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October 16th, 2018

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DISTRICT 12 COUNCILWOMAN SANDY GREYSON

and

THE NORTH DALLAS NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE

(NDNA)

 

COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE

Re-development of

HILLCREST VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER

(Arapaho & Hillcrest)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

PARKHILL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Cafetorium

16500 Shadybank Dr. Dallas TX 75248

MEET THE DEVELOPERS AND HEAR THEIR PLANS FOR THE CENTER.

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS.

Click Here to download the flyer

If you missed the October 16th meeting regarding the re-development of Hillcrest Village here is a link that provides information about the re-development plans.

Click Here to download the information presented at the meeting.


June 5th, 2018

Community Update Meeting

Code Compliance, Animal Services and
updates from Council Member Sandy Greyson

TUESDAY, June 5
7:00-8:30 PM
NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)
The meeting is open to all residents

  • Area Crime Statistics - what is reported and what isn't, how can we find out whether everything in our area is showing up?

  • City of Dallas Code Compliance - is it okay for residents to backwash/drain pools into street or storm sewer, how many garage sales can a homeowner have and where does it have to be?

  • City of Dallas Animal Services - what are the new laws about pet ownership, how does one apply to be a pet foster parent?

  • Re-development of Hillcrest Village (at Arapaho & Hillcrest)

  • Dallas Midtown  Development (Valley View – Galleria area) – is the project dead?

  • DART Cotton Belt Corridor

  • Happenings at City Hall and Q&A - Council Member Greyson

Please note, NDNA memberships ($35.00) for calendar 2018 are now due.

You can go to http://www.ndna-tx.org/registration/registrationList.aspx at the bottom of the page click on “Click Here to Download the PDF form to fill out and send in the U.S. mail.” Please mail the form and check to Membership Chair:  Rose Harder, 7306 Heathermore Drive, Dallas 75248.

Thank you for your involvement and service to our community!

Matt Bach
North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance
President@ndna-tx.org


February 27th, 2018

General Membership Meeting

Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman
will provide updates for Districts 12 & 11

TUESDAY, February 27
7:00-8:30 PM
NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • DART Cotton Belt Corridor
  • Dallas Midtown  Development (Valley View – Galleria area)
  • Shelton School Relocation
  • Re-development of Hillcrest Village (at Arapaho & Hillcrest)
  • Fretz Park Swimming Pool
  • Senior Center programming
  • Happenings at City Hall

Please note, NDNA memberships ($35.00) for calendar 2018 are now due.

You can just click here and find your homeowner's association and then complete the 2018 Membership Application; or, Click Here to Download the PDF form to fill out and send in the U.S. mail. Please mail the form and check to Membership Chair: Rose Harder, 7306 Heathermore Drive, Dallas 75248. At this time, NDNA is not setup to renew and pay for memberships on-line.

Thank you for your involvement and service to our community!


September 19th, 2017

General Membership Meeting

Zoning 101

Why should I care and what this means for:
  • Shelton School Relocation
  • Costco on Coit and Walmart on Arapaho
  • Re-development of Arapaho & Hillcrest

TUESDAY, September 19th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • What do those “Proposed Zoning Change” signs mean and why should I care?
  • What happens when a re-zoning application is submitted to city staff?  What do they consider to arrive at a recommendation to approve or deny the request?  
  • When a change in land-use is proposed, what is the difference between a land-use that is “Allowed By Right” versus a land-use that requires re-zoning?
  • What happens when a zoning application gets to Dallas City Plan Commission and how they arrive at their decision
  • What is the Board of Adjustment, and how does it impact neighborhoods.
  • How can HOA’s and neighborhoods effectively support/oppose a zoning case, what to do and what not to do. 
  • Dallas City Council – THE FINAL DECISION - how the Council decides to approve or deny a zoning request.
  • Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman will also attend and give us updates on happenings in Districts 12 & 11 and at City Hall.  Additionally, Code Compliance staff will discuss West Nile Virus.

June 6th, 2017

General Membership Meeting

North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

Welcome our new City Manager
T.C. Broadnax

TUESDAY, June 6th
7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST

  • We are pleased to have as our guest City (of Dallas) Manager T.C. Broadnax. The meeting will provide Mr. Broadnax an opportunity to talk about what he sees as his top priorities, challenges and opportunities for Dallas. Additionally the meeting provides us an opportunity to share with Mr. Broadnax the distinct features that make North Dallas unique from the rest of the city.
  • Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman will also attend and give us information on happenings in Districts 12 & 11 and at City Hall.

Please remember your homeowner association’s membership in the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance (NDNA) is now due ($35.00) for calendar 2017. NDNA memberships can be renewed at the June 6 meeting or at your request a membership invoice/registration can be e-mailed to your association. Alternatively you can go to http://www.ndna-tx.org/registration/registrationList.aspx at the bottom of the page click on “Click Here to Download the PDF form to fill out and send in the U.S. mail.” Please mail the form and check to Membership Chair:  Rose Harder, 7306 Heathermore Drive, Dallas 75248

FYI - at this time NDNA is not setup to renew and pay for memberships on-line.

Thank you for your involvement with and service to our community!


February 28th, 2017

General Membership Meeting

North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

Troubled Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund
Implications for Dallas residents

TUESDAY, February 28th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM (6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman will speak about the Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund and give us information on other happenings in Districts 12 & 11 and at City Hall. 


September 20th, 2016

General Membership Meeting

North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

 An Evening with your Council Member –
have your voice heard!

TUESDAY, September 20, 2016

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM (6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

We are pleased to have as our guests:

  • City of Dallas Council Member Lee Kleinman, District 11, and
  • City of Dallas Council Member Sandy Greyson, District 12

Council Members Kleinman and Greyson will update us on happenings in Districts 11 & 12 and at City Hall. There will be time for an extended Q&A session. Please come with your concerns, issues and questions.


June 14th, 2016

General Membership Meeting

North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

1. How Safe is Dallas Drinking Water

2. Traffic Congestion in Far North Dallas

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016
7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

We are pleased to have as our guest speakers:

  •  Terry Lowery, Assistant Director, City of Dallas Water Utilities, and
  • Tanya Brooks, Assistant Director, City of Dallas Mobility Planning

Council Member Sandy Greyson will also attend and give us information on happenings in Districts 12 and at City Hall. 

Thank you for your involvement with and service to our community!


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Wildlife – bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, etc. 
in our neighborhoods

TUESDAY, February 16th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM (6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • We are pleased to have as our guest Bonnie Bradshaw, from 911Wildlife to speak about dealing with the wildlife in our neighborhoods. 911Wildlife offers animal and wildlife removal, relocation and control services in DFW. www.911WildLife.com
  • Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman will also attend and give us information on happenings in Districts 12 & 11 and at City Hall. 

The Quarterly Membership meeting is now on October the 7th . . . .

HOA Compliance with State and Legal Regulations
WEDNESDAY, October 7th
7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM (6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • What do HOA leaders need to know/do to stay abreast and comply with the plethora of new State regulations

  • How to amend HOA governing documents so to be in compliance with the new regulations.

  • What do Board Members need to do to avoid and protect themselves from lawsuits

  • What remedies do homeowners have if one or more Board Members are not adhering to regulations, or being transparent

We are pleased to have as our guest Bob Blend, attorney at The Blend Law Firm, www.blendlawfirm.com

Bob engages in: Homeowners Association Law; Community Association Law; Civil Practice; Civil Litigation; Real Estate; Corporate Law; Collections.

Additionally, there will be an all member NDNA vote.

The Board of the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance (NDNA) is proposing several changes to the By-Laws that govern NDNA. The proposed amendments are administrative adjustments that don’t alter NDNA’s mission or organization. Click here to review the changes (pdf).


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North Dallas Midtown Vision
The Valley View – Galleria Area Plan

TUESDAY, April 28th
7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST

  • What are the latest developments?

  • What are the significant changes from the original vision for Midtown development?

  • What is the timeline for construction?

We were pleased to have as our guest Bruce Bradford, President & CEO of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, who providee an overview and update on the latest developments with the Midtown development (Valley View – Galleria Area Plan) the 450 acres that include Valley View Center and its surrounding areas.

Council Member Lee Kleinman also attended and gave us information on happenings in our Districts and at City Hall.
 


January 27th, 2015

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Code Compliance – City of Dallas

TUESDAY, January 27th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • What are the boundaries of the North Central Code area, and how many Code Officers work the North Central area? Are there plans to hire more Code Compliance Officers?

  • What is the best way to contact Code Compliance to get a fast response to a neighborhood issue?

  • Who will be the new Code Compliance District Manager for our North Central area?

  • How can we work with Code Compliance to improve our neighborhoods?

We are pleased to have as our guest Bruce Khanhkham, the City of Dallas Neighborhood Code Representative for our North Central area. Please come to the meeting with your questions, suggestions, and unresolved complaints.

Additionally, Deputy Chief Rick Watson will also talk about current Police initiatives in the North Central area.

Council Member Sandy Greyson will also attend and give us information on happenings in District 12 and at City Hall.  

Drinks and snacks will be furnished.  Additional parking is graciously made available across McCallum by the Montessori school.


September 30th, 2014

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Preston Ridge and Northaven Trails---two North Dallas Treasures

TUESDAY, September 30th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • What are the guidelines that Oncor must use for its properties? 

  • How does the city of Dallas interface with Oncor on the use of the trails?

  • How do the “Friends” groups work with Oncor and the city to make the trails more useable and beautiful?

  • How can we help each other?

We are very pleased to have as our special guest Charles Elk, Vice President in charge of Customer Operations, at Oncor. He leads a team responsible for the company’s relationships with cities, customers and community organizations. He’ll fill us in on answers to the above questions.

We’ll also have election of officers. Council members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman also plan to attend and give us information on happenings in 11 and 12 and at City Hall. There will be items on the November ballot pertaining to charter changes....what are they and what are the implications?

Drinks and snacks will be furnished. Additional parking is graciously made available across McCallum by the Montessori school.


June 17th, 2014

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NDNA General Membership Meeting

Water, water--Will there be enough to drink and also keep things green???

TUESDAY, June 17th
7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST

  • It’s summer and water restrictions are in effect---where does Dallas get our water?

  • What are some of the current challenges with our water (availability, zebra mussels)?

  • What is involved in chemically treating our water and is it really safe?  Are there toxins that can’t be eliminated…..how is safety testing done?

  • Are we going to be using “brown water” for outside use?

  • Who qualifies for exceptions to outside watering restricting and why?

  • What are the future plans for obtaining an adequate water supply and why are municipalities seeking growth when water is an issue?

Ms. Terry Lowery is Assistant Director of Business Operations with the City of Dallas Water Utilities Department and is responsible for administration of all Water Utilities’ Business Operations including:  Financial Planning, Water Supply Planning; Water Conservation Programs; and Wholesale Services.  Come hear her address all things “water”!!

Council members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman attended and gave us information on happenings in 11 and 12 and at City Hall.  


February 18th, 2014

Oh, my; it’s almost Spring!!

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NDNA quarterly meeting was held on February 18, 2014 at the North Central Community Room.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) representative Cassandra Wallace clarified the role of her organization in the community – ensuring  the outdoor warning sirens work, manning an Emergency Operations Center at City Hall, and providing disaster preparedness.

Part of the organization’s mission, achieved through CERT, is to teach citizens to care for themselves and neighbors in case of an emergency. The program is federally funded and consists of taking volunteers through a series of 9 modules, approximately 20 hours of training, that provide them with a core of knowledge to respond immediately should a disaster occur. The “final exam” consists of a four hour “live” drill orchestrated by instructors.

Waterwise Landscaping for HOA’s Tammy Risser, Dallas County Master Gardener provided an overview of how HOA’s (and individuals) could reduce their water consumption and still have attractive landscapes.

Two critical success factors are:

1. Proper bed preparation
2. Selection of native and adaptive Texas plants

Living with a xeroscape is not necessary; you can have a beautiful, drought-tolerant landscape without having to resort to cacti, etc. Texas A&M AgriLife has, through its research and that of other Land Grant Universities, identified numerous plants that are “earth kind”. They are plants that require far less human intervention (less chemical spraying, less thirsty, etc.). For more information, you can call Dallas County Master Gardener’s Help Desk (214-904-3053) from 8:00 AM till 4:30 PM Monday through Friday for further assistance. If you want to schedule a speaker, on this or other related topics, for an HOA meeting, you can send a request to http://www.dallascountymastergardeners.org/. Click on the “what we do” drop down list where you can select “speakers bureau”. This option provides a list of topics Master Gardeners cover. At the bottom of the page, you will see a “fill In form” to request a speaker.


CODE COMPLIANCE, THE POLICE, AND CITY ATTORNEY—HOW THEY INTERFACE WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • Amy Allen, Assistant City Attorney, will be presenting our program along with Officer Lindsey Allen and Code Compliance representatives.

  • Did you know that Dallas code violations are criminal offenses? Do you know how concerns registered with 311 are handled and how 911 calls are channeled? What is the most effective way to address vacant properties, homeless encampments, problem apartment complexes and environmental hazards?

  • Who do you call when a bar is selling alcohol without permits? When a nearby business becomes a nuisance/noise problem to your neighborhood? When parking at a nearby facility is out of code and affects your neighborhood?

  • BRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICES and be prepared to turn them on and use them!!! How often do you hear that at meetings? We’ll show you why and how they can be put to use for your neighborhood association.

  • Please join us also for city and district updates. Council members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman plan to attend and give us information on happenings in 11 and 12 and at City Hall.   

Coffee and snacks will be furnished. Additional parking is graciously being
made available across McCallum by the Montessori school. 


SUMMERTIME BUT THE LIVIN’S STILL BUSY
– COME FIND OUT –

TUESDAY, June 25th

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • Please join us for city and district updates.  We’ll be thanking Linda Koop for her years of service and welcoming new Councilmember Lee Kleinman. Sandy Greyson will also attend and all will give us information on happenings in Districts 11 and 12 and at City Hall. 
  • We’ll also have brief presentations by NDNA members on a proposed park, on the Cotton Belt, on Arapaho/Coit proposed Wal-Mart, and on legislation affecting HOA’s from this year’s session.
  • Come ask your questions and enjoy a summer evening with us.
  • Coffee and snacks will be furnished. Additional parking is graciously being made available across McCallum by the Montessori school. 

February 19th, 2012

WE’RE STARTING 2013 WITH OUR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

7:00-8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

  • Please join us for city and district updates from Councilmembers Linda Koop and Sandy Greyson.  They will give us information on happenings at City Hall and in our districts and take questions from you.
  • What is the latest on the Trinity, the Cotton Belt, and LBJ?  What’s happening with the fracking issue?  Is the city monitoring digital sign numbers and enforcement?  What are the issues coming before the Legislature that the City is monitoring?  Is the City now monitoring restaurants more carefully for sanitation violations?
  • What’s the latest on the Valley View area development and Texas A&M property?  How can our neighborhood groups help our developing Trail/Bike System?  Come ask your questions and find out.
  • Coffee and snacks will be furnished.   

The North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance is the umbrella organization for neighborhood associations in far North Dallas (primarily Dallas Council districts 11 and 12).  Our purpose is to protect and enhance the neighborhood concept, to encourage, communicate, educate, share information, exchange ideas and promote a better quality of life for those who reside within its boundaries.  Our website NDNA-TX.org provides information from the city, upcoming events, safety and crime prevention issues, and is a means for members to communicate with other HOA’s.  Zoning assistance is available when needed by associations as is assistance with VIP and safety issues. We have a liaison on the Board of the Preston Ridge Trail, are invitational members of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and are a member of Texas Neighborhoods Together that monitors state legislative issues pertaining to neighborhood associations.  We work hard to improve the neighborhoods in which we have chosen to live and thank you for your continuing support of the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance.


October 9th, 2012

Miss the Meeting?

For those of you who missed our October 9th general meeting, we are summarizing some of the highlights for your HOA to pass along.

  • Residents are responsible for their property to the middle of the alley and should keep it free from foliage and shrubs that would interfere with the sanitation trucks getting through.  Fences should be at least 2’ back from the alley edge.
  • All trees overhanging alleys, sidewalks and street should be trimmed to allow 15’ clearance from ground level.
  • Garbage and recycling containers should be placed 2’ apart, if possible.
  • Bag all shredded paper.
  • Call 311 for replacement carts and to request smaller size carts (both trash and recycling carts are available in 3 sizes).  Blue recycling bags are also available at no charge from city recreation centers and libraries.
  • If alley ruts are resulting from sanitation or recycling trucks, call 311 and the information will be relayed for placing on a repair list.
  • All plastics 1-7 containers can be placed in recycling; however, ONLY containers (not packaging, etc.).
  • For pickup of building and remodeling materials, call Cost Plus at 214-670-8183 to obtain an estimate.
  • City recycling is now generating $4 million income and is at full cost recovery!

May 8th, 2012

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KEEPING YOUR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION
ALIVE AND THRIVING
TUESDAY, May 8
7:00 – 8:30 PM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

With:

Ann Murphy from Estates West
Cookie Peadon from Highlands of McKamy
Sue Katz from PENA West

There’s nothing like hearing from those who have been there and done that!  These volunteers have been involved in projects and initiatives to keep their neighborhoods and HOA’s thriving. The program was well received. 

Councilmember Sandy Greyson also presented district/city updates.


January 19th, 2012

- NDNA General Membership Meeting -

START THE NEW YEAR WITH BREAKFAST WITH
YOUR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH

7:30-9:00 AM

NORTH DALLAS POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
(6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST)

The NDNA general meeting on January 19th featured presentations by Councilmembers Linda Koop and Sandy Greyson. 

Highlights from the meeting from Councilmember Koop include:

  • Northaven Trail is functioning with completion scheduled for this spring; it will eventually connect with White Rock Trail.
  • Fretz Park Recreation Center is scheduled to reopen on March 15th.Fretz Park Library will be completely closed while being remodeled.  It will be LEED certified when reopened in approximately March 2014.
  • Churchill Way Recreation Center is open but work is ongoing on the addition which will provide a much larger fitness center.
  • Alpha Road (between the Tollway and Preston) is going to be part of the Complete Street Program in an attempt to make it more pedestrian/cycle/ and user friendly.
  • Valley View Mall is in receivership. The mall area, plus the car dealership on LBJ and the razed apartment complex north of it, is to be redeveloped. The stakeholders in the area surrounded by LBJ/Alpha/Preston/Tollway are collecting money to have HKS architects develop a vision for the entire area.

Highlights from Councilmember Greyson:

  • The Cotton Belt Concerned Coalition includes 14 neighborhoods which will be directly impacted by the proposed DART Cotton Belt Rail line. The city demographer has indicated that 6200 residents live in 500’ radius of the line with considerably more impacted if intersections are “bumped up” at the rail crossings. If public/private financing is secured, construction could begin in 2014.
  • The Frankfurt Road (east of Coit) project is being taken over by Tiseo Brothers construction and should be complete by December 2012.
  • The Texas A&M Urban Lab project is being monitored for adherence to originally approved development standards.
  • The 2012 City Bond program will be $450-$550 million; since the needs inventory exceeds $10 billion, the bond program will address primarily flood control, streets, economic development.
  • Preston/Keller Springs intersection is a joint project of TXDOT and the city and should reach completion in the very near future. 


 
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