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

Our Summer Social is back at Hilltop!!
Tues. July 20th (2021)
6:00 - 8:00!!

YAY...OUR GOHCA SUMMER SOCIAL IS BACK!!
Take a break from cooking and buy dinner from the Rice & Roux food truck. 
We will have bottled water for all.
Rainbow the clown will be painting faces and making fun balloon's.
What's a summer party without snowballs??  We'll have that available as well.
There will be games and fun to be had for everyone. 
COME AND MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS!!!

Important Zoning Information - Voting starts July 

Shared letter from Ellen Elias, President Greater Oak Hills Civic Assn.:
     Buddy Lang, President of Highland Road Alliance group, wants to preserve the beauty & historical landscape of Highland Rd.  Since May 17 flooding that affected so many residents along Highland Road, the Alliance has reached out to all subdivisions about the issue for the 240 unit apartment complex at Highland and Bluebonnet: (@Highland Zoning Change Request is trying to change the zoning in order to build this new complex.
     It is critical that each and every voting member of each and every household as in our GOHCA fill out this form objecting to the Zoning Change.  The numbers for and against are counted and the tally is read into the record of the Council Meeting.  The Planning Commission received 216 objections through this process prior to their previous meeting. Unfortunately, the vote was 5 to 4 in favor of the Zoning Change request.  But you can see that 216 objections made an impact.  It will be important to increase this number of objections substantially prior to the July 21st Council meeting.  
Click on this link to read the entire letter and to fill out the form and submit it before July 21st 

2021 Dues are now DUE!

It's 2021 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!

The information should have come to your residence on Wed. February 17th, 2021.


A Letter from our GOHCA President, Ellen Elias

2021 Proposed Budget

2021 Dues Invoice (front)  
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 additional cameras (beyond the main 3 entrances - which should be completed in the next few weeks), additional entrance decorations, or add your own suggestion!   

To pay your 2021 dues:

You can pay your dues online, using PayPal or a Credit Card, 
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 was mailed to your home,
along with your 2021 dues check.

Click on this link to pay your dues online. 
(Or go to "About Us" tab at top and Scroll down to "Pay Dues Now"!!

2021 Membership Update

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


As of July 17, 2021:  363 members out of 744 residents or 49% have paid!
(0.487) 


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". 

So please be sure to include all your information when paying dues!          

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 March 26, 2021

Number who've donated:           58 families

Cameras for entrances:                $1,740.00

Seasonal decorations:                     $225.00

Other ideas                                        $700.00

American flags (small):                    $350.00

Other donations:                               $270.00

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Total donations:                             $2,615.00

Thank You!!!  It all adds up!

2020-2021 - We have installed 2 video cameras & 2 sidewalk cameras at Siegen Lane & Highland Rd. entrances.  We have purchased a 3rd camera & installed the pole at the Oak Hills III entrance.  There has been a delay in the installation, but we're working on that!

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.

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!

GOHCA has moved back to Hilltop Arboretum for both our Board Meetings and General Meetings!  We are so happy to be back to "our" Hilltop Arboretum!!

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