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Why are LGNA and DHL scared of BelmontNA???

The DHL postponed any discussion of BelmontNA's application for membership until at least October. This means nearly seven months will have passed since the application for membership was submitted in March 2007 before - maybe - they take action.

Back in early August, DHL President Jeri Arbuckle invited BelmontNA to send members to the DHL Bootcamp and assured BelmontNA President Diana Souza she was diligently working on getting this all settled by the end of September.

That line was repeated just two weeks ago, but the offer was suddenly withdrawn just a few days after the DHL Board meeting on September 17. DHL also returned a BelmontNA donation to cover room rental expenses for the Neighborhood Matching Fund taskforce, saying it was inappropriate to take money from a group that was not part of the DHL.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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DHL postpones - again - action on BelmontNA membership

The Dallas Homeowners League has postponed - again - any discussion by their board or membership of the BelmontNA's application for membership for at least another month.

DHL President Jeri Arbuckle called BD a liar, accusing him of misrepresenting informal comments made at a meeting of the DHL's Neighborhood Matching Fund task force nearly two weeks ago.

By the time a hearing is held, nine months will have passed since BelmontNA applied for membership.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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DHL gets ready to call hearing on BelmontNA membership

Update 9.17.07: It's been nearly a week since the DHL Board was supposed to have discussed BelmontNA's membership application. And so far, no one has notified the association's officers of any decision or action, including the expected protest from Lower Greenville NA.

The BelmontNA is one step closer to membership in the Dallas Homeowners League.

Maybe.

According to DHL president Jeri Arbuckle, the DHL Board will accept BelmontNA's application for membership at its monthly Board meeting on Monday evening.

And just as quickly, Lower Greenville NA will file a formal protest to the application due to overlapping boundaries, bad breath and because they don't like anyone who upsets their apple cart.

Inquiring minds want to know if the LGNA membership (the exact number is a national security secret) has any clue what their board is doing??

Do they really want to see Mad Maxine start a knock-down, drag-out fight over who speaks for which neighborhood?

Trust BD, you do not want to bet your money on the little whiney lady from LGNA.

DHL bylaws require a hearing between the two associations before the DHL Board, and Arbuckle said she wants it to take place before the end of September.

Order your tickets now for a ringside seat.

Read the official BelmontNA statement, posted on their website.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville

Kunkle: Two Glocks Up for Frats Gone Wild

BD has been working with a digital video camera for just a few months, but every day he learns a new trick or special effect.

Most of all, he understands what YouTube figured out a long time ago - Video is more fun to watch than still images.

Last week's Frats Gone Wild! video, the latest in the Gone Wild! series (Valets Gone Wild!, Bar Owner Gone Wild!) has more than 1,000 YouTube hits as of early Sunday morning. It also generated a ton of comments on the Observer's Unfair Park blog.

But that's nothing compared to getting rave reviews at - drum roll - Dallas City Hall. DPD Chief David Kunkle gave Frats Gone Wild! Two Glocks Up and made it required viewing for the Dallas City Council.

By Avi S. Adelman under Crimewatch , Lower Greenville
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I want to sue ... everyone ...

The Dallas Observer blog - Unfair Park - posted BD's drunken frat video (Dumb, drunk and on camera) last Tuesday, and in the process unleashed a torrent of angst, criticism, and proposed legal action against BD and BelmontNA.

After more then 40 responses, one post stood head and shoulders above the rest. Post #39, written by someone who has an absolute solid grasp of the issues, had BD and others crying one moment and laughing the next.

With apologies to the Observer's Robert Wilonsky, here is the post (edited for grammar only).

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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