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Over the last 3 years we have seen a substantial decline in membership rates.  We raised our membership dues this past year and targeted a 65% membership rate for the neighborhood to try and cover our expenses, however, we have fallen short.  Here are our current membership numbers as of July 11, 2022:

 

Street

Count

# of Houses

% of Members

65% Target

Needed to get to 65%

Alto Caro

46

71

64.79%

46

0

El Pastel

35

64

54.69%

42

7

El Pensador

39

64

60.94%

42

3

La Avenida

25

41

60.98%

27

2

La Bolsa

21

38

55.26%

25

4

La Cabeza

21

48

43.75%

31

10

La Manga

23

50

46.00%

33

10

La Risa

18

34

52.94%

22

4

La Sobrina

45

72

62.50%

47

2

La Verdura

25

75

33.33%

49

24

Querida

52

77

67.53%

50

0

Spring Creek

2

5

40.00%

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

352

639

55.09%

415

63

 

As a result, we are having to assess where we can cut costs as an association.

 

The “Arapaho Strip” is one of the main reasons the Estates West Association was formed in 1990- it is the long row of hedges along Arapaho that stretches from Spring Creek to La Avenida. Maintaining this area has become too expensive with declining membership rates as well as covering the damage from the 2021 Snow Storm.  Annually, the board spends approximately $6,600.00 just to maintain this area.  In addition, we have a broken sprinkler system that has an estimated $8,000 in repairs as well as bushes that were killed in the storm and are needing to be replaced.

 

The board is asking for a “task force” to be created to help tackle this project - this will require a group of individuals to assess the damage, vet out options/cost/vendors, and make a recommendation to the board for how to move forward.

 

If we do not come up with a more sustainable option in the next 3 months, we will be forced to turn the maintenance of this area back to the City of Dallas.   If this happens, we were informed that they will tear out all of the hedges along this area and leave us with just the posts and cable.

 

Please check out the amazing benefits below and continue to encourage your neighbors who haven’t already done so to join our association so we can keep our neighborhood a fun, safe, beautiful place to live!

 

 

what do membership dues support?  

  • NEIGHBORHOOD DECOR: Dues pay for American flags & holiday wreaths/garland!  

 

  • SEASONAL FLOWERS: Dues pay for the beautiful flowers at our 2 entrance signs at Spring Creek & Arapaho (which is watered by our sprinkler system) and at Meandering & La Manga. 

 

  • CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS: Dues pay for our annual Easter Egg Hunt/Potluck, July 4th Parade/Party, National Night Out and Annual General Meeting.

 

  • THE ARAPAHO STRIP: This is the long line of tall hedges along Arapaho from Spring Creek to La Avenida; it creates a beautiful privacy border for our neighborhood. The “Arapaho Strip” is the main reason the Estates West Association was formed in 1999. With ongoing maintenance like mowing, hedge trimming, water bill payments and sprinkler repairs, this is by far our biggest expense each year which your dues pay for!

 

  • VOLUNTEERS IN PATROL (VIP): Our VIP team works in partnership with the City of Dallas to prevent and report crime in our neighborhood via training, patrols & monthly meetings. Dues pay for patrolling equipment and signage. 

 

  • WEBSITE/MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT: Dues pay for the cost of our yearly subscription to Membership Toolkit where members have special access to certain information and non-members can go to learn more about our neighborhood. 

 

  • PRINT NEWSLETTERS & FLYERS: Dues pay for the cost of printing 4 yearly newsletters and flyers that are distributed to every house in Estates West. 

 

  • ASSOCIATION SIGNAGE: Dues pay for the cost of neighborhood signage for bulk trash, event reminders, membership drive, and Estates West branded sign toppers on street corners. 

 

  • SALADO PARK & PRESTON RIDGE TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS: Donations from dues are given periodically for the planting of new trees & flowers, and installation of benches, trash cans and more!

 

MEMBERS WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM:

 

  • DIRECTORY: Only members have access to our online directory through Membership Toolkit where you can also find a babysitter/pet sitter, volunteer with the Association and chat on message boards! 

 

  • ONLINE NEWSLETTERS AND EMAILS: Only members receive our awesome monthly digital newsletters sent via email as well as email blasts containing info like reminders for upcoming events and & bulk trash.

 

  • CRIME WATCH: Members will be personally notified (via directory contact information) if crime watch patrollers (VIP) notice any suspicious activity on or near their property (including open garage doors!) 

 

With YOUR Membership, we can continue making a ESTATES WEST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE! 

The Association fiscal year begins on January 1 and goes through December 31.