• Take steps to conserve energy in homes

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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 from 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.

  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Utility conservation is a joint effort. The goal is to conserve energy without affecting residents’ quality of life. The partnership between the Army and the private developers support this effort by providing incentives for occupants of privatized housing to decrease utility consumption and conserve energy.
    The energy saved today will be available for the future.
    To conserve and reduce energy consumption, residents should:
    • Close all doors and windows while operating the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
    • Do not place furniture or carpets in such a way that it blocks the HVAC registers or returns.
    • Immediately report any problems with the HVAC to the maintenance department.
    • Turn off outside lights during daylight hours.
    • Remove excessive food from dishes prior to running the dishwasher. Thoroughly rinse the sink with water and run the garbage disposal with cold water before running the dishwasher through the cycle to clear any food debris from the plumbing lines. Only use detergent that is meant to be used for the dishwasher — never use regular hand dish soap or other detergents in the dishwasher because they create too many suds and can clog up the water wand inside the dishwasher.
    • Make sure faucets are shut off properly.
    • Report all leaking faucets or running toilets to the maintenance department at (913) 651-3838.
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities appreciates residents’ efforts to conserve energy. For more energy conservation ideas see the “Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook.” Copies can picked up at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. or downloaded at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in August? 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 21.
    Yard of the Month
    FLFHC representatives will patrol villages each month through October in search of three yards that will be named “Yard of the Month” during the third week of each month. Winners will receive a $25 gift card and a Yard of the Month certificate as well as recognition in the FLFHC newsletter and on Facebook. Winners are chosen based on the use of color, ornaments and plants in their front yard and porch.
    Village of the Month
    Page 2 of 2 - Housing village mayors now have the opportunity to leave their mark and help promote their village to greatness.
    One of those ways is by encouraging residents to keep lawns and common areas clean and orderly. Photos of a village’s progress can be e-mailed to fhc@tmo.com and shared on FLFHC’s Facebook page. The village with the most improvement each month will have the opportunity to win $50 cash to use toward village activities in addition to the $200 village funds already provided each year. There is no limit to how many times a village can win.
    Utilities tip
    In homes with a programmable thermostat, invest the time to learn to program it to automatically adjust the home’s temperature settings when away or sleeping. Often, programming instructions are on the inside cover of the thermostat.
    Watch for more 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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