LANDFALL SECURITY

A Word from the Chief of Security

Russell James, Chief of Security

December 16, 2016

Hello Landfall residents! I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season from all of us here at Landfall. Just a few reminders as we make our way through December:

LOCK UP

Please make sure that when you are doing your holiday shopping, you keep car doors locked and valuables out of sight. The same applies when you are parked here in Landfall. Also – it’s a very important time of year to keep homes locked, garage doors closed and make sure that if you have an alarm system, you use it.

HOLIDAY TRAFFIC AND PARKING

Also, due to the season, we will see increased traffic as residents host holiday parties and guests. It is especially important to mind your speed, and be aware of potential hazards: walkers, joggers, animals, etc. Recently, a young resident was skateboarding in his driveway and slipped. When he fell to the ground, the skateboard ended up in the street and was struck by and oncoming car. Keep in mind that our streets are narrow and our community has many children and pets present. It is also especially important this time of year, as it gets darker earlier, to make sure that if you are out walking / jogging / biking after dark to make sure that you are visible. Avoid wearing dark clothing and consider reflectors or safety lights for enhanced visibility.

If you are hosting guests or a holiday party this season, please remember that if your guests park on the street, please ensure that their vehicles do not present a traffic hazzard or block the flow of traffic. Be reminded that overnight parking on the street is prohibited.

Calling in your guests with as much notice as possible will also help out during this busy time. The gates will be very busy and traffic will get backed up at times. Calling in guests ahead of time will help to expedite their entry into Landfall. You can do this any time by calling 910-256-5311.

PET SAFETY / WILDLIFE REMINDER

Recently, Security personnel have been picking up more and more lost pets within Landfall. Unfortunately, many that we find are not wearing a collar or any type of ID. This results in greater stress to the pet and makes it far more difficult for us to find the owners and return the pet home.  That being said, I would like to remind pet owners to be especially vigilant about keeping pets safe within Landfall. Remember, our conservation land provides a natural habitat for many wild animals, coyotes included. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings to keep yourself and your pets safe. Please click here to view the wildlife page of our website: www.landfall.org/wildlife.

OFFICE CLOSINGS

The COA office will be closing at noon on Friday, December 23 and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the holiday. The office will also be closed on Monday, January 2 and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3.

UPDATE INFORMATION

The end of the year is also a great time to update your personal information with the Landfall COA office. Making sure that we have your current contact information will help keep you informed and make sure that we can reach you when need be. It is also important to update any service personnel that may be new or may no longer be with you that can be removed from your list. We also keep a pet registry that aids us in returning lost pets home.  If you have gotten a new vehicle and need a barcode, or have gotten rid of a vehicle, please make the COA aware.

NOTARY SERVICES

Please note that the COA office will no longer offer notary services. These can be obtained at local banks or the UPS store located in the Forum for a fee.