Friday, September 7, 2012

Terrace Lake Home Association Letter

By Gary Kempf

We are glad to report that our neighborhood continues to enjoy the lowest crime rate in the South Kansas City area. We do have a few continuing issues, however, one of which is theft from unsecured vehicles. When you park your car at night, make certain that you don’t leave anything of value in your vehicle, and make sure that your vehicle is locked. Thieves thrive on easy opportunity. Let’s make life at least a little more difficult for them.

Next, we want to address neighborhood appearance. There have been reports of nonfunctioning and out-of-date tagged cars in driveways, large campers improperly parked in front of houses, and littered yards in some areas. One of the functions of the Terrace Lake Gardens Home Association is to encourage residents in maintaining their properties to the highest standards with a view to keeping property values up for all of us. If your house falls into one of these aforementioned categories, please give consideration to making remedy for the situation. We want to be neighborly and friendly about this, by we also want to honor our duty as leaders. Please help us in holding our standards high.

If you live in an area where you think someone is not following the proper guidelines, you can call me, and the matter will be addressed in a personal way. Sometimes a knock on the door and a friendly conversation is all it takes.

Saturday, September 22 is the date for our neighborhood indoor picnic. As it was last year, it will be held at the Grandview Assembly of God Church Chapel, at 12320 Grandview Road. We will have a nice meal for you, entertainment for the kids (a clown), and drawings for gift cards from Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Applebee’s. Join with us and enjoy a great time meeting your neighbors and making new friends. We need to be able to plan for this, so an RSVP would be appreciated. You can call me at 761-7522, or e-mail me at Dinner will be served at 1:00 pm, and we have the hall until 4:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Neighborhood brush and trash pick-up is schedule for October 20. As usual, we will be set up in the Terrace Lake Methodist Church parking lot. Please note that we will not accept tires, batteries, major appliances, or paints and any toxic chemicals. For our neighbors who are suffering from a disability, or cannot get their items to us for some reason, we will provide a pick-up service. If you need help with this, you must call in advance and we will be glad to pick up your items for you. If you do not call, your items will not be picked up.

Please do not leave any items on the curb, expecting them to be disposed of. If you do not call, and you leave items on the curb, you will be cited for code violations, and ticketed by the city.

Next meeting is September 19th. Hope to see you there!

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