OAK MEYER GARDENS
Board of Directors
Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 09 2017
OAK MEYER GARDENS
Board of Directors
Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 09 2017
The 2016 Oak Meyer Gardens Annual Meeting will be held Sunday December 4, 2016. This year the meeting will again be held at Brookside Gardens event space located at 624 E. 63rd Street.
The meeting will begin at 5 pm with a social hour including beer, wine, and other beverages complimentary before dinner at the meeting starting at 6 pm.
Again this year we are hoping to have some exciting guest speakers to talk about things relevant to our neighborhood. As they are confirmed, we will add them to this post.
Saturday July 30th marks our annual neighborhood “Dumpster Day. ” This is a great chance for you to get rid of that pile of stuff in your basement you’ve been meaning to throw out for years. Or you can bring that pile of sticks that keeps growing in your backyard.
WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2016 from 8 AM – NOON.
WHERE: St. Peters parking lot using the entrance north of 65th St on Charlotte (between Holmes and Rockhill).
*No plastic bags in the yard waste 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.
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 spring and summer event dates are set!
All-Neighborhood Garage Sale: Saturday, May 16
Oak Meyer Gardens Dumpster Day: Saturday, June 13
Oak Meyer Gardens Summer Social: Sunday, June 14
Event details are available on the Meetings and Events page.
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).
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
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.
• 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
6) OMG Board Elections
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