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Dumpster Day – Oct. 12

WHO: Oak Meyer Gardens’ residents. Please bring your ID.
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8:00 am – Noon.
WHERE: Research Hospital – Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Road.
Dumpsters will be placed in the Southeast Corner of the parking lot of the hospital nearest to Holmes Road and the University Academy building.
(See Map Below.)
WHAT: We will have 2 trash dumpsters and 1 yard waste dumpster.
A scrapper will be there to collect metal.
We will also have a giveaway area for free items in good shape.

Leaf and brush guidelines:

  • Only leaves and brush are allowed in the yard waste 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 yard waste dumpster.

Trash dumpster guidelines:

  • Trash dumpsters are for common household trash only.
  • Please do not place leaves and brush, tires, household hazardous waste* or appliances in the dumpster.
  • The State of Missouri does not allow leaves or brush in the landfill.

*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 http://recyclespot.org to learn more about where and when to dispose of it.

We’d like to thank Research Medical Center for allowing us the use of their parking lot for our Dumpster Day.

OMG September Social

Oak Meyer Gardens has an adult social coming up on Friday, September 27. No need to have an excuse to get together, but we have a great one. Many of you know “Joe the Mailman”. He is retiring after serving a good portion of our neighborhood for 26 years. His last day to deliver mail is October 5. Joe Mereghetti and his wife, Bonnie, will be our special guests. We hope you can attend and wish him well. We do encourage those who live on the streets he serves to combine resources for nice gifts or gift cards. (Joe loves golf and Crown Royal.) I am sure he would appreciate individual cards of congratulations as well. Our September Social will be at BKS Ale at Holmes and 63rd Street. BKS Ale has expanded its space and its hours. We will be meeting for a 5:00-7:00 happy hour in their new space. The first 30 adults from OMG who attend will get a free beer.

3rd Annual Ice Cream Social

Oak Meyer Gardens’ Third Annual Ice Cream Social will take place Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Academie Lafayette has once again graciously allowed us to use their parking lot/play ground in the back of their facility at 69th and Oak Street. Betty Rae’s Ice Cream Truck will be there serving all the free, delicious ice cream you can eat – until it is gone. There will even be a few games and prizes for the kids. Please stop by and enjoy some ice cream with your neighbors.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

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:
Nominating Committee
  • 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.
Finance Committee
  • 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.
Beautification Committee
  • 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.

NEW BYLAWS

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.

OMG 2018 Amended Bylaws