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For The Entire Year
New Office Hours
December 31, 2019
Business hours for the River Ridge Association Office have been changed. The office will still be open Tuesday - Saturday but the hours have been changed to 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The drop box is still available for after hours payments. These changed have been reflected on the Contacts page and also the All About River Ridge page.
Losing a Familiar Face
December 20, 2019
If you have been to the Association Office then you have met Rita Southerland. She has been a part of River Ridge for 42 years and today we say goodbye. Rita has decided to try her hand at retirement and this is her last day.
Rita is very knowledgeable about the operations of River Ridge and if I had any questions, she always had the answers. She has also been a great help with the website used by our Security staff by keeping the database updated. This has improved the response time in getting emergency vehicles to the proper location.
Who is going to fill those big shoes (you ask)? Amanda Ramsey, from Leisure Village, will be taking over the office responsibilities. She has been preparing for this day with diligent training and she is now ready to fly solo. If you have not already met Amanda, take a moment to stop by the office and say hi.
Whether you decide to buy a yacht and sail the seven seas or just sit by a fire sipping cocoa, we wish you the very best.
911 Calls From Your Cell Phone
November 18, 2019
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.
Fire In Deerchase Village
November 13, 2019
There was a fire this evening at lot 5 in Deerchase Village. The fire started around 9:15 PM. All occupants were able to escape the blaze but the camper was a total loss. There was ammunition in the camper that was set off by the heat hampering fire fighting efforts. No other properties were damaged.
Discussion Forum Added
November 11, 2019
As many of you are aware, there are several Facebook pages pertaining to River Ridge and they all require that you "friend" someone to even read the posts. Much of the information posted on these Facebook pages is inaccurate and many rumors have been started because of this.
Our Board of Directors has asked that a forum be added to the website to allow property owners to communicate with the board. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can bring them here. This is the official forum for River Ridge.
Unlike Facebook, everyone will be able to read the contents of the forum however, you will be required to register to post. Registration is quick and painless. All you need is a user name of your choice and a valid email address. An activation email will be sent to you immediately after registering. Click on the link in your email and your account is instantly activated allowing you to post on the new forum.
Please do not post anything on the forum that you would not say in person at a board meeting. The Discussion Forum will be moderated by our board members.
Slander, harassment, foul language, threats, etc. will NOT be tolerated and you will be banned from posting immediately, no questions asked!
Click the River Ridge Discussions button in the yellow menu column to your left to enter the forum.
New Web Page Added
November 11, 2019
You may have noticed a new button at the top of the page. Over the years I have received many emails with questions regarding River Ridge so I decided to add a web page to answer these questions along with some other information you may find useful. I have included everything I could think of but I'm sure there is more that needs to be added so for now we'll classify this page as a "work in progress".
Click on the All About River Ridge button at the top of the page.
If you notice something that is incorrect or has been omitted, please contact me and let me know. I will make the necessary corrections or obtain the information and add it to the page.
2019 Election Results
August 19, 2019
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!
* Lots owned by River Ridge Association/Community Property
Happy Sales to You
August 13, 2019
Volunteers updated the bulletin board today. They swept away the cobwebs, spiders and other creepy crawlies and sprayed bug spray. Notices that were in good shape with names and lot numbers were dated today. Other notices that were faded or had no name or lot number were removed. They are in a box in the security office if you would like to retrieve it and update it to go back on the board. In order to keep our bulletin board up to date, please check your sign every 30 days and update it.
Classifieds Are Back
July 25, 2019
Since April 18th I've been barking up this tree and now I am ready to make some noise. The Classifieds are back. This is the first version of the new software with many more changes to come. I'm sorry it took so long to get this online but as I tested the software I found more features and filters that needed to be added. It is now available for it's first run. The current version does not have photo capabilities but this will be added. I want to test the software up to this point to see what if any changes need to be made. I also want to see if anyone is even going to use the Classifieds software before I continue writing this program.
Registration is NOT necessary. Unlike social media, you may read and post on the Classifieds without having to join any secret societies, reveal your life history or give a DNA sample. Items are listed from newest (top) to oldest (bottom). Click on an item to see complete details. Posts will display online for 60 days from the time they were created or the last time they were edited. You can edit, delete or mark you post as sold any time you wish. There are files throughout the program to answer questions you may have.
I am very interested to hear what you have to say about the program so far. Let me know what you like or dislike, features you wish to see in the future (photo capability is coming) and/or any suggestions you may have.
Please use the Contact Tab at the top of the page to send your feedback.
Absentee Ballot Question
July 23, 2019
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.
July 22, 2019
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.
2019 Election - Candidate Letters
July 18, 2019
The Notice Of Annual Meeting for the 2019 election is ready to be mailed. This includes the "letter of intent" from each of the candidates below. You should receive these within a few days... or you can get a pre mailed preview here..
Good Bye Ways and Means
May 15, 2019
It is with great sadness that I post this bit of news. The River Ridge Ways and Means officially announced (letter below) their disbandment at the board meeting held this past Saturday (May 11th). Ways and Means is a group of volunteers who raise money throughout the year and this money is put back into River Ridge. This following is a list of a few of the things the Ways and Means has contributed to our community.
All the lights at the entrance way, wire, poles, receptacles, labor, etc.
Fence dividing the River Ridge Golf course from private rental properties
Fence from Association office to the Security office
Roof over mailboxes
Put vinyl siding on gable ends
Put in soffits and wrapped poles supporting front side of clubhouse
Paid for bridge over spillway at dam (pond)
Put up poles, lights, electrical boxes at the basketball court
Original Ways and Means building erected at no cost to River Ridge
Large picnic pavilion erected at Clubhouse
Paid for bridge over spillway at dam (pond)
Donate annually to River Ridge Chapel Bible School
Donate annually to Toys for Tots
Donate to kids parties, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.
Sponsored the Memorial Day and Labor Day Craft and Yard Sales
Sponsored the 4th of July Golf Cart Parade
Sponsored a FREE spaghetti dinner each year to thank everyone for their support
Deck in back
Put in border timbers and flower beds
Ways and Means and the River Ridge Chapel put vinyl siding on the Kountry Kitchen
Furnished the stove, refrigerator and half of a freezer (River Ridge paid for other half of freezer)
All the cabinets
Vinyl splash guard behind sink and all of walls
Covered all support posts and top plate in metal
Painted inside twice
Put in both French doors
Donated American flag and staff
Bought 8 (8') table and 64 chairs in the Kountry Kitchen
Put tables upstairs and downstairs (twice)
Chairs purchased for the rec room
Purchased lounge chairs for pool area (twice)
Donated shelters on both sides of pool and baby pool (carports)
Here is the letter read at the board meeting on Saturday.
January 25, 2019
Be careful of what you are putting into the dumpster. Maintenance and security have been cracking down on illegal dumping. The green dumpsters outside our gate are for household garbage only. This is county policy, not River Ridge, and violator's are being reported to the county!
Brush, stumps, wires, tires, bedding, furniture, appliances, carpet, building materials, metal, or liquids are NOT allowed. The county will not pick up these items and River Ridge has to pay to have them hauled to the proper dump site(s). This is costing all of us. Property owners in violation are issued a ticket and non property owners are reported to the county. A ticket will result in a Saturday in front of the Tribunal and a $50.00 fine.
Find out where you can dispose of everything from household garbage and yard debris to that rickety old stove or used oil. This page will explain where you can legally take these items, hours of operation and a map to the remote dump site. Click here for a list of River Ridge and remote dump sites.
If you see someone dumping illegally, please take a photo (or 2) and contact Security at (434) 636-5536 immediately to report the violation.
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