The July General Meeting was called to order at 3:10 by Chris Holbert. He thanked Amy Henderson and the Montessori School on Clayton Rd for hosting us. Amanda Wear made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. It was seconded by Matt Allan and approved. There was approximately 33 people in attendance.
Officer Pennington, our NPO, spoke briefly. Our crime stats have been very low recently. James Ripley asked about the legality of the golf carts on streets. Officer Pennington said with the proximity to the golf course, it is okay. Julie Miers asked about motorized scooters on streets and as long as they are being safe, it is also okay.
Water Department Update: Roberto Sauceda, Senior Professional Engineer, FTW Water Department. Mr. Sauceda appreciates our patience with water line replacement on Clayton Road. The pipe replacement portion is scheduled to be finished October 30th. This does not include repaving (seperate contract). Residents along Clayton Road will be charged an average monthly bill. To avoid really hot water in the afternoon (due to the sun heating the above ground pipes), keep water flowing and the faucet open. Sprinklers are likely to not function properly due to low water pressure with the above ground pipes and residents will not be ticketed for watering at wrong times.
Sandi Breaux, City Councilman Zim Zimmerman’s aide: Street resurfacing will be completed by October 2017. City maintenance will patch holes in the temporary asphalt. Please notify Zim’s office if large pot holes have appeared. Ms. Breaux addressed the concerns with apartment residents parking along Chickering. The apartment complex is requiring all residents to register their vehicles and are trying to gain extra spaces by possibly removing tennis courts. There has been no consensus among home owners regarding the proposed permit parking only signs to discourage apartment resident parking in front of their homes. There has been some concern regarding garbage cans being left in the middle of roads and driveways by the trucks. Sandi said that we can have an audit performed (this has been scheduled). Carts can be repaired by calling 817-392-EASY.
Chris Holbert addressed the proposed RHNA storage locker. The cost is $60-70 per month and will give us a place to store trash cans, tables, tents, signs, etc for neighborhood events. Beverly Branham made a motion to rent the locker, motion was approved. The minor changes to the bylaws were approved as well.
Amanda Wear mentioned the success of Picnic in the Park and spoke about upcoming events: National Night Out, Halloween in the Hills, and the September Happy Hour.
Beverly Branham addressed the city council vote to close the free public access to the Botanic Gardens. This will be voted on during the August Parks Board Meeting and will become an Education Garden if passed.
Holly Ross asked about the multiple paint colors used on the new benches during the park improvements. The benches were painted to coordinate with the playground equipment.
Someone asked about any news regarding the Kroger building and Sandi responded that they have not seen anything come through their office.
Holly Ross asked if plants can be extended down Camp Bowie. Chris Holbert replied that we will have to work with the Camp Bowie District, which has a new President. RHNA will try to request a meeting or have them come speak at our next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:00PM.