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Upcoming Events

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


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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
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  • 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 May 11, 2019 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.

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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.
Photos

Photo Album

Photos of people and event here at River Ridge.
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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.
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Calendar & Holidays
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Twelve-Month Calendar with Holidays

Click on calendar to view the twelve-month calendar with holidays for 2019.

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 $35.81
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 forum on the Grapevine Now website for properties for sale by owner or to request a property specific to your needs.





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.

2019 Election - Candidate Letters
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..

Read Letter Kevin Jetter
Read Letter Donna Noell
Read Letter Howard Powell
Read Letter Darlene Quesenberry
Read Letter Connie Suddueth
Read Letter John Womack

Annual Property Auction
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM River Ridge will have their annual property auction. Click here for the auction list, terms of sales and contact information.

Check this list periodically for updates. If debts are collected the property will be removed from the auction. Properties no longer for sale will have a red line through them.

2019 Election Updates
This year's election will be held on August 17, 2019. The election committee this year is as follows:
  • Chairperson: Gary McKown
  • Co-Chairperson: Terry Milligan
  • Co-Chairperson: Donna Milligan
There are two (2) positions to be filled at this election, Ollie Dunn and Ray Shepard. The following River Ridge Residents have submitted their names as candidates: (listed alphabetically)
  • Kevin Jetter
  • Donna Noell
  • Howard Powell
  • Darlene Quesenberry
  • Connie Suddueth
  • John Womack
All candidates have pledged to support and follow the rules of the election. Click here to view rules for the candidates.

Absentee ballots, Notice of Annual Meeting and Election, and Candidate Letters are currently at the printer. We will post a notice on this website when they are mailed out. Please note that Grapevine Now is the Official River Ridge Website. Nothing official will be posted on social media.

Good Bye Ways and Means
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

Kountry Kitchen:
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

Pool:
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.

WAYS & MEANS COMMUNICATION to RIVER RIDGE
BOARD 2019

Madam President, Mr. Vice President, Members of the Board and Association Members;

The festivities that Ways and Means usually put on for Memorial Day has been cancelled.

It is with great sorrow and deep regret that we, the members of The Ways & Means Committee, come to you to inform you that we are disbanding this Committee as of 16 May, 2019. We, the members, both present and past have worked diligently to provide community activities for River Ridge and to raise funds to provide extras for the Association that are not covered in our annual budget. Our list of accomplishments is long and the monetary amount is large.

This is done through our donations of time, money and canvassing of the community both present and those that reside outside of River Ridge to make all of this happen. We appreciate the Board and the members assisting us in every way they could.

This year, some residents have made it very clear that they are more concerned with their own interest, their own ideas, and have no regard for the past practice of how the committee operates or how the funds are handled, or what we do for the Association.

We do not deserve the nasty treatment that is being relayed publicly, the extremely negative verbiage that is relayed on the Internet, nor the condemnation by our fellow neighbors. We are proud of what we have done and have no regrets or negative feelings at all.

There is residual moneys left in our kitty. We as the governing body of the committee, will decide on a final disbursement of these funds.

With our deepest regrets over this unfortunate incident, we thank you.

Respectfully Submitted;
The 2018-2019 Ways & Means Committee

The Forum Is Gone
The servers were recently upgraded requiring software changes. I write the code for the entire website with the exception of the forum, which is a third party program. When the server changes went into effect everything worked except for the forum. I have been unable to get the forum operational and have given up. To be honest with everyone, the forum has been a pain to maintain since day one.

Don't panic! My records show that the forum was mainly used for classifieds so I am currently in the process of writing a program for a Classifieds Ad section on our website. You will be able to post property and items for sale, or something you are looking to purchase. You will also be able to post services such as yard work, babysitting, etc.

The new Classifieds can be viewed by anyone and you will not be required to register to post your ads. I'm also hoping to have upload capabilities so you can post photos with your ad. I have the upload portion written but have not tested it on the server so keep your fingers crossed. Please be patient as this will take some time, but it will happen.

Covenants Review and Update
The Board of Directors has selected a committee to review and update our Covenants. This is a great opportunity for Property Owners to get involved in the rules that protect, preserve, and enhance our livelihood and property values in River Ridge. The members are:
  • Terry Milligan
  • Ollie Dunn
  • Donnie Beck
  • Howard Powell
  • Al Freer
The Covenant Committee welcomes your input and suggestions. Contact any member directly or leave a message at the office. You may also send your suggestions to rr_office@bitbroadband.com.

Illegal Dumping
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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