Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mont Del HOA Board Meeting June 2018 Proposed Minutes

Mont Del HOA Board Meeting
Proposed Minutes
Tuesday, June 07, 2018

  1. Call to order at 7:03 pm
    1. Alice Miller called to order the regular meeting of the HOA at 7:03 pm on Tuesday, June 07, 2018 at Alice Miller’s house
  2. Prior minutes
    1. Approved
  3. Treasurer's report
    1. Approved
  4. Welcome wagon
    1. 4 new neighbors welcomed
    2. Chad thanked for welcoming new neighbors
  5. Entrance area
    1. Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean up
    2. Estradas lost a tree to oak wilt
    3. Need a gardener for the front entrance
      1. Prefer eco-safe weed killer
  6. Directory database
    1. Will ask Fares again
    2. Make sure to send up-to-date information to Alice Miller
  7. Yoga by the pond
    1. Successful
    2. Will seek to do it again
  8. Bridge
    1. Interlocal agreement signed between Benbrook and Fort Worth as submitted
    2. Freese and Nichols may take up to a year for plans
  9. Dues
    1. New paypal account and card reader
    3. Cheyne Hadley will seek to set up a paypal link on the website
    4. HOW will begin Sending a dues invoice through email as discussed
    5. Cheyne Hadley create a post on the website to remind people to pay their dues
  10. Ducks and pond
    1. There has been another fatality
    2. No new ducks will be moved to the pond (3 remaining)
  11. Water tower
    1. The BWA (Benbrook Water Authority) is separate from the city council
    2. BWA is comprised of elected officials
    3. The HOA is aware that people are unhappy with the “BWA” text on our water tower
  12. Cookie exchange
    1. Planned for December 1, 2018 2:00-4:00 pm
    2. Alice Miller need tables
  13. Yard of the month
    1. June: Hawkins house at 9 Thornhill
    2. Cheyne Hadley will share via the website post
  14. Possible future events
    1. Movie by the pond
      1. TBD at a later date
    2. Trunk-or-treat/fall festival and movie by the pond
      1. October 27, 2018
    3. Potluck
      1. First choice 22 September
      2. Second choice 8 September
    4. Neighborhood walks
      1. Anyone can post to the facebook group to start a neighborhood walk at anytime
    5. Old business
      1. No old business
    6. New business
      1. Will test paypal dues turnout. If the turnout is low the HOA will bring up a motion to raise dues
      2. Don Shipe will no longer be able to put put flags
        1. Alice Miller will seek permission from the city to put up a flag pole or plaque in the duck pond
        2. David Corley will get an estimate for a flag pole and a plaque
  15. Annual neighborhood meeting
    1. September 18, 2018
    2. Benbrook senior center
  16. Meeting adjourned
    1. Alice Miller adjourned the meeting at 8:26 pm

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yoga by the Pond

Who wants to learn to stretch it out and feel more nimble and alive? Yoga is a great way to wake up the body and meet some neighbors in a judgment free relaxing setting.
Our own Linda Blanchard is going to lead a yoga by the pond class for those who are interested at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 21.  Bring a mat and water and wear comfy clothes.  We'd love to see a bunch of you come out and S-T-R-E-T-C-H together.

Please email Alice Miller at if you plan to attend so we can gauge the interest.  Come on!  It will be fun!  And good for you!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Benbrook Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Benbrook Police Officers Association is hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Benbrook Middle-High School, 201 Overcrest Drive. This FREE event will begin at 10:00 AM, with face painting and other fun activities, followed later by the Easter Egg Hunt to begin at 11:00 AM. The Easter Bunny will be at this event, so bring your camera and a basket for collecting eggs and candy!

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Successful Beautification Party

The beautification party was a smashing success.  Thanks to everyone who came out to help.  The work only took about 2 hours and made a real difference to our entrance.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Neighborhood Beautification Party


Spring is around the corner and the neighborhood is looking so beautiful.  Here is your opportunity to help make a difference that will benefit the entire neighborhood.

On Saturday, March 24th, at 9 AM, bring your gloves, rakes, trash bags, nippers, clippers, dust pans, sunscreen, water bottle and whatever else you can think of to work together on cleaning up the entrance area.  Have you heard the saying, "Many hands make light work?"  Calling all men, women and children!  If we can get a good crew out there, we can make a huge difference in a short time.  Richard O'Glee and his son have voluntarily done much to maintain this area over the lasts few years and we are so grateful, but it shouldn't all fall to them.  This is OUR neighborhood-let's come together for this one morning and beautify the entrance for the good of all!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tom Thumb Neighborhood Reward Program

Make sure to mention you live in Mont Del when you shop at Tom Thumb on Hulen.  Every time you do Tom Thumb will donate a percentage of your purchase to the HOA.  These donations actually make up a sizable portion of our budget, which we use to host neighborhood events.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mont Del HOA Meeting Proposed Minutes

Mont Del HOA Meeting
Proposed Minutes
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
  1. Call to order
    1. Alice Miller called the meeting to order at 7:09pm on March 06, 2018 at 44 Bounty Rd W
  2. Previous Meeting Approvals
    1. The previous meeting’s minutes were approved
    2. The treasurer’s report was approved
  3. Cheryl Fortner will take over Don Shipe's area director position – approved
    1. Cheyne will share the “Mont Del 101” document on the website
  4. Welcome wagon
    1. Chad Jones will welcome new renters
  5. Entrance Maintenance
    1. Alice will check with Richard O'Glee to discuss future maintenance
    2. Cleaning party March 24 at  9:00 am
  6. Directory database
    1. Send updated contact information to Alice Miller
  7. Facebook page content creation
    1. Anyone can add content, confirmed
  8. Pond party
    1. Will convert to a fall festival/trunk or treat
    2. Will plan additional events during the next meeting
  9. Website
    1. Need more content, maybe at least once per month provided by area directors
    2. Will try to add more features like Paul Galvin and Sonny, maybe Beekeeping by Anna Jones
    3. Will start putting Benbrook city events and announcements on the website
  10. Dues
    1. Big push for september and october collection
    2. Dianne and Megan will make a flier explaining the benefit of paying dues
    3. Integrating Electronic payment capabilities will be a priority
    4. Set up paypal and venmo accounts – approved
    5. Anne Santana will make a postcard
  11. Red bows
    1. Stored for next year
    2. Replacements will be made for next year
  12. Yard of the month was awarded to the malicks for the christmas lightshow
    1. email David Corley for potential yard of month candidates
  13. Possible future events
    1. Alice will talk to Wes about movie by the pond
    2. Alice will look into a potential potluck location
    3. Wine/beer tasting will be considered if there is interest
    4. Another neighborhood walk will be discussed during the next meeting
  14. Old business
    1. bridge update
      1. Benbrook and fort worth inter-local agreement working together to begin the engineering report
      2. 1 to 1.5 years after the engineering report is completed
    2. Cookie exchange was successful
    3. Breakfast with santa was successful
    4. Payment for red ribbons – approved
  15. New business
    1. Name tags for Donna Weth and Cheryl Fortner, expense approved
    2. Cookie exchange date set for December 01, 2018
    3. Creek/drainage erosion was discussed
  16. Next meeting date
    1. Tuesday June 05, 2018
    2. location to be determined
  17. Adjourn
    1. Alice Miller adjourned the meeting at 8:19pm