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Upcoming Events

Events, activites, dances, meetings, etc. scheduled here in River Ridge and nearby surrounding locations.


Post An Event

Do you know of an event coming up in River Ridge or a local outside event of interest? (Fire Dept, Rescue Squad, Local Towns, Etc.)

Post it to this web site and let others know!

Answer a few questions on the form, select your colors ... and you are done!
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • Meetings
  • Tournaments
  • Festivals
  • Other Activities
This form will create a post for the Upcoming Events page and also a scrolling marquee banner on the main page.

Click here to submit an event. Click the instructions button on the input page for a demonstration.
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River Ridge, State and County
Documents and Forms

River Ridge, State and County documentation and applications to view, download and print.


Latest Board Meeting Minutes

Read the minutes from the February 8, 2020 Board meeting.
Maps

River Ridge Maps

Map of all lots and common property in River Ridge showing lot number and 911 address.

View the map of River Ridge in it's entirety or individual maps of each village.


Satellite view of River Ridge with common areas marked on map. This is a great aid for those new to the community! Find offices, boat slips, fishing and recreation areas, bath houses and more.


Driving Directions

Get step by step driving directions from your location to River Ridge.

Enter the starting point of your trip (your location).




Get Driving Directions

Driving directions and satellite view provided by Google Maps.
Golf Course

River Ridge Golf Course

Golf Course information and course layout.
Chapel

River Ridge Chapel

The River Ridge Chapel is a non-denominational church where everyone is welcome. Dress is casual.
Classifieds

Classified Ads

Use the FREE Classifieds to advertise items you have for sale, items you are looking for, services for hire, etc. You do not need to be registered to use the classifieds.

Last Post:
ISO - Two gas golf carts
2 days ago
Photos

Photo Album

Photos of people and event here at River Ridge.
Contacts

Contact Webmaster

Send a message, comment or suggestion to the webmaster. Please use this contact form instead of regular email.


Phone Numbers

A list of phone numbers for River Ridge offices and some local vendors you may find useful especially if you are new to the area.
  Condolences To The Tiffany Family
Per Virginia Governor's Executive Order #53 effective March 24, 2020 all swimming pools, visitor centers, picnic areas, playgrounds .... etc. are hereby closed as an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19 virus.

Click here to read the complete Executive Order.

 

Talk to Your Board Members

This is the official River Ridge forum allowing property owners to communicate with the Board. Here you can ask questions, offer suggestions and discuss River Ridge issues. The forum is run and moderated by the River Ridge Board of Directors.

There is even a Chat Box for real time communication.
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Calendar & Holidays
For The Entire Year

Twelve-Month Calendar with Holidays

Click on calendar to view the twelve-month calendar with holidays for 2020.

Use the year buttons on the calendar page to view prior and upcoming years from 2007 to 2037.

River Ridge Bass Tournaments

Schedule, rules, map, results, photos, contact information and more.

Ron McMillion, Tournament Director, has set up a nice web site with all the information you need on the River Ridge Bass Tournaments.
Golf Cart Permits
Minors must have a permit to operate a golf cart in River Ridge. Learn more...

Golf Cart Certificate Program

Minors 14 years of age and older may operate a golf cart in River Ridge provided they have satisfactorily completed the Golf Cart Certificate Program. This program is offered FREE of charge.

River Ridge Propane Filling Station

Get your propane tanks filled right here at River Ridge. Pay for your propane at the Security Office and they will dispatch someone to fill your tank(s). Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Tank Size Price
20 Pound $12.64
30 Pound $20.01
40 Pound $25.27
60 Pound $37.92
100 Pound $57.92
Tax included in price


The propane pumping station is located across from the Kountry Kitchen. For questions, please call the Security Office at (434) 636-5536.

Propane will be pumped after 1:00 PM on Sunday.

Find Your 911 Address

In the event of an emergency, the 911 dispatcher will require your 911 address.

Your lot number is NOT the same as your 911 address.

If you are unsure of your address, please check it here. Simply enter your lot number to find your 911 address. You should write down this address and keep it next to the phone.

Mecklenburg County Website

Find out about your county and what it has to offer. This site also contains a lot of useful information for those getting ready to start construction.

Before building in River Ridge you must obtain a Mecklenburg County building permit as well as a River Ridge building permit.

This site will assist you with contacts and necessary paperwork.
  • Useful phone numbers and addresses
  • Information on building within the county
  • Downloadable forms, applications & instructions
Browse their website for other features like maps, events, attractions and more.
River Ridge
Property For Sale

Multiple Listing Service

River Ridge Property For Sale

MLS provided by Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of Realtors. Please use their email for any questions you may have regarding property sales on their website.


Be sure to visit the Classifieds on the Grapevine Now website for properties for sale by owner or to request a property specific to your needs.





A Message from the Board of Directors
The BOD would like you to know River Ridge employees and volunteers are taking a proactive approach toward making improvements to our common areas as well as keeping our community as healthy as possible to prevent the potential spread of germs during this unprecedented pandemic.

Here is just a portion of positive steps being taken in River Ridge in general and in this time of Covid-19 awareness.

Your Board of Directors has been in constant contact over the last 2 weeks. They are working diligently to insure River Ridge is as safe as possible. They have canceled all social activities. The 7 of them did meet at the Kountry Kitchen this past Saturday to put together a plan and talk about the safety and welfare of all property owners, as well as discuss options for property owners who may be adversely affected financially by this pandemic.

The Association office is keeping its glass partition closed to protect you. Hand sanitizer is available, Lysol is used frequently and surface areas are being sanitized regularly.

At the security office you can use the walk-up window to limit exposure. Packages and deliveries are being sprayed with Lysol and counters wiped down regularly.

Maintenance has an automated sanitizer machine which is used to clean the Kountry Kitchen, Clubhouse and all bathhouses. This Kaivac cleaning system is proven to remove germs and other bio-contaminants from high risk surfaces and touch points that others leave behind.

During this time special attention is being given to refilling all essentials such as soap and paper products, but oftentimes, these items are being stolen.

All bathhouse water heaters are functioning.

All bathhouses are currently being up-fitted with new insulation and gas heat.

The ceiling in Adventure bathhouse is currently being lowered (all labor provided by volunteers) to be more efficiently heated. Employees and volunteers are asked to frequently and thoroughly wash their hands and use hand sanitizer. They have been asked to use good respiratory etiquette by covering coughs and sneezes. Anyone who is sick with a cough or fever has been asked to stay home. They are also encouraged to practice social distancing, and they are using gloves and face masks with more frequency.

Safety handrails and upgrades at Groundhog.

Cleaning out the storage area.

Here’s what you can do

Avoid using the bathhouse, but if you must, try to go when no one else is there and limit the length of your visit. Spray disinfectant on surfaces before you touch them, take your own towels with you and clean up after yourself when you leave. If you notice a bathhouse needs attention, please report the specifics to security right away. If you see someone abusing the privilege of using our bathhouses, destroying property or stealing, please report it to security.

If you know of an employee, volunteer or property owner who is struggling in any way during this time, please go to the office and fill out a concern form.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Put distance between yourself and other people.

Stay home if you’re sick with any type of illness.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer.

Clean AND disinfect frequently-touched surfaces daily including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Call and check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems who are at greater risk from the virus. You can offer assistance by running errands or picking up grocery items and simply by talking with them in this time of isolation.

What We Know about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and immediately clean your hands.

If you develop flu-like symptoms treat it as you normally would and call your Doctor. If you develop emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, confusion, bluish lips or face, seek medical attention immediately.

Stay informed. For more accurate virus information, please do not rely fully on media outlets, go to the Centers for Disease Control website at CDC.gov.

Fire In Leisure Village
There was a fire in Leisure Village at approximately 2:30 AM at lot 68. The property was a total loss and unfortunately there were 2 casualties. Gary Alexander and his dog Annie perished in the blaze. The fire marshal is still on scene investigating. 69 L was also destroyed in the fire.

Fire in Hare Village
River Ridge Maintenance reported a fire around 10:30 this morning at 46 Hare village. Both occupants got out of the residence which was completely destroyed by the fire. One employee sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene.

River Ridge Newsletter
March 2020 Edition
Click the newsletter to view

Candidate Deadline
Anyone planning on running for the Board of Directors this year must have their bio paperwork into the office by noon on May 30, 2020.

This new date change is to allow for the now required background checks that will be performed on every candidate. If you intend on running please see Debbie at the office to fill out the necessary documents for the background check.

Good luck to everyone!

Election Committee Chairperson Needed
The River Ridge Board of Directors is looking for an Election Committee Chairperson. If interested please contact Don Derrico at (434) 738-2410

911 Calls From Your Cell Phone
Many property owners in River Ridge do not have a land line and rely on their cell phones. If you have ever had to call 911, you may have found yourself speaking with the dispatcher in Warren County, NC. This can cause loss of information or a long delay before the information is received by the proper authorities.

The direct line to the Mecklenburg County, VA 911 dispatcher is (434) 738-6191.

This number has been added to the phone numbers page on our website. If you are a cell phone user, please add this number to your phone under emergency numbers.

2019 Election Results
The results are in for the River Ridge 2019 election. Connie Suddueth and Howard Powell will serve a 3 year term as our new board members. The offices of the board members were decided at a meeting after the election. Thank you to Gary McKown for providing the Statistical Analysis of the voter participation for the 2019 election.

Congratulations to our new Board members!

Election Results

Candidate Votes
Kevin Jetter 173
Donna Noell 42
Howard Powell 338
Darlene Quesenberry 150
Connie Suddueth 220
John Womack 155


Board Assignments

Don Derrico President
  • Security
Tracy Moseley Vice President
  • Asst. Secretary
  • Pool
Connie Suddueth Treasurer
  • Architecture
Anne Singleton Secretary
  • Entertainment
  • Communications
Terry Milligan
replaced John "Bubba" Murphy
  • Boating & Fishing
Mike Matthews
  • Golf Course
  • Beautification
Howard Powell
  • Maintenance


Analysis of Ballots 2019
Population Valid Ballots
Village # Lots RR/CP * Members Absentee
Ballots
In-House
Ballots
Total
Ballots
Percent by
Village
Participation
Rate by Village
Adventure 142 5 137 40 11 51 9.2% 37.2%
Buffalo 145 10 135 27 7 34 6.1% 25.2%
Coyote 172 0 172 72 10 82 14.7% 47.7%
Deerchase 142 9 133 22 15 37 6.6% 27.8%
Eagle 109 1 108 45 6 51 9.2% 47.2%
Fox 138 1 137 49 11 60 10.8% 43.8%
Groundhog 103 3 100 24 12 36 6.5% 36.0%
Hare 171 0 171 54 7 61 11.0% 35.7%
Indian 74 4 70 23 7 30 5.4% 42.9%
Kangaroo 47 2 45 14 1 15 2.7% 33.3%
Leisure 167 1 166 48 12 60 10.8% 36.1%
Moose 144 0 144 31 9 40 7.2% 27.8%
1,554 36 1,518 449
80.6%
108
19.4%
557 Overall
36.7%

* Lots owned by River Ridge Association/Community Property

Absentee Ballot Question
The question came up about if and how a property owner can change their vote once they have marked their Absentee Ballot. In order to maintain the integrity of the voting process and ensure that there is no appearance of impropriety, there are no procedures or circumstances in the election rules that allow for changing a vote once the Absentee Ballot has been filled-out. However, the property owner can elect to NOT MAIL the Absentee Ballot, and instead he/she may come to the In-House Voting on 17 August and cast their vote in person. Please remember, you cannot vote both by Absentee Ballot and In-House Ballot; doing so will invalidate both ballots.

1. Ballots must be filled out in INK
2. DO NOT put ballots through mail slot at office. BALLOTS MUST BE MAILED.

Absentee Ballots
The 2019 Election Notice of Annual Meeting and Absentee Ballots have been mailed out.

There have been several questions raised about the space for "Lot #" on the Absentee Ballot return envelope. The Election Committee uses this to sort the envelopes by village before they are opened. The roster we receive from the River Ridge Admin office is divided by village, so the lot number on the envelope makes the verification process go faster. If a property owner does not want to write their lot number on the envelope, there is NO PENALTY. Their ballot will still be counted. This is the same procedure that has been followed for the past several years.

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