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Volunteer Support Sought for National Night Out

In prep for the upcoming National Night Out (NNO) celebration in Kings Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 6 (6:15 to 8:30 p.m.) with regional community leaders, the planning committee seeks neighbors who can volunteer their time and/or talents.

For the past five years, the Kings Ridge NNO celebration has been the largest HOA-sponsored event in Plano with more than 300 attendees and that’s only achieved with the help of volunteers.

Please let NNO coordinators, Paul Nolte and Bill Kula, know if you can help with any of the following items no later than Sept. 12. You can reach them at p-nolte@ti.com and billkula21@gmail.com.

What the committee seeks as of now:
• A few raffle prizes for attendees, e.g. dinner for 2s, sporting tickets, etc.
• 3 to 4 judges (14 years of age or older) to select winners in the K-9 and kids parade. (Entrants will be asked to gather between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. and handed numbers for their entry.)
• 2 adults to help manage activity at the parade start line from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m.
• 2 to 4 adults to rotate turns and help staff the food serving line and drink stations in the phase II park.
• 2 to 4 adults to rotate turns and staff a reception table in the phase II park (name tags, sign-up sheets)
• 4 to 6 adults to help set up or tear down tables and tents, and collect trash, in the phase II park.

City of Plano videos about National Night Out that heavily feature the Kings Ridge HOA can be viewed on YouTube by clicking on these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMNAXawExVk (2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7-eIZNtVWQ (2010)

posted 8.28.15


August Yard of the Month Winners

Congratulations to the following:

Tammy and Bruce Broyles, 6532 Crown Forest Drive (left)
Susan Martin Potter, 7112 Yardley Lane (right)

Thank you for helping make Kings Ridge look nice!

click here to view all YOM Winners

posted 8.13.15


New FirstService Residential Primary Point of Contact - Eve Behan

Eve Behan, (pronounced Bee-‘an, like “you’re ‘be’in’ good”) Director of Management with FirstService Residential, has been appointed the lead point of contact for
Kings Ridge HOA residents.

Eve replaces Kristen Denby as our property manager who recently resigned for medical reasons. We appreciate the work that Kristen did on behalf of our HOA, and look forward to working closely with Eve who has filled in to help our HOA in the past and is familiar with our neighborhood.

Since our summer HOA newsletter was published in June after Kristen left FSR, please reach Eve rather than Katie Paul who was listed in the publication as the point of contact for HOA-related issues, comments or questions.

Eve can be reached at 214-451-5470, eve.behan@fsresidential.com and
3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 202, Dallas, TX 75219.


posted 7.30.15


2015 Summer Edition Kings Ridge Newsletter

 


Click here to view the latest City of Plano News


During the Kings Ridge HOA annual meeting in April, 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 board.

* 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.


A photo of your HOA board members is shown in this post. (Shown L to R): Glenn Barlow, Greg Urech, Ward Olgreen, Bill Kula and Paul Nolte.

Communication is key, and there are many ways residents can touch in touch with things impacting Kings Ridge.

If you see something that needs attention in our neighborhood please send an email to our FirstService Residential property association director Katie Paul at Katie.Paul@fsresdiential.com who works directly with the board of directors and all vendors and contractors.

* Face-to-face communication is the most important, so do all you can to get to know your neighbors.
* Kings Ridge HOA website: http://kingsridgehoa.net (This is the central repository of news, information, events, and forms including our declaration of covenants, code and reviews (DCCRs) and bylaws, and password-protected neighborhood directory.) An effort has begun to modify and enhance the website appearance and navigational form, and residents will see those improvements later this summer.
* HOA Newsletter (The spring/summer edition is in production and will be mailed this month to all Kings Ridge homeowners and posted on our HOA website.)
* Kings Ridge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kings.ridge.7 (There are a few other HOAs with Facebook pages, but ours is the only one in Plano, TX, so we’re easy to find and make a request to be a friend. Social chair Ayu Fitzgerald, communications chair Bill Kula and long-time volunteer Stephanie Davis are the page administrators and place content on the newsfeed page.)
* Nextdoor online community forum: https://kingsridgetx.nextdoor.com/news_feed/ (Most people join Nextdoor via email invites from existing members. If you go online, and can’t register on Nextdoor, send communications chair Bill Kula an email request and he’ll send you an invite. He’s billkula21@gmail.com
* Metal information signs placed near the community’s main entrances when needed.
* HOA board meetings (The board normally meets the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions including June (our board met on June 10) and July when the board does not meet.) Board meeting agendas are sent via email to all residents who’ve registered their preferred email with FirstService Residential and on the HOA website, Facebook and Nextdoor.
* Email blasts from FirstService Residential. If you have not already registered your preferred email with our property management company, please do. In doing so, you will receive real time, HOA-specific emails about important news and information specific to Kings Ridge. Your personal email addresses will not be provided to third parties. To receive periodic email blasts from our property management company, please send your preferred email address to assistant manager Michelle McKinney at Reservations.Texas@fsresidential.com. In your email subject line, state “Add me to Kings Ridge HOA email blast list.”
 

posted 6.10.15


HOA Seeking a Volunteer Grant Writer

The Kings Ridge HOA seeks a neighbor volunteer with grant application experience to assist the landscaping committee.

The City of Plano Neighborhood Services Department has developed a new Neighborhood Beautification and Vitality grant program to support the city’s strategic goal of creating vibrant and beautiful looking neighborhoods.

This program provides matching grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to neighborhood groups interested in building strong relationships around a community-driven beautification project. You’ll read more about the Plano program in our upcoming spring/summer HOA newsletter that’s mailed to all homes and placed on our HOA website at www.kingsridgehoa.net.

The complete grant application and supporting documents for the fall project proposals must be submitted by Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. so the bulk of the grant writing application will take place over the next few weeks. The deadline for spring project proposals is Monday, February 1, 2016.

If you are interested in this initiative, and have experience completing grant applications, and would like working with the City of Plano’s Neighborhood Services department, we need YOUR help to help our neighborhood compete for matching funds for Kings Ridge projects!

Please contact Katie Paul at FirstService Residential, our association management company, at Katie.Paul@fsresidential.com as soon as possible if this volunteer project is of interest to you.

You can also contact Kings Ridge landscaping chair, Diane Nolte
at dnolte@avaya.com with any questions.

posted 6.10.15


Kings Ridge 1st Fitness Party

The Kings Ridge Social Committee invites you to bring your Kings Ridge Fitness Pal to ilovekickboxing – Plano and experience a super fun workout with your neighbors. We will have a DJ, food, beverages, prizes and a ton of fun.

Please send an email to Social Committee Chair ayufitzgerald@ebby.com to RSVP for this event.

The ilovekickboxing - Plano staff is ready to take good care of the kids while they enjoy the Infinite Bounds jumping pads. They will be taken care of while you enjoy the fitness party.

With your participation, ilovekickboxing – Plano will gift you 3 FREE classes. So, come and join us. We will have a blast!

WHEN: Saturday 6/13/15 at 3:30pm
WHERE: 1901 Preston Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093
INVESTMENT: $10


posted 6.10.15


posted 6.8.15


New Board of Directors Elected, Roles Discerned

During the 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 board.

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 vendors.

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 Kristen.Denby@fsresidential.com.

updated 5.18.15


VICTORY 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!

Links:

Dallas Morning News article:
http://planoblog.dallasnews.com/2015/04/council-rejects-affordable-housing-project.html/

Community Impact Newspaper article:
http://impactnews.com/dfw-metro/plano/mid-rise-residential-fails-to-receive-super-majority-vote-ne/


Plano Star Courier article:
http://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/news/resident-coalition-opposes-development-project-in-plano/article_3c3054a4-f410-11e4-a253-77ee182ba722.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed


update 5.7.15

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 of ways.

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: citycouncil@plano.gov.

THREE, sign an online petition, click here. 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 donate.
 

posted 4.20.15


posted 4.10.15


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.

Please click on this link for the full set of presentations.

updated 4.21.15


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.

FirstService Residential

posted 1.13.15


2014 Fall Kings Ridge Newsletter

posted 10.23.14


Quick Links 

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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 Safe.”

Plano Named 6th Best City in America for First-Time Homebuyers

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Why Plano is a great suburb: D Magazine interview with our mayor

updated 08.29.14


 


Kings Ridge is located in Plano, Texas,  just two miles west of the Dallas North Tollway and minutes from the new President George Bush Turnpike.  Kings Ridge is also centrally located close to both DFW International Airport and Love Field and boasts easy access to five major universities.

 

 

Plano's outstanding park system is designed with activities for all ages and includes amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, recreational centers, a tennis center, multiple country clubs and hike and bike trails.  The schools attended by the children living in Kings Ridge are within the Lewisville Independent School District.

 

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