Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities removes snow and ice from starts, stops, hills, school sidewalks and crosswalks, public sidewalks, roads and parking lots in residential areas only if there are two or more inches of snow on the ground. Residents are responsible for the removal of snow and ice between any common sidewalk or road and the front or back door and driveways.
During a snowstorm or unsafe weather conditions, snow and ice removal will be delayed until weather conditions ease and return to a safe status. Vehicles should not be parked on the street when possible.
Residents are asked not to use salt products to de-ice around their homes because it can damage the concrete.
For more information about snow and ice removal, see the Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook or call (913) 682-6300.
Residents are reminded to drain and disconnect garden hoses and outside hose connections to prevent pipes from freezing. Failure to do so will result in residents being held responsible for any damage caused by frozen pipes.
If freezing temperatures are predicted, remember to let a steady drip of water run from the highest faucet in the house. Also leave under-sink cabinet doors open so room heat can reach the pipes.
Don’t set the thermostat below 60 degrees if leaving home for a few days and try to have a friend stop by to check in. An extended-absence-from-home form can be obtained at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. This form allows residents to appoint someone to notify in case of an emergency.
If a pipe does burst, know how to turn off the home’s water supply quickly to minimize damage. Feel free to ask a maintenance technician to help locate the shut-off valve during your next home visit.
Call maintenance at (913) 651-3838 immediately if a pipe has frozen.
Join Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities and the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department for the annual Halloweenie Roast 4-6 p.m. today at the FLFHC Community Center, 220 Hancock Ave. The free event includes food, drinks, a balloon artist and more. All FLFHC residents are welcome.
Trick-or-treating is 6-8 p.m. today in post housing areas. Turn on porch lights for safety and to show trick-or-treaters they are welcome.
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 Halloween decorations by Nov. 14, Thanksgiving decorations by Dec. 12 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.
Rooftop decorations are prohibited and all decorative materials must be fire resistant. Nails, spikes, building staples or any other type of fastener that may leave permanent damage is prohibited. Residents can use clips or tape to install holiday lighting and should carefully inspect and control ornamental lighting to avoid fires. Outside light and electrical cords must be UL approved and designated for outdoor use. Cords should not be run out of windows or across heating or ventilation ducts. Residents should always check their smoke alarms before using holiday decorations.
Residents can place lawn ornaments on the lawn if the decorations are maintained and presented in a pleasing appearance and will not interfere with maintenance of the lawn. Exterior lighting must be ground fault indicator protected and not overloaded.
For more information, see the Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook.
Fall yard maintenance
Barren Outdoor Solutions is now performing bi-weekly yard maintenance.
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.
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.
FLFHC will partner with the The Depot and Z&M Twisted Vines Wine and Winery for a Thanksgiving cooking demonstration and wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the FLFHC Community Center at 220 Hancock Ave. 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 email@example.com.
Daylight Saving Time
Don’t forget to “fall back” and set clocks back an hour — Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 3.
Take this opportunity to replace batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home. To test smoke detectors, push and hold the test button down for a few seconds until it sounds.
If any problems are found with smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, contact the maintenance department at (913) 651-3838.
The FLFHC offices will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. In case of a maintenance emergency or wish to submit a work order, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
Shorten your shower by a minute or two to save up to 150 gallons per month.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Garrison Housing Oversight Office, call 684-5684 or e-mail email@example.com.
• 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.
Watch for more community event 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.