with all the ordinances relating to pool use.
  • Annually assist the Treasurer in disbursement of pins.
  • Maintain a list of maintenance requirements relating to the pool and pool equipment. Inform the Maintenance Committee of any non-pool related repairs.
  • Ensure that pool related repairs are made.
  • Annually review the pool rules. Proposed changes must be approved by the Board of Directors, prior to distribution to the residents.
  • Act as the liaison between the pool manager/lifeguards and residents and the Operating Committee.
  • Assist the Treasurer in preparing an annual budget for pool operations.