Greater Oak Hills Civic Association                 

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Welcome
to the Greater Oak Hills
Civic Association

Oak Hills Place

Highland Rd. Entrance

A unity of neighbors, consisting of Oak Hills Place, Oak Hills Park, and Oak Hills III.

Oak Hills Park

Siegen Lane Entrance






               

           Oak Hills III 

Perkins Rd. Entrance

FUN NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT - sUNDAY, NOV. 8TH AT 2:00 pm

Under the direction of Charbel Harb, many helping hands were supplied with beautiful flowers & plants and directions for planting.  Charbel also donated a beautiful large plant for the Oak Hills Place planting.  We planted all 3 entrances on Sun. Nov. 8th!  We're still not through, but are going in stages - so be patient!  On Saturday, Nov. 14th, Scott Courtright, Owner of Trinity Tree Consultants supplied our 12' x 2" Oak Tree (Quercus virginiana), along with soil & pine straw mulch  for the Siegen Lane Entrance and supervised its planting.  Thanks to Steven Mercier, GOHCA board member who dug the hole - in the dark on Fri. night, using 2 big spot lights to work by!  With all of us working together, much landscaping was done at considerably cheaper rates!

Officer and Board Member Requirements
GOHCA Articles of Incorporation,
amended Oct. 19, 2019
GOHCA By-LawsMay 21, 2019
Please note:  You must be a paid member to vote!

Membership update

2020 Membership Update

Membership will be updated on a regular basis - we're off to a good start but need more participation!


As of Oct. 20, 2020:  370 members out of 744 residents or 50% have paid!
(0.497) 


The PayPal/Credit Card online payment is a convenience for many - but sometimes it is difficult to identify who has paid for many reasons:

1. The membership is paid by a parent/grandparent with a different last name.
2. The address is not listed on the PayPal payment.

3. The person who paid may have a PayPal account listed in a different last name (maiden name before getting married, etc.

4.  It could be a new family who moved in that we don't know about yet.

5.  It could be someone who previously did not want to give their name & was listed as "Neighbor". 

           At this time, we are trying to find:

A. Kristin Martin, who paid on 2/22/2020.  We want to give credit, but don't have a street address or person by that name listed in our directory. 

B. Someone with an email, ricki@chorum.com who paid.


If you can help identify these residents, please email Martha Austin (Membership chairman) at mhaustin2001@yahoo.com

We want to give you credit & get your name & address correct!!

Lagniappe Donations!

Thanks so much to all the families who "gave a little something extra" beyond their dues to help improve our neighborhood!

Donations as of June 6, 2020:

Number who've donated:           46 families

Cameras for entrances:                $1,360.00

Social activities:                                 $10.00

Entrance decorations:                      $150.00

American flags (small):                    $350.00

Other donations:                               $270.00

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Total donations:                             $2,140.00

Thank You!!!  It all adds up!

A second camera was installed at the Highland Rd. entrance in July, 2020!!
We're hoping to be able to purchase small American flags for every residence in Greater Oak Hills in time for all the upcoming patriotic holidays.  

We will apply these extra funds to the budget category that they were designated to go to!

Thanks again ... and keep on donating!

Issues??

Several members have commented on issues they would like to see addressed and also donated money for "Other Donations".    These comments are passed on to our President, Ellen Elias, and she has been contacting many of these residents to talk about issues.  

In the cases of donations for sidewalk repair, please see the entire link below: (May want to change where your "other donation" goes).

Who repairs neighborhood sidewalks?

Repairing, Maintaining & Constructing Sidewalks

(In part, the EBR Parish regulations state:

Sec. 2:171. - Duty of owners.

It shall be the duty of all owners of lots fronting on streets having paved sidewalks to:

(1)  Pave, repair and keep in repair, the sidewalks in front of their said lots by removing all uneven and broken sections and replacing them with such materials as will level the surface and make it uniform;

(2)  Provide sufficient drainage over or under the sidewalks to prevent the accumulation or standing of water on or near the sidewalks;

(3)  Prevent the growth or accumulation of weeds, grass, dirt or other nuisance on the sidewalks, or the neutral grounds adjacent thereto.

(City Code 1951, Title 2, § 171; Parish Code 1962, Title 2, § 171)

 

Mosquito and Rat Abatement programs 

In the cases of donations for rat abatement program,, please see the entire link below: (May want to change where your "Other Donations" goes).

Baton Rouge City-Parish Program - CALL 311 to report mosquito or rodent problem!

The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control reduces populations of annoying and potentially disease-bearing pests.

2020 Dues are now DUE!

It's 2020 and the Greater Oak Hills Civic Assn. Annual Dues are due and still only $100.00 per family!  The officers, board and committees are working hard to keep our neighborhood great!

We will be mailing out the information very soon, but you can read it all on the website now and even pay your dues online if you wish.

All Greater Oak Hills Neighborhood Residents should be receiving all the information below in a letter mailed to their address by Feb. 20th - 21st!  

A Letter from our GOHCA President, Ellen Elias

2020 Proposed Budget

2020 Dues Invoice (front)  2020 Dues Invoice (back)
A Little Lagniappe   Print out this sheet also to mail in with your dues & fill it in if you wish to donate more than the dues - to a special GOHCA fund, such as more cameras, more social activities, more entrance decorations, small American flags for the whole neighborhood to display during Patriotic holidays, or add your own cause!   

To pay your 2020 dues:

You can pay your dues online and submit the online form with your information

OR

You can print out a dues form to mail in with your check!

OR

You can fill out and return the Invoice form that will be mailed to your home, along with your 2020 dues check.


The Greater Oak Hills Civic Association
Directories Are Here!

The Greater Oak Hills Civic Assn.  2020-2021 Neighborhood Directory is complete and we are in the process of handing them out now.


We have Block Captains who are assigned to every street in our neighborhood and the will be handing out these
Free directories to every resident of the Greater Oak Hills Neighborhood!  


This was made possible by our advertising supporters - so please Support our Advertisers!

Thank you to all who helped make this directory available to everyone!

Reminder - GOHCA General Meeting

November General Meeting
The 11/17/20 General Meeting
There will be a General Oak Hills Civic Assn. Meeting in November at Hilltop Arboretum. (Tuesday, Nov.  17th at 6:30 pm.
at the outdoor pavilion. 
Due to Covid restrictions and food guidelines, no food will be served at this meeting.
It will be a general informational meeting prior to our usual March membership meeting in 2021.
Come meet your neighbors and participate in discussions about the upcoming 2021 year!
NOTE:  We will meet in the large educational building.

Hilltop Arboretum

      GEAUX VOTE! 

Need 5 new
block captains!

Interested??  This is a great way to meet your neighbors!  
We're looking for 5 new block captains: 

1.  Court St. - addresses:
     221-428 - 9 homes

2.  Towering Oaks Dr. (1) -
      Even Number addresses -
      14 homes

3.  W. Lakeview Dr. (2)
     addresses: 1046-1229 -
     16 homes
4.  Sundance Dr. (2) addresses:
      912-1041 - 14 homes
5.  Mossy Oak Ave. (2) addresses: 655-822 - 20 homes

Yard of the Month
2020

August Yard of the Month

Congratulations to August Yard of the Month
Farris & Yolanda Gransberry
957 Mossy Oak Ave.

Quick Links

Crime Watch

To report a non-life threatening crime or suspicious activity, call the updated number below:

(225) 389-5074
NOTE: Updated number for faster response time.


Please lock your cars! 
Do not leave valuables in your car.

Keep carport lights on.

Only in Louisiana!

City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish - 8/11/2020