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    • Resources for on-post residents

      On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:

      • The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open ...

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      Resources for on-post residents

      On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:

      • The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (913) 682-6300.

      • The FLFHC Maintenance Office and Self-Help Store, 800 W. Warehouse Road, phone number is (913) 651-3838. Residents can also submit routine maintenance requests via e-mail at fhcmaint@tmo.com.

      • Garrison Housing Oversight Office, call 684-5684 or e-mail usarmy.leavenworth.imcom-central.mbx.hso@mail.mil.

      • The resident’s military chain of command.

      • Garrison Commander’s Office, call 684-2993 or the newly established Commander’s Housing Concern Hotline at 684-3858.

      In addition to these resources, residents can attend the monthly community mayors’ forum; attend the quarterly installation stakeholder meetings, a forum for the chain of command to share information and pass on community concerns; or participate in the quarterly Facebook town hall meetings.

      The next Facebook town hall is 11 a.m. to noon April 25 on the Fort Leavenworth Facebook page.

  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Many residents move in and out this time of year. To make the transition as simple and stress-free as possible, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities reminds residents of the procedures required to successfully clear a home.
    Service members who are retiring and want to stay in their quarters, and service members who are deploying or going on unaccompanied tours and want their family to remain in quarters, should contact the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. to learn about possible options and benefits that are available.
    The first step for residents planning to vacate a home is to stop by the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. with a copy of their military orders and fill out a “Notice of Intent to Vacate” form and schedule pre-inspection and final inspection appointments.
    Residents receive a move-out information sheet, which includes a move out checklist that details what is expected at the final inspection, and a schedule of charges — a guide for potential expenses associated with any item that may need to be repaired or replaced.
    Once the form is completed and submitted to the FLFHC office with a copy of military orders, a pre-inspection will be scheduled. The pre-inspection gives inspectors a chance to assess the home for any items that need to be taken care of before the final inspection. It also gives maintenance staff insight into any items that may need to be attended to before new residents can move in.
    On the day of the final move-out inspection, a housing inspector will document the condition of the home and account for all items that belong to the home, such as keys, garage door openers, carbon monoxide detectors and appliances. If damages exist beyond normal wear and tear, residents may be assessed a damage charge at this time. Be sure that all cleaning responsibilities detailed on the move-out checklist have been completed or charges may be assessed for any move-out cleaning not performed.
    Trash and recycle containers should be empty, clean and stored next to the home. Grass in fenced-in areas should be mowed and all pet waste removed.
    For more information about the move-out procedures, see the FLFHC Resident Guideline and Community Handbook or from the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave.
    Mowing schedule
    Barren Outdoor Solutions is performing weekly yard maintenance on the following schedule:
    Monday — Osage, Normandy, Nez Perce, Kansa and Cheyenne villages
    Tuesday — Oregon, Ottawa, Santa Fe and Iowa villages
    Wednesday — Shawnee, Pawnee, Kickapoo and Pottawatomie villages
    Thursday — Infantry Barracks, Main Post, Riverside and Wint Avenue
    Friday — Make-up day
    Be sure to put all toys, garden hoses, patio furniture and any other belongings away before the scheduled mowing day. FLFHC will not be responsible for damages or failure to mow areas where items are left out. Residents are responsible for mowing, trimming and edging within their fenced areas.
    Page 2 of 2 - Remember this schedule is subject to change as needed; in case of inclement weather, mowing will be completed the following day.
    Time is running out for Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities residents to apply for scholarships available from the Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization. The application deadline is April 12.
    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 2019, the foundation will award at least $500,000 in scholarship grants. Last year, nearly 30 FLFHC residents received 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://tmo.com/foundation, or stop by the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Ave. to pick up a printed application packet. Transcripts are required.
    For more information, call (913) 682-6300.
    Easter basket drawing
    Stop by the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. anytime during normal business hours before noon April 19 to enter to win one of two Easter baskets. Drawing will be at noon April 19.
    PAIR Day, Kids’ Fest
    FLFHC will be joining many other vendors for Post Activities Information and Registration Day — better known as PAIR Day — and Kids’ Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Harney Sports Complex. Come out for some free goodies and information on what Fort Leavenworth and the surrounding area has to offer.
    Fiesta social hour
    Join FLFHC from 6-8 p.m. April 30 at the Community Center, 220 Hancock Ave., for a Mexican fiesta social hour, with hors d’oeuvres and spirits tasting presented by the FLFHC staff and Spruce Street Liquor. This free event is for FLFHC residents ages 21 and over.
    Seating is limited for this event, so interested residents should RSVP to fhc@tmo.com or call the Community Management Office at (913) 682-6300.
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