WHO: Oak Meyer Gardens residents. Please bring your ID. WHEN: Saturday May 11, 2019 from 8 AM – 11 AM. WHERE: Research Hospital – Brookside Campus. 6675 Holmes Rd. Dumpsters will be placed in the Southwest Corner of the parking lot of the hospital nearest to Holmes Rd and the University Academy building. (See Map below) WHAT: We will have 2 trash dumpsters and 1 yard waste dumpster.
Leaf and brush guidelines: • Only leaves and brush are allowed in the dumpster. • Yard debris must be in a paper lawn bag or a cardboard box. • Tree limbs can be up to 10″ in diameter and 6′ in length. • Please do not place plastic bags or trash in the dumpster. The State of Missouri does not allow leaves and brush in the landfill.
Trash dumpster guidelines: • Dumpsters are for common household trash only. • Please do not place leaves and brush, tires, household hazardous waste or appliances in the dumpster.
*No hazardous waste will be accepted. This means no old paint cans, paint thinner, batteries, old gasoline, chemicals, etc. Important Stipulations: If you have household hazardous waste that needs to be disposed, please visit recyclespot.org to learn more about where and when to dispose it.
We’d like to thank Research Medical Center for allowing us the use of their parking lot for our Dumpster Day.
4th & FINAL UPDATE: The second leaf pickup is cancelled permanently due to weather. Please see the link at the bottom of this post for information on the City’s pickup in April. The next OMG leaf pickup will be in autumn of 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
2018 marks the 2nd year Oak Meyers Gardens residents are able to participate in the HOA provided curbside leaf pickup program.
Our pilot program last year was such a success that we added a 2nd pickup in 2018. Similar to last year and at the request of the company performing the work we are dividing the neighborhood into 3 sections*. Based on where you live will determine your pickup date.
*Please note that if you live on 63rd Terrace to see special notes at the bottom of this post.
Here are details on the requirements and restrictions of the leaf pickup:
Leaves must be out onto the street no later than 7 am of the morning of your pickup.
Leaves are NOT to be bagged up. Please leave them loose.
The crews will pick up leaves located in the street, or on the curb within 1 foot of the curb. If on the street leaves can be from the curb out to about 2 feet from the curb. To be picked up, leaves need to be raked or blown into 1-5 piles in the street or within 1 foot of the curb to be sucked up by the vacuum truck.
The crews will NOT pick up any sticks, twigs, branches, etc. This is a leaf only pickup.
If you live on a busier neighborhood street (Oak, Rockhill, Holmes, Meyer, or 63rd) and live on a corner, please put your leaves onto the quieter side street. If you do not live on a corner, in front of your house is fine. This just helps reduce traffic issues on the busier streets.
This is a service for all neighbors who have blown or raked out of their yards into the streets and into piles for pickup. It not intended to remove leaves that have just fallen in the streets or have ended up out there naturally. The crews will not be just sucking up all leaves along all curbs in the neighborhood.
*Reminder: This is a service provided by the homes association for all homeowners and while the company providing the service will attempt to pick up all leaves possible, we cannot account for changes in weather or wind that may blow leaves back into yards or further out into street. Or if rain comes through and leaves are wet they may not be entirely sucked up by the vacuum truck.
*Note: If your leaves are not picked up on your scheduled date, please email Michelle Moses at email@example.com immediately and the crew will be notified to come back.
**If you live on 63rd Terrace, please note the following. If you live on the NORTH side of 63rd Terrace than you are in Section 1. If you live on the SOUTH side of the street then you are in Section 2. With the added cars that park on the street there we are dividing that street into 2 days. When it is your day, please have all cars removed from that side of the street.
Section 1 – Monday 3/4: This is all houses north of 69th Street down to Rockhill Rd (both sides of Rockhill). This includes houses on the East Side of Oak Street and the West side of Holmes.
Section 2 – Tuesday 3/5: This is all houses going north from Rockhill down to, and including all houses on each side of 65th Terrace. This is for houses on east side of Oak and West side of Holmes.
Section 3 – Wednesday 3/6: This is all houses on both sides of 65th St going down to 63rd Street (there are no houses on 63rd Street officially and so really goes to 63rd Terrace) and includes houses on East side of Oak and West side of Holmes.
We are excited to announce the opportunity for our residents to now vote electronically for such things as board members and pressing neighborhood items. The first vote will be for the 2019 Oak Meyer Gardens HOA Board of Directors.
Please review the Bios of the proposed new board members and then click below to go vote!
Oak Meyer Gardens is looking for committee volunteers to help improve and beautify our neighborhood. If you, or someone you know, are interested in helping, please consider signing up.
Sign up for committees Sunday, November 18 at the Annual Members Meeting. If you are unable to attend, please notify the Board regarding your interest using the “Contact” tab on this website.
Committees available for sign-up include:
Be the eyes and ears for interested and energetic volunteers who will be an asset to serve on the Committees and/or the Board of Directors.
Prepare the bios and ballots for the candidates for the election of the Board of Directors. Accept volunteers and recommend a slate of nominees to serve as Officers for the Board from those elected to serve.
Be the first line of fiduciary responsibility for the neighborhood.
Assist the Treasurer in providing oversight of the budget and observe that the income and principal are used in accordance with the objectives of the Corporation.
Assist the Committees in acquiring bids for contractors as required for Corporation responsibilities.
Maintain a list of delinquent membership dues and recommend a course of action to the Board for acquiring them.
Be responsible for the visual symbol of the health and vitality of our neighborhood – the monuments and markers.
Recommend to the Board a design for plantings around the neighborhood markers.
Assist the Finance Committee in providing bids and recommendations for a landscaper to maintain the plantings around the monuments and markers, and coordinate with the landscaper throughout the year.
Recommend a multi-year plan and a budget for maintaining and/or replacing the monuments and markers in a design that is historically appropriate for the age of the neighborhood.
Social Activities and Communications Committee
Be the lifeblood of the health of the neighborhood by planning and communicating activities and services that help make us a strong and caring community. Among many, these include Dumpster Days, Leaf Pickup, the Summer Picnic, the Ice Cream Social, and the Annual Meeting.
Re-establish the Block Captain program so each street has a representative to provide feedback to and from the Board and Committees, and to make sure that all neighbors are aware of events and services.
Update the Oak Meyer Gardens Website and make it a one-stop source for a calendar of events and information for the neighborhood.
Recommend and plan other means of communication that promote or better our neighborhood, such as a quarterly newsletter, new neighbor welcome baskets, communication banners or light pole banners.
On August 19th, the Members voted unanimously to approve a new set of Bylaws. This is the first time the Bylaws have been updated since 1927, when Nichols Investment Company established the neighborhood. We hope that, as well as providing better guidance for the Board, these Bylaws will make it easier for all Members to participate. Thank you to all who participated.