BV/S Neighbors Yahoo! Group
Our Yahoo! Group is for discussion and sharing information in our neighborhood. It's a great source for finding dependable businesses and contractors, asking for advice, or finding lost items. (Lost children are always returned.) You must be a member of the HOA to join the Yahoo! Group, so join the HOA today!
All members of the HOA who include an email address on the Membership form will be invited to join the BV/S HOA Yahoo! group. If you are already a member of the HOA and have not subscribed, email firstname.lastname@example.org. An invitation will be sent to you. You must reply in order to join the group.
BVSNeighbors Yahoo Group Guidelines
BV/S HOA News (Google Group)
The HOA emails occasional Neighborhood Updates regarding meetings, announcements, and general information. These updates are one-way communications open to all neighborhood residents regardless of HOA membership status. To receive updates from BV/S HOA News, please click here to subscribe.
All members of the HOA who include an email address on the Membership form will be added to the BV/S HOA Google News group. You will receive an invitation to join. You must reply to the invitation to be added to Google.
Balcones Moms Club
We're looking for new members! We organize weekly playgroups and park dates, monthly mom-and-tot outings, family picnics, holiday parties, and other family activities. Email BVSHOAMomsGroup@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join our email group, wait for your confirmation, and join us in the fun! HOA membership is not a requirement to join this list.
Neighborhood Watch Program
BV/S HOA announced our Neighborhood Watch Program in 2011. We have several Block Captains, but we are always looking for more volunteers as not every block is covered.
Block Captain duties include communicating (via email) notable events on your block, and serving as a point person for neighbors to report issues/concerns in the neighborhood. The area of responsibility can be as little as our neighbors across the street and next door, or as large as your entire block. Block Captains will work with the HOA board on initiatives deemed important by the neighborhood. More information about our Neighborhood Watch program is available below.
Click here for notes from the March 2013 Neighborhood Watch Patrol Informational meeting.
Prevent Oak Wilt!
DO NOT PRUNE OAKS
February through June
Walkers! Runners! Joggers!
For your safety when getting your exercise around the neighborhood, please remember to stay on the LEFT side of the street and proceed toward oncoming traffic - you can see who's about to hit you. Reflective clothing is highly recommended at night! Duh!
Dogs: Talk to your owners
The City of Austin requires owners to be leashed when not on your personal property. For their safety and the safety of others, please leash your owner when out for a jaunt around the neighborhood. Thank you.
Sorry, pups, the Country Club asks that you not go on the golf courses even when leashed to your owner.
Periodic coyote sightings continue in our area. Coyotes are a real threat to small animals: many cats have been victims of these predators. If you have pets, please be aware of this threat at all times. Coyotes tend to travel in pairs, are quite intelligent and will eat most anything. While predominantly a nocturnal creature, it is not that unusual for coyotes to hunt during the day, especially in the spring while feeding their young. Also, though the coyotes are more common, they are not the only predator roaming the area.
To reduce the coyote problem in the area requires money. To receive funds for the problem requires getting documentation of the problem, both in terms of its existence and in terms of people's concern for eliminating the problem. The City of Austin is currently compiling data on coyote sightings to help with this documentation effort. If you spot a coyote, note the date, time and please contact the City of Austin at 311 to report the sighting.