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2015 Annual Meeting


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 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 

Board Meeting Minutes, August 2013

Oak Meyer Gardens Neighborhood Association Board Meeting September 17, 2013

Clayton Snodgrass, Jeremy Hegle, Aaron Wright, Bill Blanck, Patty Feuerborn

1) KC Streetcar
Gunnar Hand attended the meeting to discuss the “NextRail KC” project initiated by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). He answered questions about the proposed integrated street car system and encouraged members to attend a public meeting on the subject on Oct. 9. Gunnar is a member of the Next Rail KC Project Team.

2) Financial Review
Jeremy submitted the financial statements and the board members discussed.

3) The Annual Meeting Plan
Meeting is set for November 10. a. A meeting reminder will go out in the mailing of the bill for the annual homeowners association dues, along with the new OMG stickers. b. Meeting reminders will also go on the website and social media. c. Board members will finalize the program/format for the meeting in October. d. Christina has reserved the Legacy Center (lower level) at St. Peter’s. e. Clayton will consult with Roger Dade, an OMG resident who is also an attorney, about what we can do (as an association) regarding neighborhood security.

4) Island Maintenance/Shrub Planting Update
Clayton reported that the landscape company is scheduled to install the new shrubbery (boxwoods) in the next few weeks.

5) Flea Market Issue
Clayton is continuing to work with the city to get answers about the open- air market that had been going on just east of Oak on 63rd called the city (311) and officials are checking into it. . Clayton (and others) have

OMG By the Numbers: What the 2010 Census Says About Our Neighborhood

As seen in the August Acorn, here’s a look at highlights of the population of Oak Meyer Gardens neighborhood: This data is drawn from the 2010 decennial census and the American Community Survey, which is also compiled by the U S Census Bureau. The data was supplied to The Acorn by The City Planning and Development Department of Kansas City, Missouri.

Download the full neighborhood profile report here (pdf).


OMG By the Numbers

Big thanks to OMG residents Jon Goodman and Sean O’Sullivan for acquiring the report and designing this infographic for the Acorn.

Board Meeting Minutes, August 2013

Oak Meyer Gardens Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

August 20, 2013

Clayton Snodgrass, Christina Wright, Jeremy Hegle, Aaron Wright, Bill Blanck, Patty Feuerborn


  1. Financial Review—Jeremy submitted the financial statements and the board members discussed.


  1. Jeremy pointed out that the fiscal year ends September 30.  Members are considering whether to add another dumpster day for fall.


  1. Academie Lafayette Parking Sign Update—the city has installed a “no parking, 7-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. M-F” sign on 69th Street.  This is in effect between Cherry and Oak on the north side.


  1. The Annual Meeting Plan—meeting is set for November 10.  Christina has reserved the Legacy Center (lower level) at St. Peter’s.  It was decided on Waldo pizza again, along with other side items because the expense is significantly less than previous vendors. Board members are considering topics for the annual meeting and whether to bring in a speaker this year.  A facilitated and guided discussion of residents’ concerns may be the program.


  1. Island Maintenance/Shrub Planting Update—Clayton mentioned that the landscape company is installing the new shrubbery (boxwoods) in September.


  1. Flea Market —one business owner and residents have wondered about the open-air market that had been going on just east of Oak on 63rd.  Clayton has called the city (311) and officials are checking into it.  He will provide an update in September.


  1. Newsletter—the second issue of “The Acorn” arrived in mailboxes on August 19.  Kudos to Jon and Sean for such excellent work, and thanks to Clayton for the two ads in the Acorn purchased by business owners in the neighborhood.



Board Meeting Minutes, July 2013

Meeting Date: July 16, 2013
In attendance: Clayton Snodgrass, Christina Wright, Aaron Wright, Bill Blanck, Patty Feuerborn
1) Financial Review—Jeremy submitted the financial statements to Clayton because Jeremy was on vacation.  Clayton sent to all board members.
 2) AT&T Box, 622 E 65 box blocks his view of traffic as he is backing out of his driveway on to Holmes.  The owner has hired an attorney to represent him.  Because the box is the property of AT&T and is in the utility right-of-way, the owner and his attorney will work with the city and AT&T for resolution. Clayton mentioned that a similar situation happened in Armour Hills before the box went in. He offered to contact the city as well to see if he could get information. Board members discussed inviting John Sharp, our city councilman, to a meeting in the future.
 3) Fall Events—the annual meeting will happen on November 10.  Christina will check with St. Peter’s to reserve a meeting room.  Members discussed the possibility of another fall event at Holmes Park but have not picked a date.
 4) Newsletter Topic Review—Clayton mentioned that Jon Goodman is working on the next issue and has also sold two ads to defray costs.  Small business owners who live in or near the neighborhood bought the ads.
 5) Island Maintenance Update—Clayton mentioned that the landscape company is maintaining and watering the islands, and is installing the new shrubbery in the fall.  He mentioned that is the appropriate time for installation.