Dear Slate Ridge Residents:
The luminary and rides were a success. We had kids, parents, grand parents, friends, young and older couples who took advantage of a beautiful night to ride and see the luminaries. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the hot chocolate, hot coffee and cookies in a chilly night. Thanks to every resident who signed up and participated. I also want to thank every resident who helped organize the event, to the group of residents who helped build the luminary kits, the group who delivered each of them to every home, and last but not least the ones who helped with set up and tear down the tents. We also had current and past Slate Ridge residents who lend us their outdoor heaters to keep us warm. This is the kind of participation I have asked for and hopefully we can continue to build on. Happy Holidays...
Season’s greetings to all, 2015 has gone pretty fast and the holidays are now upon us.
We wish to announce a change in the Slate Ridge Board leadership. Brent Carey our president and Greg Merante our secretary both resigned their position effective this past October due to increased personal and professional obligations. We wish to thank Brent and Greg for both their time and efforts. During our last Board meeting we accepted both resignations and voted to appoint me, Jose Gomez, as acting President of the Slate Ridge Civic Association and Norm Brusk will be our interim secretary.
My first objective is to increase the number of board members. Slate Ridge has changed considerably since the original 170 plus homeowners. In order to have a successful homeowner association we need new residents and families to get actively involved by either becoming active board members and/or attending our monthly board meetings. New members can help bring new ideas, new changes and a new perspective more closely aligned with a newer Slate Ridge to the homeowner association.
My second object is to increase the number of paid resident members. We currently have fewer than 80 paid members. More importantly some of the Homeowner Association’s financial obligations such as maintenance, insurance, landscaping, neighborhood directory, the welcome package, event permits, website hosting and any organized event for the residents are not free. In an effort to keep the cost down some of the residents have continued to volunteer their personal time to maintain the website, produce and deliver the newsletter, clean the entrances, put together and deliver the luminary kits etc.
I am asking those who have not paid to please consider joining the association in 2016. The $35 annual membership fee is relatively insignificant for a neighborhood where the average home value is $202,535 according to www.realtors.com. On behalf of the board I am also asking those who may be interested in joining the board or if you are interested in attending the board meetings to please contact me at
. For information about our monthly board meetings and community activities please go to www.slateridge.net.
Again I ask you to support our neighborhood by joining and actively participating in our planned events and activities. By joining today you will add value and community comradery that benefits all of our Slate Ridge neighbors and friends.
Jose Gomez, President
Holiday Light up the night and Carriage Rides on December 19th 2015. We will deliver your Luminary Kit by Friday December 18, 2015. Please have your Luminaries ready to be set out on the curb by 5:00 p.m. See instructions below
The Carriage Rides are free for Slate Ridge Civic Association Members. The staging area for the carriage rides will be in the Crosswick Court Cul-de-Sac. The Carriage Rides will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Carriage Rides will take about 15 minutes around the neighborhood and you must register for your Carriage Ride by Friday December 18th by going on our Slate Ridge Website at Slate Ridge Holiday Carriage Rides or go to www.slateridge.net
Next board meeting is scheduled for December 13th at 2:00PM at 5 Bean Café located at Stoney Creek Plaza, 2087 Baltimore-Reynoldsburg Rd. We’ve invited residents and prospective new board members to participate. Please RSVP me via email at
so we may plan accordingly. 5 Bean Café is a bit small for a larger crowd. That way I can change the venue to accommodate a larger group. Thank you
The Slate Ridge Association gave a $100 contribution to Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful. www.keepreynoldsburgbeautiful.org the contribution goes toward the $300.00 10% matching funds for the Ohio EPA Grant for $3000.00. I think is important to partner with other local organizations especially those involved in the beatification of our city and surroundings. Having worked in Grandview, Dublin and currently in New Albany; I think East Columbus sort of lag behind in beautification efforts. Our resident and board member Arley Owens is the Executive Director for Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful and maybe contacted at
Small pet owners be aware that we had a resident report a coyote attack a small dog after the owner leashed to pet outside. Thankfully, they came out and rescued the dog. The dog required 20+ stitches, and it is doing ok now.
- The Kit includes 7 candles, 7 paper white bags, 7 cups of play sand. Corner homes will receive 2 kits one for each side of the streets
- Distribute 1 cup of sand equally among the each bag provided by the Association. Or 1 cup per milk jug if still have them
- Secure one candle in the middle of each bag or jug.
- Distribute luminaries equally across frontage (outside edge of sidewalk-closest to street)
- Light candles at 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 19th 2015
- If you won't be home 5:00 PM set the out early or ask a neighbor to set them and light them up for you
Please if you have any question please contact us @
and for additional information visit the website @www.slateridge.net