‘Tis the season that King’s Grant Community League will once again light Witt Park on King’s Grant Road!
Please join us
Our small work crew will be at Witt Park on Saturday, December 2nd 9am-11am and again on Sunday, December 3rd 1pm-3pm. Any resident able to lend a hand for any brief period would be most welcome (and greatly appreciated). We have all of the lights and power cords needed, but we will gladly accept any donations of white mini-lights that allow us to expand our display. We are trying to move to LED lighting that is more durable and energy efficient, but we still have an area with white incandescent mini-bulbs. If you have new or fully functional used light strings that you wish to donate, please drop them at the park during the above hours and we will try to add them to our display. Most of the work is for adults, but children can help place light strings in the hedges.
If it is raining, we will reschedule for the following weekend.
Watch the sign at the park or on this web site for rescheduled times.
King’s Grant Community League President, Steve Nimitz, recently shared the following updates with the board of directors. The next meeting of the board is December 11th.
A flag pole was installed at Witt Park in November 2017
Stumps at Witt Park were removed yesterday. The flagpole installation, starting with the foundation, is supposed to begin today. We might have a flagpole within days. After that, the scouts will return to work on new benches and site restoration (with new topsoil in some areas).
- I stopped at Witt Park this morning to check out the work. I found the electric meter destroyed again. This is the 2ndtime in as many years. There is glass all around. I did not have time to pick it up. I will file the police report and contact the electric company. Very disappointing. My guess is that the vandalism happened Wednesday night.
- Kevin joined me this morning at8:15 to walk the median that separates KG Road as you enter from the intersection with N. Lynnhaven (at the traffic light). A rep from the city’s Highway maintenance was there at my request to assess the curb around the median where it is damaged or sunk below the roadbed. I am optimistic that we’ll see some corrective maintenance done on that. If you don’t know, KG Road and N. Lynnhaven will both be repaved this year which is why I asked the city to come take a look.
- A KGCL member volunteered to decorate the KG walls with large lighted wreathes for the holidays. I plan to retrieve our Christmas lights from the shed this week, take them home, and test them. The plan is to decorate Witt Park on 2-3 Dec (we obviously need the power meter fixed before then).
NEW START TIME: 7:00 PM
A general meeting of members is Thursday, October 19th.
The meeting is open to all residents, including non-members.
This is our annual business meeting to approve the budget.
Topic: Reintroducing Carp to Our Lakes
In the KGCL newsletter recently delivered to all homes in King’s Grant, we wrote about the possible reintroduction of carp in our fresh water lakes as a means to control the expanding problem of aquatic weeds. We will devote our fall meeting to this discussion. Based on the size of our lake system, we estimate that approximately 300 carp would be needed to start, with about 20% replenishment every two years if the program meets expectations. As a property owner on the lake, the KGCL has a special interest in the water quality of our lakes, and we will engage our membership to determine the extent of our participation, but it remains primarily a task for home owners around the lakes to lead the way. If you have an interest in the appearance and water quality in our neighborhood lakes, please attend. Read your newsletter for more information.
As you are driving by The Triangle you will notice that we replaced the landscaping at the intersection of King’s Grant Road and N. Lynnhaven Road.
May Farm Garden Club donated the landscaping as a community project. Elaine Hillers was the point person for the garden club and did all the coordination with the nursery for design and plant selection. Plants were selected as low maintenance and drought resistant.
KGCL will maintain the landscaping, as we have always done. Basically, we will mulch it (Elaine suggested pine straw for the future), spray it, weed it.