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Forest Hills Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call to find out more about Forest Hills?

What and when is the next event?
Anything happening in Forest Hills I should know about?
When is the next neighborhood meeting?
I lost my pet who can help?
I am going out of town and would like to know about security options?
Who is my block captain?
Did I miss a newsletter?
When is trash pickup again?
How can I get more involved with my neighbors?
Why hasn't the city mowed?
I am a Senior.  Are there any activities specifically for Seniors?
I am new to the neighborhood what should I know?
I am an advertiser who, should I talk to let Forest Hills residents know about my services?
How do I sign up for email notifications?
What are the dues for our neighborhood?
Who owns the railroad that forms the east boundary of Forest Hills and how do I contact them? 
Who is responsible for maintaining the area between my  sidewalk and the street curb, or the alley outside my fence? 
I am considering building/remodeling in the neighborhood.  Are there any homeowner association restrictions?  
What are the City’s requirements for placement of trash bins in the alley? 
Answers
Who do I call to find out more about Forest Hills?
Please see our Forest Hills Neighborhood Association Board/Committees/Liaisons page.
What and when is the next event?
See the Bulletin board on the Forest Hills website Home page.  For more information, click on the Calendar button.  Information will also be published in the Forest Hills newsletters and sent out by email blast.   
Anything happening in Forest Hills I should know about?
See the Bulletin board on the Forest Hills website Home page.  For more information, click on the Calendar button.  Information will also be published in the Forest Hills newsletters and sent out by email blast.   
When is the next neighborhood meeting?

Neighborhood-wide meetings are generally held twice a year, in February and September.  The dates of the meetings are announced on the Forest Hills website Home page Bulletin board, on the website’s Calendar, in Forest Hills newsletters and by email blasts.  In addition, as the date of a meeting draws near, signs are placed throughout the neighborhood announcing that a General Meeting will be held.    

I lost my pet who can help?

Visit Animal Alert! Lost and Found Pet to find information on what you can do.

I am going out of town and would like to know about security options?

The Forest Hills Security provides information and pledging to the program and  form for requesting that your home be checked by the Forest Hills Security Patrol in your absence.

Who is my block captain?
A list of the Block Captain names, by block, can be found by visiting Block Captains  If there is an the name is bolded that means that they are the Lead BC for that block.  Additional names shown are for alternate block captains.
Did I miss a newsletter?
Newsletters come out every two months, generally during the first week in January, March, May, July, September and November.  Every home should receive one.  If you didn’t receive yours, check with your block captain.  They are responsible for delivering the newsletters on their block.  I list of the block captains can be found at Block Captains.
When is trash pickup again?

Generally, trash pickup is Friday of every week of the year for both regular and recycled trash. The City of Dallas picks up both regular and recycled trash on Friday of every week of the year, including holidays.  Brushy trash pickup placed curbside is picked up during the week of the second Monday of every month.  You can also visit the Dallas city website sanitation page

How can I get more involved with my neighbors?
There are many opportunities to get involved with your neighbors including attending neighborhood events and volunteering.  Visit Get Involved for more information and opportunities. Sign up to be contacted regarding volunteering at Opportunities.
Why hasn't the city mowed?
The City of Dallas sets its own mowing schedule. On occasion, grass growth is faster that perhaps what the City anticipated and a 311 call from a resident to the City about the need usually results in appropriate action by the City.  The Forest Hills Beautification Chair has contacts with the City and can usually get the City to take action.
I am a senior.  Are there any activities specifically for Seniors? 
Yes, there are.  Visit Seniors Group for activities for information. 
I am new to the neighborhood what should I know?
Contact our Newcomers committee member at fhnanewcomers@aol.com
I am an advertiser, who should I talk to let Forest Hills residents know about my services?
Businesses often advertise in the bi-monthly Forest Hills Newsletter or gain exposure by sponsoring a Forest Hills event.  Visit our newsletter page for advertising rates, samples of newsletter advertising and how to contact the newsletter editor.

How do I sign up for email notifications?

Sign up at Get Connected
What are the dues for our neighborhood?
Dues vary depending on the household circumstances.   Visit FHNA Mission page for the  dues levels and how to pay via PayPal and by check.
Who owns the railroad that forms the east boundary of Forest Hills and how do I contact them? 
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 2414 Douglas McArthur Drive, Starkville, MO 39759.  Call 662-617-0727 and ask to speak to its U.S. Director of Public Safety. “
Who is responsible for maintaining the area between my  sidewalk and the street curb, or the alley outside my fence? 
Although the City of Dallas has a right of way easement in those areas, the landowner is responsible for maintaining those areas under City Code.  A leaning or fallen tree, for example, is the owner’s responsibility.  The homeowner is also responsible for his side of the alley, to the centerline of the alley. 
I am considering building/remodeling in the neighborhood.  Are there any homeowner association restrictions?  
No.  Membership in the association is purely voluntary.  However, the City of Dallas does have zoning restrictions which are of record, including some  pertaining to construction setbacks.  S
What are the City’s requirements for placement of trash bins in the alley? 
See http://www.dallascityhall.com/sanitation/pdf/RollCart_options.pdf


 
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