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Community Garage Sale
Saturday, May 23rd
7 am to 2 pm
The Kings Ridge HOA
Social Committee will host a
Sale on Saturday, May 23 from 7 a.m. until 2
Each participating neighbor must obtain a permit
from the City of Plano. Please use this link to
access the information:
On May 23, the permit must be visibly displayed
at each participating property.
The HOA Social Committee contacted our
assigned Plano Police crime prevention officer,
Mark Dawson, to gather some safety tips. Office
Dawson recommends the following for
• At least 3 people should guard the items for
sale at all times.
• One adult should be dedicated to guarding the
• One adult should be inside the home at all
• Under no circumstance should a stranger be
allowed into your home during the garage sale.
• The most common request from visitors is to
allow one of their children to use your
bathroom. This should not be allowed
Neighbors who have already confirmed their plans
to participate in the garage sale have contacted
the Social Committee. If you wish to
participate, please send an email to Social
Chair Ayu Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org,
with your home address and mobile phone number.
The final list will be delivered to all
participants the day before the event.
Please print one copy and display it with your
items to help guide the buyers to other
For your reference:
• Signs announcing the event will be displayed
at each HOA entrance.
• Details will be posted on our HOA website.
• The Social Committee will continue to announce
the event on our Nextdoor account and it will
post the event on the Frisco/Plano/The Colony
Garage Sale Facebook Group.
For all other details, please send an email to
Since there will be more people in our
neighborhood May 23, please be aware of your
surroundings during the neighborhood garage
sale. Help make this a productive and safe event
by staying watchful for your neighbors,
yourselves and children riding their bikes,
walking or playing in yards.
New Board of
Directors Elected, Roles Discerned
Kings Ridge HOA annual meeting on April 21,
residents elected three new members to the board
of directors, joining two incumbent residents
who begin their second year of a two-year term.
On April 29, during an open meeting call, the
five board members discerned roles for the new
· Paul Nolte will serve as president, and
begins his second year term.
· Bill Kula will serve as vice president, and
begins his second year term.
· Glenn Barlow will serve as secretary in his
first year on the board.
· Greg Urech will serve as treasurer in his
first year on the board.
· Ward Olgreen will serve as assistant treasurer
and member at large, and was re-elected for a
two-year term after serving a one-year term.
The current board, with representatives living
in each of the HOA’s three phases, is grateful
for the tremendous service provided by outgoing
board president Brent Rice and treasurer Brian
Kowalchyk, both of whom did not run for
re-election. The new board will serve the needs
of the entire neighborhood, and work closely
with committee chairs and volunteers, property
Management Company FirstService Residential and
The new board welcomes the interest of all
neighbors to offer their gift of time and talent
to help the neighborhood in a variety of ways.
The next regularly scheduled board of directors
meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19 at Parr
Library at 7 pm. Many neighbors have already
expressed interest in serving on various
committees. Others who want to serve on the
landscaping, social, safety or communications
committee, or have interest in serving as a
neighborhood block captain to keep residents on
a specific street informed, apprised and engaged
in HOA matters, can express their interest to
property manager Kristen Denby at
against INAPPROPRIATE LAND USE in Plano!
Our coalition, made up of hundreds of
concerned stakeholders involving several HOAs,
is gratified and humbled after earning VICTORY
April 27 at the Plano municipal center. Thank
you for your help.
After heated debate, the Plano City Council
DENIED the applicant's special use permit
request for a proposed mid-rise residential
development sandwiched between a sea of
commercial development at the northeast corner
of ... View more Spring Creek Parkway and
Headquarters, just west of the future Toyota HQ.
Since the Planning & Zoning Commission already
denied the request involving Plano Zoning Case
2014-47, a supermajority vote from council was
needed, meaning three votes in opposition to
kill the project. We're particularly
appreciative to council members
Lissa Smith, Ben Harris and Pat Miner for
opposing the project.
The coalition theme -- Inappropriate Land Use --
was shown on a sea of signs in council chambers
Monday night. How refreshing to see about 75
signs held high in opposition AFTER 10:30 p.m.
since Zoning Case 2014-47 was the last of 12
items on the council agenda.
We respect the service of all council members.
We support affordable housing, but only when the
proposed development is an appropriate use of
land. This project was not.
Let's use this one campaign as an opportunity to
stay involved, informed and engaged knowing
engaged citizens helps make great cities. There
will be many other challenges to confront as we
work together to make Plano, plus Denton and
Collin counties, a great place to live, learn,
work and play. Early voting began April 27 at
Parr Library leading up to Saturday, May 9
election day. Please exercise your right to vote
this election season!
Dallas Morning News article:
Community Impact Newspaper article:
Plano Star Courier article:
Take action against Plano
Zoning Case 2014-47
Click here to
download the Form Letter
Residents can oppose a special use permit
related to Plano Zoning Case 2014-47 in a number
ONE, attend the Monday, April 27 Plano
City Council meeting at 7 p.m. to showcase your
opposition to the inappropriate use of land on
2.4 acres at the northeast corner of Spring
Creek Parkway and Headquarters. Plano City Hall
is located at 1520 K. Ave. near downtown Plano.
Members of the coalition against the Zoning
Project will speak.
TWO, write a customized letter to the
Plano City Council to oppose the applicant’s
request for a special use permit that would
allow the applicant, Pinnacle Housing and its
affiliates, to construct a mid-rise (5 story or
higher) affordable residential development.
Letters that opposed Zoning Case 2014-47 can be
addressed to the Honorable Mayor of Plano and
City Council to the following email that reaches
the full council:
THREE, sign an online petition,
The petition language reads: We, the undersigned
residents of Plano, Texas and other concerned
stakeholders, OPPOSE the granting of a Special
Use Permit (“SUP”) allowing for the construction
of Mid-Rise Residential property on 2.4 acres at
the northeast corner of Spring Creek Parkway and
Headquarters Drive. The SUP was denied by the
City of Plano Planning and Zoning Commission
under Plano Zoning Case #2014-47 on January 20,
2015, and we hereby respectfully ask the Plano
City Council to support the Planning and Zoning
Commission's ruling on this issue and reject the
applicant's appeal thereto.
Note: Donations to iPetitions.com are NOT
required to submit your signature. You may
simply close the donation window after
submitting your signature if you do not wish to
Plano HOA Presidents Breakfast Presentation
Board members Brent Rice and Bill Kula attended
a recent City of Plano HOA presidents breakfast
and heard presentations from the Mayor of Plano
and various city leaders
on topics of importance to neighborhoods.
click on this link for the full set
Dear Kings Ridge Homeowners,
As we continue to maintain our beautifully
landscaped community, we will be performing a
pre-emergent process this Wednesday and
Thursday, January 14th and 15th. This is a weed
control treatment that will be sprayed in the
common areas only.
With this treatment, you may see a faint green
dye that is simply colored with food coloring
for the Brickman Landscaping techs to help them
track their work.
Please be sure to keep your pets off the grassy
areas until the pre-emergent spray has dried,
which is typically 4 hours. This is a non-toxic
substance, and you will see the dye dissipate
with the next rain.
2014 Fall Kings Ridge Newsletter
Plano Ranks in Top 10 U.S.
Suburbs for Education
TIME Magazine released a book on healthy living,
entitled “Healthiest Places to Live.” The book
features 10 U.S. cities and Plano is the focus
of a chapter called “Best Place for Staying
Plano Named 6th Best City in America for
Plano Named Best City in Texas for Pet Lovers:
Top 10 Best Cities to Live in America
Plano Livability Score
Why Plano is a great suburb: D Magazine
interview with our mayor