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Remain vigilant!

Ransacked truck

A resident on Rolling Glen reported a ransacked truck. We must watch out for one another as well as ourselves.

Something suspicious? ANYTHING suspicious? Call the police:

Crime Stopper’s Report Line: 361-3888
Bryan Police Department’s regular number: 209-5300
Of course, in an emergency dial 911

Other related stories.

From the Architectural Control Committee

Some nice lawns on Westwood Main

The Architectural Control Committee of Westwood Estates wishes to remind all property owners in the Subdivision that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain an attractive front yard at all times. This enhances the value of everybody’s investment.

Yards should be maintained all the way to the street curb. Failure to do so is a violation of our Subdivision Restrictions and Covenants and it is also a violation of City Ordinance. The City could impose fines and recovery costs through the Code Enforcement office. Litter and grass overgrown above the curb present an unkempt and unsanitary appearance.

Thank you!

ACC

Park Work Day May 19, 8am – noon

Last year’s work days went very well, with much accomplished. We look forward to seeing people come out this year!

Last year we had two work days, with a great deal of work needed and a great deal of work completed. This year there are fewer tasks, but still a need for as many who are able.

We’ll be concentrating on clearing brush, including in the numerous trails in the woods, and hauling it to the curbs. Also, there are many trees needing trimming, and a few dead ones to be cleared out.

We look forward to seeing everyone who can contribute some time on Saturday the 19th!

All who contributed to the work last year are greatly appreciated!

2012 Annual Meeting Report

Bryan PD Neighborhood Enforcement Team Officer Mike Watson addresses the meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting was held Monday, January 16, 7pm at Mary Branch Elementary.

Twenty-one (21) members attended (representing 27 votes) along with 66 proxies representing 99 votes. The total count of votes present, in person or by proxy, was 126. 

As always, we needed a quorum of 25% of the 193 members (49), or their proxies, to officially hold the meeting. Proxies were distributed by hand and were also be available for download on the WWE website.

The following items were covered:

  1. Late dues penalties and the status of the Board’s efforts to collect overdue accounts.
  2. The need to update the Westwood Estates Deed Restrictions and Bylaws. According to our bylaws, a simple majority of residents (193/2 = 96.5 + 1 = 98) have to approve starting the process of updating the Association’s Bylaws and Deed Restrictions. This process, once initiated, may take 3-6 months to complete and will incorporate public comment. A Special Vote will be held later to approve changes. The Board recommended a “Yes” vote. This passed:
    • Votes YES: 106
    • Votes NO: 20
  3. Elections of new Board members. Mark Coppock and James Carter were elected to serve 2-year terms.
  4. The fiscal report was submitted by Treasurer Walter Kamphoefner.

This subdivision is at a crossroads

UPDATE: The Annual Meeting Proxy is ready. Download the Proxy here.


With the coming of the Health Science Center and the Biomedical Corridor, our neighborhood has the potential to see substantial increase in the value of our homes. Not staying current on our paperwork can and almost certainly will cost each of us by reducing or limiting our property values. Our deed restrictions and bylaws are over 25 years old. They need updating. That means we need at least 98 people or their proxies to initiate this process.

We’ll be posting proposed changes and soliciting member input. We expect the process to take perhaps 3-6 months, but we cannot even begin without a simple majority vote at the annual meeting.

After all the proposed changes are in place, we’ll hold a special meeting to approve them. This meeting will also require a simple majority (50% plus one) vote to approve.

Past dues are becoming a problem for the Association

The Board is taking action against past due accounts.

Options being considered:

  • Collection agencies: will charge past due accounts their costs
  • Attorneys: past due homeowners responsible for fees
  • Claim of lien: will cloud title, the $40 filing fee + 18% per annum interest + $40 release fee will be charged to the past due homeowner

Residents who choose not to pay their dues put the the other residents in the position of supporting the upkeep of the neighborhood, while those in arrears benefit.

National Night Out Oct. 4

There's no guarantee that your block will have traditional frito pies like last year's party for Westwood North and South at the Stafford's. But you can hope.

Tuesday, October 4.

Mark your calendars and watch here for details.

From Westwood Estates: Thank you, Clyde Garland

For the past 12 years, Westwood Estates resident Clyde Garland has voluntarily served the people of our neighborhood in at least the following capacities:

  • Researched, interviewed, compiled and written the biannual Westwood Estates newsletters. The newsletter is how this site came into existence; we just took a newsletter and copied and pasted. Creating these newsletters involves a series of time-consuming tasks, including
    • event reports including from the annual meeting,
    • an upcoming events calendar,
    • a detailed fiscal report,
    • a late dues report,
    • block report compilations
    • clearly formatted contact info for each of the Block Captains, Board Members, Architectural Control Committee members and other volunteers
    • a listing of other services utilized by the Association, and
    • various other stories of general interest.
  • Maintaining updated, detailed maps of the lots in the neighborhood, regarding ownership and ownership history, whether the current occupants are owners or renters, dues status, etc.
  • Attending nearly every WECIA Board meeting in the past 12 years, each month offering his comprehensive and historic knowledge as a valuable resource.
  • Working closely with our CPA John Holland, monitoring his work and keeping him updated.
  • More than once, being solely responsible for our ability to hold our necessary annual meeting—by seeing that enough proxies weren’t otherwise going to be collected and going out and collecting them himself.
  • Monitoring the condition of the park, and fixing problems that he’s found.

Clyde has chosen to step down as a volunteer. Our sentiments on that decision can be summarized by these words: Clyde, thank you for your service over the years!!

Westwood Estates Night with the Brazos Valley Bombers July 14

It's Westwood Estates Night with the Bombers!

Update: unfortunately, the board had some last-minute changes and we won’t be able to have a quorum Friday, therefore we won’t have a board meeting at the picnic before the game after all. But the game’s still on, and we look forward to seeing you at the ballpark.

Note: In addition to the game, we’re planning to have this month’s Westwood Estate Board meeting at the ballpark during the picnic time before the game at 6:00….

Come out to the Brazos Valley Bombers game on Thursday, July 14th for Westwood Estates Community Improvement Association Night. The evening starts with a pre-game picnic at 6:00pm. The picnic includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, baked beans, potato chips, soft drinks and bottled water. After the picnic ends at 7:00pm, head over to the covered grandstand to watch the game in your reserved seats.

Bombers vs. East Texas PumpJacks

Thursday, July 14
6:00pm Pre-Game Picnic/7:00pm First Pitch
Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark – 525 W. Carson Street – Bryan (click here for the Ballpark on Google Maps)

Pre-Game Picnic and Game Ticket: $15/Person

Kids can play on the inflatable games in the Bombers Kids Zone for free all night!
Game Ticket Only: $8/Person
Children 3 and Under: Free

To purchase tickets:

  1. Please go to http://bvbombers.com/tickets/groupticketportal and click on the Westwood Estates Community Improvement Association logo. Type in the password – westwoodbomber. Then, select your seats and pay online. Tickets will be available for pickup at the ballpark ticket office on gameday. Or –
  2. Contact Justin at (979)-985-5130 or Justin@bvbombers.com.

The deadline to purchase tickets online is Wednesday, July 13th at 5:00pm.

While the Bombers do appreciate you buying early for the special group event nights, especially if you’ll be signing up for the picnic, you can still of course buy tickets at the gate.

Easter Party tomorrow

Friday April 22
5:30 – dark
Westwood Community Park

5:30pm: Food, Snacks, Drinks
6:00pm: Easter Egg Hunt

Everyone Welcome!!!

As always, thanks so much to Laura Stafford who is organizing and providing everything, and bringing the food!