Resources for Residents Last updated March 23, 2017

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GWW Services

• Any POA member wishing to reserve the pavilion for a private function may complete a Recreation Area Reservation Form (downloadable PDF) and return it to the GWW Administrator.
• To obtain approval from the APC for changes to property, please use the APC Request for Approval Form (downloadable PDF).
• Hours for the pool, pavilion and tennis courts are 6 am to 10 pm year-round. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years of age or older.

APC Issues

• A PDF (printable) version of the APC Manual is available here.
• Concerns about possible violations of our CCRs or other matters may be referred to the APC by submitting a written complaint in the POA drop box at the mail station.
APC members: Mark Kelnar (since 2013)
  Alistair Lewis (since 2016)
  Gary Kosut (since 2016)

The APC meets on the Second Tuesday monthly at 7pm. Meetings are held at the Driftwood Fire Department during the winter months (January through April), and at the Community Pavilion all other months.

Members may request information about volunteering by contacting the administrator.

The following documents regarding the procedures followed by the APC are available for download:
Violation Procedures
Amendment to Violation Procedures

Members of your GWW Board of Trustees (BOT)

President Delbert Bassett
Vice President

Rita Stanley

Secretary Anne Byrd-Garofalo

Treasurer

Nick Dornak

Member at Large

Robert Fowler
Administrator Rebekah Sauceda
email: administrator@goldenwoodwestpoa.org
Phone: 512.858.9528  

 

The Board of Trustees meets on the third Thursday monthly at 7pm. Meetings are held at the Driftwood Fire Department during the winter months (January through April), and at the Community Pavilion all other months.
The following documents regarding the procedures followed by the BOT are available for download:
Assessment and Collection Policy
Records Production and Copying Policy
Records Retention Policy

Members of your GWW Water Board:

This Board oversees our community well water system.

President David Crouchet
  Carroll Campbell
 

Steven Broberg

  Jake Bradley
  Polly Johnson
  David Laird
Maintenance:

Professional General Management Services (PGMS)

Service calls or questions: 866.643.3472

For a downloadable copy of the Water Use guidelines and watering schedule during times of drought, click here.


Join the GWW Neighborhood Watch to improve your safety.

Information about the Neighborhood Directory can be downloaded here.

Discover Hays County Master Naturalists: Learn how to live in our rural setting in a more sustainable and ecofriendly manner, to enjoy the wonderment of our closeness to nature, and to enhance our properties to attract and provide for native flora and fauna. For information please visit www.haysmn.org

Burn Ban info
To learn whether a burn ban is currently in effect for GWW, call the Hays County Sheriff's Department at 512-393-7896. Before burning brush in your yard notify our local Volunteer Fire Department:
Driftwood VFD
15850 FM 1826
512-288-5474
For guidelines on safe burning, download guidelines from the Hays County Fire Marshal.

Fire Safe Landscaping guidelines
All residents should study our volunteer fire department's Fire Safe Landscaping guidelines here. These recommendations may save your home, and those of your neighbors, in the event of serious fire danger.

Recycling
The Hays County Recycling center is located at 20290 FM 150 W at CR 162 (Darden Hill Road) in Driftwood. The phone number is 858-9515 and the facility is open from 8 am to 4 pm daily except for Wednesdays and Sundays. Click here for more information.

Please do not trespass
Residents are advised that power easements are private property, so these areas are not open for public hiking, biking, riding off-road vehicles, etc. The power easements are the strips of land under the power lines which run through several properties at the back of our neighborhood. In the past, children and adults have used these cleared areas for recreation because they didn't realize the land was private. These property owners request that folks please respect their privacy by not trespassing in their back yards.

House numbers
In order for emergency services to quickly locate a residence, our local Driftwood Volunteer Fire Department requests that all residents properly identify their street address, preferably using the Hays County standardized reflective house number sign. A sign may be obtained from the County for $3.00. A form for ordering the sign is available for download here.

Water hardness index number (for residents with a programmable water softener): 33.6 grains

Lost and Found Pets Residents who lose a pet or find a lost (domestic) animal are encouraged to do the following:

Email our Administrator, who will send out a message to area residents in an effort to reunite the lost pet with its family.

List pets on: Austin Lost Pets www.austinlostpets.com
Inform our designated pet shelter (in case the owners are using this method to locate their pet, or to locate the owner of a found pet):
PAWS in Kyle www.pawsshelter.org
Phone in or post information on lost or found pets to area veterinarians.
People frequently post lost/found notices in vet waiting rooms
Register your pet with our POA:
In an effort to make it easier to get pets back home safely, the POA office is asking that property owners send in a photo of their pet(s) to the administrator via email or by dropping it in the POA box at the mail station. Please include this information: Pet’s name, age, breed, temperament, owner’s name and contact information. If the administrator gets a report of your pet running loose or having been found, you will be contacted. The photos don’t need to be anything fancy, just enough to identify your pet.

Landscape Improvement in public areas
Benefactors wishing to donate to our Landscape Improvement fund may obtain a Sponsorship form here. The completed form, along with donation, should be placed into the GWW POA drop box at the mail station. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the newsletter and on the web site, unless they request otherwise.

Oak wilt information is available on Texas A&M's site here.

Garbage Service
Four providers serve GWW. Recon picks up on Monday, Texas Disposal Systems picks up on Wednesday, and CDS and IESI Austin (MID-TEX Disposal service) pick up on Thursday. Central Disposal Service, Texas Disposal Systems and Recon offer recycling pickup for an additional fee.

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
For details on WFC events, check out their website at www.wildflower.org. Note: Free admission during the month of January.

Book Lovers group
Participants read the same book and then get together to discuss it. If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please email the webmaster.

Area Churches

Driftwood Methodist Church
FM 150, 1/2 mile south of FM 1826 (towards Kyle) driftwoodumc.net/index.html
Sunday School/Bible Study 9:30 am, Sunday
Worship Service 10:45 am, Sunday.

Dripping Springs Church of Christ
511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, 858-4500 dschurchofchrist.com
Sunday:Bible Study 9:30 a.m.,Morning Worship10:30 a.m.,Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. ; Tuesday: Ladies Bible Class 10:00 a.m. ; Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Dripping Springs United Methodist Church
Rev. David Skinner, Pastor
28900 Ranch Rd. 12, Dripping Springs dsumc.org/#/welcome/location-contact-info
Worship Services Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am, Sunday School at 9:45 am
First Baptist Church of Oak Hill
6907 Convict Hills Road
Austin, TX 78749
512.288.7570
www.fbcoakhill.org
Sunday school 9:30 am; Sunday morning worship 10:55 am; Sunday evening worship 6:00 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:45 pm
Friendship Baptist Church
14455 Camp Ben McCulloch Road Austin, TX 78737, 512.288.2009 friendshipcreekside.com
Sunday morning worship at 11:00 am; Sunday school at 9:45 am, Wednesday family supper at 6:00 pm, small group Bible study Sunday at 5:00 pm and Tuesday at 7:00 pm, Mother’s Day Out on Tuesday mornings

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
1012 Post Oak Dripping Springs, TX  78620
(east of RR 12, 1 mile south of Hwy 290)
512.858.5667, Fax 512.858.1467 www.stmartindp.org
Masses: Saturday, 5:00 pm; Sunday, 8:30 am and 11:00 am, Weekday masses on Monday, 10:00 am; Tuesday through Friday at Noon

St. Sophia Eastern Orthodox Church
225 Rose Drive, Dripping Springs, TX, 78620
(off Hwy 290, south of the hwy and east of DS High School)
512.301.2216 stsophiachurch.us
Sunday Services: Orthos: 8:30 am, Divine Liturgy : 9:30 am

 

Contact the webmaster to add information for your church to this list.


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