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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
    With the rainy fall season, so too comes mold and mildew.
    Mold is part of the natural environment. Outside, mold acts to break down dead organic materials such as fallen leaves. Indoors, mold forms when mold spores attach themselves to damp surfaces.
    The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture. There are many different types of mold, but none of them will form without the presence of moisture.
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities offers the following tips to help minimize mold growth in homes:
    Mold and mildew develop when the materials in a home become moist or wet because of water or condensation. Try to keep bathrooms and kitchens as dry as possible.
    Be sure to replace heating, ventilation and cooling system filters monthly. Filters can be obtained from the FLFHC Maintenance Department at 800 W. Warehouse Road.
    Do not cover HVAC ducts.
    Open windows — proper ventilation can reduce mold and mildew growth.
    Close all windows when it is rainy or damp.
    Use the bathroom fan when bathing or showering.
    Do not overfill closets or storage areas — ventilation is important in these areas and improper air ventilation can cause mold and mildew to grow.
    Use exhaust fans when cooking.
    To remove mildew, use a general household cleaner on the area, allow it to sit for a couple of minutes, then thoroughly wipe and dry.
    Mildew can also be caused by water leaks, improperly sealed windows or the malfunction of a home’s ventilation system. If any of these issues are occurring, contact the FLFHC Management Office at (913) 682-6300.
    For more information, refer to the mold and mildew addendum in the resident lease.
    Fall yard maintenance
    Barren Outdoor Solutions is performing bi-weekly yard maintenance.
    Residents are asked 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 in areas.
    Lawn clippings and leaves can be bagged and left on the curb for pick up on scheduled maintenance days. Barren will also be scheduling shrub and bush trimming.
    Yard maintenance is subject to change as needed; in case of inclement weather, work will be completed the following day.
    Offices closure
    All FLFHC offices, including the Self Help Store, will be closed Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. In case of an emergency or to submit a work order, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    Firehouse favorites cooking class
    Page 2 of 2 - FLFHC will partner with the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the FLFHC Community Center at 220 Hancock Ave. to present Firehouse Favorites — a cooking class that will feature some favorite firehouse foods along with fire safety cooking tips. The event is free for all FLFHC residents 21 years and older. Seating is limited; reserve a spot by calling the Community Management Office at (913) 682-6300 or e-mailing fhc@tmo.com.
    Yard of the Month
    FLFHC representatives will patrol villages in October in search of three spooky, fun and imaginative yards that will be named “Yard of the Month.” Winners will receive a $25 gift card and recognition in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Halloweenie Roast
    Join FLFHC for the annual Halloweenie Roast and costume contest 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the FLFHC Community Center, 220 Hancock Ave. Enjoy free hotdogs, chips, drinks, games and a costume contest.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in October? 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 Oct. 21.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online through Oct. 21 at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Utilities tip
    Reduce the heat. Begin cooking on a higher heat setting until liquid begins to boil, then lower the temperature and simmer the food until fully cooked. A fast boil doesn’t cook faster than a slow boil, but it does use more energy.
    Watch for more announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. 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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