Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Prairie Website Launched! And Time for Final Tour of Season!

In an effort to provide an easy-to-access educational resource regarding Green Meadows West prairie areas, the homeowners association earlier this summer launched a website that features photos of prairie plants, descriptions, and other useful information.

The association maintains more than 12 acres of restored prairie area, which are accessible to the public via a system of city-maintained trails. The green spaces provide neighbors and visitors opportunities for relaxation and exercise, as well as education. Groups of area students and photographers are occasionally observed visiting the natural areas, and the association sponsors a summer series of evening prairie walks.

The new website is:

The website is also accessible via the homeowners’ association website,

The project was developed by board member Jason Rauscher, an adjunct professor of biology at Grand View University.

Throughout summer, guided prairie walks are led by expert Inger Lamb of Prairie Landscapes of Iowa LLC. Walks begin at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Park parking lot. The final tour of season is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017. Please join us!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join Us Sept. 10 for 'Picnic in the Park' 2017!

The 11th Annual Green Meadows West “Picnic in the Park” event will be held Sun., Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. The picnic will take place ear the neighborhood’s signature gazebo located on the association’s privately maintained "Dover Park." Other days, the park is available for rental through the association manager.

A free catered barbecue pork or chicken breast sandwich dinner by Hy-Vee will be served to association members and families.

Live music will be provided The Nancy's. Inflatable play equipment for younger children will include a bounce house, obstacle course, and giant slide. There will also be face-painting!

Sponsors of the event include: Charter Bank and Flooring America.

City departments–including fire, police, library, and other personnel–will also be available to meet with Green Meadows West neighbors during the event.

See you there!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Annual meeting to be held Jan. 24 at Crown Point Center

The annual meeting of Green Meadows West Homeowners’ Association members is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 24, 2017, at the Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston.

The association’s officers and board of directors will present reports regarding 2016 activities, and a 2017 budget. Board highlights for the past year include:

  • Working with city officials and area stakeholders regarding a proposed road access from the neighborhood's southern east-west boundary of N.W. 54th Avenue, south into the Birchwood Crossing commercial area.
  • Improving stormwater swales and prairie areas.
  • Preparing to either remove or treat Ash trees on common property, in keeping with the City of Johnston's plans to mitigate and eradicate Emerald Ash Borer infestations.

To vote at the annual meeting, members must be in good standing, with all fees paid. Meeting materials will be mailed to homeowners prior to the annual meeting. Proxies may be assigned to the board for purposes of achieving quorum, or may be assigned to a neighbor who plans to attend. Those who attend or who return proxies will be eligible for door prizes.

For more info: Association Manager Randi Johnson, 515.222.5206; randi.johnson@knappproperties.