A meeting of the Lake Forest / Mitylene Forest Neighborhood Association has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Arrowhead Country Club.
The most important item on the agenda has to do with officers for the Association.
We will have vacancies in three of the four officer positions:
• Vice President
At this meeting, we also will discuss the possibility of purchasing security cameras for the neighborhood entrances. This is something many of you have expressed an interest in exploring.
Our Councilman, Richard Bollinger, also will be present at this meeting and would be happy to discuss any issues affecting our neighborhood and District.
We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 17!
Lake Forest/Mitylene Forest residents are districted to vote at Frazer United Methodist Church on Atlanta Highway.
We remind everyone that the deadline for voter registration is October 24th and the absentee application deadline is November. 3rd. Please be aware that absentee ballots must be hand delivered or have a postmark of November 7th.
The election is Tuesday, November 8th. The polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. Typically, the least busy times are mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
Be sure to bring your photo ID with you. All ID must be current except driver's license may be up to 60 days past due.
(This is a good time to check your license and when you need to renew it!)
by Lieutenant Denise Barnes from Montgomery Police Department
Spring has sprung; unfortunately an increase in lawn equipment theft can occur during this time of the season. Our MPD Crime Prevention Officers are providing the following tips for you to consider:
Consider having insurance coverage on your lawn equipment or check with your insurance provider to see if lawn equipment is covered under your current homeowner’s policy.
Engrave your driver’s license number and your name into your lawn equipment, take photos of your equipment, and write down the model and serial number of each item for later identification.
If you store your lawn equipment in your home’s garage, be sure to keep your garage door locked at all times. Consider an alarm sensor for your garage door.
Remove keys from any riding lawn equipment.
If your lawn equipment is kept in the backyard, consider keeping all gates that access your backyard locked. If lawn equipment is stored in a shed, consider using a high quality padlock to secure the shed. You may also wish to add a self-monitored alarm to your shed. These devices can be found at local hardware stores.
Consider looping a rope or chain lock around your lawn equipment, securing it to a heavy or fixed object.
Consider placing motion activated flood lighting near the area you store your lawn equipment.
Consider installing wireless outside security cameras to monitor the exterior of your home.
You may wish to consider purchasing GPS tracking devices; new technology provides small devices that can monitor the location of physical property and items such as lawn equipment.
Know your neighbor; communicating with your neighbors can help them identify suspicious activity occurring on your property.
Remember, the more difficult you make it for a criminal to access your property, the less chance you have of becoming a victim.
Report any suspicious activity to Montgomery Police Department Communications, (334) 241-2651.
Lake Forest and Mitylene Forest, as well as adjoinng neighborhoods Arrowhead and Town Lakes are generally considered safe places to live and enjoy your property. However, there are people out there that take advantage of our relaxed sense of security and prey upon those who cannot easily defend themselves. As of the end of September, 2016, there have been several police reports of people in East Montgomery being robbed in broad daylight, or home invasions. Nothing can prevent bad people from committing crimes, but you can do some things the lower your odds of being a victim.
Below are some resources that may be helpful for you in meeting the above criteria for being safe at your home and in the city.
The article that inspired this blog post: http://www.wsfa.com/story/33275154/woman-robbed-injured-in-driveway-in-series-of-east-montgomery-crimes
Places to learn self defense in Montogmery:
Tiger Rock Martial Arts 2750 Bell Rd,
Montgomery, AL 36117
Shindokan Dojo- 004C E Shirley Ln
Montgomery, AL 36117
Percy Brown's Taekwondo- 3036 Woodley Rd
Montgomery, AL 36116
Bateman Taekwondo- 3541 Mcgehee Rd
Montgomery, AL 36111
Resources for personal defense with pepper spray, tasers or firearms:
The Gun Shoppe - help selecitng the correct personal protection equipment for you.
2766A Bell Road,
Montgomery, AL 36117
Winter weather in Alabama is unpredictable. It has been both unseasnably warm and cold! It is only a matter of time before the cold weather moves in to stay for a while. You can save yourself a lot of time, trouble and expense by being prepared.
One of the dangers - which is easily preventable - is frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides this helpful information to get you ready: