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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - UPDATED 2/18/15


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The 30th Annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup is Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Cowtown Cleanup started as the Glad Bag-A-Thon in 1985 to help wipe out litter.

Help make the 30th annual Cowtown Cleanup the best!
Registering as an individual or group is easy
Organize your friends and co-workers because folks that help with litter cleanups are much less likely to litter
The Cowtown Cleanup runs from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or whatever part of that time fits your schedule. Gloves, trash bags and t-shirts provided while supplies last. Take a moment and register today! Questions? Visit the Keep Fort Worth Beautiful webpage or call 817-392-1234.

After the Cowtown Cleanup attend the Earth Party and Cowtown Cleanup volunteer appreciation event at Magnolia on the Green (1204 Lipscomb Street) from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch for Cowtown Cleanup volunteers from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A free outdoor festival celebrating going green in Fort Worth. The Earth Party runs from 11 - 4 p.m. Live performances by Woodstock's Melanie and Fort Worth's very own Vocal Trash.

Green Breakfast for Fort Worth Business Community
Tour of U.S. General Services Administration Building's
February 19th, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
More details and to Register


Beautiful News and Notes

Don Wheeler is in Keep Fort Worth Beautiful's Volunteer Spotlight - thanks for your continued support of keeping Fort Worth clean Don! Know someone that works hard to keep Fort Worth clean and beautiful? Nominate them for the KFWB spotlight at KFWB@FortWorthTexas.Gov

Coca Cola's public space bin grant program is open to non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and religious organizations. Applications accepted through February 26th.

Bring Your Bag, Fort Worth - is a campaign to educate and encourage citizens to bring their reusable bags while shopping in order to reduce waste and create a greener Fort Worth. Visit their Facebook page to find out how to help.

Chasing Leaks Run - The Fort Worth Runners Club in partnership with the City of Fort Worth and EPA put on this run/walk to promote awareness to fix leaks and stop wasting water. The run is held on March 15th. Register today.

Spend some time learning the "Rules of Rot" and become a Fort Worth Master Composter. Next class is April 9 - 11th. Do not delay as this biannual class always fills up.

Does your Fort Worth school need classroom recycling bins? Form a Green Team at your school and apply to receive recycling bins while they last. Email KFWB@FortWorthTexas.Gov for an application.


Ridglea Hills Neighborhood Association is excited to offer a Business Membership option for local businesses that border or would like to support RHNA. Please click HERE to join.


2015 DUES ARE NOW DUE.
Click the link on the right to pay via Paypal or print the membership form found HERE and mail with a $25 check to the RHNA PO Box.


Several amendments were passed at the January meeting regarding the new bylaws. The updated version can be found HERE. The new bylaws will be voted on in their entirety at a come and go Special Voting session on February 15th, 2015 from 2 - 4 PM.


The 2015 RHNA Operating Budget was voted on and passed at the January 2015 Meeting. Click HERE to view the budget.


CITY NEWS:

The Fort Worth Water Department will meet with some residents from Districts 3 to discuss the upcoming water and sanitary sewer improvements along Bonnie Drive, Gaston Avenue and Overhill and Treehaven roads. During the meeting Project Manager Soon Wong and the citys contractor will explain the project process to residents and the work plan to follow. The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19 at the R D Evans Community Center at 6 p.m. For details about the project please contact project manager at 817.392.8369 or via e-mail at soon.wong@fortworthtexas.gov. For details about the meeting please review the attached meeting notice.


BLUE ZONES

The Blue Zones Project is hitting the ground running after its kickoff celebration with a series of workshops aimed at getting residents walking.

The Built Environment Workshop series focuses on how residents can play a role in making their neighborhoods more walkable and livable for people of all ages and abilities. Led by nationally recognized walkability expert Dan Burden, the workshops will discuss context sensitive design and complete streets.

The free workshops are open to all city residents.

Workshop dates
Feb. 28 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 5565 Truman Drive.
Feb. 28 - 9 a.m.-noon - Heritage Baptist Church 1200 S. Highway 156.
March 1 - 1-5 p.m. - Smith Hall Conference Center at TCU, 2805 W. Lowden St.
March 3 - 5:30-8:30 p.m. - All Saints Church Catholic Mens Club 1428 N. Commerce St

COWTOWN CLEANUP

They citys annual cleanup will be held March 28th. The RHNA group will be meeting at 8:30 AM at Ridglea Hills Park to clean up our neighborhood. Participants will get a free T-Shirt and RHNA will provide donuts! There will even be a prize for most unusual trash find! Email ridgleahillsna@gmail.com to register. Include your name and t-shirt size. See you at the park!





DOWNLOAD THE MEETING MINUTES:

January 25, 2015
Sepetember 23, 2014
May 5, 2014



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!

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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You can now pay your dues quickly and easily via PayPal. Click on the Pay Now button to submit your payment.

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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
- CLICK HERE

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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