The first ever OMG Garden Tour is coming up on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There is no need to sign up, and this event is FREE. Just feel free to stop by during the tour times. We hope to see you there! Here is a list of what to expect:
430 E. 65th Terrace
Description: Vegetable Garden
Marlin & Erica Bates
424 E. 65th Terrace
Description: Vegetable garden that spans the width of the property, a “forest floor” around the rest of the back yard, an active compost bin, and a bat house
James Trefz & Tony Moellman
420 E. 66th Terrace
Description: Newly planted urban garden
Sarah & Clayton Snodgrass
637 E. 66th Terrace
Description: Vegetable garden and four egg-laying chickens
The Oak Meyer Gardens 2013 Summer Social is an all-neighborhood block party that will be held on June 9th. All OMG residents are encouraged to attend. OMG will provide food, drink, and fun games for the kids. This year’s event is Sunday, June 9th from 4pm-7pm, and will be on Cherry Street between 65th Terrace and 66th Street.
This year, we’ll be serving BBQ pulled pork from The Stack restaurant located on Wornall. In addition, we’ll provide hotdogs and beverages. Residents are invited to bring a dish to share (optional): If you live in an odd-numbered house, please bring a dessert; even-numbered houses, please 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.
What:The Annual Oak Meyer Gardens Summer Social When: Sunday, June 9th from 4pm-7pm Where: New Location! – Cherry Street between 65th Ter and 66th St What to bring: If you feel like bringing food to share, please do! If your house has an odd numbered address, bring a dessert. Even-numbered houses bring a side. You may also want to bring a lawn chair.
The Oak Meyer Gardens board meeting for May will be open to the members of the home owners association. It will be held Tuesday, May 21 in the basement of the St. Peter’s Legacy Center at 6:30p.m. Residents are invited to plan on attending. The agenda will be based on the usual elements of Association business but will also be structured to encourage participation by residents. If you are planning to attend – and have questions or concerns that you wish to have the Board respondent to, please contact President Clayton Snodgrass in advance.
N.B. This is not the annual association meeting, but is being held to inform and involve the residents.
Kansas City will make a dumpsters available for OMG on Saturday, June 1. It will be at St. Peter’s parking lot at 6400 Charlotte (accessible from Holmes, by 64th Terrace) from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and will accept waste from OMG residents only. (Please bring ID).
We are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact OMG vice president Aaron Wright at 523-6787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What can be placed in the dumpsters?
One dumpster will be designated to receive leaves and brush: Leaves and brush, tree pruning, weeds and yard debris. These items may be placed in paper lawn refuse bags or can be loose matter. No plastic bags can be put in the leaf and brush dumpster.
Two dumpsters will be designated to receive trash: Loose scattered materials or bags of trash. No leaves or brush can be put in the trash dumpster.
Household hazardous waste is not allowed in the dumpsters, but OMG dumpster masters will accept paint and drive it down to the Environmental Campus. Note – empty and/or dried paint cans are allowed in the dumpster. Just no liquid. We will accept as much as we can take down in a pickup truck load.
Examples of hazardous waste include but are not limited to:
Paint and paint products (all types), household cleaners, aerosols, pesticides, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, used oil, fuels, car batteries, household batteries, and any household chemicals.
Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the basement of the St. Peter’s Legacy Center (the building on the southwest corner of Meyer and Rockhill) to discuss neighborhood issues and meet other OMG residents. Guest speakers and agenda to be confirmed; watch the OMG website and Facebook group for updates. Dinner will be served at 5:15pm, and the meeting will begin at 6pm.
This year’s Oak Meyer Gardens Summer Social is set for Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4pm-7pm. The location will be the same as last year—on Locust Street between 66th and 68th terraces.
This year, we’ll be serving a special treat: BBQ pulled pork cooked by OMGHA president Clayton Snodgrass’s award-winning ’que crew, Maximum Loin. In addition, we’ll provide hotdogs and beverages. As last year, we’d like to invite neighbors to bring a dish to share: If you live in an odd-numbered house, please bring a side dish; even-numbered houses, please bring a dessert.
As usual, OMG will provide family-friendly entertainment, including a bounce house and fairground-style games for the kids. This year’ we’ll also host the first-ever OMG washers tournament for the grown-ups—be sure to sign up your team in advance at oakmeyergardens.org—and a pie- eating competition! Watch the OMG Facebook page and stay tuned to oakmeyergardens.org for more updates.
Oak Meyer Gardens Dumpster Day is Saturday, June 9th in the St. Peter’s School parking lot (accessed from Charlotte Street). From 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., we will accept household items and lawn waste. We have reserved three dumpsters – one will be designated for lawn waste, and the other two are for trash/junk. This service is for OMG residents, only.
The following may be placed in the dumpster designated to receive leaves and brush: Leaves and brush, tree pruning, weeds and yard debris. These items may be placed in paper lawn refuse bags or can be loose matter. No plastic bags can be put in the leaf and brush dumpster.
The following items may be placed in the two dumpsters designated to receive trash: Loose scattered materials or bags of trash. No leaves or brush can be put in the trash dumpster.
Please note that the only hazardous household waste (HHW) that can be accepted is unwanted cans of latex paint. We will collect those separately, so if you have paint cans to dispose of, be sure to keep them separate from the rest of your items and label them HHW to ensure responsible disposal.
For the first time this year, dumpster day will offer residents a chance to bring their “ewaste”— unwanted electronics, such as old vacuum cleaners and telephones. This service is free of charge except for CRT and LCD TVs and computers. Because these contain mercury, lead and, in some cases arsenic, Recycle Works KC charges a $10 safe disposal fee per item.
The Oak Meyer Gardens Homes Association annual meeting was held on the evening of Sunday, November 20th in the basement of St. Peter’s church. The turnout, as always, was very good, with nearly 100 of our neighbors in attendance. Along with sharing a great dinner provided by Waldo Pizza, presentations were given by several of our neighbors, ideas were discussed, and nearly 10 dozen cookies from McLain’s Bakery were consumed. OMG Secretary Lara Hale took comprehensive minutes of the meeting, available for download here (pdf).
I want to extend a big thank you to all who attended and participated. It’s great to see so many of our neighbors are engaged and interested in making our neighborhood the best it can be. I’m looking forward to serving another year as OMG board president, and spending time with friends and neighbors in our fabulous little Kansas City neighborhood.
This year’s Oak Meyer Gardens Summer Social is set for Sunday, July 24th, from 4pm-7pm. Our Summer Social is always a lot of fun, but there are some exciting changes planned for this year’s event that we hope will give residents a better opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances and to make new new friends in the neighborhood.
What’s new? For starters, the location. Instead of being held at a Holmes Park, this summer’s social will take place on Locust Street between 66th and 68th terraces. It’s a well-shaded spot and right in the center of Oak Meyer Gardens boundaries.
The 2011 get-together will also be a good excuse to show off your culinary skills—OMG will provide plenty of food, including the main course burgers, but this year we’re inviting residents to bring a side dish or dessert to share with other guests (see details below*) if they would like to.
Finally, we’re moving the social to a slightly later time slot—from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.—to give everyone a chance to finish off those weekend errands and work up a healthy appetite before the party starts.
There are still a few things that aren’t changing—OMG will provide family- friendly entertainment, including a moonwalk for the kids, a cotton candy machine and a chance to climb aboard a real fire engine. It’s going to be a great time so mark your calendars now for Sunday, July 24.
*“What Can I Bring to the Party?”
If you’d *like* to bring a dish, we suggest: odd house numbers, bring a side dish, even house numbers, bring a dessert OMG will provide burgers, hotdogs, drinks, cotton candy, ice cream and more!
Oak Meyer Gardens Dumpster Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 18th in the St. Peter’s parking lot (accessed from Charlotte Street). From 9am – 12 noon, we will accept house-hold items and yard waste. Please note, we will not be able to collect hazardous household items like paint, antifreeze, motor oil, etc. If you have household hazardous waste, please contact the Regional Household Wast Collection Program directly at www.recyclespot.org, or by phone at (816) 474-TEAM.
Regarding lawn waste, please note that we will cannot accept grass clippings, and that brush should tied into manageable bundles.
We need volunteers for this event. If you can take some time to help out that morning, please contact OMG President, Clayton Snodgrass, at (816) 268-6288. Access to a pickup truck would be very helpful as well.