Announcement about the new Key Card System
An updated system for entry into our pool has been purchased. Some of you may have already heard, or read in our meeting minutes, about the new key card system we’ve just had installed at the pool. We’ve been waiting for the weather to allow for the finishing touches to be put in place, and that time finally arrived.
This system is going to be such an improvement over our old, antiquated key-in-lock method. The new “keys” will be a card that will look much like a hotel key card (but is actually much more sophisticated than that. It’s similar only in size and appearance.) This type we’ve purchased are much more like the type used by employees to enter secure buildings. You’ll swipe your card to enter and exit.
Each home can have a total of TWO key cards. If you choose to have a second key card, the cost is an additional $25. Please, do not share these key cards with people outside of our HOA. If we learn that has happened, your key card can be turned off remotely, and it will be invalid for use.
The new system is going to provide much more security for our pool. It will curtail the use of those who’ve moved out of our neighborhood, but didn’t turn in their keys, or gave their keys away to someone else to use. With this system, when someone moves, their card can simply be turned off, making the card inoperable.
Your first chance to exchange your old key for a new key card will beWednesday, the 23rd of June, from 1:30 PM to about 3:00 PM. Our property manager and I will be at the pool to swap your old key for your new one. For those in good standing, it will be as simple as that. The number of that key card will be linked to your account.
The Splash Party, on Saturday, June 26th, will also provide us a chance to exchange your old key for the new key card. As for any other dates, that will be announced as soon as we can work it out.
In the meantime, while we are in the changeover process, your old key will STILL work to get in the pool. The key card system will be in place for use for those who exchange their old keys for the new key cards. BOTH systems will be functional as we do the change-over.
We will announce a date by which all old keys must be exchanged. When that date arrives, a locksmith will disable the old lock, and it will no longer allow you to enter the pool area with your old key. You will have to get a key card before you can enter the pool, once that old lock is disabled.
The lock doesn't look much different than it did, but it is much more sophisticated than the old keyed-lock system. The change-over, from old keys to new key cards is going to be a bit of a hassle at first, but we’re certainly enthusiastic about the benefits this change will provide once it’s all done.
Anyone interested in keeping up with possible pool closures, lost and found items, or any other topic related to our pool, please join our Facebook Group. Go to Facebook and search for The Woods Garden Club Community Pool Group and join this group.
The WGC HOA Board has contracted with East Texas Community Management to provide property management and Virginia D. Clark, CPA to provide financial management for our HOA.
At each monthly WGC Board meeting, the property manager presents the current financial status of our HOA to the board. This information is available to all homeowners. If you'd like a copy of the latest financial report, you may request it by going to the Contact Us page, select Request Financial Report as the Subject, provide the additional contact information requested, then click Submit. You'll receive the latest report via email.
We are entering that time of year when wild hogs can become a problem in our neighborhood. One way we can help reduce the attraction of wild hogs to our property is by removing food from your deer feeders. Unfortunately, the same food that brings those beautiful deer to our backyards also attracts hungry hogs. It would be helpful to the neighborhood by abstaining from putting food in your deer feeders for the next few months.
There have been several reports of homeowners and lawn services blowing grass clippings into the streets. Please be aware this is not only a violation of our neighborhood covenants, but is also considered a Class C Misdemeanor by the City of Tyler. Please properly dispose of your clippings.
The Woods Garden Club Newsletter is normally published once a year and mailed to homeowners with their annual invoice for dues. The Newsletter is used to communicate news and events of the Woods Garden Club to its members. If you have any questions or comments about information contained in the newsletter, please feel free to contact the board. Current and prior newsletters are available below.
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