Tips For A Cleaner Town
1.Store garbage in covered containers.
2.Place bulk items, recyclables and garden debris at the curb on the night before your scheduled pickup.
3.Remove empty containers as soon as possible after pickup.
4.Follow the rules set forth in annual recycling calendar mailed to residents by the first of the year.
5.Remove litter and debris from sidewalks and curb area on a regular basis.
6.Keep lawns cut and hedges and bushes trimmed.
7.Keep cars off the roadway on the day scheduled for street sweeping.
8.Keep dogs on a leash when walked and obey the pooper-scooper law.
Tips on Fire Prevention1.Provide an address number on your house.
Tips on Crime Prevention
1. Have all doors and windows protected with appropriate locks, and use auxiliary dead bolt locks on exterior doors.
2. Lock your doors when leaving home, and leave a spare key with a trusted friend or neighbor instead of hiding under door mat or other prop.
3. Secure all sliding glass doors with a wooden or steel bar placed in the track.
4. Disconnect your automatic garage door opener when leaving your house for long periods.
5. Do not advertise a vacant home--have a neighbor pick up mail, newspapers, etc. when absent for more than a day or discontinue the service.
6. Use indoor and outdoor lights generously when leaving the home unattended during evening hours.
7. Teach your children the proper way to take messages when adults are not home.
8. Never give out credit card, banking or other financial information over the telephone without positive identification of the individual requesting such information.
Tips On Keeping Kids Safe
1. Walk the neighborhood with your children showing them safe places in an emergency like a neighbor's house or an open store, and make sure they are taking the safest route to school.
2. Rehearse with children their full name, address, and phone number including area code and how to make emergency phone calls from home and public phone booths.
3. Thoroughly check the background of babysitters and day care center personnel.
4. Encourage children to walk and play with friends and stay in well-lighted, open areas where others can see them.
5. Teach your children that no one, even someone they know, has the right to touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable and they can and should share any such experience with you.
6. Listen carefully to your children and let them know they can talk to you about anything.