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.
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
5) Jeremy Hegle, OMG Board Treasurer
2014 Budget Review
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.