Switching to KC Disposal Nov 1st

From time to time, we’ve had some neighbors interested in yard waste pickup, and more so this year than years past.

TRV HOA Board member Chris B. took on the project of investigating hauler options this year (give him your thanks for his persistence!) and I’m proud to report that I’ve signed the agreement for Timber Ridge to switch to KC Disposal effective November 1st.Trash Pickup day will become Monday Morning.

KC Disposal will be providing the same service at the same price as WM, PLUS yard waste pickup, at the same cost!
So no dues changes were needed to satisfy this resident desire, even long term!

You spoke, your HOA listened, and we have better service now at no additional cost!

Our last pickup by WM will be next Wednesday, October 28th.  After Wednesday, please leave your empty trash cans at the curb for WM to pick up Thursday or Friday.

KC Disposal will be dropping off their cans soon.  When they do, please take those inside.

Also: KC Disposal also has different size options for their trash carts!

  • 65 gallon is the default size of what you will get for trash and recycle and what most residents have today.
  • 95 is available for a $5/mo upcharge you would pay to KC Disposal
  • 35 is available at no extra charge if you have low trash volume and want more space in the garage.

If you have any preferences other than 65 gallon, let Chris (In CC) know ASAP please.
Merriam Ordinance and TRV Bylaws both require that trash cans be stored out of public view when not out for collection.   In our neighborhood that amounts to being stored in the garage other than putting them out the night before, and bringing them in during the day of pickup. 

I know I’ve asked a couple folks to keep their cans inside recently, so sorry to come right back and tell you to leave them out on the street for pickup next week.  But I hope this upgrade will be well worth the work that’s been invested in it so far.

-Billy C.

Election-related Yard Sign update

I know we’ve shared in the past our bylaws’ limitations on yard signs.

Recently, one very astute Timber Ridge neighbor found Kansas state law KSA 58-3820 from 2012. Our bylaws were more restrictive when the developer wrote them in 2008, but this state law is clear that it applies to us and it voids the bylaw that restricts political signage

The board has discussed this law, and we agreed that our previous 21 day limitation is overridden by this state law.

So I wanted to update you all for the record, and let you know it is now 45 days prior and 2 days post, that political signs may be posted.

Please remain careful not to obstruct mowers on mowing day. As always, the mowers will not be responsible for damage to signs and may skip areas full of them which will require the homeowner to trim grass manually in those areas.

Board Meeting 2020-10-22

The next TRV HOA Board meeting will be held COMPLETELY ELECTRONICALLY via Microsoft Teams. Same time as always (6:30pm) on Thursday, October 22nd.

If you have not used Microsoft Teams before, download it from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app

Meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzY0MDMwOWItZTFlNy00MTFiLWEyODgtNmEzMTRjZmZlMWVi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%226b8b08cd-ddec-4a30-98e9-edfbcb071eee%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22cff84630-4b53-4efc-9460-203c64ad10c3%22%7d

Agenda to include:

  • Minutes, Finance, AC Requests, and Bylaws reports (any violations reported, or letters sent)
  • Schedule next board meeting.
  • Plan Annual All-homeowner’s meeting
  • Changing Trash Hauler

Our bylaws do assume that we will ‘choose a location’ for board meetings, and announce such a place. To satisfy that requirement, I chose the courtyard of Antioch Library at 8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS 66202. Our bylaws also permit all persons to attend board meetings remotely via electronic means. All board-members will be attending remotely. Please connect via Microsoft Teams.

If there is any change to the meeting ID or method, it will be posted here at TimberRidgeVillas.com on the day of or during the meeting if necessary. Please reference TimberRidgeVillas.com if you have any trouble connecting.

Board Meeting 2020-08-19

The next TRV HOA Board meeting will be held in the back yard at 6624 Wedd Street, Merriam, Kansas 66203 on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. This is lot 46 on the west side of Timber Ridge. Same time as always (6:30pm).

Dress for the heat as this will be outdoors. There is moderate shade from tree cover at this location. If cancelled by rain, we will announce a new date at least one week out.

No online or remote attendance mechanism is planned. Due to Covid-19, please plan to bring any masks or other materials you feel necessary. Electricity, whiteboard, projector, etc may not be available. We will maintain safe distance at the meeting.

Agenda to include:

Minutes, Finance, AC Requests, and Bylaws reports (any violations reported, or letters sent)
Schedule next board meeting.
Monument maintenance update.
Review of Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste options.
Handoff of Treasurer functions.
Property Inspections