The next general meeting of the Lakeshores Community Association is schedule for April 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Avalon Missionary Church (on Premiere Dr). Topics will include:
Broadview Florist Coupon Program
Association members who have paid their dues for 2012 will receive, by mail, a coupon for $10.00 off any purchase at Broadview. This coupon is good during the month of May only.
Our speakers for the meeting will be providing information of great interest to residents of our association. They are:
Kira Blacketor, a representative of Waste Management will be talking to us about the single-bin recycling program.
Detective Joseph Lyon, from Leads- on-Line, is a one man department with the Fort Wayne Police department. He coordinates efforts between the police department and pawn shops to help with the recovery of stolen items. He also works with citizens to help inventory their personal property in the event of loss by theft or fire.
2012 Association Dues
The Association dues for 2012 are $25 and were due in January. If you have not yet paid your 2012 dues, please do so as soon as possible as they are past due. If you are not sure if you have paid, an asterisk next to you name on the mailing label of this newsletter indicates that dues have been paid.
A form has been provided at the end of this newsletter.
We will be getting a minimum of 15 trees over and above what the city has already provided. We are working to get even more. We need to know if you would like one of the new trees as they become available. Please contact one of the board members.
Now that the growing season is here, the young trees will require care on the part of the residents. When the weather turns hot, each tree needs to be watered twice per week with five gallons of water each time. If one of the newly planted trees dies, please notify the association. The trees are guaranteed for one year and will be replaced if the city receives timely notification.
Officer Joshua Franciscy, Police liaison for the Lake Shores Community Association, continues to be in contact with our Association’s President with updates on crime and other information of interest to our neighborhood.
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The Lake Shore Community Blog
We have set up a blog to provide Lake Shores Residents with up-to-date news and information about the Lake Shores’ community. The blog can be found on the internet at: http://lakeshoresblog.blogspot.com/
If you do not have a computer, you can access the blog using the computers available, free of charge, at the Waynedale Library or any of the other branches of the Allen County Public Library. Don’t be shy! Ask one of the librarians to help you. The blog also offers you the opportunity to post comments or questions.
New Residents and Empty Houses
If someone new moves into the neighborhood please make sure to notify the Welcome Committee Veda Klug (747-4457) west side and Barb Rice (747-5596) east side.
Also, notify any board member if you become aware of houses that have become vacant.
Good Neighbors Make
Great neighbors are one of the things that make Lakes Shores a great place to live. Continue to look out for one another. As you take a walk on the nice days to come, stop and say hello, introduce yourself to neighbors you haven’t met. Also, remember that good neighbors take proper care of their pets; monitor their barking, clean up after them on your walks and be sure they are properly under control at all times.
Put your trash and recycle bins out as late in the day as possible. Remove from the curb as soon as possible after they have been emptied. Remember to leave a 3 foot clearance between the cart and any other object, including other trash bins, mail boxes, trees, vehicles etc. According to the City of Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste Management guidelines, “Heavy furniture and non-Freon appliances are to be placed with the regular garbage for collection. These large items will be collected the following day with a different truck. It is not necessary to call 311 for bulk items.” Do call 311 if the item is not picked up the next day.