Oak Hill News and Information Update
Oak Hill 2013 Event Calendar
Oak Hill Garage Sale ……………… Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th at 8:00am
Pickup Following Garage Sale …… Saturday May 4th at 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Pool Opening ……………………….. Friday May 24th at 9:00am
Pool Wristband Distribution ……… See Pool Opening and Wristband Distribution section below
Family Pool Party …………………… June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Movies by the Pool – June ………… Saturday June 29th at 8:30pm
4th July Bike Parade ……………….. Thursday July 4th at 1:00pm
Movies by the Pool – July ………….. Saturday July 27th at 8:30pm
Pool Closing ………………………… Monday September 9th
Block Party …………………………… To Be Announced
Holiday Party ………………………… Saturday Dec 7th at 6:00pm
Note: E-mail Reminders will be distributed in advance of events
Oak Hill Easter Egg Hunt
The Oak Hill Easter Egg hunt was held on March 30 at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park to the delight of around 50 participants. Many thanks to Erin Volante for coordinating this year’s event and to Patrick and Suzanne Egger for coordinating past Easter Egg Hunts for us!
Oak Hill Garage Sale
Get your stuff ready for the Oak Hill garage sale to be held on Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th! We will be publicizing the event on Craig’s List as well as the KC Star along with signs posted around the neighborhood. If you plan to participate, please e-mail Karen Petersen at [email protected] with your street address and description of any large items you would be selling prior to the sale. She will try to create a composite list of participating homes to pass out to customers.
The Salvation Army will have a truck in our neighborhood on Saturday May 4th between 4 & 5 PM. Please e-mail Karen Petersen at [email protected] by Friday May 3rd if you are interested in having any leftover sale items picked up or have donations you would like to make. We will try to distribute a list of items they will not accept prior to that time along with more specific details.
Pool Opening and Wristband Distribution
The Oak Hill neighborhood pools opens for the season on Friday May 24th. Pool hours of operation are from 9:00AM to 9:00PM.
Homeowners must have paid annual HOA membership dues and present a signed 2013 Oak Hill Homes Pool Use Agreement in order to receive pool wristbands. The pool area gate code will be provided during wrist band distribution.
Bands will be distributed at the pool during the following times:
Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 2pm (Pre-Opening)
Friday, May 24th .. from 9am to 3pm (Opening Day)
Saturday, May 25 .. from 9am to 3pm
Sunday, May 26 … from 9am to 3pm
Monday, May 27th .. from 11am to 4pm (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 28th thru Sunday, June 2nd from 1 to 4pm
Please print, and bring a filled out copy of the Pool Use Agreement with you to receive pool bands. The 2013 Pool Use Agreement may be accessed on the Neighborhood Pool Services page on this website. Read the rules and fill in the family information at the bottom of the form.
Note: It is very important that toddlers wear swim diapers or rubber pants over diapers. The outbreak of Cryptosporidium that closed down many city pools in the past was caused by toddlers not wearing swim diapers. Diarrhea or feces in the water spread this potentially serious infectious disease. Chlorine is ineffective against this organism; the pool must be shut down for 24 to 48 hours while the water is shocked at a cost to the home owners association of $125 per event. The simple act of wearing swim diapers will help ensure we have healthy water for swimming.
Oak Hill Family Pool Party
The Oak Hill Family Pool Party will be held Saturday, June 8th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share (salad, vegetable, dessert). There will be Lots of fun for the kids including a bouncy house and other activities.
Please RSVP to Karen Peterson at [email protected] or 913 894-9395 by May 30th
Watch for upcoming announcements about Movies by the Pool and other Oak Hill neighborhood events!
Oak Hill Directory Update
We are in the process of publishing our 2013 Oak Hill Directory. Those of you having not already having done so, please review your family’s listing in the current directory for errors or updates and e-mail any changes to: [email protected]
We are including Ads in the directory this year to help offset publishing costs. We will offer Oak Hill homeowners first priority for Ad placement before opening space for non-HOA companies.
Price for ½-page ad is $50 and a full-page ad is $100.
Please submit your Ad in a graphic format that can be placed in Microsoft Word.
A full-page ad should be 7” high by 4” wide. A half-page should be 5 & ¼” high by 4” wide.
E-mail your ads to: [email protected]
Please send a check for the Ad made out to:
Oak Hills Homes Association
P.O. Box 14704,
Lenexa, Kansas 66285
with the Memo portion indicating Advertising.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Ash trees
The Oak Hill Homes board has decided against treating the ash trees in our common area against the emerald ash borer this year – 2013. We are following the recommendation of our K-State extension agent, Dennis Patton, who advocates waiting until confirmation of the pest in our area and then only treating healthy viable trees. The damage of last years’ drought to our trees will be fairly evident by late August/ early September and would be a good time to have your ash trees evaluated by an arborist to aid in determining for/against treatment if the pest is in our area next year.
Only trees along Lackman and 79th St. are common area trees maintained by the homes association. Street trees in front of houses are the responsibility of the individual homeowners. Next year, the HOA board will be negotiating with one or two tree care companies on homeowner discounts and provide contact information. Some homeowners may elect to visit a nursery and treat against the pest themselves.
Please visit www.johnson.ksu.edu for detailed information. The Oak Hill website www.oakhillhomes.org will provide details specific to our members only.
Lack of Iron – Pin Oak Trees
If you notice the leaves on your oak trees are a pale green to yellow color it may be due to a lack of available iron in the soil. The oak tree by the swimming pool had this problem last summer. After an evaluation by an arborist, the tree was treated with an iron injection at a cost of $130.00. The treatment is guaranteed for a period of two years; however, it usually lasts for four years. Left untreated, a lack of iron can severely damage or kill a tree over a period of years.
79th & Lackman Street Project
The city is starting a street improvement project this spring that will affect our common area sprinkler system along 79th Street. The board is working with the city contractors to ensure repairs to our system are completed in a timely manner. An informational meeting about the project is Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Municipal Services Center, 7700 Cottonwood.
Classes are being offered at our pool again this summer, beginning Monday, June 11th. Janet Payne will lead the classes from 9:15 to 10:00am on Mondays and Thursdays. The program coordinator is Bev Nichols at 541-8895. Classes cost $5 per session; you can pre-pay or pay as you go.
Residents have recently reported incidents of theft from homes and automobiles in the neighborhood. One event occurred where thieves gained access to the home through an open garage door. It is recommended keeping garage doors closed when not present in the garage and to avoid leaving valuables in cars to avoid property loss.
Please be certain to add [email protected] to your e-mail contact list to help assure receipt of Oak Hill communications.