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Posted on Nov 25th, 2019
We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year! 
 
Please find some neighborhood updates below.
 
The Quail Ridge Homeowner's Association
NO TURKEY DAY 5K THIS YEAR: Almost all the young adults who run the Quail Ridge Turkey Day 5K, a race/walk that has brought neighbors together and supported the food bank, are away at college. As a result, there will be no Turkey Day 5K this year. If your street or cul-de-sac is interested in resuming this awesome neighborhood tradition next year, please email quailridgeneighborhood@gmail.com. It's an especially great way for middle and high school kids to show leadership and make a difference in their community. A BIG THANK YOU to the families of Lincolnshire Trail for supporting this run/walk for so many years!
ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: We need additional homeowners to volunteer to sit on the QRHOA Board. This is a great way to serve others and contribute to your community. The board meets once every other month. Please email quailridgeneighborhood@gmail.com if you are interested in this act of public service.
LEAVES: St. Joseph County will again provide 2 leaf passes through Quail Ridge North and South, which have been designated high-volume leaf areas. The SJC Leaf Program's first pass has been completed and the second pass is underway. For critical information, including an opportunity to have alerts sent to your inbox giving you two days warning about when trucks will be on your street, go to http://sjclp.com/index.php.
SIGNAGE: Yard signs advertising companies are not permitted in Quail Ridge. The only signs permitted in the neighborhood are political candidate and ballot signs, school participation signs, signs as may be required by legal proceedings, and signs advertising the property for sale or rent. Useful information about signage in the neighborhood can be found here.
SECURITY: Detective Nick Johnson of the SJCPD provided a security update at our meeting this summer highlighting the effectiveness of motion-detecting security lighting and encouraging residents to remember to lock all doors and garages. He also reported that there has been a rise in stolen vehicles in Granger, and cautioned residents about leaving keys or valuables in cars. In addition, he shared that local 911 call centers have merged, so callers should be sure to let the dispatcher know that they are calling from Granger. 
GOLF CARTS: Det. Johnson also clarified that all golf carts driven on county roads may only be driven by individuals with valid drivers licenses. Children under the age of 16 are never to be driving golf carts on public roads. This has been an ongoing problem in Quail Ridge and we encourage homeowners to be aware of legal requirements before permitting the use of a golf cart. 
WEBSITE: Remember that residents may access our digital neighborhood directory online at https://www.quailridgehomes.org/. Migrating our directory from paper to an online format saves our association thousands of dollars. If for any reason you are unable to login to the neighborhood website, contact us here. 
DUSK-TO-DAWN LIGHTS: Remember that a dusk-to-dawn lamp is supposed to be present in every front yard throughout Quail Ridge. Now that it is getting darker in the evening, dusk-to-dawn lighting is especially critical. Please check your dusk-to-dawn light to make sure it is working properly.
FALL IS A GREAT TIME TO PLANT A TREE: Fall is considered one of the best times to plant trees because cooler weather is the best temperature for root growth. The beautiful, stately trees throughout our neighborhood are part of what makes Quail Ridge such a distinctive place to live in Granger. Please do your part to ensure our streets are tree-lined and dying trees are replaced with new ones.
Second Pass Leaf collection begins TODAY 11-18-2019
Posted on Nov 18th, 2019
St. Joseph County Leaf Collection
Clay / Harris / Penn
2nd Pass Collection Alert
 
Clay / Harris / Penn
 
 
As per Prior notifications and website schedule details
 
Will Begin Monday, Nov 18th
Always Weather Permitting
 
Leaves need to be at your curb at 6am
on Monday the 18th.
 
 
NEVER WAIT or it will be too Late!
 
2nd Pass is occurring simultaneously
in ALL REMAINING TOWNSHIPS
 
 
The link below provides news coverage on the Program. 
https://wsbt.com/news/local/leaf-pickup-set-to-begin-on-october-28-in-st-joseph-county
 
See the Program website for the most current details at     www.sjclp.com 
 
 
*** IMPORTANT REMINDER ***
All leaves are required to be at your curb on the 1st day
?of the Pass for your Township or they may not be collected.
 
 
Fall News You Can Use
Posted on Oct 20th, 2019
Below are communications we thought might be of interest to you.
 
ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
We need additional homeowners to volunteer to sit on the QRHOA Board. This is a great way to serve others and contribute to your community. The board meets once every other month. Please email newsletter@quailridgehomes.org if you are interested in this small act of public service.
 
LEAVES
We've been monitoring the St. Joseph County Leaf Program website for updates on this fall's leaf collection. Quail Ridge North and South are both due to receive two passes from the County and have been designated "Very High" for leaf accumulation.  The SJCLP website offers residents the ability to sign up for text and email alerts. On the left tab select 'STATUS MAP' to see which areas the vacuum trucks have already visited and 'ALERTS' to sign up to receive notifications. The website states:
To insure every Resident receives their eligible passes, St Joe County Recycling records pre & post pass GPS Vapor Trails and Service Compliance Verification video for all eligible residents. Upon video review when Residents claim they have been "missed" 99.9% of the time, the most common reason a Resident "misses" a pass is due to the fact that their leaves are not at the curb within 5' of the road on the FIRST day we begin their township per program requirements. Please register for all alerts to prevent this from happening to you.
 
If you sign up for Program ALERTS you will be personally notified of Township start dates.
A couple of neighborly courtesies to remember:
•    please avoid parking cars on the streets during the day because they can disrupt leaf collection 
•    rake your leaves in front of your own yard (not your neighbor's!)
•    don't place items on the curb that will clog the vacuums (i.e., yard waste, grass clippings, sticks)
•    clear street drains if leaves and debris are clogging them
•    remind children never to play in leaf piles on the street because cars/trucks can't see them!

STAY INFORMED THROUGH THE QR WEBSITE
To continue to receive neighborhood updates, you need to log in to our secure website: WWW.QUAILRIDGEHOMES.ORG. To save money, the neighborhood is no longer printing paper directories or newsletters. In addition, you will now be able to pay annual dues online. If you are unsure of your login information, email treasurerqr@gmail.com.
 
DUSK TO DAWN LIGHTS
Since the evenings just got darker, please check your dusk to dawn lights to ensure they are working. If you notice a street light is out, notify board member Kurt Metros at kurtmetros@sbcglobal.net.
 
LAKE HEALTH
The Quail Ridge Lake Association board wants to remind homeowners with a lakefront property that they should NOT be using Round-Up or other weed killers near the lakes. These chemicals pollute the water.

RECYCLING DOS AND DON'TS
Due to global changes in the recycling market, haulers and recyclers have implemented stricter requirements. In order for recyclable items or materials to be acceptable, they must now be clean and free of food or liquid residue. This message is different from messaging a few years ago which communicated that we could "recycle almost anything." That has changed.
Check first!
•    Only plastics #1-6 are recyclable. Clean cardboard, paper, newspaper, aluminum, and glass are also recyclable.
•    Empty liquid or food from container and rinse. When rinsing is not an option, either take the item with you or throw it out. This helps prevent contamination of the whole bin.
•    When in doubt, throw it out. If you are not sure if something is recyclable, please toss it in the trash.

Enjoy these magnificent fall days!
The Quail Ridge Homeowner's Association Board
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Reminder: No Signs
Posted on Dec 4th, 2014
Quail Ridge has restrictions on yard signs as described in the CCRs & Bylaws.
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Upcoming Events
Quail Ridge Homeowners Association Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30 pm at Harris Township Library on Elm Road
The annual meeting of the Quail Ridge Homeowners Association will be on January 28, 2020, at 6:30 pm. All homeowners are encouraged to attend.