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Thank you to all who came to enjoy ice cream for our National Night Out social.  Everyone had a great time!  Many police officers stopped by to let us know they support us and that by working together we can keep our neighborhood safe.  Those in attendance asked some good questions and the officers were happy to share stories about what is going on around us.  Thank you to Clint and Shari Walker for letting us use their new lot for our event.






Edit Announcement

Water Your New Trees

- Tuesday, July 19, 2011




With the recent excessive heat watch issued for Indy, remember to water your trees. Extremely hot and humid conditions will quickly zap the life out of newly planted trees.

Give your tree 15 gallons of water, once a week, if it was planted within the last three years. Although, with extremely hot temps, upping that to twice a week is preferred!

If your tree is more than three years old give it a healthy watering ( 15 gallons of water) once a week during this heat wave.

Be sure to:

  • Set a hose to a slow trickle under the tree’s dripline (from trunk to furthest extending branches). Or, use a soaker hose, which can water a greater area of the root zone and does not need to be moved as often—30 minutes of this will quench your tree's thirst.
  • Using a 5-gallon bucket, slowly pour three full buckets at the base of each tree once per week if older than 3 years, and twice a week if younger than 3 years.
  • Avoid short, frequent watering of trees because this usually does not penetrate deep enough into the soil, and only encourages roots to grow toward the surface.
  • Watering should soak the top foot of soil.





Increase in Vehicle Larceny

 

There has been a significant increase in vehicle larceny in our area.  Please <click here> to see what you can do to NOT be a victim.






 

Fraud Alert!!

 

From the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

Obituary Scheme - Indiana State Police are investigating a scheme that seems to be run by individuals that are targeting senior citizens.  The suspects are using the obituaries to find and target recently widowed seniors.  They are then calling these individuals and telling them they need credit card information to prevent undetected fraud.  Once the perpetrator successfully obtains the credit card information they use it to buy expensive lawnmowers. Please be assertive and ask questions! 


 

Don't forget!  Your trees need water!

 

 

This is to remind you to please water your trees.  Water is essential for tree health and the critical factor for tree survival after planting.  It is essential to make sure trees have enough water. Newly transplanted or young trees are especially at risk during times of drought because their root systems are smaller.  It's been hot without rain and trees need to be watered.  The trees need a minimum of 15 gallons/week.  15 gallons = 3 KIB bucketfuls,15 milk jug fulls or 1 hour of trickle from a hose.  If you do not have a KIB bucket and want one, please come to the office and get one.

 

Watering Tips:

1.  Water your tree for the first three years after planting.

2.  Give your tree 15 gallons of water, once a week, from May 1 to October 31.

3.  Set a hose to a slow trickle under the tree’s dripline (from trunk to furthest extending branches). 

4.  Or, use a soaker hose, which can water a greater area of the root zone and does not need to be moved as often. 

5.  You can also water each new tree with 15 gallons of water each week using a 5-gallon bucket.  Slowly pour three full buckets at the base of each tree once per week.

6.  Avoid short, frequent watering of trees because this usually does not penetrate deep enough into the soil, and only encourages roots to grow toward the surface.

7.  Watering should soak the top foot of soil.


 

Assault Prevention Training

 

Please <click here> to get more information on this free training.  I have attended this program and it is really good! 


A Note From Rudy...

 

 

Please <click here> to see a note from Rudy Schwarz, our developer, regarding dumping in empty lots.






New Crime Watch Website

IMPD has started a new website that contains all information related to crime watch and happenings in our area.  Please visit http://www.indycrimewatch.com and check it out!










Put Your Car Keys Beside Your Bed at Night

 

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car.  The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.  

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:  It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.  

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around.   After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. 


Informer Article about Pond

 

Click Here to see the >Informer Article about Pond <


Franklin Township Planned Road Repairs

 

Click <HERE> to see what roads are planned to be repaired in our township.



Many people have wondered what do to about a new mailbox since Caporale went out of business.  Here are a few options that can provide you with identical replacement mailboxes, and posts if necessary.
Mailbox Pro  - Used by Pat Wolfred for a new box and he was completely satisfied.
Otto's Parking Marking - John Faust from St. Jude is in the sales dept. there.  They have provided quotes for our neighborhood:
Contact Kristie at 847-7408 - Mike Gorman (a builder in our subdivision) has used this company.


 

 
A Grey Fox Woods neighbor informed me that he went to Caporale Mailbox Posts to buy paint for his post, and they had a sign on their door that read, as of Oct. 2 they were closing their doors.
 
The following is from an email sent by Kelly Foulk last year concerning paint color for our mail box posts and where it can be purchased.  
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"The ACTUAL color is “SHIPYARD GREY” and it is by Porter Paints.  However, the Porter Paint store on Madison Ave had the wrong formula in their computer for this color (using an incorrect base and therefore making the paint lighter).
 
Also, this paint can be purchased from Dannemiller’s Tru Value (phone number 888-4109).  The color is the same, shipyard grey.  Make sure you mention it is for your Caporale mailbox post. 
 
Caporale Post works with both Dannemiller Tru Value and the Porter Paint store on 135.  The Porter Paint store on Madison has to contact the Greenwood store on 135 to get the right formula."
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I went to the Greenwood Porter Paint store and told them I was from Grey Fox Woods and needed Shipyard Grey for a Caporale post and they knew exactly what it was and mixed up a quart for me, in no time.  A quart is all you need, you'll have enough to paint it twice. (Dave Frye)
 
The store locations are:
 
PORTER PAINTS #4370

996 S State Rd 135 Ste A 

Greenwood, IN 46143

317-889-6398
 
7025 Madison Ave 

Indianapolis, IN 46227

317-787-9393
 
300 S State Road 135 

Greenwood IN 46142-1422 

Phone: 317-888-4109