• Take simple precautions to avoid frozen pipes

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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    With frigid temperatures upon us, the pipes in homes are at risk of damage from freezing conditions. Low temperatures and wind chills can cause water pipes to freeze and, in some cases, burst.
    Residents can take precautions to safeguard their homes against a pipe freeze. Keep all basement, garage and common area doors closed. Don’t set the thermostat below 55 degrees if leaving home for a few days — try to have a friend stop by to check in. An extended-absence-from-home form can be obtained at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. This form lets residents to appoint someone to notify in case of an emergency.
    Remember to let a steady drip of water run from the highest faucet in the house. Also leave plumbing cabinet doors along exterior walls open so room heat can reach the pipes.
    If a pipe does burst, know how to turn off the home’s water supply quickly to minimize damage. Feel free to ask a maintenance technician to help locate the shut-off valve during the next visit.
    For questions about maintenance issues, contact the maintenance department at (913) 651-3838.
    Residents are also asked to be mindful of blowing trash in the housing areas. Brisk winds will easily grab loose trash, especially recyclable materials, and quickly scatter it throughout the neighborhoods. Trash and recycle containers should also be properly stored as soon as trash is collected.
    Football photo contest
    FLFHC wants families to submit photos of themselves in their favorite team’s football gear. The winners will receive a football party package just in time for the big game. Submissions are due Feb. 1 and winners will be announced Feb. 2. Bring photos by the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. or e-mail to fhc@themichaelsorg.com.
    Snow, ice removal
    Residents are responsible for the removal of snow and ice between any common sidewalk or road and the front or back door and driveways.
    Residents are asked not to use salt products to deice around their homes because it can damage the concrete.
    Refer a friend
    Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pick to your neighbors? Residents of Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities can. 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.
    Retirees, civilians
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is offering leasing opportunities to military retirees and Department of Defense civilians.
    Page 2 of 2 - Beautiful and historic Fort Leavenworth has much to offer families, including a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and play; excellent schools; and convenient proximity to Kansas City, the surrounding metropolitan area and the many attractions the Midwest has to offer.
    Contact FLFHC for more information and availability. Select neighborhoods and a variety of homes and styles are available and restrictions may apply.
    A few of the amenities available to those who live on post include lawn service and 24-hour maintenance services. Residents also have access to the FLFHC Community Center, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a playroom, a gourmet kitchen and community room that can be reserved for events, an outdoor seating area and a playground.
    Updating information
    Residents are asked to report changes, such as changes in rank, family composition or contact information, by visiting the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. to update information.
    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 the 21st of each month.
    Utilities tip
    Only about 10 percent of the energy used by a bulb creates light — the rest of the energy creates heat. So remember to turn off lights when they are not needed.
    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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