Letter from the President
Dear East Kessler Park,
Lots of stuff happening in and around our neighborhood. We have a new board and I would like to introduce you to our dedicated volunteers.
Ellen Parrill - Vice President
Charlie Haley - Secretary
Marianne Morris - Treasurer
Chris Hendrix - Communications/Membership
Vince Fall - Community Liaison
Kellie Lawson & Amber Patteson - Beautification
Steve Springfield - Heritage Oak Cliff Representative
We are seeking one more “brave soul” for the board to oversee Safety and Code. If you would like to be that person, please drop me a note. We are a can do board and will be working on a lot of new projects in the upcoming year.
With that said, let me update everyone on some of the goings on.
On June 28th , attorneys for all sides presented their positions to the judge regarding irregularities at Dallas City Council back in February. As you may know, the neighborhood is not against the proposed fitness center proposed by Methodist Hospital, we are just asking that they consider a different location than currently proposed. The Buffer has served us well for the past 46 years and we hope that cooperation continues with Methodist.
Relevant Information on this topic below:
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfh3boJ4hog
Coombs Creek Trailhead Erosion
The city is working on a plan to correct the erosion problem at our trailhead. As I understand, the idea is to extend the 6’ culvert all the way to Coombs Creek. This culvert will be covered over with soil to create additional park space. Seems like a good plan although it is still being considered. See updates on the website as they become available.
Can you believe this will be our 10th year of the Fall Thing?? This is our big membership and fund-raising event for EKPNA. It is slated to take place on:
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Getting the word out is so important to stay update on the goings on in the neighborhood. Chris Hendrix is working hard to keep it updated with pertinent topics like a weekly crime report, a calendar with upcoming events, etc. Please go take a look at this valuable resource.
EKPNA was fortunate to be awarded a grant to purchase safety vests with the EKPNA logo for walkers in the neighborhood. Speeding is a chronic problem and this will give our residents a fighting chance when out on the road day and night. We will be giving out one vest per household at the Fall Thing to those members in good standing with EKPNA. Additional vests will be available for purchase at cost.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!
Please don’t hesitate to drop me line with comments, concerns, suggestions, etc.
A BIG THANK YOU! TO OUR SPONSORS LISTED BELOW.
THESE SPONSORS MAKE SO MUCH POSSIBLE FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION! THANK YOU!