Contents of this page
Peanut Butter Drive to Support N. Texas Food Bank
National Night Out
Legacy Screen Wall Replacement Update
Presentation Made at City Workshop on "Best Neighborhoods" Program
About the Whiffletree V-VII Homeowners Association
Winner of Best Neighborhood Award
Pay HOA Dues
Peanut Butter Drive - Final Results
Thanks to the generous support of our Whiffletree neighbors, we donated 1,717 pounds of peanut butter this year to the North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive, up from 1,012 pounds in 2018.
Every September, the North Texas Food Bank hosts a peanut butter drive to help combat hunger in Collin County. Plano Mayor, Harry LaRosilliere, a strong partner of this drive says, “This is the time of year where our community comes together to spread hope with their generosity and care." This year, City of Plano Neighborhood Services sponsored an award called the “The Nuttiest Neighborhood” to be awarded to the neighborhood that collects the most peanut butter per household.
Well, the first annual The Nuttiest Neighborhood award winner is Whiffletree. We donated 3.7 pounds of peanut butter per household, the most of any neighborhood in Plano. This accomplishment will be announced this week by Neighborhood Services in their newsletter.
Thanks for all you do to support our neighborhood and our community!
National Night Out - 2019
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event hosted by the National Association of Town Watch and occurs the first Tuesday in October. The Plano Police Department participates in National Night Out and is proud of the commitment our community has to this program.”
“The primary purpose of National Night Out is to get neighbors to leave their front porch lights on, showing their support with their local police departments in the fight against crime. Neighbors are encouraged to get out of their houses and meet other neighbors in the area and get to know them. The theory being that if neighbors meet and get to know each other, they are more apt to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood rather than “look the other way” when they see something noteworthy. When you know your neighbors and watch out for them, overall crime in the area is reduced.”
Whiffletree HOA has proudly participated in NNO for several years to encourage neighbors to meet neighbors as well as police and fire personnel. On October 1, there were 60 Whiffletree neighbors at NNO, which was held at Prairie Meadow Park and catered by Henry’s Ice Cream. We also hosted a large contingent of neighbors from adjoining Estates of Forest Creek (EFC) as well as a number of Plano Police and Fire Department personnel.
We want to thank Tom Moore for his work to make NNO a success and for all our neighbors (and EFC neighbors) who joined us and the Plano Police and Fire personnel.
Legacy Screening Wall Replacement Update
Whiffletree HOA (WHOA) board members attended the project review meeting with City of Plano engineers and the screening wall contractor, Ratliff Hardscapes. We learned the following from this meeting:
- Construction of the 4 screening wall projects will commence in August 2019 and is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months with each of the 4 projects taking 3-4 months from start to finish.
- Legacy screening wall is third in line, which means construction will likely not start until 2020.
- During the construction, we can expect the following to occur:
- One lane of westbound Legacy will be closed during the day.
- The sidewalk along Legacy will be closed.
- The sidewalk and alley will be completely renovated.
- The alleys along Legacy will be impacted for 3-4 weeks by wall reconstruction and alley repaving. This will limit access to the alley for the residents facing Legacy. This would require trash pickup in front and limit access to garages via the alley. The construction company plans to advise effected residents either with direct communication or by leaving a flyer on the door informing them when/how the alley will be impacted.
- When the wall is completed, the contractor will remediate the entrances, including, plantings, electrical and sprinkler service.
WHOA board has been following this project for several years and is pleased that it is finally coming to fruition. We will continue to monitor this project closely to ensure that the impacted residents and the entrances are handled as committed.
City of Plano Emergency Management held a recent workshop on how emergencies are handled in the area and recommended steps for residents to take to protect their families. The most important recommendation was to sign up for Plano City Call notification, which is a service that provides emergency notifications by email, phone (voice message recording) and/or text. The service is similar to the Amber alerts that you may occasionally see on your phone. On the website (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/925A63E78022) you can tailor which type of alerts you want to receive and by what method (phone call message, text and/or email). This service also includes notification of road/traffic issues on many of the local major roads around Plano area.
Also, in the package of information supplied at this workshop, it is recommended that residents prepare for possible emergency by having a personal safety plan and a safety kit with several items that might be useful in the event of a serious emergency (see slides 21-25 of EmergencyPreparedness presentation).
Presentation Made at City Workshop on "Best Neighborhoods" Program
On February 20, Plano Neighborhood Services held a workshop to assist Homeowners Associations (HOAs) to apply for and be recognized with BEST Neighborhoods Designation. As part of the workshop where Neighborhood Services personnel described the application process and key factors in the evaluation process, Whiffletree HOA (WHOA) was asked to present to the attendees how Whiffletree achieved Platinum level (highest level) recognition by the City of Plano.
Bill Ostergren, WHOA Treasurer, and Tom Dixon, WHOA Beautification Committee Chairman, presented to the audience of over 30 people, representing more than 10 HOAs. Whiffletree was the only HOA presenting to the group. The presentation was very well received and triggered several questions (CLICK HERE to view the WHOA presentation).
WHOA was honored to make this presentation and share its experience with the BEST application process and to showcase what a fantastic neighborhood Whiffletree is. Special thanks to Tom Dixon and Bill Ostergren for their work on preparing the presentation and for such an outstanding job of communicating what Whiffletree does to make it an exceptional neighborhood. Great job guys!
About the Whiffletree V-VII Homeowners Association
The Whiffletree V-VII Homeowners Association is a residential subdivision comprised of 477 homes. It is a family-oriented neighborhood which is located just north of Legacy Drive, east of Coit Road in Plano, Texas.
Any resident of the Whiffletree V-VII neighborhood can become a paid member of the Homeowners Association. It doesn't matter if you are renting or if you own your home. We welcome all residents.
We want to formally welcome all new residents and hope each of you finds caring neighbors and a friendly atmosphere that add so much to the quality of life here in Whiffletree V-VII.
Winner of Best Neighborhood Award - Platinum Level
Whiffletree is a 2016 “Plano BEST Neighborhoods,” Platinum Award recipient! We were formally recognized by the Mayor and the Plano City Council at their meeting on December 12, 2016. Platinum is the highest recognition level, and only four Plano neighborhoods received it. Of the four, we are the only one with a non-mandatory (voluntary) Home Owners Association.
This is a very proud moment for Whiffletree V, VI, VII and we want you to share in the excitement! For more information about the “BEST” program and the award presentation visit www.plano.gov/2893/BEST-Neighborhoods-Designation. Thank you to all of our residents for your support of our Whiffletree neighborhood.
|Oct 1||National Night Out (6PM at Prairie Meadow Park near Mathews Elementary School)|
|Sep 1-30||Peanut Butter Drive for North Texas Food Bank|
|Jul 4||Annual July 4 Bike Parade and Picnic|
|Jun 6||D-Day Remembrance - 75th Anniversary @ Plano Event Center (2000 East Spring Creek Pkwy), 7pm - 8:15pm|
|Apr 1||WHOA Annual meeting and Election|
|Jan 21||Whiffletree Winter Social at Napoli's Italian Restaurant|
|Nov 10||Neighborhood Garage Sale|
|Oct 16||Home Security Presentation by Plano Police Dept., Oct. 16 at 7PM
Where: Hardy Room, 7501-A Independence Pkwy (Building next to Davis Library).
|Oct 2||National Night Out - 6-8 PM at Prairie Meadow Park.|
|Jul 4||Annual July 4 Bike Parade and Picnic; CLICK HERE for pictures and recap|
|Apr 8||WHOA Annual meeting at Davis Library, begins at NOON|
|Jan 28||Winter Social; 6PM - 8PM at Lita's (7224 Independence Pkwy, Plano); litasdallas.com|
Watering Guidelines for Winter Months (Apr 2019 - Oct 2019)
We are permitted to water a maximum of twice per week. Avoid watering between 10AM and 6PM and when rain is in the forecast. Even addresses can water on Mondays and Thursdays. Odd addresses can water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
HOA Dues ($120) now being collected
To Pay by Credit Card or PayPal
A Credit Card or Paypal can be used to pay your annual HOA dues. To do this, click on the PAY NOW button (appears below).
To Pay by Check
If you prefer to mail a check, make the check payable to "WHOA" in the amount of $120 and mail this to PMB 288; 3948 Legacy Drive, Ste. 106; Plano TX 75023-8300. Thank you for your support.
For all current and potential residents of the Whiffletree V-VII Homeowners Association, a copy of the organization's BYLAWS can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
To view the current issue of the newsletter, click on the image above or CLICK HERE.
Detailed Recap of Annual Meeting
To view a detailed recap of the Annual meeting, CLICK HERE.
Winter Social Recap
The WHOA Winter Social was held on Jan. 21, at Napoli's Italian Restaurant. Pictures from this event can be viewed by CLICKING HERE TO VIEW PICTURES.
The Winter Social was attended by 104 Whiffletree HOA members and has been a long-time annual event sponsored by the Whiffletree HOA for neighbors to meet neighbors in a fun, social setting. By all reports, everyone enjoyed the classic Italian meal and the opportunity to meet their neighbors.
Alan Kravitz, Whiffletree HOA President, welcomed all the attendees to the Winter Social and highlighted that this is the premier annual event for the Whiffletree HOA and was so happy to see such a great turnout.
Thanks to Karen Slott for organizing this event and Napoli’s management and staff for the great food and service.
July 4 Parade and Picnic
Whiffletree celebrated 4th of July with its annual parade and picnic. As in previous years, we were honored by Plano Fire and Police personnel who led the parade around the neighborhood. Following the parade, we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem in recognition of the momentous events 243 years ago leading to the formation of the USA.
The picnic was held at the pavilion at Prairie Meadow Park where the Hamburger Man served a fantastic lunch to 163 neighbors and a number of Plano Police Officers.
Special thanks to Karen Slott, Whiffletree HOA Social Committee Chairperson, for all her work organizing the event with support from our great HOA board members, Tom Slott for his outstanding photography work, the Hamburger Man for a great lunch, Plano Fire and Police for leading the parade, and of course, all the Whiffletree neighbors who participated in this annual event.
To see photos, click on the PHOTOS button at the top of the webpage or click on the following link: https://whoa.smugmug.com/2019-July-4-Parade-and-Picnic/ .
As always, we welcome any comments and suggestions to make this an even better event.