General Meeting Thursday: Project Updates + Pitches!

Where can KGCL contribute to our neighborhood?

That’s the topic of our meeting of General Members, this Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM at King’s Grant Elementary School.

Please note the new start time!!

  • We’ll get an update on the carp restoration project.
  • We’ll learn about installing tide and storm water sensors at Watergate Lane.
  • WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU? What improvement projects would you like to see?

Join us Thursday night.

 

Posted in Grounds & Maintenance, Meetings, Open Spaces | Comments Off on General Meeting Thursday: Project Updates + Pitches!

Light the Park for the Holidays

‘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.

Posted in Open Spaces, Parks and Recreation | Tagged | Comments Off on Light the Park for the Holidays

President’s News

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.

  1. A picture of a flag pole in a park

    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).

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
Posted in Board, Grounds & Maintenance | Comments Off on President’s News

General Meeting Thursday October 19th

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.

Posted in KGCL | Comments Off on General Meeting Thursday October 19th