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Ruskin Heights Homes Association is comprised of 1875 lots in Ruskin Heights and Ruskin Village. Owners of these lots are members in the RHHA. Our office phone number is 816-761-6050 and our Fax is 816-763-6603.
Largest Home Association
Ruskin Heights Homes Association is the largest homes association in Missouri. Established in 1953 it has served the community through the Ruskin Tornado of 1957 and erected the monument seen in the picture above. Board members are elected in November to serve a calendar year. They meet the second Tuesday of each month. Homeowners meetings are in May and November. Members are welcome to Board meetings. For information call the office from 9 AM to 3 PM Mon-Fri.
With February ending in a torrent of more than two feet of snow, many lost power and tree limbs. The Leaf and Brush site will be open until the thrid weekend in March to drop off downed tree limbs and branches. We will also have a scheduled pickup on the 22nd of March to pick up your small bundles of branches and debris as per contract bound in twine.
Starting March 1, 2013 you can reserve shelters online at the KC Parks website. You can also go in person to 6901 Elmwood Avenue in Swope Park from 7 am. To Reserve online you must register or sign in with your username and password. Select the shelter reservations under facilities by Type. Fill out the formand select your shelter. www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/ParksandRecreation/ShelterReservations will give you a list of shleters and which need to be reserved and price. Parks like Ruskin Way Park have no fee but are first come first serve for reservations. All the city parks are listed.
. There are elections to consider that will make a difference to our community. On April 2, 2013 there are three questions on the ballot:
Our monthly Board of Directors Meeting will be Tuesday March 12 at the Ruskin Heights High School Media Center.
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri be authorized to renew the current tax levy of 22 cents per $100.00 assessed valuation dedicated to ambulance services, emergency medical services, hospital and public health purposes for a period of nine years with the additional revenues to continue to be distributed as follows: the revenue derived from 3 1/2 cents of the levy to ambulance services, the revenue derived from 3 1/2 cents of the levy to nonfor-profit neighborhood health centers, and the revenue derived
from 15 cents of the levy to Truman Medical Center.
Vote: YES or NO
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri be authorized to remove all existing exemptions from payment of the existing convention and
tourism tax on transient guests, except the exemption held by the United States government, and to collect the existing tax of seven
and one-half percent of the amount of sales or charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels, motels and
tourist courts situated within the city, except for persons on United States government official business, in order to provide additional
funds for the promotion of convention and visitor business and neighborhood tourism and support of city owned convention and
Vote: YES or NO
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Shall the City of Kansas City adopt an ordinance proposed by a committee of petitioners to prohibit the City from entering into,
facilitating or giving permission for any future contracts whereby the City is directly financially involved in facilities that produce or
procure components for, assemble, or refurbish nuclear weapons, except for outside infrastructure improvements customarily
provided by cities and governmental services ordinarily provided to citizens, and also barring any future funding or subsidizing such
facility through taxes, bonds, loans, tax credits, credit or any other financial scheme or mechanism? The definition of such facility
excludes providers of goods and services which were not produced for the purpose of nuclear weapons components production, but
which may be purchased by such a facility as a consumer.
Vote YES OR NO
South Kansas City Alliance will meet on now on the 3rd Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM. .. at the South Patrol from 6 to 7 PM. this will be easier for working members to attend.
The Southern Community Coalition has always met on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM. at Baptiste. Members who attend both meetings will be pressed to expidite from SKCA to SCC. We encourage everyone who can attend to learn of the new developments in our community. They will plan to have an open house at Faulkner's Ranch from 6 to 8 PM. Reservations are required to attend. http://skca.eventbrite.com/ will reserve you a spot in this evening event.
We have added six new leaf and brush pickups for 2013. That will give us a total of 7 for 2013. If the City has a pickup this will give all members a great opportunity to get rid of sticks and leaves.
The Second Phase of Longview Road Groundbreaking will be Friday December 21, from 9:30 am to 10:00 am at the Bay Water Park 7101 Longview Road. Currently the road is being dozed from Longview towards Smithhale. You may notice tree removal has happened and pipes are being replaced.
Here are some numbers that might help you in your problems: 3-1-1 usually does it all.
ACTION CENTER number is 3-1-1 (or 513-1313 for cell phones)use for trash, grass or other code violations. Be sure to go thru the prompts until you get a human.
POLICE..- Be sure to Call 9-1-1 on any unusual behavior.
WATER problems.-.Call ..Action Center 3-1-1, use water prompts. Remember leaks are Assigned a number and they are repaired in that order.
BIG BULKY appointments- Call Action Center 3-1-1- go through prompts until you get a human.
On January 17th The Kansas City Transportation Authority (KCATA) held a public meeting at the Three Trails Village Commuinity Improvement District office. We werer shown the plans for the new Hickman Mills Transit Center that will be at 95th and Blue Ridge adjacent to the CVS and Thrift Store in the Southwest corner. This hub would connect the Troost MAX Green Line, 28 Blue Ridge, 28x Blue Ridge Express, 175-75th AStreet, 253- Raytown Metro Flex, and the 296-Bannister/Hillcrest Metro/Flex. The funding will be provided by the federal grant for the Troost MAX Green LIne. The Construction would begin in 2013 and complete in the fall of 2104. If you have concerns or ideas you can send MAIL to : KCATA , Planning Dept, 1200 East 18th St. or, PHONE: 816-346-0300, or EMAIL to email@example.com. Information can be found online at www.kcata.org.
As part of the Association Give Back to our area, the Board decided to engage Compost Connection to pick up yard waste in our area 7 times within the next year.The dates are as follows: March 22, April 12th, May 17th, June 21st, September 20th, October 1th and December 13th. These pickups are for Ruskin Heights Homes Associaition only. which is a $24 value The next pick up will be Friday March 22, 2013. . So far the Kansas City curbside pick=up for our area is on the week after Thanksgiving. SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The rules that will apply for these pickups are 1. Bags must contain only yard waste, no trash. Defined as grass cilppings, leaves, small tree limbs and twigs. Limbs must be less than six inches in diameter. No tree or brush roots balls or stumps will be accepted. DO NOT USE WIRE or other materials to bind branches. All brush and tree limbs must be tied in bundle with twine, no larger than 18 inches in diameter and 36 inches in length. PLASTIC BAGS will NOT be picked up, only PAPER BAGS with a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Items in trash cans will not be accepted. Bags must be at the curb no earlier than 3 PM Thursday and will be picked up after 7 AM on Friday. Take advantage of this service to help clean up the neighborhood.
WE have partnered with the TIPS Hotline
number to be able to make available up to $1500
leading to the arrest and conviction of persons
vandalizing and burglarizing OUR homes. Local
media tends to note the negative view of this action, but we are putting our money where our mouth is. We want a safe neighborhood with our homes secure.
Our area has no more or less than any other area of the City. Statistics vary from month to month. Our ONLY difference is WE want to be more proactive to curb these numbers in our neighborhood.
PLEASE CALL 9-1-1 . The documentation of calls-for-service is necessary to help with trouble spots in the neighborhood. Be sure you get an accurate address. Burglars are trying all sorts of tricks to get in YOUR house.
CAC is in need of macaroni, cheese, cereal and canned goods. With the cold months comes the need for clothing and personal items to help our neighbors. CAC is always in need of can goods and nonperishable food items. Please donate when ever you can. All donations are appreciated.
City Paint Program and Home Repairs
Emergency Home Repair is City-wide. It only covers emergency needs for water in, water out, electrical and handicap accessible. Time is of the essence. When money is gone there is no more this year. Income guideline : one =41,100, two =46,900. Call the City at 513-3025 for application.
Parks and Recreation will be selling season passports to The Bay Water Park on Longview Road. Some people already purchased their passes at the end of last season. For those who did not there with big savings prior to March 15th. There are new programs and additional benifits for season pass holders in thanks for their loyalty. You can check them out this spring at www.kcmo.org/parks.
The rates Prior to March 15th will be Youth less than 48" $55.00; Regular Passes 48" and taller $65.00 and Seniiors (65+) $55.00. After From March 16th to May 15th prices will be $60.00, $75.00, and $60.00 respectively. After May 16th $80.00, $130, and $80.00 respectively so if you hurry you can save $15 on children under 48 inches; $65.00 or half price on regular passes, and $15.00 off senior passes. For a family that can really add up, but the BAY is well worth the investment. It is great for adults to cool off in the Lazy River, or ride down the slides and the swril of the vortex bowl is a thrill for all. The Bay will be adding a new feature that will allow the visitors to do the standing surf scene. It will be exciting and a feature that cannot be had elsewhere locally.
You can purchase your pases online at www.kcmo.org/parks by midnight March 15th to save at the best pre-season passes, or by May 15th 2013 for the next level discound. After May 16th the price will be normal rates. Theses passed give you unlimited visits to the Bay Water Park from Memorial Day to Labor Day except for times the park has special engagements.The use of the Lazy river with rockin' waves and gentle spins. Rides on one of the two giant tube slides racing down to the plunge pool. Ride the giant swril bowl for the ultimate plunge and the water playground with giant dumping buckets, or enjoy the 6 lane 25 meter pool. the site has free inflatable tubes for use on the lazy river. Free parking. As a season pass holder you get 20% off birthday parties, group swim, Splash n Play, Lessons with Junior Groups, Water Aerobics, and Free Monday Splash n Play.
Phone line assistance at (816-513-7500) us avaukabke until 5:00 PM when the office closes. Online transactions must conclude by midnight on May 16th.
For further information you may contact Tammi Tritico Asst Manager Community Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.513.7666
Please join Councilmembers
John Sharp and Scott Taylor for 2nd Friday
on March 8, 2013, at 7:30AM.
9901 HOLMES ROAD, KCMO 64131 816-942-3581
The guest speakers at the 7:30 a.m. 2nd Friday meeting, on February 8th at the Trailside Center attached to the fire station at the SE corner of 99th & Holmes will be Kate Becker, Program Manager of Keep Kansas City Beautiful, an affiliate of Bridging the Gap. She will discuss providing free trash bags, gloves, andd promotional material and lending tools for community cleanups; also providing litter clean-up kits with gloves and safety vests, and renting portable recycle bins. The March litter index will also be discussed. This is a volenteer program to survey the litter index in Kansas City. We have participated in previous years.
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