Quiet Moon Pool Opening

Deer Dear Creek Ranch Homeowners,

Previously, the Texas Governor’s orders allowed HOA pools to open at 25% capacity.  The HOA made the decision to open the Quiet Moon Pool at the required restricted capacity of 34 owners/residents.  Starting Friday, June 5th, the Quiet Moon Pool will be open daily from Noon – 8:00 PM. This comes after review with the Association’s Attorney, Federal, State and Local Order, as well as CDC Recommendations. The opening will require the HOA to incur additional costs including lifeguards/monitors to assist in maintaining the restricted capacity requirements and the recommended sanitization of the pool area.  Now that the Governor has revised the order to 50% capacity we will be putting a plan together to expand occupancy, and will communicate when that change will be made.

Due to the limited capacity of Zappa Pool under the 25 % restriction of a maximum of 12 owner/residents allowed to be at the pool at any given time, the Zappa Pool was to remain closed until the capacity requirements increased.  The HOA had also considered the financial aspect of the pool opening. Due to the need to use additional personnel to lifeguard and monitor the capacity and for proper sanitization, it did not make sense to open the Zappa Pool with such low capacity allowed. The HOA wants to remain within current budgeted amounts for the 2020 pool season.  However now that the restrictions have been revised to 50% capacity the decision to open Zappa is under review.

In order to use the pool, homeowners are REQUIRED to sign the attached waiver before your fob will be activated to use at the Quiet Moon Pool. You must write the numbers from the back of the fobs on the form. This waiver must be emailed to DEERCREE@ciramail.com, please submit this as soon as possible as it may take up to 5 business days to activate your fob. This will be done in bulk to make it more efficient. If you have a tenant, you must provide them with the attached rules and attached waiver. 

Your key fob should look like this and is dark grey in color

We ask that you please read the attached Rules of the Restricted Pool Opening. These Rules must be adhered to in order for the Quiet Moon Pool to be opened and remain opened during this time. We also ask that you please be considerate of your neighbors in using the pool, it will take everyone’s cooperation to make use of the pool successful and as fair as possible.

Sincerely,

Board of Directors
Deer Creek Ranch HOA

Light up the Night

If you haven’t been by Cypress Canyon Park (also referred to as Gholson Park) lately, then make sure to swing by around sunset to catch the newly installed lighting.

Since it’s the time of year when it gets darker earlier, residents are familiar with how the park quickly becomes pitch black at night. Not only does the darkness dissuade early evening utilization of the park, but the community has also had to deal with petty vandalism of the park’s assets.

The Deer Creek HOA partnered with Enhanced Outdoor Lighting & Design to beautifully light the entry way, pavilion, and primary pathing through the park. Special consideration was made to ensure the newly added lighting couldn’t be easily vandalized.

The lighting just went in and it’s already getting rave reviews by residents. Don’t take our word for it, enjoy it for yourself, especially once it starts warming up in Spring.

Thanks for a successful End of Summer Bash!

The Deer Creek HOA wants to personally thank everyone for coming out to the End of Summer Bash at the Quiet Moon Pool and Playground on August 9th. The event was a huge success with lots of families cooling off with free Tropical Sno snow cones, filling their bellies from the Red, White, and Que food truck, listening to tunes from The American Revival, and enjoying the pool, playground, and games put on by HelloNabr.

This is the second event this year we’ve put on with HelloNabr, the first being the End of School Pool Party on May 31st at the Zappa Pool celebrating the renovation and re-plastering of that pool. We hope you were able to make it to one of these events. They serve as great ways for the HOA to give back to the community and introduce neighbors to one another. We’re already in talks on potential future events, so stay tuned or attend one of our Board of Director’s meetings to learn more!

Zappa Pool Resurfacing Project

The Zappa Pool suffered delamination of its surface from age. The water features and water jets in the beach entry also needed to be repaired. Some of you remember that only one water jet worked but it could not be repaired without breaking the surface of the beach entry. 

When these items were noticed in the springtime of last year, the better contractors were booked solid and doing the work at that time would have delayed the opening of the pool. Because of this, the board opted to defer the work after consulting with multiple pool experts. Doing the work now during the off-season has allowed us to obtain better pricing and will give us time to have everything tested and operational in time for the opening.

The resurfacing involves chipping and grinding the plaster to the layer of cement. It will then be primed and a new layer of plaster will be poured with a blue quartz finish while the beach entry will have a sand color pebbletec finish. The water features will be sanded, primed, repainted and the orbs will be replaced with similar color schemes and equipment. 

All of the work is scheduled to be completed well ahead of the anticipated opening on May 31st which is also the last day of school for LISD. 

Selecting the vendor that currently maintains our pools, allowed us to extend the warranty an additional two years over what other vendors offered.

We hope that you enjoy the newly surfaced pool once it’s completed!

Palm tree before pruning
Palm tree after pruning

Baker Sanctuary Land Clearing

Baker Sanctuary land clearing update

March Update –

The fuel break project must cease operations on Feb 28th until September. It is likely that only the northern portion of the tract can be completed. From March 1 to August 31 is the time the golden-cheeked warblers make their habitat at the Baker Sanctuary. They are federally protected and no work can continue until they migrate out of the area.

There were delays in having the work begin due to contractual issues. This resulted in a later than expected start.

We appreciate your understanding!

As reviewed in the October HOA Annual Meeting, the Baker Sanctuary/Travis County Audubon Society (www.travisaudubon.org) received federal funds to create a fire break between the sanctuary and the homes in the Deer Creek HOA. The goal is to reduce the probability of fires by reducing ladder and fine ground fuels. They anticipate that the work will begin around Tuesday, January 22nd and will likely begin on Lime Creek by Canyon Springs.

As reviewed in the October HOA Annual Meeting, the Baker Sanctuary/Travis County Audubon Society (www.travisaudubon.org) received federal funds to create a fire break between the sanctuary and the homes in the Deer Creek HOA. The goal is to reduce the probability of fires by reducing ladder and fine ground fuels. They anticipate that the work will begin around Tuesday, January 22nd and will likely begin on Lime Creek by Canyon Springs.

The land clearing crews will access the park located at Zambia and Passionflower Pass with their equipment to gain access to some of the areas behind the homes on Zambia. This is the least evasive to access the area with the minimum effect on the terrain.

Anderson Mill Expansion

The City of Cedar Park has allocated bond monies for the expansion of Anderson Mill from Zeppelin to Cypress Creek. This will expand the roadway from two lanes to four. The medians will remain and the widening is roughly 6 – 8′ from the current white line.

Below is information on the project. Check back to this page for additional details and updates.

AUTO PAY YOUR HOA DUES!

Tired of writing checks or remembering to pay your semi-annual HOA dues?  Never fear, Auto Pay is here!   

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click My Pay Dues in the top right corner of our HOA website (www.deercreekranch.org)
  2. Use your Ciranet credentials to log in.  Don’t have a log in?  You can find your homeowner account number on the most recent HOA dues statement “Rxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” and create a new account log-in or click forgot password.
  3. Once logged in, use the left side menu and select “Setup Recurring Payments”
  4. Follow the instructions and pay close attention to the payment date as you may have to make a one-time payment for the current amount due and then your ACH recurring payment will be effective for future payments.  You can even choose what types of payments are made with your ACH setup (ie: dues, other balances or all types)
  5. Check your account balance in early July to ensure your one-time or automatic payments were applied successfully.

** This does not impact homeowners who have already setup ACH/autopay.  Your payments are still set to process as usual **

Email DeerCree@ciramail.com with any questions about your dues, the ACH auto pay process or other issues with Ciranet.

Community Pool Information

Here is some helpful information.

1) Quiet Moon Pool Hours, 365 days/year, 9am – 9pm, lifeguards are employed in the summer season. Early hours adult swim available. The pool is not heated.

2) Zappa Pool Hours, May – Sep, 9am – 8pm, lifeguards are employed in the summer.

We installed a new key fob system in 2018 and older ones will not work.

Eligibility requirements to obtain a key fob for residents:

  • your HOA account/dues must be current and in good standing
  • you must be listed as the homeowner(s) OR have a note from your landlord
  • you must sign the 2018 Pool Key Waiver

Pool Key Distribution:  

Pool keys (one free per household) were distributed or mailed to homeowners in good standing. You may click this link to fill out and upload the pool waiver.  Once you submit the waiver it may take up to five business days for your new key to become active.

If you are a new Deer Creek Resident after 8/1/18, welcome!  Your closing documents will be sent to our property management company and you can request a pool key from them once your account is set up.

A few reminders:
No 3rd party Swim Lessons (due to liability/insurance issues), No Alcohol, No Pets, No Loud Music. If you experience an emergency at the pools, please call 911.   Each pool has a call box with a phone that dials 911 directly. 

For non-life-threatening or facilities issues, please notify deercree@ciramail.com and/or click the Contact Us form on the website.  

Deer Creek Ranch

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