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WOODBRIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 12501
Wichita, KS 67277-2501

Woodbridge HOA now uploads a copy of


the newsletter to our website. Contact
us at WoodbridgeWichita@gmail.com
and we will email a copy of the newsletter to you and save the cost of paper
and postage.

WOODBRIDGE
NEWSLETTER
May 2015

www.WoodbridgeWichita.com

NEW BOARD MEMBER

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

New Board Member

Annual HOA Events

1-2

New Lawn Care Provider 2


Annual Assessments Due

Tree Limb Service

Rental Property Survey

Thankfully, Phil Lewis of the Covington side of the HOA volunteered to


fill the position and was elected at the annual all-member meeting. Phil
and his wife Marla are long time Woodbridge residents. We look forward
to his input and point of view. The HOA always benefits from a variety of
board members. Change is good!

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Visit our website and
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Please take an opportunity to thank both Crystal and Phil for volunteering their time to serve. Our neighborhood is better because of these individuals.
You can contact Phil or any other board member at the contact numbers
in the lower left pane of this page or by emailing us at
WoodbridgeWichita@gmail.com.

2015 OPERATING
BUDGET

Lawn Care

$7,500

Maintenance

$1,600

Insurance

$1,400

Office Supplies

$600

Utilities

$500

Miscellaneous

$400

TOTAL

$12,000

rystal Gideon has served our neighborhood for the past 3 years as a
Board of Director and secretary for the HOA. She was an active
board member who consistently attended board meetings, provided
valuable input and conducted research as needed to support board functions. Crystal stepped down in December, creating a vacancy on the
board.

A N N U A L G A R A G E S A L E A N D C L E A N U P D AY

e have set the dates for the neighborhood garage sale and clean
up days. The garage sale dates coincide with the area garage sale
for Aberdeen HOA (just north of 21st St from us) as in previous years.
Neighborhood Garage Sale June 4-6, 2015 (Thur.Sat.)
Neighborhood Cleanup
June 20, 2015 (Saturday)
Tree Limb Service
June 22, 2015 (Monday)

2015 Board of Directors


President

Nathan Brownell

201-4781

Vice-President

Stacy Woodson

371-4703

Treasurer

Joe Rongish

990-6664

Secretary

Lynn Packer

371-5099

Member-atLarge

Phil Lewis

773-2805

An ad will be placed in local publications and a banner placed


along 21st Street if enough interest is received for the garage
sale. Contact Nathan Brownell at 201-4781 or email
WoodbridgeWichita@gmail.com if you are interested in coordinating
your garage sale.
The HOA will once again provide a 40 yard roll-off dumpster to our members for disposal of larger debris on the clean up day. This is a great opportunity to clean up the clutter without the need or cost of a trip to the
landfill. Please remember, you cannot dispose of items such as motor oil,
Please see EVENTS, Page 2

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Woodbridge HOA
P.O. Box 12501
Wichita, KS 67277-2501

WOODBRIDGE NEWSLETTER

EVENTS

Page 2

FROM PAGE 1

tires, paint, and batteries. For a complete list visit the Waste Connections website at www.wasteconnectionswichita.com/landfill/ or contact Waste Connections at (316) 838-4920. And, as was the case last
year there is no need to throw tree limbs in the roll-off. They take up a
lot of room and fill the dumpster prematurely. See the adjacent article
on page 3 for an alternative option for your tree limbs.
Woodbridge HOA covenants
require the use of a single
hauler to provide trash and
recycling services for all
properties within Woodbridge.
We currently contract with
Waste Connections for these
services and receive
discounted rates. If you are not
taking advantage of the
contracted rate, call Waste
Connections today at 838-4920
and let them now you are a
Woodbridge resident!

We are looking for a location for the roll off container. Ideally, the container is
moved around the neighborhood to allow easy access for various members. If
you are interested in hosting the dumpster, please contact us.
Mark these dates on your calendar. Regardless of interest in a garage sale, the
cleanup day will proceed as usual. Check our website or Facebook page in
case of inclement weather or for general updates. We will also post the location of the roll-off dumpster for the weekend of June 20th on these sites.
Check us out at www.WoodbridgeWichita.com.

NEW LAW N C AR E PROVIDERK LEAN KUT


In April, Woodbridge contracted with Klean Kut, Inc. Property Maintenance to
manage the care of the commons areas. Their normal responsibilities include
lawn care and maintaining the sprinkler system. However, Klean Kut has the
ability to provide other maintenance responsibilities on an as needed basis,
such as sidewalk repair and tree removal and trimming.
Klean Kut was founded in 2005 and serves a variety of customers with services
ranging from lawn care to painting to fencing. They are a licensed general contractor, too. They are offering all Woodbridge members a 10% discount on
their services. Check them out at www.kleankutinc.com or call (316) 524-7100.

H AV E Y O U PA I D Y O U R A N N U A L A S S E S S M E N T ?
WPD Safety Tips
As the weather begins to warm up,
we invariably open our houses up
more. This creates opportunities
for theft. Dont make your home
an easy target; close your garage
doors and lock your vehicles. Shut
and lock your home windows when
you leave. And, dont hesitate to
call 911 when you see suspicious
activity.
Keep an eye out when driving
through the neighborhood. Children are out much more often now
that spring weather is upon us.

he HOA collects an annual assessment, also referred to


as dues, from each property to fund the maintenance
needs of the Commons Areas and other related activities like
the roll-off containers on the annual cleanup weekend. The
annual assessment is $140, and is collected every January.
There are still a number of properties for which the HOA has
not received a payment.
In accordance with the HOA Covenants, fees are added to late payments and
are compounded monthly. More importantly, late payments can delay necessary maintenance work. And, as you may understand, we all pay more when
maintenance is delayed.
Now is the time to pay your annual assessment if you have not already done
so. Reminder notices will be sent to all properties with outstanding debts. The
board encourages those with a balance due to contact the treasurer, Joe Rongish, at WoodbridgeWichita@gmail.com or (316) 990-6664 to learn how much
is currently outstanding and to arrange for payment.

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TREE LIMB SERVICEJUNE 22


We are once again hosting a tree limb pick up service in conjunction with neighborhood clean up. We have contracted
with our new lawn care and maintenance provider to drive our neighborhood and pick up and chip any limbs that you
leave near the curb. Woodbridge HOA is thinking GREEN and would like you to do the same. Instead of putting reusable
resources in our dumpster and into a landfill, leave them to be mulched.
There are some particulars that must be followed:
All limbs will need to be placed in your yard with the cut ends toward the street. Do not block any sidewalks.
Limbs do NOT need to be cut to a certain length
Limbs may be up to 10 inches in diameter
Please do NOT make one large pile. If you have a lot of limbs, make a few smaller piles. The heavier the pile the

more the limbs become tangled and are harder to remove.


This service is for tree limbs and trimmings only. If an entire tree is set out they will pass it up.
IF POSSIBLE, ALL LIMBS NEED TO BE PLACED AT YOUR CURBSIDE BY SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 21. KLEAN KUT WILL
DRIVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 22.
The Woodbridge Board of Directors would like to thank you for doing your part to keep our neighborhood clean. We
hope the addition of the tree service is helpful to you. If there is anything we can do to help or you have ideas for future clean up days, please let us know. If you have any other tree removal needs, please contact www.kleankutinc.com
or call (316) 524-7100.

R E N TA L P R O P E R T Y S U R V E Y

oodbridge has had a few rental properties within the subdivision for many years. For a
short time the number of rentals dramatically increased when the 11 lots along Bella
Vista were developed. The developer, Jay Russell, leased the new homes for a short time before
selling them. Only three remain as rental properties today. However, the number of rental
properties throughout the subdivision has steadily increased over the past few years. We now
have 17 rentals in our neighborhood, which makes up just over 13% of the Woodbridge properties.
Overall, the rental properties within Woodbridge are well maintained, the owners are responsive, and the tenants are
good neighbors. Despite this track record, there is concern about the growing number of rentals in the neighborhood.
What affect will it have on property values? How will it affect future house sales? What can the HOA do?
The board has been lightly discussing this trend. Our goal as an HOA is to insure the proper development and adequate
maintenance and government of the Common Area and the rights of property owners and residents. This has the effect of maintaining the property values. Unfortunately, it is the boards understanding that too many rental properties
can have a negative affect on the property values in the area. Realtors are commonly requesting information on the
number of rental properties in the area. Should the HOA takes steps to limit rental properties in Woodbridge?
We set up a survey last April to let our members weigh in on the subject. The vast majority of respondents are in favor
of doing whatever it takes to limit the number of rental properties within the subdivision, but we have not heard from
enough members. We simply need to know there is more of an interest, one way or the other, before we can utilize
HOA resources. We have to assume that any lack of response from our members is an indication that there is no concern about the number of rental properties. The survey is easy to access. Simply go to our website
www.WoodbridgeWichita.com and click on the survey link on the homepage. You can also email the board at
WoodbridgeWichita@gmail.com or call any board member using the contact numbers on the first page.

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