Archive for July, 2007

High Pointe — Bradford Park pond aerator fountain pump reinstalled

Friday morning, July 27, Cedar Hill’s Parks Department completed reinstaaltion of the aerator pump in the pond at Bradford Park.

How well do High Pointe’s neighborhood parks meet your family’s needs?  Share your comments, thoughts and/or ideas on High Pointe’s neighborhood parks? 

High Pointe has four neighborhood parks which are lanscaped and designed to provide an attractive setting for recreation.  They are located within easy walking or bicycling distance to their service areas.

Bradford Park

401 W. Wintergreen Road, approximately 6 acres.  This neighborhood park offers a 27’ X 27’ gazebo with electrical outlets,  fishing pond with aerator fountain, 1 wishing well, 3 grills, 6 picnic tables, 2 benches, 1 drinking fountain,  3,218 ft. (approximately .6 mile) paved walking trail, and parallel curb parking.

 

Ramsey Park

1313 High Pointe Lane, approximately 6 acres.  This neighborhood park offers 1lighted pavilion with no electrical outlets containing 1 table, 6 picnic tables, 5 grills, 1 play structure for children 5 to 12 years old, 1 exercise course featuring 2 exercise stations, 1 drinking fountain, 1 unlit field used primarily for organized football, 1 multi use practice field containing 1 backstop and 2 football goals, 2 unlit tennis courts, 1,448 ft. (approximately .3 mile) paved trail, and 13 paved parking spaces (1 handicapped).

 

The Meadows Park

1555 Hamilton, approximately 3 acres. This neighborhood park offers 1 lighted pavilion with no electrical outlets containing 3 picnic tables, 1 party grill, 2 benches, 1 basketball court providing 1 basket, 1 play structure for children 5 to 12 years old, 1 drinking fountain, 840 ft. paved trail (approximately .2 mile), and parallel curb parking.

 

J. W. Williams Park

1605 High Pointe Lane, approximately 6 acres.  This neighborhood park offers 1 unlit pavilion with no electrical outlets containing 3 tables, 1 exercise course featuring 1 exercise station, 1 play structure for children 5 to 12 years old, 2 unlit tennis courts, 1 multi use practice field providing 1 backstop and 2 football goals, 8 grills, 5 picnic tables, 2 benches, 1 drinking fountain, 2,154 ft. (approximately .4 mile) paved trail, and 24 paved parking spaces (2 handicapped).

 

Do you use High Pointe’s neighborhood parks?  What is your primary activity, i.e., playground, tennis, walking, picnics, etc.?  Does High Pointe need additional parks — either neighborhood or special use?  If a new park was “added” in High Pointe, where should it be located? What additional features would you like to see added to High Pointe’s existing neighborhood parks? 

 

Share you comments on High Pointe’s neighborhood parks. 

 

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July 27, 2007 at 10:46 am 2 comments

“Sound Off” on your property taxes

Have your property taxes “gone up” or “gone down”?  “Sound Off” and share what has happened to your property value in High Pointe.

Thursday’s, July 26, 2007,  Dallas Morning News has a lead article on the front page of Metro which reads, Tax roll gains 10% in Dallas County.  The county’s certified tax roll increased by 10.2 percent (%)to $161.2 billion according to data released Wednesday by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD).   Ryan Brown, the county’s budget director said it is the largest property value increase in at least two decades thanks to a big boost from a thriving commercial sector.  In Dallas County commercial property values rose 15.5 %, while residential properties increased 7.5%.  The article goes on to say, “Southern Dallas County is experiencing the biggest economic boom”.   Cedar Hill’s certified tax roll showed an increse of 10.4% from 2006’s $2,671,636,752 to 2007’s $2,948,530,658.  Cedar Hill’s figures do not show a breakout between commercial and residential property taxes.

How did your property fare? My property in High Pointe’s Cumberland, Phase I, increased by $9,270, a 6.8% increase.  At a recent meeting of concerned High Pointe residents, a home owner in The Reserve said her property had decresed by $17,000, while another Reserve neighbor said hers decreased by $27,000.  

Individual home owners can view their property’s appraisal on DCAD’s web site http://www.dallascad.org.    On the home page “click” on Search Appraisals and follow the instructions on how to look up your appraisal record.  Property owners who experienced a significant increase or decrease in their property’s evaluation should contact DCAD for an explanation.  While it is too late to protest this year’s tax appraial, indivialual residents would at least know why their appraised property value, and taxes, increased or decreased.

Share your thoughts!  Did your property value “go up” or “go down”?  What do you think should be done to maintain and increase the value of your individual property in High Pointe? 

July 26, 2007 at 9:01 am 2 comments

Notice of Meeting, HPPID Board of Directors

Notice of Meeting, Board of Directors
Cedar Hill Public Improvement District # 1 at High Pointe (HPPID
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The Board of Directors of the Cedar Hill Public Improvement District #1 at High Pointe (HPPID) will conduct its August meeting Thursday, August 9, 2007. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 19, High Pointe Baptist Church, 101 High Pointe Lane, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.  This meeting is a regularly scheduled meeting of the HPPID Board of Directors and is for the purpose of conducting business matters that impact on the High Pointe community.  Citizen’s Forum will also be conducted.  The agenda for the meeting will be available on Friday, August 3, 2007.  The meeting is open to the public and all interested residents are invited to attend.  The meeting location is accessible to the handicapped.  Additional information is available by email to HPPIDInfo@aol.com, from HPPID’s  web site at www.highpointeinfo.org, or HPPID’s BLOG at https://hppid.wordpress.com.

July 21, 2007 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

High Pointe Neighbors To Meet Thursday, July 19, 2007

                                    HIGH POINTE NEIGHBORS!!

Are You Concerned About Your Neighborhood?

Let’s Get Together’ &’ Take Back Our Community!

A Home Owners’ Association Meeting Is scheduled

Thursday, July 19, 2007

7 pm – 8 pm

Destiny Church

(The Old Food Lions Store)

 1375 New Clark Road, Cedar Hill

Are You Concerned About

Property and Car Vandalism

 Trash in the Alleys

 Broken Fences

 High Grass

Stray Animals

If You Are Concerned About Your Neighborhood

You Will Not Miss This Meeting!

Come Out & Voice Your Opinions.

 

July 15, 2007 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment