Lookin’ Good Neighborhood!

June 12, 2013

Late spring and early summer is the perfect time to make updates and fixes to your home.  I’ve seen lots of crews out doing work in yards, building fences, replacing roof shingles, painting chimneys and siding and putting in pools for the hot Texas summer.  It is great to see our homeowners’ caring about what their homes look like and doing their best to keep our home values high!

 

As you think about improvements you might like to make to your home this season, please remember that the Ridgeview Ranch HOA’s governing documents require that you submit any and all plans for improvements made to the exterior of your home to our Architectural Control Committee (ACC) BEFORE the work begins.  This is in addition to the building permit required by the City of Plano for many of these improvements as well.

 

The ACC page on our website has the current published design standards along with the project submittal form required.  The committee has 30 days to review and approve or deny your project.  However, they typically get the project through the committee in about a week if they do not have questions or the project is not unusual in some way.  The down side – if you fail to submit the forms and get the proper approval, you are subject to fines.  Here’s a link to the page and documents you need.

http://ridgeviewranch.org/acc/

 

Take the time to submit the forms, gain the necessary approval and get your work underway.  But most of all, thanks for taking the time and effort to keep your home beautiful!

Volunteer Opportunities in Ridgeview Ranch

June 1, 2013

Volunteering.  No matter what you think about it – love it or hate it – the word means something to almost everyone.  Dictionary.com defines the word volunteer as, “a person who offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.”  Well to me the word means SOOOO much more.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of organizations.  Many can not survive without them.  In many cases, there are a small number of volunteers doing a large chunk of work and when they burn out or need to stop volunteering, the areas in which they volunteered tend to end somewhat abruptly.  These people typically have a passion for what they are doing or for the organization they support.  More than passion – maybe even a drive to give something back or make a difference in the world.

Well, outside of my family, there’s not much I am passionate about.  So, I choose to spend my time volunteering for places, organizations and issues that directly affect my family.  Our community, neighborhood, individual homes are closest to that passion.  That is why I volunteer to serve in Ridgeview Ranch.  I began in playgroups for my kids and moved onto the board several years later.  Your passion may be different, but there are so many opportunities to make a difference right here in the community where you live, I feel sure we can find an area for you to serve.  Take a moment to look at the document linked to below and see if something speaks to you!

Volunteer Opportunities – June 2013

I hope to be welcoming you as a Ridgeview Ranch volunteer soon!
Lisa Coppinger
President, Ridgeview Ranch HOA