January Quarterly Meeting

Due to the increase of cases of flu (regular type) and various Covid variants the Board has decided to CANCEL the Quarterly Board Meeting scheduled for January 20th. We will send the presentation material via email and post it on the web site as well to keep everyone informed. Please stay safe.

Thanks,FRLHOA, Board of Directors

Services for Ron Hachinsky

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of Ron Hachinsky, Jan 4th, after a long battle against cancer. Ron always had a big smile, a kind heart, and a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Blessings to all who knew and loved Ron. Prayers to his wife Dee and their family at this difficult time.

Services will be Saturday, Jan 8, at the Raintree Community Church, 101 SW Raintree Dr., with visitation at 11:00 and service at Noon. A luncheon at the church will follow the service.

2022 Fountains Zoom Bingo!!

Happy New Year Fountains Friends!

As COVID was taking us all by storm back in 2020, the Social Activities Committee brainstormed several ideas to help us gather in the safest possible setting.
One of the activities we piloted was playing Bingo together online via Zoom.
Since December 2020, a small group has been playing and we’ve tweaked the process to perfection and had a lot of fun (Thank you players!).
We cordially invite all interested Fountains residents to join us on Tuesday nights at 6:30 for Fountains Zoom Bingo.

See the attached note for details. For more information, please feel free to call Donna LaPietra at 816-807-3275.

Wishing you a blessed year ahead!

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Snow Reminder

Just a reminder! Snow has to accumulate to 2 inches or more before it’s removed and will not be done until it stops snowing.

Snow will NOT be removed from any driveway with a car parked on it.

Also, if you do NOT want snow to be removed from your driveway, please put cones or buckets, etc. across the bottom to alert the contractor.

Happy New Year!

Vehicle/House Break-In

Sunday morning, while the resident at 4639 Olympia Place was at the gym, a criminal smashed in her car window and stole her wallet. The guy also took her garage door opener, whet to her home, and also robbed her home.

The criminal was driving a purple Maserati. The time frame is Sunday morning 9:45-11:00. If you have a ring camera and check footage and happen to catch this vehicle driving out of the neighborhood, please let her know. Perhaps the footage could get a license plate number for the police.

Caroling/Scavenger Hunt Reminder and Important Update

A friendly reminder of our next social activity – Caroling at the Pond and Holiday Decorations Scavenger Hunt – is currently scheduled for next Monday night, December 6th.  While the weather won’t be as warm and delightful as today’s, it appears that at least there won’t be precipitation or excessive windy conditions.  Should that forecast change, a new date will be announced.  Bundle up and come enjoy the caroling, some warm refreshments and a fun scavenger hunt by car. 

One important note is that we have switched the times:  Caroling is now at 5:30-6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments.  The Scavenger Hunt will take place at 6:30-7:30 p.m..  Prizes will be awarded to the team that has the highest points total.  Four individuals per car forms a team.  Gather your friends and rsvp by Saturday to either Donna La Pietra, 816-807-3275, or Cindy Wilkinson, 816-304-8522.  If you want to participate but aren’t part of a team, we can help you find a team! 

The 25 blue lighted trees are spectacular and it is a beautiful environment to share song, fun, and friendship!   Due to ongoing expenses and some vandalism last year of the lights, we are taking up an offering to help Denny & Amanda Nydegger, our wonderful designers and builders of this blue wonderland.  If you want to donate and prefer writing a check, please make it payable to either Denny or Amanda.  Donations are being accepted at the Mitchells, 4651 SW Olympia Pl. any time before Monday.  Your generosity is so much appreciated!. 

Happy Holidays!

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Winter Clothing Donations

We are currently accepting new and/or gently used winter clothing – coats, scarves, gloves, hats, as well as new socks of all sizes, to donate to Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Please drop off your donations (cash or check to Lee’s Summit Social Services is also welcome) to the Mitchells, 4651 SW Olympia Dr., Sunday, December 5 to Thursday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The items will be delivered to LSSS on Dec. 10.  We filled an SUV last year and hope to be as equally giving as the need continues in our community.  Thanks!

Social/Connections Committee

Yard waste pickup

After receiving several phone calls about the yard waste pickup not being done by the trash company I called to inquire as to when it had stopped. The answer I was given was the Fountains HOA pays for trash service, but does not pay for yard debris waste.

Apparently there are several residents in the neighborhood who do pay extra for this service and others are being picked up as the trash contractor doesn’t know which addresses are paying and which are not. My suggestion would be to call WCA Trash 816-380-5595 and sign up for the yard debris pickup to be sure it’s going to be done.

Full details of services provided by the HOA are on this web site under SERVICES->TRASH SERVICE.

Mowing, Fall Cleanup information

If the grass cooperates, we should be through with the weekly mowing for this year.

Our contract with Outdoor Solutions requires a fall cleanup which will occur when most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. They will come through and blow the leaves out of the beds and mulch them with their mowers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Event Invite!

Fountains friends,

You are invited to a Holiday Decorations Scavenger Hunt (by car) and Christmas Caroling at the pond gazebo.  Our target date is Monday December 6th.  The date is fluid as we will try to find the best evening that week to be outside.  If weather forecasts indicate an evening more appealing to be outside, we will send out an update.  This event replaces the annual Ladies Holiday event and all are invited to attend.  Dennis and Mandy Nydegger have so generously provided the beautiful blue trees and other holiday decorations at the pond for the past several years and we’d like to invite all to enjoy their hard work.  A free will offering will also be collected to offset costs associated with vandalism of some of the lights last year and to help with ongoing maintenance expenses.  If you can’t attend but would like to donate to their expenses, you can bring your offering to Zona Mitchell, 4651 SW Olympia Pl. any time by Dec 6th.

Scavenger Hunt – meet at the Gazebo at 5:30.  Participants will be given a list of decorations to find and go out in teams of 4 by vehicle, to return by 6:30. 

Refreshments will be available at 6:45

Carolers are invited to join us then for a sing-along in the beauty of the blue trees set up by the Nydeggers around the pond from 7:00-7:30. 

RSVP to Cindy Wilkinson, 816-304-8522 or Donna La Pietra – 816-807-3275 by Dec. 4th to help us prepare for the scavenger hunt and refreshments.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Social Committee

Winter clothing drive

Fountains friends,

The Social/Connections Committee is once again sponsoring a winter clothing drive to benefit Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Our Fountains residents have been very generous in the past and we look forward to continuing our history of helping others less fortunate.  We are accepting new socks (all sizes), new or gently used winter coats, mittens/gloves, hats, and scarves for children and adults.  Please bring your items to Zona Mitchell, 4651 SW Olympia Pl, December 5th – 9th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Last year we filled an SUV.  Maybe this year we can fill two!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Social/Connections Committee

Bunco!

Hi Bunco Fans,
This is your Bunco reminder!

When– Nov 22nd at 1:00 pm
Where– Duck Pond Activity Center
What do we need?– Masks if you like, 3 dice, a pen, $5, drink if you wish
Provided– hand sanitizer, wipes for the tables and score sheets

This will be our last Bunco session for the year. Hope to see you all there.

Donna Paulic
505-250-1135