Taking precautions for maintenance work

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Prudence Siebert The Rookery at 12-14 Sumner has undergone updating and restoration. The historical duplex has been open this week to the public for viewing and comments. The open house continues today and Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities

Because of the recent rise in Coronavirus cases in Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is reminding residents of proper safety precautions for work orders. 

When residents place a work order or when FLFHC maintenance technicians respond to a work order in a home, they will conduct a brief verbal health screening to confirm that the technician is safe to enter the home. They will ask if anyone in the residence has been exposed to COVID-19, has recently traveled from an affected area, has flu-like symptoms, is/are under self-quarantine, or has been tested for or currently tested positive for COVID-19. Residents are welcome to ask the same questions of the FLFHC maintenance technicians.  

Additionally, all technicians will wear face coverings and appropriate personal protective equipment throughout the duration of any work performed in a home. FLFHC asks that anyone in the same room as a technician while an emergency work order is being completed also wear a face covering. FLFHC technicians will not perform work in a home if the face covering requirement is not met.   

These protective safety precautions are in place to protect the FLFHC team and residents. If a family member in the home tests positive before the scheduled routine work order appointment, contact the maintenance department to reschedule. Only urgent or emergency work orders are to be conducted in homes with COVID-19 positive cases. FLFHC appreciates residents’ understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times.

Urgent or emergency service requests should only be made when the situation creates an imminent danger to residents or risks serious damage to property after hours or on the weekends. Examples include an electrical power outage, loss of heating in the winter or cooling in the summer, or extensive flooding in a basement. When calling with an urgent or emergency service request, stay on the line to speak with a member of the maintenance team.

Urgent and emergency work orders can be called in to (913) 651-3838 24 at any time.

Holiday decorations

A reasonable amount of inside/outside electrical holiday decorations can be displayed during the month of or 30 days before a holiday, whichever is longer. All decorations must be removed within two weeks after the holiday. Remove Thanksgiving decorations by Dec. 10 and Christmas decorations by Jan. 9.

Holiday exterior lighting should only be used after dark, turned off by 11 p.m. and unplugged whenever residents are not home.

For more information, see the Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook. 

Mission donations

The City Union Mission Christian Life Center truck is now parked across from the Community Management Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where residents can drop off items or arrange curbside pick-up.

The next mission pick-up is Dec. 12.

For more information, call the Community Management Office at (913) 682-6300.

Utilities Tip

Plan your lighting. Not every room needs the same amount of general light. A good lighting plan can reduce electricity costs and still provide all the light needed.

Watch for more community announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.

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