If you are interested in sponsoring a subdivision yard sale, please contact one of the board members or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before our July meeting. Sponsorship would require running an ad (Craig’s list @ $0 would be fine), purchasing and setting up signs at each entrance. In the past signs have indicated that they were sponsored by a local business. The subdivision sale would take place in September with the actual date decided by the sponsor and Annual Meeting attendees. (See the website in July for date, time, and place.)
Road Work Along Highway W
As you surely have noticed, MODOT is working on Highway W near the Winnifred entrance, including a new left turn lane into our subdivision. "Shoulders will be constructed the length of (highway W), where possible, from the Meramec River bridge to Byrnesville Road. The curve at LaFarge will be improved and turn lanes will be added at Twin Rivers Road, Winnifred Road in Hoene Springs and Byrnesville Road. The contract for this work has been awarded with the work to be done by mid-2014 in the first phase of the contract. A second contract will follow that one that will make further improvements," according to the HighwayWMM.org website.
You can download a pdf of an arial view of the planned changes at Twin Rivers.
Also nearby, many have been wondering about the field at the intersection of Highways W and 109. MODOT has been dumping a large amount of rock there, which they have been taking from the Highway W road construction. Recent conversations with the building department of Jefferson County reveal no new construction is planned for the field. At one time, apartments were planned, but that project was turned down at a fall meeting. At this point, MODOT is merely stockpiling rock at the site, with no further plans for the site at this point.
Hoene Springs Easter Party
The Easter Party was a hit, April 12 in Winnifred Park. Thanks to Anne Consolino for organizing the event. Click here to view the Easter Party pictures.
Highlights of Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of all residents was held August 20 at the Jefferson County Library on Highway 30. Here are some of the highlights of the meeting:
Road Report from Dave Wehner
Adopt-A-Highway: Thanks to all of those who helped with the trash pick up in both November and May, and to Pat Wehner, who fixed everyone a hot breakfast afterward.
Signs: By now, everyone probably has seen the new signs that were made for the subdivision announcing parties and meetings. They have interchangeable dates and letters. In addition, Jim Hoene has generously donated a slab of cedar we will use to make our new main entrance sign, which will save us a great deal of money.
Highway W: MODOT is adding a left turn lane to lower Hoene Springs at the Winnifred entrance. According to Jim Hoene, they are just taking a small sliver of his field, so our sign should be OK. We will work on the new sign after the MODOT work is completed.
Resident Yard Maintenance: Residents are asked to trim their trees along the roads to allow the fire department a 13.6" net clearance for their trucks. In addition, please spray vegetation killer along the road to keep grass and other growth from getting under the asphalt and starting cracks, which is very expensive to fix.
Power Lines: If vines and other vegetation is growing on power lines or poles, please call Ameren UE, since that would be their responsibility.
Trees at Winnifred Park: Residents expressed concern about out of control trees and weeds in Winnifred Park, and Brian Ketchinski kindly offered to take care of it at no cost. Brian did as promised within a week of the meeting. Thanks, Brian!
Dues and Future Paving of Roads (Dan Tuggle):
Dan discussed the past history of the road paving, and how our schedule is affected by dues. A lively discussion ensued. The result was that dues were voted to be raised another 10% this year, but other options would be looked at for the future of the roads. Resident Mike Parker said it is his day job to deal with a variety of asphalt contractors. He said Chip N Seal is just one step above gravel, and is no permanent solution. He said the industry has something fairly new, called Roller Compacted Concrete, which is cheaper than both asphalt and regular concrete, and you can drive on it the same day. It can handle up to 7000 psi. He offered to do a presentation on it at the October 7 board meeting.
Future Annual Meetings: There was quite a discussion about the low turnout at the meeting, and what could be done about it. After a variety of suggestions, a committee was formed to present ideas at the October board meeting. The committee consists of Pat Wehner, Jim Thomas, and Emily Atheuser. Dan Tuggle also asked that as many residents as possible attend the October meeting at the Firehouse, since there is still much to be discussed.
Anne Consolino will be providing information on the Halloween Party soon.
Board Members: See the Contacts Page for the new list of trustees, officers, committees and volunteers.
HS Residents Celebrate Night Out with Jeffco Sheriff and Fire Depts.
HS residents celebrated a Night Out August 6 in Winnifred Park with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department. Residents were treated to bratwurst, hot dogs and soda by the officers, who shared a bit of information about law enforcement, including a display of bullet proof vests.
Click here for pictures.
Find Us Now at HoeneSprings.ORG
We apologize if you had trouble finding our web site. We had to move in 2012 from hoenesprings.com to hoenesprings.org, due to technical difficulties. Please update your bookmarks, and let your neighbors know how to find us! Pictures can still be sent to email@example.com since the email address did not change.
Annual Spring Easter Party
View photos of the past Easter Parties here.
Annual Halloween Party
View photos of the past Halloween Parties here.
Eureka Recreation Center Open for Business
Residents of Hoene Springs can apply for memberships at the new Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center. The Rec Center is located behind the Legends Corporate Center, between Creative Expressions Day Care and Legends Terrace Apartments. The 29,000 square foot facility consists of fitness and aerobics facilities, multi-level outdoor pool, several meeting room spaces, full kitchen and concession stand, gymnasium, babysitting rooms and house the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department. Day passes are also available. More information here.
Annual Meeting Held Each August
The annual meeting of all Hoene Springs residents is held each August. Discussions include subdivision finances, updates to the road, election of new officers, and committee reports. The subdivision is in need for additional people to fulfill board positions and to assist on committees. Contact a trustee if you are interested. Click for complete meeting minutes.
Hoene Springs email address.You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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