June 28, 2005

Advertise your Business

We are preparing for our next quarterly L Streets N.A. newsletter. If you would like to advertise your business and have your message delivered to the approximately 475 homes in our neighborhood, then please let us know as soon as possible. The cost of ads varies by size: $25, 50 & $100 . Send in your request to Crimecrusher@hotmail.com or leave a message on our L Streets Hot Line at 214-967-5092

Got a car and a pair of eyes? We need you!

VIP (Volunteers in Patrol) training dates: The next training dates will be July 18, 19, and 21 at NE Division. To receive an application, call Crime Watch Voice Mail (214-967-5092) or e-mail crimecrusher@hotmail.com. You pick the times and dates to drive around the neighborhood and it's just a couple of hours a month.

I will need completed Applications by the First week in July. Statistics show that patrol groups in neighborhoods have a definite impact on crime reduction and we've actually seen it happen in our neighborhood thanks to our VIP team's efforts every day. Thank you, VIP Team!!!!

Bulky Trash

Items that CAN be placed on the curb:
Large limbs, shrubbery, bagged leaves (in sealed bags with a maximum 50 gallon capacity), furniture, appliances, mattresses and box springs.
Items that CAN NOT be placed on the curb:
Bagged grass clippings, new construction or remodeling materials such as lumber or roofing materials, paint, and chemicals.
Under new city codes, items out early and can result in an immediate citation and $175 fine - no warning will be issued. You may also be cited if you place items where they block any part of the road or sidewalk, or if you place the bulk items in the alley. These additional citations will run between $50 and $2000 each. If your sidewalk is next to the street, place the items on your lawn as close to the sidewalk as possible.If you want to see the city codes, follow this link http://www.dallascityhall.com/dallas/eng/html/code_compliance_manual.html and then click the topic placement of bulky trash or oversized brush.

Summer Watering Restrictions

From June 1 to Sept. 30, watering of lawns or landscapes with an irrigation system or sprinkler is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watering with a hand-held hose or a soaker hose is permitted at any time.

YOM Chairman Announcements

1) Many thanks go to Karen Olson Smith, who lead the YOM committee during the first two months of the program. Karen has decided to step down as the chairman, but we're fortunate she'll remain active in our L Streets N. A. activities.
2) Debbie Thomas has accepted the challenge to become the new YOM chairman. Debbie is enthusiastic about getting more involved with our neighborhood by leading and expanding the YOM program. Rogeta Halvorson is serving as the board liaison to work with Debbie to help administer the program. If you're interested in joining the YOM committee or have questions about the program, please call Debbie Thomas at 214.553.0980 to get started today.
Our L Streets YOM program is very contagious and there are noticeable improvements all over -- as commented by our own neighbors and outside people -- in the look and feel of our neighborhood. So join in and catch the excitement by participating today in whatever capacity fits you and your family (e.g. join YOM committee, send in nominations, plant flowers, edge yard, donate prize, etc.). Let's all work together to improve our immediate area, which will spread to adjoining neighborhoods and soon we'll notice a better Lake Highlands too.


TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 4, 2005. For More Information contact the LH Recreation Center 214-670-7794 or at www.lhexchangeclub.org. The L Streets N. A. is sponsoring a float, so if you are interested in helping please contact us at crimecrusher@hotmail.com. We need a couple of children to toss out candy from the back of the float. We will be in the Beatles Yellow Submarine. If you see us along the parade route, make sure to say hello!