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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - UPDATED 6/11/14


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New Executive Committee (Elected April 2014):

Matt Allan
Julie Miers
Chris Holbert
Paul Lager
Amanda Wear

Algal bloom, a rapid growth of algae, has been identified as an issue in a private lake near your neighborhood.

The rapid growth and subsequent decay of algae can consume enough dissolved oxygen to possibly harm fish and other aquatic life. Algal bloom is often the result of nutrient pollution, the improper/overuse of fertilizers and pesticides. When it rains, the nutrients in these chemicals become part of stormwater runoff and end up, untreated, in the lakes, streams and rivers.

While maintaining a yard may require the application of lawn chemicals, the properuse and disposal of them can reduce nutrient pollution. Help reduce the chances of algal bloom in nearby water bodies by:

1. Following instructions carefully to apply at the correct rate and frequency. More is never better.
2. Never fertilize just before it rains—instead do a controlled watering-in after fertilizing to avoid runoff.
3. If your lawn backs up to a body of water, try leaving a buffer zone instead of mowing and fertilizing all the way to the shoreline. A buffer zone will slow the amount of nutrients that reach the water.
4. Leave clippings on the lawn after mowing to recycle fertilizer as they decompose.
5. Sweep up yard waste instead of blowing it into the street or storm drain. Dispose of leftover fertilizers or pesticides at the Environmental Collection Center.

Visit http://www2.epa.gov/nutrientpollution learn more. If you have questions about nutrient pollution or other stormwater quality issues, please contactstormwater@fortworthtexas.gov.


Chesapeake Lawsuit Update

Mr Ray, the lawyer who had presented at our Membership meeting at the Elementary School, was now pursuing a Class Action Law suit in Oklahoma City and members will have to work directly with him if they wish to join this suit. An associate who is working with the McDonald law firm happened, by coincidence, to have dinner at Buffalo West during the Happy Hour and meeting and advised that Class actions in this situation had not been successful thus far. The McDonald law firm is now recruiting plaintiffs in both Johnson and Tarrant Counties. He is holding information meetings now. The McDonald firm has a website set up for information at http://royaltyripoff.com/

With these new developments, the RHNA will no longer be pursuing a law suit as an association and members will be responsible for pursuing any action on their own. We will gladly pass along any and all information as we receive it.

For those interested in attending the information meetings from the McDonald Law Firm, please visit http://royaltyripoff.com/events


RHNA No Soliciting - No Handbill Signs Are Here
Delivery is in Progress!


The RHNA No Soliciting - No Handbill signs are here! The Executive Committee is in the process of doing round one of deliveries. If you have paid via paypal, in person at a meeting, or through mail, we have your order and will deliver your sign to you. In case you are not home, we will leave the sign on your porch. Please be patient with us as we have sold well over 100 signs and delivery may take a few days, but we are so thrilled with the success of the program thus far!

It is not too late to order your sign. Remember, the main goal of this program is to reduce the amount of outside foot traffic into our neighborhood. The more homes that participate, the more successful the program will be!

Signs need to placed close to the front door (not at the curb) in order to comply with city ordinances. Please familiarize yourself with reporting procedures by visiting the Sign Info Page on the Ridglea Hills website. We are serious about enforcement.

Signs may be ordered online it by printing the order form and mailing it in. They are $10 for members and $15 for non members. Spread the word to your neighbors!

Mark Your Calendars!

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, July 5th
Ridglea Hills Park
6:00 - 8:45 pm

Music, Food, Fun!

Bring Picnic Blankets, Chairs, and the whole Family for an Independence Day Picnic with RHNA! Dinner will be available for purchase.

We are in the process of securing vendors now. If you or someone you know has a Food Truck or other business that would like to be involved in our event, please contact us at ridgleahillsna@gmail.com

*Please note that our location has changed.


Download the minutes from the May 5th General Membership meeting HERE

Visit our new section Sign Info to find out more about the RHNA Sign Program!

RHNA Mailing Address:

PO Box 121056
Fort Worth, TX 76121-1056


FORT WORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZENS ON PATROL APPLICATION - If you would like to join the COP Program, please download and fill out the form HERE

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Please click HERE to download the RHNA Membership Benefits and Application.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The City of Fort Worth is requesting residents phone in broken or damaged street lights; please call 817-392-8100 or CLICK HERE to email TPW.

Ridglea Hills Park - Please Help!...Ridglea Hills Park is posted to prevent vehicles beyond the parking lot and for dawn to dusk operating hours. If you see any of these rules violated please call the Police non-emergency number 817-335-4222.

Garbage Update - The City now accepts computers at their waste drop off stations!...Remember you can take excess brush and bulky waste (non-hazardous only) to the NEW Drop Off Station at 6260 Old Hemphill Rd. Exit I-820E at Hemphill, continue East on Frontage Road, pass under railroad tracks, and turn right on Old Hemphill.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-7 and Sat 8-5

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Councilman District 3
W. B. "Zim," Zimmerman
Email: Zim.Zimmerman@
fortworthtexas.gov
Office: 817-392-8803
Fax: 817-392-6187
Cell: 817-929-9450

District 3 Council Aide
Sandi Breaux
Email: Sandi.Breaux@
fortworthtexas.gov
Office: 817-392-8803
Fax: 817-392-6187

Neighborhood Police Officer
Lonny Brooks
Email: lonny.brooks@
fortworthtexas.gov
Phone: 817-996-5506

Code Enforcement Officer
Marc Oler
Email: marc.oler@
fortworthtexas.gov Office Phone: 817-392-8857
Cell Phone: 817-879-8429




Cowtown Loves Animal
Shelter Pets website
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RIDGLEA HILLS PARK

Ridglea Hills has many things of which we can be proud. Among these are one of the finest elementary schools in the city, two scenic lakes, Luther Lake and Bal Lake and Ridglea Hills Park with its panoramic views looking south and east.

Over the years we have found out that many residents, some long time, are not aware of it. During conversations with local media several years ago, many were astounded when they saw it and the view it afforded.

Your neighborhood association and the City of Fort Worth have worked together to install playground equipment and a covered pavilion for all to use. A tennis court is on the west end of the park.

It is very easy to find. You can get to it by driving south on Stonedale until it deadends. You can also go south on Angus to Cumberland, turn left in front of Ridglea Hills Elementary and turn right on Stonedale.

You can open the link on our website, entitled 'Boundaries' find our neighborhood map and easily locate the park.

It is a great place to go and get away from it. Grill hamburgers, visit with friends and family, watch your kids and grandkids run around and have a great time.

If you havent been there before, treat yourself and enjoy our park.


Ridglea Branch Library
3628 Bernie Anderson Drive
76116-5403
817-737-6619
Monday - Noon to 8 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday & Sunday - Closed

Southwest Regional Library
4001 Library Lane
76109-4407
Between S. Hulen
and Briarhaven
817-782-9853
Monday & Wednesday
10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
12 - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday & Sunday - Closed

Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes Street
76126-2742
817-249-6632
Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday
10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday & Monday - Closed

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