Notice: 2020 HOA Annual Meeting

Dear Neighbors,

The 2020 HOA Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and will be held virtually via Zoom.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95947286765?pwd=WUQxTUYzbEtvbjZ3Y0k0c1BLNmxjZz09

Meeting ID: 959 4728 6765
Passcode: 842181

There are three Board of Directors positions up for election this year. If any member wishes to run for the Board of Directors please complete the MOK Board Nomination Form as required by the Meadows of Kyle By-laws Section 4.4(a) by September 18th 2020.

The balloting for this election will occur electronically this year, keep an eye out for a link to it soon.

Thank you,

Cody DeSalvo
President, Meadows of Kyle
Homeowners Association

Notice: September 2020 Board Meeting

Dear Residents,

The September Board Meeting for Meadows of Kyle will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Board Meetings are open to all residents in Meadows of Kyle to observe but do not have the right to participate in the Board’s deliberations or votes. Members also have the opportunity to address issues during the open forum portion of the meeting.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98180215840?pwd=Rzc4RGkvUy9DdFg4bjk0TXBqTmREdz09

Meeting ID: 981 8021 5840
Passcode: 834614

Dial-In Instructions:1-346-248-7799

Special Meeting Notice: Aug 18, 2020

Dear Residents,

The Board has called a special meeting for next week Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 PM to decide what to do about potential COVID-19 liability and our amenity center (pool and playground). You can find Zoom conference information in the attached. This meeting will have a member comment period so the Board can hear feedback from the members. Please view the attached meeting notice for the Meadows at Kyle community.

Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98504130023?pwd=Ymk1NHdSeVNMVEhCMHNVaEZTZW9adz09

Call In Number: 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 985 0413 0023

Password: 006255

For context, here is a message from HOA President, Cody DeSalvo:

Hi neighbors, I’m posting this in good faith to let everyone know about a significant development related to the HOA’s COVID-19 response that the HOA Board discussed at the meeting tonight. It is a long note, but I recommend everyone take a second to read it.

Tonight, the HOA decided to hire a lawyer to provide a legal opinion outlining all the procedures we will need to adopt to keep the pool and playground open. The lawyer will also offer their legal risk assessment on continuing to keep the pool open under several scenarios.

The HOA keeps several insurance products to protect our communal property and the HOA finances in the event of damage or liability incidents. We even have insurance that covers decisions that the HOA Board of Directors might make that results in a civil suit. For most events, our insurance company acts as a shield for the HOA and the Board members against personal liability. In those cases, if someone sues the HOA, the insurance company hires the lawyers; they manage the case, they deal with the financial payout. The HOA and Board members seldom come out of pocket. Even if the HOA lost in court, the insurance company pays out the award or settlement.

Last week we learned that none of our insurance policies protect the HOA organization or the individual Board of Directors from any COVID 19 related lawsuits. What does this mean in layman’s terms?

If the HOA is ever sued for something COVID-19 related, the defense in that lawsuit would have to be paid directly out of the HOA budget. If any of the board members are named explicitly in the case, we would have to retain lawyers and fight the case in court out of our individual pockets. We are not talking about small sums of money. Personally, that is a scary prospect – that I could be asked to drain my family savings to defend keeping the pool and playground open.

Board members are left with a difficult choice to decide what to do and if it is in the best financial interest of the HOA and our families to close the pool and playground. We did not choose to close anything at tonight’s meeting, but we will most likely need to make that decision before the end of August. We are working on hosting a Facebook live Townhall event and we may have a special board meeting to collect neighborhood input in a week or two. This issue was too important to wait until published meeting minutes or the next standing meeting of the Board. I cannot guarantee I have all the answers to your questions right now, but I encourage you to pay attention to your emails, the Facebook group, and Townsquare for opportunities to provide feedback.

Regards,
Cody

Notice: Pool and Playground Opening May 18 with Modified Occupancy

Playground and Pool Opens May 18 with Modified Occupancy

Neighbors,
We got word this week that the City of Kyle’s order closing pools and playgrounds are set to expire and will not be renewed. The playground and pool will be open to residents effective Monday, May 18 by 10 AM. Residents should still exercise physical distancing from people outside of their household and practice good hygiene.
State of Texas guidance caps the occupancy of pools to 25% capacity, therefore the pool and patio occupancy will be capped to a maximum of 37 people at any time. The occupancy limit will be checked periodically. We will update the occupancy limit as state guidance changes. Noncompliance with capacity limits may result in pool closure.
In addition to the occupancy limit rule, we ask that any pool visitors adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Each household should limit the number of visitors in the pool to 4 people.
  • Please do not bring non-resident guests to the pool.
  • Household groups should observe a 6 ft. physical distance away from people outside their household group.
  • We ask that residents limit their time at the pool to two hours, to be mindful of the occupancy limits. Many people will want to use the pool and we ask that we all show continued neighborliness by sharing this amenity.
  • Please note, if you leave the pool reentry may not be possible if the capacity limit is reached on your return. It is important to remember once you leave the pool anyone who is waiting to enter will take your place.
  • Residents should practice good hygiene and if a person in your household is sick, coughing, sneezing, or feels ill, everyone in the household should not go to the pool.
  • Per the standing rules and regulations of the pool, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thank you to everyone in advance for bearing with the pool’s extended closure. I hope you can find some time to enjoy the pool and the outdoors this summer and I look forward to seeing you all out there.
Thank you,
Cody DeSalvo, President
Meadows of Kyle Residential Community, Inc.
Note: Please also review our current pool rules :

Pool Rules

  1. No lifeguard on duty – swim at your own risk! Neither the Association nor Management shall be responsible for accidents or injuries.
  2. Children under the age of 17 may not use the pool without adult supervision.
  3. Adults should not swim alone.
  4. No diving, No running and no skating allowed in the pool area.
  5. No offensive attire or language. Please respect the Family environment of the community pool.
  6. Boisterous or rough play will not be permitted.
  7. No Alcohol, Tobacco, E-cigarettes, Drugs, or weapons allowed.
  8. No Smoking on the amenities center property.
  9. No people under the influence of drugs or alcohol are allowed in the pool or park area.
  10. No glass or grills allowed in the pool area.
  11. No animals or pets allowed inside the gated pool area.
  12. No eating or drinking in the pool.
  13. Proper swim attire is required. No “cut offs” are allowed.
  14. Meadows at Kyle is not responsible for any articles lost, damaged or stolen.
  15. Safety equipment is only to be used in the case of an emergency.
  16. Residents shall be responsible for paying cleanup expenses, repair costs and damages caused by either the resident or their guest(s).
  17. Swim diapers only. No regular diapers are permitted at any time in the pool area.
  18. No person with skin, eye, ear or nasal infections or communicable diseases allowed in the pool area.
  19. The pool shall be evacuated during lightning or contamination (which should be immediately reported to the Association) for your safety.
  20. Only toys and other pool items designed for use in the water and less than 30 inches in diameter are permitted.
  1. Management Reserves the right to deny use of the pool to anyone at any time.
  2. Meadows at Kyle residents and their guests shall lose pool privileges if the rules are not followed.
  3. Emergency call box is located next to the entrance gate.
  4. The Gate is to be closed at all times. Only Access Card holders are allowed in the pool area.

Conduct Rules

  1. Running and horseplay are prohibited.
  2. No offensive language at any time.
  3. No pets, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, etc. are permitted within the pool fenced area.
  4. Radios, CD players or stereos may be played with headphones ONLY.
  5. Swimming with an open sore or communicable disease is prohibited.
  6. NO DIVING.
  7. Any damages or loses to pool property caused by owners, their family members, tenants, or guests are the responsibility of the violating owner.
  8. No littering. Place all trash in designated receptacles.
  9. Use of life saving equipment is for emergencies only.
  10. Owners have the right to ask guests or owners, their family members or tenants to leave the area if they are refusing to comply with these rules.

Honoring our 2020 Grads

Calling all high school and college graduates living in Meadows of Kyle!

In light of the widespread cancellation of customary graduation ceremonies due to Covid-19, Meadows of Kyle HOA would like to recognize the 2020 high school and college graduates in our neighborhood. Our plan is to change the marquee message at the front of our neighborhood with a congratulatory message to include the name of a different graduate each week. We will also share photos of the marquee and any additional information you’d like to add to the community Facebook page. Due to space constraints only names will be shared on the marquee, any additional information provided will be shared on our community Facebook page. (Note: Length of time to remain on the marquee may be more or less depending on the number of submissions we receive.)

If you would like to include your graduate, please submit the form below. The Communications Committee will create a schedule and notify all participants of the time period when they will be honored at the marquee. We will schedule these as they are received and continue through the month of June.

If you have any questions, please contact our Communications Committee at mok.communication@gmail.com – if you would like to submit your senior photo to be shared on our Facebook page as well, you may send it to the same email.

Thanks and Congratulations Graduates!

Disclaimer: By submitting this form you are giving permission for Meadows of Kyle to share the information provided in a public forum. Students, please make sure your parents are aware and are in agreement. 

Tuesday Tip: Important Reminders About Pets

Today’s tip is all about our four-legged friends. These important reminders will help ensure the safety of our pets and our neighbors.

LEASH LAWS

The City of Kyle leash law requires all dogs to be kept on a leash at all times. (Article II. Sec. 5-38) This law applies when you are walking your dog around the neighborhood, in easements, or other public areas. Dogs are not to be off leash at any time.

PET REGISTRATION

ALL animals (cats, dogs, turtles, etc) are required to be registered with the City of Kyle (Article VI Sec 5-185). Visit the Animal Control website to obtain registration form or see details for online registration. This will also help to ensure the return of your pet should they be lost. Note: proof of vaccination is required.

STRAY PETS

There has been an increase in the number of pets roaming without owners. Make sure your gates and fences are properly secured and make repairs immediately to prevent your pet from getting out. To report stray animals, contact Kyle Animal Control at 512.268.3232 (Note KAC offices out of the Kyle Police Department and this number is the same as the non-emergency line).

LOST ANIMALS

If your pet has been lost, you will want to check the various social media sites dedicated to lost and found pets. (There are a number of groups and pages on Facebook, NextDoor is another great resource). You may place signs in your yard and around the community. Signs may not be placed on the mailboxes. Note: If your pet is picked up by Animal Control, they will be taken to the San Marcos Animal Shelter which takes in all stray animals reported in Hays County.

PET WASTE PICK-UP

When walking your pets, make sure to carry trash bags to clean up your pet’s waste. Failure to clean up after your pet is a reportable offense and can result in citation of up to $500 by Kyle Police and/or Kyle Animal Control.

 

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