CFW: Storm Yard Debris Collections

Dear Neighborhood Leaders,

As a result of the recent spring storms throughout Fort Worth, the City understands some residents may have larger than normal bulk and brush piles. For your next bulk collection, the City will allow yard debris piles larger than 10 cubic yards. This is extended only for debris as a result of the storms – no appliances, mattresses or furniture, etc.

Please follow these simple guidelines will help the contractors stay on schedule for collection:

  • Place bulk items on the curb by 7 a.m. Monday of your assigned week. You may place items on the curb as early as 6 p.m. the Friday before your assigned week.
  • Tree limbs that are greater than four inches in diameter or longer than eight feet are considered bulk.
  • Yard waste collections include small tree limbs, shrubs and bagged yard debris. These items should be smaller than four inches in diameter and less than eight feet long.
  • Yard waste is collected weekly, the same day as your garbage and recycling.
  •  If you’re putting out other bulk items, such as furniture they need to be kept separate from the yard debris to allow for proper and timely collection.

Thank you,

City of Fort Worth
Code Compliance Department
Solid Waste Services Divisio
Main Number: (817) 392-1234


New Email Scam

There's a new email scam that's targeting parents who worry a child predator may be living in their neighborhood.

The Better Business Bureau has put out a warning not to open any emails with the subject line;

"Alert: There is a Child-Predator Living Near You."

<http://www.bbb.org/blog/2015/01/child-predator-scam-preys-on-parents-fears/

The BBB says the email claims to be a notification that "A registered-child-offender has just moved into your area based on your local area zip code." It then provides a link to "learn more about this predator-alert."

If you click on the link you're redirected through several sites that install malware on your computer that searches for usernames, passwords and credit card information.  You then end up on the page for "Kids Live Safe" which is a legitimate BBB-accredited business. "Kids Live Safe" is not affiliated with the scam.

How can you protect yourself?

If you never signed up for custom email alerts you shouldn't be receiving them.

Check out the "From" field: Look out for email addresses that don't match the brand used in the email message.

Watch for typos, strange phrasing and bad grammar.

Hover over hyperlink to reveal its true destination. Typically the hyperlinked text will say one thing but the link will point somewhere else.

Remember, you can get free information about registered sex offenders in your area using the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) website.


To All Homeowners: Keeping Our Community Looking Good

Trash Cans

We need all of our resident's help in keeping our community looking its' best. Please do your part and remember:

 You may set out your trash cart no earlier than after 6 p.m. the night before your pickup day.

  • Please make sure to set the trash can and recycling bin apart so that the truck arms do not knock over the bins, creating a mess and slowing down the operator.
  • Be sure to remove your carts from the curb and store them properly by midnight of your pickup day.
  • Do not store garbage cans on the exterior of the home. Trash cans must be stored out of public view.
  • Boxes are to be broken down and all items placed at the curb are to be secured so they will not be blown about the neighborhood.

 Pets

Pet ownership can be a pleasure but they are often a common cause for complaints. Pets are always welcomed in Hulen Heights, but please remember:

  • Pets are not allowed to roam freely through other yards and common areas, they need to be on a leash.
  • Please pick up after your pet
  • Both issues are violations of the City of Fort Worth Ordinances, which can result in fines of up to $500.00
  • If you spot a pet wandering loose (it could be from another area, no way of knowing) or if you see someone not picking up after their pets, feel free to call Animal Control at (817-392-1234).
  • For more information regarding the City’s Laws on Animal Control please visit: http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/default.aspx?id=8858

 Holiday Decorations

Please make sure to remove all holiday decorations no later than January 30, 2015.

Thank you for taking pride in the appearance of our community. Your cooperation is appreciated!

 Sincerely,

The Board of Directors
Hulen Heights Homeowners Association


Development Plan for NW Corner of Sycamore School & Summer Creek/ Granbury RD.

Please sign and send to Jungas Jordan , Jungas.Jordan@fortworthtexas.gov, please do not forget to put your name and address at the bottom.

 Mr. Jungas Jordan

City Councilman, District 6

Fort Worth, Texas


I am a resident of (Hulen Heights) that will be affected by this project. This is the first I've heard about your proposed development, which I'm sure is no fault of yours (though I feel fairly certain your company prefers it that way). From the renderings, it's plain to me that this is an apartment complex. To call it anything else is disingenuous. Your description is sufficiently vague to fool some into thinking this is some sort of high-end development along the lines of a Montgomery Plaza, for instance. But a "central community plaza...connected to a restaurant patio" sounds to me like a euphemism for a pavilion like any other you would find at an apartment complex. You have not identified any corporate partners specifically that have committed to this "mixed-use" development. I think this is a terrible addition for the area. Furthermore, I don't believe it adds anything that I, for one, "desire" in my neighborhood. On the contrary, I'm concerned that it will continue to overcrowd the area with more residents while discouraging the kind of retail development that truly would make a difference for the people who already live here.  I don't want it in my neighborhood.

Sincerely,

Name ……………………….
Address ……………………
Ft. Worth, TX 76123