Up To No Good

(Shared from Neighborhood President, Jaci Maguire)

I hate to inform you again that there are individuals wandering our neighborhood checking for open cars again. This has been turned over to the police department and I have requested additional patrols during the early morning hours. If you recognize the individuals in the video below, please let us know or if they show up on any of your cameras.

Please keep valuables out of sight if they have to be in your vehicles. Make sure the doors are locked. Light up the neighborhood and keep your outside lights on. While out on patrol we have started to notice only a few houses have lights on at night and some streets can be very dark. Criminals don’t like lights. We have had several garage doors left open but we do not have everyone’s contact information to call you and let you know. Patrollers are not to get out of their vehicles and go to your doors. We are only allowed to call you, so please make sure we have your information. I know it happened to me when we first moved in years ago, thinking I closed the garage but something was in the way and it went back up. We were thankful, my neighbors contacted us and let us know.

We have also had several complaints about a solicitor coming by and asking information about your home and your neighbors regarding cameras. He is very aggressive and does not take no for an answer. If you do answer the door, the first thing is to ask for their permit. It is against the law in OKC to solicit without one. If they have one you can still tell them you are not interested and to leave. This individual has been reported to the police. He asks questions about who on your street does not have cameras. It is suspicious since we had not had issues until he came into the neighborhood. It could be just a coincidence. Regardless, you need to be careful and not disclose information about your home or your neighbors. They might look and act like really nice people but you never know.

Stay safe.

Fundraiser at Johnnies – This Friday!!

Come join us this Friday (and every 4th Friday of the month) at Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler to support your neighborhood!

Be sure to mention that you are there to support Harvest Hills South Neighborhood, and we will receive 20% of proceeds from your order! Please tell all your friends to do the same!

The fundraiser is happening all day, so you could even go for lunch and dinner!

Johnnies Charcoal Broiler – 6629 Northwest Expressway

See you there!

Save the Date! – Neighbor’s Night Out – Sept 14th

Our Neighbor’s Night Out Block Party is making a return this year!! Be sure to mark your calendars to come enjoy a FREE night of food, fun, and entertainment with your Harvest Hills South neighbors!

Tuesday, September 14th 6PM – 8PM

NW 79th Street between Harvest Hills Rd and Harvest Hills S. Blvd. (We will be blocking off the street for this event)

Live Music – Returning once again, our favorite 737 Band!

  • Hot Dogs
  • Sno-Cones
  • Popcorn
  • Bounce House
  • Duck Pond
  • Basketball
  • Tattoos
  • Street Chalk
  • Corn Hole
  • Photo Booth

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers needed for set up at 5:00pm and tear down 8:00pm on 79th Street. Please email harvesthillssouth@gmail.com if interested.

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss it!!

2021 Membership Drive!

We are starting our annual neighborhood membership drive!! You should have received a flyer in the past few days with information about becoming a member for 2021!

Big or small, your annual membership and donations make a difference in the neighborhood you live in!

Why should YOU be a member?

  • Being a member for $30/year helps keep your neighborhood a place you can be proud of!
  • We are working hard to clean up the entrances, with plans for new flowers, bushes, and lighting!
  • We pay for mowing and landscaping along out neighborhood borders!
  • We have neighborhood meetings and events for our neighbors to meet each other and enjoy fun activities!
    • The Neighbor’s Night Out block party is scheduled for September 14th!

To become a member for this calendar year for $30, or make any additional donations, please click the link below. You can pay securely via credit/debit card whether or not you have a PayPal account!

Please check the option to share your address so we know who submitted it. Also include a note of your name and contact info so we can keep you up to date with all the latest neighborhood info.

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Entrance Cleanup – Volunteer Opportunity

Our entrances are starting to look much better! A HUGE thank you to Neighborhood President Jaci Maguire, Jaci’s mom, Tom Maguire, Vic and Julie Hall, and Ron Kistler for pulling weeds, laying mulch, and making the 82nd street entrance look great!

Want to help? There is more work to be done at the other entrances. The crew is planning to work on the entrances at Harvest Hills Rd and McKee Blvd tomorrow, July 3rd!

If you are interested in coming to help out for any amount of time, please email harvesthillssouth@gmail.com.

Crime Watch Patrol Training Monday 6:30PM – Join us

Crime Watch PatrolWe still need more volunteers to join us for the Neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol. If you are interested in being a part of our group, please meet us at the Hefner Rd Police Department. Training is at 6:30-7:30PM Monday night.

This training is sponsored  by Neighborhood Alliance and the Hefner Road Division Police Department.

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The sooner we complete training the sooner we can start to schedule our patrols!

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

Crime Patrol Set Up Meeting

Reminder: Crime Patrol meeting at 8204 NW 79th Street at 7:00pm. 

More volunteers are still needed. At the meeting, we will be discussing setting up our patrol and schedules before going to the training class on April 2, 2018 at Hefner PD.

 

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

 

Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association 1st meeting of 2018

We had an excellent general meeting Thursday evening and we wanted to share with those of you who could not attend.

The agenda of the evening revolved around crime prevention and neighbor participation in crime watch activities. There were 51 of your neighbors in attendance!! In addition, we were joined by MSgt Robert “Officer Bob” Skalla with the Hefner Division of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Click on the link below for a copy of the presentation. Read about the success story of 79th Street neighbors coming together and “Dreaming Big” and getting a Street Light installed! More information to come on how we can “light up the neighborhood” with additional street lights, sign toppers and improvements.

HHSNA March Meeting

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 10th and Officer Bob will be back to share more information on Active Shooter Training and protection.

Volunteers-Needed

We are still needing additional volunteers for the Neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol. We are getting the training classes set up. We would like to get the class scheduled by April.
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We are also needing additional volunteers for Block Captains. We would like to have a volunteer for each street. We had several volunteers sign up at the meeting but we need more!
Please email us at harvesthillssouth@gmail.com and volunteer today!
We need you
Also at our May 10th meeting, we will be electing officers.
The following positions will be up for re-election. Please consider running for one of these positions and then come out and cast your vote!
1st Vice President
Shall:
  • Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • He/she shall fill, by succession the vacancy of President in the case of resignation.
  • Schedule, reserve and arrange neighborhood meeting facility
  • Sign checks as required
Secretary
Shall:
  • Keep and distribute minutes of the association and executive board meetings
  • Keep archive of association documentation as appropriate
Newsletter/website editor
Shall:
  • Prepare newsletter prior to each neighborhood meeting as needed
  • Coordinate printing of newsletter as needed
  • Distribute newsletter to Block Captain Chairperson as needed
  • Post an electronic copy of the newsletter to the website
  • E-mail newsletters to interested city officials and local neighborhood organizations as needed
  • Maintain and update neighborhood website
Our annual membership drive will begin April 21st. You can sign up and pay dues per the PayPal link on the top right hand side of this page . Membership is $30.00 annually.

HHSNA First Meeting of 2018, Thursday, March 15th 7:00PM

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO JOIN US.

HHSNA will hold our first meeting of 2018, Thursday, March 15th

Northridge Elementary School
7:00 p.m.
Over the last several months, Harvest Hills South has experienced vandalism, break-ins and other issues.  We have heard from several of you and have decided to address these issues.
According to the OKC Police and Neighborhood Alliance, Harvest Hills South has a low crime rate compared to other neighborhoods in the general area.  Something we must keep in mind is that we live in a very large metropolitan city.  As a nice middle class neighborhood we are prone to be targeted by criminals because we are perceived to be easy targets.  Complacency, a feeling that no one will hit us or someone else will take care of the issue, has been and continues to be a problem in our neighborhood.  We are all neighbors and need each others help.
At our meeting, we plan to address these issues and how to combat the problem.  I strongly encourage you and your neighbors to attend this very important meeting.  Without your interest and help, we cannot move forward.  Moving forward, our theme will be “TAKE BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!”
Sandy Payne, President