Owl Creek Community provides services for the community to help with security, general cleanup and a host of other services:
Residents may place a FREE classified ad in the monthly newsletter. Email the wording for your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the first of every month, the Owl Creek newsletter is delivered to each resident’s paper-box. The front page covers all the upcoming events. Inside you’ll find the President’s Message, Board member reports, small group activities, recap of last month’s events, photos, update on projects underway, question & answer section, advertisements and the current month’s calendar and “Save the Date” reminders. Everything you need to know for the month about the community is conveniently summarized.
This group of 75+ volunteers responds to requests to help a neighbor in need. Recent examples include (1) providing meals for a family experiencing a medical crisis for over 2 months (2) a card and letter blast to encourage a frequently hospitalized student and (3) raking leaves in several yards. Whether you have a hand to extend in need or in service, contact the Lodge office.
The Lodge office receives many calls each month from residents looking for reputable contractors. For the past 8 years, we have compiled a list of vendors recommended by neighbors. Although the Association cannot guarantee the work or service of these contractors, as a service to Owl Creek residents, we do pass along contractors’ information and referral feedback upon request. Beginning in 2015, we are excited to offer this service on the web-site for Owl Creek residents only.
Red Cross Babysitting Class
Once a year (normally in January or February), the American Red Cross offers a certified babysitting class at the Lodge for boys & girls ages 11-15. A fee is charged and includes a pizza lunch. We need at least 8 participants to attend the class and friends of Owl Creek students are welcome too.
Instead of having block watch captains, we keep an email data base at the Lodge, where residents sign up to receive email alerts if there are any security or safety related concerns in the neighborhood or in nearby areas. We work closely with the Metro 8th Division Police and pass along any tips or updates they need communicated to citizen in this area. Be sure to sign up for these messages by contacting the Manager at the Lodge.
Each year, we partner with A+ Paper Shredding and sponsor a shredding event at the Lodge where residents can watch as their old tax returns, bank information, medical records and other confidential paperwork are safely destroyed. Staples, paper clips, rubber bands and CD’s can be shredded too. Although this is a FREE service for Owl Creek residents, donations are acceptable for a charitable cause which varies each year.
Supplemental Security Patrols
Each year, Owl Creek has a budget for off-duty security patrols. The Metro Police officer does a tremendous job patrolling our neighborhood as he is familiar with all of our streets and common areas. He also monitors speeding vehicles and watches for folks running stop signs–as we want to prevent accidents and protect our children. He works closely with our Security Chairman who strategically schedules the patrols and reports any activity back to the Owl Creek Board.