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2017 OMG Leaf Pickup Program

Starting this year Oak Meyers Gardens residents are going to be able to participate in a neighborhood wide leaf pickup program that is special to our OMG neighborhood and separate from any leaf pickup programs provided by the city or county.

Our first pilot and test run of our leaf pickup will be the week of December 11th.  Since this is a pilot program, we are unsure of neighbor participation along with how long the pickup will take.  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.

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 pickup leaves located 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 to be sucked up by the vacuum truck.
  • The crews will NOT pickup 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 pickup will attempt to pickup 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 JerryRowan@gmail.com immediately and the crews will be notified to come back.  This is our first time doing this so we are trying to plan for as many contingencies as possible, but please understand that as a pilot program there may be a few kinks to work out so that 2018 is even better!

Pickup Schedule:

Section 1 – Monday 12/11:   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 – Monday 12/12:  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 12/13:  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.
*Note:  Kansas City, MO is providing one more leaf, brush, and limb pickup on Thursday 11/29.  See the city website for more details on their service and restrictions.  That site can be found here:  Kansas City, MO Leaf & Brush Pickup

2017 Oak Meyer Gardens Annual Meeting

Oak Meyer Gardens 2017 Annual Meeting

When: Sunday November 19, 2017  5-7 PM

Where: Brookside Gardens Event Space – 624 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO

What: The annual homes association meeting to review 2017 financials and events along with presenting upcoming projects, services, and new operating budget.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Opening, and review of 2017 neighborhood statistics, projects, events, and other news.
  • Safety and Crime Prevention Presentation by KC, MO Police
  • Oak Meyer Gardens committees and need for volunteers
  • 2017 Review of Income and Expenses and present 2018 budget
  • Presentation by Valerie Schroer about potential OMG By-Laws updating
  • Presentation of 2018 and beyond comprehensive landscaping plan
  • Questions & Answers
  • Election of Board for 2018

*Tentative meeting schedule, subject to change

 

2017 Remaining OMG Events and Notable Dates:

  • KC, MO Leaf Pickup: November 29th  
    • *Note, all leaves and brush must be in brown paper bags and limbs must be bundled up per requirement of city.  
  • OMG Leaf Pickup – 12/11 – 12/13
    • For this pilot program the neighborhood is being divided into 3 sections.  If you live on Rockhill or south to 69th St. your pickup day will be Monday 12/11.  If you live between 66th Street and Rockhill Rd your pickup will be Tuesday 12/12. If you live between 63rd Street and 66th Street your pickup will be Wednesday 12/31. 
  • Oak Meyer Gardens 2017 Holiday Display Contest: December 2017
    • This year we will be touring the neighborhood and designating one of our neighbors home as the 2017 OMG Holiday House.  The winner will get some fun prizes and the distinction of having the best holiday display in OMG!

 

2018 OMG Events and Notable Dates:

  • Christmas Tree Pickup (Early January 2018)
  • Spring Dumpster Day (Saturday April 14th)
  • Summer Social (Sunday June 24th)
  • Ice Cream Social (Sunday August 19th)
  • Fall Dumpster Day ( October 13th)
  • Annual Meeting – November 2018
  • OMG Leaf Pickup – (Monday November 12, 2018)
  • OMG Leaf Pickup – (Monday December 10, 2018)
  • Christmas Tree Pickup (Early January 2019)

2018 Oak Meyer Gardens Committees and Available Positions

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

Getting Involved:

If you are interested in getting connected or involved with a committee, please email HOA President Jerry Rowan (jerryrowan@gmail.com).  

 

 

 

2017 October Dumpster Day

Our second Dumpster Day of the year is this Saturday.  Don’t miss another chance for you to clean out your house and do a little fall cleaning.  Get rid of that pile of stuff taking up unwanted room in your garage or basement.  It’s also a great chance to clean up your yard and bring those piles of sticks or yard waste that has kept growing all spring and summer long.

WHO: Oak Meyer Gardens residents who are current on their annual dues.

WHEN: Saturday June 18, 2016 from 8 AM – NOON.

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 a yard waste dumpster.

Household 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.

*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.

Leaf & brush dumpster 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.

2017 Summer Social – This Sunday June 25th!

Neighbors, don’t miss our annual summer social this coming Sunday June the 25th from 4-7 pm.  The social will be in the same place as last year just north of Rockhill on Locust street.

Again this year we will feature smoked meats from our very own John Kilby.  John did such a great job last year that we twisted his arm again until he agreed to do it this year.  After that we ask neighbors to bring something for the pot luck based on your address.

If the last number in your house address is an even number, please bring a side dish.  If the last number in your house address is an odd number, please bring a dessert.  

We again will have the bounce house for the kids (and kids at heart) to play in.  This year we are adding a shaved ice stand for anyone who wants a cool treat to enjoy.  We also are going to have a DJ to play some music for us while we socialize with fellow neighbors.  As always there will be games and the famous pie eating contest.

So don’t miss out on another great chance to spend some time with your fellow OMG’ers.

 

2017 June Dumpster Day

Our first Dumpster Day of the year is this Saturday.  Don’t miss this great chance for you to do some late spring cleaning and get rid of that pile of stuff taking up unwanted room in your garage or basement.  It’s also a great chance to clean up your yard and bring those piles of sticks or yard waste that has kept growing all spring long.

WHO: Oak Meyer Gardens residents who are current on their annual dues.

WHEN: Saturday June 18, 2016 from 8 AM – NOON.

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 a yard waste dumpster.

Household 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.

*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.

Leaf & brush dumpster 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.

June 2017 – Dumpster Day & Summer Social

June is a busy month in Oak Meyer Gardens.  This month we have our first of two neighborhood-wide dumpster days along with our annual Summer Social.

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 17th from 8-11 AM for Dumpster Day and Sunday June 25th from 4-7 PM for the Summer Social.

DUMPSTER DAY:

This year dumpster day is moving to the parking lot at Research Hospital – Brookside Campus located at 6675 Holmes Road.  This should provide us with better traffic flow in and out for our neighbors.  More details to come.

SUMMER SOCIAL:

The Summer Social this year will again be held on Locust street between 68th Terrace and Rockhill (same place as last year).  Many more details to come as we confirm events and entertainment for the gathering, but we are hoping to have some great food, local adult beverages, and fun games & entertainment for kids and adults of all ages.

This year we are adding a really fun contest to the event.  Here in 2017 we welcome the addition of the Ugly / Funny Paper Plate Contest. We all have some old paper plates laying around from holiday parties, kids birthdays, retirement parties, the 1970’s…  This year we are asking neighbors to bring their ugliest, funniest, or strangest looking paper plates to the party.  It helps us all unload some of the eyesores from our houses and saves the HOA some money to boot.  We will take a vote on the best plate of the night and the winner will get a great prize!

Stay tuned for more details as we confirm additions to the evening.

*NOTE: We are looking for neighborhood volunteers to help plan and execute the social.  If you’re interested in helping out, please contact HOA President Jerry Rowan – Jerry@RowanKC.com

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.

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