Your Neighborhood Needs YOU!

February 19, 2018

Do you have ideas you feel would make our community a better place to live?  Do you have special skills that could benefit our community like landscape planning and design, budgeting or financial management, real estate or property management, marketing or community engagement, website management and design?  Do you enjoy spending time with others who want to contribute to the community?  Have you been looking for a way to positively affect your homes’ value in the real estate market?  Or maybe you just enjoy leading your community and have been looking for the right opportunity.  Well, Ridgeview Ranch needs YOU!

We are two months into 2018 and we are gearing up for the Annual HOA Meeting of Membership this spring. (Look for specific dates coming soon!)  One of the most important aspects of this meeting is the nomination and election of board members to serve the Membership.  Volunteering for your community through the HOA is a fantastic way to give back to your own neighborhood, meet new people, make new friends, get to know more about your neighborhood and the city you reside in, add to your volunteer experience, and even to put a toe in the water for a life as a public servant.

The Ridgeview Ranch Board of Directors is tasked with preserving the health and welfare of our community.  Ridgeview Ranch carries five (5) volunteer board members who each serve a three (3) year term.  The terms are staggered so that we are never nominating an entirely new board just a seat or two at a time.  This year there are two (2) board positions open for volunteers.  Once elected, positions like president, secretary and treasurer are voted on my the directors at their first official meeting following their election. So, when you run for a seat, you will still have time to consider where you can make the most impact.  Article five through nine of our HOA Bylaws set out the details of the board and its duties.  You download can find this document on this website’s documents page by clicking HERE.

Basic duties and activities of the HOA Board include:
1) Directing the activities of our community management company and their assigned representatives and agents
2) Voting regarding the imposition and resolution of fines and enforcement rules and regulations contained in our governing documents
3) Reviewing, modifying and approving annual HOA budgets and considering assessment increases if necessary
4) Reviewing bids and awarding contracts to major property vendors for community common areas: pools, playgrounds, entrances, medians etc.
5) Handling member complaints and issues as needed
6) Appointing volunteer leaders for committee work including Architectural Control Committee (ACC), Events, Communication and Crime Watch.

If urgent issues come up between meetings, most can be handled via electronic communication.  Meeting or in-person requirements are only about 16 to 20 hours per calendar year including annual meeting, budget meetings and board meetings.  Of course, you are always welcomed to volunteer more!!!

Volunteering to support your neighborhood by serving on the HOA board can make a very big difference not only for you, but for our entire community.  Please consider filling out the Board of Directors Application and sending it to CCMC (our management company) at the following address.

Ridgeview Ranch HOA
c/o CCMC
7800 Dallas Parkway, Suite 450
Plano, TX 75024

 

You can download the form by clicking the link below.

FORMS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, MARH 5, 2018

Congratulations to Our Holiday Lighting Contest Winners!

December 19, 2017

Announcing the winners of our 2017 Holiday Lighting Contest!  These homeowners went above and beyond creating festive light displays at their homes and in our Grand Prize winners case, even choreographed their lights to music.  Here are the winning addresses.

Grand Prize:  2721 Royal Troon

First Place: 9825 Sota Grande

Second Place: 9733 Kingsmill

Third Place: 9821 Sota Grande

Honorable Mentions:
2601 Royal Birkdale
2700 Buck Hill
9729 Beck (photo to come)

Thank you to everyone throughout Ridgeview Ranch who participated in decorating their homes for the holidays and congratulations to these special homeowners for their efforts!  Take some time to walk or drive through the neighborhood and enjoy these displays.

Calloway’s Promotion

March 28, 2017

The Yard of the Month Program is right around the corner.  Use the promotion below to spruce up your yard and volunteer to help with the program!

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January HOA Board Meeting Postponed

January 16, 2017

Attention:

The board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 at the Plano CCMC offices has been postponed.  The new date, time and location will be posted on the Ridgeview Ranch website calendar as soon as it is scheduled. Please contact CCMC if you have any questions or concerns.

2016 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

December 24, 2016

Congratulations to the following homeowners for their fantastic job decorating their homes for the holidays.  Winners were picked in each of the four neighborhoods and one grand prize winner for the entire neighborhood.

Estates: 9400 Daly

Manor: 9821 Sota Grande

Villages: 2700 Buckhill

Ridgeview West: 9717 Kingsmill

Grand Prize: 9621 Royal Troon

Congratulations and thank you homeowners for all of your hard work and also to the Beautification Committee for driving each street to find the best decorations our neighborhood had to offer!  Happy Holidays!

Safety Tips from the Plano Police Department

December 1, 2016

Did you know that the police department suggests keeping your porch lights on from dusk until dawn?  Please take a look at the following brochures published by the Plano Police Department for a variety of safety concerns.  These tips can help you stay safe and protect your property during the Holidays – and every other day.  If you are a member of our Nextdoor community, Officer Tilley posts these items in the Crime and Safety section regularly.

Holiday Safety Flyer: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11202

Preventing Vehicle Burglaries: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3553

Home Security:
1)  http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3531
2) http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10594

To see all of the safety brochures and documents published by our Plano Police Department, please click here.

 

Halloween Decorating Contest Winners Announced

November 1, 2016

Halloween Decorating Contest judging took place Saturday, Oct 29 between 7:00 and 10:00 PM. Judges awarded one winner for each of the four HOA neighborhoods with each winner receiving a $25 Gift Card, a winner sign, and bragging rights.  Winners for each neighborhood are included below:

In addition, judges awarded a Grand Prize to the homeowners at 2513 Geiberger – always a neighborhood favorite – who received a $100 Gift Card, a winner sign, and bragging rights too!

Grand Prize - 2512 Geiberger

Grand Prize – 2512 Geiberger

Thank you to all who decorated and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters this year.  It is always good to see everyone out in costume and greeting each other!  A fun evening indeed!!!

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – October 2016

October 11, 2016

Congratulations to our final 2016 Yard of the Month selections!  These homeowners are doing a fantastic job keeping their homes and yards in top shape.

Thank you to our Yard of the Month volunteers Ken & Maggie Belloni for their hard work and to Calloway’s Nursery for their support of our community through this program!

Remember to get your Halloween Decorations out in time for Contest Judging on October 29.  Good Luck!!!

Calloway’s Timely Tips for October Gardeners

October 11, 2016

fall_clipartUsher in the autumn season with creative displays for indoors and out! Transformation quickly occurs with pots of mums, pansies, cabbages and ornamental peppers when combined with pumpkins, gourds and bales of hay.

Create a spectacular vignette in your landscape with bales of hay, a scarecrow or two, multiple sizes of pumpkins and gourds, pots of garden mums, corn stalks and for more texture consider adding old tools, a set of antlers or birdhouses. The autumn color palette offers a myriad of wonderful colors from which to choose; purples, rusts, gold’s, yellows, oranges, deep greens and browns can be used. Whether you are mixing colors or working with only one, use color abundantly to create massive appeal. Create a pyramid of pumpkins and gourds by selecting different colors and stacking them one on top of the other. Simply displaying a “pile” of pumpkins in the same color palette and different sizes will draw ones eye and interest to an area of your landscape.

Color Creations filled with blooming or colorful foliage plants can be used on patios and porches. Freshen up existing containers by nestling an interesting pumpkin or gourd in amongst the plants. Fill a favorite basket or pot with a mixture of produce for a simple, impressive look. Add a bit of nature into your containers with branches, corn husks, berries and other materials to enhance the overall look.

If you did not apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in September; apply it by the first two weeks of October. You should also fertilize your St. Augustine or Bermuda lawns no later than the first week of October.

October is bulb buying month. They are in fresh supply and will provide welcome late winter and early spring color for the landscape. Refrigerate Tulips and Hyacinth bulb for at least 45 to 60 days to provide enough chilling to bloom properly. Plant them in late November or early December.

Information is courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery at www.calloways.com.

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – September 2016

September 16, 2016

Congratulations to the following hard-working homeowners for being selected as a Yard of the Month award recipient.

If you see these homeowners out in the neighborhood, please congratulate them on their hard work!

One more month to get those yards in shape and earn a gift card to Calloway’s so get out there and get those fall plantings finished for our final month of October.  Then get to decorating for our annual Halloween and Holiday decorating contests!

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