• Michaels scholarship applications available

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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is pleased to announce the availability of educational scholarship opportunities to residents through the Michaels Organization Educational Foundation.
    The foundation awards scholarship grants to residents of Michaels Organization properties who are pursuing some form of higher education, in college, trade or professional school, or institute. In 2017, the foundation will award at least $225,000 in scholarship grants.
    The scholarships are available to the family members of active-duty service members residing in housing communities owned or managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, which includes Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities.
    For more information or to download a copy of the application, visit https://themichaelsorg.com/uploads/files/87781793367853350-the-michaels-2017-revised-1.pdf, or stop by the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Avenue. Deadline for application is April 14. Transcripts are required.
    Maintenance, self-help
    One of the many benefits to residents of Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is the presence of a responsive 24-hour maintenance staff. Although it is a valuable asset to the community, saving both time and money for residents, it is important to understand that calls placed to the Maintenance Department outside of the normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday should be for emergency requests only.
    Urgent or emergency service requests should only be made when the situation creates an imminent danger to residents or risks serious damage to property after hours or on the weekends. Examples include an electrical power outage, loss of heating in the winter or cooling in the summer, or extensive flooding in a basement.
    In addition to regularly offered services, the Maintenance Department also provides self-help items at minimal cost for the convenience of residents. A list of available items and their cost is available at the community management office at 220 Hancock Ave. or the Maintenance Warehouse, 800 W Warehouse Road.
    These items can be picked up at the Maintenance Warehouse or a service request can be called in to have the items delivered and/or installed in a home. These items will be charged to the resident’s ledger following a completed service request. Labor and other charges will only be assessed if the damages are a result of resident negligence.
    Residents picking up items at the Self Help Store can pay by personal check or certified funds, pay with a debit and/or credit card by completing a payment authorization form or have the item(s) charged to the resident ledger and submit payment within 30 days of the purchase. FLFHC is unable to accept cash for payment and apologizes for the inconvenience.
    FLFHC values the input of residents and asks them to complete and return the maintenance survey that accompanies each work order receipt. Resident feedback helps FLFHC provide the best service to residents.
    Page 2 of 3 - Residents can contact the FLFHC community management team at (913) 682-6300 with questions.
    Mailbox reminder
    Residents placing trash and recycling containers curbside on scheduled pick-up days are reminded to not block sidewalks or the mailbox approach. When the mailbox approach is blocked, the mail carrier will not deliver the mail.
    Call the FLFHC management office at (913) 682-6300 with any questions or concerns.
    Resident meeting
    Join the FLFHC staff for the resident meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in the FLFHC community room, 220 Hancock Ave. The FLFHC management team will be available to answer questions about maintenance and other housing topics.
    Valentine event
    Fort Leavenworth residents, don’t forget your Valentine. Stop by the FLFHC office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 and pick up a balloon and a flower for your sweetie.
    Holiday closures
    FLFHC offices and the Self-Help Store will be closed Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Feb. 21. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in February? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Feb. 21.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Feb. 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Super Savers
    The Super Saver Program is designed to promote conservation in the home and increase awareness and understanding of the information on resident utility statements.
    Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com. Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by Feb. 21.
    Families can nominate themselves each month for this award but can only win once per calendar year.
    Refer a friend
    For each eligible resident referred who is new to the area and signs a six-month lease, both the referrer and the referred will receive $250.
    Limit one referral name per new resident. New residents must take occupancy within 45 days of application. The referral source must be listed on the application and be a current resident to qualify. Other restrictions may apply.
    Page 3 of 3 - Utilities tip
    Purchase reusable shopping bags — they are eco-friendly and can be used for much more than just shopping.
    Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. And don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
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