Annual Meeting Wrap Up

April 26, 2017

The Ridgeview Ranch Homeowners Association, Inc. had our Annual Meeting of the membership, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00PM in the Maribelle M. Davis Library in Plano. The purpose of the meeting was to present accomplishments of 2016, goals for 2017 and to elect one (1) director to the HOA board. Two-hundred, thirty-seven (237) HOA members sent in their proxy/ballots prior to the meeting and approximately forty (40) HOA members attended the meeting in person.  THANK YOU!

If you were unable to attend the event in person, we have posted the meeting presentation here for your review.

Congratulations to Mrs. Anjali Shirvaikar who was elected to serve on the HOA Board of Directors for the next three years.  After the meeting, Directors held officer elections via email.  Officers are as follows:

President: Doris Gallagher

Vice President: Anjali Shrvaikar

Treasurer:  Dione Beilgard

Secretary:  Bridget Todd

Director At Large: George Tanghongs

These positions will be ratified at the next official meeting of the Board on May 16th at 12:00PM at the CCMC offices in Plano.  Officers are elected by the board annually.

Congratulations to the homeowner at 2900 Hagen who won a $50 gift card in the for prize drawing!

As always, you may contact the board via the contact form on this website or through the management company, CCMC, At the emails and numbers listed on the About and Contact pages of this site!  We hope to see you again in 2018!

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.

Elliptical Sale!

October 10, 2016

Check out the following flyer about selling some of our exercise equipment.

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Please contact Miranda Johnson at 469-246-3521 or by email at preceptionist@ccmcnet.com if you would like to make an offer.

 

Calloway’s Timely Tips for August Gardeners

August 8, 2016

August is here and needless to say, it is HOT! However, Fall is right around the corner and here are a few tips to get you through the dog days of Summer. This is usually one of the driest months for our region, and rainfall may be sparse. When and how you water becomes even more important.

 

Make the best use of the water you have by watering early in the morning before the wind speeds pick up. Otherwise, much of the water will evaporate before the plants get to use it. To further avoid excess evaporation, use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist. Plants need about one inch of water each week during this long Summer period. If you have heavy clay soil adjust the timing of the irrigation zones to make sure water is not running off the landscape. Your irrigation schedule should be adjusted to allow for slow infiltration of the water.

 

Soil that is exposed can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to kill those tender roots near the surface. Three to four inches of mulch can make the soil 10 to 20 degrees cooler. Besides reducing soil temperature, mulches also conserve water by reducing evaporation, often up to 65 percent.

 

August is the last month to plant a new lawn before Winter temperatures arrive. Newly-installed lawns need at least six to eight weeks to establish a healthy root system.
Prune roses back, but do not remove more than one-third of the plant. Prune and remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials to encourage continuous blooming well into Fall.
Tomatoes and Peppers planted earlier this year will not produce fruit during the heat of the Summer, even though they may still be flowering. If the plants remain healthy, they will bear fruit again once the temperature stays below 90 degrees. Remember to fertilize established, healthy plants and keep them watered to encourage new growth. Set out Tomato transplants; look for early maturing variety (65 to 75 days). Our average first freeze is mid-November and Tomato maturity slows down as the days get cool and cloudy.

 

Stop by your nearest Calloway’s Nursery for friendly, expert advice from one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals.

 

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery©, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway’s required for all use and reproduction.

July 2016 Board Meeting Notice

July 27, 2016

RIDGEVIEW RANCH HOA
Board of Director Meeting Notification

 Laws enacted during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session mandate that homeowners be informed when Board of Director Meetings are held.  In keeping with this mandate, please be advised that the Board of Directors will meet on

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M.

Office located at 7800 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 450, Plano, TX

Items to be discussed will include committee reports, landscape review, financial updates, violation and work order reports, landscape enhancement, guard house/guard, additional pool furniture, pool use/enforcement, bad debt and delinquency.

Calloway’s Timely Tips for July Gardeners

July 11, 2016

Gardening activities usually slow down in the Summertime as the temperature continues to climb into the 90’s and beyond. Because it is often a very dry and hot month, maintenance is the focus. The best time to do any kind of gardening or maintenance is early in the morning or late in the day when temperatures are cooler. Now is the time to sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful garden areas you’ve created.

Proper watering is essential to keep plants healthy during the Summer. It is best to water as deeply and infrequently as possible, as opposed to frequent light sprinklings. This will encourage a deeper root system that can take advantage of water stored in the soil.

One of the best strategies for getting shrubs and young trees through Summertime is to apply a thick layer of mulch over the root systems of plants. Mulches break down over time, so if it has been awhile since you’ve mulched, check all the plants in your yard. A three to four inch layer will prevent most evaporation from the soil and lower the soil temperature in the root zone, reducing stress on the root system.

Drip irrigation combined with mulch is an excellent way to maintain your garden and lawn. Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro irrigation is a method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either into the soil surface or directly into the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant. This allows for fertilizer and nutrient loss to be minimized due to localized application and reduced leaching. Soil erosion and weed growth is also lessened with this type of irrigation. Drip irrigation also allows the foliage to remain dry which reducing the risk of disease.   If drip irrigation is not an option, consider using soaker hoses to provide a good source of water to your garden or bedding plants.

Water plants in containers and hanging baskets more frequently in the Summer to keep them from drying out. This can leach out plant nutrients from the soil, so use a water-soluble fertilizer regularly to keep your plants growing and healthy.

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery©, www.calloways.com.

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – July 2016

July 11, 2016

Congratulations to the following homeowners whose yards were selected as the best in our neighborhood for the month of July!  Selected homes are given recognition with a sign in their yard and will also receive a gift certificate from Calloway’s.

The Calloway’s Yard of the Month program runs from April through September so keep working on those yards, you still have time to win!

Pick Up The Poop – It’s the Law!

June 24, 2016

IMG_20151025_174033Each year when the weather gets warmer, neighbors hit the sidewalks more and more with their furry family members taking walks and enjoying the sunny days.  However, we also see an increase in pet waste in our yards and near our sidewalks as a result of owners not picking up after their pets.  It’s a nasty job, but leaving it on the lawn is not only a nuisance – it is against the law.

City of Plano Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4, Animal Regulations, Section 4-51 Nuisances requires the removal of your pet’s waste.  The ordinance specifically states, “(b) A person commits an offense if the person is the owner of an animal and the person fails to immediately remove and dispose of any excreta the animal produces.  (c) A person commits an offense if the person is the owner of an animal and fails to visibly have in his possession materials that can be used to immediately remove and dispose of any excreta the animal produces.”  You can read the entire ordinance here.

According to “Dogs Are Good Citizens Too” published by the City of Plano, “In addition, dog waste contains bacteria and can harbor diseases.  A single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria. Pet waste that’s not picked up washes into the storm drain, which feeds straight into the nearest creek.  These waterways flow to water sources like Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lavon and Lake Lewisville.”  You can read the entire document here.

wastestationThe Ridgeview Ranch HOA has tried to help pet owners have greater opportunity to clean up after their pet by installing pet waste stations near both neighborhood playgrounds.  So, as you enjoy the warm summer days with your pet, please remember to bring something to collect your pets waste with you on your outing, or stop by the playground areas to get one and go back to clean it up.  Your pet can’t help themselves, but you can!

Calloway’s Timely Tips for Gardeners – June 2016

June 3, 2016

 

Summertime activities are getting into full swing and so is everything at Calloway’s and Cornelius. Take advantage of the longer days by enjoying your gardening in the morning or evening when the temperature is not at its peak and it is more pleasant to be outside.

June weather means grass will be growing faster, too. Keep up with the mowing so you don’t have to bag the clippings. That may mean mowing every 5 or 6 days instead of every 7 to 10 days. Letting the clippings fall back into the lawn recycles nutrients, but does not promote thatch. Mowing frequently at the correct height will promote a healthy, thick turf that is resistant to weeds.

As Spring rains subside and give way to drier days, apply supplemental water as needed. The rule of thumb is to water enough to wet the soil 5 to 6 inches deep. However, try not to water too much. Frequent surface watering promotes a shallow root system that is more susceptible to the stress of Summer heat.

The best way to conserve moisture in the landscape is by mulching. A 3 to 4 inch layer over the root zone retains moisture, keeps the soil cooler, and helps prevent weed seeds from germinating under shrubs, trees, and flowers. You’ll find a variety of great mulches like Calloway’s Shredded Hardwood Mulch and Calloway’s Cedar Mulch.

June is a great month for colorful Summer annuals. In a sunny location try Marigolds, Salvia, Periwinkles, Dusty Miller, Crotons, and Lantana to add a pop of color. Caladiums, Coleus, Impatiens, and Begonias are a great choice for shady areas.

Summer tropical plants are perfectly at home in our Texas heat and humidity. Stunning Hibiscus, Esperanza, and Plumbago are available at Calloway’s and Cornelius. Plant them in the ground for quick growth or in pots or tubs so they can be moved indoors easily when temperatures fall.

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

 

Annual HOA Meeting Wrap-up

April 12, 2016

The annual meeting of the Ridgeview Ranch Homeowners Association was Thursday, April 6th at 7:00PM at the Maribelle M. Davis Library on Independence Rd., in Plano.  Fifty-one homeowners were in attendance representing thirty-six homes in our community.  In combination with proxies submitted, a quorum was met and the HOA board was able to conduct the necessary business of electing two new directors to the board.  Congratulations to our new directors Bridget Todd and Dione Beilgard.

Board President, Tony Rizzo gave a presentation of accomplishments for the past year and improvements being made in 2016.  Treasurer, George Tanghongs presented slides related the the HOA budget and how homeowner’s funds are used to support the community.  The entire presentation is included below:

 

Highlights include extensive plans to overhaul the landscaping and monument signs at all eighteen neighborhood entrances.  And, because of a grant from the City of Plano, the HOA will be installing horse sculptures to further enhance the entrances along with the new landscaping that is in process of installation now.

A number of homeowner questions were submitted prior to the meeting.  Topics included entrance landscaping, ACC committee service, enforcement of neighborhood standards, parking on streets, fitness room issues, rental properties and timeliness of board actions.  Answers were given as part of the overall presentation or as part of the discussion afterwards.

In addition, School Board candidate and Ridgeview Ranch homeowner, Anjali M. Shirvalkar, addressed the assembly and asked for their vote.  To wrap up the meeting a $50 gift certificate was awarded to resident Suresh Pankaj.

If you need additional details, please use the board email form on the contact page of this website, or contact our neighborhood manager, Diane Parker with CCMC.  Until next year!

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