City of Dallas, City Council Events

Sharing this note from Cara Mendelsohn, the newly-elected District 12 City Council Representative.

 

Hello District 12!

The City Council and the Mayor’s office are on “recess” for July. That means we are not holding public meetings, but we are reading reports, answering emails, learning about the ins and outs of different city departments, meeting with constituents, and talking with companies and non-profits who have ideas for how to move Dallas forward. As a new council member, it also means studying the 700-page budget. Here are some updates for you:

COFFEE WITH CARA – 7/29/19

Join the District 12 team for a casual time to hear City of Dallas updates, ask questions, get help, offer suggestions, and find out how to volunteer. Special guests: Dallas City Manager, Director of Office of Homeless Solutions, Director of 311, Director of Sanitation, Oncor Community Relations

Monday, July 29, 2 pm – 4 pm, Renner Frankford Library. Light refreshments served, Kosher certified.

STORM DEBRIS

When the storm hit, the city sanitation department had already completed bulky trash pick-up for the week 1 residents. If you live west of Hillcrest or north of McCallum, you are part of this group. The city decided to continue the rotation and start the storm debris pick up with week 2 residents (if you live east of Hillcrest or south of McCallum, you are part of this group), then week 3, then week 4, then back to week 1. The sanitation department has all trucks and staff on overtime, working 6 days a week. They’ve added in crews from the parks department and hired more than 30 contract landscape crews from all over the US. They have set up temporary chipping stations at LBJ and 75 so they don’t have to haul the debris to the transfer station at Northwest Highway and Harry Hines. The city generally picks up 100k tons of bulk trash in a month. With the storm, the estimate is now 650k tons. At this point, weeks 2 and 3 are complete. Week 4 is in process and expected to be done by 7/24. Week 1 will begin as soon as week 4 is complete and is expected to be complete approximately August 3rd. The storm and the plan to address it were in place before I was in office. That said, the sanitation department is working as fast as they can in extreme heat to serve residents and clear the debris. It is clear the city has not invested in the infrastructure to handle emergencies, either in trucks or transfer stations closer to North Dallas. There will be a review of the storm and how things were handled so lessons learned can help the city improve.

BULKY TRASH

We will resume normal brush and bulk collection service in August. Week 1 service for August begins on August 5th. We anticipate utilizing private contract crews through the first week in August to pre-sweep Week 2 areas who received collection immediately after the storm and may not have had storm debris out for collection.

 

BUDGET TOWN HALLS – coming in August!

Learn how the city proposes to use and prioritize your tax dollars. Give input on items you think are over or underfunded and the tax rate.

8/22, 10 am – noon, Timberglen Rec Center

8/27, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Fretz Park Rec Center (with District 11)

8/29, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Renner Frankford Library

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – 10/1 & CRIME WATCH MEETINGS

If your neighborhood is planning an event for National Night Out or would like help in setting up a crime watch group, please let us know.

POWER OUTAGES

With the power outages we had in June with the storm, knowing when power would be restored was important for decisions about staying in your home or going to a friend’s home or staying in a hotel. You can find out what is happening at oncor.com or text “reg” to 66267 to enroll in My Oncor Alerts.

DART/Cotton Belt (now called Silver Line)

The Cotton Belt has been in planning for nearly 30 years. Growing up, I remember the trains going through the neighborhood. The DART trains expected are very different and will be much more frequent than what we used to have. There are groups that are working to oppose it and groups working to make it as palatable as possible. Some of our neighbors are excited to have it. No matter your view, I encourage you to be informed of what is happening. The prior city council approved this project. Two groups with Facebook pages that are engaged with this that you can follow and get more information are Neighbors Sharing Cotton Belt Information and Cotton Belt Concerned Citizens Coalition.

 

PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY

The Regional Transportation Council and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public input on a couple of transportation issues. Information is posted online at www.nctcog.org/input for public review and comment. To request printed copies of the information, call 817-608-2365 or emailcbaylor@nctcog.org.

 

MAYOR’S BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR

If you, or someone you know that lives in Dallas, needs help providing school supplies for your children, please pre-register for the Mayor’s Back to School Fair by calling 311 or go to mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com

 

PANHANDLERS

Recent lawsuits have struck down the ability of the police to give certain citations to panhandlers. They are still able to give the “Citizen in the Roadway” citation, but they must observe the person going into the street. They are also able to give a citation if someone is aggressive. We have a very active group of panhandlers and there is one foolproof way to get rid of them – STOP GIVING THEM MONEY. The city has a program called “Give Right” that asks citizens to NOT give money to panhandlers and instead give to non-profits serving the homeless. Most panhandlers in our area ARE NOT HOMELESS AND ARE NOT VETERANS, even if they have a sign.

If I can be of assistance to you, please call (214) 670-4067 or email cara.mendelsohn@dallascityhall.com.

Annual Meeting Agenda 2019

The Regency Park Home Owner Association Annual Meeting for 2019 will be conducted at the Timberglen Recreation Center (3810 Timberglen Rd, Dallas, TX 75287) on Saturday April 27 from 2:00-4:00PM.

We look forward to meeting with you and also hearing from our guest speakers Officer Mark Lutz and Dallas City Council Member Sandy Greyson.

Come learn about the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant, which your neighbors have been working toward this last year.

RPHOA Annual Meeting 2019 Agenda

Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Awarded

The Regency Park Homeowner Association was just awarded a grant through the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program to install a new sign at the Frankford / Voss entrance.  Due to the diligence and hard work from two specific neighbors, our entire community is able to benefit.

In the application process Regency Park 1&2 Homeowners Association was approved as a City Of Dallas Vendor under the State approved assumed name Regency Park.  Meaning our HOA owns and can operate projects and events under the name of Regency Park.  Regency Park was also approved and officially represented for the first time on the Approved HOA City Of Dallas Map showing its street names and boundaries, along with the only other approved HOA Bent Tree to date.

Regency Park has now become eligible to take advantage of a whole host of community improvements funded by the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program. Such as website support, membership marketing and support programs, safety cross walks, sign toppers, landscaping support and more.

Support Regency Park with Membership, Building For The Future.

Community Event for City of Dallas Sandy Greyson constituents

The HOA received this note from a Dallas City Council candidate.  We are passing on the information for your benefit.  This is not an endorsement.

Dear HOA Representative,

As you know, our City Council Representative for District 12, Sandy Greyson, is term-limited. I have worked with Sandy for over 10 years on projects for our area, and represented your interests on the City Planning and Zoning Commission for the past 5 years. I just received Sandy’s endorsement for my candidacy for District 12’s City Council Representative. We are having a campaign kickoff reception on President’s Day (see attached invitation). I would love the opportunity to meet you personally as well as your fellow HOA members. Please join us at La Hacienda Ranch on February 18.

Thanks so much. See you there!

Carolyn “Cookie” Peadon

CookiePeadon-KickoffInvite-DonationReplyForm 02 18 2019

RPHOA 2019 Q1 Board Meeting Details

The next Regency Park HOA Board Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 9:30AM.  We will be meeting at Denny’s near Firestation 10.

4567 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75287

Agenda Topics will be:

  • Treasurer Report
  • Filing IRS Form 990N
  • Annual Membership meeting planning
  • City of Dallas Beautification Grant progress

Everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and learn more about the activities of the volunteers who work to build a cohesive community.

 

RPHOA Board Meeting Q1 2019

The Board is currently planning the agenda for the next Board Meeting, with date and time TBD.  We are targeting March 2019.  Please check back for more details.

We have been active with our application to the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant.  https://dallascityhall.com/departments/pnv/Pages/DNVGrant.aspx

Special thanks to neighbors Arnold and Nancy for their focus and dedication to collect all the required documentation/information, following through with the application process, and responding to additional requests for more information.   If we are successful at winning the grant, the award would significantly defray the cost of replacing the Regency Park signage at the entrance of Frankford and Voss.

 

Board Meeting Rescheduled for Saturday December 1, 2018

Please join your Regency Park Home Owner Association for the next Board meeting on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 9:30AM.  We will be meeting at Denny’s near Firestation 10.

4567 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75287

Come visit with your elected HOA Board members and other neighbors.  Hear updates about membership, traffic wall, and other current events.

Agenda Topics:

1. Board Business:

a) Roll call

b) Approve meeting minutes from previous Board meeting

c) Treasurer to provide an update on account balances

2. Report on Membership Drive results and statistics (percentage per street, if possible the demographics of the household, the duration of membership over 5 years, payment method paypal/check/quickpay, provided updated email)

3. Refreshed quotes on straightening the leaning wall

4. City of Dallas Beautification Grant

 

Board Meeting Scheduled for Saturday October 13, 2018

Board Meeting has been postponed.  Due to the rain forecast, tomorrow’s RPHOA Board Meeting has been postponed.  Details of the reschedule will be shared when a new date and time have been determined.

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The next Board Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:30AM.  We will be meeting in the pavilion at Bent Tree Meadow Park, located near the Bent Tree West Swim and Tennis Club.

4302 Creekmeadow Dr, Dallas, TX 75287

Come visit with your elected HOA board members and other neighbors.  Hear updates about membership, traffic wall, and other current events. The HOA will provide donuts, bring your own beverage.

Agenda Topics:

1. Board Business:
      a) Roll call
      b) Approve meeting minutes from previous Board meeting
      c) Treasurer to provide an update on account balances
2. Report on Membership Drive results and statistics (percentage per street, if possible the demographics of the household, the duration of membership over 5 years, payment method paypal/check/quickpay, provided updated email)
3. Refreshed quotes on straightening the leaning wall