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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - UPDATED 9/15/14


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New Executive Committee (Elected April 2014):

Matt Allan
Julie Miers
Chris Holbert
Paul Lager
Amanda Wear

There has been a confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in your area. The positive mosquito sample was collected from Fire Station #16.

We would like to remind you that Tarrant County Public Health has reported no WNV human cases in the city of Fort Worth in 2014.

It is extremely important that residents continue to reduce the mosquito population by removing mosquito habitats from your property and to remind your neighbors.

We want to remind you that the most effective means of protection, even more protective than spraying, is to stay focused on the reduction of the mosquito population:
1. Please check your yard for standing water in empty flower pots, pet bowls, toys, etc.
2. Maintain your swimming pool.
3. When you’re outdoors, remember to wear repellent that contains DEET
4. Wear clothing with long sleeves and pants when applicable.
5. Avoid being outdoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Additional information is available on the Citys website: www.fortworthtexas.gov/westnilevirus


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!

RHNA September Meeting
DATE CHANGE
Tuesday, September 23rd
6:30 pm
Ridglea Hills Elementary School
On the Agenda...bylaws changes, crime update with our NPO, and news about upcoming RHNA events. Of course, No Soliciting signs and RHNA car decals will be available for purchase! If you do not have yours yet, what are you waiting for?

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
4320 Clayton Road West
Mix and Mingle with your neighbors at the home of Matt Allan, RHNA President. Beverages provided and RHNA signs and decals will be available for purchase.

Halloween in the Hills
Sunday, October 26th
4:00 - 8:00
Don't miss out on the largest RHNA party of the year! Mark your calendars now because you DO NOT want to miss this!

Coming in November...
Guys' Night Out and Girls' Midweek Break!


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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HELPFUL RESOURCES

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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