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SHUT-OFF OF FOUNTAIN NEAR CLUBHOUSE
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 Comments (0)
At a recent Board meeting,  members voted to shut off the fountain located near the Clubhouse due to the low water level. With Stage 3 water restrictions, we cannot add water to this pond from the irrigation system. We have been pretty lucky as we've had some rain to help maintain the water levels; unfortunately, it has fallen dangerously low. When the water level gets too low, it can damage or burn out the motor. It seems wisest to shut it down before this becomes an issue.  We have a vendor who will continue to treat the water with chemicals to help control the algae and insects. Thank you for your understanding.
-- Teresa Lamb - Association Manager
 
STAGE THREE WATERING RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 Comments (0)
Stage 3 of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Emergency Water response plan for the City of Allen, Texas (the plan), and Ordinance Numbers 2760-8-08 and 3234-6-14 are in effect. A 10% REDUCTION GOAL is required by North Texas Municipal Water District. Customers must use the Stage 3 Outdoor Watering Schedule Map to identify what day watering is permitted for their neighborhood. The City will strictly enforce water use restrictions. Citations are punishable by significant fines for each violation. All restrictions from the Water Conservation Plan and Stages 1, 2, and 3 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Response Plan apply.
In the Plan, Stage 3 States:
Initiate mandatory water use restrictions as follows:
  • Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, or windows. (Pressure washing of impervious surfaces is allowed.)
  • Prohibit operation of all ornamental fountains or other amenity impoundments to the extent they use treated water.
  • Prohibit washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose unless using a shut-off nozzle.
  • Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste.
  • Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems between November 1 and March 31 to once every two weeks.  The NTMWD voted to allow weekly watering from September 1 through October 31, 2014. StraCreek's watering day is Wednesday.
  • Time of day restrictions prohibiting lawn irrigation watering from 10 AM to 6 PM beginning April 1 and ending October 31 of each year.
More information on what is and is not allowed is available on the City of Allen website. Our careful water use will help with water conservation and prevent costly fines. Here is a watering schedule map for the city.
 
YARD OF THE MONTH
Posted on Aug 22, 2014 Comments (0)
The StarCreek Yard of the Month for September is located 918 McKamy Dr. The proud homeowners, Grant and Shelly Mathews, receive a $25 gift certificate from Calloway's recognizing their efforts to maintain and enhance our beautiful neighborhood. Congratulations!
 
BABYSITTER AND HELPER LINK
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 Comments (0)
Please check out the StarCreek website addition, “Find a Sitter and Helpers” link, on the left bar. This link makes finding assistance easier than sorting through the Recommendations page. The information contained in this area is only viewable by StarCreek residents, and only StarCreek residents will be approved for addition to the list.
Sign up to be an official StarCreek helper, baby-, house- or pet-sitter. Go to the website and click on the link “Find a Sitter and Helpers” and “Submit a New Sitter." You will have the opportunity to provide information about you and your services. Hit submit and you’re done!
If you have questions or problems signing up, please contact Pam Surgent. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Posted on Jun 8, 2014 Comments (0)
StarCreek is growing by leaps and bounds. A number of new residents have expressed interest in getting more involved in the community, but the Board and Village Rep positions do not come available often. We are excited to announce that we will now have twelve committees, offering more opportunity for residents to get involved. Several of the new Committees are a result of ideas submitted by residents.
Each committee will consist of a small group of residents who will set objectives, gather data, develop an action plan, seek approval, and implement solutions to their specific committee focus.
 
EXISTING COMMITTEES:
Architectural Modification Committee - Reviews/approves residential home modification requests. Examples are pools, playground equipment, basketball hoop placement, etc. This group will also work to simplify the review and approval process documents to make it as user-friendly as possible.
Clubhouse Committee - Manages clubhouse rentals and recommends process and procedure to make the rental process positive while maximizing revenue and efficiency. This includes managing the schedule and opening and closing the  lubhouse for renters.
Neighborhood Watch Committee - Collaborates with local police and fire departments to keep neighbors educated on how to maintain a safe neighborhood.
Social Committee - Creates and executes the annual social calendar and all community wide social events such as the Spring Fling, Opening the Pool Party, Independence Day Parade, Children’s Holiday Party, etc.
Welcome Committee - Welcomes new neighbors with activities such as welcome events in the clubhouse.
Green/Environmental Committee - Helps StarCreek identify and develop methods to lower our impact on the environment. This Committee also organizes creek clean-up events.
 
NEW COMMITTEES:
Communication Committee - Will review and evaluate existing communication tools to identify communication method(s), plans, and timing to ensure residents are up-to-date on the neighborhood and are able to easily find needed information.
Community Relations Committee - Will be responsible for understanding local elections, politics, zoning issues, etc. that may impact StarCreek and will work with the Communication Committee to communicate elections and other items of interest.
Community Service Committee - Will organize opportunities for residents to give back to the community such as a school supply drive, end of season clean your closets, holiday campaigns, etc.
Compassion Committee - Will support residents dealing with critical situations such as battling disease, death, family emergency, etc. This committee will organize a structure to discretely support the family with needs such as delivering meals, grocery shopping, etc.
Landscape/Maintenance Committee - Will work closely with CMA, Board/Village Rep, and the landscape provider to maintain all entrances and common areas while effectively and efficiently working within our budget.
Multi-Cultural Committee - Will create activities/communication to cultivate cultural interest and understanding such as “Around the World” Potluck Festival, International Progressive Dinner, and/or newsletter articles on upcoming global holidays, traditions, etc.
 
Please email Michael Minyard by June 30 if you are interested. See Resident Directory for contact information. Please include the following: Name, Committee, Email, Phone.
 
CALLOWAY'S COUPON FOR GARDENERS
Posted on May 6, 2014 Comments (0)
Calloway's is a great supporter of gardening in North Texas. They support StarCreek beautification projects, specifically, by awarding our Yard of the Month winners with gift certificates. Click here for a link to a coupon for savings at their centers, good throughout 2014.
 
WHO TO CONTACT FOR LIGHTS OUT
Posted on Jan 17, 2011 Comments (0)
If you find that a streetlight in StarCreek doesn't come on when it gets dark, contact the City of Allen. Using this online form, you can describe the problem and the location of the streetlight. Keep in mind that streetlights that stay on during the day should also be reported because of unnecessary energy consumption. In either case, the city will route the request to a contractor who replaces the bulbs or makes a repair. A response takes about one week after notification. You can also call the City of Allen, 214-509-4576.
 
If streetlight fixture is broken or the spotlights on neighborhood entry signs are out, contact StarCreek property manager Teresa Lamb at tlamb@cmamanagement.com.
 
 
Upcoming Events
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Ladies' morning Bible Study starts September 16, focusing on Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. The group meets most Tuesdays at 9:15.  Contact Christina Finley for event information. Email and addresses are available in the Resident Directory.
 
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Clubhouse
The Neighborhood Watch Committee convenes on September 17th. Join your neighbors for this important discussion of public safety.
 
MEN'S NIGHT OUT - POKER
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at Clubhouse
Join other StarCreek men for a night out and/or Elimination Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. The games occur on the third Friday of every month. For information, visit www.starcreekpoker.com or email George Weston. See Resident Directory for contact details.
 
EMPTY NESTERS: AN INTERNATIONAL MEAL
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse
Join your fellow empty nesters for an International Potluck Dinner at the Clubhouse on Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 pm. If you have a specialty dish related to your family's heritage, if you just like to cook a certain "foreign" dish, or if you want to do "plain old American," please bring a dish to share.  
If you are new to StarCreek or have never attended an Empty Nester event, please consider yourselves welcome!  Anyone who is an Empty Nester or a Never Nester is eligible.
Questions? Contact Becky Lindberg.
RSVP to Olivia Reis.
See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
FALL YARD SALE
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Fall Yard sale is scheduled! If you would like to be included on the yard sale flyer or have any further questions, please email Jennifer Mesquita. Additionally, please include any ideas or suggestions on hours/days or other issues of interest. The committee hopes to make the Sale a great success! More information to come. See the Resident Directory for email information.
 
STARCREEK GREEN TEAM CLEAN-UP
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at Clubhouse
StarCreek Team Green is a City of Allen Adopt-A-Waterway program. We have adopted the portion of Cottonwood Creek which runs from Highway 121 to Stacy Rd., with a small tributary extending to Watters Rd. This area is very safe.  We clean the creek, ponds, walking trails, and common areas that are located in the neighborhood of StarCreek. The areas are very well maintained by our HOA; however, the HOA does not pick up the litter; that is up to volunteers. Currently, four cleanup events are scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year, on the following Saturday mornings:
October 4, 2014
November 1, 2014
March 7, 2015
April 4, 2015
Meet at the neighborhood clubhouse at 9:00 a.m. The City of Allen provides all of the supplies for the cleanups, including gloves, trash bags, and grabbers.  All we need now is YOU!
Many students have schedules which may conflict with these days/times, but, if you are in need of community service hours and are unable to participate on Saturday mornings, please contact Darlene DeDominicis to establish a day/time that works with your busy schedule of school, work, and sports.
If you have never participated in a Team Green cleanup, you must complete a Release of Liability form. To volunteer for any of the above dates, or if you have any questions, please email Darlene DeDominicis. See Resident Directory for contact information. Thanks!
 
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at Entire Community
Block parties occur on each street with a host volunteer, with visitors from the Allen Police Department in the neighborhood. This is always a fun evening for children and for adults who can get outside and meet neighbors. More details to come. Mark your calendars!