Woodlands of Riverside

April/May/June, 2011


Newly elected officers for the year 2011 are as follows:

President – Nancy Lawrence

                        Vice President – Mike Elko

                        Secretary – Jennifer Cleveland

                        Treasurer – Deborah Sinacola

Your Association is only as strong as its active members.  Please consider attending the Quarterly Meetings and offering your input to the Board.  



Children and Grandchildren (ages 1-8) are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt which will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. Details are provided in a flyer delivered with this newsletter.  Thanks.




The Association Garage Sale will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12, 13 and 14 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

You are further reminded that pursuant to Fort Wayne City Code, Chapter 157, yard and garage sales may not exceed three (3)

consecutive days – and also note that they may be conducted not more than three (3) times in a calendar year.  Be further advised that the Association Garage Sale shall be considered as one of the three sales allowed per year.  Thanks for your cooperation.



Clean-up Day will be held on May 21st this year between the hours of  8 a.m. to Noon.  The dumpster will again be placed on the corner of Channel Place and Inland Trail.  Four people are needed to volunteer one hour of their time to man the dumpster.  Please contact Jennifer Cleveland (249-0374) if you can help.  There will be a list attached to the dumpster showing items that cannot be disposed of.  If you have a few spare moments, but no trash to toss out, you may want to check out what’s being pitched!!!



Association residents are being asked to choose the first 2011 Yard of the Month winner for June, during the last week of May.  More information will be provided as “choosing” time approaches.  There is a $25 award attached to this event and a winner will be selected for the months of June, July and August.  The Association and your neighbors appreciate your efforts to keep your yard beautiful.  Thank you.


Jennifer Cleveland’s phone number has changed to 260-249-0374 (this is on page 10).  Also on page 17, Bethany Lyons is now the homeowner at 5410 Stonecreek Trail.  Please remove Dan & Hang Nguyen on page 24.  Thank you.



Once Again the annual Association dinner meeting was a huge success.  There were a total of 27 households represented and all enjoyed a delicious meal.  If you could not attend this year, please consider joining us next year.  The Association pays for this meal and it is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with other residents and neighbors.


Topics Discussed at Annual Dinner Meeting

  • Secretary/Treasurer Reports
  • Increase Halloween hot dog purchase
  • New association directory
  • New e-mail alert system in place
  • Neighborhood watch program
  • Change to association by-laws
  • Review of 2011 budget
  • City funds for neighborhoods
  • Election of Officers



Pursuant to City Ordinance, Sections 96.03, 96.04, 96.05 and 96.16, it shall be a violation for any person to make any loud … unreasonable, offensive or unusual noise …  The exemption to this ordinance in regard to lawn mowers, garden tractors, snow blowers and similar home power tools, when properly muffled, shall only be used during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please be considerate of your neighbors and especially those who are employed at night and must sleep during the day.  Thanks.



If you are interested in creating a rain garden on your property, please visit our website to learn details.  The City will provide plants or dollars if you meet the criteria.



My name is Nancy Lawrence, your newly elected President of the Woodlands of Riverside Association.  My husband, Dave and I reside at 5323 Inland Trail.  We have both been retired for approximately 11 years.  Dave worked at Slater Steel Company and I was a legal Secretary for 35+ years, retiring from the firm of Burt, Blee, Dixon & Sutton.   

I am looking forward to working with our new Board, gaining their input and hopefully instituting a couple of different ideas, while still working diligently to maintain the great ideas of our past Presidents.   If you are willing to volunteer to help with any events or have any thoughts on something you would like to see happen this year, please  let a board member know.  Thanks.


We welcome Bethany Lyons at 5410 Stonecreek Trail and Bethany Wyatt and Todd Hart, 1522 River Run Trail to our Addition.  If you see them out and about, please say “HI” and make them feel welcome.  The Board of Directors hope you will come to our quarterly meetings and get to know your neighbors too.  Thanks.



Congratulations to Dave Berg, our latest trivia winner.  The $10 gift card to Bandido’s Restaurant has been delivered.




Here’s a new question to test your gray matter!!




You could win a $10.00 gift card from Applebee’s Restaurant on North Clinton.  Deadline to submit answers is June 13, 2011.  Send answers via email to nslawrence5323@comcast.net (Woodlands Trivia Answer in subject line) or drop off your entry at 5323 Inland Trail.  Include your name, address and phone number with your answer.  Winner announced in our July newsletter.



Vice President Mike Elko attended the NE Regional Coordination Council meeting regarding the 2030-II Transportation Plan.  This Council deals with plans for upgrading and/or creating new streets in the Fort Wayne area.  Mike will give a report at our May 2nd quarterly meeting regarding future IPFW expansions which could have an effect on homes in our Addition which border on the woods to the South.

Visit www.nircc.com  to learn more and register your comments with the City.


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