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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!

Matt Bach
North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance
214-232-5652


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!

Matt Bach
North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance
President@ndna-tx.org
214-232-5652


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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. 

October 11th, 2011

- NDNA General Membership Meeting -

THE COTTON BELT----WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?

was held on

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

at

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Council members Sandy Greyson and Linda Koop joined us for a discussion about the Cotton Belt.

At the recent DART Public Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2011, several neighborhood concerns were voiced:

  1. The basic premise of the Natinsky Plan and the reason it garnered neighborhood support was that the plan called for the light rail to be “below grade” behind neighborhoods so that the light rail vehicle would not be seen above the surface, except at rail stations. DART voiced at the meeting that because of the water table and 100 Year Flood Plain,  the depth will be determined by the water table, so some residents could have a “trench” of only 1-2 feet in depth. Many homeowners and HOA’s would not have supported the Natinsky Plan had it not been for the original trenching depth.

  2. The Cotton Belt Plan now calls for several places where there may be dual tracks. For those areas 12’ below grade, there are concerns that there may be dual tracks to allow emergency access and egress. If the trench is much below grade behind a home and a dual track is included, then the train could possibly be as close as 32’ from a home.

  3. Multiple neighborhood stations – the current Plan calls for 5.  Starting with a station at Addison Circle, the next station would be less than ½ mile away at Knoll Trail, then another about ½ mile away at Keller Springs where it goes under Preston, one just west of Coit, and finally one at UTD. That is five stations in less than 6-7 miles. The usual spacing for stations on a commuter rail line is one station every 3 miles.

Any resultant traffic through neighborhoods would cause noise and safety issues.   Currently there are six intersections that are in or near neighborhoods – Davenport to the South, Campbell, Davenport again, Hillcrest, McCallum and Meandering Way. At these intersections the current Plan calls for elevated roadways, which would mean additional homes impacted since they would back up or side to the raised portions of the roadways (accomplished by raising the ground or via a bridge).


This video depicts the Cotton Belt alignment, potential alignment alternatives
and potential station locations.
(Note: there is no audio.)
For more about the Cotton Belt see: http://www.dart.org/about/expansion/cottonbelt.asp

August 27th, 2011

IS YOUR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION READY FOR THE CHANGES MANDATED
IN THE PRECEDING LEGISLATIVE SESSION?

NDNA GENERAL MEETING
What your HOA needs to know about these mandated changes

Was Held

SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 10:00 AM TO NOON
NORTH CENTRAL POLICE STATION
6969 MCCALLUM/HILLCREST

Bob Blend and Jeri Arbuckle, both attorneys, enlightened us about new HOA rules and regulations. If you were unable to attend, you missed a great presentation.

Mr. Blend is a frequent speaker regarding property owners/home owners association issues and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and Community Associations Institute. Ms. Arbuckle is a long-time advocate of homeowner issues and is currently president of Texas Neighborhoods Together (a permanent statewide organization for community-based alliances that represent neighborhoods on a citywide or larger basis.)  

  • Did you know that 140 property association bills were filed in the last legislative session?
  • Did you know that 16 of those passed?
  • Did you know that among the bills passed, changes were mandated in the following areas:
  • Foreclosures
  • Payment Plans/Collections
  • Voting
  • Open Meeting/Records Requirements
  • Resale certificates
  • Developer/Declarant Transition
  • Transfer Fees
  • Energy devices/Architectural standards

Click Here to download the slides from the presentation

Click Here to download the slides from the presentation (pdf).


May 10th, 2011

NDNA General Meeting Notes from Tuesday, May 10th

Kenny Shaw, City of Dallas Emergency Management, gave an overview of preparedness for emergency or disaster by the City. The Emergency Operations Center is activated during major incidents and is in charge of the outdoor warning sirens, reverse 911 (all land lines are already in the system, but cell phones must be individually registered) and has a Facebook connection and HAM radio capability.  He recommended going to the www.KnoWhat2Do.com  and www.Ready.gov for further information and help.  Another key program is the Community Emergency Response Teams along with additional coordination with Red Cross, Salvation Army, Volunteers North Texas, etc.  His office also works with Homeland Security, FEMA, Police, Fire and other Departments on emergency plans and exercises.  There is 24 hours telephone contact at 214-670-4275, Email at OEM@dallascityhall.com and website http://www.dallascityhall.com/oem/

Sr. Corporal Beatty , Dallas Police Dept., explained that  officers would come to HOA national night out gatherings in October by request.  If HOA’s are planning July 4th or other activities where there will be street or alley blockings or large gatherings, then permits need to be requested from the Dallas Office of Special Events at 214-939-2701 or www.dallasspecialevents.com

Richard Brown is offering to assist neighborhood associations with newsletter publication and can be contacted at 972-931-9764 or browninc@sbcglobal.net


February 8th, 2011

LBJ EXPANSION/TRANSPORTATION

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

(OPEN TO ALL HOA MEMBERS)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

7:00 – 9:00 PM

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

All of North Dallas is going to be impacted by the construction about to begin on LBJ Expressway!  Is your HOA prepared for bridges coming down and traffic patterns changing?  Andy Ritter, Director of Corporate Affairs with the LBJ project, is going to tell us what will be happening.

Next, Tim Starr and Henry Nguyen from City of Dallas Transportation will tell us how the city will interface with the LBJ projects and the neighborhoods.  They’ll also address other area transportation projects---like Frankford and Dickerson Roads. 

Also joining us will be Council member Linda Koop, who heads the Council Transportation Committee, and Ron Natinsky, who is Regional Transportation Council chairman.

Parking is available both at the Police Station and across McCallum at the Montesschool parking lot.  Drinks and snacks will be furnished.


December 16th, 2010

November 30th

General Membership Meeting Summary

If you missed our general meeting on November 30th, the following summarizes our program on parks:

  • City wide, there are 250 miles of Trail (65 miles of which are under Oncor utility lines)
  • New dog park is being planned on 20 acres owned by Dallas Water Utilities….north of Katy Jackson, soon to be put out for bid
  • Wagging Tail dog park may have additional parking provided across Keller springs
  • Timberglen Park will have some improvements in design
  • In near future Fretz Recreation Center will have internal renovations and will be closed for 8-10 months of project
  • Churchill Recreation Center will have an addition and also additional parking
  • Preston Ridge Trail will have safety improvements at street crossings provided by Tex Dot with lighting enhancements at street crossings
  • Northaven Trail has the design almost complete; it will be a 3-mile trail from Central to Preston (between Forest and Royal under the Oncor lines)
  • There will be a ¾ mile extension of the trail from Valley View Park to Hillcrest Park
  • The Dallas Park System is moving toward LED lighting in all parks
  • The Cottonbelt Rail may have an associated trail

Additionally, the following officers were elected:

Co-Presidents:  Ann Murphy and Marla Beikman
Vice President Membership:  Rose Harder
Vice President Planning/Zoning: 
Vice President Public Relations:  Jack Lamb
Vice President Safety:  Ed Fox
Vice President Transportation:  Jean Schobert
Vice President Code Compliance/Beautification:  Vacant
Webmaster:  Ross Simmons
Secretary:  Vacant
Treasurer:  Cheryl Corder


June 29th, 2010

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North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance
General Meeting

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
North Central Police Station Community Room
(McCallum and Hillcrest)
7:00 PM

Summer is always a major time for crime and you have asked for a program to help you reduce crime in your North Dallas neighborhoods ---  here it is!  

Currently, every association has over 22 (yes, 22) programs available to it to fight neighborhood crime and increase neighborhood security. Many have not taken advantage of these – mainly because they are not aware they exist or don’t know how to begin using them.

This meeting focused on turning that around by introducing and showing attendees how to begin using them.

DPD Sgt. Mike Nonnenmacher presented the programs available from the Dallas Police Department.   Northwood Hills HOA presented their research regarding video surveillance cameras. We also presented information about security systems, lighting, patrols, and other measures that can implemented to help your neighborhood.

An excellent presentation and interchange of information - sorry that you missed it!


October 3rd, 2009

North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

The ABC’s of HOA’s

Saturday morning, October 3rd
North Central Police Community Room
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • What kind of neighborhood association do we have/need?
  • What legal documents do we need to fill out or file? (Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Covenants)
  • What difference does having a voluntary/mandatory association make?
  • Do we need insurance?  What about officer/board insurance?
  • How can we build capital in our neighborhood?
  • What works/what doesn’t in a neighborhood group?

An excellent presentation and interchange of information - sorry that you missed it!

Presented by Susan Hill, a guru in assisting in the creation and management of nonprofit organizations.  She’s a partner of Hawes Hill and Associations, LLP, of Houston where her primary responsibilities include providing leadership development and assistance to emerging and established community based organizations. http://www.haweshill.com/principalsandstaff/susanhill.htm

For those of you who were not able to attend our October 3rd forum with Susan, here is a website to check for information regarding your HOA status with the state of Texas:

www.window.state.tx.us      (Click on franchise tax and enter your organization name or federal ID number and it will show you the status of your organization).

IRS publication 557 has a copy of preferred Articles of Incorporation.

IRS filing rules have also changed---check their website to see whether your association must now file form 990.


April 16th, 2009

NDNA General Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 16 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
North Central Police Station Community Room
@Hillcrest and McCallum

Two Very Important Issues

  • Learn what you need to know when placing a 911 call. There will be a 911 Presentation by Kimberly Cole
  • Come to hear what’s happening in Austin that will affect our HOA’s. There will be a presentation by Doug Athas from Texas Neighborhoods Together on the Bills of Interest that are under consideration by the 81st Legislature.

October 20th, 2008

Dallas Neighborhood Alliance
General Membership Meeting

When:  October 29th, 2008

Time:    7-9 p.m.

Where:  North Central Police Station

NE corner of Hillcrest and McCallum

We will have speakers from TX Dot and the LBJ Task Force to give us important information about the

  • Reconstruction Schedule on LBJ
  • Rerouting when construction begins.
  • Scheduling an HOA meeting for your members

This is an extremely important meeting to gather information early. 
There will be a short meeting with updates on zoning before the talks begin. 
We will delay other items until early in 2009.


October 13th, 2008

HOA PRESIDENTS BREAKFAST
Tuesday, October 14th
7:30AM-9:00AM

Café De France
17370 Preston Rd. #505
(East side of Preston just North of Campbell)  

There will be two topics on the agenda. The first will be a presentation from Chris Bowers, First Assistant City Attorney, to talk about Group homes, what they are, how they affect your neighborhood and what you can and can not do about them. The second will be a discussion about the Convention Center Hotel project. We'll also try to leave time for questions related to general City issues. Please RSVP to district12@dallascityhall.com.    

Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. and is open specifically to HOA presidents or their designees.  Everyone is responsible for ordering and paying for their own breakfast.  

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th!  

Sincerely,

Councilmember Linda Koop
Council District 11

1500 Marilla Street, Room 5FN
Dallas, Texas 75201-6390
Phone: (214) 670-7817
Fax: (214) 670-5117
linda.koop@dallascityhall.com
Councilmember Ron Natinsky
Council District 12

1500 Marilla Street, Room 5FN
Dallas, Texas 75201-6390
Phone: (214) 670-4067
Fax: (214) 670-5117
district12@dallascityhall.com

February 21, 2008

Dallas Homeowners League (DHL) & North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance invite you to attend -

Neighborhood Perspective on Proposed
NEW FORM-BASED ZONING

Wed February 27, 2008
7:00 to 8:30 pm

Central Market meeting room upstairs
5750 E. Lovers Lane at Greenville

Speaker: Michael Jung, DHL representative on the
forwardDallas!
Development Code
Amendment Advisory Committee

New "Form-Based" zoning categories for mixed-use, higher density development are scheduled to go before the Plan Commission and Dallas City Council for approval in March and April, 2008.

This working session will bring attendees up to speed on the proposed changes to the Dallas Development Code and how the changes may impact existing neighborhoods.

Roll up your sleeves and get the info you need to talk to your neighbors, the Planning Commissioner and City Councilmembers about the impact of the proposed Code revisions.

Learn about:

  1. Residential Proximity Slope: - this is a tool that has protected neighborhoods for decades by requiring that the taller the building is, the farther away  it must be located from single family homes. The new Code provisions eliminate the requirement in certain circumstances. Click here for the Dallas City Code definition of "Residential Proximity Slope".
  2. Location of new denser developments:  - anticipated to be placed near DART rail stations, learn about the importance of having limitations on where the new zoning can be placed, and the need for a critical mass to make these new denser developments work.
  3. What does "Form-Based" Code mean? - this translates to fewer restrictions on what businesses can be built. Learn how this may impact your neighborhood.
  4. Reductions in parking requirements for business and residential zoning -  are there enough safeguards for spill-over parking in existing neighborhoods?
  5. Buffer Zones - will there be buffer zones between new development types and existing neighborhoods? 

The second revision (2/5/08) of the draft ordinance with the new zoning categories is available by clicking here (7.2MB PDF) and is also posted on the forwardDallas! web site at::

http://www.forwarddallas.org/devcode/item.php?id=186

Click Here for the Meeting Flyer . . .

Click Here for the Meeting Flyer (PDF)

For more on Form Based Code see:

1.) forwardDallas! Web Site (http://www.forwarddallas.org) - "Forward Dallas! is a first-of-a-kind citywide comprehensive plan that asks you to decide the kind of city in which you want to live or do business. Together we will strengthen the tax base, protect our neighborhoods, revitalize depressed areas and make our downtown more vibrant."
2.) The forwardDallas! Vision (PDF)
3.) The forwardDallas! Implementation Briefing, October 2006 (PDF)
4.) forwardDallas! Implementation Projects on the forwardDallas! Web Site
5.) forwardDallas! Comprehensive Plan on the on the forwardDallas! Web Site
6.) Dallas Morning News article on February 22, 2008, "Dallas shifting to codes fostering mixed use"

January 30th, 2008

NDNA 2008 Membership Drive & Annual Meeting

The 2008 Membership Drive has begun.  Just login with the email address and password that were emailed to you. If you have not received the email alert and your homeowner's association would like to become an NDNA Member, just click here and find your homeowner's association and then complete the 2008 Membership Application.

If you are the President or the NDNA Designated Representative for your HOA and visit the Members Only area you will be asked to complete the 2008 Membership Application. You can visit the entire Members Only site until 30 March without completing the Membership application by using the navigation panel on the right side of the Members Only pages.

Annual Meeting was held
January 30, 2008
7:15-9:00 p.m.

at Campbell Green
Corner of Hillcrest and Campbell

(Check out what's happening at Campbell Green - 2.5MB PDF)

Annual Meeting Program

The WWW

Does your neighborhood association have a website? Would you like to have one or make yours work better for you? Come and hear how to make and improve a website. Mark your calendars!

Click here for the presentation (PDF)

Click Here to download the Presentation (1.1MB PDF)


Town Hall Meetings in February

Beginning March 3rd 2008 For Those Living North of LBJ

Nearly half of your garbage is “Too Good to Throw Away!”

Click Here for a PDF map of the affected areas . . . . Click here for the 2008 Schedule (PDF) . . . . Click Here for the Recycle Right Brochure (PDF) . . . .
New Recycling Days Map
(PDF)
2008 Schedule North of LBJ and West of Central Expressway (PDF) Recycle Right Brochure- What to Recycle
(PDF)

December 4, 2007

District 11 & 12
Homeowners Breakfast
for December

Click Here for more and to download the presentation . . .

Click here for more and to download the presentation.



 
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