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LIMITED WATERING BEGINS IN NOVEMBER
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 Comments (0)
Now that November is upon us, the City of Allen has established that watering can be done only twice a month. According to the City of Allen Water Conservation office, “only November 2-8 and November 16-22 are watering weeks. For StarCreek residents, this means that we can water on Wednesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 19th only. An updated schedule for water days through March is forthcoming from the City of Allen Water Conservation Program office. Thanks to all for the cooperation!
 
 
MONTH-BY-MONTH GARDENING: NOVEMBER
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 Comments (0)
Gardeners To Do List For November. Enjoy gardening throughout the year!
Average Date of First Freeze in Dallas County: November 21 - 30
Planting
     Continue to plant shade trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs.
     Relocate established trees and shrubs after they enter dormancy (late November to January).
     Plant ‘balled and burlap’ trees and large shrubs.
     Continue refrigerator chilling of tulips and hyacinths in prep for late Dec./early Jan. planting.
     Plant pansies, flowering kale and cabbage, dianthus, cyclamen, violas, as cool season annuals.
     Plant daffodil and grape hyacinth immediately after purchase.
     Divide and replant perennials such as Iris and daylily.
Pruning
     Prune evergreen trees (as needed) to minimize possible ice damage.
     Cut back dormant perennials such as lantana and salvia after the first freeze.
     Trim back tropical plants such as cannas, banana and elephant ears after their foliage freezes down.
    Do major re-shaping of shade trees as needed after the first freeze when plants go dormant. This is         a good time to remove mistletoe that stands out on bare limbs.
Plant Care
     Mulch leaves on your lawn. Shred excess leaves and add to planting beds or compost pile.
     Replenish finished compost and mulch in planting beds, preferably before the first freeze.
     Harvest pecans after mid November.
     Continue to mow warm season turf up to first freeze.
     Fertilize new fescue and ryegrass lawns at one half the rate recommended.
     Apply your favorite fertilizer to pansies and other plants to promote strong growth if needed.
     Inspect houseplants that are coming indoors to be sure they have no insect pests.
     Harvest fall vegetables before the first freeze.
     Remove and drain garden hoses from outlets and cover faucets to prevent freeze damage.
 
This information supplied by Dallas County Master Gardeners.
 
VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATIONS
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 Comments (0)
This is a friendly reminder that applications to serve as a Village Representative are due to CMA no later than 5 p.m. this Friday, 10/31. Consider serving your community while learning about the HOA operation. Thanks!
 
TWICE-MONTHLY WATERING RESTRICTIONS RESUME IN NOVEMBER
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 is still in effect. The City will strictly enforce water use restrictions. Citations are punishable by significant fines for each violation. Mandatory water use restrictions include:
  • 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 Nov. 1 and March 31 to once every two weeks. StarCreek's only two watering days in November are Wednesdays, Nov. 5 and 19.
  • Time of day restrictions prohibiting lawn irrigation watering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning April 1 and ending Oct. 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.
 
COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Posted on Jun 8, 2014 Comments (0)
StarCreek HOA has 12 committees, offering more opportunity for residents to get involved. Several of the new Committees are a result of ideas submitted by residents. Each committee is made up 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. This group plans to simplify the review and approval process to make documents more user-friendly.
Clubhouse Committee - Manages clubhouse rentals and recommends process and procedure to make the rental process positive and maximize revenue and efficiency. This includes managing the schedule and opening and closing the clubhouse for renters.
Neighborhood Watch Committee - Collaborates with local police and fire departments to keep neighbors informed on maintaining a safe neighborhood.
Social Committee - Creates and executes the annual social calendar and community-wide events such as the Spring Fling, Opening the Pool Party, Independence Day Parade, Children’s Holiday Party.
Welcome Committee - Welcomes new neighbors with activities and events.
Green/Environmental Committee - Identify and develops ways to lower our impact on the environment and organizes creek clean-up events.
 
NEW COMMITTEES:
Communication Committee - 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 -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 - Organize opportunities for residents to give back to the community such as a school supply drive, end of season clean your closets, holiday campaigns.
Compassion Committee - 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.
Landscape/Maintenance Committee - Works 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 - Creates 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.
 
Contact Michael Minyard  if you are interested in serving. See Resident Directory for contact information. 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.
 
 
Upcoming Events
STARCREEK TEAM CLEAN-UP
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9 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 Road, with a small tributary extending to Watters Road. This area is very safe. We clean the creek, ponds, walking trails, and common areas 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.

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 need community service hours and can't participate on Saturday mornings, contact Darlene DeDominicis for 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 contact Darlene DeDominicis. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
Ladies' morning Bible Study is discussing Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Contact Christina Finley. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
ADULT ONLY - WINE AND CHEESE TASTING
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at Clubhouse
Join your neighbors for the 2nd annual wine party. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun. We are choosing Italy to explore with Italian food and snacks, but if you would like, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your favorite (or a new) wine from Italy. Grab your neighbors and plan to attend. It should be a good time! Please RSVP to Katie Weibust by Wednesday, November 5th. See Resident Directory for email and phone numbers.
 
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
Ladies' morning Bible Study is discussing Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Contact Christina Finley. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
TODDLER/PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at Clubhouse or Playground
Attention:  moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers! Come and join your neighbors and their little ones for an
informal monthly play date. Contact Amanda Kruse for more information. See Resident Directory for email address. See you there!
 
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
Ladies' morning Bible Study is discussing Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Contact Christina Finley. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
MEN'S NIGHT OUT - POKER
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:00 P.M. at Clubhouse
Join other StarCreek men for a night out and/or Elimination Texas Hold 'Em Tournament on the third Friday of every month. For information, visit www.starcreekpoker.com or contact David Tran. See Resident Directory for email address. New attendees welcome!
 
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
Ladies' morning Bible Study is discussing Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Contact Christina Finley. See Resident Directory for contact information.
 
2nd ANNUAL STARCREEK TURKEY TROT!
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 A.M. at Clubhouse
A new tradition! Get some exercise before enjoying the BIG meal! Hang out with your neighbors. Enjoy the scenery on the beautiful trails through our neighborhood. Contact Katie Weibust for more information. See Resident Directory for contact details.
 
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
Ladies' morning Bible Study is discussing Beth Moore's Children of the Day, a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Contact Christina Finley. See Resident Directory for contact information.