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Posted on: May 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Spring cleaning

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The Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the following good neighbor codes:

· Maintain sump pump and gutter discharge locations a minimum of five feet (5’) from all property lines and not to direct the discharge toward adjoining properties.

· Remove holiday lights from structure (s)

· Obtain required dog license and clean up after your dog on both your property and the property of neighbors.

· Maintain grass and weeds at a height not to exceed six inches (6”).

· Garbage and recycling containers, along with bulk items, cannot be placed on the parkway for scavenger pickup prior to six p.m. of the day preceding collection and must be removed by seven p.m. of the day of collection.

Springtime is here and annual spring-cleaning has begun. Here are some thoughts as you are cleaning out this spring:

· Carbon Monoxide detectors are required to be properly installed within 15’ of every area in your home used for sleeping purposes

· Smoke detectors are required in all sleeping rooms.

· Check your dryer vents and clean the hosing.

· Clean clutter inside and outside your home.

· Check cords on your appliances. If any are cracked or frayed, repair or replace them.

· Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents.

· Check and clean filters about stove.

· Obtain required dog license and clean up after your dog on both your property and the property of neighbors.

· Alley clean-up: After the long winter, which brought several days of high winds, the alleys adjacent to the residential properties may contain windblown debris and liter. Please clean up the alley behind your property and remember to maintain grass and weed height along the alley at a height of six inches (6”) or less.

Avoid Home Repair Fraud……

Performing upgrades on your home can increase its value, but home improvements can also be expensive and frustrating especially if the work is not completed, is poor quality or does not meet code.

Here are some helpful tips when hiring a contractor for home repairs or remodeling work:

· Get more than one estimate and get them in writing.

· Do not be pressured into signing a contract.

· Be cautious of door-to-door salespersons with no local connections that offer to inspect your home for free.

· Review your contract carefully. Check it includes the following:

o Contractor’s full name, address and telephone number

o Description of work to be performed

o Start and estimated completion dates

o Total cost for work performed

o Schedule and method of payment

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