Halloween Night – This Saturday, October 31st

Dear VOWS Residents,

Halloween will fall on Saturday this year, and we expect the trick-or-treaters to be out and about that evening.

Whether you will be walking or driving on Halloween night, the Homeowners Association would like to remind VOWS families to be overly cautious, and aware of the increased pedestrian activity on our neighborhood streets, and to take the necessary safety precautions.

Among these precautions, we urge families to take when it comes time to go trick-or-treating include wearing proper fitting – brightly colored costumes, carrying flashlights or glow sticks for increased visibility, watching, for traffic when crossing the street, and making sure there is adult supervision while the children are walking through the neighborhood.

Parents should know what routes their children plan to take while trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-treaters should be aware of their surroundings and only travel on well-lit streets. If you must cross the street, only do so at well-lit corners or designated crosswalk areas.

Once your children return home, parents should always check the treats before allowing them to have any.

Be selective in your sorting and throw away any items that area open, missing wrappers, or have potentially been tampered with.

Residents should have their front porch well lit if they want to have trick-or-treating, or keep the porch light off if they don’t.

Halloween decorations should be brought in at the end of the night, especially pumpkins, as they can be used for vandalism.

As always, Residents area encouraged to lock their vehicles and remove or hide any valuable items.

It is preferable to park in the garage first, then the driveway, and only as a last resort on the street.

From the entire FirstService Residential Team, we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween night this year.

Respectfully,

Justin La Hue
Property Manager

Halloween Night – Friday, October 31st

Dear VOWS Residents,

Historically, Halloween has always been a safe, uneventful evening within The Villages of Woodland Springs community. Halloween will fall on Friday this year, and we expect the trick-or-treaters to be out and about that evening. The Homeowners Association would like to remind families to be aware of the increased pedestrian activity on our neighborhood streets, and to take the necessary safety precautions.

Among the precautions, we urge families to take when it comes time to go trick-or-treating include wearing proper fitting – brightly colored costumes, carrying flashlights or glow sticks for increased visibility, watching for traffic when crossing the street, and making sure there is adult supervision while the children are walking through the neighborhood. Parents should know what routes their children plan to take while trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treaters should be aware of their surroundings and only travel on well-lit streets. If they are older, have them go out in a group. Once your children return home, parents should always check the treats before allowing them to have any. Be selective in your sorting and throw away any items that are open, missing wrappers, or have potentially been tampered with.

Residents should have their front porch well lit if they want to have trick-or-treating, or keep the porch light off if they don’t. Halloween decorations should be brought in at the end of the night, especially pumpkins, as they can be used for vandalism. As always, Residents are encouraged to lock their vehicles and remove or hide any valuable items. It is preferable to park in the garage first, then the driveway, and only as a last resort on the street.

From the entire FirstService Residential Team, we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween night.

Respectfully,

Justin La Hue
Property Manager

Fort Worth Police Department North Division “Bike Rodeo”

EVENT AGENDA:

  • Bike Safety course
  • Safety Equipment class
  • Kids ID (all ages)
WHEN/WHERE:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Home Depot Parking Lot
  • 7401 North Freeway

REQUIREMENTS for Bike Rodeo

  1. Children ages 6 to 14 (Parent must accompany child)
  2. Operational  bicycle
  3. Approved bicycle helmet
  4. Certified Bike Professionals on hand

 

Independence Day Updates

Dear VOWS Residents,

The VOWS on site management office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  We will re-open at 9am on Thursday, July 5th.

Fireworks are prohibited within City of Fort Worth city limits
Violators could receive up to a $2000 fine
As always, have a safe and enjoyable weekend and holiday this week.
Respectfully,
Justin La Hue
Property Manager

Neighborhood Property Thefts

Dear Residents of VOWS,

The recent increase in thefts of property from vehicles, garages and homes has been rampant in the metroplex. The surrounding communities have been hit hard as well.

Last week there was an article from a local news source that highlighted what a burglar looks for in a victim. I was surprised how much thought and preparation goes into these organized burglaries.

As the garage sale has passed, the influx of unfamiliar people decreases, especially after the bulk trash weekend, we should be able to discern better if there are suspicious or unusual activity near your homes. Do not hesitate to call 911 and report what you see. It does not have to be a crime for you to let the FWPD know something seems wrong. Let the professionals handle it. Observe, Report and watch your neighborhood vigilantly. Your eyes and feedback is just as important to us. The more report every little or big issue to the FWPD, the more they can use their skills and tools to protect us. Then as a whole the City can see there is more demand for more security and safety for our huge community.

The good news is the police have caught one thief and have four more suspects.

Thank you,

Phoebe De Muynck Saenz
VOWS Safety and Security Committee, Chair