2020 Pool Season Update 5.14.2020

The Villages of Woodland Springs Pools are tentatively scheduled to open on

May 22, 2020!

2020 Pool Map

Five pools will be operating at a reduced capacity at 25% capacity, per the direction of Governor Greg Abbott until further notice. The Slide Pool is currently under renovation and will open when repairs are complete. The board and management thank you for your continued patience while we transition into summer and please observe the following recommendations:

  • Please practice social distancing and good hygiene habits at the pools. If you have symptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Pool Monitors will monitor pool capacity and social distancing guidelines, please be courteous to the monitors as they have your best interest at heart.
  • If the pool has already reached its maximum capacity number, please visit a different pool in the community. Seating counts will be adjusted for each pool based on the current capacity limits. By counting unused seats you can quickly determine whether the pool area is near capacity and if it’s appropriate for your party to enter. For now, please limit swim area use to 2 hours or less as a courtesy to your fellow residents.
  • Please follow all rules and guidelines posted at the pools. There will be additional signage for you to read and comply with while using the pools.
  • Visit the pools at your own risk. There is no way the association can guarantee the pool areas have been sanitized.
  • For frequent updates please sign up to receive emails by emailing vows.admin@fsresidential.com and downloading the MYVOWS app on your smartphone.

 

The Board of Directors, made up of homeowners ourselves, appreciate your patience as we assist the management company in navigating these unprecedented times.   The Board welcomes your comments and questions.   That is how we improve our HOA quality of life and satisfaction of our homeowners.  You are welcome to email the board direct at board@woodlandspringshoa.com with your comments and concerns.

 

2020 Pool Season Notice

On Monday, April 27, 2020,  Governor Abbott released his Report to Open Texas – Texans Helping Texans that you can access here (https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Report.pdf).  The plan and accompanying report allows for many businesses and community activities to resume in a limited capacity on a trial basis. Per the report and supporting Executive Order GA-18, public swimming pools “shall be avoided” and are not authorized to open in any capacity as part of “Phase 1” of the Governor’s plan. To review the Executive Order GA-18, click here (https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-18_expanded_reopening_of_services_COVID-19.pdf).

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidelines, the opening schedule for the 2020 pool season for the Villages of Woodland Springs Homeowners Association has been delayed indefinitely. While the board of directors understands that this is disappointing for the community, the health, safety and welfare of the residents is the number one priority. The board is closely monitoring updates provided by Tarrant County and the city of Fort Worth that could change or affect the pool opening delay.  Additional updates will be sent to the residents as they become available. 

 

Management has received a few inquiries about reduction in assessments due to pool season being delayed. The Villages of Woodland Springs is a Texas nonprofit corporation and every dollar assessed is budgeted for maintenance, repair and administration of the association. The association does not profit from the dues assessed to the homeowners. In addition, the closure of facilities is not expected to result in any cost savings to the association. Facility closures and restricted amenity access due to COVID-19 will likely result in increased expenses related to maintenance/cleaning. Assessments are uniformly charged based on the association’s annual budget, and amounts paid by owners are not attributable to a particular association expense. For those reasons, a reduction or elimination of assessments is not something the HOA can provide. 

 

The Board will notify the community as soon as the restrictions are lifted and provide an opening date for the 2020 pool season. If you have questions, please contact Craig Asaff at craig.asaff@fsresidential.com. On behalf of the board of directors, please accept our warmest thanks and well wishes as we navigate these unprecedented times.

 

 

Garage Sale

Due to the current conditions, the community garage is canceled for this weekend, April 24th – 26th.

Pond Dredging

A dredging company has been hired to remove sedimentation from the pond located on the Park Vista greenbelt between Woodland Springs Drive and Bayview Drive. The sedimentation is not allowing the irrigation pump to work properly. The project will begin Monday, April 6th and is projected to be completed in two weeks. The sedimentation will be pumped into porous bags near the shoreline. The bags will remain on the shoreline for 4-5 weeks, until they are dry enough to be transported to an offsite location. During the dredging process , the pond will not be treated for algae south of the fountain. When sedimentation is disturbed and the water temperature is hot, it is not uncommon for gases to release and the presence of a noticeable smell. Once the sediment is removed, there may be a significant algae bloom. The lake management company will treat the algae, if any, once the dredging equipment has been removed. We appreciate your understanding and patience with this project. For any questions or concerns, please contact the management team at 817-741-1719, or vows.admin@fsresidential.com.

FAQ

Important Information
Where can we find information on the COVID-19 virus?

• We encourage homeowners to visit the CDC website for ongoing updates, prevention tips and frequently asked questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Are VOWS events still being held, or have they been postponed or cancelled?

• All social committee and VOWS sponsored events have been cancelled until further notice.

Which amenities are closed and which ones are open?

• The outdoor play areas (Tennis Court, Basketball Courts, Hockey Rink, Volleyball, Soccer Fields, Baseball Field, and Corn Hole) have been closed until further notice. The Board recommends following the CDC guidelines for social distancing.
• The Amenity Center is closed until further notice.

Is the On-Site office open?

• The management office will be closed to the public but will be available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 817-741-1719, or by emailing vows.admin@fsresidential.com.

Is the Amenity center available to rent?

• Amenity center rentals have been postponed until further notice.

Can I attend the April 28, 2020 board meeting?

• The April 28th Board meeting will be available to homeowners to listen in via conference call only. The phone number to connect to the meeting is 425-436-6350 – Access code 245935. Homeowners will not be able to ask questions during the meeting. If you have any questions for the Board please email your questions to craig.asaff@fsresidential.com and the Board will try to respond to as many questions as possible during the meeting.

How can I receive updates?

• Updates will be provided in the bi-weekly newsletter. Please email Claudia.lindsey@fsresidential.com to be added to the distribution list.
• Download the MyVows app in the google play or App store to receive push notifications.