09/11/22

KSANA Quarterly Meeting

Greetings neighbors. Keswick-Stornaway-Area-Neighborhood-Association will be having a quarterly meeting this Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm at Balmoral Baptist Church. This is our annual organizational meeting and dessert social. We will be voting on officers, board members, and some key amendments to the bylaws.

Bring your favorite dessert to share with your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Your KSANA board

08/24/22

Messick & McVay All-Way-Stop

The cities of Germantown and Memphis have teamed up to improve safety at the intersection of Messick and McVay roads, along the southwest border of Germantown and Memphis.

In this collaborative effort, the City of Memphis is installing an all-way stop at that location, along with advance warning signage at the approaches to the intersection.

Previously, the intersection was only two-way stop controlled with stop signs at Messick Road and the Allelon Subdivision. 

“Traffic safety is an utmost priority for our community,” Germantown City Engineer Ethan Skaggs said. “This joint effort executed data collection, intersection analysis, engineering design, and delivery of safety improvements that will serve both of our communities excellently.” 

The new all-way stop installation is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

 — From Twitter Posting by the City of Germantown, 11:07 AM · Aug 23, 2022

05/21/22

Neighborhood Association Meeting

Hi neighbors. Join us next week, Thursday May 26th at 7pm, for our quarterly Keswick-Stornaway Neighborhood Association meeting at Balmoral Church. Two guest speakers are on the schedule to discuss home security issues, and International Property Maintenance Code. We also need volunteers to form a nomination committee for Board elections in August. Hope to see you there.

04/25/22

Neighborhood Cleanup

Dear Neighbors,

Join us for our first neighborhood clean-up of 2022 this Saturday April 30th.

Not sure how to participate? Start small by picking up any trash in your yard. Ready to do more? Pick up trash in your neighbors’ yards too! You can even walk your street or cove picking up trash if you are ready to tidy up even more real estate.

What do I need? Garbage bags or reuse plastic grocery bags. Use work gloves or disposable gloves too if available. If not, you can reuse plastic grocery bags to cover your hand while you pick up trash. If you have a shovel or rake, you can use it to help clean out storm drains on your street to prevent water back up during heavy rains.

Why is this important? Keeping our neighborhood clean helps keep it beautiful and shows that we care about the environment where we live.

We hope everyone can come out to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and flowers while we beautify our neighborhood.

04/25/22

Free Mulch from City of Memphis Solid Waste Division

Important message from City of Memphis:

The City of Memphis Solid Waste Division will give away free mulch to commemorate Earth Day. Mulch will be available on May 7 at the Liberty Bowl red parking lot six off Hollywood St. Mulch is available for pickup to any Memphis resident (non-Memphis residents and commercial businesses are not eligible) from 8 AM to 1 PM.

12/7/21

KSANA 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive

Join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive for the Mid-South Food Bank this Saturday. KSANA is going to get the donations kicked off with $100.

Deciding what kind of goods to donate? Due to supply chain problems, Mid-South Food Bank says they are in a high need of canned goods at this time.

Please give what you can. Thank you for your generosity!

11/10/21

Message regarding Leaf Season from the City of Memphis

Leaf season is here, and we’re running a special free bagged leaf drop-off beginning November 1st thru February at Collins Yard located at 304 Collins St. for Memphis residences only!

Please be sure to bring your latest MLGW bill for proof of residency. As of November 1st, the gates will open from 8am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday.

All leaf-filled bags must be tied shut, and no tree branches or limbs will be accepted.

Solid Waste crews will continue to pick up leaves and branches from the curb during your scheduled bulk week pickup; however, any contractors or lawn service companies hired to perform yard work must continue to remove their own bags and debris generated from their services per City ordinance.

For more information, visit memphistn.gov

09/15/21

Great news: Waffle House Development Update

A great win for the neighborhood!

We recently advised you that Waffle House had been seeking approval to build a 24-hour restaurant at Kirby Parkway & Kirby Gate Drive next to the Autozone.
KSANA, Greentrees, Keswick/Sulgrave, Kirby Oaks, Kirby Trace and Balmoral formed a collation of neighbors to oppose the development on the grounds that a 24-hour Commercial operation would add noise, trash and the potential for crime to our neighborhoods.
A group of about 20 folks from this partnership attended the Land Use Control Board Meeting on Thursday the 9th. Waffle House saw how committed the neighbors were in our opposition, and they decided to withdraw their application and will move to another location closer to 385 and away from our homes.
Thanks to everyone who participated and all of the hard work leading up to this victory. Just shows the impact a united neighborhood can make.

Your KSANA Board