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Take A Book, Leave A Book Libraries
Posted on Jan 24th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
A reminder that "Take A Book, Leave A Book" libraries have been installed at Bristol Valley at 79th and Belford and in Bristol Ridge at the Clubhouse for the enjoyment of our HOA members. The Board is reviewing options for adding signage to the libraries.
 
Please look through your home libraries and donate any books that you no longer need. We are looking for both hardback and paperback for both libraries. Please do not place boxes of books by the libraries as we do not have a process in place to pick up those books.
 
Our continued thanks to HOA residents Cassandra Robinson and Dustin Bain for their efforts in planning, designing and constructing these libraries!
Waste and Recycling Pickup This Week
Posted on Jan 24th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
Waste and recycling containers will be emptied this week.
Order Jack Stack BBQ And Win A Super Bowl Party Feast!
Posted on Jan 21st, 2022 Comments (0)
 
This offer is being made to all Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley residents throught February 6th!
 
 
 
 
Changes Coming to Bristol Ridge Recycling Pickup Schedule in February
Posted on Jan 13th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
NOTE: This applies to Bristol Ridge HOA members only. This letter does not affect the recycling pickup schedule currently in place for Bristol Valley residents.
 
On January 12, the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley HOA Board received the following email from our Waste Management representative:
 
Good morning,
 
I want to pass on an upcoming recycle service change specifically for Bristol Ridge HOA in Lenexa. Beginning in February 2022, the residents of Bristol Ridge HOA will have their every-other-week rotation changed from the current ‘even-week’ rotation to the new ‘odd-week’ rotation.
 
Specifically, this is the schedule around the change for recycle service:
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 – RECYCLE SERIVCE AS SCHEDULED WITH THE EVEN-WEEK ROTATION
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 – RECYCLE SERVICE AS SCHEDULED WITH THE EVEN WEEK ROTATION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – RECYCLE SERVICE PROVIDED WITH THE NEW ODD-WEEK ROTATION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – RECYCLE SERVICE AS SCHEDULED WITH THE ODD-WEEK ROTATION
 
Beginning in February, the residents of Bristol Ridge HOA will be following the Green odd-week rotation for recycle as reflected on the attached 2022 Collection Calendar.
 
ALL service addresses in Bristol Ridge HOA will be receiving a post-card with the recycle rotation change. If there is an HOA online site where you wish to post the announcement and/or the collection calendar as a reminder please feel free.
 
Thank you,
 
MICHAEL TORNOW
Account Manager – Homeowners Associations
Public Sector Solutions/Heartland Area
 
Waste Management Corporation
700 E Butterfield Rd., Suite 400
Lombard, IL 60148
 
Note: Bristol Valley = "EW" & Bristol Ridge = "OW". (Even and Odd weeks)
 
The Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley website calendar and HOA News features have been updated to reflect this change.
 
Please contact Maddie Diekmann, our FirstService Property Manager, with questions.
 
Time To Remove Outdoor Holiday Decorations
Posted on Jan 13th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
A friendly reminder that the deadline for removal of outdoor holiday lights and decorations is January 31st. Homeowners who display outdoor lights and decorations past that date are subject to a fine.
 
Sincere thanks from your Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Board of Directors.
Bimonthly HOA Board Meeting
Posted on Jan 11th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
 
 
The first meeting of the new year for our HOA Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31st via Zoom. The agenda and link for this meeting will be emailed to our community members and posted on this website in the days prior to the meeting. 
 
If you have questions regarding this meeting or the HOA, please contact our FirstService Residential Property Manager Maddie Diekmann.
Planning An Update To Your Home?
Posted on Jan 11th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
 
If you are planning on painting your house, replacing your roof, major landscaping or other exterior changes/additions refer to the Amended and Restated Declarations of Restrictions dated September 16, 2019 sections 3, 5, and 7 to determine if you need to complete an Architectural Change Request Form.  Here is the link to to a copy of the restrictions and  Architectural Change Request Form.
 
For Lenexa residents, please click here for city code requirements for home improvements.
 
For Shawnee residents, please click here for city code requirements for home improvements.
 
Johnson County Approves Pilots To Extend Transit Options
Posted on Jan 6th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
The Board of County Commissioners has approved several pilot programs that are expected to improve public transportation service in Johnson County.
 
“The board has established strategic priorities for transit, which include creating a transit system that is accessible, effective and efficient; is regionally coordinated; and connects housing, workforce and jobs,” said Chairman Ed Eilert.
 
The pilots address fixed routes, commuter express, micro transit and paratransit services in Johnson County.
 
The BOCC authorized the use of the federal transit funding. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority serves as the region’s direct recipient of this transit-specific funding and manages the funds on behalf of the regional partners, according to federal formula guidelines, which include an allocation of $18.2 million to Johnson County Transit.
 
The pilot programs include:
 
• Streamlined commuter express service (prioritize the use of existing park and ride locations, reduce travel time and create a new commuter express route)
 
• Fixed route improvements (increased mid-day service levels, a new local route on the 87th street corridor, the introduction of the first-ever Saturday fixed route service for four existing routes)
 
• New complimentary paratransit service in support of vulnerable populations
 
• Micro transit program expansion (expanded service area with multizone structure, introduction of Sunday service for micro transit and adjustment of fares for the micro transit service.
 
“These changes will improve the quality and level of service of transi in the county and make public transportation in Johnson County a more viable mode of travel for residents by offering more frequent, reliable service,” said Josh Powers, business liaison, Johnson County Planning, Housing and Community Development.
 
Each pilot program will be continually evaluated on its impact and efficacy, with particular attention paid to key performance indicators, such as ridership, cost per ride and percentage of on-time trips provided, as well as additional performance metrics, such as increases in access to employment centers, educational opportunities and health care services.
 
The pilots will get underway during the second quarter of 2022.
 
Renovated Central Resource Library Reopens February 22
Posted on Jan 6th, 2022 Comments (0)
 
By Elissa Andre
 
We have been making areas of Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, even better over the last year, and now the wait is almost over!
 
Construction began in February 2021, with the majority of work — including improvements to the building’s exterior and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems — completed by November 2021. Furnishings, collection and equipment are being moved back in over the winter.
 
The building’s grand reopening celebration is set for Feb. 22!
 
Until then, the front lobby of the building (what we are calling Little Central) is still open for holds pickup and public computer use. For all other services (including access to the collection), please use another location. Oak Park Library, 9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, is the closest in proximity to Central Resource and features curbside holds pickup and a drive-up materials return bin.
 
This project is a continuation of the Central Building upgrade, the first phase of which was completed in 2015. Central is home to many departments that support all locations, including library administration, materials handling and information technology and is considered the hub of the Johnson County Library system. This project is making better use of space throughout  the building, addressing changes and growth the system has experienced in the last 25 years with a focus on future flexibility.
 
When renovations are complete, visitors will enjoy the following amenities:
 
• A drive-thru for picking up holds – including an improved exterior return for materials.
 
• Additional and reconfigured study and conference rooms.
 
• A relocated and expanded childrens’ area with more access to natural light and a dedicated story-time room.
 
• Behind-the-scenes upgrades that will result in materials being available more quickly throughout the entire library system, such as a reorganization of our staff spaces, a new materials sorter and improvements to our delivery dock.
 
Some in-person programming will also return to Central upon reopening, including genealogy and career and finance events—visit jocolibrary.org/events for dates and details. Art exhibitions in Central’s new gallery space will resume later in the year.
 
We can’t wait to welcome you back to Central Resource Library on Feb. 22!
 
Elissa Andre is external communication manager at Johnson County Library.
 
City of Shawnee Property Tax Rebate Program
Posted on Dec 28th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
For Bristol Valley Residents Only
 
We are excited to launch a new pilot program designed to help some of our local families. As long as certain income requirements are met, the Property Tax Rebate Program will pay back homeowners 100% (up to $500) of what they paid for the City property tax in 2021. Here are a few important things to note. 
 
Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2022 
 
Homeowner must be a resident of Shawnee
 
You must live in and own your home
 
Be current on the property taxes and special assessments 
 
Meet income guidelines that are listed at cityofshawnee.org/rebates 
 
You can find full details and the application online!

 
 
 
 
 
Fire Pit Guidelines
Posted on Dec 28th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
We know many residents are spending a lot of time by their outdoor fireplaces or fire pits during this nice stretch of weather.
The City does allow the use of outdoor fire places without a permit when certain conditions are met.
 
Please click on the links below to find your city's guidelines:
 
 
Register Your Security System
Posted on Nov 30th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
Registering your alarm system helps emergency services - like police and fire - appropriately respond to calls and reduces the number of false alarms. Both residential and commercial alarm systems are required to be registered annually. There's no cost to register your alarm, however you will be charged a fee if first responders are called by your alarm and it is not registered.
 
Register online at crywolfservices.com/Lenexaks