Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities

Improperly maintained clothes dryers are a leading cause of home fires.

Lint traps should be cleaned often to maintain the appliance’s performance and longevity. Failure to clean lint traps can cause the appliance to perform poorly and possibly overheat.

A clothes dryer must also have good air flow. Improper dryer ventilation can lead to a house fire. If lint has built up in the dryer exhaust, contact the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 to schedule a work order.

For more information on home fire safety, visit www.nfpa.org.

FLFHC would like to thank all residents for performing the proper maintenance on their home appliances.

Wellness drawing
Residents can stop by the Community Management Office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter a drawing for a basket of wellness goodies to start the new year. FLFHC will draw two wining names Jan. 24.

Decoration removal
Residents are reminded that today is the deadline to remove all holiday decorations.

Tree disposal
Barren Outdoor Solutions will be picking up live Christmas trees daily through Jan. 10. Residents need to place trees on the curb without lights or ornaments. Artificial trees will not be picked up.

After Jan. 10, trees can be placed in the bulk trash bins in the gated area behind the Self-Help Store and Maintenance Office, 800 W. Warehouse Road, during normal business hours.

Sand instead of salt
If freezing rain is in the forecast for the day or ice builds up, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities asks residents to use sand or ice melt products. Using salt can damage the concrete and the flower beds around homes. Pet-safe and regular ice melt products are available for purchase in retail stores.

Office closures
The FLFHC offices, including the Self-Help Store, will be closed Jan. 20 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume Jan. 21. Residents who have a maintenance emergency or wish to submit a work order when the offices are closed can call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.

Birthday drawing
Have a child with a birthday in January? 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.

Utilities tip
Check weather stripping on exterior doors and windows. Call the FLFHC Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 if light can be seen or a draft is felt around windows or door frames.

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.

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 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.

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