RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YARD SALE DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE CITYWIDE YARD SALE
- Try to set up in your driveway or yard close to the street to be more visible.
- Please park your personal vehicle further up in your driveway so that you do not take space on the street in front of your house and thus help keep the area on the street in front of your home open for traffic and allow parking for buyers coming from outside the City. Any suspicious behavior should be reported immediately, so if possible, have a cell phone nearby.
- People come early, so plan to set up as early as possible.
- Extra police will patrol that day. For any problem, contact them immediately and try to get the license plate number and a car description of an offender’s vehicle.
- Join with neighbors and hold a multi-house sale at one location for a larger sale.
IF YOU ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE CITYWIDE YARD SALE
- Please park your vehicle(s) off the street, but close to the street to avoid your driveway being used as a turn around point.
- Report any suspicious or unusual activity to the police patrolling the City during the yard sale.
- If possible, keep your garage door closed during the hours of the yard sale so that it will not attract attention.
8 simple cold weather tips that can keep you and your home safe:
1. Make sure all appliances and heating equipment, such as a furnace, water heater or stove, are inspected and operating properly, and operate all pieces of equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Never use stoves, ovens or outdoor grills as a source of heat.
3. Provide adequate ventilation when using fireplaces or unvented space heaters.
4. If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
5. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away from things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
6. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed. Using secondary heating sources, such as space heaters, can increase the chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
7. Protect your pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children.
8. Check your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors to insure they are operating properly.
The annual ST. REGIS PARK HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA will be held on Sunday, December 11, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew United Church of Christ. Door prizes, refreshments, a visit from Santa and good old family fun and fellowship will occur. In addition, the City will again sponsor what has become an annual HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST. Once more there will be three categories: Best Traditional Home, Most Creative Home and the infamous Clark Griswold Award.
Although judges will be looking for “tastefully” decorated homes in the first two categories, the Clark Griswold Award is an all out, no holds barred contest. The winner in each category will receive a $200 gift card. Decorate your home by Friday, December 16, to be eligible to win.
We have now reached the October 1 deadline for tree requests for this Fall. We will gladly add you to the Spring 2017 list between now and April 1st.
Also, because trees can not be properly diagnosed without leaves, we are “pausing” our maintenance requests until early Spring. At that time we will know whether any funds remain of the $20,000 allotted by the council for this fiscal year. Please contact us again around February 1st, and we will let you know where we stand.
The St. Regis Park Tree Board