OMG Advisory Committees Forming Now!

As fellow residents and neighbors of Oak Meyer Gardens, your HOA Board of Directors is continually working on ways to improve and strengthen our neighborhood. Over the last year, many of our fellow neighbors have expressed an interest in getting more involved in our neighborhood.  As your HOA Board we have come up with various committees that will allow you to get more involved in your neighborhood.  We have opportunities and openings for anyone who is interested in helping out.  So please look through our list of committees we are forming this year and contact the board so we can make sure you’re as involved as possible. (see contact info at end of post)  

OMG Beautification Committee: This committee’s main objective is overseeing neighborhood common areas and work to improve / maintain the beauty of Oak Meyer Gardens in general.  This includes working with our landscape contractor to coordinate perennial and annual plantings.  Committee is asked to give monthly update to the board via email or presentation at board meetings.

OMG Social Committee: This committee’s objective is to encourage socializing among neighbors and enhance the already strong community feel of Oak Meyer Gardens.  This committee will plan and execute OMG summer social and dumpster day, along with creating more regular social events for neighborhood.  The committee will also act as welcoming committee to new neighbors and new homeowners in OMG.

OMG Digital Connections Committee: This committee will oversee the Oak Meyer Gardens website and social media platforms as well as a revival of OMG Acorn newsletter. Committee members will work in conjunction with the social committee to promote and spread word to our neighbors regarding events and ongoings in OMG.

OMG Branding & Design Committee: The branding committee will work on updating and strengthening the OMG brand along with creating materials to promote and advertise neighborhood events.  This can include work on the OMG logo as well as signage and banners for events such as dumpster day, summer social, neighborhood garage sale, etc.  This committee will work in conjunction with the digital connections committee to layout and publish the OMG Acorn.  

Block Captain Committee: This committee will oversee an establishment of our neighborhood block captain program. This program will have the following objectives:  

  • Improving communication throughout neighborhood
  • Help with rapid dissemination of important information
  • Keep database of contact info
  • Make blocks more close-knit
  • Welcome new neighbors

Block Captain Program Positions

  • Neighborhood Program Leader
    • Coordinates all block program initiatives
    • Attends Monthly meeting with KCPD
  • Individual block captains
    • Maintain contact info for their block
    • Welcome New Neighbors
    • Keeps contact with Program Leader

 

Getting Involved:

If you are interested in getting connected or involved with a committee, please email HOA President Jerry Rowan (jerryrowan@gmail.com).  If you are interested in getting involved, but have questions or want to know more about a committee or other ways to get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact Jerry as well with those questions.

February 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

The following is the agenda for the February board meeting of the Oak Meyer Gardens HOA.  The meeting will be held Monday February 20th at 6 pm at 2 East Gregory on the 3rd floor.  The first portion of the meeting is open to all neighbors living in the Oak Meyer Gardens homes associations.

Monthly Oak Meyer Gardens Board Meeting

Monday February 20, 2017

Meeting Agenda

6 – 6:30 PM

  • Open forum for OMG neighbors with questions, concerns, suggestions.

Continue reading February 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Oak Meyer Gardens Annual Meeting will be held Sunday December 4, 2016.  This year the meeting will again be held at Brookside Gardens event space located at 624 E. 63rd Street.

The meeting will begin at 5 pm with a social hour including beer, wine, and other beverages complimentary before dinner at the meeting starting at 6 pm.

Again this year we are hoping to have some exciting guest speakers to talk about things relevant to our neighborhood.  As they are confirmed, we will add them to this post.

2016 Dumpster Day

Saturday July 30th marks our annual neighborhood “Dumpster Day. ”  This is a great chance for you to get rid of that pile of stuff in your basement you’ve been meaning to throw out for years.  Or you can bring that pile of sticks that keeps growing in your backyard.

WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2016 from 8 AM – NOON.

WHERE: St. Peters parking lot using the entrance north of 65th St on Charlotte (between Holmes and Rockhill).

*No plastic bags in the yard waste dumpster.

*Please no hazardous waste, as we can’t put it in the dumpster.  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.

2015 Annual Meeting

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The Oak Meyer Gardens annual meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8 at Brookside Gardens, the new event space located at 624 E 63rd St. Join your neighbors for a social hour at 5pm followed by a dinner provided by the home association. The meeting will be held at 6pm.

Guest speaker, Butch Rigby, will kick off the meeting with a presentation and discussion about his recent investments and planned improvements to five commercial properties along 63rd Street between Oak and Holmes. His presentation will be followed by a discussion of neighborhood business, and the election of home association board members.

Parking for Brookside Gardens is located in the parking lot for the building located directly across the street from the venue.

Oak Meyer Gardens Residents Vote to Increase Annual Dues

Residents gathered last night to review and vote on a proposal to increase annual dues by $20 per household. The proposal passed by majority vote. The increase will be reflected on the dues invoices that will be mailed to residents in October under the “other services” designation. The increase will raise annual operating revenue by about $10,000 per year. The new revenue will be applied mainly to landscaping enhancements, but will also be used to fund deferred infrastructure maintenance projects, social functions, and possibly a limited street snow removal service. A comprehensive review of the budget will be conducted at the Oak Meyer Gardens annual meeting, which will be held in November (exact date tba).

Dues Increase Proposal and Resident Vote

In order to maintain our current level of service, the association board is proposing an increase to the annual dues. The increase would raise the services assessment by $20 per household, annually. For at least the past decade, our annual dues have remained unchanged, while prices for services have increased. The increase we’re seeking would allow the association to cover the current services budget while maintaining an adequate reserve fund. Additionally, we may be able to enhance current services and/or consider new services. The proposal would raise annual dues in Oak Meyer Gardens from an average of $46 per household to an average of $66 per household.

On Tuesday, September 16th, the Oak Meyer Gardens board will hold an open meeting to present a dues increase proposal to residents. Following the presentation, residents in attendance will be asked to vote on the proposal. Residents must be present to vote, and one vote will be counted per household represented. The meeting will be held at 7pm in the St. Peter’s Legacy Center, located at 815 E. Meyer Blvd.

Dues Increase Proposal and Resident Vote
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm
St. Peter’s Legacy Center, 815 E Meyer Blvd

Download the notification letter that was mailed to Oak Meyer Gardens property owners:
Oak Meyer Gardens Dues Increase Letter

Spring and Summer Events, 2014

Events scheduled for spring and summer 2014:

All-Neighborhood Garage Sale
Saturday, May 17  2014
The annual Oak Meyer Gardens neighborhood garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 17th. This is the same day that Armour Hills and other nearby neighborhoods are holding their garage sales, and we hope to create some synergy with promotion and traffic. Good luck selling and / or treasure hunting!

 

OMG Summer Social
Sunday, June 8  2014
The Oak Meyer Gardens Summer Social is an all-neighborhood block party that will be held on Sunday, June 8th from 4pm – 7pm. All OMG residents are encouraged to attend. OMG will provide food, drink, and fun games for the kids.

This year’s party will be on Cherry Street between 65th Terrace and 66th Street. We’ll be serving BBQ pork from The Stack restaurant, as well as hotdogs and beverages. Residents are invited to bring a dish to share (optional): If you live in an even-numbered house, bring a dessert; odd-numbered houses can bring a side-dish. In addition to food and drink, OMG will provide family-friendly entertainment, including a bounce house and fairground-style games for the kids.

 

OMG Dumpster Day
Saturday, June 14  2014
The OMG “Dumpster Day” event is your chance to get rid of unwanted junk and yard waste. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 14th in the St. Peter’s School parking lot (accessed from Charlotte Street). From 9am. – noon, or until the dumpsters are full, we will accept household items and lawn waste. This service is for OMG residents, only.

Important Stipulations:
• No plastic bags in the yard waste dumpster.
• This year, we will not accept household hazardous waste
(includes paint, chemicals, etc). If you have household hazardous waste that needs to be disposed, please visit www.recyclespot.org to learn more about where and when to dispose it.

2013 Annual Meeting Agenda

Our 2013 annual meeting is Sunday, November 10th in the basement of the St. Peter’s Legacy Center, located at the SW corner of Meyer and Rockhill. The home association will provide dinner from Waldo Pizza at 5:15pm, and the meeting will begin at 6pm.

All OMG residents are invited to attend. Join your neighbors for a discussion of neighborhood business, election of the Oak Meyer Gardens board, and a review of the neighborhood’s annual budget.

The meeting agenda is as follows.

1) Welcome and Introductions

2) Jon Goodman, Editor, OMG Acorn

3) Sarah Snodgrass, OMG Real Estate Agent
OMG Real Estate Market Review

4) Clayton Snodgrass, OMG Board President
Year in Review
New Block Captain Program
Resident Survey

5) Jeremy Hegle, OMG Board Treasurer
2014 Budget Review

6) OMG Board Elections